Friday, December 16, 2011

A Very Merry KARLAS001 Christmas Tree

Happy Friday everyone! It was rainy and gloomy yesterday and now it's sunny and windy. California weather what are you doing? LOL No matter, I will not let this crazy weather affect my creating mojo. I have a KARLAS001 Etsy project to share. It is this mini Christmas tree that is decorated with KARLAS001 goodies from top to bottom.

I used the 8mm White Pearl Trim Strand as garland. I also draped some Flat Clear/Iridescent Trim from the top hanging to the bottom. As for ornaments, I used the Jo's Shabby Clear Crystals and the Metal Capped Rhinestones. The Metal Capped Rhinestones already had a wire stem attached, so I just trimmed it a bit and bent it to create a hook. I threaded some wire through the Jo's Shabby Crystals and created the hanging hook.

As for the star topper, I went and used two Clear Flowers and adhered them back to back with a glue dot. I then stamped "Season's Greetings on to some vellum and made a cute banner. The only non-KARLAS001 item that I used was a silver glittered star ornament that I had purchased at Michael's. You can view this project on a video that I created here.

Have a great weekend everyone! Good Luck to those braving the shopping malls this weekend!

KARLAS001 Etsy Products (links provided):
Metal Capped Rhinestones
Clear Flowers
Flat Clear/Iridescent Trim
8mm Pearl Strand Trim
Jo's Shabby Clear Crystals
Other Products:
Mini Christmas Tree, Vellum, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Mini Pearls, Christmas Sentiment Stamp, Glue Dots

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mini Christmas Wreath

Yikes, just ten more days 'til Christmas! Breathe, breathe LOL. Instead of working on presents I decided to work on this mini Christmas wreathe. This is my I Am Roses project for you this evening. The mini wreathe measures approximately 6"x 6". I incorporated a pearl and crystal garland, some clear wheat sprays and a cute little owl charm.
On the top left, I flanked a 1" Red Paper Flower with two 1/2" White Paper Roses. All the flowers used were sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz.

The center flower in the bottom right arrangement is a 2" Red Paper Rose. The two 1 1/4" White Paper Roses are on either side, followed by some 1/4" Mini Red Roses and 1/2" Small White Roses. To add more flowers and more red, I included a trio of Semi Red Open Rose Buds on either end of the arrangement. I wanted to add some green color to the wreathe, so I laid all the flowers on top of Green Daisy Paper Leaves. Underneath all the flowers and leaves, I layered the pearl and crystal garland with the clear wheat sprays. For a more personal touch, I added an owl charm (I adore owls) in the mix of the flowers. You can view my video of the wreath here.

So there is my mini wreath, it's already hanging on my bedroom door. Thanks for stopping by! Also just a reminder to check out the December Color Challenge still going on at the I Am Roses Challenge Blog.

I Am Roses Products (links provided):
ZQL4-1 Green Daisy Paper Leaves
R40-11 2" Red Paper Roses
R2-12 .25" Red Mini Paper Roses
R5-12 1" Red Paper Flowers
R21-1 1.25" White Flowers
T30-101 Semi Red Open Rose Buds
R8-15 .50" White Paper Roses
Other Products:
Twig Wreath, KARLAS001 Etsy Clear Wheat Sprays, Misc. Crystal Garland, Hot Glue Gun, Lindy's Stamp Gang Scintillating Silver, White Seam Binding

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Embellishment Tray

Happy Friday everyone! How's the holiday shopping going? Mine? Still going LOL. Here is my I Am Roses project for you today. I turned this plain peat compartment tray, found at my .99 Store, into an embellishment holder. This is a gift that I filled up and created for my sister.

I used some bamboo skewers to hold up the banner with her name spelled out. I flanked both sides of the banner with a 1" White Rose and some S10 Flowers.
Each tray slot was filled with some of my favorite embellishments for her to use. It's a beautiful way to display any goodies and makes for easy access.

I layered some lace trims and wrapped it around the tray. The center flower is a 2" White Rose backed with some Skeleton Leaves, Rose Leaves and some more S10 Flowers. I tied a bow with some white seam binding as well.

