Sunday, 8 December 2013

Handmade Decorations

This fortnights challenge over at the Studio is to use stars, I love stars as an embellishment as you can use them on most pages, they are neither girly or bogey, young or old - just a great all rounder.  I used some Studio Calico papers that were sent to me by Jennifer Grace for winning her card challenge on her Frosty Festivities weekend - you can still go and check it out for inspiration if you want - here is a link to the start of the posts.  

I cut some strips of paper that were just slightly bigger than my star die (cuttlebug set of 4 different sized dies).  I inked and backed a few of the stars and then stuck them on my page, I also hung some of the stars from the top of the page and under the photo adding lines of black stitching.  With my photo on I started to layer my embellishments.  I used a Studio Calico pocket for my journalling and added washi tape, twine and a wood veneer star to this.  I then created a little clustered embellishment using some of the sticker Christmas trees and a Tando chipboard tree which I inked green and then sprinkled with gold embossing powder, some more of the Studio Calico ephemera pack in the way of the year and a button.  The final touch was a few sequins.

Here is the link so that you can join us and be in with a chance to win some goodies from the Fab Scraps Burlesque collection

December is in full flow, I am trying to take daily pictures and will post when I have started creating, there are lots of things to be creating.


  1. Beautiful LO and a perfect frame for that lovely photo. Stars are great but I don't use them very often - however, I recently bought a new Memory Box die of stars hanging from bows so you never know...I might star adding them to a few things.

    Toni xx

  2. Such a cute layout, love the patterns and colors you used!

  3. Stars are perfect at any time if the year but even more so at the moment. It's such a lovely bright, happy layout :)

  4. I love all the details on this and how you added the stars - perfect. The colors go so nicely as well.

  5. i do love a star (just made some cards using 3d ones) i like how they hang, super page x

  6. Gorgeous gorgeous layout, I love using stars as well, not used any for a while though, mmmmm might have to sort that out later!

  7. Beautiful layout, I love how you punched stars out of the patterned paper - clever touch!


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