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Altenew – 25 Days Of Christmas Tags 2017


Hello friends! Altenew is one of the sponsors of the 7th Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags with Tracey McNeely. Today the designers are sharing some beautiful projects on the Altenew blog, as well as Tracey’s blog. There is a chance to win some awesome prizes, so you may want to check them out.

I decided to create shaped shaker tags for today’s hop.

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For the bigger tag, I used a nesting star die set from my stash to create the window. I cut it six times out of textured white card stock. After adhering all the layers together, I backed the star with some patterned paper from the Altenew Our Family Scrapbook Collection, filled it up with colorful sequins, and finished it with a piece of acetate on top. The Holiday Script Words Die set was perfect to add the sentiment. Again, I cut it several times and glued the layers together before heat-embossing it with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

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I replicated the same idea for my second tag. This time, I used the Altenew Halftone Stars Nesting Die set for the window, as well as patterned papers from the same Scrapbook Collection. The sentiment is included in the Night Before Christmas Die set.

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I hope you have found some inspiration today. Don’t forget to visit Tracey’s blog to learn more about this event. Thank you for stopping by!


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Pink Paislee – Back To School: Personalized School Supplies

Hello friends! I can’t believe school is about to start in my part of the world! Summer has flown by and we are definitely not ready to get back to our normal routine. That said, I have always loved this time of the year. What is more exciting than buying school supplies and new clothes? For today’s project I decided to use the new gorgeous Turn The Page collection designed by Paige Evans to personalize my daughter’s writing notebook, cubby name tag, and bookmark.

The hard cover on the composition notebook you see here made it easy to embellish. The binding tape on the spine also helped with the placement of the paper, so I didn’t have to measure too much. I just adhered the paper down against the tape and cut around the edges. When covering the spine, just make sure you can easily open and close the notebook and that your paper is wide enough to go past the edge of the binding tape. This was a very simple project that came together in no time. I love the look of it! Paper 22, with its paper planes in different colors fits the theme quite well and is super fun.

My daughter loves quotes. The Turn The Page collection has so many to choose from! She picked a beautiful one from the cut apart sheet which I just backed with some black cardstock to make it stand out more. I also added some lace ribbon to cover the straight edges between the two patterned papers. I love the feminine feel of it! To finish the notebook I fussy cut the bird and some flowers to adhere on the left hand side of the quote and a puffy sticker for the top right corner.

Next, I worked on a name tag for Giulia’s cubby. I used the lovely layered stamps that come in the collection to create my own background using inks that matched the colors in the papers. The ribbon under the name adds more texture and color. Heart and leaf sequins were used to decorate the little loop at the top for which I also made a yellow tassel with embroidery floss.

For the back, I fussy cut a quote from Paper 21 and added a couple of flowers for extra color.

Just a note about the paper clips you see in the photo… I used some washi tape from the collection to decorate them. How cute are they?

Third and last project for today is a bookmark. I fussy cut some flowers from Paper 15 and adhered them together to create a β€œcharm”. To cover the back I used some patterned paper that also served as an outline for the flowers.

For the actual bookmark I used a quote once again. To jazz it up a little I stitched leaf sequins all around the edge. I absolutely love how it turned out! A simple touch that didn’t require a lot of time and made a huge difference!

Twine was the best option to connect the two pieces. I also used eyelets to reinforce the punched holes and make them more durable.

I really had a lot of fun creating these back-to-school projects. A few simple touches can help you personalize your kids’ supplies and create unique pieces to brighten their school days πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Off The Page: Floral Home Decor

Hi Pink Paislee friends! I’m here today to share a home dΓ©cor piece I created with the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection. As we are in the midst of remodeling our girls’ bedroom, I thought it would be fun to start thinking about some of the details we want to add to their dΓ©cor. My oldest daughter has chosen pink and lavender tones with touches of mint. What can I say? This mama’s heart is pretty happy about it πŸ™‚

We decided to makeΒ a floral initial to hang above their beds. I have seen many inspiring examples all over the Internet. I could not wait to try it out.

I had purchased a white 12×12” frame from the local craft store and decided to use it as my base. Although I loved the idea of having just a single letter hanging on the wall, I thought adding a frame would make it look more complete. Just a preference, I guess. The frame came with a raised mat that has an 8×8” opening in the middle, allowing me to use two different patterned papers to decorate it. I really wanted to use the gorgeous ombre purple paper for the square inside the frame, so I went with a more subtle one for the mat.

Next, I used my die cut machine for the initial, which measures 10” in length.

Now onto the rolled roses. For this part I also used a cut file, but you can use dies or download free templates from the Internet. I varied the size of the roses to make them look more realistic. Once I had my spirals cut out, I started rolling them from the outer end towards the middle and hot glued them in place. I then added some fussy cut leaves and little flowers from the collection to finish it off. To stick my shape onto the glass, I found that 3D pop dots work really well and add the extra dimension I like.

I have to admit, it takes quite some time and several 12×12 papers to fill up a letter of this size, but the end result is totally worth it! I hope you’ll give it a try!