Saturday, December 14, 2013
Software Meets Christmas Tree
Today is the start of the last challenge for 2013 at Sugar Creek Hollow and it is called Recycling & Re-purposing. We would love to see your entries but they must be either vintage or shabby chic (or a combination of both). Your entry must include one or more items that have been recycled or used for a different purpose and you must tell us about it in your post so that we know your entry meets the theme and is eligible for any of the prizes.
A year ago or so my husband brought home a whole pile of software CD-ROMs and DVDs from work that were being sent to the garbage and asked if I wanted them for crafting and of course I said yes and added them to my stash not having any idea at the time how I could use them. Since then I have discovered that they make the best bases for Christmas ornaments and this is the third one I have used for that purpose.
I got my husband to drill two holes opposite each other but in the end, I only used one this time. Then I printed some digital paper from Summertime Designs and cut it into 2 1/2" squares. Each square was folded into thirds to create a point and glued onto the CD in two layers.
Next I cut some loops with my Cameo and some gold card stock from Recollections and added them to each of the points on the top layer. A gem from Dollarama was added to the top of each loop.
I printed the vintage Santa from The Graphics Fairy, cut it out and trimmed the edge with some gold Stickles by Ranger. I added some lace from my stash to the back and then mounted Santa on a scalloped circle that was cut using a Nellie Snellen die and some red glitter card stock from Dollarama. Some gold cord from my sewing cupboard was added as a hanger and then a plain card stock circle was added to the back to hide the CD.
I am going to enter this in the following challenges:
Happy Campers - Christmas
Crafting For All Seasons - Anything Christmas But A Card
Ruby's Rainbow - It's Christmas
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Parade Your Crafts - Christmas Projects