Happy New Year!
Thanks to all of you for the sweet comments towards our 2012 team and their Good-bye posts. You're encouragement is greatly appreciated.
(Join us tomorrow, January 1, 2012 as we announce the winners of our DT 2012 Good-bye Blog Hop and the December Challenge winner. Plus we'll be posting a new Monthly Challenge!)
We're already looking forward to working with our new Design Team and can't wait to see all the beautiful projects & inspiration that will come from these talented designers!
From all of us here at Imaginisce, we want to wish all of you & your family
a very joyful, safe, prosperous, healthy & happiest New Year ahead .
Happy New Year!
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Thank you for joining us as we continue to say 'good-bye' to our wonderful 2012 Design Team.
It's hard to believe that the year has come to a close (as it often feels like it just started).
We loved the variety of creations that our team created for Imaginisce and have appreciated so much that words just can't express it.
We're giving them the chance to say good-bye to you as well by having a mini Blog Hop through the Designers blogs.
They are sharing a few of their favorite projects and a few words about the DT experience with Imaginisce. (and of course, they just had the best time EVER!!! ;))
And don't forget about our little giveaway (mentioned on the blog yesterday). Just leave a comment on the designer's blogs and here on today's post for a chance to win a super fun Imaginisce collection!!
(winners will be announced Tues., January 1st, 2013)
Today's blog hop order is:
Thank you for your support this past year.
We hope that you have enjoyed the talents & creativity along with the Imaginisce products that have been shared here on our blog in 2012.
We've got great things planned for 2013 and our new Design Team is excited to get started!!
So let's get ready to ring in the New Year!!
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Saying "Good-bye" Mini Blog-HopStyle!
It's always so exciting to welcome in a new Design Team but it's just never easy to say good-bye to those that are leaving.
And this past year we have been extremely blessed with so many talented designers who have shared their time, their love of paper-crafting and their talents with us. For that, we are forever grateful.
We've made some special friendships too which will remain for years to come!
So in honor of our 2012 Design Team we've asked them to share a few of their favorite projects from this past year and share a little bit of their experience with us.
As we mentioned in previous posts this will be in the form of a Blog Hop.
Please take a few minutes to hop on over to each of their blogs and leave them a comment.
PLUS leave a comment here on today & tomorrow's posts because we will be randomly selecting TWO winners.
I'm sure that the designers would love to hear from you!
PRIZES: (Thursday's winner) Christmas Cheer collection pack
(Friday's winer) Love You More collection pack.
Here is today's order.
Join us again tomorrow as we continue saying good-bye to our Design Team of 2012.
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From all of us here at Imaginisce ...
we want to wish you a very
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Wow!! Can you believe that we are only 4 days away until Christmas. (well, 3 if you're not counting today).
Are you ready?? Or do you still have some last minute things to check off on you to-do list?
I'm feeling pretty good myself ... just a bit more baking to do and then we're set.
Today we have some projects to share with you that we found as we were perusing online.
We hope that you'll be inspired by them.
The first project (we found on 2 Peas in a Bucket) is a fabulous set of festive cards
The 2nd project was created by
and we spied this fun layout on Scrapbook.com.
Our final i-spy project that we spied is adorable.
We just love this altered frame using our Christmas Cheer collection.
It was created
Thanks for stopping by today.
Now don't forget if you share your creations online we would love to share them here with out readers.
So keep creating and keep posting!
We love seeing your work!!
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Holiday Decor with Rebecca
This week we have some stunning holiday home decor projects to share with you. You will definitely bookmarking these to make for next year I'm sure!!
Today Rebecca Keppel
is sharing this darling framed decor idea.
I was inspired by the How the Grinch Stole Christmas song Welcome, Christmas to make a sign of my own welcoming Christmas. I started with a basic frame, removed the glass, covered the inside with Imaginisce Christmas Cheer paper and added die cuts and canvas stickers. I hung it on May Arts ribbon and added a fun Gimme Couture clip/pin and the title.
Supplies Used: Frame, Gimme Couture Clip/Pin, May Arts Ribbon, Imaginisce Christmas Cheer Patterned Paper, Die Cuts and Canavs Stickers, Imaginisce Love You More mini alphas
Mark your calendars!
Please join us later next week as we say good bye to our 2012 Design Team.
December 27th & 28th we will be having a mini Blog Hop in honor of our design team members.
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Holiday Decor with Diana Fisher
So have you been making a list of the things you'd like to make for next year?
You'll probably want to add this next project to that list too!
is sharing a beautiful holiday project.
