Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Christmas In July from Erica!

Hi! I'm Erica and I'm ecstatic to be a part of the MOD Squad! First, a little bit about me: I've been crafting since I was a kid, and starting scrapbooking about 10 years ago. My style has really evolved since then, and I love using vintage images, ephemera, ribbons, lace, buttons, and whatever bits and bobs I can get my hands on. I like a "layered" look in my projects. I live in the heat of Texas with my husband and our two adorable kitties. We love to travel and collect antiques. I work full-time and try to craft full-time, which keeps me busy!

I usually scrap 12x12 layouts, but I've been doing more altered projects and cards lately. They help keep me creative and thinking of what to do next!

Since I'm celebrating Christmas in July today, here are a couple of "mini" projects for Christmas. First is a mini matchbook album I created using the index prints of a trip to New York City at Christmas. I covered the box with festive paper and embellishments, then created a fan-fold paper strip and adhered the little photos.


Next are a few Holiday gift tags that I created in non-traditional colors. These are very quick and easy to make. I used plain shipping tags that I soaked in coffee to "age" and pre-made patterened paper tags. Then I layered on patterned paper, a vintage image, ribbons, lace, sequins, glitter, whatever added to the festive feel.

What's Christmas without a few gifts? Head over to my blog http://www.zunkychic.com/ for a give-away to celebrate Christmas in July!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Georgeous projects Erica!!

Julie

Gloria Stengel said...

Those tags are FANTASTIC! I love vintage too and these are just beautiful! Welcome to the team!!!

kellyjean said...
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kellyjean said...

Fun Christmas projects, Erica! Looking forward to working with you!

Anonymous said...

Love the Matchbox mini album, that is something I would like to try, all the Christmas Vintage Tags are Gorgeous, Thanks for the Fabolous Inspiration =D

Gayle said...

Beautiful Erica, esp love the matchbox! What a gorgeous idea for a Christmas gift :)

AmesOx said...

Erica - I just adore your tags!! Love the vintage vibe to your projects, just fantastic, can't wait to see what else you have in store for MOSD!

Amy

Suzanne said...

Adorable tags, love all the layers and texture.

Anonymous said...

The little matchbox project is adorable! Such a cute little gift i
idea.

Conz

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Erica,

Your projects are great. I love those tags and the vintage style you bring to the team.

I look forward to working with you on the MOD Squad:)

Anonymous said...

Love those tags Erica! Great job!

Kristin

Tina said...

Your projects are stunning. I love the tags!!! I look forward to working with you and seeing what you come up with.

MaRLeNeF said...

Love your projects Erica, you Rock!!! xxx Marlene

Marisa said...

These tags are great Erica! I love the vintage design on them! :) I look forward to working with you!