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A little winter romance

Who doesn't need a little romance in their lives?  This happy couple is enjoying a winter skate with a little Christmas angel watching over them.  This is one of the images on the Young Lovers collage sheet and is perfect for a Christmas card for your sweetie or a favorite couple, a winter anniversary or just a note card to say you're thinking of them.  Altered Pages has Christmas collages of all types from Vintage to modern.  Be sure to check them out for your holiday art.


To help give the collage image a little dimension, I dipped the edges in VersaMark and embossed them with a metallic powder to give it a little shine.



Altered Pages has a good variety of Christmas paper designs.  If you're looking for something that will stand out, check out the seasonal section on the website!  When I trimmed this paper down from 6x6 to 4x5.25 There was a a pretty good size strip of paper with a lot of the little circles.  My design includes two squares of deep red and deep green card st…
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Believe in Santa ATC's

I love playing with all the wonderful collage images for Christmas you will find instore at Altered Pages, and who doesn't love Santa............I believe in him do you?


I started by choosing a some images and cutting them.


I had a desire to try out another new to me Stencil from The Crafters Workshop with some texture paste around the edges of my ATC's but first I needed some color on my background.

 Some Red paint and a old Credit Card to apply it worked well.



Once dry it was time to apply the stenciled design with the texture paste.

Using some Gold Delicata Ink I stamped and embossed the word Believe.

Once the Texture Paste was dry I smeared Gold and Black Ink over the Design to highlight it as well as running some around the edges of the card base.  Then it was time to stick everything together.  Some gem centered flowers from Petaloo worked well as a simple embellishment too.




Giftbox for the Holidays!

Holidays are coming and I love the personal touch! AlteredPages and Emerald Creek teamed up to help me make that unique Holiday Giftbox happen!

Supplies! Cigar Box Scrap colored paper Aleene's Glue Scissors Palette tools Gesso  Molding Paste (homemade) Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Miscellaneous paint brushes Mica Paint Pallette Punchinella







Holiday Flowers of all Colors

Since all of our florals are at special prices we wanted to show you a few ideas for making wonderful cards, tags and packages.

Not all Christmas items must be red and green.   We love the mixture that Prima uses for creating Holiday gift wrappings.    Any color works with the right touch. Miranda Edney from the Prima Team shows us how to use color!
ADD GILDING to your flowers of any color Traditional is great too!  Created by Mitsyana Wright for Little Birdie
Soft colors can make Shabby, feminine gifts. Use our fabulous PRINTABLES and you have a masterpeice!

Order today and make wonderful items over your long weekend.

Medallions on Sale Pink Florals All Flowers on SALE (code florals) Gilding Holiday Printables



It's an Emerald Creek Christmas

What is Christmas without candles!




Supplies
Altered Pages Collage Christmas Bottle Caps
Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels
Empty Jars with flat surface
Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Twine or ribbon
Small Pinecones
Stickles
Adhesive Tacky Glue




Use jars with a flat surface! Swipe VersaMark around the bottom edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 

CAUTION!!! Be careful using the heat tool the glass will get HOT!

Repeat with VersaMark around additional edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 

Punch the Altered Pages Collage Christmas Bottle Caps images and adhere with Adhesive - Tacky Glue.

Fussy cut the four angels Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels adhere with Adhesive - Tacky Glue.

Stickles add a bit of sparkle to the images on the candle holder!
Tie ribbon or jute around the top of the jar. Add small pinecones or bells …

Rock Around the Christmas Tree

I had such fun making this one.  I actually giggled a couple times thinking about Christmases past. 
Sweet memories of the Night Before Christmas.

I remember my Grandmother having a red wreath made of cellophane on her door.  Anyone else  remember those? EVERYONE had the lighted candles in their windows and BIG bulb outdoor lights. Cheesy music (we do currently have Grandma got run over by a reindeer) and cardboard decorations were the norms.  AND miraculously we waited until mid- December to start decorating, not before Halloween! I had this record in its original paper jacket given to me by Lyneen.   I found it again as I pulled out the Holiday items.  I almost didn't want to do anything to it, but that is silly. It needed to be shared.  I hesitantly cut apart the jacket.  I used Art Anthology paint with a shimmer for the base coat on the canvas.  I then added The Crafter's Workshop Gold Shimmer which is heavenly!
While that was drying I embossed on the record being careful not…

Inspiration Week 2 ~ Emerald Creek!

Hope you have you been following our blog this week... we have had some great inspiration projects using Altered Pages and Emerald Creek products together?  See these and more, click on the link below the pictures to see full posts! Shoe and Heart - June Mac Ornament - Stephanie Siatta

Frame - Jen Rothstein Ornament - Lyneen Jesse We still have more to Emerald Creek inspiration to come next week!