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A Colorful Christmas with Rebecca Trump

A Colorful Christmas

We've landed on the final day of our Colorful Christmas series, and we're ending it with a bang!  You may recognize this color combo as it's a popular one this season.  Garden Girl Rebecca Trump gives you additional ideas for how to put it to work in your holiday projects with this set of unique gift tags!

A Colorful Christmas with Rebecca Trump

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From Rebecca, "I created Christmas Packaging with a color scheme of red, turquoise, white, and silver. I was inspired when I noticed Martha Stewart's collection of Christmas tree decor at Home Depot. Since I could not afford to completely redecorate my Christmas decor, I decided to use the color scheme under the tree on my packages. 

Rebecca's Mood/Inspiration Board:

Rebecca's Mood Board

1.  Lagoon Stickles  2.  Silver Reindeer Glitter Thickers  3.  Red Holiday Deer  4.  Robin's Egg Subway Thickers

5.  Silver Wisecrack Glitter Chipboard Alphas  6.  Feliz Navidad Paper  7.  Flourish Glitter Thickers  8.  Red Brag Book

See step by step directions here or watch the video below!

 

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We hope you enjoyed today's project as well as the series overall!  We've so enjoyed putting this together and reading your comments and seeing your challenge entries.  Let us know what you think!  Would you like to see more color-inspired projects in the future?

 

Have a merry and *colorful* Christmas, Peas!

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A Colorful Christmas with Jen Chenick (Part 2)

A Colorful Christmas

Garden Girl Jen Chesnick is back with us today sharing another color combo and project!  Today's is a playful mix of rosy pink, sky blue and leaf green.  Who knew these spring-y colors would make such a beautiful palette for handmade ornaments?!

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Over the course of our series a Garden Girl will share a color combination, special project and either a tutorial or video walking you through the steps.  They've also created a mood board with the products that inspired them.

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From Jen, "Hi Peas!  Today I have a really fun and simple project for your tree or gifts to be given! I used the wooden doilies by Maya Road for my base, but you could use any medium really. 

Jenny's Mood/Inspiration Board:

1.  Guava Rose Ribbon  2.  Silhouette Leaf Green Vinyl   3.  Green Stamper's Big Brush Set  4.  Antique Pink Banner Rub On Set

5.  Everywhere Lost & Found Brads  6. Iridescent Blue 3 Pc Glitter Set   7.  Green Polka Dot Screen Printed Album

8.  Vintage Round Pearl and Heart Pins  9.  Dot Pattern Turquoise Green Pale Blue Washi Tape Set

 

Step 1- I started by painting the wood on both sides and letting dry. 

Step 2- Using my Ali Edwards stamps I embossed right onto the wood. Don't worry about it being perfect because the other elements will cover a lot of it. A large background stamp is also nice because you can emboss them all at once. 

Step 3- Using your crop-a-dile punch holes for your ribbon to hang the ornament. I finished my hole with an eyelet to keep the twine from snagging. If you want to hang something from the bottom also punch that hole. 

Step 4- Decorate! I layered die-cuts with some dimensional stickers from Snow Day by Pink Paislee on mine. 

Step 5- To finish up add the hanging element if you choose and you are all set! "

 

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We'll see you tomorrow with our final project!

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A Colorful Christmas with Kristina Nicolai-White

A Colorful Christmas with Kristina Nicolai-White

Welcome to another day in our Colorful Christmas series!  We have a few more projects to share with you this week, starting out with this wall art project by Kristina using rich reds, cool aquas and a silvery gray.  Notice how she's mixed and matched fonts, and be sure to read her thought process for how she chose certain letters for special lyrics of a favorite Christmas song!

Scroll down also for the announcement of our colorful challenge winner!

 

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Over the course of our series a Garden Girl will share a color combination, special project and either a tutorial or video walking you through the steps.  They've also created a mood board with the products that inspired them.

 

A Colorful Christmas with Kristina Nicolai-White

I'll Be Home For Christmas Wall Art by Kristina

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From Kristina, "Subway Art style is everywhere! It is basically a listing of the street stops for the subway. The stops are listed on a sign/board-- several stops all listed on a board with a type-set look, only with great big letters so you can read it as you're running for your train. Run! 


