December Daily 2019, days 21 & 22, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Happy 2020!

Today I’m sharing days 21 & 22 of my December Daily 2019 album. I am slowly, but surely making some progress! I used the HKC December Documented 2019 kit, as well as the November & December 2019 Hip Kits.

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

For day 21, the girls decorated gingerbread houses. I chose the 4 3×4 pocket page for the left, and the 2 4×6 pocket page on the right. I am definitely a photo heavy scrapbooker, so there are tons of photos. I didn’t leave myself enough room to journal, so I ended up handwriting my journaling in the white space of one of my photos.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE HACK: If you buy a gingerbread house kit where the house is NOT preassembled, use a hot glue gun to assemble your houses for a faster and stronger hold, then cover the seams with frosting!

I stamped my number using the HKC exclusive stamp set (from the DD kit) and die cut it with a metal tag die, then added a date stamp just as I’ve been doing on previous pages. I love the continuity of the dates. I used a house snowglobe because I thought it was fit a page about gingerbread houses.

For my day 22, I made a spread about wrapping gifts:

On the right, I have a large 6×8 photo of some of the wrapped presents. On the left side, I had the back side of day 21, with the 2 4×6, to fill. I used the beautiful Crate Paper foiled pattern paper from the HKC December paper kit. I typed my journaling on my typewriter, and adhered it to the pattern paper.

For the bottom 4×6 slot, I used a journaling card from the DD kit that says “santa’s coming.” I decided to stamp and gold heat emboss my number on one of the tags that I used for wrapping presents. (The gift tags are from Target a few years ago.) Like my other tags, I also added the date stamp. I decided to use ribbon that I had left over from gift wrapping as well.

For the large photo, I wanted it to stay out of the page protector, so I made little hole punched ring tabs by trimming down a HKC journaling card, and hole punching.

I really am loving everything in my DD album so far. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your pages!

Happy Friday!

December Daily 2019, day 12, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends! I’m back with another December Daily 2019 post. I am using a combination of the Hip Kit Club 2019 December Documented kit and the November kits.  

As I mentioned in my last DD blog post, I am a bit behind on my DD album this year, and I’m working out of order. Today, I’m sharing my day 12.

I filmed a process video on my YT channel if you’re interested:

On the 12th, I was feeling pretty strongly with Mom Guilt. I had been looking through previous DD albums, and I commented on my daughters’ cute crafty projects. I also noted that I hadn’t really done anything like that with my youngest daughter yet, so I decided to give her some one-on-one time. I already had a holiday necklace kit that I bought a couple weeks ago, so she got to make the necklace, with minor help from me, and we made a paper pieced Christmas tree. It was her first time using scissors, so she was extra excited! Not only was she excited to cut and glue, but I got to keep the end result for my album, lol!

I wanted to stick her craft project right into my album, so you can feel the texture. I needed something to back the project with, and at first, I was considering a pattern paper, but I decided to make my own by stamping with the HKC exclusive stamp set from the November 2019 PL kit.

I also needed a place for my number, so I stamped 12 with the number stamp set from the HKC DD kit on a HKC exclusive journaling card, and heat embossed it with the gold embossing powder that came in the DD festive color kit. I added a HKC exclusive puffy sticker sentiment, and then I diecut it with a tag die.

The ink I used is AE Rose Garden, and the tag I used is the Pinkfresh Studio Fillable tag with pocket die set.

On the left side, I have a full page photo of my daughter proudly sporting her new necklace. I wanted to add just a little something, so I used the HKC exclusive puffy stickers, and put the word MERRY at the top.

Once you flip the number insert, you’ll see my daughter’s tree craft on the left, and more photos and my journaling on the right.

I just love how clean and simple it looks…just my style! I used a HKC exclusive journaling card to write my journaling. I also added a chipboard banner sticker to the 4×6 photo.

I love how my day 12 spread turned out! I also love that I was able to incorporate my love for stamping into my DD album.

I hope I’ve inspired you to work on your DD album as well. If you’re right on track, that’s awesome, but don’t worry if you’re behind…I’m right there with you, ha!

I can’t believe Christmas is in just 5 days! I’m not ready, haha!

Have an awesome Friday!

December Daily 2019 cover page & Day 1, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi friends! I’m so excited to be sharing a December Daily post! I am using the Hip Kit Club December Documented kits, as well as the November 2019 kits. I am sharing my Cover page, and my Day 1.

I filmed a process video on my YT channel (junglebarrya) if you’re interested:

For my cover page, I started with the cutfile. I used my silhouette machine to cut Merry Christmas 3 times from black cardstock. The cut file is a Hip Kit Club exclusive, and can be found on their website. I glued the 3 right on top of each other, creating my own chipboard piece.

