25 DOC - Day 11 - 24

I've had this wood sectional tray in my possession for about a year in the hopes of altering it and never got around to it.  It was only $1 at Dollar Tree and I got a few for some friends as well.  As I scoured my craft closet for supplies, I found it and knew I'd have to use it just for this special occasion.

I wanted to create a "scene" for this Christmas Printer's Tray that told a story of "Twas The Night Before Christmas".  I wanted each square to represent a different room inside a house that Santa might be visiting.

I first painted the wooden tray in red and it didn't look right, so I painted it 3 shades of white until I found the right color.  I used BoBunny "Blitzen" 6x6 paper pad to create the scenario backgrounds and lined all of the "floors" in each "room" with red velvet cardstock that I found at Michaels.  I die cut a few pieces, like the lamp post and the snow on the roof top, and even the "24" is a cut out of the same red velvet sheet.

Many of the items I used I already had in my possession, like the charms that are under the trees and the stickers, but all the extras like the trees, bells, stockings, wood bench and even the word bubble was purchased specifically for this project.  The tree came in a few sizes and in gold so I sprayed it with Mister Huey's and altered the look of it.

It might seem odd to some people seeing so many Christmas trees in one house, but I've seen photos on Instagram and Facebook where people have trees even in their kitchen!  So having a tree in the living room, dining room and den didn't seem so odd... lol.

This "chimney" section was created with a brick background that I Googled and cut to fit the squares.
I made my own chimney opening (behind Santa) with some felt and black cardstock...
just by eyeballing the measurements.

Santa himself - "Naughty. Nice.  Not Sure." is a super cute stamp set by UNITY STAMP COMPANY that I was able to purchase a couple of weeks ago when it was on sale at 50% off and color him in with copics.  The texture on his beard, hat, coat and boots that you see was made by using a Marvy Snow Marker pen and heating the liquid with a heating tool.  His list comes separate in the stamp set, but I wanted Santa to hold it, so I cut a slit under his glove and tucked it in there.  Perfect fit!

This was a 2 day project, but would've been quicker if it weren't that I had company come over to spend some time with us... I had such a blast making this come to life and I hope you were inspired to alter something this week.  It makes a great decor piece for your fireplace or counter top.
Even a great gift for that person in your life whose such a Santa-Holic!! 

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The photo above shows everything they sent.  Well over $50 worth of stamps.  I will be dividing this into 4 prizes, the more the merrier.  They will go into 2 of the Grand Prizes boxes and 2 other random packages.  No one will know what they get until they open their box.  It's Just Like Christmas!!!  hehe...

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me here today and good luck to you all.

Have a blessed day.


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