Cards with Karla – Mixed Media Christmas Card!

Hi Friends! Karla back today with a mixed media Christmas card using a Tim Holtz stamp and stencil set along with some embossing techniques and three gorgeous sequin mixes – Aquarius, Painted Gardens and Lisa’s Starry Night!

I started off taking a piece of Bristol cardstock and smooshing my Versamark Ink through the stencil that came with the awesome Tim Holtz stamp and stencil set. I used some clear iridescent embossing powder to add a clear resist on the background and then sponged on my Distress Oxide Inks from dark to light. I dripped a few water droplets on the water reactive ink to add some cool splotches! I layered on a chipboard label covered with Emerald Creek Northern Lights embossing powder and tied it to the stencilled background before layering over some pretty Lawn Fawn Knit Picky patterned paper.

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The deer were stamped with Versamark and then embossed with Emerald Creek Charred Gold embossing powder. I love the cool gold and black melted effect this powder gives!

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Here’s a look at the inside – I love the font on the stamps and how just adding a few sequins inside really makes it special.

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Here’s a look at the three gorgeous sequin mixes I used – Aquarius, Painted Gardens and Lisa’s Starry Night! Just by selecting certain colours from a mix you can really coordinate them with any project!

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Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop!  You’ll be amazed at all the beautiful mixes available 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic week!!

December Daily: Incorporating Everyday Ephemera with Crafty Meggy

Hello hello SMS fans!! I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday! I am really excited about this days spread! I am about a week behind in making my pages and on this day I had some spare time in the morning to go get some breakfast at Starbucks. I was excited because I had so many ideas on how to incorporate the coffee cup holder thingy and the bag from my breakfast purchase.

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This is what the two page spread looks like. I got the idea from pinterest to make a sequin pocket page out of  a 6×8 page protector. I decided to include the hand holder thingy (I can’t remember for the life of me what they’re called) in the middle of the page. I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool to divide each of the pockets.

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I liked the idea of having one big sequin pocket on the bottom. I used 3 different sequin mixes, Evergreen Bough, Holly Berries, and Holiday Traditions. I wanted the divider to be curved to kind of form with the coffee holder. It didn’t turn out as awesome as I had pictured, but it worked!

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I curved the divider at the top of the coffee holder and then divided that pocket into threes. By the time I did that I think my Fuse was getting too hot because it started to melt the top of the page protector. Ooops!

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On the right hand side I punched holes in bag and made a little mat to put on the inside of the bag with more photos. I used some older Simple Stories tile alphas for the title of the page and I glued the day number right next to the title.

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I cut out a little shape on the photo mat so when people are looking at the album they will know they can pull it up and out. I really love how that turned out!!

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This Is the mat with more photos and journaling about our day. I kept the embellishing super simple. I used the Chunky Cork Stars from the shop.

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I used an arrow sticker to point out where my son is in the photo. I love this one of him in mid clap.

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I included smaller photos so I could tell more stories about the day. This worked out even better than I thought it would! I’m always glad when that happens!

I really love that I was able to use the Starbucks bag and coffee holder to bring to life this memory on my layout. Using real life ephemera is always a fun part of scrapbooking!

I hope you’re having a great day! Make sure to check out the current sales going on in the Spiegelmom Scraps store!! Today’s discount is 40% off cardstock.

Big Title Challenge with Crafty Meggy

Hello my SpiegelMom Scraps fans!! I am excited to be here today to share this fun winter layout I made to showcase one of the new sequin mixes in the shop, Classic Cozy. I absolutely LOVE this mix and definitely need to buy at least one or 2 more because it will be a favorite of mine for sure!! Anything with snowflakes is a must since we live in Idaho!!

Over in the 15 Minutes to Scrap facebook group Rachel has challenged us to use a big title this month. I really love the look of big titles and decided to use one of the foam word thickers, ‘Cherish’, from the ‘Fancy Free’ collection.

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I used the ‘Cherish’ word as part of the title and then the ‘Alyx’ Alpha for the rest.

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I had the background paper in my stash from a few years ago and it was pre-decorated with the north pole sign and even a reindeer and Santa. I didn’t want Santa or the reindeer to show so I cleverly placed my photo in that area.

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For the top part of the layout I thought it would be fun to use some blue bakers twine glued in random places and lengths and then put the snowflakes and other sequins along the twine. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it all that much, but it turned out better than I thought! Don’t you love it when that happens?!

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I really love the colors in this sequin mix!!

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I wanted to embellish a little bit on the photo and next to it so I cut out this cute little ‘snow day’ tag and glued down some sequins.

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I really had fun creating this layout!! I hope you can be inspired and create something with this months challenge! Come on over to the facebook group and share with us what you make!

Be sure to check out the store as well. You can use the code Megan15 to receive 15% off your order! I hope you have a great scrappy day!!

Have You Heard of Jane??

advent1Jane.com that is!!!  If not, then you have today.  I have some fantastic news to share about this fabulous deals website.  I’ve teamed up with b’iNKd Kids Temporary Tattoos to bring you a Handmade Advent Calendar.  I brought the handmade and b’iNKd brought the adorable temporary tattoos stuffed in to EACH day in my advent.  How cool is that??!  Here is the direct link to the deal we have on Jane.com!!

JANE.COM HANDMADE ADVENT CALENDAR DEAL!

Here are photos of two of the styles!

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Here is all the information on our Handmade Advent Deal!

The excitement and anticipation of the December 25th can be celebrated every day with one of my five one-of-a-kind designs!!  Each calendar is numbered 1-25 and contains 300 total no pierce earring or nail art images. That’s a lot of b’iNKd!!!

Each of the Advent calendar days are made using a glassine bag, beautiful & bright patterned papers, burlap strings, foam adhesive and lots of attention to details!  They can be used year after year.  You’ll also receive 25 mini clothespins and approximately 3 yards of colored burlap string to hang your Advent along your mantel, staircase, railing, around a mini holiday tree, over a window or anywhere else you can dream up!  Besides being stuffed with 25 b’iNKd strips, there is still plenty of room for more fun surprises like candy or little presents!  SCORE!!

Our Handmade Advents are already selling on Jane. com so be sure to grab yours and one for a friend or relative!!  Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Thanks for spending your time with me today!  You can also find the supplied to create your own advent right in my Etsy shop!  The links are in blue!

I’ll be back on Wednesday for our next Clique Kits blog share!   See you then!

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~ Jody