Sunday, December 16, 2012

Practical Scrappers: Card Sketch

Only 9 days until Christmas (can you believe it??) and over at Practical Scrappers, the ladies are showing us different takes on a card sketch.

And here's my take on it!  Please stop by the Practical Scrappers blog to check out some other fun examples and inspiration from a group of talented ladies :-)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

UnstampaBelles Challenge: Christmas!

I love that Christmas is everywhere in the blog world this week. In a few short weeks we'll have family in town and presents around the tree.  It's so exciting :-)

The ladies at the UnstampaBelles Challenge are getting into the spirit as well with this month's challenge.  Anything goes, as long as it's holiday themed and remember, No Stamps!!  :-)  :-)  :-)

This month's challenge is sponsored by Huggies Crafts.

All items are from the Raspberry Range and are completely coordinated!  Here's a breakdown of what the winner gets this month:

9 x 12 x 12 papers
1 packet self-adhesive Rhinestones
1 packet self-adhesive Pearls
1 Packet of brads
1 Packet gem brads
1 packet basic brads                     
2 packets assorted Ribbon, 5 x 1 metre per pack
2 packets rub on’s
2 packets alpha stickers.

So, here's my take on the challenge!  I've used repeating colors and shapes, a Merry Christmas sticker and Christmas tree brads.  

Please stop by the UnstampaBelles Challenge and show us your Christmas spirit!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Practical Scrappers: Easy Monogram Gift Tags

With the holiday season already in full swing, this scrappy gal is happy to say that all my shopping is DONE! Whoopee!  Now it's on to the most fun part of all, wrapping :-)

Today over at Practical Scrappers, I'm showing everyone an easy way to dress up a plain box or bag with something personalized, a monogram gift tag!  This is a super fast and easy project and uses whatever scraps and leftover you have laying around.  Nothing fancy required!

The first step is to break out your die cutter (or cut by hand) and make five copies of the same letter in cardstock.  Then, just glue them on top of each other to create a thicker tag.  If you have chipboard, that's even easier and just make one chipboard and one paper of your choice.

Next, decorate!  To recreate this clean and simple style, just follow the rule of threes.  Three strips of ribbon/fabric on one side, three buttons, bling or brads on the other side.  Easy as that!

Use them alone, or double them up for an extra personal touch.  They really shine against simple wrapping.   Extra bonus, when the presents are opened, they can be reused as ornaments.  It's a double gift! :-)

And, if you have a lot of duplicate names in your family, you can easily personalize the back, since it'simply made of cardstock.

Happy decorating everyone!

Go Fish Challenge Blog

It's that time of year again!  Can you believe it's already December??  Whoa!! We're still putting up our regular decorations since our move, so I'm not even sure where the Christmas ones are  :-)  There may be some DIY action around here...

Luckily, the craft room is in working order, so we can start making our Christmas cards.  Yay!  Today over at the Go Fish Challenge, we're sharing some holiday spirit, too.  I'm kicking off the holiday with this, my very first card of the season.

Please stop by the Go Fish Challenge to see what the other designers have created and to and show us your favorite holiday creation!  We can't wait to see it!