Saturday, November 28, 2015

Juniper Berry Craftiness

Happy Saturday!
I have a few "Juniper Berry" crafts to share with you today
that have been up on the 
BASIC GREY BLOG

First up is a really "COOL" snowman home-decor project:
With just a few basic supplies and the “Juniper Berry” Collection, you too can create
 this sweetly dis-positioned snowman to count down ‘til Christmas!
 

 -I started with a 12X12 sheet of the “Garland” patterned paper, a 12X12 sheet of 
heavyweight chipboard, off-white cardstock, an 11.5” round plate and a 9” round plate. 

 -I traced the largest plate onto the backside of the patterned paper and then
 onto the chipboard and trimmed each of them out. 

 -Next, the 9” plate was traced onto the off-white cardstock and cut out. 

- I used a walnut ink to ink around the edges of both papers and then adhered together. 

 -The two papers were machine-stitched together with a zig-zag stitch.  

- I die-cut two 2.5” circles from the “Reindeer” paper (side B) and machine stitched
 them in place for the cheeks. 

-Finally, the round chipboard backing was attached to the back.


-For the mouth, I lightly traced a half circle with a pencil and then added large,
 black Candy Dots about every ½”. 

 -The nose measures 1.75”W (at widest point) and 3.5”H and I cut the shape
 from a piece of chipboard and the “Monet” paper from the “B Side” Collection. 
 The two pieces were glued together and then a large, orange brad was
 inserted through the top side.  

 -The “eyelashes” came from the “B Side” ephemera pack.

 The dates could be created in a variety of ways, but I chose to die-cut twenty four ¾”
 circles and top them with aqua Basics Stickers.  After arranging the numbers 
and inking around the edges, they were attached with foam adhesive.

 The hat was quick and easy to assemble!  The top of the hat is a 5X5 piece of chipboard 
and the brim is a 2”X10.5” piece of chipboard; both pieces were covered with
 “Lump of Coal” paper and adhered together.  Foam adhesive tape was used for
 attaching the hat to the top of the snowman.  I used some fun ephemera pieces
 and tags to embellish the hat.



You could also add a hanger with ribbon or twine, but I chose to display mine on an easel. 
 This would be a great project for older children to help with and they will love counting
 down to the big day with this cute guy!
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And here are a couple of "non-holiday" cards that I made with the "holiday" collection!



You can visit the BASIC GREY Blog to see more inspiration and peeks
at the newest collections!


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