Carta Bella Paper: Tent Goodie Box

As you can probably tell from browsing through my blog, one of my favorite things to make, besides scrapbook pages, are dimensional treat boxes!
If you are sending a child off to summer camp this year, this next idea is for you! It would make a great little care package to tuck into their suitcase with a sweet note telling them how much you are going to miss them while they are gone.
Jana Eubank The Great Outdoors Tent Treat Box Photo 1
I created this gift box shaped like a tent using my Cricut and the Carta Bella Paper The Great Outdoors collection. The tent comes from the Camping Critters cartridge.
I cut the base of the tent using Carta Bella’s Natural Linen Designer Cardstock and then stamped a woodgrain pattern on it using the Woodgrain stamp in brown ink. The other layers were cut from the floral papers from the collection: Forest Friends Paper (green) and Border Strips Paper (cream).
Hanging over the “door” of the tent is a little sign that says “Gone Fishing.” Dust cornstarch or baby powder onto the back of the “Gone Fishing” sticker, punch holes in the top two corners, and then add it to the tent with a mini brad and some twine. CUTE!
Jana Eubank The Great Outdoors Tent Treat Box Photo 2
Once I had the box assembled I used fine-tipped detail scissors to handcut several of the flowers from the Wildflowers Paper to decorate the outside. They look so beautiful layered together with the ephemera die cuts and stickers.
If you are going to display the tent somewhere, it might be fun to create a few dimensional pine trees to sit next to your tent! I used the Fir Trees Die Set to create mine. I cut four trees for each dimensional tree. Score each tree down the center, fold, and adhere them together.
Jana Eubank The Great Outdoors Tent Treat Box Photo 3
SUPPLIES: Carta Bella The Great Outdoors CollectionNatural Linen Designer CardstockForest Friends PaperBorder Strips PaperWildflowers PaperSticker SheetEphemera PackFir Trees Die SetWoodgrain Stamp
I will tuck some trail mix, some treats, and a note to my daughter inside to give to her when she heads off to girlscamp in a few weeks. I’m pretty sure it will brighten her day when she discovers it among her things!
Be sure to check out the Carta Bella Paper blog for more fun projects using their adorable collections!

Happy creating!


Carta Bella Paper: Yacht Club Banner

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.

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 3

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.

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 4

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.

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 5

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*



Noel Mignon: Christmas Concoction with a Free Download

Happy Thursday! I should be out Christmas shopping this week, but I can’t stop playing with my Noel Mignon Mistletoe & Holly kit!

I love the variety of color combinations possible with this kit. For the page below I pulled out the mint, aqua, red, and pink colors. Tomorrow I will share a page using a more traditional color palette of red and green.


My daughters have a fascination with mixing up potions in the kitchen. Whether it’s flavored lemonades, popsicles, or flavored hot cocoa, they have fun experimenting. Last Christmas, my daughter had an egg nog “specialty” that I wanted to record.

You can make it, too! *wink* Simply take egg nog, add whipped cream to the top, then add color with some Christmas sprinkles. Finally, it MUST be finished off with a chocolate kiss! Enjoy!


Lately, I’m having fun creating my own script cut files for my titles. I have another FREEBIE for you today!

CLICK HERE to Download this file as an SVG Cut File

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I created a trio of circles in the bottom right corner of the photos using the two snowflake rosettes and circle tag from the kit. It was a great place to record Cam’s special “recipe.” Hehe!


My daughter was wearing her Christmas penguin pajamas in these photos. The penguin was so bright and fun that I decided to recreate him on the page holding his own special drink. He’s so cute!

The penguin I used is by Lettering Delights Bird Buddies set. The drink is from the Cricut Love You a Latte cartridge. I also created the die cut square stamp shape in the background using an image from the Lettering Delights Peppermint Holiday Expressions set.


SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon December 2015 Mistletoe & Holly Classic Kit, Cardstock (red, aqua, orange, pink, white, cream, dark cream, green, sparkly black), Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye, Fancy Pants), Letter Stickers (American Crafts, Freckled Fawn), Stickers (Jillibean Soup, My Mind’s Eye), Rosettes (Pebbles),  Wood Pieces (Simple Stories), Gems (Darice), Wood Button (Shimelle by American Crafts), Cut Files (Jana Eubank, Cricut, Lettering Delights), Cutting Machine (Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Expression), Other: Photo Corner Punch, Black Pearl Stickers, Needle and white embroidery floss, brown ink, adhesives, journaling pen.

Does your family have a special treat that they enjoy during the holidays? Create a page about it!

Have a great day and stay warm and cozy out there!


Check It Out!

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Are you gearing up for a Happy Thanksgiving and spending time with friends and family over the next few days? Or maybe you are gearing up for some serious shopping this weekend, both at stores and on the web. 🙂 I’m not a Black Friday shopper, but I do love all of the deals I find online this time of year. 🙂

Infact, just this past weekend, I succumbed to the Today’s Special going on at and bought myself a new photo printer. I’ve had my current color printer for almost ten years, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. I picked up the Canon Pixma here. I admit it, I was crushing on the sleek, white color. It had me at “hello.” Hehe! Now I just hope it lives up to my picky photo-printing standards. Does anyone have this printer? Do you like it? After I receive it and play with it for a few weeks, I’ll let you know my thoughts.



I also spent the morning on filling my cart with several Technique Tuesday stamps (LOVE Ali Edwards’ stamps!). All paper crafting is 50% off right now! Until Thursday, you can use the code COZY331 for $1.99 flat rate shipping (or free shipping over $50). Just thought I would let you know in case you’re a pathological supply shopper like I am. *wink!*




I’ve been doing more scrapping with my stash and have a couple more pages to share.

First, another Halloween page using an older collection by October Afternoon called Witch Hazel. 🙂 Awww, how I love Halloween!





Next, I have a couple of pages with a vintage feel to them. I’ve been hanging onto Teresa Collins Fabrications line to scrap these pictures of Maryn’s Pioneer Birthday party at the Lion House from a few years ago.







Using vintage colors like this is actually quite tricky for me. I tend to gravitate towards bright, candy colors, but it’s also nice to step out of my comfort zone once in awhile.



For both of these pages, I pulled out my Cricut Explore machine. The lion head on the two-pager is from the French Manor cartridge. The children image on the “Pioneer Party” page is from the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.

Thank you so much for popping by! If I don’t get a chance to “see” you tomorrow, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!