Hey Friends!  Vicki here with a little “Day 8” fun!!  This time of the year I love to “make” for the pure joy of creating.  I gather up all of the supplies and fancy bits I've been hoarding, I mean collecting, sit down with a Christmas movie and play.  It feels so good to just be creative for the pleasure of it.

This time around I used items I had purchased from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology line, some fabulous foiled cardstock patterns, stamps and dies and a cheap holiday ornament. Take a look…


This fun little holiday scene is housed in an Idea-ology Vignette Box.  It is sweet and little at 7 1/4” high x 4 1/2” wide.  I didn’t alter or paint the actual box as it was perfect as is.  I added the “joy” to a wood spool and I found the little nutcracker for cheap, cheap.  He fit perfectly at 4” tall! 


The inside of the box is lined with red foiled cardstock and I added the wreath with a few pearls to the nutcracker.  The “icicles” are from the Frozen- Christmas Alpha Parts.  I just added a bit of Stickles for sparkle. Here is a closer look…

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The “greenery” is made up of Sizzix Alterations- Holiday Greens Thinlits and Hero Arts “Happy Holidays” stamps and Frame Cuts.  I added some paint and more Stickles and the berries are from a dollar store floral stick.

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I love Word Bands and Doodlebug Design Chunky Twine!!!  Here I added a light coating of Picket Fence Distress Paint and then rubbed some of it off to highlight the words.  Kiss Archival ink to the metal and let it dry. The base “snow” is Ranger’s Texture Paste!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a chance to create a little holiday magic just for fun! Please visit my blog for more holiday ideas and a few holiday giveaways, too!!!

~ Vicki Boutin

"12 Days of Holiday Giving" Day Eight GIVEAWAY



"Brighten the holiday season with festive scrapbook layouts and décor pieces from Close To My Heart! Get into the holiday spirit with holiday crafting projects featuring our Happy, Happy Christmas products. It all starts with one of our featured 12” x 12” albums and a bundle of products needed to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going! Nothing makes a happy, happy Christmas like holiday crafts!

As part of the giveaway, you’ll receive: 

  • My Legacy™ D-Ring Album—Red
  • Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
  • Memory Protectors™—Top Load (10 Pack)
  • My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
  • Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
  • City Sidewalks Complements
  • Oh Deer! Assortment
  • White Daisy Cardstock  

Happy, Happy Christmas from everyone at Close To My Heart!"


"Happy Holidays Scrapbook & Cards Today readers! Make a statement with the new Heidi Swapp Lightbox! This giveaway includes the shelf lightbox, three designed quotes for quick display, an alphabet set to make your own statement, washi tape pack for customizing your lightbox and a storage album to organize all your pieces."

For an opportunity to win today's prizes, be sure to leave a comment below by midnight EST, December 23rd. On December 24th one winner from each day will be randomly selected and announced right here! Super easy!

We would also ask that you take a quick moment to give Heidi Swapp and Close To My Heart a huge SCT thank you for these amazing prizes on their Facebook pages. It's a wonderful opportunity to tell them how much you appreciate their support for this annual event! And we know they will love hearing from you!

Heidi Swapp

Close To My Heart


If today is your first day joining us for our "12 days of holiday giving" event, be sure to click the links below and leave a message on each of our amazing daily prizes!

Day One: Project from Megan Hoeppner and prizes from Janome, American Crafts and SCT!

Day Two: Project from Nancy Damiano and prizes from Paper Smooches, Simple Stories and SCT!

Day Three: Project from Marla Kress and prizes from Doodlebug Designs, Stampin' Up! and Pinpaper Press

Day Four: Project by Nicole Nowosad and prizes from Jillibean Soup and Taylored Expressions

Day Five: Project from Melissa Phillips and prizes from BoBunny, Fancy Pants Designs and a one year subscription to SCT!

Day Six: Project from Sheri Reguly and prizes from Pebbles and Your Next Stamp

Day Seven: Project from Virginia Nebel and prizes from Pink Paislee, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Gossamer Blue