Friday, July 19, 2013

Scrapping Photo Strips

You know those super-fun photo strips you can print at the mall or theme parks? They've gotten to be really trendy recently and I love 'em. We even had a photo booth at our wedding reception last fall! The company that ran the booth offered the option of having all the strips from the night printed and compiled into a scrapbook matching our wedding colors. Swoon. :)

At the wedding of our dearest friends last month, we popped in and out of a similar booth quite a few times throughout the night and I wanted to make sure I documented the strips rather than leaving them hang on the fridge. Though I've printed my fair share of fun photo strips over the years since junior high, I've never attempted to scrap them. So...I turned to Pinterest for some guidance. I found myself inspired by several layouts, but this one stood out to me the most:

From my beloved-but-discontinued favorite magazine, Scrapbooks Etc., 2011.
I loved the way the strips were placed in a jagged form, with a somewhat uniform patterned paper behind and loads of ephemera all on one side.

Here's what I came up with:

Since I am working on a scrapbook album that is made up of ONLY Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection (my favorite ever), it was easy to choose my color scheme and appropriate embellishments. This was a lot of fun. Thanks for reading along with me. :)


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Back to Scrap!

Do any of you get stumped when it comes to scrapbooking, the thing you love the most?

Scrapbooking is what really opened the major door to crafting for me, in 2003, when I was 17 (!). Since then, I've run into some major scrap-roadblocks, mostly due to my fear of lack of organization. Confession: I can't stand the thought of completing a page or Scrapbook, only to discover later that I documented something inaccurately or in the wrong order. I mean, I obsess over the order of photos down to the week, day, even hour and minute as far as sequence. It's ridiculous. This has become a huge creative handicap for me, causing me to never really finish my scrapbooks.

Is that crazy? 10 years and not one real finished album to show for it. Oy. :(

We got married last October, and I told myself that day would be the official end to me putting off documenting because of this fear. I'm struggling with it for sure, but I am also getting back into scrapping (both 6x6 and 12x12) and I could not be more thrilled! I am happy to report that I had a day free from work the other day and had a scrapbook marathon day.. I completed quite a few pages, both large and mini, and even tried some new techniques! Here are some peeks at my 12x12 pages, complete with a technique I finally got brave enough to try: ink misting/masking!

Thanks so much for reading along. I hope I can be of some help or inspiration to someone else who struggles with the business end of scrapbooking, too. Just try to remember it doesn't have to be perfect (perfect is such a terrible word). At the end of the day, if you enjoy looking at the art you've created - and at least know the people in the photos and a rough year ;) - you've accomplished great things! Until next time..


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Three Mini Cards

I received a package I was expecting this afternoon and among the items in it were some new mini punches and three new Copics! I also got some dew drop ink pads, twine, and mini alpha stickers. I was really inspired to put the new things to use, and came up with a card I am just in love with. Isn't that fun to say when it's about something you've made with your own two hands? :)

Mini Ombre Hearts

Before I knew I what I wanted to actually create, my workspace looked something like this. It began because I wanted to try out my new Sketches (BG13, BG18, + B29). The blue I purchased is not one recommended to blend with the others I have from that color family, so I wasn't expecting great results. As I blended them I thought, Why not test my cute little heart punch and see how they blended? I was giddy over the result, a bright, bold, vibrant blue just screaming out. I just love with when a happy little accident happens like this. I decided to blend a few other colors combos, and by the time I was done doing that and punching them out, I had a load of cute itty bitty hearts on my desk. I added a Lawn Fawn sentiment in probably my favorite font ever, some of my new gold maya road twine, and voila. I'll be keeping this on my shelf so I can oogle at it for awhile. :)

I made 2 other minis:

Mini Sweet Strawberry
(Using Admit One and Summertime Charm Stamps + Lawn Cuts)

(Using Here's the Scoop)

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you'll feel inspired to put your new items to use right away, no matter the comination. Make something you love!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Baby Card Featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps

I created this baby card tonight using Lawn Fawn Plus One, copics, stickles, and my cuttlebug. As much as I love trying new techniques, I love having staples like some of these to fall back on. There's a reason they've stayed popular!

