Thursday, August 16, 2012

Christmas in August

Every holiday season (except one) I have gone home for the holidays. We sit around the fire and watch the snow. So this week I decided to use LG739 Stockings by the fire:
This one was a bit time consuming, but the results were worth it!
1) Paste fire and the andirons with white matt paste on cream paper, let dry.
2) Trace socks on both printed paper (I used wrapping paper) and white paper, cut out. **Yes I know mine came out backwards, watch that when you try yours**
3) Paste the andirons again with silver paste, let dry.
4) Stencil fire with pigment inks.

5) Cut a rectangle out of brown paper (for the fireplace) and sponge color around edge.
6) Place paper with fire on it behind fireplace, cut off excess.
7) Cut of sock toe on the traced white pieces, glue to decorative paper as shown.
8) Cover white sock tops with glue and white flock.

9) Cut out silver andirons. Attach with double stick tape.
10) Attach socks to top of fireplace, glue bead at top.

Now it's your turn.

So, to get into the holiday spirit a little early, link your own Christmas in August creations to the Dream It Up! blog mr. linky, or email pics of your creations to, for an opportunity to win this wonderful newly released Heart Ornaments:

Don't you just love this new design? There are several newly released stencils and products from CHA last month, which you can view for yourself HERE. During the week of August 20th - 25th, the Dream Team will be posting all week with a hop on Saturday to top it all...featuring all of these new fabulous collaboration with the Woodware UK team. Just a little may want to buy all of these new designs now, so you are ready and waiting for the inspiration that will come your way that week! Meanwhile, check out what the rest of the team has been creating this week:

Dream It Up! blog

Pam Hornschu

Laura Drahozal

Cherylynn Moser

Louise Healy

Wendy Jordan

Terrece Siddoway(ME!)

Kristi Van Doren

Georgia Sommers

Lee Kellogg

Jessie Hurley

Liz Martin

Cyndi Bundy


  1. Yes! Definitely worth the effort. Love the 3D effect provided by the stockings and andirons. So cute!

  2. I love this card, but it's a bit too warm to want to cozy up by the fire. Love your stockings and the home-y feel to this card.

  3. Very Cool, I like the socks on hooks!

  4. Just darling Terrece! I love this stencil too! Well worth the time.

  5. You did a fabulous job with this detailed stencil. Beautiful work.