Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Noel Stocking with Karla Yungwirth

Hello friends! Karla back today with a pretty wall hanging Christmas Stocking created with lots of fun goodies from the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop – the Christmas Stocking, Snowflakes (comparable to THESE), Words Of Christmas and Holly Berry Branch. This was such a fun way to kick off December, and would be lovely to do as a family project too – having everyone customize their own stocking and add their names!

Here are the steps I used to decorate my stocking:

  1. I added sticky backed Cricut Vinyl with a pretty red pattern to the main part of the stocking and cut around the edge with a craft knife. Then, I did the same thing with white felt, tracing around it and cutting it out before adhering with a strong glue.

  1. I used a Distress Paint Dabber to paint the stocking loop green and glued on some fun green pom-pom trim. I think pom-poms make everything more fun!

  1. I glued on a toe and heel from white felt again and added faux stitching lines with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

  1. I painted the Holly Berry Branch with my shiny metallic paints – I’ve had these for 15 years! They worked great to cover the chipboard with a lovely sheen of colour!

  1. I coated the snowflakes with a wash of the white paint before adding them to the stocking.

  1. I painted the Noel from the Words of Christmas set with black paint and then brushed it lightly with white acrylic paint before adding some Liquid Applique. As soon as you heat the Liquid Applique it puffs up like real snow!

  1. I tucked some Mini Ephemera from the Tim Holtz idea-ology pack into the top of the stocking and added some Studio Katia sequins and Ranger Stickles – because you gotta glitter it at Christmas! A few drops of Glossy Accents to the berries and ephemera adds even more texture and dimension.

That finishes off this pretty Christmas stocking wall hanging! You could even use it as a beautiful tag to add to a special gift on the big day!

I hope you are enjoying the start of December, and get to take some crafty time for yourself!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Snowflakes (comparable to THESE)

Other Supplies Used:

- Cricut Vinyl
- White Felt
- Pom-Pom Trim
- Tonic Studios: Nuvo - Silver Crystal Drops
- ArtQuest Stargazers Watercolor Palette
- Liquid Applique
- White Acrylic Paint
- Ranger Ink: Stickles, Glossy Accents and Tim Holtz Distress Paint
- Studio Katia: Sequins
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Mini Christmas Ephemera

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Peace Christmas Card with Nancy Nickel

Hello! It's Nancy here with a fun new project!
Today I have used the fabulous chipboard
from Southern Ridge Trading Company
 to create a very elegant Christmas Card!

Here's what I used:

I began with a white cardstock card base.
I cut a white Glitter Cardstock panel to cover the front of the card.
Then I die-cut a blue Glitter Cardstock oval, 
and centered it over the white panel.

I inked the Angel chipboard piece up with embossing ink,
sprinkled it with the glittery white embossing powder, 
and set it with my heat gun.
I then adhered the angel to the center of the blue oval.

I repeated that process with the glittery blue embossing powder,
on the "Peace" chipboard.
Then I adhered it in place across the bottom of the card.

Finally, I added a sheer white ribbon to the top of the card.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- White Cardstock, 
- DCWV: White and Blue Glitter Cardstock
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Embossing Ink
  - Glitters Galore Cosmic Embossing Powders: Winter White and Ice Rink
- Celebrate It Ribbon.
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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I'll have another project share for you soon!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Merry Christmas Ornament with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. I'm thrilled to be back on the blog today sharing my Merry Christmas Ornament perfect to give as a gift to someone for their Christmas tree or add it your own. To create my ornament, I've used a variety of our popular Christmas chipboard pieces. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my Merry Christmas Ornament at home.

To start, you'll need to choose a couple of Christmas papers that coordinate together. From one of the patterned papers, die cut a 3" stitched circle. From the other patterned paper, die cut a 2 1/2" stitched circle. Ink the edges of both circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

For the base of your ornament, you'll need a 3 1/2" circle.

Next, you'll need one of the Etched Merry Christmas Medallion

You'll need one of the Snowflake Wreath - small from the package. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the wreath. Sprinkle Fractured Ice Embossing Powder overtop of the wreath. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the wreath has cooled, repeat the process again with embossing powder, giving your wreath one more coat of powder. 

Choose one of the snowflakes from the Snowflake 714 package. Apply two coats of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to the snowflake.

From the Itty Bitty Snowflakes, you'll need to take three out of the package.

Choose one of the deer from the Merry Deer Mix. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the deer. Sprinkle Molten Dimensions - White Wonder Embossing Powder overtop of the wreath. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the wreath has cooled, repeat the process again with embossing powder, giving your deer one more coat of powder. Once the powder has cooled, tie a red ribbon bow around the neck of the deer.