I trimmed scrap from my stash to 3.75" x 2" in peach, mint, and light yellow. I ran them through the Cuttlebug using my first and trusty-dusty Swiss Dots folder. I punched the bottom of each layer using the EK Success border punch "Bumpy Road", and adhered each one with a strip of ATG adhesive only at the very top. Once there were adhered down, I sort of flipped the bottom of each layer outward to give it some depth.

On a white scalloped circle, I stamped my image in London Fog ink and colored it using R22, G00 and Y21. No shading this time. I adhered it with a large, thick foam square and over the top I used Bundled Sage and Mustard Seed Distress Stickles.

Finally, on the topmost (yellow) layer, I stamped a sentiment from Grand Greetings in New Sprout ink and tied a bow using yellow Doodletwine. Voila!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I so appreciate your comments, questions, and subscriptions! ;)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge - Bling It!

Hello! I'm thrilled to be involved in my second Lawnscaping Challenge, and to be sharing it with you! The theme of this challenge is "Bling It" -- to add sparkle via Stickles, Glitter, Shimmer, or whatever type of sparkle you want. You can view the challenge here.

Though I love Stickles and use them on many projects, I use them in pretty small doses, and usually 'clear' colors like Diamond or Crystal. I decided this Challenge would be a great opportunity for me to think outside of my own little box! For the Sparkle elements, I used sequins, rhinestones, and 3 different Stickles. Here is what I came up with:

This was such a fun card for me to make because I know the recipient, my sweet mama, will appreciate every inch of it. Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate all comments + subscriptions! Happy crafting! :)


Materials used:
- ivory panel from scrap stash, cut to 3.75" x 5.25"
- kraft a2 size card + envelope
- juli's garden cuttlebug folder
- flutter by stamp set
- bazzill coconut swirl cardstock
- memento tuxedo black and lilac posies inks
- memento lilac posies marker
- stickles (thistle, icicle, golden rod)
- copics (R20, R22, R29, RV04, RV17, 0, Y17, Y21, Y38, YR07, YG 03, YG25, YG63)
- liquid + foam adhesives
- martha stewart sequins
-hero arts rhinestones

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mason Jar-a-riffic!

I used a portion of this afternoon to take advantage of some sunshine and to make this bright and fun batch of mason jar gift tags...

All the stamps I used are from the Lawn Fawn set Summertime Charm; I die-cut all the jars out using my first set of Lawn Cuts! So, so FUN!

Other supplies include:
* Memento inks in Tangelo, Canteloupe, Dandelion, Bahama Blue, Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Ladybug, Angel Pink, London Fog and Desert Sand.
* Lawn Trimmings in Natural, Peppermint and Pink Lemonade
* Baker's twines from Hemptique, Doodletwine and Queen & Co.

These were a lot of fun and didn't take too long due to [my enthusiasm and] the mass-production nature I created them with. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!


PS - in the sidebar of my blog is an award I received at the Lawnscaping Challenge I entered! I am honored to be an Honorable Gnome :) and look forward to entering another challenge!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hello Crafty Friend card

Hello. :) I was really lousy at being productive this evening, but I did manage to get this card done. I picked up this Paper Smooches stamp set a couple weekends ago at Happy Paper Pusher when I was taking my Lawn Fawn Class - more on that later.. :) I have desperately delayed buying my first Paper Smooches stamp set for quite some time, because I love Lawn Fawn so much, and definitely DO NOT need to get hooked on another adorable series of images. However, I couldn't resist this set. I have a feeling I'll be experiencing more Paper Smooches in the future. :)

I began by stamping the easel and sentiment in versamark and embossing with black powder using my heat tool. Once it cooled, I fussy-cut out the easel. I colored the wood in with Copics and gave the "canvas" area some shading. I set it aside.

Next, I stamped the easel again, lightly, in the middle of a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the paint splat in rainbow colors all around the easel image until I was satisfied with the mess. :) I adhered the embossed + colored easel down with rolled Glue Dots, directly on top of the second stamped easel. I adhered the white cardstock to some blue scrap to create a card, and finished with some baker's twine secured by notched I punched.

