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B-Day Bash Mini Album

Hi everyone, it's Sam here, squeezing in with a last post before 2011! I just wanted to share this mini album I made using one of my favourite Imaginisce ranges - B-Day Bash...


See, I loved this range so much, that I even pinched the name of it to use as the title of my album! One of my absolute favourite things about this range was those cute little Paper Ribbon banners that I've used on the front page here. And of course I had to make a brad using the I-Top! Well, actually, it's not a brad...because it's a wooden album, and I had already attached all the papers, there was no way I was getting a brad to go through it, so I used a Magnet Daddie instead. They have a nice flat back, so all I had to do was use a bit of double sided tape to stick it down.


Another embellishment that I loved from this range were the Springing Stickers. They are such a fun little surprise to find when opening up the album, and definately a hit every time the kids have a look through it...


And here's a look at the whole album...




Now, if you'd like to head over to my blog, I have a little prize up for grabs, of a few of those favourite things that I mentioned. Click HERE to check it out.

Well, I hope you all enjoy what's left of 2010, and have a fabulous and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Top 10 Products in 2010, Sketch Winner and More!

I couldn't resist showing off our Top 10 selling items for 2010 before the year ends. You might be surprised be a couple of them. I was surprised the multi-colored jewel compact outsold the pink and black set, but I love all three and was NOT surprised to see that i-rock tool was our NUMBER 1 selling item for 2010. We wouldn't have these top sellers if it were for our amazing fans!! 

                


















 



Want to win?? Tell us which of our top ten items is on the top of your wish list for 2010 and you could win? Leave a comment below and we'll announce the winner next year (ha, ha...actually on Friday, Jan 7th). 

Speaking of winners...let's catch find out who the latest Imaginisce winners are....




The December Sketch Challenge was a fun sketch and we're excited to announce that the winner was Dawn Gallop with this darling layout. Be sure to check out the fun cookie creations she posted along the top on the close-ups on her blog.

Come back on SATURDAY- January 1, 2011 and check out our NEW Challenge. Pinky is rockin' us into the new year and you will love her new take on the challenge!!

Next, earlier in the week, Shemaine posted a fun video on using the Roly Rosies and Petal Roller tool along with the new Garden Party Collection. And the lucky winner that left us some comment love was:  Cindy Groh

Be sure to keep coming back through the weekend...you won't regret it!!



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Garden Party, Two-Pager and a Sketch

Aren't the new Imaginisce Garden Party papers beautiful?  The floral design and colors are such a pretty combination and perfect for the little girls in your life.  I thought these photos of my daughter playing golf in our backyard were a great match for the Garden Party collection.
Aren't these Florish Title Die Cuts 'adorable'?  All it needed was a little bit of ink, a ribbon accent, some chipboard to embellish and a few pop dots for dimension.  It's a wonderful embellishment to tie together the photos and break up the linear design.
The Daisy Chain Ribbons included with this collection are absolutely gorgeous.  I love the pattern on this one and what a great contrast it is with the many floral patterns in the paper and embellishments.  I also grabbed my Martha Stewart Pansy punch to create this complimentary border.  Don't you just love it when the stars align and your older tools match up with brand new products???  I would say this was a match made in heaven....

The Johnny Jump-Ups Sticker Stackers are a definite must for adding sentiments and dimension to a page.  I backed this one with a little brown cardstock to give it a bit more definition.  Then I used my trusty i-rock to add these teeny tiny Hot Rocks to the flower centers for a little extra special attention to detail. 

It wouldn't be the season of giving, if I didn't include a sketch to play with.  Please enjoy and hope to see some two-pagers out there using Imaginisce products.  Please drop me a line at my BLOG if you use the sketch so I can pop over and admire your work.

Thank you for stopping by - Liz

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Tutorial Tuesday with Shemaine

Hello there, it' Shemaine bringing you a quick and super easy way to make your Rolly Rosies  shine on any project! Today I've posted a short video tutorial  for you using our newest collection, Garden Party.
Now we meant to post this during last week's Garden Party reveal so during the video you'll hear me mentioning to leave your comments all week to win prizes but no worries because today if you leave a comment on this post you're going to win a Garden Party collection as well as a Rolly Rosies kit and petal roller!





Here's a photo of the finished card


And a close-up of the glitter. Don't ya love that!



Thanks for watching my video today, I hope you give this a try!! I can't wait to hear what you think.

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Merry Christmas from All of us at Imaginisce

We're so excited to spend time with our loved ones this holiday season. Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!! 

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2011 Design Team Announced


We are so excited to finally unveil our 2011 Design Team to you! It's been a long and very difficult process because of the hundreds of great applications we received. There were so many talented crafters that made our selection process take a bit longer then we had anticipated. But we're proud to finally introduce you to 22 amazingly talented ladies from all around the world. So let me start by introducing....

(South Africa) Visit Sophia's Blog: Sophia told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "Cause I ? Imaginisce productsI think it would be a great way for me to promote your products in South Africa... on my blog. Your products are like a breath of fresh air to work with and so whimsical too."
(Minnesota) Visit Rhonda's Blog: Rhonda told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "I love the quality and innovation of your products!  I've had the I-Top for about a year now and have been using my I-Rock since the summer.  I would be proud to showcase your products and demonstrate the range that you can create anything from whimsical quirky projects to earthy and elegant!"



(NB-Canada) Visit Marielle's Blog: Marielle told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "I love your products, they fit the personalities of my fun loving little dudes so well !!!!! I love that you are always very busy on your blog with inspirations and giveaways (who doesn't love a great giveaway !!!) and creating new products all the time."
(Wisconsin) Visit Michelle's Blog: Michelle told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "I have always loved Imaginisce's product lines. I love the fun atmosphere of your blog/DT and think it would be a fun group to create with."

(Vancouver, Canada) Visit Lydia's Blog: Lydia told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "Imaginisce is one of my favorite Manufacturers, In addition to having great product, you really know how to put together a team. I want to be a part of that energy and to contribute to it. This just sounds like fun to me."

(Kentucky) Visit Keely's Blog: Keely told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "I love the fabulous selection of products and reputation of Imaginisce.  I really enjoy the blog DT projects, tutorials, and great giveaways.  I am consistently impressed with the variety of scrapbook products and themes created."