Adhere the 2 1/2" circle to the 3" circle. Foam square the 3" circle to the middle of the 3 1/2" ornament base.

Use foam squares to adhere the snowflake wreath to the 3" circle. Adhere the snowflake to the left hand side of the wreath.

Use thin foam squares to adhere the deer overtop of the silver snowflake. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Merry Christmas sentiment to the right of the deer.

Adhere the three itty bitty snowflakes as desired on the wreath. To finish the ornament, add a piece of twine in a loop to the top of the ornament.

Here are a few closeup photos of the ornament.

Here is the finished Merry Christmas Ornament.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Fractured Ice Embossing Powder and Eileen Hull Molten Dimensions - White Wonder Embossing Powder 
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Distress Stain - Brushed Pewter and a Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
- Misc: Christmas Patterned Paper, Twine, Red Ribbon and Tin Circle

Thanks so much for joining my today!

- Katelyn

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Blessed Home Decor Mixed Media Canvas with Pam Bray

Hi Southern Ridge Trading Company Fans! Pam here sharing my Blessed  Home Décor Mixed Media Canvas using fabulous chipboard! I love creating home décor pieces. Creating with Southern Ridge Trading Company  chipboard and pretty pattern paper makes it easy! 

Begin by inking pattern paper to place on top of  a 6" x 6" canvas. Adhere to canvas. 

Draw around oval shape of Southern Ridge Trading Company Elegant Vintage Flourish Frame to pattern paper; trim to fit oval with scissors. Adhere to top of Elegant Vintage Flourish Frame; add pattern paper scallop borders and strip to center of prepared Elegant Vintage Flourish Frame.

Adhere prepared Elegant Vintage Flourish Frame  to center of prepared frame. 

Paint Southern Ridge Trading Company Blessed Fun Word and  Fall Leaves with white paint; dry. 

 Embossed prepared pieces with Rock Candy Embossing Powders. 

Adhere prepared leaves to top of canvas. 

Adhere prepared Blessed to top of prepared canvas. 

Adhere more of the prepared embossed fall leaves along with flowers and twine bow to prepared canvas. 

Finish canvas with small enamel dots.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Authentique: November Pattern Paper
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Rock Candy Embossing Powder - Spearmint, Peppermint and Butterscotch
- Tan Twine
- Embossing Ink
- Nutmeg ColorBox Blends Ink
- Prima Flowers
- 6" x 6" Canvas
- White Paint
- Small Brown Enamel Dot
- Xyron: Adhesive Tape Runner

I hope you are inspired to create home décor projects all year long for your home or as gifts this holiday season using Southern Ridge Trading Company Chipboard. Enjoy Pam

Monday, November 18, 2019

Autumn Birthday Keepsake with Karen Jiles

Hi there, 

It’s Karen sharing an Autumn Birthday Keepsake that I created with the Skeleton Leaf StencilBirthday Greetings, and Wheat Bushel chipboard sets.  The stencil and chipboard sets worked beautifully together. I coupled them with some embellishment mousse, glimmer paste and dyed ribbon. I loved the end result. Take a peek at my tutorial below.

Step 1: Apply Orange Blush and Chai Latte Embellishment Mousse to the back of the shadow box with a foam tool. Heat set to dry. 

Step 2: Lay the Skeleton Leaf Stencil on top of the mousse covered shadow box. Using a craft spatula, apply glimmer paste to the stencil transferring the pattern to the shadow box. Set aside to dry.

Step 3: Apply Orange Blush Embellishment Mousse to the Happy Birthday chipboard sentiment. Note: I applied 2 coats. Heat set the chip board to dry and set aside. 

Step 4: Apply mica mist to the Wheat Bushel chipboard pieces and heat set to dry. Adhere the Wheat Bushel chipboard and Happy Birthday to the shadow box using E6000.  Add a dyed ribbon bow.

Step 5: Tap on gesso using a paintbrush to enhance the overall design.

Step 6: Continue embellishing as desired.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Skeleton Leaf Stencil

Other Supplies Used:

- Shadow Box
- Embellishment Mousse: Orange Blush and Chai Latte
- Glimmer Paste: Rich Cocoa
- Mica Mist: Antique Gold
- Kraft Spatula
- Foam Tool
- Scissors
- Dyed Ribbon
- Gesso (White)
- Paintbrush
- E6000
- Hot Glue
- Heat Gun

Thanks so much for stopping by today.