WINNER and It’s a Silhouette Christmas Party!



Thank you so much for all of the comments and great feedback you have left for me on the Carta Bella Christmas Delivery Giveaway post! I always LOVE hearing from my readers!

It’s time to announce the WINNER of the following Carta Bella Christmas Delivery goodies!


The WINNER is ….

….drumroll ….


CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa Kingston!!! I will be contacting you on the email you left with your comment requesting your shipping address. I will get these goodies out to you ASAP and hopefully, you will have time to do some creating with them before the holidays are over! Enjoy!


If you are planning a Christmas party this year, have I got some fun ideas for you today!


First off, set the stage by decorating your mantle, front door, or stair rail with a fun banner. Here are a few shots of the details.



Next, set each place setting in a special way. I found these green plates and mugs at the Dollar Tree. With a place mat, doilie, decorated mug and napkin ring … anything can be special … even paper plates!



Decorate each plate with a little paper house. Put a treat or a battery-operated tea light inside … or both!


Place a row of mason jar snowglobes down the center of the table for a wintry feel!


Or how about this cute, stacked snowman?


The kids at the kids table deserve a fancy treat, too!


These character canister boxes would look cute sitting on a shelf, or adorning the table.


Need a thank you note, or a holiday card to attach to that special gift?


There’s so many fun things you can create with your Silhouette machine. Find these designs and MORE in the Silhouette Design Store.

Happy Creating!


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Echo Park Paper: Christmas Ornament with Deck the Halls

The first thing I want to do when decorating my home for the holidays is put up the Christmas tree! The twinkling lights and glittering ornaments immediately put me in the mood for the Christmas season.
For my ornament today, I am using the Deck the Halls collection. I love the gold foil accents included throughout … and thought it would be perfect for catching the light and adding a bit of shimmer to our tree.
First, I created a frame ornament base using the Festive Plaid Paper, with it’s shimmering gold foil lines, for the outer frame. The blue snowy background of the Border Strips Paper is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas tree sticker from the Element Sticker sheet.
I cut the frame ornament using my Silhouette Cameo machine and a cut file from the Spirits of Christmas Past SVG Kit by
On top of the tree, I placed the “Merry” chipboard sticker. Below the tree the “Tis’ the Season” chipboard sticker, accented with a holly sticker, gives the tree something to rest on.
My favorite part of this ornament has got to be the floral cluster at the top. I die cut several holly leaves (Floral Holly Die Set) from Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock to place behind the chipboard sticker. The lighter green berry sprigs were created using the Autumn Leaves Die Set and the green side of the Festive Plaid Paper.
For more dimension, I used the Floral Holly Die Set again to cut a couple of poinsettia flowers from Scarlet Red Designer Cardstock. The center of the flower gets a little sparkle and shine with the glittery gold enamel dots.
I can’t wait to place this ornament on my Christmas tree this year! It’s the perfect little vignette of what I love about the season … a glittering Christmas tree against softly falling snow.
SUPPLIESDeck the Halls Collection: Festive Plaid PaperHoliday Trees PaperBorder Strips Paper12×12 Element Sticker6×13 ChipboardEnamel DotsScarlet Red Felt Designer CardstockClassic Green Felt Designer CardstockAutumn Leaves Die SetFloral Holly Die Set, Silhouette Cameo Machine, Spirits of Christmas Past SVG Kit by
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Christmas Delivery Details 2 Enjoy Frame & a GIVEAWAY!


This week I have been working on getting our holiday decorations up all over the house. The Christmas music is blasting and the holiday ambiance is in full swing … I LOVE it!

This year, I added a new decoration to our decor … this darling Pocket Frame by Details 2 Enjoy!


Details 2 Enjoy were generous enough to send a few of us on the Echo Park Design Team a frame to play with. I received the Size C Pocket Frame … perfect for using with 12×12 scrapbook paper!

What is so cool about these frames? They are a shadow frame of sorts … the top piece of the frame is attached with magnets. You remove it to reveal two panels that slide in and out. These panels can be changed out whenever your heart desires … making these so much fun to decorate for seasons, holidays, different color schemes, etc.

Watch the video I made of the bare frame before I began my project to see what I mean.

I began my project by painting the frame with gold acrylic paint.

Next, I used the Carta Bella Christmas Delivery collection to decorate my frame.


