Holiday Decor Idea #2

I needed a little something for our loft space for the holidays. I wanted to keep it simple as to not get Max and Rocky’s attention, they are very curious cats.

For this decor design, I used the Merry 3D Box Ensemble cut file from Silhouette America and Snapdragon Snippets #107860.

I chose Echo Park Paper Company and Lori Whitlock’s “I Love Christmas” paper collection. I wanted a rustic look to the individual ornaments and overall calendar design.

The mini gifts were made out of small matchboxes. I used my scallop StampnUp punch to cut the tags.

I used greenery, a fun tree, and ribbon from my local Michael’s store to finish off the project.


Holiday Decor Idea #1

I updated our monthly calendar with a holiday theme.

I used a variety of 3D Layered Ornament cut files (104959,104962,104968,104974, and 104983) from Silhouette America and Jamie Cripps. I modified the files to downsize each ornament in order for them to fit in the frame.

Mini matchboxes are the base for the gifts.I added a small tag to each gift by punching at a scallop tag from some of the designer papers. I added holiday greenery from Michael’s, and mad a festive bow with ribbon also purchased from Michael’s to finish off the calendar.

The paper I chose was from Echo Park Paper Company and Lori Whitlock, “I Love Christmas”. I really loved the colors and whimsical themes in this collection.


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#G45Card Challenge Entry – “Twelve Days of Christmas” Shaker Card

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I am sharing my Graphic 45 November Challenge entry, #G45Card today. For this challenge, I used the beautiful “Twelve Days of Christmas” paper collection and elements from Graphic 45.

I created a shaker card with one of the 4” x 6” cut a part element from the collection, a sheet of acetate, assorted green and iridescent sequins, and fine gold glitter. I embellished with a touch of gold cardstock on a green background to compliment the colors in the paper and used small chipboard and sticker elements from the collection.

On the “Deck the Halls” side of the card, I used a beautiful holiday inspired burlap ribbon and fashioned a small bow with tails. The ribbon was purchased at my local Michael’s store.

Lastly, I used a Sign Holder from Darice to display the card.

I look forward to sharing more card ideas with you throughout this holiday season.

#G45DarkSide Challenge – “Halloween in Wonderland”

I came up with this last minute design for the #G45DarkSide Challenge. I chose Graphic 45 “Halloween in Wonderland” because of the deep, and dark, rich colors in this beautiful Halloween themed collection.


For this project, I used Recollections Memory Tray. I distressed the tray using Liquitex Gesso, Prima Marketing Sparks Acrylic Paints and Rust Effect Past, and Liquitex Mars Black Acrylic Paint. Additionally, I used Prima Marketing Art Stones in some of the tray corners.

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I fussy cut pieces from the paper collection. I added stacked branch elements from a Silhouette cut file (#6893) and a 3D tree from the Silhouette Ledge (#66039) Village cut file. I applied Liquitex Paint (Cadmium Red Deep Hue and Mars Black) to a puffy heart and added some chain and clock elements. I distressed some keys from my Bead Landing jewelry supplies.


I distressed the memory tray handle with the same Prima products and added ribbon from S.E.I. “Eerie Alley” and black tulle from my sewing supplies. I added finishing touches with the chipboard elements that come with the Deluxe Collector’s Edition of “Halloween in Wonderland”.

I really loved the way this project design turned out. It will make a great edition to my Halloween home décor.

I hope it inspires you to create.

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland
Prima Marketing Acrylic Paints and Paste (also available in sets), and Art Stones (also available in sets)
Liquitex Acrylic Paint

Wink of Stella (comes in a variety of colors)

3D Witch Project from Silhouette

I really fell in love with this project when Silhouette (Design #93621 and 93624) introduced it around 2015. It’s taken me about three years to complete her (priorities), however I love that I finished the project and now she can be displayed for Halloween!

There is so much about the project, it is hard to describe.

Snapdragon Snippets (Needles ‘n’ Knowledge), I will add link below, created a truly fun design for this witch. A bat crown, stars and moon banner, funky boots, and utterly charming outfit highlighted with bat wings!

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Quick Note Pad Gift Ideas

I was asked by my husband to dress up some note pads a parent donated for his school’s annual fall festival. This inspired me to come up with some quick gift ideas that might inspire you to do the same.


I used three different paper collections. “Flight 2715” by Paper Phenomenon, “Catalina” by S.E.I., and “Good Day Sunshine” by We R Memory Keepers. A resource link to some of the paper collections is listed below.

If you are interested in a tutorial or any of these ideas, submit a comment below. I will be happy to post on YouTube.

S.E.I. “Catalina”

Paper Phenomenon “Flight 2715”