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SEI + A Christmas Village

    Hey there everyone! I have a fun project to share with you! All you need is paper from the Silver Valley line, your Silhouette SD or Silhouette Cameo, 3-D Love House, this tree and this tree. Simple eh? All you need to do is trim the house and tree templates, assemble and embellish.


 Re-size the trees and homes so it appears that you have a larger variety. 

  -Find new ways to use buttons and pearls, other than on cards or layouts. The translucent buttons from the Sundries are used as stars on the trees, while the pearls are used as ornaments.

 -Using double-sided paper like Silver Valley is a versatile way to snaz up your project, especially in the roof lines. Just flip it over to the coordinating pattern on the other side! 

Add paint to the trees and roofline with some tinsel glitter lightly sprinkled on to make a winter wonderland.


Hope you enjoy this winter wonderland. Click on the links above to download the trees and houses! I hope you enjoy a most wonderful Christmas as you enjoy the most precious gift of all, the gift of a savior and king who born in the most humblest of means.


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Holiday Fair + Last Sneak Peak!

 Hey there friends!  Welcome to my last day of the Sneak Peaks! Tomorrow will be the Holiday Boutique. s. Although it is closed to the public, you are more than welcome to shop at my place or send me an email with an order.

One more Holiday Card

Although, only one card is showcased here, there is another special design, however I submitted the design for publication, therefor I can't publish it (in case it's picked up for publication). I will be selling both Holiday cards and everyday cards as well as Christmas ornaments, gifts and other fun paper-crafted goods. Here's the last sneak peak!  Remember you can pre-order!

This card is clean and simple design, with a wreath stamped from a doily stamp, a bold sentiment and some baker's twine. It will sell for $4. Get yours QUICK, I have six available. This card comes with a coordinating envelope wrapped in a plastic sleeve.


If you would like to purchase please email me at queenerh@yahoo.com

SEI + 12 Days of Christmas Gifts

    Hey there everyone! Thanks for stopping by today!  SEI is continuing it's 12 Days of Christmas fun. Were actually only doing 6 days--but, hey whatever....hee hee hee. I am excited to share a fun little holiday gift idea that is not only easy to make, but VERY practical! A Christmas Thank You Card Kit using Silver Valley, which is simply perfect for a winter wonderland!

-Use old package labeling for new projects. The tin that holds this set together used to hold chipboard embellishments. The acetate sheets (below) that the card embellishments are adhered to is from some old product packaging too.
-Make sure that you don't adhere the kit label to the lid, otherwise the recipient will have to ruin it to open the kit. The label slides right off in the example.

-When buying kits, people buy them because they generally do not have those supplies at home. To make a fun-filled kit, trim patterned paper strips to the appropriate size and border punch edges so the recipient can add them to their cards. 

 The envelopes were made with cut files from my Silhouette DS. Here are some tips:
-Since the tin is small, re-size your cut file so that the envelopes fit inside the tin.
-The 6" x 6" paper pad is perfect for making these small envelopes.


Here are some tips for the embellishments:
-Make your own embellishments by adhering foam tape to the cardstock stickers and placing them on an acetate sheet. You can also use mount the cardstock stickers to punched patterned paper circles and affix them with foam tape to an acetate sheet.

-Pre-stamp the "Thanks" tags in coordinating colors for easy thank you card making.
-Use clothes pin to hold small trinkets together.
-Gather extra buttons to add to kit that coordinate to your kit's colors.

That's it for me! I hope you enjoy all the other AMAZING projects from the fabulous design team!


Oh, and this too will be at the holiday fair on Dec 8th! If you'd like to buy this, send me an email and I put it aside!

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Holiday Fair + 3rd Sneak Peak!

 Hey there friends!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Sneak Peaks! This will be the first year that I participate in a Holiday Boutique. I'm now becoming a little more excited than nervous. The boutique will take place on December and although it is closed to the public, you are more than welcome to shop at my place or send me an email with an order

I will be selling both Holiday cards and everyday cards as well as Christmas ornaments, gifts and other fun paper-crafted goods. Here's another sneak peak!  Remember you can pre-order!