I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to 6×8, then added wonky circles with my sewing machine. Next, I stamped the 2019, using the HKC exclusive stamp set included in the DD kit. I glued on the Merry Christmas cutfile, then added a few stars.

For my Day 1, I decided to write the story about how I was so excited to shop for and decorate our new hutch. I love collecting these tiny houses, and I love the little scene that I created.

Since I had to pre-film my video before December started, I chose this as my Day 1, but this story might get moved to Day 2. We took the girls to watch Frozen II on Sunday Dec 1, so that will be the story of Day 1.

So I chose the page protector with one 4×6 spots and 2 3×4 spots since I already had the 4×6 photo printed. I chose the “shine bright” journaling card from the DD kit, and printed my journaling on it. For the other journaling card, I chose the periwinkle card with tiny white stars. I made the little 1 ta, by heat embossing with gold embossing powder, and using the 1 stamp from the HKC exclusive stamp set. I also used the red Lindy’s powder to make that floral star red.

For the other side, I trimmed down the light blue cardstock from the CS kit to 6×8, and then used on of the HKC exclusive stencils from the DD kit and texture paste, leaving me with textured white stars. I really loved the houses in the ephemera pack. You can leave them white as is, or you can add mixed media to them (like I did to the floral star). I machine stitched through the big house, and popped the other 2 up with foam squares.

I am so excited with how my pages turned out! This is my 10th album, and I am still loving this project. I hope you like my pages as well. If you’re interested in my other DD pages, just click on the December Daily category or tag, or search it on my blog.

Happy Friday!

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!

7 cards & a Pocket Page, featuring Spellbinders’ Merry Everything Christmas kit

Hey friends!  Today, I’m sharing my projects that I created using the Merry Everything Christmas kit from Spellbinders.

“The Merry Everything Christmas Kit is an ENORMOUS holiday kit that contains OVER 630 PIECES. This gorgeous traditional holiday themed kit can created 25+ Cards, 24+ Tags and so much more.”

You even get necessities, like card bases, envelopes, cardstock, double sized tape, and foam squares!

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Here is what I created with the kits.  (I still have more than plenty left over for lots more projects!)

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I did a small unboxing, and filmed a process video for these cards on my YT channel.

 

I made a Pocket Page spread that would be perfect for December Daily / December Documented.  There is a 3×4 card that is so cute, and it says “our elf” with a spot to the photo of you elf.  I just had to use it along with the photo of my girls and Santa from last year.  I used a few more 3×4 cards, a Santa die cut, a few phrase stickers, and a Letters to Santa embellishment.

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For my first card, I decided to use the dies in the kit, along with my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine, and create a little red bug car, with a bunch of presents piled on top.

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I used one of the pattern papers in the 6×6 paper pad for the background.  The sentiment is my favorite one from the stamp set.  I also added a piece of the red and white twine to finish off my card.

For my next card, I created a frame for the cute little cat diecuts.

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I trimmed down a piece of red cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Next, I used a ruler and a pencil to mark out the placement of the squares.  I made sure to leave enough space in the middle for my sentiment.  I used a square die from the Nestabilities Classic Square dies to die cut the frame.  I used another one of the stamps from the stamp set, and heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.  I popped up the frame with foam tape, and adhered it to a piece of pattern paper from the 6×6 paper pad.  Next, I added the cats on with foam squares.

On my next card, I used a Santa diecut for my main embellishment.

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For the background, I trimmed a piece of the blue cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 in.  I added a little bit of ink blending around the outer edges to add some interest.  Then I sprinkled on some white ink to create falling snow.  For my hilltop, I used the white glitter cardstock.  I used a glittered chipboard sticker HoHoHo sentiment. and an epoxy star to finish off my layout.

For my next card, I used diecuts, cardstock, the leftover piece of woodgrain pattern paper from my first card, and a clear sticker sentiment.  I did use lots of foam squares on this one to create dimension.

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For the next few cards, I stuck to a black. white, and red color scheme.

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I used a piece of partner paper for the background.  I added a strip of the gold cardstock to ground the elements.  I used a large circle diecut with an image of presents.  I also added a ’tis the season” diecut sentiment.  Then I filled the card with various red embellishments, like the red gems, glitter star, and peppermints.

For this next card, I used 2 of the premed tags as the focal point.  I used the red and white twine  on the tags.

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I used red cardstock for the background, and I used a white gel pen to draw a sketchy frame around it.  I also added a floral diecut, red gens, and a glittered cardstock sentiment.

For my last card, I made a simple candy cane card.

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I used the candy cane pattern paper from the 6×6 pad for my background.  I die cut a circle from the white glitter cardstock  using my Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies.  I used another one of the ’tis the season diecut sentiments as well as a candy cane diecut, and popped them up with the foam squares.

