Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sweet Tidings Tags Christmas Tags

Sharing another project with you today. The freebie file from KaDoodle Bug Designs was too cute, so had to create something with them. I've created another set of Christmas tags.

The tag base was created in SCAL and I created shadow layers as well. I added lots of Stickles to make the gingerbread man sparkle and finished off the tag tops with some ribbon, bells, and twine. Finally, a sentiment, "Sweet Tidings', using stamps from Craftin Desert Divas.


Snowmen Candy Bars

When I saw these candy bars made by fellow design team member over at KaDoodle Bug Designs, Cathy Derouche, I could not wait to create some! How perfect would these be for last minute Christmas gifts???

I used a couple of different files from KaDoodle Bug Designs to create the faces on the snowmen. The neat part about these candy bars, the hats are actually gloves that can be used too. They easily slide off. I've added a sentiment, "Warm Winter Wishes", using stamps from Craftin Desert Divas.

Blog Hop

Just wanted to take the opportunity to send out a BIG thank you to all who participated in the KaDoodle Bug Designs Holiday Blog Hop. I've really enjoyed reading all of your comments and look forward to sharing many more projects with you. Thank you for making this event a big success!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

KaDoodle Bug Designs Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to KaDoodle Bug Design's Holiday Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today! At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design team. 

You should be arriving from Theresa's blog. If you happened to get lost along the way, please head to the KaDoodle Bug Design's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here are some Christmas projects I've created for the hop:

For my first project, I've created some Christmas tags using Here Comes Santa.

I've created the tag shape in SCAL and added some shadow layers. The white layer is embossed with snowflakes and I've added some twine and a button for some added flare. I loved the details on this pattern design! These tags would be perfect for any gift.

For this next project, I've created a nugget/gift card box, using Trimming the Tree.

The pattern for the box base is from SVG Cutting Files. I reduced the penguin pattern quite a bit to fit on the box design and substituted some bling for the tree ornaments. The candy canes were cut from white cardstock and the red details added with a Copic marker. Finally, I've finished the box off with some pretty white ribbon.

Now for the Blog Hop Prize! 

8 FILES, that's right, every new file used in this hop today!

What do you need to do to be eligible for this amazing prize?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.  You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 22 MST to be eligible for the prizes.
3. Be sure you "Like" KaDoodle Bug Design Facebook Fanpage
4.  If you do all of the above, check back at the KBD Fanpage for the winner on Tuesday, November 24th 

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:


Your next stop: Mitsyana

Thank you for hopping along with us today!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Cards

Here are some fun cards I've been working for an order. I've used patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs, as well as Treasure Box Designs.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Light Up Christmas Card

Since many have asked how to create a card that lights up, I've finally put together this "how to".

The key to creating a light up card, is choosing a design that has an element that can be illuminated. An element such as a window, fireplace, moon, ghost, etc. You can see some examples of these by scrolling through the posts on my blog. For this Christmas card project, I've chosen a window.

Choose a heavy weight card stock, so that your card does not warp. I use 110lb Recollections Cardstock available at Michaels.

Materials Needed:
2 sheets of heavy weight cardstock for card base
patterned paper for card design
pattern design for your card, I've used patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs (see below)
battery operated tea light
stamped sentiment, I've used a sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas
SCOR tape, or a compatible adhesive

The card size is based on 5-1/4 by 5-1/4 inches. When I create the pieces for my card design, I create a square in SCAL that measures 5-1/4 by 5-1/4 inches. I then position the shape I am going to want illuminated on this square. Once you have positioned the shape, "group" your pieces in SCAL. This is going to be your card front. I then import the pattern I'm going to use and downsize it to fit with my window. This part can be trial and error, so don't get discouraged.

Once you have positioned your window correctly, cut your card base from the heavy cardstock. Once this piece has finished cutting, leave it in the machine and cut it again. This way you get a clean cutting line.
You will then finish creating your pattern pieces for the card design. For this card, I've used the Cutie KaToodle Sleeping Mouse    and the window from the Merry Christmas Bear, both patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs.

Card front and finished piecings.

You will then cut the other part of your card base, using the heavy weight cardstock. Cut this piece to measure  5-1/4 inches by 11 inches. Once cut, score at 5-1/4 inches and at 10-1/2 inches. (see photo below)


You will now start assembling the elements to your card, starting with the card front.

Cut a piece of vellum to measure approximately 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch larger than the window you have cut in your card front.

Using your SCOR tape, adhere the vellum piece to the back of your card front, being careful to line it up evenly.

  When turned around, this is what it should look like:

You will now start adding your pieces to the front of your card.

Now take the 5-1/4 inch by 11 inch piece, that you have scored and folded, and attach your card front to the smaller tab side as shown...
Add your patterned paper as shown...

When folded, your card will look as follows...

You are now ready to add your stamped sentiment. The sizing for the sentiment piece should measure no more than 2-3/4 inches by 3-1/2 inches, so that your tea light has room behind the front of your card.

Your battery operated tea light slides behind your card front...

Before adding your tea light, finish off embellishing your card front. When finished, your card will be sure to please anyone who receives it!

 I hope you've found this tutorial helpful and would love to hear your feedback. Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Christmas Treat Cards

Sharing the last of a card order I had been working on. I love the traditional colors on each of these and I think they have a warm Christmas feel to them. 

Patterns used for both are from Treasure Box Designs and stamped sentiments from Craftin Desert Divas.