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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:
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
and decorated with
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,
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
(Check out the link above. You might see some other names you recognize!)
This was so much fun to put together.
The box and houses were designed by me and perfectly cut by
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:
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.
Farmhouse Christmas on Ivory.
Snowman from Stripe on Ivory.
and it all fits in the Christmas Farmhouse box perfectly.
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
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.