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Guest Designer: Becky Williams and a GIVEAWAY!


Hi everyone! I am so excited to introduce you to this week's Guest Designer Becky Williams.  Let's get to know Becky a little better ...


Describe yourself in 3 words … loyal, witty (when I want to be, my husband says), determined.

My guilty pleasure is … chocolate, without a doubt, especially Nutella or a tall hazelnut hot chocolate.

You’ll never find me without … my camera. Not very often, anyway. My husband and kids are very used to having a lens in their faces at any random moment, but I am so glad that they have pictures of so many things we've done as a family. The kids love to look at our scrapbooks and laugh at all of the old pictures.

You might be surprised to know that I … am not the best housekeeper. I do try but I would rather spend time with my family and scrap those memories than have a spotless house. The dishes and laundry can wait once in a while.

My least favorite chore is … putting away laundry. I don't mind the washing and drying and folding but it always seems to take a while for me to get it all put away.

I started scrapbooking in ... jr. high school with pictures of friends and pictures of celebrities I cut out of teen magazines. My mom is a graphic designer so I guess you could say that it's in my blood! I was on the yearbook staff in high school and it all evolved into what I do today. So, I have been scrapping off and on for about 20 years and still love it!

My favorite thing about this hobby is ... being creative and getting to know people from all over the world.

If I were a Pebbles product I would be
…the cute stitched paper butterflies from the Fresh Goods line. I love 'em!

Becky created so many amazing projects for us today including this sweet layout about her littlest princess.  Here's what Becky had to say ... "On this page I used the cute new With Love kraft gift tags; the little punch outs were so fun to use and add right onto the pictures and I used one at the top right behind the picture collage. I also used some of the masking tape stickers to help adhere the toothpick flags.  I love stamps but don't use them as much as I would like so I wanted to find a way to use one of the cute With Love stamps on this page and was able to incorporate that into the title of this layout. The With Love collection has such a fun mix of embellishments!"




Pebbles supplies used:
With Love Sweetheart (751204)
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love You're Sweet (751208)
With Love Gift Tags (747160)
With Love Dimensional Stickers (732083)
With Love Ribbon (780014)
With Love Masking Tape Stickers (732086)
With Love Toothpick Flags (747159)
With Love Mini ABC Stickers (732087)
With Love Acrylic Stamps (747162)
Fresh Goods Flower Basket (751183)
Fresh Goods Chipboard Flowers (747155)
Fresh Goods Mini ABC Stickers (732079)

Other supplies used:
Baker's Twine

Staples


Here's what Becky had to say about her next project ... "One thing that I love about scrapbooking is being able to document the everyday moments in my life. It's the little things that we often forget but it seems that those are the things that make us smile most when we look back on them. My baby girl is growing and changing so fast that I wanted to capture this little thing - her drooling all of the time and getting her first two teeth this month.  The colors in the Fresh Goods line went so well with the colors on my daughter's shirt so I wanted to show them off by using strips of many of the papers in the collection. It's a great way to add color but not overwhelm the picture, which I wanted to be the focus of my page. I also LOVE to mix up fonts and colors on my pages as you can see here."




Pebbles supplies used:
Fresh Goods Local Market (751190)
Fresh Goods Freshly Picked (751193)
Fresh Goods Flower Basket (751183)
Fresh Goods Simple Joys (751188)
Fresh Goods Signage (751186)
Fresh Goods Daily Special (751185)
Fresh Goods Front Desk (751187)
Fresh Goods Ribbon (780013)
Fresh Goods Chipboard Buttons (747152)
Fresh Goods Chipboard Flowers (747155)
Fresh Goods Adhesive Notes (732080)
Fresh Goods Masking Tape Stickers (732078)
Fresh Goods Chips (744118)
Fresh Goods ABC Stickers (732074)
With Love ABC 2 Stickers (732082)
With Love Mini ABC Stickers (732087)


Here's what Becky had to say about her next project ... "I kept this page pretty simple, letting the pictures take center stage. I really like to add stickers to my pictures and the Fresh Goods Masking Tape Stickers were perfect for this! Also, I am very much into the chevron stripe craze that seems to be everywhere right now so I created one to go across the bottom of my layout - in green, of course, to go with the green alphas and theme of this page."



Pebbles supplies used:
Fresh Goods Come Again (751191)
Fresh Goods Flower Basket (751183)
Fresh Goods Freshly Picked (751193)
Fresh Goods ABC Stickers (732075)
Fresh Goods Dimensional Butterflies (747154)
Fresh Goods Masking Tape Stickers (732078)
With Love ABC Stickers (732081)

Other supplies used:
Border Punches (EK Success, Fiskars)

Staples

Becky also created cards for us today including this adorable mini mailbox and card set.  Here's what Becky had to say ... "When I saw the With Love line I knew I'd have to do something related to Valentine's Day so I went hunting at the craft store and found this cute little mail box. I also created some little note cards and will use this to leave messages for my husband and girls. The cards are 3x3 inches to fit in the cute kraft scalloped envelopes."




Pebbles supplies used - Mailbox:
With Love I Heart You (751203)
With Love True Love (751202)
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love Be Mine (751201)
With Love 12" Dimensional Border Stickers (732084)
With Love Dimensional Word Stickers (732083)
With Love ABC 2 Stickers (732082)
With Love Heart Button Candy Dots (744279)
With Love Ribbon (780014)

Other supplies used:
Paper Mache Mailbox (Craft Supply)

Pebbles supplies used - Mini Cards:
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love Gift Tags 747160
With Love Acrylic Stamps (747162)
With Love Scalloped Envelopes (747158)
With Love Dimensional Stickers (732083)
With Love Dimensional Hearts (747157)
With Love Decorative Twist Ties (747161)
With Love Adhesive Notes (732088)
Fresh Goods Flower Basket (751183)


Here's what Becky had to say about her next project ... "The dimensional stickers are so perfect for making cards! I used a couple of them on this quick card, added a bit of twine and it was done."


