Monday, November 15, 2010

Getting Into the Holiday Mood

Hi All!

Well, the craft fair is over and it went well. Saturday brought many holiday shoppers and it was nice to see the people crowding the aisles, searching for hand made gifts and decorations. Sunday was not quite as busy, but still a good crowd. It was nice to have my cases lighter in weight when I returned home. Katie and I spent the two days talking about our plan for 2011 and which shows we would like to do.

Now that the craft fair is history, I am in the Holiday spirt and even completed some gift shopping. I am shifting gears and for the next couple of weeks, I'll be sewing princess dresses for my 2 granddaughters. I will take breaks for papercrafting and posting here, but most of my time will be spent sewing.

So, before I move on to the sewing, I'd like to show some of the wall decor I created for the craft fair. The ones I made for Halloween and Thanksgiving went well, so I created more for the Christmas season.

This was the first one I created. I was inspired by the project in the Joy of the Season cartridge. I did mine a bit differently and used the two different versions of the wreath. Printed holiday paper is from Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby's brand) I used chipboard in the two layers of the background...plain circle and scalloped circle. Glitter paper is Core'dinations and JOY was cut using Opposites Attract Cricut cartridge. Ribbon was attached between the layers

I used Celebrate with Flourish Lite Cricut Cartridge for the wreath and the scalloped circle in the background with the eyelet border was cut from Lacy Labels, another Cricut Lite (I used this cartridge quite often with the background shapes for these wall decorations. Background paper is from 2009 DCWV Christmas stack, glitter paper is Core'dinations, greeting is from Winter Frolic and I used Stickles to outline the bow.

This is one of my favorites. I cut the shapes and the snowflake border on the top layer from Lacy Labels. When I saw this snowflake shape, I wanted to use it and I was thrilled to find a use for it finally! The church was cut using the Christmas Solutions Cricut cartridge. Blue paper with snowflakes is from Bazzill's glazed paper holiday like. Bottom layer (Gold with dots) is from DCWV Christmas stack. I used gold cord for the hangar.

Another wall decor using Lacy Labels for the two background layers and for the Santa and his sleigh against the moon was cut using Cricut Solutions cartridge. Glitter Paper from Core'dinations (this stuff is great! Glitter stays on the paper instead of getting everywhere when cut) Background paper is from K & Co 2009 Christmas stack. Greeting was cut using Winter Frolic.

For this one, I cut a basic oval using George Basic Shapes, used Gypsy Wanderings for the scalloped oval. For the animals, star and Baby Jesus, I used Winter Frolic. Background paper is DCWV Christmas stack (I believe it was from a few years ago!) Animals Baby and manger were cut from white paper and colored in with Copic Markers. Greeting cut also using Winter Frolic.

A similar one, but on a square shape background, with Baby and star only. Square shapes cut using Lacy Labels.

Another wreath wall decor. Used Joys of the Season for the wreaths, background shape from Lacy Labels, printed paper from Paper Studio Holiday stack and Joy cut using Opposites Attract.

A few years ago, I saw a rubber stamp that had the word JOY spelled out with shapes and that inspired me to create this panel. Stocking and candy canes from Christmas Cheer, wreath from Joys of the Season, background shapes from Lacy Labels. Shapes were cut using the Imagine, enhanced with Stickles. Background paper from Paper Studio Christmas Stack.

I think this was my favorite of all of them! The Window shape and tree were cut using Christmas Solutions cartridge, fire place cut using Christmas Cheer and piano was from A Child's Year cartridge. Background shapes cut from Lacy Labels.

This last one was created using Christmas Cheer for the Gingerbread house, the Gingerbread man was cut from My Community. Paper is from Bazzill (darker blue with glazed snowflakes) Light blue with snowflakes is from DCWV Holiday Stack. I used Stickles for some of the candies at the front of the house and a little bling for the "wind" swirls. Greeting cut using Winter Frolic.

Hope you enjoyed today's features! I enjoyed creating these panels and they were a big hit at the craft fair.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Koala- t hugs,



  1. Cathy - these are great! I am glad to hear that the craft show was a success - congratulations! Good luck with the princess dresses - sounds like a nice change of pace.

  2. Wow...these are all so pretty! I love,love,love the gingerbread house and boy! They are just too cute!


  3. They are all phenomenal! What a great variety :)

  4. OMG these are amazing! I LOVE LOVE them! WOW!
    I have a challenge on the FIRST of every month!winner gets a FREE CRICUT CARTRIDGE!
    Hope you will swing by and check it out!

    all the best,