Tuesday, August 7, 2012

JustRite Challenge #078: Christmas in July

Christmas in July with JustRite gives me a chance to begin plans for our Christmas dinner this year! I know I want place holder decorations and napkin rings, so began there.
Using Tim Holtz tutorial, I cut five rosette strips in cream w/gold metallic paper to create a decorative tree for place setting decor. Next I stamped them with the various JustRite Lace Borders stamps, some 'upside down' for variety, and embossed in gold. After folding them, I varied how much they flared while hot gluing to achieve my tree's shape. Using Spellbinders' Lacey Circles I cut a tree skirt in chipboard, one in cream/gold paper and then a smaller one in burgundy. The cream circle is stamped/embossed with a holly border from JustRite's Christmas Ornament 3 1/4" set. This set is AWESOME and still available for a mere $8, at JustRite's Super Sale, while they last! To finish, I cut a dowel for the trunk and the smallest star die from JustRite's Charm Dies for a tree topper and added burgundy pearls for holly berries.
To create my napkin holder I used the same process on the smallest rosette strip, adding a chipboard strip with score tape underneath for strength. My ring is topped with a Nested Oval Medallion Labels Die, a coordinating rosette and burgundy Lacey Circle. I added my guest's name with JR's retired Curlz font (if you HURRY, there are still a few fonts here), folded and slipped my napkin through -- inexpensive, but pretty, I think, and each one can be personalized!
My final piece today is our Christmas dinner invitation created by first cutting Spellbinders' Nested Pennants from cream CS on the fold for my card base. Then I cut a Lacey Pennant from cream/gold paper, again embossing Lace Borders in gold and attached to the card front. My sentiment from Christmas Nested Frames is stamped onto a tag die cut from JustRite's Nested Sentiments (retired die), a single 'loop' is added to each end from Lacey Pennants and then it's tied to my card with a small bow. Inside I added my dinner invitation wording typed in Microsoft Word in the shape of a tree which fits the card's shape perfectly -- sooo FUN and a nice chunk of my Christmas prep is already figured out!
I hope you're also getting an early start on your holiday planning -- it will be here before we know it!

19 comments:

Glenda said...

Wow! Gorgeous projects! Your table will look fabulous! Lovely dinner invitations!
Glenda

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

Oooo, is this STUNNING! You are going to have some lucky guests for Christmas dinner!!!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Marge, this all is so GORGEOUS and CREATIVE! I want to be invited to your house for Christmas dinner! You have made something so so Pretty!

Lisa said...

WOW, Marge, these are stunning!! I absolutely love all of the gorgeous decorations you have created!! What a beautiful Christmas table you will have!! :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sarah said...

Marge this is gorgeous! You are going to have an absolutely BEAUTIFUL Christmas table!!!!

Sheri said...

This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! You are so clever to use the Lace Border stamps to create such a lovely table setting ensemble! Thank you for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Charlotte said...

Marge, You outdid yourself here. These are stunning.
Charlotte

Mary Jo said...

Wow Marge this is stunning. You have a beautiful table setting for the holiday. Looks like a winner to me.

Holly Young said...

oh my goodness,,,,,,this is just SO eleant!!!!!!!!

kathi17 said...

Wow Marge, this is absolutely gorgeous! You created so many beautiful things. I am really amazed at the creativity of this set. You are going to have the most beautiful Christmas table of anybody!

Lynn said...

Totally fantastic! So very creative and pretty! Amazing tree. Wow! Marge....I'm in awe!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Marge, that will be some dinner!

Florence Turnour said...

I love your tree, Marge! Those lacy circles are so much fun to use.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Congratulations!!!!This is a fantastic set. I was on the site getting ready to do some shopping, and I saw that you won. Congratulations....you deserve it.

Charlotte said...

Congratulations Marge!!! You are so deserving of the Grand Prize. I am so happy for you.
Charlotte

Michelle said...

Wow!! This is beautiful! Congratulations on your win at Just Right! You certainly deserve it!
Blessings,
Michelle

Raquel said...

Ok... I only have this to say about your project... I'm scrap-lifting this for my Christmas party!!!

Ok... one more thing to say... GORGEOUS !!!

Sandy Palmer said...

Congratulations on winning the JustRite challenge! Your table display deserved to win! It is simply FABULOUS!!! GORGEOUS too! :)

Sasha said...

Huge congratulations! on your JustRite win, Marge...so well deserved! Your table display is fabulous!!!! Your guests sitting down for their meal at Christmas and seeing these will be delighted!

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