I love love love how colorful and cheerful this card turned out! Thanks so much for reading along with me... Happy crafting. :)

Materials used:
- I Heart Art stamp set (Paper Smooches)
- Coconut Swirl cardstock (Bazzill)
- Versamark pad, black embossing powder, and heat tool
- Dew Drop Inks: Tangelo, Grape Jelly, Bahama Blue, Pear Tart, Ladybug, Dandelion, Lilac Posies (Memento)
- E15, E37, C1 (Copics)
- Glue Dots
- Blue scrap paper
- Yellow baker's twine (Doodlebug)

Bridal Shower Decor!

Hey there!

This past weekend we celebrated my dear friend Amanda's bridal shower! I'm so excited to celebrate the upcoming wedding of 2 of my best friends! :) The four of us bridesmaids all worked together to pull off a beautiful yellow and grey themed shower on Sunday.

I didn't get as great of photos as I had hoped, but here's what I was able to somewhat capture of the crafty stuff -- the banner, food labels, and a keepsake box with notecards.

For the banner, I spelled out "bride to be" using my Cricut and Cindy Loo Cartridge with deep grey cardstock. I used the George + Basic Shapes cartridge to cut out 2 hearts. (Good old George - it seems so plain but always manages to come in handy!) I adhered the accented letters and shapes to yellow and grey cardstock cut to 6x6" square pennants using liquid glue. I used a ribbon punch to punch two holes in each square-shaped pennant, and finally, began weaving grey grosgrain ribbon through each slit. I love love love the finished product! The colors were perfect and it hung beautifully on the mantle! (Do you spy the gorgeous lemon centerpieces??)

For the Vegan-Friendly food labels, I cut some nice thick yellow cardstock to 3x3". I scored it at 1.5" and folded it in half. Using Lawn Fawn's Smitty's ABC's, I spelled out "Vegan Friendly" and stamped it on all the of the mini cards in pretty grey London Fog ink. Next, I punched some hydrangeas in the dark grey cardstock. I rolled them petals, layed the flowers using liquid glue, and adhered one to each card. Once they were dry, I used Platinum Liquid Pearls to add a subtle and pretty center to each bloom. I loved these! The bride did too, and wants to repeat using them at the wedding. :)

Finally, as a keepsake for the bride, I make a "Shower Memories" box and lots of notecards for all the guests to record a memory or advice on. To begin, I painted a kraft box and lid with yellow acrylic paint - I did 2-3 coats to get a good even color. I created a flower using grey cardstock and Tim Holtz' Tattered florals die. (This brought back QUITE the memory of my own wedding, just 6 months ago, for which I die cut and embellished hundreds of the Tattered Florals by hand for my reception centerpieces. A labor of love and totally worth it!) I added a bit of Tea Dye distress ink for dimension, and finished the center with a pretty yellow October Afternoon button and grey baker's twine from Doodlebug. I stamped a vintage lady in London Fog on ivory cardstock and added Mustard Seed Distress Stickles to her dress. After cutting her out, I adhered her and the flower next to one another on the lid of the box. I adhered a strip of dainty grey lace along the bottom, and wrote "Shower Memories" in silver metallic Sharpie. This was a lot of fun and I was pleased with the finished product!

Finally, I had lots of fun creating a variety of cards for guests to write on. I cut them to various sizes, and decorated them with a variety of stamps, punches, border punches and washi tapes. I hope the almost Mrs. had fun reading over them! <3 p="">
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you have and questions, comments or requests just let me know. Happy crafting!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge: Inspired By...

Hey there! I'm so happy to be participating in the Lawnscaping Challenge, "Inspired By". You can find the challenge here!

Here is the card I made for this challenge:

I was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest (you can see it here). I loved the way a LF backdrop was used so subtly, the glitter "sprinkles" on the ice cream, and the simplicity of the sentiment. These are the elements I tried to carry over into my own project!

Believe it or not, in 10 years of crafting, I've never actually made my own window-style card. I was excited to experiment with that while completing this challenge. FUN!

Thanks so much for reading!

