American Crafts: Back to School with Shine On

Hello, crafty friends! This week on the American Crafts blog I shared a Back to School layout using the Amy Tangerine Shine On collection.
Sometimes we create a page that we love, but something about it doesn’t feel quite right. Most of the time when I am feeling that way about a layout, I find that it is usually because all of the elements I have used up to that point are flat.
That’s my cue to look for a dimensional embellishment that I can add, even in just a few places, to step things up and make the design POP.
American Crafts is always coming up with fun and clever accents for our pages, and today I’m featuring my latest favorite embellishment on this layout.
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I LOVE the Inflated Ephemera Hearts in the new Shine On collection by Amy Tangerine. When I first saw these hearts, all I wanted to do was purchase 5 more packages and hoard them. Haha! They are ADORABLE!!! I resisted, and instead used most of them on this page of my daughter on the first day of school.
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I used a punch to create 1.5″ circles of various patterned papers and then arranged them randomly around the page, Next, I added the inflated hearts to several of the circles. The variety of patterns were cute on their own, but the fun dimension and shine the hearts added took it to the next level!

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I cut a title from Black 12×12 textured cardstock and then added a flower cluster and camera that I fussy-cut from The Good Life and Remember patterned papers. Two bud vases and a word block accent the lower right corner of my pictures.
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Next time your page feels like it is lacking something, try adding a dimensional embellishment or two. Or, challenge yourself to use an entire package of dimensional embellishments as a feature on your page. It will add immediate pizzazz to your project, and I promise you will have fun doing it!
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“Back to School” cut file by Skyla Design (#267310 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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Simple Stories: Boys Rule

It’s rare that you find a collection for boys that can span all the way from when they are toddlers to teens and the Simple Stories Lil’ Dude collection does just that! Today I have a birthday layout to share with you using this darling new collection.
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The 4×4 Elements paper played a big role in this design. I not only used one of the squares for my title …
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… but also as page elements scattered below the title. Here you can see where I fussy-cut the speech bubbles from another one of the 4×4 Elements, as well as how I punched out the circle journaling block.
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I also punched the “It’s a Boys World” from the 3×4 Elements paper to use as a page accent.
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At the top of the page, I used a smaller circle punch to punch the “So Rad” circle from the 2×2 Elements paper.
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After I placed the larger pieces, I came back in with the die cuts from the Bits & PIeces pack and the puffy stickers to fill in the spaces.
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I love how this design grabs your attention at the top of the page with the title and the photos and then leads your eye down the “waterfall” of page elements through the journaling and then finally ending on the photo at the bottom of the layout.
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Thanks for joining me today! I hope you felt inspired to create a scrapbook page of your own.
See you next time!

JanaBold

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Halloween Spirit!

Happy Friday to my lovely scrappy friends! The Die Cuts with a View (DCWV) Halloween paper pads are about to hit the store shelves and I was thrilled when they asked me if I would like to play with one of them. They sent me the adorable “Halloween Spirit” 12×12 Premium Paper Pad and I have my first project to share with you today.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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The awesome thing about this paper pad, is that not only are there ADORABLE patterns, and several papers with foil accents, but in the back of the paper pad there is a sheet of coordinating stickers!!!

Two of them are used here at the top of the page … the owl and that scary spider flashing his fangs!

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I used more of the stickers to create a cluster at the top left corner of my photos. I anchored the cute, little ghost and friendly Frankenstein on two spiderweb stickers and then backed the entire cluster with an American Crafts spiderweb doily.

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In the lower right corner of the photos I fussy cut several elements from the patterned papers to layer up together. The owl with his speech bubbles are anchored on a coffin-shaped journal block.

Check out the gold foiling on that title block! Swoon!

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The patterned paper with the word borders reminded me of CAUTION tape, so I stretched a few of the strips across the bottom of the page in a crime-scene-fashion to anchor my page design.

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I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun project using this cute collection. I hope to see you then!

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August PageMaps

It’s time for another layout created with the awesome sketches at PageMaps.com. The August sketches are up! Check them out here!

THIRTEEN

My layout today features the Simple Stories Good Vibes collection. I used this collection with a black cardstock background last month, and loved it so much that I decided to give it another go!

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I cut the large heart and arrows from the 6×8 paper pad. I love using larger elements on a page! I feel like the larger size really adds a lot of impact!

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The numbers for the “13” title were created using a foam stamp set that has been hanging out in my stash for FOREVER! It’s a set by Martha Stewart and I LOVE it! It’s perfect for birthday pages!

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Here you can see more of the arrows at the bottom of the page. I love how they are adorned with flowers … Simple Stories always comes up with the CUTEST designs!

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I created a polaroid-style frame for the main photo using the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board. This is my all-time favorite punch board that they have put out! I’m thinking of picking up a second one to have in hand, I love it that much!

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Stop by PageMaps to see what the other designers have created using the August sketches! I always feel so inspired after looking at their work!

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Have a great day!
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