Hi Everyone I was guest posting over on the Making Memories Blog last week – and I decided to use up all my Christmas scraps to make a super quick December Daily Album for 2012 – it will make a wonderful gift for someone or of course you can use it yourself…. Get Ahead for Next Year! Instead of packing away all the other Christmas leftovers, I decided to get the jump on next year and create a quick December Daily album. I also used a sheet of stickers from the Simple Stories “25 Days of Christmas” Collection for the numbers. Using all the scraps of paper, stickers, journal pages and embellishments I was quickly able to put together this book. I used plain white cardstock as the base and punched holes in each page so I could use book rings for binding, therefore make it easy to add to next year. I often find myself with tiny stickers left over on a sheet – and they are perfect for adding splashes of color to white-based pages. These stickers are so much fun and the baubles add some great dimension to the cover. I used the left over pages from […]
Hi Everyone – an easy neighbor gift to share today. It’s really two gifts in one as the decoration for the main gift serves as a mini-gift too! First of all I have taken some of the Fa-La-La-La-La paper from the Holly Jolly Christmas Collection and used it to cover the lid of my jar. You can see a tutorial on how to do that below – all it takes is a pair of scissors and some mod-podge! I have also used some of the Element Stickers to add some extra detail around the edge. I filled the jar with my Christmas bark and for decoration I created a few blank tags that could then be used be the recipient to decorate their Christmas gifts. I used a few of the digital journal tags, printed them onto matte photo paper, and used double sided adhesive chipboard to give them some weight and add a plain paper backing so they can be written on. I secured them round the treat jar with a generous length of bakers twine that can be used to attach the tags to gifts. To make the Christmas Bark – melt some white chocolate, […]
Hi Everyone Please note that the Blog Hop and competitions previously detailed on this post have now closed. You can see who won the Echo Park giveaways on their blog here. You can see who won my giveaway here. Please see below a list of those who participated on the hop – I encourage you to visit their awesome blogs for heaps of fabulous inspiration! Simple Stepper Card I have created this super easy Stepper Card and I have a little tutorial at the end of the post showing exactly how I made it. I have used the fabulous Seasons Greetings Collection and have incorporated the papers, stickers, chipboard pieces and brads into this project. The wooden star(from Kaisercraft) has been sprayed with glimmermist and I placed a tiny chipboard star from the collection in the centre. The tree has been painted and sprayed with glimmermist again to give a little texture and I used a few of the brads to add some dimension. I cut the card 5″ wide (see below) and it fits easily into a 5.5″ square envelope Simple Stepper Card Tutorial This easy technique can be applied to make a card any width. The complete card […]
Hi Everyone Just sharing a couple of edible Christmas treats that are really easy to make – and you can get the kids involved too if you are feeling adventurous! White chocolate is such a great ingredient! Here I smashed up some candy canes, dipped some marshmallows in white chocolate and then the candy. Pretty much the same thing here – melt chocolate, thrown on the crushed candy canes, refrigerate and then break up for a really simple Christmas bark. If you want to get the kids involved – why not have them smash up some smarties or use cake sprinkles and dip some marshmallows in that. Here are my kids showing just how easy it is!! Heaps more Christmas ideas to come as Summer finally seems to be arriving here in New Zealand 🙂 Lowri I am linking up this project to these websites here.
Hi Everyone – Today I am sharing my “December Daily” album, created using a combination of the Echo Park Season’s Greetings paper and digital collections. First of all I should tell you I had to google to find out what a December Daily was – and then when I saw some of the amazing examples online – I was totally intimidated at the thought of creating one! What I decided to do was take a little album I had started working on (seen here) and expand it into a Daily Journal. December this year is going to be exceptionally busy so I have decided to just have a little space where I can write each day and easily just slot a photograph in when I take one of something special. To expand my existing book, I created some numbers from the Season’s Greetings Alphas and Borders and added them to each page. To create additional pages I printed some journaling tags from the Season’s Greetings Element Pack. I decided to create a few fold out pages within the book to allow for a series of photos to be added. This page with the Santa is for Christmas Eve where I […]
Hi Everyone I am Guest Designing this month for The Paper Bakery Kit Club and I wanted to share some notebooks and a mini-album I made with their fabulous November Add-On Kit – “Baby it’s Cold Outside”. All the papers are from the Holly Jolly Christmas Collection from Echo Park and the tutorial for creating all the books can be seen at the bottom of the post. Christmas Wishes Mini Album In the kit were five gorgeous little envelopes so I began by cutting a piece of paper to fit inside each one. I have written each person’s Christmas wishes for 2011 on the inserts. Inside the front page I am going to write my New Year Resolutions on the vintage “Statement” page that came with the kit. Normally I am not a big fan of mini-letters as they never seem to line up – but these October Afternoon letters are perfectly printed so they look really neat. Christmas Notebooks These were created with the same technique as the album (see below) except I have used plain copier paper to make the pages. I am going to use them to keep all my Christmas Lists – and this year all […]