Most craft stores offer a selection of plain wood decor that you can alter. I used the Christmas Cheer collection and the i-rock to spruce up this little wooden sled ornament I picked up at a craft store. It was easy and now I have a custom ornament for our tree this year.
Supplies: Wood sled ornament; Mod Podge; Christmas Cheer pattern paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers; i-rock and hot rocks compact; The Twinery baker's twine; distressing ink - tea
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Holiday Decor with Shellye
Thank you for joining us again today.
You will not be disappointed because
has the most incredible project to share with you.
I'm a sucker for honeycomb stuffs...you know the tissue paper type of pretties that you can find to hang from a ceiling or to display as a centerpiece. I think that they're so whimsical and fun!
So when I ran across this package of three beautifully sculpted snowflakes from Wal Mart, I just had to put them into the shopping cart :)
Next, I selected a couple of patterned papers from Christmas Cheer and set out to make two layers of pleated medallions. For the first layer, I cut two 3" x 12" strips then scored and pleated at 1/2" increments. For the bottom layer I cut two 4" x 12" strips and pleated the same as before. After both medallions were assembled end-to-end and allowed to dry, I began layering and embellishing!
I found that the POGO adhesivewas the best for adhering the two medallions to each other. Next, add fun die-cuts, ribbon and paper flowers to bring your snowflake to life! I have this cute little fella hanging from one of my small pine trees beside the fireplace. I look forward to creating a couple of non-Christmas ones so that I can use them throughout the winter months!
Supplies: Christmas Cheer patterned papers; Rejoice Die-Cuts; Tools- POGO Adhesive; Large, Medium and Small Paper Punches
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Holiday Decor with Adora Concepcion
We hope that you've enjoyed the beautiful projects that some of our design team members have shared this past week.
We've got one more for you today and is has been created by
Handmade ornaments are so much fun to make and it gives your tree your own personal touch. I love that! Making your own decorations add a little extra delight to the season. I created these ornament with a paper-folding technique. And, what a wonderful paper collection to use -"Christmas Cheer".
1. Fold square diagonally both ways; unfold. Fold in half top to bottom; unfold.
Then fold down to bottom corner to make a triangle.
2. Push left and right corner inward, making reverse folds and bringing the top corner down to form a diamond.
3. Each side point has two layers. Fold the right and left point of the top layer to the center.
Supplies: Eight 2 1/2 Squares of Christmas Cheer Papers, ribbon and white craft glue.
4. After making eight folded pieces interlock them as follows: slip left point of the bottom layer of one folded piece under the top layer of adjacent folded piece. repeat with all eight folded pieces. Dot glue in folds to secure.
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2013 Design Team Announcement!!
First of all, we want to say a BIG thank you to everyone that submitted for this call.
We were thrilled with the entries and all of the beautiful projects that we saw.
Having to go through all the amazing submissions is never an easy task.
However, we are thrilled to announce our new
Design Team for 2013.
(* returning members)
As we welcome our new team members we are also saying Good-bye to some of our 2012 designers.
We have been so very blessed with their dedication & their incredible talents.
We will miss them very much.
So, in honor of all their work this past year we are going to have a special tribute to our 2012 Design Team December 27 & 28th.
It will be in the form of a mini blog hop so we hope that you will join us then to say good-bye to these talented ladies.
But for now,
let's give a big warm welcome to our
2013 Design Team!
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Christmas Cards by TIffany
For our final day of holiday cards we are featuring
I love creating Christmas cards and displaying them around the house until I use them. The die cuts and sticker stackers make it easy and fast to create cute Christmas cards that anyone would love to receive.
Christmas Cheer- Peace on Earth Sticker Stacker, Rejoice Die Cuts, Happy Winter cardstock, Snowdrift cardstock
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Christmas Cards by Heather
sharing some fun cards that she made for the holiday season.
Her first card resembles a door with a wreath hanging on it. Very cute.
Imaginisce Christmas Cheer collection:
Patterned papers (400036, 400039)
Die Cut (400052)
Chipboard Stickers (400051)
Heather's next card uses a sweet holiday sentiment card from the Christmas Cheer collection.
Imaginisce Christmas Cheer collection:
Patterned papers (400038, 400036, 400039)
Sticker Stackers (400049)
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Christmas Cards by Regina
We've got some more beautiful cards to share with you today
"I love making holiday and Christmas cards and so I was really happy to have the chance to make some this week. Of course, I just couldn't resist using the Christmas Cheer collection!
