Hello again and welcome to our next inspiring blogpost – it is high time for “Cultural Extras”. This time you won’t be surprised, I think – the air is full of Christmas, and so are our inspirational projects!
What are your traditions, your feelings about Christmas time? What are your first thoughts about it? Our talented Designers are from all around the world, so we are sure that our points of view are a bit different… so let’s take a look into each others the Christmas preparations! Feel invited!
Every year our family puts up all three of our christmas trees and decorates them together! Its so fun but a little chaotic at times. We decided to let the kids have ‘their’ own tree and mommy can have ‘her’ tree – that way everyone wins – LOL!
I used one of Graphic 45’s Altered Art boxes so I’ve designed a lovely box in which the mini album can be kept.
7 Dots Studio Supplies:
Elise Rebel: 12×12 Stickers
Elise Rebel: 6×12 Stickers
Elise Rebel: 12×12 Elements
Elise Rebel Patterned Paper: Delightful, Sensitive
Dreamer: Night’s Fever, City Lights
Dreamer: 12×12 Elements
Dreamer: 6×12 Stickers
Graphic 45 5×5 Altered Art Box
Misc: Doily, ribbon, twine, button
Russian Orthodox Church use Julian calendar. So russian christians celebrate Christmas on 7th of January. In Russia Cristmas is a religious day.
In Russia we celebrate only New Year in December (I mean the night between 31st of December and 1st of January).
This is the holiday then we have fir-trees, presents, Father Frost, fireworks and other things like that.
I think house decorations are very good way to feel holiday spirit. So my LO is about garlands.
We’ve got a lot of beautiful Christmas traditions here in Poland, and we even don’t suspect how different we are with our customs from other nations form the east and from the west. Surely, one of the most visible differences is starting our family gatherings and eating together a special meal of 12 fast dishes on 24th December – the Christmas Eve, while others start the celebrations on 25th December – Christmas Day. A very significant tradition is also waiting for the first star to appear in the sky to start the Christmas Eve meal – this was may inspiration to create this small Christmas tag:)
Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Dreamer – Night’s Fever
Artful Dwellings die and embossing folder (Sizzix), Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Crackle Accents, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Dabber Acrylic Paint (Ranger), chipboard Christmas Trees – Dusty Attic.
Our 2 Polish Designers, Brises i Magdalena, were inspired by tradition of making handmade centerpieces for the Christmas table or decoration which can be put out as a part of the Christmas display.
At Christmas time I like to create a unique atmosphere with handmade Christmas decorations. Today I prepared a small but very special Christmas tree that can decorate a table during Christmas Eve. I used paper from the Dreamer collection and Elise Rebel.
Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
papers: Dreamer, Elise Rebel
EK Succes punch, treasures from the drawer, Stickles Ranger
I have made a little home decor. This is a sleigh with four candles inside. I think this home decor can subsitute a traditional Christmas centerpiece or wreath.
I have covered a chipboard base with Dreamer papers. I have added distress inks and embossed snowflakes, leaves and branches cut outs, flowers and pine cones. To get the decorative strip on the candels I used image transferring on the tape technique.
Materiały – 7 Dots Studio:
Dreamer – Daydreaming
Dreamer – Drive All Night
Dreamer – Sweet Dreams
Dreamer – Nights Fever
The rules are easy as 1,2,3:
You can use other supplies in your project of course, but we ant to see how do you use 7DS, so make sure it will be clearly visible!