i love | time

One of my most favorite embellishments to use on a page is the date via a word or number on a page.

I love words + numbers.

It’s a great way to add character and yet still be a part of what the page is about.

That’s why creating kits that deal with ‘time’ has been so fun for me.

And that’s why  . . . 

. . . these kits are on sale for 30% off–today only!

To see all the kits on sale, click HERE.

And now, with the ever approaching Valentine’s Day, you may be looking for a great accent to your February decor!

Check out this baby from our Miss Nichol!

[ Shapes | XOXO (heart) / Christmas Countdown (rounded tag) / December Additions: The Extras (notched tag) / This+That: Love (Eiffel Tower, heart on stem) / This+That: Spring (leafy branch) / This+That: Summertime (butterfly) / This+That: Gratitude (house) / This+That: Lucky (keys) / This+That: Family (flower+small tag) / This+That: Freedom (banner) / Love: Every Little Thing (damask)

Um. Two words.

Freakin’ adorable!

You seriously have to look at each and everyone of those tags to see all the details and all the KBS shapes she used! And if you really look at the kits? Many of them are the This+That series that will be on sale for 30% off tomorrow.

Holy cow!

I think one of my favorite embellishments is the damask shape cut in a printed paper (sitting behind the butterfly). That one speaks to me.

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

To give the die cut hearts a more substantial feel, I cut 4 layers from kraft cardstock for each heart and glued them together with spray adhesive before adding the die cut patterned paper layer. I did the same thing with the key die cuts, cutting 4 layers for each key, glued them together to make “faux chipboard” and then I applied glitter.

I used the “inside” part from the large key as a flower accent on one of the hearts. To give the flower on the red heart dimension and texture, I die cut 6 layers, 3 from white cardstock and 3 from vellum. The result is s very full and pretty flower.

I added texture to the white cardstock flower pieces and tags by running them through my Big Shot and using Papertrey Ink Impression Plates on each. I gave many of the die cuts dimension by die cutting the image once from the patterned paper and once from brown cardstock and slightly off-setting the patterned paper on the cardstock to give the images a bit of a “shadow”.

This type of display can easily be changed out for each season and is a fun way to add a simple homemade seasonal feeling to your decor.

I love that you don’t have to be able to ‘cut chipboard’ when you have a Silhouette. Just cut multiple layers of cardstock to give you the dimension you need. That’s been one of my favorite tricks in my bag forever. I do it frequently!
2017-09-20T19:25:26+00:00 February 9th, 2012|nichol magouirk, projects|3 Comments


  1. Rhadonda February 9, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Well that Nichol just blows me away. Off to my garage sale box to pull out my photo display thingie i had put in there because i just wasn’t doing anything with it. Now i see beyond to other uses. So, so creative. You guys are amazing! Thanks!

  2. Terri Marchbanks February 9, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Yes Rhadonda You got it right these two are ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING I’m off to find me one of those display thingies TODAY…
    Nichol STUNNING is all I can say WOW… Love Nichol and Kerri…xo

  3. Ruth G February 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Nichol rocks! You rock! Can’t wait to get some This & That tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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