This is where I got the idea to create this project. If you have looked at my projects before you know how much I love to play with letter stickers and how I like to create different titles using all different fonts, styles and colors in one project. So the Subway Art style really calls out to me. I love this look. A listing of meaningful words all in a row on top of one another? Yes! 

Kristina's Mood/Inspiration Board:

Kristina's Mood Board

1.  Red With Love Alphas 2.  Santa Claus Lane Paper    3.  Wonder & Wishes Corrugated Alpha  4.  Daydream Foam Alphas5.  Hollyday Red Glitter

Thickers  6.  Feliz Navidad Paper  7.  Grapefruit Paper  8.  City Sidewalks Paper9.  Little Flyers  10.  Snowball Fight Paper  11.  Borders B Side Winter

Wonderland Paper  12.  Rose/Fresh Air Paper13.  Mcintosh Chip Alpha  14.  Teal Chipboard Alpha  15. Peep Saffron Alpha 12x12 Letters 

16.  Rocket Age Mini Alpha Stickers  17.  Christmastime Card Set

I love bright colors at Christmas. The last few years I have not done traditional Christmas colors in my holiday decorating. I am very attracted to the bright pinks, aquas and greens. This year with the popularity of aqua, it seems to be very prevalent in all of the holiday products. And since the color is my favorite this year, it was easy for me to pick this for my Colorful Christmas project. I love the aqua and pink/red pairing. (I chose it also for my 2011 art journal). I love how the two colors look together. 


When I selected to do this project, I knew I wanted to use mostly turquoise/aqua and just a spot of red--using the red on something I wanted to be the most important, the thing I wanted to pop or to tie the whole thing all together. 

I spent an hour going through song lyrics, holiday story excerpts and quotes. I ended up picking this song as it had enough lines to create an interesting array of sentence types that I could arrange in an interesting pattern, it had a line that I could make red while the rest of it was turquoise, and well, it is just a wonderful holiday song marking how important family, home and togetherness is during this season. 



I started with a white 12x12. I did not chose white cardstock, but went looking for a white that was distressed, aged, had a slight pattern to it and settled on a white on white damask with some aging to it. I also contemplated using a very light aqua blue for the background, which would have made the blue letters less pronounced---which was maybe a good thing or maybe a bad thing. I decided on the white, so all of the lyrics are easily visible and the pattern is noticeable. 


I created a sketch of the project, attempting to predict where the letters would fall, or how I wanted them to fall, creating a road map for myself. It allowed me to find and pick letters then that would fit into this map. 


I wanted certain letters to fall in a certain way... I knew I wanted the first Christmas word to be large enough that it would go all the way across the page. I knew I wanted the next line in the song to take up one whole space across the page. and I had planned to make some of the middle lines to be stacked on top of each other, creating small chunks/blocks in the middle of the project. (rather like small lines in the middle of the song, they are small blocks in the middle of the project). 


I gathered all of my blue, teal, aqua, turquoise letter stickers together and started to lay them out on the project. I put the first line on very tentatively and did not firmly attach the letters until I had the entire project laid out. This is so that I could move them around if they didn't work out how I envisioned them. I usually eyeball the lines and don't worry so much about getting it all straight and perfect, but a few times I did grab a piece of scratch paper and lay it on the project so I could use it's edge as a guide line. 


I purposefully used all capital letters in the Count on Me line. I wanted that to be more bold. It is an important message so it should be emphasized. I purposefully used a mix of upper and lower case in the next line, as it seems a bit more playful---please have snow. Its not as serious to some as the rest of the song's message. I adore snow and to me it is important and is definitely something I would have asked my mother for when I traveled home from California for Christmas. 


I wanted to throw in the smaller letters for the middle lines, I love the way the smaller type fits just right into this nice little block, creating a section in the middle of the project where each line of the song is it's own little section rather than a line across the page. This is not following the general pattern of the actual Subway Art, but something I wanted to do in any case. Turning one of the words on its side, also helps to create this 'block' for this line. 