(San Francisco, California) Visit Courtney's Blog: Courtney told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "I would like to be part of the Imaginisce team because I think Imaginisce is on par with innovation as Provo Craft. I love Provo Craft and the fact that your company has teamed up with them is very exciting. The places you could go together are endless."
(Michigan) Visit Beth's Blog: Beth told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "I enjoy opportunities to showcase new techniques and strive to come up with interesting ways to use familiar items. I'd love to be a trend-setter as well, but so far my cat's fur stuck in adhesive tape technique hasn't really caught on yet... perhaps any day now!"
(Virgina) Visit Amy's Blog: Amy told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "I really love your products, and I would love the opportunity to promote such an outstanding company."
(Texas) Visit Heather's Blog: Heather told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "I enjoy being part of something bigger - to contribute, offer ideas, inspire others and be inspired! And I just pure and simple love your designs and what your product geniuses come up with."

(NB-Canada) Visit Tracey's Blog: Tracey told us that she wanted to be part of the Imaginisce team because, "I really love and appreciate the work that goes into all the different aspects of each line... that are all encompassing is very attractive.  I am also a bit of a gadget girl so Imaginisce keeps me more than satisfied on that front." 

And even better news....

    ....some of your favorites will be returning to work with us again this year!! Here's eleven familiar faces....
 (California) Visit Erin's Blog


(Washington) Visit Kim's Blog

 (Colorado) Visit Liz's Blog 
 (Australia) Visit Sam's Blog


Congratulations Ladies...all of us here at Imaginisce are truly honored and thankful for each of you. We look forward to another GREAT year working with an amazing new TEAM!! 

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Only three more sleeps...

Who can believe that Christmas is almost upon us and that 2010 is almost over? The old saying "time moves faster the older you grow" seems to be more than just a saying as this past 12 months has flown by so quickly and we're almost ready to announce the 2011 Design Team!

However, we still have a few Cottage Christmas projects to share from our design team girls that would make perfect little 'stocking fillers' for loved ones.

Mr and Mrs Gnome Mini-book
"I love making mini-books simply because the possibilities are endless, so many combinations of paper techniques!!! Just give me paper, glue and a couple of packets of embellies and tags I'm all set." - Aida

Christmas Candy Box
Renata created this adorable little candy gift box using recycled packaging and filled it with all sorts of yummy treats!

Tammy Wark
Christmas Home Decor Hanging
"The base of this is actually a thin wooden snowflake that I bought from the $1.50 bin at Michaels craft store.  Another cheap and simple project to brighten the holidays." - Tammy




December Sketch Challenge...
Our deadline for the December sketch challenge falls on Christmas Day so we've decided to give you a further two days to have your entries submitted. The new deadline is now midnight on December 27. Entry submissions and further details can be found HERE.

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Garden Party Release Wrap-up & Winners

We had a few more projects we wanted to share with you to inspire you to "think spring" with the help of our new Garden Party Collection. These beautiful pieces were created by Pinky. Then be sure to scroll down to see if you were one of the winners from our Garden Party Collection giveaways from last week.


Hard to tell, but this is done an on acrylic backet page.





Release Party for Garden Party: Box of Tags Tutorial
Winner will receive the new Garden Party Collection

Garden Party Release: Beautiful Card Inspiration
Winner will receive the new Garden Party Collection

Garden Party Blossoms, Banners and Bows
Winner will receive the new Garden Party Collection, i-top Tool & the
new i-top Innovations (headband, ring, hair clips)

Garden Party Release Party: Bags, Boxes and (mini) Books
TWO Winners will receive the new Garden Party Collection and i-bond cordless Glue Gun

**AND**

If you were selected as a winner above, please email us by December 27th your shipping information. You must include in the subject line which blog post title or date you won. That will help use get your package to you sooner.  Congrats and Merry Christmas!

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Garden Party Release Party: Bags, Boxes and (mini) Books

I have Christmas Elves helping me put these fun posts together. I hope you don't mind that we skipped Saturday's post...busy getting ready for Christmas! But it is the weekend and we figured you all would be fine with seeing a post sometime over the weekend. So let's give away TWO prizes today just to cover the weekend. Scroll down through these Garden Party lovely projects and see how you can win.

Cindy Stevens
Cindy's charming and practical gift bag with matching tag.

 Amy Mitchell
A gift within a gift - Amy's beautiful gift box trio and swing tag.

Janet Wilkins
 This delicately adorned jewellery box makes the perfect gift for someone who loves all things pretty.

Aphra Bolyer
A darling display box by Aphra for brightening any wall with welcome signs of Spring.

Heather Carpenter
Heather has adorned a 'Tim Holtz configuration box' with delicate accents and embellishments to create this dreamy shadow box, perfect for any little girls room.


Sarah de Guzman
A delightful mini-album filled with special Spring memories created by Sarah.




Since we skipped a day I thought I'd add an i-bond tool to each of the Garden Party Prize packages for our winners today. 

Here's how you can enter to win today's 2 prize packages: 
1. Go to Facebook and suggest the Imaginisce facebook page to your friends. Tell them they should "like" us. Come back and tell us how many friends you suggested the page to. 
2. Subscribe to our e-newsletter that will begin in 2011. We'll fill it with tons more inspiration and giveaways. If you're already subscribed, then let us know and you will still be entered to win! 
3. Add an Imaginisce Badge/button to your blog. You can find  a page with the image and code you need on our blog

Come back tomorrow for the last of our inspiration and we'll announce the winners from our previous posts!! 

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Garden Party Blossoms, Banners and Bows

I thought I'd catch your attention right off with this amazing "fascinator"...yep that's what it's called. Melinda created this and I had to ask "what is it"...she told me that it's called a fascinator and to google search the topic. Apparently gorgeous flowers that looked like these that are sold in boutiques sometimes cost hundreds of dollars...wow don't you think. But we loved it because she created it with our new i-top innovations and Garden Party Collection.
by Melinda Spinks
Love that i-top brad center! 
The leaves are attached by cut acetate so they look like they're floating!

by Cari
Banners
Banners are still very popular and those created with the Garden Party collection are NO exception. Check out a few of our projects below: 
by Cari
by Penny Smith

by Robyn
Bows (and more Blossoms): 
Tomomi create this beautiful layout and the "blossoms" are what caught my eye when I saw this. The new Garden Party Collection has some beautiful new silk flower packs as part of the release. 
by Tomomi
Love these new mesh brads too!

check out the new Epoxy Brads

 Adorable is the perfect title for this layout, aren't the big pink paper flowers perfect on this layout??
by Aida

I couldn't resist on showing some beautiful creations using the Garden Party collection, it's blossoms and the new i-top innovations! So of course we have to give away a package of the new Garden Party collection AND an i-top tool with the innovation products (headband, hair clips, rings). Today is easy...to enter to win, you must publish a link of this post on Facebook, your blog OR email five of your friends the link. For each thing you do you will need to come back and leave a comment and you'll be entered to win!! 





