Friday, 29 April 2016

How to create a quick and easy box


This little box is so simple to create and perfect for prettying up a little gift. It even fits a gift card! It's made from 1 sheet of 8-1/2"x11" piece of cardstock! I used blushing bride cardstock for the box and the Love Blossoms paper stack to decorate it.


I love this butterfly cut from vellum - it's so pretty. The bow was created by fraying a piece of blushing bride ribbon. The box has such a soft and elegant feel to it. I love it!

My husband and I are heading out of town for a couple weeks. Whenever we leave town without the kids, I like to leave some little treats behind for them. This time, I'm going to have my mom include them in their lunch boxes or leave them on their pillows every couple days. This is one of the gifts.


This is the same box, just switched up the colors, patterned papers and accents.

I have a video to share showing you how to make it.



And here's another sample of the same box decorated with the Going Places collection.


Have a creative weekend!

Sherry

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Playing with the April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit


Yesterday I spent the afternoon playing with the April 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit. I love the little wreath in this kit but wanted to create some alternate projects. I'm going to order a refill kit so that I can get enough supplies to make the wreath as well. I had too many ideas for those little leaves and am afraid I won't have enough to cover the entire wreath. Today I thought I'd share a few of the projects that I created using the stamps (and a few of the supplies) that came in this kit.


This wreath didn't come out as nicely as I would have liked. I think it needs to be fuller. But you can't love everything you make right?! The flowers were punched using the little flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (#133787) - which is retiring:( I will not be getting rid of this punch - it's one of my most used punches! And then the centers are espresso candy dots - also retiring.


And then I also had to play with the free bonus set that was included in last months kit. These flowers are so pretty and can't wait to use them on a layout. I'm getting together with some friends on Friday to scrapbook and I've got layout plans for this set and the leaves from the kit. I'll share those with you next week:)

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I love the geometric look of this card! Can't wait to get it!
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Have a creative day!
Sherry

 
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Monday, 25 April 2016

Fringed Heart Layout


I must admit that today's layout is one of my favorites in a long time. Not only because the photo is adorable but because it's different AND it uses up some of those long strips of pattern paper that we always seem to have left over. It feels so good to use up scraps!

To create this layout, I cut out a large heart using my Silhouette Cameo. You could draw a heart and cut it out of scrap paper too. You don't need an e-cutter to do this. I chose a few strips of paper - some cardstock and some pattern paper - that coordinated, and used my fringe scissors to fringe each piece. Then, starting at the bottom of the heart, I attached the layers, making sure to overlap. After the heart was completely covered I trimmed off any excess. Then your heart is ready to add to your page base, which was a piece of whisper white cardstock in this case.


So many products that are retiring on this layout:( It makes me sad to see them go and want to put them to use before I get rid of them! I've included a full supply list at the bottom of this post but here are the items that are NOT carrying over:
  • Bohemian DSP (#138446)
  • Botanical Gardens DSP (#140583)
  • Watermelon Ribbon (#140580)
  • Memories in the Making stamp set (#140743)
  • Larger Than Life Alphabet and Numbers (#135382)
  • 1-1/4" scallop circle punch (#127811)
  • Little Letters Thinlits (#133730)
If you'd like to see the full list, you can see it here.



Have a creative day!

Sherry

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Complete Supply List for Fringed Heart Layout:
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Stampin' Up!'s Going Places Pocket Page Layout


I've combined my love for pocket pages with Stampin' Up!'s Going Places collection to create this spread for Father's Day. Nothing like planning ahead right?! I think pre-planing these layouts has helped me stay on top of my memory keeping. It's an event we have coming up, I know I will be taking some photos and the Going Places collection was the perfect solution. I love this collection of items and must admit was sad to see it did not make it into the new catalogue. That means the paper, stamp set, and embossing folder are only available until May 31st or while supplies last:(


There are so many great patterns in the paper stack that I love. I used several of them here. The top right and center pockets also have overlays from the retired SAB Memories in the Making specialty card collection. I am loving these overlays, they just add a little pop to a photo or simple card. The background on the center card also uses the Timeless Textures stamp set. There's a stamp in that set that I used around the edges of the cardstock to create a distressed look. I love it.


This particular pocket is just an assortment of papers put together, some ribbon and twine, and a couple stamped images. It was inspired by a card that was featured in our quarterly demonstrator magazine.


Again lots of layers on this card, a couple stamped images and then one of our wood words to focus on the celebration!


And here's the traditional page. The dsp really does all the work here. A couple of the squares have been embossed to add a bit of texture.

I'm looking forward to adding photos to this layout. Father's Day is still a ways away but it's been added to my album and ready for photos! Feels great to work ahead.

If you love the Going Places Collection of products, you'll love the projects in the Going Places Tutorial.




Have a creative day!

Sherry

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Supply List:
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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