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Sunday, January 11, 2015

still more wrapping up adventures

While searching for the super-shiny gift wrap paper I used on my second No Time Like the Presents Jingle Belles card, I came across this beautiful snowflake paper.  I  love it so much,  I'm sure I never wrapped anything in it, but simply hoarded it from the time I first set eyes on it.  I have no clue where I found it originally.  I may have made one Christmas card from it in another year, probably for a Jingle Belles challenge.  When I made this card last week, there were several open challenges looking for winter or snow-themed cards; this week my card only qualifies at Jingle Belles, where the challenges are two weeks long, and Christmas Cards All Year 'Round, where the Anything Goes challenge runs through month-end:
I pulled out some long-retired Stampin' Up!® card stock in Bashful Blue and Lavender Lace.  The sentiment is from the retired Joy to the World set, embossed with Pewter Stampin' Emboss powder, although it appears golden in the photo.

Earlier this year, I showed you the shadow box twinchie display I made with a summer theme.  Just before Thanksgiving, I decided it was time to update it - that project is wrapped up and on display in the living room:
The stamp sets and designer series papers are retired, as are several of the embellishments; the colors are Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Coastal Cabana.  Tom liked it so well, he suggested that I should update it for every season. :)

Several years ago I saw this project  in a craft magazine.  It looked fun & easy, so when I found the little silver-colored tray at a thrift store or yard sale, I snapped it up, painted it cream, and found some Antique Gold Rub'n Buff.  The painted tray and the unopened Rub'n Buff stayed together through more than one craft-room reorganization, but during this most recent one they finally made it to wrapped up status, and now the tray has a purpose, holding small things near the sink in the guest bath:

Of course, now I have 99.9% of a 1/2 oz. tube of Rub'n Buff that has no purpose and no home.  I have these little brass angels - another thrift store or yard sale purchase - that I thought about brightening up:
I did try cleaning them; that wasn't what I might consider successful, and I don't know if adding "the original wax metallic finish" will be an improvement, but I'm still thinking about it.


lauren bergold said...

oh wow, yes, i can totally see how one might hoard said gorgeous snowflake paper! tho i prefer the expression, "save & use judiciously" actually, lol! it really is PERFECT for holiday cards as you've proven right here. plus WOULDJA LOOK at that amazing twinchie display?! i love the idea of updating it seasonally. you are SO CLEVER on a variety of crafting platforms! ♥♥♥

SmilynStef said...

I think I might have hoarded that gorgeous wrapping paper too (don't even want to admit how many large rolls of paper I've purchased over the year that sit neglected) ... so stunning ... especially with the large embossed sentiment & perfectly coordinated boarders ... so glad you're getting off to a running start for your holiday card creation in 2015.

Sarah said...

This is soooo pretty!! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR!! Sarah :0)

Lorraine said...

I love that paper. It has that bokeh look and what a great way to highlight that sentiment.

Lisa said...

that paper looks rife for hoarding! super use of it!