Hello Bad Girls!!
I am getting super excited about the holidays coming up and I have been busy working on some festive projects. This project is in two parts. Maya Road came out with an adorable chipboard house with a clever little chip book inside. The house is the perfect gift box to hold the display i created. I used Cosmo Cricket papers, vintage music paper, thicker letters, fat ribbon and lots of clear sparkly glitter.
I started with the Noel display first. I covered the front and back panels with paper and cardstock. Then lightly sanded the edges, and added ink around the edges for a vintage look. I kept all of the papers relatively neutral or light in color for a cohesive look.
I made rosettes to back the letters. First, i cut 1 1/2 inch x 12inch strips of patterened paper. Then I started accordian folding the strip-about 1/4 inch for each fold.
Fold the entire strip. Place glue dots on the last fold and bring the ends together to form a circle. It will probably pop up, which is fine.
Now, punch out a circle from old book paper. This will be the center of your rosette. Glue the punch out to your circle. This will help keep it flattened. I made four in total and glued them down to my panels.
And then-all you have to do is adhere your letters.
At the ends of my display, I added diecuts that i covered in clear glitter. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the glitter. Let them dry for a bit before adhering to your panels. I also used foam tape to adhere them for a little dimension.
Last but not least-I tied two bows to the jump rings. Grunge up your ribbon by adding Distress Ink-it gives the ribbon a nice vintage look.
Next-you'll decorate your chipboard house. I covered the bottom with patterned paper, sanded the edges and added ink too.
I covered the roof with vintage music paper and added glitter to the whole surface. I also added the vintage paper to the little door with a gem brad and glittered that too.
Then-when everything is covered, tie a ribbon around it and add a diecut to the top. I added red pearls to the diecut-they look so cute!
I hope this little project motivates and inspires to get those Christmas projects started. I have a lot more to do myself and i plan to share more in the BG gallery.
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!