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Your Style, Your Way

December 31, 2013   
Originally posted December 2013
by Roxanne Buchholz, Studio Creative Team Manager


If you’ve ever thought about starting a tradition of creating an annual family yearbook, maybe this is the year to do so. To help you get started, Studio Creative Team senior member Michelle Bell has challenged our creative team to create monthly 12×12 scrapbook page spreads with her grayscale design map, “Good Times Design Map”.

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The Heart of HM: So Happy Together

December 31, 2013   
Originally published December 2013
Written by Brenda Kruse
Last fall, I decided to tackle a project I’d been meaning to do for a few years…a storybook for each of my three siblings to honor their status as Aunt and Uncles to my two kids, then ages 10 and 7. As the oldest of four, I wanted my sister and two brothers to know how much I valued their influence in the lives of my children. While I’d sent my siblings greeting cards over the years, I hadn’t tackled a storybook project as significant as this one for their benefit before now. After the family gathered together in October, I decided it was the year to create it.
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Tips and Tricks: The Magic of QR Codes

December 23, 2013   
Originally posted December 2013
by Cynthia Coulon, Studio Product Manager


You’ve probably noticed that during the past year, QR codes have popped up everywhere—from cereal boxes to billboards! You may already be a QR code pro, but if you don’t know much about these magic little boxes, here’s a brief overview. read more …

Your Style, Your Way

December 16, 2013   
Originally Posted November 2013
by Roxanne Buchholz, Studio Creative Team Manager


With the holiday gift-giving season right around the corner, Studio Creative Team member Leanne Reist-Barr has challenged us this month to customize her “Family Photos Design Map,” 16 x 20 wrapped canvas grayscale map. All of our designers were put to the test, with beautiful results. Beginning with template 113891, each designer showed us her own personal style in any theme, while maintaining the same text, photo, and embellishment placement. read more …

Make it in Moments: Festive Holiday Prints

December 10, 2013   
Originally published Nov. 2013
by Kari Pieratt, Senior Studio Creative Team member


If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add cheerful holiday decor to your home this season, look no further than our 11 x 14 prints.

In the “Icons of Christmas” prints, templates 113883 and 113537, festive embellishments join together to form the shape of a larger holiday icon. The background color is easily changed to fit your home and these prints are designed to be personalized with your family name.

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Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

December 3, 2013   
Originally posted November 2013
by Roxanne Buchholz, Studio Creative Team Manager


Gifts from the kitchen are special because they are personal and come right from the heart. Putting together a homemade food gift can be as easy as mixing together a few pantry staples or adding your own personal touches to a store-bought item.

Once you’ve assembled all of your gifts, you’ll want to package them beautifully. That’s where Heritage Makers comes in. In addition to adding a ribbon or bow, check out the many creative labels, gift tags, recipe cards, and cookbooks available in our Template Gallery. read more …