Monday, 30 January 2012

Christmas Scrapbooking Club

Hello there how are you today? I was heavily back in Christmas mode yesterday teaching my first scrapbooking club of the year. Yep after a looong time planning is finally happening. I am scrapping again and I couldn’t be happier to be honest.
We made two pages, had a lot of fun and enjoyed a very decadent apple, apricot and date filled shortbread.
full sleigh
We used the fabby holly berry designer paper and on our first page we made this wonderful present filled sleigh using the top note die. I saw these all over the Internet but I believe the original idea belonged to Lori Heilling. They all turned out so good, I only wish you could see these pages in real life, they all have accents made from the fabulous red glimmer paper and they do sparkle like mad against the dark espresso card base. The sleigh was made from the top note die and the Swirl Scribbles sizzlets die. The presents to fill it were pieces of designer paper cut with square punches and topped with bows and other pretty accents.
sleigh
Look at that paper… yummy!!
Next page followed a similar layout with space for four smaller photographs this time.
full tree
The Serene Snowflakes stamp set was stamped in white ink and a mixture of shimmer spray mixed with white reinker was sprayed over to help with the flurry of snow look.
The tree was made using the pennant die and a crazy mixture of different size punched circles in various designs were used to adorn the tree.
dec 25
The title was cut using the Timeless Type sizzlets alphabet.
PAPER: Early Espresso, Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Holly berry designer paper
INK: Whisper White,
STAMPS: Serene Snowflakes
TOOLS: 1”, 3/4” circle punches, itty bitty punch, Bird builder punch, lace border punch,Timeless Type alpha, Swirls Scribbles sizzlet, Top Note die, Square punch,
ACCESSORIES: Old Olive satin ribbon, Narrow Real Red stitched taffeta, 
Our next scrapbook club is on 26 February, if you would like to join us please get in touch.
Thank you for visiting, see you again soon. Till next time big crafty hugs xx



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6 comments :

Emma said...

Squeeeeeeeeels with excitement over that gorgeous sleigh. Why are so fabulous - just so darn blinking great.

Louise said...

Hi Monica I loved the scrap book club, so much fun and the pages look fab in our yummy linen scrap book can't wait for the next one xx

Julie said...

What a gorgeous sleigh ! Love the tree on the other page too.
Julie x

Sara said...

Wow that sleigh and tree are fab, what clever ideas, the pages look fantastic, hugs Sara xx

Anonymous said...

OMG Monica, the sleigh is just gorgeous and it's ,made with the top note die...unbelivable!!! This fabo idea for those of us that can't make your stamp club (cause I live in Australia, it's just a little bit too far to pop over for the day LOL) can be CASEd and I will most definietly be doing this. TFS Cheers Donna Zammit :)

scrappingnana said...

Great layout. Love the sleigh and all your details. TFS