From all of us here at Pebbles, we hope you have a fabulous day celebrating with those you love most. Enjoy the turkey, pumpkin pie and stuffing! (And if you have leftovers, don’t forget that you can give them away or keep them for yourself in these perfect take out boxes!)
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Thankful to be Your Mom
Hello, Becki here, to share with you a layout I created using the brand new Happy Day collection. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and there’s nothing I’m more thankful for than my family. I created this layout to tell my kiddos how grateful I am for them. Today I also thought I’d share a couple of tricks that I use when I’m adding Thickers to my projects. When I add Thickers to the page and I want them to be in a straight line I use a clear ruler. I put my Thickers on the ruler and then when I have them placed in a straight line I place it on the page and gently press the top of the Thickers down and move the ruler.
Once I have my Thickers in place I usually stitch over them to make sure that they stay in place. The Thickers that come with this collection are thin chipboard with a little bit of a wood grain (the other set is the same material but in a beautiful floral pattern). They are so easy to stitch through.
I used a frame from the cardstock tag frames pack to put my photos in. I printed the photos at 2 inches square and they fit perfectly in the frame.
I love the little elements of this collection. Collections that have elements that can be used for many occasions. I especially love the paper tape that I tucked in under the photo strip. Here are a few more details:
Thanks for stopping by the Pebbles blog and Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Day Cardstock stickers 732703
Happy Day Cardstock stickers 732702
Happy Day Floral Thickers 732705
Happy Day Wood Chipboard Thickers 732704
Happy Day Cardstock Frame Tags 732715
Happy Day Fresh Air Patterned Paper 732695
Happy Day Epoxy Stickers 732707
Falling leaves, cornucopias, sheaves of wheat, pumpkin pie, turkey, etc., etc., are what often come to mind when I think of Thanksgiving. (That’s right, I just said sheaves.) I’m a sucker for harvest icons at Thanksgiving time and can’t resist a Thanksgiving card with sheaves of wheat bundled up on the front. But alas, I was feeling in a playful mood and thought I would bring Thanksgiving into the modern age with a trio of fun and cute hashtag Thanksgiving cards.
As cardmakers, it can sometimes be tricky to incorporate 4″x6″ journaling cards with “scrappy” phrases into our card making. But I discovered that with Thanksgiving in mind, almost any touchy-feely-scrapbooky phrase can be turned into a Thanksgiving phrase. Take a look at some of your journaling cards. You’ll see what I mean. I took a couple of journaling cards from the Home+Made collection and made some fun Thanksgiving cards using hashtags to tie everything together.
While this card could be used for any celebratory occasion, I think it makes a super fun Thanksgiving card. An abundant Thanksgiving feast is often anticipated and planned weeks in advance, with the expectation that it will indeed be the #bestdayever.
I shortened the gold hashtag by trimming the top and the bottom by about 1/4″. This made the hashtag fit the sentiment so much better.
I used another large journaling card as the focal point of this card and instead of turning the entire phrase into a hashtag, I created my own hashtag by die cutting a short phrase from gold foil paper. I trimmed the journaling card a bit and layered it on top of a piece of patterned paper and gold glitter scallop tape.
The gold foil paper from the Home+Made collection die cut really well. These little letters aren’t much taller than 1/4″ and they turned out perfectly on the first try. The gold foil paper is a little thicker than standard cardstock, so I used a slower cut speed and used the double cut setting.
I had a lot of fun with this card. Like the gold hashtag above, I trimmed the black hashtag down a bit to better fit with the black Thickers. I pointed the gold glitter arrows toward the sentiment and added a fun tear strip that reads “best day ever” because Thanksgiving is, like, the best day ever.
Have a fun and happy Thanksgiving!
HOMEMADE DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ SILVER PATTERN
HOMEMADE DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ BEST DAY EVER
HOMEMADE FOIL CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ GOLD
HOMEMADE CARDSTOCK STICKERS 6″X12″ 2/SHEETS PHRASE & ACCENT
HOMEMADE DECORATIVE TAPE 16.4YDS 2 DESIGNS – NUMBERS & GLITTER
HOMEMADE LARGE ALPHA STICKERS 5/SHEETS BLACK
HOMEMADE LARGE ALPHA STICKERS 5/SHEETS GOLD
PEBBLES PAPER PAD 6″X6″ 36/PKG HOMEMADE
Simple “Thankful” Framed Home Decor
Good morning, Pebbles friends! It’s Wendy Sue here with you today, sharing a simple “thankful” sign perfect for a last-minute addition to your Thanksgiving decor!
