Happy Candy Day . . .
7 Gypsies Farmhouse Christmas complete . . .

A 7 Gypsies kind of Christmas . . .

I received the most amazing products from 7 Gypsies.


It's called Farmhouse Christmas and it is filled with vintage Christmas images.

I adore this collection!

I had an idea for a book-in-a-box and turned to

Gina at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts (formerly Gina's Designs)

and asked Gina if she would design this for me.

Thankfully, she cut to my specifications and came up with

the perfect box with houses inside.


I'm calling them houses because that's what I had in mind


you could easily turn these upside down and create

a banner in a box.

Here's what I have completed so far:


This was so much fun - and easy!

I adore these little stockings from the 7 Gypsies line.

After coloring with Copics and inking with Distress ink,

the stockings were hung with tiny nail head brads.


The door is also from the 7 Gypsies paper.

I added the top from a Sizzix die cut

as well as the trees.

Tiny crystals were placed in the center of each snowflake.

The trees were double layered:

the first layer with kraft corrugated paper

and the top layer with some green & gold paper I had in my stash.

The wreath was *painted* with Stickles.

And then snow with a Marvy Snow Pen - 

and lots of it!


I found this knob at Hobby Lobby and had to have it.

The keyhole was perfect and the red distressed color 

looked great with the 7 Gypsies paper.

And, of course Santa needs a key to enter the house.


I hinged the houses to create a village.

Next, I'll use the rest of the paper to create vintage looking houses.

If I have images left, I'll add them to the sides of the box.


Stay tuned for more on another day!

Thanks for looking.


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