Hello and Merry Christmas! It's a very, merry, pink post today :).
Have you visited the Crate Paper blog lately? It's a beautiful sight to behold...all things gold, glittery, and Christmas-y.
I created a trio of die cut mitten pocket tags using some of Crate Paper's beautiful vellum printed paper. This first mitten uses the Open Book Newspaper with Gold Foil vellum as my first layer, with Open Book Memoir paper as my second layer. I adhered the top layer to the bottom layer on three sides only, leaving the top of each mitten open to form a pocket. I sprinkled white, opaque, and gold sequins into each pocket and love how they create movement in each mitten, not to mention vellum combined with sequins is beautiful! I added an Open Book Layered Tag to my first mitten...perfect colors, and perfect sentiment for winter.
I added Open Book Label Maker Phrase & Word Stickers to this mitten, topped with die cut flowers from the Floral Ephemera Flowers & Leaves collection. These are so beautiful and unique. One of my most favorite Open Book elements.
I topped each mitten with vintage trim or pom pom trim from my stash and attached a tag to each mitten to carry through with the holiday theme. This tag comes from the Open Book Ephemera Pack and I just added a bit of stamping to the bottom of it and embellished it with a vellum and gold heart from the Open Book Vellum Shapes package. Along with using my Papertrey Ink Shape Up Series: Mitten die, I also used the Boutique Borders: Christmas Mini Stamp set.
I used the Stripes with Gold Foil Vellum for this mitten and layered it over Open Book Clippings paper. It is embellished with the same elements as the first mitten, with the addition of a Glitter Foam Thicker.
My last mitten uses all of the same Open Book products, but just new combinations of them. My favorite thing about Open Book is that it is versatile enough to take on a variety of styles, including my favorite, soft and shabby.
I love the Layered Tags and Glitter Foam Thickers...just so sweet, don't you think? My Vanilla Bean Scrunched Seam Binding is from My Craft Spot...love this stuff.
More pink...Christmas and pink seem to go together so beautifully. I dressed up a large paper mache star with Krylon Ballet Pink acrylic paint, vintage trim, tulle trim, a tiny bottle brush tree...
White jingle bells, a shabby flair button from the It's a Lilybean Pink Christmas collection.
This sweet little tin was created for a special friend who loves the same things I love.
From the outside in, little winter-y snippets to enjoy.
And lastly, I had a special request for a shabby, pink tree, so I took the challenge, set to work, and created a pair of them.
I used fabric from China...so pretty, vintage trims, and created fun ruffled flowers from snippets of my little girl's pink baby sweater.
The flowers turned out just precious...they make me smile because of my memories of my Sierra in this...I actually have a vivid image of her as a toddler, wearing her pink sweater, holding baby chicks in the springtime :).
I'll be posting a few more items in my shop within the next day or two...then I think I will be out of steam.