Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge - Anything Christmas

Hi there. I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. If your life is anything like ours right now...the holiday season is in full swing. There are parties to go to, gifts to be bought and made, wrapping, cards to be mailed, Christmas plays to attend...and so on... I will say as crazy as it is, I do love the holiday season. I love the excitement of the children, the decorations, the family time, and most of all the preparation for our Savior's birth! This past Sunday we put up our Christmas tree, and of course added the Nativity Scene...it is so fun to talk to my girls about the birth of Jesus, and for them to see the manager scene. Well, I hope you are enjoying this time as much as we do in our house.
Today our challenge for you at the Creative Belli Challenge is to create something using Christmas Embellishments. You can use Christmas papers, ribbons, brads, snowflakes, charms...etc...just grab something from your stash, and play along with us! Here is what I came up with for this challenge. A few months ago I saw THIS tutorial on a Splitcoast e-mail. I HAD to try it...so a few months later I finally did...lol. This tissue box cover is so simple, and very fun way to decorate for the holiday or season. I used kraft CS for mine. I embossed the sides with a snowflake folder, and used white chalk ink to bring out the snowflakes so more. Then I added some cream colored lace around the top trim of the box. On the sides I made some lace bows. For the front, I used this adorable Snowman Scene from QKR Stampede. I stamped the image onto the kraft CS, and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I colored with colored pencils and Gamsol. Last, I added some clay snowflakes. These snowflakes are from an Oriental Trading set I bought a couple years ago. I had purchased a whole box of kids craft supplies, and these were in there. They are actually "charms", but I pulled the little metal hanging piece out.

Now head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge Blog, and see what the other talented DT ladies have created for you. Then be sure to play along with us by linking up your creation to the Belli Post 106! Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

I sooo love your spectacular tissue box cover, Jessica....the little snowman is adorable and I love all the snowflakes!!!!

jdmommy said...

Jessica, this turned out beautifully! What did we ever do before the cb???? All those flakes are gorgeous!!

Robin Parker said...

What a fabulous gift idea. Plain and simple. Love the snowman image and the use of the cuddlebug snowflake folder. Great job!!

Dawn said...

This is a great gift idea- love it!

Kristie Maynard said...

Very nice! I do love altering things! This one turned out great!

Theresa said...

Another awesome creation! So cute!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous tissue box cover Jessica!! Love the embossing and colors!! What an awesome gift idea too!

Karen W said...

Fantastic project, I love this!

Holly said...

How adorable!!!!!!!!! I love this tissue box, girlie!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is super what a wonderful gift idea, the embossing and design are wonderful I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

maryr917 said...

this is really a cute altered project jessica-a nice and easy way to add some decorations for any season-I will have to remember this one

joy said...

What a cool project! This so pretty, I love the embossing.