I don't know about y'all, but sometimes I can get lost when I try to start a layout. I try to come up with new arrangements but I seem to keep going back to doing the same old thing! That's where this sketch came in really handy for this layout!
I found a sketch on Citrus Twist Kits' blog and it inspired this layout. I loved the grouping of several small photos together with all the embellishments around it.
I started by pulling out little bits and embellishments from my stash that would work on this particular sketch. I used some paper doilies for the big circles in the background, and some little scalloped punched circles for the little ones. I layered those behind some polka dot paper, and some Canvas Corp burlap.
My base paper is from a Heidi Swapp paper pad that was so pretty I just had to pick it up. I found it at Tuesday Morning. They have some great prices there!
I used some pink tags behind my photos, as well, and I tied some black and white ribbon onto them.
The photos I used I printed in wallet size and in black and white. After I figured out what size I wanted them to be, I trimmed them down a little more and matted them in their places.
The biggest photo I framed with a glittery gold Heidi Swapp Memory Planner frame. These frames are made to fit in your planner's pocket pages, but I thought it looked perfect on this layout so I went with it!
The title for this page I created by using a stamp and stencil set from Heidi Swapp, as well. I brushed on the heart with some Spun Sugar Distress in and then stamped the sentiment over that.
I also added a few embellishments like the heart sticker and the paper bow I cut with my Cricut.
I know this layout turned out very girly, so I plan to replace my son's photos with some photos of a little girl. Im sure he will thank me for it later!
Maybe I can recreate this layout in a more boyish theme?
Anyway, I had a fun time creating this layout and photographing it with my toddler trying to get his hands on it as you can see...
So thanks for coming by to take a look!! I hope you enjoyed the layout and if you want to watch the process, I made a video!
I'm also linking this project up with:
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge!
Have a great day, and happy crafting!
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 really havent done a lot of mixed media journaling so I have been surprised at how much I've been enjoying this Recollections Mixed Media Journal. The pages are so fun to build on and work with. For this page I went with a fun, summery travel theme!
I wanted to use my Naturally Aged Weathered Copper Kit from Tattered Angels on this page, so I went ahead with those paints to build the background. Since there was a lot of gold shimmer in the paints, I decided to go with the gold theme, and I love the final result!
I used my Cricut and cut out a bunch of these paper feathers out of plain white cardstock. Then, I used a heavy layer of Camel Glimmer Glam over the feathers. I also created some bubbly texture on the feathers by holding my heat tool very close to the paint and letting it bubble up. This is a fun feature of the Glam paints- they react to the heat to add some gorgeous texture.
After the feathers were dry I glued them down using my Tombow glue stick. I left some of the edges unglued so they would curl up a little bit.
To create the vintage hot air balloons, I used some chipboard balloons from my stash and covered them with an old book page, sticking them down with Clear Glimmer Glam. Then, I sprayed Vintage Brass Glimmer mist over them and dried it, leaving some messy gold splatters on top. I wrapped the bottoms in twine and then drew on some lines to give them more of a hot air balloon look.
I layered some paper and vellum behind the balloons, and I also did some heat embossing on them with gold embossing powder. For some finishing embellishments, I added some metal gears and some clusters of clear, tiny beads here and there.
If you want to see the process of how all this came together, go ahead and watch the video I put together!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
I don't know about you, but as soon as August rolls around each year I immediately jump to Autumn! Fall is my all time favorite season so I love decorating for it.
I have this little white 7 Gypsies crate that has so many fantastic uses. I've used it in the past for a S'mores Party, but I thought it was time for an update.
I took my Stitched Leaves dies from Lawn Fawn and cut a ton of leaves from plain white paper. Then, using a number of fall colors from Tattered Angels, I misted the leaves with Glimmer Mists.
After my leaves were dry, I glued them onto the crate using some Tombow liquid glue. I also cut a circle and a scalloped circle to layer the leaves on. I stamped the front circle with a woodgrain stamp, and the scalloped circle I embossed the edges with gold embossing ink.
For a finishing touch, I added some gold sequins from Doodlebug and then tied some cord around the side.
I don't actually know what I want to fill this crate with yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something!
I made a little show-and-tell video just to give you a better idea of the process. Enjoy!
Im also linking this project up with:
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge!
For this card I channeled my inner Lisa Frank. I remember being a girl and saving all my earnings so I could go buy that set of Lisa Frank stationary or stickers. I loved all the bright colors and fun animals!
I started by blending several colors of Distress Ink on the background. I used Broken China, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade.
Then, I took some Java Glaze from Tattered Angels and painted on the cheetah print with a paintbrush. I have a cheetah print pajama top that I actually copied the print from (glamourous, I know!).
When the glaze was dry, I cut a piece of CCB burlap and then embossed the sentiment in white on a piece of vellum. The word "birthday" I cut with my Sizzix and then used my Tombow Stamp Runner to adhere it down.
The last step was just to embellish it using a few Doodlebug sequins!
I'm linking this card up with:
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by today and if you are interested, check out some of the products I used!
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!
Hello again! I have another fun card to share with you!
I recently won a $20 gift card to Scrapbook.com. Let me tell you, I had SO much fun shopping, but it was hard to narrow down my choices! I settled for some fun goodies, and made an unboxing video of it...
As I was playing around with my new toys, I managed to pull this card together. I used the Prima Stamp on the background, and then embossed it in gold. I then took several red shades of Distress Ink and blended them onto the background.
After that, I took my large flower stencil from Heidi Swapp and scraped some black Dreamweaver's embossing paste over it. I just love the matte look this paste gives!
After the paste was dry, I took the whole piece that I worked on and adhered it to a black cardstock base. I also added a little scalloped edge to the bottom. I inked this scallop up with more distress inks as well, to help it match.
Since I really wanted the whole background to stand out, I left the sentiment simple. Just a small, embossed saying on vellum, stapled to the side.
I was so caught up in playing with my new craft goodies that I didn't turn on the camera to get a video process of this card. Sorry! Sometimes creativity just happens.
This card is linked to:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by! I have links below to some of the products I used.
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.
So glad you found me! This blog is my little space where I can share bits about my life and my latest crafting projects (mostly handmade cards). My goal is to share, inspire, and to be a positive presence in the creative community.
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