Documenting December: Embellishments

Happy Friday!

I wonder if you’re all looking forward to the first weekend of December as much as I am!

You may have noticed yesterday on my blog during our hop that I began my journey into documenting December. I’ve decided that I really want to focus on the tiny details of the month that make it so special. I don’t want to get too caught up in creating during my documenting so I made several embellishments in advance. This is my alternative to foundation pages – I’m not so great at guessing how I want my final pages to look so instead I created some embellishments to add in as I go.

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I started by painting a shipping tag a gray color that would coordinate well with the print on that Pink Paislee Yuletide tag. I trimmed down a gorgeous gold foil doily so that it would fit well in between. There are so many doilies in the shop that are perfect for holiday crafting (in fact, I just did a Pinterest search for ideas -so many good ones!) Once my tag was dry, I layered on some snowflake die cuts (download the FREE CUT FILE here), Yuletide ephemera stars, & sequins from the Holly Berries mix. I topped it off with a sticker phrase from Crate Paper.

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One thing I’ve found I struggle with in using 6 x 8 albums is that there aren’t pockets for horizontal 3 x 4 in the full size page protectors. I tend to photograph in landscape a majority of the time. In order to include more pictures, I created some 6 x 4 page protectors. You can save a few steps by using any size page protector that has two pockets like this. Be sure to leave margin for punching holes, holes which I forgot to punch, oops! I then use my Fuse tool to seal any edges. So easy!

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One trick I like to use for lightening up my details – mixing sequins! In this shaker pocket, I wanted to use some more white to bring out the white snowflake die cuts, so I used one of the NEW sequin mix releases – Holiday Traditions  & added just a pinch of Wedding Bells. I love how it turned out! Try it!

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For my last embellishment, I combined Yuletide ephemera with our snowflake diecuts, and a few sequins from the Holly Berries mix. I stitched them together and I was done. It’s amazing how stitching can finish off a project.

I hope this inspired you to make some of your own holiday embellishments!

-Rachel

Scrap Party Winners and a Process Video!

First up, thank you for all your support and participation is my 5th anniversary Scrap Party!! I appreciate all your comments, sharing and linking up!!  And now, the Scrap Party WINNERS!!!!

Pocket Letter Challenge winner of PL Cards and a WRMK Gift Box Punch ~ Renee Wallace!!

Planner Crazy Challenge winner of a $10 V’s Sweet Idea’s credit ~ Kim Allen!!

Watercolor/Embossing Challenge winner of AC Embossing Powders & baker’s twine ~ Karen O!!

Shaker Card Challenge winner of AC Boxed Cards ~ Jennifer Dykstra!

Stars Challenge winner of a set of 3 AC Paper Punches ~ Karen O

Sequins Challenge winner of $10 from SpiegelMom Scraps!    ~ Jennifer Dykstra!!

Layout Sketch Challenge winner of 4 Dear Lizzy Roller Stamps ~ Leonor Carrilho (mldcarrilho on Instagram!)

Thank you so much for playing along!! We had a blast and I hope you all did also!!  Please email me at spiegelmom@gmail.com to claim your prize(s) within 5 days!!!  After 5 days, all unclaimed prizes will have winners drawn again!

Next up… my new process video and layout are up and running finally!!  We had our laptop die on Saturday… awesome right!  So, I’m a bit behind this week, especially after a leak in the basement was super close to my scrap area!!  EEKKK!   But, after a late night session I’m ready to rock and roll again!  Here’s my watercolor background layout, featuring Shimmerz Creameez watercolors!! I’m so lovin’ these watercolors!!  After creating my watercolor background (YouTube video here on how I created it), I began adding some very simple layers of Heidi Swapp Hello Today papers, cork butterflies, pink baker’s twine, Pink Fresh Studio puffy stickers, felt hearts and Dear Lizzy wood veneer ‘Best Ever’ for my title!  

To create my loops of baker’s twine, I simply laid out my twine with the loops how I wanted them.  Next, I added a few dabs of Aleene’s Tacky Glue to the tops of the loops and let it dry for a few minutes.  Then, I added the baker’s twine loopy-banner onto my layout using the same tacky glue!  Pretty easy and great way to use your twine and strings!

I really love how the water color background looks!!  There’s just a little bit of shimmer in the watercolor, which is hard to see in the photos.  It’s so pretty!!

Thanks so much for spending your time with me today!  Please hop over and check out my YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!  

~ Do something creative today!

Jody