Thursday, June 21, 2018

Planner Tags and Holder| with Anabelle

One of the things I love most about being part of the paper crafting community is the chance to make 'planner friends' online. Trading supplies and sending little treats is a big part of the fun. I have found myself recently including tags in the envelopes that I send out. I decided to create a set to use this summer. I made three matching tags and made a holder for them. Here's how they turned out.

I used one of the cards from the card pack and tucked the tags inside. The jelly clip served as a closure. I decorated the card front with stickers, a die cut and my favorite Abigal font letter stickers.
Each tag had a theme. This first one is all about a tropical vibe - sitting under a palm tree with a yummy drink.

I love the chit chat die cuts. They really make the greatest accents on my projects. As you can see, I used white cardstock for the base of the card. I love how the white makes the colors in the Sweet Summer collection just pop!  I used some punched paper and a sticker border. Then, I embellished each with the die cuts.

This tag is all about the yummy sweet treats we love to have in the summer time. The rainbow banner and umbrella make it so much fun.
My last tag reminds me of sitting on the beach and listening to my favorite music. The little cassette tape brings back lots of memories of me doing just that!

The best part about these gift tags is that they are a little gift themselves. The bow at the top detaches and is a planner clip. I made them using paper from the 6 by 6 pad and a metal die cut. There are digital bow die cuts as well. And you can even find bow templates online to print out, if die cutting isn't your thing. I love how these turned out and think I will be making a LOT of them now.

Aren't they so fun???  Can't wait to send them off to their new homes.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Matchbox Gift Containers | with Karen

My oldest daughter is celebrating her birthday soon and this year her chosen theme is a little more generic than previous years. I'm normally crafting up a storm to match a favourite TV show or movie, however, this year she decided on a watermelon theme. Um, yes, especially as I had the new and adorable Sweet Summer collection on my craft table to inspire her.

We always have a little family and friends BBQ at the beginning of July for her birthday and I love putting together treat containers for each family to take home. While I originally planned on making each box the same, I thought it was a bit more fun and colourful to vary it with different cuties from the Odds and Ends pack. So while the watermelon will be the main focal point and appears somewhere on each box, there are going to be a few fruity characters making their appearance in there too!

This is a fun pop-up drawer design from the Lori Whitlock store that I modified to feature these cute die cuts. Pull open the drawers to reveal your treat....
...and a little pop up surprise. Besides using some adorable Petite Prints paper (this paper worked great because the inside of the box ends up being a different pattern) and patterned paper from the Sweet Summer collection for the base, the main focus are the cute die cuts from the Odds and Ends pack. 

I even layered a few of the cuts and to create some more dimension (and cuteness) simply by using some foam adhesive to adhere the flowers on top of the fruit.
It doesn't get cuter than this!
I also added a few Glitter Sprinkles to each box for some fun texture...
...and a mini doilie and a couple of mini clothespins to each box. Oh, such a sweet way to say thank-you for coming out to celebrate with us! I can't wait to see what my daughter decides to stuff inside these cute boxes. I hope they make out family and friends smile!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Graduation Cards | with Virginia

In a few weeks time, there will be hollow echos through school hallways and we'll hear the laughter of kids outside as they ramp up for some Summer fun!   Here are some graduation and end-of-school card ideas using the Hat's Off collection.  I made the cards monochromatic with touches of silver foil, all that is needed are school specific color embellishments for that extra pop!
I like to use the cut-apart-cards paper for the card design.  It's so easy to fussy cut out the frame or shape(s) to make instant die-cut elements.
The 4x4 cut-apart card originally had the sentiment 'Let the Adventure begin', you can change up the sentiment to suit your theme. This card would be great for a teacher who is ready to enjoy a splash of Summer fun after a busy school year.
No matter what grade your child is graduating from, it always deserves some recognition!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Lemonade Stand Gift Set using Cut Files | with Brigit

