December Sketch Challenge

Hi, friends!

Have you seen our December challenge? Take a look at this beautiful winter sketch that Kim created:

You may have seen these layouts that the design team created using the sketch on the blog already this month:

Rae used the blue Maja Design papers to capture the wintery vibe of the sketch:

Kim went with the reds and greens from the papers for a wonderful Christmas look:

Check back on the blog later this month to see how Ginny and Annie interpreted the sketch, and we hope YOU will play along with us this month! We LOVE it when you used the Tres Jolie kits for challenges, but ANYONE can play, using whatever supplies you have! The challenge ends 12/31. Post your entries in the December Challenge album we have in the Facebook Group.

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Merry Christmas Deer Cards with Rae

Hello! Today I am sharing a couple of cards I have made with the December Card, Tags, and More kit, featuring Mintay Christmas Stories papers.

I created two  6X6 cards using a similar design.

Here they are:

I love that cute little deer on the papers, so I cut two of them out for these cards. This paper is perfect for fussy cutting! I also cut out some of the red poinsettias as well to add to the floral part of the cards.

I used a 6 X 6 piece of paper for the back layer of the cards, then cut two sheets of the 6 X 6 paper down to 5 3/4 X 5 3/4. Then I ripped the paper that was going on the bottom diagonally to create a “half and half” design. I distressed all of the edges, then glued these layers together, leaving room under the top layer to tuck in some lace (from my stash).

Next, I added some stenciling (snow “dot” pattern) with some glittery paste, and added the Merry Christmas titles.

On this card, I used the red paper and a die to cut the title, and added some of the Kaisercraft pearls to accent the title.

For this card, I added the Creative Embellishments chipboard from the kit. I embossed it with Stampendous Shabby Green embossing powder from my stash.

I cut out a fancy snowflake with an old Memory Box dies, and put it in the middle of the card, then added a larger flower from my stash, added the deer to the middle and added some of the small Kaisercraft roses from the kit.

After that, I tucked in the poinsettias that I fussy cut, then added more of the little Kaisercraft roses.

Here’s a couple of closeups from both cards showing the floral cluster/line.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Keep checking back all month to see what the rest of the design team has made with all of the kits!

 

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Scrapbook Kit Spotlight

Hello! We hope you all are having a fantastic weekend! In case you didn’t know, our December reveal was this past Monday, and the design team has already been showcasing their projects made with the scrapbook kit on the blog. Kim has created a fabulous wintery kit with the Maja Design Joyous Winterdays collection, beautiful flowers from Prima Marketing, gorgeous chipboard from Creative Embellishments, and other little things that add the perfect touches to your scrapbook projects. This kit is perfect for either winter or Christmas themed projects! Take a look at the picture below:

And for more details, check out the kit video:

And, here’s what we’ve shown you so far on the blog this month:

A wintery layout by Rae using the monthly sketch:

A beautiful rustic layout with some pretty yellow accents by Ginny:

A stunning wedding layout by Annie:

A fun stocking bunting by Rae:

If you want to see more details of any of these projects, look back through the previous posts on our blog!

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Believe Christmas Bunting and Tutorial with Rae

Happy Saturday, friends!

I’m excited to share a piece of holiday decor I made using the December scrapbook kit. I’ve been working on making buntings to hang in my house for all seasons. So far I’ve made one for Autumn and Summer, and now a Christmas one. I decided to make this holiday bunting with stockings instead of banners for a festive twist. The Maja Design Joyous Winterdays collection is perfect for a classic, vintage piece of decor.

Here it is:

I started by cutting out 7 stockings, one for each letter in the word “Believe.” I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut these out, but the shape is pretty basic, so you could draw one by hand and cut it out without a machine. 🙂

 

When I cut the stocking and the top, I did so at different times so I could get the right fit, but using the other side of the page.

I also wanted to add an oval to the middle of each stocking, so I picked an oval die that would work with the left over paper from each stocking.

Once cut out, I distressed each piece, and added some dark grey chalk ink. 

I cut out some oval frames using some glitter cardstock from my stash to put under the oval that I cut out from the Maja Design paper. Then I added foam tape to both layers to give the project some dimension. I normally use cardboard to “pop up” my layers, but on a project like this where it will be hanging, I don’t want that to be visible in between the layers.

