Wednesday, November 30, 2016

St Nicholas Joy Banner with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Wow!!! It is already Nov 30th...can you believe it? Needless to say Christmas is in full swing on my blog, in my studio and home. Today I am sharing with you my St Nicholas  "Joy" Banner using the Holiday BannerSet that will be coming soon to the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts store, so make sure just to contact Gina if you are needing some.

Begin by tracing mittens on to pattern paper with pencil.

Adhere cut out pieces to  with your favorite Holiday BannerSet adhesive; I use a Xyron Creative Station.

Add Snow Tex to the top of each Christmas Mitten; dry.

Emboss the "Joy" letters from the Holiday BannerSet with embossing powder and VersaMark.

Die cut small doilies from your favorite die cut or contact Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Store to have some cut for you. Adhere prepared "Joy" letters to the top of the mittens.

Cover three 4" x 6 chipboard with pattern paper. Adhere prepared Christmas Mittens to top of each banner.

Decorate with twine and charms....

and prepared chipboard that comes with the collection or other fabulous chipboard from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Store. 

Add twine hangers to each end with a few metal knobs to finish your Joy Christmas Banner off. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to create fabulous home decor or gift giving ideas. Hugs Pam

Other Supplies

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Eileen Hull's Die Cutting Magic Magazine....

I'm pretty excited to announce that Eileen Hull is releasing her Die Cutting Magic E-Book out today, by Bella Crafts Publishing sharing over 40 step by step projects and even more Gallery projects.
 You can get this fabulous E-Book this weekend for just $2.97, a whopping 77% off the normal price!! 
You can find a direct link on my sidebar on my sidebar!
I am excited to share that I have a few projects in the Die Cutting Magic Magazine!! 
Get Your Copy Now!!!
Hugs Pam
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"Believe in the Magic of Christmas" with Julie Nutting

Believe in the Magic of Christmas Card!
I created a card today using the Wings and Riley along with the Kaiser Christmas Wishes Paper Collection. 

Begin by punching out the sentiment from the paper pad. 
Stamp several wings on to pattern paper using black ink. 
Fussy cut out.
Place under the sentiment to form a wreath. 

Layer pattern paper and borders to the top of a 6" x 8" card base. 

Add prepared Wings wreath to the front of card. 

Punch sentiment from second piece of pattern paper. 
Add to top of card front with pop dots. 

Fussy cut poinsettia flowers from pattern paper.
Layer together. 
Add to front of card front. 

Make bow; add to front of card. 

Stamp Riley on white paper and pattern paper with black ink: color with markers or pencils. 
Fussy cut out. 

Add dress to coloredRiley image. 
 Stamp several layers of Riley dress to the pattern paper. 
Adhere to front of dress. 

Add fussy cut bodice and waist band to Riley.
Add bow tie. 

I hope you have been inspired to make Christmas cards using Riley or other Julie Nutting's Paper Dolls. 
Hugs Pam

Other Supplies:
Kaiser Christmas Wishes
Couture Creations Pink Pearls Gemstones
Glossy Accent
Blue Organza Ribbon
Black Memento Ink
Pop Dots
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Homemade Christmas with Eileen Hull Inspiration Team and DCWV

Are you enjoying the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop with Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team and DCWV Design Team...I am!!! There has been so many beautiful projects this month from both teams. 

Today I created a Homemade Christmas Frame using Eileen's Jars and Label along with the Lace Doily Die. 

Adhere DCWV Cranberry Christmas Premium Paper to inside of frame. 
Die cut the lace doily from the DCWV Cranberry Christmas Premium Stack, place in frame. 
Die cut "Happy December" using Kitchen Label Die; add to frame with pop dots. 

Die cut jars and labels from both mat board and paper; adhere together. 
Wrap twine around top of jars; add to inside of frame with pop dots. 
Fussy cut a few of the flowers from pattern paper; layer together. 
Add to inside of frame. 

Die Cut "Homemade Christmas" letters from pattern paper. 
Adhere to inside of prepared frame. 
Add floral berries, pine cones and trees to frame.

