Creating elegant Thanksgiving party decor

Creating elegant Thanksgiving party decor is going to be an easy task using these digital papers inspired by Fall. The papers are scrapbooking size, 12 x 12 inches, however you can print them at home onto regular 8.5 x 11 in. cardstock or photo paper.

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How to print 12×12″ digital scrapbooking papers onto 8.5 x 11″ photo paper.

You can print using the built-in software in your computer. If you have Windows, go to the folder you received when you purchased the digital papers, then click on the paper you want to print, right click and select print, then choose the following settings:

  • Select your paper size: in this case I’m using letter size photo paper.
  • Printing quality: I like to select “best” so that I can get the exact bold color I picked when I designed the paper, however if you select “normal”  you will also get a good quality print but the colors will be a tiny bit lighter than the original design.
  • Paper type: I love the results I get when I use glossy photo paper. White cardstock can also work but the colors will be darker and less vibrant.
  • Size: I choose fit picture to frame, that will print the entire page rather than reducing the size of the pattern.

Here is how this pattern looks printed:

Once you printed the pattern you can create all sort of party decorations such as boxes, cards and labels, for example the goodie box shown below, was created by Keisha for Mygrafico party impressions. She used the houndstooth pattern to create the labels, then she used a piece of the leaf pattern to make the wrap, these papers look great combined with any rustic wrapping paper and paper craft or natural raffia ribbons.

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Photo credit: Keisha for Mygrafico Party Impressions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combine patterns and print them out, then use templates, punch boards or your cutting machine to create your designs, the possibilities are endless and many designs are easy enough to make with your kids. The patterns included in this kit are fun and easy to mix and match.

You can also mix and match elements from different digital papers, stickers and clipart sets like shown below. Please note, the cards are sold separately.

You can find these digital papers in the following stores:

ETSY
TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS
TEACHER’S NOTEBOOK
LUVLY

I hope you found this post useful, please let me know if you have any question regarding this papers, I love to hear from you! Just send me an Etsy convo or contact me on my Facebook page.

Thank you!

 

Handmade card technique

Here is a clever handmade card technique! I really love this card made by Lynda and the super easy technique she used to quickly add detail to this girl’s lovely dress.

She first printed the digital stamp onto white card stock paper and painted the hair, face and body with Copic markers. She also printed a second image of this girl onto a patterned scrapbook paper from the set French garden, then she simply fussy cut the dress from the pattern paper and layered it onto the original image, that way you will save a lot of time since you are using a pre-made pattern instead of painting the dress yourself.

 

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CARD CREATED BY LYNDA LINDLEY FROM POSITIVE FORCE

 

The digital paper set used to make this card is French Garden by Lilmade Designs.

 

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This adorable stamp is Prom Girl by Chi Chi Memories. I hope you liked this card! Please check Lynda’s blog to learn more about the techniques she used to make this project.

Happy crafting!

 

Ink and embossing powder swatches

Making my ink and embossing powder swatches with the Simon Says Stamp swatch book set. I really love this product, It comes with everything I need to create my own color books, and I believe I could also use the stamps to create a lot of different designs.

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What comes in the box

So this set includes:

  • Four clear stamps, like as I said above I can use them to create other things like borders or even backgrounds.
  • A lot of white swatch cards with markings or boxes where you can stamp the swatch.
  • Several little samples of colored cardstock in beautiful colors.
  • The silver ring.

The colored cardstock swatch set is particularly useful, since it allows me to know how the cardstock will look when combined with coordinating ink colors. The colors are really gorgeous and pretty much each cardstock color has a matching ink.

For my white ink,  I just cut a piece of black cardstock that I had using one of the swatch papers as template, very easy to do.

Needless to say, it was a lot of fun putting this together and of course, having my swatches handy and organized can make a lot difference when I’m crafting! At least, I know what I have available, and I can see how the products behave and how they look once they dry, which hopefully will translate in better design decisions and less “Pinterest fail” like mess-ups.

If you want to buy this kit here is where I ordered it.

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