29/11/2015

Countdown to Christmas - Chipboard Celebration


Christmas and the Holiday season is all about giving and gatherings, right? It's about the Holiday cheer and that warm feeling inside. With this in mind, Terhi and me thought to arrange a blog event or a Christmas calendar to ease with the anticipation of the Holidays. It's also to give you inspiration and ideas and most of all to thank you all for your visits and comments. It's about giving back to you who give us so much with your excitement towards our projects! And there's even more to give - we have lovely giveaways in all our posts! 

The event starts today, November 29th and there's a new "Countdown to Christmas" post in every Sunday on both of our blogs all the way to Christmas. So that's December 6th, 13th and 20th. There's also an extra post on Christmas Eve, like a gift under the tree. 

So welcome on board and hope you'll enjoy!


On this first post we are playing with chipboards! What we also have in each Sunday is an inspirational video either on my or on Terhi's blog. So if you scroll down, you'll find my take on the chipboard theme with a few ideas how to color your chippies!


When I started to think about what to do I realized that the project must have room for a lot of chipboards colored with different mediums. So quite quickly I ruled out canvas and scrapbooking layout as they might not have had room for that many mediums. What also affected my choice to do ATCs were the chippies I happened to pull out first from my box - the cutlery pieces. I made them the center of attention and added letters and stars to the cards as well.

Underneath you'll see how these little ones came to life. I start with making the backgrounds and then coloring the different chipboard shapes with different mediums. Of course there's many more you could use - like coating them with patterned paper or coloring with pastels or felt pens or wrapping them with twine or collaging different papers on top or stamping... Well, you get the point! So it's just to get your creative juices flowing!


Now that you have half of the inspiration is time to go visit Terhi and see what she has come up with to inspire you! 

And giving even more, there's the giveaways. With the help of some generous sponsors we have a giveaway in each post and here's how it works. You have a possibility to have two tickets to each giveaway by leaving a comment to both of our posts - a comment here gives you one and comment on Terhi's blog gives you another. Each of our Sunday giveaways is open until 30th December 11.59 pm CET and the winners of these raffles are announced on both of our blog's on January 1st 2016. So be sure to stop by on the first day of the new year to see if you've won! 



Our first sponsor is Australian Scrap FX. Scrap FX is a leading wholesale laser cutting business that designs and manufactures chipboard words and shapes, stencils and stamps, for the scrapbooking and craft industries. They just celebrated their 10th anniversary and continue to release a new collection of unique designs every month. Please visit them on: www.scrapfx.com.au and see what the design team has in store in the company blog: http://www.scrapfx.com.au/blog/

The price is a selection of chipboards. So leave a comment here and on Terhi's blog to be in for the giveaway. We wish you best of luck!



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Materials: Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Sharpie, Ranger, Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powder

22 comments:

  1. love how you have transformed bits of cardboard into such clever creations!!

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  2. Hienot metalliefektit! Pitääpä katsoa video...

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  3. Your creativity is a great source of inspiration

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  4. Oooh wau!! Ihana idea ja te myös ;)
    Kohta on joulu ja kohta on joulu...

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  5. Upeat atc:t! Kiitos inspiraatiosta :)

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  6. Kauniita ja kivan jouluisia <3

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  7. You've done such a great job on the cutlery. At first glance they look real. These would be great place settings at the Christmas table.

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  8. What a terrific idea. I even have some cutlery chip board to make ATCs similar to yours. I can hardly wait to get started. Thanks for sharing your ideas and inspiration all year long.

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  9. As always, Riikka, your ATCs are just beautiful. I love the silverware - it looks quite real! Your design is lovely too - and the video was awesome.

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  10. Great ATCs Riikka!! Thanks a lot for the tips and tricks! I adore the cutlery chipboards!!

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  11. Beautiful ATCs and great video.

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  12. Great ATC's! I love the metallic cutlery. :)

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  13. That is such a stunning idea and really quite quick. I am so happy that you will be doing special posts for us. I love to visit your blog <3

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  14. Ooo,ehdottomasti mukana!

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  15. Great job on the utensils! I thought they were real for a second. Love the cards.

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  16. Vaude, todella upeat 😊

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  17. Love all the different techniques to add texture to the cards. Gorgeous!

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  18. Wow what a different idea. Never think of using utensils.

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