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

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Echo Park Imagine That Boy Card

Hello everyone - it's Tya up on the blog today sharing a fun handmade card featuring the adorable Imagine That Boy collection. I LOVE this collection so much! It's so full of darling icons that capture all things "boy" so perfectly. I simply loved working with this collection.

I loved the bright color pallet of this collection with the navy , aqua and orange and the pops of silver. Some of my favorite colors!
 I used a few pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad, some tags from the Frames and  Tags Ephemera, some stickers from the Element Sticker sheet and some pieces from the Chipboard accents to decorate the front of the page. The tag is topped with one of the adorable brads from the Decorative Brads.
 How awesome is this super hero boy? I knew I had to use him on this card the second I saw him! And I loved the sentiment on the label - go be awesome!

I hope I have inspired you to pick up this amazing  collection and make up a few cards. There are so many fun icons and sayings , you can make oodles of cards or tags for your favorite boy! Happy Crafting everyone!

Products used:
-Imagine That Boy 6x6 Paper Pad
-Imagine That Boy Orange Coordinating Solid
-Imagine That Boy Frames and Tags Ephemera
-Imagine That Boy Element Sticker Sheet
-Imagine That Boy Chipboard Accents
-Imagine That Boy Decorative Brads
-4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Ultra White Felt Cardstock
-Foam Tape

Wish Upon a Star Card - Echo Park

Hi there everyone! It's Tya up on the blog today! Boy does making this card give me "Disney Fever"! I want to hop on a plane and get to the Happiest Place on Earth right now! If you are a Disney lover like me, this  line is for you!

To make this card I used a kraft card base and layered the plaid and yellow dot papers from the 6x6 paper pad for the background.I tied a 24 inch piece of black and white twine around the middle and tied it in a bow on the bottom. I used the cute black dot frame as a base to add a chipboard castle and some firework stickers. 

For the sentiment I turned to the Frames and Tags Ephemera and found the "Imagine" die cut and  added it to the top of the castle with foam tape. I added some enamel stars on top of the castle and and sentiment as well.

To finish the card off, I  added a kraft cloud sticker, a chipboard cloud sticker and a cute enamel balloon to the top right corner.
This was such a fun card to put together! This collection has oodles of fun icons and sayings that I  can't wait to use on my next magical project! Thank you for stopping by today!

-Wish Upon a Star 6x6 Paper Pad
-Wish Upon a Star Frames and Tags Ephemera
-Wish Upon a Star Enamel Shapes
-Wish Upon a Star Chipboard  Accents
-Wish Upon a Star Element Sticker Sheet
-4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Kraft Cardstock
-Foam Tape
-Black and White Bakers Twine

Good Day Sunshine Card- Echo Park

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Hi there - Tya here sharing with you a happy little card featuring the sweet Good Day Sunshine collection. Boy, do I just adore this collection so much! The colors are stunning! So bright and cheery! I just want it to be summer right now!  To make the card I started off with a white cardstock base and  then layered a piece of blue floral paper from the 6x6 paper pad as the background.
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I cut out 2 rectangles from the Stitched Rectangle Die cut. The larger rectangle from some pink dot 6x6 pattern paper and then a smaller rectangle from some white cardstock. I layered these on the background. I used a bright yellow tag from the Frames and Tags Ephemera and placed it on the card. I located a plaid frame and added to the card with  some foam tape. I  added a pinwheel sticker and 2 enamel dots up in the right corner.
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I then located the "Life is Better in the Summer" tag from the Frames and Tags Ephemera and  added it to the card base with foam tape. I decorated the tag further with a cute mason jar chipboard piece and a lemon and cherry sticker from the Element Sticker Sheet. These pieces have foam tape behind them as well. I also added a teal enamel dot in the bottom corner.
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To finish off the card I added a cute teal dot grosgrain bow along the bottom for some added texture.

If you haven't had a chance to take a peek at this gorgeous line, you should! It is so fun! You will want an ice cold glass of lemonade when you are done- I  promise! I hope I have inspired you  to pick this line up and create some Good Day Sunshine projects of  your own! Happy Crafting! 

-Foam Tape
-Teal polka dot grosgrain ribbon

Spring Market Card - Carta Bella

Hello there- it's Tya up on the blog today sharing a handmade card featuring the lovely Spring Market line by Carta Bella. Wow is this line gorgeous! I love the homey feel of this line. The colors are simply beautiful.

