Hello my friends, and happy Saturday to you all! I hope you are sitting back in your comfy clothes and are ready to enjoy some fun projects that I have to share with you today. Your Saturday inspiration is coming your way and I believe these projects will give you tons of creative inspiration!
With the holidays approaching (a bit too quickly!) I was in search of a simple yet adorable Christmas layout and discovered this one created by Missy Whidden and shared on Little Nugget Creations. This fun cut file “Christmas Icons Heart” by Paige Evans is perfect to capture that Christmas spirit. Get creative by adding some nontraditional watercolors and bring your page to life. Christmas layouts always bring a smile to anyone’s face by sharing memories that have so much love and meaning. Not only will this be a warm and fuzzy memory, but it also doesn’t take much time to create.
I just love the dimension that Missy created on this layout. She added adhesive foam under the photo to create some height, which also gives room to tuck in some embellishments and your memorable photos. To give a finishing touch to the layout, Missy added a lot of splattering with watercolors and Shimmerz. Missy created a video showing each step to create this fun layout. Click here to see her video; you will love the tips that Missy shares and you will be so inspired by her talent.
Today you are going to come away with inspiration from this beautiful card designed by the talented Julia Stainton. She has added beautiful texture and layers to her card. I love the Layered Snowflakes Die-namics set that Julia used. They give the card such a fine and elegant look. Creating cards with different varieties of die cuts can add so much personality to your cards. If you take a peek behind the snowflakes, you will see that Julia used the Snowfall Stencil and sponged on some Pink Lemonade Dye ink for a lovely, subtle look. Who says Christmas cards have to be in the traditional colors?
Julia gives a great tip: Get a quick and easy tone-on-tone ombre look by sponging cardstock with coordinating ink. Start sponging on ink from the one side and smoothing ink upwards (or downwards). It is a great way to make a negative sentiment pop! I hope you have been inspired to create several of your handmade cards and mail them out to those special people in your life. I would like to thank Julia for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters. I highly recommend stopping by her blog Belle Papier anytime you are in need of some serious motivation to start that next project.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas out there, and I thought you would enjoy this darling handmade vintage wall-hanging project. I just love the soft colors, the layering, and how elegant this is. Emma included dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix called Candlelight, and surrounded it with beautiful die cut foliage that shimmers and sparkles under the twinkling lights. Can you just imagine this beautiful wall decor hanging in your home?
Are you needing a gift for those who are hard to buy for? This is a perfect gift, as it is two gifts in one. The one who receives this will get a beautiful decor piece for their home, along with a priceless gift made with perfection and love by you. Click here and I will take you over to That’s Life blog so you can follow along as Emma shares just how she created this beautiful piece of art.
There is nothing quite like a creamy, no-bake, layered dessert, especially when those layers are chocolate and peanut butter! This recipe for a No-Bake Dessert is out of this world delicious, and super easy to make. It is so yummy you may want to put on your stretchy pants so you have room for a second piece!
So, here it is in all of its richness. It feeds MANY, so wait to make it until you have a lot of people to share it with. This is a perfect dessert for your Christmas dinner. Click here to write down your recipe. You and your guests are going to love this one!
I hope these projects have given you some inspiration today. One of the things that I love more than anything is connecting with crafters. I appreciate you taking time on your Saturdays and spending it with me. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and get all of your Christmas projects done. See you back next Saturday!
Hugs to all,