Sunday, November 6, 2011

First Monday!

It's "First Monday" and this month our theme is "Holidays".  Before I share my project, there's a couple of things you'll want to know:

    1.  Check out my Scoreboard Die Caddy project.  There's a Giveaway and if you haven't already entered you can do so until midnight tonight, Nov 7th.  The winner will be announced tomorrow,  Nov 8th.

    2.  Designer Crafts Connection now has a Facebook Page @   LIKE our NEW  Designer Crafts Connection Page  on Facebook so you'll learn about our challenges, giveaways, and announcements.  Don't forget to share with your Facebook friends so they can join in the fun.

Now here are my Holiday projects: 
You'll find specific instructions for these projects in Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Basic & Beyond book, but I think you can see how they're made by looking at these photos.  There may be a couple of things about the tree that aren't quite obvious.  I used a spool of green thread for the base and glued a dowel into the hole.  The cones were made using three sizes (sm, med & large) of Nestabilities® Scalloped Circles.  To make the cone, cut from the outer edge to the center then overlap the edges to form the cone shape.  Before placing the large cone over the dowel, place a 2" piece of a clear drinking straw over the dowel first.  This will stop the cone from falling to the bottom of the dowel.  Separate the medium and small circles in the same manner with cut pieces of the drinking straw.  I used glitter card stock for the die cut circles.  Nothing says "Holidays" like lots of "bling".

Since it is the beginning of the holiday season, I also have another giveaway for you: 

A Sizzix Sidekick and two sets of Alphabet Sizzlets, "Girls are Weird" and "Script".  To enter to win, check each project in the DCC webring as you hop around and note how many designers used a die cut shape on their project.  It can be any die cut shape.  Write your answer here, in the comments section, then check back November 16th to see if you're a winner!  And, guess what, there'll be another giveaway!!!  Like I said, it's the holiday season, so there are 3 giveaways this month and, of course, there'll be one in December.  So, don't forget to "like" our FB page so you'll hear all the latest news and tell your friends!  BTW:  Some designer blogs have the DCC Logo near the top of their sidebar, but some of them place it waaaay down, so keep looking....  if you get stuck hopping forward, go back to the blog where you started, then simply hop backwards.  BTW - I can only ship to a US address.  Good Luck!  Enjoy!

Yours truly,
Julie :)


  1. Hi Julie, love your Holiday projects. They really shines perfect decor. The tree is so gorgeous. Lovely projects from everyone.
    Hopping thru the webring, these are the sites for the designers who used a die cut shape on their projects.


  2. In any case I get a chance and won your giveaway can I send here my address? Your giveaway ends Nov16 and I'm on a vacation by that time in HK and be back by 22 so here it is :) hehehe

    Name: Luanne Pang
    iComm International Inc.
    Rm 501 & 502 Skyrise1 Bldg.,
    Asia Town IT Park, Lahug
    Cebu City, Central Visayas 6000

  3. Anonymous11/08/2011

    Cute projects! I especially love the blinged out puppy ornament.It would make a great gift for a new dog owner. Thank you for sharing!

    -Suzann Sladcik Wilson

  4. please cancel my comment here. Not from US.

  5. Love that tree and I just picked up a set of Spellbinders that would work beautifully to do that. Yay! :) Well, I have to say after the overload of counting blog hop stops last week, I almost think I did something wrong this time. I came up with all of "1" this time. Lots of great stuff but only 1 site (other than this... so 2 I guess) that used a die: Thanks for the chance.