Sunday, September 4, 2011

Yesterday's accomplishment

Wow, yesterday was a full day of "therapy". I had my upline meeting in the morning, and then my BFF (my convention roommate) came over to my house afterwards and we each made one of these cute Christmas Countdowns. Boy do they take a lot of work!!!! We worked on these things for over 8 hours yesterday, but I think it turned out pretty cute. It uses LOTS of new toys from the Holiday mini catalog. I will list the supplies at the end of this post. I will say that I used the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin kit for mine. I also included a closer picture of each little square. For the squares that arn't using the Peekaboo frames, I cut them into 2 1/4" squares. You can see that some were embossed using the new snow burst embossing new favorite!!!!

For more effecient picture taking, you'll notice that they are not all in order.

As you can see, there is a LOT of detail. I'm really glad I made one though. I don't know if you can tell, but I glued mine onto a 12 x 12 canvas.

If anyone has any questions on any of the squares, you can leave me a comment and ask. I realize some of the pictures still didn't give all the details. We pretty much copied the sample from the Holiday mini, just making a few changes.

Thanks for peeking in today.

Items used in this project:
peekaboo frames Bigz die, christmas lane simply scrappin kit, mini jingle bells, snow burst embossing folder, 25 & counting stamp set, rhinestones, pearls, 1" square punch, curly label punch, boho blossoms punch, jewelry tag punch, itty bitty shapes circle punch, scallop square punch, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, blossom bouquet triple layer punch (the tiny inside flower pices that are usually discarded were used for the flames in square 11), dotted scallop ribbon border punch, scallop edge border, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, postage stamp punch, 1 1/4" square punch, perfect polka dots embossing folder, stars #2 die, medium sizzleits dies (for the numbers 4, 13, 16, 25),northern frost decorative strip die, real red 1/8" tafetta ribbon, bakers twine, buttons, clip from the clip assortment, designer printed brads, brads, mini clothespins, paper piercing tool, multipurpose liquid glue (tombow), stampin dimensionals,calendar alphabet and numbers stamp set (for the small 15 on the jewelry tag).

1 comment:

  1. Wow Andrea, this is great and a lot of work. I don't think I will be attempting one any time soon. I also like your take on paper crafting in your about me section. I noticed that I am on you follow list. I just signed to follow you. I caught your site because I am looking for ideas on using this Simply Scrappin Kit to do a card making class. Thanks for sharing.