It wasn’t long ago that it was still snowing here in my neck of the woods, so I am truly ready for SUMMER! Using Poolside made me warmer, just by working with it! Ha! Anyway, I printed some photos from our trip to Water Country. A large group of us go every year. We always have a great time.
I picked the pool tile paper (Let’s Flamingly) as my base. That is the ONLY 12×12 paper I used. The rest is with the 6×6 paper pad.
I used a cut file that I backed with the paper pad. I wanted smaller patterns. Trick is, these papers all have upright designs. When piecing together behind a file, you need to make sure that your papers are in the proper direction or you may have upside down flamingos and ducks! I used a FREE cut file from Paper Issues. This one is called Sunny Days.
Now, have you seen the ephemera in the Poolside collection? Fab. Just fab. |
See? Fab, right? I just love them all I bought 2 sets.
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Hello everyone! Nicole here to share an interactive December mini album with you using the Holiday Hustle Brag cards!
At first I thought this album would be a Christmas countdown project, but as I started working through it, it became an easy way to capture my family’s December memories AND a countdown too! I thought we could use it as a countdown and then go back in later, add photos, memorabilia and more to make it a December to remember project.
I started by grabbing some of my favorite brag cards from the Holiday Hustle collection. I love the red foil on this one, so it only seemed fitting to be the cover for the album. I punched some holes along the top edge and used jump rings to hold everything together.
I created 2 chipboard “covers” for this flip type book, covered them with patterned paper and cardstock and then adhered some folded pieces of ribbon to hold the covers in place. This also added some stability for this book to stand on its’ own.
I decorated each page in my album with a number and a few simple details. I didn’t want to go too crazy embellishing so I had room for photos and more later on in the process.
Some pages are more filled in and others are more sparse, with some stamping or even just a stitched border.
And a few are just the brag cards themselves for a filler like page. I added some glitter to the words on this one using some glitter glue.
Now, I have a countdown book AND a place to hold those memories when it is all said and done! Such a quick project to do this time of year, when time seems to fly so quickly!
I love making home decor projects with my Fancy Pants Products, and my favorite time of the year to do that is defiantly Christmas! The new Holiday Hustle Collection is so fun and inspiring for all kinds of projects. When I saw the Chipboard Number Set/ Countdown, I was totally inspired to create a Christmas Countdown of my own. I found this 15″ wood tree at Hobby Lobby as my base, ( but it would also be super easy to make with paint sticks or yardsticks). .
Of course the point, is to make your way down to the big day 😊 So…. this ephemera piece could not have been more perfect. I added it to the tree with foam squares so it could stand off the wood a bit.
There are all kinds of great ephemera pieces in the Ephemera and Tag Packs. I added a piece of wire to the top of this tag and tied on a little bell. The number pieces are sticky back but I added mine to the tree with foam squares, so that it would give more space for the hanging piece.
I used many of the metallic red pieces from this collection, so in keeping with that, I used rub on red metallic on the wood star I added to the top.
This is a fun project as a gift for the kids or grand kids, as they count down to the big day, or a project they could do with you.
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