I really hope you like my projects, and are inspired to get crafty.  These kits allow you to get as detailed or as simple as you like.  Some of the cards took longer, like the car I created with the car dies, but others just took a few minutes, like the candy cane card.

Whether you’re a scrapbooker or a carmaker, I encourage you check out the Merry Everything Christmas kit from Spellbinders.

Happy Wednesday!

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die blog hop.  You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and your next stop is Keeway’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

There are so many beautiful products in this release, and I made 3 cards using some of the stamps and dies.

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For my first card, I used the Sparkle With Magic stamp set.  I decided to recreate my watercolor background that I made for the Pinkfresh Studio August release, which you can see here.  I got a couple of comments asking for a process video for that card, so this time, I filmed a video for my YT channel.

 

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I used the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors, in the shades Emerald City, Sapphire, and Aquamarine.  Once my background panel was dry, I trimmed it down, and heat embossed some of the pieces of the stamp set with gold embossing powder.  That’s the beauty of this stamp set.  You can go as simple or as detailed as you want.  I tend to be a more minimal crafter, if you will…I like clean lines, white space, and a graphic look.

 

For my next card, I used the Merry Days stamp set and coordinating die.

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On a sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the large image, then used my Copic Markers to color the images.  Next, I die cut the coordinating die with green cardstock.  I glued the die cut on top if the colored images, then trimmed away the excess white cardstock.

I used Distress Inks for my background.  I used on of Kristina Werner’s Distress Oxide ink combinations.  I didn’t have a couple of the colors in the Distress Oxide ink pads, so I used my regular Distress Inks instead.  The Distress Inks didn’t come out as soft as  the Distress Oxide Inks would have, but I like the way it turned out anyway.  The colors are Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch.  I used some watered down white acrylic paint to add falling snow to my background.

I stamped the sentiment at the very bottom, then adhered the tree with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added some Pinkfresh Studio crystals in different colors to match my background.

 

For my last card, I used the Cozy Christmas Wishes stamp set.

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My first thought was to color the image in with my Copic markers, but I decided to do something different this time.  I used my Prismacolor pencils, and the no line coloring technique.  This card took me quite a while to color, but I love the results!  I knew I wanted the little sparkly diamonds to be yellow, so I stamped the hole image in really light yellow ink.  Next, I did some masking, and stamped just the sentiment again with Versamark ink, then heat set it with gold embossing powder.  I decided to stamp the little Pine sprigs, so I did a bit of lazy masking (i.e. lots of post it tape), and used an ink cube to ink and stamp each little sprig.  I trimmed down the card panel, then used a corner chomper to round the corners.  I wanted to highlight the sweet blue bird a little more, so I used a blue card base.

I love how my cards turned out, and I hope you did too!  Don’t forget to check out this new holiday collection!

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On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!

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  • All winners will be posted on Monday Oct 7, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Here is the blog hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio 

Amy Kolling

Angelica Conrad

Ashlea Cornell

Caly Person 

Cathy Zielske 

Channin Pelletier

Emily Midgett

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  *you are here*

Keeway Tsao  <— YOUR NEXT STOP! 

Kelly Lunceford

Kristina Pokazenieva 

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson 

Natasha Valkovskaya

Nicky Meek

Rachel Alvarado

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Zsoka Marko

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

 

 

Father’s Love, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I have a layout to share with you featuring the Hip Kit Club May 2019 kits.  I made a Father’s Day themed layout, inspired by the Hip Kit Club June mood board.

Here is the mood board:

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I was inspired by the black and white sketchy images, as well as the quote on the top right.  I love the all uppercase font.

Here is my layout:

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I filmed a YT process video if you’re interested:

 

Since my girls are in the photo with my Dad and husband, I could cheat a little bit and have a pink and blue color theme.

I decided to have a lot of layers, and create a banner to highlight my photo.  I actually took this photo when my parents came to visit, specifically for this Hip Kit Club assignment, and I’m so glad I did.  I love the way it turned out!

I use several Crate Paper layers under my photo.  I used pattern papers, a frame that I cut in half, and the “count your lucky stars” polaroid embellishment that I cut out from a pattern paper.

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I embellished the banner with a few Hip Kit Club exclusives: the fabric bow, and the binder clip from the HKC ephemera pack.

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For my title, I used a mixture of the Hip Kit Club alphas, as well as the fun thickers from the kits.  I really love a mixed title, and I love the uppercase fonts!

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I used another die cut layered heart that I like to make with each kit to embellish the bottom of my layout.  I also used a lot of the Crate paper clear stickers to add interest.

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I love the way this layout turned out, and I love that I have this wonderful photo in my album.  I hope you were inspired by my layout!

Don’t forget to check out the HKC website as well as my process video!

Happy Tuesday!