Materials used:
- Ivory A2-sized card, scored and folded (The Paper Studio)
- Malted Milk Ink (Jenni Bowlin), Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
- Chevron Backdrops, Here's the Scoop (Lawn Fawn)
- Pink Lemonade Lawn Trimmings (Lawn Fawn)
- E02, E15, Y38, YR07 (Copic Sketch)
- Distress Rock Candy Stickles (Ranger)
- Circle/Scalloped Circle dies + Cuttlebug (Spellbinders + Provo Craft)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

{craft room} Stickles Storage Makeover

Hey guys!

We've had some beautiful weather this week and I got to take advantage of an afternoon in the backyard. I was feeling inspired to spruce up something for the craft room, so I decided to transform my Stickles Storage.

I found this little Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit trinket shelf at a flea market in college a few years ago. It sat dusty and unused for a few years, until I got married and got my own craft space! It has served as the perfect showcase and storage spot for all my fun Stickles.

If you know me, you know that I love color, so I really wanted to do some transforming, but without losing the charm that attracted me to the piece in the first place. I love the Peter Rabbit medallion on the top, the little drawers (though they do not open), and the dainty blue and rosebud wallpaper. It looks like it belongs in a dollhouse! I used some standard Hobby Lobby paintbrushes (25 for $4.99, and they're amazing quality - seriously!!!) and basic yellow acrylic paint. It took about 3 coats and dried very quickly in the sunshine. :)

I am so grateful to have an area to take advantage of my love for art and creativity, so even a change as small as this to my crafty nook is very exciting to me.

Thanks for reading!

{preschool} butterfly sorting game

Hello! I'm thrilled with my latest preschool project for our butterfly-themed week, so I wanted to share it. I created this sorting game using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, purple cow laminator, cardstock in ROYBV, scotch tape, and a bead organizing tray from hobby lobby.

I cut strips approximately 1x3" in each color and adhered them down with tape to the bottom of each section. I punched 10 butterflies out of each color and laminated them, then fussy-cut them out. The kids in our class LOVE sorting so I. Have a feeling they will enjoy it as much as I did!

Thanks for reading!
Ms Emily

Friday, April 5, 2013

Everyday Card using Watercolor Technique

Hey there! Tonight I was inspired to pull out some products/techniques I haven't used in awhile. Here is a card I made this evening using some oldies but goodies!

I began by choosing some nice solid image rubber stamps - in this case, Three Silhouettes by Hero Arts. I mixed some inks (wild honey, milled lavender and victorian velvet) with some water from a mini mister. I stamped all three stamps in a random pattern onto smooth white cardstock cut to 3.75 x 5.25". Once I covered the entire paper, I used a paintbrush to splatter the  three ink mixtures from my craft mat. When I was finished, it looked like this:

I used an ink blending tool to cover the entire paper with antique linen distress ink. I LOVE the look of this ink blended over the light lavender color!

Next, to add the dramatic flair I wanted to acheive, I pulled some HUGE Heidi Swapp flowers out of my stash. I've had them for awhile - checked the copyright date to find 2002. :) About time I put them to use! Though I was seeking drama, the flower was actually TOO large to fit, so I trimmed it in have with some precision scissors. I adhered it down smoothly using my ATG. The flower was the perfect addition to my feminine's so fun pulling out older products and putting them to use! I added some Rock Candy distress stickles to the petals for a muted sparkle.

On top of the flower I wanted a sentiment. I chose "lovely" from Hero Arts' Heyday Sentiments. I stamped it  on white cardstock using Jenni Bowlin's Malted Milk ink. I trimmed it into a half banner and blended some more antique linen ink on top. Finally, I used some Buttercup Liquid Pearls to make random and various sized pearls around the sentiment and center of the flower.

I had a lot of fun working with the watercolor technique I hadn't tried in awhile, and some products that had gotten dusty. Thank you so much for reading along with me!

Happy crafting! I hope you create something beautiful today.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vintage Lady Thank You Card {Hero Arts + Lawn Fawn}

Hello there! Here is a thank-you card I put together last night. My mom's coworker sent me a sweet Vera Bradley (one of my favorite things!) key fob and it completely brightened my week. 

I began with a pre-cut, pre-scored kraft A2-sized card. I stamped a Hero Arts wood mount stamp* using my Stamp-a-ma-jig and Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The stamp-a-ma-jig made it super easy to line up the lady just as I wanted her.

