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Christmas Accordion Album 2015

Over the Holidays, I put together a darling little accordion album from Carina Gardner. This mini scrapbook was the perfect keepsake to hold cherished Christmas pics of Olivia.

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I cut out the digital files using my silhouette machine and added a few design elements: rounded photo corners, red polka dot washi tape borders, sprigs of paper holly, golden stars, and Holiday stickers.

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My favorite element? The back cover hands down. Love the photo and the framing!

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Quick and Easy Christmas Decor

I absolutely adore certain script fonts- their graceful flourishes add so much dimension to various scrapbooking/card projects. When I saw this Christmas Words Set featured on Snap Click Supply Co., I instantly fell in love! … and, I knew these elements would translate beautifully into a piece of gorgeous home decor!

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This festive project came together in just a few simple steps:

  1. Cut out one of the elements using a Silhouette machine on white card stock. Size your element to fit within an 8×10-inch frame.
  2. Adhere your word element to a piece of red card stock.
  3. Add a small medallion embellishment.
  4. Adorn with small and mediums sized rhinestones.

My medallion embellishment consisted of a digital JOY element from the Aspen Frost collection. I mounted this decorative piece onto a red circle punch and a gold scallop. A small red bow completed the look!

DIY Santa Frame Detail

I placed this new Christmas print in my entryway… I love walking by it!

Christmas Words Frameable Print

Cheers to quick and easy Christmas crafts that also double as home decor! Looking for even more ideas? Check out this post: Santa Cheer Hostess Gifts and Decor.

Christmas Frameable Art

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In the Workshop: Santa Cheer

This month for the Create Inspiration Team at JessicaSprague.com, I crafted a Santa Cheer package.  This DIY festive wine bottle served as a a perfect focal point to highlight two darling digital tags from the Aspen Frost collection.  Here’s a peak at the process of making these simple paper cuties:

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Start with mini red wine bottles.

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  1. Wrap a 7 x 3.5-inch piece of red paper around the center section.
  2. Punch 2 scalloped borders for Santa’s coat trim that are approximately 7 inches long.
  3. Cut out a 7 x 1/4-inch piece of black paper for Santa’s belt.
  4. Create a belt buckle from a scalloped square punch.  Cut out the center of this shape using a small square Spellbinders Nestability die.
  5. Add pearl buttons to Santa’s coat.
  6. Embellish with ribbon and digital art tags!

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For instructions on how to make the wine bottle tags, as well as a look at my entire cheer package, head over to Jessica Sprague’s Blog.

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In the Workshop: Fast Christmas Card

I am having so much fun working mixing digital and traditional paper elements.  Here’s a peak at a super easy card that can be created in under 10 minutes after you’ve gathered all your supplies:

Santa Cheer Card

Steps to making this card:

  1. Print out the Santa card from the Very Merry Christmas Element Pack #2 featured on JessicaSprague.com.
  2. Edge the card with a gold Krylon leafing pen.
  3. Layer the Santa card onto green patterned paper.
  4. Edge the green paper with a glue pen and immediately apply glitter.
  5. Adhere all pieces to a card base.
  6. Punch out snowflakes from gold metallic paper.
  7. Adhere snowflakes with glue dots and embellish with a pearl.
  8. Add a green twine ribbon bow to the finished product!

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Tip: Look for creative ways to use your punches!  The scrap pieces from this EK Success border punch produced perfectly sized snowflakes for my little card!

A beautiful, handmade card in a matter of minutes!

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In the Workshop: December Greetings

Lots of fun creating Christmas crafts this season!  Here’s a peak at some projects that I have been working on during the month of December:

I taught a class at Checkered Cottage in early December where participants completed 4 cards and a treat box.

December Handmade Cards

Christmas Treat Box

Aside from basic layering and stamping techniques, participants learned how to: fold a single sheet of 12×12 paper into a festive treat box, create a banner shape using a square punch, edge paper borders in Krylon/glitter, and create texture by threading ribbon through die cut shapes.

This cute and simple tag adorned a special Christmas package!  I love using twine as garland on this tree punch.

Christmas Tree Tag Card

And, finally, I couldn’t resist attempting to make my own thumbprint light garland for a recent post with The Dating Divas.  (Original inspiration for this craft came from Pinterest.)

Light Graffiti Date

 For the full scoop on this fun date, check out my full post “You Light Up My Life!”

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In the Workshop: Reindeer Food

When we visited our nieces over Thanksgiving, we surprised them with a special package of magical reindeer food!

Christmas Reindeer Food

Christmas Reindeer Food Detail

I spied these cute little bottles at Read Lead, a local paper-crafting and stamp store, and knew they would be perfect for this project.  A darling printable note from The TomKat Studio provided the perfect description for this fun little tradition.  Can you find one of several silver snowflakes tucked into the mix?

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