Hi, all my crafty friends and family!!!
It's Saturday again . . . and do you know what that means?
It means it is time for another fabulous challenge at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week the them is "Die-Cuts". You may use any type of die cut . . . pre-cut or homemade with your own die-cutting machine (CriCut, Cameo, Slice, etc.). And you may create any type of project (card, layout, mixed media, altered arts, etc.) as long as there is a die-cut on it. Remember you have one (1) week to submit your projects on HIMCR to be eligible for one (1) of the two (2) CriCut cartridges being given away . . . meaning, there will be TWO (2) winners this week!!! Pretty AWESOME prize(s), isn't it? So let's get busy and see how many AMAZING entries we can get this week. :)
I went back and forth trying to decide what type of project I would do for this week's challenge. I finally decided to do another CAS (clean and simple) layout because even though I really do love my mixed media layouts . . . well, let's just say that with the number of photos I have, I would be busy for a few decades if I did every layout that way (not to mention, they do take up a bit more space). Plus, I decided I would get a head start on my 2013 Christmas pictures by having a few layouts ready for pictures . . . which is why you will see just photo mats on my layout this time.
So using scraps my sister gave me from a kit she did along with some solid cardstock from my stash, here's what I came up with:
I used a die-cutting machine (my CriCut, this time) to cut out my title "Merry & Bright" and the "25 days of December" title was a die-cut leftover from what my sister did.
I fussy-cut out some penguins and little trees . . . and I place three (3) of the penguins at the bottom corner to represent my family and the two (2) trees to represent my dd's two (2) birds. :)
I used a corner punch for photo corners and used scrap dots to adhere them to the layout . . . I do this so they will be up, off my photos and it makes it easier to put photos on a layout that I make ahead of time.
I also placed another penguin that I fussy-cut, by the "25 days of December" die-cut. Voila! I was done.
Remember, you have one (1) week to get your projects entered at Hiding In My Craft Room for our "Die-Cut" challenge in order to be eligible for one (1) of two (2) CriCut cartridges being given away. Good Luck!!!
Till the next time I'm up in the night. Kathy