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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On the 6th Day of Christmas, our Design Team brings to you ...



LOADS MORE INSPIRATION, more cool Tutorials and a chance to win the entire Christmas Cottage Collection .... (YEAH, sing-along with us) ... - WOOHOO!!!!

Today Tomomi and I (Tracy Gardiner) have the pleasure of sharing a little of our Christmas Spirit with you all the way from Japan and South Africa.

Let's start off with Tomomi's gorgeous Wreath -


Requirements: -

Wreath
18 medium Brad Daddies
Red Ric Rac
1 sheet Cottage Christmas Peppermint Stick patterned paper
1 sheet Cottage Christmas Swirly Snowflakes patterned paper
Cottage Christmas Acrylic Snowflakes
i-Bond Glue Gun

Assembly: -

1.  Cover 18 Brad Daddies in Peppermint Stick paper, alternating between the stripe and the holly sides;


2.  Thread the brads onto the Ric Rac as shown;


3.  Wind the Ric Rac and Brads around the Wreath;


4.  Using a 2" circle as a guide, draw 6 semi-circles 3/4" high onto the back of the Swirly Snowflakes paper;


5.  Cut the semi-circles out creating 6 scallops and a small tab at the end (as shown)


6.  Divide each scallop into 8 parts and fold into a "concertina";
7.  Attach the one end to the other with the tab - Make 6 of these;


8.  Cut out a circle for the base.  Flatten the flower and glue it to the base;


9.  Attach the flowers to the wreath with your i-Bond glue gun and add acrylic snowflakes to the centre of each flower.

HOW EASY WAS THAT???  This could be done in an hour at the most and would be awesome for neighbour gifts too ... LOVE THIS, Tomomi ...

Then here is an Advent that I created for my son, Bryce to remind him of the true meaning of Christmas - I hand-wrote Scriptures on to the backs of each of the Tags.  You could attach a chocolate to the back of each tag or even a clue to where a little gift has been hidden for each of the 12 Days of Christmas ...


It was sooo easy to make and didn't take much time at all ... Pop along to my Blog where you will find full instructions on how to complete this simple project ...









And of course we cannot forget about another awesome GIVEAWAY - the entire Cottage Christmas Collection - how awesome is that - trust me, this is one of the funkiest, most versatile Christmas collections out there this year - one of my all-time favourites!!!

So, all you have to do is leave a message here, as well as on Tomomi's blog and my blog, and then keep checking back to see if you've won.

There will be a GRAND PRIZE WINNER at the end of the 12 Days who will win one of everything given away during the 12 Days of Christmas Hop - just make sure you have commented on ALL blogs and ALL 12 Days posts ...

Merry Christmas to you and your families from the both of us - may your hearts be filled with the Spirit of Christmas - PEACE. HAPPINESS and LOVE ...

Love,
Tomomi and Tracy

187 comments:

CynAbu said...

Gorgeous!

Tejal said...

Beautiful projects..super inspiration!! love it!

AmyJRockstar said...

Tis the season of giving and you guys are awesome! :o)
XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

blueberry said...

Love both projects!! Tomomi's Chiristmas wreath is just beautiful, and Tracy's advent is also awesome that I really feel like decorating it somewhere in my daughter's bedroom!!

Sophia said...

Gorgeous , gorgeous projects ladies...♥

Deb Long said...

These projects are terrific - I cannot wait to break out my Cottage Christmas papers and start playing!

Aluap said...

Beautiful projects! My favourite is the wreath :)

Marielle said...

these are so very cute!!TFS!

csparky61 said...

So cute, and thanks for the step by step instructions on the "Concertina", I usually need a little help on things like that. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Becky said...

simly stunning ideas

Brigitte said...

WOW, those two projects are out of this world!!! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotamil dot com

ruth said...

Fantastic projects once again!

Cindylu2u said...

Very cute projects, love how the advent calendar had the scriptures on the back, I think homemade gifts show more of the true meaning of Christmas because they are from the heart with love, Thanks for the wonderful ideas!!

creative patti said...

I just love this wreath. Love the flowers! Great job! Both great projects! TFS.

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

Jean said...

Thanks for the great instructions for the flowers on the wreath. Both projects are wonderful.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

scrapstampcrazy said...

How awesome is that wreath and simple too. Great project.

kendra_kenny_2000 said...

The hardest thing about all these great ideas is choosing what to make!

Laura said...

Love those projects! Especially the flower! Very cool!

Betsy said...

