Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas & Winter Creations - Seasonal Blog Hop

It's the most wonderful time of year!!!!! Hello and welcome to another •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop! You can check out the last one here, if you like.

If you just hopped onto my blog, you can start here and work your way around as this hop is circular. If you arrived from Diana's blog {Farmer Di Stamps}, then you are on the right path. And, don't worry if you get lost, you'll find the complete list of participating Close to my Heart consultants HERE.

This month we are showcasing Christmas/Winter projects.  All of the artwork is using Close to my Heart products from the Annual Inspirations catalog.  Hope you are inspired to create something FESTIVE!!!

Are you a Pinterest junkie? I can easily spend an endless amount of time {pinning} to 'CASE' various artwork creations. For this project, I wanted to recreate Brenda's (aka Skrapaddict's) layout ~ Christmas morning.

I just {heart} the non-traditional colours featured in the Snowhaven paper packet.  The palette is Black, Cranberry, Glacier, Whisper and White Daisy.

The layout came together rather quickly.  It uses one sheet of the B&T Duos, the first shown above, and a few pieces of cardstock. If you hadn't noticed, the pennant strips are also from that same sheet. To save a little paper, I decided to cut out a slightly smaller sized piece of the pattern paper where the Glacier cardstock was going to be placed and then use it for the pennants.  And to sturdy up the layout, I mounted the now cut B&T Duo onto Black cardstock.

Not sure how to use that extra strip along the edge of the B&T Duos? Here, I used it to highlight the title of the layout.  As I stamped the word 'morning', I didn't want the strip to cover it up so I cut around the 'g' to lift the cardstock and slide the strip underneath. 

Well, it's time to now hop on over to Dominique's blog {FUN2CRE8}. Thanks so much for following along today! Be sure to come on back for the next Blog Hop featuring CARDS and Valentine Creations.

Wintery Wishes!

Papers: Snowhaven B&T (CTMH), Black, Glacier, Whisper, & White Daisy cardstock (CTMH)
Stamps: Handwritten Print (E1030)
Ink: Glacier
Other: Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836), Cricut Art Philosophy (Z1686), Cricut Expression/Cricut Craft Room, & EK Success mini heart punch 


  1. I love the wee pennants on the border ~ I think I may have to try out this layout as well ~ Thanks for trying it & then sharing with us! Great job!

  2. Love this layout, love the pennants and {heart} Pinterest. :-)