If you are looking to get in the Christmas spirit, then the November Scrapbook Kit, Holiday Charm is just what you need! I’ve loved getting some of last year’s Christmas photos scrapped, and I’m looking forward to having new photos from this Christmas. The photo I used for today’s layout, is one that I’ve actually held off on for a while. The dining room, where we set up our tree, is painted a Terracotta Orange…which I love, but it doesn’t make a great backdrop for Christmas photos. So when I got this Kit, I challenged myself to finally get this photo scrapped and came up with a simple solution…turn it black and white!
Changing the photo to black and white, was just what I needed to do! And I also used the custom Flair Button and one of my die cut snowflakes to cover some flaws in the photo. There was a bright glare in the picture hanging on the wall, so the Flair Button was perfect for disguising it. And I used the snowflake to hide the outlet, that the plugs from the lights were plugged into.
So next time you have a photo you are struggling with, hopefully these ideas will help give you a jump start or maybe you can think of some of your own great ideas to share for using photos that aren’t just quite right for what you need.
Hi friends! It’s Mary Ann here today to share a layout made with the “Holiday Charm” scrapbooking kit. I was so excited when my kit arrived and I saw the cute North Pole paper by Echo Park. What perfect paper for photos with Santa!
To be honest, the day we had this photo taken wasn’t a day we had planned to see Santa. The kids weren’t dressed in anything christmas-y looking and it wasn’t the place we usually go with the beautiful backdrop that looks so pretty in photos. But, we ended up having pictures taken and wouldn’t you know, I love it! Once again I am reminded that sometimes it’s not so much about the photo itself, but the memories that go along with them.
The fun stars were cut using the November cut files, and “merry” is one of the Heidi Swapp stickers from the kit. I also added a little strip of the pretty teal and red washi tape and the date with the October Afternoon stickers, both from the kit too! You can find the shiny red sequins here in the store.
Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to check in everyday as we share the November kits with you!
Hey there, everyone! Lea here today, & I have two cards to share with you using the Paper Bakery November “Holiday Charm” card kit!! I decided to keep my cards nice & simple & easy to recreate because let’s face it…the holidays get busy & we always end up needing just a couple more cards, don’t we?
I have used papers that have a lot of text on them, which can sometimes be daunting. But by adding a deep angle or a nice tilt to them, it tones them down & makes the papers more of a compliment to the card rather than taking it over. I’ve also added rounded corners to each card to help soften the card designs since they do have these angles & tilts! Check them out!
Quick Tip: To create the angled paper on this card, you could easily just cut it freehand. But considering that about gives me hives even thinking of it…I will share how I did it. I cut the paper strip to the height & width that I wanted it at. I added a mark to the right & bottom side of the paper block, then used a ruler to pencil in light cut lines. Then I just cut along the lines so it would be perfect, & I wouldn’t have to fret over getting hives. Ha!
For my next card I didn’t use such a deep angle, but I gave the texted paper a bit of a tilt. Want in on a little secret (that you probably already know)? Cut the texted paper strip at full size, adhere it to your card front with the tilt, & then trim off the excess. Easy peasy, right?!
I hope you’ve liked my clean & simple cards today!! Feel free to keep the designs on hand for those last minute holiday cards you might need….& be sure to share them with us! I would love to see them! Have a great rest of your Thursday!!
Good morning! Tegan here and I am showing off my card that features just one of the November Scrapbook kit’s cut files. I used the handwritten “Believe” from the Holiday Charm Scrapbook Kit and I think you will agree that it looks pretty neat! I pulled some of the reds as well as some of the blacks from the kit to make this a non-traditional color Christmas card.
To make main part of the card, I die cut the “Believe” cut file 2 times– one black and one teal and adhered them together. I then adhered the title on top of the snowflake. I also fussy cut out a couple glittery red snowflakes and adhered them to the card base. To finish it off, I added a few drops of Stickles from my stash… (So glad to be using my Stickles again I forgot I even had them!). So easy but everyone else will think you worked on it for days!
And just a reminder everyone! Sketch #17 is open so try to set some time aside to create a layout with this awesome sketch for a chance to win a fabulous prize! I can’t wait to see what everyone makes! I just love looking at all of the fun entries so keep them coming! More details are on the right hand side.
Thanks for stopping and have a great day everyone!
December is finally here, and to ring in the season, I have a layout made with November’s scrapbooking kit, “Holiday Charm”.
Holiday Charm is filled with beautiful papers and as always, super cute embellishments too!
I love the Teresa Collins glitter snowflake paper and the Heidi Swapp black script paper together, such a pretty contrast! I added in some shiny red sequins from the shop, and a few red stars from my stash. For the fun die-cut teal star, I simply cut that whole design from the “Red Rover” Die Cut Paper by Pink Paislee, (included in the kit) it made an instant embellishment!
And now for a photo you don’t see very often, the back side of a layout…
Notice the “frame” with 2 smaller rectangles of patterned paper? That frame is exactly that, on layouts such as this one that I want to have just a border around my layout, I cut out the center of the paper, leaving just a “frame”. The center piece that I cut out would have been covered up with other papers, so why not cut that part out, and save it for another project.
