Happy Saturday to you – it’s Kay here posting a day late because we had some technical issues with the blog yesterday. We are back up and running today – yea!
Since Easter is just around the corner (April 20th) I thought I’d make an Easter card for you.
I cut out a sky blue scallop circle and a green scallop circle that I tore and layered to get the grassy look. I mounted my bunny with Sticky Thumb dimensionals and added a little white pom pom for the tail. Super easy! I punched out 3 tiny flowers and with a stylus I shaped them and adhered them with a glue dot. I used some liquid white dimensional for the centers.
The paper is from Authentique Spring Seasons Collection. The Dark brown cardstock is Bazzill as well as the sky blue.
Well, that’s it for me, hope you have a wonderful spring weekend!
See you next time,
Two weeks ago I promised to show you some Shape ‘N Tape ideas. Since it February I thought I’d do it with a little “heart”. I took the smallest heart from the Nesting Scallop Hearts Set and some Shape ‘N Tape to make these two cards.
For my first card I used BoBunny’s Head Over Heels 6×6 Paper pad for my background border. I took the red leaves sheet from the Blossom Shape ‘N Tape package. I cut off a piece and adhered it to some white cardstock and cut out my hearts. This gave me the stability I needed to pop up the hearts.
As you can see below I used pop dots to give it some dimension.
I have to say I’m not used to making cards this simple. I’m a detail kind of crafter so working with this Shape ‘N Tape was harder for me than all the detailed stuff. So if you like quick and simple this Shape ‘N Tape is definitely for you.
In case you don’t know Shape ‘N Tape is just like washi tape except for it comes in 6×12 sheets instead of a roll which allows you to cut out shapes with your diecuts. For my Hugs & Kisses card I simply cut out 3 hearts from my pink Shape ‘N Tape sheet which is from the Lineup package. As you can see below you just peel off the backing like a sticker.
Because it’s translucent it will pick up some color from behind depending on what you stick it on. Since I used this on a white card it picks up the white.
If you want to keep it looking white but use it on colored cardstock or patterned paper simply mount it to some white cardstock first.
Well, that’s it for me today. Hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day next Friday. You have one week to get all those “love” projects complete.
While the Bo Bunny Pin Cushion Collection Pack is sewing themed, there are many patterns that are simple and versatile with many subjects. They also mix and match nicely with WeRMemory Keepers Chalkboard Collection elements. Pulling products from different product lines is a great way to get more from your products and use them for many different themes and subjects.
Bo Bunny Pin Cushion Collection Pack
Bo Bunny Pin Cushion Buttons
WeRMemory Keepers Chalkboard Collection: Stencil Paper, Embossed Stickers
My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio Label Stickers
My Mind’s Eye “Smile” Enamel Dots
Have a great weekend.
I wanted to make an envelope with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to use a gift card holder, but thought the holder needed to be more than just an envelope. I decided to adhere the envelope to a tag and do a little embellishing. I recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo and decided to try to cut out some letters for “mom”. Wow, it couldn’t have been easier. I used Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock and a font from my computer. The Silhouette Cameo cut right through the paper…no tears, pulls or problems. Who knew die cutting could be so easy? If the Silhouette Cameo is not on your Christmas wishlist, it should be.
My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland Collection
Presents 12×12 Paper
Polka Dots 12×12 Paper
12×12 Sticker Accessories Sheet
My Mind’s Eye Vintage Christmas Gems
Silhouette Strawberry 12×12 Adhesive Backed Cardstock
Bo Bunny Woodland Winter Buttons
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
Hello everyone! I’m excited to show you a few of the things you can do with the Create ‘N Connect Pocket Dies from Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz. I have never scrapped this way before and found it quite fun.
These pictures are from my nephews wedding I was able to attend last August in California.
The sheet protectors with all the pockets are from We R Memory Keepers and you can find them in the Scrapbook Express store right here.
Now I’m going to show you all the pocket dies I used to create my layouts. First you start off with the basic POCKET SCRAP STARTER DIES. This comes with 4 dies as shown below. The largest two are for your 4×6 pockets and can be used for your photos or anything else you want to fit inside those areas. The smaller two are for your 2×3 pockets. This makes scrapbooking a breeze. Everything fits perfectly into your photo sleeves.
For some of my sections I cut out the smaller pocket and then embossed it with new Wildflower GooseBumpz A2 folders.
There are 5 sets to choose from to help you embellish your pocket pieces. I will show you 3 of them.
See ya next time.
Lots of manufacturers make chipboard or sticker 3-D embellishments, but it’s also easy to make them yourself from elements in pattern papers or stickers.
I used this block from the Hollow 12×12 Paper, cut out the three different elements, then inked the edges with Brown Sweetheart Inker. The inking allows you to layer the elements and mask any imperfections there may be in the cutting.
