Thursday, November 30, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Hi friends and welcome to a new challenge at A Vintage Journey were I am the hostess this month.  My choice for the challenge is Winter Wonderland and the Creative Guides have certainly risen to the challenge with some fabulous makes.  Hope you will come by to see all of them by clicking on the link above.

For me, I used a piece of chipboard packaging that came in a new set of pots & pans to get me started.  Check it out below if you want to see how I did it.

We purchased some new pots & pans not too long ago and these chipboard rings were packed between the pieces.  Of course I saved them and now I'm happy that I did.
I picked the size I wanted and gave it a coat of gesso.
I used some Tim Holtz Knobs to make it stand up so punched the holes for that next.  It took a couple of tries to get it right but the extra holes will be covered so no worries.

I colored some White Soft Finish Cardstock with Broken China Oxide Ink fading the color from dark to lighter at the bottom.

The ring fit perfectly with largest Stitched Circle die from Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD) so cut out my insert.

I colored a narrow strip of paper for the inside top of the ring with the same color and then glued it in.

I used the die again to cut the backing for the ring.  Because I used chipboard the die did not cut all the way through but it left the perfect impression on the chipboard so I could finish it by hand. As a finishing touch I sanded the edges of the chipboard so it was smooth and looked seamless.


Assemble all the parts and add the legs (not shown)

Using the ECD Reindeer die set, cut all trees 2 times, the snowdrift 4 times and one deer.  All parts were layered using foam tape with the large trees added to the outside of the ring.
Before adding the deer, color using Vintage Photo and Antique Linen for the antlers.

Have a creative weekend,


  1. This is delightful. I like how you re-used the chipboard packaging.

  2. What a wonderful idea using those rings. Now I don't feel guilty about saving all those packing materials.😊

  3. Great idea to use the packaging Sandy and I love the details in your winter wonderland scene...great challenge theme and I had lots of fun playing along xxx

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  4. Oh my gosh S@ndy this is utterly delightful, a very beautiful little winter wonderland all of your own. How cleverly you made use of the packaging to bring this idea together and create such a gorgeous scene. Love it xxx

  5. You have given that circle of chipboard a whole new lease of life and created the most wonderful Winter Wonderland decoration , Sandy. Love the crisp, fresh elegant feel of this beautiful piece. Fabulous make , great challenge theme .
    hugs x

  6. had to head back to say how much I love how you used the TH knobs. So effective x

  7. SO gorgeous!! LOVE your recycled use and that die set is gorgeous! TFS

  8. Sandy this is fabulous, beautifully put together and it's such a great theme! Thank you for hosting this great challenge!

  9. My gosh Sandy, I adore this! Wonderful way to recycle those cardboard rings (my hubby saved some for me too!) and I love the depth you've achieved by layering the pieces inside and on the outside of the ring. Brilliant way to use the Curio Knobs too! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  10. Sandy, I love your creative mind! Recycling the packaging is brilliant, and you have created a beautiful, magical winter scene! Those die cuts are fabulous and gives this a contemporary magical look that is so fresh! Love this and what a great challenge! Hugs!

  11. Sandy, you are so clever to use these knobs as feet on this delightful assemblage. I love the repurposed circular packaging. Really stunning design. Merry Christmas, Autumn

  12. Wow, what a beautiful piece! I loved seeing how you used the recycled packaging and the winter wonderland scene that you created is stunning 😁. Happy December! J 😊


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