Saturday on our Create with Connie & Julie site, we issued a challenge is to create a home decor item using Decor Elements or Chipboard.
My challenge home decor project actually started as a little tray. I saw several different sizes at the Hobby store, but picked up the small size. The bottom ended up being a 7×7 size…perfect! Here is what it looked like before I altered it.
Then I adhered the flocked red/white pattern from Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper along the bottom. I cut squares of the Soft Suede print from the same Christmas Cocoa package and adhered the Holiday Mix Decor Elements letters N-E-L on the designer paper, layered it on Real Red and then Whisper White. The O is the wreath from Berry Christmas stamped in Soft Suede and the bow with the Stampin' Write Real Red Marker. I added a Clear Rhinestone Brad to the center of the bow. I also used the Merry Details die to cut a Real Red bird to sit on the bow. I layered the Whisper White on Soft Suede, then Real Red and finally Whisper White to match the others letters
I added a Red Gingham Ribbon bow to the letter N, I used the Merry Details Die again for the Snowflake in the corner of the E adding a Clear Rhinestone brad in the center and I used the two trees in Real Red next to the L. On each of them, I used the Frost Shimmer Paint to give them some extra sparkle!
I think this makes a lovely tray to display on your side table or bookshelf. I probably wouldn't use it for food or drinks since there really isn't any protection on top.
Stamps: Berry Christmas (116509)
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Ink (115657), Stampin' Write Real Red Marker (100051)
Card stock: Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482), Soft Suede (115318)
Accessories: White Holiday Mix Decor Elements (117676), Merry Details Sizzix Die (116823), Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854), Christmas Cocoa Designer Paper (116770), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113114), Red Gingham Ribbon (103827)
Guest Designer Call
Don't forget! Julie and I are getting ready for the next session of Create with Connie & Julie featuring the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration brochures! We're very excited that the Holiday Edition has been so successful and want to expand! So, we are looking for 3 Guest Designers to help us with projects for 9 weeks starting in January! Click Here for details.