Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holiday Gift?

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Late November Share with Marilyn!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Marilyn Rivera is treating us to another fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our November Limited Edition kit!


To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fun Christmas Cards with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook fans! It's Monique here today, sharing a step-by-step tutorial for a few Christmas cards I created with the December Main Kit.

When I unpacked the December Main Kit one of the first items I noticed was the Hampton Arts Christmas Tree stamp & die set and I just knew I wanted to use it! So, that's what I did! Today I'm sharing my project and how I created it. Hope you like it!

These are the cards I made:


Here's how I created them:

I gathered the supplies I thought I was going to need:


As I still have to create many Christmas cards I wanted a quick & easy design and I also love small cards, so that's what I wanted too. I decided on the size 7.5 cm x 10 cm, which matches the size of the stamped trees perfectly (the cardstock base is 15 cm x 10 cm (= approx 4" x 6") and then folded in half).

I selected a patterned paper on which I stamped all three designs of the trees a few times:


Using my Big Shot I cut out the stamped trees using the Christmas Tree die that is included in the packet with the stamps. I used a magnetic platform which is definitely easier, but not necessary.


After cutting out multiple stamped trees, I also cut out several trees without the stamped design, using the same die:


For the background of my card I cut a few rectangles out of patterned paper. The largest are 0.5 cm smaller than the cardstock base and the smaller rectangles are 0.5 cm smaller than the larger ones. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom (using the stamps included in the package with the trees and the die) and used my sewing machine to add a stitched border.



Next I glued the non-stamped Christmas tree on my patterned paper:


Then I placed the stamped tree on top (without glueing it) and machine stitched it from top to bottom.

Last but not least I adhered the patterned paper with the trees on the cardstock base and folded both sides of the stamped tree upwards:


And that is all! A quick and easy Christmas card, but still with a little extra to make it special! And not only are there 3 different stamp designs, the papers in the kit are all double-sided so you can make endless combinations of trees!


Here's another quick look at the December Main Kit, the one I used to create these cards. I just adore the Falala collection from Crate Paper and was so happy so much of it was included in this month's kit!


Can't wait to see what you'll create with this month's kit. Don't forget to share your projects on our "inspiration central" facebook page!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! If you want to know how you can secure a kit for yourself next month (or maybe even this one) then please visit the MCS website and if you want to see more pages created with this kit then please visit the Design Team Gallery!

Wishing you happy scrapping and of course happy holidays!

xx Monique

Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Cards with Yvette!


Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans! Today I have a couple of simple holiday cards to share with you, using the GORGEOUS December main kit...I absolutely love the Falala collection featured in this kit! 

Here's the first card....


For the first card, I decided to use the stamp & die set included in this month's main kit. 


I chose to use only one of the tree image on my card, I stamped and colored the trees with Copic markers.  Next, I decided to fussy cut the trees instead of using the die-cut that were included in the stamp set.


I started building my layers, beginning with the Fireside plaid-pattern paper and then added a solid piece of black cardstock which were placed on a slight angle.


I then created a base for my stamped trees using a 3x4 stitched scallop rectangle die cut and the reverse side of the Fireside pattern paper. I used the red ribbon also included in this month's main kit to add some texture to the bottom section of the card.      


Next, I added the fussy cut Christmas trees, tucked a tag underneath one of the layers and added a Teresa Collins sticker as my sentiment and finish by placing it on a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2  white cardstock base.    


For the second card, I used some white cardstock for my card base and then started adding my layers.  


I begin by adhering a 4x6 piece of the Greetings pattern paper to my cardstock base. 


Next, I added a strip of the Twinkle pattern paper down the right side of the card. 


I couldn't resist using the Festive pattern paper which I used as a base to place the adorable snowman on. I cut a few tags from the Greeting pattern paper to use on the card and love the cute saying *happy hohoho to you* which were a perfect sentiment for this time of the year.


I finished the card off by adding a few cut file snowflakes and some enamel dots. 

 Thanks for stopping by :) xx Yvette 

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas Tree Farm by Laura

Hi there!

Laura here with a fun new layout and a process video tutorial to share today! As you probably know by now, this month's kit, features the Crate Paper "Fa la la"  collection, and I just could not stop creating with it.  There were so many fun elements that triggered ideas to create!



Today's page was sparked by an idea that came about when I saw this fabulous stamp and die set that was included in the kit! How much do you love it?!


I had so much fun stamping the little trees and cutting them out, be sure to watch the video for a fun tip!


I used some regular ink pads and some Distress Oxide ink pad to create my treess.  I stuck to pinks and teals but used a couple of shades of each. It was interesting to see how the different inks stamped up.  I also used a pretty gold metallic in to add the pattern to my little trees.


Then I layered then all on my page, at first I thought I made too many and would have some to save.  But in the end, I used them all!  I love the way they look like a tree farm - just exactly what I am documenting!


I added a multi font title, because you know how much I love them!


I also tucked in a few other pieces of ephemera, chipboard and stickers, and then sprinkled around some sequins and some gold colour shine and soft teal Prima mist.

As mentioned, I have a process video for this layout, you should watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!


Supply List: Crate Paper "Falala" patterned paper, ephemera, cardstock stickers and chipboard stickers; Teresa Collins " Tinsel and Company" alpha and label stickers; Hampton Art Christmas Tree stamp and die set; Studio Calico sequins.  Other Supplies: Gutermann gold thread; Sharpie pen; Heidi Swapp gold color shine; Prima soft teal Color Bloom; Annie's crochet thread; Colorbox gold ink; Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks; CTMH inks (juniper, breeze, twilight, pink carnation and sorbet).

Thanks for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Festive Layout with Lee- Anne!

Hello friends!