Make bow; adhere to top of frame. 
Add more of the floral and pine cones to top of frame along with premade poinsettias. 

I hope I have inspired you to create a fabulous "Homemade Christmas" Frame for your home or maybe to give as a gift. 
Don't forget to check out both Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team and DCWV Design Team for more Winter Wonderland Inspiration. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs Pam


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

St Nicholas Wreath with Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron Blog Hop!

Hi Graphic 45ers!!! Today I have a double post so if you happen to stop by to check out my St Nicholas Advent Tree with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts you can find the it HERE!!!
If you stopped by to say hello and to check out my St Nicholas Wreath for the Xyron and Petaloo Blog Hop with Graphic 45 I am so glad you did!!!

I love holiday decorations….they just make me smile. 
The St. Nicolas Collection is so magical. 
I couldn’t resist making a wreath for my sweet daughter to display in her home.
I know she will love it!!!

Check out How to Create a St Nicholas Wreath by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

If you would love to see the step out on how to put the wreath together using Graphic 45 St Nicholas Designer Papers, Petaloo Flowers and Ribbon along with Xyron Adhesive check out my Snapguide tutorial. 

You will find close up photos of my St Nicholas Wreath. 

Now be sure to hop along on the Graphic 45, Xyron and Petaloo Blogs and leave a comment on each one as each is giving away some fabulous prize packages!


St Nicholas Advent Tree with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hi Gypsy Soul Laser Cut is a double post for me.
If you are looking for my St Nicholas Wreath with Graphic 45, Xyron and Petaloo Blog Hop 
You can find it HERE!!!

Good morning!!! Today I am sharing my St Nicholas Advent Tree; it won't be long before the count down happens.

Begin by painting the pieces of Advent Tree; dry. Lay stencil on prepared pieces; apply gesso to each piece. Allow everything to dry. Paint with layers of paint going from lightest to dark. Drying between layers.

Repeat until you achieve the look you want with the paints. Dry. Lay second stencil to the top of pieces and apply paste with palette knife. Dry. Stamp background image on to pieces with black paint; dry.

Cut chipboard to form base. (Contact Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Store to get price.) Tape together to hold shape as you apply paper to top and sides.

Adding borders strips that have been scored to the top and sides will support the box.

Adhere prepared base to top of prepared stand.

Emboss "Days Until Christmas" with embossing powder.

Emboss Flourished Deer with embossing powder. 

 Apply lustre to the Flourished Deer and "Days Until Christmas".

Adhere start to top of tree along with twine bow.

Apply luster to Winter Shape Set snowflakes. 

Adhere to prepared tree along with twine bows and jiggle bells.

Paint numbers and adhere to front of prepared pieces.

Add two prepared numbers to the front of the advent tree with twine.

Adhere Flourished Deer  to each side of advent tree base.

along with berries, pinecones....


Adhere a premade Santa or other piece to the base.

Adhere prepared "Days Until Christmas" to the front of stand.

Add paper to the back of advent tree and box. Adhere box to stand. Add a twine bow and jingle bells.

Tie twine ribbon to each of the number plaques and place in box behind prepared tree.

I hope you are inspired to grab yourself an Advent project from the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Store and create your family or maybe a friend a keepsake for years to come! Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out other inspiring holiday and Fall projects from the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design Team. Hugs Pam

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Graphic 45 St Nicholas Collection
DecoArt Media Paint: Gesso, Crackle Paste, Primary Yellow, Yellow Green Light, 
Cobalt Blue Hue, Phitalo Green Hue, Paynes Grey
Deco Art White Froze Metallic Lustre
America Pixalated and Segmented Swirls Stencil
Make It Christmas Jingle Bells
Emerald Creek Topiary and Iron Red Embossing Powder
May Arts Ribbon: Tan Twine and Yellow Ribbon
Spare Parts Box Feet
Trim A Tree Rusty Star
Palette Knife
Stencil Brush
Paint Brush
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Glossy Accent

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