Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas is for the Birds Layout--Winner, Giveaway!! Free Gypsy File

Happy Holidays Tweet Layout

Winner for the Silver Cherry Charms is #1 Christi who said, Oh man they are the cutest cherries, I cannot believe how adorable this is. I love their little faces!" Christie, you have one week to contact me at with your mailing address. Congrats!

***GIVEAWAY--Leave me a comment (you must be a follower) and I'll choose one of you to receive a bottle of the puff paint FREE!****Winner will be pulled 11/17

Up for you today is a whimsical and fun layout made using the Simply Charmed cartridge from Memory Miser. As you know Marla at Memory Miser is giving out this cartridge FREE to the winner of my Boyish Charms challenge! You still have 3 days to play with us by making any project with a boyish feel to it! I'm so excited to announce the next challenge that I'm bursting at the seams--but I'll have to wait till Monday. Man, it's sooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!

DOWNLOAD my free gypsy file here
Ingredients needed to Wrap up this adorable Christmas Layout:Simply Charmed cartridge from Memory Miser
Gypsy file (DOWNLOAD here)
Blue, pink, red, brown, and white textured cardstocks (Bazill linen and swiss dot shown)
Christmas patterned paper in two designs (My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter shown)
Markers: Pink, blue, black, red
Red dotten ribbon (Creative Charms shown)
Felt lollipop embellishments (Creative Charms shown)
Epoxy sweet stickers (Creative Charms shown)
White Puff paint (Tulip brand shown)
White gel pen (Signo brand shown)
White snowflake or flower
Clear rhinestones/bling

Using your gypsy or my gypsy file cut the following pieces from the Simply Charmed cartridge:
Standing bird 2.8" high, hats 1", gloves 1", ties 1.25", flying bird at 2.5", candy canes at 1.75", tree branch at 7 inches, lil peep chick at 1.25", stockings at 1.25", ornaments at 1", chimney at 2.25", snow relative to chimney, present at 1", and happy holidays at 2.7" wide on desired colors, or as shown. Gypsy file has all pieces already at correct size.
Assemble all pieces--adding gloves, hat, scarves, wings to birds.
Use your white signo pen to add grouted bricks to the chimney, stripes to the candy canes
Add eyes and boots to the birds using the black marker
Using blue marker, edge birds, and color beaks, feathers
Cut a 2" border with wavy shape from one patterned piece of paper, and one white piece of paper. Glue patterned wavy border to top of blue cardstock page, and white wavy border to bottom.

Add a 5" patterned paper square for your photo mat, and then edge your mat with red dotted ribbon, adding a bow to the top of the mat to mimic a present. Top with white "snowflake" flower and epoxy sticker

Glue branch to the right hand side, and add the snow drips along the bottom of the branch.

Using white puff paint, paint the tops of each stocking, snow drifts, and snowman. Let dry 2 minutes, then heat and "puff" with heat tool (embossing tool). Glue stocking and ornaments from the snow drifts on the branch--and add candy expoxy stickers or other desired embellishments peeking out of stockings. Add lil peep chick bird on top branch holding a big lollipop felt embellishment, and holding a candy expoxy sticker. Glue present, gloves, and felt lollipop beside lil peep chick. Add candy canes at each end of the branch.
Add Happy Holidays phrase under, and mat in blue. Add a bow and smiley face, if desired.
Add papa bird at bottom, with snowman, and mama bird carrying ornament.
Add dotted bow to mama's head, and use small rhinestones to give mama a "necklace and ring"