 

I also knew that with the Subway Art style, the lines/blocks should not overlap in any way. So the 'lines' could not be too close together---there had to be enough room on top and the bottom of each 'line' so that none of the letters would crowd the other lines. The top of a 'h' could not rise above it's 'line' to overlap the letters of the 'line' above it. 


I used several different colors of red for the main line as I did for the other lines. I didn't want just a dark shade of red. So I threw in several different fonts, even a cursive, which is definitely not found on a subway sign, but seemed so appropriate for a song lyric. Especially the final word in the song: Dreams. 



I did have some troubles finding the exact letters I was looking for. So I made some. I grabbed all of the chipboard letters, wood alphabets and painted, sprayed and inked them. I got my hands really painty messy, and had fun getting them to be just the right shade that I had in my mind."

 

We hope you enjoyed today's project!  Looking for more?  See all color combos and projects!

We'll see you tomorrow with another project!

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Congrats to jennimoc, the winner of our colorful Christmas challenge last week!  A rainbow pack of cardstock and Thickers will be sent to you shortly!

 

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A Colorful Christmas with Kandis Smith

A Colorful Christmas

Today Garden Girl Kandis Smith walks us through creating a layout using olive greens, rich creams and a beautiful pomegranate red.  Her layout and mood board with its plaid patterns and traditional Christmas colors make me want to snuggle up next to a crackling fire and get cozy!

 

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Over the course of our series a Garden Girl will share a color combination, special project and either a tutorial or video walking you through the steps.  They've also created a mood board with the products that inspired them.

 

A Colorful Christmas with Kandis Smith

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Kandis' mood board:

Kandis' Mood Board

1.  Parlor Gemini Flowers  2.  White Clothespins  3.  Calendar Seasons Greetings paper

4.  Preppy Plaid  5.  Vintage Christmas Stickers  6.  Holly products

From Kandis, "I just adore tiny little photos! And when you have an event where you take tons of pictures it makes for the perfect way to display them all! I only chose three of my favorite Christmas Morning photos from last year--but I plan on making another one filled with pictures! 



Step 1: Cut down your patterned paper to 8.5X11



Step 2: Cut a strip of green cardstock and adhere it across your layout. Add a  doile to the right hand side. 



Step 3: Place your photo strip across doile


Step 4: Take christmas bingo sticker and slide it slightly under picture strip. Add a button to it with some jute tied through it. 
 


Step 5: Cut a small strip of red patterned paper and adhere above green cardstock. Take a couple different styles of lace and lay them out on your page. I'm going to adhere them on top and bottom of my green cardstock. 

 


 

Step 6: Take out that pen!! Using your own handwriting... I know--it's scary--but your kids will love it!... write your journaling on the green cardstock. Add number stickers to the top of your photos for the date. 



Step 7: Add another red button next to the green one and add two black pearl brads to red strip of patterned paper."

 

We hope you enjoyed today's project!  Looking for more?  See all color combos and projects!

 

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Your Challenge

Don't forget this is the last day for our colorful challenge (though the projects don't end here!)!  Try a color combination of your own and create a holiday project with it!  We'll be giving away this colorful prize package made up of 10 sheets of KI Glitter Cardstock and 10 packs of American Crafts Glitter Thickers to one lucky challenge participant!   Each participant will also earn a badge that will appear on their Two Peas profile!

Upload your project to the member gallery, describing in the comments the color combo you've chosen, by 11:59 pm CST this Sunday the 11th.  We'll announce the winner here on the blog next Monday!  See original challenge post with entries.

We'll see you tomorrow with another color combo and project!

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A Colorful Christmas with Laura Craigie

A Colorful Christmas

Laura Craigie has a beautiful set of tags to share with us today using a shimmery silver and two rich shades of reds!  Be sure to check out her tutorial video as well!

 

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Over the course of our series a Garden Girl will share a color combination, special project and either a tutorial or video walking you through the steps.  They've also created a mood board with the products that inspired them.

A Colorful Christmas with Laura Craigie

A Colorful Christmas with Laura Craigie

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From Laura, "Hey Peas! I am so excited for this new event here called Colorful Christmas :) I wanted to do something a little fun this year and decided to make tags for my Christmas presents instead of the usual plain stickers I usually use. I chose to use the colors red & silver which just go so well together. 

