Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas to all of my blog readers.  Today I am featuring some papers by Maja Design found at the International Scrapbook Garden on line store.  I am in love with these papers and these cards went to the two most special guys at my house, my husband and my son.

These two cards are designed using Maja Designs - Home for the Holidays 6 inch x 6 inch paper.  
The paper pack has so many great designs and these are just two of the cards I made using these papers.

The Santa Claus Special Delivery Card

Uses the following supplies:
  • A plaid strip cut to 1/2 inch by 5 1/4 inches
  • The Santa Print paper cut to 3 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches
  • The Single Santa cut to 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches
  • The Red Snowflake patterned paper cut to 2 1/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches
Red Card Stock
  • 2 1/2 inches by 4 inches
  • The card blank 4 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches
Tim Holtz Ideology Christmas Ephemera
  • Special Delivery
All edges distressed with scissors.
Adhesives - flat and dimensional tape

Distress all edges with scissors.
First assemble the Santa focal, using the single Santa, the snowflake paper and the red card stock.
Adhere the plaid strip to near the edge of the card.
Adhere the Santa patterned paper to the card base.
Mount the Santa focal element using dimensional tape.
Finally, at the special delivery sentiment.

Gentleman's Season's Greetings

This card is virtually the same design as the card above. Using the deer themed papers.

The difference here is the focal strip is cut to the 5 1/4 inch length.   Again I have distressed all edges with my scissors.  The gentleman is from the Tim Holtz paper dolls pack, while the wreath is from the Tim Holtz Ideology Christmas Ephemera.  I used some Diamond Stickles by the edges to give the card a little shimmer.  I also used some Ruby Slipper color Stickles on the wreath to give the berries some glitter.

Hope you enjoy these cards and have a very blessed holiday season!

Monday, December 18, 2017

International Scrapbook Garden - Things are not What They Seem

Hello!  It's Victoria, again.  Back with another fanciful card created from the International Scrapbook Garden Tool Shed Kit:  Spider's Web.  I absolutely love the wood grain paper.  It really makes anything you add to it "pop".  In this case I used a simple design of rectangular layers.  I used a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch card blank, created from black card stock.   The wood grain paper was cut to 4 by 5 1/4 inches.  The cross shape uses black card stock with plaid layers and black card stock with word layers.  The embellishment of the framed crow is from Martha Stewart and "morphs" into the crow skeleton.  The washi tapes are from Tim Holtz, as is the saying.  I love how six layer can add so much depth to a simple design.

Hope you enjoy this card.  Check out all the ideas on the blog.  You will be inspired by all of the great projects from the design team.

~ Victoria

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Strange Visitor - International Scrapbook Garden

I have been patiently waiting to showcase the Martha Stewart elements.  See the cat?  Later you won't!  For this card, I used a blue card base, that has a kraft interior.  The fabulous papers are from the ISBG Tool Shed Spider's Web Kit.  I have been having so much fun distressing these papers with my small scissors.  This card uses only kit items and a small corner punch, an edge punch of your choice and silver pearls from my stash.  I am absolutely in love with the laces that came in the kit, in both black and white.  And the charms are also super cute.  In fact I considered holding back a pair and making some spooky Halloween earrings (I may still).

I did my best to photograph the super cool Martha Stewart images.  The image above shows the black cat (just one of several images in the kit).  Now take a peek at this photo:

Isn't that the coolest thing!  Spooky, right?!?

Happy to show you this card and the fantastic element from the kit.  Be sure to check out the rest of the blog and the store for more great ideas!

~ Victoria

Monday, December 4, 2017

International Scrapbook Garden Toolshed Kit - Jack Skellington Christmas Tag

Hello!  It's  Victoria back again!  I do hope that you are enjoying the first week of Advent.  I am here today to show you a Nightmare Before Christmas inspired tag I made with the International Scrapbook Garden's Tool Shed Kit:  Spider's Web.  I was inspired after watching this movie again this year.  I mean really who doesn't love Jack?  I punched a circle and did a hand drawn face of Jack, aside from the twine and the silver pearls you can easily make this with all of the items included in this great kit.  I personally think this would make a fantastic gift tag for the right person, you know who I mean!

Starting from the bottom, the details:  
  • I made a hanging charm using the skull and cross bones charm and an acrylic letter J from the Tim Holtz Ideology Transparent tiles.  I used a large jump ring and punched a small hole for attachment.  The saying sticker (Tim Holts Ideology Clippings Stickers - Halloween).  I used tacky glue to adhere it down over the image I stenciled using Paste-eez from Shimmerz Paints in Lava Flow.  I am really loving my argyle stencil this winter.


Moving up the tag you can see the awesome black Texture Elements flower from Petaloo that I added to the tag, again using tacky glue to make sure it really sticks.  I also gave Jack a hand tide baker's twine bow in black and white from my stash.  Jack was drawn on a punched circle of white card stock using Pitt pens.  To be fair, I did use pencil first so that I could get the expression I was going for!

Moving to the top of the tag, you can see the fabulous black and white checked paper from Authentique.  I used a border from Pion Papers the Witching Hour borders sheet, which I cut to the size of the tag.  I love the name plate, which is one of Tim Holtz Word Bars from the Halloween line. I "attached" it to the page using two silver pearls from Queen & Co.  again using tacky glue to adhere. (no I don't work for Aleene's, but I sure do use a lot of tacky glue).

I hope you enjoy another unconventional Christmas tag using papers you might not think of as Christmasy!  Why not check out the kit and get ready to scrap those Halloween photos or use the papers creatively!

Have a wonderful week!  I will be back again next week with more ideas from the Toolshed Kit.

~ Victoria