Recently, Shannon Green shared a video on How to Make a File Folder. It's pretty simple! You just need two sheets of 12x12 paper, some adhesive, and a paper trimmer. You can also use whatever embellishments you would like, but thats totally optional.
Anyway, after she posted her video, she challenged a few of us from the Creative Crew to go ahead and make our own file folders in our own styles. Well, ok then! I think I can handle this one!
I started by grabbing a few papers that I've had for a while now. I like to hoard those pretty papers but then I realize I end up never actually using them and that does no body no good, right?
I followed Shannon's instructions from her video and came up with a bright and modern file folder. Here's my video of the process:
I've always got more and more papers coming into my house and I really need to keep them organized, so hopefully having the knowledge to make my own folder with help in that area!
Best thing about making your own is that you can customize them to fit whatever office decor you may have!
Hope this gives you some ideas on what to do with that paper you have been hoarding (don't deny it, we all do it)!
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Crafting!
Did you catch my card last Wednesday over on the Brutus Monroe's blog? I used their November stamp from their stamp club as the inspiration for this project. Since the stamp is centered around photos and selfies, I felt it was perfect for adding a little something special to a Christmas card with a photo on it.
We love sending and receiving photos during the holidays, anyway, so why not just incorporate that idea into a card? You can "scrap" your photos on a card and send the whole thing off to your loved ones.
This particular card is on a 5x7 card base, so I love that if you wanted to, you could just place the whole card into a frame and set it on display. What Grandma wouldn't love that?!?
Anyway, if you want to see more photos and details on how I put this card together, you will have to hop on over to Brutus Monroe and read all about it there.
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I love finding new ways to use my photographs. We seem to snap so many pictures and then leave them on our phones or our cameras. Why not print them off and use them in creative ways?
I've done scrapbooking,I've scrapped my photos in a frame, done canvases for my wall to display photos, but I have never used a photo on the front of a card until now!
I've been using lots of little paper scraps from my scrap bin lately, so I continued that trend by using someRibbon Stripe paper from Canvas Corp. Then, I stamped, embossed, and colored in some peonies from Avery Elle's Peonies stamp set. I adhered the flowers to the ribbon stripe paper, and then added a scalloped border on the bottom. I stapled a bit of lace ribbon to the side, as well.
I wanted to do more layering in the background, so I found more scraps of paper and cut them into strips. I used some pink paper from my Mariposa matstack, and then a tiny bit of white glitter paper. I also cut a piece of vellum with my Stitched Journaling card die.
I wanted to add a little more to the plain white background so I used a polka dot stencil from Heidi Swapp and added some dots with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
Then, I adhered everything down!
To finish it off, I glued some tiny pink hearts here and there.
So don't be afraid to try a new way to use your photos! I think sending them this way on a card would be a wonderful way to send photos to grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
I also managed to put together a quick video of this card.
Scrapping some photos to put into frames is my new favorite thing! I just love to scrapbook but I hate to file those layouts away where they will hardly ever be seen! This is a simple way to add a little pizazz to your usual framed photos!
My sister was an angel and took some amazing family photos for us this summer. I went ahead and printed out a few of my favorites in wallet size- 2x3.
Next, I created the striped background by watercoloring some simple stripes at an angle. I didnt worry about them being perfect. I like the hand painted look!
When the background was dry, I arranged my photos, placed soem paper doilies in a few places, a strip of washi tape in the background, and I placed a Heidi Swapp wooden saying towards the left side. I just love this wood cutout. It came with the printed paper that I used to cover the back of it. It fits the colors in the photos perfectly!
For a few last details, I placed some black heart rhinestones here and there, and then wrote the date in with a black Micron pen.
I kept it super simple, because I always feel like if I try to do too much it just doesnt look right!
I havent decided where to place my frame yet, but Im thinking of just keeping it in my craft room for a while. The colors match perfectly with my craft room, and these two guys are the inspiration for most of my projects!
Im also linking this up with:
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge!
I'm half tempted to go ahead and just use all the frames in my house to scrap in! I think its a fantastic way to add a little personality to your decor.
I just love Lawn Fawn stamps. They have such cute images and clever puns! I recently got their "Love You A Latte" stamp set and Im in love! Its full of cute little coffee and tea stamps. When I was looking through the stamps I immediately thought of Canvas Corp's Beans and Bags papers. I thought they'd go well together so I went ahead and matched them up!
I built the background using a scrap of Beans and Bags papers. I also added a few other layers, including a piece that I Distress Inked to match, and a kraft piece that I stamped some little coffee beans on. I also added a scrap of burlap for some texture.
I also got the dies that coordinate with the stamps, so I stamped them out, colored them, and added them to the front of the card. I love how the background is so neutral, and then the stamps add a pop of brightness.
