Last week Christmas came early for me when my latest Stampin’ Up! shipment of pure crafting delights landed on my doorstep. I was far too excited to play with the Hearts Come Home Bundle, which I had wanted since the Autumn/Winter Catalogue came out last month. I was trying to justify the purchase, then thought sod it, I simply NEED it!
The first thing I made was a CandleJar that I had had in mind for a few weeks since buying the little jar itself, and I’ve had so much love for it, I just had to do a post for those who want to make one themselves (namely my sister @mylittleozzylife who’s jar collection is growing as I type lol).
Ok so the first thing you need to do is cut the houses using the Hometown Greetings Edgelits and Whisper White card. Then poke all the little windows and doors out using the Paper-Piercing Tool, and simply fit it inside your candlejar. Now I did have to run this through twice, lining the houses up to extend the landscape.
I then chose the sentiment Enjoy the Warmth of the Season, as that seemed relevant with the flickering candle light, stamped in black (don’t do what I did though and smudge it!!)
To embellish the jar I simply used Jute Twine and a tiny tag from the Corrugated Elements set, finished off with Basic Black Bakers Twine and a small white heart cut using the tag edgelit from the bundle.
I then went on to create a simple Christmas Card, which is totally Dreaming of a White Christmas esque. For this I embossed the background using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, and then cut the homes again in white, and then in champagne foil. I stuck the foil behind the white houses with glue, then used mini dimensionals to mount the whole thing onto the card front.
I finished the card off using a small star cut from one of the edgelits in the bundle (great for shaker cards), and stamped the sweet sentiment onto an oval shape cut from Stitched Shapes Framelits. Embellished with a small champagne foil heart, again cut from the tag edglit in the set. Inside I stamped another one of the beautiful sentiments;
These projects are so simple to make, obviously you do need a few essential crafting supplies, but they are worth investing in if you’re a lover of all things crafty, and of course Christmas is the perfect excuse to get your craft game on.
Happy Crafting ❤