Laura's mood/inspiration board:

Laura's Mood Board

1.  Silver Puffy Stars   2.  Ladybug Polka Dot Card  3.  Wonder Wishes Corrugated Alphas  4. Bow Flower Die 

5.  Metallic Reindeer Rub On Set  6.  Damask Ink Its Letterpress Die  7.  Doodle Pops Layered Cardstock Sticker  8.  Little Black Dress tissue flowers

 


 

I encourage you to go outside the norm and make tags from different items you may have around like canvas, bags, or artist trading cards. 



I filmed my process, so if you want to see exactly how I made these three fun tags just watch right here :)"

 

We hope you enjoyed today's project!  Looking for more?  See all color combos and projects!

 

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Your Challenge

Don't forget our challenge for you this week!  Try a color combination of your own and create a holiday project with it!  We'll be giving away this colorful prize package made up of 10 sheets of KI Glitter Cardstock and 10 packs of American Crafts Glitter Thickers to one lucky challenge participant!   Each participant will also earn a badge that will appear on their Two Peas profile!

Upload your project to the member gallery, describing in the comments the color combo you've chosen, by 11:59 pm CST this Sunday the 11th.  We'll announce the winner here on the blog next Monday!  See original challenge post with entries.

We'll see you tomorrow with another color combo and project!

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A Colorful Christmas with Lisa Truesdell

A Colorful Christmas

Garden Girl Lisa Truesdell has pulled together a pine-y green, cool aqua and icy silver to create tags for gifts!  I'm thinking the recipients will be careful to separate the tags from the present wrapping to prevent these mini pieces of art from getting lost in the holiday chaos!

 

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Over the course of our series a Garden Girl will share a color combination, special project and either a tutorial or video walking you through the steps.  They've also created a mood board with the products that inspired them.

 

Misted Tags with Lisa Truesdell

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From Lisa, "hi peas! i'm here today with a project for the colorful christmas event. i've got some tips for dressing up ordinary shipping tags (i get mine at the office supply store) with misting + masking. you could use these tags on your gifts, on a card, or even in your december daily. all of these masking tricks would work well on scrapbook pages as well.  these are the three tags we'll be misting - each with a different technique.

Lisa's Mood/Inspiration board:

Lisa's Mood Board

1.  Green Alphabet Letterpress Card Set  2.  Birds On a Wire Overlay  3.  Aqua Gillian Flowers

3.  Happy Days Kraft Paper  4.  Seed Packet Dye Ink  5.  Oyster Divine Twine

6.  Elf Glossy Chipboard Letters  7.  Frolic Autumn Press Paper  8. Waterfall Doll Fabric Letter Stickers  9.  Silver Washi Tape 





i started this project by gathering mist in my color scheme - silver/gray, aqua & green. i added mister huey's shine for a little sparkle as well. before i start with the masking techniques, i wanted to share some general tips for using mist. 

  • i recommend using an old shipping box (the ones from 2peas are perfect, just cut off the flaps!) for your misting stations. the sides will keep the rest of your work area from getting misted. 
  • add a piece of chipboard or some old newspaper to the bottom of your box - it will soak up the overspray 
  • PRACTICE! so many people tell me that they just can't get mists to do what they want. it's *so* much easier to know how mist works if you just play with it. spray it close. spray it from far away. try mixing colors. i find that every bottle of mist that i own has it's own quirks - get to know them. 
  • for a good even coverage, i recommend holding the mist bottle about 6inches away from your paper. spray it once or twice and then check the coverage, and add a little more if it isn't as heavy as you'd like. 



for my first tag, i used a premade mask. this one is by studio calico and is made of a thick plastic. it's clear when you buy it, but (ahem), if you're lazy about cleaning it, it will get stained. ;) these types of masks are usually heavy enough that you can simply set them onto your project without any adhesive. spray your mist over it and then carefully remove the mask. 

