Stashbusting: Creating Christmas Tags

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Hi Friends! Do you love shopping for Christmas scrapbooking products? I know I do! And even though I have quite the collection to my name, I can’t help but pick up a few new things each year.

The problem is, my rate of acquiring scrapbook Christmas supplies, doesn’t quite match up with my Christmas creating output … and so they accumulate.

I have a hard time getting rid of them, because Christmas is just so classic! Christmas doesn’t go out of style … and I know one day, somewhere, somehow, I *WILL* put them to use!

This year, I made a goal to use up those older supplies, and one of the ways I am doing it is by creating Christmas Tags.

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Here’s a video with more details explaining my process.

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Pop in a Christmas movie and give it a try! Let’s join forces and flood the earth with cute, custom-made Christmas tags and put our stash to good use.

Happy creating!

JanaBold

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Christmas Delivery Details 2 Enjoy Frame & a GIVEAWAY!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

JanaBold

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Noel Mignon: Feeding the Birds

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Hello webbie friends! I’m up on the Noel Mignon blog this week with my final page for the month using the All Fall kits.

This week the design team is challenging ourselves to create a project using the following recipe: 1 sheet of cardstock, 2 alphabets, 3 photos, 4 patterned papers, and 5 embellishments.

Here is what I came up with!

FEEDING THE BIRDS

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First, let me tell you a little bit about these photos. A few summers ago, Mr. Owen found three lost baby birds in our neighborhood. He was so worried about them, so he carefully scooped them up in a large bucket from our garage and brought them to our back patio, where he could watch over them (he was worried the neighbor’s cat would eat them) and feed them every few hours.

He faithfully fed those little birds all weekend long until we noticed that the mother had found them and had started to bring food to them, as well! I was so proud of Owen’s caring heart and diligence in his bird-sitting!

I began this page with a sheet of white cardstock from my stash. I recently ordered these fun Stampin’ Up stamps and wanted to build a background with them for this page. (Stamps used are Watercolor Wash background stamp and Gorgeous Grunge. I used them with Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe ink)

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I love the look of artsy backgrounds … but am not very good at creating them. Thank heavens for brilliant companies who create products that help me get a similar look! Woohoo!

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While I was creating this page … the song “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins kept playing in my mind … so, that is what I used for my title! I used the two alphabets that were included in the Noel Mignon All Fall Classic Kit. I especially love those dark yellow tile letter stickers by Pretty Little Studio… so cute!

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For my three photos, I had one of Owen feeding the birds, one of the baby birds all snuggly in their bucket, and then I was lucky enough to get a shot of the mother bird feeding them as well.

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Three of the four patterned papers were used in strips as a band across the page. I used the fourth patterned paper to mat my photos.

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For the five embellishments, I used five chipboard leaves from the Noel Mignon All Fall Daily Diary kit … I REALLY tried to leave it to those five leaves, but couldn’t resist popping in one of the wood circle embellishments from the Classic kit, and also a few gold photo corners from my stash. I’m not counting the journal card (All Fall Daily Diary kit) or the glitter dots (these were from the Thicker Alpha sticker sheet, so they can go towards being a part of the two alphas, right?! Boo-yah!).

This was such a fun challenge and forced me to focus on adding supplies to my project in a very purposeful way. Give it a try! I think you’ll enjoy it!

Thank you so much for coming by today!

JanaBold

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Noel Mignon: Fall

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As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday this weekend in the USA, I want to take this opportunity to tell all of you how THANKFUL I am for YOU! Thank you for reading my posts, your kinds comments, support, and for inspiring me to keep creating. I love the online scrapbook community! You are all just such lovely people! Thank you for being a part of my life. 😀

Over the next few days I’m working on posting the remainder of the Fall themed projects I have created this year (although, in reality, you might still see a few trickle in here-and-there over the next week) before tackling my holiday crafting.

Today I am up on the Noel Mignon blog with a two-page layout featuring the November All Fall Classic and All Fall Daily Diary kits. I also created a process video that is listed below, if you would like to see how this page came together.

FALL

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Here is a closer look at some of the details of the left side of the layout.

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I had so much fun fussy-cutting out the leaves from the Pretty Little Studio “Oakley Avenue” vellum paper. They looked so cute scattered at the feet of my forest friends.

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I cut the title on my Silhouette Cameo machine using the cut file “Fall by Loni Stevens” (Design #15233) from the Silhouette Design Store. I embossed it using the Woodgrain 5×7 embossing folder by Darice.

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And now for the right side of this page spread …

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Of course I have to add a little bit of aqua to every page I do! I adore this flair badge from Pretty Little Studio!

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And how cute is this little fox from the Echo Park Fall is in the Air collection. I cut him out of the 3×4 cut apart sheet included with the All Fall Daily Diary Kit.

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Mr. Hedgie, by Simple Stories, makes his home in the top right corner of the page. I added more leaves, a script word sticker, heart stickers, and a couple of sparkly decorative brads.

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Thanks so much for coming by! I hope you leave feeling inspired to create something fun!

JanaBold

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