For my first card, I wanted to try something a little unusual and play around with a non-traditional size for a card. I went tall and used the darling Peace on Earth Chipboard Sticker as my focal point. I wanted to add a little more festive flair and so I removed the tree and presents from a couple of Sticker Stacker stickers and adhered them, keeping the foam adhesives on them for some added dimension.
For my second card, the Sticker Stackers were my inspiration and I created a fun little scene starring St. Nick and his little reindeer friend. I also embossed the pretty Snowflake Snag-Em stamp to match the patterned paper I used in the background. Merry Christmas!"
Patterned Paper: Christmas Cheer collection (Imaginisce); Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Stickers: Sticker Stackers (Imaginisce); Die Cuts: Chipboard Die Cut Stickers (Imaginisce); Fibers: Ribbon (May Arts); Stamps: Snowflake Snag-Em (Imaginisce)
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Christmas Cards by Mary Ann
We've got another week full of incredible, beautiful and festive cards to share with you. We hope that you'll join us this week as you will find many, many ideas to create your own holiday cards. And if you've already finished & mailed yours off then perhaps you'll want to bookmark & save some ideas for next years' cards.
Today we have
sharing some fabulous designs for holiday cards.
I love making handmade Christmas cards to add to gifts and also send in the mail. It's a perfect way to use those left over scraps that we all end up with!! Here are two ideas for cards, both made with left over scraps.
Cut strips of two different patterned papers, cut to various sizes and layer into tree shape.
Add tree trunk and star for tree topper and small brad daddies covered with coordinationg paper to look like ornaments.
Cut ornament shape with electronic die cutting machine, or draw by hand and cut. Add small strip of coordinationg paper to center of card and machine stitching if desired. Layer die cut Santa and snowflake and add to card with foam tape for dimension.
Add gold glitter or Stickles to top of card to resemble ornament cap.
Supplies Used: papers - Christmas Joy, Warm Wishes, Snowdrift, Pick of the Patch, Purse-onality, Rejoice Die Cuts, Happy Holiday Sticker Stacker, cardstock, gold Stickles, foam tape.
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It's that time again - where we hunt around to find projects using Imaginisce!
And we came across this darling card (on Two Peas in a Bucket) using
one of our older collections. Cottage Christmas.
It was created by ...
Lauren used the rub-ons from the collection to create this festive card.
We also found this super cute layout (on Scrapbook.com) created by ....
So many beautiful techniques used on this layout.
Thanks for sharing your work!!!
Join us again next week for another week of incredible Christmas/holiday themed cards.
Plus on Friday we'll be announcing our 2013 Design Team!!!
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Christmas Cards by Rhonda
We're excited to share some more gorgeous Christmas cards with you
that were created by the talented designer,
Here are a few simple cards that you can create with your leftovers from other projects. I don't know about you, but there are times when I'm creating a project that I cut or create extra things and then don't end up using them.
For my cards today, I used our "Christmas Cheer" collection scraps from prior projects and of course my favorite i-Rock tool.
This wreath sticker is layered on top of a delicate lacy die cut. I used my Silhouette to cut the negative chevrons and then created a simple fishtail banner to layer it on. A bit of extra shimmer is added with my i-Rock and a variety of pretty hot rocks and glam rocks, plus a little silver tear for the candle flame.
My next card features our Snag 'em stamp that I colored using my Copics, a sticker stacker and a canvas sticker accented with some gems. The flourish was cut with my Silhouette.
Ingredients: Christmas Cheer Collection, Reindeer Snag 'em Stamp, Canvas Sticker, Sticker Stacker, i-Rock, Hot Rocks Compact - Jewel, Glam Rocks - Silver Tears, Glam Rocks - Hot Rocks Compact - Glitter, Glam Rocks - Pearl, Swiss Dot Cardstock, Bazzill, Silhouette, d'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Big Shot by Sizzix, Anastasia Border Die, Cheery Lynn Designs, Floral Lace Die, Memory Box.
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Christmas Cards with Ilene
We've got some more wonderful cards to share with you today
Sometimes it's really fun to add some unexpected elements to cards and other projects. On one of the cards, I used some pearls. I wanted ones that would stand out more than just the typical scrapbooking half-pearls.
Supplies: Paper, Stickers, Die-Cuts: Imaginisce (Christmas Cheer), Ink: Tsukineko, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Liquid Pearls: Ranger Industries, Cardstock: My Favorite Things, Other: jewelry faux pearls.
