Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas cards with rhinestone dots

Do you still have a few more Christmas cards to make? 
I always end up making a bunch of last minute cards and look for designs that are quick to make but look fantastic. 
If you're like that too, you need to check out the new rhinestone dots. At only $1.40 for 10 you can really go to town! 

Handmade Christmas Cards

 Simply mat a couple of patterned papers on a white card, round some edges and die cut a hole. Stamp the greeting into the hole (it helps to outline the circle in pencil so you know where to stamp). Tie a ribbon bow and glue a piece of ribbon on the card as string. 

Handmade Christmas Cards

 Now to decorate! I glued rhinestone dots in clearfuschiapurple and black (they also come in gold) around the hole, added some metal stars in pink and silver and a few rhinestones. 

Handmade Christmas Cards

Handmade Christmas Cards


Handmade Christmas Cards

If you have a Christmas tree embossing folder, you can make this pretty card. Simply emboss silver cardstock, mat it and glue on rhinestone dots and rhinestones. 

Handmade Christmas Cards

It's so simple, but the chunky rhinestone make it look fancy. What will you create with them?
Handmade Christmas Cards

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


In the past I've been guilty of dressing the kids in clothes that match the papers I want to use. (Don't pretend like you haven't!) But lately they're getting a bit big for that. 

 It's our last class of the year and we're making a flip-out photo section and that way your photos don't have to colour match! You will have space for 1 regular and 2 half-sized photos. 
 Why not join me? We'll have a Christmas party after class.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Is it really Christmas time already? I still have lots of photos from Christmas past that I have never scrapped and I came across this photo of little Leah. I wanted to create a whimsical layout, with just a tiny photo and this is what we will do next week in class. 
 There is a pretty gold frame and some very subtle embossing on the background with distress inking. A few stamped baubles, a tiny wooden tree and a candy cane charm and the Christmas look is complete.

 Would you like to learn how to make your own glitter dots? It's super easy.

 So, come along and scrap those Christmas memories! For those who have lots of photos to scrap, I suggest teaming up this layout with a pocket page, using the scraps.