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1 December 2014

Countdown to Christmas: Day 1

My christmas countdown starts now - well technically it started in the summer when I designed this year's christmas stamp designs! - you can buy them HERE and you'll be seeing projects with them in the next few weeks...

We've been to Ikea quite a lot in the last few weeks and on one visit I bought a pack of four 'muffin tins'...

I thought they were a nice substrate to play with - they're nice and deep which allows lots of space to work in ... and not too big - just 7cm in diameter

Case 1: die cut snowflakes (sizzix) in silver and kraft card...

I covered the base in book text then mounted the snowflakes on a stack of 3d foam to bring it up higher and it also gave more space (the tins are wider at the top than base)

Case 2:  More snowflakes - this time the base was painted in glue and mirco-beads for a bit of sparkle. the top kraft snowflake has been painted in Fresco Finish Metallic Glaze which gives a great shimmer.

Case 3:  Thought I'd give this snowflake the JOFY treatment... a ring of twigs(a repurposed birds nest that I'd bought for Easter crafting), die cut snowflake (wplus9), a robin (JOFY20) and leaves (JM28)... too cute

Case 4:  Love this lasercut wood stag head but it is slightly too small to be in the case by itself so I mounted it onto a paper rosette.  The rim of the case was painted with pva glue and dipped in Frantage glass glitter - love the vintage look of this glitter..

 Cute little additions to the christmas decorations.

6 comments:

  1. How ingenious! They look fantastic. You are so good at dreaming up good ideas! X

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  2. These are very different Jo. They are great.

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  3. Forgot to say, I really love the robin one!

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  4. Awesome use of muffin pans, are they heavy because they look it! Love your genius out of the box decorations Jo:-) xxx

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  5. would never think of using something like these - love the robin one x

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