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WOW . . . I'm a Canvas Corp Crew Member!


7 Gypsies

I am so very excited to be working with 

one of my all-time favorite companies.

When For Keeps Sake Scrapbook/St. Louis MO closed it's doors

I didn't ask for any displays, tables, chairs

except for one thing:

The 7 Gypsies logo sign and it hangs in my craft room.

Love everything they design

including this book I treasure:

7 Gypsies Book

Just yesterday, at Checkered Cottage/Kirkwood,

my class talked me into teaching this 7 Gypsies project:


The box and houses were designed for me by

Gina's Designs Laser Cuts

and decorated with

7 Gypsies Farmhouse Christmas.

Not sure of any details as of yet except the date of the workshop:

SAVE THE DATE:  January 4, 2016

10:30 am - 4 pm

If you're interested in taking this class,


Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

and get your name on the list.

We'll call you as soon as we have the price and details worked out.

In the meantime,

thank you a million times for choosing me to be a 

Canvas Corp Creative Crew Team Member.

(Check out the link above. You might see some other names you recognize!)

7 Gypsies Farmhouse Christmas complete . . .


This was so much fun to put together.

The box and houses were designed by me and perfectly cut by

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

The paper is from 7 Gypsies Farmhouse Christmas collection.

Here are some close-ups of the house panels:



Lots of snow with a Marvy Uchida Snow Pen.

The door is from 

Farmhouse Christmas Holiday Door Tags.


The roof of panel #2 used 1/2 circles from the

Tags on Ivory paper.

The truck was cut from the Stripe on Ivory paper,

colored with Copics, inked with Distress ink

and then made into a pocket

to hold some of the Tags on Ivory paper cut-outs.


Panels 4 & 5:

Cut-outs from 

Better Not Pout Tags on Kraft,

Tags on Ivory


Stripe on Ivory


Panels 6 & 7:

Merry & Bright as a side pocket with tags from

Tags on Ivory.

Wreaths from Stripes on Ivory

painted with Copics and Stickles.


Tree from

Farmhouse Christmas on Ivory.

Snowman from Stripe on Ivory.


and it all fits in the Christmas Farmhouse box perfectly.




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.