Oh my! It always feels a little overwhelming at this point.
I've also been thinking ahead into the new year and working on projects for the Feb. issue of the new Create magazine which is premiering in January.
We love to include readers in our upcoming magazine. Each month we will ask the readers a question and include as many as we can in each issue!
The question for the February issue is...• What style of
scrapbooker are you...events (generally covering a special activity or event
with large amounts of photos) or moments (generally telling a specific story
with a small amount of photos)? Be sure to include why you choose one style over
the other! For your answer to be published, also include your first and last
name, and your city and state (or province). We reserve the right to edit
your answer for length.
• Send your email answers to
firstname.lastname@example.org, with "February CREATE question" in the subject
• Your deadline is December 31.
We also have a readers submission call going on right now for the Feb. issue.
You can easily go to the Scrapbook Generation blog and see a trio of sketches to follow to create layouts and cards. You have until Jan. 6 to submit so please try it out and submit your projects!
Hope you've enjoyed seeing a few more
happy close ups of our Sugar Kissed Christmas display.
Another tag tutorial to share with you today. I wanted a soft sweet feel to this tag and I'm very happy with how it turned out.
I first started by embossing my tag with snowflakes using an embossing folder and my Big Shot machine.
Then I covered the entire tag with a layer of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Now for the fun and slightly messy part. I poured out a bit of off white acrylic paint onto my nonstick craft sheet. Then dipped my finger into the paint and started swiping my finger across the tag. I love the shabby feel this gave the tag.
Next it was time to add a little patterned paper to the tag. I picked this cute polka dot from October Afternoon's Silent Night line.
Then I rubbed some clear liquid glue across half of the tag and
sprinkled Clear Distress glitter across it.
Next it was time to ink up some seam binding ribbon with a mix of Barn Door and Fired Brick Distress ink. I then tied it into a bow at the top of my tag.
Then I added a plain white doily to the tag. I love adding these to my projects! Adds a nice vintage touch. You can find them in the cake decorating department at your local craft store.
Now it was time for my Santa. This cute little guy comes from the ephemera pack from the Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas line, but you could use any graphic of Santa or Christmas related.
I then wanted to add some festive greenery to my tag, so I die cut these holly leaves from the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery die and inked them with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
I added them to the tag along with a small red adhesive gem.
Then I added a couple small die cut Christmas sayings and adhered to the tag to finish it off.
Thank you for visiting our blog today as we get closer and closer to the big holiday!
I recently made a Christmas shadowbox for a friend and thought I would share with you. She wanted one that was done in a very retro vintage style. So I included lots of old card images and started looking around in my stash and local craft stores for little goodies to add.
The shadowbox itself is by Tim Holtz. It's called a Printer's Tray.
This was such a fun project! I had a hard time parting with it, once it was finished.
I painted it a bright cheery red color and started layering my embellishments.
The majority of patterned papers are by October Afternoon. The rest was made up of older items in my stash and the card images that I printed from Pinterest.
I found some great little pieces to add to it from the doll house miniatures section at my local craft store.
What's nice about these boxes are that the boxes are removable, so I could have changed it had I need to have it more customized.
It was a fun process to gather images for this project. I tried to always pick bright bold colors that would print nicely.
I think this is my favorite little box. I love the 2 cute little bottle brush trees.
This small wooden train was the perfect little addition for this shadowbox.