Monday, November 8, 2010

"Vintage Christmas Wall Swag" by Linda Albrecht

Welcome back to Linda Albrecht, one of our very favorite designers at AllyScraps. She's brought us such a wonderful Christmasy project... just in time to get us in the mood for a month featuring lots of Christmas at AllyScraps. Here's Linda!

And, here is Linda's vintage Christmas wall swag. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do.

1. Cover the Backdrop pieces with patterned papers and add a tag that
you cut from the 12x12 Elements paper. Distress paper edges with
sandpaper and light brown ink.
2. Cut 15 strips from patterned papers that measure 1x12" and 1.5x12"
then accordion fold them at 1/4" intervals (be approximate, no need to
3. Adhere the ends of the accordion folded paper strips together,
flatten out and form into a pinwheel circle (I use hot glue for this to
make the process faster.) Add a button and rhinestone to the center to
hide the glue. Set aside for later use.
4. Layer and adhere 3 of the Gingerbread Man chipboard pieces together,
use acrylic paint to cover surface, adhere ric rac pieces, buttons and
brads as shown. Add painted eyes and heart shaped brads for cheeks.
You will make a total of 2 Gingerbread men using the chipboard coaster
pieces. Cut 2 hats from patterned paper then adhere them to chipboard
to make sturdier, apply glitter to the hats then glue them onto the
Gingerbread men. Set aside for later use.
5. For the Label Style Backdrop: Adhere one of the Gingerbread Men onto
the top center of the piece. Paint and glitter a chipboard snowflake
then adhere it to the lower left outside corner of the piece. Adhere 5
of the paper pinwheels to the backdrop and one Velvet Pleat. Apply
Vintage Transfer words as desired then apply medium sized red
rhinestones onto the background paper at random.
6. For the Circle Backdrop: Adhere a bottle brush tree to the center of
the piece (I cut a portion off of the backside to make it lay flat.)
Paint a large chipboard snowflake white, apply glitter the adhere it to
the backdrop to the right of the tree, adhere a button and rhinestone to
the center of the snowflake. Apply Vintage Transfer word as desired.
Adhere 4 paper pinwheels and 1 Velvet Pleat to the left side of the
backdrop as shown. Add medium sized red brads to some of the Holly
berries on the background patterned paper and a few medium sized red
rhinestones at random.
7. Rectangle Scalloped Backdrop: Adhere a chipboard house that has been
covered in patterned paper to the left side of the backdrop piece.
Paint 2 chipboard snowflakes white then apply glitter and adhere one to
to the house and one to the center right side of the piece. Adhere Mica
Flakes and glitter to the house. Adhere a label from the 12x12 Elements
paper next to the right side of the house then apply Vintage Transfer
words. Adhere a large pink button with a red rhinestone added to the
center to the roof peak. Adhere the remaining chipboard Gingerbread Man
to the right side of the backdrop piece. Adhere 4 paper pinwheels and 1
Velvet Pleat to the backdrop as shown.
8. Adhere patterned papers to a chipboard star, apply glitter and a red
brad then adhere it to the backdrop under the 2 bottom pinwheels.
9. Punch small holes for wiring the pieces together and for the top wire
10. Adhere a pinwheel at the left side end of the handle.

Ally Scraps Supplies:
Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly" paper, Breezy Freezy
Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly" paper, Smitten Mitten
Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly" paper, Merry Berry
Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly" paper, Play Day
Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly" Collection 12x12 Elements
October Afternoon "Very Merry" paper, Carols
October Afternoon "Very Merry" paper, Wrap the Presents
Echo Park "Everybody Loves Christmas" paper, Wrapping Paper
Echo Park "Everybody Loves Christmas" paper, Garland
Melissa Frances Chipboard Snowflakes
Melissa Frances Deck the Halls Transfers
Melissa Frances Backdrops- Circle, Label Style, Rectangle with Scallops
Maya Road Velvet Pleats, Sky Blue and Turquoise
Maya Road Chipboard Coaster, Gingerbread Man
Jenni Bowlin Vintage Style Sew on Buttons, Pink
Kaiser Craft Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Red
Pink Bottle Brush tree
Cream and black buttons
Clear Rhinestones
Mica Flakes and Clear Glitter
Light brown inkpad
Silver Pipecleaner
Miscellaneous brads
Mini White ric rac trim

Thank you so much Linda, your projects are always such an inspiration. Now, it's time to Christmas craft. :)

~ Dana


MichelleB said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for the inspiration and tutorial!

Erika M. said...

Linda is amazing - I'm drooling on the keyboard!

nallian said...

Holy mistletoe! This wall swag is AMAZING! I am so inspired! Thank you, thank you!

Cindy said...

Love the pinwheels! Love the combination of papers used! Love everything about this project!

GanyGooz12 said...

I absolutley LOVE this Wall Hanging;thanks for the inspiration!