Pebbles supplies used:
Fresh Goods Mom & Pop (751194)
Fresh Goods Mini ABC Stickers (732079)
Fresh Goods Dimensional Phrase Stickers (732076)
Fresh Goods Ribbon (780013)


And finally here's what Becky had to say about her last project ... "While the twist ties are so cute and perfect for adorning treat bags I thought they would also be fun to use on this card. I used a couple of different ones here, a striped one and one with hearts and simply cut them to the length I needed and adhered them to the card. I punched out the "love" letters on the kraft tag and then put a piece of patterned paper on the back to add a bit more color."


Pebbles supplies used:
Fresh Goods Flower Basket (751183)
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love All Mine (751209)
With Love I Heart You (751203)
With Love Word Dimensional Stickers (732083)
With Love Mini Clothespins (744280)
With Love Decorative Twist Ties (747161)


WOW!  Talk about inspiring!  Thank you so much Becky for creating so many amazing projects with Pebbles!  And now for a GIVEAWAY!  To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post telling us which of Becky's projects was your favorite (if you can chose just one! LOL).  One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a prize pack full of Pebbles goodies.  Submit your comments by Monday at midnight (EST).  I'll announce the winner Tuesday morning. Good luck!

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Sketchy Thursday

For today's edition of "Sketchy Thursday" I asked some of our design team members to create a project based on this fabulous sketch by Becky Fleck.





Design team member Sarah Webb created this adorable layout about her son's first time ice skating.  Here's what Sarah had to say ... "Nothing like a good sketch and some of my favourite patterned papers to turn out a quick page. I've found that the Fresh Goods line is great for any kind of page and theme.  I modified the sketch slightly for two pictures instead of three and the page came together easily!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Fresh Goods Window Display (751189)
Fresh Goods Daily Special (751185)
Fresh Goods Come Again (751191)
Fresh Goods Front Desk (751187)
With Love Dear Valentine (751207)
Fresh Goods Denim ABC Stickers (732074)
Fresh Goods Dimensional Phrases & Icons Stickers (732076)
Spinach Button Candy Dots (744275)
Crimson Button Candy Dots (744266)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Glitter Paper (American Crafts)
Metal Badge (American Crafts)

Punches (Fiskars, Martha Stewart)
Twine (The Twinery)
Note Tag (K&Company)

Design team member Valerie Mangan modified the sketch to fit her one large photo as opposed to several smaller photos.  Here's what Valerie had to say ... "While this sketch was inspiring me to use wallet-sized photos I didn't have a set of 3 either vertically or horizontally oriented. I got around that by using 1 large horizontal photo in place of the row of 3 smaller ones, then 2 detail shots in place of the vertical tree element. I used a mix of Fresh Goods and Floral Lane for this page which was perfect for the story of our Fall pumpkin picking outing."


Pebbles supplies used:
Fresh Goods Chips (74418)
Fresh Goods Embossed Masking Tape Stickers (732078)
Fresh Goods Chipboard Flowers (747155)o
Fresh Goods Chipboard Buttons (747152)
Fresh Goods Embossed Borders Stickers (732077)
Fresh Goods Mom & Pop (751194)
Fresh Goods Local Market (751190)
Floral Lane Smile Everyday (751123)
With Love ABC Stickers (732081)
With Love Mini ABC Stickers (732087)
With Love Gift Tags (747160)

Other supplies used:

Twine (Divine Twine)
Date Stamp (Office Supply)

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Whip It Up Wednesday


Design team member Pearl Liu shares some step by step instructions to create these adorable Post It Note holders that can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.  Here's what Pearl had to say ... "I was still in need of last minute Christmas gifts and decided to whip up these post-it-note holders when I found a few stacks of Post It Notes on hand."



And here are the step by step instructions:
  1. Trim chosen cardstock to 7.5 x 3.5 inches.
  2. Score at 3.5 and 4 inches in along the sides that are 7.5 inches. This is easiest to do with either a scoring tool (e.g., Martha Stewart's Score Board) or a paper trimmer with scoring blade.
  3. Fold at score marks, up and over, and the basic structure is completed.
  4. Take a stack of post it notes and glue to the bottom of the holder.
  5. From here, it's really up to you how you want to decorate your holder.

Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas  Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas  Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas  Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas  Dimensional Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas  Chipboard (732073)
Welcome Christmas  Felt Layered Embellishment (747144)
Welcome Christmas  Candy Dots  (744726)
Welcome Christmas  Wooden Button (747147)
Welcome Christmas  Ribbon (780012)
Coffee Candy Dots - Cardmaking ( 744238)
Rouge Candy Dots - Cardmaking ( 744240)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Score Board (Martha Stewart)

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Utah Warehouse Sale: 4 Days Left!

If you live in Utah (or are stopping by for a visit), be sure to make time to check out the American Crafts' warehouse sale. It's only open for a few more days.

Pebbles products are offered there, of course! And select items will feature reduced pricing. Have a great day!

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How To Tuesday


Design team member Ashley Stephens shares a fun technique with us today for creating your own Christmas Advent calendar.  Here's what Ashley had to say ... "I know a lot of you are probably doing a December Daily album to document your holiday, myself included. I also wanted to have those memories in my regular album so I came up with this neat way to provide a little snapshot of Christmas - a scrapbook page advent calendar! You'll be able to capture a quick overview of the holiday without the stress of scrapping full pages of each event."  Ashley shares her step by step instructions for creating this fun holiday page below.


Here's what you'll need to get started:

Welcome Christmas Papers and Embellishments
Cardstock (any color)
Small Photos
Mini Glue Dots

First, you'll need to plan how many photos you want to include and divide your page into a grid so you'll know what size to use. I chose 12 photos - it was a nice, even number and I was able to include a large space for a title. I decided my photos would be 2" x 2" so I wanted my advent window boxes to be 2.25" x 2.25" that way I had a nice mat around the photos.

Then, you'll take the cardstock you have chosen and cut it into strips. You'll want them to be the same height as your photos (plus any extra for a mat, like I did) and double the width. So, my strips were cut to 2.25" x 4.5". I made 6 of them and 6 just 2.25" x 2.25" so I'll have a mix of  windows and just photos.


Next, you'll want to score them down the center and fold them over. You can use a scoring board like I have or just fold them regularly.


Now you'll add your photo to the right side of the strip and journaling (if you want) on the left. And last, embellish the front of the window. I've added Pebbles border stickers down each one to unify them, put dimensional stickers on some, numbered them, and included candy button dots for handles.


If you want your windows to stay closed like mine, you can use a mini glue dot. I take them between by fingers and sort of smash them a bit, just to get rid of most of the sticky. That way, you'll be able to open and close it repeatedly, without it becoming stuck permanently. You can also skip this step, especially if you'll be putting it into a page protector.  See, that WAS easy, wasn't it?

Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas No Peeking (751172)
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732073)
Welcome Christmas Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Candy Dots (744266)
With Love Mini ABC Stickers (732087)
With Love ABC 2 Stickers (732082)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Thickers (American Crafts)

Die Cut Machine (Silhouette)
Baker's Twine

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Mix & Match Monday


We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Today on the Pebbles blog we'll be mixing and matching some Pebbles products to show you just how well our collections can be used with one another. 

Design team member Jill Cornell created this wonderful holiday layout using both our Welcome Christmas collection and our With Love collection.  Here's what Jill had to say ... "I'm still very much in Christmas mode at my house so for my Mix & Match assignment, I mixed the bright colors of Welcome Christmas with the more muted shades of With Love. This is one of my favorite photos of my daughters from Christmas this year and I knew I wanted to create a layout about how much fun it was to watch their anticipation of Christmas events and activities."




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas Patterned Paper (751175)
Welcome Christmas Dimension Phrase Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas 12" Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Jewel Candy Dots (744265)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
With Love Kiss Me Patterned Paper (751211)
With Love Be Mine Patterned Paper (751201)
With Love Sweetheart (751204)
With Love ABC 2 Stickers (732082)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Twine (Martha Stewart)
Brads (American Crafts)
Punch (Martha Stewart)


Design team member Stephanie Baxter uses several different collections to achieve this fun and fresh color scheme.  Here's what Stephanie had to say ...  "I've seen a lot of images with a red and turquoise colour scheme recently, particularly on Pinterest, and I've always thought that particular colour combination looks so cute! So I decided to go with that colour scheme on my layout about my love and excitement for my new iPad. I pulled several papers and embellishments from across Pebbles' newest lines that worked well together and fitted the red and aqua theme. I'm always amazed at how well products from different Pebbles collections go together on a page and it definitely makes me want to mix them up more often!"





Pebbles supplies used:
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love Be Mine (751201)
With Love Sweetheart (751204)
With Love Dear Valentine (751207)

With Love Decorative Twist Ties (747161)
With Love Gift Tags (747160)
With Love Heart Paper Clips (744281)
With Love Button Candy Dots (744279)

Fresh Goods Flower Blanket (751183)
Fresh Goods Chips (744118)
Fresh Goods Fabric Brads (744277)

Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Button Candy Dots (744266)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)

Thickers (American Crafts)
Pen (American Crafts)
Punches (EK Success)

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More Holiday Cards with Melinda and Lynn

Design team member Melinda Spinks created created a gorgeous trio of cards perfect for the holidays.  Here's what Melinda had to say ... "I've been working on a plan for my Christmas cards this year to make my life a little easier as I've found in recent years that coming up with different cards for each person is almost impossible and I usually end up buying some to fill the gaps. This season I decided to have just a few designs and alternate the patterned papers to create a different look for each card. And I must say it has been so much easier. The 'Welcome Christmas' collection was absolutely perfect as it has twelve double sided papers which gave me a huge array of patterns to choose from and a unique spin on each card."





Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751179)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas Cardstock White (71801)
Welcome Christmas Cardstock Crimson (71029)
Welcome Christmas Cardstock Spinach (751051)
Welcome Christmas Cardstock Pine (751057)
Welcome Christmas Duplicate Rub Ons (760276)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
Classic Candy Dots Black (744237)

Other supplies used:

Punch (EK Success)

Next up, I (Lynn Ghahary) created a pair of festive bookmarks using designs from the Silhouette store.  When I saw these images I just couldn't resist - they were so cute! - and I knew they would be the perfect way to say "Merry Christmas" to my boys' classmates. 




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Deck The Halls (751177)
welcome Christmas Santa's List (751182)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
Welcome Christmas Crimson Button Candy Dots (744266)

Other supplies used:
Silhouette

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More Holiday Cards with Kim and Elizabeth

Design team member Kim Kesti created a pair of cards demonstrating just how versatile our Welcome Christmas collection is.  Here's what Kim had to say ... "“I have to say that the Welcome Christmas collection has to be the most versatile holiday collection on the market. Today, I wanted to share how the same patterned papers can be used for totally different styles in paper crafting. The first card I made is very clean and simple, the second much more soft and cozy. It just tickles my fancy when the same papers can be made to fit many different personalities. Enjoy your holiday my crafty friends!”







Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Trim the Tree (751171)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Santa’s Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Gingerbread House (751180)
Welcome Christmas ABC Stickers (732069)
Welcome Christmas Candy Dots (744266)
Welcome Christmas Button Candy Dots (747147)
Welcome Christmas Rub ons (760276)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock
Twine


Design team member Elizabeth Carney created a set of holiday cards in no time at all thanks to our pre-made embellishments.  Here's what Elizabeth had to say ... "I love making Christmas cards and using the Welcome Christmas line really made creating them a snap with all the fun and colorful elements!"






Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)

Welcome Christmas Crimson ABC Stickers (732069)
Welcome Christmas Welcome Christmas Stamps (747149)
Welcome Christmas 12" Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrase & Icon Stickers (732071)

Welcome Christmas Twist Ties (747148)
Welcome Christmas Crimson Button Candy Dots (744266)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747145)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747144)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)
The Mr. & Mrs. Pearl Pins (747086)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Ink (India Black)
Floss

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More Holiday Cards with Valerie and Sarah

Design team member Valerie Mangan created a set of cards with big, bold, and beautiful holiday messages.  Here's what Valerie had to say ... "With the full pressure of the holidays upon us, I was definitely feeling the need to keep things simple. With just a few of my favorite Pebbles products and some smooth white cardstock I was able to put together this set of bright and graphic cards that could be easily duplicated. The felt accents provide texture and dimension and the machine stitched silver thread adds just enough bling to frame the clean, graphic elements."





Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas Crimson ABC Stickers (732069)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747145)
Welcome Christmas Duplicate Rub Ons (760276)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
With Love Kraft ABC Stickers (732081)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Silver thread


Design team member Sarah Webb created this gorgeous set of holiday cards using the same basic design and just mixing and matching products from our Welcome Christmas collection.  Here's what Sarah had to say ... "The great thing about using just one line (like the Welcome Christmas line) to make your cards, is that you can develop a design and then mix and match the product. For me, I love that each card is original but that my creative process is a little bit faster (yes, I am pokey ;)."





Pebbles supplies used: Card 1
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732073)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
Welcome Christmas Duplicate Rub Ons  (760276)
Fresh Goods Spinach Button Candy Dots (744275)
Coffee Glitter Candy Dots (744246)


Pebbles supplies used: Card 2
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732073)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Green Specialty Ribbon (58218)
Welcome Christmas Duplicate Rub Ons (760276)
Coffee Glitter Candy Dots (744246)


Pebbles supplies used: Card 3
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747144)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
Welcome Christmas Crimson Button Candy Dots (744266)
Welcome Christmas Duplicate Rub Ons (760276)


Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Punches (Martha Stewart, Fiskars)

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More Holiday Cards with Laura and Suzanne

Design team member Laura Craigie always creates the best cards and these are no exception.  Here's what Laura had to say ... "One of my favorite things about these Welcome Christmas papers is that some of them are embossed.  It is such a great easy way to add instant texture to a project.  I love the way these cards turned out and the embossing is a perfect subtle touch."




 
Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751179)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas Wrapped With Joy (751174)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732073)
Welcome Christmas Felt Layered Embellishments (747144)
Welcome Christmas ToothPick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Candy Dots (744266)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)
Welcome Christmas Button Candy Dots (747147)
Welcome Christmas Twist Ties (747148)
Welcome Christmas Acrylic Stamps (747149)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Thickers (American Crafts)
Tags (Avery)
Ink (Jenni Bowlin)

Design team member Suzanne Sergi created a gorgeous set of holiday cards featuring our Welcome Christmas line. 




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751170)
Welcome Christmas Felt Layered Embellishments (747144)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrase Stickers (732D71)

Other supplies used:
Ribbon (May Arts)
Vellum
Pins

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Theme: Holiday Cards

All this week on the Pebbles blog we will be focusing on Holiday Cards.  Our talented designers will be sharing lots of ideas using our Welcome Christmas collection.  We hope you'll be inspired to create some handmade cards of your own this holiday season.

Design team member Gretchen McElveen created a trio of Christmas cards that are simple yet beautiful - the perfect combination during the hectic holiday season.  Here's what Gretchen had to say ... "When it comes to Christmas cards, for me, simplicity is the key! I want to be able to make simple cards that are easy to reproduce so I can send out as many as I can. To make these 3 cards, I just grabbed some of my favorite Welcome Christmas papers along with the pack of Dimensional Phrases & Icon Stickers, a handful of brads, a couple of bookplates, and some string. Voila! Here are 3 different cards made in no time at all! Merry Christmas ya'll!"




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Santa's List (751182)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrase & Icon Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas Duplicate Rub Ons (760276)

Other products used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Brads (American Crafts)
Bookplates (7gypsies)
String


Design team member Wendy Sue Anderson created this fantastic set of cards using our Welcome Christmas collection.  Just gorgeous!  Here's what Wendy had to say ... "I love making cards and when I can put together a set quickly, I love it even more!  Using a single line of products makes card creating quick & easy...and when you use a line as cute as this, the cards will ALWAYS turn out fabulous!  I love that there are so many embellishment options in the Welcome Christmas line.  This card set is just a sampling of the super quick cards you could make with this line!"





Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Santa’s Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Gingerbread House (751180)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Santa’s List (751182)
Welcome Christmas Button Candy Dots (747147)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrases and Icon Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732073)
Welcome Christmas Wood Buttons (747147)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)

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More Holiday Traditions Projects with Mel and Suzanne

Design team member Mel Blackburn created her version of a December Daily album using lots of goodies from our Welcome Christmas collection.  Here's what Mel had to say ... "You might have noticed that December Daily Albums are popping up all over the web, I love the idea of a December Daily Album but between work, family and everything else I just don’t have the time to do a Christmas related activity on a daily basis, therefore I decided to make a condensed version, which highlights events and activities we are doing throughout the Holiday Season. I kept this album simple so I could quickly put a page together in 20 minutes or less. The embellish page was very easy to create, simply use a page protector, cut to size, insert the embellishments and stitch edges. I thought this was a perfect way to showcase the wonderful embellishments of the Welcome Christmas collection. I hope this inspires you to create your very own version of a December Daily. Merry Christmas!"





Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Gingerbread House (751180)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Santa’s List (751182)
Welcome Christmas Santa’s Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas No Peeking (751172)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Chipboard (732073)
Welcome Christmas Felt Layered Embellishments (747144)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Candy Dots (744266)
Welcome Christmas Button Candy Dots (747147)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
With Love ABC 2 (732082)
With Love Gift Tags (747160)

Other supplies used:

Thickers (American Crafts)
Punch (EK Success)
Twine (My Mind's Eye)
Spray Mist (Studio Calico)
Tag (Maya Road)
Jewels (Michaels)
Doilies (Michaels)

Design team member Suzanne Sergi documented one of her family's favorite holiday traditions on this sweet layout.  Here's what Suzanne had to say ... "One of our favorite family traditions is writing letters to Santa. I am still lucky enough to have little ones that still believe in Santa Claus. We usually visit him at his famous place, "the mall", and then come home so  the children can write their letters. This ensures that everything is still fresh on Santa's mind. I used the Welcome Christmas collection to document these photos of Macie. I am glad I was able to capture a bit of her handwriting in the process. I used two of the patterned papers on my page, and since this page was about a Santa's letter, I used an envelope on the page. The children do not know, but I keep their letters, and Macie's letter is safely tucked away in the envelope. Love the dimensional stickers from Pebbles. The felt holly, and the Christmas Memories sticker were perfect embellishments to finish the page."



Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (75177)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas Santa's List (751182)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrase & Icon Stickers
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747145)

Other supplies used:

Stamp (7Gypsies)
Paper Clip (Tim Holtz)
Envelope
String
Twine

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More Holiday Traditions Projects with Anna and Eva

Design team member Anna Sigga created this festive layout to document traditional cookie baking in her family.  Here's what Anna had to say ... "Each year my girls decorate Gingerbread cookies with festive colors and it really makes me feel like the Holiday season has started fro real at our house. It is such a fun tradition and the girls love to decorate and/or eat the yummy frosting! :D"


Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Wrapped With Joy (751174)
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751179)
Welcome Christmas ABS Stickers (732070)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Acrylic Stamps (747143)
Welcome Christmas Jewel Candy Dots (744265)
Welcome Christmas Candy Dots (744266)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads ( 744267)
With Love Gift Tags (747160)

Other supplies used:
Ink (Ingvild Bolme Prima)
Punch (Martha Stewart)
Doilies


Design team member Eva Pizarro documented a traditional Italian nativity scene on her beautiful layout.  Here's what Eva had to say ... "I lived in Italy for 7 years and I noticed that one of the most important things in this time of the year is the nativity scene. All the little kids want to do it and they buy everything to build the city, the sky and lots and lots of animals. Some churches have giant nativity scenes with lights and moving display characters! So fun!"




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Trim the Tree (751171)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Deck The Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751179)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Punch (Martha Stewart)

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More Holiday Traditions Projects with Aphra and Laura

Design team member Aphra Bolyer documented a new holiday tradition in her family with this adorable layout.  Here's what Aphra had to say ... "This year I decided to start a new holiday tradition and buy my kids an Elf on the Shelf.  I have been having such a fun time hiding the elf and watching the kids' excitement each morning when they finally find him.  For this layout, I chose to document our elf's first five hiding places using the Welcome Christmas line."






Pebblies supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751179)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas Santa's List (751182)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrases and Icon Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732073)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)
With Love Gift Tags (747160)

Other supplies used:
Twine (Doodlebug Designs)

Pen (Zig)

Design team member Laura Craigie also started a new tradition involving Elf on the Shelf and shares her story on this amazing layout.  Here's what Laura had to say ... "This year we started a new tradition in our house, and that is the super cute Elf on the Shelf!  I knew Welcome Christmas would be perfect to document the arrival of our Elf.  I'm a sucker for white backgrounds, and the reverse debossed white paper (B side of Wrapped with joy) is divine.  I need to stock up on it that's for sure!"



Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Wrapped With Joy (751174)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Candy Dots (744266)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732073)
With Love ABC 2 Stickers (732082)
Spinach Candy Dots (744275)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Metallic Marker (American Crafts)

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More Holiday Traditions Projects with Christa and Mandie

Design team member Christa Paustenbaugh combined several different Pebbles collections to create this colorful holiday layout.  Here's what Christa had to say ... "Our girls have been visiting Santa at our neighborhood clubhouse ever since we moved here and they look forward to it every year.  It's not Christmas without him!  I decided to take a different spin on this holiday layout and combined With Love, Fresh Goods, and a bit of Welcome Christmas goodies for a holiday layout.  I cut the envelope apart and used it as a frame for the smaller photo and added some stitching for an added effect!"




Pebbles supplies used:
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love Dear Valentine (751207)
With Love XOXO (751210)
With Love ABC 2 Stickers (732082)
With Love Masking Tape Stickers (732086)
With Love Scalloped Envelopes (747158)
With Love Heart Paper Clips (744281)
With Love Ribbon (780014)
Fresh Goods Flower Basket (751183)
Fresh Goods Freshly Picked (751193)
Fresh Goods Daily Special (751185)
Fresh Goods Masking Tape Stickers (732078)
Welcome Christmas Felt Layered Embellishment (747144)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Candy Dots (744266)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Stickers (Studio Calico)
Thread  (Guntermann)
Die Cut Machine  (Silhouette)


Design team member Mandie Pierce documents her family's holiday tradition on this festive layout.  Here's what Mandie had to say ... "The Christmas tree farm we go to each year has a little area to measure your kids and see how much they have grown since the year past.  We love doing this. The kids think it is fun, and it makes mama a little sad to see how big they are getting!"




