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November 2012

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Snow Day Card Tutorial (Pink Paislee)

Hi Everyone The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed. You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012 Snow Day Card   I couldn’t get this fabulous “Snow Day” collection from Pink Paislee in New Zealand last year and it was only recently I was able to buy some of the embellishment pieces.   I still had no matching paper, however I downloaded the digital paper pack and printed some papers for the base.  I painted the Snow Day veneer piece white and then embossed with a white woodgrain on top for a little extra definition. Additional pieces from the ephemera pack work perfectly to create a super-quick and simple card.  To create the base – simple follow this diagram below, The card will easily fold flat for mailing too.   Post a comment with any questions Lowri :-) I am linking up this post to these websites here. 

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PaperVine Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the last of three posts leading into our Christmas Countdown, featuring tons of Christmas inspiration, giveaways and fun.Here are some fun Gift Giving projects from last year. Click on the title to be taken to the complete blog post. Baby Clothes and Printed Fabric Use some digital scrapbook papers to crate fun, unique baby clothes. You just need some t-shirt transfers and an iron! Edible Neighbor Gift and Christmas Bark I bet your neighbor would love a fun Christmas jar of goodies! This post includes a tutorial on how to cover jar lids with paper. Wine Tags Suitable for any bottle – these tags make a lovely decorative touch to a present and also a little extra special twist on a Secret Santa gift. Tomorrow we start a week of BRAND NEW Christmas Inspiration – with a great giveaway EVERY DAY! Post a comment with any questions Lowri :-) I am linking up this post to these websites here. 

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PaperVine Christmas Home Decor Projects

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the second of three posts leading into our Christmas Countdown, featuring tons of Christmas inspiration, giveaways and fun.Here are some fun Home Decor Holiday projects I created last year. Click on the title to be taken to the complete blog post. Decor Frame Great to give as gift, these frames can hold photos or just be a decoration you can use year on year. Fun to make and easy to complete in an evening Advent Calendar Maybe you bought one of these and haven’t made it yet – there’s still a bit of time! Grab a glass of wine,  drag your crafting supplies in front of the fire, put on an old movie in the background and get cracking! Mini Album Dig out those pictures from last year and create a mini album for a loved one who may not be spending Christmas with you this year.   Check back tomorrow for some more Holiday inspiration – tomorrow we are sharing Gift Giving ideas. Post a comment with any questions Lowri :-) I am linking up this post to these websites here.   

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PaperVine Christmas PaperCraft Projects

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the first of three posts leading into our Christmas Countdown, featuring tons of Christmas inspiration, giveaways and fun.Here are some fun papercraft Christmas projects I created last year.   Click on the title to be taken to the complete blog post.   December Daily Create a December Daily quickly using a combination of patterned paper and printed digital elements from the same collection. Echo Park makes this super easy. See all their paper collections here and their digital collections here. Stepper Card Tutorial This post includes a picture tutorial showing how you can very simply create the card base for this visually striking technique. The card folds flat for posting too! Christmas Albums / Notebooks Create some fun mini albums or blank notebooks from copier paper with this simple technique. Full color step-by step tutorial included – great to get the kids involved and make some gifts for Grandma! Merry and Bright – Simple Cards Break out your spellbinders to create some shaped cards and super simple matching tags. Great for using up small stickers from your supplies. Check back tomorrow for some more Holiday inspiration – tomorrow we have Home Decor ideas Post a […]

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Mrs Rudolph Reindeer and Echo Park Winner

Hi Everyone A quick post today to share a Christmas project using the Very Merry Christmas Collection from Echo Park and to announce the winners of the Blog Hop last week. Mrs Rudolph This little reindeer would look great on anybody’s holiday table! Detailed instructions and a lot more pictures are available for FREE download on the Echo Park website here. Winner The winner of the Collection Pack from the blog hop here is Auror Willow. Please email me as soon as possible to claim your prize.   Post a comment with any questions Lowri :-)I am linking up this post to these websites here.

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Advent Treats Bowl (My Mind’s Eye)

Hi Everyone – A quick post today to show you a project I created for the 100 Days of Christmas Wonderful at Design Dazzle. It incorporates a couple of ideas I have used several times before – just a new little twist, and I have detailed tutorials showing how to create both the bowl and treat favors. Advent Bowl This Advent Bowl is created using a simple Paper Machie technique – and you can see a full tutorial here if you want to make your own. You can of course use any bowl to hold these paper containers, and they are absolutely one of my favorite things to make. I have made 24 and the kids will open one each day and see what treat or activity is inside. Once you know this technique, you can use them for party favors or just as unique packing for little gifts. You can  make them any size and below you can see my full tutorial showing how to create them. All of the papers and embellishments I have used for this project are from the gorgeous “All is Bright” Collection from MME. This festive collection is fun, bright and modern with a […]

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