HELLO 2013

Hello Everyone! I cannot believe that we are at the end of 2012! I had a great crafty year with GCD Studios and I wish everyone a happy 2013!

Supplies: Oh Happy Day Collection (Hailey Paper 1767, Alicia Paper 1765, Andrea Paper 1773, Chloe Paper 1766, Amber's Avenue Paper 1774)

You can tell that I am in a special folded card mode:) Love that the cool banner is a design on the paper!

The good thing about this card is that it still lays flat if you want to mail it:

I had so much fun making this card. I wish everyone a bright and happy new year!

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Crafting!
Nina Yang GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Card Gal


A Little Decor For The New Year!

Hey all...hope you have a had a wonderful Christmas!  Guiseppa here to share with you a fun way to help you decorate for the New Year Holiday.

I created this banner using my Silhouette and GCD Studios!  First I thought I might dress it up a little more, then when it was finished I really liked how it looked.  It was really easy and that's what I think we all like, especially during the holiday season.  This can be done quickly if you are looking for something to help decorate your New Year's party.

I found these cuts in my Silhouette library.  I had purchased them a little while ago knowing I would use them  to make something.  The only thing  I did, was make the pendants the size I wanted and added letters inside of the pendants so my Silhouette machine would cut them out.  I then added cardstock to the back of them so you were able to see the letters better.  Finally, I tied the pendants together with some twine.  So simple.

I hope you have a fabulous New Year celebrating with friends and family and remember GCD Studios is there to help you out.

GCD Studios Supplies: Country Charm- Super Star #1511, Picnic Blanket #1509, Farm Field Stripe #1506, Floral Field #1507; Oh Happy Day- Priscila #1768  



First of all, let me start by wishing all those who celebrate the season a very Merry Christmas!!

Today I just have a simple card with a simple message to share.

on Earth and goodwill towards man.

Kraft cardstock: The Paper Co,  Patterned Papers: (Vintage Wall Paper, Super Star, Farm Field Stripe from the Country Charm Collection) GCD Studios, Font: Rockwell Extra Bold, Twine: Darice, Die: (Classic Scallop) Spellbinders Paper Arts, Button, brad and tinsel from stash
Size: 8"x4"

To create the cut letters that make the focal point of this card I used an electronic cutter, but you could achieve a similar effect with alphabet dies or by printing letters out to create a template and cutting by hand. I then matted my cut letter panel on a slightly larger piece of paper with a die cut scallop on the bottom edge.

The layered button embellishment was made with a piece of tinsel, a button, snowflake brad and twine.

Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday season!


Merry Christmas Eve EVERYONE!

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!  It's Leslie here today to share a snow covered layout with you.  I do wish we could all have white Christmas this year, but even if that's not a possibility where you live this basic layout can easily be adapted to any theme, any time of year. For this particular layout, the falling snowflakes are a complete mimic of the photos.  I often like the layout to be an extension of the photos.
All in all, it's a pretty simple design.  A little mist, a collection of fabulous patterned papers and vellum, stitching and snowflakes. And like I mentioned before, the snowflakes could be flowers, Christmas ornaments, baseballs or any sort of embellishment that would accentuate your photos. Here's a close up.  I actually didn't even adhere the flakes and dots to my page.  I just held them in place and started sewing.
Here's a tip for sewing over bulky chipboard letters. Reduce the tension as if you were making a basting stitch and go slow.  If the needle refuses to budge, go at it manually until you get over the patch that is too thick. Again, I wish each and everyone of you, our fabulous readers a Very Merry Christmas!!


Can you guess what is inside??

It's Tegan here and I am so excited Christmas is just around the corner!  I love the holidays and getting together with family.   Today I want to share with you a little handmade gift (and box!)  I made to give to my mom who loves to drink sparkling grape juice out of those little fancy glasses!   Hmmmmmmmm~  Can you guess what is inside??

I made little drink charms!  These would also look super cute on a bottled water or cola!

I think I might make an extra set just to have on hand incase I get invited to any last minute Christmas parties~ they would make a great hostess gift!

To make the charms, I used the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge and floral wire, which was pretty easy to shape into a nice circle.  I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge to cut out the little box.  Have a great holiday everyone! 

Supplies:  Country Charm Collection- Superstar (1511), Weekend Fun (1515), Tiny Floral Border (1513), Floral Field (1507); Sweet Tooth Collection- Sour Cherry (1559); Bonjour Collection- Paris Je T'aime (1541), Cafe Mosaic (1537), Les Fleurs (1538)

Tegan Skwiat GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal


LET's PARTY Like It's 2013!

plan to celebrate the New Year wearing this festive chapeau:

They are simple to make and the process can be applied to any style or paper you like. To make your own, cut a large circle (mine was 10 inches) out of patterned paper. Find the center and mark it. Cut a slice out of your circle that goes to the center, kind of like pie or pizza. Roll it into a cone shape and secure with adhesive.

Cover numbers in beads and sparkles, then attach them to your hat. Add a flower, star pins and rhinestones.

Glue the cone to a piece of felt. Trim the felt with pinking shears for a nice finished look. Embellish the cone with trim to cover up your glue marks. To wear your hat, cut two small slits in the bottom and slip a headband through. If you don't mind the elastic string, you could simply punch holes in your cone and tie one on. A headband is much more comfortable, though!

A little shabby, a lot glam - perfect for ringing in 2013, right?

There are tons of great GCD Studios patterns for your own hats - chevron, stripes, dots.... You are sure to find a patterned paper match for your party decor. And wouldn't making the hats be a great party activity? Happy New Year!

Supplies Used: Sugar Cookie (Sweet Tooth); Stationery (Botanique); Other: felt, headband, rhinestones, beads, trim, stick pins.


SunKissed By Heidi Sonboul

Today I have another collection to share. This collection is called
SunKissed and it's my 2nd collection for the CHA Winter show.
The colors are bright and perfect for Spring/Summer.
Pay attention to the names as well, because I had fun naming these papers.

12X12 Pad Cover

6X6 Pad Cover

Sunshine - A

Sunshine - B

Sassy Swimmers - A

Sassy Swimmers - B

Mama's Muumuu - A

Mama's Muumuu - B

Oh Lucky Me - A

Oh Lucky Me - B

Swim Lessons - A

Swim Lessons - B

Pretty Swim Suit - A

Pretty Swim Suit - B

Weekend Adventures - A

Weekend Adventures - B

Pool Party - A

Pool Party - B

Beach Towel - A

Beach Towel - B

Tickle With Sunshine - A

Tickle With Sunshine - B

Calender Girl - A

Calender Girl - B

Lazy Day - A

Lazy Days - B

Cute Brads

Clippity Paper Clips

Fun DieCut Boarders

White Cardstock letters you can ink and mist

Charming Cardstock Stickers - A


Charming Cardstock Stickers - B

Alrighty- Leave a comment sharing your thoughts and I'll pick a winner for the full collection on  Jan 1st. I can't wait to read every comment :)