This is my Christmas countdown wheel. The tabs on the sides enable you to turn the wheels inside to change the number of days counting down to Christmas. I'm waiting for an order to come in that has the die I want to use for between the holly so I will update the photo once the die has arrived. It is intended that there will be the word 'celebrate' in gold glimmer paper between the holly leaves.
You can see here how the numbers can change as you turn the wheel
Next is a notepad that I taught to my group of seniors at Senior Moments. They wanted to do something different from a Christmas card so we came up with the idea of covered notepads.
They all enjoyed making this project and a few of them commented how useful they would be to pop into their handbags.
Finally, I branched out and did a scrapbook page of our two (adorable in our eyes) kittens. Although, they're not really kittens any more at just turned one year old. They constantly keep us on our toes and provide amusement for us every day.
I used a few different techniques for these pages including tabs as embellishments, stamping directly on the photos, punch art and fussy cutting. I brought it all together by using the same chosen colour for both sides (Island Indigo) which I chose to match the blanket that Patch is lying on in the photo on the first page.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Stamps: Sweet Little Something
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Other: Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, Basic Pearls,
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Naturally Eclectic DSP
Stamps: Foxy Friends, Timeless Textures, Holly Berry Happiness, Tabs for Everything, Sheet Music
Ink: Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry
Other: Metallic Sequins, Holly Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch,
Cardstock: Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Stamps: Bird Banter, Awesomely Artisic, Colorful Seasons, Fabulous Flamingo
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Other: Stampin' Write Markers (assorted colours), Sponge, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White (regular & thick), Garden Green, backing cardstock from DSP packets
Paper: Merry Little Christmas DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper,
Stamps: Number of Years, Sheet Music, Holly Berry Happiness
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Punches: Circle Tab, Everyday Label, Holly Berry Builder
Other: Window Sheet (hidden from picture), Cherry Cobbler ¼" Double-Stitched Ribbon, Brad/Paper Binder
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamps: Labels to Love, Carols of Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Punches/Dies: Card Front Builder Dies, Everyday Label
Other: Holly Embossing Folder
Treat Tube Holder
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic DSP
Dies: Stitched Shapes (round & square), Rose Garden Thinlits Dies,
Punch: 3/4" Circle punch,
Other: Treat Tube
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Stamps: Pretty Kitty, Sharing Sweet Thoughts, Tabs for Everything, Thoughtful Banners, Flirty Flamingo, Bunch of Banners,
Dies/Punches: Fox Builder Punch, Circle Tab Punch, Stitched Shapes Dies,
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