Sunday, November 11, 2012

Crafty Secrets Linky Party

It is that time again.  Crafty Secrets is having their monthly Linky Party.  Crafty Secrets is a wonderful company that offers clear stamps, CD's, stickers, digital stamps and papers, and much much more!  All of their products have a wonderful vintage look and feel to them.  I created a cute little wall hanging for this months challenge.

I created the hanging using a picture from Crafty Secrets Illustrations CD.  I printed out the picture and cut it down to size.  I cut out chipboard the same size and took Ranger Adirondack Lights Acrylic Paint Dapper  in Snowcap to the edges.  I then cut out some matching paper from K&Company for the back. For the back of the hanging I printed out Crafty Secrets Winter Kids 2" x 2" Box & Tag CS-02.  I used decorative edged scissors to cut out the images and inked all edges with Tim Holtz/Ranger Gathered Twig Distress Ink.  I then attached the images to the decorative paper. 

I then glued the paper and chipboard together (paper sandwich).  I used was paper and  a brayer to get a nice flat surface and good glue adhesion.  After letting that dry overnight, I took Inkssentials Glossy Accents to one edge at a time and attached Martha Stewart Crystal Tinsel Glitter (which is on clearance at Michael's).  I used Glossy Accents because it dries faster than Martha Stewart Glitter Glue.  Once the glitter had been applied to all four sides and dried, I used hair spray to seal the glitter (otherwise it gets everywhere).  

I then punched two holes in the top of the hanging.  I had purchased primitive (rusty) twisted wire and jingle bells from Streetcar Junction  (on Ebay) and I thought they would be just right for this project.  I sprayed the wire and bells with hair spray.  You can also use a clear spray sealer or clear spray paint.  I put a bell on one end thead the wire through the holes and then attached the final bell. 
Close-up of main image

Thank you for visiting and have a great Sunday!


  1. Hi Kristina, love your sample, how you combined everything and included all the photos and details! Thanks for posting in our Nov Linky Party.

  2. WOW Kristina this wall hanging is awesome! GREAT JOB!! Love your choice of background paper too ... perfect for these adorable images! Thanks so much for joining our Linky Party and Good Luck! Hope to see you again next month.
    Crafty Secrets DT

  3. VERY PRETTY Kristina!!!!!!!! :) Crafty Secrets have some of the best images don't they? You've done VERY WELL with them! :) Thanks for stopping by to visit & leave such a NICE COMMENT! :)Hope you come back & visit more often! :)