Thursday, December 18, 2014

Technique Tuesday Memory Keepers Studio Christmas Layout

Popping in to share a holiday layout using Technique Tuesday's October Memory Keepers Studio Stamps and Fresh Cut Studio dies along with some older Doodlebug Santa's Workshop papers & embellishments and a fun sketch by Becky Fleck at PageMaps.


I love all the little tags and banner in this month's die set and how they can easily be customized to fit any style.  The stamps were also a perfect match for so many of my photos and documenting some of our favorite Christmas traditions.  I chose to heat emboss them in white to make them pop against the solid colored cardstocks.  :)


Technique Tuesday Supplies:



I hope I've inspired you to document a few of your favorite Christmas traditions.  Thanks so much for hanging with me today.  :)



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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Doodlebug 2015 Design Team!


Today Doodlebug announced their new team and I am so thrilled I have the opportunity to stay on for another year!  It's seriously a dream come true to work with these sweet ladies and with Doodlebug's fabulous products each month!  :)

Jennifer Beason  FL
@jenniwren32

Kathy Skou  MA
@ekskou

Lori Allred UT 
(DT Coordinator)
@allreddesign

Mendi Yoshikawa WA
@mendi_yoshikawa

Piali Biswas NJ
Visit Blog
@touchofcreation

Stephanie Buice  AL
@stephbuice

Tya Smith UT
@tyasmith3

Traci Penrod GA
@artsyalbums

Wendy Sue Anderson UT
@wendysuea

Melinda Spinks  Australia       
@melindaspinks

Silvia Barrera Mexico
@Silviabarrera

Vicki Boutin Canada          
@vickiboutin



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Cute & Colorful Holiday Christmas Tree Cards

Hello there!  Today I have a trio of cards to share which were all inspired by a single photo (shared below).

My first card using a fun Layered Christmas Tree cutting file by Lori Whitlock which I duplicated and welded together to create my card base (you can see my YoutTube video HERE for more info about creating your own custom shaped cards).  I had a blast going on a hunt for various tone-on-tone prints in my 6x6 paper pads.  The gold stars were cut from some gold glitter cardstock which I picked up at Joann's.


For my next card, my basic tree shape was cut from my white cardstock panel and then popped up with strips of colored washi tape below.  I finished my card off with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Bows & Holly Stamp set and little gold star brads.


This is the photo that inspired my set of cards.  I was drawn to the bright & non-traditional colors.  :)


I created a third card featuring trees cut from felt was published in the December 2014 issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine and can be seen on Pinterest HERE.

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments that have been left--They always bring a smile to my face.  :)

Supplies used (available at Scrapbook.com)


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Doodlebug Santa Express Altered Birdhouse

Popping in to share a fun twist on Christmas villages using birdhouses and Doodlebug's Santa Express collection!

So I have a confession... I had this grand plan of creating a whole Christmas village using all the different wood birdhouses available at my local Michaels store (I got this one for only $2.99 with a coupon), but the craziness of the Christmas season hit and this is as far as I got so he's going to have to go solo this year.  ;)


I cut the train patterned paper to look like a little train wrapping around the base.  I thought the Santa tag (with the loop cut off) made the perfect character to inhabit my little home.  The thin heart washi tape from the collection was also a perfect fit for the base.


To create my roof and have everything line up perfectly every time without a lot of extra math I created a template on my Silhouette which I am sharing here today.  Click HERE to download.

Keep in mind that these wood birdhouses are mass produced at a low cost so each birdhouse might have slightly different measurements than the next.  I know the hole on the front of my house was off centered so I had to make some light adjustments to account for that.  I would suggest cutting the front piece from scratch paper first and then adjusting the pattern as needed.


I hope I've inspired you to look at spring birdhouses with a fresh eye.  ;)






To create my little house, I used the following supplies (available at Scrapbook.com)


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Pebbles Inc. Home For Christmas Ornament Gift Tags

Today I have some holiday tags to share that I created for Pebbles blog using some more of their darling Home For Christmas collection.



I designed these gift tags to pull double duty as Christmas ornaments.  To do this I added layers of chipboard between my two die-cut sheets of patterned paper to make them a bit sturdier and then had myself a party decorating them.




I had so much fun mixing the various patterns and singling out different color combos from the collection!  


For the tags that have stitching on them, I chose to embellish them before adhering all the inside layers together.



Holiday photos and date stamps help make these ornament tags a sweet keepsake for years to come.












My plan is to add these to the top of a fresh-baked goodies for your neighbors, teachers and friends. I hope I've inspired you to make some ornament tags of your own--I think they would also be a fun activity to do with your kids!  :)






Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

Other Supplies:
American Crafts Solid Grosgrain Ribbon Value Pack 89377
American Crafts Boutique Ribbon Value Pack 89380
Garden Party Ribbon Value Pack 732540
Papertrey Ink Tag & Border Dies
Technique Tuesday Many Months Stamps


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