Good morning and happy Sunday SCT friends! We are on Day 9 of our “12 Days of Holiday Giving” SCT style, and our favourite song calls for 9 ladies dancing. It could be that after you see today’s inspiration by Paige Evans and the giveaways that follow from our friends at Pebbles and DCWV, we may have about 900 ladies dancing! Are you ready? Let’s get to it…
“Hello everyone, happy holidays! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I have a new layout to share with you today that was really fun to put together, called Snowy Zoe (it rhymes ;).
The first thing I did was create a mixed media background on a sheet of white cardstock using Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine, splashes of blue watercolor, and drops of white acrylic paint. Once it dried, it was time to pick a cut file – I have loved designing cut files for Silhouette the past few months and always look for creative ways to incorporate them into my layouts. I chose my Snowflake Dots to be the focal design element of my background.
Next, I replaced the blade in my Cameo3 with a pencil in the pen tool and had the machine draw the design. Once it was finished I pierced a hole through every circle dot.
After erasing the pencil lines, I sifted through my sequin stash and pulled out lots of blue, silver, gold, white, and clear ones and used glue to attach a sequin over each pierced hole. It took a couple hours to complete that process, but I think it’s totally worth it!
Once the glue finished drying, I felt like the sequins all blended together, the snowflake wasn’t really defined. No worries, I got some white thread and a needle and stitched over the entire snowflake design. Now it really looks like a snowflake!
I found a sweet photo of my niece Zoe making the world’s cutest sad face in her puffy snow suit, splayed in the snow, clearly not impressed with the situation haha. I challenged myself to use my Turn the Page collection with Pink Paislee to embellish and create the title. This collection is definitely not winter-themed, but there are lots of blues, grays, and aqaus, and golds, so it was easy to pick and pull bits and pieces to use to match!
I didn’t want to cover too much of the background since I worked so hard to create it so I clustered everything in one place. I layered the photo over several patterned papers and journaling cards, made the title with mini alphabet stickers, fussy cut a sentiment from a patterned paper, added a strip of gold washi into the layers, placed chipboard stars, paper chain people stickers, scalloped washi tape, and just lots of little things for eye candy! It was so fun to embellish! I even added another cut file, this time I used my Snowflake and cut it to about 4″ to make another delicate layer behind the photo.
I hope you are inspired to create a wintery page, perhaps with sequins in a fun shape for an eye-catching background design! Thanks for joining me today, Merry Christmas!” ~ Paige Evans
Thank you Paige for sharing such a gorgeous page!
GIVEAWAY – DAY 9!
“Anyone feel like your creative drive slows down a bit after the Winter holidays? The Forever My Always collection (complete with your own pair of gold scissors!) will put a stop to that slump! The beautiful prints in the 6×6 paper pad (36 single-sided sheets), puffy heart stickers (44 to be exact) Thickers, ephemera and rosettes (oh so many pieces to count!) will get you ready for the month of love and the adventures happening long after! Visit Pebbles on Instagram for more project ideas and inspiration using the Forever My Always collection! Happy holidays SCT friends!” ~ Pebbles
And a second giveaway from…
“Can we lighten your load? Let us gift you a letter board set AND 2 stacks! After all, nothing is as bad as it seems when you are armed with a letter board and paper! This 16×16 letter board set includes 188 letters and a set of party icons. Each paper stack is double sided and has 36 sheets (18 designs) in each stack. So…heres to more parties, more food and lots of awesome crafty adventures to look forward to! For more inspiration, visit @dcwvinc on Instagram!” ~ DCWV
Thank you Pebbles and DCWV! Amazing prizes!
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For an opportunity to win these amazing giveaways, leave a comment below by midnight on December 22nd EST. All winners will be announced on December 23rd at noon EST. Today we would also love to hear about your favourite holiday food and if you have a link you can share, share the link! As we plan holiday menus it’s always fun to try something new.
We ask that you take a moment to visit today’s sponsors on their Facebook pages to thank them for their generous prizes. Our SCT readers are always so wonderful at saying “thank you” and it’s because of that appreciation our partners love to share with you here throughout the year! Let’s show them how much we are loving these 12 Days of giveaways! If you don’t already “like” them, you may just want to!
Pebbles on Facebook
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Please continue to spread the holiday spirit by inviting your friends to share in our celebration! The more the merrier! And if you’re just joining us for the first time, be sure to start with our Day 1 post HERE.