Friday, January 20, 2012

BoBunny Snowfall

When it's -40 degrees outside, I can't help but create and post more winter pages.  But I promise, my Mexico layouts are coming soon :)

I created this 2-pager for a class at The Urban Scrapbook where I teach and design.  And let me tell you, when BoBunny released this "Snowfall" collection, it was SOLD OUT all across the city.  No kidding...when you have 6 months of snow a year...(only a slight exaggeration).

Ironically, while I was designing this layout, I was panicking....because this year we have had very little snow and very mild temperatures! Finally, the big snowfall came, so I rushed BabyOfTheFamily outside for some cute photos.
Gosh, it's hard to take photos of double page layouts!
Here are some close ups....
The left page...
....and the right page.
The title is fussy cut from the "Words" patterned paper...and matted on white Bazzill cardstock.

I used 3 Tim Holtz Sizzix dies...
Love these!
The snowflake borders are cut from Best Creations Glitter paper and tucked behind the photos' edges.
These snowflakes are fussy cut from the patterned paper, with BoBunny Metal Trinkets in the centers.
Those half doily die cut pieces are backed onto brown Bazzill cardstock.

The special technique I taught was making this winter window element...
The frame is made from strips of Creative Imaginations brown corrugated paper, which is sanded for a more distressed appearance.
Close up of window frame and "snow".
Today I'm going to share a tutorial on how to make this window.

The window base or background is a 4" x 3 1/2" piece of dark blue paper cut from the reverse side of the Bobunny "Snowfall-Words" paper.  I also die cut 3 snowflakes and adhered them to this background layer.

On top of that is an embossed piece of plastic....simply cut from some packaging I saved from Christmas! (from a package of Christmas crackers I believe) A BIG thank you to my bestie Sandra who inspired this embossed window pane :)
I traced the size onto the plastic packaging with a Sharpie (I cut 12 for my class).
Here is the wonderful Tim Holtz Sizzix Snowflakes embossing folder.
The plastic piece after it runs throught my....VAGABOND! yay!
As for the snow....I started with clear chunky glitter called "Diamond Dust" in a baggie....
BEFORE  the Snow Cap
....and added Ranger Snow Cap Mixative to color the glitter an opaque white.
AFTER  the Snow Cap
It's a little less glittery and a little more snowy.
I used Glossy Accents to adhere the snow to the window frame, and I also made a snowy ledge on the right page too....
The fabric you see tucked behind this photo and the window and the journaling strips is cheesecloth (that I bought at Safeway!)  I colored it lightly by spraying it with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist....
LOVED working with cheesecloth...and love the texture it brings to the design.
Funny story........while I was prepping for my class, I had 12 little baggies filled with clear glitter on my kitchen table.  My 80-year-old German father-in-law walks in, sees it, and says, "What are you doing? Selling opium???" 

Talk about a Generation Gap.....I was just thinking that it looked like I was selling cocaine....but I suppose my teens would think I was selling crystal meth :)

All for the love of scrapbooking!


  1. Great double pager! Love this line of paper even though I really hate the snow and cold! The little window frame is so innovative! Love that idea!

  2. ooooooooo this is amazing love it to bits!!!!!

  3. This is fabulous! You are an amazing designer to see what new techniques your doing. Now I'm asking myself how I did not see this class being offered...

  4. Beautiful layout - thanks for the tutorial. You make it seem so easy with your step by step directions. Love the story about your FIL!

  5. As cold as I am , I still love this Lo Kelly !!! LOL. I am awestruck at the window! thank you so much for sharing that technique...gonna have to try that! Love the cheesecloth too! You did a great job with fussy cutting and mounting of the title piece. I thought it was a diecut that had come with the pps. So funny about the generation gap! Beautiful work as always dear friend!

  6. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS my friend,what a stunning LO!!

  7. Great 2 page layout and great that the pages can stand alone. I love the snow cap and all the details. Love those charms.

  8. OK, that window frame? Out of sight! You are crazy creative, Kelly. My jaw drops every time I pop over here. Amazing work. I love this so much. Great pics. I love all your techniques. I sooooooo want to take your class! Great use of cheesecloth too. Something for my to do list!

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  10. Wow these are beautiful!! xx

  11. This is gorgeous, love that BoBunny range, looks fab with snow pics, sadly no snow here so far! Great ideas and love all the detail, take care, Doreen x

  12. The corrugated paper window frame with the snow is amazing!! So magical and wintery! I love it, it makes we wish we had a bit of winter here in L.A.

  13. Wow, this is so creative .. love your window!

  14. Ha! That is funny! This is Gorgeous! Love all the textures,and that window is fantastic...

  15. Kelly! Thank you so much for posting this and telling us how you made your beautiful page!!!!!!!! I love it!