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Garden Party Release: Beautiful Card Inspiration

When I'm trying to get motivated to work on my scrapbooks but cannot get going....I like to start working on some cards. They seem to be less overwhelming to me and some of the simplest cards I've created end up sparking the most imagination.

I hope these beautiful cards featuring Garden Party Collection from our designers, Cari, Shemaine, Kim, Renata and Cindy can help motivate you and get your creativity flowing.

by Cari Locken
by Shemaine

by Kim Holmes
by Cindy Stevens

by Kim Holmes
by Shemaine Smith

by Kim Holmes
by Cindy Stevens

by Kim Holmes
by Renata Bidin

by Kim Holmes

by Kim Holmes

by Shemaine Smith

by Shemaine Smith
To win...tell us what type of card you'd make with the Garden Party Collection. Win the Garden Party Collection.

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Release Party for Garden Party: Box of Tags Tutorial

Today we begin shipping our "sPriNg" collection, Garden Party

Yes, you heard it...spring! I know it's right before winter and there's still snow on the ground, but give it a week or two and you'll be thinking spring too. Join us this week through next Monday for tons of inspiration using the new Garden Party and your chance to win a Garden Party prize package. 

The Paper Life
The fabulous Amy Coon featured the new Garden Party collection over on The Paper Life blog...be sure to take a minute to check out her post and see what her talented Paper Girl created with the Garden Party.

The Scrap Review
The awesome Ashley Harris reviewed the Garden Party collection over on her Scrap Review site recently and emailed me that it was a huge hit. Be sure to jump over to her site and check out the inspiration she created with the new Garden Party Collection too!


Now for more Design Team inspiration....
Hello Imaginisce fans ! I'm Aida and I hope you've enjoyed the wonderful December Daily projects and ideas by the Design Team. HUGE congratulations to all the winners of the fabulous Cottage Christmas packs, the Cricut and Imaginisce tools !!!

Garden Party has got to be one of the sweetest lines Imaginisce has ever come up with and to add to this exciting launch, I'd like to share this Box of Tags with you.


You will need any combination of papers from Garden Party.

Other items are : the i-Top and Large Brads, the Floral Flourish in Pinks . I used the Sizzix Tag Die to cut 6 pieces of tags measuring 6 X 3 inches in chipboard, then glued Garden Party pattern paper to both sides of each tag. You an add more tags to the project if you like. The tags were trimmed to different lengths to create a stepped look at the final assembling.



Depending on the number of tags you are making, die cut pattern paper into large blooms for each of the tags. Back the paper flower with cardstock and trim to a thin mat around the flower. Punch out 1 inch circle in pattern paper for each flower. Attach the fabric flower, a 1 inch paper circle and the large i-Top brad as the flower center.



Below is the template for the box.

I die cut a bracket shape to front of the box to make it more interesting. The back and the front of the box were made stronger by the addition of chipboard covered in pattern paper. Decorate the front of the box with another die-cut flower and cream grosgrain ribbon.

These are the tags that have the paper blooms and a Garden Party cardstock sticker added to the tops

Finally, stack the different tags in the box with the tallest at the back to the shortest in the front.


This project would make a great gift for a non-scrapper as the tags are easy to fill with small photos of the family and journaling can be added on the back of each tag.

Thank you for joining me at Imaginisce, have fun making this project !

How to win....
Three ways to enter today:
1. Visit the Paper Life blog to see what she says about Garden Party. Leave her some comment love and come back and tell us you visited the Paper Life blog.

2. Visit the Scrap Review website and check out the projects created with the new Garden Party collection and leave a comment for Ashley about what you liked. Return to our blog and leave a comment that you visited the Scrap Review.

3. Now go visit the Imaginisce website and check out all the new Garden Party products available with this collection. Come back and leave a comment about your favorite item and what you like about the new Garden Party Collection.

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Join us Wednesday for our Garden Party Launch


We are so thrilled to present to you one of our new collections called Garden Party. Join us tomorrow on the blog through next Monday to see tons of inspiration of this collection...and of course giveaways!!

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Winners...Sketch Blog Hop and 12 Days of Christmas Winners (lots & lots)


Well we've raided Santa's workshop and we've checked the list twice and now his sleigh is brimming with pretty packages ready to be shipped off to our lucky winners, and who might they be?

December 1 - Sketch Blog Hop
Prize: $50 Cottage Christmas Package
And the winner is...

December 2 - 1st Day of Christmas
Prize: Complete Cottage Christmas Collection
And the winner is...


December 3 - Second Day of Christmas 
Prize: The i-rock and Complete Cottage Christmas Collection 
And the winner is...

December 4 - Third Day of Christmas
Prize: Complete Cottage Christmas Collection
And the winner is...

December 5 - Fourth Day of Christmas
Prize: Complete Cottage Christmas Collection
And the winner is...

December 6 - Fifth Day of Christmas
Prize: The Brand New ibond and the Complete Cottage Christmas Collection
And the winner is...

December 7 - Sixth Day of Christmas
Prize: Complete Cottage Christmas Collection
And the winner is...

December 8 - Seventh Day of Christmas
Prize: Complete Cottage Christmas Collection
And the winner is...

December 8 - Good Things Utah Giveaway x 3
Prize: Holiday Traditional 6x6 Mini Album Kit and the i-rock tool
And the winners for this were already posted on Lori's blog yesterday, but in case you missed it...


December 9 - Eighth Day of Christmas
Prize: The i-top tool and Complete Christmas Cottage Collection
And the winner is...

December 10 - 9th Day of Christmas
Prize: Complete Christmas Cottage Collection
And the winner is...

 December 11 - 10th Day of Christmas
Prize: Complete Christmas Cottage Collection
And the winner is...

December 12 - 11th Day of Christmas
Prize:  Set of Roly Rosies PLUS the petal roller tool and
Complete Cottage Christmas Collection
And the winner is...

And one last present that was just too big for the back of the sleigh so we had to put it up the front with Santa...
December 13 - 12th Day of Christmas
The Grand Prize:
Cricut Cake Machine
Complete Cottage Christmas Collection
The i-top Tool
The i-rock Tool
The i-bond Tool
Roly Rosies and the Roller Tool
And the winner is...Arjanne

If you were listed as a winner,  please email us your shipping information AND indicate in the subject line WHICH prize/day you won for....this will help us get your package sent to you quicker. All prizes must be claimed by Monday, December 19th. Also, this is a busy time of year and our warehouse may not get prize packages shipped out until after the new year, please be patient (all packages are shipped within 30 days).  

And come back and visit in a little while and see more SPRING inspiration from our Design Team! 

