Hi Everyone – Lowri McNabb from PaperVine here and I am thrilled to be sharing these projects on the Making Memories blog today.
From Christmas Day to Valentine’s Day
We all have scraps of paper and embellishments left over from our Christmas projects, so I thought I would use some of the fabulous red and cream colored leftovers I had from the Twinkle Collection to create a couple of simple Valentines Favors.
One of the flowers from the Twinkle Baubles embellishment pack completes the simple but elegant decoration. These would be great as a little gift for a teacher, filled with some lovely pink candy hearts.
These flowers are a great way to decorate gifts and packages too. I used a rosette die to create the flower and one of the Twinkle Baubles in the centre. The over-size rhinestones in this pack are fabulous!
Get Ahead for Next Year!
Instead of packing away all the other Christmas leftovers, I decided to get the jump on next year and create a quick December Daily album.
Using all the scraps of paper, stickers, journal pages and embellishments I was quickly able to put together this book. I used plain white cardstock as the base and punched holes in each page so I could use book rings for binding, therefore make it easy to add to next year.
I often find myself with tiny stickers left over on a sheet – and they are perfect for adding splashes of color to white-based pages. These stickers are so much fun and the baubles add some great dimension to the cover.
I used the left over pages from the journaling book as inserts into the album. They will be great for writing all my Christmas lists next year!
The wonderful combination of fresh red and green colors in this collection makes for a really clean look on the white background - perfect for the Summer Christmas time here in New Zealand.
I hope this has given you a few ideas on how you can use up those Christmas bits and pieces you have left over. I would love for you to follow my blog at PaperVine or just drop in and say Hi :-)