I love the wreath...and so simple too!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful projects, definitely going to do the flower it looks fabulous

Sandra said...

love the projects - those flowers are so cool! thanks for sharing!
Sandra

Robin said...

Just "Oooooo"

Kath said...

Both projects are great - thanks!

GreenScrap said...

Those gorgeous and smart ideas!!! Love them!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

floridagirl said...

ooooh thosw flowers are amazing!!! and so easy to make!! Great projects - Love the wreath!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love the wreath, I am going to try those flowers.

pdrnc said...

More great projects with the Christmas Cottage collection! Great use of the i-top on the wreath and the advent calendar is really cute.

Laurel said...

Wow, fantastic projects!

April said...

How beautiful and creative!
- April W

Khristen said...

So pretty, and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

HeidiK said...

Thank you for sharing these two beautiful projects. I really like them both!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Love the advent calendar!!

me said...

Very nice!

Colleen said...

I am loving the 12 days of Christmas. So many cool projects. If only I had the time to complete everything and could find the Cottage Christmas papers.

CKMommy said...

LOVE both of the projects! That wreath is adorable!

Heather said...

Great projects. The wreath looks so easy too!

fairey101 said...

I love both projects they are great.

Aga said...

Both lovely projects, and by the looks of it surprisingly easy to make :)

Drayia said...

I love both projects but have to say the Advent calendar is my Fav by far.

Kim. said...

Another two amazing projects, I always learn something from this wonderful design team.
Kim xXx

tampatha said...

these are gorgeous projects! so much fun! I love how versatile your line is! Thanks for the inspiration! I really want to try these!
-Tammy

Lindy said...

Wonderful projects....TFS!

XXOO AMY said...

These projects just keep getting better and better! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary Ellyn said...

Love the Christmas Cottage collection!

Renee said...

love it! great projects and the papers are adorable!

Kelly Sas said...

Imaginisce has the most creative DT members! Lovin' these 12 Days of Christmas projects. Nice way of keeping the true Christmas spirit Tracy.

Amy said...

Love them both! That accordion pleated flower is absolutely fab! Thanks for sharing.

Tracy Pea said...

Great projects today! Love them both. :)

StampinCathy said...

Your projects are so inspiring and creative. Great gift ideas too. Thanks for a great tutorial.

tonny said...

So inspiring !!

Hollyk said...

beautiful wreath, will have to try this myself.

Tabitha said...

Very pretty projects. I love the acrylic snowflakes. Hopping over to both of your blogs. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Laurie! said...

Oh my gosh - both of these products are so cute! You guys are so creative!

ScrapbookMary said...

How creative! I love this idea. The wreath is just gorgeous. Cheers, Mary

Kimberli said...

The wreath is so pretty, I love your idea about making them for gifts, who wouldn't love to receive that!?

And what a wonderful idea on the advent calendar - I need to get busy on getting one up for our son this year, I'm running out of time!

Thanks to both of you for sharing!

Bobbi said...

Both projects are great. I love the flowers on the wreath. The advent calendar is such a cute idea for the kids. TFS

Miss Kathy said...

Love how you made those flowers on the wreath. Gotta try them.

Kathy R

paperpapier said...

the accordion fold flower is awesome. love the distress look on it. Love your advent calendar too, super easy to make and what a brilliant idea to use the clothes peg!

karahoward said...

Love, love, love them. Hoping my baby will go to sleep soon so I can craft!!

Brooke said...

Beautiful projects!

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE that beautiful wreath and the advent calendar is so cute!

deannaf said...

the projects are both very creative! love handmade stuff!

Cynthia B. said...

Wonderful projects! The advent calendar, especially, helps teach the true reason for the season. Thanks so much for sharing!

Brett said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

perezmom said...

Both projects are beautiful!

-Kristin

Cathy said...

Love both these projects, from all parts of the world. The flowers on the wreath are something I will have to attempt, thanks for such great instructions.
Cathy S

Melissa D. said...

I love them both! Such talent you ladies have!

ShoppingTamii said...

these are adorable projects!

Liz said...

LOVE the Brad Daddies and that Advent calendar is truly special.

{VICKI} said...

I commented on both blogs

Love both projects

TFS

MommaMcVic said...

Very cute~
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Court said...

BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE both ideas!!!

Iris said...

Cute wreath and cute Advent calendar. Iris Soscia

KayTee said...

Guess what I'm making this weekend??? Yup! I think I can do this--they are both adorable! Thank you!!

Liz said...

How fun I am so excited for new tool... Glad I held off on Distrezz is all and will get yours when it comes out waiting waiting

Denise said...

