Sep 25, 2012

Maybe A Little Early

How many of you have seen this pin?

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It's like all over Pinterest for holidays and snowmen crafts. Pretty darn cute, eh? I thought so too....enough to make some myself! I couldn't resist. C'mon....you know you can't blame me.

Here are the two that I made. They are two different shades of red on two slightly different pans.  I didn't know which color I'd like best.  Sorry about the poor picture quality.

I thought I wanted the pan like the one in the original because I thought the circle indentations added a little extra something extra to the look, but when it came time to put the letters on the pan, I realized that the smooth one makes it a little bit easier




Since I didn't have a working white paint pen on hand and the local Walmart didn't have any on hand either, unless I wanted to spend $10 for a multi-pack of colors I didn't want, then I had to think of another solution. I've been a scrapbooker for over 15 years, so SURELY I have something I can use as a substitute. One night, as I was drifting off to sleep (typical), I remembered that I bought some tiny snowflake rubber stamps at a garage sale for 25 cents this past summer. YES! I also had some opaque white stamp ink that I hadn't had a chance to try out yet. It's not as bright as I would like and I'm thinking maybe it would have looked better if I had embossed them, but it is what it is. I also have a Cricut machine, so I cut out the words in white vinyl. I really liked how that looks! I also cut the noses out of chipboard with the Cricut. I sealed these with a Matte Finish Sealer and now I just need to add some rag ribbon to hang from the holes. My step-mom thought they were adorable, so maybe one may end up under her tree this Christmas?  -from Santa, of course ;)

What about you? Are any of you working on any Christmas projects already? Tell me about them & post a link to them in the messages below so I can come see and leave y'all some love!

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7 comments:

Vanessa said...

Very cute! I've seen that pin and I've been wantig to make one myself, too. They both are nice. I haven't started any Christmas projects yet, but I've started halloween. I love Christmas, so I can't wait to start.

Gypsy Heart said...

You are wayyyyy ahead of me! :) I think both of these are adorable. I do think I like the brighter red better...looks more Christmasy I think. Great job!

Pat

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

Very cute ! I hope you'll come over and link up to my Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/09/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-1.html

Tracy said...

All 3 are adorable.
I think I like the deeper red better myself :)
Sooooo cute.

Dawn said...

What kind of paint did you use? Spray or Acrylic?

scrapfancy said...

I really like your pan. I have been wanting to make one but never have done it. Cute.

scrapfancy said...

I really like your pan. I have been wanting to make one for awhile. As always will make maybe after the hoiliday. LOL

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