Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Recital Layouts and Mix-In papers

Having a daughter who has danced since she was 4 years old means lots of recital pictures to scrapbook. Scrapbooking those recital pictures over the years has proved very challenging! There are always lots of different colors to the costumes and backgrounds so choosing papers for scrapbooking these events has been tricky at times. 

I have been loving using the Mix-In Paper Packs from Close To My Heart for her final recital as she graduated from high school. I am excited to share these with you and show you how versatile these papers are.

I worked on these layouts during some recent Scrapbook with me events I have had. All three layouts use papers from various Mix-In paper packs combined with some black and white prints from other paper packs. I love that I can use patterns from multiple Mix-In paper packs and they work so well together! 

You can see the current Mix-In (Mar/Apr) paper pack along with a couple other retired Mix-In paper packs that are still available online on my website here.

I hope you like the layouts. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Easter Treat Bags and a Tutorial

Getting ready for Easter here and had so much fun making these treat bags for family and friends using the Daisy Meadows collection. Excited to share the tutorial for this with you today.

The treat bag uses cardstock for the base and patterned paper for embellishments. I added some stamped images from the Daisy Meadows Cardmaking Stamp Set for some additional fun. I have included a link to a PDF of instructions at the end of this post as well as a process video.

To create this treat bag first cut a piece of 12"x12" cardstock to 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Score this on the 11 1/2" side at 3", 5 1/2", 8 1/2" and 11". Score on the 8 1/2" side at 2 1/2". Score again at 4 3/4" between the 3" and 5 1/2" score lines and from the 8 1/2" score line to the edge as shown in the diagram. 

Cut away the areas as shown in the diagram and then cut up along the score lines from the bottom to make tabs.

Adhere pieces of 2 7/8" x 5" patterned paper to the front and back panels using strong adhesive then line up these panels to punch a handle.

Using strong tape, adhere the side tab behind the front panel then fold in each of the bottom tabs and adhere using strong tape to form the base. Wrap a piece of 12" x 1 1/2" patterned paper around the base.

Add some stamped elements to embellish. Fill with shred and candy, tie with a bow and add a tag for a fun Easter treat.

You can download the PDF of instructions here.

I hope you like the treat bag. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies list:

X7266B - Daisy Meadows Paper Pack
X7266C - Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock
Z3933 - Daisy Meadows Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Z2849 - Peacock Exclusive Inks
Z6502 - Peach Exclusive Inks
Z2896 - Smoothie Exclusive Inks
Z2496 - Pale Pink Triblend Marker

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Daisy Meadows Scrapbooking Workshop

Continuing with my Easter and Spring craftiness here! So excited to share with you my next Scrapbooking Workshop. I had so much fun creating this using the Daisy Meadows collection from Close To My Heart. The layouts in this workshop are perfect for scrapbooking those memories.

This workshop creates 10 12" x 12" scrapbook pages - 5 2-page layouts.  Here are some previews of the layouts you will be able to create with this workshop.

Here is the process video for creating the chevron pattern on Layout 1 of this workshop.

If you are interested in creating this workshop for yourself or with your customers, there are 4 ways to get the files:

1. Follow the Buy Now link on the bottom of this post. The files are $13.50 (USD). 

2. Place a purchase on my Close To My Heart website for $35 or more (before taxes and shipping).

3. Join the VIP Program from Close To My Heart under me. All my VIPS get FREE access to my workshop files.

4. Join my Close To My Heart team, all team members have access to my workshop files.

Supplies Needed for this Workshop

X7266S - Daisy Meadows Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7266C - Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock
X7266D - Daisy Meadows Picture My Life Cards
X7266E - Diasy Meadows Dots
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock

There are optional Cricut Cuts that go with the layouts from this workshop. The link to the Cricut Design Space file is included in the Cutting Guide. You will need to own the Daisy Meadows Cricut digital file collection from Close To My Heart in order to use the cuts in the file. You can purchase the Cricut collection through my affiliate link by clicking on the Cricut icon on this blog. To do the Cricut Cuts you will need the following optional supplies:

X6047 - Black Cardstock
X6044 - Peach Cardstock
X5985 - Smoothie Cardstock

Here is what you will receive with the workshop files:
  • Welcome Page 
  • Cutting Guide with color photos of the papers and directions for cutting the papers needed
  • Layout Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed layouts
  • Consultant Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers
I hope you enjoy creating these layouts just as much as I did creating them!


Friday, March 5, 2021

StarFun Layout

I am in love with this recent Scrapbook with me event layout I completed! The layout used up most of my scraps from the Sweet Safari paper pack along with some leftover Picture My Life cards. I have been using a lot of sketches lately that use smaller pieces of paper or cardstock. These are perfect for Bashing your Stash to use up any leftover papers from a collection.

The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch. You can see this sketch along with others here.

The squares are all 3"x3", 2"x2" or 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" in dimension with banners that are 3/4" or 1" in width. I die cut the title from Canary cardstock and stamped on them using Intense Black Exclusive Ink.

To add something extra to this layout I die cut the stars from Canary and Lagoon cardstock and then ran them through my die cut machine with a dot embossing folder to give some texture to them. I added some faux-stitching to some of the squares and banners as well as around the outside of some squares.

I cut down a 4"x6" Picture My Life card to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and matted it on another card that was cut down to 4"x4" in place of the 4"x4" photo on the right page to have a journaling box.

If you are interested in joining me for one of my twice-weekly Scrapbook With Me events, make sure to like and follow my Facebook page to get notifications of upcoming events.

I hope you like the layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies list:

X7265B - Sweet Safari Paper Pack

X7265D - Sweet Safari Picture My Life Cards

D1966 - Simple Serif Uppercase Stamp Set

Z3760 - Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts

Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks

Z3515 - Black Journaling Pen (.01)