Both of these projecta are stunning. Thanks for all these awesome holiday ideas :)

Arjanne said...

Great projects!

scrapperbecka said...

Love love it, awesome projects

charli24 said...

Love both projects. The advent idea is so neat!

krjle said...

FANTASTIC wreath I want it!!!!! I've used advents for both my boys every christmas my soon to be 16 year old still expects it. What a great family tradition to pas on.

Jocelyne said...

I really really love the wreath!!! And the advent calendar can also be used to hang the cards you receive. Awesome!!

Reneeleeak said...

I love all your great projects this time of the year. Thanks for sharing.☺
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

Ya'll are just beyond generous with all your prizes and great tutorials on projects to create, thanks so much!

sleeplesswonder said...

I love your projects they are beautiful.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous project!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects!

Sherry said...

The wreath is beautiful!!!! Great projects shown!!!!

joybear said...

Those are both awesome!!!!

DebiJ said...

Beautiful work here...I am very taken with the wreath..special!

Chris C said...

great projects - thanks for the instructions too.
PS I tried leaving a message on both blogs but for some reason they are not showing on Tracy's blog!

Dawn said...

Wow only on day 6 and all the inspiration and sharing is just incredible!! Great design team!

just me and z said...

Those are awesome projects! i love the buttons on the wreath, and that advent calendar is so cute!
Thanks for sharing!

Samantha said...

Big Shout out to Tracy today :0) Hiya GF!!! Love both projects shared today.TFS

Thebug415 said...

What a fun wreath, and advent calendar. TFS!

Staci said...

Both projects are just so fabulous!

Nitasha said...

Gorgeous projects, ladies!

melt003 said...

Thanks for sharing these great projects! Love the flowers on the wreath and the advent calendar is just lovely!

connie said...

love both projects!

LisaM said...

Beautiful projects! TFS!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Great projects! So creative!

JennyKozar said...

I always love the projects I find here! Thanks for sharing.
Jenny kozar

Victoria's Place said...

I love your projects!

Linda said...

Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

What an AWESOME FUN Project!! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

My Crafting Time said...

I really love the wreath! You have inspired me to make one. I wish I had an iTopper to creatre the buttons with. Awesome job on the advent calendar. I esp love how you incorporated the scriptures in it. TFS.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both great ideas. I love the flowers for the wreath. TFS.

Becky Dunham said...

These projects are so great! I love the flowers on the wreath! And what a cute advent - unique. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Courtney said...

I actually just made some of my own Christmas decorations! Soooo cute and so much fun. You guys never let me down!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Love those projects! Especially the flower!
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

beadz said...

These projects are great - I really love the flower tutorial.
hugs,
Gini

Ryan Ann said...

Love the projects. Thanks for sharing!

juliem said...

Great projects.
Hendesonville

chipndalefan said...

Two more awesome projects! TFS!

colombean said...

that wreath is so nice! now to make it waterproof..

Laura Stewart said...

great project!!

CuteCuteWorld said...

Love both projects!
Jordan
Jordanoo@live.ca

LadybugCarrie said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Tona said...

What great projects!

JadeCook said...

what a cute wreathe! And I love the flowers!

Manders said...

I hope with mynew space I will be organized and ready to do all this stuff for my place

Jodi said...

I love that wreath so much! I have looked at it on your blog several times today. I would love to reproduce it but I don't have an i-tool. Maybe for Christmas! (fingers crossed!)

aud1inok said...

Both projects are fantastic!

juli (sweetpz) said...

great ideas!! thanks for sharing!
hugs
juli

joni said...

Great job ladies! These projects are true winners...so pretty and I love them both! TFS!
Hugs,
Joni
arcocha@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

I love both projects, but especially the Advent calendar.Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Steff said...

I am just loving all the inspiration here this week! Thanks for sharing all this goodness!

Jessica said...

I love both projects and the fabulous paper used on them! Thanks for sharing.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Wow! Such cute projects!!!

About Us! said...

Very cute projects...great creations. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, Cheryl
crosano at aol dot com

christel said...

Both projects are absolutely too cute!

iluvmybugs said...

What great projects!! TFS

nadine said...

I loved both projects!!! I left a comment on Tracey Gardiner's blog but was not allowed to leave one on Tomomi's. Everything was just a series of small boxes.

*Linda-saved by grace* said...

Love how she made the flowers for the wreath...what a great new technique!!! And the advent calendar scavenger hunt idea...wow!!! TFS!!!

Carrie said...

