PLS: My Favorite 2020 Collection

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Morning, y'all!  And welcome to the weekend!  We've been reminiscing, over at Pretty Little Studio, about our favorite collections from 2020; and while I feel like I've only just begun to tap into the potential of this collection, I was up on the blog earlier this week, sharing that, hands-down, mine is Christmas Cheer.

I love the happy Santas and darling critters, as well as the versatility of the black and white elements with the bright, happy colors.  I also adore the playful fonts and phrases and big, bold numbers and feel like the plethora of hearts in this collection naturally lend themselves to the transition in winter holidays and get me excited about continuing to use it throughout the coming months.

Here are just a couple more projects that I've designed with this collection.  All images are linked to their original post for closeup photographs, as well as supplies used and all the details in their making.  Just click away.


I've also made a couple of cards to share with you all today; but stay tuned, because I have a bigger, Christmas Cheer project coming later this month.

Let's get a little up close and personal.  Shall we?

I started this card by anchoring a piece of The Merriest Lime print, to the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  I then secured a Holly Jolly Tag Die-Cut tab, which houses The Merriest White Word Sticker "SEASON'S GREETINGS", to the left side of a Made a List Journal Pocket Card...

and a Holly Jolly Tag Die-Cut, "from Santa" pennant to its bottom right with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches, running around the entire perimeter of the pocket card.

It was then popped off the surface of the card face and over a nest of cheesecloth with foam tape and further embellished with a Kris Kringle Die Cut, tucked under the "from Santa" pennant and also popped up with foam tape...

as well as a hand-made banner.  The banner itself completes the look and was created by punching holes in Claus Tags & Flags pennants; lacing them with a length of Baker's Twine; and popping them up, across the top of the card face, with foam tape.

For the second card, I anchored a piece of the Stick Candy Licorice print, to the surface of the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.

I then secured a Holly Jolly Tag Die Cut, dressed up with the "MAGIC IS IN THE AIR" and "BEST TIME OF THE YEAR" The Merriest White Word Stickers, to the top right edge of a Made a List Journal Pocket Card, with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, framing the pocket card itself.

Before popping it off the surface of the card face and over a bed of cheesecloth with foam tape, I wrapped it, three times, with a length of Baker's Twine, tied, in a bow, to the bottom right edge of the pocket card.  My favorite, Kris Kringle Die Cut, popped up, with foam tape, near the base of the card and just to the left of the Baker's Twine bow, completes the look.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a blessed 2021, friends!


1 comment:

Lisa Elton said...

You've put your magic Jinny touch on each of these delightful projects! Marvelous!