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On the 12th Day of Christmas . . .

my Imaginisce DT gave to me, another fabulous post with an amazing finally!!!  (be sure to read this post all the way through you won't be disappointed)

Hello Everyone, today's post is being brought to you by me (Tammy Wark) and my fellow DT Shemaine Smith

We have truly enjoyed spending the last 12 days with you sharing some super fabulous creations and sadly today is the last of our 12 days of Christmas posts but with that comes some super exciting news that Shemaine will share with you later in the post.  For now I am going to share my Cottage Christmas creation . . . and since we are all counting down the days to the big holiday I thought I would create a "Countdown Calendar"!.




To make this super fun interactive calendar I started with an inexpensive 12 x 12 Scrapbooking frame.  I simple inserted a background page where you would normally put your layout and then decorated the frame using chipboard shapes, Embellishments, my i-top and i-rock. Next I added the words "days till Christmas" leaving enough room for my numbered day die cut on top of the glass along with some tacky adhesive for the changing numbered days.  I also added a little pocket on the back to hold all my number die cuts. 

Easy Peasy!

Please take a few moments when your done here today to stop by my blog and check out more close ups on this project and see how you can win a little Christmas cheer from me.



Hi there, Shemaine here taking over to finish off our 12 days of Christmas. I'd like to give a big thanks to Tammy for an awesome project!


I love holiday home decor projects. So I whipped up a cute holiday NOEL banner using our Cottage Christmas collection. This banner was really quick and easy to create. For complete directions you can see this post on my blog.





I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to quickly whip up the rosettes behind the chipboard greeting.




The banner was cut using my Cricut Celebrations cartridge and I used the back packaging of our Sticker Stackers shown here


I added the finishing touch of our crystal snowflakes at the bottom of each banner 
with a touch of bling using the i-rock



We hope you've enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas celebration as much as we have! For those of you that have been leaving comments on each post every day the wait is OVER!!! Here's our Grand Prize announcement for today:

Our Grand Prize winner will win get every tool from Imaginisce that we have given away during our 12 Days celebration, an entire collection of Cottage Christmas and....
A Cricut Cake Machine!!!



Thank you for joining us each day and for all your comments! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Imaginisce and the Design Team!

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On the Eleventh day of Christmas...

Hello, Imaginisce-tas! It's Robyn here with a fun and festive gift idea for the wine lover on your list.

Today, we're using the Snag 'Em Stamps from the Cottage Christmas collection and shrink plastic (yep, that's right -- the good ol' Shrinky Dinks we loved from childhood) to create a set of holiday wine tags!



Ready to have some fun?

First, stamp your images onto shrink plastic with permanent ink (I'm using Staz-on) and let it dry.


Color them in with colored pencils or art markers. I'm using the Tombow markers with the fine tip, and they work great!


Cut around the shapes, BUT...be sure to leave some room to punch a hole. I used my Crop-a-Dile on the larger hole setting to make sure the hole would be big enough after the "shrinkage." Then follow the directions in the shrink plastic packaging to bake them down to size.


Once they're tiny (and cool), attach two jump rings. I used a medium to go through the thickness of the shrinky-dink, then a smaller one linked onto that to thread onto the hoop.


Next you'll need some beads and some wire hoops (which you can find in the jewelry section of your favorite craft store -- the hoops are actually earrings, but they work perfectly for wine stems). The package I have is assorted sizes, but the size I'm using is about 1-1/4" inch in diameter. You could definitely go larger, but probably not any smaller. Thread a few beads onto the hoop, then put on the shrinky dink, then a few more beads.


If you want to mix it up a bit, you can add in a Snowflake Crystal in place of the shrinky dink. I used the two smallest crystals to extend the size of my set to six tags.

And you end up with a set that looks like this:


As you can see, I also altered a small tin to store them in. I just cut some scraps of the Cottage Christmas papers to size and used Mod-Podge to adhere them smoothly to the metal. Then I embellished with chipboard shapes and ribbon.


Add in a bottle of wine with a matching gift tag, and you have a perfect little gift set for a wine lover or the hostess-with-the-mostess!


Do I have an amazing giveaway for you today???? Oh YES, I certainly do! Today, we're giving away the entire Cottage Christmas collection PLUS a set of the Roly Rosies PLUS the petal roller tool! Now that is a gift that keeps on giving!

Here's how to enter:
1. Follow my blog and leave a comment to say you've stopped by.
2. Hop over to Imaginisce on facebook and leave a comment on what you're wishing for this holiday.
3. Follow the Imaginisce blog and leave a comment for each of the entry tasks you've completed
(The more tasks you complete, the more chances you have to win.)

I hope you've enjoyed the ideas from Imaginisce over the past 11 days as much as I have. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the last of our 12 Days of Christmas ideas! Happy holidays to all!

Robyn

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas . . .

Aphra gave to me--a December Daily album that's so EASY!

Are you looking for a quick and easy project for preserving your family's December memories? Well, with Imaginisce's Cottage Christmas line, you can have just that. This Christmas Countdown paper contains a number tag for each day. Combine that with your base pages and some bling and you are good to go.





The front and back of the album are 6" x 6" chipboard pieces covered with some of the Cottage Christmas papers and held together with 3" binder rings. I made the inside pages from a variety of products--envelopes, transparencies, tags, etc.

As you can see, each page is embellished with little more than paper, the Christmas Countdown numbers, ribbon, and a little i-rock bling.




So, how would you like to win the ENTIRE Cottage Christmas collection for yourself? Here's how to ENTER:

1. Follow my blog and leave me a comment telling me your favorite page in my December Daily.
2. Pop over to the Imaginisce Facebook page and like us.
3. Follow the Imaginisce blog and leave a a comment for each of the entry tasks you completed. The more tasks (comments) you leave, the more chances you have to win.

Thanks for stopping by today. And be sure to check back tomorrow for your chance to win a set of Roly Rosies and Pop Up Posies AND the Petal Roller tool.

Toodles!

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On the Ninth day of Christmas...

'Tis the silly Season!
And what better way to celebrate than with a comical little chocolate card!
It's Melinda with you today and I'm going to show you how to create a Christmas card for all your friends that love anything to do with MnM's. And to let you in on a little secret... MnM's are very much a favourite with the Imaginisce team, especially the Cherry flavoured variety!


Step 1. 
Cut out a piece of white cardstock the size of your greeting card and cut a whole where you want your bauble dome to be. The whole needs to be the sames size as the plastic container (but not the outer rim) you are using to create your bauble. I found a packet of random charms in a local craft store that had the pefect size and shape packaging so you just need to keep an eye out when next shopping. Repeat the process with a piece of patterned paper, I used Swirly Snowflakes.