Here's a fun gift set I created using the Sweet Summer paper collection and embellishments along with some of the svg files you can get at Lori Whitlock's shop or Silhouette Design Store.
Since lemonade is one of my favorite summer drinks I just had to make a box card using the lemonade stand svg file and a matching box using the lemon slice.
The box card was easily created by welding some of the pieces together to form the box. I like to do all my designing in silhouette studio business edition and saving as an svg so I can import it into cricut design space and cut it out on my Cricut Maker.
You can see the dimension in the photo above. There are two inside pieces for the pitcher and glass and a back panel for the speech bubble and tree. Embellishments used from mini icon sticker sheet, this & that stickersfun fruit shape sprinklesodds & ends and chit chat pack. Patterned paper used, coconut grove, catching a wave and happy hour 12 x 12 sheets.
The box was super simple I used the 3.5" circle box from Lori's shop, I cut it down a little because I wanted a thinner box, then sized the lemon slice to fit the top.
The box is embellished with a chit chat speech bubble, fun fruit shape sprinkle, flower from the odds & ends and summer assortment sprinkles. Cardstock used, sunshine textured and lemon gingham and to finish it some swimming pool twine.

Hope you enjoyed this gift set, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Planner Pages | with Jomelle

"Tweet Tweet" The cute birds had my full attention when I was creating my weekly layout. I just love all the bright yet sweet colors of the birds from Doodlebug's Hello range. 
 Even though this collection came with beautiful washi tapes, I decided to cut up the strip of birds from the 12x12 cardstock and used it as a washi. I added the strip on top and the bottom of the second half of my weekly layout.
 For the first half of the week, I decided to use the ribbon strip as a washi which I cut out from the same 12x12 cardstock.
  I wanted to try out the pens I recently purchased from the Dollar Store to see if they were any good. So of course I had to use them in my layout since they match with the colors perfectly. I actually liked how they write. 
 We can't forget all about Father's Day. I want say "Happy Father's Day" to all the Dad's out there. Special Shout out to my hubby Mr. Jordan Gomez who loves us unconditionally. Thank you for everything that you do and for being the most unselfish person I know. We Love You.
I thought it'll be cute to make a pocket out of the birds 12x12 cardstock to hold Odds & Ends pieces and anything else I will be using in my planner. I think that whatever pieces I put in this pocket will look cute since well "Hello" we're talking about Doodlebug here, they make anything and everything super cute.

"Bye Bye Birdie" I hope you enjoy viewing my weekly layout in my planner. Have a great day.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Short Hair Layout | with Caroli

Today I want to share this layout that documents something really special that happened to me a few weeks ago. I have had long hair since I can remember, I love it long and all messy. Although, I've always wanted to cut it really short but never had the guts to do it... until now!
So, a few weeks ago I finally cut my hair over the shoulders and it felt great! I was scared of looking weird but I love the result, and how light it feels. This is what I wanted to document in this layout using the beautiful collection 'Hello', so sweet and feminine, perfect for the subject of my project.
I used a gorgeous banner cut file by The Cut Shoppe for the base of my design which I machine stitched. I added two pics, one in color and one in black and white. I love to combine photos for a more interesting composition. 
I wrote my tittle using Doodlebug's Abigail alpha in mint and a word I cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I also used a tiny heart shaped sprinkle as the dot of the "i", I think its such an adorable detail!
I created my embellishment clusters using lots of flowers from the Hello Odds&Ends pack and also by hand cutting them from the patterned papers of this collection. Fussy cutting is one of my fave techniques for scrapbooking so I enjoyed the process and ended up with lots of flowers.
I also used some stickers and some Chit Chat pieces as well as some of the gold heart sprinkles, love them!

I had a lot of fun documenting this big event in my life and playing with this beautiful and girly collection. I hope you liked this project and get inspired to work on your scrapbooks as well.

Have a lovely day!

Friday, June 15, 2018

You Got This! Mini Album | with Traci

Sometimes a friend or family member needs support or a little encouragement.  This mini album is a sweet way to tell them you're there for them, or a great reminder to yourself that "You Got This!" 
For the cover I used some stickers from the Hello This and That sheet and a cute pink poppy Doodlepop.
I used the icon stickers and beautiful blossom shape sprinkles throughout the album.  I just love the gold foil on the stickers! 
This little envelope is the perfect spot to tuck in a favorite quote, verse, or encouraging note.
Thanks for letting me share my mini with you today!  Please stop by my blog at Artsy Albums to check out more of my mini album and Doodlebug projects!
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