Sunday, December 14, 2014

Merry and Bright!

Today I have a super sweet card using Michele R Designs papers and cupcake wrapper, however wait until you see what I have inside!  This set of papers is called "Merry and Bright" and I knew as soon as I saw it I was gonna have to use it because it has PINK in it!!  I LOVE non-traditional colors for Christmas and winter cards!

I distressed all edges with cocoa Momento ink as well as the poinsettia's.  The border frame (borders are my favorite!!!) is from Southern Ridge Trading Company.   FRA-130

The poinsettia's are from Dee's Distinctively dies, which you can layer up to make a small or big flower.  It's a very versatile set as it comes with 4 layers of flower. 

The Tim Holtz snowflake border and a layer of the poinsettia's is corrugated white sparkle paper I bought from Micheal's half price and then 25% off my order!!  WHUT?!  YA!!  WOO!! 

This image is from Ppinkydolls and is "Lily with Snowsisters" and awww she was fun to color!!  The present and wagon were a bit of a challenge because they were so small but OMG so stinkin' CUTE!!  I added some Stickles under her and I can't believe you can see them!  My Copic colors are listed below.

The wood "Joy" sentiment is also from Southern Ridge Trading Co. and comes in a variety set of 6.  XMAS-460  I distressed the top with cocoa Momento and then added Stickles on the top half.  How do you like my snowballs?!  ha haaaa haa!!

This box is from Michele R Designs "Merry and Bright" cupcake boxes.  It is soooo easy to make!!  Print out the template, cut, score and paste away!!  I added a strip of the corrugated white sparkle paper from Michael's, cut the center sentiment and flag strip that comes with the template and layered up with the wooden snowflakes.  Added a premade flower and tied together a twine bow and VOILA!  FINITO! 

See?  Who says you have to put a cupcake inside?!!  YUMMAY!!!  These icy squares just melt in your mouth!!  I know, I had more than a few.  LOL! 

I think this is my last Christmas card for this year.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!


R81, RV34, R56, 89
E42, 43, 47, 49
BG0000, 000, 01, 02
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas gift tags

I wanted to share some simple, but gorgeous gift tags using the beautiful wooden deer XMAS-456
The background is fun and very sparkly, highlighting the deer perfectly. And the postmark from Santa makes a nice ground for the deer to be standing on.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a very Merry Christmas. 
Nikki x

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merry and Bright

Hey there Southern Ridge fans! Sarah here with my last post as a DT member for Southern Ridge! I've had an awesome time being part of this team, but with 4 kids, my own business and 4 design teams, something's gotta go! Sadly, I'm leaving 3 out of 4 of my DT's, but I need to be able to give 110% to my family and job and I just can't do it all! 

Anyway, I wanted to share a fun way to use the chipboard other than for your layouts! Anyone else doing a December Daily album? I'm trying, but so far I'm behind already! HA! Anyway, I wanted to decorate this gorgeous canvas album from Dear Lizzy, so I used the PAT-416 as a stencil and sprayed some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in 2 different greens. In order to do this and not get the line from the edge, I just used some scrap paper underneath the edges to  cover the album before misting :)

After I finished using the chipboard for a mask, I used it on this adorable layout to give it some texture!! 

I used this fun sketch from Scrapbook Nerd for my inspration!

I love how the chipboard anchors my photos onto my layout :)

here's some close ups: 

Thanks for stopping by!! I've had an awesome time on this team and I'm sad to go...Have a very Merry Christmas!!