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Santa's List (751182)
Welcome Christmas Candy Can (751181)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (755175)
Welcome Christmas Felt Embellishments (747145)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Wooden Buttons (747147)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon Card (780012)
Chocolate Brown Pearl Candy Dots (744236)
With Love ABC Stickers (732801)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Stickers (Basic Grey)
Tag (Bananafish Studio)
Corner Rounder (Fiskars)

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Theme: Holiday Traditions

All this week on the Pebbles blog we will be focusing on Holiday Traditions.  Our talented designers will be sharing lots of ideas using our Welcome Christmas collection.  We hope you'll be inspired to take a few moments this holiday season and document those special traditions in your own families. 

Design team member Elizabeth Carney created this fantastic layout to summarize all of the holiday traditions her family participates in leading up to Christmas Day.  Here's what Elizabeth had to say ... " I really wanted to take this challenge to heart by remembering and listing everything we do leading up to Christmas and on Christmas Day itself! We love December because it’s such a wonderful time for us to do the things we love to do as a family and make them our traditions! Using the Welcome Christmas line and its fun bright colors really played well into putting those traditions to memory!"



Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747144)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas No Peeking (751172)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751176)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Black Pen (Zig)

Pounce Wheel 

Design team member Stephanie Baxter made note of her Christmas Wish List on this adorable layout.  Hmmm ... I wonder if she's been naughty or nice.  ;)  Here's what Steph had to say ... "Every year I always make a Christmas wish list with some things on it that I know I'll never get! I guess it's just a 'in an ideal world' kind of list! For the past couple of years, I've started documenting these lists as scrapbook pages so I thought I'd carry on the tradition again this year. The goodies from the Welcome Christmas line are, of course, perfect for it! I did an 8x8 page for this - I have been experimenting with this size recently and I love it! I love the fact that my list is the dominant feature of this layout and takes up a lot of space on the page."



Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Gingerbread House (751180)
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751179)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732073)
Welcome Christmas Button Candy Dots (744266)
Welcome Christmas Wood Buttons (747147)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Duplicate Rub-Ons (760276)
Welcome Christmas Decorative Twist Ties (747118)
Fresh Goods Sticky Notes (732080)
Fresh Goods Chips (744118)
With Love ABC Stickers (732082)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)

Thickers (American Crafts)
Spray mist (Maya Road)

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How To Saturday!

Hey everyone!  Today we have a very special Saturday edition of our usual "How To Tuesday" blog post.  Design team member Jill Cornell shares a fun technique for creating a custom Christmas tree embellishment for your holiday layouts.  Here's what Jill had to say ... "One of the traditions we have at my house is to buy the girls new Christmas-themed pajamas. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays to scrapbook, and the Welcome Christmas collection makes it easy to create bright, fun, whimsical layouts. I have a simple tutorial to share with you today on how to make a large Christmas tree from patterned paper that serves as the focal point of the design on my layout."


To get started, cut several strips of patterned paper in 1/2", 3/4" and 1" increments.


Cut ribbon notches on either end of the patterned paper and ink edges.


Cut each strip slightly smaller than the rest so that the strips stack and form the Christmas tree.


Once all the strips are cut, adhere to layout using foam adhesive on every other strip.


Punch a large star from patterned paper.


Insert a fabric brad in center of star and adhere with foam adhesive.


And here's the finished layout again! I just tucked my larger photo between a couple of the strips to help ground it to the page.


And a couple close-ups ...




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Trim the Tree Patterned Paper (751171)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift Patterned Paper (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas Patterned Paper (751175)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop Patterned Paper (751176)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride Patterned Paper (751178)
Welcome Christmas Gingerbread House Patterned Paper (751180)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane Patterned Paper (751181)
Welcome Christmas Santa's List Patterned Paper (751182)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrases & Icons Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas 12" Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Crimson ABC Stickers (732069)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747145)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Alphabet Stickers (Jenni Bowlin)
Twine (Martha Stewart)
Rhinestone (Melissa Frances)
Punch (Fiskars)

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More Gift Giving Projects with Ashley and Jill

Design team member Ashley Stephens created festive holiday wrap for her holiday treat bags.  Here's what Ashley had to say ... "I always have great intentions when it comes to gift giving for friends and neighbors, unfortunately, the hustle and bustle gets in the way and I never quite get there. This year though, I kept it very simple. I made chocolate covered pretzels with candy cane pieces and decorated favor bags. Including a small card to go with them, the whole project took less than 30 minutes - very doable for this busy holiday!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas Santa's List (751182)
Welcome Christmas Felt Layered Embellishment (747144)
Welcome Christmas Twist Ties (747148)
Welcome Christmas Rubons (760276)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
With Love Scalloped Envelopes (747158)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Doilies (Martha Stewart)
Favor Bags (Wilton's)


Design team member Jill Cornell created an adorable Santa decor piece using our Welcome Christmas collection.  Here's what Jill had to say ... "I put a little twist on the traditional tree shape to create a Santa that anyone could love and add to their holiday home decor! I covered a foam cone (tree shape) with various patterned papers and cardstock and then embellished Santa's hat and face with embellishments from the Welcome Christmas collection. It was easy to create Santa's beard, mustache and top of his hat with hot glue and cotton balls."



Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift Patterned Paper (751173)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride Patterned Paper (751178)
Welcome Christmas 12" Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747145)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)
Welcome Christmas Buttons (747147)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
With Love ABC 2 Stickers (732082)

Other supplies used:
Trims (American Crafts)
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Rhinestones (Melissa Frances)
Paint
Foam Cone
Cotton Balls

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More Gift Giving Projects with Christa and Mandie

Design team member Christa Paustenbaugh created the perfect holiday gift bows using our Welcome Christmas collection.  Here's what Christa had to say ... "I saw this very cute and easy how to for making bows and thought it would be perfect for holiday presents we'll be giving this year.  The Welcome Christmas papers were perfect for creating these colorful bows and pairing them with the ribbon as well.  My youngest daughter was so excited to see me making them that she is now making her own version as well!"




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751179)
Welcome Christmas Decorative Twist Ties (747148)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
Welcome Christmas Acrylic Stamps (747143)

Other supplies used:

Embossing Powder (American Crafts)
Heat Tool (Martha Stewart)
Twine (Studio Calico)
Punch (Creative Memories)
Boxes (Michaels)

Design team member Mandie Pierce created handmade gift holders perfect for teachers gifts.  Here's what Mandie had to say ... "Every year I give the kids' teachers gift cards for Christmas.  I used the Welcome Christmas line to make a couple of little gift card holders for this year.  They are so easy to make, and the teachers always love them!  Simply cut a piece of 12x12 paper in half (or a little smaller.  On these I cut at 5.5 inches).  Fold the paper and then sew (or glue) the sides.  Embellish to your heart's content!"






Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas No Peeking (7551172)
Welcome Christmas Santa's List (7511852)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751179)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Welcome Christmas Wooden Buttons (747147)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)
 Floral Lane With Love (755122)

Crimson Button Candy Dots (744266)
Chocolate Brown Pearl Candy Dots (744236)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Punch (EK Success)
Button (Jenni Bowlin)
Twine (Divine Twine)

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More Gift Giving Projects with Eva and Wendy Sue

Design team member Eva Pizarro created a gift all about gift giving!  Here's what Eva had to say ... ""For this assignment I decided to create a decorating gift kit - the kit includes some paper bows for your presents, a mini set of cards using the felt embellishments and the scallop envelopes, and some tags made using the acrylic stamps and the beautiful papers from the Welcome Christmas collection."






Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Trim the Tree (751171)
Welcome Christmas No Peeking (751172)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Santa'a Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Deck The Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Holly Jolly (751179)
Welcome Christmas Jewel Candy Dots (744265)
Welcome Christmas Felt Layered Embellishments (747145)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)
Welcome Christmas Acrylic Stamps (747149)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
With Love Scalloped Envelopes ( 747158) 

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Embossing Powder (American Crafts)
Punch (Martha Stewart)


Design team member Wendy Sue Anderson created the perfect gift to give her young students this holiday season.  Here's what Wendy had to say ... "I have the super fun privilege of teaching the little 3 and 4 year olds every Sunday at church.  I knew I wanted to make a quick little Christmas gift for each of them (some yummy treats I know they will enjoy) and when I saw these cute little paper cones earlier this year, I knew I wanted to use that idea for their gifts. :)  The cones were quick and easy to put together and I know they will save the cute little tags too (because 3 year olds save everything!)."





Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas No Peeking (751172)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751175)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Gingerbread House (751180)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas Santa's List (751182)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrase & Icon Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747145)
Welcome Christmas Toothpick Flags (747146)
Merry Christmas Duplicate Rub-ons (760276)

Other supplies used:
Staples
Tags

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More Gift Giving Projects with Aphra and Kim

First things first, I have a winner to announce from last week's "With Love" giveaway. Thank you all so much for your comments. And the lucky winner is ...


Congratulations! Please email your full name and mailing information (including your phone number for shipping purposes) to pebblesincdt(at)gmail(dot)com and put "With Love Winner" in the subject line.

Design team member Aphra Bolyer created the perfect packaging for holding a gift card or other small holiday gift.  Here's what Aphra had to say ... "Gift cards are a popular item on many of my family member's Christmas lists this year.  Since buying a gift card is pretty simple, I like to take a little extra time to wrap it in a creative way.  Pebbles Welcome Christmas line was perfect for creating this pillow box for holding my brother's gift card.  The colors are traditional and bold and the patterns are graphic and masculine.  LOVE the houndstooth!  I think my favorite touch, though, is the mini clothespin for the tag.  Too cute!"




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride (751178)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747144)
With Love Mini ABC Stickers (732087)
With Love Mini Clothes Pins (744280)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Die Cut Machine and Cartridge (Provo Craft)
Twine (Doodlebug Designs)

Design team member Kim Kesti combines family traditions with her handmade gift this holiday season.  Here's what Kim had to say ... "I love blending my gift giving with family tradition. Every family has special holiday foods they look forward to, right? I thought it would be fun to decorate a recipe box and fill it with some of our favorite family recipes. Embellishing the box was a snap with the adorable Pebbles Welcome Christmas collection. The cards were fun and easy, too. I printed the recipes then added a strip of paper and some border stickers (I wanted the cards to remain flat). Lastly, I stamped the cute little flower in pale ink to add some texture. I think my new sister-in-law will get a kick out seeing what dishes are must haves at our family gatherings.”




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christams Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Santa’s Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrase Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas Button Candy Dots (747147)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)
Welcome Christmas Acrylic Stamps (747149)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)

Recipe Box (Close To My Heart)

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Theme: Holiday Gift Giving

With Christmas less than 3 weeks away now is the perfect time to check those Christmas lists to make sure you have all of your holiday gift giving needs covered.  Finding yourself short on a gift or two?  No worries!  All this week on the Pebbles blog we will be focusing on Holiday Gift Giving.  Our talented designers will be sharing lots of ideas using our Welcome Christmas collection.  From wrapping those special gifts up tight to creating your own handmade presents for that someone special - we've got you covered.  So grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit back, and be inspired!

