Saturday, 30 November 2013

Bumper Christmas Final Countdown close-down!! So sorry......

we were a few days short this year, but Ofsted got in the way!! (If you are a teacher you will totally relate!!)
Here are the few ideas I did not get to share with you, all in one bumper post!!
This is my first Pinspiration board of ideas for Envelopes, stitched page protectors, doileys, and twine.
There are lots of mini envelopes out there to buy or you could make your own.
Here are a few I collected from my stash that I intend to include. Also glassine bags for layering and as pockets.

Doileys are a big trend at the moment and I have even seen them made into envelopes (see above). I used a gold doiley on my front cover.
Twine is a lovely thing to include, I love the red and white but there are lots of choices!
I have used it for tying and for stitching as well as on tags and envelopes.
Fabric, ribbon, alphabet thickers, buttons, brads as well as embossing folders, vintage graphics and Christmas Quotes.
Fabric can be included in various ways. You can stamp on it and print on it as well as make a complete page out of it and mist it! Above I have pinned some ideas for brads and buttons in the shapes of trees and baubles, as well as just grouping them in coloured rows. You can even stitch them to paper clips or sticky back canvas. 
Cover plain or mismatched thickers with Washi tape.
I have a Christmas quotes board over on Pinterest and I have used a few already but there are loads more you could include. I typed one onto some fabric. 
 Embossing folders can be good with metal foil and starched fabric, that I pre-misted.
 Here is one of my favourite graphics from the Graphics fairy, but she has lots of free images you could use.
I printed this on book paper and calligraphy scrapbook paper, but you can also sketch them with sketch pens and print them on fabric! Possibilities are endless!
Finally you can stitch straight through your page protectors to make great little pockets and frames. I love what Maggie Holmes and Lisa Truesdell have done with theirs.
Maggie Holmes
Lisa Truesdell
More ideas on my December Daily Board here.
Here are some pockets I stitched from a cut down 12 x 12 page protector, that I can add as and when. I secured the wood veneers with sticky dots and stitching. The sequins are free. The first pocket has one of my quotes printed on acetate in it too. 
I hope you have enjoyed these ideas I have shared and you are inspired to create your own December Daily kit or use some of them to add to one you have bought. I hope to make a short video of mine today to share what it looks like already. TFLx

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