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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Believe in the Magic by Anita Enright


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Hi Everyone, Anita here with you today on the Blog.
Welcome to December!!!!! Seriously only 21 days until Christmas Day. WOW!!! 
I am so not ready for this year to end.  
The layout I am sharing with you today was a nice and quick one for me to do using the Berry Merry and Classic collection by Couture Creations.



To start, so that I framed my layout I chose the red Garnet cardstock from the Ultimate Crafts Cardstock range.  I selected the star print background paper from the Be Merry and Classic 12x12" paper stack and cut it to 11x11" adhering it to the red cardstock.


 Next I cut out two of the Falling Bauble die in red glitter paper from the Be Merry and Bright glitter cardstock pack. Deconstruct the die cut so that you have 6 individual strings of baubles.
Next select 3 matching patterned papers from the Be Merry and Classic paper stack and cut them in to different sizes to tuck in behind your photo.  
As my photo was printed with the white border I mounted in on some of the Hippodrome dark grey cardstock from Ultimate Crafts. 
 
 I adhered my mounted photo (using 3D foam tape)  on to the larger piece of patterned paper and then adhered the smaller pieces to the back of the larger lighter piece.  

 

I taped down the photo to the bottom portion of the layout base.  Next I took my deconstructed baubles and glued them to the top left side of the layout after snipping them to different lengths to get a really nice effect. I added some strips of washi tape from my collection and then went through the Berry Merry and Classic ephemera collection and pulled out several of the banners to attach to the top of the photo and an oval Merry Christmas sentiment for the title.  Bling the title up with a few of the 3mm pearls and you're done.





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Thanks for stopping by today.  
Happy Creating


Anita
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Monday, 5 December 2016

Folded Christmas Tree Bag by Bridget Louw


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Hello everyone, Bridget here for this months Design Team blog post.
Well, my first question is WHERE has 2016 gone?
 My second is, are you ready for Christmas? I am not..yet but decided to make this gift bag to kick start off my silly season. 



I used a few sheets of the Be Merry Classic papers from the 12x12 pad, some items from the ephemera pack and some of the beautiful silver flowers from the range.

Right, let's jump right into it..

Take 2 sheets of the same 12x12 paper from the Be Merry Classic paper pad

Trim away the top strip

Score 2” from the top and then at 3” from the outside edge of the remaining 3 sides.


Fold over the 2” strip and apply some tape runner underneath to hold the flap down

Fold all 3 remaining sides to get a nice crease. Cut away the 3”x3” squares at the bottom of one of your pieces. On the other piece use your scissors to cut a line from the bottom of the paper to where the horizontal 3” score line meets.



Apply glue to the 2 flaps you have created and stick them down to create the one side of your gift back. Glue the bottom flap from the other piece to the inside of this half of your gift bag. 
Apply some wet glue to each of the 2 sides on one of the pieces and glue the sides together.



Once the base of your bag is assembled punch 2 small holes for the ribbon handles.
In the Ephemera pack you will find the star I have used as a gift tag. Punch a hole in it. 



Cut 2 pieces of matching ribbon, each piece needs to be 12” long.
Feed the ribbon through the tag then through the holes in the gift bag, making knots on either sides to secure.

For the Christmas tree, cut 4 pieces of patterned paper of your choice. 6cm, 8cm, 10cm & 12cm.
Fold the patterned paper as per the photo below. Once you have it in a Triangle shape fold two of the sides towards the centre. 





Glue each layer inside the previous one, starting from the smallest layer to the largest, allowing equal spacing between each layer.


Under the tree I have created a small “pot” out of paper for the tree to stand in and have added the Merry Christmas tag from the Ephemera pack. Adhere to the gift bag using 3D foam tape. I added some of the silver bouquets to the top of the tree to act as the star.


 Thank you so much for looking..hope you all have a great crafting day. Hugs, Bridget

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