Christmas in July!

It's now day 24 of consecutive double-digit temperatures in Texas, and today we're expecting a high of 104.

So what better time to be thinking about Christmas!

Yeah, I know. Wishful thinking. But this week kicks off the release of Imaginisce's new Christmas Collection: Santa's Little Helper. Because, when it comes to scrappy projects for the holidays, you've gotta start early!

Since I'm already counting down to cooler weather, I figured why not create a way to count down to the holidays:

I started with a raw wood IKEA frame, which I painted and then used Mod Podge to apply the polka dot paper to it. The numbers are just printed from my inkjet printer onto plain paper and trimmed to approximately 1 1/2" squares. I say "approximately" because I found that it looks a lot more interesting if the sizes are slightly different. I attached the numbers using a mini clothespin that I glued onto the backing paper.

The Santa and presents die-cuts were perfect accents, and I used alpha stickers from My Little Shoebox to create the title.

I also created these ornaments using some shadowbox kits I found at the Great American Scrapbook Convention last month:

The kits are made by a company called Darcie's and come with several layers of chipboard that you can cover as you like, then top with a sheet of acrylic and clip together. I added some white iridescent glitter to turn them into shaker ornaments. I also finished them with a few i-rock jewels for some added sparkle.

It's a perfect way to create a winter scene, and my kids are going to love hanging these on the tree.

If you're looking for more inspiration for the upcoming holidays, be sure to check out the Imaginisce blog this week as more projects will be revealed each day.


Kathy Martin said...

My goodness...cute holiday card and ornaments! :)

Maria said...

really love what you came up. On my part of Texas we will also be in the hundreds for the rest of week. We haven't had rain. Come on rain

Kathleen said...

Love the countdown!

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