Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas Eve!

Have you been following the Advent Box Project on the A Muse blog? They have featured a box each day designed by one of the Muses. I chose to do the 19th because it's my birthday. I used the Party Chick and made the party hat into a Santa hat ( I even flocked the rim and pom). I stamped it in black ink onto the Vintage Red scalloped square then stamped again on white paper and colored it in with Copics. I cut out the body, then 3D mounted it over my black stamped image. Inside the box I put a holiday cupcake ornament and added the sentiment "Merry Birthday" using 2 different stamps. The picture doesn't show it but on the other side of the box, I stamped a cupcake to match the ornament using the Cupcake Builder set. I added a hanger to my box by wrapping a thin piece of cardstock around it and pleating it at the top so I could punch a hole and add a ribbon hanger. I think these would be fun to hang from the tree or string across a fireplace mantle.

It is definitely going to be a white Christmas in the Pacific Northwest. We already have over a foot of snow and I woke up to the flakes falling again this morning. It is very beautiful but doesn't make getting around for holiday shopping and family gatherings very easy. I am hosting Christmas tomorrow and sure hope we don't have to postpone it because nobody can get here.
I know the snow won't slow Santa down though! (I wish I had a flying sleigh to get around in this stuff)

The kids love playing in the snow but Cadet's not too sure what to think about it. We dug him a path and a "potty pad" so he could go out and do his "business" because apparently there are some jobs too big to do in a foot of snow.

Wishing you all a joyous and peaceful holiday!


Elena said...

I love how you made the pleated "ribbon" on your box and the idea of stringing those along a mantle is great!

Dawn said...

Great idea Joyce. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

StampinCathy said...

Happy Belated Birthay! I just love your ornament and love the sentiment.

jenstamps said...

What a great idea to hang the little box ~ have to remember that for next year!!! That little cupcake is just adorable!!!

Rhonda said...

Your cube is very cute! Love the little ornament! Happy New Year to you!!

I'm so happy to not be trapped in the snow anymore!! :D