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While running through Hobby Lobby the other day (imagine that!) they were stocking shelves with these Lucite letters.  Stopped me dead in my tracks.  So I got a couple…well, a few.  And decided to practice on the B since I knew it would be staying with me…

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Look!  A Christmas “B”.  I was just thinking how cute a letter for each member of a family on the mantle where the stockings are hung…. or the word “merry” or “hohoho”.  My mind works in spirals…

This Lucite letter measures 3-1/2″ x 5″.  One piece of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper would cover four letters.

Here are a few Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Designer Series Paper (your choice) and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Sky Blue and Real Red
  • Stamps:  Christmas Magic
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Aqua Painter, Water Spritzer, Modge Podge

Digits:

  • Trace your letter lightly in pencil with right side facing up.  Fussy Cut letter.  Coat letter lightly with Modge Podge using a sponge brush then lie the letter on top.  Remember you have a window of time to shift the letter into perfect placement.  Let dry.
  • Cut pine boughs using all three lengths from Thick Whisper White scrap.  Remove die but leave the cut out in the paper while you paint with reinkers.  Spritz with water lightly.  Make a pass with Daffodil Delight, then Pear Pizazz and finally Old Olive mainly just down the centers of the boughs.  Dry with heat gun and glue together at base spreading the ends a bit.
  • Stamp the bell on scrap Thick Whisper White in Basic Black.  Use your Aqua Painter to paint the bell lightly with Smoky Slate.  Leave a shine spot with no paint.  Add a little more Smoky Slate where shadows are indicated.  Add a small amount of Sky Blue.  Paint the bow with Real Red lightly and go back to darken shadow areas.  Fussy cut bell/bow.  Lie flat face down on Piercing Mat and use the large end of Stylus to make circles on the back of the bell to break down the fibers and give dimension to the bell.  Add two dimensionals to back.
  • Use hot glue to attach the pine boughs where they make most sense on your letter.  Add bell at base of boughs.

How many projects can you think of for these letters?  How about spelling out “thanks” for Thanksgiving dinner?  Celebrate?  There are probably endless ideas.  What a great hostess gift too!

Hope your plans for this Labor Day weekend holiday will be filled with sweet memories.  I will hopefully see you right back here on Monday…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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I’d rather my house be not quite so clean…

Besides, you should see my studio.  But I’m inky and HaPpY!

 

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Comments

  1. What a great project idea, Billie!! So Christmasy! I can think of several things to do with them. Thanks so much for the great directions to make it easy to CASE.

    The “b-ism” is true, but I agree with you about not having such a clean house. Have a great evening and Sunday.

    • And these aren’t very big, 3-1/2″ X 5″. I’m thinking maybe gifts for my team. We are planning a nice quiet weekend…lots of stamping going on around here!…B!

  2. Cute. Cute, Cute! Great idea for any season! Thanks so much for sharing! Love this! Oh, and your “B”ism….yes a clean house is a sign of a non-crafter…a person with no imagination…shutter and perish that thought!!!!

    • Yes, Cheryl, these would be cute in a nursery too. Or spell out a family name. Or a word of encouragement…and on and on! If a messy studio is an indicator of a good imagination…I’m a genius! So glad you stopped by today…B!

  3. Billie! These are too cute for words (ha-pun intended!). Anyway, checked Hobby Lobby online and the ones listed don’t give dimensions. Were your in the price range of $6.99 ea? You can PM me if you would rather not disclose price on site.