Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Garland and Good News

My friend Sarah commisioned me to make a garland for her to give to her mother-in-law as a gift.  All I was told was to keep it the same color scheme as the scrapbook album I made in May- Golds and whites- and Christmas.  
Inspiration Piece
I glued each tag to the hand dyed seam binding and made a little bow with a loop behind it for her to hang it from the mantle.  I use 3M clear hooks on my mantle to hang garlands. 
The leaves here are cut from a plastic "floral" stem of glittered gold leaves. 
 I LOOOOOVVVVE the tiny wood stars from Studio Calico.  They are perfect on everything I have used them on and everything I have seen them used on.
 The bow on his neck is actually the bow from the Holiday Wreath die.  The brads in the keyhole are covered with rhinestones. 
 I finally figured out how to make the Tattered Pinecones into Pinecones rather than the big mess I was getting.  I used the big Jolee bling instead of the paper "berries". 
The wreath as intended with the bow at the top.  I added the bling for fun. 
Again the plastic glittered gold leaves, the rhinestones covering the brads and the center of the poinsettia is a Jolee Bling. 
Here I used pearls instead of the paper holly berries and added a big of vintage lace on the bottom. 
Here I turned the wreath and added a seam binding bow. 
An extra tag with the intended center for the Tattered Poinsettia covered with glitter.  I cut the largest leaves twice from two different papers to add interest and mimic the different colors (green and red) seen in a real poinsettia. 

Good News 3 Ways:
1.  I think I have mentioned this already but I have 3 projects being published in Northridge Publishing publications in the near future- a Christmas wall art, my 2011 Christmas Card and a Valentine Garland set.  I haven't seen them yet, but I will let you know when I do.  
2.  I just found out that I am getting an article… a real article…in Cloth Paper Scissors.  I'm not sure what issue it will be in but it is due soon.  I'm so flattered and thrilled and excited and just..Ugh in the best way possible.    
3.  Finally, to end my bragging session, I was one of  the Top 3 on Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge for my rosette tag here.      Ok, I'm done for now.  

Laters Baby….

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  1. Wow, love this garland you made for a friend. Very clever using tags!! K

  2. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the glitter and rhinestones and layering!!!

  3. Ah, congratulations, Danee. That's wonderful to hear of your success. Thanks for finding my blog.

  4. Each tag is a work of art!

    Have a very Happy New Years!

  5. You do such a beautiful job! Amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful night!

  6. This is beautiful! New follower from the giveaway on I Gotta Try That...
    I would love a follow-back :)
    Happy New Year!

  7. Hey Danee!! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Head on over to and see what all it entails!!

  8. Hey Danee!! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Head on over to and see what all it entails!!

  9. So amazing! Love love love this! Pinned for later inspiration. Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.

  10. I agree. It's truly art. Beautiful!! You're very talented. Leslie


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