Next I used the same ink to stamp some Lawn Fawn stamps onto Sweet Blush cardstock. The banner is from Home Sweet Home, and the sentiment is a freebie that Lawn Fawn sent to me when I ordered from them. (!) I cut out the banner using my Cutterbee scissors and popped it up on foam adhesive.

Finally, I wrapped the card length-wise with 3-4 layers of pink Doodlebug baker's twine. The whole process was stress-free, fun, and I love the final look. Hurray! I love when that happens. :)

Thanks SO much for reading. Please comment if you have any questions or requests.


* I don't know the actual name of this stamp. It is by Hero Arts, and is a wood mount stamp. The image of the lady in it is also included in a HA Acrylic set, called "Sew Stylish".

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mini Album: Olive the Kitten

Hello there! I'm on Spring Break from preschool, and along with household projects, I've been squeezing in some craft time. :-D

I've done some most of the work on this mini album of our kitten, Olive. I'm a self-professed Crazy Cat Lady, and couldn't resist documenting her first months with this itty-bitty Maya Road album.

Often times it's easy to say, "here's what I used to create this", and supply a bulleted list of products. Really, for this I used a TON of different products - I pulled out lots of different brands and themes all to attain the hodge-podge look I wanted to achieve. Here are most of them:

* various 6x6 patterned papers from: Cosmo Cricket (Matilda, Odds & Ends, Material Girl); American Crafts (Dear Lizzy Neapolitan); Lawn Fawn (Dewey Decimal); Sassafrass (Count Me In);  Basic Grey (Picalilly).
* Buttons (October Afternoon)
* Papertrey Ink perfect match cardstocks (Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Hibiscus Burst)
* various premium ribbons by American Crafts
* Element stickers from: Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic, Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper, Basic Grey
* various pearls, gems and sequins from my stash
* tools: Crop a Dile; Corner Chomper (3/8"); QuikStik; Cutterbee scissors; ATG; This to That dot adhesive; foam dot adhesive; Memento London Fog pen.

Thanks so much for reading/watching! I thank you, and Olive thanks you. ;)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Craft Haul + favorite things

Hello there! I hope everyone is keeping safe and warm. We are expecting a nasty snow/ice storm here in Indiana.

I've been finding lots of good craft items lately, but have been doing a really poor job of sharing my finds with blog readers and youtube subscribers. So...I decided to make a quick video last night!

Items seen in this video...

From Lawn Fawn:
* 'merci' stamp and samples from Pink Lemonade and Daphne's Closet paper collections (freebies)
* Year Three
* Happy Easter
* Home Sweet Home
* Here's the Scoop
* Daphne's Closet 6x6 Petite Paper Pack
From The Beary Scrap:
* pink/blue flower washi tape
* Tea Towel and Bowl of Cherry washi tapes from October Afternoon's Farm Girl collection
* Foil tiny alpha stickers and large tags from Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic collection
* Studio Calico Schoolhouse tiny alpha stickers
* 8x8 Farm Girl paper collection from october Afternoon

Thanks for reading/watching! :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine using Mister Hueys & Dear Lizzy embellishments

Hello, valentines!

My husband and I celebrated our FIRST MARRIED VALENTINE'S DAY last weekend - out of town at a Cheesecake Factory, and of course some pitstops at Archiver's, Target, and so on... :)

Here is the card I made for my husband! I began by misting some white cardstock with the Dewey Mister Huey and the Chevron mask. I tied some grey baker's twine from Jillybean Soup around it into a bow, and used my ATG to adhere it to some Papertrey Ink Lavender Moon cardstock. I tilted a polaroid sticker from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan sticker book, and added clear gemstones. I wanted them to have a sort of cascading look, so I used 4 or 5 different sizes, with the largest at the top and mixing them around with the itty bitties down at the bottom. I love it when you come up with a design idea in your head, make it come to life, and actually like the way it turns out!

I also made Valentine's for my mom and dad, but already delivered them, so I have no pictures. :( Dropped the ball! Maybe a #laterblog... I think I just made that term up.

Thanks for reading, and happy, HAPPY Valentine's day to you!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mini Valentine using Lawn Fawn Flying By and Mister Huey's

Hello! I'm here to share the first of a short series of mini-valentines I am creating this year. First up is one for my brother!

