Archive | December 7, 2011

Staff Blog Hop: Taking Holiday Product Off The Page!

This month, our staff blog hop has a holiday theme….we’re taking holiday product off the page! Some of us are more comfortable with the 3D world of papercrafting than others – come check out how we all interpreted this challenge to fit our own comfort levels and crafting styles.

We’ve got everything from cards to a decorative holiday table to share with you, all with our own distinctive styles. Please join us in sharing some holiday cheer!

Holiday Fun With Paper!

Welcome to my version of the Scrapbook Update staff blog hop! This month we are taking holiday scrapbook supplies “off the page”.

Off the page immediately brings to mind holiday decor and packaging and entertaining for most people…but the holidays at our house this year are pretty low-key due to my husband being away. And I’ve never been big on 3D projects anyway.

But of course, anyone who follows this site knows that off the page for me means one thing to me: tags. I’ve become a serious tagging addict the past year! And we can’t have Christmas without cards – my other recent creative addiction – so I’ll be sharing some of those too.

But first…the tags! Tags are getting a lot of attention right now because Tim Holtz is running his annual 12 Tags of Christmas event on his blog. Of all the annual scrapbooking events that occur online, this is by far my favorite. It’s like taking a whole Tim workshop, if you really pay attention to the detail in the step-outs instead of just soaking in the finished products.

I’m a bit behind on completing my versions of the 12 tags (what else is new?) but here are my first two that are completed. Only four more to go to be caught up! Think I can finish them before midnight? Hmm…maybe not.

Tag #1

I recreated the background technique that from Tim’s tag #1, but using the texture trades snow flake embossing folder and only put the technique on part of the background. Then I created the snowbank in the bottom right corner with a similar technique by using the embossing ink pad direct-to-paper in that area. I also copied the glittered chipboard element, but just with a smaller die (and I inked the tree trunk). I topped the glitter with Distress Stickles in Picket Fence to give the tree a snow covered look.  Continue Reading →