Friday, November 27, 2015

Hey Everyone in Scrappyland....Robbi here

It seems forever since I Blogged
life gets in the way of best intentions at times....But I have been busy working on some goodies for the 2015 Christmas Countdown and to make up for my lack of presence on the blog I am going to let you in on a free class lol

I have used the Kaisercraft Silver Bells collection and I am thinking this has to be one of the nicest Christmas collection that have been released for a very very long time....
This Layout that I have created using the Silver Bells papers and goodies could be made from any collection for any why not have a go with the following instructions
Remove all advertising banners - keep the ones from the Kaiser papers
Use 12x12 white cardstock for the base - distress
Using the Carol paper (with bauble side facing) and the left side remove a lengthways piece  6 1/2  x 12 - distress top left and bottom sides only wet the right hand edge and roll round a long paintbrush or similar object that's the same size top to bottom turn  round  paintbrush as shown in above pic - set aside, it will stay in position when totally dry
Using the remaining piece of Carol paper and the opposite side facing - distress the top right and bottom edges only
Using the Baubles paper and the pink side facing remove a strip to measure 5 x 12 - distress top, right and bottom sides
Add the 3 layers together as shown so when placed on the white cardstock they leave a small border of white showing
OPTIONAL - Before adding the layers to the white add chipboard between - to lift and give dimension
Using the frosty paper (possibly from the small paper pad) cut a strip to measure 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 - distress the top right and bottom edges tuck just under the pink distress edge about 1 3/4" from  the top edge - adjust as required
Using the Joy paper remove the large whitish frame from one of the panels and remove the inside piece - replace with a 5x7 photo - add to chipboard
Add the photo piece but don't adhere the outside edges until you are completely happy with placement - add a small "L" shape of greenish paper to the top right side of the photo
From the Collections pack use the "Christmas Moments" tag - cut in half add the piece with words to the top as shown and the other piece to the bottom completely opposite
Use the pink arrow from the Collections pack and add to the right side as shown - add 3 little bling pieces to the top of the arrowhead
Use the "Christmas" from the Collections pack - add to chipboard to lift if you wish and add in place above your chosen word to go on the bottom right corner as shown
In the Collections pack is a small tag with a Santa on it - I have fussy cut the Santa and added him to the right side of the turned piece - add the rest of the tag to the top  right hand corner of the photo - add some twine to it
FLOWERS well as some of you may know I love flowers so go on add as many as you would like - I know Liz has a lot in the shop that will work beautifully for this layout
I did remove the yellow stamens from the large Poinsettia and I added some white ones then covered each one in stickles to make them pop and give that Christmassy feeling to the flowers
I have made some come over to the right side of the turned paper so it flows a little better - do you see Santa poking out?
Lastly I have added some more stickles to the baubles on the left top of the layout to also make them pop

Easy ... so go on grab yourself some paper and create a special layout for this Christmas and with that in mind you should be able to get the perfect photos for the layout rather than making the layout suit the photos

Here is a few extra photos to help you achieve this

There is also a card I made using the Silver Bells Collection and it is basically made the same as the layout
for this I used White cardstock as the base - Believe paper for the top and the advertising strip saying "Santa Claus is coming to town"
Create your turned piece as with the layout and add the flowers and doily as shown - along with some silver netting and some "straw"
on the inside I have created the insert piece using Good Tidings paper - cut a strip to fit nicely inside the card base  and add a nice saying to the insert - whether that has been stamped or using one of the pre printed panels from the Joy paper
Make the card as large or a small as you wish
Silver Bells Paper Collection

Ok that's it for this blog post - I hope everyone is looking forward to the challenges set for the next few weeks and most of all it gets everyone excited about Christmas - remember it doesn't have to be an expensive time of year
a little thought and some amazing handmade gifts can be made - keep watching you might get some crafty ideas!
Until next time
Take Care and
Happi Scrappin'

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