A Couple More Cricut Party Items!

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Hello Friends! Last time I shared with you a party set I created with the Cricut “Something to Celebrate” cartridge. Today I have a couple items for you using the Cuttlebug Chrysanthemum Quilling Kit. It doesn’t look like this product is available anymore on their website, but maybe you can find it by searching around the web if you’re interested.

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Another option would be to create your own fringed paper strips using fringe scissors or something like that, if you’d like to recreate these projects.

CLOWN BIRTHDAY CARD

I know that a lot of people are afraid of clowns, but I think this one found on the Wrap It Up cartridge is actually quite sweet. I used the fringed quilling die to create the pom pom for his hat and the collar to his costume. I also used it to create the flower accent.

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The birthday candle number can be found on the Sweet Treats cartridge.

For the tone-on-tone background I used an embossing folder backwards, choosing to allow the folder to DEBOSS the images into the paper, rather than emboss them.

PARTY POPPER FAVOR BOX

Tuck a treat inside this bright favor box adorned with more quilled flowers and then hand it to your guests as they are going home. Box created with the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2 cartridge.

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Hope you have enjoyed seeing these birthday projects! I’ll be back Wednesday with another scrapbook page using the Noel Mignon Summer Lovin’ kit.

Have a creative week!

JanaBold

Cricut “Something to Celebrate” Party

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I was recently going through my digital files cleaning out things that I no longer needed to keep and stumbled across a birthday party set that I created for Cricut back in 2012. They never used it, and so I figured, why not share it with all of you here on my blog?

This set uses one of my favorite cartridges by Cricut, Something to Celebrate. It is full of sweet images that make my creative heart happy! The paper collection used for this set is an oldie (but goodie) by Carta Bella Paper called Alphabet Junction.

First, set the mood for your party and get everyone excited for the occasion by sending out a fun invitation. I know, I know … a lot of people are texting or emailing party information these days, but I think it’s so much fun to receive something tangible. Even if you just drop the invitation by their home, instead of mailing it. My kids love receiving invitations! They carry them around the house for days in anticipation of getting to go and spend time with their friends!

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Next, make some fun decorations for the party space. Even a banner draped across the mantle or hung over a window will make the day feel “different” than any other day.

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Make the guest of honor really feel loved by giving her a fun crown to wear! I cut out a crown image and then simply hot glued it to a headband. Add a little trim and wah-la! Your birthday princess is ready to shine!

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Kick those cupcakes up a notch by poking a cupcake topper into each one. Keep it simple with printables found online, or get more elaborate if you would like. Either way, it will help your table feel more festive!

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Finally, one of my favorite elements of a good party … the favor bags! Let each guest know that you appreciate them coming to your party by sending them home with a specially wrapped treat. I always label them with the guest’s name and hand them out as they are going home so they have something fun to look forward to as they are leaving.

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Do you love to throw a party? What are your best birthday planning tips?

See you again soon!

JanaBold

Noel Mignon Pure Bliss Pages

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Hi Friends! I didn’t mean to disappear the past couple of weeks … I’m still here, I promise … I’ve just been occupied with getting my yard in shape for summer, and also my oldest daughter is graduating from high school in two weeks! Yikes! I can’t believe it?!!! Where has all the time gone?!

Well, I have a few projects to catch up on around here. Today, I thought I’d share with you the pages I have been creating with this month’s kit at NoelMignon.com. The “Pure Bliss” kit is sold out, unfortunately … but the next kit will be released next week! Come join us on the Noel Mignon Facebook page, the sneak peeks of the “Happy Days” kit have already started! And as always, I can’t WAIT to play with that one, too!!! Noel makes the BEST kits!!!

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Okay, so here is what I have been working on …

FOURTEEN

For this page, I pulled out the My Mind’s Eye On Trend 2 papers from the kit and combined them with the On Trend 2 die cuts that I had in my stash. I had a lot of fun playing up the different triangular sections of the background paper by emphasizing them with thin strips of diagonal paper.

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The Queen & Co. green acrylic flowers were the perfect little sparkly touch to add here-and-there around the page.

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And I’m in LOVE with that coral grosgrain ribbon that came with the kit. It adds a luxurious feel tied around my photos.

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SCHOOL SHOPPING

Next up, are these silly snapshots of my girl. At the end of the summer I take each kid on a special one-on-one shopping day to buy their school clothes. We always start with breakfast and add in lunch and a treat.