I began by creating my own patterned paper, using Studio Calico Mister Huey's and their chevron mask. I am a little late on this spritzing bandwagon, but I am loving experimenting with them! I ordered them a looooong time ago from Peachy Cheap and they've just been sitting in my craft room looking pretty..until now! I love the soft result I got when I used this Tiffany-ish blue (obsessed with that color) on white cardstock. I trimmed a 2 7/8" square.

After it dried, I adhered the misted paper to a 3x3" card I trimmed and scored out of some nice thick Papertrey Ink Spring Moss cardstock.

Next, I stamped both paper airplanes to Bazzill Basics Coconut Swirl cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I trimmed them with my cutterbee scissors and colored some accent lines with Copic CG1.

I did some direct stamping onto the patterened paper for the flying lines and the exterior sentiment - I stamped all in Memento London Fog. because there was no elipses stamp, I used my Memento marker in the same color to add some to the end of my sentiment. I added the airplanes on foam adhesive. Finally, I added some washi tape for some texture. I did the same direct stamping and washi tape techniques on the interior.

I've got a few more Valentines to make, so stop back in! Thanks for reading. :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Beginnings of Honeymoon Smashbook


I've been working on our honeymoon scrapbook! I decided to use a Smashbook to document our honeymoon, mostly because I kept SO MANY little scraps, ticket stubs, and business cards along the way, and Smashing makes it so easy to use these details. LOVE them!!

I began by printing 172 photos. Ha! I then organized them with all the memorabilia from our trip and matched each thing to a page. This is my fifth Smashbook, and the first one that I have done this much organizing for (because I LOVE the freedom that comes with not organizing them!)

The book is really just in it's beginning stages, but I decided to add a few photos here on my blog. I'm trying this thing where I blog more often... :) Once it is finished, I'll probably make a video of a flip-through to really show all the details.

172 photos...wowsers, penny.

love this page and couldn't bear to cover it up!

a peek at my workspace! my memento pens are resting in a wedding centerpiece! ;)

VERY messy workspace + coke. :) washi tapes are also housed in recycled wedding vases!

first page! love this old-fashioned alpha stickers my mom found for me at TJMaxx, and this vintage-y floral paper from Sassafrass!

I can't wait to finish more as well as share it. Thank you for reading!


Always Kiss Me Goodnight/Good Morning Frames


I wanted to share these frames that I crafted for our bedroom! I think I first started noticing the trend of "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" art for bedrooms around 2009. I love the idea, but knew that of course I would want to make my own -- I was later inspired by this pin. (It was one of my first pins ever!) I also really liked the idea of also framing "always kiss me good morning" - if you're ending each day with love, why not also begin that way? :)

After we were married, I began to explore materials I wanted to use -- both those that I already owned and also an excuse to get new things from Archiver's ;) ... and here is what I came up with!



These didn't take me long at all to complete and got the ball rolling for us to hang things in our new home together. A little dream come true!

Materials used:
2 different distressed 8x10 frames (TJ Maxx)
2 12x12 sheets of patterned paper (AC Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic)
Scrabble-style Thickers (American Crafts

Baby Shower Card

Hello there!

Finished this card today for a baby shower next weekend! I punched three 1.5" circles using a Fiskars punch. I stamped a different image onto each one, along with custom punny-phrases! I wish I could take all the credit for the pun, but I must admit that I was insprired by an example of someone else's - I believe somewhere on Pinterest. I've been waiting for a baby to come along so I could make someone a card with this fun sentiment!

I colored each image in using Copics and added Stickles (duh). A border punch, some bakers twine and cute patterned paper and voila! I'm actually way over-simplifying the description of my process, but those are the basics. :)

How cute is that lime green bakers twine? I found a HUGE roll of it at TJ Maxx - love that place!

Materials used:
Cozy Christmas, Plus One, and Smitty's ABC's stamp sets (Lawn Fawn)
Bakers Twine (Hemptique)
Nana's Nursery Baby Girl patterned cardstock (DCWV)
Copic Markers
Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento/Tsukineko)
Diamond Scallop border punch (EK Success)

Thanks so much for reading!