Thursday, December 31, 2020

KCC540 Anything Goes

Happy New Year's Eve, peeps!  We have NO plans tonight, except maybe to have a glass of bubbly, and maybe even go to bed early!!  Today is my last day as a Guest Designer with those sweet ladies over at the Krafty Chicks!  

The theme for the last week in December is "Anything Goes"! I had a lot of fun this season making some non-card 3D items, and one of them was this three-sided Christmas tree luminary!  My inspiration for this came from a blog post I read by Jennifer Maker; she does a lot of craft projects using a Cricut, but she does give directions to make them by hand as well.  I immediately thought of the Stitched Triangle dies we have, as well as the pretty flocked Plush Poinsettia vellum, so I thought I'd give it a go!  I did a little bit of paper engineering, cutting, tracing, adhering and stamping, and this is what I came up with:
I began by cutting a template with the largest triangle die, then adding 1/2" edge to each side, as well as a 1/4" tab to one of the sides. The template was traced on to Shaded Spruce and hand-cut three times.  I used the triangle die to cut an opening inside each piece and adhered a piece of Plush Poinsettia inside each opening.  Each tab section was scored, and I used narrow Sticky Strip on the tabs to adhere the sides together.  I did trim off the little pieces that stuck out so that it would sit flat.  I added red rhinestones (which I would recommend doing BEFORE adhering everything together, LOL!) to some of the berries on the vellum:

And I added a red glimmer star to the stop and a sentiment stamped in Real Red and diecut to the top as well.  A standard tealight fits under it nicely and it makes for a pretty little decoration!

I made a couple of other things as well; this is a mini Altoid box that I covered with some vintage Christmas images, glimmer paper, ribbon and stamped images:

And here is the inside:

And here are a couple more ornaments I made for family members:

So what will you create for your "Anything Goes" project?!  I hope you'll share them with us over at the Krafty Chicks!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for popping in today!  See you NEXT YEAR!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Good Tidings of Great Joy (
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Plush Poinsettia Vellum, Glimmer Paper (ret)
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Triangle Dies, Tasteful Label Dies


Sharon La Croix said...

I recognize the image on the outside of your Altoid tin as I have a vintage post card with that same pic.
Love what you did.

I Card Everyone said...

Happiest New Year, LeAnne! You know I just love everything your heart touches! These little darlings are no exception to that rule!

Leanne said...

This is so awesome, sure did like that you joined us for the month, and sad to see you gone, but not forgotten, maybe even another stint as our Guestie, wink, wink! Love the tree, very cool idea. Keep in touch and thanks! Cheers, and Happy 2021 to you.

Leanne DT/KC

Vannessa Osbourn said...

Love your decorated tins and enjoyed your blog posts all year long! Thanks for such inspiring posts!

Susan aka rainy said...

Love your 3-D projects! I'm so stuck on just making cards. lol Hope the new year brings us all some happy times. So done with 2020...

Lisa Elton said...

All so festive and pretty LeAnne! Love the little girl inside the tin. Happy New Year!

Bonnie said...

What wonderful craft projects, LeAnne! Love the tree luminary! And the Altoid box is amazing! Sounds like how we'll spend New Year's Eve. Hope the New Year brings us all health, happiness and prosperity!

Linda Callahan said...

You make the sweetest things! I am sure everyone loved them!