Saturday, November 12, 2016

Vintage Inspired Gift Bag with ScrapBerry's

Saturday greetings to you!

As the weather is starting to turn into fall here, I have been inspired to create a few holiday themed items. Today I have a sweet little nostalgic gift bag to share with you featuring the “Once Upon A Winter” collection by ScrapBerry's.

The gift bag is 8.5” tall x 5” wide.

I started by selecting the focal point nostalgic character for the bag along with the sentiment. I found a delicate oval frame die that would frame my focal point nicely. Next, I selected coordinating layers of pretty oval shapes to create dimension and texture.

The sentiments were cut from the “Happy Holiday” paper. Edges are inked and then collaged with other coordinating embellishments. I’ve included a touch of cheesecloth and vellum for a soft feel.

You’ll also see subtle that I’ve used one of the snowflake brads as well. The finishing touches were a tiny tag attached to a bit of tied netting that was warped a bit with my heat gun. Touches of Diamond Stickles were added to the snowflakes.
ScrapBerry’s Products:

12x12 Once Upon A Winter Paper Pad
- Winter Dream
- Happy Holiday
- Bullfinches
- Welcome Winter
- Blizzard
- Snowflakes
Wooden Buttons – Winter Joy
Decorative Brads – Once Upon A Winter
Flair Metal Embellishments No1 – That Special Time of Year
Shabby Ribbon - White

I hope you enjoyed my gift bag project. Thank you so much for stopping on over to visit the blog today! Be sure to visit the ScrapBerry's Blog for more inspiration too.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Off the Page with BoBunny

Happy Tuesday to you!
I was recently up over on the BoBunny Blog with a project featuring one of our newer collections "Winter Wishes".
"Let it Snow" Winter Celebration D├ęcor

This project is a home decor pallet in celebration and anticipation of winter and snow featuring Winter Wishes and DoubleDot Jewels. In selecting my background patterned paper for this project, I loved these birch trees with the cool crisp feel of winter.

I base coated the wooden pieces with Pentart White Acrylic Paint, then adhered the Winter Wishes paper to them. When I next applied my texture using Sugar Glitter Paste and Structure Paste with the Winter Fun Stickable Stencil, I adhered all pieces together snugly, let dry. 

Once the textures dried, a bit of Glimmer Spray splatters were added. When those dried, I separated and attached the panels to the backing wood pieces.

I selected my sentiment from the coordinating Combo Stickers and accented with DoubleDot Jewels in Think Pink and Tuxedo. Several of the BoBunny dies were used to cut a variety of shapes for layering. I did a bit of fussy cutting from the papers to keep it interesting. 

I like to cut a variety of shapes from different papers all at once, and then sit down with my project and layer. It makes things go a little quicker for me.

One last image to show off the pretty textures achieved by using the different mediums and mixing in the DoubleDot Jewels and Jewel Flourish.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Winter Wishes, Beautiful, Boughs, Chill, Magic and Wonderland / Winter Wishes
Noteworthy: Winter Wishes
Stickers: Combo Sticker 12x12 / Winter Wishes
Glitter Paste: Sugar
Glimmer Spray: Sugar, Gold and Bronze
DoubleDot Brads: Aqua
DoubleDot Jewels: Tuxedo and Think Pink
Stickable Stencils: Winter Fun
Pearlescents: Sugar
Pentart: Structure Paste and Creamy Acrylic White Paint
Stamps: Postale, Stained Textures and It Is Written
BoBunny White Gesso 
Jewels Flourishes: Glaze
Dies: Terrific Nested Tags, Fanciful, Ornate Doilies and Picture This
Laser Cut Chipboard: Timepiece
Doilies: Small 4"
Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today for a visit! Have a super scrappity day.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Holiday Card Inspiration with SEI

Friday greetings and welcome to the blog today. I was recently up on the SEI Blog with my final projects for my Design Team term. It has been an honor and sincere pleasure to design for them. I have loved their products from the very start of my paper crafting journey.

I have a bit of holiday inspiration that pushed me out of my comfort zone just a bit. I've created three quick and fun cards using the Merry Mistletoe collection. Yes, you read that correctly, I said quick! 

For the first A2 sized card, I've featured a bit of the packaging from my Die Cut Pack and also some of the Alpine Velvet Papers.The sweet little die cut bird is delivering the sentiment tag. The design here is very simple, but the cute stickers and embellishments make it easy to create something fun in a flash!

To create my second card, I went with a bit of a smaller scale card, it's approximately 4" square. 

I loved the sweet reindeer sticker, so I selected him and then layered the pine bough swag behind the reindeer antlers to give him a festive look. A bit of fabric trim from my stash creates a focal point for the sentiment sticker which is adhered with foam squares.

It doesn't get much simpler than this, yet cute! A gem on his nose would be fun too.

The third card is again a smaller scale 4" square design. I used a die cut circle, punched a snowflake and layered between it and the "Love" sticker sentiment. I added the "Happy Holidays" on the bottom to anchor the design and added a bit of banner light bulb sticker underneath.

A bit of dimension in the layers keeps it interesting.
SEI Products:
Merry Mistletoe Collection

I hope I've inspired you to take out your SEI holiday papers and put together a few cards! It's always nice to do a few here and there to be sure you have plenty on hand for the holidays.

One final thank you again to SEI for having me on their Design Team this year, what a wonderful group of folks to work with!

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit. Have a super scrappity day!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

ScrapBerry's November Challenge!

Happy Thursday to you!

I've got a fun project to share with you today that I created for ScrapBerry's November and December Challenge. This year is just flying by, I can't believe it's November already. My project features the Winter Joy collection by ScrapBerry's.

The foundation is a plain canvas binder sized 7.25” x 8” that I picked up at my local craft store. It is primed with white gesso. I used stencils and modeling pastes, glass bead gel along with several spray mists and paints for color.  A pretty variety of ScrapBerry’s embellishments helped create the design.

The binder will be used to store our family memories during the holidays. I loved altering the Resin Flowers and the Cherry Blossom Flower to fit with my design theme.

To accent my Convex Metal Frame, I added gel medium lightly to the scalloped frame, then sprinkled with gold embossing power. I heat set the powder. I also have done this to the Set of Wings to blend into my design.

ScrapBerry’s Supplies:
12x12 Winter Joy Paper Pad (Postcards and Sprinkle of Snow)
Convex Metal Frame – Winter Joy 1
Decoration - Winter Joy
Resin Flowers – Fairy Tale
Epoxy Brads – Once Upon a Winter
Chipboard Die Cuts White Tags 2 cards
Set of Wings White - Metal Embellishments
Torsel’s Stamp – Fairy Tale
Flair Embellishments – That Special Time of Year
Charms Set - Brass Trumpet
Chipboard Die Cuts No 2 – Birds of Paradise
Cherry Blossom 10 Piece Set Pink and White

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit. Be sure to check out all of the details about the ScrapBerry's Challenge here.