Thursday, December 18, 2014

{Crafts for Kids} Holiday Shaker Tag + Video!

My son is my biggest fan and he's always wanted to make his own craft video! He needed a tag for his Dad's gift so this was the perfect opportunity. Plus, it's mostly narrated by him so you're in for a real treat!

We used a retired ornament tag die from My Favorite Things but you could easily substitute the Avery Elle Circle Tag. The Santa, penguin and heart are Mama Elephant products that my son wanted to feature on his tag.

He adores that little penguin and is so proud of his cool blue shading on it. Remember how much he loves penguins? ;)

Of course, my son also chose the red and white baker's twine.  I'm impressed that he unknowingly followed the rule of thirds by coordinating the string with the red on Santa and the penguin's heart!

This may be my most favourite post ever. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love for my son! :)


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

{Paper Smooches Video} We Wish You a Merry Christmas

This card features the new Coffee & Tea dies. I thought they'd be perfect in the hands of the Snowman dies! Aren't those mugs the cutest?

I die cut the hill into the card base using the Stitched dies. Then I created a mask with the Quotables dies and sponged the light of dawn at the horizon, just like in the Universal Studios logo. It provides a nice contrast for all the white and highlights the mugs.

After assembling the snowmen, I stamped the sentiment from A Holy Holiday and heat embossed steam from Fresh Snow behind the mugs. The snowmen were then adhered to the card base with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!