Noel Mignon: Selfie Stick

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Hi Friends! This week on the Noel Mignon blog the design team is working with April’s Trailblazer kit and the “Line It Up” challenge. For this challenge, we were to do something fun with our journaling lines. I love using my sewing machine on my pages and thought it might be fun to create stitched lines to write on.

SELFIE STICK

My daughter asked for a selfie stick as one of her presents for her last birthday … so of course we have lots of silly photos trying the thing out.😀 I printed the photos off into two filmstrip-type rows to add them to my page. I tied a bit of kraft colored twine around them for some added texture.

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For the title, I used this shape by Echo Park Paper found in the Silhouette Design Store. I placed it above my stitched journaling lines and then added a few stamped phrases around it using the Studio Calico/Seven Paper roller stamp included with the Trailblazer kit. The silly sayings were a perfect match for our silly photos!

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I adore the two bright yellow Maya Road tulle flowers that were also included in the kit. To give them a bit more presence against the layered strips below them, I cut out cardstock flower layers to go beneath them. The leaves were also die cut using my Silhouette Cameo (flower shape from Lettering Delights, Leaves from SVGCuts.com).

Below the flowers I placed a few fussy-cut cameras from the Shimelle Starshine “Pathfinder” paper. On top of the flowers I placed one of the cutie-patootie resin birds included with this month’s kit. Doesn’t he look happy there enjoying the view?!😀

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SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon April 2016 “Trailblazer” kit, Cardstock (My Mind’s Eye Ecru and Goldenrod, red and navy scraps from my stash), Patterned Paper (October Afternoon Treasure Map, American Crafts Shimelle Starshine, Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley, Green solid scrap from my stash), Sewing Machine and Navy thread, Silhouette Cameo Machine, Stamp (Studio Calico/Seven Paper), Letter Stickers (October Afternoon Treasure Map), Brad (My Mind’s Eye), Flowers/Resin Bird/Navy Ribbon (Maya Road), Woodgrain Washi Tape (Queen and Company), Twine (Karen Foster), Other: Gray distressing ink, Adhesives, Foam Dots, Trimmer, Scissors, Black Journaling Pen, Navy Ink

Thanks for popping by today! I had fun sharing my project with you. Stitching the journaling lines was a lot of fun … I definitely will be doing this again on another project!

JanaBold

 

Two More Stashbusters

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Happy Friday, crafty friends! I’m on a roll with the stashbusting around here and figured I would take advantage of the feeling while I have it … I have two more shares for you today.

CABIN GETAWAY

Last fall, I told you I was reorganizing my entire stash of products by theme and color families (Primary, Brights, Pastels, Muted) to see if it would help me to use up my existing stash … I gotta say … I’m REALLY liking it! It’s working for me! And it’s helping me to mix things together better.

I had these snapshots from a trip to my in-laws cabin laying around waiting to get in our book … I pulled down the group of Outdoor themed papers and embellishments and started to work.

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I knew I wanted to use up that cute Martha Stewart Crafts owl, so I arranged my photos in a way that made sense with it … all of the small photos together across the top and then the owl embellishment pointing to our family photo below.

All the papers that I used are scraps (with the exception of the background cardstock). It’s rare that I turn to my scraps to start a page … I think I’m just “tired” of them after using them once or twice before, but I found new life in these pieces by combining them together.

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I created the journal block with a stamp from my stash by stamping black ink on kraft cardstock. The stickers around it are from American Crafts and October Afternoon. The flair is from BasicGrey.

I used up some of my Thickers to create the title. To the left of the title is a few random chipboard stickers I had left from a K and Company sticker sheet. Below the title I stamped a phrase from a Technique Tuesday stamp set and the date.

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More stamped bits surround the family photo … remember those date label stamps from Autumn Leaves? I rediscovered them and am loving the phrases across the top … I can see myself pulling those out again and layering them behind photos, etc. some more like I have done here.

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The felt butterflies came with the owl sticker and look so cute here floating above his head. I had one more pine tree sticker from the K and Company sticker sheet and figured I might as well get it used up, so I added it to the bottom of the page with the “explore” sticker.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock (cream, dark brown, kraft), Patterned Paper (Pebbles, My Mind’s Eye, We R Memory Keepers, Echo Park Paper), Stickers (Martha Stewart Crafts, October Afternoon, K and Company, American Crafts), Letter Stickers (American Crafts), Stamps (Autumn Leaves, Technique Tuesday, Date Stamp: Sparco, Other: Unknown), Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins Designs), Flair (BasicGrey), Other: Brown distressing ink, Black Stamping Ink, Dark Brown Stamping Ink, Acrylic Block, Button, White twine, Foam Dots, Adhesive, Trimmer, Scissors, Black journaling pen

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AT THE PARK

This page uses up some Die Cuts with a View “Woodland” papers I purchased YEARS ago at Michael’s. The woodgrain was perfect with the photo of my daughter playing on this tree house-looking playground.

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It’s kind of weird, but I had this strange “ashamed” feeling of using the big box DCWV papers on this page. It’s so stupid! I mean, I still like these papers … so why should I feel “ashamed” of using them. I guess they wouldn’t be considered a “designer” brand … I’m trying to get over that … and just use up what I have and still love. Do you ever get that feeling?! It’s silly, isn’t it!

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I REALLY wanted to use some green circular letters I had by Bella Blvd. in my stash … but unfortunately the letters I needed had already been used. I decided to pull out my circle punches and recreate the look of the letters on my own. I used old BasicGrey chip letters. I had actually run out of the letter “h” … so had to create one by piecing together the letters “l” and “u.” It works, right?!

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The die cut clouds are from the Echo Park “Under the Weather” die set and the butterflies were created with a Martha Stewart Crafts punch.

