Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Gift card wrapping

I love this time of year, when I get to pull out odds and ends from my stash to create packaging for holiday gifts. We tend to give out gift cards and money mostly these days but I still like to present them in a cute way.

This year I used my sizzix rectangle scalloped card die, a stampin up/ek success bracket punch, MME paper, stampin up Tiny Sentiments stamp and some glittery ribbon from Michaels. For the females I topped it off with a recolored silk flower (used Heidi Swapp color shine) with a rhinestone center. For the guys I put a rhinestone in the center of a Studio Calico wood veneer snowflake. Quick, easy and cute!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Clear scrapbook page using the Prima Optimist line

The Prima Optimist line is gorgeous with the contrast of bright colors with the chalkboard black. I found it so easy to create a dramatic layout using this line. I thought using a piece of acrylic would make the papers and colors stand out even more. I want my photo to feel like it was floating in color.  

The online store Anna's Beachside Scrapbooking was kind enough to send me some papers flowers and embellishments from the line to create with. Many stores don't have it yet so head to her site to pick up some. She has great service and tons of Prima goodness.