Here is a quick holiday idea from Wendy Anderson. Wendy used Making Memories' Noel collection for her layout.She created a summary page with photos of her kids. She then added a quick title and a few embellishments to finish it off. The result....lovely.
Make sure to take lots of photos this holiday season so you can scrapbook your favorite memories.
Today Jenny Brannies is Making Memories guest designer. Jenny explained how she created these projects.
I created this project for a teacher gift. I created an accordion flower for the top of the pail. To create this, hand-fold a piece of 1/5” x 12” paper several times. Glue the ends together and then pinch to make a circular flower. Hot glue both the top and the bottom. Secure the center with a circle. Add the other embellishments on pail as shown.
Green ribbon, gems, jump ring, pumice stone distress ink Stampendous, pail: Other
I also created a seasonal 12” x 12” layout. Journaling is an important part of the layouts that I create. This is what my journaling says:
"Being Autistic, we didn't know how you would do sitting on a strange man's lap. So we waited until you were four to introduce you to Santa. I was worried. I thought you might cry. Especially because there were so many people around and it was a little over-stimulating for you. But you went up and sat on Santa's lap like a big boy. You were quiet at first... Until Santa said the magic word - TOY. Then you came to life and told him that you wanted a Buzz Lightyear computer and a (hand) mixer for Christmas! We're so proud of you. And we're sure "Santa" will get you all your heart desires for Christmas this year. - December 4, 2010"
Thanks Jenny for sharing your talents with the rest of us.
For the Tin I just covered it with paper (I upcycled a tin). The tag and circle are made with the Basics 1; the star is from Vintage Findings and the sentiment is from the Mistletoe design card.
I covered the front of the bag. The tag is made with the Basics 1 and the snowflakes are from Mistletoe. I covered the edges with glitter.
I painted and distressed a wooden block with acrylic paint, covered the front with paper and wrapped and tied with a paper ribbon. The label is cut with the Vintage Findings and sentiment from Mistletoe . I then embellished with some bells, twine and glitter.
The flower and tag are both from the Mistletoe design card.
I folded up a brown lunch bag, covered with paper and sewed the edges. The circle is cut with the Basics 1; the Tag and Snowflake are from Mistletoe and the mug is from Big Kids. The package contains hot chocolate, candy canes, small swiss chocolates and mini marshmallows. I also tucked in a Starbucks gift card.
Here is a gift idea for under $10 that will surely warm your heart. Today Laura Vegas shows us how to make this fun cocoa tin for the holidays.
Cinnamon stick jar 1. Purchase a jar of cinnamon sticks and peel off the store label. 2. Cut a rectangle from pattern paper using the Slice Basic Shapes design card and adhere to the jar. 3. Use Making Memories’ tiny alpha letter stickers to label the jar "cinnamon sticks." 4. Tie some string to the top of the jar.
Cocoa powder pouches and marshmallow pouch 1. Purchase cocoa powder and mini marshmallows and add to clear baggies. Seal shut. 2. Cut a scalloped square from pattern paper using the Slice Basic Shapes design card. Fold in half. 3. Wrap some string around one side of folded square and adhere over the top of the bags. 4. Use Making Memories’ tiny alpha stickers to label what is inside of bag. Metal tin box and tag 1. Cut two tag shapes of varying sizes from pattern paper using the Slice Basic Shapes design card. Adhere to each other using pop dots. 2. Using Making Memories’ glitter letter stickers and tiny alpha stickers to put the recipient’s name on the tag. 3. Add a small sticker to the tag. 4. Tie a trim around the tin and add the tag using a safety pin.
To create this wreath, you need to cut various flowers out of patterned paper. Layer flowers together as desired and adhere them together. Add embellishments, such as flowers, to the center of flowers.
Adhere the flowers to a wooden wreath. I would recommend using a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers.
We get so many requests from our reader about this advent calendar so I thought I would post it again this year. This advent calendar was created by Katie from California. See below for her instructions.
White spray primer and spray paint
25 magnets (preferably silver and not black because black tends to leave scuff marks)
Buying the cookie sheet: You just need an inexpensive cookie sheet. The dollar store has a great selection. You DON'T want a Teflon one because the magnets wont stick.
Painting the coolie sheet: You need to use spray primer and paint. I used a primer called American Accents - Oil based primer (made by Rust-Oleum) and then followed it up with American Accents Blossom White spray paint in a smooth satin finish.
**Note: It is important to spray the middle of the coolie sheet even though it will be covered with paper. It only needs the primer and it doesn't have to be a perfect coat. Your paper will stick to the metal better with the primer coat.
Preparing the cookie sheet: Sand the edges of the cookie sheet lightly to give a distressed look. Brush off any paint dust from sanding.
Preparing the background (2 sheets of snowflake paper):Use a corner rounder to round the top two corners of one piece of paper and the bottom two corners of the other piece of paper.
Use a get glue (i.e. Fabri-tac), glue down the vintage snowflake papers, being sure to adhere as close to the edge of the cookie sheet as possible. Rub the paper down so that the glue underneath disperses evenly.
Glue down the red snowflake paper making sure the paper is centered (so the space above and below are even).
Create a calendar template (or download one here). Leave a little border all the way around instead of cutting it right to the black line.
Center the calendar paper in the middle of the red paper and adhere down.
Glue two strips of white ric-rac on the border of the red and green paper.
Arrange letter for the title. Distress edges for a vintage look.
Attach a wire hanger: Use your Instant Setter to punch two holes evenly apart on the outer edges of the cookie sheet. Thread a wire through, wrapping the ends up and around, trim any excess with wire cutters.
Amy from Mod Podge created this awesome advent calendar using boxes. It's a perfect decoration for your home this holiday season. November is leaving us quickly so get started early on your advent calendar.
Check out Amy's blog for all the details on this project.