Friday, April 24, 2015

American Crafts | Recycling

This week on the American Crafts blog is all about Recycling.   I have a habit of collecting paint chips every time that I go to the hardware store.  They come in every shade of color and make a great addition to all craft projects!

Supplies: Rise And Shine (RSDS-70012) - Olivia Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70009) - Emma Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70004) - Ella Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70001) - Chloe Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70002) - Kylie Paper, Rise And Shine (RSTH-7002) - Alyx Alpha Silver Foil Thickers,Rise And Shine (RSDS-70009) - Emma Paper, Rise And Shine (370038) - Cardstock Shapes and Phrases W/Foil Accents, Cardstock (Am710-81) White Textured, This To That (AM617-12) - Adhesive

How To:  Create card from card base measuring 5x7.  Trim a piece of Olivia paper (measuring 5x7) and adhere to card base.  Use various size circle punches to punch out pieces of patterned papers and paint chips, set aside.  Use a sewing machine to adhere die cut camera to center of card.  Arrange punched circle pieces just below camera and adhere down.  Spell out title "Snap" using Alyx Alpha Silver Foil Thickers.  Finish card by flicking drops of black spray mist onto card.

Supplies: Rise And Shine (RSDS-70001) - Chloe Paper,  Rise And Shine (RSDS-70012) - Olivia Paper,  Rise And Shine (RSDS-70006) - Emery Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70009) - Emma Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70001) - Chloe Paper, Rise And Shine (RSTH-70027) - Grace Phrase/Gold Foil Thickers, Rise And Shine (370038) - Shapes and Phrases W/Foil Accents, Cardstock (AM710 -81) - White Textured, This To That (AM617-12) - Adhesive 

How To: Create card from card base measuring 4x6.  Trim a piece of Chloe paper (measuring 4x6) and adhere to card base.  Use 1" size circle punch to punch out pieces of patterned papers and paint chips.  Arrange paint chips in horizontal fashion and adhere to card. Use a banner punch to cut banner piece from Lucy Patterned paper.  Adhere die cut flower and banner piece to center of card.  Adhere thicker word "cute" to center of card just on top of flower die cut piece.  Use a sewing machine to add machine stitching to card.  Finish card by flicking drops of black spray mist onto card.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | Ampersands

Inspired by the ampersand die cuts you will find in the Love It add-on and This Way add-on this month at Scrapbook Circle, I created my page based around these cute little symbols.  I used papers from the April Let's Do This kit combined with my Silhouette to cut my own ampersands out of patterned paper, and then paired them with the die cuts that I got in my add-on kits.

They are so trendy and fun!  I also added drops of watercolor paint and distress paint across my page to add color.  I added a few stickers, sequins and machine stitching and boom, my layout was done!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Neat & Tangled and The Cut Shoppe Inspiration Week

Hi everyone,
This week The Cut Shoppe and Neat & Tangled have teamed up for a fun inspiration week.  I'm up on The Cut Shoppe's blog today sharing a layout that I created using the Happy Circles cut file and Scrap Circles Stamp set.


I wanted to use one of the cut files, as a stitching template.  I chose the Happy Circles cut file, which is one of the free Cut files, that go out in the weekly Newsletter.  Once I finished stitching the design, I added some circles punched from patterned paper, to go along with the stamped phrases from the Scrap Circles stamp set in the Neat & Tangled shop.

Supplies: The Cut Shoppe: Happy Circles cut file; Neat & Tangled: 4x6 Scrap Circles Stamp; Crafts: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, thicker word, paper clip, precision pen, date stamp; Mister Huey's: Inky Black Spray Mist; Ink: StazOn, Hero Arts Shadow Ink; Other: embroidery thread

The Cut Shoppe is giving away a $25 credit to the Neat & Tangled Shop! All you need to do, is comment on each post this on the blog this week. Stop by!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

American Crafts | Pastels

It's Pastels week on the American Crafts blog, I'm sharing a fun layout with you today incorporating pastels on my layout.

Pairing watercolor paints along with light colored pieces of patterned papers are a great way to achieve a pastel look on your layout.

Supplies:  Rise And Shine (RSDS-70000) - Rachel Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70001) - Chloe Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70002) - Kylie Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70003) - Nicole Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70004) - Ella Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70006) - Emery Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70009) - Emma Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70011) - Lucy Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70012) - Olivia Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70016) - Madison Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70021) - Pink Foil Paper, Rise And Shine (RSTH-70027) - Thickers Grace Phrase Gold Foil , Rise And Shine (370032) - Accent & Phrase Stickers, Rise And Shine (370034) - Epoxy Stickers, Rise And Shine (370035) - Phrase Stickers, Rise And Shine (370054) - Chipboard Frames, Cardstock (Am710-81) White Textured, Precision (PP03-62311) - Pen Black, This To That (AM617-12) - Adhesive

How to: Handcut triangles from patterned papers and white cardstock papers.  Use a paintbrush to paint cardstock pieces with pastel watercolor paints, set aside to dry.  On a white cardstock background arrange triangle pieces in a scattered pattern and adhere down.  Print a small photo and adhere on top of chipboard frame, adhere to left hand side of layout.  Spell out the title "Always fun" using gold foil thickers and adhere to right hand side of page.  Use a precision black pen to add journaling to bottom left hand side of page.  Flick drops of black spray mist against the background.  Finish by adding stickers and date stamp.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Pink Paislee | Get It Done!

