November 30, 2011

Adorned Holiday Blog Hop

Thanks for finding the time to join us for the Adorned Holiday Blog Hop.  This hop was designed to showcase three of the project templates in the December issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler.

The hop is designed to take you full circle by selecting the link at the bottom of the post.  You're free to start viewing here, unless of course you came from viewing Heidi Baks amazing projects!

First project, Winter Sleigh.  While there are many treats that could be used to stuff the sleigh with, I chose to do a more decorative peice.  Something sweet and simple to sit on your desk or the side table in your foyer.

The main sleigh used some flourishing designer paper and I embellished the flourishes with glitter.  A few Boho flowers, brads and mica flakes to finish it all off.

Next up, Bright and Starry Sled.  The "Joy" on the main sled was embossed using an older stamp set.  The stars were created with punches, Stars die and the Stars stamp set.  A little gold embossing topped off with glittery red stars tie it all together.

Waffle paper is 'drapped' around the top.  My goal was to create a swag.  It's hard to see with all those stars.

Here's a full view.  What you can't see is the box that supports the top of the sled.  It's designed to be stuffed with a little something.  I've made mine into an ornament to hang on the tree but it wouldmake a nice presentation with a gift card inside or Ben Franklin's image inside :-)

Last is my Holiday Limoge Trinket box.  A big Thank You to Cherie Franklin for the template.   Here I've stuffed it with a few Holiday sweets.

A view of the box closed with the holiday flower on top.

That's it for me.  Next stop on the hop is Lisa Hensley.  Select the link below to be transported.  Thanks for taking the time to view the Creative Take from the design team of the Paper Crafters Sampler.


Lisa Hensley said...

I love how you accessorized your projects. The stars are fabulous on the sled box, but the poinsettia on the Limoges box -- glorious!

Heidi Baks said...

I love the cream and rich colors you chose for your projects! Just beautiful!

BTW, there was only crimped Pear Pizzazz filler in my box. It's just waiting for something special. :)

Vicki Burdick said...

These are adorable Mel!! I love the sled with the stars and the joy stamped in the center and that flower on your Limoge Box is amazing!!!

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

Quite stunning Mel! Thanks so much for sharing these fabulous projects!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful projects- love the sleigh and the flowers on that box- love them!