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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ho Ho Ho - Merry Christmas!

Hello Friends!

Today is a very exciting day as my fellow Design Team Members from The Robin's Nest and I are linking up with the talented designers from The Designer Crafts Connection!!  We are working with a wonderful manufacturer, Smoothfoam!



You have just got to pop over to The Designer Crafts Connection to check out all the exciting ways you can use the Smoothfoam products for your crafty projects! We are looking toward the upcoming holidays and decided our theme is: Christmas! It's never too early to get some get ideas for the season. Here's a look at my completed project:


Here's a list of the festive Robin's Nest products I used:
Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock
Red Snowflake Cardstock
Forest Trees Specialty Paper
Velvet Ribbon
Adhesive Metal Paper
Smoothfoam

Here are the two Smoothfoam shapes I started with. The versatile rectangle and the 4" ball in the background.

 
I searched the internet to find just the  perfect letter outlines and then, I asked dear hubby to cut out the letters I traced onto the Smoothfoam rectangle. At the same time, I cut the letters from Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock and the Red Snowflake Cardstock.
 
 
 
Once hubby had the letters ready, I painted them black with simple acrylic paint. You can see the cardstock letters on the table too. I made sure to run a black Copic marker around the edge of the two letters to keep any white from showing.

 
While the paint was drying, I covered a small cardboard box with the reverse side of the Forest Trees Specialty Paper. I used an all purpose glue to adhere the decorative cardstock letters to the foam. I also used a spray adhesive to adhere super fine red glitter to the Smoothfoam ball. I used a skewer to hold the ball, making it easier to manipulate during the process.
 

After everything had dried and was ready, I added the velvet ribbon round the "belly" of Santa (the Smoothfoam ball) using dress maker pins to keep it in place. I used the same skewer to set it into the paper covered box. I added the two letters on each side, using the same skewer method. And it was ready to display on my mantel!

 
This project was really rather easy. I found working with the Smoothfoam to be fun and very forgiving! I hope you will try using these products and maybe some of the ideas you will see when you hop on over to The Designer Crafts Connection!!  I'm sure you will find something to get you in the mood for the holidays!

Here's another look at the festive Robin's Nest products I used:
Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock
Red Snowflake Cardstock
Forest Trees Specialty Paper
Velvet Ribbon
Adhesive Metal Paper
Smoothfoam

I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to stop in and read all about my project! I hope to see you again in the future over at The Robin's Nest and later today over on  The Designer Crafts Connection!!

Thanks again for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

12 comments:

  1. great job and you could use that anywhere in your home,.

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  2. LOOKS AWESOME!! LOVE Home Decor Projects and this was is perfect! :)

    Theresa
    Scrappers Anonymous

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  3. adorable and cute Joy decor.. awesome project

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  4. How fun this project is... perfect for the kiddos to help with too. I can imagine reindeer names scattered across the wall. TFS :)

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  5. This is just so cute! I love how you decorated the O!

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  6. This is so cute...I would love it in my home!

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  7. Great project - so fun! LOVE your Santa Belt "O" !!

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  8. OMG! This is so cute! Thanks for the holidays inspiration.

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