October 4, 2010

Retro Christmas: Day 3

Welcome back for the last day of sneak peeks of the new release at Practicing Creativity Designs!  Today the Design Team and Guest Designers have non-card projects to share, and I know you won't want to miss their wonderful creations.  They are sure to get you in the holiday spirit, or at least inspired to start working on some handmade holiday projects of your own!

For my final release project, I used the adorable reindeer image from Retro Christmas to add to a frame of a favorite holiday picture of my kids.  I knew it would be the perfect complement to this cute photo! 

I purchased a plain wood frame for $1 at Michaels and covered it with patterned paper using several coats of Mod Podge.  I used a Martha Stewart punch set and white cardstock to make a smaller frame around the photo opening and adhered it with more Mod Podge.

I stamped the deer from Retro Christmas with Dark Chocolate ink onto white cardstock, then added the antlers in Dune and the nose in Cranberry.  LOVE that these are separate stamps to suit any theme or color scheme!  I used white and black Enamel Accents from Ranger to make the eyes, though this little guy is just as cute as a silhouette.  I cut out the image and covered it with Glossy Accents, then popped it up on foam adhesive over a die cut, felt tree embellished with buttons.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (white)
Patterned paper:  Cloud 9 Design
Stamps:  Practicing Creativity (Retro Christmas)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Clearsnap (Dune, Cranberry)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (tree die), Martha Stewart Crafts (border & corner punches)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (felt, buttons, silk ribbon), Michaels (frame), DMC floss, Mod Podge

As a finishing touch, I added three buttons to another corner of the frame.  The chartreuse button is tied with white silk ribbon that I stamped with candy cane stripes using another stamp from Retro Christmas.  I can't wait to use this particular stamp on many more cards and projects!

I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks of this adorable new set!  Be sure to hop over to the Practicing Creativity blog to see the rest of today's samples from Courtney, Dana, Paulina, Karen, Jackie, and Heather.  And don't forget to enter a card using any Practicing Creativity stamps on this post for your chance to win a Tattered Angels prize pack and a Guest Designer spot for next month's release!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Have a fabulous start to your week!


Sue Ann said...

CUTENESS ALL THE WAY!!!!! I love Rudolph in front of the tree ...... I was doing the same thing last night with a stick drawing of "Rudolph" What a great movie and you brought it to life with this project~!!! Fantastic

Karen B. said...

Christina, this is just the cutest frame! What a perfect idea. Love that you added eyes to the reindeer and how you stamped on the ribbon. You've been a great guest designer for PCD!

Nance Leedy said...

Holy buckets of cuteness--this is just ADORABLE! As if the cutest reindeer ever and the whimsical buttons weren't enough, your children look like they stepped into a catalog shoot. Cute, fun and a FABulous project that I'm sure will take center stage in your holiday home. :-)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this layout Christina! It's so precious, and your kids are beautiful!

Laurie said...

Adorable Christina! Adorable!! I love that tree and the little deer! What a fantastic project!

Marisa said...

Your kids are adorable, Christina :) Your little guy has mischief written all over his face LOL! What a precious memory and a great frame to hold it in!

Dana said...

Forget the fabulous frame, look at those adorable kiddos! What a great photo!

Monique said...

What a great idea I love this and your children are adorable!!

Christiana said...

This is truly adorable. Great job!

Smita said...

This is really really cute!! Your kids are little darlings :-) And the reindeer is adorable! ;-)

Never done an altered item... think I should try this... Mod Podge sure is available out here ;-)

Jean Martin said...

Your children are so adorable Christina!!!! This is a fantastic project! I love that cute reindeer!

Nerina said...

This is adorable, super sweet cutie-ness! Love the deer on the tree and the addition of the buttons - and your children are a really sweet picture all by themselves!

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