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Rustic Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wild Whispers Blog Hop.  You should be arriving from Tori's Blog blog of so you are right on track.  If not click HERE to start at the beginning.  

I love the rustic feel to these paper designs... and I am not a paper person.  But for these I made an exception.  Combined with my dies, stamps and embellishments they create a stunning layer to my creating.

I have a few different projects I created with the Holiday Style Paper to give you some inspiration from Holiday Decor, to gift tags and a card.  Check it out!

I love this Fa La La La sign but I needed to age the galvanized metal bucket.  I was going to hang my sign from it but then I brought out my sled and well... it all looks amazing together!

I create so much I will often rip up a projects and reuse.  Some fresh distress paint, sanding and new paper is perfect.  I only use double sided paper if I can so flip it over and the perfect pattern for the Dashing Deer die layered on chipboard.

Hid the edges with some thick twine and ink the edges of the deer.  I cut the sign letters using mat board from the Block Talk XL Die, inked with candied apple distress spray stain then embossed some bling with Red Sparkle embossing Powder.

A simple Holiday Home Decor project.  A few die cuts, paper and powders and you're ready to Fa La La La La...

I hung this sign from the Rustic Sled I made a couple years ago.

It may not be on the bucket of ornaments but it looks amazing hanging from the sled.  All I need is snow!

Gift Tags

I cut the Tag and Tie for this tag and the Holiday Words #2 for Peace.  The Mini Deer is adorable in pattern paper.

A different take on the Mini Wreath tied with a Bow Tied bow.  It hangs free on this burlap gift tag.

A basket of Snowballs is up next with another tag and Mini Skate layered in more Holiday Style paper.  Check out my FOR SALE blog post for more details on the tag using the Holiday Style and how to make snowballs.

The Mini Skates are layered with the Holiday Style Card Pack for a smaller print and font.  I tucked the Mini Holiday Greens and Holiday Greens Holy behind.

A simple card... using Holiday Style

I stamped Believe using the Woodland Winter stamp in Distress Ink Pine Needles.

Also from the Woodland Winter this sentiment is big enough to spread holiday cheer!

These coordinating papers look amazing!  I added some burlap and this metal Deer Charm to continue that rustic look.

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Sizzix Dies I used

Block Talk XL Die
Tag and Tie
Holiday Words #2
Mini Deer
Bow Tied
Mini Wreath
Mini Skates
Mini Holiday Greens
Holiday Greens
Stitched Ovals

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  1. Awesome projects as always Nicole!! Love the rustic...feel of this post!

  2. What an amazing festive vingette you created for your front porch!

  3. Love rustic! Especially the burlap gift bags. :)
    Sandra Heinrichs

  4. Love rustic! Especially the burlap tags. :)

  5. I am just mad for their plaids! Totally nailed that lodge-rustic feel that I just adore...makes me feel like I'm going to look out the wimdow and see snowflakes beginning to stack up in the panes of the window, any moment! Well...except that I'm instantly brought back to the fact that I am in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of TEXAS...setting record high temps for November...ha! Thanks for the little "trip" up North, though! (dang! Just when I was about to go find my stocking cap, too!)

  6. I love it all! Those tags are so cute!

  7. WOW! I love every piece you made. I bet there is never a left over scrap at you place. I can't believe how many pieces of all sizes you featured.

  8. Your projects look amazing Nicole! These definitely are lovely and festive, and the papers are gorgeous!!

  9. Fabulous pieces Nicole! You have definitely inspired me and I think I now need to order this collection!!

  10. Wow! What a great array of projects! Amazing job! - Jordan Cormack

  11. I love all your projects!!! The plaid, the deer....just love it all!

  12. Wow, great job demonstrating the versatility of the Holiday Style Wild Whisper paper collection! Love every one of your projects!

  13. I love the country feel of your projects. Especially the snowball basket!

  14. Loving the plaid in this collection!

  15. Loving the plaid in this collection!

  16. Wow, so many pretty things you created. Tfs!!!

  17. Love the Believe card!! The plaid deer is so cute!!

  18. Gorgeous creations Nicole, I love the rustic winter feel of this collection ����

  19. Wow you have been very busy with your christmas crafts. Loving all your creations and the paper colllection is awesome xx tfs tasha(yt-artsongandsoul)

  20. Amazingly beautiful projects using this collection.

  21. You may not be a paper person, but you certainly used these papers beautifully, Nicole! The plaid has got to be my favorite, and it is just perfect with all your other hand crafted projects on your porch and as a hanging for the sled! I always put my antique Flexible Flyer out at Christmas, too, since I can't use it here--no snow! Now you've given me inspiration to personalize it! Thank you so much for showing us all those amazing projects you've made with these papers--very inspiring! Hugs!

  22. I am definitely a paper playing with pretty papers. The antler paper is my favorite in this collection.

  23. Love everything from the top of the post to the bottom! (Even had to go check out how you made those beautiful snowballs!)

  24. Nicole, you have blown me away! You created so many stunning projects and you have totally rocked the Holiday Style collection despite your claim of not being a "paper person" ;) Thank you so much for participating in the hop and promoting Wild Whisper!

  25. I really love all of your projects (especially the falalalala sign). You did a great job showcasing this collection!

  26. Wow, great projects. I love the tags you made!

  27. Just love it all!!! Great job :)

  28. NIcole you know I adore your work! It never occurred to me to use all the burlap I have to create tags! Thanks for that inspiration! You are always creating! Do you ever sleep?? LOL

  29. You are very creative! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Wow so much inspiration!!! Awesome excited for the Wild Whispers team.


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