DCWV: Garden Charm Paper Pad

I LOVE shopping for scrapbooking supplies just as much as I love using them! One of my weekly jaunts is to my local Tuesday Morning store to see what is new in the way of scrapbook supplies. I love all the Latest-and-Greatest … but I love collecting older supplies that match my style of creating, too!

A week or so ago, I picked up the beautiful “Garden Charm” paper pad by Die Cuts with a View. It was only $5. I knew I could create a few pages with it and then be happy to pass the rest of it along to a friend for that price!

Here are the pages I created with these beautiful papers.

First, a double page layout about Memorial Day.

REMEMBER

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I loved how several of the papers had a shiny coating on the pattern. The tone-on-tone glossy pattern printed on the kraft paper is so cute!

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If you read my journaling, you will see that my parents purchased and had their own headstone placed next to my grandparents grave at the same time they were ordering the headstone for my grandparents. They revealed it to us this Memorial Day when we went to take flowers to my grandparents.

It really struck me as weird (don’t worry … my parents know I feel this way. Ha!) … but I also understand them wanting to prepare so that WE, their kids, won’t have to wonder what they would have wanted. My parents are great about thinking through the details of things ahead of time … but I hope I won’t have to appreciate their foresight on their headstone for MANY, MANY years.

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The canvas, red, polka-dotted flowers are something that have been waiting for me to use in my stash for WAY too long. They are by Jillibean Soup and were one of the first products I purchased from that company. I’m so happy they found a home on this page. They look darling here!

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The metal arrows were another recent Tuesday Morning find and work great as a page element to emphasize the title.

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While I had these supplies on my desk, I created a similar single page using the exact same color scheme and rest of the canvas, polka-dotted flowers.

ENJOYING THE WINDMILLS

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I LOVE using several different letter stickers for a longer title. I don’t do it often enough, because it takes more time to make the words fit just right, but I’m always happy with the results every time I DO do it!

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Those punched birds were a recent score from a local online ad. A man had a box of several McGill punches that he was selling for $2 a punch. I had never seen these birds before, and I ADORE them! I’m so happy to add this cute punch to my arsenal!

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For this page, I used metal dies to add several leaves and branches around the canvas flowers, creating one large cluster. I LOVE how it turned out! And the trio of red pearls makes me happy, too!

Again, you can see the adorable tone-on-tone thermography (I think that is what it is called), on the kraft background paper. Polka dots always steal my heart!

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Okay, one last simple page with the Garden Charm papers …

GRANDMA’S BEDROOM

For this page, I pulled out the blue, kraft, and purple patterns from the paper pad and combined them together on a white patterned paper background from my stash (Pebbles – Walnut Grove – Harriet paper).

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I picked up these blue flower stickers at Dollar Tree, of all places, several years ago. Blue was my grandma’s favorite color, so they were just so perfect for this page about her bedroom.

I used gold thicker letters for the title and then used a flourish/scroll metal die by Recollections to add some detail above.

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Are you a bargain shopper when it comes to your scrapbook supplies? Do you collect bargains and rarely get around to using them (like me)? Maybe challenge yourself to create a few pages with your most recent finds this week! I’m glad I did!

See you again soon!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Fabulous

The soft colors and elegant florals of the Simple Stories Beautiful collection complimented my photos on this page perfectly! Last Spring my family and I were on a weekend getaway when we decided to stroll the peaceful grounds of the St. George Temple. The sun was shining and many families were out enjoying the warmer weather. It was glorious!

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I kept the background clean and simple with white cardstock. The photos also have white cardstock mats. I added another paper layer from the 6×8 pad behind the main photo to call subtle attention to it.

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I fussy-cut the light blue florals from the Follow Your Heart paper as acents around the page. The “Fabulous” script word that I used from the title was fussy-cut from one of the 6×8 patterned sheets.

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I stitched around the edge of the page for some texture, and then added subtle accents throughout the photo grouping with the cardstock phrase and tab stickers found on the Beautiful Sticker Sheet.

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I love that my kids are always willing to take silly selfies with me!

