Not everyone in the USA celebrates Saint Nicholas Day, but I have a special affection for this holiday. It's a day dedicated to the real person on whom the legend of Santa Claus is based.
The first project is the gift jar (above). I'm reusing a jar that I received as a Christmas gift last year. When I received it, it was filled with peppermint hot chocolate mix. That hot chocolate mix is long gone, so I've washed the jar and refilled it--this time, with hard candy. I've dressed the jar up with papers and stickers from the "Peppermint" collection by Crate Paper. Appropriate, no? To make the label for the jar, I adhered a tag sticker to cardstock, then trimmed around the edges. I spelled my message with the Peppermint alphabet stickers, but dotted my "i" with the little circle left over from the hole in the tag. I reused gold elastic cord (saved from product packaging) to attach the tag to the jar, and I added a gold gel ink dot to the center of the dot on the "i."
The next project I want to show you is a layout. (ETA: This layout was published in the February, 2013 issue of Scrap n' Art e-zine.) I challenged myself to create a non-Christmas layout featuring the colors red and green, and I came up with the page that you see above. Here are a few detail photos...
My last project for today's post also uses October Afternoon products. I created this card in response to a recent challenge on the OA blog. The challenge was to create a project incorporating holiday song lyrics. As with the layout above, I took the romantic route and created this card for my husband. I mixed some old-ish "Good Cheer" papers with some new-ish "Sidewalks" papers and stickers, threw in three "Modern Homemaker" labels, and mixed and matched an assortment of alphabets. I think that mixing together different alphabets is sort of my "thing" right now.
So, there you have it--three projects influenced by the holiday season. Thanks for stopping by to take a look at them. Have a great day!