I decided to add a personal note to my holiday cards this year, so I designed a little insert and then scrapified it until I was happy. I’ll have photos of the finished project later, but for now I’ve decided to share the main elements with you as a set of printables. I ho-ho-hope you like them!
You may be learning by now that I don’t often use precise measurements, so you may have to play around with the scaling in adobe reader to fit them to your ideal size. I believe they’re about 5×7 but I’m too lazy to go back and check. I sized them to fit snugly inside the store-bought cards I sent.
As an added bonus, I’ve also put together a template for address labels, in the event you want to stick these suckers in envelopes and seal them with the same little graphic. I used the Avery Address Label template 5260. Please note: I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the PDF template. Test out all three of these files on a plain sheet of paper before printing on your labels.
And as if that weren’t fun enough, here is a PNG of the graphic. Have fun, kids! Happy holidays and be of good cheer!
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s almost the holidays, ya know?
Here’s a quick & clean holiday card along with some basic elements (and using my latest font purchase, Carolyna Pro Black.) Click. Print. Enjoy. Cheers!
Well, I’m finally getting back into the swing of things and that means more scrappy time for Jess!
Greetings & salutations!
Each year for as long as I can remember scrapbooking, my friends have made a big deal of the December Daily. I never really bothered with it, though I did try something a little similar last year since I was traveling to StL for the first week of December… suffice it to say, the first week is really robust and the rest is, well… not.
For no other reason than an excuse to buy more pretty paper, I decided to give it a try this year. We’ll see how it goes – so far I’ve remembered to take a photo every day but it’s only the first week. (I don’t know how you Project Lifers keep up!)
Here it is so far; it’s starting out rather nicely, I believe.
Some notes about the project:
- I cut my foundation pages to a size that looked nice. No measuring, so I imagine I’ll have to punch holes & use rings but if they’ll fit into protectors then I might go that route.
- My ultimate favorites are Crate Paper & Elle’s Studio so you’ll see a lot of those in there. Elle’s round tags are great for numbers and inspired me to start the tabs going off the pages. You’re bound to see more of it in future pages.
- While I managed to use a lot of holiday products, I also used a ton of non-holiday stuff like Maggie Holmes Flea Market & Dear Lizzy Neopolitan. (I like pink.)
- My best friends in this endeavor, besides my adhesive, are washi tape, Tiny Attacher, Thickers and the Costco photo paper that I ran through the laser printer.
- A lot of journaling is going in behind the photos. I’ve been leaving a little pocket behind them so I can tuck it in later.
Well, that’s it for now. So glad my Elle’s Studio order arrived just in time for some crafting! Are you doing DD this year? Have you started on it yet?
Hey, hey, happy December!
I seem to be among many who can hardly believe it’s the 12th month already. Cripes!
This holiday season, I’m thankful for you. Well, all year long I’m thankful for you but for the holidays I’d like to extend my appreciation to those of you who visit my site and/or my shop.
I’ve got tons of ideas and partially-started projects, so hopefully there will be even more goodness in the shop very shortly! The code is good through January 1, 2014 so check it out, shop if you’d like, and definitely save.
A few months ago, I posted this download inspired by confetti.
Today, I’ve cleaned up the file a bit and bring you “Confetti, Jr.” – smaller circles that I individually placed around the page. It was surprisingly therapeutic. I hope you enjoy the variations!
Howdy and happy November! I can’t believe we’re already in our second half of the month – where does that time go?
Forgive my radio silence; it’s been a hectic few weeks with both my jobs but we’re just shy of the bend and then we’ll be at smooth sailing for the remainder of the year.
Speaking of year’s end, you might be interested to hear that I have some big plans in store for 2014 and this blog. It was brought to my attention that a lot of my older freebies are tough to find once they leave the main page, so I want to finally revamp that organization and make them all easy to access.
I had fun poking around the internet this week looking for mentions and I was so excited to see a number of fellow bloggers have used my patterns in some really creative and fun ways. That’s what they’re here for, so have fun!
Today’s download highlights my favorite letterform – the ampersand. We have a pretty awesome font management system that shows previews of all our fonts at the top of the screen. When I caught a glimpse of this lovely ampersand I just knew I had to use it in a pattern.
More colors coming soon – for now, enjoy this collection. Oh, how I do love those bright & bold colors!
In the event you happen to love this little guy as much as I do, you can snag it from the Veneer Extras font at MyFonts. It’s the character for “o” on the keyboard. Oh, and it’s a free font – you just have to go through the process of putting it in your cart & checking out for the instant download, but it’s free.
It’s my favorite holiday! Happy, happy day!
Here are some basic labels you can use to decorate your spooky treats. Enjoy!
It’s very nearly my favorite holiday, Halloween! I’ve been hoarding crafty supplies to make some awesome crafts but the month has flown by so quickly that I haven’t had a chance to play with them yet. I guess I’ll just be ahead for next year.
I made you a Halloween-inspired pattern, which you can download by clicking the image below. I went one step further with it and created a mini treat bag that was super easy to put together. Check it out!
Here’s how I made the treat bag:
I folded the paper in half, then I cut out three sides of a rectangle, being sure to leave the folded side alone. I just eye-balled it because I was only putting a handful of candy in the bag so it didn’t need to be giant.
Next I cut slits that went in about 1/4″ on each side right at the fold. Then I folded the sides over. Again, I just eye-balled it because the bag will be curved around the candy so it didn’t need to be precise when I folded the tabs. I also cut along the chevron pattern at the ends to add a little pizzazz. I made it uniform on both sides, but you could follow the chevron on each side to create a different effect. I think next time, though, I’ll just leave it straight.
Next I used my adhesive dot runner on the exterior of each tab (the side with the chevron print) so they would stick together when I folded the bag.
I then folded the bag on the line, sticking the tabs together but also puckering the bag a little so that it would have room to hold some candy.
Here you can see the puckered fold that became the bottom of the bag:
I finished it with some candy and a smile! Haha, sorry. I know that’s cheesy.
There you have it! Quick & easy. (Sorry for the poor iphone photos.) Enjoy!
I can’t believe we’re already halfway through my favorite month, and I haven’t shared any super fun Halloween decorations with you – forgive me!
I was playing around with the shape of a skull, trying to make a wonky yet cool version… I’m not sure how totally cool it is, but I like it as a pattern.
I’m going to print out the orange one and fill a black frame with it.
Click the images below to go to the pdf. Enjoy!