Ahoy there, Mateys! What little (or big!) boy wouldn’t love this 3D pirate ship sitting on their shelf?! This was a really fun project to create using the Carta Bella Paper Transatlantic Travel collection.
I die cut the ship using my Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine and a cut file by Cre8ive Cutz. It looks daunting, but it was so easy to assemble. The papers of the Transatlantic Travel collection are what really make this project look special
The bottom of the boat was cut from the Take the Ride Paper
. I added panels in Travel Gazette Paper (stripe)
and the polka dot paper from the 6×6 paper pad
. The stripe really gives this project a pirate feel! I added strips of the stripe paper to the sails, as well, to balance the pattern and keep the pirate-feel going throughout.
I added eyelets and jute twine to the sail to make it more realistic. I always love adding textural elements like this to a project!
At the top of the ship is a spooky pirate’s flag flying proudly. The skull image is by Echo Park
and can be found in the Silhouette Design Store (Design #80358).
Inside the ship I added a liner of the Travel Map Paper
with the compass pattern.
And how cool is the sail with the script pattern on the front and the map pattern on the back. Eek! I love it so much!
Thanks for letting me share this fun project with you! My little swashbucklers are already clamoring at who gets to keep this one in their room! Ha!
Black Distress Ink
Twine & Jute
Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Happy Creating to You, Me Hearties!
This past week I have been off on a camping trip with my family, but this page was featured on the Echo Park Paper blog
last week as we all created a project to celebrate dads! It only seemed fitting that I made a page about how much I appreciate all that my husband does and is for our family. He truly is the BEST dad!
For this page, I pulled out the Grandson Mini Theme
and a gorgeous sheet of Chestnut Brown Linen Designer Cardstock
by Carta Bella Paper. I am not a grandmother yet, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t use this collection. I LOVE the patterns in this mini theme … the combination of the plaid with the woodgrain and bright colors is fantastic! I simply chose the elements from the collection that would work for my page and covered up any words that didn’t apply.
In the top corner of the page, I made a little cluster of word stickers. I love the phrase “So there’s this boy…” because it reminds me of how I used to talk about my husband when we were dating. Hehe! He is the boy that captured my heart and has kept it all of these years!
I cut out the orange hexagon shape from one of the journaling cards
to use as a frame for my title. The title was cut on my electronic cutting machine. I then used the tag stickers and a couple of punched woodgrain
stars around the title for a bit more pizazz.
More punched stars and buttons are sprinkled above the tags, framing and drawing your attention to the journaling strips.
To balance the color going on around the page, I also layered and grouped together a few of the solid stickers
in the upper right corner of my photo.
What is it that you appreciate about the men in your life? I challenge you to take some time to record those sentiments on your next scrapbook page.
Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Star Punch: Stampin’ Up
White Crochet Twine
Have a great week!
Today I am sharing a vacation layout created with the Carta Bella Paper Are We There Yet? collection.
I used a cut file that I found in the Silhouette store. This particular shape had patterns in the center of each hexagon. I cut the shape from Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock
and then simply used a pair of scissors to cut the pattern away so that each hexagon had a blank opening where I could add the 6×6 patterned papers
Next, I used one of the large hexagons as a home for my title. I added a chipboard piece
and enamel shape
below the title to punch it up a bit.
I love the way this page turned out with all of the cute patterned papers
. I’m definitely going to try this technique on another page soon.
Zendoodle Hexagon Page Mat by Sarah Hurley
Hi, Everyone! The Carta Bella Toy Box collection not only takes me back to the days when I was younger, but also when my kids were younger. I giggled when I saw the Magic Toy Room paper because it reminded me exactly how my son’s room looked when he was a little boy.
Today I used this collection to document my son’s 12th birthday. The Toy Banner paper
was so much fun to fussy-cut and use as a decorative element across my page.
I popped the banner pieces up on foam squares to give the page some depth and then added several of the chipboard pieces and gem brads from the Decorative Brads set
for even more texture.
I even added a banner across my journaling block.
At the top of the page, I added a chipboard phrase
and then embellished it with the Decorative Brads
. The large chipboard circle accent is adhered to a red button. I love the way this looks! It’s such a fun way to frame out those chipboard circle pieces!
I did the same thing with another red button at the bottom of the page.
I love the way this one came together. The Toy Box collection
was perfect for documenting these birthday photos! I think I will use it again to scrapbook my son blowing out the candles on the cake!
Lt. Brown and Brown Distressing Ink
Two Large Red Buttons
Computer/Printer/White Cardstock for Journaling
Have a great day!