Monday, March 30, 2015

American Crafts | Big Thickers Week


The new line of Big Thickers from American Crafts are so versatile and fun.
I used them to make a big impact background on my layout.


Supplies: Rise And Shine (RSDS-70002) - Kylie Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70000) - Rachel Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70004) - Ella Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70006) - Emery Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70007) - Amelia Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70008) - Stella 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-70013) - Claire Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS - 70016) - Madison Paper, Rise And Shine (RSDS-70017) - Samantha Paper, Rise And Shine (RSKP-70022) - Monroe Paper, Rise And Shine (370038) - Ephemera W/Foil Accents, Rise And Shine (370035) - Stickers Phrase, Thickers (370554) - Rootbeer Float White, Thickers (370555) - Rootbeer Float Silver, Thickers (370553) - Rootbeer Float Black, DIY Shop 2 (DIYM-69062) - White Broad/Tip Permanent Chalk Markers
How To:  On a non-stick craft mat set aside enough big Thickers to spell the words "Heart" and "You" four times each. Print two small photos and adhere them to two "o's" in the group.  Use various shades of patterned papers to back each of the letters, set aside.  Use a white chalk marker to color in some of the triangles on the Monroe Kraft paper design.  Using a ruler spell out the words "Heart You" repeatedly against the kraft background and adhere.  Add die cuts, embroidery floss and stickers to embellish page.









       Thanks For looking!





Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hello Hello

Hi, I have a new layout to share with you today for The Cut Shoppe using The Love Club cut file.  I love using repeated patterns on my layouts.  I chose to use the "hello" word from this set to create a repeated pattern on my layout.





How To:  Flick white paint across a striped patterned paper background, set aside to dry.  Using Silhouette studio cut the "hello" word word five times from five different pieces of patterned paper.  Adhere notebook piece of paper to right side of a layout, use a tiny attacher to staple it down.  Print a small photo and adhere on top.  Trim a small strip from an overlay and adhere to right hand side of notebook paper.  Apply adhesive to wood veneer piece and adhere it to the bottom right hand side of layout just underneath the photo.  Adhere "focus on the happy" sticker on top.  Stamp the phrase "make it happen" in white ink across the page.  Adhere wood veneer clouds and die cut cloud to page.  Finish by adding machine stitching to a couple of the words.










Supplies: The Cut Shoppe: The Love Club cut file; American Crafts Shimelle True Stories: Patterned Papers, wood veneer pieces, overlay, die cut cardstock shapes, notebook pad, cardstock sticker, rotary stamp; Other: white paint, tiny attacher, sewing machine, thread








Friday, March 20, 2015

The Cut Shoppe | Dream Big



I'm super excited to share this new layout with you today for The Cut Shoppe.  Have you seen the brand new I Heart String Art cut file set in the shop?  The 5 files (cloud, house, star, heart and arrow) make great embellishments for your layouts, cut just the way they are.  But, you can also use them as templates to create your own string art, as I did on my layout today.


To create my string art layout I used the I Heart String Art cut file as a template.  I enlarged the arrow shape and then cut it out with my Silhouette.  I placed the template over my background paper and then used a hole piercer to poke holes.  After all of my holes had been pierced I began to string the design with black embroidery thread.  I used my template as a visual guide so I would know where to thread each string.  I used the same template to make three arrows.  After my string art design was complete, I finished my page, by adding my photo and embellishments.  I love the look of the three bold arrows.  Super easy and makes a great impact!






Supplies: The Cut Shoppe: cut file; Fancy Pants: Ephemera Pack, Insta Pack; Dear Lizzy Serendipity: Watercolor words, Thickers; Felicity Jane: Patterned Paper; Other: Embroidery Thread, watercolors, paint, spray mist







Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | Our Story


Hi there!  I have a layout to share today using the March Here's The Story kit from Scrapbook Circle!  This month's kit, may just be one of my favorites!  I love the mix of Pinkfresh studios papers in this kit and the eclectic mix of embellishments!



To create my layout, I first splashed blue watercolor paint against a white cardstock background and then set aside to dry.  Next, I used their exclusive March cut file (included in the main kit) to create my background (confetti dot paper).  I used a circle punch to punch out pattern papers from the kit and the exclusive "Our Story" cards, and then stitched them onto my page using a sewing machine.  I spritzed small areas with green spray mist and then adhered my photo and various die cut embellishments.  





