Thursday, December 17, 2015

Insta Photo Fun!

Hello! Check out these new DCWV Insta Photo Fun products. I love the purple/black/gold combo! 

The Insta Ring Albums come with matching papers, including foiled vellum, stickers, and die cuts.
I used the matte gel medium to adhere one of the vellum pages to the cover of the album. I spread it on with an old, used gift card. Then I carefully placed the vellum on the gel medium. I made sure the hole for the ring matched up. I used the gift card to smooth out the vellum as I adhered it.

Then it was time to decorate the cover. I used the Insta Photo Fun Quotes stack and cut 2 of the 2x2 squares. I cut the heart with the stripes just a little on each side and layered it on top of the purple square. Then, I adhered the Happy Day sticker, star banner and arrow tab from the ring album set. I cut the XO from a transparency in the Insta Photo Fun Quotes stack.
 I like to tie ribbons on the ring albums because it’s a fun accent that adds texture and softness.

Wouldn’t this be a cute gift for that person who is on the edge of starting a crafty hobby? Give them the stickers that go with this and entice them even more! Although, fully decorated, it would also make a great handmade gift for anyone who has some photos to showcase :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Shadow Box

I have a Shadow box project to share with you. I have a couple of these and I like to change them up for each season. Here is my Christmas Shadow box.  

 I used the Hand Painted Christmas and Merry Memories stacks. So, if you have both Joann’s and Michaels near you, don’t be afraid to pick up both of these stacks. They work well together for sure! Both the background papers are from the Hand Painted Christmas and the birds are from the Merry Memories stack. I fussy cut them and they came to life right away.

I adhered them with pop dots. I stacked 2 dots together on some birds and used only one on others to vary the heights. I curved some of the branches just a little bit to give them more dimension.
It was surprisingly quick to make and it looks much more complicated because the papers are so beautiful and detailed! I can’t believe December is here!!! Are you decorating for the holidays? I'd love to see :)