Step 2.
Position the sheet of card with the hole, over your greeting card front and using a paper piercing tool poke holes in your greeting card to form a cross. (You will need to have a cork board or something behind your cardstock when using your piercing tool). This little cross becomes the access point where the recipient of the card can poke their finger through to get at the chocolates.

Step 3.
Remove 1cm from the width and height of your patterned paper and 2cm from the width and height of your white piece of cardstock. Decorate your piece of white cardstock and add any ribbons, die-cuts, etc. before mounting onto your patterned paper. I have fussy-cut some baubles from the Cottage Christmas 'All That Glitters' patterned paper and mounted them using foam adhesive tape. The bauble strings are created using the paper piercing tool again.






Step 3.

Using a glue runner, place adhesive around the outer rim of your dome. Note carefully - this is NOT the flat side of the rim that is facing up in the picture below, it is the domed side of the rim. Fill your container with MnM's but not to the point of overflowing, allow a little bit of room so that your dome fits flush onto your card. Take a moment to nibble a few MnM's that excape from the packet!


Step 4.
Place adhesive tape onto the face of your white greeting card avoiding the pierced hole and the circle area so that no adhesive will sit underneath the dome and stick to your MnM's. Set aside.
Holding your decorated card faceplate with the decorated side facing down, place your dome into the hole and gently push the adhesive rim so that it adheres to the cardstock. Position your greeting card with the pierced cross over the hole and adhere to the decorated card. To complete the card, add a pretty bow to the top of the bauble.





Todays PRIZE PACKAGE: Christmas is the time of giving and so Imaginisce are giving one lucky reader the chance to win the entire collection of Christmas Cottage with all it's crystal snowflakes, gorgeous ribbons, double sided embossed papers, Christmas Snag Em stamps and so much more!!!

How to enter:
1. Follow my blog and leave a comment to say you've stopped by.
2. Visit Imaginsice on facebook and tell us your favourite flavour of MnM's.
3. Follow the Imaginisce blog and leave a comment for each of the entry tasks you've completed
    (The more tasks you complete, the more chances you have to win.)

So thankyou for playing along today and I hope I've inspired you to send someone you love a card with a little surprise inside.
Merry Christmas to all and may your holiday season be a safe and happy time with the ones you love.
 From Down Under... Melinda

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Oh My Crafts Warehouse Sale - This Weekend

If you're local you won't want to miss this!!

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On the 8th Day of Christmas....

A Stocking, for your Christmas Giving! And some QUICK layouts to get those pages done too!

Hi, it's Penny here!

I have a template you may have seen...
I saw this and thought "Cottage Christmas" was PERFECT for it!


This template is a free download from Paper Trey Ink! (Click to see!)
It is a little box, the perfect size for treats or a treats AND a gift card! :)

I will admit it, I don't get my embossing folders out enough. I am a layout girl, with occasional "projects" and "home decor" sprinkled in... but they certainly add dimension easily to any project!
A little bit of ink, and the embossed pattern stands out!

The green you see on the heel of the boot, well I wanted a subtle green print... and the packaging (from the backs of the embellishment) was perfect for it! :)
Use EVERYTHING! :)

And as a bonus... I thought I would show you some layouts!
All five of these are included in a class I am teaching at my LSS, but you could make these in no time yourself!
A ton of easy but cute layouts, where you get to use your fun Imaginisce tools!
PERFECT!

THIS layout, your i-bond tool (with some i-rock sprinkled in there too)!

You don't have to have a Christmas specific Cricut cartridge to make Holiday accents on your layouts! I used "Accent Essentials" to make these fantastic snowflake and adorable accents! And "Opposites Attract" for my fonts.
(Click to see layouts larger)
Whether you do these accordion fold flowers by hand, or use the Tim Holtz Sizzix die... they are a SNAP to glue together with the i-bond!
An easy way to "fancy up" your accordion flowers it to use a border punch on one edge, before folding. If it is a scalloped edge, you can use the indents has your fold marks!


This layout uses a ton of i-rock jewels!

TELL me you haven't started using the i-rock tool and kept telling yourself "...one, more... just one more. OH, but here!"
And finally, we can't forget the i-top!!
This tree is perfect for using all those scraps! You can vary the size of the strips, or make them more "regular", or even more irregular!

But they HAD to have some i-top ornaments!



You do NOT want to miss a day of creativity OR a chance to win EACH day by commenting...TODAY I get to give away an i-Top and entire collection of Cottage Christmas and we are working towards that GRAND PRIZE WINNER at the end of the 12 days so be sure an leave a comment on every post to be entered to win!!!!
So keep commenting each day for a chance to win! And visit the designers blog each day too!

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On the 7th Day of Christmas our DT brings to you...

Happy December, Friends!
It's Cindy here today with a couple of quick and easy projects
 to whip up from scraps for a bit more holiday decor.

Don't miss the second post at the end of mine today for some very exciting news!!!

Now onto my tutorial...I am certain I have used EVERY SINGLE scrap I had from this Cottage Christmas line-
I can't stand to part with ANY of it!

My first project is this wall hanging made from a prefab wooden sign that I picked up at the local Dollar store (I think I paid $2 for this one). I traced a template around my base and then layered my papers until I found a LO that was pleasing to the eye. I then glued onto my base (I used gluestick, covered the ENTIRE area, applied the paper and then used a straight edge (popsicle stick in my case) and made sure there were no bubbles and the paper was really stuck well). Next trim the edges (sand if you like but this will take a bit longer). I didn't sand and just covered my edges with some crocheted lace (adhered with my new cordless glue gun from Imaginisce).
Using more scraps, I then made some rosettes and leaves (all handcut) and glued down with my glue gun.
Add alphas, trim & bling and you are all set!




I always hang onto any scraps I have of white cardstock as well, as it is
ALWAYS something you can find a use for. I made all 3 of these
cards from paper scraps, rub-ons, ribbon & stickers.
And since I used all the same line, they come together quite quickly.




Now how about if I give away an entire Cottage Christmas collection to one lucky commenter today? Yep that could be you so leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite thing to create with your scraps are! Winners will be announced December 14th!

There will be a GRAND PRIZE WINNER at the end of the 12 Days who will win one of everything given away during the 12 Days of Christmas Hop - just make sure you have commented on ALL blogs and ALL 12 Days posts ...

Now here's the special post I mentioned above from our wonderful and talented Design Team Coordinator Lori Allred:


Segment airs on KTVX Channel 4 - Wednesday December 8th from 10:00-11:00 MST.

 
I am very excited to be invited to do a segment on Good Things Utah on Wednesday for Imaginisce. I'll be featuring ideas for Simple Christmas Neighbor Gifts. Best part is that you can make these with very little effort and all of them feature the Gingerbread Village border paper...


