Sunday, November 23, 2014

Silhouette - easy layered holiday card

Good morning !

Let's face it, the holidays are just around the corner, and if you are anything like me, you wait too long to get to making your holiday cards.  I really love giving hand made cards, but often the do take a lot of time!

Not anymore. I found this pretty design from the Silhouette Design Store and went from there. It was really quite easy using my Cameo and some Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock.

As you can see, I cut the designs for my card out of Adhesive White Cardstock to take lots of the work out of the equation! I also cut the trees from green adhesive cardstock, and the cover for the card out of Silhouette Vellum! This added a nice sheen to the front of the card.

From there, it is all just layering. I cut a patterned background paper and then layered the snow scape and trees on top of each other. I added the vellum to the back of the frame portion of the card and then added some stitching detail to the whole card.

 I added some sequins to a few of the holes in the vellum to add a little sparkle to the front of the card.

I added a quick and easy sentiment by cutting the Peace title out of red patterned paper and adhered to the front of the card when it was all put together. 

A few layered vellum snowflakes finish the card off quickly!

This card would be quite easy to make very quickly, just cut out multiple designs out of a few different papers and assemble! Easy and quick.

Designs used:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Silhouette + Watercolours!


I am a big fan of graphic designs lately, and love the geometric look these days. I came across a fun heart shape in the Silhouette online store and thought I would give it a try on a scrapbook page.

I cut the design out of adhesive backed cardstock and then added some watercolor paints around the heart and in the inside grid.


Once it was all dry, I then lined the back with lots of bits of Simple Stories paper. Love this collection that has been sitting in my stash.

I also used more Simple Stories paper to cut my title. All in all, I used a 6x6 pad of paper and a sheet of white cardstock! Stillhave lots of paper left too :) Love paper pads.

Design Used
Heart Geometric Lace Single fold card
Best Day Ever

Adhesive Backed Cardstock

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bella Blvd - Confetti Pockets

Hello! Today I have a page up on the Bella Blvd blog - we were tasked to use confetti pockets on our pages and this is mine!

I created my pocket by cutting the Santa word from Bella Blvd patterned paper and then backing it with vellum. I added a piece of white cardstock behind it, adhering down only 3 of the edges. I cut lots of confetti from various Bella Blvd. papers and added them to my pocket!

You can see that once the confetti was in place, I stitched around my title/pocket to keep everything in place.

I finished off the page with a few Bella Blvd Paper Pieces and stickers.. and voila! done :)

Hope you are starting to get your holiday preparations on... our tree is going up next weekend. I can't believe it is almost Christmas !

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fancy Pants - Oh Deer! collection

I love the fun mix of traditional holiday colours with non-traditional bits tossed in too. The Oh Deer! collection from Fancy Pants is just that. Rich browns, red and green paired with turquoise, white and pops of coral pink too!

Here is a page I created this month using the Oh Deer! collection:

I actually used very little patterned paper for this page... but a mix of the brag cards with lots of the ticket roll to create a fun paper border.

 We'll be having our monthly Social Media recap on December 6 on the Fancy Pants blog - hope you will join us and see what the Social Media team has been up to this month!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Creative Scrappers sketchbook - are you a winner??

Thanks for all your comments regarding the Creating With Sketches V3 Sketchbook!

Here is the page I made using a sketch from the book - available now HERE! I hear there are a few copies still left to purchase - plus you can use code V3Creative to Save 20% OFF until November 15th!

As promised, the winner of the sketchbook is:

Sabrina Radican - new layouts and designs are always nice to have!!

Congrats Sabrina!! Please email me at and we will arrange to get you your copy!

Mix the Media tutorial - Jillibean Soup

I am just stopping in to share pics of a mini album I created for the summer paper show for Jillibean Soup.

I have a tutorial up on the blog today, sharing how you can use modeling paste with your Jillibean Soup mask and stencils to create a unique mini album!

If you are interested in seeing how you can use the Jillibean Soup mask and stencils to create this:

and use materials from your stash to make them into this:

Just sit back and watch this video!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bella Fussy cut words

Hello hello!!! It is hard to believe that it is already mid-November. I am usually ahead of the shopping curve by this time, but sadly this year, I am behind the times.

I feel overwhelmed this time of year - it's so busy with the kids activities, shopping and CHA is around the corner too! That makes for a busy Nicole.

I am stopping by to share a page I made for the Bella Blvd blog today. We were challenged to "fussy cut words from one of the paper sheets". Bella Blvd has some super fun papers with words on the backside. I chose to use the Christmas Cheer line to create this page, and used a lot of the holiday words on one of the papers.

It is a bit of work, but I grabbed my one sheet of paper and a pair of scissors and got to work. I sat in front of the TV watching one of my PVR'd shows and started cutting out different words in differing colors too. I had the idea in my head to create a tree with the words, as the size of the text varies and I thought it would be something different to do!

I found I spent more time choosing what words to cut, than the actual cutting of them! lol Anyways, from there, I added a layered photo mat to the other side of my page - tried to keep it simple as the word tree is a tad busy. Love the little label style stickers from Bella Blvd as they are perfect to tuck behind photos or photo mats.

That's how it all came together! I hope you will hop on over to the Bella Blvd blog today and check out what the other girls did with this challenge :) Happy Scrapping!