12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Soft Candlelit Silhouette

Today, we continue with my 12 Days of Christmas Creations and find ourselves once again playing with the Cricut® to create this Candlelit Snow Scene. I honestly enjoyed this project because it was simple to create and the results are breathtaking. I wish the photos could show you how lovely it looks in a dark room, all lit up by the electric candle.

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Once again, I used our Season of Joy Cricut® Collection to make a Snow Scene to fit inside my glass vase. I used the Silent Night image and welded a few of the layers together. Due to the size of my vase, the scene needed to be 15″ long. Since I don’t currently own a 24″ mat, I had to “cut” my Snow Scene into two separate images and glue them together to create a scene long enough to wrap inside.

Once the Snow Scene was complete, I inserted it into the vase. The Gold Insert behind it is a sheet of All About the Gold Fundamentals (currently on clearance) that I trimmed to the correct height. I chose to use the large Polka-Dot pattern because those gold dots hid my Glue Dots well, but you could use any of the patterns from this pack and attach the ends with clear cello tape. (don’t forget to pull off the protective film)

I am all about keeping projects simple, so I chose to wrap some White & Gold Skinny Ribbon around the top of the vase a few times, and embellish with a Paper Snowflake and Fabric Covered Button.

Project complete! You could change this design by choosing a different paper to cut your Snow Scene, using Vellum instead of Gold Fundamentals, or even creating paper greenery for the outside.

I hope that you enjoyed Day Three of our 12 Days of Christmas Creations adventure and that you return tomorrow for more crafty fun. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Gifts of Warm Cocoa with a Double Trouble Challenge

As we continue with 12 Days of Christmas Creations, I wanted to inspire you to give some sweet treats of Warm Cocoa (with sprinkles) to your neighbors, co-workers, friends,  and family this holiday season.  This adorable little box can be filled with your favorite cocoa (or coffee), some marshmallows (or coffee beans), and a chocolate spoon (with sprinkles).

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I found inspiration from a few other similar projects on Pinterest, and I decided to give it my own twist. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to enter it into the weekly Double Trouble Challenge where we were asked to make a sweet treat for the Fall/Winter holidays using a mood board to motivate our mojo and it needed to include sprinkles on top.

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The box was created with my Explore Air 2 in Cricut Design Space™ using a Rectangle shape, Score Lines, and Cut Lines. Later this week, I will be showing a short video in my VIP Facebook Group demonstrating how to create your own box.

 

Once the box was assembled, I decorated it with ‘Tis the Season paper, a cute Sentiment stamped in Charcoal on cardstock circles cut from our Thin Cuts metal dies, and a stamped Poinsettia. To create the layered Poinsettia, I stamped the two images (one with New England Ivy, one with Candy Apple), cut them out and layered them using a Foam Dot. It’s hard to see, but there is a little sparkle on that Poinsettia.

 

The little bag of marshmallows was even more fun to create.  I used our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts metal dies to cut out the topper, decorated it with a stamped snowflake image and Thin Cut circles, and added a little New England Ivy Ribbon that I divided into individual threads.

This little gift of Warm Cocoa (or coffee) is simple to create and would make a great gift to give. (Especially when you need a few last minute gifts).  Each of the supplies I used can be purchased from my website. I am blessed by each one of you who take the time to shop my website and support my home business.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for my next 12 Days of Christmas Creation. I can’t wait to see what you create! 

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December Kit of the Month Holly Jolly Christmas

I will admit, this posting is a little later than usual for announcing my kit of the month. Honestly, I really struggled creating something for Christmas when Fall had just recently arrived in my backyard. Thank the Lord for a daughter who LOVES Christmas. Yes, our little Miss. Elf herself helped me figure out a few additions for this layout and I am so happy with the results.

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Each month, I create a layout for my subscribers.  You can order these kits directly from me, or subscribe to my Kit of the Month club and receive a discount on each monthly kit and additional discounts on any other kits you order each month.

 

This layout has PLENTY of room for all your Christmas photos.  If you are like me, there are always piles of photos each Christmas to choose from, so I wanted to make sure that this layout had plenty of room to display each one. Have more photos to display? Use our Flip-Flaps on this layout to make room for even more photos.

 

I have also made sure you have room to record those special memories. This adorable journal box has been decorated with a Poinsettia and Holly and has plenty of space for writing your Christmas story.  Did you notice the sparkle on the Poinsettias? That was added with the help of our NEW Red Shimmer Brush. Doesn’t it just add a little Christmas Sparkle to this layout?

 

You can order my Holly Jolly Christmas Kit of the Month through my online store or by subscribing to my Kit of the Month Club. Annual subscribers pay only $12.00 per kit. As I stated in my previous postings, I have chosen not to create any guides for my kits until there is more of a demand for them. If you would like to continue purchasing my guides, please leave a comment below so that I know that I need to keep making them.

UPDATE: Due to the amount of requests for this guide – it has been created and is available for purchase in my online store. Thank you to all those who had such kind words and have been kind enough to purchase my guides. 

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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