Monday, December 22, 2014

More Christmas Cards

I didn't get half as many Christmas cards done as I need to this year.  I usually make about 40 but my time is very limited so I only had time to make a few.

I made the first card with my Scrapbook Nerd December Kit - the Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection and the Tim Holtz stencil with texture paste.



For the second card I used the exclusive cut files from Scrapbook Nerd.  They are awesome.



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Friday, December 19, 2014

A Christmas Layout

I rarely scrap our Christmas photos.  I think it's because I have always done a December Daily so it gets documented in that.  I really loved this photo of my hubby Mike and I, it's very rare we get a photo of the two of us, so I really wanted to do a full layout for it.


I used the Simple Stories DIY Christmas Collection which was perfect for this photo.


I loved the chipboard and stickers that come in this collection.



Do you scrapbook your Christmas photos?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Gift Bags - Last minute idea

Yikes Christmas isn't far away.  If you need a last minute gift idea and plan on giving a gift card try making a cute little bag for it. I love making festive gift bags using my Scrapbooking stash.  I try and make every present look special even if it's just a gift card.


This month I tried using texture paste with my stencils for the first time. I love how it turned out.  I added it to a plain white gift bag.


A quick sticker and some twine to finish it off.


I love this texture and this stencil from Tim Holtz.


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December Daily 2014 - Part 3

Here's more of my December Daily Pages from this year.  Day 8 - Nick was making his list and we finally decorated the mantle.



Day 9 - soccer in the pouring rain - so not fun.  Nick catching up on our advent calendar since we keep forgetting to do it.



Day 10 - Nick and penguin got in a snowball fight. Mike went to Victoria for work and met up with Grandma and Lauren and they Factimed.



Day 11 - The Grinch caprtured Nick and held him hostage.  Linden got an early Christmas present we wanted to make sure it fit. He has wanted a onesie forever and Mike got him a Panda one.



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Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Shaker Cards

I was part of a Christmas Card Swap at Scrapbook Nerd last month and I decided I really wanted to make a shaker card.  I used some old Echo Park Paper and created a fun snow scene.


I hand cut the snowmen and trees from the patterned paper and layered them onto the background.  Then I added some chunky clear glitter for the inside of the shaker box.


I used an old favorite stamp for my sentiment and added a little twine - hopefully they love them as much as I do.


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Tags

Even though the Crate Paper Bundled Up collection is from last year I am still using it for my December Daily and other Christmas projects this year- it's just too cute :)

 
I made some really quick and easy tags - I cut the tag shapes from the patterned paper and added some fun embellishments to finish them off.  I also added a decorated clothes peg so I can add them to presents.
 
 
For the first tag I added a chipboard W to the snowflake and I also cut out the words from the same patterned paper as the tags.

 
For this tag I added the sentiment from the sticker sheet and a brad.

 
For the third tag I cut the mittens out and added them to the clothes peg.  The sentiment is from the patterned paper sheet.

 
For the last tag I added a chipboard star and cut the sentiment from the patterned paper.
 
These took me no time at all - so fast, easy and super cute.
 
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

December Daily Part 2

More of my December Daily Pages.  December 4th. Report cards and treats.





December 5th Carol Ships and Naughty Nick.



December 6th - Shopping with my Mom and Story Time with Nick



December 7th - Baking treats and an igloo for Nick.