November 30, 2011

Christmas Decor using a Mini Album

I apologize about the break in posting last week, but life threw me a curve ball and I am still reeling a bit from it.  With that being said, I may be taking a break with some of my crafting this month.  I am just going to see how things go and how I am feeling mentally about doing a lot of creating. I am doing my best to keep my chin up and I am looking for that open door that God is so good about providing when one is slammed in our face. This experience has been one of the most difficult I have ever had to deal with in regards to my career.  And we will leave it at that... 

So, let's get on with something fun!  I did get this little project completed before the craziness of last week and I hope you enjoy it! It was up on the Bo Bunny blog yesterday.

So without further ado...here is how to use a mini album to create your very own hand made Christmas decor! Yes, you read correctly, I used a mini album to create some festive Christmas decor for my home.  I used the new Blitzen Mini Album to create five decorative pieces that can be hung anywhere, including on my Christmas tree. They could also easily be strung on a ribbon and used as a banner on a mantle (that is if you have one! LOL!!!).



I choose five of the chipboard pages from the Blitzen Mini Album to create them.  I used the pre-printed image on some of them to inspire my decoration and embellishment.




Obviously, it would have been a lot faster to use these images as they were and just dress them up a bit with some glitter and jewels.  I however, wanted to do more with my hands, so I decided to step it up a bit.  I used various chipboard pieces from the Blitzen 12 x 12 Chipboard to layer and decorate each piece.
 



I dressed each on up a bit using pearl pen, jewels, ink, crackle paint, glitter glue and ribbon.



I used my Cricut to diecut shapes such as the holly leaves on the Two Turtle Doves piece, the snowflake on the Blitzen piece and the poinsettia on the Stocking piece. I also used various punches to create decorative borders on several of them.



I hope you enjoyed this series of Christmas decor pieces and that you found them inspiring as you create some fun Christmas decor for your home this holiday season!  Thank you for your visit!

HAPPY HUGS!
Juliana

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow! these are fantastic i love how you layered the pieces, thanks for the inspiration.
    Wishing you all the best.
    hugs
    juli

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  2. What stunning ornaments! I hope everything works out well and you figure things out soon!

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  3. So very beautiful! I hope you find that window soon.

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  4. Good thoughts coming your way Juliana, I hope everything works out for you!

    And gorgeous project!! There are so many layers and fun textures on your ornaments. So much goodness to look at!!

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  5. Dear Juliana, I am really sorry to hear about your experience. Life sure does throw us some curve balls sometimes. Take care.

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  6. You are very good. Your tags are beautiful. Sincere congratulations from Italy.
    Hugs xxx

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  7. Although I've only been following your blog for a short time from what I know of you, you seem to be a wonderful person who is also very talented. I hate to see any of my online friends going thru tough times and I know the blog is for crafting but I think it's fair to say that we become an online family of sort and if you need us we are here for you. I wish you all the best and that things will be looking up for you very soon!! ((HUGS)) to you and your family, and thank you for taking time out to share with us!! The ornaments are to die for!!! LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!

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  8. Great tips, I would like to join your blog anyway,

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HUGS!!!
JULIANA