Sunday, November 22, 2009

Home For the Holidays: Day 12

Good Morning Everyone! Its me - Sankari :) and I have been loving peeking at all the amazing and gorgeous samples that the Divas have been making every day - and they maybe under $10 - but they look a million bucks to me!! So to continue the challenge of creating home decor and accents for under $10 - I created a little hanging chipboard star mobile to hang from our light fixture in the dining room. We are always hanging around the dining room table - whether it is for meal times, snack times or craft time with the kids - I thought it would be nice to decorate that area with a starry mobile :) The total cost of 4 chipboard pieces were $2.99 and each of the ribbons were only 50 cents - bringing up the total to a grand ole: $4.99 (and then some change with tax) - gotta love that!

Each star measures approximately 4 inches across. Each one was colored in on the edges and then I traced the star shape onto the lovely Jolly by Golly paper pack from Cosmo Cricket (each star is double sided - so I traced 8 stars on the different papers - and then adhered them paper onto the stars with some zip dry). I absolutely LOVED making this project and love that we can use it every year! I LOVE all of the wonderful sentiments that Julee has in each of her stamp sets along with the gorgeous images! It totally makes it a breeze to create a project like this! The first star has one of my favorite sentiments: "Snowflakes are winter's butterflies" and this sentiment and the two snowflakes are from the set: Christmas in the Air.

On the back of this star is this gorgeous sentiment from Blessed Christmas: "Have a blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year".

The second star's design comes from the beautiful set: Holly Jolly: The holly leaves are stamped 5 times and cut out and then popped up on dimensionals and I love the sentiment: "Have a holly jolly Christmas" :)

On the back of this star is the sentiment "Christmas Blessings" from the stamp set: Blessed Christmas. For this star,I created a little pocket so that my children could write all things that they are thankful for and what they wish for their friends, family and the world (my son's wish for everyone is always that everyone gets to have a monster truck! :)

The third star is one of my faves - I love this little winter scene created from the gorgeous setChristmas in the Air.- where I paper pieced the Christmas tree and then created a little snow scene with some crimped snow, popped up trees and some little buttons to the side.

On the back of this star, I used the sentiment "Let it Snow" from the stamp set: "Snow Wonderful" and I cut some of the hats and mittens out of the paper to create a little scene.

The last star has on the front a little coffee mug (which I am imagining is some yummy hot chocolate!!!) from the set "Delightful and Delicious which is also the expression in the sentiment:

And on the back of the star is a wreath that I stamped and colored with copics and is from the set: O Christmas Tree and in the middle of the wreath is the sentiment "Merry Christmas" that fits perfectly in the middle of the wreath. I decorated with some bling and some liquid pearls :)

Here is how this star looks hanging on the dining room light fixture:

I hope you liked this project - its fun to make and its so nice to see something like this on the dining room area where we are always together all the time :)

So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your homemade goodies for the upcoming giving season! Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not use 'em?

And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes!
To enter, just link up your Home for the Holidays creation to the Mr. Linky widget at Day One's post before midnight MST on Thursday, November 26. One lucky stamper will win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store. And for another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Nov 11 - 25) will win their choice of any Verve set.


49 comments:

  1. I love your chipboard stars! The paper, stamps, and embellishments are so pretty! And my 4-year-old son would wish for everyone to have a monster truck, too!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  2. So wonderful! I love all the detail on each star!

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  3. Wow! So creative! I love how you decorated each side in such a different way. How fun to use different DP, stamps and embellishments. And they all look so wonderful together!

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  4. Full of colour and totally fabulous, just like you, Sankari!! Just stunning...what a lucky household you must have to see these stars everyday :)

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  5. Very nice! I LOVE that paper!

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  6. love all the details you showcased on all the stars very nice.

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  7. I love this project - every detail is so perfect and it all looks beautiful!!

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  8. Oh Sankari, these are just fabulous! There is so much wonderful detail in each one and the colors are so cheerful. What a great treat over the dining room table. I love this idea... thanks.

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  9. Wow! How creative is this mobile? What a lovely combination of elements.

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  10. So fabulous! Great idea, love the paper and all of the detail! Awesome work!

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  11. Sankari, these are wonderful! I love how unique each one is and my fave is the one with the pocket for your children to write their thankful things in. Terrific!

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  12. Love these stats! Great design Sankari!

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  13. Great details on all the stars!! Love them :D

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  14. Just gorgeous and clever. I like the names tucked away in one of the stars.

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  15. these are wonderful Sankari, great idea.....just beautiful!

    enjoy *~*

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  16. Wonderful!! Very inexpensive but, the decorating you did says...WOW!! Love it.

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  17. Oh I just love these. They would make great ornaments for the tree as well.

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  18. These are great! So detailed and with each on unique it is a wonderful holiday display.

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  19. What a creative and beautiful Idea! I love all the colors and stamps!

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  20. Wow, Sankari, these are beautiful. I'd love these as a mobile. I like how the little butterflies make a border around the snowflake. Thanks for sharing; great inspiration, and stunning project!

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  21. you have just outdone yourself, these are stunning

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  22. oh me oh my--i just love these hanging stars--each one is so uniquely beautiful!! what a great project!!

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  23. Oh I love love love these stars. They're all so beautiful. And I love how they're all different but so pretty.

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  24. Beautiful! These would make lovely gifts to give away, too!

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  25. These are awesome! I can't believe all the details on them. These are stunning! :)

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  26. Your stars are beautiful. Love all the papers and embellishments, and yes, they look like they cost a lot more than $10.
    JoAnn

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  27. Ohhh, these are sooo cute Sankari! I love this idea!

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  28. So many wonderful details on these stars! Great idea!

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  29. I'm never disappointed in you DT members! always coming out with the most amazing projects!

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  30. What fun stars! I need to get going on fun holiday decorations.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  31. What beautiful starts. They are all so different and all so pretty!

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  32. This idea is gorgeous, I will try to do it as well!... how did you make the base of the star... guess I have to handsketch it and that will not look as nice :(
    If you have any tips pls let me know.

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  33. Thanks Everyone for your sweet comments!!!

    Just to answer your question Antje - the stars are actually chipboard pieces - chipboard is a heavier material and can be painted and altered in different ways (it came packaged as 4 chipboard star - which I then decorated with different papers). One package with 4 stars was $2.99 (I was so eager to start decorating that I opened my package and threw away the label and now I don't know which company the chipboard stars are from!! lol!) Hope that helps though!
    Thank All for your sweet comments!!!
    hugs,
    Sankari :)

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  34. These stars are great inspiration pieces! You did such an awesome job!

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  35. the stars are great. i especially like the one with the trees.

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  36. These are great-they look simple from afar, but the close up photos show some real intricacies to your work. Just lovely. Great job!

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  37. This is just too cute! Great job with all these ornaments!

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  38. Absolutely love this project! Great job!!!

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  39. i am the biggest sucker for stars! These are fantastic! You've inspired me to do ornaments like these this year as my gift ornaments! :)

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  40. Just adorable! Makes me wanna grab my supplies and get busy making my own for my light fixture in my dining room. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. these stars are so awesome! need to find some now! tfs each star masterpiece!

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  42. so pretty!! especially the wreath one :D

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