Dreamweaver and Woodware: Christmas in August-Day Five

Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!

Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:

Lynn Mercurio
Gill Wilson 
Siobhan the Recovering Stampaholic

Here's my creation: 

I know that it doesn't look like it, but this project came together very fast! Last night I had stamped each of the Patch Robin squares on kraft cardstock, ink-stenciled the Dreamweaver Herringbone in brown over the backgrounds, and paper pieced each with Cardworks Christmas Post papers. Today I ink-stenciled and embossed in Stampendous White the Dreamweaver Christmas Borders on the wood frame. I swiped two shades of Distress Stains over the surface, which stained the wood, but not the embossed areas. I adhered a frame of Mark Richards Fabric Burlap square to the frame with Beacon Adhesives Fast Finish Decoupage medium. This only took a few minutes to dry, and then I was able to brush some off-white acrylic paint around the edges. In a few more minutes, I was able to adhere an ink distressed Holly die cut from Dreamweaver (brand new!!!) and some Mark Richards Crystals.
Obviously, the bag was decorated in much the same way, but without the stains and paints. I did add more holly die cuts, which make the perfect embellishment along with those crystals, and the tartan ribbon bow.
*For a stockist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK and Notions Marketing in the USA.


Cazzy said…
I like the robin, and how you made it look vintage, the bags are great!

Cazzy x
That is beautiful Pam! Those little birds are adorable and the colorway you've chosen to mirror the burlap and other details is wonderful. BTW...what kind of paper did you use to cut out the holly die? Pretty cool girl!
These are very neat, I love the burlap!!! great projects.
Lynn Mercurio said…
Holy cow, woman...what a fantastic gift set. So lovely and creative with the birds and extra touch of the burlap. Absolutely stunning!
Alison said…
These are wonderful projects! I love the vibe you created with them. Very home-y. :)
Louise said…
These are adorable Pam! Love the colors and all the textures too!
Denise Bryant said…
Beautiful stamps and dies! I love the Patch Robin and the holly! Great project!
craftymom205 said…
Love these projects.

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Elena C said…
What a cute bird!!! especially with the tartan plaid bow!!! great projects!
CraftyJo said…
What a wonderfully creative gift you've made - someone will be very, very happy! Love it.
Especially liked the combination of patterns on the bird. Great layout and directions.
BurningRubber said…
These are such awesome designs. I love them both. Very festive.
Janice K said…
Two stunning projects, the paper piecing is gorgeous and all the colours work so well together.x
Diane said…
OMG Pam super super cute !!

hugs Diane xx
ionabunny said…
The robins are gorgeous. Love the frame and the bag. The burlap is lovely against the red white
Katie said…
Totally love this stamp! And your projects are just wonderful. I love what you did with the frame and it sounds doable too from your explanation, ha! :) Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.
oh my...what a wonderful collection of projects!!!

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