Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team's December Blog Hop. If you're new to the crafting world or not familiar with the acronym, CCDT stands for "Creative Circle Design Team". This is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who love creating using electronic cutters for their designs as well as Stampin' Up! products and who love to participate in blog hops.
We hop on the first Thursday of each month and every 3rd month Liz Holloway, the leader of our group provides a pattern and challenge to create something using her 3D SVG and Silhouette formats.
The teams' challenge this month ties in with Christmas and is to create a Church of our choice using Liz's pattern but it must include some type of holder for cards, a mini album, candies or even home decor.
Here is My Project:
For anyone who lives in or who has been through the Sumas Washington area you may be familiar with an old landmark church on the way to Mount Baker that was turned into a pub in its later years called the "Holy Smoke". This was the inspiration for my church design. My holder is for Christmas cards. Enjoy!
|In this picture you can see the drawer which opens on the backside of the church open and holding the cards.|
Stamp Sets: Hearts Come Home
Inks: In Colour 2017-18 Markers (Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Fresh Fig),Momento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black,White Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Liberty Bell, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Gold Thread. Stitched Shapes Die Cuts, Detailed Gate Thinlets Die, Sponge, Tom Bow Glue
I won't be providing measurements for any of the church assembly since it's all covered in Liz Holloway's design package. But, the following are some of the things I added to my design for the challenge portion of it.
|I made a small box half box to fit inside the church and hold two battery operated candles. The Church fits over top of the lid of the box and the box holds the church in place.|
|This is the insert for the support box for the church and holds the candles in place.|
|In this photo you can see how the church fits over top of the support box. I actually attached the support box to the center of the drawer platform I made and it very effectively holds the church in place.|
|Here you can see the cards inside the box and the drawer pull on the outside. the platflorm is covered with glimmer paper so it looks like snow.|
|When I was decorating my church, I opted to add three windows to the back of the church which was quite plain.|
|I absolutely love this Detailed Gate and the fact that it's not just for Halloween. This beautiful die is from the Holiday Occasions catalogue and is only available until January 2nd, 2017. It is product # 144669.|
I found the degree of difficulty with this SVG design high but achievable and it was a fun project to tackle. I hope you've enjoyed my post and will check out the other design team artists to see their incredible projects.
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