Hello everyone. Can someone tell me how November came along so quickly? This Fall season has blessed us with some beautiful Kansas scenery & the brightest yellow, red and orange leaves we've ever seen. I wish this season would hang around a little longer before the colder temperatures hit.
As much as I love celebrating Fall, the glimpses of Christmas are everywhere we turn. So my plan is to get my lists organized and to have all my holiday crafting items ready to go when it's time to start creating. I'm not ready to get into that mode just yet because there's a lot of Fall to hang onto this month. But when the time comes, all my goodies will be waiting for me.
So today I'm sharing my holiday crafting items and how I organized them in my vintage containers. Before I get started you should know that I have a similar post up today over in the Gossamer Blue December Memories classroom. You can access the class by signing up right here. The Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit is now sold out but you can still get a ton of inspiration all throughout November by taking the class. Class starts today and you'll get special access to 16 private blog posts, a photo gallery of the Design Team's base pages and so more more. Registration closes today so act quickly.
Today in the GB classroom you'll see all of my December Memories Kit items arranged in vintage containers. I had so many supplies that I thought I would have plenty leftover for other crafty projects like cards and notebooks. Once I completed the base pages for my album though I knew that I would need some more crafting items for my own personal use. So I headed to Two Peas in a Bucket and purchased a fun mish mash of items to create my own holiday crafting kit of sorts. You can find all of the products I ordered in their online shop. I'll list the manufacturers with the items so you can search for them by brand under SHOP on their main page.
This year I'm loving everything GOLD. I'm loving the Gold Foil Doilies, Gold Clothespins and Gold Baker's Twine that I have in the shop now. I'll definitely be using those items for my own personal use. I also have a new batch of the popular Woodland Sequin Mix in the shop now....this will be the last batch so get some while it lasts. This looks great with all of the gold products out this year. And DEER, I love the deer motifs I've been seeing. The papers I selected for my stash have lots of gold, deep red, aquas and greens. This entire lineup is from Pink Paislee (Snow Village), my favorites for this year. Many of these styles were in the December Memories kit and I just had to have more.Shimmer Swirl Envelopes and Paper. Photos cannot show how beautiful these papers are. It's like a shimmery snow storm just landed on paper. I plan to use the papers for layering on top of the patterned papers.
I've been able to find several styles and they go perfectly with my little tin molds.
So here's how I organized all of my supplies. I pulled some other items from my stash but I didn't want to put my holiday mind into overload. I kept it pretty simple this year. I did add in some doilies, baker's twine, other gold washi rolls, gold spray, gold glitter, gold embossing powder, embroidery thread, letter stamps and a holiday date roller stamp. I nestled all of the crafting items into the tins and then placed them in my wood letter box.Gold Clothespins from the shop as little organizing dividers.
I placed all the varieties I've made so far along with my Jolly Jingle Bells into small jello molds. These were placed into a baking pan all by themselves....just in case I have some spillage.
Note: Check back here later this afternoon.....I'll have a second blog post going up today with some special vintage finds for you.....and they might just show up in my shop too. :)