Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I'm Planning on Christmas in July

Have you ever had your project all mapped out in your head and then it takes off in an entirely different direction ?? Well, that is what happened with this one. My plan was to make planner clips for my Happy Planner using my Susan K Weckesser Christmas stamps that I have. And I did make a few; but then I  saw the Christmas tag that I had cut the face out of and my mind went in a completely different direction and I was quickly in CARD mode !!

I used the Very, Very Merry and World of Christmas and  An {Artful} Ornament stamp sets by Susan K Weckesser Inc.. The images were stamped using Colorbox Color Pop Archival Ink in Mystery.All images were colored with an assortment of  Tim Holtz Distress markers and Faber Castell PITT Artist pens. I cut strips from scraps of patterned Christmas paper and wrapped them around the bottom of some new pretty green paper clips ( found these at Office Maxx ). Using Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. I attached the stamped image to the strip of paper and placed a square of patterned paper on the back to hide the paper strip. A few rhinestones finished the clip. For the round clips, I punched circles out of the An {Artful} Ornament image and glued 2 images together back to back with the paperclip in between.

Clip process

I love this angel face from the World of Christmas stamp set and punched her out with a square punch. That's when my mind started going off in a different direction. I didn't just want to waste the rest of the tag so I made a card using it.

 I found a picture of an ornament in an old Christmas book that I have and punched out the image that I wanted to show in the window in the tag. I then found exactly where I wanted the tag to be placed and adhered the square picture down first. I then mounted Tombow Foam Tabs on the back of the tag around the square opening to create a window effect. I used a card base with bold gold stripes and added some red holiday tissue tape by Tim Holtz and a strip of pink glitter washi . I finished off the card with  3 large pink pearls on the left side and a piece of twine  at the top of the tag.

Close-up of the window in the tag

Planner clips -- December 2016

And because I love the holidays, I am having a little Christmas in July Blog Candy giveaway !! Leave a comment on this post and let me know what your favorite holiday project is and ONE lucky person ( USA Only ) will win a few of my favorite supplies... Remember that watercolor washi that everyone was looking for --- Yes, I'm including that along with a coloring book and a few other items  like my favorite grass washi !!

Christmas in July Blog Candy

Thank you so much for visiting Meticulosity and checking out my latest project for Susan K Weckesser's Creative Team. I can't believe my first month is almost over as a teammate with this amazing group of women.. Stay tuned for some August fun from all of us !! You can check out the team blog at { My Sweet Earth }

Stamp sets used :

Debra Davison
Susan K Weckesser Creative Team