On one of the skewers I wrapped a Short White Flower Spray with some lace and seam binding. This is not permanently adhered to the stick so that it too can be used as an embellishment. I love how this turned out and with such little cost. You can view a closer look of my project on my video here. Thanks for stopping by.

One last thing, don't forget to head on over to the I Am Roses Challenge Blog, we are having a Color Challenge going on for the month of December. Have a beautiful weekend!

I Am Roses Products (links provided):
K1-805/Z Small Natural Skeleton Leaves
B0-508 Pale Green Leaves
R77-15 2" White Roses
R5-1 1" White Paper Flowers
S10-15 5/8" Small White Flowers
SP1-151 White Short Flowers Spray
R21-278 1.25" Blue 2 Tone
Other Products:
MME Misc. Paper, Bamboo Skewers, Peat Compartment Tray, Creative Time Build a Banner Kit, Cuttlebug, Hot Glue Gun, Misc. Lace Trim, White Seam Binding, Stickles Platinum, Distress Ink Antique Linen, Misc. Alpha Stamps

Friday, December 2, 2011

Shabby Holiday Stockings

Is everyone ready for the weekend? I wanted to share this project that is easy to create using some Pink Rose trim and Pearl trims from KARLAS001's Etsy. The backing of these stockings are just basic thick cardstock cut into a stocking shape. I cut off the individual roses on the trim to fill out the shape. Instead of using ribbon as the stocking hanger, I opted to use the pearl trims.

These Mini Crystal Clear Butterflykisses Butterflies added a cute touch. Using other trims to decorate the top and some pearl embellishments for the buttons they completed the look.

This is a holiday project that is easy to create as little handmade gifts. You can also use other colored trims that you already have in your stash.

I used the White Flat Back Pearl Trim for these two stockings.

For this one, I used the Pink Flat Back Pearl Trim to coordinate with this light pink rose trim.
On this stocking, it was initially a cream rose trim but I had dyed it with my Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Cadbury Milk Chocolate. The trim I chose to go with this brown color was the Bronze Pearl Strand Trim.

I truly love how these stockings turned out and I hope my scrappy friends like them. To watch a tutorial on how you can make a similar project like these, you can view my video here. As always thanks for taking the time to stop by. Have a great weekend!

KARLAS001 Etsy Products (links provided):
White Flat Back Pearl Trim
Pink Flat Back Pearl Trim
Bronze Pearl Strand
Mini Crystal Clear Butterflykisses Butterflies
Nancy's Pink Rose Trim
Pink Loopy Trim
Other Products:
MME Festive & Frost 12x12 Paper Pad, Hand cut stocking template, Misc. Trims, Pearl Embellishments, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Cadbury Milk Chocolate

Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011 December I Am Roses Color Challenge

Hi everyone! It's December! Yikes, what happened to Jan-Nov, LOL. Are you ready for our first I Am Roses Color Challenge? It’s happening right now. Here’s your chance to win some of the fabulous flowers that our Design Team uses. Head on over to the I Am Roses Challenge Blog for more details and challenge rules.

Here is my project that I created for this month's challenge. I recently got my hands on some glassine bags (baker's bags/favor bags) and decided to jazz them up.

I love how they turned out. Does it even really matter what's inside? The packaging is so cute! I used various sizes of roses and a large gardenia. For a more organic look, I used some jute rope instead of ribbon.

The Christmas tree images were stamped on some kraft paper and embossed with white embossing powder. Some of the flowers were sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Royal Peacock Fire Glitz Spritz for that added shimmer.

So that is my project to help inspire you. I hope it worked =) Good luck on the challenge!

I Am Roses Products (links provided):
GB4-607 - Mixed Blue Gardenia
R1-170 Mini Blue Paper Roses
R2-15 Mini White Paper Roses
R2-40 Mini Brown Paper Roses
R8-15 1/2" White Paper Roses
R21-278 1.25" Blue 2 Tone
ZQL0-721 Small Soft Green 2 Tone Maple Leaves
Other Products:
MME Festive & Frost 12x12 Paper Pad, MME Christmas Stamps, SU! Kraft Cardstock, Glassine Bags, Jute Rope, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Misc. White Scallop Trim, SU! 1 3/4" Circle Punch, SU! 1 1/8" Circle Punch, Lindy's Stamp Gang Royal Peacock Fire Glitz Spritz