Welcome to Day 3 of the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop! Today’s classes are brought to you by Design Team Members Karola Witczak and Lucy Edson . Below you will find a supply list and full instructions for each project. Feel free to create along with us!!!
Our mini projects are simple, fun gift ideas for that someone special this Holiday Season, or just for you! Let's get started!
And what fun would creating be without a little incentive? How about the Webster’s Pages Christmas Paper Collection of your choice? Each Design Team Member will choose one winner! So the more classes you participate in, the more chances you have to win!
Here are the rules:
Create a project based off one of the classes below. You can create one or both. Your projects must include 75% Webster’s Pages products. Upload your project(s) into the gallery with the host and class name in your title. Example: Iris's Dressform Centerpiece Challenge Then link your project in the post below. Create separate posts for each project you create. Projects are due by noon PST, Monday December 13th. Have Questions? Please feel free to leave a comment below."Sweets for my Sweets " - notepad by Karola Witczak
Karola made a beautiful notebook to preserve the recipes and ideas for cakes, pastries, desserts ... all sweets :)
Webster's Pages products:
Santa & Sweet Season Petitte Paper Pad 6 x 6
Sweet Season Image and Phrase Stickers
6 x 6 Vellum and Diecut Kit
Petal Pink Trim
Sweet Season Digi Motifs
1 new Scallop Sparkler button
2 x piece of chipboards - size: 6 x 4 inches (or 15 x 10 cm)
1 x white or cream paper (not heavy, just something for printing documents) - size: 8,5 x 11
2 x piece of ribbon/trim - length: 8 inches (or 20 cm)
double sided adhesive tape
album rings or binding machine or something to linking covers and pagesStep by step instructions:
1. Prepare 2 pieces of cardboard/chipboard (heavy, something about 2 milimeters thickness) 15 x 10 inches and 1 white or cream paper 8.5 x 11 inches. The first step is to create the covers for the notebook.
2. Use the glue stick to attach the chipboard piece to the sheet of paper, trim the excess paper, leave only 1 inch around the edge of chipboard. Do the same with second piece of chipboard. Fold edges of paper inside/to the center.
3. Adhere the long edges of the paper to the chipboard and cut diagonally across all the corners. Then adhere the shorter edges of the paper inside. This way our cover looks professional.
4. Now we are finished with the two covers. We need to paste paper inside the covers. Prepare 4 pieces of paper about 4 mm smaller than 4 x 6 (cover size). Also prepare a smaller piece of paper that will decorate the front cover. I chose a very nice motif with a frame.
5. If you want your notebook to closed and tie with a ribbon (with beautiful bow) you must adhere ribbons to the inside. Stick it with double sided tape, and then adhere paper on the inside covers. These are inside covers:
6. Prepare pages for the notebook. Cut pages 4 mm smaller than the covers size.
7. Now you need to combine the pages and covers. I've used the Bind It All machine, but you can combine them in a different way, by album rings or ribbons or whatever you want. Before you connect your pages and covers, you can add one more interesting thing. The first page of my notebook is made from vellum. This is a very impressive addition. The edges of vellum cut out using a border punch.
8. Cover will look beautiful if you decorate it with ribbons. I love to tie ribbons on the binding wire!
9. Now you are ready to decorate the front cover. You can use motifs cut out of paper, stickers, sparklers, bloomers, ribbons. I decided to create a hybrid element. I made snowflakes printing them on canvas, carefully cut out and added to my cover. Doesn't it look cute? It is fantastic that you can resize each element of the Webster's Pages Digi Collections as much as you need.
10. And here is the final result: a beautiful Notebook to preserve all the wonderful ideas and recipes for your sweets. It would be a wonderful addition to any kitchen and would be much loved by any woman!
Holiday Candle Hybrid Project by Lucy Edson
I created a hybrid project using a jar candle for my mini class.
Webster’s Pages Digi Decor - Sweet Season Digi Collection
Webster’s Pages Digi Designs and Motifs – Sweet Season Digi Motifs
Webster’s Pages Floral Bouquet – Sweet Wire Floral
Webster’s Pages Tinsel Card Pack
Webster’s Pages Sweet Season Paper – Sugar Plum Tree
Printer Transparency – or access to a lazer printer (Office Max can do this)
Glass Jar Candle – a white or ivory candle is best
Instructions for Creating Candle Project:
1. Print Digital Paper (A Candy Party) onto a transparency – I sent mine to Office Max to have it lazer printed – just email them the file and ask for it to be printed onto a lazer transparency – this won’t bleed and is really sturdy. Very inexpensive, too – around $1 per page. Trim to the height of your jar candle. You are going to wrap it around the jar and secure with tape.
2. Create the digital word wrap in Word or Photoshop Elements by opening up the Sweet Seasons Designs Digi Motifs and selecting the words – ‘Sweet Home’. Place on a blank background palette and duplicate the words 3 times – line them up along the side of the page to get a word strip that you can print and trim to wrap around the candle. See photo. After printing cut out the strip and layer paper strip from Sugar Plum Tree. Punch two side edges of white cardstock strip – wider than the green paper strip. Layer all of the strips and adhere together. Wrap around center of candle over the transparency.
3. Create digital tag to tie onto candle – see video for details. If you click on the link it will take you to the video - sorry I couldn't get it to embed into this post. If you right click, you can open the video in another screen so you don't leave inspireMe.
Hybrid Gift Tags in PSE from lucy edson on Vimeo.
4. Twist together 4 different colors of tinsel trim and tie around top of candle jar. Tie tag to one of the strips.
5. Take apart Floral Bouquet and arrange the gold leaves, netting leaves and flower and candy pop. Wrap the wires around the tinsel to secure.
And your candle is complete!
Thanks so much for joining us today! We can't wait to see your projects!