Once I had all of the ovals glued to the stockings, I decorated each one using items from the kit. I loved these silver and mint green flowers, but I wanted to give them a heavily frosted look without losing the shape, so I added embossing liquid to them, then poured this glittery embossing powder over them, shook them off, and then used a heat tool to set the powder.

They weren’t 100% covered, and I love the look! If you don’t have a glittery embossing powder, you can simply add glitter to any embossing powder to get the same results. 

I tried to get the same or similar design on all of the stockings. I added some letters that I cut with my Cameo from some scrap paper, then added the dark grey chalk ink in a distressed fashion. After I glued down the letters, I traced each of them (seen in the final pictures) with a white ink pen so they could be easily seen.

I added the silver and white flowers treated with the embossing powder, then added the Prima Marketing Sweet Peppermint silver leaves. I also cut up the Prima Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Kiss vine/stem so I could tuck them under the flower cluster. I also cut out some of the little kids, snowmen, and Santas from the papers to include in the clusters.

Then I added some of the Creative Embellishments chipboard from the kit (Holly border and frame pieces) that I cut up. I used some Stampendous shabby green embossing powder to get the effect you can see in the pic below. To finish off the design, I added some of the Kaisercraft white pearls to the oval frame.

Once done with all seven of the stockings, it was time to hang them up. Here’s how I added the ribbon:

I started by using my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole at the top of each stocking.

Next, I used the Crop-a-Dile again on the ribbon. Becasue of the material, the holes wouldn’t be solid. but it ters the fabric enough to be able to make a hole.

Then, I added a grommet, making sure to keep the ribbon straight.

For added interest, I added some of these Prima metal snowflakes from my stash to each of the stockings.

And now they are ready to hang.

Here’s a close up of each stocking:

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Be sure to check back all month to see what the rest of the design team has made with all of the kits.

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Joyous Winterdays Layout with Rae

Hi there!

Today I’m sharing my layout that I made using our December sketch, created by Kim. How beautiful is this?

The blue Maja Design papers were perfect for this wintery sketch. Here’s my take on it:

I started out by adding some stenciling with some glittery paste in places where it would peek out from under the design.

I used some chipboard (chipboard frame and snowflakes) from my stash that I embossed using some silvery blue embossing powder. I added some of the Kaisercraft blue pearls from the kit.

I added some flowers: the Prima Marketing silver flowers and leaves from the kit, and some random blue flowers from my stash. I added some white gesso to soften the flowers and give them a snowy look.

To follow the design of the sketch, I added some snowflake die cuts the the edges of the paper and under the clusters.

Lastly, I added the little shovel and a title that came from one of the bottom strips of the Maja Design Papers. I added a little more glitter paste to the shove to look like snow.

We hope you play along with us this month’s challenge. We love it when you use the kit, but the challenge is open to EVERYONE, so you can use whatever supplies you have. The challenge runs until Dec 31st! Details here: in our Facebook group.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Be sure to check back all month to see what the rest of the design team has made with all of the kits.

 

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Journey: An Altered Gift Box with Rae

Happy Saturday, crafty people!

I’m sharing the last project I made with the November kit today: an altered gift box. I have a hoard of boxes that I save from all kinds of packaging to “upcycle” into prettier things! This box was packaging for a cell phone case:

It was so simple to make! Here’s how I did it:

I started out with this box:

Using the Prima Marketing Icing paste, I panted the edges of the box with a course brush. The paste is thick, but I only wanted the color of it, not the texture. Using a brush with stiff bristles gives me the finish I want.

I carefully paint the sides of the bottom of the box, and the sides of the top one as well. I cover some of the top as well, which I will cover with paper.

Next, I cut out some feathers and the clock from the AB Studio papers, as well as a piece to top the box with.

I cut out a doily using the black AB Studio paper.

I distress the edges of the paper, then apply some pink ink.

I add some script stenciling (The stencil and paste are from my stash.).

I allow it to dry.

Then I add some more pink using these two sprays, and allow the paper to dry.

I add some of the ribbon from the kit to the edges of the top of the box. 

Next, I add layers. This is the first layer of feathers that I add to figure out how many more I can add. 

I add the clock and doily die cut.

