Monday, July 15, 2013

Scrapmatts Guest Designer - Christmas in July

It was my turn to post again over at Scrapmatts so as promised here is a corresponding post with some additional pics.

Wow I can’t believe it’s the middle of July already …… time flies when you are playing with Scrapmatts goodies.   I really love the Scrapmatts Christmas themed pieces so for this post I decided to create some “Christmas in July” projects.  Keeping in mind it’s cold and chilly in Melbourne I decided to include some of the snowflakes on my projects as well as using papers with a cool wintery feel to them.

Gift Box  – Merry Christmas

You know when you have a creative vision and you start playing and your project just takes on a whole new direction?? Well believe it or not this little angel made from the sewing inspired collection initially was going to be an angel card.  As I began to make it I just decided it would be more fun to make a decorative gift box that can also double as a Christmas decoration/ornament. 

The wings are painted and glittered and the backing piece was covered with patterned paper.  I then placed them in between the two dress form pieces.  The bodice of the dress form was punched from a Martha Stewart heart punch which gave you the perfect neckline to add bling to.


The box was painted and papered then I added some of the other sewing set pieces to finish it all off.
Scrapmatts products used:
CB1194 Sewing 02
CB1193 Sewing 01
CB1052 Words 07 Merry Christmas
CB6037 Dress Form 02
CB1120 Wings 01


Card – Merry Christmas Window (double)

We lived and worked for two years in the US and one of my fondest memories was spotting a red cardinal outside our family room window one snowy morning just after Christmas.  This memory inspired me to make this card.  The tiny little bird was inked and the frames were painted and used as the window.  The Merry Christmas sentiment was also painted.
The fronds were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Papers by Doddlebug.
Scrapmatts products used:
CB1052 Words 07 Merry Christmas
MC1028 Micro Chips 20
CB1163 Ornate Frames 14


Tag – Merry Christmas Window

 I love the versatility of the ornate frames in the Scrapmatts collection.  This tag features the single square frame (which I used as another window) in the white coloured chipboard along with the inked Merry Christmas sentiment piece.  I couldn’t resist adding some of my rolled flowers and the green inked leafy spay Scrapmatts chipboard were tucked in behind them with some punched fronds.  I love the way you can layer the Scrapmatts chipboard with punched leaves to give some texture and depth to a project.

Papers from Authentique and digital image by Iralmajay.
Scrapmatts products used:
CB1052 Words 07 Merry Christmas
CB1146 Leaf Spray 01
CB1163 Ornate Frames 14
CB3004 Tags 02

Card – Snowflakes


Even though there is never a white Christmas in Australia I still love the cards you can create with wintery feel.  More often than not our American friends are the recipients of these cards that I create.  I love how the snowflakes that Scrapmatts have are just so delicate and intricately cut and the one that I chose for this card was white and I just added some liquid glitter to it.  Each snowflake on the patterned paper was also trimmed with a miniature rhinestone to add to the frosty feel.  Couldn’t resist adding some of my favourite border pieces as well. 

Papers by My Minds Eye, bling from Kaisercraft and Mollossi.
Scrapmatts products used:
CB1181 Snowflakes 04
CB4060 Ornate Frames 17
CB1052 Words 07 Merry Christmas
This was my last official post as a Scrapmatts Guest Designer so I just wanted to thank everyone over at Scrapmatts for making me feel so welcome and for all the lovely comments you made on my posts. 
Thank you to Sofie and Andrew for the opportunity to be a guest designer.  I love love love Scrapmatts products and felt very honoured to be invited to be part of the Scrapmatts community.   
Thank you again for having me - I have loved every minute of it!

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