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How CUTE are the letter stickers by Pink Paislee?! I wanted them to be the star of the show, so I kept the rest of the papers on the simple side.

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Along the bottom of the design I added this fun, sparkly decorative tape by Queen & Co. that was included in the kit. I stitched through the center of it and then roughed up the edges a bit with my fingernail.

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REAL LIFE

This last page is a simple one featuring some of Maryn’s first selfies that I found on an old camera card. It’s crazy how much she has grown up since these photos … making them all the more fun to scrap. She doesn’t like seeing herself so “young,” but , of course as her mom I think it’s fun to document how much they change each year.

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I had a hard time getting the colors right when editing these photos, but hopefully you get the idea.

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That daisy fringe ribbon just has my heart on this page! I love the frilly effect it adds here.

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Thanks for taking a look! As summer approaches, I will be in-and-out as life gets busy with the kids back at home … but I will do my best to check in here and share with you my crafty creations.

See you next time!

JanaBold

Noel Mignon: First Two January Layouts

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Happy Wednesday, Friends! I’m so sorry for the silence these first two weeks of the new year. I feel like I’ve been living in a time warp of sorts behind the rest of the world as I have been taking down Christmas and getting the house back to normal.

We hosted a final Christmas Bash of the season for my family on Saturday, January 2nd, so I didn’t feel like I could take down the tree until after that. From there, it was a full week of de-Christmas-fying the house … I’m so happy it’s finished now! The house seems bare, but CLEAN and FRESH! It’s such a great feeling! It’s getting me in the mood to do some decluttering!

Speaking of clean and fresh … I’m loving the colors of the Noel Mignon January Sweet Charlotte Classic Kit. I’ve created several pages with this kit already and have the first two to share with you today!

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This first page was created for this week’s theme on the Noel Mignon Blog, the Winter Blues. We challenged ourselves to either use blue as the primary color on our project, or create a page about what we do to fight the winter blues. I picked out a few wintry photos and decided to use this beautiful, aqua blue Dear Lizzy paper as my page background.

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For the accents, I pulled in the pink and yellow colors from the kit. I had so much fun adding all kinds of little bits here-and-there. How cute are those feather die cuts from Pretty Little Studio?!

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This little grouping at the bottom of my page by the journaling tag is my favorite spot on this page. I love the colors and the little layers that fuse into one another. Makes my scrappy heart happy!

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SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon January 2016 Sweet Charlotte Classic Kit, Patterned Paper (American Crafts Dear Lizzy, Crate Paper), Stickers (Crate Paper), Die Cuts (Pretty Little Studio), Chipboard (Basic Grey), Rubons (Dear Lizzy), Flair (Basic Grey), Wood Buttons (Dear LIzzy), Rosette Sticker (Crate Paper), Tags (Fancy Pants Designs), Flowers (Prima), Ribbon (May Arts), Letter Stickers (Elle’s Studio), Stapler (American Crafts), Gray Journaling Pen (Hampton Art), Creamy Brown ink, adhesives.

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This next page was one I shared on the Noel Mignon blog last week and just never got around to posting it here. I was REALLY ready for something besides holiday red and green at that point and had so much putting together the yellow, red, and teal colors from the kit. I’m also really loving the “plus sign” motif showing up in a lot of collections lately and used those papers together on this page.

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This kit didn’t necessarily come with a lot of red elements, but I was able to pull in a few of the Jillibean soup stickers from the December Mistletoe & Holly kit to sprinkle that color around the page. Here you can see the striped red star, and teal flag sticker (stamped with the “TODAY” stamp from the January kit).

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I love the masculine feel the cork and wood elements added to this page. These cork letters are so big and awesome and I adore them!

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SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon January 2016 Sweet Charlotte kit, Cardstock (yellow), Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Crate Paper, Fancy Pants Designs), Stickers (Jillibean Soup, Dear Lizzy), Die Cuts (Crate Paper, Pretty Little Studio), Chipboard (BasicGrey), Wood Pieces (Crate Paper), Cork Letter Stickers (American Crafts), Ribbon (May Arts), Flair (BasicGrey), Mist (Heidi Swapp), Washi Tape, Other: American Crafts Mini Stapler, adhesive, black journaling pen, date stamp, black ink, brown ink.

I hope you are having a great week!

JanaBold