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Christmas in July with Smoothfoam and Robin's Nest

I have been uber busy working on some Christmas projects these last two weeks - in July no less- and here is the first one that I get to share with you!

Over at Designer Crafts Connection we have a challenge sponsored by Smoothfoam and The Robin's Nest this month.

DCC and Robin's Nest design team members received product from the Robin's Nest and Smoothfoam with the challenge to create some fun holiday projects to share with their readers.  You can check out these designer projects by hopping thru the DCC webring and visiting the Robin's Nest blog, or select from the projects featured below.  Don't forget to enter to win a stash of holiday goodies from Robin's Nest and Smoothfoam by commenting here, or on any of the participating blogs. The more often you comment, the more chances you have to win!  The winner will be selected by midnight, July 28th....  Good luck!  

Here is what I came up with.

I wanted to make something small that I could display Christmas goodies on come holiday time. I bake constantly during the holidays and I am always in search of some little something to put a few tid bits out on. For this I used:
Smoothfoam 8" Disc
Smoothfoam 3" Cube
Smoothfoam Ornament 
All the papers, pearls, die cut snowflakes, and ribbon are from Robins Nest.
The base is from IKEA- it is a candle holder. I used a gold paint pen to add some color to it. To attach it to the Smoothfoam Disc I used Aleene's Liquid Fusion.
To color the ornament shape on top I used DecoArt Metallic Luster Paint- this stuff is the BOMB folks- you should run right out to the store and pick some up. Seriously.

I can't wait for Christmas to roll around so I can throw down some cookies on this cute little thing.  The perfect size for 6 cupcakes. No one will ever know what happens to the other 6.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!


  1. Very creative idea. Great job.

  2. Great job! I love that you used the Animal Cardstock! Love it!

  3. Anita - this is just so clever. Move over Mr. Bear... this gorgeous tray is ready for cupcakes and other sweet treats :)

  4. Wow, this is beautiful! Very creative!


  5. This is lovely! I was surprised to see that the base was a candle holder. It looks like a paper doily! Nice to know it is more substantial than that!

  6. wow wow wow amazing project !!!!

  7. LOVE!! I have a cake / dessert plate OBSESSION! This is super cute and I need to check out that DecoArt Metallic Luster Paint - - I think EVERY project can benefit from a little gold!