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!  


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.


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.


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.


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)


I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

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