Christmas Wall Hanging | Craft O’Clock Paper | Wine Box

Today, I’m sharing an easy and festive holiday wall hanging that I made. It has the strength of a sturdy, wooden home decor piece, but it’s made with cardboard and paper!

I started with an empty wine box. This particular box is considerably stronger than cereal boxes or cracker boxes and it works great as a base for a project. 

I cut the box into 3 equal-sized pieces and adhered TWO of the pieces together with 3D Matte Gel, using clothespins to hold the pieces together until dry. Then, I wrapped the single piece AND the new double-cardboard piece each in black cardstock. 

I used the same 3D Matte Gel to adhere a piece of ribbon in between the two wrapped pieces, using plenty of gel to hold everything together like a sandwich. Clothespins held the two pieces together overnight until the gel dried fully. Then I used a piece of 12″ x 12″ Blue Mood paper for the panel.

For the decorations, I used the “Warm and Peaceful” paper collection by Craft O’Clock. This collection had everything I needed – festive patterns, flowers, and embellishments. I also used a chipboard quote from Craft O’Clock which reads “Family House”.

Shop the “Warm and Peaceful” Collection HERE:

As a final touch, I added some fibers and embellishments from my craft stash. As a very last step, I hand-tied the ribbon at the top into a bow. 

Watch the full video tutorial HERE:

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SUPPLY LIST:

Warm and Peaceful Paper Collection by Craft O’Clock (junk journal set, flowers set, extra embellishment set);

Chipboard Quotes by Craft O’Clock;

Blue Mood 12” x 12” paper by Craft O’Clock;

3D Matte Gel by Finnabair (Prima Marketing);

VersaMark Ink;

Izink Ice;

Pixie Puffer

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive by Tonic;

Black Cardstock;

Scor Tape (large roll, 1/2” roll, 1/4” roll);

“Butterfly Flourish Collage” Stamp by Technique Junkies;

Bota Box Wine

ribbon, brads and twine from my craft stash

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Sympathy Card – Lovely When You Smile Paper Collection

Does a paper collection ever inspire you so much that you get distracted? This happened to me today! 

Use your “busy” floral papers to make beautiful sympathy cards!

I have created several projects with the “Lovely When You Smile” paper collection by Craft O’Clock, so I had a TON of usable scraps on hand. This card uses ALL scraps!

Watch the full video tutorial:

I started with a 6″ x 12″ scrap of cardstock that I folded in half. Then I used strips and pieces of the paper collection to create a half-panel on the front of the card.

Look closely at the details… EASY to do!

  • Basic strips of paper
  • Basic corners cut from paper (square punched, then cut on a diagonal)
  • The flowers, butterflies and leaves are just fussy-cut images from the collection
  • A stamped sentiment on the actual card base itself (if I mess up, I can easily cover it up!)
  • Basic stamping inside the card
  • Die cutting a rectangle out of a paper scrap and then stamping inside the rectangle

You can do this! Give it a try!

I also made an envelope to go with my card, but I used some random paper from my craft stash for that (I didn’t want to cut up my good Craft O’Clock paper for an envelope!)

Want to see another project made with this paper collection? Check out the exploding box…

Want to see more cards made with this paper collection? Check out these window cards!

Thank you for looking!

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Chipboard Mini-Album | Ominous Marshes Paper Collection

I have several blank chipboard albums in my craft stash, so why not cover them with an amazing paper collection and show them off? Chipboard mini-albums are great for decorative memories, but they also make perfect home decor pieces!

Chipboard albums are nothing more than several pieces of chipboard covered in paper and secured together in some way (usually with jump rings or ribbon). If you LOVE patterned paper, you just might love creating a chipboard album because it puts your favorite paper collections on display! Plus, these projects are easy to create and store well over time.

You can watch an abbreviated video tutorial of my project HERE:

For my project, I used a chipboard album from my stash that I believe was from Tattered Angels. Although this item is discontinued, you can find a similar chipboard album on Amazon HERE:

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I also used the Ominous Marshes paper collection by Craft O’Clock. I love this collection because I am NOT much of a Halloween person, but the paper really suggests that dark, spooky October mood.

Covering the chipboard can be tricky, especially with a uniquely-shaped chipboard album like the one I am using here. Trace around the chipboard and then cut JUST INSIDE the traced line. And take your time! This is the main task of the project, so if it’s not done well, the rest of the project will suffer.

Maximize the patterns in the paper collection to provide variety within the album. But be mindful that photos, ephemera, and embellishments will also be added over top.

Once the pages are covered, use scissors, a nail file or sandpaper to “distress” the edges of each chipboard piece. Doing this smooths out the loose edges and also unifies the look of each piece.

When adding embellishments, take your time! If busy patterns are against other busy patterns, set them apart with a solid piece of cardstock (I used black and Kraft).

Chipboard album projects are the perfect place for mixed media and chunky, dimensional embellishments.

I secured the fully-decorated chipboard pieces with ribbon and fibers from my craft stash. 

If you prefer traditional scrapbooking…

Check out how this same paper collection looks on a 12″ x 12″ layout:

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