It's beginning to look a lot like a DIY Christmas! Hello, friends...Shellye along today with a quick home decor project and even quicker card using the new "DIY Christmas" Collection from Simple Stories!
First up is a 3-D distressed star that I purchased from Hobby Lobby; they have some really beautiful wood pieces available that require no painting, just a little embellishing :)
There are a couple of different ways that you can go about getting the right size star for the inner-part of the shape. Press a piece of wax paper down into the shape and then use a stylus or pencil to trace the pattern onto the wax paper. For mine, I used a piece of vellum and stylus for tracing. Cut the shape out and then transfer onto your favorite DIY Christmas paper. And if you're inclined, add a trim of baker's twine around the edge of your shape after you've glued it in place...this will help to hide any imperfections.
I embellished around the backside of the rosettes with a silver tinsel trim that I found in the Christmas aisle at Hobby Lobby. The poinsettias were made using the "Layered Poinsettia" dies from Spellbinders. To the centers I added one of the larger enamel dots from the DIY Christmas Collection. There are so many ways that you could decorate such a star...just have fun experimenting with this crafty Christmas collection!
Lastly I have a quick, quick card! This quick card was made even quicker with the new DIY Christmas A2 Kraft Card Bases!
Using the 6X6 Paper Pad from the collection, I cut the chevron paper to 4"X5.25" and then trimmed away a portion of the chevron pattern. Next I cut a matching sized paper from the holly pattern and adhered it to the card front.
The chevron paper was then lined up with the holly paper (top and bottom) and attached with foam adhesive. I used some of the baker's twine from the Tags & Twine and made a border along the edge of the cut chevron...I like to use a fine-point glue pen for this.
You will find really cute tags and die-cuts in the DIY Christmas Tags & Twine set, the A2 Card Layers and Chipboard Stickers. Make an assembly line of prepared card bases and have the kids and grands help decorate the fronts!
I hope that you've enjoyed the spotlight on this ultimate papercrafting collection!