I felt like doing a little paper folding on my Christmas cards this year. So I did some searching on Pinterest for origami tutorials and found this one for a Christmas tree design. I used three squares—3 inches, 2.5 inches, and 2 inches—in various patterns and attached them to some American Crafts cards from their North Pole collection. I really like how they pop off the card when you pull them out of the envelope.
Today Stuck?! Sketches launches our second challenge of November. The sketch is beautiful, and the prizes from 7 Dots Studio and Freckled Fawn are great. Why not play along with us?
For this challenge we are partnering up with Scrap it with a Song, and they have chosen Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin as their inspiration song. You can find out all the details about how to play along with their challenge over on their blog.
I had another listen to Stairway to Heaven so that I could decide how to use its inspiration on a layout. And when I got to the line “Everything still turns to gold” it made me think of autumn leaves. So I pulled out this photo I took two years ago on a trip to see the fall colors up in Lost Maples State Natural Area in Texas. Isn’t that spider web glorious against the colors of the turning leaves?
The background paper on my layout is from American Crafts. I loved it for this page because it imitates the structure of a cobweb. The rest of the patterns are from a BasicGrey Indian Summer 6×6 pad. The die cuts are from Crate Paper, and the Feels like fall fabric sticker is from My Little Bicycle. The circle built of leaves is a cut file from the Silhouette store, and I designed and cut the title on the Silhouette as well.
I contemplated titling this page “Disco school portraits.” I mean, get a load of those collars! And my brother’s leisure suit. And my pin-curled hair. There’s an awful lot going on here, so I’ll just leave you to your open-mouthed staring.
I followed this September 25th ScrapMuch? sketch, and I used patterned papers from the American Crafts Nightfall collection, die cuts from Maggie Holmes and a piece of flair from Studio Calico. The alphabet across the top is a Silhouette cut file.
It doesn’t feel much like fall yet in Austin, Texas, so I have to get my cozy feelings from a mug of pumpkin spice tea spiked with pumpkin spice creamer. Here’s to the first taste of pumpkin flavor in the fall. Yum-tastic!
Our cat Tristan is just a hoot. He’s happy and so expressive. This photograph is not the first time I’ve seen him throw himself down in this joyful position. He always does it when he’s in a great mood and has just received lots of love (like here). Or when he’s happily warming himself in front of a heater in the winter.
I swear: just looking at him makes me happy.
I was inspired by the following sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy. The products I used are a smattering from Crate Paper “Notes & Things,” Amy Tangerine “Yes, Please” and We R Memory Keepers “Chalkboard.” The flair is from Studio Calico. I designed and cut the title with my Silhouette.