3 cute holiday tags, featuring the Spellbinders November 2019 Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 3 holiday tags that I made using the Spellbinders November 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM) called Santa’s Helpers. I also used the add on kit called Santa’s Reindeer to make the deer tag.

I made a process video for my YT channel (junglebarrya):

In the video, I show you how to use the dies to create these cute holiday tags.

For the Large Die of the Month, you can create Santa and a girl or boy elf. I made my elf a girl, because the little braids were too cute!

With the add-on, I created a cute little Rudolph reindeer tag. I think he might be my favorite!

I used cardstock that I had left over from the Spellbinders Merry Everything Christmas kit, which I blogged about here. I also used some cardstock scraps from my stash, as usual.

In my video, I also share some tips on how to add a little more detail to the diecut tags. I used Prismacolor pencils, a Sakura white gel pen, and Copic Markers.

I hope you like my tags…I love how they turned out! Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for the different club kits, like the Large Die of the Month or the Glimmer Foil of the Month, as well as lots of other crafty goodies!

Happy Wednesday!

Thankful, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the Hip Kit Club November 2019 moodboard. I am using my October 2019 Hip Kits, and I am still loving all the exclusive products!!!

Here is the moodboard:

I was inspired most by the image on the top right, with the paint brushes and the ombre pink paint. I decided to apply that to my layout. I used 2 pink paint colors from Vicki Boutin, which we recieved in a previous color kit, white gesso, and a slightly damp paint brush. To try to minimize warping, I used some thicker Bazzil white cardstock.

Once the paint was dry, I added the photo, which I backed with an Amy Tangerine pattern paper, and my title.

True to my style, I used a minimal amount of embellishments. I adhered the pumpkin ephemera piece and a cut little fox, both of which are HKC exclusives.

I also added a few of the trees that are in this kit…a few are fussy cut from a Paige Evans pattern paper, and a few are from the HKC exclusive chipboard sticker sheet. I absolutely love the look of these trees! I have been itching to get them on a layout, and I’m glad I finally did!

I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out these Hip Kits!

Happy Tuesday!

Create, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the October 2019 Hip Kits. I was challenged to use the main kit along with the cardstock kit only (although I did forget about this while creating my layout), to use punches, and to include stitching.

I scrapped photos of my daughter on picture day, and her monochromatic self portrait that she made at school. I love her cute little drawing, and I love that their assignment was to keep it monochromatic!

I also filmed a process video for my YT channel (junglebarrya):

I started out by cutting the different colored strips from an Amy Tangerine pattern paper. Then I used some old punches from my stash to add a decorative border to each color strip.

On a piece of white cardstock, I used some Shimmerz sprays, which are all from previous Hip Kit Club color kits, to add splatters in a rainbow pattern to coordinate with the pattern papers. Once dry, I adhered the pattern paper strips, and added some machine stitching with coordinating thread colors.

I backed my photos with journaling cards from the Pocket Life kit (here’s where I forgot about the Main Kit only part), and adhered them to the layout with foam squares.

I used some of the HKC exclusive black puffy alpha for my title. I like the bold block style letters.

Next, I decided to add my journaling strips, just to be sure to leave myself room for them. I then embellished with flowers and hearts from the HKC exclusive chipboard sticker sheet. I love all the cute little images! I also embellished with a few puffy stickers (again, which are not part of the main kit).

I really love how my layout turned out. I think the fun colorful strips are fitting for my art photos. Don’t forget to stop by the Hip Kit Club website for all the kit goodies, and I hope you’ll check out my process video.

Happy Saturday!

Holiday Layout & TN spread, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  

Today I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog, and I’m sharing a holiday layout and TN spread featuring the Home for the Holidays collection.  

For my layout, I used one of the new cut files that coordinate with this collection.  

The cut file I used is the gingerbread house, and will be available in the shop soon.  I cut the cutfile from white cardstock, and backed it with various pattern papers from the collection.  I also used the Morning Sky mini ink cube combo to do some ink blending on a piece of white cardstock to create my own pattern paper.  

For my background, I created a hillside by machine stitching back and forth.  I masked that area off with some scratch paper, then added ink splatters.  (I smooshed some of the mini ink cubes onto my glass surface, and watered it down.)    I used some of the snowflake stamps from the Home for the Holidays stamp set with the same mini ink cubes.

I adhered the gingerbread house cut file with some foam tape, and then added my photos right on top.  Next, I added my title using the white puffy stickers in the collection.  

Since my gingerbread house is so big, I added just a few more embellishments from this collection.  I added  a tree and presents to each side of the house, I added a wreath to the door, and hanging lights on the window, a little bird on the roof, and of course I added enamel dots.    

I love how this little layout turned out.

I decided to do a TN spread next.  I have a Traveler’s Notebook that I use to create some spread of my favorite photos.  It’s not in any particular order, just some of my favorite memories.  Whenever I look through this TN, I can’t help but smile.  I hadn’t done a holiday spread in it yet, so I chose one of my favorite photos from Christmas Eve last year.

On one side of the TN spread, I filled the entire page with my favorite pattern paper from the Home for the Holidays collection called Advent Love.  I have been obsessed with tags lately (I recently made a layout filled with tags for the ink pad blog hop), so I decided to make one for this spread.  

