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Kickin’ It Old School

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This week was all about the 49 and Market Old School Collection. I mean ALL ABOUT IT.

I used the entire collection in the past couple days, and it made me so happy in my heart.

I’ve never seen a paper collection with ephemera and die-cuts like these – books, pen and ink, and 3D notebook die-cuts!

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I made lots of collage-style pages using the die-cuts in the collection, along with the Cobalt and Sky Wildflowers.

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Fun, right?! For the layout above, I cut around the boarder of one page and popped it up with cardboard to create a kind of shadowbox effect. The paper underneath is from Tim Holtz.

What do you think? Which page is your favorite? I sell all my premade pages in my Etsy and eBay shops too, if you’d like to add any of these layouts to your own album or shadowbox.

Thanks for taking this tour with me today! Keep in touch, and happy crafting! xoxo

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3D Vellum Butterflies

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Vellum. I always forget about vellum. I buy it once every few years for a specific project, and then it goes into the darkness of my craft cabinet (the cabinet in my craft room is where I put all my random forgotten embellishments).

The other day I was thinking of butterflies. Like ya do. I love printing them with cardstock, and I thought I’d try it out on vellum! After an entire afternoon of sorting through 1/2 finished scrapbook kits and neon ribbon, I found my stash of vellum! A quick dust-off and it was good as new!

For this fun butterfly project, I simply printed each butterfly twice, fussy cut them, and stacked them (adding glue only in the center). Fold up the wings when dry and voila! Gorgeous, ephemeral butterflies!

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Here’s my video tutorial, if you’d like to see the process in real life 🙂

I’m super happy with the way they turned out! Now, I’m looking to print all KINDS of ephemera with vellum – just to experiment!

What do you think? Any other vellum printable ideas you can suggest? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Need vellum? You can purchase it through Amazon.

You can purchase this 3D butterfly scrapbook page from my Etsy shop (free US shipping) as well.

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Thanks for crafting with me today! xoxo

 

 

PS – my blog uses affiliate links with Amazon. These are at no cost to you. Thank you so much for purchasing supplies through links, and helping to support us crafters! xoxo

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BEE-autiful New Layouts

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The only thing more fun than making bee-themed scrapbook pages, is being able to use about a billion bee puns. You’ve been warned.

I was buzzin’ this week, making cards and layouts using these adorable printables I purchased from Dots Inspiration Shop on Etsy.

I couldn’t BEE-lieve how adorable they were when I printed everything out (seriously, you should have seen my craft table. It was like a field of honeybees in the first warm day of summer, far as the eye could see).

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I paired most of the layouts with the Memoranda paper pad by Tim Holtz so that I could get 12×12 coverage.

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I love the grungy look to the paper and honey, it just worked perfectly.  🙂

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I really couldn’t BEE any happier with the way they all turned out.

With a little hand-dyed ribbon and flowers, these pages are happy as springtime bees in a field of dandelions.

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I have a tutorial all about how to make these flowers and seam binding here:

You can find the paint and ink spray used on Amazon in the links below:

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Sunflowers

I love this color combo so much too! I can’t BEE-lieve how well it translated from spring to fall with just a change of flowers and background paper.

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This last one is probably one of my favorites. I feel like I say that a lot, but honestly I just love working with paper and flowers so much!

I list all my newest scrapbook layouts and greeting cards on eBay and Etsy each Sunday too, so please stop by my shop and check out what’s available. I’m always so happy to give my creations a good home.  🙂

Hope you’ve enjoyed this quick look at my week in paper. Thanks for buzzin’ over. I’m going to flutter back to work on some new goodies for next week!

Please keep in touch – I’d love to know what you think about these pages.

Follow me on YouTube, FB and Instagram too! I’d love to BEE friends! xoxo

 

 

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Torn Paper Graphic 45 Vintage Layout

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Join me for this special tutorial! I’ll show you how to make this vintage-inspired scrapbook page using some paper from Graphic 45, along with some torn and layered cardstock.

 

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In the video, I mentioned offering the clock printable I made in Photoshop. Here’s the  free sheet for you to print and use for your projects:

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Here are some links for the goodies used on my page as well:

Pretty appliques: https://amzn.to/2LeS5xy

Tim Holtz Base Board Frames: https://amzn.to/2ZGMWlT

Prima Marketing Bronze Age Metallic Wax: https://amzn.to/2MRmzYu

 

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Bo Bunny Genevieve Collection

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When I found this Bo Bunny collection that had my name as the collection title, I just had to pick it up! I love the French country look of this yellow and blue paper pad:

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I used lots of yellow/blue/white flowers from 49 and Market. I love their flowers, since many of them come with greenery as well.

