August 4, 2012

OCC: Bling Bling

Holy cow, its August! 

Today I'm looking forward to some fun in the sun because it is supposed to be a beautiful weekend here in the Pacific Northwest.

Considering that it is still summer, the kids haven't started school and the pumpkins are still just buds you're probably not thinking Christmas. But I am! I love Christmas and I am always up for some holiday projects.

This week's challenge from one of our new OCC designers, Paula, is asking for a little bling this week. As a part of the challenge, we're including a natural element. Enter this beautiful pyramid box with a glittered snowflake embellishment and mini circular tag.

I cut the two pieces of the snowflake from a Spellbinders die and inked the edges a little with some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain ink and then set them aside to dry a little.

Then I covered the snowflakes with a thin coat of glue, spreading it relatively thin with my finger. Then I threw the glued up pieces in a small Ziplock container filled with glitter. I like to keep my glitter in this little container and then toss my pieces around in it to coat them - it contains the mess a bit. Sometimes I just bury the glue side down and leave them in there to dry. This keeps the most glitter on the piece as possible. 

After about a day, I adhered the glittered pieces together with a small foam adhesive, looped some string through and added the small tag. The pyramid box came from a kit by K & Company called Christmas Cheer. I just assembled it according to the directions.

I love wrapping gifts like this. So unique, so unexpected, so simple. And glitter on a snowflake is just so...Christmas.

So have some fun with us this week. Combine a little bling and a little nature and see where it takes you! Get some inspiration from our OCC designers:

Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Sue Butler Scrumplescrunch
Anne Marie Hile Stampin' Anne
Marcy Kaminski En Papillote Arts
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts
Lori Rider The Diva Stamper
Sharon Wheet Designs by Sharon
Lisa Minckler You Made Me Ink
Kim Price Inkcognito
Paula McClane Scrap Addict's Attic
Liliana Inguanti Stampin' From Home

Looking forward to what you cook up this week!


  1. Hi Holly, this is very pretty, I love the glittery snowflakes!

  2. Holly!! Good grief, this is fantastic! I absolutely love your winter themed nature bling. The box is the perfect style (reminds me of icicles) and the snowflakes and adorable tag. It's just brilliant! I'm certainly inspired.