Christmas Fudge Gift Idea
This has been one of my favorites over the years and couldn't resist sharing these with everyone. It's super simple and only requires those large candy bars, like a Hershey's bar or Symphony bar. Wrap it with some Cottage Christmas paper and print out the poem (download your copy below). 


love the shiny "sticker glass" on this project
Download a copy of this poem to reprint for your neighbor gifts.
Christmas Fudge Poem

Bucket of Popcorn
My families favorite thing ever are those big buckets of popcorn for Christmas. But when I saw these fun clear paint buckets at Ben Franklin (or Roberts...can't remember) I had to put caramel corn in it and dress it up a little. Again, I've only used a strip of the border paper, added a ruffle and center fan folded flower piece and voila, a darling gift for a friend or neighbor!

 I'm going to post a tutorial on how to recreate this fun embellishment next week on my blog...come back and visit to learn how easy these are to recreate!
Love making these lolli flowers and the ruffled ribbon was the perfect finishing touch under the cardstock sticker!

Washer and Dryer Gift Idea
A good friend of mine, Andrea McAllister gave this darling gift out to her neighbors last year and I had to copy it! In fact, I started shopping for clearance dish clothes and hand towels I could use for this. But it's the darling poem that makes this gift rock. Scroll down to download a copy of the poem to reprint!! 


I used my i-rock tool to add a little BLING to my projects!

Download a copy of this poem to reprint for your neighbor gifts.
Washer and Dryer Neighbor Gift Poem



Fillable Paint Bucket Instructions
This project was the one that we showed and assembled on air. The directions are on the Good Things Utah website, but here's the information for my readers as well. I'll post the GTU video as soon as it is available.


Supplies Needed:
2 - Gingerbread Village 12x12 Paper
1 - Swirly Snowflakes 12x12 Paper
1 - Holly Jolly Sticker Stacker
1 - Glitz Snowflakes
1 - Holiday Garland Ribbon
I-rock Tool
I-rock Mirror Glam Rocks
Red, Green, White 3” Tulle, Bazzill Basics

Instructions:

  1. Trim one 12” and one 6” piece of the the gingerbread house border strips and adhere together to make a long strip. You will need two sheets of this paper to create a strip long enough to wrap around the paint bucket.
  2. Trim two 1 x 12” and two 1 x 6” strips of the Swirly Snowflakes paper with scallop scissors or punch along one edge
  3. Adhere one 6” and one 12” strip of the red scallop border strip together and then adhere to the bottom edge of gingerbread village border strip.
  4. Adhere a second 6” and 12” strip of the red scallop border together that will be used along the bottom edge of the paint bucket.  
  5. Add some bling! Use the i-rock tool and mirror glam rocks to heat set a gem to each scallop.
  6. Adhere gingerbread strip along top edge of bucket and red scallop border along bottom of paint bucket.
  7. Place “holiday Wishes” sticker stacker to top of bucket.
  8. Use i-rock to embellish sticker.
  9. Add Glitz Snowflake to sticker stacker.
  10. Tie tulle and Holiday Garland ribbon to handle of paint bucket as shown.
  11. Add candy cane or small ornament to complete! 
Hot Cocoa Gift Idea
Hot cocoa is a big hit at our house during the winter and we never have enough of it. How easy is it to take your scraps of paper and wrap the containers. I then tied some of my bakers twine around the container and strung Holiday Wishes Chipboard Stickers and a candy cane to the front. Note: You'll want to peal the adhesive backing off the chipboard stickers and punch a hole through the top! 


Cookie Box Gift Idea


Fill a plain box with treats you purchased or made and wrap it with one of the paper border strips, add a little bling with your i-rock tool and embellish with rub-ons and stickers.
About the Box: I was at Roberts Craft the other day and came across these yummy treat boxes in the "scrapbook" section. They're new from TPC Studio and love them!! They are plain (this one shown is about 6 1/2" square and would fit four cupcakes very easily! There was also a larger and smaller size I believe. In addition to that they had templates, chinese food boxes, food liners....I was so excited I had to incorporate something into my segment. I tried finding a link on their website to the products, but no luck, they did have a small post about it on their blog and I found out it's part of their "So Delish" Collection.

GIVEAWAY: 
Now no blog post is complete without a fun giveaway! As a thank you for stopping by and reading through this very long post, we'd like giveaway a 3 Holiday Traditional 6x6 Mini Album KITS with an i-rock tools (you need one to complete the album)! This giveaway of course is sponsored by Imaginisce and this is how you can enter!

1. Go back and check out the 12 Days of Christmas (only 7 days have posted) posts on the Imaginisce Blog and let us know what you've like the most!
2. Follow my blog (and leave a little comment LOVE)
3. Follow Imaginisce's blog

Enter a comment for each thing you complete! We'll announce the winner on Monday, December 9th.
Allred Design, mommy blogger, scrapbook, paper crafts

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On the 6th Day of Christmas, our Design Team brings to you ...



LOADS MORE INSPIRATION, more cool Tutorials and a chance to win the entire Christmas Cottage Collection .... (YEAH, sing-along with us) ... - WOOHOO!!!!

Today Tomomi and I (Tracy Gardiner) have the pleasure of sharing a little of our Christmas Spirit with you all the way from Japan and South Africa.

Let's start off with Tomomi's gorgeous Wreath -


Requirements: -

Wreath
18 medium Brad Daddies
Red Ric Rac
1 sheet Cottage Christmas Peppermint Stick patterned paper
1 sheet Cottage Christmas Swirly Snowflakes patterned paper
Cottage Christmas Acrylic Snowflakes
i-Bond Glue Gun

Assembly: -

1.  Cover 18 Brad Daddies in Peppermint Stick paper, alternating between the stripe and the holly sides;


2.  Thread the brads onto the Ric Rac as shown;


3.  Wind the Ric Rac and Brads around the Wreath;


4.  Using a 2" circle as a guide, draw 6 semi-circles 3/4" high onto the back of the Swirly Snowflakes paper;


5.  Cut the semi-circles out creating 6 scallops and a small tab at the end (as shown)


6.  Divide each scallop into 8 parts and fold into a "concertina";
7.  Attach the one end to the other with the tab - Make 6 of these;


8.  Cut out a circle for the base.  Flatten the flower and glue it to the base;


9.  Attach the flowers to the wreath with your i-Bond glue gun and add acrylic snowflakes to the centre of each flower.

HOW EASY WAS THAT???  This could be done in an hour at the most and would be awesome for neighbour gifts too ... LOVE THIS, Tomomi ...