I then layered the pieces using American Crafts This to That Foam Dot Adhesive.
I added a Brad and letters from WeRMemory Keepers Happy Campers Chipboard Alphabet to finish off the embellishment.
After creating my layout I decided I needed something in the top corner to balance out the layout, so I created another 3-D embellishment using this sticker from the Combo Sticker sheet.
I cut the sticker apart, inked the edges, and layered it on a banner from the Noteworthy package and added a Brad.
Here’s my final layout using the two 3-D embellishments.
Bo Bunny Trail Mix
Stripe 12×12 Paper
Nature 12×12 Paper
Woodland Picnic 12×12 Paper
Hollow 12×12 Paper
WeRMemory Keepers Happy Campers Chipboard Alphabet
Brown Sweetheart Inker
American Crafts This to That Foam Dot Adhesive
Laurel will have a Silhouette post for your tomorrow.
Many of you are probably still at the beach or camping in the mountains. Some of you are packing the car to visit Grandma or taking in a scenic viewpoint. But for many kids, back to school time is just around the corner. In some places, school has already started! While the weather is still warm enough, why not throw a last hurrah of summer party? Here’s a fun party invitation I made using a Sizzix Pop ‘n Cuts die and papers from Bo Bunny’s Key Lime and Echo Park’s All About a Boy collections.
It was easy to die cut the center panel with the PARTY sentiment using the orange dot paper from Echo Park. I put a scrap piece of Key Lime paper over just the word PARTY and cut again, layering it on top of the panel with the pop up for contrast. Check out all the Pop ‘n Cuts dies in the Scrapbook Express store!
I made a card base using Deep Sea cardstock and attached the pop up panel to the center. I cut out the waves and surf board images printed on the Key Lime paper and glued them to the flat areas on the card. I also punched out a circle from Dew paper to create a sun in the upper corner. I used some Stickles glitter glue on the sun and waves to add sparkle just for fun. The orange and aqua Sweetheart Inkers from We R Memory Keepers are a perfect match for this project.
As usual, I kept the front of the card simple since the center has the sizzle! The starburst paper panel and a quick quote cloud from Echo Park’s Photo Freedom collection mounted on foam adhesive made this card quick and easy.
Kay is back tomorrow with more projects
featuring Lifestyle Crafts!
The WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board can be used for more than just making envelopes for cards. In my layout below, that I created using this month’s single page sketch, I created an envelope to hold memorabilia on my layout. I trimmed off the top of the envelope, then die cut a scallop circle using Lifestyle Crafts Quickutz Nesting Scallops Dies so that you can see the title of the hiking map in the envelope.
Bo Bunny Trail Mix
Stripe 12×12 Paper
Nature 12×12 Paper
Lakeside Retreat 12×12 Paper
Brown Sweetheart Inker
WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
Lifestyle Crafts Quickutz Nesting Scallops Dies
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
See this month’s sketches and enter your creations for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store here.
It’s summer and the perfect time to get outside and explore. Whether your outdoor adventures include camping, hiking, star gazing, camp fires, or s’mores, the WeRMemory Keepers Happy Campers collection is perfect for documenting all your memories. This collection features a variety of textures that would be seen during outdoor adventures such as wood grain, constellations, wild flowers, trails, and more. The mix of colors and textures make the Happy Campers collection perfect for boys in addition to any outdoor adventure.
I created a layout using this collection with photos from hiking in Glacier National Park. I also used this month’s single page sketch.
Enter your creations using this month’s sketches by linking them in this post
You may have noticed a lot of companies coming out with divided page protectors and products to coordinate with them. You can find this type of product in the store by Echo Park and WeRMemory Keepers. While I love getting out my paper and embellishments and creating a traditional layout, sometimes I have so many photos of a particular place or event that I want to include in my scrapbooks and these divided page protectors make it quick and easy. You can simply place the cards in the pockets, do a little journaling, and you are finished; or you can embellish the cards if you want. I added a few buttons and decorative tape, along with using Quickutz 4×4 Labels on which to place my title.
For my layout below (please excuse the glare … it’s hard to photo with the page protector), we attended a Chef’s Table event on a recent cruise. Needless to say, I took too many photos of the food, our trip to the galley, and the dinner itself. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to scrap these photos using divided page protectors and journaling cards from WeRMemory Keepers. What I like about these cards is that they are double sided and have plenty of options for using them horizontally or vertically. Plus you get a LOT of cards…200 – 3×4 cards and 75 – 4×6 cards. You can surely complete a lot of layouts with that many cards.
We’d love for you to share with us what you create using the divided page protectors and journaling cards.
WeRMemory Keepers Webster Journaling Cards
WeRMemory Keepers Webster Cardstock Cards
Bo Bunny Family Is Buttons
Quickutz 4×4 Labels
Lifestyle Shape ‘N Tape Grey
October Afternoon Letter Stickers