Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Christmas Tree

I pulled a couple of pattern papers from my January Kit - Holiday Joy and the cut out I did of the car and tree. I again did a lot of distressing on the edges of papers, layered them in the center. I was going to use the blue and green circle pattern paper in the center but it was to distracting so I added some music paper on top.



For my youngest I had to do a little bit more planning as it is in 8 x1/2 x11". I started with my picture and matted it onto black cardstock. Then I measured the solid green paper and the polka dot green and used the picture to measure and cut my openings center.

I punched the Christmas tree out of green paper and decided that I need a larger element on the page. I brought in some Christmas tree wood veneers and a die cut of Christmas tree to finish off the layout. 

I followed the same style I did for my New Beginnings layout.

Be sure to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by.

January Counterfeit Kit - Holiday Joy
7 - 12x12 Layouts
4 -  8 1/2x11 Layouts
     12x12 Project Life
     8 1/2x11 Project Life
1 - Planner Pages
8 - Cards
8 - Tags

Recipe:
January Counterfeit Kit - Holiday Joy
Paper: Bo Bunny - Holiday cheer "Stripe"; Recollections - Music Notes and Black, Green and White Damask; DCWV - Green Carstock; Pressed Petals - Assorted paper pack; Paper Wishes Shaped Christmas card set - tree on car; TPC Studio - Christmas Cheet "Gift Wrap"
Die Cuts - Pinkfresh Studio - Gold foiled; Unknown Trees
Rub On: Heidi Swapp - number circles
Misc.: Adhesive, bottle cap, distress tool,  enamel dots, felt flowers; flower, label, pom poms, pop dots, tree wood veneer and Zots

Monday, January 15, 2018

Merry Christmas Tree

For this layout I'm using Christy's Beautiful Life 30 Days of Sketch's 2 Sketch #3


We receive a small Christmas Tree made out of holly, pine branches and other greenery. It was so pretty.



I started with the tan cardstock as I didn't have any cream colored to go with the snowflakes. I then measured and cut the Peppermint Twist and marked where the paper went on the cardstock so that I could add the splatters.


I did used the smooching technique as my sprays no longer spray. I double matted my photo on the red cardstock then on the pink swirl paper.  I cut out a couple of tags added my journaling to the blue on and added the embellishment clusters.

Christy's Beautiful Life: #30DSCBL2

Sketch #1: Christmas Ornaments
Sketch #2: Oh Christmas Tree

January Counterfeit Kit - Holiday Joy
7 - 12x12 Layouts
4 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
12x12 Project Life
8 1/2x 11 Project Life
1 - Planner Pages
8 - Cards
8 - Tags

Recipe:

January Counterfeit Kit - Holiday Joy
Paper: Collage Press - Peppermint Twist; Recollection - Tan cardstock; Bo Bunny - Holiday cheer "Swirly Whirly; DCWV cardstock: red and blue.
Die Cuts: Pinkfresh Studio -
Mist: Glimmer Mist - Jazz Blue; Glimmer Glaze - Saffron; Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Hot Pink
Misc.: Adhesive, Date stamp, Enamel Dots, Pom Poms, Pop Up dots - Ribbon - blue. Twine, and Zots

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tags

I had not put away my stamps from making cards the other day and still had the kraft scraps on my desk so I made a few tags. I stamped and embossed them, punched a hole, used a corner  rounder some and angled the corners on others.

Tag set #1: I used the ornament set from the Unity Stamps  KOTM October 2016 {holiday hugs}. I stamped, embossed, cut the cardstock down to size, then punched the hole for my tag.

 
Tag set #2:  I used the Moose Joy stamp for this set of tags.


Tag set #3: One tag uses both of the snowflakes that were in this kit.


Tag set #4: Used the poinsettia stamp that was in the kit.


Christy's Beautiful Life: #30DSCBL2
Sketch #1: Christmas Ornaments
Sketch #2: Oh Christmas Tree
Sketch #3: Merry Christmas Tree

January Counterfeit Kit - Holiday Joy
7 - 12x12 Layouts
4 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
      12x12 Project Life
      8 1/2x 11 Project Life
1 - Planner Pages
8 - Cards
8 - Tags

Recipe:
Cardstock: Scraps of Kraft cardstock
Stamps: Unity KOTM - October 2016 {holiday hugs}, Scrapbook Cards and Today stamps "to" and "from"
Ink: Distress ink - black soot
Punch: Crop-a-Dile 1/2" corner rounder; hole punch
Misc.: Adhesive, Embossing Powder - black, Embroiders yarn - black, Heat Gun and scissors

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Forged Paper


My favorite paper in the CKC inspiration kit was the "Holly Jolly" exclusive paper. I decided to try to forge my own. I'm way to late for the Forgeries on the Fourth, but I kept being drawn back to this paper.




