Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wishing You a Joyous Christmas

Today I'm back on the Graphic 45 blog with a vintage Christmas card featuring the St. Nicholas collection as well as a tutorial so you can recreate my card.  You'll want to head over to the Graphic 45 blog to check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as fellow design team member Maggi who has also created a fabulous Christmas project for you.


When I was starting out creating my card, I decided to use the St. Nicholas collection as it was the perfect jumping off point for creating my Christmas Card. By layering in keys from the staple line, fussy cut images from the St. Nicholas collection and ribbon, I was able to create a beautiful layered Christmas card.

Tip:  Add some cream crochet lace trim to the Christmas borders to give them some extra interest.



Here is a tutorial on how to make my Christmas card at home:




To see more pictures of my Christmas card, you'll want to head over to the Graphic 45 blog.


Supplies Used:

- 12x12 St. Nicoholas: Bells & Bows, Kris Kringle, Santa’s Workshop, St. Nicholas, Season’s Greetings & Candy Cane Wishes
- 12x12 St. Nicholas 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
- St.Nicholas Ephemera Cards
- Staples: Shabby Chic Metal Keys
- Petaloo: Crochet Lace Trim: Cream
- Black Cardstock
- Black Soot Distress Ink
- Blending Tool
- Sookwang Tape
- Foam Squares
- Edge Distressor
- Scissors

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to the Graphic 45 blog  to check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as Maggi's fabulous project!

-Katelyn

Monday, November 28, 2016

Wishing You a Joyous Christmas Sneak Peek


I'm busy working on project in my crafts room today, but I wanted to stop in to share with you a sneak peek of my Wishing you a Joyous Christmas project for Graphic 45. You'll want to mark your calendars for Wednesday, November.30th as I will be up on the Graphic 45 Blog sharing my project. On Wednesday I get to share the blog with Maggi who has also created a beautiful project for you. I hope that you'll take the time to stop by the Graphic 45 blog and check out both of our projects. Make sure to check back on my blog on Wednesday as I will be sharing more photos of my project.

- Katelyn

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Happy Holidays Christmas Card

I'm back on the Elizabeth Craft Designs guest blogging .  Today I've created for them a fun Happy Holidays Christmas Card that features a variety of their dies, paper, adhesives, glitter and stickers. 


You'll want to make sure to head over to Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog to read all about how I created my Happy Holidays Christmas Card, so that you'll be able to recreate it at home. Stay tuned next month as I will have some more projects for you featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs product. 

-Katelyn

Friday, November 25, 2016

Peace and Cheer Gift Tags

I'm back on the Southern Ridge Trading blog today to share with you some inspiration for our current monthly challenge which is all about "Christmas/Winter". It's hard to believe that Christmas is exactly a month, so I've created a set of Gift Tags that will be sure to inspire you as well as get some of your Christmas crafting done. 



Make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can learn all about how I created my Gift Tags. While you're checking out my project, make sure to participate in our monthly challenge. You can find all of the details here on how to enter. 

- Katelyn

Monday, November 21, 2016

Believe Advent Calendar

I'm back on the Creative Scrapbooker Blog today as a guest blogger sharing my Believe Advent Calendar featuring Southern Ridge Trading CompanyRanger Ink and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies products. 


Head over to the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to read about how I created my reverse canvas, so that you can recreate it at home.

-Katelyn

Friday, November 18, 2016

Adventure Awaits - Wild Whisper Blog Hop

Today I'm excited to share with you a new wonderful Canadian Manufacturer who manufactures patterned paper. Wild Whisper manufactures 12x12 paper collections, 4x6 and 3x4 card packs as well as they carry a boutique of embellishments. To kick off the launch of the company, there are 8 designers from across Canada blog hopping and featuring projects using Wild Whisper's "Adventure" and "Holiday Style" collections. 

If you been following the blog hop, you should be coming from Cathy's blog. 


 My project for the blog hop is a scrapbook layout featuring the "Adventure" collection. Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy the tutorial below so that you'll be able to recreate my layout at home. Make sure to read the entire blog post so that you can head over to the next designer's blog as well as there is another surprise at the bottom of the post. 


To start, take four chipboard pinecones out of the set and lightly apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink overtop each pinecone with a blending tool.


Take one wood fall leaf out of the set and apply Pine Needles Distress ink overtop of it with a blending tool.


To finish off the chipboard and wood elements, apply Emboss It ink to the three cedar trees. Once the ink has been applied, sprinkle Topiary Green Embossing Powder overtop of the trees. Tap off the excess powder from the trees and emboss them with your heat tool. 


To add some extra interest in behind the photo, I cut out 3 stitched rectangles using Elizabeth Craft's Stitched Rectangles die. 


The extra elements that I used to embellish came from the 4"x6" and 3"x4" cards and one of the sheets of patterned paper that has a variety of bears on it. 

You'll also want to choose 2 - 4"x6" cards and 4 - 3"x4" cards out of the Adventure card pack. Find to border strips that you like from the bottom of the patterned paper and cut them off. Make sure to also cut a piece of patterned paper that measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" to adhere a card to. 


Before assembling your layout, edge distress the edges of the patterned papers, 4"x6" cards, 3"x4" cards, two border strips and the stitched rectangles. Once the edges have been distressed, ink the edges of the patterned papers, 4"x6" cards, 3"x4" cards, two border strips, stitched rectangles and fussy cut images with Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool.  With all the elements now inked, it's time to assemble your layout.


