Simple Stories: Boys Rule

It’s rare that you find a collection for boys that can span all the way from when they are toddlers to teens and the Simple Stories Lil’ Dude collection does just that! Today I have a birthday layout to share with you using this darling new collection.
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The 4×4 Elements paper played a big role in this design. I not only used one of the squares for my title …
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… but also as page elements scattered below the title. Here you can see where I fussy-cut the speech bubbles from another one of the 4×4 Elements, as well as how I punched out the circle journaling block.
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I also punched the “It’s a Boys World” from the 3×4 Elements paper to use as a page accent.
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At the top of the page, I used a smaller circle punch to punch the “So Rad” circle from the 2×2 Elements paper.
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After I placed the larger pieces, I came back in with the die cuts from the Bits & PIeces pack and the puffy stickers to fill in the spaces.
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I love how this design grabs your attention at the top of the page with the title and the photos and then leads your eye down the “waterfall” of page elements through the journaling and then finally ending on the photo at the bottom of the layout.
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Thanks for joining me today! I hope you felt inspired to create a scrapbook page of your own.
See you next time!

JanaBold

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American Crafts: Creating Colorful Birthday Cards with Stay Colorful

Hello, friends! I am ALWAYS running short on birthday cards around here … it only makes sense to have a Birthday Card Creating session to get caught up … don’t you think?! I pulled out the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection and got to work.
This collection is perfect for birthday cards with its happy vibe and cute characters! I came up with four cards to share with you today.
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I created three A2-sized cards and one A7 card. Here is a look at the first A2 card featuring the darling ice cream truck.
I love the “Treat Yo Self” sentiment for this card, because birthdays are definite a time to treat ourselves and to splurge on yummy treats like cake and ice cream. I love the texture the texture the chipboard hearts add to this card!
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This second card features the super-sweet unicorn sticker. I love her gold freckles on her muzzle and bottom. She and her bird friend look like they are ready to go celebrate with a night out on the town with the twinkling night sky behind them!
I used the 6×6 paper pad on this page, cutting a corner from the rainbow paper and a pink patterned heart to use as accents.
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I used a large circle to punch out the sentiment from the 12×12 pad for the sentiment on this card. I love that the 12×12 pad includes lots of gold foiling on the patterns and makes this sentiment feel extra-special.
The colorful houses at the bottom of the card are anchored with a marbled patterned paper strip. I used foam squares to layer the pink house sticker on top of the house die cut for added dimension. A sprinkling of gems adds a sparkling touch!
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I love the toucan riding the bike die cut on this last card. His kitty friend looks like she is having a blast being pulled in the cart. I drew and cut out the cloud shape in the background so that I could mimic the unique shape of the bike. I embossed it with a striped embossing folder from my stash (Cuttlebug James’ Set) and then matted it again on the coral patterned Peace Sign paper. A strip of Lemon Textured cardstock anchors the chipboard sentiment.
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I can’t wait to send these cards out! They are sure to put a smile on the faces of my friends and family. A hand-crafted card is a surefire way to let them know they are important to me!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

JanaBold

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PageMaps: Two More Pages!

This month I am the Guest Designer at PageMaps. I had so much fun creating my page … and a hard time picking just ONE sketch to work with … that I just kept on creating!

So here are two more pages, using two more sketches from the February 2018 sketches at PageMaps.

LET’S PARTY

Since I already had the Echo Park Paper Happy Birthday Girl collection on my desk from my first page, I decided to just keep on with the theme and create a second page using this darling collection along with items from my stash!

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I placed all of my photos in frames. I used premade frames, but you could also create your own using the WRMK Frame Punch Board or a die cutting machine.

I used patterns from the Happy Birthday Girl 6×6 paper pad behind my main photo, along with some star paper clips and a tab from the Ephemera pack.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to die cut my page title. I cut the title a total of three times; once on teal cardstock and then twice from white cardstock. I trimmed away the “let’s” word from the second layer of white and embossed it with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Next, I layered up some circles, added more star clips and then added a length of teal washi tape to the top of the page, in an effort to balance the teal color around the total page.

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I cut out the pinata horse from the 4×4 Journaling Cards paper and tucked him behind the photos so that he is just peeking out a little to say “hello!”

To add the star clip to the center of the page, I simply used my craft knife to cut a slit in the paper.

