Friday, July 4, 2014

Christmas tree in July

Today is a very special day for us, as we at Shopping Our Stash are teaming up with the Jingle Belles for a BONUS challenge. This special challenge is in addition to our regular Tuesday challenges. Those are still scheduled as normal, which is what makes this one a bonus! :)

Here's the scoop:
We'd like you to make a Christmas/Holiday/Winter card or project using something from your stash that is at least one year old. Please make sure to tell us what it is.

You can post your project BOTH here and over at the Jingle Belles blog.
Last time I went digging through my paper stash I realized I still have LOADS of old Christmas paper. So I decided to make them into flowers and attach them into a styrofoam tree form.

I used up 2 different partial packs of MME Christmas papers and then  - since I still had some space  - used some random sheets in similar colors. I used a Stampin Up Spiral flower die and Spellbinders pointy flower die.
I also planned to glimmer mist the whole tree to add shimmer, but since the project was more time consuming than I expected I didn't... but there is a lot of time till Christmas, right?
and here is a detailed look:
Fab 'n' Funky -  Christmas in July
Simply Create Too - Christmas in July
Dies R Us -  Christmas in July
Divas by Design - Flowers and Ribbon


Darlene said...

What a GREAT idea Alica! Great job ... love all the flowers! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS IN JULY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

lauren bergold said...

ohhhhhhhh how i ♥LOVE♥ this missus! best use ever of xmassy scraps! thanks for joining the bonus challenge, it's so sun to have my SOS teammates at JINGLE BELLES this time!!! ♥

Donna said...

Holy momma! This is ALL kinds of awesome! It's absolutely gorgeous! What a great way to use up scraps!

Marie Bingaman said...

What a gorgeous tree! WOW! :)

Ciska said...

I had already seen your flower tree on the challenge blog and thought it was gorgeous, such a clever use of scraps! Thank you for playing along with us @ Fab 'n Funky, we hope to see you back again real soon :)

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Alica: Thank you for entering our "Christmas in July" Challenge at Simply Create Too with your wonderful flowers Christmas tree--delightful idea. Looking forward to seeing your entries in our next challenge too.

Simply Create Too Design Team

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh em GEE this is fabulousness!!! I can only imagine how time consuming - but how very worth it. What a stunner! ANd yep, lots of time to add sparkle before Christmas :)

Mikha Adriani said...

Oh wow! Look at what you did! Splendid christmas tree! It must be took you so long to make this beauty :)
Thanks for joining our Christmas in July Challenge in Dies R Us. Please join our next challenge too ;)
Hugs, Mikha

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