Thanks so much for stopping by -Mary Ann
Hi, everyone! Meihsia here today to share a mixed media project I used the fun Paper Bakery November Holiday Charm Mixed Media Kit and some beautiful papers from the Capture 365 Kit.
I love the 8″ X 10″ artboard in the mixed media kit so I used both sides to create this fabulous holiday wall decor. On one side, I painted the background with chalkboard paint and pasted the beautiful paper with some holiday patterns from the Capture 365 Kit.
On the other side of the artboard, I collaged the papers from the October Afternoon which were included in the Capture 365 Kit on the background and added the winter color scheme with the oil pastel in gold and teal colors.
I love the beautiful dimensional effect that Pearl Modeling Cream and the Christmas Tree stencil achieved. There are so many more fun materials in the November Holiday Charm Mixed Media Kit you can play with and create something beautiful for your holidays.
Be sure to check the awesome Paper Bakery shop for more holiday project ideas and play with our fun Sketch #17.
Hello! I have a couple more cards to share with you, created using the Holiday Charm card kit. I mentioned in my previous post, how much I enjoy the hearts in the kit. This time I chose to use to hearts to add another colour to my cards.
This first card, I used a little green ink to keep the card in the more traditional holiday colour scheme.
This next card, I used a little yellow ink to help tie some of the elements the card together.
Just in case you are wondering, I picked up this mixed bag of sequins from the shop here.
And for the sketch fans in the crowd -here’s the next fabulous sketch for you! This is sketch #17.
You can play along with the sketch by creating a layout, card or other paper craft project and link it up on the sidebar for Sketch Challenge #17. You have two weeks to play along and then a random winner will be chosen.
Thanks for visiting! -Sarah
Whee!!! There is one thing that always gets me into the Christmas spirit and that is the movie White Christmas. I had some assignments to get done for another team and popped the movie in to get my holiday spirit going. I decided to snap a picture of the TV, so I could scrap my favorite Christmas movie! This is also based on the Sketch #16 Challenge that you can find details on HERE. You still have a day to play!
I used both the Holiday Charm Scrapbook kit and Capture 365 kit. Doesn’t that gold doily ROCK! My title wasn’t standing out too well, so I decided to mount it on that doily and it worked out perfectly!
And those Jenni Bowlin bows in the Scrapbook kit, I couldn’t wait to use. I think I could put them on everything. So petite and cute!
As I was searching for something to add, I ran across this cute file in the Silhouette store that I thought was perfect for the way I feel about this movie!
So are YOU in the Christmas spirit yet? The Holiday Charm kits will get your there pretty darn quick! You can find them in the shop HERE. Thanks for stopping by the Paper Bakery blog today!
Paper, Scissors and Glue
Well it looks like, that it’s not just us regular folks that stop by Walmart for some shopping during the holiday season…but Mr. & Mrs. Claus make a visit too. I just happened to be in line behind them one December day last year, and they both kindly agreed to pose for a photo. Since I had not scrapped this photo yet, I thought it would be a perfect one to use with the Holiday Charm kit.
I love the fun mix of Heidi Swapp, October Afternoon, Echo Park, and Teresa Collins papers included in the Kit. And the wood grain sticker stars from Pretty Little Studio are so awesome! I added a couple of embellishments from The Paper Bakery Store, including the wood veneer frame and Hey You Flair Button.
And while I’m here, I wanted to share a little project tip with you…Utilize text on your patterned papers! The map pattern on the Echo Park paper was fab, and I cut it to show the North Pole text on the paper. I wanted to highlight it, so I used my CAMEO to cut the outline star and placed it around the words. Then I used a smaller glitter star and added a pop dot to give it dimension. And finally, I used the right here arrow, for added emphasis on the North Pole text.
You can also utilize text on your patterned papers by fussy cutting words and using them in your title or journaling or just for embellishing. And don’t forget, to check out the Manufacturer tags at the bottom of your papers. Most of them are now printing fun phrases or patterns that can also be incorporated into your layouts or projects!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I absolutely love this time of year! I hope all of you are getting some family time and possibly a little crafting And now for some more important things…
DESIGN TEAM CALL
If you are interested in joining this amazing team, here are the details:
*Applications are Taken Nov 28-Dec 15. Please email your application to Sarah at email@example.com with the subject line DT CALL-YOUR NAME. Please email a short bio of yourself, your blog address, a link to all galleries you post on, a list of teams you’ve been on, WHY you want to promote the Paper Bakery brand, and 5 of your best projects that represent your style.
*DT Term will be from January 2014-July 2014. Kits will mail end of December for the start of your term.
*Paper Bakery will expect professionalism. We are a drama-free team. We also expect your entire term to be fulfilled. Please plan accordingly.
*Assignments will range from 5-9 each month depending on which kit(s) you may receive. This will be discussed in entirety on your hire.
*Compensation includes your kit and your choice of shop items shipped free monthly.
*Any questions, please feel free to email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Again, I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!