Saturday, September 14, 2019

It's Getting Scary Card | Carta Bella

Eeek! It's time to start creating some spooky-themed projects! YAY! I love Halloween! Tya here, and today I am sharing my latest handmade card featuring the fun "Happy Halloween" collection.

 This card starts with a black cardstock base. I then used a few papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I tore the bottom edge of the black stripe paper for some added texture. I think it adds a fun little extra pop on the card. I also splattered some black watercolor paint on the orange paper.  Here are a few close-ups of the card:

On the top left corner of the card, I added a bat and an "eek" sticker from the Element Sticker sheet. The card sentiment is from the Ephemera. Isn't that little ghosty boy so cute?

In the bottom right corner of the card, I stacked a tombstone and some cute jack-o-lanterns with a kitty cat peeking out stickers. These are added to the card with foam tape.
 In the bottom left corner, I added 2 grey enamel dots. I tied some black twine into a bow and added it to the back of one of the enamel dots and then stuck both of them to the card.

I had so much fun playing with this collection! The papers are so vibrant and perfect for Halloween and I loved the illustrations as well.  I hope I have inspired you to pick up this darling collection and make yourself some handmade cards to give to your favorite trick or treaters! Happy Crafting!

Happy Halloween 6x6 paper pad
Happy Halloween Ephemera
Happy Halloween Element Sticker
Happy Halloween Solids Kit
Ebony Black Linen Cardstock
Foam Tape
Enamel Dots
Black Twine

So Cute Digital Layout | Bella Blvd

Hi there! Tya here! Today I am sharing a digital scrapbooking layout with you and it was really a lot of fun to create. This week on the blog we are focusing on Washi tape. I love when digital collections have the same elements as physical products and the adorable Addison digital collection has so many super cute washi tapes!

I took a few of the washi tapes and placed them diagonally across the top right corner of my layout. I added some drop shadows to make the tapes look a bit more realistic. I liked being able to use so many of the tapes without the layout looking too busy - the patterns coordinated so well together that they made for a fun decorative element.

I hope I have shown you a fun new way to use washi tape! Even better - digital washi tape NEVER runs out! I LOVE that! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting! 

Cozy Christmas Cards | Echo Park

Hi there - Tya here! I'm so happy to be able to share with you a fun batch of cards I made featuring the simply adorable "Cozy Christmas" collection! This collection is soooo fun! I love the farmhouse type decor feel of this collection! Here are the cards I created:

Here are a few close-ups of the cards. As you can see I used many of the collections cute embellishments on my cards. This one has stickers from the Element Sticker sheet and some Enamel Dots. One trick I did with this card, that I have been loving is adding a layer of vellum between some of my design elements so the patterns don't compete with each other, I love how the vellum softens up the green plaid paper here behind my ephemera sentiment.

On this card, I used the "Tree Farm Greenery" Die Set and  I love all the texture the die gives this card. I added a bit of Glossy Accents on the berries for some shine. The die cuts are backed on some Natural White Linen paper that I ran through my Big Shot using the Holiday Branches Embossing  Folder.

This card has a sticker wreath layered with one of the Chipboard Phrases elements. Isn't that woodgrain paper so warm and welcoming?

This card was fun to make.  I made a little scene on the top section of the card with some stickers and another Chipboard Phrase. I love layering these 2 types of elements together. The different dimensions as far as the stickers being flat, and the chipboard a bit more raised, create some fun depth and interest.

I added two of the red rhinestone Decorative Brads here on the bottom section of the card. I made a little policy envelope type decorative design here some black twine laced around the brads and then tied in a bow. Again a great way to add some texture and dimension to your cards.

I want to thank you all for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to pick up this awesome collection and create cards like these and so many more! It was hard for me to stop at 4 cards with this collection lol! Happy Crafting everyone! 

