Friday, October 5, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

Friday Greetings!
Shellye with you today on this 
EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY
My husband gets tons of 'stuff' in the mail 
pertaining to his job: samples, displays, packaging, etc.
And because his 'office' is his vehicle, he doesn't have
the room to haul around each and every thing that he's
been sent.  Take this acrylic display for example...it
was set to go in the trash and I quickly grabbed it up!
Because you can find these frames just about anywhere,
I thought it would be a great  
Earth Friendly Friday project :)

Are you ready to
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS?
Gather up the papers & stickers from the
Festive Collection
and let's get started!
You will also need an 8.5 X 11 acrylic frame
and dry-erase marker
I also used: sewing machine, Rolled Daisy Die and
Dainty Doily Die by mftstamps.com, flat-backed adhesive
 pearls, Lollipop Font Die by Lifestyle Crafts, Cursif Font
 svg cut, buttons and hand-cut banner and holly leaves.
 
I traced the banner from a negative space in a die-cut sheet.
Layer the round sticker onto your doily with foam dots.
I love the look of the two different stitches on the papers.
 If you don't have a sewing machine handy, you could add a
pretty trim around the edges or hand-stitches.
Ahhh, Authentique Papers were made for dies!
Not all paper cuts and rolls as beautifully.  These little
blooms went together so quickly.  I inserted a small foam dot
into the center of each flower and then attached the pearl to it.
Although I hand-cut the holly leaves, you could use a punch,
die-cut or leaf embellishments.

And for the pièce de résistance:
use a dry-erase marker to creatively countdown each
day until Christmas day.  Have fun coming up with different
scripts and fonts...make each day's countdown unique :)
  
Authentique Paper Supplies:
Festive: Jolly, Merry and Believe Patterned papers; Details 12x12 Stickers

Thanks so much for visiting us today!  Hope you've enjoyed!
Shellye

15 comments:

  1. Shellye...you are so stinkin smart. Sounds like your hubby is a rep of some kind. So is mine and I bet he has things like this that I can revamp. Thanks for the inspiration! Love this!

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    1. Yes, he is, Seppa! He gets some really neat stuff and then some, not so much LOL Thank you!!!

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  2. What a fun way to have a holiday countdown and to upcycle an item. Love this paper. The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is so pretty. I love it and the recycle idea

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  4. What an amazing project! I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I love Recycle Fridays!

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  5. Fun idea, it turned out fabulous! :)

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  6. Thank you, everyone! I was thinking afterwards that you could also write a menu on it or use it as a memo board :)

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  7. Love it! Thanks for sharing. I love projects that are quick and useful.

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  8. Love it! Thanks for sharing. I love projects that are quick and useful.

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  9. Clever!! Just love your design!!

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