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I love working with collection pads when making scrapbook layouts and cards because I know I’ll have lots of coordinating papers to choose from, making craft time super efficient!  🙂

I have these, along with lots of other premade scrapbook pages, available in my eBay shop.

Please let me know if there are other collections or products you’d like to see highlighted in future blog posts. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media REMEMBER Layout

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Watercolor and stencil backgrounds are my new favorite way to design scrapbook layouts. I love the versatility, and the fact that every time turns out a little bit different.

This 12×12 page was made using several shades of the Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers:

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I also added some stencil and stamping ink for the polka dots.

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The page pops with the bold, bright colors of these Prima Marketing flowers. I love the sherbet shades of oranges and corals in the Paradisia collection.

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This was such a fun page to make. I love experimenting with color and balance in the collage. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you were inspired today! xoxo

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Fun with foil

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My sister gave me a package of foil transfer from Prima Marketing, and it’s been in my drawer for about…a year. I just didn’t know what it was or how to use it.

Cut to – I had a custom request for some Pink Floyd scrapbook pages. I knew I would have to make my own background papers for something like this, and -BAM!- the package of foil was opened.

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I have to say, it’s pretty magical. And SUUUUUUUUUUUUPER easy to use.

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For my layouts, I decided to use spray adhesive and stencils. I sprayed the adhesive through the stencil onto my card stock and when it was *almost* dry, stuck the foil paper (shiny side up) onto it (I also gave it a hardy rub, just in case) and… instant glam!

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I have used several packs since. They work so well on black paper, and I can’t seem to get such magnificent color and shine with any other embellishment. You can purchase some here, if you want to give it a go. Prima Marketing carries them in several shades, but this is the package I used for these pages.

Try ’em out, and let me know how they worked! I would love to see pictures of your finished projects! Happy crafting, and shine on!

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Watercolor with Lindy’s Magicals

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Ok. This is my new favorite way to scrapbook. I remember watching several YouTube videos about Lindy’s Gang shakers and I thinking, “THAT is how all these cool mixed media pages look like that. Holy smokes.” (that was my actual interior dialogue).

I bought this ten pack on Amazon last week to try them out:

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And my life has changed forever.

Here are some more pages I made this week using the shakers and just some water spray…

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Literally just shake them onto your paper and spray with water. I didn’t even need a paintbrush.

For the bright purple color in the first layout, I also added Dylusions ink sprays to make the color bolder. I found that if the paper was wet enough, they blended really well with the powder pinks from Lindy’s Gang.

Hope these pages inspire you to get messy! Please let me know if you’d like a video tutorial as well. I’m super excited about my new-found artistry!

Happy crafting!

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Wonderland Chipboard Album

My project of the week has been this wonderland of a mini-album.  It took about 3 1/2 days of sanding and inking, but I’m so delighted with the results!
I used almost every sheet of the Hallowe’en Alice in Wonderland line from Graphic 45 on this baby.
On the front is a HUGE sparkly flower (3 layers deep) and a glazed brad by Basic Grey.
Upon opening the chipboard album, you’re greeted with LOTS of fun ephemera to look at ~ hanging tags, hand-cut 3D embellishments, stick pins and ribbon! Each piece has been sanded and inked with brown and black. A photo will neatly tuck under the corner tear of beige paper.

The next page reveals a VERY merry un-birthday tea party!  I made room for a larger photo here (you can tuck it underneath the strip) and a 3D pop-up title label with more of the glazed brads.  Adding the black glittery flower at the bottom was my 4-yr-old’s idea.  Great eye, Jackson!
This next page is my hubby’s favorite.  He loves the rabbit tag with key charm at the top of the page.  It pops up with lots of 3D foam adhesive.  I’ve also tied it with brown string.
There is room for 2 more photos (you can tuck them under the ribbon) and a hand-cut Mad Hatter.
Finally, the back has more fabulous cardstock, all inked with several colors to give it an antique, burned look.  The album is about 5.5×9 inches.  Enjoy!