Tuesday, December 4

Scenic Route Christmas

'Ol Scrooge McDuck here and I have some Christmas goodies to share with y'all.

Just a quick ornament for the tree using Scenic Route paper and chipboard star. I love these stars because not only are they cheap ($1.50) but they are sturdy.
The little birdie and greeting are stamps from Hero Arts. These babies are clear and wonderful. I am not the biggest clear stamp fan but I can honestly say that these stamped beautifully and are so reasonably priced, I know there will be more of these babies in my future. I inked the edges and added a little bling.
The greeting is stamped on "fake acetate".
If you had real acetate or transperencies you could use those too and just stamp using Staz On ink.
The little bird was colored with the Copics and it was actually easier than I thought, sometimes those markers are not the friendliest to small images.
This little ornament will sit on my tree, which is now up and decorated single-handedly by yours truly, apparently almost 12 year olds are too cool for Xmas trees too.
And one day will sit with all my other scrappin ornaments (these too!) on my very own little scrapbooking Xmas tree so that I can look back at all the old papers and products.
And probably laugh.

Like prepared and organized people, I'm sure many of you are working hard on your Xmas cards or some of you over achievers are already done! (Paula...I'm looking in your direction!)
And then there is me who is wondering if I will ever get cards done at all this year and freaking out about the fact that I don't have all my addresses in one place.
But I have made a couple cards, like this one, so at least two or three people will get a little love this year.

This little baby has a cute little sequined star at the top.

Where did that come from?

I found it in my stash but I assume that you can get them at Michael's or Joann's...right?

And the tree was stamped on that Scenic Route paper and then pieced together.

And I just love this bird because it is so easy to cut out and piece together like I did here.
I used a tiny (1/4"?) punch to make the little ornament and added the string myself with a marker.
And for this little tree card, I used THIS Scenic Route paper and just cut out each tree, stamped the trunk from one of the Hero Arts stamps and then added some glitter with a Stardust Clear Gellyroll Pen but it is hard to see.
I would like to get my hands on one of these Just Glitter pens because these other pens are good but just not glitter enough without the mess of loose powder.

The little stars on top are just Stickles.
Love that stuff, always predictable and reliable, you can never have too much Stickles.
I know that Noel's got the plethora of stickles and Christmas is the perfect time to yank that goop out and make everything twinkle. She's also got the Xmas Scenic Route Roxbury kit available in her store if you love to find it all in one spot!
I don't know who is selling that Hero Arts set but it is called Laughter and Merriment if anyone wanted to know.


Mimi said...

Oh my goodness, I'm doing bottlecap ornaments this year, but this is tempting instead! Gorgeous.

Did I tell you I won the Scenic Route Christmas pack at CKC this year?

Anonymous said...

Very cute, Simone! I love that bird!

Donna Baker said...

oooh - I LOVE the ornament, fake acetate & all! All the cards?! The bird?! The little star at the top of the tree?! Too CUTE! I'm impressed all this coming from a Bah Hum Bug Girl-you go!!! Oh, and I probably won't get out any cards, I'm too busy making & selling them!! HA! Can you say Moolah for more Rubbah??!

Josie said...

oh my you are on a roll with those CUUUUTE ornaments...I am so impressed!!

Crafty Connie said...

Marvelous cards!!

Paula said...

OK. enough with the sarcasm, already!!! Yes, I am done with my Christmas cards, I mailed them yesterday,nany-nany-boo-boo. But I don't have any ornaments made like you do. That star is so stinkin cute, Simone, and I love the birdie stamps. What is "fake acetate"?

Noel said...

Darling stuff Simone!! I think that lil star might be from ki memories..but I could be wrong. I have those in my Jack frost kits.

Sorry you had to do the tree alone...I did have some help. But I think we lost about 6 ornaments from my lil' helpers. LOL!

glo.riah said...

love it!!
cute birdie!!

kat said...

Love the bird as well. The ornaments are really sweet, pout...I wish I had golden fingers too :)

Michele Kovack said...

These are awesome! I love the Kraft cardstock as a base! Love all your paper piecing! I am still waiting for my phone call.....(just giving ya a hard time : )

Cricket said...

So fabulous Simone! I love the ornament, that little birdie is so sweet!! The cards, well, I'd LOVE to be getting one of those..hint hint LOL!

Seriously, wonderful work!


Melissa K. said...

This entire post contains a TON of Christmas cuteness! My cards are all done, but only because I had to cancel on a craft fair that I was ready for. :) However, no tree up here, yet. Hoping to do that tonight...

Risa said...

I love your star project Simone and the card with the bird is so cute!

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Holy cuteness! I haven't scrapped shopped in 6 months now...I only get sneak peeks from you girls on your blogs!

michelle sturgeon said...

These are awesome! I love the ornament!

kathleenh said...

I love the tree card with the bird flying towards it with an ornament. Too cute!

blah said...

Love this ornament!!!! Man, I have my Christmas cards all designed but got the birds afterwards and now I just wanna play with my birds some more :-)

clhenry99 said...

Oh hell that ornament is the BOMB@!!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

LOVE the little birdie Hero Arts stamps with your paper piecing: just stunning! :0) Mel