Then here is an Advent that I created for my son, Bryce to remind him of the true meaning of Christmas - I hand-wrote Scriptures on to the backs of each of the Tags.  You could attach a chocolate to the back of each tag or even a clue to where a little gift has been hidden for each of the 12 Days of Christmas ...


It was sooo easy to make and didn't take much time at all ... Pop along to my Blog where you will find full instructions on how to complete this simple project ...









And of course we cannot forget about another awesome GIVEAWAY - the entire Cottage Christmas Collection - how awesome is that - trust me, this is one of the funkiest, most versatile Christmas collections out there this year - one of my all-time favourites!!!

So, all you have to do is leave a message here, as well as on Tomomi's blog and my blog, and then keep checking back to see if you've won.

There will be a GRAND PRIZE WINNER at the end of the 12 Days who will win one of everything given away during the 12 Days of Christmas Hop - just make sure you have commented on ALL blogs and ALL 12 Days posts ...

Merry Christmas to you and your families from the both of us - may your hearts be filled with the Spirit of Christmas - PEACE. HAPPINESS and LOVE ...

Love,
Tomomi and Tracy

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Welcome to the 6th day of Imaginisce's 12 Days of Christmas with PINKY!

?Good morning from lovely Tennessee and the very PINK Pinky! ?
I am so happy that the Design Team was able to craft the
12 Days of Christmas!

My project for today is a cute Winter Decor.
I even included a template just in case you want to make your own!
I used the Cottage Christmas line from Imaginisce,
my i-rock, i-bond, and i-top, a 5X7 wooden frame (very inexpensive) I painted.

Step 1. Paint frame using a red base, then Folk Art acrylic paint over,
blow dry for a light crackle.
Step 2. Cover the frame with a long strip of Imaginisce Cottage Christmas paper.
Be sure to use a heavy duty Mod Podge or wet glue.
Step 3. Use template below and cut out mittens (in Cottage Christmas paper of course?)
Step 4. Using scraps of fleece or felt cut out top of mitten and use ibond to adhere.
Step 5. Using medium brad daddies and scraps of paper make matching button and adhere with ibond
Step 6. To make the mittens pop up a little I used a scrap of fleece under the mittens and the ibond to adhere them to to frame, then adhered the ribbon.
Step 7. Add embellishments and title, enjoy!

Here is the template I made using Photoshop.
I broke it up in case you wanted to use it without the furry piece.
I printed it out to 4X6 size but you could easily tweak it
to whatever size project you are making.
Just click on the picture and save then PRINT.
You can find this project and so many more on my blog,
including video tutorials!

Now for the special GIVEAWAY for the day....
a BRAND NEW ibond the coolest tool on the planet!

and the entire Cottage Christmas Collection! You do NOT want to miss this!

Imaginisce has amazing giveaways and today is no different.
Cool tools and beautiful papers too!

Drop by my blog and leave a little comment, then come
back and leave one here and a random winner will be drawn after
the amazing DT finish the 12 days of Christmas.

If you want to find the Cottage Christmas line (so many have emailed
me about this) you can find it on Scrapbook.com, when I was looking
for the link I found this AWESOME video by them LOL

It is so fun I had to share it...scrapbook.com is always filled
with Imaginisce so I know it's ok to post it ?
Happy Holidays! *giggle*

See I knew you would get a kick out of it! ?

Thanks for hanging out with me today,
see y'all next time!
~Pinky~

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And on Day #5 there was "The Advent Calendar"...by Sam and Heather

both Aussie and American style.. But much the same. LOL!!!

Hey y'all this is Heather from the Imaginisce DT and Sam Hauzer and I (Heather Carpenter) are here for your blogging pleasure today. And today on the Imganisce blog we are showing you two different, but very similar versions of an Advent Calendar.

We both choose to use the Kaiser Craft Advent calender to alter with the awesome Cottage Christmas collection from Imaginisce.

So here is mine.




Did you notice that I used the I-top punches for the Christmas tree brances?

I have to say, I love how this calendar turned out, but it was a bit of work. If you check out my blog I will show you a tutorial on how I did mine.

And here is Sam's version of the Advent Calendar:

In our house, Christmas is a month long celebration, and it all starts with the advent calendar! I have been hoarding this Kaisercraft Advent Calendar for a while, and then when I saw the Cottage Christmas collection, I just knew I had the right papers to put it together!




If you like the Cottage Christmas collection that Sam and I used on our Advent calendars then leave a comment on this post and on mine and Sam's blog and you will be entered to win an ENTIRE COTTAGE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION from Imaginisce.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by again tomorrow. After all it is the season of giving......

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Baby, It's Cold Outside!


For the 3rd day of Christmas, how about a little Blog Hop to get the blood pumping? Cause you know when it is cold outside, you better get a move on to warm you up. Cold is something Cari Locken and I (Liz Qualman) know only too well - Cari being from Canada and me from Colorado. We get it! So to kick off our little hop, we have a challenge for you with a little motivation to get you going.
How about the entire Cottage Christmas collection just for two quick hops and a comment back here? Sounds like a great deal...right? Below are a few sneak peeks to get you thinking about our theme, but you have to visit both Cari's and my blog to determine what it is for sure. Please leave a comment on each of our blogs and then report back here to tell us what you think it is. Easy as hot chocolate, marshmallows and whipped cream on a cold winter day?
Here's a little tease from Cari to get you thinking about our theme, " I just love this time of the year. There’s so many exciting things happening and I find that we just get so busy with all the various activities & events that we forget to slow down and just enjoy being with each other. So, I created a project that will help me remember each & every day, all those special events, large or small, throughout this holiday season."
A little teaser from me - I am always amazed at how fast the time goes and how quickly winter is upon us here in Colorado. We are already on the ski slopes, putting up Christmas trees and lights and getting ready to hunker down and stay snuggled away from the cold. This project is a holiday reminder about the life we are living here in the Rocky Mountains. There is also a full tutorial on my blog and below.
Come visit us:

But Wait!!! For an added bonus, Teresa Collins is featuring the Imaginisce i-rock on her blog today as part of her Holiday countdown. Hop on over there and see what she has been up to and grab another opportunity to win some goodies!

Download Liz's complete tutorial below.

Mitten Wreath Tutorial -

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Happy Friday!

It's Erin Bassett in today sharing with you how to create this holiday wreath.


I originally got the idea after seeing a beautiful wreath Charity Hassel made using the same technique and I thought it would be perfect for this project.

