Thursday, October 24, 2013

Christmas Altered Spool Decoration featuring Tim Holtz Dies

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!   Time to start those Christmas projects if you haven't already.  Today I have a project that I am totally in love with.  It was inspired by a project I saw on Pinterest and it is another project I created to do with Nancy Williams at the CK Convention in Jacksonville.  Isn't it fabulous!    I didn't have a spool large enough for this project so I created one.
So out came a toilet paper roll for the center and 4 chipboard discs that I cut from my Martha Stewart Circle Cutter.  You can see it here in the above picture.  And I must exclaim about how beautiful I think the Tim Holtz Poinsettia Die and embossing folder combination flower is.  Wow, first time I used it and I got it last year.  I am in love-so pretty.
Here's another look at those juicy flowers!!!
And here again on the top of the spool  There are two medium and one large one in the back to fill in the space.  You can also see the "Noel" die and the 25 is in the center of a Marianne die.
This is the Tim Holtz Snowman die all guzzied  up in pink.  Ain't he darling!  Oh my, I am just in love with this creation.  I embossed him and then glittered him.
Here you can see I used the Tim Holtz Clock die and the Lamp Post. 
So thank you for stopping by today to see this pretty decoration I created.  I have included a video where I explain the process a little more and close ups.  Would love to hear what you think!  Have a great day and Happy Crafting!


Marisa said...

Loving all the sparkle and the snowman is too cute. Great poinsettias too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic creation and beautiful made Carol.
thanks for all your lovely and sweet comments.

gr karin

Benzi said...

Oh, that snowman is no. 1 in my know I love a snowman. And, those poinsettias are fabulous. Love the die on top and it is all sparkling all over the place. Who would have thought a toilet tissue roll was used in this fabulous project? LOL I'm swooning over this one, Carol.

Primitive Seasons said...

What I think? I bloomin' think it's as fantastic as it can get!!! I have the poinsettia die but I had been detailing the petals myself so now I'm craving the embossing folder. WOW! So much better. You did a marvelous job on this one. I am blown away!


KimCreate said...

Your creation is just GORGEOUS! Beautiful work and colors!

Pinklady 68 said...

Wow!! Such a stunning creation!! Lovely layout and details together!!! GORGEOUS!!!
Thank you for all your lovely comments in my blog:-)

Wish you a great Thursday and weekend!!
Hugs Laila.

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Carol!!! I love the poinsettia's they are gorgeous, WOW!!! Also what a super sweet idea to decorate a large spool! Love how you designed your owl spool with toilet paper roll and the circles, awesome!!! Beautiful job as always hun!!!

Marisa Job said...

Wow! This is stunning!! I absolutely love the flowers!! You are very talented and creative! Hugs!

Caroline D. said...

Absolutely so GORGEOUS!!! Glad I decided to stop by your blog today since this is an amazing creation! I've taken a little break from blogging and we were away on vacation so it has been nice to not be glued to the technology so much.

Rushd Lady said...

Most lovely! Makes me drool. I wanna make one! :)

Nan G said...

Oh my Caroline, this is so scrumptious! Love love everything on this.


I LOVE IT!!!! The flowers are so pretty!

dottielottie said...

Followed a link posted on Stamped Impressions blog, so glad I did, what a stunning Christmas decoration piece.
I love everything about your gorgeous creation, now I have even more "things" I neeed to add to my must have list.
Think I had better make sure I am on Santa's 'nice' list lol.
Hugs Lottie

nwilliams6 said...

Just beautiful! I love mine too - it is already out and has been since I brought it home. You took some awesome pictures here - they make it look beautiful but still don't capture the total awesomeness! It still blows my mind how detailed this is. Special stuff - the kind wonderful memories are made of! Hugz and thanks again my sweet friend.

nwilliams6 said...

I dropped by to see this again - you take the best pictures! I need some help with that too! Hugz and thanks again!!!!!

dreamer said...

Thank you so much for sharing your project for christmas with us ,you have made a wonderful job, of the snowman tower. Makes me shan't to try it out.