 Christmas and the holidays are just around the corner and I thought it would be fun to share a step by step tutorial of this festive layout using the exclusive bow cut file and the December Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.


You will need:

Basic Supplies

1 sheet of black textured card stock (I used a 12 inch by 12 inch sheet)
2 sheets of white textured card stock ( I used 2- 12 inch by 12 inch sheets)
Cellophane (some cellophane packaging from the kit works well)
Dimensional foam squares
Dimensional foam tape
Electronic die cut machine (I used the Silhouette Cameo for this layout)
Glue pen (for adhering the thin paper strips to all four corners of the outside edge of the layout)
Laser square (optional)
Mister (to add water to the cellophane and paints)
Paint brush (I used a round watercolor brush)
Paper piercer and cushioned mat (for adding the brads)
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors
Scotch tape
Sewing machine (or embroidery needle and embroidery floss in red)
Sewing thread (I used red thread)
Tape runner adhesive (I used my Scotch ATG gun)
Water
Watercolor paint set (I used the inexpensive Michael's brand set)
Photo (measuring 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches)


Kit Supplies (From The December Creative Kit)

Brads

Thirteen (13) assorted brads from the kit (as shown on layout)

12 inch by 12 inch Sticker Sheet

Hey Santa sticker
Merry & Bright sticker
Phrase stickers (naughty or nice, and ho, ho, ho)
Star shaped stickers

Chipboard stickers

Green tree chipboard sticker
Present chipboard sticker

Complimentary Cut files (November 2017 included with the purchased kit)

Bow

Patterned Papers 

Multi-colored stripe patterned paper (also cut the red and white stripe diagonal paper strips from this for the four outside corners of the layout)
Cream paper with red, green and black polka dots
Red, green, and white plaid paper
Red and white dotted paper


Instructions

1. For the base of the tree, cut out a triangle out of one 12 inch by 12 inch sheet of white card stock.



Machine stitch 1/4 inch from the outside edges of the paper with red thread.





When the stitching is completed and the top thread has been worked through to the backside, turn over the paper and secure the threads to the backside with scotch tape. Trim threads with scissors. 



Using the the round watercolor paint brush,


 the watercolor paint set, and the mister filled with water, mist the green watercolor paint. 
 


Also mist the cellophane packaging with the mister. 





With the round brush, pick up some green paint with the brush and paint the water misted cellophane packaging. 




"Stamp" the white card stock triangle with the paint. Keep on applying paint several times to the cellophane packaging and "stamping" until the desired coverage and effect are achieved. 






Once the tree is somewhat covered in paint, let air dry. A heat gun would speed up the drying process but isn't absolutely necessary.


Center the "tree" onto the 12 inch by 12 inch sheet of black card stock and when it's centered, add tape runner adhesive to the backside of the tree and secure in place.


Import the bow cut file into your electronic die cutting machine. Trace the design and enlarge the size of the cut file to 2 1/2 inches long by 2 inches wide and fill the page. 

On my photo below, I created fifteen bows. 


Cut fifteen bows out with the electronic die cutting machine onto a 12 inch by 12 inch sheet of white textured card stock. Set one bow aside for another project because this layout will only use fourteen bows. 

Using the positive shape of each bow, back each bow with patterned paper. To do this, I trimmed the patterned paper by placing it underneath the white card stock bow and trimming it to the same size of the bow.

 I made four multi-colored striped bows, four red and white dotted bows, four red, green and white plaid bows and two cream with red, green and black polka dot bows.

   Using some foam tape or small foam squares, trim into very small pieces and adhere to the underside of the white card stock bow. 


Place the patterned papers on top of the white card stock bow and foam strips. Align exactly and press down to adhere. Be sure the desired patterned paper will be adhered to the foam strips because when it is turned over,  the patterned paper will have a shadow box effect with space between the bow cut file and the patterned paper. This gives each bow more depth.


Add brads to the center of each bow alternating colors. I added a total of thirteen brads as shown below.


Place each bow down (using fourteen of the bows) onto the green triangle being sure to space evenly apart and that the brads are added to the center of each bow before adding a foam square to stick down permanently. This is where I used my laser square to be sure everything is aligned and centered correctly.

Cut a piece of multi-colored striped paper to approximately 1/8 inch larger than the photo. Adhere to the photo. 



Add dimensional foam strips  add to the back of the matted photo. 


Adhere the matted photo as shown on the photo below.


Find the red "hey santa" sticker and add a foam square to the backside of the sticker and adhere to the bottom right corner of the photo.


Add some star stickers to the right side of the photo as shown below.


 Add four star stickers to the top left side of the layout as shown below.


On the multi-color striped paper, locate the red and white diagonal stripes and cut out 8 strips measuring 2 inches long. Adhere to each corner of the black card stock background flush with the outside edge.  For the "trunk" of the tree, cut a small strip of the multi-color striped paper with scissors and adhere to the bottom of the "tree".




With the "naughty or nice" and "ho, ho, ho phrase sticker, adhere to the top and bottom of the photo as shown.


With the "merry and bright" sticker, adhere to the left side of the layout as shown.



For the title, adhere the "Merry Christmas" chipboard stickers to the layout as shown using small foam squares or small foam strips cut to size. 






Adhere the green chipboard tree behind the red "Hey Santa" sticker. Adhere the chipboard present on top of the green tree chipboard as shown below.

 

The layout is now complete! 


This is the cut file that is included with the December Creative Kit and also the December Main Kit at My Creative Scrapbook. 


This layout would also be nice framed in a 12 inch by 12 inch black shadowbox frame to hang on a wall for the festive season.

I hope you are inspired to create your own dimensional bow tree. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to reserve your gorgeous kit today at My Creative Scrapbook. 

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Lee-Anne