Here's the supplies you'll need:
  • i-top and a small (16mm) brad daddie
  • 3 sheets of double sided patterned paper (I used two sheets of"Peppermint Stick" and one sheet of "Swirly Snowflakes" from the Imaginisce Cottage Christmas line.)
  • Imaginisce "Season Greeting" rub-on words from the Cottage Christmas line
  • 2" scrap of red felt
  • 8" chipboard circle
  • ribbon
  • doily
  • baker's twine
  • Glimmer Mist - if desired ( I sprayed my wreath with a light coat of "Marshmallow")
  • "leaves"( I cut two petals off of the poinsettia flower from the Imaginisce Polar Expressions line, but you could always cut them out of scraps of paper or felt.)
Ok, get started by cutting/punching all the 1 ½" circles that you'll need out of two pieces of "Peppermint Stick" patterned paper....you're going to need a lot of them! I used my Cricut to cut out 49 of them per sheet of paper, but you can punch them by hand if you don't have a die-cut machine.


Next, fold each circle like the photo below. Don't worry if some of them have a bit of character!



Once your circles are all folded you can take four of them and hot glue them together so that they are stacked inside each other.


Next, adhere a 7" circle of "Swirly Snowflakes" to your 8" chipboard circle. Use your glue gun to adhere each of your sets of folded circles onto it.

If you want to add a few quick sprays of "Marshmallow" Glimmer Mist to your wreath now's a great time to do it....it add's the perfect amount of Christmas cheer! ;)



Next, cut out the words "Merry Christmas" out of the rub-on sheet and rub them onto the doily. -I wanted to jazz my doily up a but more so I weaved a piece of baker's twine around it and then tied the ends into a bow.

Create the holly by using your i-top and a scrap of felt to make a brad. (Here's a video on how to do it if you need a visual.) Then just adhere your leaves and brad to the doily, and then adhere the doily to the center of the wreath. Use your glue gun to add some ribbon to the back side of your wreath so you can hang it up and enjoy it!



Edited to add: Oh my word...I forgot to let you know about the PRIZE we are giving away today!!! Sorry! Add your comment below to enter to win an i-rock and the entire collection of Cottage Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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12 Days of Christmas - Day #1!

Welcome to Day #1 of the 12 Days of Christmas here on the Imaginisce Blog!  We are excited to bring you lots of inspiration and creativity from some of our designers!  Check back every day for a chance to win a fantastic prize, you will be amazed at what we are giving away!

First up today are Renata Moni and Kim Holmes:

Hello, this is Renata and I am going to show you how to create some beautiful Christmas tags!

Supplies
White Cardstock cut at – 3” x 4”   ( 7,5cm x10 cm )
Scraps of patterned papers (Cottage Christmas by  Imaginisce)
Holiday Wishes Chipboard Stickers by Imaginisce
Happy Holiday Sticker Stackers
Season's Greeting Rub-on Words
ribbon
twine

Instructions
Using the white cardstock as your background, all you have to do is decorate the tags using scraps of patterned papers, covering all the cardstock like in the pictures below:




Round corners if you wish

You can distress the paper borders by rolling them with your fingers:



Now that your background is ready,  embellish however you wish.
Use stickers, chipboard accents, twine or ribbon,






Use rub-on words to add a message and your tag is ready!



With this background you can create lots of differents tags! So,  be creative!


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Hey everyone!  Kim, here!  I too used my Cottage Christmas Scraps - every last bit of them!  Every year, my youngest son and I decorate a small tree that sits in his room.  It is the highlight of the decorating for him, so I knew we had to come up with some fun new ideas!  Cottage Christmas to the rescue!  Here is the finished product:


and here is a closeup:


The first thing we created was a simple paper chain using the 6 x 6 paper pad which has those wonderful prints but in minature size!

Next up we punched some stars out of the same papers and used a sticky dot to put them back to back on a small wire.  This makes the perfect garland! 

Also using a small wire, we beaded the crystal snowflake embellishments and created even another fun garland!  

These look so cute on the little tree!  My son loves them!  Next up we decorated a tray that we will put all our Christmas Cards in this year --- currently our cute little tree is sitting in it!


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Now guess what?  It's your chance to win this wonderful Christmas Collection!  That's right, just leave us a comment here and one winner will receive the complete collection of Imaginisce's Cottage Christmas!  Good Luck!

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Good Things Utah: Brett's Neighbor Gifts & Advent Calendar

Our local favorite Brett Lund has been making some guest appearances on local interest tv shows and we wanted to share his fun ideas with you. 

Easy Neighbor Gifts
Yesterday he featured some fun and easy gift tags for simple neighbor gifts. Best part about these cute projects is Brett has created a free PDF download so you can remake these tags at home. Simply visit the GTU project page and scroll down to find the pdf link.


Advent Calendar & Kit 
Brett designed this darling advent calendar that each day you create a door hanger with a pocket for treats and small toys. Best part is he's offering this as a kit you can purchase on his blog. But even better, he also gave us some of his kits to giveaway on our blog today.

Check out Brett showing this fun kit and how cute it is being assembled! And even though you'll be getting this after the first, consider making it for the last 12 day before Christmas or for a gift, or use it next year!!

Good Things Utah appearance:




If you'd like to WIN.....simply check out our early blog post with our new December Sketch or visit Brett's blog and come back and tell us (do both and enter twice) and we'll pick 5 LUCKY winners to get one of Brett's Advent Calendar kits.

And don't forget that our 12 Days of Christmas starts TOMORROW!! We're giving away lots of magical gifts during that time!!

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December Sketch Challenge

We are very excited to feature our December Sketch created by Liz Qualman. We wanted to see how clever you can all be with banners, especially since banners can be made from a variety of things, flags being only one.  Our design team created some amazing layouts for today's BLOG HOP! So hop on over to each of the team members listed below and leave a comment at each stop. You'll be entered to win a great prize package.

And don't forget to enter this month's sketch challenge and you could win a $75 prize package (see details below)!!
 Check out the adorable mitten banners on the sketch and this layout by Liz Qualman.

Liz combined Cottage Christmas papers and embellishments with the mitten Snag 'Em stamp and rub-ons from Polar Expressions to create this warming layout.  Both collection mix n' match perfectly.
The mitten stamp from Polar Expressions was perfect for fussy cutting, inking and then adding a few pop dots to make them stand out on the page.  Liz also used a white gel pen to draw the strings.
The acrylic Snowflakes included in the Cottage Christmas collection are a great embellishment for adding some flair and bling to a project.  Then just add a metal Snowflake Glitz for some extra sparkle.

Would you like to win now? Just HOP ON OVER to the following Design Team blogs to see what they did with the sketch. Remember, leave one comment on as many of the blogs (and ours) as you like and you'll have multiple chances to win a prize package of Imaginisce goodies. We'll announce the winner on DECEMBER 6th. Enjoy!



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