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Christmas Village

Hi!  Suzz here.

How about a Christmas Village you can use for Place Settings, Gift Card Holders or just adorable Candy Treats?


I started with two sets of the  Basically Bare – Happy Little Houses:

and the Mixed Media Card Set:

which I assemble together using the Paperie Binderie:

which looked like this:


All of these items are available in the Basically Bare Retail Shop.


Vintage Deer, Bottle Trees, Jolee Stickers, October Afternoon, Authentique

I used the die cuts as templates to cut out different pattern papers to decorate the houses.  I attached the papers to the house and sponged with a touch of white paint.  I cut sides from the mixed media cards as well as my bases to my houses.  I used hot glue to attach the houses to the base.


October Afternoon, Authentique, Jolees Stickers, Idea-ology Seasonal Chit Chat, Tim Holtz trim

I added hot glue mixed with crystal glitter to the base.  I added embossing paste for snow on the roof and door frames.  I sprinkled that with glitter as well to give it a shimmer.


Authentique, October Afternoon – Make it Merry, Washi Tape

I had previously misted tissue paper with snowflakes and used that for stuffing in the center of the gift box.


October Afternoon, Washi tap

Now I have four gift card holders and candy treat containers for last-minute gifts.  These easily could be hung on the tree as well with a few hole punches in the roof and some glittery twine.

Happy Holidays!



Home Sweet Home – Part II

Hi!  Suzz here.  I am back to share the other side of my album today.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI started with the fun Rowdy Roadster album and used papers, paints, stamps and embellishments to decorate it celebrating family and home.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI covered the tag with pattern paper and layered in a doily with a photo of a family.  I added a few embellishments of flowers, brads and tissue tape.

The album opened up which showcases the next page which is acetate.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI painted the acetate with acrylic paints.  I painted, smeared and wiped off coats of paint and then splattered more paint over the top.


I stamped a flourish using paint on this side and you can see the sentiment peeking through from the other side.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe next page is covered in pattern paper and has a hand painted heart.  The keyhole and key were stamped over the painted heart with a chain added to the key for an embellishment.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen you flip the page you now get to the fun envelope to store mementos.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe envelope was accented with tissue tape and another tag cut from pattern paper.  The butterfly was stamped and colored on the tag.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA few touches of lace trim were added and the word Home was stamped onto the tag.


The next page is the half circle which is covered in pattern paper.  The image and sentiment were stamped and a flourish added with a hint of embossing paste.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen you flip the page you are back to the beginning with the acetate house that started the whole Home Sweet Home theme.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe heart and house were aligned to the front cover.  The mini house is from the Happy Little Houses embellishments.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell I hope you enjoyed seeing the reverse side of the album!

Products: Basically Bare Rowdy Roadster Album, Happy Little Houses, Darkroom Door – Home Sweet Home, Prima Flowers, Darkroom Door Montage – Love Letters, Darkroom Door – Eclectic Key, Artistic Outpost – The Outpost, Darkroom Door – Harriet and Henry, Idea-Ology – Remnant Rub-On, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, Idea-Ology Tissue Tape

Don’t forget that you can purchase the album and  Happy Little Houses at the store found here.

Til next time..