And then I add the rest of the feathers, flowers, and metal piece.

I also added a pretty moon charm from my stash. (Prima Marketing Moon Child collection)

Another closeup.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! December Reveal is Monday, December 3rd, so visit the blog then!

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Mixed Media Kit Spotlight

Hello!

Today we are showcasing our November Mixed Media kit. Each month we offer a mixed media kit that has an assortment of mixed media and tools, AND a project to make with them. As you can see in the picture below, this month’s kit has new Prima icing paste, as well as art stones and a beautiful flourish stencil. There is enough of these products to use on multiple projects, not just the project included in the kit! Also included are a set of three embroidery hoops, some canvas fabric, and some beautiful embellishments: a Prima resin frame and flowers, and some Creative Embellishments chipboard flourishes.

You may have seen some of the projects made with some of these items. Today I am sharing the project that I made using this kit.

I started this project by cutting the canvas and adding them to the embroidery hoops, then crudely painted the embroidery hoops and canvas with white gesso. Then I mixed up some of the Prima icing paste with water and gave the hoops another wash, leaving the canvas white.

On the larger two hoops I added some stenciling with the Prima flourish stencil. Then I painted over the stenciling with white gesso and before it dried, I wiped it off to give a faded look to the stenciling, which you can see in the closeup below.

Once dry, I glued the hoops together. I reversed the smallest one and place the resin frame on it to create a shallow shadow box effect. I added a clock cut out from the scrapbook kit, then added some lace and clock charm from my stash, as well as some small flowers.

I added painted the flourish chipboard with gesso and light green paint and cut the pieces to fit my design. I added flowers to the largest two hoops. Some of the smaller flowers are from my stash. I added some whitewashing with diluted gesso to blend them into the project.

On the largest hoop I added some papers from my stash (Prima Love Story).

And, I also added a chipboard title from my stash. Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out the blog this week for the last of the design team’s November projects!

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“Capture” Layout with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing another layout I made with the November scrapbook kit. I fell in love with the “Paradise Dream” piece of paper from the AB Studio Dreamland collection. I loved the small and large butterflies on opposite sides of the page and it made me think of creating a design of a large cluster and a small cluster on top of the butterflies. I kept it simple because I didn’t want the butterfly images to “get lost” on the page.

I started out by adding some stenciling with pink and then grey distress ink in the areas surrounding the two butterflies.

From there, I added a couple of tags to each side. I added some eyelets and thread to the tags. Each cluster got some of the patina gears and Prima Marketing metal clocks peeking from under the tags.

Each cluster also got a photo with lace peeking from under it, some of the 49 and Market pink flowers from the kit, as well as some smaller pink and red ones from my stash which are from 49 and Market also.

I also added a Creative Embellishments chipboard key to each cluster that I embossed with some black and gold powders.

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Card, Tags, and More Kit Spotlight

Hello, crafty friends!

Today we are showcasing the Card, Tags, and More kit, which is available for purchase every month, or you can subscribe to this kit.  Each month this kit will be filled with products to make fun tags or elegant cards. You can create your own original designs or you can follow our designers as they share their Tag and Card-making process with you.

This month, the card kit features the beautiful Prima Marketing Amelia Rose papers, and you get an entire A4 pad! Check out the picture below to see what else comes in the kit:

Kim and Ginny have shown what you can do with the kit on the blog this month, but in case you haven’t seen them, here they are:

A tag and card set that Kim made :

 

A set of cards made by Ginny:

Ginny also did a tutorial on how to achieve this look on the blog Friday!

If you are thinking of trying out the Card kit, or any of our kits, NOW is the perfect time. We are having a Pre-Black Friday Sale RIGHT NOW! Check it out!

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Join Us for the Mood Board Challenge!

Happy Saturday!

Have you seen our mood board challenge this month? With all the gears, clocks and amazing textures in the November scrapbook kit, this challenge is sooooo fun and simple!

Here’s what our design team has come up with for the challenge as shown on the blog so far this month:

And, we have one amazing entry so far by Betty:

You can play along with us too! Don’t have a kit? You can still buy one! BUT, you don’t need a kit to play- we welcome everyone with whatever supplies you have! All you have to do is post your entry to our Facebook challenge album by November 30th!

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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