Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Holiday Hoopala -- #3

Good Morning!
I thought I would post a 3-D today instead of my usual cards to give everybody a break.  Yes, this one is a little different, but I like different!!  I got this idea from a picture I saw in the Country Living magazine of a blackbird in a jar.  So, I said to myself, why not try this for the Holiday Hoopla.  Well now that I have done one, and made all my mistakes, I can honestly say I will do another one and it will probably only take me ten minutes instead of about a total of 12 hours that I put into this one (gosh, I hate to even admit that in print).  Most of my time was spent figuring out what I was going to use for my tree (yah, I know -- if I would have had the Christmas Tree pop-up die it would have been simple and truly goooorgous, as Jan Tink would say).  After cutting up some fake tree greens and wiring them together I was almost ready to quit.  Then I had to figure out how I could add some height to raise the scene so you could see all the stuff above the curve in the jar.  Lightbulb again, cut up some old Styrofoam that I had laying around.  The good news is that the snow was easy -- cotton balls!!  Then it was another 3 hours trying to find something tiny to wrap up as gifts under the tree (looking through my grandkids' toyboxes for something/anything!!!).  Yep, the lightbulb finally went off again: folded little pieces of cardboard and wrapped in SU's gorgeous Christmas Cocoa Speciality Paper.  And of course, the Cold and Cuddly stamps embossed in black before cutting out a front and back image, with a toothpick glued in the middle.  Here are all of the supplies I used to make my Scene in a Jar: 

Stamps:  Cold and Cuddly; and Christms Punch
Paper:  Bashful Blue and W. White cardstock and Christmas Cocoa Speciality Paper
Ink:  Silver Encore, Black StazOn, Night of Navy (brushed on the dove)
Acessories:  Silver Cord, White Shimmer Paint, Black Embossing Powder, VersaMark Ink Pad, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1 1/4" Red Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, Holiday Windows Die (dove), large gallon jar, Styrofoam, glue, wire, toothpicks.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


  1. Sandi,
    This is just amazing. What a fab. idea and what you did in the jar is so cute. You really are on a roll!!!

  2. This is really a WOW project. Great Job Sandi.

  3. Yes this is another GREAT. Nice case with your own out of the box use of SU products. Just love "Mr. Wally" he is so handsome.