Before you put away those holiday papers! Check out this quick tutorial from Carol that can be adapted to make all kinds of themed cards using our My Little Shoebox collections.
POP UP CARD TUTORIAL:
There is still time to make some quick and easy cards for your family and friends! These POP UP cards are really cool !!!!! The papers, journaling tags and stickers from My Little Shoebox are perfect for this !!!!!
Cut a piece of 8x6 "of some patterned paper. Fold in half.
Make 2 cuts about 1 "on the crease. Fold in the other direction.
Glue a tag using a bit of glue or Glue Dots.
Finish by adding some stickers and your feelings. Use foam stickers to add volume!!!!
Cover the front of your card using some
We hope you'll give these POP UP cards a try! Load them up at our Facebook fan page here. Thanks for making the My Little Shoebox blog a part of your day!
We'd like to thank you all for leaving comments each and every day here at our blog. We've truely enjoyed each and every one. Our Holly Jolly Holidays have been filled with loads of inspiration and fun projects all created by our talented Design Team.
Today we share one last project from Susan...some fun and festive holiday gift bags. One of the best things about our Holly Jolly collection is the bright colors. These bags are so festive and fun! The bows and tissue paper really make these a nice way to give holiday gifts.
Leave your comment today and we'll be back tmr with some more inspiration from our December Guest Designer and the winner of our Holly Jolly Holidays prize!!!
and we're bringing you a beautiful recipe book from design team member Debbie. The holidays aren't complete without those special recipes handed down from generation to generation. It's those special memories of Grandmothers and Mothers in the kitchen working hard to bring beautiful dishes to their holiday tables that make this time of the year so special!
So Debbie put together some of her favorite holiday recipes here in this fabulous recipe book created with our Holly Jolly collection. Enjoy!
Thanks so much to Debbie for creating such an adorable recipe book for us today! Join us tomorrow and we wrap up our Holly Jolly holidays.
Time to dress up your tree. How many of you put up your holiday trees the day after Thanksgiving? We have had our tree (a fake one) up since the 5th but have not had time to decorate it. I know, where's our holiday spirit right? I promise we're getting in the spirit this weekend now that my son's soccer team is our division champs and the playoff games are over til Jan when they head to Region finals.
Today Cindy is helping us dress up our holiday trees with a cute idea for fun paper garland:
here's a closer look
Aren't these photos amazing? Beautiful job Cindy!
Creating this garland is easy, just punch out 3 circles and use a glue dots to secure them. When threading them thru your twine or string you can add beads or other decor to dress up your garland. For Cindy's look sprinkle glitter on your circles by using any brand of liquid glue and your favorite brand glitter or if you'd like a more detailed look we suggust using a glue pen.
We hope you'll be inspired to make your own holiday garland and if you use My Little Shoebox products be sure and load it up to our Facebook page.
Tomorrow we'll be back with even more inspiration! If you're just joining us make sure you start at this post to find out all the news about our Holly Jolly holidays so you don't miss out on how you could win 2 collections of your choice!
She's our December Guest Designer. We gave her some My Little Shoebox goodies to create with and boy did she...
Love the use of paint and stitching on this fun summer layout. Ahh summer...seems a distant memort now that we are immersed in holiday hot chocolate, scarves and mittens! Dina did a great job on this layout and really took us back to some warm weather for a bit.
Stay tuned for more of Dina's beautiful work each Thursday this month!
Everyone has holiday tradition. It's those little things we do during the holidays that grandma passed on to our mother's and she's been doing them year after year so we too remember to do them for our children. Family traditions are priceless and deserve scrapbook pages all to their own. Today our designers Erin and Pamela created layouts about their family traditions. First up is Pamela:
Here's a few close ups of Pamela's details, love the little house.
Love how she used hand stitching here as an accent.
Beautiful layout about your family's tradition for the holiday Pamela. Next we have Mommy's wish list, a layout from Erin:
Erin likes to record her holiday wishes for the coming year as her tradition layout expresses her feelings. I love the use of mist here and the snowman peeking from the top right corner too!!
Thank you ladies for sharing your work with is today! Tomorrow we'll be back with more inspiration! If you're just joining us make sure you start at this post to find out all the news about our Holly Jolly holidays so you don't miss out on how you could win 2 collections of your choice!
Welcome back to Day 7! Hard to believe there are only 17 more shopping days til Christmas! Is your home decorated yet? If not Beckie has created a beautiful spin on the traditional Christmas wreath to inspire you. That's right Beckie has chosen to create a special holiday wreath and all from our Holly Jolly collection:
Isn't this adorable! Using die cuts like these older Sizzex ones that Beckie used for her wreath.
Here's a close up of the cute snowman family. Love their little bows!
Beckie offers these tips for recreating the wreath: For added stability after I had cut out the centre of the wreath I added a sheet of acetate behind and this allowed a clear background for the snowmen and other items to be placed on.
To create the depth, I cut strips of paper and loop folded them in half before adhering around the edge of the circle.
I spritz the whole thing with some pearl glimmer mist when I had finished for a frosted look
Thank you Beckie for an amazing project today and thanks to you readers, for making us a part of your day!
If you are just joining us make sure you start at this post to find out all the news about our Holly Jolly holidays so you don't miss out on how you could win 2 collections of your choice!
Hello friends! It's Day 6 of our Holly Jolly Holidays and we've really enjoyed reading all of the comments you are leaving. If you are just joining us make sure you start at this post to find out all the news about our Holly Jolly holidays so you don't miss out on how you could win 2 collections of your choice!
Today we're talking about table decor. It's the holidays and anything goes when it comes to home decor. Dress your table up in style with these cute ideas from Pamela:
These place cards and fun paper trees will look adorable on your holiday table.
Here's a closer look at the trees
Love the stitching on this place card too!
Thanks Pamela for creating these adorable projects today! We hope you'll give this project a try or if you have a great idea for table decor that you've created with My Little Shoebox products you'll share it with us on our Facebook page!
Now before we go we'd like to introduce you to our December Guest Designer!!
Hi, I'm Dina and I live in Glendale, AZ with my husband and 3 boys. I've been scrapping since 1995...I love everything about paper arts! I do mixed-media art and visual journaling, too. I love to teach scrapbooking and art classes, read good books, eat good food, and hang out with good friends. My husband works for an airline, so we're lucky to get to travel all over the world with our boys. I'm a docent (tour guide) at the Phoenix Art Museum, and I love giving tours to school kids and getting them excited about great art.
We'll be featuring Dina's beautiful work every Thursday this month! Welcome Dina! We are thrilled to have you with us!