Monday, 23 August 2010

August New Product DT Challenge

August 23, 2010

It is time for another Crafty Secrets DT Challenge featuring a new product. For this challenge my main project is done by using the Double Sided Christmas Creative Scraps. Some time ago Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage came out with their Creative Scarps which were one sided. Sandy, owner of Crafty Secrets recently decided to re-produce these Creative Scraps and make them double sided. They are so great to use in cards, mini albums, wall hangings, ornaments and the list goes on and on. You simply can use just the front side, back side or both sides. And what is so nice about them is that when you cut the image on one side the back side has a matching image in exactly the same size.

My project for today is a Holiday Planner. We all know just how stressful it can be to get everything organized for the Holiday Season. Yes, Christmas is just 4 months away and it is time to start getting all the different lists together to make thing go by as smoothly as possible. And a Holiday Planner is one way to get things all organized.

I used the Wood Clipboard Album of Crafty Secrets for this Holiday Planner and covered the front with the back side of the Christmas Creative Scraps. I colored some of the images with chalk to make them stand out and also used some Glossy Accents on the berries. Cut out some different sizes of poinsettias using the Poinsettia die from Spellbinders, outlined the edges with a gold leaving pen and for the center of the flower used gold glass beads. For the leaves, I dry embossed them with a leaf clay mold to bring out the veins on the leaf then distressed it with a green distressing ink. The title was die cut with the labels 4 Nestabilities from Spellbinders and letters are made with Adore Clear Art stamps which is also from Crafty Secrets. Edges were distressed with Vintage Photo distressing ink.

There are 4 inner pages which are lined so that you can easily list down different list to help you get organized.
Images that are used for the different pages are from the front portion of the Christmas Creative Scraps.

Christmas Card List

Gift List

To Do List


Second project for this DT Challenge is a card using a stamp from the Bathing Beauty Stamp Set. Main image was stamped on a frame from the Classic Paper Pad and colored with Copic Markers. Edges were distressed with Vintage Photo distressing ink. Second image from the same stamp set was stamped on cream colored cs and colored with Copics. To finish the card off I added some ribbon, sea shells and clear glitter on the words from the background paper "DREAM".

Through out this week keep coming back as I will feature more projects using other new products from Crafty Secrets.

For now, it is time to hop on to the rest of the Design Team Members, as I am sure they have exciting projects to share with you today.

And don't forget to check out the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and Crafty Secrets site to check up to date with the latest news and products.

Enjoy your day.



  1. So very lovely...what a fun idea.

  2. That organizer is fantastic...and I love the Poinsettias....That die is on my wish list, as are the bathing beauty stamps. Super cute!

  3. Marisa, I can't get over how nice your cover looks by cutting 1 piece from the inside of the Scraps, it works fantastic! Adore your beach card also, great job on both!


  4. Marisa, thanks for sharing both of these. Love the organizer and the "Beach Beauty" card. I really "need" all these new items, LOL!

  5. LOVE your holiday album!! Such a great idea - I can't believe that time is almost here! Thank you so much for the warm welcome - I can't wait to work with you on the DT!


  6. the holiday planner is such a great idea...
    will need to work on one myself!

  7. You are a true artist my friend! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Christmas Planner!!