 

 


i also like to use stickers as masks. pretty much any kind of sticker will work for this, from plain stickers to chipboard. i do stick them to my jeans first, to take off a little of the stickiness - you need to be able to get them back OFF afterwards! i misted this tag with gray and then added another layer of mister huey's shine. 



 

another fun masking technique is to use the negative from a die cut. i used my cameo to cut a large ampersand and then used the negative to mist the shape onto my tag. a small piece of cardstock like this can sometimes curl up a bit when you mist it, so i used temporary adhesive to stick the mask to the chipboard in my mist box so it couldn't go anywhere. i used a light aqua mist for this tag. 
 

here's a look at my three tags once they were misted. 

i added chipboard letters and paper scraps to this tag. 

to finish this tag, i added a typed sentiment, some patterned paper, and buttons.

 i cut slits along the ampersand to add banners with words typed on them, and then added some washi tape and punched stars. 

We hope you enjoyed today's project!  Looking for more?  See all color combos and projects!

 

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Your Challenge

Don't forget our challenge for you this week!  Try a color combination of your own and create a holiday project with it!  We'll be giving away this colorful prize package made up of 10 sheets of KI Glitter Cardstock and 10 packs of American Crafts Glitter Thickers to one lucky challenge participant!   Each participant will also earn a badge that will appear on their Two Peas profile!

Upload your project to the member gallery, describing in the comments the color combo you've chosen, by 11:59 pm CST this Sunday the 11th.  We'll announce the winner here on the blog next Monday!  See original challenge post with entries.

We'll see you tomorrow with another color combo and project!

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A Colorful Christmas with Julie Campbell

A Colorful Christmas

When Julie told me she would be using a denim blue, golden yellow and classic red to create a banner, I was not surprised.  This color combination reminds me of country chic home decor, and Julie with her family call an old farmhouse in the country their home sweet home!  It's a perfect example of creating a holiday project that suits your taste and style.  Let's begin!

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Each day for the next several days a Garden Girl will share a color combination, special project and either a tutorial or video walking you through the steps.  They've also created a mood board with the products that inspired them.

 

A Colorful Christmas with Julie Campbell

Merry Christmas Banner by Julie Campbell

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Julie's mood/inspiration board:

Julie Campbell's Mood/Inspiration Board

1.  Denim Acrylic Paint Dabber  2.  Crimson ABC Stickers  3.  Lost and Found Buttons  4.  Butter Rose Ribbon

5. Denim Blue ABC Stickers   6.  Delight Cream Ledger Paper  7.  Smash Pocket    8. Gold Candle Silhouettes

9.  Present Paper  10.  Red Holiday Deer  11. Denim Random 

Merry Christmas Banner by Julie Campbell

From Julie, "For our Colorful Christmas series, I created a festive holiday banner using the color scheme of bright red, golden yellow, and denim blue. 

In the video (below), I show you how you can create all of your pennant pieces using a Silhouette die-cutter. Although the die-cutting machine makes this project super simple, you can also use other methods described in the video."

Merry Christmas Banner by Julie Campbell

We hope you enjoyed today's project!  Looking for more?  See all color combos and projects!

 

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Don't forget our challenge for you this week!  Try a color combination of your own and create a holiday project with it!  We'll be giving away this colorful prize package made up of 10 sheets of KI Glitter Cardstock and 10 packs of American Crafts Glitter Thickers to one lucky challenge participant!   Each participant will also earn a badge that will appear on their Two Peas profile!

We'll see you tomorrow with another color combo and project!

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A Colorful Christmas with Stacey Sattler

A Colorful Christmas

Hello again, Peas!  Today's color combo and project with Garden Girl Stacey Sattler uses cotton candy pink and peacock blue on a canvas perfect for gift giving this holiday season!  And psssst - did you know Stacey is an art teacher?  You're learning from an expert!  Let's get started!

 

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Each day this week a Garden Girl will share a color combination, special project and either a tutorial or video walking you through the steps.  They've also created a mood board with the products that inspired them.

 

A Colorful Christmas with Stacey Sattler

Love You Canvas by Stacey Sattler

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From Stacey, "Hello Peas!  Today I am going to show you how I made this fun little canvas. It would make a great gift for someone you love, or it might be for yourself to hang in a special spot in your home. This idea can be adapted for any type of photo-a special vacation picture, a shot at Halloween, a new baby canvas...the choices are limitless. 

