Sunday, December 6, 2009

I ♥ North Pole Nights...

Hi everyone, Deana here! Isn't it FUN to see how everyone is creating with the North Pole Nights line this month? I am so inspired!

I love to paper-piece on my projects. Nikki's lines make it SO easy with all the cute & fun images she's created! One of my favorite things about her lines, though, are the scalloped-edge papers! I love them & use them a LOT!

My first project is my December Daily album. I made my first December Daily last year. This year there was no question that I would use the North Pole Nights line for my book! It certainly makes it easy when everything is already coordinated! I started my book with 2 of the chipboard albums. I chose the Victoria's Street House album & the North Pole Nights Tag album. Then I covered all the pages with patterned paper from the North Pole Nights line. I adhered the paper & then cut it with a craft knife for a smoother edge. I inked all the edges, too, to give it a more finished look. The scallops worked well for the "roof" on my cover page...


I made my own "wreath" for the door with paper from My Sweet Cherry Pie by using 2 different size punches & then added some red pearls for my "berries"...




I love how you can cut out images from the patterned paper to use as embellishments on your page... like the ornaments for example! The craft flags are always fun to use, too...


For the next 2 pages, I used a journaling stamp & a journaling block. Both are fast & easy ways to jot down what you want to remember...


More My Sweet Cherry Pie on my envelope on Day #6. The red & green in that line work perfectly with the North Pole Nights line... a great way to re-use what you already have!


I'll be posting more pages from my book as the month progresses! So... grab your North Pole Nights & follow along with me!

Next I made a little dress card... quick & easy. Just drew a pattern for my dress, cut it out & added a corduroy brad on the "belt"...


This gift card holder was made using the North Pole Nights Tag album again. I cut my paper into a mitten pattern & adhered it to the front of the card. Then I painted the inside of the card pink to match. I used embroidery floss to bind my card together. Don't ask me what kind of stitching I did. It makes no sense whatsoever!



And finally, just for fun, I made a 2010 calendar combining most of the lines...


Thank you SO MUCH for the opportunity to share my work with you! I hope you all enjoy the holiday season!

17 comments:

scrappermimi said...

These are so darn adorable!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! Deana!!!! These PROJECTS are soooooooooooooooo AWESOME!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the little mittens...the mini...the calendars...and that DRESS!!!! I swear no MATTER what U do....fashion always SHOWS!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hanneke said...

OOOOH Deana this is all so cute!!!

Chris said...

what charming projects! I love the mini and the cards (love the giftcard idea) but my favorite is the calendar - all the different papers work beautifully. thanks for sharing your work and techniques.

Nathalie said...

WOW!!!!! What a fabulous looking album!!! Thank you for sharing your tips/techniques! I also LOVE the calendar!

Georgia Visacri said...

OMG, Deana!! These projects are so adorable, I {heart} them, TFS all this!!!! You rock!!!!!!!

sarah said...

wowsers deana!!! :) your projects are STUNNING!!!!!! i'm totally in love with your cards! :) such great ideas! :)

thanks so much for sharing!

hugs,
sarah.

Jeanet said...

Oh wow Deana..this is absolutely gorgeous!Love that mini and that wreath you made is so cute!
The card is so beautiful and so is the giftcard idea!!
That calender is stunning!
You are so very creative girl!!

Jenneke said...

WOW, GREAT projects Deana!!! I LOVE your December Daily and that wreath is so sweet!!
The calendar is absolutely fabulous and my favorite too!

Stampin Mindy said...

Adorable mini scrapbooks I love that mitten one! The papers are stunning!~

Stacey said...

Absolutely adorable. I love that mitten card with the candy cane! So super creative.

Nikki Sivils said...

Are you kidding me with these projects... they so ROCK!! I LOVE THEM ALL!! Thanks for sharing Deana!

Lydia Siegel said...

This is post is overloaded with CUTENESS! Fabulous job Deana!

Lydia Siegel said...

So I took sometime to check out your site gallery. To my eyes of one lo had me laughing! So whoever did the lo title "blue balls" THANKS SO MUCH for that laugh. I needed that :))!

Lisa Howard said...

OMGoodness! Each and every project is ADORABLE!!! Your style and Nikki Sivils are a perfect match!!!

Amy Muffoletto said...

wow!!!!! Love the calendar. sooooo Cute. Your mini book rocks. Love how you used the scallop paper for the roof and the wreathe is just precious! Your dress card is such a perfect addition to your post....You are the fashion diva. I love your style. Hugs, Amy

eMeLiNe Seet said...

Super Adorable ! So functional too :) Love iT!

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