Design team member Gretchen McElveen created a set of gift card holders perfect for adding that personal handmade touch.  Here's what Gretchen had to say ... "I am giving a few gift cards for Christmas this year. I have a confession though: I am too cheap to pay extra for a cute gift card holder to put them in! Instead I will make my own! And it is super easy to do using the classic Welcome Christmas line!"





Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas (751175)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop (751176)
Welcome Christmas Deck the Halls (751177)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747145)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Punch (Creative Memories)


Design team member Anna Sigga created a sweet gift bag for sharing those holiday treats with friends and family.  Here's what Anna had to say ... "I love making my own Christmas gift bags and these are the perfect size for those homemade cookies sweets and of course chocolate. You could even use these bags to give as hostess gifts or just to store those holiday treats for the family."




Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane (751181)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Stickers (732073)
Welcome Christmas Ribbon (780012)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Glitter (Ranger)

Dies (Spellbinders)

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More With Love Projects plus a GIVEAWAY!

Design team member Gretchen McElveen documents one of the things she loves about her job - and how sweet it is!  Here's what Gretchen had to say ... "I love the pink & red with the kraft that makes up the With Love line! Whereas it is obviously a great line for Valentine's and "love-y" projects, it is still very versatile. Take this layout for example. This layout is about some of the "perks" I get at work like all the yummy goodies my patients bring!"


Pebbles supplies used:
With Love Be Mine (751201)
With Love I Heart You (751203)
With Love Sweetheart (751204)
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love Dear Valentine (751207)
With Love All Mine (751209)
With Love You & Me  (751212)
With Love ABC 2 (732082)
With Love Mini ABC Stickers (732087)


Other supplies used:
Brads (American Crafts)
String


Design team member Pearl Liu created a pair of beautiful cards perfect for Valentine's Day or any day you want to say "I Love You" to someone special.  Here's what Pearl had to say ... "I just love getting a headstart for my themed holiday cards - you can never be too early with handmade cards.  I was inspired to  make some all purpose Valentine's Day cards that my daughter can give to her school friends when the time comes.  One is a double pocket card - where a gift card can be placed inside the scalloped envelope perhaps."




Pebbles supplies used:
With Love Be Mine (751201)
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love You & Me ( 751212)
With Love Dimensional Word Sticker ( 732083)
With Love 12" Border Stickers ( 732084)
With Love Masking Tape Stickers ( 732086 )
With Love Dimensional Heart (747157)
With Love Scalloped Envelopes ( 747158)
With Love Toothpick Flag ( 747159 )
With Love Gift Tags ( 747160)
With Love Dimensional Flowers (747156)
With Love Candy Dots ( 744279)
With Love Ribbon ( 780014)

Other supplies used:
Punch (Martha Stewart)


And now for a GIVEAWAY!  To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post telling us what you love most about our new With Love collection.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a prize pack full of With Love goodies.  Submit your comments by Monday at midnight (EST).  I'll announce the winner Tuesday morning. Good luck!

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More With Love Projects with Eva and Melinda

Design team member Eva Pizarro created this gorgeous gift ensemble complete with handmade paper flowers - beautiful!  Here's what Eva had to say ... "The With Love collection has beautiful papers and awesome embellishments! For this assignment I made a double treat box embellished with some paper clips and a cute journaling spot to write a message. For the closing I used some ribbon from the same collection and added a tag embellished with some hand made flowers. I also made a simple card with a heart shape and the gorgeous alpha from this line. Inside the box you can include hot chocolate mix and marshmallows, different types of candies or hand made cookies!"







Pebbles supplies used:
With Love Be Mine (751201)
With Love Sweetheart (751204)
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love Dear Valentine (751207)
With Love You & Me (751212)
With Love ABC 2 (732082)
With Love Masking Tape Stickers (732086)
With Love Scalloped Envelopes (747158)
With Love Gift Tags (747160)
With Love Mini Clothes Pins (744280)
With Love Heart Paper Pins (744281)
With Love Ribbon (780014)
New Addition Girl Chips (744115)
New Addition Girl Ribbon (780010)
Ever After Acrylic Stamps (747105)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Ink (American Crafts)
Scalloped Scissors (Fiskars)


Design team member Melinda Spinks created this stunning mini album with our With Love collection.  Here's what Melinda had to say ... "I've had this wooden mini album stashed away waiting for the right collection to come along and inspire me and I must say, when I first laid eyes on the With Love collection I instantly new that the mini would be dragged out. However, I didn't have any idea what theme I would use it for and I'm quite surprised that I did a baby album celebrating the birth of my son, especially as the colours are reds and pinks. I'm really happy with the end result and I hope I can inspire you to try something a little different."












Pebbles supplies used:
With Love Be Mine (751201)
With Love I heart You (751203)
With Love Sweetheart (751204)
With Love Love Letter (751206)
With Love Dear Valentine (751207)
With Love Kiss Me (751211)
With Love You & Me (751212)
With Love ABC Stickers 2 (732082)
With Love Masking Tape Stickers (732086)
With Love Mini ABC Stickers (732087)
With Love Toothpick Flags (747159)
With Love Gift Tags (747160)
With Love Heart Paper Clips (744281)
With Love Hearts Candy Dots (744279)
With Love Twist Ties (747161)
With Love Ribbon (780014)
Welcome Christmas ABC Stickers (732070)

Other supplies used:
Wood Album (Kaisercraft)

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