I started by putting gesso on the cardstock then used the smooching technique with my inks to get the background.

I started with the peeled paint and eventually switched over to mowed lawn distress ink. The peeled paint turned a bit black when  it was dry - totally user error as I grabbed a cleaning wipe instead of a baby wipe to clean my mat and stencil.


I used the Cricut Cartridge "Home Accents" for the branch which is similar to the branch on their paper. I cut it out in two sizes and used the same distress inks over my ink splatters to get the leaf look.



I cut a deer out with the silhouette for my tag. I used an ink blending tool instead of the smooching technique to get the colors on the tags and stamped the leaf image around my deer.



The deer looks a little small for the tag size. I didn't recut the deer stencil I just cut the tag in half. I realize the tags in the kit were mini but I wanted mine to go on a gift hence the larger tag size.




I used the Forged paper on these layouts - Christmas Ornaments, two 12x12 layouts and one 8 1/2 x11 layout.

Thanks for stopping by.


January Counterfeit Kit - Holiday Joy
7 - 12x12 Layouts
4 -  8 1/2x11 Layouts
     12x12 Project Life
1 - 8 1/2x11 Project Life
1 - Planner Pages
8 - Cards
8 -Tags

Recipe:
Paper: January Counterfeit Kit: White cardstock
Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
Cricut Cartridge: Home Accents
Stamps: 7 Gypsis - Pretonia
Misc.: Ink Blending Tool, Gesso, plastic for smooching,  Cricut and Silhouette Machines, spray bottle and Stencil Vinyl

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 - New Beginnings

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 - New Beginnings. January is typical for resolutions, goal setting, restarting, moving in new directions, and therefore we are to be inspired by new beginnings.

I have a layout with a couple of scrapbooking goals and a January divider for my planner.
First off is my layout - New Year, new Beginnings. This layout didn't turn out at all like I had planned. I was planning on using my Forged paper but was not happy with how it was going, so I started over.


 I cut the Swirly Whirly (pink background) paper to 11" square, gutted the center, then distressed the edges with my scissors. I then added a pink cardstock cut to 11 3/8", gutted and distressed, as there was just too much of a black border.


  I was planning on journaling on the Pink and White lined paper but added the chicken wire paper over it. There was just to much white and pink going on.  I fussy cut the pink and white flower from the Jen Hadfield Best of stack added the Black and White Damask paper with a couple of ribbon stripes.


I put a piece of score tape behind the "New Beginnings" to hold the letters together, then placed it on the journaling card. I printed off the list of goals onto printer paper, trimmed it to size and added it to the journaling card.  I used a small piece of the rub on at the bottom of the card. Scattered a few rhinestones around and added the glittered clip to the top of the card.

My second project is a Planner Divider. I used the small piece of Forged paper. The scalloped cardstock is cut to 6 1/4" x 8 3/4" with my holes punched on the left side. I used Publisher to print the January calendar onto white cardstock. I printed the quote onto regular printer paper and cut it into strips.



 A few ribbons, a tag and mini staples finish off the embellishment clusters. I stamped JAN, punched it out and attached it to the tab. I use my planner to plan what photo's and events I'm going to scrap as I tend to pick my Counterfeit Kit with this in mind.


Be sure to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for more inspiration. Guest Designer Julie  used a sketch from Stuck?!,  Master Forger Laura made a non festive layout, you can find her on Instagram here and Master Forger Kelly documented a new apartment for her son, you can find her here.

Thanks for stopping by.

January Counterfeit Kit - Holiday Joy
7 - 12x12 Layouts
4 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
     12x12 Project Life
     8 1/2x11 Project Life
1 - Planner Pages
8 -  Cards
8 -  Tags

Recipe:
January Counterfeit Kit - Holiday Joy
Paper: DCWV - Scallop red paper, Black and white cardstock, The Everyday Essentials Stack; DIY paper; Bo Bunny - Holiday Cheer "Swirly Whirly"; Colorbok - Delilah - pink flower cut out; Jen Hadfield - Home Made "Best Of" chicken wire paper; Recollections - Black and White Damask
Punch: Stampin' Up - Round Tab and slot punch; hole punch
Stamps: Gel-a-tins - Save the Date
Rub Ons: Kaiser Craft -"Dash Away All"
Stickers: Tim Holtz - Label Letters; Thickers - Delight; unknown numbers
Font: Gabriele Black size 18
Misc.: Adhesive,  Ribbons - assorted, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Pop up dots, Printable wonder ticket, Rhinestones - Recollections;