I know what you're thinking. It's Friday, and there should be a "Fridays with Stephanie" post here today. Well, I know that she would have loved to be here, sharing something fun and cool with you today. But she's crazy busy putting the finishing touches on new collections and products for us, for the upcoming Winter CHA show! I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see more new Bella goodies! So I figured she deserved a day off from blogging, to focus on design goodness ;)
We have some more fantastic projects from our Altered Project Designers to share with you. Tomorrow we will be sharing two different calendar projects, that would make fabulous Christmas gifts. But first, we have two fun ideas to share today. A set of adorable Christmas trees, that I would love to see decorating my tables. And a set of gifttags, perfect for using on your own gifts, or to give to a friend to use on their own gifts.
Altered Christmas Trees, by Jennifer Edwardson.
For the last few years I have wanted to do something with these styrofoam tree shapes, but never felt inspired enough to sit down with them. That was, until I got the Christmas Wishes collection! I literally used something from every single patterned paper and sticker sheet in the collection to create these fun decorations for the holidays.
I punched several circles from both sides of the patterned papers with plain and scalloped edges and adhered them using tacky glue. I then added brads for visual interest and a bit of extra security to keep the circle in place. Once the base of the trees were complete, I went to work on "decorating". This was the super fun part!
I adhered ribbon and a border sticker for garland, then added stickers and a few stars to tuck in on the green tree too. The stars on the tops of the trees were cut from patterned paper and scored from each point into the center and adhere with a craft stick in behind pushed down into the foam tree. The last step was adding chipboard shapes and precision cut shapes for the gifts under the tree. Love it!
Christmas Wishes papers, Alphas+Bits stickers, Just Write Journaling stickers.
Christmas Bag of Tags, by Suzanne Sergi.
I love creating homemade tags at Christmas time. For the last three years, I have been making all the gift tags for my children's presents, and I love creating them as the perfect hostess gift. Many of us do not have time to create our own tags, so I know this gift will be appreciated.
Christmas Wishes has patterns that are whimsical, and the cute cuts are full of images that anyone would love to see on top of their gift.
I used the cute cuts journaling spots for the base of my tags. Yes, they are meant for journaling, but perfect for adding merry layers on top. My last detail was creating a sweet bag to tuck my gift tags.
Christmas Wishes: Borders, Cute Cuts, Quadrants, North Pole, Christmas Love, Just Write Journaling stickers, Alpha+Bits stickers, Icon Chipboard; Winter Wonder: Icy