Thursday, June 22, 2017

Glow Stick Tubes

You can find me over on the SRM blog with a fun 4th of July craft today.

Click this link to get all the details for making these glow stick tubes!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hearts Project Pad Layout

I'm having some fun creating with Paper House's Project Pads. You can use them to punch out feathers, butterflies, frames, or hearts. Today, I have a Hearts Project Pad Layout to share with you on this blog and a Frames Project Pad home decor piece to share with you over on the Paper House Blog.

I used the punch out hearts to create the look of a die cut layout without the work of a die cut layout

It was tricky to show in a photograph, but the gold on the hearts is a lovely matte metallic. Mixed with the aqua blue it's especially pretty. There's more than one size of heart in the paper pad. You can see I used some of the larger ones behind my photo to frame it.

I added in a Kittens Labels sticker from Paper House as well as the Life is Good sticker from the Beach Clear Stickers for some embellishments.

To see what else you can do with Paper House's cool Project Pads, head on over to my post on the Paper House blog today to see what I created with the Frames Project Pad.

I created this post while on the Paper House Design Team.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Unicorn Birthday Card

My oldest niece just turned 16, so of course I had to make her a card. Here's the unicorn birthday card I made for her.

I started with a file from the Silhouette design store called Cute Unicorn. I sized the file to fit on a card and cut away.

I used some enamel dots for the eyes to give the card a bit of dimension. I added a bit more color to the card with some bright layers and a pink card base. I finished up with a birthday greeting from the SRM Birthday Plans stamp set.

I love that I have nieces to make silly and fun cards like this unicorn birthday card for!

I wrote this post while participating on the SRM design team.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Wand Holder

The truth is, I'm a full on geek. I love science fiction, and fantasy, and Dr. Who, and Star Wars, and I love Harry Potter. Recently, I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando with a friend, so I had to have a wand. Then, my husband, boys and I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood. All 3 of them purchased wands, too! I decided I needed to find a way to display our wands, so they wouldn't just sit in their boxes forever. Here are the wand holders that I came up with.

We all ended up wanting a stained wood background for our wand displays, but I think a painted wood would be pretty, too. These got hung in our bedrooms, so I made a double wand holder for my husband and me.

I have Fleur's wand and he has Sirius Black's. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create an Ollivanders cut file that was as close to the bag that the wand came is as I possibly could get. Then, I cut my file out on silver vinyl from SRM.

My youngest chose Harry Potter's wand and thought it would be fun to have "You're a wizard, Harry." on his holder instead. He chose a bronze vinyl. I didn't think it popped enough on the dark wood, so we decided to outline it with a white paint pen.

My oldest chose an unclaimed wand (a wand that isn't associated with a character from the books or movies). I love the look of his wand! I tried to talk him into putting "The wand chooses the wizard." on his wand holder, but in the end, he really liked the look of the Ollivanders logo, too. I'm so excited to have these fun wand holders as a way to display our souvenirs.

I wrote this post while working on the SRM Design Team.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Soccer Layout

I'm over on the SRM blog today sharing a soccer layout.

Head on over to the SRM blog to see all the details.

Friday, May 26, 2017

We Love You Mini Album

Hello! I'm excited to be bringing you my post for Paper House and Xyron's Family blog hop. Make sure to head on over to Paper House's blog, Facebook page to enter to win some great prizes from both manufacturers! My project is a We Love You mini album.

My sweet 2 year old niece lives far away from us, so I thought it would be fun to create a mini album full of pictures of our family with her (we just got back from visiting her), telling her the ways we love her.

I used a mix of Paper House One Big Happy Family and Hello Baby Girl to create the pages for my album.

I ran the photos and journaling tags through Xyron's 3" Sticker maker before adding them to my pages.

To keep this book kid friendly, I used only flat sticker embellishments from Paper House like the Embrace Today Labels, Family Planner Stickers, Beach Clear Stickers, Live Bold Planner Stickers, Bohemian Friends Clear Stickers, Embrace Today Planner Stickers, and Our Wedding Clear Stickers.

To make this a book my niece can actually flip through again and again without damage, I used Xyron's Creative Station to laminate the pages.

Finally, I spiral bound the whole thing with We R Memory Keepers Cinch.

I love that paper crafting projects can bring us closer together even though we may live far apart! This We Love You mini album is certainly one of those projects that can bridge the miles.

I wrote this post while working on the Paper House Design Team.
I received products from Xyron to create projects for this post.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Silhouette Cameo Winter Layouts

I know spring is in full swing, but I got on a roll creating some snowy winter layouts. I got through almost all of my snowy winter photos in one afternoon, because the winter creativity was just flowing. Today I'm sharing 2 Silhouette Cameo Winter Layouts.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the titles for both of these layouts. I cut the title from my main piece of patterned paper, and then backed the cutouts with a contrasting patterned paper. 

Both layouts also use Pebbles Inc Winter Wonderland collection. I've got to say this is one of my all time favorite winter collections. It's fun and bright without being overly cutesy. I stocked up on it a bit, because it's just so fun.

The big bold titles on these layouts really help make them pop. I love how versatile my Silhouette Cameo is!

Do you stick to scrapping in the current season, or do you scrap whatever you feel like?