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To embellish the bottom corner of the page, I hand-cut a few of the flowers from the DCWV floral paper. I popped them up with foam squares and added some Doodlebug buttons tied with twine to give them a bit more dimension.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock (green, dark teal), Patterned Paper (DCWV, October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, Green Solid Scrap by My Mind’s Eye), Label Stickers/Label Die Cut (October Afternoon), Chipboard Letters (BasicGrey, American Crafts), Punches (Butterflies by Martha Stewart Crafts, Tab by Jenni Bowlin), Cloud dies (Echo Park Paper), Cuttlebug Machine, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Pinking Shears, Gems (Darice), Buttons (Doodlebug Design), Phrase sticker (Bella Blvd.), Other: Black Journaling Pen, White twine, Trimmer, Scissors, Adhesive, Foam dots

Thanks for coming by! Enjoy your weekend!

JanaBold

 

 

Carta Bella Paper: Yacht Club Banner

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Warmer days are ahead of us and that has me in the mood to head to the beach! Until I can get there I am going to bring the beach to me by adorning my home with this nautical banner that I’m sharing on the Carta Bella Paper blog today!

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I cut the banner from various papers from the Carta Bella Paper Yacht Club 6×6 paper pad using my Cricut Expression machine and the Birthday Bash cartridge for the banner shapes. I cut the same shapes again from the Carta Bella Black Felt Designer Cardstock, and then adhered the two matching layers together to give each panel a little more weight to support the embellishments I wanted to add to it and to help it hang correctly.

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The first panel was embossed using the Yacht Club Anchors embossing folder. I love the texture an embossing folder adds to a project! Next, I added a couple of vertical layered strips and then decorated the pennant with  the darling ephemera, chipboard accents, decorative brads, and enamel dots from the collection.
The second panel is decorated with a boat sticker and a tag, topped with a sparkling decorative brad.

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I love the “Seas the Day” die cut on the third panel. The play on words just makes me smile! I wanted to add a little woodgrain tape to the top of the die cut; it was a little too wide, so I simply cut it in half lengthwise. Finally, I added the flag die cuts along the top.

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I had fun creating scenes on the last two panels.
For the fourth panel, I cut a dolphin from the red polka dot paper using the Sea Life Animals #2 Die Set. I love how he looks like he is going to jump right off of the banner!
On the last panel, I created a little scene with the boat chipboard. The boat almost seems to be sailing along the banner sticker, and greets you with a friendly “Ahoy!” The enamel dots feel like bubbles or water droplets splashing up from the ocean! As a final touch, I added the Anchors Decorative Tape across the top.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to don my boat shoes and go for a sail. I had so much fun playing with Yacht Club!

SUPPLIES: Yacht Club Collection6×6 Paper PadElement StickersChipboard AccentsEphemera PackDecorative BradsEnamel DotsAnchors Decorative TapeWoodgrain Decorative TapeAnchors Embossing FolderSea Life Animals Set #2 Die SetCarta Bella Black Felt Designer Cardstock, Cricut Expression Die Cutting Machine, Birthday Bash Cartridge (Banner Shapes)

“Sea” you next week! *wink*

JanaBold

 

Noel Mignon: With His Own Two Hands

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This week, in the spirit of stashbusting, I have added a few stash items to my page created with this month’s Noel Mignon Trailblazer Classic Kit. Our design team challenge on the blog this week is called the “Dot-to-Dot” challenge, where we are to use circular elements on our page somewhere.

WITH HIS OWN TWO HANDS

Last year, my son had the time of his life on a back-country hike with his scout troop. He had purchased a fishing license for the year and was excited to “live off the land” and catch his dinner from the stream. However, the fish must not have been used to having people around because they ended up being easier to catch by hand. My son would just reach down into the stream and grab them! He had a blast and I was thankful when one of his leaders sent me this photo to remember the weekend.

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I used a piece of cardstock as my background and then built up a grid design on top using the patterned papers from the kit. The top half of my page is devoted to the photo, title, and journaling, … while the bottom half is reserved for embellishing.

The circle journal spot with the title were both pulled from my stash. The circle is by Jenni Bowlin and the brown chipboard letters are from one of Heidi Swapp’s first releases. They are still a classic in my book and work perfectly here paired with the October Afternoon letter stickers from the kit to create my title! I added a few wood dots from the kit to the right of the title to repeat the “fish bubbles” happening on the lower half of the page.

Below the title, I added the journaling and a few hand-cut Pretty Little Studio flags from the kit.

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My favorite part of this page was embellishing the bottom!

I cut several strips of patterned paper into pennants and layered them together on the left. I added enamel brads to the tops of a few of them for more fun.

To the right of the pennants, I created a block with three fish cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine (image by Lettering Delights). The wood dots from the kit make the perfect little fish bubbles and are so cute with the other “wood” patterned elements happening on the page!

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SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon April 2016 “Trailblazer” Classic Kit, Cardstock (kraft, dark brown), Patterned Papers (My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper, Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley, Echo Park Paper The Wild Life, American Crafts Shimelle Starshine, Bella Blvd. Midterm), Chipboard Letters (Heidi Swapp), Letter Stickers (October Afternoon), Cut Aparts (Pretty Little Studio), Journal Block (Jenni Bowlin), Wood Dots (Jillibean Soup), Washi Tape (Queen and Company), Enamel Brads (My Mind’s Eye), Other: Distressing ink, Black journal pen, Adhesive, Foam Dots, Trimmer, Scissors, Photo corner punch

This page was a lot of fun to make! I really love adding circular elements to a page to break up all of the straight lines. Often times, when I’m feeling stuck on a project, I take another look and see if I can add something circular. It softens things a bit and is often the perfect solution to a page design.

Hope you are having a great week! See you again soon!

JanaBold