Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas On My Mind

This Silhouette Challenge has been a most difficult one for me. I was having all kinds of trouble deciding what I wanted to create. I looked at books, I looked on line and still was undecided. So finally I decided to go to the Silhouette Website for some inspiration. I thought I wanted to create my own design, but alas, nothing came. I decided I would do something with Silhouette Website designs.

I saw this Christmas Tree on the website and decided this was the one.  My vision was to create all of my Christmas cards this way, but the stuff was a little more fiddly than I wanted to mess with for 50 cards. I did make a dozen so only special families are getting these fiddly things.

I did enjoy designing this, and constructing it. I always love intricate work, and this fits that bill nicely. That tree decoration is gorgeous, but it is really hard to get off the mat at the size I needed for this card. I used a vinyl backed glitter paper which is probably what saved the day, as I'm sure regular paper would have torn into a million pieces. After it was cut the rest of this stuff just was a cake walk.

Everything is cut with Silhouette purchased designs. I used an Amuse Studio paper for the background and Stampin' Up paper for the green tree. The glitter paper I purchased at a local scrapbook store, but have no idea who manufactured it.  I hope you enjoy. I'm sure you're glad I finally got over the flower business, but I can't promise that won't be coming back one of these days soon.

Silhouette Challenge Blog Hop Participants
DIY Ironing Board Hanger by The Turquoise Home
Silhouette Challenge: Time Zone Bathroom Art by Nearly Handmade
Santa's Christmas Countdown by Tried & True
Nautical Anchor Pillow Tutorial by The Thinking Closet
Christmas Card Ornament with Free Cut File by unOriginalMom
Thanksgiving and Christmas Dual Sign by Architecture of a Mom
Itching to Etch by Get Silvered
Snowman Tag ~ Silhouette Challenge by Whats Next Ma
Thanksgiving Sign by Chicken Scratch NY
DIY Horse Silhouette Pillow by Rain on a Tin Roof
Sketching on Fabric by The Sensory Emporium
Paper Leaf Garland by Lil' Mrs. Tori
DIY Blessing Board - Silhouette Challenge by One Tough Mother
Christmas Pillow by Create & Babble
Glass Painting with Reverse Stencils by Givemeapaintbrush
Chalkboard Thankful Tree by Cutesy Crafts
Bottoms Up! MYO Wine Tag by From Wine to Whine
'Happy Holly-days' Tags for the Swap by An Elegant Touch...
Thank You for Dinner (Card) by Everyday Paper
DIY Flyleafs for Planners or Albums by The House on Hillbrook
Advent Star Christmas Countdown by My Favorite Finds
Geometric Fabric Bowls by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
Paper Carnival by Home At Eight
Silhouette Cameo Tutorial: Dual Sided Business Cards by Black and White Obsession
In Case of Emergency Baby Bag Tags by Tossed Salad Life
Christmas On My Mind by Creative Turn--You are here
Jingle all the Way! by My Paper Craze
Christmas Lights Garland by Making Home Base
We Are Thankful by 4 You With Love
Seattle Skyline Silhouette by Sowdering About in Seattle
DIY Stenciled Mugs by Coley's Corner

Happy Holiday Season.



Kirsten Thompson said...

Your card turned out great! Very pretty :)

Jessica Anderson said...

How pretty! I love how sparkly it is!

Rachel Joyce said...

I'm pretty sure that the folks who are getting these cards are going to feel pretty special! Awesome job!

Lauren Lanker said...

I'm seeing so many beautiful projects utilizing glitter paper, I think I'm going to have to purchase some to utilize in my next project! Thanks for the inspiration, Lynne. I know your family will delight to receive this "fiddly" card from you - - especially since you made it yourself.

Randi SowderingAbout said...

OMG these are amazing and I am not a glitter person! I would totally add this to my TODO list because it's beautiful!!!

Great job!

GetSilvered said...

I agree that the hardest part is deciding what to do! There's so much choice!
Your card turned out great, - well done to getting a dozen done!

Glenna Anderson said...

Lovely card. Your family will love them.

Marilyn Clark said...

OMG your card is absolutely beautiful! Well done!

Trisha D said...

Finally having a chance to go through all the Silhouette Challenge project inspiration-- I'm like a [big] kid on Christmas but earlier!!

Wow, your card is so creatively festive! I love how you incorporated the bling as 'ornaments' on the tree!! Off to go hunt down that Amuse Studio paper red and white wood-grain paper (props for providing the source btw)!!

Keep on being fabulous!!

Valerie said...

Glitter and shine! I love it.