And on the other card, I used a snowflake that was meant as an ornament. Due to the size and heavy glitter, as well as the rather thick dimension, it makes a great statement. Also, I love to either cut up or embellish the die-cuts.
For example, "Be Jolly" needed to be separated into two, and "Rejoice" needed some gold liquid pearls to embellish the candle-light.
Supplies: Paper, Die-Cuts: Imaginisce (Christmas Cheer), Ink: Tsukineko, Other: snowflake ornament, cardstock.
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Christmas Cards by Guiseppa
Today we have
sharing some beautiful holiday cards with us.
I love, love, love cards and I can never get enough of them, especially this time of the year. My hubby and kids are always asking me if I have any cards that they can have to give to family and friends. Now, I am adding to my stash, but they may not stick around too long. They are bound to get used. I created both of these cards using the Christmas Cheer Collection and the oh so fabulous I-Top (what did I ever do without it).
Supplies: I-Top, Bitty Blossoms,Christmas Cheer Patterned Paper and Christmas Cheer Sticker Stackers
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12 Days of Christmas
With the holiday season now upon us it's time to think about making cards and for some of us, creating those mini albums to record the season's festivities.
Instead of a full 25-Day December Daily Album, I thought it would be fun to put a little twist on the popular trend with a 12 Days of Christmas Mini Album!
In starting I used the largest and next to the largest Jumbo Fishtail Banner Dies from www.mftstamps.com to cut my cardstockand patterned papers. I derived various numerals from my stash, as well as from the new "Love You More" Alphabet Sticker Sheet.
To allow more room for embellishments, I decided to make the album flip-style...when doing so, just keep in mind the direction of your papers and embellishments when you get ready to tackle the even numbered pages.
Two 1" rings were used at the top to attach the pages together. After tying on coordinating ribbons, I added a date charm that I made from a Medium Magnet Daddy and Magni-Daddy Pendant.
Now it's ready for small photos and journaling!
Supplies:Christmas Cheer- Candy Cane Forest 12 x 12 Paper; Christmas Joy 12 x 12 Paper; Be Jolly 12 x 12 Paper; Warm Wishes 12 x 12 Paper; Christmas Cheer 5 x 7 Canvas Sticker; Gift Giving 5 x 7 Sticker Stacker; Happy Holidays 5 x 12 Sticker Stacker; Peace on Earth 5 x 12 Chipboard StickerLove You More- Love Letters 12 x 12 Alphabet Sticker Sheet; Stuck on You Washi TapeMedium Magnet Daddy; Magni-Daddy Pendant; Hot Rocks Clear; Hot Rocks Glitter
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Monthly Challenge & November's Winner
Thanks to those that participated in our November Monthly Challenge.
We hope that you had fun with the challenge.
The lucky winner of last month's challenge is ...
Here is her winning layout.
Her embellishments were a perfect touch (including that burlap!)
To claim your prize:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing info
no later than Fri., Dec. 7th and put November Monthly Challenge in the Subject Heading.
Now let's take a look at our new challenge for December!
December Monthly Challenge
- Create a layout or card using traditional holiday/Christmas colors (i.e. red & green) BUT use a NON-Christmas themed Imaginisce Collection (i.e. Monster Mash, Makin' Waves, etc)
- You must use at least 75% Imaginisce product to be eligible
- Deadline to submit your entry is Dec. 25th, 2012
Upload your entries at the bottom of this post.
A Christmas Cheer collection pack
Here's a look at what a few of our Design Team Members created for this challenge.
I found this month's challenge to be so much fun and I approached it as if I needed to make a quick Christmas card with absolutely NO holiday paper in my craft space. The green dotted paper was hiding in the Monster Mash collection and I knew I could die-cut a little tree. Next, I needed red, which I thought would be harder, but then I found the darling frame in the Sole Sisters collection. I still needed a larger piece of red paper to mat my panel with and was I lucky when I realized I could use the packaging from the Sole Sisters stickers -- the perfect shade of holiday red and it already matched the frame!
Cari created this festive card using patterned papers from Love You More, Hello Cupcake and chipboard oval shape from Sole Sisters. She added a few sparkly Glam Rocks to the chipboard shape for added sparkle.
Diana used Monster Mash, Love You More & Hello Cupcake
on this adorable Santa card!
How clever is that belt too? Love it!
Adora used papers from the Love You More and Hello Cupcake collecitons.Love the Christmas ornament.
We look forward to seeing what you create for this fun challenge!
Remember to upload your entries at the bottom of this post by Dec., 25th, 2012.
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