Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 13: August - Chillaxin' and Vacations

He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
   He puts the deep into storehouses.
Psalm 33 : 7

Welcome to the Third Annual ’25 Days of Christmas’ in conjunction with My Paper, the blogsite for which I am on the regular Design Team – and loving it!  Here’s a bit of an introduction, history and explanation of what you can expect during this 25 Days of December.  Don’t worry if you’ve missed any of the original posts to this point – You can click on links on Melin’s post to get to posts from previous days.  I am posting on Days 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 18, 20, and 25, corresponding to the days of this month – and possibly some other days in between, depending on how my time goes…

We have almost 30 designers who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create some spectacular projects to share with you! So pull up a comfy chair and get ready to be inspired! There will be daily projects featuring:
* Cricut Cartridges
*Electronic Die Cutting Files
(Svg type, using Pazzles, Silhouette, Gazelle, Cameo type Machines)
*Digital Stamps with Coloring
(Using Copics, Digital and other coloring mediums)
*Stamping and Inking
*Traditional Dies, Punches and all the other tools we love.
A Little Something For EVERY TYPE of "Paper Crafter"

Format:  Each day the designers were given a “theme” to work with, so each day will be different.  We will also have a daily FREE Cutting File and a daily FREE Digital Stamp-Printable along with some FREE Royalty-Free Vintage Graphics. Today's theme:

Today’s theme is August:  Chillaxin’ and Vacations –  I used the  FREE ‘Seashells cf’ for today and made a Seashells Candle Jar from an empty candle jar.  Here is the file I used –

Here is the finished jar that I made – lit and unlit –

Candle Jar - front - lit
Candle Jar - side - lit
Candle Jar - front - unlit
*  I cut the Seashells from the file -  2 sets - one for front and one for back of the jar – using Vellum.  I adhered them with my Homemade ModPodge and then applied an additional 2 coats of it.
*  I purchased a bag of ‘sparkly sand’ from the Clearance rack at Michaels several weeks ago – before I knew I’d need it, but thinking I might – for something!  I scooped some of the sand into the jar and set a tea light on it.
*  I had been ‘dumpster diving’ last summer with an office-mate in the exclusive neighborhood in which I’d worked the past few years.  I got LOTS of Great stuff that day – one of which was a bag of lovely seashells – so I had some to use for this project!  Incredibly, there were the exact kinds in the bag that are in this weeks’ cutting file!  I first ripped a circle of Sandpaper (!!!) to adhere to the lid, then I adhered some of the Seashells to it.

Lid - front view
Lid - back view
Lid - front view
Lid - back view
Seashells Candle Jar - front - lid on
Seashells Candle Jar - side - lid on
 The Candle Jar would be a great addition to a summer dinner table, picnic table or patio area.  One could also use a citronella candle in it to keep the mosquitoes away -  ;-


 As mentioned above, Melin will be giving away FREE digital die cutting files, digital printables and vintage graphics. Please note: Each day we will have new files. Be sure to stop by each day as they will be free one day only! Please also note, the free files will have a price listed by them, but when you add them to your cart to check out, they will be free during the day they are posted only. These files have been generously donated by Be sure to take advantage of the great 50% off sale on all downloadable files through December!

Today’s FREE files are –

Here are just some of the prizes we will be sharing with you!

~ Quick Quotes Prize Pack
~ The Twinery: Twine
~ Gift Certificate
~ Gift Certificate
~ Melinda Beltran: Close To My Heart Stamping Items
~ Miscellaneous Weekly Prizes

We will share details on all of these prizes as the days unfold. 

Be a follower of Melin’s My Paper Crafting blog AND leave a comment on any of our daily posts.   That's it, that's all we ask!!! Please only one comment per day.  ALSO join us on our Facebook Page and leave a comment telling us you did and that will be an extra chance to win! Pretty easy!

Thank you for joining us today. Be sure to go back tomorrow for some more great projects and our new FREEBIES!

1 comment:

  1. i just love candles, especially this time of the year! Wonderful project Lynden!


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