Friday, April 17, 2015

Doodlebug Patriotic Picnic Layout & Washi Tape Organizer

Hi there!  I'm popping in today with a couple projects using Doodlebug's happy new Patriotic Picnic collection.

For my first project, I couldn't wait to make a layout using these photos which I knew would be a perfect match for the darling heart with the flag print found on the 4th of july double-sided cardstock!

To create my layout I used a sketch from the upcoming Summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today which called for 4 photos.  I decided to steal one of the spots reserved for a photo and turn it into an embellishment opportunity, creating a little scene with some stickers from the collection (and one teddy bear sticker from last year's collection).

I created my title block mixing Doodlebug's newest Skinny Cardstock Stickers with my old favorite Love Letters stickers.  Together they were a perfect fit for the space I had to work with.

While I had these yummy papers out I couldn't resist using them on a home decor project that's been on my "to do" list for a couple months now.  I purchased two of the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page 3-drawer Storage Units for my craft room to store all of my washi tapes and I knew the Patriotic Picnic papers would be a great compliment to my space.

I love how well these units stack to save on space!  I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I've nearly filled them, but I did make sure to get units that would be large enough to allow for a bit of growth.

I used Sizzix dies to cut bookplate labels from both my paper and chipboard and created custom drawer pulls by stacking Doodlebug buttons with flat white buttons below which I mounted with E6000 adhesive.  I embellished the top of each drawer using Doodlebug's Fancy Frills stickers.

Here's a peek at two of my drawers sorted by color.  Can you tell which two colors are my favorite?  I think it might be time for me to remind myself to "just say no" the next time I'm at the store.  ;)

Here's another look at two of my favorite drawers sorted with Doodlebug's yummy array of novelty washi tapes.  I love how each drawer will hold at least 36 standard rolls which adds up to space to hold over 108 rolls per unit!

I can't tell you how excited I am to finally have all my tapes together in one spot and easily accessible.  No more fishing them out from the bottom of a jar.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope my projects have inspired you in your own crafty endeavors!  :)

Supplies used (available at Simon Says Stamp)

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Lori Whitlock's April Blog Hop: Echo Park Jack & Jill Layout

Hello and welcome to Lori Whitlock's April blog hop!  You should be arriving here from Corri's blog or if you're just joining us you can start from the beginning at Lori's blog.  :)

Today I have a layout to share using Echo Park's Jack & Jill collection for girls and a wonderful sketch by the talented Valeria Salmon at Got Sketch?

To create some embellishments to coordinate with this beautiful paper collection I used some of my favorite layered flower cutting files by Lori which I dressed up with some brads from the collection and some machine stitching.  

For my title I shortened one of Lori's phrases and grounded it on one of her bracket shapes which I cut from the woodgrain patterned paper.  To give my sign a realistic feeling I cut tiny notches out of the edges of the shape with my scissors where the printed boards meet and popped it up with some chipboard.

To add a little extra texture to my page I added some enamel dots to my sticker border.  When I was nearly done I decided I would like to pick up more of the yellows in my photo so I cut some extra yellow flowers using the solid paper and flower die set from the collection.  I love the little unexpected pop of color it gives my page.  :)

To create my layout I used the following cut files available in Lori's shop:

This week you can get 30% off all her and Kolette Hall's amazing cutting files and fonts using the code "April" through April 12, 2015.  :)

Never fear digital fans, there is also a one-day sale over at Snap.Click.Supply using the code "LWApr15HOP".  :)

She also is giving everyone a set of free cutting files at her shop using the code "FREEFILE" at checkout. 

If that weren't enough Lori's also giving away a $20 gift card to her shop and a Jack or Jill collection!  :)

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Make sure to check out all the inspiring projects at my fellow teammates blogs and leave comments for more chances to win.  Your next stop in the hop is Traci's Blog.  :)

Paper Team:

Digital Team:

Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pebbles Happy Day Encouragement Cards & Phrase Stickers

Today I have some Pebbles Happy Day cards to share which would be perfect to brighten a friend or family member's day!

These cards were all created with a focus on the sweet sentiments found on Happy Day Phrases & Labels Cardstock Stickers sheet.  Up first I have a card using the darling "Hello" banner stickers on the diagonal, paired with the sweet birdie and bicycle images from the companion icon sticker sheet.   I love that I was able to make this card quickly and yet it turned out to be my daughter's favorite.

My next card uses the short pennant sticker with the word "smile".  I love how the shape of this sticker lends itself well to being lengthened into a longer pennant with the help of a little patterned paper, making it the perfect base for the focal point image of my card!  This card also came together in under 20 minutes with the fun flower bouquet sticker and some epoxy dots.

As soon as I saw the "Insta-Awesome" sticker I knew it would make a great card sentiment for a teen.  To complete the phrase I added the "UR" stickers using the woodgrain thickers from the collection.  A grid design with the Instagram inspired cameras and matching tone-on-tone patterned papers were the perfect embellishments to complete my card.

Up last I thought it would be fun to create a one-of-a-kind paper-pieced wavy background using the "Be You" sticker.  To create some separation between the wavy design and the bottom portion of the card, I temporarily adhered hand-pleated ribbon across the transition and then stitched it into place.

I hope I've inspired you to pull out your supplies to make a card of encouragement for someone special on your heart this week.  Nothing beats getting a good old-fashioned card in the mail when it's least expected.  :)

Make sure to hop over to the Pebbles blog where I share a cool trick on how to create and line-up your paper-pieced backgrounds in a snap every time!

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