Suz chose a beautiful aqua and gold colour palette for her christmas tree and home decor this year, but guesses it’s an unusual choice for a christmas theme because she couldn’t find any blue and gold crackers anywhere! Undeterred, she found some plainish gold ones and altered them herself, wrapping the central sections first with Core’dinations and patterned papers from the beautiful Prima Madeline range, and then embellishing with Tim Holtz Facets and Martha Stewart punched butterflies. And of course, glitter.
One thing that occurred to her as she ‘Glossy Accented’ the last piece of patterned paper to a facet, was what a beautiful idea it would be to use them as table place-name holders, putting a small photo of each person at the table under a facet.
Unintentionally to start with, it seems every year Suz makes a different Christmas tree, and of course she couldn’t skip it this year. The perfect accompaniment to her christmas crackers, Suz tore and distressed and curled the edges of strips of Prima Madeline patterned papers and glued them in layers all the way up this styrofoam tree. Different coloured glitters rest on the ridges created by the layers. She finished embellishing this festive tree with glitter coated punched butterflies, Prima flower centres and bling.
Iris used the 7Gypsies Photo Display stand and Webster’s Pages ‘Botanical Christmas’ range to create a photo display to go on her Christmas table or sideboard. What a lovely talking piece a collection of the years photos would be on the table to flip through and remember as they celebrate Christmas.
We found these stunning candles created by Vicki Boutin on the 7Gypsies blog. To create these she has used 7gypsies Life Tissue Paper and covered cream coloured candles. You can see more details of these and other gorgeous projects here.
Over on the Hambly blog there’s also lots of inspiring creating going on, including these gorgeous layered ornaments by Jaz Lee. Pop over to see the tutorial for creating them here.