Hello friends! We are nearing the end of July and I wanted to be sure to try and get at least ONE “Christmas in July” project in before the month is gone, so I thought I’d keep things fun and simple as well as “kill 2 birds with one stone” so-to-speak!
It’s actually my turn to share a recipe with our “Crafty Chefs” group this time! I’m doing the month of August and I need to share my recipe with the group slightly before the month or right on the 1st of the month. (CLICK HERE for last month’s Crafty Chef project I made.)
Now we’re given one “must do” item from the previous chef to use on our recipe. My item from Nana Connie was *”die cut” and so here is the project that I’ve made for this month’s “Crafty Chefs” group:
I have used a scallop square (cut from gold metallic mirror cardstock) and stitched square die cuts for layers on my project here. I’ve taken this really cute elf image from the Christmas Elves Pairables digital set from Digi Doodle Studios on the front of my design.
I’ve printed out and colored the present from the same digital set along with another elf image (for his arm only) so that I could cut them out to make it look like he’s holding the gift. His cut out arm was popped up with foam tape. I’ve colored with Copic markers, added details with gel pens, liquid applique and Stickles glitter under his feet for snow affects. I also stamped extra snowflakes for the background as well as add three snowflake rhinestones for accents.
Here’s the Crafty Chef’s August Recipe:
- *Die Cut (can also use electronic machine like Cricut, etc)
- Interactive (More than 1 fold eg: easel card, gatefold, etc.)
- Specialty Paper (foil, vellum, glitter, etc.)
- Color an image
- Add THREE of something
- **add glitter/sparkle – (this one I’m passing along to the next chef)
It doesn’t appear to be very interactive by looking at it, but when you untie the ribbon along the side, this is what it looks like when you open it up:
I have decorated two of the opposite panels with a greeting and then I’ve added a pocket to the top left panel so that I could include a gift card or cash to the recipient for Christmas! I thought it was a super quick and fun interactive design to do!
If you are interested in learning how this project comes together, I’ve made a video sharing the measurements on how it’s done: (CLICK HERE to see the video on You Tube.)
During this time of the year when it’s pretty warm over my way, it’s sort of a nice thought to think about some snow! Plus, it always nice to get a start on some Christmas too! (It’s not necessary for the “Crafty Chefs” to use a Christmas theme…it can be anything.)
I hope you’ve been inspired by my project today and have learned something fun in my video with it too! (I have even more interactive tutorials on my You Tube video channel if you’d like to see other ideas!)
I really look forward to seeing what the “Crafty Chef” group comes up with for projects during the month of August!! It’s great to be included in this group of crafty friends to share projects and inspiration with! I enjoyed coming up with a recipe for August and I hope they have fun with it too! Thanks so much for stopping in today friends and I’ll be seeing you again soon!
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