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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. {2H Design} says…
    10/22/2007

    Just TOOOO cute! Will you ever be in the Denver area?

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  2. tracy says…
    10/22/2007

    Totally love this! Such a great use of Christmas goodies.

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  3. Raven says…
    10/22/2007

    Totally incredible. Love the holder, the transparent pages, the font... everything! Just fabulous.

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  4. Candi Tardio says…
    10/22/2007

    SO COOL :)
    i have been wanting one of those from 7 gyp's but now i really gotta have it after seeing this cool project!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Sara says…
    10/22/2007

    Oh my heck, Ali! I honestly held my breath until I had looked at all of the pictures - love this so much!

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  6. Barbara says…
    10/22/2007

    I cannot get over how perfect this is! It is such a wonderful decoration that has a personal touch and its TOTALLY Christmas-y without being over-the-top! What a fun treasure!

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  7. cindy b. says…
    10/22/2007

    LOVE it Ali!!!

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  8. Jennifer says…
    10/22/2007

    such a cute idea! what a great way to display christmas photos from the past too! I have been looking for a way to "scrap" christmas photos. Thank you for this one!

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  9. diane says…
    10/22/2007

    I love it! Thanks for sharing with us. What a great way to use the card holder!

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  10. Theresa Grdina says…
    10/22/2007

    Oh, Ali. I have to tell you that it is amazing to me how wonderful this is! I never thought to use "The Night Before Christmas" like that! I am going to try and make something similar myself! This is too cute!! Thank youfor sharing!

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  11. Lauren Z says…
    10/22/2007

    Awesome idea! I will have to give this a shot!

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  12. Catherine Schwartz says…
    10/22/2007

    Love it and I am inspired to start something like it. I am usually not a Christmas gal, but with something so cute, I want to join the fun.

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  13. Erin B says…
    10/22/2007

    So very cool Ali! Thanks for constantly inspiring me. I just finished your new book last night and can't wait to start taking more everyday pictures and creating more life art for my home! A holiday project might be a good way to start!

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  14. amy says…
    10/22/2007

    I love this! And it's a decoration and a scrapbook and a momento all in one. :)

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  15. Tanja says…
    10/22/2007

    Hi, love that project. Where is that big tree stamp from (stamped white with red gems) and the 3 little ones that look the same just smaller(used on the transparency in red)?? Please let me know!!

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  16. Mary says…
    10/22/2007

    totally love this Ali....Melodee Langworthy has one on her blog as well. Tempted to sign up for sure.
    Hope you had a good weekend.
    M

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  17. Jennifer says…
    10/22/2007

    What a great idea! I love that you are using the Night Before Christmas in this.
    I'm taking a class that uses this carosel in a month and I'm so excited. It's Christmas themed as well so it should be a lot of fun.

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  18. Lisa Day says…
    10/22/2007

    I already created a cool journal using this 7gypsies thing for a class I'll be teaching at BPS and was trying to think of something different I could do to teach at class at my LSS...love the idea of using it for a Christmas Project...brilliant idea!!!

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  19. Casey H. says…
    10/22/2007

    Ali,
    this is WONDERFUL!
    I would love to have something like this in my house. It's beautiful!!
    Thanks for the inspiration

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  20. MNScrapbookmom says…
    10/22/2007

    You are brilliant !!! I am so in love with this. :)¥

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  21. Allison says…
    10/22/2007

    oh wow.
    loving this so much.
    would love to add this to my ever-growing christmas decoration stash.

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  22. suetreiber says…
    10/22/2007

    this is picture perfect adorable!
    I stayed up until 3 am. finishing your book last night. It was great, and made me miss you! p.s. I am JEALOUS that you have a Christmas project halfway done.

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  23. Island jen says…
    10/22/2007

    now this is just crazy good! love it!

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  24. Idan Asinely says…
    10/22/2007

    so cool!
    i really like the "ho ho" card.
    just amazing.

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  25. Carrie says…
    10/22/2007

    A-MAZ-ING, my friend. Totally makes me want to do something. That seems like something that I could tackle these days.

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