Monday, November 12, 2012

Sweet Shabby Christmas!

Sweet Shabby Christmas!

Hi Friends!
How are you?  I'm doing well here after having had
a wonderful birthday weekend!  I got together with
one of my crafty friends and made Christmas cards
yesterday.  She took me to lunch to a quaint sweet
little coffee shop here in town.  I had the best
chicken salad sandwich, soup, and mocha coffee...
yummm!  We then met up with some family for
dinner since my nephew has his birthday on the
same day and had more fun!  I'm happy dancing
here because next week I'm on vacation...yeah!
We may go to Amish Country for a day or two. 
I always look forward to seeing the crafts and
super delicious food!
OK, anyways about my sweet shabby Christmas
project.  This little gem was sooo fun to make. 
And, I'm very happy how it turned out.  I am
guest designer this month for The Shabby Tea Room.
The challenge calls for one to make a project that
includes shimmer or glitter and to make it shabby.

Here is the gorgeous photo inspiration to follow...

I placed lots of yummy layers with felt and doilies
for the focal point.  A silver doily cut and placed
behind the lovely resin tree.  Yummy seam binding
ribbon, a sparkly gem brad to finish off the focal
point.  Snowflakes were embossed with sparkly
white fine powder.  The highlight was placing
the pom pom trim and glitter trim around the lid.
To finish off the  star lid, I placed pieces of a doily
with buttons in the corners.  I so loved making this
project that I just might make another one!
So, please stop over at The Shabby Tea Room to
see what the amazing design team created for
this Sweet Shabby Christmas challenge!  Join
in on the fun, because we would love to see
your amazing project!  Thanks so much for
dropping by today!  Take care, hugs!
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park, Recollections
Stamp:  SU
Ink:  SU(Pool Party), Ranger(Tea Dye)
Felt:  PTI(Aqua), MFT(Pink)
Doily, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Emboss Powser:  Stampendous
Die Cut:  SU(Fremelits)
Resin Tree, Tinsel Trim:  Melissa Frances
Pom Pom Trim:  Webster
Steam Binding:  Paper Sweeties
Gem Brad:  Paper Studio
Vintage Pin:  SU
Gems:  Recollections
Buttons:  My Stash


  1. This is SO fun and shabby-beautiful, Maria...I love it!

  2. Oh Maria, your shabby box is just beautiful! Love all the layers of pretty embellishments!

  3. I love your gorgeous little Christmas box, Maria. So beautifully decorated and embellished!
    Belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous time! :) x

  4. Maria, I'm wishing you a belated happy birthday. Sounds as if you had a wonderful day and weekend.

    Your star is just gorgeous. So full of many layers and wonderful items. Shabby it!

  5. Oh my Goodness, Maria, this is sweet shabby GORGEOUSNESS! LOVE the tinsel and the pom poms and the resin tree and all of the layers! STUNNING! Also CONGRATS on being the GD!

  6. Wow, this is gorgeous! Amazing project! Hugs! xx

  7. What a beautiful box - it has a real old fashioned feel to it. Lovely work!

  8. This is a beautiful box Maria!!! Love the pom pom trim and all the shabby embellishments!!

  9. Shabby, chic and stunning. it;s the kind of gift box we all want :). Gorgeous!

  10. Great box. Love all the different elements. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog too.

  11. This box is beautiful and filled with so many pretty details. Happy belated birthday!

  12. Congrats on your GDT! You've done an amazing job with this project. It's so lush and beautiful and love all of the details.


  13. Maria, this is a positively perfect take on the inspiration photo! Absolutely scrumptious to the last drop! Have a wonderful, little getaway! Sounds like just what I need ;). Wish I could come, too! Hugs!

  14. Such a stunning creation, Maria. Love all the embellishments and colors. Great design! :)

  15. Belated Happy Birthday, Maria! Sounds like you had a fun-filled day, with happy blessings in it. :) Enjoy your week off, too. Sounds really nice!

    LOVE this shabby chic beautiful for the TSTR challenge. Different, and oh so lovely. Hugs! Enjoy your free time!

  16. WOW Maria, this is so awesome!! Love all the shabby touches !!

  17. Wow Maria! This is Just So Beautifully Shabby for sure! Love all the yummy layers and embellies!! Soo Peetty!! Love this Lady! 8-)


  18. Happy belated birthday, Maria! Your project is amazing! What a gorgeous work! Love it! Have a great weekend! Hugs

  19. Oh, a very happy belated birthday to you, Maria! sounds like you've had a lovely celebration, and that the fun will just continue with your holiday next week! How wonderful!
    Your shabby chic holiday box is absolutely gorgeous! The detail and layering is just jaw dropping! I love the colors and love those polka dots, and what a fabulous tree. Soooo long the crinkled banner tag, too! Wowzers!

  20. Une très belle et originale réalisation. Que c'est beau ! Amicalement.

  21. Wow!!! Stunning! So incredibly beautiful! Love your shabby box, Maria!
    Hugs, Nataly :0)

  22. Maria - Happy Birthday! I love your sweet star box! The pom pom trim is so fun and all of the sweet details! I love making stuff for Christmas - it just makes me happy!
    :) Jill

  23. Maria, this star box is unbelievably wonderful! Love the resin tree, beautiful lace, pattern papers and tinsle trim!!! Beautiful!

  24. Happy belated birthday and happy Turkey Day!!!

    *thud* this is jaw dropping gorgeous!! Oh my stars and all the shabby goodness every last detail is amazing! I am still trying to pick up my jaw!

  25. Such a gorgeous box, absolutely stunning! So many wonderful details to look at, just gorgeous Maria!