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I have a real hard time starting holiday projects early. So it was very serendipitous when this hop was scheduled that I received some product from my LSS The Scrapbook Barn to create several projects to display in the store. Lucky me, I got to work with Jillibean Soup's Christmas Chestnut Soup line!
First I created a layout with some photos of last year's search for our Christmas tree:
Then I made my first Christmas card of the year:
I love the new Jillibean Sugar Picks and the burlap from Canvas Corp is so fun to play with. For the big ruffle, I sewed two strips of the new Maya Road ruffle trim.
Finally, I made a mini album with a Maya Road stocking coaster album.
I gessoed the cover and then covered the remaining pages with the Jillibean Soup papers. The whole album is little snippets of some of my favorite holiday decorations.
I have a hard time with consistent design in mini albums so I stuck with something super simple. I punched
2 3/4" circles of the photos and matted them on 3" cardstock scalloped circles.
I added a few embellishments and trim...
and called it a day!
With a few sheets of patterned paper, cardstock, alphas and trim and embellishments I was able to make a layout, a card, a mini album with some to spare!
One final quick and easy (and cheap!) Christmas project? I recommend heading to your local dollar store. I bought a fake wreath, ribbon, some ornaments and flowers for a few dollars and glue gunned them down and now I have a wreath ready to go:
So there you have it! From one of the world's greatest holiday procrastinators--four holiday projects done! I hope this inspires you to get some of your holiday creating done this weekend. :) If you need some further inspiration, I am going to stuff a priority mail envelope with some holiday trims and embellies. Just follow my blog and leave a comment and you will be entered to win!!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Now head on over to Summer's blog for some fabulous holiday inspiration. Enjoy the rest of the hop and Happy Holiday Crafting!