Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Friends! I hope the new year has welcomed you with great joy! I've been away for awhile and taking in lots of family time.  So happy to come into the new year fresh and ready to go.  I am excited for all the new and exciting adventures this year has in store.  I hope you will join me as I share my adventures and creations with you.  Let's start off with a little rewind from last month.  I fell in love with the Make it Merry collection from October Afternoon the moment I saw it.  The vintage images are adorable and I knew this would be the collection to use for my Christmas Cards.  Since the holiday season was flying by and I was beginning to feel the pressure to complete all the things I wanted to create.  I knew the Make a Card 12x12 sheet would be perfect for making fast and fun cards.  Here are 5 of the cards I created using the images from the Make a Card 12x12 sheet and other patterned papers from the Make it Merry Collection.


These cards came together so quickly and I loved it! I was able to get my cards done so fast with only adding a few touches to the cards. I picked a portion of each image that I wanted to highlight and added Stardust Stickles.  I wanted to conserve my Tim Holtz Silver Tinsel Twine just in case I needed to make extra cards, so I just added a bit of  Scor-Tape to adhere to the side or bottom of each image.  This tinsel has great sparkle and I ended up barely using half of the tinsel, so I still have plenty to use on future projects.

Hope you enjoyed my little rewind and I'll be back soon to share more.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Rachel Siggy
Stamps: Holiday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Paper: Pure Poppy & Kraft CS (PTI) and Make it Merry - Patterned Paper (October Afternoon)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Scor-Tape, Silver Tinsel Twine (Tim Holtz), Gems (Zva), Stardust Stickles and Foam Tape (Best Creation)


Suzie Q said...

good To see you back i have missed your fun and colourful creations x
happy new year
Suzie qx

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow, these are great! I love the vintage look. The bits of tinsel twine are the perfect finishing touch.

Sarah said...

Hi Rachel, I'm Sarah from

These are lovely holiday collections! I will never get tired of vintage and the tinsel twine is just fabulous!

By the way, I was wondering if you got our email about our Design Team invitation? It would be fabulous to have you in our team - we would love to see more of your creativity being unleashed with our eKits! Please do let me know, ok?