Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Tree Candy Holders with the G45 "St. Nicholas" + Tutorial

Hello everyone!

With the winter holidays approaching fast, here is a quick idea and a project for your Christmas and New Year trees - Candy Holders.

For mine I used the paper collection by Graphic 45 - "St.Nicholas". I created another project with it last year, and it was a Candy Vase with a Mini Album.

Back to the Candy Holders - in this post below you will find a video tutorial. It doesn't have verbal explanations of what do to, since the project is an easy one, but I would still want to give a few measurements as follows:

You will stat with a white cardstock measuring 8 3/4" X 9 1/4". 
On the long side you will score it at 1 3/4" > 3.5" > 5 1/4" > 7" & 8 3/4".
On the short side you will score at 1 3/4" > 3.5" > 5 1/4" & 7".
Then cut the access corner pieces and leave the flaps for building up your box, as shown in the above picture. 

The process of assembly and embellishing is in the video, so please have a look :)

My kids absolutely loved the candy boxes on a Christmas tree! I hope yours will do too.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Monday, December 18, 2017

A 'December Daily' with the G45 "Winter Wonderland"

Hello dear friends!

Can you believe that it is already that time of the year, when we are searching for presents in agony, trying to plan every detail of the magical holidays, to make them perfect?

I have never had a “December Daily” book (or album), but this year I thought to give it a try. I created a notebook with cardstock pages in two colors (white and craft), added a couple of pockets to the inside front and back covers, embellished some of the pages of the notebook too, all that using one of the recent collections - “Seasons”. I really wanted to cut into those papers, but since we step into winter, I left the rest of the seasons’ sheets for later :)

Now I will be writing down what we did on each day of December 2017 and will add pictures of some memorable moments. 

From the small fussy cut elements I created stickers and placed them into the pocket on the inside back cover. This way I will easily access them once I feel like I need to add more interest to a certain page in my December Daily.

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Seasons 8X8 Pad
Ornate Metal Keys
Seasons 8X8 Pad
St Nicholas Stamps
Cityscapes Stamps

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, December 15, 2017

IAR “Merry & Bright” Blog Hop

Hello everyone and happy December! There will be no IAR Challenge this month but we have a fabulous blog hop for you. We'd like to THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all your support this year! There will be THREE Prizes up for grabs!

(2x) $50 Voucher


GRAND PRIZE $100 Voucher

Are you ready to win some beautiful I Am Roses flowers?

Here’s how to play:

  • Hop along to each of the Designers’ blogs and be sure to comment on their individual "IAR Merry & Bright” Blog Post
  • There are 3 HIDDEN BLOG CANDY PRIZES up for grabs spread throughout our  Designers’ blogs!
  • Be sure to Subscribe/Follow the I Am Roses Challenge Blog
  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning a Prize Voucher.
  • Comments will be CLOSED on 11:59pm PST on Saturday December 23rd (This blog hop has a duration of one week)
  • We will be randomly selecting 3 winners from the comments made on our DT's blogs and will announce the winners here on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog on January 1st!

Let's get this hop started!

I had quite a few of Christmas and winter projects lately, so I decided to kind of "water it down" with other projects. For the hop I have prepared a mini album with the "Zella Teal" paper from Prima and beautiful I AM Roses flowers in the matching color scheme. 

The album measures 4.5" X 6 1/4", the spine is 1 3/4". It has 6 pages inside, which are simply matted with the "Zella Teal" papers.

I've used the  IAR flowers on the cover of the album (the links will follow):

On the inside covers there are fabric pockets:

Besides the album, I've made a laminated traveler's notebook with the same paper and the whole set looks wonderful together:

For the Traveler's notebook I used a tutorial from YouTube (in case you were wondering). 
So... That's my portion of the inspiration for the Blog Hop, and here is the line up of other I Am Roses Design Team:
Alexandra Morein (You are here)
Roselany Caroline
Rosemary Bridges

Let's get this party started and enjoy the hop! Don't forget to comment!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Mini Album + Tutorial

Hello dear friends!

I am happy to be back with another project created with the Graphic 45 "Winter Wonderland" collection, and this time it is an album.

The album is 6X6" and can hold at least 30 pictures of 3.5”X 5”. It has pocket style pages in its base, a few magnetized flip pages, a dimensional envelope for storing additional photos, as well as belly bands and more pockets throughout the pages.

I have a 15$ VIDEO TUTORIAL for creating the album from start to finish.You can purchase it via a PayPal button below. The links to the video tutorial will be e-mailed to you within up to 8 hours.

Now let's have a c loser look at it:

Graphic 45 products used are all linked below:

Here is a video overview of the album:

I also want to show you a few pics from a workshop that I taught for creating this album and to thank to the wonderful ladies who joined me. Each one had completed her album and I was very happy about it :)

Thanks for watching!