Thanks for stopping by, crafty friends! Happy Fri-Yay! Christmas is almost here now… only four more days to go… and I still have lots of holiday projects that I’d love to pack in here on the blog. So today, I’m sharing a project heavy post with two cards and two gift boxes that I made for the recent Paper House Productions match up on the Therm O Web blog.
The gang at Paper House sent us their adorable Christmas Joy collection to play with, and in my current scrappy “use up everything that you can” state of mind, I did my best to make a serious dent in all of the papers, stickers, foiled paper, printed transparency, and washi tape that was included in the kit. So this first card pretty much got the works.
I used Therm O Web cardstock in a bright holiday color, and one of our designer stencils to create the background. Then layers of pretty Paper House goodies all tied up with string. Therm O Web glitter deco photo corners bring in a touch of sparkly holiday gold.
My next card uses many of the same elements, but this time arranged into a natural woodland theme with dark woodgrain patterned paper and the fresh green of pine. I added in a bit of shine with gold foiled paper, sticker, and journaling card… and of course those glittered photo corners, too.
With still a lot of Christmas Joy goodies left, I decided to put them into action on some of my holiday gift wrapping this year. By combining leftover journaling cards with stickers, I was able to whip up some quick gift box toppers to jazz up recycled boxes.
I needed to pop up the topper with foam dots to nest on top of the simple twine bow, so I started with heavyweight Therm O Web cardstock, topped it with a printed journaling card, and bedazzled it with dimensional and foiled stickers. So easy, and a great use for those alpha stickers for a non-scrapbooker like me.
Along those same lines, I used one of the larger 4×6 journaling cards to create a topper for a slightly bigger gift box. The red cardstock was this time added to the box lid to cover the manufacturer labels that I didn’t want to show, and on top of that I layered a piece of the gold foiled transparency sheet. I added an enamel dot to Rudolph’s nose, and once again stacked the journaling card onto cardstock to give it the strength to stand up to foam dots. Gold deco photo corners and a slim gift tag created from some of my smaller scraps finish up this design.
In my current holiday “scrappy” state of mind, I am still attempting to use up the rest of these pretty Paper House things…. and more gift box toppers have entered the scene. I am, however, still baffled at how paper seems to multiple when you’re not looking, and is near impossible to actually use up. I’m going to try, though. Just to win this one time!
I do have step by step tutorials for these projects up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. Click HERE for the cards, and HERE for the gift box toppers.
The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Paper House Productions Christmas Joy Collection: Craft Set, Planner Stickers, Puffy Stickers, Christmas Magic Cardstock Multi Pack, Epoxy Stickers, Washi Tape Set