Christmas Project #1: In Progress

On Saturday I had a chance to start working on one of my holiday projects while hanging out at Scrapbook Fever in Salem. This one, a Night Before Christmas card spinner, was a great one to work on during a crop because I only had to focus on one small area at a time. I am about half way done...

So what in the heck is it? The base is an Altered Trading Card holder from 7gypsies that you can find here. I used these cards and decorated the front and back of each one with some of my Christmas supply stash (a little bit of this + a little bit of that) and adhered a line or two from Twas the Night Before Christmas (googled it and printed out this one).

Here's a close up look at the ones I have completed so far (font for poem is Adler):

In addition to the cards I added in some transparent pages that I just cut to size.

Played around with red embossing glitter.

Fun project - totally something that you could work on bit by bit as we get closer to the holiday season. It's also a great way to play with all those little pieces of stuff in your holiday stash or your scrap box. I will show more samples as I finish it up.

Can't wait to have it completed and put it up with the rest of my holiday decorations right after Thanksgiving. Merry. Merry.

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  1. DEANA

    2007-10-23 10:54:42 -0400

    LOVE THIS! Also love the idea of using past Christmas photos that "Jennifer" mentioned! Just ordered the card holder and plan to use all these ideas on mine! Thanks for the inspiration!! :-)

  2. tammy s.

    2007-10-23 11:57:40 -0400

    WOW---this is just stunning!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing Ali, and can't wait to see the rest!

  3. Jackie Hughes

    2007-10-23 12:10:46 -0400

    Love the project!! What size are the cards? They look about 5x7 in the pics. ~~Jackie

  4. katey

    2007-10-23 13:43:11 -0400

    this is so beautiful!!!!

  5. Dorrie Saya

    2007-10-23 14:10:24 -0400

    Stunning Ali... gorgeous stuff.. loving that 7 qypsies holder! Great idea! I think you have 111 people now that was to "borrow" your idea..LOL

  6. Britney Mellen

    2007-10-23 15:32:46 -0400

    Yum, yum, yummy!

  7. claudine hellmuth

    2007-10-23 16:03:57 -0400

    love this!!!!

  8. Lisa D.

    2007-10-23 16:08:27 -0400

    Way too cute!!! TFS

  9. Sandy K

    2007-10-23 16:13:35 -0400

    You've given us enough time to make one of these for a very special friend :) What a great keepsake for years to come!!

  10. leslie

    2007-10-23 23:40:17 -0400

    you just keep coming up with great ideas.
    i love it.

  11. Annie

    2007-10-24 01:45:23 -0400

    just ordered this....can not WAIT to get to are brilliant!!!

  12. Linda

    2007-10-24 06:29:43 -0400

    BEAUTIFUL! What a great idea, I am going to try this. Thanks.

  13. Jenn Jones

    2007-10-24 06:59:17 -0400

    What a great idea! I bought one a while back and I am planning to make mini scrapbook pages of pictures of family and friends and have it sit on my desk at work!

  14. Anna

    2007-10-24 08:35:30 -0400

    truely you are amazing...thank you for sharing. Your creative genius never ceases to amaze me.

  15. amanda kay

    2007-10-24 15:18:28 -0400

    wow!!! i think that's all i can say lol. you are so crafty and super talented. sure gets me into the christmas crafting spirit.

  16. kara

    2007-10-24 16:25:59 -0400

    awesome!! i am making one for my DH. he is transferring jobs and we will be apart for a bit of time.
    thanks for the inspiration! rock on Ali!

  17. stephanie

    2007-10-27 18:34:26 -0400

    LOVE it Ali! You Rock :)

  18. stephanie

    2007-10-27 18:34:51 -0400

    LOVE it Ali! You Rock :)

  19. Tracy Marie

    2007-10-30 02:33:38 -0400

    Love it, love it, love it!
    Tracy Marie

  20. Roni Hunt

    2007-11-03 23:48:40 -0400

    love it!!! am starting one today...and am going to replace the 'cards' seasonally or as the mood strikes so I can leave this out all the time!

  21. Roni Hunt

    2007-11-03 23:48:44 -0400

    love it!!! am starting one today...and am going to replace the 'cards' seasonally or as the mood strikes so I can leave this out all the time!

  22. Emily Little

    2007-11-15 12:55:06 -0500

    Ali, you are just one amazing woman...that's all there is to it!! You never cease to amaze me!! I so love this!! Keep Rawkin girl!

  23. Nan Neely

    2008-08-22 16:05:06 -0400

    This is just too cute. I got two of these and hadn't decided what too do with the second one yet. I have a huge collection of halloween scraps so I may do that. As always thanks for the great inspiration!

  24. Mary Beth Gallemore

    2008-08-23 04:56:54 -0400

    Have always enjoyed your projects in C.K. magazine but now that I have found your blog I will get to see more great ideas. I think I will use this for Thanksgiving to show our blessings and things we are thankful for. Also just day to day for ways I see God at work in and around me. And then there's Valentines Day I could put in things I love and love about my family. This is cool. Thanks for the ideas! Do you read these posts? What a good place to come when you need encouragement!

  25. Jeanne Longieliere

    2008-08-25 02:17:50 -0400

    This is a VERY creative project. I looked at every page and they give me some great ideas for Christmas scrapbooking! Thanks!!

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