Saturday, 29 November 2008

Christmas Party at the CS forum!

Today and tomorrow we well be having a Christmas Party at the Craft Supplies forum.

Cara Craft Supplies, affectionately known as CS, is a fab online shop for cardmakers and scrapbookers. Probably everyone in Ireland who is into either craft has heard of it and mostly probably regularly shops there.

It also hosts a very friendly forum thanks to its owner, Ais, and today we're having a party. Check here, here and here for a number of games and classes which will be posted during the weekend.

Here's mine. I'll also will post it as a class in the forum. It is a little decoration to add to your Christmas tree. It is something that looks pretty and will use some the bits and pieces of leftovers that I bet you've got hanging around your craft room.

Sorry about the bad photos, the light is hopeless today.

This is something that came in my Studio Calico kit, and most of us will have something similar in your stash: chipboard labels (or frames).

You will also need:
Scraps of patterned paper (mine are BG, bought in CS, out of stock now)
organza ribbon
2 small photos (to fit the inside of the frame)
glue, pen knife, nail file
Crop-a-dile (if you have one)

Step 1: Use the label and trace it onto the back of the patterned paper.

Step 2: Hollow out the centre of the paper.

Step 3: Distress the inside of the frame and reserve

Step 4: Cover the chipboard and distress the edges.

Step 5: Glue the photos to the chipboard and the paper.
{sorry forgot to take a photo of this step }

Step 6: Glue the chipboard and the paper back to back. Trim the paper, distress the edges. Make a hole in the top. Use a crop-a-dile if you've got one, otherwise use the pen knife. The hole does not have to be pretty as it will be hidden.
Decorate with the ribbon and rhinestones.
Attach a hook or thread so that you can hang it in the tree.


Cook22 said...

Cool chipboard you have, Elisa.
And that little ornament is lovely.

Sharie said...

I really love this idea! I'm totally going to lift it and give you the credit!

april said...

i love this idea, too!!! ingenius!

Audrey said...

its a gorgeous little deccie ;-)

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