Hi,
great project... very different!!

thanks for sharing!
Carrie
my2sons311@verizon.net

Kathy said...

Beautiful wreath and advent calendar! I love reminding our kids what the true meaning is! Thanks for sharing!

owlbeescrappin said...

Both of these projects are Gorgeous! TFS and thanks for the chance to win!

Happy Holidays!
~Angel
ajewelo@yahoo.com

Gwendolyn said...

And another great day! Thanks for all the inspiration! It is so lovely!

Hugs Gwendolyn

Diane S. said...

Love the wreath and advent calendar-thanks for the great ideas!!

alwayscharlie said...

Very cute projects today!

laterg8r said...

both beautiful ideas :D

Catherine Schroeder said...

once again, You guys never disappoint! :D Thanks again for sharing your wonderful projects!

purple layers said...

thats really cool but this year we arent decorating our house is to small no tree no lights

CraftyGirl said...

Great project ideas! I love how simple both of them are, yet they look like they took a lot of time!! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!
barb :)

Ann Edwards said...

Super ideas with lots of helpful tips...I plan to make those flowers that are on the wreath to use on layouts and other projects.

Lesabe said...

I so love all the Christmas projects. Keeps me in the creative spirit =)

Pamspaperpassion said...

I bought Cottage Christmas paper and some of the stamps. I love them and have made a few cards with them!

Carol said...

Great projects, so beautiful!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

What fantastic projects. I love the wreath!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

CuteCuteWorld said...

these are awesome! I'm loving the christmas collection.

Jordan
jordanoo@live.ca

Erika said...

LOVE the wreath. It's so gorgeous.

Kathy said...

I am going to need more of this line...I didn't order enough! Love these projects and so grateful for the instructions---how thoughtful!

lhinnerichs said...

Great idea!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

these are so WONDERFUL!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

stefeni said...

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful projects! So inspirational!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

cindy said...

Love the way you are teaching your son the true meaning of Christmas. Love this Christmas line and hope I win it:)

Melanie said...

Adorable projects...love the wreath and Advent calendar!

About me said...

love the advent calendar! Will keep the kids busy counting the days before Xmas!

doverdi said...

Great projects. Love the accordion flower & wreath. (I had a hard time posting a comment on Tomomi's blog) The advent calendar will be fun for the kids to count the days. TFS!

Jodi said...

Beautiful projects! I love the advent calendar, so cute and easy to store for next year.

pattyb said...

Amazing...both projects. So pretty and wonderful projects for Christmas time. Thanks.

Shannon said...

That wreath is gorgeous!

b.c. Gurl said...

these are fantastic! love them!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

dilsaverdesigns at yahoo dot com

pebblesjns said...

You ladies are amazingly creative. I wish I could come up with a project idea like this on my own! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Lesley from WI said...

Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing!!

PamS said...

Both projects are wonderful. I want to make them both so thank you for sharing them with us.

Genny said...

I really love the wreath!

Carrie said...

great projects..... thanks for sharing!!

Carrie
my2sons311@verizon.net

Nadia's World said...

What a beautiful wreath! And I love the heart advent calendar. I LOVE hearts and this calendar is absolutely awesome!

TFS!!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

Cassie_lu said...

a beautiful wreath with a great tutorial for the flowers

Samantha T. said...

What a cool project. Merry Christmas!

Lisa W said...

Thanks for the great ideas for a unique wreath and advent calendar.

My Serendipity said...

These are great projects and tutorials to go with them! Thanks for sharing!
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

Lori C. said...

I love the advent calendar! These are such wonderful projects!

TeacherMom said...

I will be breaking out the i-top to try a wreath like this. Very cute!! And I absolutely adore your advent calendar. Once the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over, I'll be making this so I am ready for next year!! Would love to have the beautiful papers to make it with. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

love those projects!

Snips and Snails said...

Cute projects! Love them both.

Bev said...

OMG these projects are stunning.. beautiful

bakscrap said...

Fun projects, thanks for the chance to win.

Memories Forever After said...

I am so frustrated. I can not find my posts anywhere. I have really messed up on all of this. I love the wreath but I really love the scriptures involved in that project showing the true meaning of Christmas. Your son is blessed to get this.

ellen s. said...

oh these are so festive and fun! i loove that wreath!

Michelle said...

All of your projects are so wonderful!!! What a bunch of creative people you are!! :)

Wirg's Creative World said...

I loved these projects, thanks for some wonderful ideas!

Ann said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the flower!

Mona Knight said...

Wow!! amazing review, Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful creativity.Woven Polyester Strapping

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