November 5, 2008

SANTA GARLAND

Happy Hump Day All!!! Well, I don't know about you all, but yesterday was a very exciting day!! I watched election coverage all afternoon and night and gone next to nothing done - LOL! What a historic day for all of us!!!! I hope you all got a chance to vote - I know I did! Okay, so now onto why you are really here.....today I am sharing a Santa Garland that I made for my upcoming Craft Fair. I have been making these in some shape or fashion for years as gifts so I thought I would try my hand and selling a few! They are hard to photograph though, so I apologize in advance if any of it is hard to see! This first picture is of the whole garland which consists of five panels, one each spelling out the word "Santa". Each panel is the size of a standard card and is made from both card stock and patterned paper. There is a score line between each panel to make it so that is folds flat for easy storage. I am also working on designing a cute box for this to be stored in, or maybe adding a ribbon to it that will tie together so stay tuned on that one. To make it better for you to see the deets, I did take some separate pics of the panels - here is the first one which consists of the first two letters. I used several different holiday stamp sets to put this project together, but it would be easy enough to just use one if you wanted to make this a class. However, I am teaching this as a class using all of them - heehee, my gals love it when we use more than one set! The letters are chipboard that I sponged with Garden Green and then stamped snowflakes on in versamark. I added some Iridescent Ice, heated it up with my heat gun, and they turned out really nice! The two scalloped green pieces are actually one of the scallop square punches cut in half - I like this effect!! Here are the second two panels following the same color scheme and using some more of the stamps. I stamped everything in Black Stazon and water colored all of the images, which I thought provided a more whimsical look - at least I hope it did, since that was my goal!! And, of course, I had to use some more of those wonderful felt flurries - ack, gotta order more, my stash is getting low, LOL! And, the final panel, which is quite simple yet stands out because of those gorgeous snowflakes with the added bling rhinestone in the center!! I am quite pleased with how this project turned out and I am working on a couple more variations so you will get to see those over the next week or so......I hope you don't get tired of them, heehee!!! So, I will leave you with the recipe of all the items I used in this project. I hope you like it! And, here is another pic of the whole garland from a different angle - I hope it gives you at least some idea of the whole project as one piece!! Have a wonderful day!
Garland Recipe:
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Whisper White card stock, Riding Hood Red Patterns Designer Series paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Baha Breeze, Basic Black Classic stampin' pads, versamark pad
Stamps - Deer Friends, Winter Post, Season of Friendship(snowflake), It's a Stretch, Jolliest Time of the Year
Accessories - Felt Flurries, Whisper White narrow grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone brads, Circle Scallop Punch, Square Scallop Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, On Board Loads of Letters chipboard, Sponge, Mini glue dots, Sticky tape, Iridescent Ice, Heat Gun, Fresh Favorites II buttons, Blender Pen

33 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow! This is awesome! So festive and fun! I love it!!

corinnesomerville said...

Oh my gosh, Alex !!! This is soooooooo stinkin' cute !!! I LOVE IT !! I have no doubt it will be a big hit at your craft fair !!!

Love ya!

Cindy Haffner said...

Fun, fun. fun, awesome job.

Dawn Easton said...

Very cool Alex! Looks like a lot of work and someone will definitely want this at your craft fair for sure!!!

Natalie said...

Alex this is fab. x

Manna said...

This is WAY COOL! Love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely awesome...what a neato idea!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow, Alex. This is totally awesome!

Catherine said...

Alex, this is so pretty!

Michelle said...

This is absolutely fabulous Alex. Love it. How fun, what a great gift it will make for someone!

mochamama said...

This is sweet sweet sweet girl!!!!!!

Lauren said...

This is such a festive piece Alex. Love the paper you chose.

Ila said...

Wow!! what an Amazing Fun project!! Your papers and design are just Fabulous!! I love it!!...and a show stopper for sure!!..Hugs, Ila

Melissa said...

Oh Alex! This is FABULOUS!

Many Blessings,
M.

PS - Photos coming shortly! :o)

Carolyn King said...

What a great project! Fantastic Alex!

Anonymous said...

Wow, how awesome is this!!!! It is just darling, but way too much work for me.....LOL Good luck on your craft fair.

Joan
MN

Joan said...

This is fantastic Alex. I love it. Very creative. Joan

kathleenh said...

Oh how cute! These are sure to be snapped up at your craft show!

malieta said...

Wowzers Alex!!! Your Santa Alubum is the cutest!!! The DP is beautiful and I love the way ou embellished each page with Christmas elements. You really pulled out "all of the stops" with this project and it is a beauty!

Dani said...

Oh wow! So, so, so, so, so cute! These will be a huge hit!

Latisha said...

CUTE cute cute
you are so ready for the holidays
i need to get my but in gear

a portland granny said...

What a special project! Its wonderful! I have one question--how did you hook them all together--glue the background card together someplace? What does the back side look like--is it the red cardstock? I'm sure I'm the only one with questions--Maybe I didn't read carefully enough! I will reread.

Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas you share with us!

Melinda said...

Alex, This is soooo ADORABLE!!!!! I would snag this one at a craft fair.... Thanks for Sharing...

Lynn said...

What an adorable Christmas project!
TFS

Deb said...

oh I love this, so fabulous! Debx

christie said...

Amazing Alex! I love this!

Rose Ann said...

That looks like a lot of work...but it's oh sooo cute, Alex!!! Great job!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is absolutely adorable!

Erin... said...

LOVE THIS ALEX

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love this Alex! Such great layouts on every page and the images are perfect too. What a fun idea for decorating! :)

CAKVD said...

I saw this one on your newsletter and I thought it was just the cutest thing! It all flows together so well.

Katie said...

Wow Alex, this is totally gorgeous!

Katie
x

Lynn said...

I just love this! It's so cute! What a fun decoration for the holidays!