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The weeks are flying by! We are up to Week 5 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas now.  This week’s project is brought to you by Virginia.  Today we a have a project to show you how you can use My Digital Studio (MDS) to create your own projects. This is great when a stamp set you are after or one that has retired it may be available in MDS. You can print these out  and colour them using your Blendabilities.


Virginia has created a Hybrid Scrapbook page.  She has used the Poinsettia and Leaf from the ‘Joyful Christmas’ digital stamp Brush set (#135269).  You can print these out using your Microsoft Word programme but you need to print them out using an inkjet printer on Whisper White A4 card stock.  Virginia worked out how many she wanted to colour in and printed a number of them at a time.

     JoyChristmasBrushStampSetDigital                                         49325592b

Colouring is so easy using the Blendabilities  to colour in the Poinsettia  in two sizes and the leaf in 3 sizes. These were coloured using the Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Blendabilities alcohol markers. The lightest of the Smoky Slate being used to help give more shading and depth to the colouring.


Next after colouring them in, Virginia cut them out with a small pair of paper snips.  Or you may use an electronic die cutting machine if you have one and you are comfortable using it’s print and cut functions.  After she cut them out, she gave the backs of the coloured and cut out image a bit of ‘burnishing’ with the stylus using the scoreboard and bone folder. Doing this makes them more 3d looking.  Just a tip: put the Stampin’ Piercing mat underneath as cushioning.  

To Create the page:

Wirg _ scrap photo

Virginia took three rolls of washi tape (Watercolour Wonder set, main catalogue) and put a strip of each along two edges of the 12×12 so they crossed over in the bottom left hand corner.  These three different rolls of Washi tapes are perfect for any occasion but really shine on a Christmas layout. She layered the black and white photo onto Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Using the ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ stamp set you can stamp the paint splatter with Cherry Cobbler ink to create a background. The coloured in images were then placed around the sheet of 12×12 Whisper White card stock and were adhered using Dimensionals and snail adhesive.

The year 1994 is from the cork stickers from the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory pack. Using the finest of the Project Life journaling pens, Virginia did a little journaling between the lines of the washi tape.

If you would like a full copy of how Virginia created this layout including how to print out from either MDS or Microsoft Word then send me a message or comment and I will send it out to you.

Now for this week’s special, how about this:

For $70.00, purchase the Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight sets of Blendabilities, the Color Lifter and get the Watercolour Wonder Washi tape pack FREE!

That’s $70 plus postage with Free washi tape (valued at $8.95)  Contact me to place your order!

Thanks for stopping by.



One thought on “12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 5!!

  1. Such a beautiful page! This particular Poinsettia such a pretty set! Thank you for the tip on burnishing the leaves with the stylus and bone folder, a detail I’ve never done but I bet it ads nice dimension! Beautiful!

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