Sunday, November 18, 2018

Christmas Town Card Trio | with Tya

 Christmas cards are some of my FAVORITE cards to create! How about you? Do you make your own? I like to add little handmade touches to my gifts I give. The Christmas Town collection has some really fun elements and I am sharing with you a few cards that I whipped up.

Here are a few close ups of the cards I made. I used lots of the Odds and Ends on my cards. They are a  card makers dream! So many fun options to choose from!

This first card was made using one of the 3x4 cards on the Christmas Jammies paper. I love the effect that the cards have and this one was really fun to decorate.  I added some Sprinkles and twine and few stickers from the This and That Stickers as well.
This next card is a 5x5 sized card. I like using doilies as backgrounds to the Odds and Ends die cuts. The added texture is a nice touch to this simple card. I love the birdie! I added some Sprinkles to the Christmas tree for some added shine as well. The Xmas is from the Chit Chat die cuts
The last card was super fun to make. I chose a few of my favorite critters and made a little grouping  of them. Foam tape was added behind a couple of them for some varitey. The banner title from the Chit Chat die cuts were the perfect sentiment for this card.  I added a few heart stickers, die cuts, and a sprinkle for good measure!

With the enourmous amount of die cuts that come in the Odds and Ends and the Chit Chat , I could have easily kept making more and more cards! The options are endless! So I hope I  have  encouraged you to pick up a few of  these darling  products and make a  whole sleigh full of your own handmade Christmas cards! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting! 



Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christmas Town & Daily Doodles TN | with Jomelle

"We're walkin' in a Winter Wonderland" 

As soon as I finished my Christmas Set Up in my Daily Doodles TN, I knew I wanted to create another set up creating a winter wonderland. What can be more perfect to pair with my theme other than the lots 'o dots Daily Doodles TN? They are a perfect match.

Doodlebug is well known for their bright fun colors. I couldn't resist and I just had to create my theme using all the fun pink and blue pieces.
 I picked out the elements that matches the theme I was going for and I created my insert cover. The front also serves as my dashboard. It's the first thing I see when I open my TN.
 If you don't already know me, I love decorating my pockets with all the fun elements. I used a washi to keep my embellishments in place.
 I feel so jealous of everyone who is celebrating the magic of the holiday with the snow falling above their heads. The white snow just makes everything so beautiful.
Even though there is no winter season here in Southern California, I still wanted to have that "winter" feel even if it's just in my planner. 

 I love adding decorative poms to the edges of my insert to add more texture and it always looks oh so pretty.

I really wish I can be walking in the Winter Wonderland. Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas Town Recipe Album | with Traci

I'm always looking for fun, unique gift ideas at Christmas and I love to give handmade items.  Here's a cute idea for passing on family recipes that are traditional favorites around the holidays.
For this sweet little book, I used a chipboard album from Prima, paper from Doodlebug's Christmas town collection, and alpha stickers from my stash.  

I used white card stock to create pockets in the album, perfect for tucking in some cute recipe cards and those adorable jellyclips!
When I fill out the recipe cards, I plan to handwrite them with colorful gel pens in lots of Doodlebug colors!

In addition to using the Mini Icon stickers throughout the album, I used lots of Doodlepops.  I'll tuck a photo or a recipe behind this Sweet Spruce tree on the page above.

I found some border stickers from a past Doodlebug collection (Milk & Cookies) that looked cute across the top of the pockets.  I love that Doodlebug collections coordinate from year to year since everything always matches!
Do you give handmade gifts for the holidays?  We'd love to hear about your projects, and hopefully I've inspired you with a unique gift idea today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
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