I'm excited to share this afternoon a sneak peek of a project I designed for Graphic 45 using their most beautiful paper collection--Nature Sketchbook!
I know you are super busy with the holidays but I think you might want to mark your calendar to check back on Monday December 26th either here on my blog or on the Graphic 45 blog to see more! There will be a Tutorial Video and and Showcase Video on this and lots more photos!
Okay, that is all. I won't keep you long with lots of words but did want to let you know this project will be coming soon!
Well the countdown has really begun! If you haven't mailed out your Christmas cards, I think you (and I) should get that done tomorrow or maybe just give them with a gift. We have a new card challenge starting today on the Cards in Envy challenge and the theme is "Celebrate the Season." Which means, you can make any card for the challenge for however you celebrate this holiday season--Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's etc. Just remember your card must be flat enough to go in an envelope for mailing though it can be any shape or any size.
I used ALL stash items for this card so I can't tell you the specific products used. I used white cardstock for the base and the snow banks, pink cardstock for the layer background, snowflake chipboard stickers that came with that cute snowman (I think I've had these for several years and they may have been purchased in the gift wrap section of a store) and an acrylic Christmas stamp from Papertrey Ink. It was really quick and easy to put together. The snow banks are cut out with a die and my Big Shot. Just layer it all up and you are done!
Not sure if I'll be doing much blogging this week or not. But I will be back on the 26th with a fun album project for Graphic 45 using their 8x8 Mixed Media album AND their new Nature Sketchbook paper collection. I will also have a post on the 29th for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and you won't want to miss that one! It will feature Graphic 45's Cafe Parisian paper collection and some wonderful chipboard elements from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
Just in case I don't post again this week, I want to wish each of you a wonderful holiday season and Merry Christmas from me to you if you celebrate. If not, have a wonderful time celebrating however you choose to celebrate! Oh! If you missed it, I did have a post yesterday for the Last Minute Gift Idea Blog Hop! There are some really great ideas from other designers if you click on their name in the blog hop list PLUS you can win a $100 Visa Gift Card by leaving a comment on yesterday's post AND signing up on the Rafflecopter widget. You've got to go to yesterday's post, just CLICK HERE> Last Minute Gift Idea Blog Hop Post.
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Here's my last minute gift idea--a mini album gift card holder!
It's getting closer and closer to the holidays and if you find that you need something cute and quick for a gift, this idea might just be what you need. Not only is this a gift card holder but it is also a mini album to tuck in a purse to show off favorite holiday photos. I've made two of these--one out of coin envelopes and a second one out of card stock in case you don't have or can't find the envelopes. Both versions are super easy and so fun to make.
This one is made out of the coin envelopes...
And the next one is made out of card stock...
I have a tutorial video to show you how to make both of these versions.
Mini Album Gift Card Holder
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Hello! I know you are all super, super busy this time of the year so if you are stopping by my blog I want to Thank You! Today I'm sharing these beautiful Christmas tags that I created by using the extra large chipboard tags and different chipboard elements from the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts store! Having these sturdy tags and the wonderful chipboard elements to decorate made this project so easy! I have shared these and a tutorial for each tag on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog TODAY so be sure to head over there to read how to make them. Step by step photos are over there too as well as a complete supply list.
Here's a list of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts products that I used to make these tags:
Tag Extra Large, D92E
Winter Shape Set D38C
Flourished Deer Miniature D84HT
Bird on Branch Assortment D17B
Ornament Double Side D37OD
You can find most of them now in the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts store. In the tutorial post on the GSL blog, you will find a supply list including the other products used.
Check back on Sunday, December 18th for my last Christmas project post. I'm participating in a Last Minute Gift Idea Blog Hop with many other designers from around the world. It's a two day hop and we are giving away a $100 gift card so don't miss out!
This is a desk top easel album that I've created out of a Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album and their beautiful St. Nicholas paper collection! On the cover I added in some beautiful chipboard street lamps that I altered with gold Nuvo paste and embossing glitter. The poinsettia flowers are cut from a die set and shaped with a flower shape stylus. I created the centers out of gold seed beads and inked the flowers with the gold Nuvo paste. The leaves and greenery are also punched out of cardstock and inked with gold. I added in some mini pine cones, red cardinals and glittery berries. The snow flakes are clear glitter buttons that I had in my stash.
I love how this turned out. If you'd like to see the inside pages, you can check it out on the Graphic 45 blog today as one of their featured designer projects. I added in pockets and photo mats so that this would make a wonderful gift to someone who loves Christmas.
Right now I have it sitting under my vintage aluminum Christmas tree in my craft room. But I'm seriously thinking about putting it in someone's gift bag for this Christmas. Or should I keep if for myself? Decisions, decisions!
I did make this for my Graphic 45 December Designer assignment which was to create a last minute gift idea so maybe I should use it as a gift. Hmmmm....still thinking.