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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Getting into the Holiday Spirit!

Hello Bloggers, I have a few Design Team projects to share with you today using the new 'Tis Christmas Time paper collection from Meg's Garden. This first one is a layout I did of my granddaughter. 

For my background paper I used the “Christmas Plaid” paper which I distressed with my distress tool and some Vintage Photo Distress ink. I also used one of my punches and punched the bottom right corner and top left corner of the paper. I cut a piece of the Christmas Flowers paper 3” x 3¾” and a piece of the Christmas Angels paper (from the left side of the paper) 5½” x 3½” which I distressed and inked. I glued these two pieces on to the center of the background paper laying the longer piece beside the smaller piece but placing it so that the top left corner of the longer piece just over laps the bottom right corner of the shorter piece. I then took a piece of the 4.8cm lace which I colored with some Fired Brick distress ink and attached it down the middle of the paper.

For my photo I matted it with some burgundy colored cardstock that matched the flowers in these papers. Then I added some used cardboard from my stash to the back of the matted photo to pop it up on the page and placed it down over the lace as shown. I added a Prima resin heart and wings above the photo. I added a couple of fussy cut flowers from the Summer Bouquet papers from Meg’s Garden (I love this paper for fussy cutting) and placed them on either side of the photo using pop dots. I took a piece of cheese cloth from my stash and placed it along the bottom of the photo. For the rest of the flower cluster I used burgundy paper flowers, white Azaleas which I added Fired Brick distress ink here and there on the petals, and some small latte paper roses. I also added some green holly leaves, green stems and white velvet leaves from my stash. For my title I cut out one of the “NOEL” sayings from the Christmas Angels paper and popped it up using some cardboard and used some stickers from my stash for the year. Here are a couple of close ups.
Materials used from Meg’s Garden
Papers – P6362 Christmas Flowers
                P6361 Christmas Greetings
                P6365 Christmas Plaid
                P6366 Christmas Angels
                P6336 Summer Bouquet
L2976 4.8cm Lace
3098bur Burgundy paper flowers
White Azaleas
Small Latte paper roses

Other items used
Prima resin heart & wings
Cheese cloth
Green holly leaf & berries
Green bud stems
Number stickers


This next project is a 3D card using the ‘Tis Christmas Time paper collection. I used a green cardstock for my background paper cutting it 10” x 7” to make a 5” x 7” card when folded in half. I then cut a 4½” x 6½” piece from the “Christmas Flowers” paper which I distressed and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink. It’s kind of hard to see in this photo but the top right corner of the paper and bottom left corner I rolled the paper back a wee bit. For my tree I used the “Christmas Greetings” and “Christmas Plaid” papers. You can find the tutorial to make the tree on MsLiberty25’s you tube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wics8OwRaos
I fussy cut a couple of the small flowers from the “Christmas Flowers” paper and used foam dots to pop them up on either side of the tree and added a little red star jewel from my stash to the top of the tree. The little sentiment on the bottom of the card is also from my stash. To finish the card off I cut two small slits on the fold of the card and threaded some ribbon from the inside of the card to the outside and tied a bow. I think this little tree would be cute to add to the inside of the card also so that when the person opens the card the tree would pop open!

Materials used from Meg’s Garden
Paper – P6362 Christmas Flowers
               P6361 Christmas Greetings
               P6365 Christmas Plaid

Other items used
Vintage Photo distress ink
Foam pop dots
Star gem
Ribbon



For this next card I used white cardstock for my background cut to 10” x 7” to make a 5” x 7” card when folded in half. My next layer is a dark pink piece of cardstock cut a bit smaller than the background paper. I’ve used my distress tool and distress ink on all of my papers. I cut a piece of the “Christmas Flowers” paper for my next layer and then cut that into strips approximately 1” to 1¼” and spaced those evenly across the pink cardstock. I then cut out one of the Angels (I love these Angels)from the Christmas Angels paper and matted it with some dark burgundy cardstock and then wrapped some twine around the left side of the angel picture and tied a bow with it and glued that layer down. I took a small piece of cheese cloth and glued that down onto the bottom left corner of the card. I took one of the large burgundy flowers and two of the small Latte paper roses and glued them down as shown in the picture. I cut one of the NOEL sayings from the Christmas Angels paper and matted it with a light green cardstock and used some foam pop dots and added it to the top right corner.
Materials used from Meg’s Garden
Paper – P6362 Christmas Flowers
               P6366 Christmas Angels
Idyllic Burgundy Flowers
Small Latte Paper Roses

Other items used
Vintage Photo distress ink
Foam pop dots
Dark Burgundy cardstock
Dark Pink cardstock
Light Green cardstock
 
Well I hope these projects inspired you to get those Christmas cards done in time to mail out to your family & friends! Thanks for stopping by!
 

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