Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We wish you a Merry Christmas + FREE printable!

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here.
I just love when I can combine my supplies to make a quick and easy but classy Christmas Decor piece for my home!
Whats more I have created this FREE printable for you all  (including Heidi Swapp's very own handwritten Merry word that you can down load at the end of my post)

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I began by printing out my design using my laser printer onto some Black and White pattern paper. I then ran it through my Minc machine with some red foil!

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I then slipped it into a white frame and added it to my Christmas Decor!
It took all of ten minutes to make but the Red foil adds such a beautiful bold impact to my printable!

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Isn't the red foil just Delish! 
Grab your FREE printable HERE


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Minc Poinsettias!

Gold Foil and Christmas just go hand in hand beautifully but even better than gold foil is having any choice of coloured foil you want, and now you can combine the Heidi Swapp Minc, coloured foils and some fabulous Christmas Minc products such as these gorgeous minc Poinsettias to create the prettiest Christmas projects ever! What I love the most is that is that I can make the Poinsettias any colour I like to match my project!
You can see I have used my Mini 6 Inch Minc machine and 6 inch foils to foil the Poinsettias in Hot Pink, Teal and Gold.

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I started with this gorgeous piece of Pattern paper from the Oh What Fun Paper pad. I then cut out the reindeer with my Cameo and some White Bazzill Basics cardstock and adhered it to the centre of my pattern paper.

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I then laid my Poinsettias over the antlers to form a crown for my reindeer!

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You can see the petals of the flowers have so much depth, which is created by folding in then rolling back each set of petals.

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To complete my layout I added that gold and clear Acrylic piece from the Ephemera pack  which by chance fitted the face of the reindeer perfectly, I simply added adhesive to the back of the piece that is hidden by the photo.

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I think this is my new favourite layout, I hope you get to play with the Minc and Christmas Minc embellishments soon! It really is an amazing way to to add some sparkle and glow to your next Christmas project!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Oh What Fun!!!!

Have you spotted the brand new Heidi Swapp Oh What Fun collection at your local and independent store yet? The  Christmas collection is full to the brim with a 12 x 12 pattern paper pad, 6x6 pattern paper pad, ephemera, wood veneer, washi tape, glitter tags, clear  ephemera, plastic shapes...the list goes on an on. I used the collection recently to to create this layout about our very own Elf on the Shelf!
I love the bold black and white check pattern paper that comes in the paper pad!

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I cut my own title from some yellow Bazzill Basics cardstock that I embossed then laid down. I then overlayed that fun wood veneer piece for some subtle texture!

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I tucked some of the tags behind my photo and tied some yellow  thread for a coordinated look.

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The collection comes with some plastic fuseable shapes. To my blue star shape I stapled one of the paper ephemera pieces before layering on some of the glitter stickers and wood veneer arrow!

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This layout came together quick and easy because everything in the collection coordinates beautifully. I hope you find it at your nearest stockist soon!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Jot mood board!

It was my turn to choose this months colours over at the Jot Mood board. No guesses for what colour I had to include ( wink), but it really is a soft and pretty palette, I just adored putting it together!

I used some Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss combined with Heidi Swapp Die cut paper and acrylic word.

I hope you get a chance to play along it really is so pretty to work with!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

the gift ...

I love when I can surprise family and friends with pretty little gifts that are handmade with love. The brand new Coral Heidi Swapp Instax Mini album was the perfect little gift to surprise my sister.  Earlier this year she got married so I wanted to create an album to celebrate this new chapter in her life. I filled it with photos, taken straight from her Instagram account and printed with my FujiFilm Instax share camera straight from my iPhone! I simply took screen shots of the photos, edited them in the Instax Share App and printed them out!

On the front cover I adhered a 3x4 Project Life card from the Prismatic Core Kit then added that Gold acrylic beautiful word and gold glitter bow from Heidi's sticker collection.

I kept each page very simple, I wanted the photos to take centre stage. Here I simply clipped another of the Gold acrylic words with that white clip from the Sticker collection.

I left journaling spots blank so she can go in and add her journaling. I layered over some of the Black and White striped Washi Tape and Puffy sticker over the photo on the left. I then trimmed another 3 x4 card from the Prismatic collection to fit into the pocket.

The black and white photo pops against the hot pink puffy sticker.

Here I added another trimmed 3x4 Prismatic card into the left pocket. I stapled another Gold acrylic word to the pocket and added the puffy pink banner over the top of the pocket.

This might be my favourite  double page spread.

I adhered the pink Instax frame directly over the top of the pocket. I then added the Pink fabric bow and the hot pink stickers from the Project Life collection. Very pretty and feminine.

On the opposite page I used more of the Black and white striped washi at the top of the page and added that clear Awesome sticker from the Instax Frame pack. On the right I trimmed another 3x4 Project Life card and adhered that Glittter chipboard to embellish.

For their honeymoon they took a pacific cruise so that map 3x4 card trimmed  to fit into the pocket was a perfect solution. I added a piece of washi to the bottom of the photo to embellish !

I added that gold adorbs sticker from the Instax frames directly to the pocket then added the puffy sticker  to complete! More washi added to the photo and the Clear Gold sticker from the sticker collection.

My last double  page spread .

I layered over that gold sparkly frame over the photo. Then I added another clear sticker to the pocket before clipping on the red cheeky clear acrylic word. 

Finally I added another trimmed Project Life card  and that puffy gold 2 to complete!

I have left a few pockets empty so she can add her own photos as the year progresses. I do hope she likes it, i really enjoyed making it for her! Its easy to give the gift of love easy with a few photos and the cutest little albums!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Do you want to light a snowman....

 Yes Christmas is upon us and I am already getting myself in the mood with a little home decor DIY making!
Have you spied the new Heidi Swapp Christmas Marquee Kits yet? In The US I know they are already hitting the stores in your local Michaels and for my Aussie friends check your local Spotlight store, I've spied them on the shelves too! The Marquee Love kits really are the easiest way to decorate your home this Christmas and you can tailor the colours to suit your home decor! Even Better right!
So lets see how I decorated my snowman, I think it took my all of an hour to decorate him up, I love when a plan comes together!

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I began by trimming out some of the white glitter paper from the Marquee Love 8x8 glitter pad. I used the snowman template that comes in the kit to help my trace the shape. Next I used some Bazzill Basics black cardstock to trace his hat.
 I then used some of the Black glitter and White glitter 2 inch washi tape to go around the outside edge of my snowman. I went hunting around in my backyard for two small twigs which i used for arms. I simply poked a hole through the side with my scissors and poked the twigs through.

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To complete my snowman I  hot glued 3 black buttons from my stash to his belly and finally tied some of my favourite ribbon around his neck and added a few jingle bells to finish off!

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I love how he takes pride of place up there on his mantle, ready to light up each night leading up to Christmas!