I'm elated to introduce the Kringle and Co Guest Designer: Tina Walker!
Short bio: Hi! My name is Tina Walker and I am completely obsessed with this art, just like you. :) I am a working mom, working outside the home. My children are grown, so much of my crafty inspiration comes from my two French bulldogs, Moose & Flikka. They are getting quite the reputation in the scrapbook world. :) I live in sunny (and sometimes snowy) Salt Lake City, UT, but am a Mid West girl at heart. (I'm originally from Ohio). I created by first scrapbook over 15 years ago, but my latest obsession with scrapbooking started about three years ago and I haven't stopped since. I often get asked what my scrapbook style is. I would define it as a 'scrapbook chameleon'. I like to try new techniques and styles, so I often mix it up. Scrapbooking also allows me to share my other obsession, photography. They go hand-in-hand with each other. My phone (with a camera) is always with me and I take a picture almost every day.
How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking over 15 years ago when I saw a 'sound scrapbook' on QVC. (Yes, I have spend my share of TV hours watching hosts sell you stuff!). I thought the sound scrapbook was pretty cool, so I ordered one. It was at the time of my parents 40th wedding anniversary, so I thought it would be a nice way to share highlights of their younger days and marriage. The rest they say 'is history'. :)
What is your favorite American Crafts product? Thickers, Thickers, and more Thickers. I can't get enough.
I’m a sucker for vintage photos. I really love to scan/print them for use on new layouts. This photo is me, age 11 months, during my first Christmas. This photo paired with the bright, fun colors of Kringle and Co really makes the photo stand out.
Supplies: Merry Mail Room Paper (35858) - Kringle and Co, Sweet's Bakery Paper (35848) - Kringle and Co, Accounting Paper (35869) - Kringle and Co, Beard Barber Shop Paper (35847) - Kringle and Co, Jingle Glitter (53439) - Thickers, Snowtoes (42275) - Remarks, Sugarflake (42278) - Remarks
The Kringle and Co die cut collection is amazing! I love the traditional colors of the collection and the fun, festive designs. For this card, I wanted to use plain kraft paper, but I didn’t have any in my stash, so I used the backside of one of the kraft patterned papers (what a perfect way to stretch your product!). I embossed it for a subtle effect and then layered several die cuts and stickers on the card, attaching them with twine and brads.
Supplies: Snowflake Factory Paper (35864) - Kringle and Co, Fabric Stickers (42277) - Remarks, Holliberry (85611) - Bits, Kringle and Co Ribbon (89430) - Premium Ribbon, Hollymint (42274) - Remarks, Pearl Brads (85324) - Elemets, Mini Jewel Brads (85211) - Elements
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Christmas collections aren’t just for Christmas projects. By using Kringle and Co patterned paper in small amounts, the holiday theme is not visible. I punched several sized circles and layered them on top of each other, clustering them around my two photos. Also, by using black cardstock for the background, the photos really stand out.
Supplies: Accounting Paper (35869) - Kringle and Co, Kringle Garden Paper (35846) - Kringle and Co, Wreath Factory Paper (35852) - Kringle and Co, Kringle and Co Ribbon (89430)
- Premium Ribbon
I love creating fast and easy home décor items. Using stickers (backed with cardstock) and die cuts, I created this home décor piece super quick! I added a piece of patterned paper where the photo would normally go in the frame. I placed a smaller sticker tree over a large tree die cut, using foam squares for dimension, directly on the glass. I then added several packages, popped at different heights for more dimension. I finished the frame with a sticker sentiment and date, placed directly on the frame, added some twine, and viola! Done.
Supplies: Kringle Garden Paper (35846) - Kringle and Co, Snowflake Factory Paper (35864) - Kringle and Co, Hollyming Border (42274) - Remarks, Snowtoes (42275) - Bits, Kringle and Co Ribbon (89430) - Premium Ribbon; Frame: IKEA
Here is another vintage photo, this one of my Grandmother’s house, circa 1960. I kept the layout fairly simple, layering several pieces of patterned paper behind the photos and adhering several sticker embellishments around the photos. In addition, I fussy cut several poinsettias and placed them in a visual triangle across my page. My favorite element on my layout is the large title, using a lyric from a popular holiday song.
Supplies: Santa's Executive Office Paper (35867) - Kringle and Co, Woodshop Paper (35865) - Kringle and Co, Kringle Garden Paper (35846) - Kringle and Co, Accounting Paper (35869) - Kringle and C., Sleigh Shop Paper (35859) - Kringle and Co, Merry Mail Room Paper (35858) - Kringle and Co, Snowtoes (42275) - Remarks, Sugarflake (42278) - Remarks, Nippynose Decorative Tags (85610) - Bits, Kringle and Co Ribbon (89430) - Premium Ribbon