I had some of the die cuts leftover that I wanted to use, so I went ahead and created a gift card holder out of Canvas Corp's mini bags, as well!
Its so fun to take a plain white palate and stamp a pattern on it! I used Distress Inks to stamp the hearts and coffee beans on the background. Then, I layered some E-Flute paper in Chocolate brown over the pattern. I die cut the E Flute into a heart. I thought at first that maybe the E Flute wouldnt work so well being dir cut, but it went through my Sizzix beautifully!
I then just adhered the die cuts on top of the heart. It's so cute! I could see giving someone a gift card to their favorite coffee place in this bag.
So don't be afraid to match up some of your favorite brands and craft with them side by side! You might find that Canvas Corp pairs beautifully with a lot of stamps and products from other companies!
I'm fairly new to the planner world. I only just got my first planner, a Heidi Swapp Memory Planner, two months ago. I am loving it so far! I thought it would be a lot like regular scrapbooking, but turns out the feel is definitely a bit different!
Of course, there are no rules, you just plan, decorate, and share as you like, but here's a few things Ive been crushing on lately...
I have not done any Project Life or Pocket Letters, so the little pocket pages that come with the planner is a different format for me! I worked on this one and I was really pleased with how it came out!
I used a bunch of papers from my scrap bin. Most of these papers you see here are from DCWV's Mariposa paper pad, but there are also a few papers from Canvas Corp, as well.
I also printed off some of our family photos in black and white to add to my pockets. I printed them wallet size, and then just cut them down to fit inside the 2x2 pockets. I chose to do them in black and white because I felt like that helped to give the whole page a unified look.
The upper right photo has a Heidi Swapp cardstock frame around it, as well. I just love it!
The very bottom left pocket I turned into a shaker. I added some pink and white sequins, some tiny die cut hearts that I misted with Tattered Angels' Mint Julep Glimmer Mist, and a die cut coffee mug.
That's what I think to myself as I inch closer and closer to getting all 12 of Hayden's first year layouts done! We are done with 10, just 2 more!
It's taken longer than it should, but I feel its better to take my time and make memorable pages than to just try to rush them.
I wanted the page to look kind of fallish but it ended up looking more like an amusement park theme. Haha. No worries, I still like how it turned out
I used mostly scraps from my stash and a few embellishments here and there.
The little banner was created from the packaging from the chipboard pieces. I thought it was so clever how Prima included that little "bonus" into their package. Since I usually end up using the packaging in my projects anyway, this was perfect!
I also took a process video of how I put it all together.
I have been slowly filling up my Recollections Mixed Media Journal that I titled, "Things I Love". This is the third layout in my journal. Here is how I did the COVER and then my WEDDING THEMED page.
For the page I am sharing with you today, I used the Attwell collection from Fancy Pants Designs to create a page dedicated to my two sons, Isaac and Hayden.
We went ahead with the pregnancy because we believe all life is precious, and we wanted to give Isaac the best shot at life we could. God was gracious, and allowed him to grow to 34 weeks and 4 days. Our short time with him was precious, and I treasure the few photos we have of him.
If you want to hear his whole story in detail, CLICK HERE,
We treasure each day we have with Hayden. Losing a child brought on a lot of different emotions, and I sometimes still have days where I feel all those emotions. But going through that pain also helps me put into perspective how precious Hayden- and EVERY child- is.
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Today Im showing this mini file folder album featuring Simple Stories papers. I have the travel themed papers and they are so much fun. I put together this cute little travel journal/album using the papers and some mini file folders from Canvas Corp Brands. All I had to do was punch holes in the sides of the files and then bind them together using some 1" album rings from The Paper Studio.
I've put together a video walk-through of the album, and Ill post some photos as well.
I wanted to include lots of pockets, journal notes and tags so it would be quick and easy to collect and store vacation trinkets, memories, and photos.
I also did a little misting using TCW's Mini Chicken Wire stencil and Tattered Angel's Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist on a few pages.
Go ahead and check out the video for the "official" album tour and more info on how I put this together. Also, THANKS to Tombow for teaming up with Simple Stories and helping to get these amazing products out there!
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Happy National Scrapbook Day!
I thought the theme was perfect for a little princess so it immediately made me think of my niece. She loves dress-up, and I used a photo of her "crowning" her grandpa.
I was inspired by the shields in the papers. I wanted to make a larger shield to display the photo and some embellishments on, so I cut a shield shape from a cardboard box and covered it with some of the patterned paper. Over the paper on the shield I added some Tattered Angels Java Glaze and some glimmer mist in the color of Tattered Leather. It achieved the aged look I was going for. Then, I also added a touch of Tattered Angel's Pewter glaze, as well. That really gave a metallic look in a few areas.
I made a process video of this layout. I hope it gives you more detail into how I put this together. Some of these last minute touches I did off camera, but most of the process is there in the video.
Thank you so much for your interest in this layout!
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