Thursday, November 08, 2012

Little Black Dress NOvember Kit | Darling Handsome

This month at Little Black Dress our DT assignment challenge was to create things for celebrations; cards, gift wrap, decor etc.

I have to say I had quite a bit of fun (and still have loads of scrappy stash) left from this kit to play with!! Love that these kits are always packed with plenty of inspiration and fun products!

Here are my designs for this month:

My favorite OCTOBER AFTERNOON line from this summer's CHA releases = MIDWAY! So happy, fun,bold, bright, and versatile! Here I used the pp "Ring Toss" to punch out the graphic pie pattern. I machine stitched the pieces together to make a garland that wraps around this Christmas gift. A little Mr. Huey's Classic White on top of some woodgrain contact paper used as wrapping paper and a quick tag and voila! One Christmas gift wrapped and many more to go! LOL

 When I saw this adorable chevron paper from My Mind's Eye, I knew I wanted to created a layout celebrating the fall colors and using Kinson Wilson's free Silhouette download created this layout:

 A simple layout. Not reinventing the wheel here but playing with pretty photos, pp, stickers and stamps. And that is ok.

Next up, a birthday gift bag and tag. This came together quickly. I simply cut the pp to fit the stock bag, stamped "happy" on the banner, glued the crepe paper tissue to the handles, and created a quick card to go along with it.
I had a lot of fun with creating this one too! :)

On this gift wrap I took the tissue paper and added the striped ribbon down the center and buttons from the kit. I pleated and glued the crepe ribbon to form a rosette in lieu of a bow. Add gift tag and voila! Another gift wrapped.

 This little lovely vintage card was the inspiration for this card. I layered up different pp and added a few of the Glitz dimensional stickers for a sentiment, some baker's twine, and machine stitching.

 And the inspiration for this layout was the "To Do" list paper. Considering how frenetic our lives have been here in the past few weeks, I found it a timely layout for me to do. I took a sampling of events and pics from the week to incorporate with my journaling. Even though I have a Project Life album, it's fun to do a 12 x 12 layout once in awhile. This layout will be placed in it amidst all of my other weekly layouts throughout the year.

I have a few more layouts in the works. Plan to try to get them posted here soon, but I've been down for the count with severe allergies this past week. Still not feeling myself but plugging along. I will post them as soon as I get the chance! Tonight is band banquet. Tomorrow is taekwondo belt testing and Sat. is judging for speech and debate tourney. Then it's off to the cabin to try to move all of our belongings back in. (I hope). No rest for the weary! LOL

Please head over to LBD and see all of the other DT members galleries and leave some love. Lots of inspiration there to be sure. While you are there, pick yourself up a kit (and maybe one for a Christmas gift too!) ;) One can't ever start shopping for Christmas/Hanukkah too early these days! :)


  1. gorgeous!!!! Love the packaging, great minds think alike ;] && feel better! xoxo

  2. Wowee!! So much goodness and inspiration to admire here!! Love, love, LOVE it all...x


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