Thanks for looking!







Monday, March 16, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | Take Two


Hi, I'm here today to share my Take Two layout for Scrapbook Circle using the March Here's The Story kit. This month I was inspired by an older layout of mine.




I have a thing for diamond shapes on my layouts.  Below is my older layout that I created using the December kit.  I created a similar pattern on my new layout using triangles pieced together, to create diamond shapes.  Both pages share the same title "hello", splashes of black ink, a diamond shaped photo and lots of fun embellishments.  


Here's a closeup of my layout for you.  I used embellishments from the March Tell Me add-on and On My Way add-on kit.



Thanks for looking!





Friday, March 13, 2015

American Crafts | Lucky Week

It's Lucky week on the American Crafts blog, and I had a post go up yesterday sharing a couple of cards.

Lucky cards do not need to be reserved just for St. Patrick's day.  You can send a lucky card to a friend or a loved one, for any occasion, or to just simply say that you are thankful for your relationship.

Supplies: Rise And Shine (370007) - Amelia Paper,  Rise And Shine (370001) - Chloe Paper, Rise And Shine (370004) - Ella Paper, Rise And Shine (370009) - Emma Paper, Rise And Shine (370006) - Emery Paper, Rise And Shine (370002) - Kylie Paper, Rise And Shine (370011) - Lucy Paper, Rise And Shine (370016) - Madison Paper, Rise And Shine (370012) - Olivia Paper, Rise And Shine (370000) - Rachel Paper, Rise And Shine (370017) - Samantha Paper, Rise And Shine (370008) - Stella Paper, Rise And Shine (370032) - Accent & Phrase Stickers, Rise And Shine (370038) - Ephemera W/ Foil Accents, Rise And Shine (370028) - Alyx Alpha/ Silver Foil

How To:  Roll about 13 6"  patterned paper tubes, set aside.  Make a card base out of white cardstock measuring 6x6" square.  Adhere patterned paper tubes to front of card base.  Adhere green floral sticker to a scrap piece of white cardstock and fussy cut around the edges, adhere to center of card.  Trim a piece of white cardstock and adhere to front of die cut frame piece, adhere to center of card (just above green flower sticker).  Spell out the word "lucky" with silver striped foil thickers and adhere to center of die cut frame.





Supplies: Rise And Shine (370001) - Chloe Paper, Rise And Shine (37009) - Emma Paper, Rise And Shine (370002) - Kylie Paper, Rise And Shine (370003) - Nicole Paper, Rise And Shine (370012) - Olivia Paper, Rise And Shine (370021) - Zoey Paper, Rise And Shine (370035) - Phrase Word Stickers, Rise And Shine (370034) - Epoxy Stickers, Rise And Shine (370038) - Ephemera W/ Foil Accents, Rise And Shine (370044) - Gold Paper Clips

How to:  Use a die cut machine to cute out the title "Lucky", trim each letter from a different piece of patterned paper.  Create a card base and trim a piece of "Chloe" woodgrain paper measuring 4x6" and adhere to card base.  Use liquid adhesive to adhere title down.  Adhere a green heart (from die- cut ephemera pack)to title, and use a sewing machine to stitch down title in in horizontal and diagonal stitching lines.  Embellish card by adding gold puffy heart sticker, cloud puffy sticker, "You Make Me Happy" word sticker and gold paper clip.













Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | String Art

Inspired by the new string art trend that is popping up on cards, scrapbook pages and wall art everywhere - I decided to create this fun look using the March Here's The Story kit from Scrapbook Circle.



To create my string art layout I used the Sweet Hearts cut file from The Cut Shoppe as a template.  I enlarged it and then cut it out with my Silhouette.  I placed the template over my background paper and then used a hole piercer to poke holes.  After all of my holes had been pierced I began to string the design with white embroidery thread.  I used my template as a visual guide so I would know where to thread each string.  After my string art design was complete, I trimmed a few pieces of patterned papers and randomly placed them behind some shapes in the design.  Next, I flicked a few drops of spray mist onto my layout and then added my title and photo.  I finished by dressing up my layout with embellishments from the main kit as well as the  On My Way Add-on kit and the Tell Me  Add-on kit.


I hope you were inspired by my project today.   Thanks for stopping by!