Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Leather/Faux Journals and Holiday cards

Hello again my friends. 
Yes, I'm in my craft room and I'm having
so much fun making all these lovely journals and cards for my
family and friends for the Holidays. 

This heart rose gold leather Journal cutting file is being offered 
from Jennifer Maker over on her blog here. 

Plus, each day she has special Christmas cutting files and surprises each day
that she shares with everyone.

 She's so sweet and very talented.
Take a look and you will be amazed.

Up first is the journal that I made using Faux leather from
Everyone will love these! So quick and easy to make.
I used real leather for the bow and think it adds contrast.
Love love Cricut Faux Leather!
Jennifer used Real leather for her journal and it looks super. But, if you
don't have that, you could use most any material.

Amruta Tengase suggested sewing the journal paper up the middle. 
I used this gold metallic multi colored thread.

 I've never sewn on paper before, but it worked like a charm. 
I also used thin gold ribbon to hold the papers into place.

Up next is this pretty heart cutout Holiday card from white card stock. 
The only thing I changed from the original Faux leather journal were
the holes to hold the journal papers and to close it. I just used Contour in 
Design Space to edited them out.
 So fun!

Up next is my Silver Faux leather journal. I used a papered paper
on top of the white inside inserts to give it a different look. 
I love how it turned out! 
This one will be going to my daughter in Washington, because
I think she will love the color and silver Faux leather.

Up next is a Christmas tree card using white card stock again and
adding a green patterned paper to the back. A few jewels and some
pretty bows make this a gorgeous card indeed. So quick and easy
to make. You can use any Stencil or cutout for this project. Test 
with paper first to be sure it will cut right. 
Most of all have FUN!

Up next is my blue Faux leather journal. I was so inspired with
my first heart journal that I thought...hmmmm how could I make each
one different. I found this Angel in Design Space in Access under 
"A Quilted Christmas". As I'm writing this I see that when I used Contour, I
took off her right hand. lol Well, that could be part of her wing, right? haha
The Faux leather cuts like a dream with the New Cricut Maker.

Up next is the Angel card, but it's not finished yet. I'll add some
gold ribbon up the side. On the card, you can really notice the 
one hand missing. ;( I may just cut another one if I have time.

Up last is my favorite card! 
I just happened to buy foil bags last year and
thought how pretty this would be in different colors. I cut each foil piece out
and glued them with Glossy accents behind the white card base. 
Regular glue won't hold the foil.
I then added white card stock to over it all, so it was finished.
For the inside I cut red foil the length of the card and added white card stock
 for the  sentiment in the middle.
 I love how this turned out! 

Thanks Jennifer Maker for the inspiration and Free file.

Click on the link below to get the Heart Journal and more FREE
I hope that I've inspired you today.

That's it for another crafty day my friends.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

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