-Big Shot Embossing Machine
-Black Twine
-Foam Tape and Dots

Fall Market Wreath | Carta Bella Paper

Hello there and welcome! It's Tya up on the blog today sharing a festive fall-themed wreath featuring the spectacular "Fall Market" collection by Carta Bella! Boy did I ever have fun making this wreath! It is going to look great along with all of my fall themed decor in my house this year! My home is decorated in a farmhouse motif so this collection was a dream come true to use! Here is my wreath:
To create the wreath I took all of the pattern papers that have a white background and cut them into 4x4 inch squares. I then traced a kitchen plate that measured approximately 8 inches onto some chipboard. I took a piece of the wood slat side of the Autumn Floral 12x12 paper and cut an 8-inch circle out on my Silhouette. I glued the wood paper to the chipboard.
To create the cone shape on the 4x4 pattern papers, I simply folded them into a cone shape. I stapled the bottom point of the paper with a stapler. I then applied some adhesive to the top of the folded paper. Once the cone shape was made, I simply hot glued the paper cones to the back of the chipboard. Continue doing these steps until you have pattern paper cones all around your chipboard circle. I also hot glued some strands of raffia in between the paper cones for a festive fall touch.
To decorate the center of the wreath I started by hot-gluing some thick burlap twine around the outside rim of my wood pattern paper with some hot glue. I then trimmed the "Fall Sweet Fall" sentiment from the 4x6 Journaling Cards paper. I added this to the center of the wreath with some foam tape.
I decorated the corners of the Fall Sweet Fall card with some chipboard, stickers and enamel dots. I also wanted to add some texture to the wreath so I used the Market Leaves Die Set and a few different Solid papers to make some leaves to tuck behind the other elements. I folded them up a little on the ends for a dimensional effect. 

I had so much fun putting the wreath together! It is going to make a great addition to my fall decor. I hope I have inspired you to pick this beautiful collection up and make a few wreaths of your own! Happy Crafting! 

-Fall Market Fall Floral paper
-Fall Market Happy Harvest paper
-Fall Market Rustling Leaves paper
-Fall Market Pumpkin Patch paper
-Fall Market Autumn Floral paper
-Fall Market Red Gingham paper
-Fall Market Wreaths paper
-Fall Market Harvest Crates paper
-Fall Market Element Sticker
-Fall Market Solids Kit
-Fall Market Chipboard Accents
-Fall Market Chipboard Phrases
-Fall Market Market Leaves Die Set
-Hot Glue
-Burlap Twine
-Enamel  Dots
-Foam Tape 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

No Grass Stains - No Glory | Bella Blvd Digital Layout

Hello! It's Tya and it's my turn up on the blog today! I am sharing my latest digital scrapbooking layout with you. Any soccer moms out there? My youngest daughter has been playing soccer for almost 10 years and is now nearing the end of her high school soccer season. It is a bittersweet memory but one that needs to be shared. I am so proud of her and for all of her hard work and will miss watching her play with her high school team that she has been on since she was a freshman. Here is the digital layout that I created using the awesome "Soccer" digital collection.

I loved the colors and the fun icons and sayings in this collection. I enlarged the "No Grass Stains, No Glory" sentiment and used it for my title. I thought it was fitting these action shots of my little soccer star! That's the great thing about digital is I can resize elements to fit my needs and make the scale of elements different for different effects that I want to achieve. So if you are a Soccer Mom (or Dad)  make sure to pick this great collection up and create some soccer-themed pages of your own! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hip Hip Hooray! Digital Bella Blvd

Hello and Welcome! It's Tya up on the blog today! This week we are sharing projects that feature the awesome Acrylic Word embellishments. I was so excited to see that many of our digital collections come with Acrylic Word files to use! I created this fun birthday-themed layout featuring the new "Wish Big Girl" digital collection.
 So when you get the digital file for the acrylic words they are flat, just like the normal type. By using just a few adjustments you can make the acrylic words seem a little more dimensional and real- looking. I've included an example below.
To achieve the dimensional look, simply place your word on the layout. On the word, right-click the drag-down menu and look for the Blending Options menu. Open that and you will click on Drop Shadow and the Bevel and Emboss buttons. I played around with the slider bars on these menu options until I was happy with the end result. As you can see on my layout, the Hip Hip Hooray looks shadowed and a little dimensional and not flat. Just like a real acrylic word. So with just a few adjustments, you can make your digital embellishments look just like the real thing! It is so cool!
I hope I have inspired you to play around with your digital embellishments and use those fun acrylic words that come in the collections. They really are a great focal point embellishment to any layout! Happy Crafting everyone!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

I am Loved - Digital Layout - Bella Blvd

Hey there everyone! It's Tya here sharing a digital page with you today! All this week we have been sharing ways to stretch our supplies and get the most out of our papers and embellishments. This can also work with your digital supplies as well!
One of the reasons that I love doing digital scrapbooking so much is I never run out of supplies! I can use an embellishment over and over and over again! The layout I created is used with just a few of the lovely floral embellishments that came in the "She Blooms" collection. 
 I simply copied the florals and made three separate clusters of flowers. This would be hard to do with physical products because you usually only get one or two of the same elements. But not with digital elements! I was able to copy each of the floral elements I used three times to make the clusters. It turned out so pretty I think and was super easy to create.
I hope I have shown you something new today on how you can use your digital collections in a fun and creative way! If you haven't tried digital scrapbooking yet- you should try it out today! Thank you for stopping by! 
She Blooms Digital Colletction Bundle