Two NEWLY designed Christmas Cards
This card was based on a card I created that was published in
Paper Crafts Holiday Cards and More Vol.6. It's lightly embellished with a die cut banner sentiment and pennant in addition to buttons! This card will sell $6, AND if you buy this card with ANY OTHER CARD you'll get it for ONLY $5! Get yours QUICK, I have six available. This card comes with a coordinating envelope wrapped in a plastic sleeve.

This card is graphic and clean. Embellished with three die cut trees and a stitched border of patterned paper creates some pizazz. It includes a stamped sentiment. This card will sell for $5. Get yours QUICK, I have six available. This card comes with a coordinating envelope wrapped in a plastic sleeve.


If you would like to purchase please email me at queenerh@yahoo.com

Stop by tomorrow for my last sneak peak!

Epiphany Crafts + A Leafy Garland

     Hey there everyone! I'm here to show you how you can make an easy peasy Christmas card with texture, dimension and your Epiphany Crafts Round 25 tool. I like to play with our fabulous punch tools and experimenting with new ways to use them to get the most bang for your book!
   I used paper from the Pebble's Welcome Home line to create this fun card. To get the fabulous texture on the paper, just create a card base from Wrapped With Joy embossed paper. To make the garland swag, punch ovals from Merry Christmas, Santa's List and Santa's Workshop, fold the ovals in half and adhere them to the card in a garland manner. 


Add some Candy Dots buttons for holly, a few "merry christmas" rub on's, two jute twine bows, and VOILA-An easy peasy Christmas card!

Hope this inspires you to play with your own Epiphany Crafts tools in new ways!

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Holiday Fair + 2nd Sneak Peak!

  Hey there friends!  Welcome to Day 2 of the Sneak Peaks! This will be the first year that I participate in a Holiday Boutique. I am both nervous and excited. The boutique will take place on December and although it is closed to the public, you are more than welcome to shop at my place or send me an email with an order

I will be selling both Holiday cards and everyday cards as well as Christmas ornaments, gifts and other fun paper-crafted goods. Here's another sneak peak!  Remember you can pre-order!

Holiday Tree Trio Home Decor

This adorable trio of trees is the perfect home decor piece! The largest tree measures just under 7" so it's perfect in any little nook you can find, from an end table to the mantle piece!
Buy a set of three for only $7!

Stop by tomorrow for my third sneak peak!

Holiday Fair + 1st Sneak Peak!

   Hey there friends! This will be the first year that I participate in a Holiday Boutique. I am both nervous and excited. The boutique will take place on December 8th, although it is a closed campus, you can always stop by my place and shop or email me if one of these items sparks you interest!

I will be selling both Holiday cards and everyday cards as well as Christmas ornaments, gifts and other fun paper-crafted goods. As promised here's my first sneak peak!

Vintage Ornaments

detail of the Star ornament

All these ornaments are embellished with vintage book paper, and lovely german glass glitter that tarnishes beautifully over time! The star ornament includes a lovely hanging crystal, while the vintage spools in embellished with pretty pearls. The bulb has a lovely lace touch to it right near the top, and comes with it's only pretty swirl hook.

The Star ornament will sell for $4
The bulb and vintage spool will both sell for $3 each

If you would like to purchase please email me at queenerh@yahoo.com

Stop by tomorrow for another sneak peak!

Ornament + Mini Vintage Spool

 Hey there! I haven't posted on a saturday in a long time. If you were at Scrapbook Island's Open House today you may have seen this adorable vintage spool ornament, and you may have wanted to make one or a few as gifts. They're so easy!
   First you'll need to gather the materials.....many can be purchased at Scrapbook Island.

Materials
-Epiphany Crafts Scalloped Metal setting
-White glue and hot glue
-Scissors
-20 gauge wire
-White shank button 
-Two pearls

Directions
1. Trim patterned paper and adhere to spool.
2. Apply glue to top and and bottom rim of spool. Affix glitter. Let dry.
3. Set Round 14 in scallop setting and set aside.
4. Trim 7" of wire, thread through spool and into shank button near end and pull up into loop back towards the spool's center.
 Affix a little glue to shank and pull wire up towards the top of the spool. Let dry.
5. Thread pearls onto wire at top of spool.
6. Bend wire as shown.
7. Trim sentiment from patterned paper. Adhere sentiment and vintage setting to spool ornament.

