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Preparing for Christmas in September with Kirsten Hyde

September 28, 2015

It’s already the end of September, and three months until Christmas. Three months is not a long time. It is time to think about creating advent calendars, Christmas cards and small Christmas gifts. I have created some Christmas inspiration in this post with an Advent/ Christmas calendar, Christmas card, a small gift (decorated box of Chocolates), and a layout (a framed layout would also make a great gift).

Silver Bells

Advent calendar:

As a Design Team member, I got the Advent Block calendar (SB2316). I decided to use the Silver Bells collection, to decorate the advent calendar. Silver Bells collection is a great vintage collection, perfect with the soft colours.

Silver Bells Christmas calendar 2

The numbers are Kaisercrafts chipboard Alphabet 3 (CD109). I have colourd the numbers with KaiserMist, Glitter or crackle paint.

Silver Bells Christmas calendar 3

I have used gesso on the flowers, to create a snow effect.

Silver Bells Christmas calendar 4

The lamp is a diecut made with one of Kaisercraft’s dies (Street Light DD513).

Silver Bells Christmas calendar 6

The gnome, is a photo of my frosty garden gnome.

Silver Bells Christmas calendar 1

Kaisercraft Materials: Advent Block SB2316 | Paper Silver Bells: Good Tidings P1926 |  Baubles P1927 |  Believe P1928 |  Wonderland P1929 |  Carol P1930 |  Merry Christmas P1934 |  Paper Pad: PP979 |  Clear stamps CS237 |  Collectables CT837 |  Paper Blooms: Sea Breeze F631 |  Coconut F627 |  Decorative Dies Street Light DD513 |  Chipboard Alpha 3 CD109 |  KaiserMist Antique GoldKM102 |  Stencils Christmas Quarters T623.

Christmas card:

I wanted to create a simple Christmas card, using the Tag Pack for this collection.

Silver Bells Christmas card 2b

The motive is a Christmas tag. I have used one of Kaisercraft stencils and Gesso to create some snow effect on the background.

Silver Bells Christmas card 1

Kaisercraft Materials: Paper Pad PP979 |  Tag Pack EM425 |  Paper: Good Wishes P1933 |  Paper Blooms Fairy Floss F640 |  Lace White EM926 |  Pearls Pewter SB791 |  Stencils Christmas Quarters T623.

Home for Christmas

Decorating boxes of Chocolate, is something which is very popular in Norway. I decided to decorate an After Eight box. This is a super small neighbor gift for Christmas.

After Eight box

The measurements were taken from the After Eight box itself. I decided to create a separate box, which the After Eight box fits into. By doing this, the  box of Chocolate can be changes for a new one, when it has been eaten.

After Eight box Home for Christmas 2

I also created a small winter landscape on the top of the lid of the box.

After Eight box Home for Christmas 3

The trees has been made by using on of Kaisercraft’s new Christmas tree dies (CC Tree DD320), folding the trees along the “trunks” and gluing them together.

After Eight box Home for Christmas 1

Kaisercraft Materials: Papers: Home for Christmas Sugar Plum P1936 |  Paper Pad PP980 |  Collectables CT838 |  Decorative Die CC Tree DD320.

Generations

Generations is a super collection for creating layouts and albums with family photos. The collection also has a lot of nice papers, suitable for other projects.

“Cherished” Layout

The Generations Paper Pad has a super set of papers in soft colours. I created a layout with a photo of my best friend and me. The photo was taken this summer, and it is showing the view out of the Oslo fjord in the background.

Generations layout Cherished 1

I used a blue wooden paper as a background for the layout. I created layers, using papers,  collectables, metal and flowers. I also used gesso and stencils to create background effects.

Generations layout Cherished 4

Generations layout Cherished 2

Kaisercraft Materials: Paper Pad PP227 |  Clear stamps CS239 |  Collectables CT839 |  Ink Pad IP717 |  Paper Blooms: Grape F665 |  Clear Stickers Inspirational ST927 |  Stencils Christmas Quarters T623.

Other: Gesso, golden beads

I hope these collections inspire you.

Kirsten

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3 Comments

  • Reply Sonia Thomason September 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Gorgeous creations Kirsten! Such beautiful Christmas ideas and I adore your Cherished layout – the colours are so beautiful together!

  • Reply D Breen September 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Great Projects, beautiful papers.

  • Reply Helle Knutsdatter October 1, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Beautiful creations from you again Kirsten !
    Love the Silverbell’s papers

    -Helle-

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