I choose to focus on one of my favorite color combinations of the season (well, any season, actually!)--pink and turquoise
The base of my project is turquoise and my accents are pink. 

Stacey's mood/inspiration board:

Stacey's Mood Board

1.  Pink Bubblegum Polka Dot  2.  Teal Blooms  3.  Pastel Say It In Crystals Hearts  4.  Heirloom Blue Spray

5.  Eggshell Buttons  6.  Cotton Candy Divine Twine  7.  Rub On Stitches  8.  Hello Lime Twist Paper

9.  Classic Teal Studio Paint  10.  Valentine Icon Border Die Cuts  11.  Teal Large Dot

12.  Pink Polka Dot Die Cut Paper  13.  Book Jacket Memoir Paper  14.  Dark Pink Flourish

 

To create this project: 
 



Gather your supplies. I bought a pack of canvases and dug out my acrylic paints in the turquoise color family. I laid newspaper on my work surface. 


To lay down a base of texture before painting, I adhered a doily to my canvas using mod podge. This Glue N Seal by Ranger would work too. Allow to dry. 



Squeeze some paint onto your canvas-use a few different colors. 



Spread the colors on the canvas, over the doily, mixing the colors directly on the canvas. Add more paint if necessary. 



To continue layering texture, I 'printed' with a sheet of bubble wrap by painting onto the plastic bubbles with white paint, then pressing it onto the canvas. I did practice a few times on my newspaper first. I had a failed attempt or two, and just painted over the printing with more turquoise paint and tried reprinting-no biggie!! This is a forgiving project. 



This photo shows the painted doily and the bubble printing on the canvas.

 

When the paint is completely dry, I used spray ink to add one more layer--I spritzed and dripped onto the canvas and let this dry for several hours. 

 


This is a photo of all of my supplies laid out- patterned paper strips cut and inked, twine, flowers, and my photo on the canvas--waiting for the final arrangement. 



Canvas in progress - laying things out, arranging, re-arranging.

 


Once again, the final canvas. Pieces glued on, twine tied, embellishments adhered.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing this process. I had a great time creating this piece, and expect to be making more in the near future :) "

We hope you enjoyed today's project!  Looking for more?  See all color combos and projects!

 

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Your Challenge

Don't forget our challenge for you this week!  Try a color combination of your own and create a holiday project with it!  We'll be giving away this colorful prize package made up of 10 sheets of KI Glitter Cardstock and 10 packs of American Crafts Glitter Thickers to one lucky challenge participant!   Each participant will also earn a badge that will appear on their Two Peas profile!

We'll see you tomorrow with another color combo and project!

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A Colorful Christmas with Jen Chesnick

A Colorful Christmas with the Garden Girls

Are you ready to explore another color combination?  We are too!  For today's project Garden Girl Jen Chesnick uses candy apple red with two crisp greens and a clean, snowy white to create a welcoming and festive wreath!

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Each day this week a Garden Girl will share a color combination, special project and either a tutorial or video walking you through the steps.  They've also created a mood board with the products that inspired them.

 

A Colorful Christmas with Jen Chesnick

Poinsettia Wreath by Jen Chesnick

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Don't you just love the depth she's created with her many layers?  And the glittered paper and embellishments add a special touch of sparkle!  Here is Jen's mood/inspiration board:

 

Jen Chesnick's Mood Board

1.  Cardinal 3-Ring Album  2.  Green Vintage Buttons  3.  White Holiday Reindeer

4.  White Shadowbox Tray  5.  Coredinations Embossed Paper Pack  6.  Green Apple Divine Twine

7.  Winter Corrugated Shapes  8.  White Snowflake Transparencies  9. Mr. Huey Red Spray   10.  Ivory Vermont Leaves

 

From Jen, "For my A Colorful Christmas project I made a paper Poinsettia Wreath using my Cameo! 

