Friday, December 5, 2014

Hello Silly Season!

Welcome, and hello to all! It's Julianne here today, sharing a project that celebrates the arrival of the "Silly Season". I don't know about you, but I am a Christmas decoration addict. I love collecting beautiful Christmas ornaments, and I am always so excited to see the beautiful displays that come to life in the big stores. And that is what my layout is all about - the first sighting of Christmas decorations on display.

To create my background, I began with the Clock and Compass, and attached it with Viva Decor Croco Crackling Colour (white). Once completely dry, I added Tattered Angels Glimmermist (Santa Baby and Silver), then added Heidi Swapp Colour Shine (Black Velvet). I sprayed the mists with water to create a softer, more water colour effect. You can see how the colour has run between all the cracks in the Croco-Crackling.  

I added a big slpash of gold glitter for sparkle, and accented the page with a black title, and a black border. Both the title and border have been heat embossed with Zing Black Glitter embossing powder. The border was actually created by cutting Denise's Art Deco Embellishment 1 Tiny in half, and then lining them up, side by side, as a border. 

And finally, just for a little bit more sparkle, I added reindeer's that have been heat embossed with Zing Gold Glitter embossing powder. 



Having children at school, I am always in need of Christmas tags for Kris Kringle presents, and for the teachers. Because I know these tags will not be kept, and will end up in the bin, I like to keep them simple, and inexpensive. Here's what my daughter's will be using this year.

And they are really, really easy and quick to make. Here's how I created them:

1. Take a tag and cover it with a Christmas paper design.
(I have used an old range from Loisirs Harmonie).

2. Ink the edges with a soft brown ink (I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye).

3. Adhere a paper doily (I have alternated my placement of the doilies for different effects).

4. Add splashes of gold around the outside edge of the tag. I have used Smooch Ink gold.

5. Take your chosen chipboard Christmas sentiments and coat it with gold paint or ink (again, I have used Smooch Ink for a glorious shade of gold).

6. Once dry, adhere your sentiment in place with glue.

7. Finally, fussy-cut some Christmas floral images, and adhere them to the tag with foam tape (for added dimension and depth). I have actually raised the centre flowers a second time, by adding another flower on top of the bottom flower).

8. Finish with a rhinestone centre for the flowers, and a little glitter glue (Kindy Glitz) on the leaves.

And there you have it - quick and simple Christmas tags that won't break the bank, and won't leave you in tears if they are not kept and treasured.


CODE: IDP0073 Happy Christmas (four per board)

Well, I'm definitely ready for some jolly and festive time with my family and friends.
What about you?

Thank-you for joining me today.
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Cheers and Merry Christmas, xxx



  1. Stunning layout and tags! So beautiful for xmas, Thanx for sharing! :)

  2. Such a beautiful layout and love love the tags!

  3. Love those Christmassy colours, such a dynamic piece x

  4. Wow, this totally blows me away, so gorgeous Jules!

  5. FABULOUS layout, LOVE the sparkle, LOVE the colours!!!
    LOVE your tags too, I SHUDDER to think that you make them thinking they will not be kept - they are DELIGHTFUL ... I'm sure the teachers would treasure them :)