Earlier this fall I shared a couple of projects using the Die Cuts with a View Premium Halloween Spirit paper pad.
I fell in love with this collection and couldn’t resist creating a few cards while everything was out on my desk!
The foil papers and stickers in this set make things feel so spooky, special, and FUN! I wish I could have captured them better in these photos!
I just HAD to feature this skeleton sticker on a tall narrow card! He’s dressed to impress at this costume party with his ribbon bow-tie!
This trio of ghosts look suspicious … somehow I think they have a few tricks up their sleeves, rather than treats!
Do you send cards for Halloween? If not, why not make a few to attach to a delicious treat for friends and neighbors?!
Happy Halloween Crafting to You!
Today I am up on the American Crafts blog
sharing a fun technique for creating a page background using washi tape! The new DIY Shop collection includes the fun foiled tape rolls pictured below. The background of each of these tapes is a light kraft color with silver, gold, or copper foil patterns. They are just DREAMY!
I love the shine of the foil on these tapes and decided to use them to create a shimmery background for this layout of my kids playing with fireflies for the first time on a summer vacation five years ago.
After creating the background, I arranged the photos on top and then used several firefly themed elements from the One Canoe Two Twilight collection to fill in around them.
I LOVE how this page came together! The foil tapes in the background were so much fun to use and helped to make this magical memory feel special!
Have you tried creating a background using tapes yet?
School is back in session, but my mind is on all of the fun our family had this past summer. We were able to cross off one of my bucket list items with a visit to the Oregon coast. It was wonderful!
I cut the black banner chipboard banner
in half using half across the phrase sticker in between the photos and the other half at the bottom of the page. The zig zag shape adds interest to the page and the black color grounds the other elements and keeps your eye moving through the different portions of the layout.
have got to be my favorite part of this paper collection! They were so much fun to use and really helped to bring in the patterns that we saw in the art that we saw on our visit to the glass studio.
Thanks for stopping by!
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.
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.
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!