Christmas Week!


This week is the main event – Christmas! So this week we're prepping for this holly jolly day by showcasing all-things Christmas. Here are two layouts made by me, Paige Evans, to start us off on this joyful week:

Paige Evans


Supplies: Cardstock, tags, stamps (date, stars), baker's twine, ink, pen, adhesive, triangle punch: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, Studio Calico; Wood veneer ("JOY", starbursts), plastic snowflakes, star sequins, spray mist: Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts (label, snowflake, ticket sentiment), Studio Calico (dimensional sentiment banner); Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

How to: Punch a triangle from the Peppermint Express by American Crafts, Bundled Up by Crate Paper, and Magical by Studio Calico 6×6 paper pads. Adhere the triangles in star shapes across the upper half of a white cardstock layout base. Sew spirals over the stars using white thread. Add an embellishment like a star sequin or plastic snowflake die cut or wood veneer starburst to the center of each star. Add a "JOY" wood veneer piece to the top left edge. Place three photos across the bottom and add tags, stickers, and journaling around the photos to embellish. Drop black spray mist over the top left and bottom right corners.

Supplies: Cardstock, stickers (buttons, candy cane, glitter star, sentiment, words), ribbon, tulle, crocheted trim, tinsel trim, ric rac, date stamp, ink, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Wood buttons: Crate Paper; Wood veneer starbursts, vellum label die cut, plastic snowflakes, star sequins, spray mist: Studio Calico; Other: Paint, doilies

How to: Roll kraft cardstock into a tube the tie various kinds of ribbon, tulle, crocheted trim, tinsel trim, ric rac, and more around it, starting with longer pieces at the bottom and working up to shorter pieces at the top to make a Christmas tree. Adhere the tree on the center of a kraft card base. Top the tree with a red glitter star sticker and embellish it with button stickers and wood veneer starbursts as ornaments. Paint over two doily masks on the top left and bottom right corners using white paint, remove the masks, and let them dry. Add a photo over the painted doilies and embellish around the photos using wood buttons, candy cane stickers, star sequins, and plastic snowflakes. Write journaling on the bottom left corner, stamp the date below, and frame the journaling with word and sentiment stickers. Drop black spray mist across the top left and middle right edges.

Giveaway day

For a chance to win a current line of your choice from any of the American Crafts brands (American Crafts, Crate Paper, Pebbles, Studio Calico, Imaginisce) leave a comment on this post by Friday December 27th 2013 and let us know what you want for Christmas! We'll pick a winner and announce them on Friday's post. Good luck and merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!