Christmas hop

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Good morning crafty friends!  It is definitely  Christmas “looking” around here at SCS! DCWV layouts, cards and now – pillow boxes!  I am in the Christmas spirit!

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DCWV has teamed up Eileen Hull this month to share some fun projects, and today I get to be part of the last round of projects to showcase!  When it comes to Christmas, I definitely love to give presents over gift cards, but sometimes, gift cards really do make sense.  So why not cover use a pillow box to house those little treasures (or other little treasures for that matter)?  These pillow boxes were a breeze to create.  I simply used a pattern I found online, traced, cut, scored and folded.  The paper is DCWV’s Christmas Plaid stack, and it’s a beauty (available at JoAnn – the cover image doesn’t do it justice!)!  I love the contrasting colours in this stack! I used a 2″ band of paper for contrast, and then cut some leaf shapes with my Cricut.pillow-box-closeup

And then I grabbed my new Eileen Hull Twist and Style tool and had some fun with some Christmas twine to add as an embellishment.  Okay, this is so cool – I think I have spent more time with the tool trying to figure out the physics of what is happening, but essentially it will create this twisted look not only with twine, string or ribbon, but also with wire!  On this project, it made sense to use something soft, but think of the cool effects you could get on a decor item or for stems of paper flowers.  Or, and my two girls love it too because they can make little friendship bracelets in a jiffy!

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I am looking forward to tucking these cuties in the tree!

Now, it might be the last day of the hop, but there is still pretty inspiration to be seen!  make sure you pop on over to the DCWV blog to check out the other projects and to leave a comment for your chance to win some goodies!

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Frosty Feeling!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The frosty mornings have started, the neighborhood is filled with lights and most importantly, my birthday has passed.  So now, it’s time to get ready for my favourite time of the year…
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…which includes pounding out some Christmas cards! Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog got me started this week!  The theme is Frosty Feeling, so think luscious ice, snow, wintery images, Icy cold colour themes, such a blue and silver….
warm-wishesfrontWhenever I think of “frosty”, one of my favourite Tiddly Inks images comes to mind –  Cocoa Wishes!  I love this cute image of the character Wryn.  I coloured her up to match some Christmas themed Doodlebug paper I have been working with lately called Sugarplums – it’s bright and cute and filled with the fun colours you know I like to use!  So while this card doesn’t really scream “Christmas”, I think it’s a cute change on the traditional colours!
So, I think I have another 12 or so cards to make!  I have to admit that I am usually a last minute Christmas card sender…what do you think?  Can I break with tradition this year and have them all on the way by December 10th?  Care to make a wager?
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I did it!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!  I finally snowed this week, and I finished up more of the Christmas layouts that have been eluding me!  Get this – I even finished up teacher gifts?!!!  I know, right?  What has gotten into me?  Well, to start – some cute paper!

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My oldest could not be outdone by the Christmas cookie layout of her younger sister, so I had to pull one together of her too!  I used the same cute collection from Doodlebug called Sugarplums, but this time, situated everything on a white background (this is some of the embossed white paper from DCWV), for contrast!

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This layout is really all built on simple strips of paper and lots of layered embellishments (get out the foam adhesive for more dimension). And come on, how cute is that little gingerbread girl diecut?!  I think I need to get another package because those would make perfect pop ups for pop up cards!

The other day I heard someone say that we are 6 weeks away from Christmas!  Can that be right?  I think it might be time to get to those Christmas cards!

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Doodlebug fun

Well, the time has come to get caught up on Christmas scrapbooking!  Why?  Well, because I am about 6 years behind…yup, for some reason Christmas is the one season that I have gotten really far behind on.  The funny part is that I love Christmas – it’s my favourite time of the year.  Maybe it’s the pressure I put on myself to get those pages “just right” that has me put the off!  But no more – I am catching up (well, I am getting at least one year done before another one creeps up)!😉

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It’a a good thing I have some fun Doodlebug paper on hand (yup – it’s been patiently waiting for me to get to it)!  This one is called Sugarplums, and it is perfect for my cute sugarplums!  One of our favourite traditions is baking Christmas cookies…well, actually decorating Christmas cookies…with SPRINKLES!!!  It’s hard to see in the picture on the layout, but that little monkey of mine is pouring on the sprinkles!  Yum?!

yummy-closeup-2Anyway, the fun colour combinations and patterns in this stack is really playful, and it was easy to pull this one together.  The collection has one page that is filled with these mini tags which happen to be perfect for journaling or other messages like the one I added with my trusty Sakura pen and embellished with a bit of May Arts ribbon.  These would be really cute on cards as well!

yummy-closeup-1But I have to admit that my favourite part of this layout is actually this one little sticker from the sticker sheet in the collection!  I mean, come on…how cute is that?  I need to get another sticker sheet for my gingerbread layouts too!

Okay, enough typing…I have a full collection of paper out on the kitchen table for more layouts!  My goal this weekend is 6 layouts!  Think I can do it?

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