I covered the inside panel with the dark green Border Strips paper with it’s pine pattern. Next, I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut out the sentiment (Merry and Bright by Kristen Magee, Design #98879) in two papers; Natural White Linen Designer Cardstock and the red tone-on-tone pattern of the Black & Cream Plaid paper.

For the top hexagon shaped panel, I covered it in the beautiful Festive Florals paper . Then I used strips of the red Black & Cream Plaid paper to add a border to the hexagon opening.


The poinsettia flower was cut with my Silhouette Cameo 3 using an Echo Park Paper shape from the Silhouette Design Store (Poinsettia Design #48509). I cut the flower from the red side of the Black & Cream Plaid paper and the Scarlet Red Felt Designer Cardstock.

I spritzed the red flower shapes with dark red Glimmer Mist to give them a bit of a sheen. This will look so pretty in the twinkling Christmas lights at night, right?!

The leaves were cut from the green side of the Festive Florals paper.

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I also cut several pine branches from Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock using the Joyful Pine Die Set. I LOVE this die!!! It’s a must have for any Christmas project!


SUPPLIES: Details 2 Enjoy Pocket Frame Size C, Single Solid Insert Size C,  Hexagon Insert Size C, Christmas Delivery Collection: Festive Florals Paper, Border Strips Paper, Black & Cream Paper, Joyful Pine Die Set, Natural White Linen Designer Cardstock, Scarlet Red Felt Designer Cardstock, Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock, Gold Acrylic Paint, Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cut Machine, Merry and Bright Cut File by Kristen Magee (Design #98879 in the Silhouette Design Store), Poinsettia Cut File by Echo Park Paper (Design #48509 in the Silhouette Design Store), Sizzix Big Shot Manual Die Cutting Machine, Burnt Red Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Clay Spray Mist (Studio Calico), Gold Glitter Dots (SEI), Glue Dots, Adhesive, Trimmer, Scissors


This was such a fun project to put together and adds so much holiday spirit to my Christmas decor!

How about using the Carta Bella Christmas Delivery collection to make something fun for your home?

I’m giving away the following set of products from the Carta Bella Christmas Delivery collection: Christmas Delivery Collection Kit, Christmas Gold Foil Dots Collection Kit, Christmas Delivery Ephemera Pack, Christmas Delivery 6×13 Chipboard, Christmas Delivery Enamel Dots, Holiday Branches Die Set.


To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment on my blog by Midnight, Thursday, December 8th, 2016, letting me know what you’d like to see from me in the coming year of 2017. (For shipping purposes, entries limited to United States residents, please.) The winner will be announced here on my blog on Friday, December 9th, 2016.


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Echo Park Paper: I Love Winter Ice Skates

There is something so magical about wintertime that captures my heart. The sparkling of the sun on freshly fallen snow, the glistening of icicles, the scent of fireplaces keeping homes warm and cozy. I love it! Winter brings back memories of playing outside in the snow for hours with my siblings, the excitement of sledding down a hill, and studying the way my boots made impressions in the slush and snow as I walked home from school.
Now that I’m older I get excited for a new kind of winter fun … being inside, all cozy in my home, with a hot cup of cocoa and a table full of fun papercrafting supplies!
You can bring the magic of winter to a corner of your home with this fun project I’m sharing with you today. I used the “I Love Winter” collection to create a pair of paper skates. I plan on hanging these on our coat rack, but they would also be cute hanging on a door knob, a chest of drawers, or even in a window.
Do you know someone who is battling the winter blues? Fill these skates up with hot cocoa, marshmallows, and chocolate for a warm, winter hello and leave them hanging on their front door as a fun surprise. I know *I* would love it if someone left something like this for ME!
The skates were created with my Silhouette Cameo machine and a cut file from the Winter Gazebo collection by I cut the base of the project out using the Ultra White Felt and Charcoal Grey Linen Designer Cardstocks.
Next, I added decorative paper. I used the tone-on-tone white pattern of the Chilly Day Paper for the sides, the woodgrain 3×4 Journaling Cards Paper for accents, and the striped Warm Wishes Paper for the blades.
Finally, I used all kinds of cute accents from the Element Stickers, Chipboard Accents, Ephemera die cuts, and Decorative Brads to decorate the sides of the skates. I love that each skate has it’s own personality.
What are you waiting for? It’s the perfect time of year to pull out your craft supplies and spend a cozy afternoon inside creating something just for fun … just because.
Happy crafting!

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