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Monday, December 10, 2012

Info on Lamp posts

Morning all!
I have had several people ask how I made the Charles Dickens type lamp posts and really I cannot take credit for that. It was a very own Thienly from SVG cuts Design team who came up with that awesome idea last Christmas. This year she made another awesome design I am itching to get to. It is a sled. AWESOME!!!! Anyhoo I told someone I would try to put in some of the specks of the embellishments I used for the 7 I have made so far. I currently have two more cut and ready to put together.. Seriously in need of a paper order right now I have made so many...
Many of you know I got the machine I was hoping for the silhouette Cameo a few months back so some of the things I used on these were cuts from silhouette. The sticks and berries, the star berry wreath. The rest is from our very special Mary who makes these awesome cuts for us to design with! Bless you for that Mary!
First the How to's to make the Lamp post are on the SVG cuts Blog just type in lamp post on the search part of the blog and it should take you right to the instructions. The rest I used the ferny greens and the spindly poinsettia from 3d winter greens the cardinal on some was a freebie from svg cuts and I used my copic markers to color some of the pearls to match my colors and smooch in the nail polish bottles to color some of the berries others I used glitter and a pen type glue to add the glitter. Some of you already know I adore my flower shaping tools from EK Success. I use those a lot when I make my stuff and in fact need to order some more as I made the mistake of using them to hold things in place when hot gluing... don't do that it ruins the tips.. The snowflakes I have used on all of them were from Michael's and are from their recollections stuff.. very hard to find so next year grab them up quick cuz I am buying a ton next year!!!. Buttons from Buttons Galore is another fav of mine but I have yet to try Tamara's pretty buttons from paper play. Dying to but well you know how it is .. I stamped the card stock vellum with a snowflake stamp and Versa Mark then used Stampendous Kaleidoscope transparent embossing powder and embossed the snowflakes on the "glass". I used Stampin ups heat and stick and Art glitters ultra fine transparent crystal glitter( another fave of mine) to make the snow glittery. On the berries I used a red glitter I had from Martha Stewart but I would love to get some from Art glitter as in my opinion that is the best glitter  I have ever seen. I used copper ink for inking on the brown lamp post and silver on the charcoal colored ones. I think that is all I did, but just did what  I do other wise to decorate them I don't know. If I forgot something just ask..My hubby says I get in a zone.. LOL well if that means I don't hear him when he talks to me then I guess that is true. Hope this helps, Seriously have fun with these they are a blast to make and as soon as I get the last two done I am trying that sled.. AWESOME!!!! Thanks for stopping by and thank you for asking how I did that. Always fun to share ideas! Have a great day and Happy Crafting.. and YES DO check out! SUPER creating opportunities.



  1. Gorgeous lamp posts Sharalyn! I'm so honored and so amazed with all the variations that you've come up for this lamp post :) I still can't believe you made that many!!! Makes me so HAPPY! Thanks for sharing them, and being a good friend! :)

  2. Your lamp post is absolutely stunning! Fabulous work!