American Crafts: Elementary School Mini Album

Ever since the Shimelle Box of Crayons collection came out I have been wanting to create a school-themed mini album with it. My daughter is graduating from Elementary School this year, and so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to create an album using her photo from the first day of school each year. It’s so much fun to see my daughter’s growth from year-to-year all in one place!

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I created the page using my Silhouette Cameo 3 electronic die cutting machine and the cardstock from the Shimelle 12×12 Project Pad. Each year has its own tab and is labeled with a mini tile letter sticker from the Alphabet Stickers Folder.

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Each page is decorated with papers from the Box of Crayons 6×6 paper pad. I then fussy-cut several journaling shapes from the 6×8 Writing Pad to use as layers behind the photo for each year. The long crayons at the bottom of each page are also from the 6×8 Writing Pad.

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I sized the photos so that four of them would fit on a 4×6 print … this was the perfect size to fit inside the frame die from the Animation Small Die Card set by Motion Crafts.

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I had so much fun decorating each page with various stickers from both the Project Pad and the Cardstock Stickers sheet. I mixed in Enamel Dots and gold paperclips (from the Office Bucket Accessory Set – Gold and Black) for added dimension.

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My daughter loves her little book! It was the perfect way to commemorate her Elementary School years! This type of project would be a fun keepsake for a graduate as well.

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SUPPLIES:

Cut File: “5×7 Horizontal Monthly Album” by Carina Gardner

American Crafts Office Bucket Accessory Set – Gold and Black
Cut File: “5×7 Horizontal Monthly Album” by Carina Gardner (Design #72261 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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American Crafts: Summer Beach Tote for Teacher

I used to work in the office of a junior high school back when I was in college, and if there is one thing I learned, it is that teacher’s are counting down the last few days of school until summer just like the kids are.
Today I have a fun thank you gift for your child’s teacher with a summer theme.
I’m pretty sure teachers are tired of seeing pencils, crayons, and notebook paper by the time May rolls around … and so for my teacher gift idea, I decided to create a Happy Summer Beach Tote using the Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times collection.
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I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out the pattern for the tote using the Flutter By paper for the body of the bag and the Let’s Hug paper for the blue accents.
Inside the bag, I am going to tuck a cute pair of flip flops, a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of sunscreen, and a gift card to a bookstore, so that my child’s favorite teacher can kick back at the pool with a good book or magazine. A cute beach towel would be a fun addition, too!
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The Sunshine & Good Times tassel looks so CUTE hanging from the handle! I added the banana Inflated Ephemera for a tropical vibe. I will also add this cute “Have a Great Summer” tag I created using the 6×6 paper pad, washi tape, and gold glittered Thickers.
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My daughter is writing a note of thanks to her teacher using this cute “Thank You” card from the Sunshine & Good Times Card Kit. We added a few Mini Icon Puffy Stickers to the front and then used the included confetti acetate sheet behind the sentiment window. I love that even the envelopes are cute complete with decorative seals!
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There you have it! An adorable gift that any teacher is sure to love. Who’s ready to go to the pool?! I know I am!
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American Crafts: Hand Lettering

I love exploring my creativity in all kinds of ways and have really enjoyed expanding my horizon into the world of hand-lettering with the help of Kelly Creates by American Crafts. I have been practicing with the “Learn Brush Lettering” workbook  and the Kelly Creates Black Brush Pens.
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While I am building and honing my new skills, I can still have success with the Kelly Creates Traceable stamps!
I have been wanting to try my hand at bullet journaling and decided to give it a go using a Kelly Creates Practice Journal and Practice Journal Insert.
First, I made myself a Habit Tracker spread for the month of April. It looks like I did the hand-lettering across the top, doesn’t it?! No, I’m not quite that good yet … so the Traceable Stamps come in handy. Keep reading below to see how I used them!
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Next, I wanted to create a spot to write down my TO DO list each day. I decided on a two-page spread for each week of the month. On the left side of the spread, I will write my personal list, and on the right side, I will write my work list for each day.
I used the Months stamps to add “April” to the top of the page, and then added the Days of the Week down the left side.
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It’s tough to see in the photo above, but if you look carefully at the photo below, you will notice that I stamped the days of the week in a very, light gray ink. I used a Multicolored Brush Pen to letter on top of the stamped image; allowing me to get a great result and practice my lettering at the same time!
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I had so much fun creating my little set up, that I went right ahead into May, changing the color to a blue Multicolor Brush Pen for the new month. I used the Quotes stamps to add encouraging sentiments to the top of each page. I then used the fine-tipped black pen from the Here & There Detail Doodlers to fill in the rest of the details.
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I LOVE that I was able to get such beautiful, hand-lettered results by tracing the stamped images for my bullet journal pages … but that’s not all the stamps can be used for! Try using them as stamped sentiments on your other projects!
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When I think of spring, I think of May Day Tussie Mussies … and Bridal and Baby showers. I combined the two ideas together here by using the One Canoe Two Twilight collection to create Bridal Shower Favor Cones. Wouldn’t these be fun to fill with elegant treats for your bridal shower?!
I used the Kelly Creates Wedding Traceable Stamps to create stamped banners for each cone, but you could easily replace the “Bride & Groom” with another sentiment, fill them with flowers and leave them on someone’s front door for May Day!
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I love how beautiful and elegant these turned out. They would look gorgeous spread out on a tray for your guests to take home.
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So are you ready to try out hand-lettering?! I promise, with the help of the Kelly Creates, you will have beautiful results in no time. Enjoy!
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OTHER SUPPLIES:
“Stitched Ribbon Set” cut file by Megan Hardy Designs
(Design #40799 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“3D Flower” cut file by Jamie Cripps
(Design #76790 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“3D Large Leaf Vine” cut file by Alaa’K
(Design #200483 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“3D Handled Cone Box” cut file by Jamie Cripps
(Design #67343 in the Silhouette Design Store)
White String
Gray Distressing Ink
Ranger “Raincloud” Ink

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American Crafts: Throwing It Back to Christmas

I’m throwing it back to the Christmas season today with one more page created with the American Crafts Sweater Weather collection.  I had lots of fun with punched snowflakes on this one!

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I love creating title with multiple sets of letter stickers. On this one I used the gold Joyous Thickers, blue Maggie Thickers, and some old red tile letter stickers by Adornit. I added some fussy cut flowers from the January Blossoms paper and a die cut pair of mittens, that look as thought it is hanging off of the title!

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I put my snowflake punches to work on this page, creating a cascade of them down the center of the page. I placed a black gem in the center of each one for some sparkle and shine.

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I also mixed in a bit of Dollar Tree gold holographic tape on this page for a fun border. I wanted a bit more of it at the bottom of the page, so I placed a length of tape on a scrap of white cardstock and punched it with a scalloped border punch to underscore the cluster of winter wear die cuts.

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This was a really fun page to create! Have you given your punches a work out lately?

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Red Tile Letter Stickers: Adornit
Gold Holographic Tape: Dollar Tree
Large and Medium Snowflake Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts
Small Snowflake Punch: American Crafts
Scallop Border Punch: Stampin’ Up
Black/Dark Grey Gems: My Mind’s Eye
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Clay Mist: Studio Calico
Edge Scraper: Making Memories
Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares

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