The One Canoe Two Twilight collection by American Crafts makes the prettiest projects for Spring! I recently used this collection to create gift boxes filled with store bought chocolates as thank you gifts.
The soft, pretty colors of the patterned papers with white die cut flowers on top would also be beautiful to use as wedding or baby shower favors … or even as decorations on your Easter dinner table.
I used several metal dies from my stash to create the flowers on top using white American Crafts cardstock. They get a splash of pink with the flower center cut from a scrap of coral pink paper and are secured with a pearl brad.
I also fussy-cut several flowers and leaves from the Twilight Blooms paper to tuck in with the white die cut flowers.
The flowers are adhered to a patterned paper band going around the matchbox-style box. Before adding the flowers, I wrapped white twine around the band several times to add a bit of texture.
I finished each box with a note to the recipient written on the coordinating Twilight Mini Notecards. So cute! (If you haven’t seen these cards yet, be sure to check them out! They come in the cutest little house-shaped box that will be displayed forever on my shelf … it’s ADORABLE!)
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I’ve been digging into some older photos and having a blast reminiscing about when my kids were smaller. I’ve been pretty good about keeping up with the major milestones, but I still have a lot of everyday snippets that I want to go back and scrapbook … they are so much fun to see again.
Here’s a page of my daughter when she was just a sprout. She LOVES summer and lived in her swimsuit year round. LOL! On this particular day, she was waiting for her older brother and sister to come home from their Field Day at school and have their own Field Day in our backyard.
I began this page with a sheet of white cardstock and then used the “smooshing” technique along with the Vicki Boutin Oil Pastel Art Crayons in Cool to create the watercolor background. I don’t do a lot of mixed media, but this technique is so much fun! I then pulled in blue and green papers from the Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times collection around the rest of the page.
I love that variegated patterned paper I used for the border (Sail Away Paper) and continued those colors throughout the rest of the page.
I tucked in a few handcut florals from the Sending Smiles paper here-and-there for a bit of contrast. (Ummm … how CUTE is that bird clip with his wing “hugging” the photo of my daughter?! Swoon!)
I love the cacti in this collection and thought they would be fun on this page! I imagine cacti wish for water everyday just about as much as my daughter did. Haha!
A couple of mini puffy bird stickers keep the cactus company.
I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out my title (“Summer Lovin” by Loni Stevens; #29889 in the Silhouette Design Store). I then backed each of the open letters with 6×6 papers. I LOVE that the 6×6 paper pad includes foil patterns, too!
Finally, this friendly, inflated cactus adds a bit of personality to the bottom of the page! 😀
White Textured Cardstock
Marine Textured Cardstock
Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times collection:
6×6 paper pad
Sail Away Paper (ombre dot)
Sending Smiles Paper (flowers)
Ephemera Die Cuts: Icons with Foil
Puffy Stickers-Mini Icons
Shaped Paper Clips
Wire Paper Clips
Vicki Boutin: Mixed Media Oil Pastel Art Crayone #2 Cool
Vicki Boutin: Mixed Media Mister Bottles
Sewing Machine/Black Thread
Computer/Printer/White Cardstock for Journaling Strips
Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine
“Summer Lovin'” cut file by Loni Stevens (Design #29889 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Trimmer/Scissors/Gray Distressing Ink/Adhesive
Black Velvet Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp
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My house was needing some fun color to help us get ready for Spring, so I created this fun St. Patrick’s Day home decor piece using the Shimelle Box of Crayons collection
I love creating home decor for the seasons and holidays, but I don’t really have all that many things for St. Patrick’s Day. That’s when I decided to use the Shimelle Box of Crayons collection
, with it’s rainbow of colors, to create my own rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day!
I created the letter boxes using a the Lucky 3D Letter Box Set
and Lucky Letters
cut files by Snapdragon Snippets (Designs #181270
in the Silhouette Design Store). Each dimensional box letter is decorated with the enamel dots
for a bit of sparkle. I used the same color as the patterned papers for tone-on-tone texture.
I love the rainbow patterned papers (Spell It Out paper
and Writer’s Block paper
) I used on the letters “L” and “K.” They tie everything together and the navy background of the brightly colored allow the embellishments I added to them to just POP!
Shamrock Box: Feeling Lucky SVG Kit by SVGCuts.com
LUCKY Box Letters: Lucky 3D Letter Box Set by Snapdragon Snippets (Design #181270 in the Silhouette Design Store)
LUCKY Box Letter Decorative Panels: Lucky Letters by Snapdragon Snippets (Design #181273 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Cauldron: Party on Elm Street SVG Kit by SVGCuts.com
Green Baker’s Twine
Green/White Striped Ribbon
Brown Distressing Ink
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Before the month ends, I thought I would share one more page I created using a sketch from the February 2018 PageMaps. This time I pulled out the NEW Amy Tangerine collection, Sunshine & Good Times, to play with!
These photos are from almost 8 years ago. We were on our way out the door to preschool and my daughter was pouting about not being able to take a toy with her. *Haha!* Typical pre-school antics, right?! I snapped these blurry shots really quickly on my cell phone, because it was just too classic not to record. 🙂
I began the page by using the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Art Crayons in Cool and Warm to add a wash of color to the background. These are a BLAST to use! Most of it got covered up by my paper layers, but I really like the bits that do peek out here-and-there.
I chose to focus on the pink, peach, and blue tones of this collection … with a couple mint butterflies thrown in for an unexpected POP! I added a couple of metal wreath embellishments (by Freckled Fawn — from my stash–) underneath the butterflies to ground them.
All of the stickers and die cuts I used on this page were acetate (which, for me, are tricky to use) … so I adhered them on white cardstock and then cut them out to make them solid embellishments.
The ombre puffy Thicker titles that coordinate with this collection are INCREDIBLE … as are the gold, glitter alphabet Thickers … I couldn’t resist using both!
I also stamped a few hearts around the page with mint ink using the icon rotary stamp to tie back in with the mint-colored butterflies.
Wire Wreaths: Freckled Fawn
Book Page: BasicGrey
Black Journaling Pen/Adhesive/Foam Squares
Gray Distressing Ink
Sewing Machine/White Thread
Mint Heidi Swapp Ink