Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Giveaway Alert! June Stash Bash Layout using Ribbon and Bakers Twine!

Welcome crafty friends!  
It's time for another month of Stash Bash and this month we are knocking out some Ribbon and/or Bakers Twine.  I went for both!  Here's what I created!
I've been on a bit of a girl layout kick lately...can you tell I'm trying to get back to my boys???  To enter my giveaway today you are going to want to head on over to the video below.  I am giving away a $10 gift card to Scrapbook.com. All you have to do to enter is subscribe to my YouTube Channel and then leave me a comment there!

Here's the video!

When I first saw that ribbon was up, I was kind of dreading the project because i just don't usually enjoy working with ribbon.  BUT I am really pleased with how this one came together!  
Here's the supply list with Affiliate Thumbnails of the products that are still available:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lego Scrapbook Layout for Stuck?! Sketches

I've been on the lookout for some good boy collections to add to my stash as I have been using up more and more of it. When I saw this collection from Photo Play Paper I knew it was a good start in replenshing my boy collections and this is the first layout I made with it!  It is based on this sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.


And here's what I did with the sketch!
To create my background, I simply fussy cut along the lines of the legos and cut out a giant piece to use in the background.  No measuring, nothing complicated, just knowing about how big I wanted it to be!  The title, stickers, and sidebar patterned paper are all from the collection too!

Here's my supply list with affiliate thumbnails:

Thanks for coming by today - be sure to add your layout to the Stuck?! Sketches blog if you decide to play along with us!


How to Create the Shiplap look on a Scrapbook Layout

I love to go to home decor magazines and shows for inspiration as I create my paper crafts.  Shiplap is EVERYWHERE and I just love the look.  As I was working on my Guest Designer work for Jillibean Soup, I was inspired by the Wordfetti to create a shiplap background.
Create a Shiplap Look on a Scrapbook Layout with Jillibean Soup
As you can see, mission accomplished as the background for my picture!  

Here's a process video that takes you thru both that and the rest of the layout:

So what do you think? It's a manageable technique!  I bet there are tons of other supplies out there as well that you can create the look with!  

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

5 Birthday Scrapbook Layout Ideas for Boys

I have the privilege of being a guest designer for Jillibean Soup this month and they sent me Souper Celebration to create with.  I have always loved to do birthday layouts so it was right up my alley! Since I do so many birthday layouts I always am on the lookout for fresh ideas.  Today I thought I would share some boy birthday scrapbook layout ideas.

1) Create a unique title based on current trends.
First up is this teenage birthday boy layout for Jillibean Soup! For this one I shied away from too many themed elements, because he's a teenager!  I went with HB2U thinking that worked well for this texting/instagraming generation.  That was a really easy way to make it work for his age!

Here's the process video for this layout:

2) Get clever with icons!  
There are lots of ways to personalize a little boy layout but one of my favorite ways to is to add letters to different icon stickers.  In this layout those little monsters were perfect for adding the word "Dude" to.

3) Use birthday icons in multiples to embellish and add interest to your layout.
Imagine this layout without those balloons down the center.  It would be a much more boring and flat layout.  With them it helps draw the eye down from the title to the pictures and the various heights and colors add pops up excitement.

4) Let the pictures lead the way.
You can't look at this layout and not notice his ice cream covered face.  By combining banner pieces and a circle punch I was able to easily incorporate ice cream cones into my layout embellishments.

5) You can't go wrong with banners!
Banners are everywhere in the paper crafting industry.  But they make a whole lot of sense when you use them on birthday layouts and on this one I incorporated a whole line of them as well as one that makes a subtitle.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Happy Card using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I'm loving the Be Happy Paper Pad from Paper House Productions, so when I needed to make a wedding card and create something for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog, I went back to that pad!
**I receive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®,Paper House Productions and SRM Stickers for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**
Happy Card for a wedding or other happy occasion feauring adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
In order to add a variety of techniques and elements to this I needed to utilize multiple adhesives.
The E-Z Runner® Grand Dispenser has quickly become an absolute favorite for me.  It’s perfect for all your normal adhering, loads easily, and is sturdy.  I used it to add my first two layers of patterned papers to the card base.
Happy Card for a wedding or other happy occasion feauring adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Next I used Thin 3D Foam Squares to pop up the petals on my card.  I used a craft knife to cut those up and the squares ensure they will stay up even after getting smashed in an envelope.
Sequins can be a headache to attach.  But Adhesive Dots Micro ensure the headache won’t hit!  I used these to attach all my sequins and I also like to use them with other small embellishments like wood veneer and buttons.
Here's the supply list for this card along with Affiliate Thumbnails:




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