It’s December 16th and I have yet to make my holiday cards let alone send them out. We’re making cookies for the neighbors tomorrow… but I haven’t gone shopping for even an egg. This year snuck up on me, yesterday was mid-July last I looked. So, for my last project in this year’s round of the Triple-Play Sizzix blog hop, I decided to make a holiday greeting I can share with everyone.
In theory, this Treat bag topper designed by Eileen Hull for Sizzix would have goodies attached to it, however the brownies made last night were attacked by gremlins before midnight. (Yes, The Christmas Penguins are available to purchase on a variety products in my store).
I don’t have the actual die that cut out these shapes, instead of was sent pre-cut pieces to create this project with. However, it’s easy to embellish and decorate pre-cut/pre-made pieces… here’s how.
- Gather your pieces. Start off with the pre-cut pieces you’d like to use.
- Pick your art. I chose to print out my own art and text. You can use clipart or go a bit further by stamping and drawing freehand.
- Cut and place art. I cut out the art, leaving a generous edge space and ran it through my Xyron for a nice smooth application of adhesive covering the entire piece evenly. I applied to the cut pieces and then trimmed off the excess paper.
- Color and accent. Next I colored the entire piece with Prismacolor markers to give more of a handmade feel.
- Add the details. I then drew various extras (white dots, loose circles, holly leaves etc.) with Marvy Uchida Puffy Velvet fabric markers, following the instructions to create a bit of a textured effect to my project. I Repeated the process around the edge of the sign piece as well as the white on Santa’s outfit.
- Final touches. Finally I applied DecoArt Twinkles glitter paint (crystal) to create the sparkle effect.
Have a Happy Holiday!
Check out what other designers have made with this fantastic die by Eileen Hull.