I'm a Pintrest junkie. There ought to be a 12 step program or something for my people. I decided it was time to put all those hours of combing the lovely projects on Pintrest to good use.
I saw this tree on Pintrest last year:
Loved it. So this is my take. I still need to make a star for the top.
I stamped each shipping tag with Tim Holtz straw distress ink and a patterned stamp like this diamond. After attaching the photo, I stamped an image in black ink at the top and bottom of the tag. I used a variety of STampers Anonymous, 7Gypsies, Pink Paislee and Basic Grey stamps. Here are some close ups:
I made several garlands out of my stash of vintage buttons. Just threaded them through thin wire. I also figured it was time to put my stash of scrapbook and crafting supplies to work after my friend came over a couple of weeks ago to see my studio and as she was walking through the basement, exclaimed, "Boy, you have a lot of CRAP!" Ain't it the truth. Here are some presents I wrapped last year using kraft paper and my stash. Love how they looked. I used the same shipping tags to make tags for the presents. I'm going to do that again this year.
I do want to get a big wash tub to put my tree in too. I love how that looks. Okay, next Pintrest experiement - the picture tree. Here is the inspiration (uber cool - right?):
I gave myself an hour to find, print and put the photos up. I figured since GOD JUL is Merry Christmas in Norweigen that I would use some of my Norway photos to construct the tree. I printed all of them out on cream cardstock so they would have that nubby texture. I put them on the bathroom door downstairs. I first hung a glass star ornament but within the first 24hours it had crashed the floor leaving little sparkly shards of glass all over. I opted for the less fragile ornaments the 2nd time around.
Not bad. Not as good as the inspiration but more meaningful to the fam. Here is my latest Pintrest project inspiration:
This was a harder one to get good photos of because my kitchen/family room area so many windows. I used some digital vintage photo frames designed by Katie Pertiet from Designer Digitals. I added some of my own brushes (all the black ink on them) and then had the photos printed at MPIX.com on their metallic paper. The letters spell the word "Festive." I had all the photos printed 4x6 (both vertical and horizontal) and rounded the corners. Then I glued 2 together so that they would be double sided.