Monday, December 03, 2012

Holiday Papercrafting Merriness, All Year Long

Praying Snowman watercolor print as greeting card (c)Sandi Holland Mixed Media
There's always some holiday, celebration or event for which to create.  Holidays On The Net offers extensive resources for many holidays.  This celebration site is chock full of crafts, history, recipes and more.  At this fun place, you can find a reason to do holiday papercrafting merriness every month of the year.

Papercrafted Christmas trees wall art, turquoise and red-orange color scheme.  I used a base of cardboard triangles that I cut out.
Another way to do more papercrafting is to join in the celebrations of other countries and cultures.  One of my favorites is Los Dias De Los Muertos, a Mexican celebration.

I first covered each cardboard triangle with decorative paper to make my hanging, papercrafted Christmas trees.  I used a cream, gold and silver color scheme for these two.

Investigate the monthly events of neighboring states, for opportunities to create papercrafting merriness at other times of the year.  Mardi Gras is a fun Louisiana celebration for which to create colorful, lively papercrafts.

I embellished each papercrafted tree with all sorts of stuff, sequins, glitter, ribbons, dimensional paint, beads, clipart, flat jewels, and any other bits and pieces that I found in my stock.  I designed these using a purple and green complimentary color scheme.

Celebrate the 4 seasons with a papercraft project designed to welcome each quarterly change.

How about red and black for a bold holiday statement.  These two papercraft designs feature a coarse, black, plastic glitter that sparkles like a midnight sky full of stars.  I cut out a cardstock star for each tree, and embellished them with coordinating, superfine art glitter.

Just as my praying snowman shows, there are many ways to enjoy holiday papercrafting merriness.
This is one of my old designs made with a torn piece of printed paper, a hand-carved stamp and a silver paint pen.

Easy handmade card made with brown craft paper triangles, decorative paper cut into squares and rectangles, cardstock and gold paint pen.  I really like this design.  Sometimes the simplest things can be dearest to your heart.
I can't make this, but I wish I could.  I sure miss snow, living here in North Florida.  I look forward to being able to vacation in snow-filled areas.  Not blizzards where I'm snowed in for three months.  Just a dusting of the pretty, white stuff.  I envy you who live in snow, but I'm happy for you as well.

 ...and Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad and Joyful Kwanzaa.  If you don't celebrate any of these, I just wish you joy and peace.  And most of all...
Happy New Year!


Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

I absolutely love your praying snowman! So cool!

Sandi Holland said...

Yes, he's really cool, and shivering, but still keeping the faith! Lol. Nice to hear from you.

Cynthia Stevenson said...

Sandi, I love all of your creations! Your work is beautiful and inspiring! ~Cynthia

Introverted Art said...

oh Sandi, I love paper crafts! They are amazing.

Sandi Holland said...

Hi Cynthia: I love inspiring others through my creations. Your creations are a feast for the eyes, and the spirit!

Sandi Holland said...

Thank you, and for visiting too. It's amazing to be able to create anything, whenever I want to, lol!

judie said...

Happy Holidays and Joyful Kwanzaa to you Sandi. xo

Sandi Holland said...

Hi Judie: May your season be joyful and peaceful as we enter the new year.

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