Tuesday, December 22, 2015


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.

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Tuesday Morning Sketches

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

Happy Stamping,


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

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

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

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

  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!

  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

  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

  8. Lovely and unique.
    Marlene Kiley

  9. Beautiful!!!
    Peggy Marshall

  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!

  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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