Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Reverse Confetti December Blog Hop

It's December 8!! You know what that means right? It's time for the monthly Reverse Confetti Blog Hop! The new release is every other month, and this month we are focusing on previous releases. If you're hopping along you should have reached me from 
Stefanie Loh's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning and get all the details, you'll find them here at the Reverse Confetti Blog.

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card because I'm trying to get in the mood. At the moment it's feeling like alot of work.. putting up the tree, decorating the house, buying presents.. and I haven't even started writing cards! I know.. one day at a time right? I hope you're taking it slow yourself and focusing on the important things - time with family and friends - all the rest can wait.

My card starts with a distress ink panel. I topped it with a Center Circle Cover but I wanted that pretty background to show through the middle of the design for the scene so I decided to cut a circle in the center of the Center Circle Panel. Unfortunately my aim wasn't so true.. the hole was off center so I added a Detailed Circle Die Cut. Problem Solved!

Finally I added sweet Polar Party bears, tree, lights and snowflakes. I added little gems to their centers to add a little sparkle.
I hope you enjoyed the hop because I'm the last stop today! I hope you will leave a comment because there's a little blog candy up for grabs. A complete list of all the designers with projects to share today are listed below.

I appreciate your kindness and wish you a happy holiday season!

Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Polar Party
Dies | Reverse Confetti Polar Party, Detailed Circle, Center Circle Cover

RC = Reverse Confett
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Polar Party
Polar Party

Polar Party CC
Polar Party CC

Detailed Circle
Detailed Circle

Center Circle Cover
Center Circle Cover


Oh What Fun!

Hi Friends! I hope you're having a great day! Today I'm sharing a cute Christmas card made with the Pretty Little Studio NEW Tis The Season Collection!
This collection includes pretty plaids, buffalo check and dots in bold green, red and blue. Images include gorgeous florals as well as cute critters and jolly chubby Santas!
I love the vintage images - this one from the Christmas Morning die cut pack is big! I layered it over a green plaid Good This Year Frame.
I tucked a Polar Express ticket behind Santa and a double layer of scalloped Northern Borders along the left edge of the card. A small flag "oh what fun" sentiment says it all!

Wishing you a happy holiday season with smiles to last the whole year long!

Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Tis The Season
Die Cuts | Christmas Morning | Good This Year Frame | Northern Borders | Polar Express Tickets | Snow Globe

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

My Creative Scrapbook December Kit

I know you're busy buying gifts for everyone else, but don't forget to treat yourself!   How about trying a subscription to the My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit of the Month? They select the pattern paper and lots of coordinating supplies and deliver it straight to your front door so all you have to focus on is MAKING! Every month they have several kits to choose from.. their Main Kit, LE - Limited Edition, Creative Kit and Album Kit - so you can choose what's right for you!

The December Main kit is loaded wit pretty papers and die cut images from Pink Fresh Studios Holiday Magic Collection. You'll also find a stencil, alphabet stickers, roll of washi tape and some thick die cut words perfect for embellishing.
The only items I added to my projects are the card bases, adhesive, sequins and my own roll of washi tape. Everything else you see was included in the kit. One of the 12" papers includes 3x4" journaling cards that are a great base for layering.

I like the pretty florals in the kit - take a look at the gorgeous foliage and berries on this card.

A real stand out in this kit are the big sentiment die cuts that are printed in color with mixed fonts and and are embellished with images.

I start my cards by arranging the images on pieces of clear plastic the size of my card base. This makes it easy to pick up the entire arrangement and see how it looks on different color backgrounds.

To add some depth to my designs I adhere some of the images with adhesive foam tape.

I chose sequins and washi in dark colors to add some contrast to the pastel color scheme of the collection.

One of the best perks of this club kit is the ideas you'll get for making with your kit. My Creative Scrapbook has a complete design team with varied styles to inspire you. If you're looking for ideas after you receive the kit.. there's an entire gallery of project ideas on the My Creative Scrapbook website so you'll always be inspired! I made EIGHT cards with this kit and you'll find the projects posted in their gallery!

I invite you to join one of their monthly scrapbook kit clubs and experience the possibilities our coordinated kits offer. With plenty of innovative materials and ideas to jump start your imagination, preserving your memories and making cards will be effortless and enjoyable.

All Cards 4.25 x 5.5"
My Creative Scrapbook December 2021 Main Kit
Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Magic