Monday, December 30, 2013

December Paper Pumpkin

The December Paper Pumpkin kit gives you everything you need to create a fun journal that you can use for all kinds of things - a brag book for a grandparent, an autograph book for a school-aged child, a memories book for an event or holiday, an address book... the list goes on & on!

I chose to create a little family memories book. Because I have all boys, I needed to substitute the tabbed dividers (none of my boys would've been too keen on having their section represented by Strawberry Slush!). It was easy to create new tabs in the colors I wanted using my Envelope Punch Board.

Here are some photos of how mine turned out:

I shortened my cover and used an extra piece of cardboard in my kit to create the next layer.

I kept the same color scheme, but omitted the Strawberry Slush. My tabs are Naturals White, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, and Coastal Cabana.

I have photos of each member of our family behind their tab and then plenty of room to write all sorts of memories! This is the first page after mine & Michael's tab:

I think that's it for me this year - Happy New Year to everyone!! Be safe!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I know it has been ALL month since I've posted... that's just how it goes this time of year! I hope that you and your families have all had a wonderful holiday (we sure did!) and are enjoying some time off this week (we sure are!).

Here is the Christmas card I sent to each of my team members this year. I thought I'd share it with you before we close out this month.

I used the immensely popular Photopolymer set called Endless Wishes along with some Pool Party, Island Indigo, and the sparkly Silver Encore ink. It was simple to make and easy to duplicate.

I can't stay to chat - must get back to game-playing and movie-watching with my family! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each and every one of you!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Gift Card Holders

What a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope you had as wonderful a time as I did! I hosted this year and our table was surrounded by some of my favorite people - my husband, sons, mom, dad, brother, and his girlfriend. I am truly blessed...

Now onto Christmas preparations! I am having just one class this month to help with all of your gift-card-holder-making needs. Here are some samples I've made recently:

These cards use the new Envelope Punch Board to create the "file folder" look. I love this new tool - it is so simple to use, and so affordable too! (item #133774, $19.95)

 When you slide the belly band off and open the card, it looks like this:

Instead of using a belly band, you could also just tie a ribbon around the card:

Here's another sample:

 ...and let us not forget that the Envelope Punch Board can ALSO make custom-sized envelopes - which you need for this particular card!

 Here's one last one I made for a friend's 40th birthday...

Such a fun and simple card - with a wonderful purpose! I do believe every one of my nieces and nephews will be receiving one this year!