Wednesday, December 7, 2011

♥ Simon Says... some Vintage Christmas Inspiration! ♥


I couldn't wait to make my DT project for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge! It is to create a card and/or project using this gorgeous inspiration photo! So many fabulous things to inspire you. Love it!

                                                         (pictures courtesy of Pinterest)

I made a Christmas Tree using a paper mache' cone, beautiful stamps by Crafty Secrets called Christmas Joy Ornaments and some fabulous paper from Echo Park's Season's Greetings Paper Pack.


I simply wrapped the Christmas Ad paper around the cone, trimmed the excess and then adhered it to the cone. I then adhered some trim and twine around the tree. The adorable little bulbs were stamped onto cardstock, cut out and then drenched in glitter. I then hot glued them to the twine.


To finish the tree, I also used some more trim, seam binding, more stamped images from the Crafty Secrets stamp set, punched Martha Stewart snowflakes, Hero Arts Pearls, small styrofoam balls and lots and lots of chunky glitter!

When the tree was finished, I placed it atop a round box covered in music paper, trims and ribbon and more glitter.

As always, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore!



♥♥♥ I am also entering this into the following fabulous challenges! ♥♥♥

~ City Crafter Challenge Blog: Home for the Holidays (Home Decor Project)

~ Papercraft Star: A Tree! (Challenge 74) 

~ My Time to Craft Challenge Blog: Vintage Christmas

~ Tuesday Throwdown: Celebrate the Season

Have a wonderful day!! I just can't wait to see what you all come up with from that gorgeous inspiration photo!

Hugs...

26 comments:

Queenie said...

Melissa i adore this little tree,love it!!
Will have to give this a go..thank you so much for the inspiration!
xxx

Juls said...

this is such a work of art!! Hugs Juls

Doris P. said...

what an amazing beautiful tree!! love the paper colors!! beauty! Doris
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Cheri Wenger said...

How lovely, Melissa! You always have such creative vision! Merry Christmas!

Krafty Kows said...

Wow I have to say that this is amazing and such a great idea - brilliant. Jeanette

Lorraine A said...

thud !!!! just picking my jaw up off the floor !! this is absolutely STUNNING !! what a fantastic creation !! I LOVE it and I WANT ONE !!! lol :-)

going to make me one of these definitely, thanks for the inspiration xx

luv
Lols x x x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh my goodness what a breath taking Christmas project, Melissa! No doubt it will be a treasured decoration for years to come! I love the star made of music paper :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Ros said...

This is really beautiful .. fabulous home decor ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Must admit saw this on the challenge this morning and thought oh wow this is so gorgeous !! I adore it it's the colours and the whole design so very clever I like it that much I have it as my screensaver hope thats okay !! lol Kitty ;0)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is absolutely stunning Melissa.
luv
Debby

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a lovely christmas tree, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Benzi said...

Wow! What a fabulous tree and box...super project. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Kikka said...

Wow, the Christmas tree is so Adorable!
Hugs
Kikka

♥Jan♥ said...

This is truly in a class all by itself. Completely charming ! Thanks for playing along with our tree challenge this week at Papercraft Star. Merry Merry !!

Becky said...

This tree is stunning, what a lovely idea.
Becky x

Sleepy Stamper said...

Melissa this is so beautiful! I love all the little details and the colors you used! Always so fun to see your projects at the Papercraft Star!

Anitra

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is beautiful and a mashing idea. Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge.

Wendy -x-

Regan said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melissa!! I love everything about this project, the vintage shabby chic feel, the ricrac, the lights.... wonderful work! Thank you for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

ferrellgraph-x said...

What a beautiful tree! I'm sure this will be treasured for many years to come! Thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork with us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

WOW! Such a fabulous project, love it
Lindsay xx

Linda R. said...

This is gorgeous.. I just love it..Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Heidi said...

It's gorgeous!
Hugs, Heidi:)

cnelson said...

Perfectly LOVELY in EVERY way! Thanks for joining us this week at CCCB!!

Knerten said...

What a beautiful Christmas tree; I love it !

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW! Lovely Christmas tree! Wonderful idea.

CraftyLoops said...

Holy Moly Melissa....youve done it again! Wow, this is incredibly beautiful. Wow, Wow, Wow. What more can I say?! Lee x