Poinsettia Wreath by Jen Chesnick   Poinsettia Wreath by Jen Chesnick

Step 1- Start by cutting various flowers using your die cutting machine, hand cutting or manual die cutting machine. I used the Nested Poinsettia file for Silhouette. 

Poinsettia Wreath by Jen Chesnick

Step 2- Build your blooms as you like. I used brads for centers on some as well as the chipboard pieces that came with the Peppermint Twist page kit. 


Poinsettia Wreath by Jen Chesnick


Step 3- Using a craft store floral wreath I looped and tied off my hook for my wreath before placing the flowers on. 

Poinsettia Wreath by Jen Chesnick

Step 4- Simply hot glue your flowers on. I layered mine all out to make sure I had enough flowers made. Once they were all placed I tucked in leaves of green to cover gaps and holes. 

Poinsettia Wreath by Jen Chesnick

Step 5- The final touch is a paper bow made using the Cameo as well. I used the 3D Ribbon Bow file by Silhouette for that one. 

Poinsettia Wreath by Jen Chesnick

A couple other key watch outs. When cutting thick glitter paper make sure you have your die-cutter set to the right depth. I almost cut through my mat. The glitter will also take off some of the stick of your mat. So I quickly switched to an old mat. I also find that using hot glue is the best for projects you want to keep year after year. The glue seems to hold up so much better! 

TFL and enjoy!"

We hope you enjoyed today's project!  Looking for more?  See yesterday's opening post!

 

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Your Challenge

Don't forget our challenge for you this week!  Try a color combination of your own and create a holiday project with it!  We'll be giving away this colorful prize package made up of 10 sheets of KI Glitter Cardstock and 10 packs of American Crafts Glitter Thickers to one lucky challenge participant!   Each participant will also earn a badge that will appear on their Two Peas profile!

 Upload your project to the member gallery, describing in the comments the color combo you've chosen, by 11:59 pm CST this Sunday the 11th.  We'll announce the winner here on the blog next Monday!  See original challenge post with entries.

We'll see you tomorrow with another color combo and project!

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A Colorful Christmas with Jen Gallacher (Plus a special challenge!)

A Colorful Christmas

Welcome to the first day in our special Garden Girls series!  We can't wait to reveal each day's projects  - you're going to love what's in store!  Each day this week a Garden Girl will share a color combination, special project and either a tutorial or video walking you through the steps.  They've also created a mood board with the products that inspired them.  Fun, isn't it?!

 Jen Gallacher starts us out with this gift wrap idea using a pretty jewel-toned teal and candlelight gold.  Be sure to scroll down for a special challenge if you're inspired to play along!

Teal, Yellow & Gray Gift Wrap with Jen Gallacher

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Jen's mood board:

Jen Gallacher's Color Mood Board

1.  Ritz Gemini Flowers (See all gemini flowers)  2.  Embossing flowers  3.  Silver Bells Large Dot Paper

4.  Chap Collection Buttons  5.  Golden Flourish Harvest Paper  6.  Teal Butterfly Rub Ons

7.  Teal Intertwined Circle Paper  8. Ocrea Vermont Leaves   9.  Gray Bracket Die Cut Paper

From Jen, "This has to be one of my favorite assignments to date because of the opportunity to be inspired by color. I went in a completely different direction than your typical red & green color scheme. I was inspired by the colors of the Prima flowers first and then built my color inspiration board from there. I used many of the projects found on my board to create the projects. 


Both boxes were cut with my Silhouette machine. I then embellished them with patterned paper, stamping, tinsel, tags, and some beautiful ribbon flowers from Prima. 



You can watch a helpful video here for creating these projects:"

Inspired yet?  We thought so!  Wait, there's more!

Your Challenge

Try a color combination of your own and create a holiday project with it!  We'll be giving away this colorful prize package made up of 10 sheets of KI Glitter Cardstock and 10 packs of American Crafts Glitter Thickers to one lucky challenge participant!   Each participant will also earn a badge that will appear on their Two Peas profile!

 Upload your project to the member gallery, describing in the comments the color combo you've chosen, by 11:59 pm CST this Sunday the 11th.  We'll announce the winner here on the blog next Monday!

We'll see you tomorrow with another color combo and project!

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