Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Folded Paper - Pinwheels

This weeks ten things challenge at Practical Scrappers is folded paper.  I decided to make pinwheels and use  them as a fun little embellishment.

I used kraft as my background and the patterned paper is by Basic Grey.  The little saying on the side is by Pebbles.  I had a fun time making this layout and I hope you all like it too!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Using Burlap

For the Practical Scrappers10 things post this week, we found ways to use burlap on our projects.  I had found burlap letter stickers as well as some adorable flower embellishments with burlap leaves.

This is what I ended up with...

The frame was made by tracing hexagons on the background paper.  The paper behind the title and the seed packet paper are both from October Afternoon's Farm Girl line.

I love my final product!

Thanks for taking time to look!  

Friday, April 19, 2013

Practical Scrapper's April Card Sketch

This month I was lucky to get to use a card sketch by Patty Selah for our Practical Scrappers April card sketch challenge.

This is my version.

The patterned papers were once again, My Girl by My Mind's Eye. (I love that line!!)  The flower was cut on my Cricut using the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  I then stitched around the flower to add some dimension.  I finished the flower with an epoxy sticker that I placed on pink cardstock and trimmed around.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hexagon Card

Hexagons are a popular trend in the scrapbooking world right now and Practical Scrappers challenged me to use them on a project this week.  

I chose to make a flower out of hexagons that I cut with my Cricut Expression and Accent Essentials cartridge.  The hexagons are actually cut with 5 hexagons inside one another but I only used two of the five pieces to create these flower petals.

I also used a hexagon embossing folder and my Cuttlebug to emboss the craft background.  I then added stitching to the design to make it stand out.

Thanks for looking!  I hope I have inspired you to use hexagons somewhere in one or two of your projects!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Writing with baker's twine

As part of the Practical Scrappers design team, I was challenged this week to do something with baker's twine.  I decided to use the twine to write the word "hello" on a simple, any occasion card.

I started with a plain white card.  I then added a lavender mat cut about a 1/4 inch smaller on each side than the card. The bird paper is by The Paper Studio and again cut about a 1/4 inch smaller than the mat.  The white stripe is a white scrap of cardstock cut the same length as the bird paper.

The sentiment is first matted with lavender cardstock. I then used a scrap of brown metallic cardstock cut about a 1/4 inch smaller on each side and used a punch to round the corners.

"hello" was first written on a piece of paper, and then covered in waxed paper.  I then wet the twine with watered down white glue and traced the written word with the twine. After drying, I used glue to attach it to the cardstock.  

I finished the card off with some stitching, and some small embellishments.

Friday, April 5, 2013

My Mind's Eye - My Girl

This month I am privileged to start my stint as a designer with the The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington. As my first assignment, I was lucky to work with My Mind's Eye's My Girl line.  I was a little nervous at first,  wondering what in the world I was going to do with all of these busy papers.  But, the truth is, once I started, I loved them!  They are so fun to work with!

First up, I did this card.  the background is a craft-core cardstock that I embossed with my Cuttlebug and then  lightly sanded to bring out the hexagon pattern.  All of the embellishments are from the My Girl collection, I simply strung a piece of  orange and white baker's twine through the button holes.

Second is a one page layout.  The background is a piece of gray cardstock that I sprayed with pink mist.  The ruffles along the bottom are simply punched circles that I layered.  The camera cut out is just one of the many adorable cut outs in this line.

This one paged layout was done my using a few different patterned papers from the line.  I cut the chevron paper to make a fun border.  The bicycle is from the many chipboard pieces available.  The butterflies are actually white that I misted gray and added a piece of baker's twine for color.

This was the most fun for me.  I started with a raw chipboard sign and then covered it with paper using Mod Podge and then added a bunch of adorable My Girl embellishments.

I am really happy with the way these turned out.  I wasn't sure I would be able to hang with the awesome designers at The Scrapbooking Studio, but I think I did okay.  ;)

My last post was also from the My Girl line, check it out!