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Sketch by Becky Fleck: February 2018 PageMaps
Frames: Heidi Swapp
Circle Punches & Dies
“Let’s Party” cut file by Jamie Koay
Sewing Machine/Blue Thread
Gray Distressing Ink
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Adhesive/Foam Squares/Scissors/Trimmer
Black Journaling Pen
Baker’s Twine: Pink, Teal
Teal Washi Tape
Star Clips: Freckled Fawn
Acrylic “Good Times” sticker: Martha Stewart Crafts
Brad: Simple Stories

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I was on a “birthday” theme roll at this point … and decided to just keep on going! For this next page, I used an older collection by Echo Park Paper called Party Time. (Still available for purchase at Scrapbook.com if you like this collection. Yay! 🙂 ) I had an extra cut of the title sitting on my desk from the last page, and decided to just go ahead and use that title again, since these pages will be placed several years apart in our albums.

LET’S PARTY (Round 2!)

This time I used one of the 8.5×11 PageMaps sketches and adjusted it to fit a 12×12 base. It worked great!

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I again cut the title out of multiple colors of paper … only this time I used a pen to outline the letters of the word “Party.” This helps connect the title to the black cardstock background I used for this page.

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I love these rosette stickers! I die cut some pinked circle shapes to go behind them and popped them off the page for more dimension. I added an enamel dot to the center of each one for a bit of shine.

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For this page, I used the WRMK Frame Punch Board to create the frame around the main photo. The polaroid frames around the two smaller photos were created from a die from my stash (I believe it is from an older WRMK or American Crafts die set).

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Sketch by Becky Fleck: February 2018 PageMaps
Echo Park Paper Party Time – Let’s Eat Cake Paper
Echo Park Paper Party Time – Surprise Party Paper
Echo Park Paper Party Time – Enamel Dots
Red Label Sticker: Source Unknown
Sewing Machine/Blue Thread
“Let’s Party” Cut File by Jamie Koay
Black Journaling Pen/Trimmer/Scissors/Adhesive/Foam Squares
Various Pinked Circle Dies: Amuse Studio
Polaroid Frame Dies: Source Unknown (American Crafts? WRMK?)
Gray Distressing Ink
Large Scalloped Scissors: ProvoCraft

Thanks for checking out my pages today! I hope it has inspired you to give the February 2018 sketches at PageMaps a try this month!

Happy Scrapping!

JanaBold

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February PageMaps Guest Designer

This month I am the Guest Designer at PageMaps! If you haven’t heard of PageMaps, you MUST check it out. It is a free resource where the talented Becky Fleck designs and lists free scrapbook sketches monthly, and card sketches quarterly. Not only that, but you can download and print the sketch pages to add to your inspiration binder. She has been providing this amazing inspiration since 2006! (Be sure to check out the archives!)

Here is the first page I created using one of February’s sketches and the Echo Park Paper Happy Birthday Girl collection.

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In place of the circle in the sketch, I chose to anchor my title on this heart … you know, in honor of Valentine’s Day this month! I used the “birthday” script word from the Happy Birthday Girl Element Sticker sheet along with the floral and star stickers.

The birthday word sticker was all connected, but it wasn’t quite fitting on the heart as well as I wanted it to. So I snipped the letters apart and squeezed the word together to fit on the heart. 🙂

I stitched around the edge of the heart, as well as other layers on my page, to add texture, and added a few paper clips to the top.

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For the frames around each photo, I dug into my stash and pulled out these Heidi Swapp glitter frames from 2014. The pink and yellow frames also had words/designs on them, but they didn’t pertain to my page, so I simply trimmed them off.

The journal block was created using a backer from some packaging, believe it or not. I used a notebook edge die along the side to match the sketch.

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At the bottom of the page, I anchored a cluster of stickers on a striped strip of paper, zig-zag stitched with my sewing machine. I used the leftover bit of the patterned paper strip at the top of the journaling block, cutting the right edge of it to look as though it is a length of washi tape holding down my journal block.

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SUPPLIES:
Sketch by Becky Fleck; February 2018 PageMaps

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Glitter Frames: Heidi Swapp
White Circle Letters: Bella Blvd. Tiny Text
Notepaper Edge Die: Source Unknown … I believe this is from WRMK or Technique Tuesday
Large Scallop Border Edge Punch: EK Success
Heart Die: WRMK
Paper Clips
Sewing Machine/Blue Thread
Trimmer/Scissors/Black Journaling Pen

I created two additional pages with Becky’s February sketches that I will be sharing on Monday. I hope to see you then!

JanaBold

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