Thanks for coming by!
Thanks for coming by!
Thanks for coming by!
We are in the last few days of summer and the kids are trying to soak up every minute while they still can. Thankfully, we are finished with all of the school shopping, so they are spending their days hanging with friends and enjoying their last few days of freedom and a structure-free schedule.
While they have been playing … I have been playing, too! I’ve been creating some things for design teams that I will be sharing with you soon … but I have also been doing some “catch up” projects on my own.
Today’s page features a photo that I randomly snapped SEVEN years ago. I normally would pass by a snapshot like this … but I think with time, it has become more important to me. It’s a snapshot of my daughter at a church activity when she was 12 years old. All of these girls have moved on to bigger life things … some of the older girls are even married and pregnant! … and that is why it has become more special to me. It’s a snapshot in time that proves how fleeting the days can be!
I used the new Echo Park Paper “A Perfect Autumn” collection for this one. I began by building a pieced background … kind of like a cozy quilt … with machine stitching here-and-there.
I love the words and icons included with the stamp set. Here, I chose to decorate one with a simple heart and the word “remember.” On the other tab, I placed one of the A Perfect Autumn decorative brads.
The title was cut from the Yellow/Teal Coordinating Solid Paper with my Silhouette Cameo machine and the “Capture Life – Handwritten Phrase” cut file by Kolette Hall (Design #60843 from the Silhouette Design Store).
Stampin’ Up Circle Tab Punch
Stampin’ Up Tabs for Everything Stamp Set
Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine
“Capture Life – Handwritten Phrase” cut file by Kolette Hall (Design #60843 in the Silhouette Design Store)
White Crochet Twine
Sewing Machine/Brown Thread
Black Journaling Pen
While I will miss my kids when they go back to school next week, working on this page made me excited to get in my scrapbook room again and work on documenting our family memories! I’m especially wanting to spend some time filling in the “holes” in our albums by seeking out the pictures and stories I may have passed by the “first time around.”
Wishing you a wonderful day!
*Take me out to the ballllll-game! Take me out with the crowd!!!*
I am LOVING these adorable new sports collections! I think they would be so much fun to not only document your child’s sports memories, but how cute are they for creating treat boxes for team mates or to thank that special coach?!
I love the felt pennants adhered to wooden skewers adorning the top of this project!
Add a quick and easy tag to the top of your treat by simply layering a few Ephemera die cuts together, punching a hole in the top, and tying it to your package using a bit of twine.
The Ephemera die cuts look so cute layered together to decorate the front of the box. I added puffy stars stickers (Bell Pepper Mix) to the centers of the star die cuts for a bit more interest. I also added twine, and used different levels of foam squares for each piece. I love the way it looks!
Do you have a sports lover in your life that would love a gift like this? Tuck in a jersey, some baseball cards, or even a ticket to their favorite teams’ game!
See you again soon!
Are you itching to get ahead on your Christmas cards before the busy fall season sets in? Check out the Carols of Christmas products by Stampin’ Up. This is an early release from their upcoming Holiday Catalog and they graciously sent me a set to play with. Squeal!!!
Deck the Halls with Poinsettias Card
For this card, I used the frame builder die on the white card base. I then backed the openings with green, red, and navy cardstock. Next, I cut a rectangle from the Echo Park Paper Deck the Halls 6×6 Paper Pad to place in the center of the card, and the proceeded to build up my design from there.
I used the Banner Triple punch (one of my favorite punches EVER!) to create the layered banners behind the circle sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in red (from my stash) and Emerald Envy Ink. I then added a couple of clusters of the stamped poinsettias in the same inks as accents. The flowers get a touch of sparkle with rhinestone centers.
Peace on Earth Card
I couldn’t resist using the night sky die cut across the top of this card. I used Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock for the background of the card, backing the moon and stars with a scrap of glitter paper from my stash.
The sentiment is stamped with Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron Inks by Stampin’ Up. I then hand cut a few snowy hills and a winter pine tree (Carols of Christmas Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies).
I added a few gems from my stash to over the circular stars, embellishments for the sentiment, and as accents around the deer at the bottom of the card.
Deck the Halls Ornament Card
This last card was a lot of fun! I began by stamping the ornaments across the top of the card front using Crumb Cake Ink. I then stamped the ornaments on a scrap piece of paper in Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, and red inks.
After cutting the ornaments out with the coordinating die, I added them to the card with thin foam squares. I then stamped some sparkles around the ornaments with Mint Macaron ink.
I stamped the sentiment in both Emerald Envy and red inks and then used fine detail scissors to cut out each word. I then popped the phrase up on thin foam squares on a strip of Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock (Carta Bella Paper), accenting the top and bottom of the Navy strip with Scarlet Red Felt Designer Cardstock (Carta Bella Paper). The striped strip of patterned paper at the bottom of the card is again from the Deck the Halls 6×6 Paper Pad by Echo Park Paper.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on cards using the Stampin’ Up Carols of Christmas Clear Mount Bundle!