Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Christmas Cards

Hello paper friends.  It's Jo and I'm back today to share some Christmas cards with you.  Yes I know its a little early but you have to seize the day when inspiration hits right?
Christmas cards can seem a little overwhelming as there seems to be so many to make so I grabbed a couple of favourite dies an embossing folder and some glitter paper, made 3 different cards and then I will just recreate in bulk.  Here are my cards

So these cards were super easy to make.  I have used 2 of the new Christmas dies from the Christmas Eve collection.  The two I used were Christmas Trinket and Cardinal Wreath
And of course I can't resist a good doily ;) so I also used the Rowena die from the Amaryllis collection.  My embossing folder of choice for these cards was the Cotton Thread folder from the Mikashet collection
Here is a close up of each individual card

Hope I have inspired you in some way to make a jump start on your Christmas creating.
Until next time
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Life Is Beautiful

Hello!  I don't know about you but when it comes to scrapping Christmas pics I seem to have a wad load from years ago that I am still ploughing through!  I don't enjoy scrapping them either as it seems to be a little like ground hog day but nothing wets the appetite than a new paper range!  The new Christmas papers and dies are STUNNING and certainly did the job.
Here is my layout

I am really enjoying scrapping on white at the moment and with the really pretty holly leaves fussy cut out of the paper, the page just seemed to "pop".
This was a simple page to create.  I made my paper cluster and then fussy cut some of the holly out of the new Christmas Emporium paper.  I teamed my holly up with the super sweet tie dyed jewelled florettes.  I have tucked half of the Scrolled Tomentosa die under my photo.  I cut this out of cereal boxes and then embossed with gold.  How pretty are those new Christmas baubles?  This die is called Trinket and is from the new Christmas Eve collection.  I have cut them from glitter cardstock.
For my title I have used the Life Is Beautiful die from the Kalini Die collection.
Here is a close up shot of some of the details
Thanks so much for stopping by and all your lovely comments.
Until next time
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Friday, October 9, 2015

Lace Pockets & Fun Folds

Hi crafty people!  It's Jo and its my turn to inspire you all today :)
Today I have some fancy folded cards that feature the new Tied Together Saxony die from the new Lace Pockets collections.

These super sweet little pockets mean that I could make some fancy folded cards without having to worry too much about where to write my message as I had the little pocket on the front to house some tags to write my sentiment and message on.
The cards are just "Z fold" cards.
I have used the 6 x 6 Vintage Rose paper pad to create both cards.
Here is a closer look at each card
The little tag I made and stamped with the Hearts Ease stamps.
The tag for this card I used one of the little postcards that is in the 6 x 6 Vintage Rose paper pad.
Thanks so much for stopping by
Until next time
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