Monday, December 14, 2009

December Product Challenge

December Product Challenge
You may have heard that Kerry lynn, owner of Kenner Road is our guest designer this month. Okay, okay we started the rumor, but we were as excited to see her work as you are!  Her style is reflected in the kits she gathers together for Kenner Road so we knew her work would be right up our alley...a mix of old and new, junky with a bit of clever added in...and you know how us gypsies love clever.    And the very best thing?  She did multiple projects so stay tuned, there’s more from Kerry lynn all week long. Fab-U-lous!

So, back to our monthly Product Challenge...Three different artists, totally different ideas on what to do with the Monogram stamp set.  We hope you love these as much as we do. 

Gift Wrap
Debbie Crouse
Used monogram stamp for gift wrap trim.

1.  Stamped monogram stamp on creme cardstock and cut out with a 1/8" edge from the dot circle.
2.  Used vintage photo distress ink on edge toward center.
3.  Glitter edge or leave plain.
4.  Using the monogram circle as guide pink edge of book paper 1/4" larger than monogram circle.
5.  Punch 1/8" holes on sides or top and bottom for ribbon to run through.
6. Run ribbon through holes and tie ribbon into bow.
Idea #1-traditional
Idea #2: silver glitter edge 

Notice that Debbie glittered a jingle bell and added her signature tiny tag for an extra detail.  She is so good at the little details that take a project from great to fabulous. Love this idea.

Wouldn't you like this under your tree?

Christmas Gift Enclosures
artist Ranjini Malhorta
I bought gold and silver envelopes at Walmart and sealed the back flap, then cut off the tops and punched out a half moon shape with a circle punch. I then added a vintage photo image (from ones I posted recently on my blog).
I simply printed the image off on photo paper, applied some PVA glue (a very thin layer) with a cotton swab, then sprinkled glitter on the entire bodice of the angel and in random areas of the bodice of the woman in blue. I love the subtle elegance glitter adds to the photos. I then added some ribbon and a monogram punched out and used as a tag. These would be great to use as place settings or to fill with treats and a card for a friend at a Christmas tea. 

Joyeux Noel Garland 
I also made a garland punched from the stamped monograms.  I used 7gypsies Metal Page fasteners (just pinch to close) to attach the monograms to a long length of gray grosgrain ribbon. Using the fasteners enables you to hang it both vertically and horizontally. It is simple but elegant. 

Joy Wall hanging
guest designer 
Kerry Lynn
Kerry Lynn used 7gypsies book cover (Autograph) to create this great little wall hanging.  The book cover makes a great vintage background to spread a little Christmas joy.  She punched two holes at the top for eyelets, then used a crystal chain from the Princesca Hardware kit and a piece of vintage chain to create a hanger. Then she wrapped a key from the Vintage metal kit with linen and wire and adhered to the book cover. 
Another piece of the linen is wrapped around the end of the chain and stapled.  Kerry Lynn stamped the O for the word Joy with the Monogram stamp, then punched it out with a flower punch.  She stapled vintage letters to the monogram flower to create the word JOY.  The rosette is created by fan folding a piece of red Zanzibar paper and then gluing the ends together to create a circle. 

The pieces are layered inside a vintage Christmas tree light reflector to create the rosette centerpiece.  Simple, clever, easy...what a great look. 

And remember...there's more to come from Kerry Lynn in the coming week! You won't want to miss it.
Kerry Lynn Yeary lives in beautiful sonoma county, california with her husband and two children "the littles". She adores creating anything that incorporates print & pattern with vintage textiles & ephemera. She loves sea salt caramels, the color pink, bonnie cashin, cutting paper, big beach bonfires and anything old, tattered and worn. She also owns a beautiful little vintage inspired kit club "Kenner Road" {}, named after the street she grew up on in the middle of nowhere in the heart of the central valley. You can learn more about her life & her passions and see more of her work on her blog, live.craft.learn


Michelle*G said...

Love the projects! More great inspiration! And Kenner Road creates some beautiful kits!

kim c said...

kerry lynn is such a rock star. her style is fabulous

Jodi C. said...

LOVE your projects!!!

Nancy said...

Wow! These are all beautiful!!

Nannie of 3 said...

Gorgeous projects ladies! Guess I HAVE TO HAVE the monogram stamper now, for sure!!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

I LOVE Kenner Road and all the projects are totally awesome. I played with the JOY greeting card idea. Click on JOY to see my card.
Thanks to Kerry Lynn and 7Gypsies for the inspiration.

Barbara Jean said...

all so very wonderful

I am really enjoying my visit here


barbara jean