Holly - Christmas book - Page 7 - Dec 26

I included this page because, well, Santa is happy. Everything is done and he is happy.

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The alphabet is by Purple Onion Designs. The numbers were a die from Sizzix, as was the garland along the top.

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1102-P Yahoo Santa!

Holly - Christmas book - Page 6 - To all a good night

Happy Christmas!!

Holly - Christmas book - Page 6 - To all a good night - detail

One more page to go…

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1201-M Good night (sleeping in bed)
8211-E All a good night (text)
9017-E Amanda’s Christmas sketches

Holly - Christmas book - Page 5 - In the air

It’s a little chilly out there! For this page I actually created the background and then glued doilies  down for the snowy hills. I then added some snow texture which ended up covering most of them.

Holly - Christmas book - Page 5 - In the air - detail

I glued down the little kids and then added more snow texture.

Next up…page 6!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1180-G Ethan & Oliver pup snowy saucer fun
1181-F Little Jeffrey in his saucer
1182-F Little Michele in her saucer
8213-G Feeling of Christmas (text)

Holly - Christmas book - Page 4 - Home for Holidays

For page 4 I decided to try something a little different. I knew I wanted the sleigh to stand out more, so I actually stamped the winter neighborhood on tissue paper and then put it on the background. I added a little bit of color on the houses and stamped some silver snowflakes.

Holly - Christmas book - Page 4 - Home for Holidays - detail

For the finishing touch I added some snow texture under the sleigh and some bling on the “Home for Holidays” sentiment.
Next up…page 5!

Happy Christmas!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
6021-S Winter neighborhood
8093-K Sleigh ride
8230-F Home for holidays (text)

Holly - Christmas book - Page 3 - Look like Christmas

On this page I knew I wanted to use some of these big snowflakes. I stamped everything on Bristol paper, colored and cut it out. I glued it all to the background.

Holly - Christmas book - Page 3 - Look like Christmas - detail

I added a little detail using glitter and some white enamel – I think it’s by Ranger and comes in black and white – that’s what those little dots are.
Next up…page 4!

Happy Christmas!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
6039-R City houses in winter
8189-D Look a lot like Christmas (text)

Holly - Christmas book - Page 2 - Sing Hey

Here’s page 2. The snowflake die cut along the top is from Memory Box (I just love their dies).

Holly - Christmas book - Page 2 - Sing Hey - detail

For this page I got one of those pens that looks like snow. You can kind of see it on Santa’s hat – I colored it with the white, let it dry and then took a heat gun to it. It fluffs up like snow. Well that’s the theory anyway. :)
Next up…page 3!

Happy Christmas!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1143-J Santa and Mrs. Claus
8209-I Sing hey for Christmas day (text)

Holly - Christmas book - Page 1 - Let the Madness Begin

I made a little Christmas book and thought I would share it. Here is page one. The book itself is from Maya Road – just one of their chipboard books. I gesso’d each “page” in white and then added backgrounds with distress inks, paints, stamps – pretty much whatever caught my fancy. For all of the pages I stamped the images on white Bristol paper, added color and then cut them out.

Holly - Christmas book - Page 1 - Let the Madness Begin - Detail

For the final touch I added details with a black pen, crystals, some glitter and a wee bit of washi tape.
Next up…page 2!

Happy Christmas!

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Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1207-S Holiday shoppers
8228-D Holiday madness (text)
9063-K Tree background

kriss-BraveBook-smWhat a great project Kriss has sent in! Using the kids from Maple Lane she’s created a wonderful book. I just love the distressed stamp in the corner, her use of cork (something I’m certainly going to have to try) and all of the details – the flags, the brads – oh just everything!

You can click on the picture to get a closer look. Below are her very detailed instructions – thanks so very much Kriss!

  1. Paint two 5 ½” x 8 ½” chipboard with red acrylic paint. Two to three layers may be needed to completely cover chipboard. Once dry, gently brush on snow paint with Ranger’s Acrylic Paint Dabber to soften red.
  2. Using Watermark Resist ink, stamp flourish in upper right corner of front cover. Emboss with white embossing powder.
  3. Cut cork with Keyholes Mover and Shape die (a label shape). Attach to lower right of front cover.
  4. Stamp For the Brave with black ink on white cardstock. Color with watercolor pencils and blend. Trim to 3” x 5 ¼”.
  5. Cut light blue cardstock to 1 ½” x 5 ¼” and punch bottom with Effervescence border punch. Attach to bottom of stamped image, and mount both to 4” x 5 ½” black cardstock. Attach to front cover.
  6. Stamp saying of For the Brave with Watermark Resist on navy cardstock and emboss with white embossing powder. Cut strip close to top and bottom of saying, and attach to front cover with white brads.
  7. Mask For the Brave to allow cat only to be inked. Ink image with Jet Black ink, remove masks, and stamp on white cardstock. Color with watercolor pencils and blend. Cut into circle shape. Layer on top of navy circle and red scallop circle. Attach to cork label with Pop Dots.
  8. Stamp For the Brave with black ink on white cardstock again, this time for both the flags. Crease your cardstock back onto itself along the “stick” of the flag, and then cut out three sides of the flag; keeping the folded-section intact. Do this for both flags. Color with watercolor pencils and blend. Attach each flag to a decorative stick pin, by gluing the stick pin inside the folded flag. Insert flags into Pop Dots on back of scallop circle/cat.
  9. Attach silver sticky-back dots to cork label.
  10. Cut either white cardstock or notebook paper to 5 ½” x 8 ½” for the pages of your book. Place pages between covers and punch holes at the top with Bind-It-All. Bind book together with white owires.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1160-S For the Brave

Other supplies:
2- 5 ½” x 8 ½” Chipboard
Acrylic Paint, Lipstick Red, FolkArt
Acrylic Paint Dabber, Snow White, Ranger Industries
Archival™ Ink Stamp Pad – Jet Black, Ranger Industries
Watercolor Pencils, Prismacolor
Blender Pen, Marvy-Uchida
Watermark Resist, Ranger Industries
Embossing Powder, Seafoam White, Ranger Industries
Border Punch, Effervescence, Fiskars
White Brads, Making Memories
Cork, Unknown
Keyholes Mover and Shapers, Tim Holtz, Sizzix
Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilties, Spellbinders
Pop Dots, Ranger Industries
Stick Pins, Making Memories
Silver Sticky-Back Dots, Unknown
Corner Flourish Stamp, Close to My Heart
White, Red, Light Blue, Navy & Black Cardstock
White Cardstock or Notebook Paper
1” White O Wires, Zutter
Bind-It-All, Zutter

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