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Sunday, July 21, 2013

All is Merry and Bright... Celebrating Christmas in July with Anything But a Card Challenges #24

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Hello! Happy Sunday everyone! I'm so excited to for this new Anything But a Card Challenge... Challenge 24 is "CHIRSTMAS in July". I'm so excited for this theme, because I'm ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS and I haven't created any Christmas themed crafts at all yet in 2013. Last year for my Unscripted Sketches projects, I worked in the holiday spirit ALL year. Yep - that's right, 52 Christmas projects last year - many of them GRINCHY, too!

Last year, my mom knitted me this "OFFICIAL" Elf Hat for Christmas complete with lights. Isn't it great!!!

The new Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge 24 has fallen on the Eve of  "CHRISTMAS in July". So this theme gives everyone a chance to jumpstart their handmade holiday crafting projects. Anything Goes with this theme! Have fun creating your Hanukkah (Chanukah) or Christmas projects and get your giftmaking done E-A-R-L-Y! Just remember create anything except a card... and to have FUN!!!

There's two weeks to play along and link up via inlinkz froggy. Anything But a Card Challenges is a bi-weekly challenge and today, begins a new challenge. Our wonderful Design Team showcases their Challenge 24 "Christmas or Hannukah" inspired projects today. Please click here to head on over to ABAC and see the wonderful projects shared by the design team AND submissions by all of you.

REMEMBER this challenge blog is ANYTHING and EVERYTHING... except for Cards. ATC's aren't greeting please link up your ATC's, too!!!

Since I was little we always made ornaments and other goodies for the holidays - and it still rings true today. I love making ornaments and these first two ornaments are made from vintage cookie cutters. These cookie cutters are a little tattered and rusty, but full of charm. So I have creatively repurposed them to live on my Christmas tree all glittery adorned with May Arts Ribbons.

This vintage candy cane cookie cutter has been transformed into a gorgeous sparkling ornament. This sparkles and shimmers from every angle!

This revamped vintage snowman cookie cutter is now an ornament that is as sparkly as Frosty the Snowman's personality.

Finally, this is a handmade paper tree made of two triangles cut from collaged painted papers and embellished with May Arts glittery goodness. This tree is 4" x 6" size and folds flat to fit perfectly into a 5" x 7" envelope so it can double as a Christmas card.

May Arts Ribbon used: Green String SJ15; Red Metallic Velvet 377-38-14; White Curly Sparkly SE01; Silver Metallic SL55; and Gold Metallic Crochet: HP30.
Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a fabulous day... I'm preparing for my monthly ART Club meeting - and I may ACTUALLY free my Gelli Plate from it's packaging for the first time!  :) Sb


  1. What a great selection of deocorations/ creative and all sparkly!

  2. Beautiful! I'd love to see s tutorial on how you made the Christmas Tree :)

  3. Firstly - I LOVE your elf hat, I wish I could knit. Your ornaments are gorgeous, so sparkly, and beautifully photographed. I think I may be that rare breed that celebrates Christmas in July in the UK and you have given me some ideas. Lastly - still thinking about that elf hat!! xx

  4. Love your ornaments. A very clever idea for cookie cutters and they'd look gorgeous on a Christmas tree any time of the year. Love your elf hat too, very adorable. Cheers, Di


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