I love finding ways to repurpose items around the house.  I found this antique dish rack at a thrift store and decided to use it as a desk organizer.  Old dish racks make great trays to store items, because they already have slots in them.
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I was inspired by a few pictures I saw on Pinterest of old dish racks turned into neat desk organizers for holding file folders, scrap supplies and other items.
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I  used a set of file folders found in the Silhouette online store (Design ID #74112) along with 12×12 patterned papers from the Citrus Bliss collection to create my folders.
Gina Lideros Get It Done file 3
To embellish my file folders I added drops of spray mist, vellum, ephemera cardstock pieces, wood veneer pieces and chipboard stickers.
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I also added pieces of bunched up seam binding and machine stitching to give them a soft feminine look.
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These file folders are a unique way to store items, lists, bits of information and are the perfect size to store 4×6 photos.
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 Collection Used: Citrus Bliss
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

American Crafts | Going Places

It's Shimelle week on the American Crafts blog!  I had a layout up on Monday to help kick off the week!  

The new Shimelle True Stories collection is perfect for documenting everyday moments
and is perfect for the boys in your life.  I used this collection to capture a moment about
my son and try out a fabulous trend - string art!

Supplies: Shimelle True Stories (370723) - Croissant, Shimelle True Stories (370708) Green Tea, Shimelle True Stories (370711) - Decaf, Shimelle True Stories (370701) - Latte,Shimelle True Stories (370714) - Darjeeling, Shimelle True Stories (370721) - Orange Pekoe, Shimelle True Stories (370713) - Americano, Shimelle True Stories (370724) - Macchiato, Shimelle True Stories (370710) - Cappuccino, Shimelle True Stories (3707190) - Berry Infusion, Shimelle True Stories (370722) - Cinnamon Roll, Shimelle True Stories (370717) - Frappe,    Shimelle True Stories (370736) - Enamel Dots, Shimelle True Stories (370743) - Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine (370050) - Rotary Stamp, Bazzill (T7-783) - Admiral Cardstock

How To: Flick splatters of white paint across a navy blue cardstock background, set aside to dry.  Trace a large octagon shape onto cardstock background. Using a needle, embroidery thread and a ruler, poke a hole on each point of the shape and thread a line across to another point on the shape in a diagonal fashion.  For each point of the shape thread 3 lines, each going to another point.  When finished filling up the shape with threaded lines, thread the outside of the shape.  Print a small picture and trim to fit the middle shape of the design, adhere down.  Use scissors to trim various pieces of patterned papers and adhere down to different pieces inside the shape (I intentionally) left some of the pieces blank.  Use a white pen to add journaling.  Adhere cardstock die cut pieces down with 3d adhesive foam squares, place loose threads behind some of the pieces before adhering down.  Stamp a few words with white ink using Amy Tangerine word stamp.  Finish by adding button and enamel dot shapes.  

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my layout!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

American Crafts | Fine And Dandy Tutorial

I have a fun tutorial to share with you, that was on the American Crafts blog last week using the brand new Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy collection.

Supplies: Fine And Dandy (370069) - Make A Wish Paper, Fine And Dandy (370074) - Stay Awesome Paper, Fine And Dandy (370064) - Stripey Straws Paper, Fine And Dandy (370083) - Charming Charade Paper, Fine And Dandy (370082) - Gleeful Paper, Fine And Dandy (370069) - Dies, Fine And Dandy (370098) - Cupcake Liners, Fine And Dandy (370100) - Toothpicks, Cardstock (AM714-17) Glitter Gold 

  1. Use a die cutting machine to cut your accordion banner pieces (I found my file in the Silhouette Studio store).  Accordion fold each piece along the scored lines. Fold the large bottom piece in half creating a semi-circle.

2. Fold the semi-circle base piece over to the back and tape the two ends together that meet in the center.

3.    Lay the next piece on top, aligning with the folds on the bottom layer.

 4. Lay the top piece on top aligning the folds with the two layers below.

5. Tie a string between the center fold of the bottom base and the long flat edge and tie tight. Tape all the layers together along the top edge.

6. Adhere the center circle on top. Repeat this step for each banner piece that you would like to make.  String together and hang.

7.  Accessorize with other party decorations and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!