Hiya! Jamie here and there’s one photo that I take every single year. Well at least for the last three years. After dinner at our favorite Houston restaurant, I make sure to take a photo of my family every New Year’s Eve. It’s been only three years but things have already changed since the first photo we snapped. It’s one of the reasons why I love to take these photos. I like capturing the changes!
I decided to make a mini book to capture this annual family photo. I built it accordion style using white cardstock. Then I embellished using the DIY Shop 4 collection.
The cover is so simple. I started with the gold star transparency. Then, I created a large kraft banner and added the world “New Year” which was die cut from the awesome gold grid/black cardstock. Nothing like black and gold to make it seem more New Yearsy! I finished with a flair badge and a typed “with my loves”.
For the inside pages, I included two photos from every year and a middle page in between to record the details of the date, location and family members. For the photos of the humans only, I left those in color. I want to capture the details of the time and place. For the photos with the pets, I converted them to black and white. It adds to the timeless feel of a New Year celebration!
For each of the middle pages I layered the number transparency, some of that great grid paper, a punched heart and the photo details. All of them were clipped together using those adorable mini clothes hangers. Not only do they clip everything together I’m also using them for another purpose. The whole mini can be hung up on the wall and used as holiday decor!
Because of how I chose to create the base with white cardstock, it’s going to be so easy to continue to add to this book every year. Cheers!
Supplies Used: DIY Shop 4: Rotary Date Stamp Gold (376322) Numbers Gold Foil (376310) Puffy Stickers Hearts Gold Foil (376312) Clear Stickers Labels with Gold Foil (376313) Flair Buttons Gold Foil (376316) Paper Clips Gold Hangers (376319) Sequins Gold Foil (376320) Gold Foil Dots on Acetate (DIY4SP-76326) White Numbers on Acetate (DIY4SP-76327) Gold Foil on Black (DIY4SP-76328) White on Kraft (DIY4SP-76331)
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over for another year! I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! But today I want to turn your attention to the next big event: the new year! And more specifically, planning for it! I’m excited to share the first couple of pages in my 2017 planner! So let’s take a look shall we?
I use an Erin Condren planner and typically keep it pretty simple. The colors in the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection are just so fresh that I couldn’t resist using them to start the new year in my planner!
We are heading out for a little beach vacation early January so the first page will be perfect for jotting down last minute packing and to-do lists. And those black stickers? I just love the quotes and they were just the thing for a New Year’s page!
The next double page spread in my planner is the first full week of 2017! As we are on vacation I don’t need a lot of space to write appointments and such so I just embellished as I pleased! A couple of my favourite supplies to use are the washi strips and puffy stickers as they don’t add any bulk to my planner.
Something fun I’ve decided to do is to have us fill out resolutions for the new year! I found these printable lists on Pinterest from this site.
I printed them out on white cardstock and trimmed them down. I’ve then used a fun paperclip to add them into the front of my planner to fill out on January 1st! I may even adhere them into my planner as a friendly reminder!
I hope you’ve liked having a peek inside my planner for next year and perhaps even inspired you to get started on your own! There’s nothing like a fresh planner page to get you thinking about goals and dreams!
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Saturday Patterned Paper - Metro (376249), Washington Square (376257), Big Apple (376239); Ephemera (376273); Washi Tape Book (376271); Puffy Stickers (376270); Black Varnish Stickers (376269)
Photo gifts are a fun way to give something from the heart. This plastic snow globe makes the perfect frame for a favorite photo. Using scraps from a left over holiday project to create a quick homemade gift is a great way to utilize your craft supplies this season!
To decorate the snow globe, use layered stickers from the Remarks Holidays line. Nothing says Christmas better than a beautiful red banner. A small black and white photo (2x3) is anchored inside of the globe along with some foam snow and gold glitter. The base of the globe is wrapped in holiday washi to disguise the plastic base.
To create a fun “snow” effect, use glittery snowflake stickers from the Remarks Holiday line on the outside of the globe. It mimics the snow inside of the globe and adds a sparkly decorative touch.
SUPPLIES: Holiday Remarks (340551) - Layered Cardstock Stickers. Holiday Washi (40093) Script/Red Snowflakes. Remarks Holiday (340549) Snowflake Stickers
I adore giving away my paper crafts as gifts, especially for Christmas, but sometimes I find, it’s more appreciated when I give experiences and service to my loved ones. This project was a way for me to combine the gift of creativity and service to my nearest and dearest by creating a lovely little accordion coupon book that I can easily stuff into the top of a stocking or place on the tree for Christmas morning.
These little books are made from one piece of 12x12 patterned paper with the brand strip left intact. They measure is 3x4” and can be as thick or thin as the embellishments you choose to fill them with. I went a little chunky with these, as I loved the way the ribbons on the hang tags looked sticking out of the top all willy nilly!
