Tuesday, February 22, 2022

School's Out For Summer - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hello crafty peeps,

I'm stopping by to share a new layout with you today, that I made for the Paige Evans Design Team, using the older Whimsical collection. 

I chose the Diagonal Stripes Background cut file (Design ID: 219450). In Silhouette Studio I deleted some parts of the cut file, where I was planning to add my 3 photos and title, then I sent the design through my Cameo. Also in Studio, I colored all the pieces to see how the pattern I imagined would look like and once I was happy with the design, I grouped the colors together and cut them out of various patterned papers, to create a rainbow color scheme. 

I then backed each colorful paper with the white fall out pieces that I had left from the cut file. I originally wanted to add foam tape to all these shapes, but then I liked the way it looked without. I added a dab of glue in the middle of the shapes and bent up their ends to create dimension.

I went through all the embellishments in the Whimsical collection and pulled out all, that had some kind of relation to school or happiness. I adhered these down in the middle of some of the squares, using foam tape.

I glued down my title in one of the empty spots. I added some colorful rub-ons to all of my photos. I love the rub-ons in the collection, they are just so perfect after all these years too! I'd love rub-ons in every collection, ha!

I stamped my date onto a card stock sticker strip and attached it to one of the photos. I didn't write journaling because I think the pictures speak for themselves :)

That's it for today guys! I hope I could inspire you in one way or another.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an amazing day!


Monday, February 14, 2022

In Focus: Spellbinders Spring into Glimmer Collection

Hi there friends,

Today is release day at Spellbinders and I have few projects to share with you! Since I have a process video, I won't write a step by step here. I'll just leave you with lots of photos! If you're interested in how these cards came together, please check out the video! I'll link it in at the end of this post.

The products I've used on today's cards:

The process video as promised:

That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you one way or another!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Dec 1 - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hello crafty peeps,

I'm sharing a new layout with you today, that I made for the Paige Evans Design Team, using the Bungalow Lane collection. As I was browsing through Paige's cut files, I was drawn to the Star Layers cut file (Design ID: 375233). Stars are always good for boys, right? Then I remembered that there's a fun star patterned paper in the collection, so it was decided; I needed to make some kind of star layout!

I resized the cut file and die cut a few different sizes. Originally I planned to only use the outlines and add some layered patterned paper stars in the middle but I changed my mind along the way. I liked the look of the white stars, so I cut the patterned paper stars in a smaller size. Eventually I didn't create layered stars either - you know, the ones that are stitched down the middle and then both sides bent up? I just glued together all 3 layers and adhered these stars using foam tape, to the middle of each white star.

I added some tissue paper to my photo and glued it all in place. My title is just Dec 1, because I prefer short titles and this photo was about my son showing off his advent calendar on December 1.

I went through all the embellishments and tried to find some things that fit either my topic or my design. Well, I guess you could say I also used some random embellies that don't go with either, but they are great anyway, for dimension and interest! That's how I ended up using chipboard buttons in the middle of my stars, for instance! 

I also added a bunch of puffy sticker stars, sentiment stickers and chipboard stickers. 

Oh, and before adhering down the big red star, I wrapped some twine around it, like it was a present. I actually did this with several stars but it felt too much and too messy with the already busy background. So I only left the red star like that. 

I wrote my story on a journaling spot and tucked it behind my photo. I stamped my date on a label sticker and attached it as well. Not that I really needed this since my title is the same hehe! Well, maybe the year is good to remember too!

Okay, that's all there is to this page! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

In the spotlight: Spellbinders Small and Large Die of the Month kits - February 2022

Hi there friends,

New month, new Spellbinders Club Kits! I can't believe it's February already :(.

I will not go into step by step tutorials here, since I made process videos for all of today's projects - I'll just attach some photos! I'll link the videos down below, after each set of cards. You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel and press the bell icon so you never miss a new video! You'll find all the supplies I've used linked in the description boxes of the videos.

As a reminder, Spellbinders have several monthly kits, which are really great! You can subscribe to:

You can find all necessary information about these kits here.  

First up some cards with the Large Die Kit!

If you want to see how these cards came together, you can watch the process video:

My projects with the Small Die Kit:

Here's the process video, if you're interested:

That's it for today guys! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!