Towards the end of November I had the pleasure of spending time with the girls from
- the 5 hour drive across country to join everyone for a days Christmas crafting, was worth driving every mile for, as we had such a wonderful day - plus I got to hang out with some of my scrapping pals whom I don't get to see as much as I'd like.
There are so many wonderful Christmas ranges out there, but this year I think my two firm favourites have been Fancy Pants "Tradition" and Echo Parks "Everybody Loves Christmas".
I whizzed up this page using products from Fancy Pants Tradition collection -
I adore the velvet covered brads and as always Fancy Pants double sided papers are a dream to work with.
With so many wonderfully festive papers to play with I couldn't resist making another paper curled Christmas Wreath......a few people have emailed me to ask how to make one of these and it really is quite simple.
I cut 1/2 inch strips from sheets of 12x12 and simply curled the strips using a bone folder - kinda in the same fashion as you would curl gift wrap ribbon - I found it easier to hold the strips in the centre and curl each end - that way you get really nice tight curls.
The paper curls were then fixed to a polystyrene wreath - I add a dab of Tacky Glue before pinning the curls to the wreath using ordinary dress making pins.
To jazz the wreath up a little, I added some small glass Christmas Tree baubles which I purchased from our local garden centre!!
The wreath I used measures 8.5 inches which required 7 sheets of paper to create enough paper curls to cover it fully.
The wreath takes approx. 1 hour to make from start to finish - I sat curling the paper whilst watching TV!..... It really isn't very taxing at all - although I do think the technique looks quite effective.
With my crafting time being so short at the moment Ive been trying to get quick fixes to ease the withdrawal pains - its feels like forever since I actually sat and spent a good few hours in my scraproom....and I miss it lots *sigh*
I used rubons from Fancy Pants to jazz up this plain white Christmas Tree bauble -
I carefully adhered the rubon and then added Stickles and crystal gems to bling it up...and used Fancy Pants ribbon, tied in a bow, to hang this sparkly pretty from our Christmas Tree.
Check back tomorrow because I'll be sharing how I made a cute little Echo Park Christmas Minibook - as well as a having festive giveaway!
Thanks for dropping by.