Once I had assembled the booklets, I machine sewed a ribbon to the back panel and created little pockets on each panel by cutting vellum pieces into little triangles and adhering them with my favorite double sided adhesive, the Sticky Thumb red tape.
I then created 10 coupons for each booklet, by making and decorating hang tags and filling the backs of them with promises to give massages, take out the garbage, put the kids to bed etc. I’m planning to give one to the boys as well, and I’ll be writing coupons for video game time, an extra book at bedtime, and a night without homework, to name a few.
The other bonus I’ve found with this project, is that these little beauties stand up perfectly by themselves due to their accordion nature and can double as décor after Christmas morning. Once the coupons are used, you can fill them next year with 10 of your favorite things about a loved one or 10 experiences for you and the kids to have before Christmas. The possibilities are endless!
I can’t wait for my 6 year old to open his little booklet on Christmas morning and read each aloud as his little eyes light up in anticipation!
Merry Christmas crafting friends!
Supplies: All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - Stickers - Accents and Phrases (374279), All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - 3 Dimensional Stickers - Snowflakes – White (42276), All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Evergreens (376781), All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - Striped Tags with Glitter Accents (340090), All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - 'Tis the Season (376788), All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Tags (376784), All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Advent (376782), Whittles - Decorated Clothespins - Gold Glitter (366693), Go Now Go Collection - Thickers - Alpha - Adventure – Multicolor (375271), DIY Shop 3 Collection - 12 x 12 Vellum - White Numbers (370852), DIY Shop 3 Collection - Cardstock Stickers with Foil Accents – Wordfetti (370867)
Happy Monday! We have an early present for you all. We wanted to share 3 exciting sneak peeks with you...our CHA releases! We couldn't resist sharing these any longer. We'll share the full releases in the new year, so stay tuned. Can you spot a favorite? What collection can you not wait to get your hands on?
I’m so excited it's almost Christmas, I’ve been waiting to play with the fantastic Christmas collection to do gift wrapping. I’m such big maniac of pretty handmade gift wrapping. So happy when I make it and give it to someone that I love!
I used All Wrapped Up by American Crafts to do the gift wrapping. I also use my dies to make small gift boxes. I choose some of my faves from the patterned papers, used my dies and made it into small boxes. I decorated it using some snowflakes stickers. You can put some candies or pins or anything small as your gift inside.
For the big box, I used polkadot patterned paper from the collection. I wrapped the gift using it. Gold bow, wooden clip, tags are perfect as gift embellishments, so why not layer them on it?
Have fun to do gift wrapping guys, this collection is perfect for your Christmas Gifts!
Supplies: All wrapped up Holiday Surprises (376790), I was the night (376780), Tags (376784), All wrapped up (376787), Tis The Season (376788), Ac Bow Gold Stripes (374114), Holiday Remark Self Adhesive Ribbon Bows (340539), Snowflakes Stickers
I absolutely adore the All Wrapped Up Collection and wanted to elevate it a bit for these Christmas cards by adding some metallics from the DIY Shop Collections. I’ve been drooling over the gold foiled acetate papers from the DIY Shop 3 & 4 collections but couldn’t decide how best to use them. I thought they might be a fun way to add some bling to some of the more masculine and classic patterns found on the All Wrapped Up Papers.
I started by this project by simply pulling out my favorite of the acetate papers, the stars, the grid and the triangles and laying them over the patterned papers to see if any played well together. Well, of course they did, metallics and Christmas are a match made in heaven!
I decided to stitch the acetate papers to the patterned papers to avoid any visible glue issues and to make sure they were solidly attached. Next, I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment onto the gold edged tags from the DIY Shop 3 collection.
Finally, I played around for nearly a half hour trying to get the perfect ribbon/twine/clothespin combination and eventually settled on this fun and loopy layered look.
If you have some foiled acetate burning a hole in your stash, I highly recommend pulling it out for your Christmas creations. It really adds a touch of sophistication to the red, white and green color palette. And your friends will think you’re quite posh!
Happy Christmas crafting, friends!
Supplies: DIY Shop 3 Collection - 12 x 12 Acetate Paper with Foil Accents – Grid (370859), DIY Shop 3 Collection - 12 x 12 Acetate Paper with Foil Accents – Triangles (370861), DIY Shop 3 Collection - Gift Tag Set - Chalkboard and Foil (370890), DIY Shop 4 Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Gold Foil on Acetate (376326), All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Hot Cocoa (376785), All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Holiday Surprises (376790), All Wrapped Up Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Snowmen (376783), Whittles Christmas Clothespins (340561), Baker's Twine Value Pack (366303)