Off the page Holiday inspiration in here!

December 18, 2013 by  
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We have some amazing projects from Gail Lindner for you today! If these don’t inspire you to get that Core and take if off the page onto some Holiday home decor projects than I don’t know what will!


I have officially started creating projects for Christmas!  You might recall I created a cute Christmas countdown a little while back (see it here). Well . . . I loved using the embroidery hoop as my “frame” and have been wanting to do more to create a cluster on my wall for Christmas. A trip to the craft store was in order and I purchased a few different sized hoops.

Here’s my next one:




This is a great project for using up scraps of Core’dinations! I dug through to find a few colours to work together, cut strips and started assembling my “tree”!

Of course, this being Core cardstock, I couldn’t leave it plain! I had to emboss and sand the strips in various designs to add even more interest.



The background is from the fabulous Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions collection. Instant Christmas!

The starts were die cut from Core Couture Glitter Cardstock for a bit of sparkle!  This little tree was so easy and fun to make – here are a couple more ideas:

  • For the front of your Christmas cards! These will be easy to mass-produce.
  • Get the kids involved – maybe adding the stars or other embellishments to the pre-made trees. 

Thanks for popping by and please pop by my blog for more inspiration!


Supply List:

Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions: Holiday No 14
Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack: Pool
Chocolate Box: Cool Mint Truffle
Core Essentials: Sugar’n’Spice
Graphic 45: Lemon Chiffon, Spring Green
Core Couture Glitter: White Gloves, Oscar
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Darice & Cuttlebug embossing folders
Fiskars star punch, SSS star die



It’s just typical of me to be creating Christmas projects so close to the actual day! But my decor items get brought out each year so I know they will get plenty of attention in the long run!

Inspired by an image I saw online, I wanted to create a sort of looped wire wreath, accented with stars. Sorry about the vague description! How about I just show you my project so you know what I mean?


I decided to create mine on a smaller scale and pop it into a shadow box frame. Honestly, I was really wanting to use the kraft coloured Seasonal Impressions cardstock! Isn’t it a fantastic, subtle background???

I chose three shades of Gemstones cardstock for the stars, so they would have a slight sheen, and scattered them around my wire wreath.


Simple but cute! I can honestly see me creating more of these for different occassions such as Valentines or new babies. Just think of the color combinations and die cut shapes you could use!


Tim Holtz Kraft Core – Seasonal Impressions No 23
Gemstones Collection - Peridot, Yellow Topaz, Red Ruby
Silhouette Cameo
Christmas Tree Cutting File (star only)


6 Responses to “Off the page Holiday inspiration in here!”
  1. Kate says:

    Both of these projects are so festive & fun, Gail!!!

  2. Fabulous Christmas projects!!!

  3. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW wow WOW

    LOVE your scrappy Christmas Tree and LOVE LOVE LOVE your wire wreath shadow box!!! I have tons of jewellery wire that I have hoarded over the years and this would be the perfect project, even using the idea for a card too :)

    THANK YOU so much for sharing your AWESOME inspiration today Gail!!!

    PS – Gemstones is on my Christmas Wish List, so maybe I will get to make some in the New Year :)

  4. margaret says:

    Hi.. bought the gold pearl cardstock @ .69 ea. to make some Christmas cards…for each sheet I get exactly 2 cards…just have to say I am a bit disappointed that one side has the black along with pearls written on the other corner and on the back it has a darn ups sticker that you can not remove.. I figured a way around the writing but not before I ruined a couple sheets only to find that there is no way around the sticker.. sure was an expensive lesson!!!! :o(

  5. Ava Gavloski says:

    gail, love that ornament….. perfectly showcasing the core’dinations cardstock

  6. Ava Gavloski says:

    lovely showcasing of the Core’dinations Gail…. that picture frame is looking good

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