I’ve noticed the trend of unfinished wood items lately – and I love the look. Unfortunately, I lack the skills and tools to cut items from wood. But that’s not stopping me from jumping on the bandwagon! Instead of wood, I’m choosing to use paper to create faux-wood!! Here’s how I used my Silhouette to create these faux wood letters for my sign:
1. Choose a font (or a pre-made die-cut word like this one). Use a kraft (or other “woodish” color) cardstock and cut out multiples of each letter – I cut 8.
You’ll also need to cut one of each letter out of colored/patterned paper. I chose various papers (listed below) from the Jen Hadfield Home+Made Collection.
Now, you need to stack up the letters and glue them together.
This mimics the look of pressed wood:
Now add the colored piece to the top:
Use the burlap paper to cover the backing of the frame and attach the completed letters:
I wanted to dress up the frame just a little bit, while keeping the design clean and simple. I chose to add some of the glitter tape around the inside edges of the opening:
Now just pop the burlap piece into the frame and it’s all done!
Hang it on your wall and enjoy it for the season!
Home+Made Burlap Cardstock
Home+Made Aqua Floral Double Sided Cardstock
Home+Made Homemaker Double Sided Cardstock
Home+Made Grey Whimsy Double Sided Cardstock
Home+Made Pot De Fleurs Double Sided Cardstock
Home+Made Cool Quarterfoil Double Sided Cardstock
Home+Made Loveseat Double Sided Cardstock
Home+Made Cottage Blues Double Sided Cardstock
Home+Made Silver Double Sided Cardstock
Home+Made Decorative Tape
12 Days of Christmas Mini Album
Hello everyone! This is Eva Pizarro and today I’m going to show you how to do a mini album with the Home for Christmas collection to record your holiday memories.
For me December is a very busy month: dinners, shopping, baking, decorating, etc.. it is all fun but it can also take you a lot of time! That’s why for the past years I have been doing a 12 Days of Christmas mini album, it is smaller and I can include practically all the important events of the month. I also do it in advance so that I can journal directly on the album and all I have to do at the end of the month is print the pictures.
To do this mini, you will need to cut 13 papers to 5.5 x 7 3/4 inch from the Home for Christmas collection.
Use your Cinch to make holes and bind the album. You can also use some of the printed bags from this collection for added dimension and fun.
Do the covers slightly larger following the tutorial you can find here.
With your WRMK Envelope Punch Board, make some 3×4 envelopes in mixed colors.
You can also include some pockets made from vellum. I stamped mine with white embossing powder and filled them with sequins and confetti hearts. I closed my pockets with washi tape (you can sew around them also). One trick to avoid the sequins sticking to the insides of the pockets is to pass a brush with some baby powder in the inside of your pocket right before closing the last side.
Use your Cinch to bind everything together. You can use some of the beautiful metal rings, or if you want an alternative look, you can use twine like I did.
Now all you have to do is embellish your mini album pages. Mine are very simple, and in each one I used a journal spot cut from one of the papers in the Home for Christmas collection.
The pictures are all going to go on the right side of the pages. I planned to do a square collage of everyday, that way I can include as many pictures as possible. Here’s an example (I printed some pictures from last year just to show you). I had 5 pictures so I did a 9 spot collage and just filled the blank spots with a sticker or a piece of patterned paper.
I hope you liked it and that this year you can record all of the memories of this fantastic holiday!
Home For Christmas Home For Christmas (732647)
Home For Christmas Merry & Bright (732648)
Home For Christmas Holly Jolly (732649)
Home For Christmas Candy Canes (732650)
Home For Christmas Gingerbread (732651)
Home For Christmas Christmas Cheer (732652)
Home For Christmas Deck The Halls (732653)
Home For Christmas O Christmas Tree (732654)
Home For Christmas Peppermint Swirl (732655)
Home For Christmas Snow Flurries (732656)
Home For Christmas Carol (732657)
Home For Santa’s Workshop (732658)
Home For Christmas Alpha Stickers (732660)
Home For Christmas Cardstock Stickers Phrase & Accent (732662)
Home For Christmas Envelope Seals 24/Pkg (732664)
Home For Christmas Printed Treat Bags 24/Pkg (732665)
Home For Christmas Cardstock Tags 12/Pkg (732666)
Home For Christmas Chips Cardstock Die-Cuts 45/Pkg (732674)
Home For Christmas Wood Mounted Stamps 2/Pkg (732677)
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