Friday, 19 September 2014

Sue M's Vintage Christmas Configuration Book

Christmas came early this week at Crafts U Love with Sue M's Vintage Christmas Configuration Book class. This class was fully booked with everyone waiting in anticipation to see what they would be making and taking home with them that day.

Filled with yummy christmas papers from the new FabScraps range and an adorable mini house included, this book is sure to look fabulous on a shelf or centre piece on a table this Christmas.

The front of the book was decorated in a beautiful damask patterned paper (FabScraps Christmas Joy Collection), with a distressed vintage poinsettia (Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia) placed in the bottom corner.

A closer look inside the book you can see that Sue added a glass bottle at the top with a 'Christmas Wishes ' label wrapped round, filled with glitter and sparkle. The tiny window below features a stamped image on the inside, made to look as though you are looking out onto a snowy winter night.

This adorable little house (Marianne Christmas Village High Collectables Die & Stamp Set) at the bottom of the box was transformed into a 3D embellishment using a paper gusset in between the two die cut houses. Add a little bit of lace for curtains and some snow edges to enhance the look and feel of the house. This section of the box was finished off with a 'Joy to the World' (Teresa Collins) stamp.

There is so much more you can add to this box to make it your own Christmas piece that you get out year after year to display Christmas ephemera and ornaments or even photos and memories of Christmasses before.

These mini configuration books are available at Crafts U Love as well as many of the embellishments and papers used within the box.

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