Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Tray

What is it about Christmas that makes the everyday things become something special. Take colors for example. At Christmas, those everyday reds and greens take on a special meaning. That’s why I fell in love with the Robin’s Nest Christmas Collection.

For this project, we have a cross promotion with Walnut Hollow. So I wanted to make a special Christmas scene using their Rectangular Tray and the Christmas Collection.

I decided to create a Christmas montage inside the tray. I used the perfect paper for each square of the montage.

The Flame Glitter Swirl Cardstick and Distressed Trees Specialty Paper create the illusion that you can see stars in the sky and trees upon a hill through the squares, much like peaking through a window. The Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock tells the rest of the story as you can almost see the presents under a Christmas tree.

To finish the edges of the tray I used .5 inch pieces from the Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock.

I’ve always loved Thomas Nast’s Christmas illustrations, so of course, I used the Nast Santa image from the Christmas Rob-on package. I put Santa center stage on a large rosette, which will go on the top of the tray. The rosette was made from the striped side of the Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock and the beautiful deep green patterned side of the Black and White Pinetree Glitter Cardstock. After adding a few mica flakes around the edge of the Nast Santa image, the rosette was ready to take its place at the center of some berries and pine.

I gathered the pine branches, pinecones and berries, along with a twine ball and a couple of Robin’s Nest Glitter Snowmen.

To finish the scene, I placed the Glitter Snowmen beside the snow white twine ball and a few pinecones at the bottom of the tray. I also added some Ace of Diamonds Dew Drops at the corners.

Supplies list:

Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock
Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock
Distressed Trees Specialty Paper
Flame Glitter Swirl Cardstock
Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstick
Black and White Pinetree Glitter Cardstock
Christmas Rub-on
Ace of Diamonds Dew Drops
Glitter Snowmen
Rectangular Tray 10 x 12 from Walnut Hollow
Soft Vintage Twinkle Mica Like Snowflakes from Factory Direct Craft

Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoyed this project using The Robin’s Nest Collections. Grab it while it's on sale!


Silhouette SVG cut files available at dCipollo Designs.


Tonya said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Awesome job!

Lastochka said...

Fantastic work!! love these berries!

Joan said...

What a lovely Christmas scene!! Great job!!!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

The snowmen are perfect with the colors of the tray! Great job Diane!

Bev Code said...

stunning .. amazing design and great accents

Robin O'Crowley said...

Just fab! I love all the different papers, and especially the medallion on top!

Penny Lee said...

Love this....a new take on a tray...

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