There is some very EXCITING news ahead as we enter 2013! As you very well know, CHA is just around the corner, literally, and a brand new season is about to begin. To get ready, Crate Paper has been busy preparing in a multitude of ways. We've got a couple of important dates you'll want to make note of, especially those of you awaiting Crate Paper's BIG collection reveal!! First, the Crate Paper Spring/Summer Debut Party starts January 8th of next week!! There will be three beautiful collections to share with you, one being "extra special" for reasons you'll soon find out (it's a "first" for Crate!) Second, the CP Gal Crew is welcoming fresh talent - Crate's 2013 Design Team is almost officiated! The newly updated team will announce on January 21st. Finally, lots and lots of giveaways!! January is your time to claim the latest and greatest Crate Paper Goods. All THREE Spring/Summer Collections will be up for grabs throughout the month!
Mark your calendars accordingly - Party Time starts next week!
A final set of CP Gal creations from 2012...
This year I decided to create a reminder for my OLW 2013, just to make sure I'm aware of it and won't forget it during the year. My word is FOCUS (I have to admit I cheated a bit and gave it a subtitle.."taking things slow"). I created a 12" x 12" scrapbook page using lots of my favorite Crate Paper alphas and mixing elements from Acorn Avenue, On Trend, Little Boy Blue and Sleigh Ride. I will hang this page right next to my desk.
I'm finally getting around to scrapping LAST New Year's photos. On Trend was the perfect collection to do so. The clock motifs and bright colors go so well with the colors in my picture. I added touches of gold in through the Thickers and glitter colored wood veneer circle. I wanted this layout to have the fun, party feel of Philly's Mummer's Day parade and using the banners, chipboard and papers from On Trend, I was able to achieve that.
Ashley Cannon Newell
I decided this year, I wasn't going to get behind and realized in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the holidays that I needed a last minute card or tag for a gift. Using the Sleigh Ride collection along with a few assorted items from my December Daily stash, I created six simple cards. They will be kept in a small basket where I can quickly grab one when needed. Less last minute stress means happier holidays for everyone!
Vellum Page Toppers - When I received my box of Sleigh Ride goodies last month, I was immediately drawn to the vellum embellishments..and have subsequently been hoarding them! I had so many ideas for them and because I want to use them for many different things, I thought I should make my own to top my Christmas gifts this year.
I took a sheet of Accent Cuts, trimmed them down, and then covered each piece with vellum. I sewed three sides closed to create a pocket. Before closing up the 4th side, I poured a few sequins inside to get the shaker effect. In the end, I had soft but fun accents to add to my packages. Some I attached with washi-covered mini clothespins, and the others, I simply taped to the present - so easy!