SEI + An Advent Calendar

    Hey there everyone! Well, my blog is getting a little workout today. Today I am being featured twice at the SEI Lifestyle blog. I'm excited to share this second project with you so that if you'd like to make your own Advent calendar for December, you can get started TODAY! I totally fell in love with the Holiday Cheer line; the colors, prints, shiny and festive feel of it....EVERYTHING! This Advent calendar is a great way to use a lot of patterns in a distinct way.


The advent calendar is made by die cutting adorable envelopes in different shapes and sizes. Even better is a cork board! To hang the envelopes, glue a mini clothespin to a flat tack pin, and then clip the envelopes to the clothespins!

 Now, hold on....there are a lot of pictures to showcase a lot of little details.

Snazz up a simple die cut with pearls like the Christmas tree for the first day.

 I love love love the red and white striped paper with pipe cleaner candy canes for the fourth day.


 Sometimes trimming an element in half like the snowman for the twelfth creates a dynamic focal point.

 Adding ribbon trim to the snow cap makes it feel a little more cozy.


Decorating a Bright Trimming die cut with ornaments of a different scale ma 

 The North Pole perforated sheets have the CUTEST prints! I used them on almost EVERY envelope

 Since there is a lot going on here, repeat design techniques that you like such as border punching panel edges, notching strips of patterned paper and using the same ribbon in different colors to create unity



Place elements and embellishments asymmetrically! It creates a strong focal point. 

Add baker's twine to string some ornaments and a fun beaded trim to a  Bright Trimming die cut tree.



Hope that you're inspired to create your own fun advent calendar!

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SEI + Chez & Me

   Hey there all! I hope that you're all recuperating from the Thanksgiving feast. I have all my Christmas trees up and decorated, snow on the villages and I've had my first eggnog of the season. I hope that you're enjoying that special time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's my favorite time of the year.
   Well, it's my turn today over at the SEI blog and I've made a fun layout  using the Homestead line that features the amazingly uber-talented, beautiful and fun-loving Chez and little 'ol me. When my husband was living and working in D.C. earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit him twice! On one of the visits, Scott and I were able to get together with Chez are her hubby for dinner! It was super fun!


To add some dimension to the layout, I inked the fall foliage leaves, and then strung them together to make a fun little banner.

Vintage items, like the ticket label are perfect for a fall palette, add some to your projects

Layer your paper so small tidbits of color pop through.

Well, that's it for me. Have fun getting ready for Christmas!

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Thanksgiving Place Setting Decor + S.E.I.

     Hey there everyone! FINALLY, it's beginning to feel like fall. Some cold air (55 degrees in California is chilly) and there are occasional clouds in the sky! All this fall weather ins[ires me for the holidays...turkey, pumpkin pie, veggies--all the festivities of Thanksgiving. And, what better way to decorate the plate before you fill the plate. Today I am going to share with you some wonderful Thanksgiving place settings using the new Homestead line from SEI.
   One of the great things about fall are the rich, vibrant and deep colors...Table Napkin Decor using the Homestead collection is a great way to play with the wonderful colors of fall. And the luscious patterns are great! But, not overpowering. The Homestead collection lends itself to elegant chicness in your home.
Table Napkin Decor
One of the benefits of Table Napkin Decor is the size. Because they're smaller you will be able to use up your scraps! It's a shame to throw away your smaller blocks and strips of paper.

The rub on tree is AMAZING--so smooth and easy to transfer--best rub on's I've ever used!

Emphasis is a principle of design that works well in any project-One way to create emphasis is to develop a focal point which can be as easy as layering your elements in one area, the eye is drawn there naturally! 

Fibers add dimension and texture! Any type you have works, even string!

 On each table napkin decor piece, write down something you're thankful for.




Modeling paste creates a vintage, weathered look. Try a little and build it upon itself to draw interest and contrast in your project. 


 Asymmetry makes your projects stand out, experiment with moving elements off center for a fun new look!

This banner is so cute and so easy to make. Punch holes in the  fall foliage die cutsthen string some cord through, and adhere leaves with foam tape.

Make sure to stop by the blog and check out all the other amazing projects from the other design team members.

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