Do you know someone who loves trail mix? I happen to know several people who would be delighted to get a large jar of trail mix as a gift, … it is their favorite treat! (And one of mine, too!)
For today’s project I decorated a large jar of this peanut-ty treat using the Carta Bella Paper Gone Camping collection
. Your outdoorsman would be delighted to receive this as he is heading out for a day of fishing. I mean, who wouldn’t love having a delicious snack to take along?!
The first thing I did was wrap the jar with a strip of the striped Campout paper
. I then added a band of the the fishing lure patterned Fly Fishing paper
on top of the striped paper. The top of the jar is decorated with a circle cut from the plaid paper in the 6×6 paper pad
Next, I fussy-cut three wood slices from the Travel Patches paper
and grouped them together on the front of the jar to anchor the rest of the decorative elements. The main piece is the Fishing Tackle Die Cut from the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack
. I added the fisherman sticker on top of the die cut along with a few trees and the “Fishing Hole” sign stickers
for a bit of scenery. A few die cut pine branches (Be Merry Branch Die Set
) are tucked behind the left side.
I tucked in a few more branches cut from the Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock
on the right side of the label, and then added a group of fish “caught” … I mean CUT … from the Fish Facts Paper
. A bit of jute tied around the neck of the jar finishes everything off!
Circle Cutter, Trimmer, Scissors
Manual Die Cutting Machine
White Crochet Twine, Jute Twine
Adhesive, Foam Squares
Brown Distressing Ink
Jar of Trail Mix from Target
My daughter had the opportunity last summer to march in a local 4th of July parade representing her Junior High. This layout features a few shots of her before heading out on the parade route.
I decided to use a quadrant design for my page, placing the photos diagonally from one another. I used the remaining two quadrants for page decoration, a title, and journaling.
I framed out the quadrant with borders on all four sides. At the top of the page, I layered together several strips of patterned papers, including a fussy-cut patriotic swag border from the Patriotic Banners paper
When I need larger elements to fill the spaces on my page, I always turn to the journaling cards to see what I can fussy-cut with my scissors. Here I used Evergreen Shimmer Designer Cardstock
to create a grassy hill for the barn cut out from the 4×4 Journaling Cards Paper
. Firework stickers fill the night sky! I added a few firecrackers next to the barn, too. One of them is “lit” with a punched flower, to look like it has a spark.
At the bottom of the page I added another fussy-cut element, the jar of flowers from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper
. I added a title cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine using the Splash Gingham paper
. I cut the title multiple times so that I could layer the letters with foam squares for more dimension. I finished the title by underscoring it with another fussy-cut banner, again, from the Patriotic Banners paper
Journaling Cards aren’t just for pocket pages or cards … try cutting out the elements to use on your scrapbook pages, too!
“United States” cut file by Loni Stevens
(Design #14189 in the Silhouette Design Store)
We visited Hawaii a couple of years ago as a family to celebrate my daughter’s graduation from high school. Everything on the islands is so colorful and beautiful … I wanted to take photos of everything! The photos featured on this layout are pictures I took of our hotel grounds. When I look at them it takes me right back to those wonderfully lazy days relaxing around the pool.
Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with titles for my pages. I love when a collection includes large phrases that serve as easy titles for my layout. This one from the Chipboard Phrases
expressed my heart perfectly, “HELLO Vacation!”
A chipboard arrow
at the bottom of the page points your way down the path to the beach and a colorful trio of enamel dots
adds to the frivolous vacation feel I wanted this page to have.
Where are you planning on vacationing this summer? Hopefully, somewhere beachy and fun!
Carta Bella Paper Evergreen Shimmer Designer Cardstock
Gray Distressing Ink