Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Blocks

I’ve finally had a chance to make a set of Christmas blocks.  I had seen a set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini catalog but hadn’t had the chance try it.  I didn’t have everything they used so, I improvised!  

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My first tip to you would be to use a primer on these blocks!  I can’t tell you how many coats I put on, and it still didn’t look right.  I ended up adhering Whisper White cardstock instead.  After sanding the edges and corners you can’t even tell it’s paper.  They really do look like they were painted.

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This view is of the opposite side of the blocks.  I couldn’t do just one side, it looked too plain!  I still haven’t finished decorating some of the side panels, so I don’t have any pics of that.

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The Decor Elements made this project so easy!  I also used some pieces from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin’ kit.  It took me longer to figure out what to put where than it did to actually make it.

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I was trying to figure out why it takes me so long to create anything and then I realized it must be my helpers causing the delays…..

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Not only do they take over my stamp table, they take over my chair too!  I can shoo them off, but as soon as I turn around, they are right back.

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It’s a wonder that I get anything done.  :0)

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I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

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