03 December 2014

Quick and cheap gift tags


Hello everybody!
Holiday celebrations are in a few weeks, and that means gifts! I decided to make my own gift tags, but I wanted them quick and cheap (because let's be honest, everybody throw them away...)

I love the look of white embossing powder onto kraft cardstock, but to add more interest, I colored here and there with my fabulous Magicals powders (I mixed some Shabby Turbine Teal with Time Travel Teal and I added a drop of water): in real life, this is so shiny!

Any big holiday stamp with outlined areas would work great. The brown Magical powder of this set (Industrial Chic) would look beautiful for a reindeer!

23 November 2014

Thanks with a twist!


Hello everybody!
Our current Friday challenge at Frosted Designs is to use word THANKS (or THANKFUL or THANKSGIVING, THANK YOU...etc) AND the twist is that you must also use one of the following: Ribbon/Trim, Twine or Washi Tape.

I decided to create a box with season's greetings cards, and I added my "thanks" sentiment on the box.

Lawn Fawn season's greeting cards
 Products from the store:
Lawn Fawn Stamp - Float My Boat (for the "thanks" sentiment)

I wanted a modern look for my cards, and I thought that the bright and happy colors of these Lawn Fawn papers would be perfect!

20 November 2014

My 2014 December Daily (with a tutorial)


December is almost here, so I thought it was time to make my December Daily... I decided to make it from start to finish: in december, I plan to only add photos and journaling, because I know how busy I probably will be!

homemade structure for december daily

If you want to learn more about my homemade structure, you can look here, and you can also look at this previous video, because the idea is the same even if the size is different:

Check out How to Make Your Own December Daily Structure by Solange Jacquet on Snapguide.

For the inside page, I created 5 simple sketches and I repeated them all over the mini album...

sketches for december daily

To add interest to my backgrounds, I used a mini mask by Heidi Swapp and I sprayed some ink.
I wanted a very subtle color, so I created my own spray ink with my Magicals powders: I diluted very few "Shabby Turbine Teal" powder with lots of water in a mini mister, so that the color would be very light - these powders have very rich colors, so I really used a tiny amount of powder!
Here is a close-up:

And you, how will be your december daily?

15 November 2014

Frosted Designs Gift of Giving Blog Hop!

Hello everybody! Welcome to our "Gift of Giving" Blog Hop!
Looking for ideas for the holiday season? You're at the right spot! 

Firstly, I would like to apologize for the late post: my internet connection was broken and it took so many days to have a technician fixing it!

As you hop along, you will notice each Design Team member has a "secret" word on their blog that makes a quote.  Be sure to write it down and email Brandimatos@gmail.com with your completed quote!  After you've completed the hop, come back to the Frosted Designs Blog and leave us a comment letting us know.  One winner will be randomly selected from the comments to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Store!

Product from the store: Studio Calico Printshop paperpad

So my idea was to embellish chocolate boxes for my children's teachers:

 My "secret" word for you is RECEIVE.

Here is the list in case you get lost along the way: