Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Magic

This mini (6x12) book was created for a class at my store Paper Mermaids.  I love these colors and the glitter.  Making this book has fired up my holiday spirit!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Family Christmas Card

I don't usually send out many Christmas cards but my husband has several old high school and college friends he likes to keep in touch with using Christmas cards.  He also includes one of those long letters with the events of last year (You know what I'm talking about).  This year I created our card.... since we bought a scrapbook and stamping store this year thought I'd better not send store bought ones.  Using Graphic 45 paper I made the base with some distressing rips with a little May Arts ribbon peeking through.  All the edges were inked with Tim Holtz Gathered Twig distressing ink.  I then cut out the bird using my Big Shot and the Sizzix Bird #2 die then embossed with the embossing folder that was included, inked and attached. I  added some rock candy distress Stickels, a Queen and Co. pearl then sprayed with Tattered Angels gold metallic Glimmer Mist.

and inside

simple but nice.

Vintage Christmas layout

This two page layout was created for a class at my store, Paper Mermaids, in December.  When I asked my group what type of look they would like for their Christmas theme layout I was asked for something with a vintage feel.  I hope I captured a look they will like with the Bo Bunny paper, Simplicity ribbon and Queen and Co. pearls I used.

I am having so much fun helping this group of ladies get inspired and I am impressed with what they do with their layouts to make them their own.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Another use for paper.

A customer of mine, Sue, came into my store Paper Mermaids the other day to buy paper to make a origami paper box.  She offered to show me how.  Here it is!

It was fun and I can't wait to make more.  I used 16 6x6 sheets of origami paper.  Any size paper can be used but it needs to be light weight not card stock.  Happy Crafting,