Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Travels

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is back this week with a transportation inspired challenge.
Anything travel related can be your inspiration.  I decided to pull out my little used Valise die and create a Christmas mini book.

I created a crocodile texture on my valise with the layering stencil and the gold crackle paste and a mix of sprays to add to the color on the texture.

I die cut a series of snowflakes and sprayed them with a brown spray ink.

For the inside a series of tags:
Of varying sizes and directions:
To insert the tags a simple accordion center to the book:

I lined the inside with soft rose pattern paper.   I cut a series of tags with various images / backgrounds in coordinating colors.
This is one of the pages with a stenciled with paste word on the front. 

The tags have different embellishments, colors and images:
I made sure both sides of the tags had stamping /embossing / embellishments:
I added gold edges on the tags using a krylon pen.

And added a few more snowflakes on the tags as well.

 Here is the outside before the snowflakes and before the accordion is taped together.

 Products: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Crocodile, Crackle Embossing Paste, Heidi Swapp - Gold Lame Color Shine, Sizzix Valise Die, Ranger Distress Spray - Vintage Photo, Stampers Anonymous - Sketch Santa, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Holiday,   Stampers Anonymous - Deco Christmas , Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste - White, Gold,   Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Dies, Stampers Anonymous - 2014 Christmas, Simon Says Stamp with Clearly Besotted,    Hero Arts - Wood GrainMemory Box - Twelve Days of Christmas, Authentique - Faith, Krylon Gold Pen

Come join in all the fun and play along for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher at Simon Says Stamp.

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  1. Wow! Incredibly beautiful & creative project!

  2. What a fun and creative project! Love the textured outside and all the gold accents throughout! So fun and creative!

  3. Gorgeous file, Suzz! I love the rich cocoa color with the gold :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. This is such a great project. I love all of the little pages. So creative! I pinned this immediately. I adore it.

  5. You are SO talented! How DID you learn how to do all this? Your valise is gorgeous. You sure did put a LOT of work into this project.

  6. Gorgeous project! Love it! The gold touches are so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  7. Wow... this is such a fabulous creation! The mini book and the tags are gorgeous! :0

  8. So original !!!!! Beautiful project!!!! Barbarayaya

  9. So much wonderful detail on this fabulous project ~ it's beautiful Suzz! :)

  10. What an absolutely clever idea! I love the concept of taking along our packed-up Christmas memories and this is the perfect way to do it. Great work yet again!


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