Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Today is....

the last day before Christmas. You are hopefully done shopping, done wrapping, and ready to start cooking! But, in case you have a few last minute things to finish up and need a little inspiration we thought we'd share a few more holiday projects.

Look at these beautifully wrapped packages!

Veronica used the Quickutz Jolly Gift Set and the Quickutz Scallop Border to wrap these packages. These would look beautiful under any tree!

Next up is this layout from Tammy.

I'm sure we all have a stash of pictures just like this of our children with Santa! To make this layout Tammy used Scenic Route Roxbury patterned papers and the Quickutz Jolly Gift Set. No pouting here! Great layout, thanks Tammy!

Now check out this layout from Veronica!

The title means roughly "Are there some nice children here?" Again on this layout, Veronica used the Quickutz Jolly Gift Set. Are you seeing a pattern here? LOL! Don't ya just love all the layers?

Our CraftyDeb has been super busy making some wonderful custom borders to show you! Look at this...

For this one, CraftyDeb used the Quickutz Gingerbread Border. She cut the heads bear with me here....and turned them into a string of pajamas! Next CraftyDeb cut the Quickutz Border Dots and threaded a small piece of matching patterned paper through it! My kids get at least one pair of new pajamas every year for Christmas. I can already see this as a border on their page!

The next one CraftyDeb made for you is this adorable gingerbread border.

Here she used the Quickutz Gingerbread Border again...this time leaving their heads in place...and outlined them with a white pen to resemble the icing. Then she added both the Quickutz Bead Border and the Quickutz Scallop Border and the Quickutz Cookie Cutter Recipe Card. That recipe card could easily double as a journal block!

This HoHoHo border is too cute!

CraftyDeb used the Quickutz Fiesta and Merry and Bright fonts for her title...but any font combination would work here! This next one is similar...

but this time she put the border at the bottom and added the Quickutz Revolution Parchment Scroll.

Here's another one she created with the Lights Border.

To make the presents, CraftyDeb cut squares from her Nestabilities then wrapped a piece of ribbon around them and tied the bow.

But CraftyDeb didn't stop there! Oh no, check this one out!

Isn't this beautiful?! She used the Quickutz Cookie Cutter dies from the Jolly Gift Set and the candy canes to decorate the tree!

Wow! What wonderful projects! Those borders are so easy to make yet can make such an impact on your layouts! Thank you everyone for stoppin' by today! Leave us a comment and let us know which project is your favorite! If you have any projects you'd like to share with us email them to me at Many of you have asked if I would share the rest of the tag contest entries and my answer is yes! I will be posting them all on Monday, December 29th. We'll see you back here Friday with some inspiring layouts to get you off to a scrappy start for 2009!



Jill said...

I commented about the time the DT was chosen, that my head would probably explode from all the new ideas and I'm close! This is becoming an amazing site for creativity. I am curious about finding an old video about embossing by cutting a paper design and then (I believe) using a Spell. emb. mat on the Revolution. Can I get a link to that video? I found some previous ones on You Tube but not that one. Thanks for all the great ideas. . .to all of the designers--official or otherwise.

Jenn in MO said...

Jill - I can't get the video to work but the way I emboss is to (1)place my die cut side up on the rev and cut as I would for a normal qk die; (2) Remove cutting plate and lay beige SB embossing mat on top (you have to trim the mat to fit); (3) Place sticky cutting plate or embossing plate on top. Add cardstock shims as necessary to get a deeper emboss. Hope this helps!!

Katie said...

See if this link works for you...