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Fairy Tales Mini Album - Doodlebug Design

If  I had to pick a favorite Doodlebug collection and believe me, this is hard - I would have to say the Fairy Tales collection. It is classic Doodlebug with all the bright colors and whimsical icons. I have been hoarding this just waiting for inspiration to hit and I think I found it! I created this handmade mini album and would love to share it with you today!
Because this album is chock full of flips and flaps and pockets, this would be a very photo heavy post, so I made a little walkthrough video for you to see the inside of the album. It is 6 pages. I constructed it with chipboard and cardstock and used this tutorial to make the pages. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by the blog today and peek at my video. If you have any questions, please let me know!


Fairy Tales Paper Pack
Fairy Tales This and That Sticker
Fairy Tales Icon Sticker
Fairy Tales Odds and Ends
Fairy Tales Cute Clips
Fairy Tales Petite Prints
Doodlebug Cardstock - Bubblegum, Limeade, Swimming  Pool, Orchid

Medium weight chipboard
110 lb weight White cardstock - for pages and cover
Scor- Tape (3/8 inch and 1/4 inch) 
Scoring board
Bone Folder
Foam Tape

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Let's Go - Bella Blvd Digital Layout

Hi there everyone! Tya here sharing a fun digital scrapbooking layout with you! Do you have the travel bug? I sure do and this bug has trickled down to my kids! Recently my daughter went to India on a life-changing humanitarian trip! I loved looking at the excitement in her eyes as she and her traveling group got ready to embark on this amazing journey! So, of course, I had to scrapbook this wonderful memory!

I used the awesome "Let's Go" digital collection to create my page. This kit is filled to the brim with some super fun travel-themed icons and papers. I loved layering the cloud, sun and airplane files to go along with my title on my page. The colors here are so fun too! I love primary colors with black! I added a few different embellishments in the corners as well as a few stitches and paint splatters I have in my digital scrapbooking stash! I love how quick it came together and I can't wait to scrapbook more of our travel adventures with this cute line! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Teen Spirit Girl Card | Echo Park Paper

 Hello there! It's Tya up on the blog today sharing with you a handmade card featuring the cute-as-can-be Teen Spirit Girl collection. This collection for sure had me hooked from the moment I saw it! I had all the heart eyes for it :) So, so many fun icons to play with! It was hard not to keep adding more and more to my card, but I think what I settled on turned out pretty cute lol!
 As you can see, I used several different patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad and for the orange piece, I did trim down one of the 4x4 cut apart cards. The card was then decorated with some of the Ephemera, stickers, black twine and some enamel dots for some shine, Here are a couple of close-ups of the card:
 Isn't that Converse sneaker so adorable? And all the Emojis are so fun too!
This collection is SO MUCH FUN! As a mama of teenagers- this line was perfect for some of those older kid moments. I plan to give this to my sweet 17-year-old daughter to remind her of this special time in her life and to enjoy it now because guess what's next? .....Adulting! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

-Teen Spirit Girl 6x6 paper pad
-Teen Spirit Girl Element Stickers
-Teen Spirit Girl 4x4 Journaling Cards
-Teen Spirit Girl Ephemera
-Black Twine
-Enamel Dots
- Carta Bella Ultra White Felt cardstock for the card base

Thursday, June 20, 2019

More Precious than Rubies | Echo Park Paper

Hi there! It's Tya and I am up on the blog today to share a sweet card I made using the Forward with Faith collection. This line is so beautiful and includes some of my favorite colors to work with. I love any line that includes black and tan with pops of bright colors! It is simply gorgeous! Here is my card:

I used a lovely floral and a pink pattern paper from the 6x6 paper pad for my background papers. I added a bit of lace ribbon along the border of the two papers. I then got to decorating the card. I love making clusters of different kinds of embellishments on my cards. I layered a few different pieces of  Ephemera on a kraft colored doily. I did add some foam tape behind the Ephemera pieces for some dimension.

I added a floral sticker from the Element Sticker sheet to the bottom corner of the card. I added a few black enamel dots to the card for some shine. I also tied a knot on the small tag with some white crochet thread.
This card was one of my favorites to put together and the sentiment is so lovely as well, I knew I  wanted that to be the focal point of this card. This collection has so many wonderful icons and embellisments, I could have made many more cards with these inspirational words on them. So if you are looking for a religious-themed collection - please consider Forward in Faith! Happy Crafting!

