Tuesday, December 22, 2015

JOY


This is a special project I made to display on my mantle for Christmas and to represent the true meaning of Christmas.  These are paper mache letters from Hobby Lobby.  I painted them ivory color, chose different DSP, My Mind's Eye - green and holly print, and the red music paper is from a Recollections Christmas pad.  I traced the letters backwards on the back of the papers, and fussy cut them out.  The nativity scene is cut with my Silhouette twice and layered together for sturdiness.  I painted over the letters with Americana DuraClean Satin Varnish to seal them.  The sentiment from SU Reason for the Season set is stamped on SU Very Vanilla and punched with a 2" circle punch.  It is mounted on a gold foil MFT doily die (discontinued).  The poinsettias are made with MFT Poinsettia die from MFT Electric Red CS.  I added a large glittery enamel dot by The Paper Studio to the centers.  The leaves are from a Christmas pick from the Dollar Tree.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day and a very 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

11 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, JoAnn! What a great piece to put on your mantle...just beautiful!

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  2. Fabulous project JoAnn, Thank you for playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  3. Wow! This is beautiful! I love it and how fabulous it will look on your mantel!
    Merry Christmas!
    Sherrie K

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  4. This is just beautiful, JoAnn! I LOVE it and am sure it looks gorgeous on your mantel. Have a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

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  5. What a beautiful Nativity display, JoAnn! Truly the reason for the season! I hope you are enjoying the advent and your birthday celebration too!

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  6. Beautiful display!! Snowmen and reindeer are cute, but I love to see projects about Christ at Christmas!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  7. Love it when Silhouette projects become decorations for the home! Fun project!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges Monthly Showcase for December.


    ♥ Sue Kment


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  8. Lovely and unique.
    Marlene Kiley

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  9. Beautiful!!!
    Peggy Marshall

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  10. JoAnn, this is simply beautiful - what a gorgeous keepsake! This will be a treasure to take out each year. Thanks so much for playing Anything Goes with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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  11. JoAnn this is truly an awesome project. Love your papers & that wonderful nativity scene. I have a Silhouette but am quite intimadated by it. Would love to be able to make something like this for my mantle. It's beautiful...

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