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What “fabulous” project do you have going on your craft desk at the moment?
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Carta Bella Paper: Growing Up Together with a Process Video

Last year I took a few shots of my kids dressed in their Sunday best on Easter morning. The clothes they were wearing that day weren’t the typical frilly, pastel colors of the season, so I have been on the lookout for a collection that would really enhance these photos.
The Carta Bella Our Family collection fit the bill! The flowers and butterflies hint to spring, while the rich colors coordinate perfectly with the colors of my photos.
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See how I created this page in the Process Video below!
One of my very favorite techniques to use when scrapbooking is fussy-cutting designs from patterned papers. I used a pair of fine-tipped scissors to cut out several butterflies from the Home Sweet Home paper. I added punched circles and wood buttons tied with cream twine to the center of each one and then popped them up on foam squares to use as accents. I love the way they add movement to this page.
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Another butterfly accompanies the die cut tag at the bottom of the page. The space at the top of the tag was the perfect place to stamp the date. I added a floral sticker coming out from behind the tag and butterfly for even more interest.
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I love all of the family quotes and sentiments included as a part of the Our Family collection. They warm my heart. The “Growing Up Together” die cut from the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack was the perfect saying to use for a title on this page. I added the large floral sticker behind the die cut to call more attention to it and to really help it stand out.
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I grouped a few more stickers from the Sticker Sheet together to the right of the horizontal photo to complete this part of the page. I love that pocket watch, and how it hints to the fact that time spent with family is the best way to spend our days!
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The rich colors of the Our Family collection worked perfectly for these photos of my older kids on Easter. How about you? Do you have a family group shot that needs documenting?
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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Various Circle and Starburst Punches
Cream Twine
Mini Stapler and Staples
Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive/Foam Squares/Glue Dots
Perfect Layers/Craft Knife
Wood Buttons
Black Journaling Pen
Date Stamp/Ink

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Simple Stories: Thankful and Grateful

I have fallen head over heels for the new Vintage Blessings collection by Simple Stories! Today I am up on the Simple Stories blog with the following two pages, but I will be back next week to share two more here! I had a lot of fun with this set!

THANKFUL

First up, is a page featuring my sweet family. We were on our way out the door to go to Thanksgiving dinner when I thought to myself, “Hey! Let’s grab a family photo!” We set up the tripod really quick and captured this shot with the self-timer function. It turned out pretty good considering we were in a rush! Ha!

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I love mixing patterns and had a lot of fun doing just that on this page.

I began with several strips going vertically on the left side of the page. I tucked in a punched cardstock border in between the floral and dot paper and then added machine stitching, as well.

I then used more patterned paper strips to layer beneath the photo.

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I love when I can cut apart the designs on a paper and use them as elements on my page. In this case, I cut out several doilies from the pink Home Sweet Home paper. I used them beneath the floral die cuts to the left of the title …

… and again at the top of the page, layered up behind the tabs at the top of the photo.

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I tucked another doily behind the house and tree to the right of the title, too.

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I wasn’t sure I was going to have journaling on this page, but decided to add it at the last minute at the bottom. I used the orange and blue chipboard hearts to sort of fill in that trapped space between the title and the journaling and connect everything together.

I sprinkled a few more chipboard hearts around the page (the yellow one to the left of the subtitle … and a couple at the top by the washi tape) to connect all of the clusters together visually.

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This second page makes me itch to get together with my scrappy friends again!

GRATEFUL

Last year, I connected with these ladies through the ScrapGals Facebook group. We all live within an hour of one another and decided to get together for a night of crafting, laughing, and dinner. What a blessing they have been in my life! Each one of them has inspired me in my creativity and I am so grateful I had the chance to connect with them in “real” life!

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The background for this page comes from my favorite Snap Basics pack. It’s a set of white and light cream basic patterns (like grids, notebook, ledger, and dots) with various wood-grain finishes printed on the B sides. The Vintage Blessings patterns (and all patterns) look so great against the clean white notebook pattern … I seriously need to stock up on 10 more packs of these babies!

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I placed the title across the seam of the two photos and then embellished the left side with flower die cuts and some enamel dots from the Faith collection. At the top of the photo, I layered together a couple of tab die cuts.

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For the journaling, I cut this bracket shape from one of the cut apart journaling cards. It had a small cluster of flowers pre-printed on it, but I added a larger floral die cut on top to give it more presence.

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At the bottom of the page, I created a little scene with the tree, house, tickets, and more flowers. Wouldn’t it be fun if real houses were available with floral prints on their roofs? 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my page today … Maybe it will inspire you to pull out some supplies and do a little scrapping of your own this weekend?

Thanks for coming by!
JanaBold

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