Hello! It’s Karla here today with a fun, snowy layout using the new free cutfiles and two beautiful new sequin mixes – Roadtrips & Sunshine and Dreamland! I have always loved combining blues and pinks for winter and even holiday colour schemes, and since the hat my daughter was wearing was pink, I thought what better reason to add some pink snowflakes and sequins to my layout! Last week I used the sketch (shown below) very closely, but this week I decided to use it more as a starting point for inspiration. I grabbed some Kaisercraft circle diecuts (on sale!!) to cut circular frames and layered my photo on top. I love matting my photo with several layers of coordinating papers, but I do cheat a little and only use an L shape of the patterned paper instead of a whole rectangle to be thrifty 😉
I always love the stickers that come with the collections, but I never seem to use them enough! This skating polar bear in the Echo Park Hello Winter collection was just too cute to pass up, and I popped him up on foam dots beside the Let It Snow sticker. I sponged pink Distress Oxide ink on the white snowflake diecuts and then embossed them with Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder, which gives a lovely puffy effect while still showing the pink underneath.
I diecut the hot chocolate title once with the grey and white polkadot paper and then just the cup with another patterned paper from this collection, using my Cricut Explore. I love how the sequins in these two collections could be used for so many occasions, but the colours worked so perfectly with this snowy layout!
Hi friends! Karla here with an exciting start to November!! There are lots of things going on this month, and some amazing brand new sequins to share in the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!! You can see a peek of all the sequin in Jody’s post yesterday. Our theme this month is circles and sketches – so you’re going to see lots of ways to use both of those things! And, we have new FREE cutfiles so there is so much inspiration to get creating!! Today, I’m using two of the beautiful new sequin mixes – Happy Happy Winter and Birthdays and Balloons to create this fun, wintery layout. I’m following the sketch shown at the bottom of the page. I really love how it turned out with the square photos on top of the large circles. I used a circle cutter tool from my stash and the Simple Stories Life In Color collection. It’s not a winter themed collection, but I loved the bright colours and how they looked with my photos.
The snowflake diecuts are one of the new free SMS cutfiles this month. I used my Cricut Explore to size the whole sheet of snowflakes – they’re awesome!! and added them to my layout after coating them with Emerald Creek Winter’s Mistake embossing powder. It’s such a fun powder using a combination of glitter and embossing powder!
Here’s a quick video showing you my process adding the embossing powder to the diecuts:
The cut apart sheet in the Simple Stories pack was just right for adding my journaling. I added some foam dots to pop up some of the coordinating sticker elements and some Glossy Accents to highlight certain areas of the paper like the printed paper clip below.
Hello there SpiegelMom Scraps fans!! It’s great to be back this December with a bunch of new sequins and other new releases for you all. I love the combing through all the new scrapbook collections coming out and creating the sequin mixes to coordinate with not just one, but many of the different new scrapbook collections. Some of my favorite collections this winter are Simple Stories Winter Wonderland and Love and Adore, Crate Paper’s Snow & Cocoa and the brand new scrapbooking company Wild Whisper Designs Holiday Style! Here are this month’s new product releases!
Check out the new releases above and leave a comment here letting me know which one is your favorite new release this month!
Next up are the FREE cut files for December and a Linky Party! There are two sets of free SMS cut files this month. A 12×12″ snowflake background and another fun Music Lover file set, both designed by Jody. Both are downloadable PNG files here and on the Free Cut Files page (in the menu bar above). If you create any project using any parts of the cut files, please link them up to the Linky Party in the right sidebar! Your project will enter you to win another $10.00 shop credit!
Next, you can hop over to Jody’s blog and then the rest of the Sparklers Design Team blogs. I hope you enjoy all of their fantastic projects this month. Be sure to comment on all the blogs in the hop today. If you do that you’ll be entered to win a $10 gift card for the shop and each of the brand-new sequin releases. That’s a bonus this month and a special Christmas gift to the lucky winner from SpiegelMom herself… that’s me! You’ll have through December 5th to hop and leave your comments. Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way or experience a broken link (it happens!)
Hello September! Its time to celebrate our kids going back to school, cooler weather and more new paper crafting goodies from SpiegelMom Scraps! First off, I’d like to announce the winner of the August cut file challenge. This lucky winner gets a $10.00 shop credit and to design a cut file with Khristina Sorge……
Congrats Karla YungWirth!!! Please email Jody at SpiegelMom@gmail.com to claim your prize within 5 days.
This month I’m excited to share new Cork Confetti, new sequins and new Heart Felties colors! Bam!!
This will be the last product reveal until November my friends! The great news is we are finally moving very soon. So, be on the look out for some amazing deals to gear up for my big move and the Holidays. In the mean time, you can still score great prices in the shop oncurrent sale itemsplus the designer’s discount codes! Don’t forget all thewood veneersare already marked way down!
Before you move on, here is this month’s FREE cut file designed by Khristina Sorge!! This is super cute and perfect for back to school or any “Book Lover.” Just like last month, create a project using this FREE cut file set and link it up below for your chance to win a $10.00 shop credit!
Now head over to Jody’s blog for her fun layout and don’t forget to leave your comments on all the blogs for a chance to win a second $10 shop credit this month! Enjoy!!
Well my scrappy friends, the hustle and bustle of the holidays is almost done and our ‘normal’ routines will resume soon. It’s always bittersweet for to me to return to work after a wonderful 13 days off! I love routine and being organized, but staying home with our kids is wonderful. I’ve been soaking them up like crazy these last few days!!!
I’ve been trying to get this post done for the last 4 days too… So onto the last few days of my December Daily. Here’s a close up shot of how the edges of my mini album look. Lots of different elements peaking out from the behind the pages.
I’ve really fallen in love with all the gold accents in the paper crafting world this year.. Gold Doilies, Sequins, Alpha stickers… the list goes on! I did some very simple layering on top of the 4×6″ Simple Stories card. I cut a Gold Foil Doily in a third and adhered it with Aileen’s Tacky Glue, then cut some little banner shapes out. I chose this Peace Love Joy 4×4″ Simple Stories card and adhered it to the 4×6″ card, along with the banner shapes and the Gold Foil Doily. Pretty simple 🙂
This page is the backside of the 4×6″ card above. The contrast of the black and white chalkboard design is a great mix with all the bright Christmas colors! I just added a few SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins, Maggie Holmes gold glitter alphas and called it a day!
Next is a little more complicated page. The base of the page is wool felt with I ran through my sewing machine around the edges with gold thread… my other new favorite 🙂 Next, I die cut WISH on my Cricut using my Close To My Heart Artbooking Cartridge. I used a 6×6″ piece of paper from the Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas pad and then trimmed around it to create the large banner shape. This is another creative way to use your Cricut!! It looks like a specialty die cut or something created with a Silhouette. It’s adhered to the felt with Aileen’s Tacky Glue and then I added more layers and other elements around it.
A little closer…
This page was created on the backside of the 21 page above. I adhered the Santa paper to this side before running it through my little sewing machine. The page below is a fun pocket page. You can have the kids write down their wish lists, traditions or even what your Elf on the Shelf has been up to this month!
Next, is this adorable snowman page! The page is green wool felt with the patterned paper adhered with Aileen’s Tacky Glue and stitched around the edges with gold thread.. yes there’s a trend here GOLD!
Finally Christmas morning was upon us!!!! This page is super simple.. just add some sequins and a gold glitter thicker.. Good. To. Go!
This page is the backside to the Dec 25th card. I thought it was the perfect way to end my December Daily and needed no embellishment!
I wish you all a very blessed and Happy New Years!!! I’ll be back very soon with Part 1 of a very special mini album reveal!!