Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and a Project to Boot!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Hope that you are with loved ones or remember those who are no longer with us. Hosho and I are missing our fathers so thinking of them during the holidays :)

What are some of your traditions? Ours is getting a Christmas cake from our local Japanese bakery. BUT the kicker is eating BEFORE dinner! It is made mostly of cream so it doesn't last long. After a BIG holiday meal, we are TOO FULL to eat dessert. SO why not START with dessert (around 3pm)?! LOL!! Then dinner is usually around 7pm...enough time to recover! HA!

Today I wanted to share one more Christmas project that I created with Spellbinders Beacon St. Chapel (right now it's not on their website - sold out so fast! LOL! Will be back in a couple of weeks), using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® product to put it together! What do you think? I used the tree light bulb inside the chapel for a wonderful glowing effect :)

First I cut/embossed all the pieces from the die set. Note: you have to cut the roof piece twice (white cardstock), chapel wall twice (white glitter cardstock), big window six times (black glitter cardstock) and small windows four times (black glitter cardstock).

I used a combination of Crafty Power Tape, E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive and 4 x 6" Adhesives Sheets to put together the chapel structure. Note: I used vellum to cover the window openings before adhering the window panes.

For the chapel roof, I covered it with adhesive using the 4 x 6 Adhesive Sheet. Then I sprinkled chunky silver glitter and press. Tap off excess. Repeat the process for the steeple roof.

I had an idea! I cut/embossed the steeple structure with vellum to use the window cut outs to cover the window panes. They leave an edge from the window pane exposed (and have adhesive on them) so it's easy to add the windows in! I used Dodz - Small to adhere the roof and steeple to the chapel roof.

Here's a second look at the finished project...

Project Supplies:
White Cardstock and Glitter Silk Cardstock - Darice/Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock® (Opulent Opal and Black Prince Glitter Silk Cardstock)
Die Templates and Tool – Spellbinders® Creative Arts (Beacon St. Chapel and Tool 'N One)
Glitter – Advantus (Silver Chunky Glitter)
Adhesives - SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (Crafty Power Tape, E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive, Adhesives Sheets – 4x6” and DODZ™ - Small)
Other - Vellum; Bone Folder

I hope you enjoyed it as much I had fun creating it! Want to see more projects from this amazing die template set? Visit Darsie Bruno, Latisha Yoast, Teresa Horner, Julia Stainton, Beck Beattie, Becca Feekan and Linda Duke.

MargieH xo


nancy carroll said...

Wow, this is awesome!

nancy carroll said...

Forgot to say love the idea of the cake and eating it first. Hope your Christmas was wonderful

Paula said...

love that chapel and I am wanting it so bad.

Karenladd said...

Oh, I love your tradition of eating the cake first...that's my way of thinking as well! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us...classic and a perfect piece of holiday decor!

Ema said...

I am so happy to find you on the blog hop. We have hosted many Japanese students short term and year long. I am wanting to make them cards. I got to spend one month in Japan with my special family. I love your crafts.