Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Year’s Candies Vase with an Album


Not a long time is left till the New Year. Some people like to get everything ready ahead of time, including preparing the necessary holiday home décor.

I've decided to use the gorgeous paper of st. Nicholas collection for creating a candy vase/stand, which also has a place for a mini album at the bottom. I thought it could be nice to fill the album with the pictures from the previous New Year celebration and while eating some candies for dessert after a savory and tasty holiday meal, to flip through the album’s pages and get nostalgic :)

Besides the fabulous paper, I’ve used the Petaloo Flowers to embellish the candy vase. I totally fell in love with the Botanica Collection flowers, they look almost real! 

Xyron adhesives helped me to complete the project. The Mega Runner glue was perfect for quick and effective gluing the designer papers to the album’s base pages, the 1” sticker maker was great for applying glue on to thin decorative strips of paper, while the 3” sticker maker was simply fantastic for making the ATC ephemera cards sticky.

As you can see, the album doesn’t have any bulky embellishments on the cover. I wanted to make sure though, that the paper cutouts which I used on the cover will be glued down perfectly on every single millimeter if their surface. This is where the 3” sticker maker came super handy.

Tip 1: Use ribbon or lace for hiding the connecting seems between the parts of your paper project.

Tip 2: Never throw away the left over paper until you’re perfectly sure that there are no more elements which can be cut out from it. Sometimes those teeny tiny pieces (like leaves, candies, flowers etc) can help you make the project more detailed and beautiful.

Graphic 45 products used:
St Nicholas 8x8 Pad
St Nicholas 12x12 Pad
St Nicholas 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
St Nicholas 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
St Nicholas Banners
St Nicholas Decorative Chipboard
St Nicholas Ephemera Cards

Petaloo & Xyron Products used:
Xyron Mega Runner Permanent Adhesive
Xyron 1” Sticker Maker
Xyron 3” Sticker Maker
Petaloo Botanica Collection Sugared Blooms Burgundy
Petaloo Botanica Collection Regal Gold Poinsettia Red
Petaloo Botanica Collection Pine Pick w Cones & Berries
Petaloo Botanica Collection Vintage Velvet Dogwood - Antique Gold
Petaloo Botanica Collection Vintage Velvet Holly leaf pick
Petaloo Premier Mini Paper Poinsettia Red
Petaloo Premier Mini Paper Poinsettia White
Petaloo Botanica Collection Glittered Star Pick

That's all from me for today! Thank you for visiting!


  1. Работа как всегда с выдумкой и неповторимой харизмой!

  2. Stunning! Your creativity has no limits!
    Hugs, t.

  3. Gorgeous!!! and what a stunning idea to have a vase with album!!

  4. Потрясающая , волшебная работа !!!

  5. Саша, поражаюсь каждый раз твоей фантазии! Удивительная красота и очень интересная идея!

  6. Невероятная работа!!!!В восторге от идеи и исполнения!

  7. Beautiful vase and album. I love Graphic 45 papers and your project showcases them very well. Great Job!!!

  8. Oh my goodness! Alexandria this is amazing - love it!!

  9. great presentation of the products... xyron the the best


Thank you for the kind comments!