The wood paneling paper in the 6x6 paper pad were the perfect background for the card. I loved the look of the paper to build the other layers on to. I used some pretty pink patterned paper also found in the 6x6 paper pad and used the Stitched Rectangle die cut to make the next layer.  I then started using some frames, tags and chipboard to decorate the front of the card:

I wanted to add a few delicate touches to the card so I die cut some leaves from the Jolly Branch Trio die cut and then add a few sprinkles of some enamel dots in the corners. I added some white crochet thread to the tags to finish the card off.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to pick up this beautiful collection and make some cards to send to your special friends. Happy crafting!

Products used:
-Spring Market 6x6 paper pad
-Spring Market Element Sticker
-Spring Market Chipboard Accents
-Spring Market Frames and Tags Ephemera
-Spring Market Enamel Dots
-White Felt Cardstock
-Jolly Branch Trio Die Set
-Stitched Rectangle Die Set
-White Crochet Thread
-Foam Tape

Celebrate America Card - Echo Park

Hi there Echo Park fans! It's Tya up on the blog today! My favorite holiday is the 4th of July and the amazing Celebrate America line perfectly captures all the fun elements of this holiday.

I created a fun handmade card using some of these fantastic products. Are the colors gorgeous?

This card was made using some Navy Blue Felt cardstock for the background and then I used various papers, journaling card papers and the element stickers.

 I also added some enamel dots and a simple white crochet thread bow finishes off the decorations.
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting us today! I hope I have inspired you to grab this adorable collection and make some America themed projects of your own! Happy Crafting!

Navy Blue Felt Cardstock
Celebrate America 3x4 Journaling Cards
Celebrate America 4x4 Journaling Cards
Celebrate America 4x6 Journaling  Cards
Element Stickers
Enamel Dots
White Crochet Thread
Foam tape

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wish Upon a Star Traveler's Notebook - Echo Park

Hello Echo Park fans!  Tya here and I am super excited to share with you what I have been up to in my studio! I have truly fell head over heels in love with Travelers Notebooks! Their smaller size is perfect for showcasing  special photos and memories just like I did here with my spread I did using the super fun Wish Upon a Star Traveler's Notebook!

This collection is full of fun icons and classic colors and I loved using all sorts of different embellishments to decorate my pages.

Here are some close ups of the pages.:

I can't wait to fill up this book with the many photos I took of this memorable trip I took with my daughter. I love the smaller size of the travelers notebooks! It is going to make it so easy to fill up an entire book full of pages and special photos. Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Black Travelers Notebook
Mouse and Me photo corners
Wish Upon A Star Travelers Notebook Ephemera
Dream Big paper
Smile Words paper
Best Day Buttons paper
Wish Upon A Star Element Sticker
Wish Upon A Star 6x6 paper pad
Wish Upon A Star Enamel Dots
Black and White Bakers Twine
Foam Tape

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Be You - Echo Park Alice in Wonderland Collection

 Hi there everyone- It's Tya sharing a layout with you today! I had such a fun time creating this layout of my daughter using the lovely Alice in Wonderland collection. The colors and frilly floral icons were just what this feminine layout needed! So many of the sentiments in this collection are so sweet and uplifting and I loved making this layout recording some words of encouragement to my daughter.

To create this layout I started with  some Cream Solid paper as the background. I die cut a pretty lattice design heart using my Silhouette and some white cardstock. I traced the heart on a piece of the floral side of the 4x4 Journaling Card paper and glued it to the back of the heart. I used a yellow watercolor crayon along the outer edge of the heart for some added color. I cut some rectangles from the Always Curious and Dream Big papers I cut a banner shape from the Daydream paper and then placed my photos on top. I cut the Be You title from this cut file found in the Silhouette Design store from some Pink Solid paper.

I layered a flower cluster sticker under the corner of my photos and then added a blue chipboard butterfly and the "Sweet Little Lady" chipboard banner as well.

Along the top edge of the layout I cut a piece of the Magical Adventure paper and the pink dot border strip from the Border Strips paper and glued them down. I then added some chipboard teapot, tea cup and mushroom border to the top edge. I added the "Always Choose Happy " label from the Frames and Tags Ephemera. This cluster of embellishments is finished off with a golden key sticker from the Element Sticker Sheet.

