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Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So many ways to Count the days!

I must be really losing the plot now! I am waxing poetic… Too much to do before Christmas and not enough time to do it in! Just popping in to share my latest project with you. My gorgeous girlfriend bought this craft wood tree from a Scrapping shop, it comes complete with the little tiles to count down the days until Christmas and the hooks to hang them on. My little guy and I have decorated it to give to his class teacher. Here it is …

We decorated both the tree and the tiles with the Stampin' Up! Dashing DSP. Projects like this are sooo easy with SU because everything co-ordinates so well, the inks, ribbons, papers etc. I didn't have to spend hours searching for just the right colour cardstock etc. The numbers on the tiles are from the On Board Lots of Letters, and are triple embossed with Gold EP. The star was from the On Board Trimmings that were in the Spring Mini catalogue, it is triple embossed with a rhinestone brad in the centre. "Days until Christmas" was stamped, using the retired Tidy Alphabet, in Versa Mark on co-ordinating cardstock and embossed with gold EP. Then cut out, remounted on a contrasting colour and cut out again. Finally we tied some gold and red cord through matching buttons and popped them up on dimensionals as "decorations" on our tree. I also made a little box (adapting the gift box from "Mainly Flowers") to keep the tiles in when they are not in use, as they will not all fit on the hooks at once.

Hope you like it, would love to know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by...



Anonymous said...

Hi Claire,
Can I please put my order in for one of these for next Christmas? It is really cute. Love Mum

Ann Wills said...

Lovely Claire, I have covered the one that I got from Lynda, via you but I have only done the 25 as tiles, will try to do the rest by next Christmas.