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Giftbox for the Holidays!

Holidays are coming and I love the personal touch! AlteredPages and Emerald Creek teamed up to help me make that unique Holiday Giftbox happen!

Supplies! Cigar Box Scrap colored paper Aleene's Glue Scissors Palette tools Gesso  Molding Paste (homemade) Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Miscellaneous paint brushes Mica Paint Pallette Punchinella







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Holiday Flowers of all Colors

Since all of our florals are at special prices we wanted to show you a few ideas for making wonderful cards, tags and packages.

Not all Christmas items must be red and green.   We love the mixture that Prima uses for creating Holiday gift wrappings.    Any color works with the right touch. Miranda Edney from the Prima Team shows us how to use color!
ADD GILDING to your flowers of any color Traditional is great too!  Created by Mitsyana Wright for Little Birdie
Soft colors can make Shabby, feminine gifts. Use our fabulous PRINTABLES and you have a masterpeice!

Order today and make wonderful items over your long weekend.

Medallions on Sale Pink Florals All Flowers on SALE (code florals) Gilding Holiday Printables



It's an Emerald Creek Christmas

What is Christmas without candles!




Supplies
Altered Pages Collage Christmas Bottle Caps
Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels
Empty Jars with flat surface
Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Twine or ribbon
Small Pinecones
Stickles
Adhesive Tacky Glue




Use jars with a flat surface! Swipe VersaMark around the bottom edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 

CAUTION!!! Be careful using the heat tool the glass will get HOT!

Repeat with VersaMark around additional edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 

Punch the Altered Pages Collage Christmas Bottle Caps images and adhere with Adhesive - Tacky Glue.

Fussy cut the four angels Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels adhere with Adhesive - Tacky Glue.

Stickles add a bit of sparkle to the images on the candle holder!
Tie ribbon or jute around the top of the jar. Add small pinecones or bells …

Rock Around the Christmas Tree

I had such fun making this one.  I actually giggled a couple times thinking about Christmases past. 
Sweet memories of the Night Before Christmas.

I remember my Grandmother having a red wreath made of cellophane on her door.  Anyone else  remember those? EVERYONE had the lighted candles in their windows and BIG bulb outdoor lights. Cheesy music (we do currently have Grandma got run over by a reindeer) and cardboard decorations were the norms.  AND miraculously we waited until mid- December to start decorating, not before Halloween! I had this record in its original paper jacket given to me by Lyneen.   I found it again as I pulled out the Holiday items.  I almost didn't want to do anything to it, but that is silly. It needed to be shared.  I hesitantly cut apart the jacket.  I used Art Anthology paint with a shimmer for the base coat on the canvas.  I then added The Crafter's Workshop Gold Shimmer which is heavenly!
While that was drying I embossed on the record being careful not…

Inspiration Week 2 ~ Emerald Creek!

Hope you have you been following our blog this week... we have had some great inspiration projects using Altered Pages and Emerald Creek products together?  See these and more, click on the link below the pictures to see full posts! Shoe and Heart - June Mac Ornament - Stephanie Siatta

Frame - Jen Rothstein Ornament - Lyneen Jesse We still have more to Emerald Creek inspiration to come next week!

Cherry Blossom Santa Upcycle with Emerald Creek

Welcome Friends! 
I have a fun little upcycle project for you today using  AlteredPages products including a few great items from Emerald Creek.  I am giving a simple wine cork a glamorous makeover to become a fabulous ornanment using acrylic mirror medallions (those little plastic flowerettes used to secure a mirror to the wall)  Here is a pic of them below and the eye screws that I use to attach to the cork.  I opted for the smaller screws today. If you are going to be hanging a lot of goodies from your ornament you might go for a larger size eye screw.  I honestly cannot take credit for this idea of using the mirror medallions.  I did see this somewhere before, but it was many moons ago. I thought I would bring this little trick back for you today. The mirror medallions also come in other smaller sizes. I thought why not go big!! 
I knew that I was going to be incorporating a beautiful brass cherry blossom charm from Emerald Creek so I utilized some of the cherry blossom collage images fr…