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MR DT: BOOK | Merry

Hello crafty friends! I am on the Maya Road blog sharing a christmas gift - stary stab binding album! 

I love giving handmade books for Christmas, and the star stab binding is one of my favorite binding methods!


Star stab binding is a fun and easy way of book binding. Add some fun Maya Road embellishments / diecuts and viola!


Stitching is easy when you have the right thread! I enjoy using Maya Road KO waxed hemp (peony). It allows me to keep an adequate amount of tension on the stitches, and a good thickness so the overall stitching is prominent and sturdy! 


For the front cover, I decorated it with some Christmas papers and added MR Wood Holiday Tokens. These tokens goes hand in hand with any projects!

Another embellishment I love to use is the MR pearl flower trim. It fills up empty spaces and is a pretty sight!


Diecuts are super useful as well. Here, I have used the Merry Christmas die and pasted the word merry on a black cardstock. I did a fussy cut around the word so it gives a border to emphasize on the title.

Another trick to highlight the title, add some clusters of MR KO Jute string. It works wonders!

Hope you have enjoyed the walk through today! 

Maya Road Supplies Used:

Sizzix Giveaways & Competitions

Hello! Here are some great news to share!

Sizzix is spreading some Christmas cheers with 3 amazing giveaways - 3 fabulous bundles including the Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway! All you have to do is to click on this link and enter your name and email for a chance to win!


There are 3 chances to win so don't hesitate to give a go to this fabulous prize!

The closing date is 8th December and the winners will be announced on 11th December!

Anyone can apply apart from residents in USA and Canada!



That is not all the good news I have today to share!


Check out the Christmas card makes page  starting 29th November 2017, submit your Christmas card makes and you have a chance to be handpicked by the super talented cardmaker Pete Huges!  

Submit here --->


So what are you waiting for? Have fun creating and join in the festive fun with Sizzix!



MWL DT: LO | Joy

Hello fellow crafters! Today I am sharing a layout on Made With Love with some chain stitching!


Stitching on layouts are one of my favorite things to do. They always inspire the outcome of the entire layout.


This time, I was inspired to stitch a Christmas tree geometric image with chain stitches. I have always wanted a Christmas tree for Christmas. Singapore homes are just too small to house a tree! But I always loved seeing the different decorated Christmas trees online or while visiting my friends' place.

Chain stitching are the basics of book binding. I like to use them on layouts! For this Christmas tree, I started with measuring the distances, and piercing the points for sewing purposes. The stitching was so therapeutic! This time, I am using the Mayaroad waxed hemp. I like that it gives a more solid feel, and the Christmas tree looks real!


After the stitching was done, I started layering the photo and added sticker embellishments. Since I am layering these embellishments, I used the powder tool so that the sticker elements won't stick to the wrong places.


Behind the photo, I decided to use some water color to spice up the layout. Using the Gamsai Tambi is a breeze. Just spritz some water to the color palette you intend to use and brush it onto the cardstock. Then, I added some light number stamping in Versafine Grey. Let it dry or use a heat gun to speed up the drying process. Afterwards, decorating is like the sentiment "oh, what fun!"


To finish up the layout, I used the Sizzix die and cut out the letters J, O and Y. Large alphabet diecuts are my favorite! They are prominent on a layout! Add some embellishments and sentiments around the title to create interest.


I had fun with this layout, and hope you enjoyed the walk through! All products used are from Made With Love, thanks for dropping by my blog today! 

Supplies Used:

  • Gamsai Tambi Water Color
  • Mayaroad Waxed Hemp - Yellow and Green
  • Simple Stories | Oh What Fun! Collection - Combo Cardstock Stickers
  • My Mind's Eye | Oh What Fun! Collection - Wreaths
  • My Mind's Eye | Oh What Fun! Collection - Santa
  • My Mind's Eye | Oh What Fun! Collection - Wonderland
  • My Mind's Eye | Oh What Fun! Collection - Minty
  • Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Set 7 Dies - Serif Essentials
  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Stars