Scrapbooking Evie….

This is a long overdue scrapbook layout. Evie Layout-1

That, my friends, is Miss Evie!  My darling, sweet grand daughter.  She will be two in August and I just haven’t stayed on top of her scrapbooks.

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I’m not sure why.  I really enjoy the peaceful process of scrapbooking.   I started my papercraft journey by scrapbooking.

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A good friend, Jodie, sent me a scrapbooked birthday card many years ago, and I thought it was the most coolest thing, ever!  I started scraping that same week.

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Paper crafting has always been my “go to” fun place.   I love the texture and layers and papers.  Heck, I even love the different adhesives, cutters, scissors and ephemera.  I am an office supply junkie.

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Do you ever circle back to a craft that you used do to and wonder why it’s been so long since you’ve endulged?  Leave me a comment and let me know what crafts you would love to get back into.   I hope this is the first of many more layouts to come.

P.S. I used my Cricut Maker to cut all of the background pieces.

 

Celebrate the Maker In YOU!

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Have you celebrated the Maker in YOU?  There is a Maker inside each and every one of us, and I think it’s time we applaud our everyday creative selves!

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It just so happens, I made this maker project with my Cricut Maker!  How Cool is that!?!!?

It’s crazy easy and a really fun addition to your craft area.  I made another one for Evie’s bedroom with her name on it.

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I mean.. hello???  You can make this in any color scheme, any word, any occasion and it just adds that little bit of homemade magic to any room.  I used HeatnBond Fusible Adhestive to add the letters that I cut out with the Cricut Maker.  The Cricut Easy press made applying it super easy!  Did you know Cricut now has fabric with the Fusible product already on it?  They Do!  You can find it here!

This is a super easy project!  You can view this video to find out how to make the letters and this video to find out how to make the flowers.

Products used in this video:

Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
Cricut Easy Press: http://shrsl.com/r24v
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/uajt
Heat n Bond Lite Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/k3mr
Singer Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Cricut Easy Press Settings: https://help.cricut.com/easypress-recommended-settings

Ruffle Towel Tutorial: https://youtu.be/FIxl7Jm5ki8

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Fabric Buttons & Zipper Pulls w/Cricut & Button Maker

Hello!  I am back with another DIY tutorial for you!  This time, we are making buttons and zipper pulls!

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I used my Cricut and my Button Maker to make them.  I think they turned out so super cute!

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If you’ve followed my Youtube Channel for long, you will know that a couple of years ago I went a little nutzo making button flare (you can see the tutorial here).  What I didn’t know then, that I figured out now is that not only can you use paper, but you can use fabric!!!

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I cannot even tell you how happy this makes me!  Coordinating Zipper Pulls and Buttons for my handmade creations is absolutely the icing on the cake and really provides the perfect finishing touch!

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I mean… c’mon now.. is that not the cutest!  How about adding a fabric button to the center of a flower, on a headband, on a purse or bag, zipper pulls on the kids backpacks and jackets!!?!   Hello!  I am over the moon excited!

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so… .you want to know how to make these cutie patooties?  Here you go!

Cricut Knife Blade & Cricut Chipboard – Gratitude Home Decor

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Have you tried the new Cricut Chipboard?  It works with the New Cricut Knife Blade in the Cricut Maker.  This is super thick (2MM) chipboard!  I mean, it’s really thick!  I used it to cut out the circle and the gratitude in the frame above.  Then I simply painted it!

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A word of warning.  It’s not fast to cut out on the Maker.  It took 2 full hours to cut the two pieces out, but, it’s totally worth the Wow factor!  It gives you the look of wood.  It is very sturdy.  It’s sturdy enough that it’s even able to support the wired on greenery I added to the inside frame.

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I simply cannot wait to create more home decor pieces!  If you have the Maker, you are going to want this knife blade!  It is AMAZING!  The Chipboard is also a must have, in my opinion!

Thermoweb Deco Foil Products

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Let’s talk foils.  Specifically, Gina K Deco Foils by Thermoweb.  I used the Gina K Foil MatesDeco Foil, Deco Foil Transfer Gel,  and the Gina K Circle Dies to create this sparkly gem.

untitled (1 of 1)-2I love how the foils look on the crepe paper!  It makes me swoon.  Really!

untitled (2 of 8)Here’s another version.  I added the paste to the cardstock and look at the added layer of yummines it adds!!

