Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Splash Gift Bag - Carta Bella

Hi there everyone! I'm up on the blog today sharing with you a sweet little gift bag that I made using the wonderful Summer Splash collection! I just want to go swimming at a beach or a pool now after playing with this fun set! 
This gift bag would be a really fun gift bag or favor bag for a pool party, someone leaving on a beach vacation would love this or for a party favor. The options are endless with this cute theme!

To make my bag I used a bag die cut and cut it out on my Silhouette. I loved the little palm trees on the Flamingo Fun paper so that is what I chose for my bag. To decorate the bag I used a pink doily to build a scene on.I cut out a circle using the Stitched Circle die cut from the Seaside paper from the 6x6 paper pad.  I layered some stickers from the Element Sticker sheet, and some chipboard accents from the Chipboard Phrases sheet. I added a few enamel dots from the Summer Splash Enamel Dots for some shine.
To finish off the bag I added a double bow to one of the handles from some lovely pink ribbon and a yellow button with  some white crochet thread in the center. I love the pops of pink in this collection.
I'm so glad you stopped by the blog today! I hope I have inspired you to whip up a few of these fun bags for your next Summer Splash Bash! Happy Crafting! 

Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Pink Ribbon
Pink Doily
Yellow Button
White Crochet Thread
Foam tape and dots

A Dogs Tail - Echo Park

Hello everyone! Up on the blog today, I am sharing a handmade card featuring the awesome "A Dog's Tail" collection. Being a dog lover, I had such a fun time playing with all of the fun papers and icons in this collection - it is all too cute!

To make my card, I started with a 5x5 inch cardstock base made from some Ultra White Felt Cardstock.  I then grabbed a red and green dot pattern paper from the 6x6 paper pad. I also cut a strip of Tan paper from the Coordinating Solids set and layed it across the middle of the cards.  I tied a piece of white crochet thread on one end and tied a knot in the end.  I then used a few die cuts from the Ephemera pack and layered them on the front of the card with some foam tape. I then added a few stickers from the Element sticker sheet .
Here are a few close ups of the card:

 I added a few banner pieces to the top edge of of the card and tucked them under the striped die cut.
This was such a fun little card to make and I can't wait to give it  to one of my many dog loving friends. This would cheer anybody up! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

 Products used:
-Ultra White Felt Cardstock
-A Dog's Tail 6x6 Paper Pad
-A Dog's Tail Element Sticker Sheet
-A Dog's Tail Ephemera 
-A Dog's Tail Navy/Tan Coordinating Solid
-Foam Tape
-White Crochet Thread

Gone Camping Layout - Carta Bella

Hello there! I'm up on my blog today sharing a layout featuring the amazing "Gone Camping" collection - what a fun collection this is! I love the art in all of these papers and icons!
 We love to camp in our family so this collection was perfect for scrapbooking some of my favorite photos of us camping in our favorite spot up in the mountains. I started with some kraft cardstock . I added a few water color paint splatters on the backgroud for some interest and then played with a few of the pattern papers in the collection. I love adding  little embellisment and  die cut clusters on my layouts. Here are a few close ups of the clusters:

I added a few strips of journaling along the bottom of the layout:
I had so much fun creating this layout! If you have any sort of outdoorsy type of photos - hiking, fishing or camping- this collection is for you! I hope I have inspired you to make a few layouts of your own using this adorable collection! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Products used:
-Gone Camping Gearing Up
-Gone Camping Border Strips
-Gone Camping Happy Campers
-Gone Camping Fly Fishing
-Gone Camping Sticker Sheet
-Gone Camping Ephemera
-Kraft Cardstock
-White Cardstock for journaling
-Watercolor Paint
-Foam Tape

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Passport Card - Carta Bella paper

Hello everyone!I am sharing a card I made using the awesome Passport line by Carta Bella! Boy does this collection make me want to pack a bag a go somewhere fun! I loved the icons in this line! Here are a few close ups of the card:

I always like to check out what is on the 4x6 cards to use for possible card backgrounds - I loved the postcard card and so I trimmed it down and placed it on my card front. It's always fun to use the journaling cards for things other than journaling and the 4x6 size is perfect for cards. And isn't that flight attendant awesome!  I  loved the "explore" sticker sentiment as well, so it is front and center on my card.

I layered some of the pieces on a stack of suitcases sticker. I made a border from one of the border strip papers in the 6x6 paper pad. I really liked the pop of black along the bottom edge.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I encourage you to check out this amazing collection! The Passport collection will fit all of your travel picture memory keeping needs! I can't wait to use this collection again! Happy Crafting!

