Sunday, December 6, 2015

Pink Paislee | Christmas Countdown Day 3

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Hi everyone,  I hope that you have enjoyed following along so far with the Christmas Countdown series on the Pink Paislee blog.  I would like to share with you today, how I am documenting day 3 on our Christmas countdown.

Each year, I like to make a batch of Peppermint Bark for family and friends and deliver them in a festive tin.  I’m not much of a baker, but I love Peppermint Bark and found a recipe on the internet that worked for me.  I printed a couple of photos of my festive treat and added it to my pages for day 3.

I wanted to make my own embellishments that were as fancy as my treat, so I created a 3d snowflake by using my die cut machine.  I simply cut the same image out several times and then layered it onto my page.  I placed a jumbo Yuletide number 3 on top of my 3d snowflake to document the day.

On my second page, I used a score board to create 3d stars and then intertwined them with embellishments from the ephemera pack and foiled canvas stars pack.  I also added a few pieces of kraft colored filler strips (from the wrapping paper section at my local store) to help give my design dimension.

Next, I decided to dress up one of the dividers within my notebook.  To do this, first I trimmed a piece of double-sided Countdown paper to measure 6 x 8 3/4″.  I used my Heidi Swapp Memory Dex punch to do this.  For a great tutorial on how to do this, please visit Raquel’s post here.  Next, I trimmed a spare piece of transparency paper measuring 6x 7 3/4″.  I placed the Yuletide jumbo letters inside my pocket spelling the word “Xmas”.

Next, I filled my pocket with sequins and used a sewing machine to stitch the ends closed.  When you shake the transparency pocket the word  “Xmas” shows through.  On the adjacent side I flicked a bit of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine across the page, and added a few sequins and ephemera and sticker pieces to complete my page.

If you are using the Yuletide Document December Journal to document your December, we would love to see it!  Share it with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram using @pinkpaislee or the #pinkpaisleeYuletide hashtag!

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