Sunday, December 2, 2012

Designer Craft Connection- Handmade Holodays

Hi Everyone,

It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for another round of blog hopping with the professional designers of the Designer Craft Connection! Our theme for this blog hop is handmade holidays and I'll be sharing a fun way to wrap your gifts that also can be used as a holiday decoration! To hop from blog to blog, click on the DCC blinkie on the right side of my blog.

I am also very happy and excited to share with you some fabulous news!!! The new issue of Bella Crafts Quarterly, Winter Journey, is now available to you as a FREE download. This new issue is full of spectacular holiday crafts, along with terrific business articles for anyone looking to turn their handmade crafts into a business, and great tips & tricks on all things craft related! It's a full 32 pages with wonderfully photographed projects and easy to read instructions! And if that is not enough...we are also offering a Cricut Mini as our giveaway for this issue.

I just know that you are going to love, love ,love this new issue so be sure to check it out for yourself on our website- While you're at the website, look around at the new features we have added and sign up for our mailing list so you'll never miss any of our fabulous issues!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
Crafty hugs,
Stampin' Queen Creations
Bella Crafts Quarterly
Give The Queen A Call!!!

Paint can- gallon size
Pattern paper- two different types
Ribbon- 2” wide
Basswood- 3/32” wide  
White card stock
Vivid! dye based inkpad-Black
Watercolor pencils
Wire- 24 gauge  Silver & White
Shake-On Beads
Paper, Rock, Scissors glitter paint
Aleene’s Paper Glaze
Aleene’s Memory Glue
Aleene’s Platinum Bond Glass and Bead Slick Surfaces Adhesive
White acrylic paint
Wire cutters
Exacto knife
Pin back
Hole punch
Rubber Stamps:
Snowman with Heart
Hanging Ornament


1.   Cover entire paint can with two different pattern papers. Stamp snowman once and ornament
     six times on white card stock with black inkpad. Color images with watercolor pencils. Cut    
     out images.

2.   With silver wire, make six small loops. Adhere to the back of ornaments. Cut white wire and
     shape into six ornament hangers. Attach to ornament loops.

3.   For the pin, stamp snowman on white card stock with black inkpad. Color with watercolor
     pencils. Cut out. Lay image on wood. Trace with a pencil. Cut wood with exacto knife. Paint
     wood with white paint. Let dry. Adhere stamped image to wood. 

4.   Apply a thin layer of Paper Glaze over stamped image. Let dry for 24 hours. When dry,
     adhere green glitter paint to holly leaves. Add red and white beads with Glass & Bead
     adhesive. See picture for placement if needed. Adhere pin to back of wood image. 

5.   Tie ribbon around paint can. Adhere ornaments to paint can. Attach snowman pin to
     center of the bow.



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