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December Joy Star by SUE CREASE

December Joy Star by SUE CREASE

Today I'm sharing a project I have made for The Mad Scrapper Blog and I will be gifting it to my sister who is the manager of her Community Centre in Westmoor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She loves Christmas and most of all putting together the events calendar to run up to the BIG day! She has a journal to take her through the days with every last thing documented.
I have started by taking one of those thin MDF stars available in stores and painted the edges cream and then drawn around it on my chosen Christmas themed paper. A list of products used is at the bottom of this page. I used 2 coordinating distress inks through the Dusty Attic stencil which I randomly placed around the star.
Then I decided to stitch around the edge for texture and add lots of rub-ons around but not where I knew my frame would be. I used just basic wet glue to adhere the paper to the MDF.
Once it dried overnight I gathered together what I knew I wanted to be my main focal point and started to add them to the star using foam and cardboard behind to give dimensions and to allow me to tuck things under the edges.
One of the things that happens every year is a letterbox arrives in reception for the children to post their letters to Santa and as long as they put in an address they will receive a hand written reply. So when I found this perspextive letterbox in my stash I knew it had to go on.
Most of the other goodies on here are from the ephemera pack and flowers by 49 and Market with some additional bits from my stash. These include the snowballs, glitter stars and the ribbon rose. I wanted to have an extended strip from the frame across to the other side so I added a small piece of the red frame which I had saved from last year which allowed me to stretch out my cluster.
I tucked a ticket with the holly jolly sentiment at the top which gave me something coming out from each side of the frame. I also touched the edges of the frame with glitter glue for sparkle.
The last thing I added was the boots sticking out from under the bottom with a touch of glitter to the soles. I haven't yet but will add some string or ribbon to the top to allow it to hang.
I hope you have enjoyed this project and it may inspire you to do something similar for your home or office. Janine has lots of Christmas collections coming in to store along with some already available so why not pop in if you live close or as I do go online at The Mad Scrapper.
Here is the product list I have used:
Peace & Joy – Yuletide 
Enchanted Petals in Parchment
49 and Market Peace and Joy Ephemera Bits
49 and Market Holiday Wishes Rub-Ons
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Alyson - September 13, 2023

What a splendid piece full of all the feels of Christmas! Beautiful.

Anonymous - September 13, 2023

Absolutely love this, it is so Christmassy.

Anonymous - September 13, 2023

This is really lovely! Thanks for sharing x

Anonymous - September 13, 2023

This is lovely. 🎄

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