Month: December 2014

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Hey y’all, I am super excited to share a process video using the amazing Felicity Jane Fa La La kit. I am over the moon for this kit. If you are not familiar, Felicity Jane is a relatively new monthly subscription paper crafting kit.  You can purchase each kit individually or save a little and try a 3 month subscription (which I highly recommend). There are many many choices for monthly kits out there and I have 2 favorites, they are my favorites for very different reasons. I love these kits because they are almost entirely exclusive. All the papers, die cuts, stamp sets, and most of the embellishments are designed and made exclusively for the Felicity Jane kits. I love that. It is very embellishment heavy kit, featuring 5 exclusive patterned papers, 2 pieces of cardstock, and a 4×6 stamp set in an Avery Elle pocket, these are always included in the kits, the rest of the embellishments and alphas vary kit to kit. Okay, here is the layout and a process video.

I also wanted to add that I made the gold snowflake embossed vellum for HotRodsBoutique on Etsy using the Avery Elle Noel stamp set, and I just love it. That fun shiny vellum under the picture really pulls the layout together. Check out my post as Guest Designer for HotRodsBoutique for details on how to create your own embossed pattern vellum.

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Gold embossed vellum process video: use code KATEND14 for 15% off your entire order

Felicity Jane Fa La La kit process video:

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Hey y’all, here today with my first layout using the December Hip Kit. Oh, how I love love love this kit! Especially the papers! I was completely inspired by a fellow youtubers to create this layout. I took strips of the patterned paper and punched them with a decorative edge. The possibilities with this are endless, you can use any papers and any punches to achieve all kinds of looks. I wanted to highlight all of the lovely patterns and I think this concept really shows in the project. Check out the video for full details on how I created this layout. Thanks for stopping by.
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Here are some photos of the fabulous December kits:
Main Kit
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Pattern Paper Add On
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Cardstock Add On
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Embellishment Add On
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Color Add On
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Process Video:

Guest Designer: Hodrodsboutique

Hey y’all, excited to bring you another project as Guest Designer for HotRodsBoutique, an Etsy Store. For this card I did a little inlay die-cutting, and created my own gold ‘foil’ paper using embossing powder. I love this stamp set and matching dies from Avery Elle, they are so versatile and great for Holiday cards and winter projects. Unfortunately, the dies are sold out but you can get them same look by simply embossing the snowflake stamp with gold embossing powder.

Noel Clear Stamps:

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Also in stock are some new fun stamp and die sets, make sure to check them out and use coupon code KATEND14 for 15% off your total order until December 31, 2014.

El Divino Nino

Hey y’all, today I have  a really fun and easy layout. First, let me explain the photo and title. This is a picture of my little brother taken by their photographer at an event his band was playing at. The band is called El Divino Nino, hence, the title. I super loved the picture and it was absolutely the inspiration for the colors of the layout. Sometimes a photo just speaks to you and it is so fun to go with it. I love using grey, black, white, and cream with a black and white photo and since it is the holidays and red is my brothers favorite color I added some hints throughout the layout. One of my favorite things about paper is the branding strip at the bottom, with most brands it is a complete 12″ strip of a pattern from the collection. Use them! It’s like a bonus pattern, and perfect for creating the strips along the top and bottom of the layout. Here’s my question this week, well, there are two actually: Do you use the branding strips from your papers? And, do you let photos dictate your colors and design or do you have the products in mind and choose a photo to go with them? Would love to hear your thoughts, thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out the video for details of the entire process!

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Here is the video:

Make sure to check out the December Hip Kit and Add Ons: they are fabulous!!!

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