Carta Bella Paper: Pack Your Bags for Portland

This year for our summer vacation my family spent a week in a beach house in Oregon. It was absolutely amazing. The first night we arrived we took in the sights and sounds of Portland before making the drive out to the coast. We ate at an amazing restaurant and I couldn’t wait to get home and scrapbook about it using the new Pack Your Bags collection.
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I was so happy to see a tag on the Hello World Paper that included the Portland airport. Of course I had to include it at the top of my page!
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Because this was the day of our arrival, I used the airplane sticker to create a little scene at the top of the page. The clouds were cut from a paper in the 6×6 paper pad.
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It was raining in Portland as we were exploring the city (no surprise there, ha! ha!). I represented the rain on this page by creating  the blue textured background with the Destination Stripe 6×6 Stencil and some texture paste (tinted blue with spray mist) on the Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock. I love the way it looks!
I stacked together several suitcase stickers to accent my page title of “Discover Portland.” The “discover” word is from the Escape Word Die Set. The “Portland” letters were cut from a red paper of the 6×6 paper pad using the Script Alphabet Die Set.
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The patterned border strips and pink paper below the title are also from the 6×6 paper pad. I added my typed journaling strips to the pink paper and then accented the bottom right corner of the page with several stickers layered on top of the red/white ticket from the Ephemera pack.
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Wherever your summer vacation may take you, the Carta Bella Pack Your Bags collection is the perfect way to document your adventure!
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Happy Scrapping!

JanaBold

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American Crafts: Creating Colorful Birthday Cards with Stay Colorful

Hello, friends! I am ALWAYS running short on birthday cards around here … it only makes sense to have a Birthday Card Creating session to get caught up … don’t you think?! I pulled out the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection and got to work.
This collection is perfect for birthday cards with its happy vibe and cute characters! I came up with four cards to share with you today.
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I created three A2-sized cards and one A7 card. Here is a look at the first A2 card featuring the darling ice cream truck.
I love the “Treat Yo Self” sentiment for this card, because birthdays are definite a time to treat ourselves and to splurge on yummy treats like cake and ice cream. I love the texture the texture the chipboard hearts add to this card!
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This second card features the super-sweet unicorn sticker. I love her gold freckles on her muzzle and bottom. She and her bird friend look like they are ready to go celebrate with a night out on the town with the twinkling night sky behind them!
I used the 6×6 paper pad on this page, cutting a corner from the rainbow paper and a pink patterned heart to use as accents.
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I used a large circle to punch out the sentiment from the 12×12 pad for the sentiment on this card. I love that the 12×12 pad includes lots of gold foiling on the patterns and makes this sentiment feel extra-special.
The colorful houses at the bottom of the card are anchored with a marbled patterned paper strip. I used foam squares to layer the pink house sticker on top of the house die cut for added dimension. A sprinkling of gems adds a sparkling touch!
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I love the toucan riding the bike die cut on this last card. His kitty friend looks like she is having a blast being pulled in the cart. I drew and cut out the cloud shape in the background so that I could mimic the unique shape of the bike. I embossed it with a striped embossing folder from my stash (Cuttlebug James’ Set) and then matted it again on the coral patterned Peace Sign paper. A strip of Lemon Textured cardstock anchors the chipboard sentiment.
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I can’t wait to send these cards out! They are sure to put a smile on the faces of my friends and family. A hand-crafted card is a surefire way to let them know they are important to me!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Back to School

I love the fall and everything that goes with it … including Back to School! The minute the notebooks and crayons hit the store shelves I get giddy! In addition to collecting office supplies this time of year, I also love to stock up on school-themed scrapbook supplies like the new Echo Park Paper Back to School collection! Swoon!
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I have school albums for each of my kids with a tabbed section for each grade. At the beginning of the section I always place a page featuring the pictures we take on the first day of school.
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I grouped the close-up shots for this page on a block of black and white composition book patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad. A strip featuring lots of school words from the Border Strips paper runs down the left side of the page.
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I used a notebook patterned card from my stash for the journaling and then grouped all of the school supplies stickers at the bottom. Of course I had to add a paper clip!
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I cut the title out on my Silhouette Cameo machine using the Ebony Black Felt Cardstock. I love how dark the black of this cardstock is. It makes such crisp, beautiful images on a page. The title is backed with a large circle cut using a wood pattern from the 6×6 paper pad.
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I used the Prize Ribbon Die Set, to add the grade level to the bottom right corner of the larger photo. I layered together two of each of the pinked circles and ribbon tails for more dimension and interest. I used the star from the die set to add bright, yellow stars around the page.
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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I inspired you to create a fun page for your children’s school album.
SUPPLIES:

Cut File: “Back to School” by Skyla Design
(#267309 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Enjoy your weekend!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Patriotic Picnic

Happy Fourth of July! I’m up on the Simple Stories Blog today sharing a patriotic page and a design inspired by a patterned paper from the Simple Stories Hometown USA collection.
I was inspired by the quilt-like pattern of the All American paper and thought it would be fun to create a large pieced star on my page with a similar look and feel.
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Take a look at my page below!
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I cut the geometric star (“Geometric Star” by Sarah Hurley #191599) with my Silhouette Cameo machine and then backed each section with the various patterned papers of the Hometown USA collection. I even utilized the red/white striped and plaid patterns of the  cut apart cards of the Elements paper.
Next, I created my own star from two shades of blue cardstock to layer on top. I used the two shades of cardstock to give it a dimensional look, sort of like a dimensional barn star. I then added two more die cut stars cut from navy cardstock and red glitter cardstock to the center to finish it off.
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I used the Echo Park Milo Uppercase Alphabet die and Carta Bella Picnic die to create the title from navy and red glitter cardstock. I love the picnic elements included on the 6×12 Sticker sheet because they were perfect to emphasize the topic of my page … our family’s patriotic picnic!
The new “It’s a Date” stamps are perfect for adding the date to your scrapbook pages, like I did here.
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I placed my photos on top of one another to the right of the star and then accented them with more of the adorable stickers from the 6×12 Sticker Sheet. I especially love the bike and those festive balloons!
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The page was feeling visually heavy on the right side, so to balance it out I mimicked the three photos by lining up three of the square stickers from the sticker sheet in the top left corner of the page. I matted a couple of them with navy cardstock to tie them in with the navy cardstock of the large star.
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Celebrating the Fourth of July is one of my favorite things about summer! I love getting together with family, laughing, watching parades, oohing and ahhing over the fireworks, and eating good food.
How do you celebrate the holiday? Have you scrapbooked it? If not, be sure to take photos of your favorite things about your celebration and make a page to document your traditions. You will be so glad that you did!
Jana Eubank Simple Stories Hometown USA Patriotic Picnic Layout 6 600

SUPPLIES:

“Geometric Star” by Sarah Hurley (Design #191599 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Various Star Punches and Dies
Carta Bella Picnic Die
Adhesive/Foam Squares/Scissors/Trimmer

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
JanaBold

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