Joy is one of my favorite holiday words, so I wanted it to be the focal point on this tag.  I used the Kelly lower case alpha dies, and diecutt the joy once from red cardstock, and twice from white cardstock.  Once cut, I glued them on top of each other to create my own chipboard letters.  I hand cut a tag from white cardstock.  I punched a whole, and then adhered a gold glitter hole reinforcer that I made using another punch.  The “peace, love, and” sentiment is from the Merry Days stamp set, and I stamped it using storm ink.  I adhered the joy diecut letters.  to give the tag some texture, I added a little bit of machine stitching, and some enamel dots.

For the other side of the TN spread, I adhered my photo to a piece of pattern paper, and then adhered it to the left page.  I stamped the “in the magic of the season” sentiment (from the same Merry Days stamp set) as well as the date.  I added a few more stamped snowflakes (from the Home for the Holidays stamp set that I used on my layout) with sky blue ink.  I added a few trees that I fussy cut from the pattern paper called Merry & Bright, as well as a few cardstock ephemera pieces, like the presents, twinkle tab, and snowflake.  I finished off this side of the spread with a few more enamel dots.

I really hope you like the way my projects turned out.  I especially love the TN spread.  I hope you check out the Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays collections…it’s perfect for holiday crafting!  

Happy Monday!

A Holiday card & tag, featuring Spellbinders November 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a Holiday card and tag that I created with the November 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Shimmering Merry Christmas Sentiments.

This month’s kit comes with 10 Holiday sentiment plates and 2 sentiment strip dies. One die cuts a fish tail/ ribbon cut edge, and the other creates a diagonal cut on both sides. You also get a silver foil roll.

In case you can’t read the greetings, they say:


For my first card, I decided to use the diagonal cut die and die cut pieces of cardstock in the colors pink, light blue, and dark blue. I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I hot foiled 3 sentiments using the silver foil and red cardstock using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. I used the die with the ribbon end to die cut the sentiments.

One a piece of white cardstock, I glued on the cardstock strips, varying the length, then trimming off the excess. Next, I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strips. To finish off the card, I added some sparkling clear sequins.

I also used one of the sentiment strips that I created, and adhered it to a little deer tag. I made this tag using the November 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM) and add on. I will have a blog post and process video soon, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, here’s a preview.

I hope you like my card and tag. Don’t forget to check out all the goodies on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Saturday!

Baby Shark, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I’m sharing a layout that I posted on the Hip Kit Club blog a couple days ago. I created my page using the October 2019 Hip kits.  Today, I am focusing on the Embellishment kit for my Halloween layout. I scrapped this page for Ruby’s album. She was the cutest baby shark last year for Halloween! Love!!!

There are so many goodies in the embellishment kit.  The font on the gold thickers is so pretty, and I love all the Hip Kit Club exclusives.  

I decided to use a cut file to frame my photos.  It’s an October subscriber cutfile called leaf wreath, and I cut it from white cardstock using my silhouette machine.  For my background, I used this gorgeous Pretty Little Studio paper.  The color of this paper is spot on for my photos, and I love the painted vibe.  I added just a little more white splatters, then I lightly adhered the wreath, and machine stitched it through the middle.  

I backed my photos with a few HKC exlcusive PL cards, and added them to the left side of the layout.  Next I added my title.  I used the pretty gold thickers as well as the tiny puffy alpha.

Next, I embellished with some items from the Embellishment kit.  I used some of the floral and leafy ephemera, as well as some of the stickers (I loved all the tiny hearts).  I used the HKC exclusive stamp set to stamp the stitched heart and the “you’re the best” sentiment.  I also added a few enamel dots along the wreath.  

I fussy cut the label from a HKC exclusive PL card, and I used it for my journaling.  To finish off my layout, I added the branding strip from this same paper, and adhered it to the bottom of the layout.  

I absolutely love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  I hope you check out these fabulous kits on the Hip Kit Club website.  Did you see the November kits?

Happy Friday!

3 fall themed cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!

Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I made with the October 2019 Hip Kits. I was challenged to use the sketch and to make at least one Halloween card.

I also filmed a process video for my YT channel (junglebarrya):

For my first card, I wanted to use some of the sweater images in the kits, as well as the “sweater weather” sentiment. I used the HKC exclusive stamp set to stamp the leaf image repeatedly to create my own background, using distress oxide ink in seedless preserves.

I used a HKC exclusive Pocket Life card, layered the 3 sweaters on top, and added the sentiment sticker. I adhered the entire panel to a purple card base that I made using a piece of cardstock from the cardstock kit.

For my next card, I decided to make the Halloween card. Again, I wanted to use a sweater image, and this one has a jack-o-lantern. I trimmed the “trick or treat” sentiment from a Pocket Life card, and I layered the sweater and the sentiment on another PL card.

I adhered the card to a piece of pattern paper from Pretty Little Studio that I trimmed down and added machine stitching to. I adhered it to a purple card base, using the leftover cardstock from the previous card.

For my last card, I remembered that I was supposed to use a sketch for inspiration.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I used another PL card. I stamped the sentiment on it using the HKC exclusive stamp set, then trimmed it to look like a tag. I adhered some florals on top, mostly from the ephemera pack, but there is one sticker and 2 acetate pieces. I used another piece of pattern paper from Pretty Little Studio as my background, and I adhered it to a coral card base that I made using a sheet from the cardstock kit.

I hope you like my cards, and checked out my process video. Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website for all the kits, and be sure to stop by the Hip Kit Club Group FB page for more info on the sketch.

Happy Sunday!