Thursday, February 16, 2017

Maya Road | Guest Designer

Today I am sharing a project and card I created last month for Maya Road. I was asked to be a guest designer and loved the opportunity to play with some steel dies, flowers and trinkets.

I decided to create a small display with the Mini 4x4 Pallet. I saw them and I was in Love! They are perfect for any “little “project such as a teacher’s gift, Christmas, home d├ęcor and even more.

I first painted the wood pallet a nice dark brown and sanded off the edges.
My base was the Kraft Mason Jar Tag that you can see underneath all the flowers. I created each flower with the soon to be released Steel Dies – Flowers.
I layered them with pop dots and curled the edges a bit for more dimension.

Once I place my flowers in a cluster I added Felt Blossoms, but they were too large so instead I trimmed around them and kept a small rosette size to be placed in those empty spaces. Adding cut out leaves and a few wood tokens, Love Note Charm, and even an Ornate Button at the top finished my display.
At the end I added 2 Vintage Pearl Trinket Pins and my title which is Bloom that is from a steel die.

Overall I am very pleased with the outcome; it’s really cute in person. This little display has lots of texture which we all love.
My second project is a card

I created this card with a self cut out tag, I added dimensional adhesive underneath for dimension. I cut out the small pieces from the steel dies such as the glasses; paper, stars, check mark, and the title work it. The A is a sticker from elsewhere.

This die is super cute and you will love it! My favorite from this is the check mark and the glasses… those are so cute and those stars as well. Alright, the entire set is pretty cute!

I hope you enjoyed my reveal this week. It’s been a pleasure creating for Maya Road this month and hopefully you’ve been inspired to create your own projects.

You can find more of my work on my instagram @kristinedavidson and even with my own hashtag #ilovediecutsandpopdots I usually tag my layouts and sneak peeks with this tag.

Thanks bunches !

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Winter Wonderland | Simple Stories

Hello Friends its Kristine Davidson with you today.  I will be sharing 2 layouts with you using the gorgeous winter collection called “Winter Wonderland”. It has beautiful soft colors and great images for those winter pages. 

My first layout is called Winter Chill -

I used a pattern paper for my background on this layout and then started layering with other pattern papers and I wanted to highlight some of those papers. In order for me to do that I used the Oh What Fun paper to create a brown border around those papers. That created a bit of a definition for me, which I like.

Layering with dimensional adhesive is nothing new on my pages and this layout was no exception. Creating a cluster of embellishments on the right bottom corner of my pictures was a great place to add a snowman, some skates, and a few word strips. 

I love flowers and even if this is a winter layout I find that these blue/yellow/white flowers add such a beautiful touch to my page.  I added those on the left side of my page but didn’t over do it. 

I love the trees and the deer stickers. I wanted to add those to both of my pages so I did. They are similar, but I am ok with that ;)

My second layout is called SNOW 

The girls were outside taking photos and it was just the perfect day. It was a mild winter’s day and the birch trees in the background were a perfect match to this paper collection. It wasn’t snowing that day but the snow in the background certainly shows that it was a winter’s Day.

This layout is really similar to the first one. I added more brown paper on the back of my pattern papers for dimension, some snowmen which is super cute by the way, and also the deer and tree on the right hand side.

You could probably do something similar to this and create a 2 page layout for yourself. Try adding a dark color around your light pattern papers and see if you like that ;)

Thank you so much for reading 
and to see more of my work you can find me on instagram @KristineDavidson

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hello Love | Jillibean Soup

 Hello Love ! Sharing a card I created using some Jillibean Soup - Hardy Hodgepodge. I love these colors together, and I love this card! Seriously! I love the twine, the colors, the mini placemat and of course that little clothespin. This paper collection is a must have and I hope you have an opportunity to play with it!


Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup/Handful of Hearts
Pea Pod Parts:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup
Wood Veneers:  Chit Chat Chowder
Mini Placemats
Other:  white cardstock, twine, mini clothespin

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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Cut Shoppe | Guest Designer

Hello Friends!

I am a guest designer for The Cut Shoppe this month!!! I love Ashley's cut files and was super excited to be part of her reveals for the month of January. Her cut files are so whimsical yet some are very simple and detailed. I do love backgrounds so of course I choose a few background files to work with this month.

My first project is a card that I created with The Cut Shoppe file - Hello Hearts
and Simple Stories - Love & Adore 

I love those hearts and while I only selected 4 of them for my card I find they highlight the pink so well. It had to be a sweet little valentine card  ;)
You could easily create a layout with this cut file and use parts of it or the entire design for a background.

My second project is a layout and I used the GEO Globe Cut file.

I LOVED the options for this cut file. You can fill out parts of the glove, all of it or none at all. SOOO many great options - those backgrounds are for sure my favorite to use.  This was created again using Simple Stories Love & Adore.

 If you have a few minutes you should seriously visit them on instagram for tons of inspiration and ideas !

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Enjoy Today | Jillibean Soup

Sharing a card today created for Jillibean Soup called ( Enjoy Today!)

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Chit Chat Chowder/Bite Size Bits
Pea Pod Parts:  Chit Chat Chowder
Day2Day:  Paper Shaped Clips-Camera
Adhesive Sequins:  Orange Tangerine, Green Apple
Coordinating Stickers:  Chit Chat Chowder
Other:  white cardstock, twine.

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