Monday, December 1, 2014

Visions of Sugarplums 2014 Day One

It's Visions of Sugarplums time!  So glad you're here!  Visions of Sugarplums comes from, of course, Clement Clarke Moore's A Visit from St. Nicholas (or The Night Before Christmas).  It's always been a favorite and when Lauren was little, we always read it before putting out Santa's cookies and milk. 

Visions of Sugarplums brings to mind all kinds of goodies that only come around once a year.  I can't believe this is the 4th annual Visions of Sugarplums.  Time sure flies when you're having fun!    Part of the fun is visiting all the blogs and all the giveaways.  More about that later.  Let's get right to the projects.  Today I've got a couple of cute treat packages and one fun ornament featuring Free Pretty Things for You and The Cutting Cafe.

To kick things off, I've got a couple of sweet projects with a darling vintage Christmas image that Keren from Free Pretty Things for You and I are sharing with you.  Above I've used a gusseted pocket (that I really like) and you can see the measurements and instructions HERE.   The paper for this pocket is from Digital Work.  She is offering Visions of Sugarplums readers a 50% discount at her store.  Use code:  HOLIDAY50.  The discount is good through December 31st.  Thank you so much, Leska!

We also have the kids available with a snowflake background and I used it to make a dome shaker ornament.

It's quick and easy to put together.  Here's how:

I printed the image (on sturdy 110lb paper) so the circle would match the size of the dome (half an ornament).  Then I cut it with a scallop circle die.  I wanted the background to be glittery so I painted glue around the kids and sprinkled on the glitter.

Next, the I adhered the flag on the image making sure it was inside where the dome would 
need to sit.  The shaker goodies are a combination of snowflake and tree sequins, glitter and mica flakes.  I just piled it in the middle so it would also be out of the way.  I used Aleene's glue to secure the dome to the image.

Lastly I wrapped twine around the dome (used Aleene's for that too).  It is so cute - love those sweet kids bringing home their tree.  You can download both versions for free below.

ETA:  The link has changed as of 1-15-17.  Download the kids with blue circle background and kids only HERE.

Dropbox works seems to work differently for different people.  When image appears, click download button in top right corner.  If download button does not appear. right click on image and save as.  If neither method works, email me and I'll be happy to send you the image. 

I love PUTZ houses and have a couple of vintage ones.  I used them as my inspiration to make my pink and mint green Putz-like house.  I didn't want just a house though, I wanted a treat holder too. I used the 3D House from The Cutting Cafe.   Regina has taken part in Visions of Sugarplums from the beginning.  Be sure to check out the huge collection of cut files at The Cutting Cafe. Thank  you for your generosity, Regina!

I used the small house size (the files come in electronic cut file and pdf as well).  I die cut a star in the gable (one of my Putz houses has a star cut out).  Here you can see the side pieces already glued to the back.

Next I assembled the house and roof.  See notes on roof below.  

I wanted the roof to come off easily.  So I added a score on the opposite end of the roof exactly the same as the score on the left side.  I also added some scallops.  I covered the whole thing with a rectangle that is an 1 1/4" longer and 1/2" wider than the roof.   The tabs go down in the house.  

I had a white tree, but not a pink tree.  I wanted a pink tree.  So I remembered this tinsel glitter that  I have.  I wasn't sure it would work, but it made a really pretty pink tree!  I covered the tree in Elmer's and then sprinkled on the glitter.  Pretty in Pink!

I covered the whole entire thing in course glitter. 

Here you can see the lid off and candy inside.

Moonlighting by Mary - one digital set of your choice
Studio Shine Vintage - one digital set of your choice
Kitty Bee Designs - one digital design of your choice
Cameo Shoppe - 4X4 Christmas Cards
The Cutting Cafe -  3 sets of choice + 3D House

These are some of my favorite shops!  Thank you so much to all of them for participating in Visions of Sugarplums!

Lori's Day One Mini Giveaway:

Winners of these giveaways will be announced tomorrow.

In your comment, please let me know that you would like to win.  Comment here and then comment on all the participating blogs listed below.  Your name will go in a hat (or basket or bowl) for your comment here.  You will also get your name put in additional times for each comment left on the other blogs.  When the prizes for one day are won, those names are taken out, but all the other names stay in the hat.  

Be sure to check back daily to see if you have won!

The Mega Giveaway grows every day and the winner will be announced Saturday, December 6th.  Everything shown in this section every day will be a part of the Mega Giveaway.  Here is the first picture:


Have fun visiting these lovely ladies' blogs!  And a big thank you to them for participating in Visions of Sugarplums!

Come back tomorrow for lots more 
Visions of Sugarplums!


  1. OK these are seriously so cute!!! I love the sweet images (ill have to download )and the house, dome , pocket....awesome!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. sweet projects! I am so loving your glitter house. I've been wanting to make one with Regina's files and now you have inspired me to get it done. So adorable! I've been looking forward to your blog hop as you have so many darling ideas!... and yes I would love to win!

  3. Goodness gracious Lori - I want to do every thing you have done and I adore little houses!! What is it you your folks say - you rock!
    Sandy xx

  4. Gorgeous creations Lori. I LOVE the cute little house..Loz

  5. So much cuteness and adorability, thanks so much. Your generosity and talents are very much appreciated. Now if I just knew how to put images in correct sizes so I could print them out. I'm beyond even digitally challenged, have to have step by step how-to's. What can I say. I'm lucky to be able to do what I do.
    Your creations are so wonderful, it's a pleasure just to see what you've made. Happy week and enjoy the season

  6. Oh my, such gorgeous projects! Love the nostalgic look of the children, and that house looks just like a sugared up piece of candy!

  7. Such cuteness going on around here! I love it and I would love to win!

  8. Oh my goodness, Lori! These creations are stunning!!! I love love the use of the ornament to make that fabulous dome!!!! And I have some of that Snow-tex and until now hadn't realised how to use it LOL! Your little house is stunning! Thank you for the fabulous giveaways and fabulous hop. See ya tomorrow :-)

  9. Beautiful little house. I'm having fun visiting all the blogs and seeing what everyone is doing.

  10. Your projects are so adorable, Lori! I would love to make these! I would love to win your giveaway! I'm off to hop to the other blogs now!

  11. Super makes Lori and that ornament is adorable.
    What fabulous makes everyone has on the hop - I so enjoyed seeing them all and would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    Toni xx

  12. WOW you really are awesome.. loving all your projects..

  13. Love all of this!!!! Are you selling the kits for the dome ornie???? It is so stinkin' cute!

  14. The house is so sweet and I love that Cmas bulb. I want to try one!

  15. sweet and perfect with these wonderful creations, Lori! I absolutely LOVE the glittery house!!!:-)

  16. I seriously nearly passed out. You just hit me with a huge amount of WOW factor here. All the shiny glimmering sparkly delightful makes have me smiling from ear to ear. I want to live in a land where the vintage Christmas never ends. Your makes are SO sensational Lori :)
    Lisa x


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