-Forward in Faith 6x6 paper pad
-Forward in Faith Element Sticker sheet
-Forward in Faith Ephemera
-Forward in Faith Frames and Tags Ephemera
-White Crochet Thread
-Enamel Dots
-Kraft Doily
-Lace Ribbon
-Foam Tape
-4 1/4 x 5 1/2 White Cardstock for Card base

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

America the Beautiful Card | Echo Park Paper

Hi there - Tya here! I am up on the blog today sharing a handmade card featuring the amazing "America the Beautiful" collection! Wow! What a great collection to celebrate my favorite holiday - the 4th of July! I am such a huge fan of anything "Americana" themed so this collection really spoke to my patriotic loving heart!
To create this card I started with a white cardstock card base and layered a piece of Dusty Blue Coordinating Solid Paper, and some Navy Linen Cardstock. I  ran the navy cardstock through my manual die cutting machine to emboss it using the Grid  Embossing Folder. I then chose some of my favorite pieces of pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad to decorate the rest of the card.
 Here are a few close-ups of my card embellishments.
I tied some light blue bakers twine around the red and white striped paper. I  love how it brought out the dusty blues in the collection. I loved the bunting sticker so that was stuck to the card across the  top. To make the medallion shape, I used my manual die cutting machine to cut out a circle from the smallest circle die in the Stitched Circle Nesting Die Set. I did this with some Red Solid Coordinating paper. I located the "Happy Fourth of July" sticker and the star sticker from the Element Sticker sheet I then cut a banner shape out of some blue gingham 6x6 pattern paper. Under the red circle, I placed a blue banner sticker on underside. I then cut a banner from the blue gingham 6x6 paper pad and glued it to the card base. I then added the medallion piece to the card with some foam tape.

In this corner, I added a  couple of stickers from the Element Sticker sheet to the card front with foam tape. Isn't that wood crate sticker so fun? Loved it and knew when I saw it I needed to make a  card using it. 
This card came together so quickly! I can't wait to make more! I hope this card has inspired you to pick up this wonderful collection to make some of your own patriotic projects! Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

-America the Beautiful Solids Kit
-America the Beautiful 6x6 paper pad
-America the Beautiful Element Sticker Sheet
-Grid Embossing Folder
-Navy Linen Cardstock
-Ultra White Felt Cardstock
-Stitched Circle Nesting Die Set
-18 inch Bakers Twine
-Manual  Die Cut Machine
-Foam tape

Summer Adventure Card - Echo Park

Hey there! Tya here! I am up on the blog today sharing this fun card featuring the adorable Summer Adventure collection! I LOVE this line so much! It's just so whimsical and the icons are so cute! I had a lot of fun designing this card.

 To create this card I made a card base from some kraft cardstock and then cut out a few of my favorite pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I used a woodgrain for the background and accented with some orange pattern paper and some blue star pattern paper. I ran the orange paper through my manual die cut machine using the zig-zag edge from the Yesterday Edges Die set. I placed some light blue stamping ink on the center of some white cardstock for a subtle sky background and then got to decorating the card front.

The card sentiment is made from a piece of the Ephemera. I loved how it captures the fun nature of the cute camper kids on the card front. I placed an arrow sticker along the bottom edge. This is added to the card with some foam tape.

I added the chipboard Teepee to the left side of the card and then added the camping kid
sticker to the right side and overlapped them a bit. The kid stickers have some foam tape on them for dimension. I added a few star stickers from the Element Sticker sheet around the card as well. I wrapped some yellow twine along the bottom edge.
These cute trees are from the Tree Trio Die Set.  I used some light green cardstock and some dark green and brown papers from the Coordinating Solids paper. I added these to the card behind the camping kids. I love adding die cuts to my cards - it's a fun way to customize your creations!
That's all there is to this fun card- it was a joy to work with this collection and I cannot wait to create more projects with the Summer Adventure line! I hope you will too! Happy Crafting!


-4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Kraft Cardstock
-4 1/4 x 5 1/2  inch Woodgrain  Summer Adventure 6x6 Pattern paper
-4 x 5 inch Orange Pattern Summer Adventure  6x6 Pattern Paper
-3 x 4 1/4 inch Blue Star  Summer Adventure 6x6 Pattern Paper
-Summer  Adventure Teal/Brown Coordinating Solid
-Summer Adventure Green/Orange Coordinating Solid
-Summer Adventure Element Sticker
-Summer Adventure Ephemera
-Summer Adventure Chipboard Accents
-Summer Adventure Tree Trio Die Set
-Yesterday Edges Die Set
-Manual Die Cutting Machine
-Light Green cardstock
-3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch White cardstock
-18 inches Yellow Twine
-Light Blue Stamping Ink
-Foam Tape