Under the other corner I layered a chipboard flower cluster and chipboard pink butterfly. I added a few small yellow flower stickers and some black watercolor splatters to finish off the layout.

This was such an amazing collection to work with and I can't wait to make more projects with the Alice in Wonderland line! I hope I have inspired you to pick this one up!

-Cream Coordinating Solid
-Pink Coordinating Solid
-Alice in Wondeland 4x4 Journaling Cards
-Alice in Wonderland Always Curious 
-Alice in Wonderland Dream Big
-Alice in Wonderland Daydream
-Alice in Wonderland Magical Adventure
-Alice in Wonderland Border Strips
-Alice in Wonderland Element Sticker
-Alice in Wonderland Frames and Tags Ephemera
-Alice in Wonderland Chipboard Accents
-Alice in Wonderland Chipboard Phrases
-Ultra White Felt Cardstock
Be You Cut File (Silhouette Shape #254677)
-Silhouette Machine
-Foam Tape

Friday, March 9, 2018

Echo Park Happy Spring Flower Pot

Hello everyone - it's Tya here on the blog today. I don't know about you but I have a serious case of Spring Fever and the adorable Hello Spring Collection was just what I needed to get a little dose of spring in my life. I decided to create a cute flower pot that would be fun to add some seeds or other little gifts to give or for some festive home decor.

I used a SVG cut file to create this pot and it can be found here. I used my Silhouette to cut out the parts of the pot.The beautiful flowers on the blue side of the Spring Flowers paper were the perfect base of the pot. I loved the stripe on the Spring Showers paper make the cutest rim. The pot is placed on a saucer made from the pink flower side of the Happy Spring paper.

I made a tag from the Happy Spring paper using a tag punch and a scallop edge border punch. I  layered a few stickers from the Element sticker sheet on the tag with some foam tape. I tied some white ribbon to to the rim of the pot  and then added the tag to the bow with some white crochet thread. I added some foam tape behind the tag so it stays in place.

These beautiful 3D flowers were cut out from the yellow plaid side of the 4x6 Journaling Cards paper. I attatched the flowers together with some white pearl brads. I cut out a few leaves from the Yellow/Green Coordinating Solid paper in the Easter Solids papers. I added the flowers to the front of the pot with some foam tape.
This pot was very fun to put together and would make a really fun gift or home decor piece. Thank you  for stopping by today!

Products used:
Hello Spring Spring Flowers
Hello Spring Spring Showers
Hello Spring Happy Spring
Hello Spring Element Stickers
Hello Easter Yellow/Green Solids 
Tag punch
Scallop Border Punch
Foam Tape
Pearl Brads
White ribbon
White crochet thread
SVG Cuts Mom's Garden Gifts cut file
Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine

Monday, February 12, 2018

So Punny | Pizza Box Valentine Class Treats

So how fun is this So Punny Collection? I adore it! It is perfect for making Valentines- especially Valentines for kids! I thought it would be fun to make a batch of Valentine class treats using the darling Pizza icons that are now an adorable cut file! Cut files are great to use when you have to make a big batch of Valentines like for a child's class or a bunch of friends.
I made the boxes from this file on my Silhouette. Super simple and quick to put together. I used some Cherry , Limeade and Lily White Gingham Linen pattern paper for the box bases.The pizzas were downloaded here over on Lori Whitlock's site. I used Pizza #1 and Pizza #2.  I downloaded these and opened them as an SVG file in my Silhouette program. I used some CherryMarigoldMaple, and Beetle Black Textured Cardstock  on the pizzas. I glued the pizzas together and  then added a few pink Sprinkle Enamel dots for the cheeks on the pizzas.

Inside the boxes I found some of these Gummy Pizzas that fit perfect inside the boxes. They are such a fun little surprise and my kids love them so hopefully other kids do to :)

Here are some close ups of the boxes. I decorated each on with some cute sentiments from the Chit Chat ephemera. The large hearts are also from the Chit Chat. The small tiny hearts are from the new Tiny Hearts Sprinkles. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hopefully I have inspired you to ditch those boring boxed store bought Valentines and make these little cuties with your kiddos today! Happy Crafting!