Carta Bella Paper: Yacht Club Banner

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 2

Warmer days are ahead of us and that has me in the mood to head to the beach! Until I can get there I am going to bring the beach to me by adorning my home with this nautical banner that I’m sharing on the Carta Bella Paper blog today!

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 1

I cut the banner from various papers from the Carta Bella Paper Yacht Club 6×6 paper pad using my Cricut Expression machine and the Birthday Bash cartridge for the banner shapes. I cut the same shapes again from the Carta Bella Black Felt Designer Cardstock, and then adhered the two matching layers together to give each panel a little more weight to support the embellishments I wanted to add to it and to help it hang correctly.

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 2

The first panel was embossed using the Yacht Club Anchors embossing folder. I love the texture an embossing folder adds to a project! Next, I added a couple of vertical layered strips and then decorated the pennant with  the darling ephemera, chipboard accents, decorative brads, and enamel dots from the collection.
The second panel is decorated with a boat sticker and a tag, topped with a sparkling decorative brad.

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I love the “Seas the Day” die cut on the third panel. The play on words just makes me smile! I wanted to add a little woodgrain tape to the top of the die cut; it was a little too wide, so I simply cut it in half lengthwise. Finally, I added the flag die cuts along the top.

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I had fun creating scenes on the last two panels.
For the fourth panel, I cut a dolphin from the red polka dot paper using the Sea Life Animals #2 Die Set. I love how he looks like he is going to jump right off of the banner!
On the last panel, I created a little scene with the boat chipboard. The boat almost seems to be sailing along the banner sticker, and greets you with a friendly “Ahoy!” The enamel dots feel like bubbles or water droplets splashing up from the ocean! As a final touch, I added the Anchors Decorative Tape across the top.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to don my boat shoes and go for a sail. I had so much fun playing with Yacht Club!

SUPPLIES: Yacht Club Collection6×6 Paper PadElement StickersChipboard AccentsEphemera PackDecorative BradsEnamel DotsAnchors Decorative TapeWoodgrain Decorative TapeAnchors Embossing FolderSea Life Animals Set #2 Die SetCarta Bella Black Felt Designer Cardstock, Cricut Expression Die Cutting Machine, Birthday Bash Cartridge (Banner Shapes)

“Sea” you next week! *wink*

JanaBold

 

Carta Bella Paper: Baby Boy Blocks

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Last month, I had the pleasure of creating a fun project for a baby boy using the adorable Carta Bella Paper “It’s A Boy” collection … and I realized that I neglected to share it here on my blog.

I really enjoyed making this one! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve made anything for babies!😀 I decided to make a series of stacked gift boxes that you could fill with little goodies for the baby, and then can be displayed in his nursery afterwards. Here’s a look!

BABY BOY STACKED GIFT BOX BLOCKS

I created the blocks from Kraft Designer Cardstock using my electronic cutting machine. Next, I selected a mix of fun papers from the It’s A Boy 6×6 Paper Pad and Dots & Stripes Paper Pad. The scale of these patterns are PERFECT for a project like this!

Jana Eubank Its A Boy Die Cut Blocks Photo 1

Each panel of each block is decorated with a little scene or vignette.I used a mixture of stickers, die cuts, chipboard, and embossed cardstock to make each one come alive with dimension.

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The stuffed animal shapes in this collection are especially cute! Baby will have so much fun learning each of the animals names. I couldn’t resist tying a little bow around each of their necks.

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Even the stars feel like they are twinkling with the addition of shiny enamel dots.

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As an added bonus, the tops of each block open easily, so that mom and dad can store a few extra cotton balls or cotton swabs inside.

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SUPPLIES: It’s A Boy Collection6×6 Paper Pad6×6 Dots & Stripes Paper PadElement StickersEphemera PackChipboard AccentsDecorative BradsEnamel DotsNatural White Linen Designer CardstockKraft Designer CardstockMini Triangles Embossing Folder, Silhouette Cameo machine, Adhesives, Scissors, Light Brown Distressing ink

If you are on the hunt for ADORABLE baby collections for a project you are working on, be sure to check out Carta Bella’s “It’s A Boy” and “It’s A Girl” collections … they are as cute as can be!

Thanks for taking a look! See you next time!

JanaBold

Diamond Press WINNER! and Easter Decor

Jana Eubank Wooden Easter Eggs Photo 2

Sending out a big THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to take the Diamond Press Survey last week! It’s time to announce the WINNER of the Diamond Press machine!

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MELISSA K. … you are the WINNER! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I will be contacting you on the email you left with your comment to get your shipping information. Woot! Woot!

For any of you who did not get a chance to take the survey and would still like to for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Diamond Press, you can find the link to the survey HERE on the Diamond Press Facebook page. Or the direct link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LR3BGVV

Also, tomorrow (March 16th) Diamond Press will be back on HSN as part of their all-day craft event. Show times will be posted on the Diamond Press Facebook page.

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I have a new Echo Park Paper project using the Easter collection to share with you today!

Jana Eubank Wooden Easter Eggs Photo 1

As I started pulling out my holiday decorations this Spring I decided that my Easter collection was looking a little sad. Time to spruce things up! Like a breath of fresh air, the Easter collection came to my rescue and I used it to create these adorable altered Wood Easter Shapes that I found at Michael’s. This set was so much fun to create with the happy colors and patterns of this collection! I love the way they came together!

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I hand cut the stripes for the large Easter egg shape, and then used an Echo Park Flower Silhouette Shape to create the dimensional flowers as an accent. A few decorative brads add the perfect hint of shine.
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For the smaller Easter egg, I decided to create a Springtime scene. I handcut the grass from the Spring Blue/Green Distressed Solid paper and then added the sun and cloud with the Under the Weather Die Set. The tree is from the Easter Element Sticker sheet. Next, I added the bunny from the Peter Cottontail Die Set. Isn’t he cute?!! He’s looks so content holding his carrot.
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I wanted the wood bird shape to have a little more dimension, so I decided to give her a layered wing. I cut the wing shape from this Echo Park Bird Silhouette cut file. I cut the same shape three times and then layered them together using foam squares. A pink bow around her neck and a yellow button adorning her wing finish her off!
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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you feel inspired to create your own Easter decor! See you again soon!

JanaBold

Echo Park Paper: Easter Basket

Jana Eubank Die Cut Easter Basket Photo 4
Happy Spring! The sun has come out here in Utah and the snow is melting away. That means that the bunny will be hopping his way to our homes in just a few weeks!  I thought it would be fun to welcome his arrival by creating a sweet, little Easter basket using the darling Echo Park Easter collection. It’s also featured on the Echo Park Paper Blog today.
Jana Eubank Die Cut Easter Basket Photo 1
The star of this project is the famous bunny himself! I used the Peter Cottontail Die Set and the Spring Pink/Brown Distressed Solid paper to create my pink bunny. He has such a big job to do every year, that I thought he could use a little support from our little chick friend in the Easter Basket. They make such a cute pair!
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The basket is filled with eggs and a Carrot Treat Box that I cut using this Echo Park Silhouette Carrot Box Shape. I decorated the top of the carrot with one of the Easter tags from the Ephemera Pack along with a sheer bow and a button tied with twine. This little box came together so quickly! I can’t wait to create a basket full of them to give to my nieces for our Easter dinner this year!
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I made the basket feel even more special by accenting the edge with a polka dot paper ruffle strip that I zig zag stitched on my sewing machine before adhering it. Won’t it be pretty sitting out on my table this year? I love it!
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Happy Easter, Everyone!
JanaBold