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Personalized Labels with the Cricut!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I am so excited about the new Cricut Printable Clear Sticker Paper!    It is perfect for adding a customized label to all of your handmade gift items!

Give someone special a candle with a personalized label, or a birthday greeting, or how about a special Easter message.  I personalized a candle and some body scrub in the photo above. Endless possitiblities.

With the Cricut Maker   Print then Cut feature it’s easier than ever to create some fancy handmade labels for any occassion.

Look how cute this handtowel looks with a special label that carries your brand.

Ready for a tutorial?  Here you go!

Hello Heidi Swapp – Hawthorne

I finally received my Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Collection, and wow!  What a gorgeous collection.   Heidi always manages to keep her signature style, all the while making each collection unique and fresh.

 

How does she pack all this beauty into one collection?

Papers, stickers, ephemera, gold and silver flakes, stamps and oh did I mention a lot of the collection can also be used with the Minc and foiled?

I couldn’t wait to start putting some of this yumminess together.

A simple layered tag cluster makes quite the statement for an elegant package.

 

Even in black and white it makes quite the statement!

 

Have you tried Hawthorne by Heidi Swapp?  What are you making?

 

Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite part of this collection.

Buttons & Bows Loaded Envelopes with the Cricut Explore/Cricut Maker (Free SVG included)

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Buttons & Bows.  Is there a better combination?  I am not sure, but I do know that I love me some buttons and bows!

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Sometimes when I don’t know what to make, but I really want to play with all of the pretty ephemera and papers that I have – I will make a loaded envelope.  It’s filled with so much yummy real estate.

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Places to tuck a button here, and button there, throw in a little bow and before you know it…
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You have a little pocked filled with heaven.  How cute is this to sit on a shelf, or send to a friend?

 

There is lots of room to send a note, a little gift or just fill it with pretties.

 

Most of the ephemera and the envelope itself was cut with my Cricut Explore.  You can watch a print then cut tutorial here (to make the ephemera) and pick up the SVG and find out how to make the Loaded Envelope itself here.

 

 

 

 

But wait, what about the other side?

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And just like that, you have another look to Buttons and Bows.

Want to see a close up and see what’s inside?  I thought maybe you would.  Here’s a video

Thanks for stopping by!

File Folder Flip Book

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I created this file folder flip book (think mini scrapbook) from a plain ‘ole manilla file folder.  Of course I had to add a pretty pink flamingo because flamingos make everything better, right!

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A black and white stripe belly band adds a splash of unexpected contrast and holds everything in place.

There is so much real estate inside this little gem

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Open it up up and voila – more flips and flaps and fun little places to tuck ephemera, photos and journaling.

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I love layers and layers of color, texture and “happy”

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Another Flip and you’ll find a fun place to tuck a personal letter, photo or handwritten journaling.

One more turn and flip and there you have it.  A “FLIP BOOK”.  Try one!  They are a great way to use up all of that pretty stuff you’ve been hoarding! :0)

 

 

 

 

 

Want a closer look?  Check out this video walkthrough:

Loaded Envelope

Have you tried a loaded envelope?  I made this particular one months ago.  I was looking through some photos on my computer and saw it and remembered just how fun these are.

You have unlimited room for creativity with a loaded envelope.  It is literally just a shell filled with crafty yumminess

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The more stuffed (or loaded) the better.  I love to add all different kinds of textures and layers.  It’s hard to stop.  Even when you complete the front, there is a whole other side to this gorgeousness.  Flip it over and …

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enjoy more layers, more tags, more fringe, more PINK.  Can you tell that’s my color yet?

I love making all of the “stuffers” almost as much as I love making the actual pocket.

So, what’s the purpose of these little beauties? My crafty friends and I make them and send them to each other for inspiration and to share our crazy love of paper pretties.  It’s called swapping.  You can take them apart and reuse/recycle the things inside, or you can keep it just like it is and display it as a paper decoration.  There’s really no right or wrong.

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They are just fun to look at!

Want to see more?  Stay tuned!  I have several others I hope to add to the blog soon.