Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday projects - layout & countdown calendar!

Christmas may be over, but now
the layout making begins with
all of the photos you took!

JEN - O' The Joys of Christmas Layout

I love these photos of my daughter Jasmine.  They show how she can change from calm, to crying, to smiling in an instant!  

This is a double page layout that I created using the December Club Q Kit.  I chalked the edges of the paper and all of the elements with Blue Hawaiian PowderPuff Chalking Ink
I chalked the edges and then layered the diecut flowers on top of one another.  I added a half pearl to the center and placed dots of copper paint down each of the petals.
I added a gift box element by wrapping a square piece of patterned paper with ric rac to represent ribbon.  To create the bow at the top, I looped small pieces of sheer ribbon and glued it to the back of the gift box.
I added more dots of copper paint to the title piece as well as half pearls to the tree image.

Items Used:
December Club Q Kit – Quick QuotesBlue Hawaiian PowderPuff Chalking Ink – Quick Quotes
Ribbon – Quick Quotes
Paint – Viva
Journal Pen – Stampin Up
MICHELLE - Countdown to Christmas Wall Hanging
I know that Christmas has passed, but I did this project using the December Kit and if you have some of your kit left, it was a great tool to help us keep track of how much shopping time we had at the Granger Household.  I cut a piece of the tree paper to fit the 6x10 canvas so that you could still see the whole tress (5 ¾ by 9 ¾ ) and attached it to canvas with Beacon’s 3 in 1 adhesive.  I inked the edge of the canvas with my Maraschino Cherry Powderpuff Ink pad.  I added a pearl accent to the star on the tree.  I cut out the numbers and tags that they are glued to using my AWESOME Grand Calibur and dies that I have in my stash.  

I added some stickers, chipboard letters (days) a metal embellishment and the metal hooks (7Gypsies).  On the Back, I added a scrap piece of paper to make a pocket so that when the numbers will no longer be used they can be stored in the pocket.

Only 2 more days until our big NEW YEAR's EVE giveaway!!!
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Suzanne said...

Jen love your layout. Cute way you did the package. Michelle love the countdown calender. The tree is so cute on both and love the rich colors.

Anniebee said...

Nothing but the usual awesomeness here, I see! LOL! Your layout is fabulous, Jen, and I love the calendar too! Such a creative idea! Beautiful work, ladies!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the two tone flowers on the first LO! These are beautiful! And what a fun count down calendar! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration again!