1. Adhere the 4"x6" journaling card to the other 4"x6" card leaving 1/4" around the top and left hand sides. Once the two cards have been adhered together, adhere the 4"x6" cards 1" from the left and 2" from the top of the grey/black wood paper.
2. Adhere one of the 3"x4" cards 3/8" from the right and 1 1/4" from the bottom of the grey/black wood paper. Adhere a second 3"x4" card 1/8" from the right and 4 5/8" from the top of the grey/black wood paper.
3. Foam square one of the stitched rectangles that has the leaves on it and adhere it 1 3/8" from the left and 1 3/4" from the bottom of the grey/wood paper. Foam square the second stitched rectangle with leaves on it and adhere it 3/8" from the right and 2 1/8" from the top of the grey/black wood paper. 
4. Adhere the fussy cut label image slightly underneath the bottom stitched rectangle. To finish the label, add the date, adhere an arrow at the bottom of the label as well as adhere a chipboard pinecone to the left side of the label.
5. Foam square the third 3"x4" card 7/8" from the bottom and 2 5/8" from the right of the grey/black wood paper.  With the third card now adhered, foam square the bear with writing on it and adhere it to the right of the third card, it will sit on the first 3"x4" card you adhered. Adhere the fourth 3"x4" card to the 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" patterned paper. Foam square the fourth 3"x4" card that's now attached to the patterned paper 7/8" from the left and 5 3/8" from the top of the grey/black wood paper. To finish off this layer, you'll want to foam square the sign marker and adhere it overtop of the second 3"x4" card. To add some extra interest to the sign marker, adhere an arrow to the middle sign.
6. Adhere your picture to the green spot stitched rectangle. Foam square the green spot stitched rectangle 3 7/8" from the left and 4 3/8" from the top of the grey/black wood paper. With the green spot stitched rectangle adhered, lift up the top left hand corner of the rectangle and adhere the wood leaf underneath the corner so that a bit is showing. Place the corner back down and adhere three pinecones in the top left hand corner. 
7. Adhere the first of the two border strips 3 3/8" from the bottom of the grey/black wood paper. Adhere the second border strip slightly overtop of the bottom of the first border strip. With the border strips adhered, foam square the adventure awaits sign slightly underneath the border strips 3 3/8" from the right hand side of grey/black wood paper.
8. Adhere the three trees on the right hand side of the photo. To finish the top of the green spot rectangle, adhere the two arrows.

Your layout is now complete. Here are a few close up pictures of the elements once they've been adhered to the layout.




Supplies Used from Wild Whisper:


Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Topiary Green Embossing Powder
- Southern Ridge Trading Company: Cedar Trees
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Rectangles Die
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Pine Needles and Vintage Photo
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber - Clear 
- Signo: Black Gel Pen


Now I mentioned at the top of the blogpost that there would be an extra surprise for you if you read all the way to the bottom of my blogpost. Well, Wild Whisper is giving away both the Adventure and Holiday Style collections, which includes the card packs. When you comment on all of the blog posts from the blog hop, you'll be entered in to win the prize. Please note that this contest is open to our international readers too! You only have one week to comment (comments close on Friday, November.25th) and then the wonderful ladies of Wild Whisper will announce the winner on Saturday, November.26th. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and checking out my project. To order your own collection of Wild Whisper products you'll want to head here. Now make sure to head over to Heather's blog to check out her fabulous project.

- Katelyn












Tuesday, November 15, 2016

St. Nicholas Wall Hanging

Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we continue our blog hop with Petaloo and Xyron. For this blog hop we were challenged to create a home decor piece featuring Petaloo's flowers and Trims, Xyron's Adhesive and Graphic 45 products.  You'll want to head over to the Graphic 45 blog to check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as fellow design team member Alexandra who has also created a fabulous project for you. Once you've finished checking out our projects, you'll want to pop over to Petaloo's blog and Xyron's blog to see what their design teams have created. 

Christmas is right around the corner and there is no better time to start getting some of your holiday home décor crafts started. For my project I took a wood plank wall hanging that I found at my local craft store and created this fun Christmas home décor piece featuring St. Nicholas from Graphic 45, a variety of Petaloo Flowers as well as some fantastic adhesive from Xyron to keep all the elements together.


Petaloo and Xyron both have a fantastic range of products. From Petaloo, I used their Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms: Ivory & White, Pine Pick with Cones & Berries, Sugar Red Berry Clusters: Peach, Crochet Lace Trim: Cream and Sugared Blooms: Burgundy. From Xyron, I used their Tape Runner and 1.5” Sticker Maker


Tip: Use a variety of flowers and sprigs to create add extra interest in two of the corners on your project.



To see more pictures of my St. Nicholas Wall hanging, you'll want to head over to the
Graphic 45 blog.

Supplies Used:

- 12x12 St. Nicholas: St. Nicholas, Seasons Greetings, Santa’s Workshop, Sweet Tooth & Starry Night
- Petaloo: Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms: Ivory & White, Pine Pick with Cones & Berries, Sugar Red Berry Clusters: Peach, Crochet Lace Trim: Cream and Sugared Blooms: Burgundy
- Xyron: Tape Runner & 1.5” Sticker Maker
- Edge Distressor
- Black Soot Distress Ink
- Blending Tool
- Scissors
- Black Gesso
- Wall Hanging

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my wall hanging. You'll want to make sure to head over to the Graphic 45 blog to check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as Alexandra's fabulous project!

-Katelyn