Products used:
-Passport 6x6 Paper Pad
-Passport 4x6 Journaling Cards
-Passport Element Stickers
-Passport Ephemera
-Passport Chipboard Accents
-Passport Enamel Dots
Foam tape
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cardstock (for card base)

Mermaid Tales Gift Bags - Echo Park

Hello !I am up on the blog today sharing with you some cute and easy gift bags featuring the lovely Mermaid Tales Collection.

To make my bags, I started with some glassine bags that are approximately 5x7 inches. I used a piece of Mermaid Paradise as a belly band and glued to the center of the bag. I then chose a few of my favorite 3x4 cards and stickers created a few little scenes for the front of the bags. I die cut a few scallop circles from our Stitched Scallop Nesting Dies and tucked them here and there on the cards. I also die cut a 3D bow from the Mini 3D Bow die from some of the Magical Mermaids paper. I glued the bows to a mini white clothespin and  then added a white button and some pink twine. I sprinkled a few iridescent gems on the cards as well.  Here are a few close ups:

These fun little bags would be perfect to add a small gift or gift card. They would also make great Mermaid party favors as well. This collection was SOO much fun to work with - there are so many fun elements to this collection. I hope I have inspired you to pick this one up today! Happy Crafting!

Products used:
-Mermaid Tales 4x4 Journaling Cards
-Mermaid Tales 3x4 Journaling Cards
-Mermaid Tales Magical Mermaids
-Mermaid Tales Mermaid Paradise
-Mermaid Tales Element Sticker
-Stitched Scallop Nesting  Die Set
-Mini 3D Bow Die Set
-Glassine Bags
-Mini White Clothespins
-White button
-Pink twine
-Foam tape

Friday, May 25, 2018

Just Married Card

Hello everyone! I am sharing a card I made using the lovely Just Married collection. I LOVE the beautiful navy blues in this collection - aren't they stunning?
This old fashioned car with the 'Just Married" banner was the center element of my card.  I added the car sticker to the card with some foam tape for some dimension. I tucked a floral sticker behind it for some added pop of color. I added some blue enamel dots as well.
The pattern paper  strip that I used on the left side has the most beautiful gold foil on it and I echoed the gold shimmer with some gold shimmer paint splatters on the off white paper. The scallop pink bow added a fun touch as well to this festive card. I tied a tag with a flower embellishment and one more blue enamel dot for good measure to finish off the card.
Thank you very much for stopping by the blog today! With wedding season quickly approaching, I hope I have inspired you with this card to give a little handmade card to the special couple. Happy Crafting !

Products used:
-Just Married 6x6 paper pad
-Just Married Forever with You 
-Just Married Dark Pink/Cream Coordinating Solid
-Just Married Element Sticker
-Just Married Frames and Tags Ephemera
-Just Married Enamel Dots
Foam tape
Pink Ribbon
White crochet thread

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Have Faith Frame - Echo Park Paper

Hello Echo Park fans - it's Tya up on the blog today sharing a home decor project featuring the Have Faith collection. Are the colors stunning?
I loved this ornate frame and when I saw that the collection contained one of my favorite verse of  scripture, I knew I had to make the verse the star of the project.
To make the background of the frame, I trimmed a 5x7 inch piece of the pink stripe side of the 4x4 Journaling  Cards paper. I then used  a 4 x 5 inch piece of the blue flower side of the 4x6 Journaling Cards paper and glued it to the center of the pink stripe paper. I then took a 1 inch strip of the Yellow paper from the Teal/Yellow Coordinating Solids paper and used a scallop border punch to make a scallop border and placed in on the top and bottom of the blue flower paper. I then cut out the "Be Still and Know" 4x6 card and trimmed it down just a bit so it fit the frame nicely and then added some foam tape to the back for some dimension.
Along the bottom edge I layered a banner die cut shape behind a flower sticker.  I added the "love" die cut shape to the flower sticker with some foam tape and then a few enamel dots as well. I  added this cluster to the outside of the frame.
Along  the top edge I added  some black twine and glued a few banner stickers to the twine. I  added a pretty blue butterfly sticker to the center banner piece and then some foam tape behind the center piece so it wouldn't flop too much.
I am so excited to have this frame as part of my home decor. I hope I have inspired you to use this beautiful collection to showcase your favorite verse as well. Happy Crafting!

Products used:
-Have Faith 4x4 card
-Have Faith 4x6 card
-Have Faith Teal/Yellow Coordinating Solid
-Have Faith Element Sticker
-Have Faith Ephemera
-Black twine
-Foam Dots/Tape
-Scallop Border Punch
-White 5x7 Frame