Echo Park Paper: A Mother’s Hug Card

I don’t know a woman on earth that wouldn’t love to receive a beautiful, handmade card from someone letting her know just how much they are appreciated. Today I have a card to share with you using the Echo Park Paper I Am Mom collection.
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The color scheme of this collection makes me so happy! I couldn’t wait to use it to create a bouquet of paper flowers with the Flowers Bloom Die Set for the bottom of this card.
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The 3×4 Journaling Cards paper includes so many phrases that would be fun to feature on a card. For this one, I chose to use the one that says, “A Mother’s Hug Lasts Long After She Lets Go.”
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I used a combination of the Coordinating Solid papers and the 6×6 paper pad to give these die cut flowers lots of depth and dimension. The black enamel dot flower centers really make them POP!
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Have a lovely day!
JanaBold

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Process Video: Using Stencils in Your Scrapbooking

Have you ever tried using a stencil in your scrapbooking? Several of the Echo Park Paper collections come with coordinating stencils and I decided to incorporate one on today’s scrapbook page using the Coffee collection.
I tend to shy away from complicated mixed media techniques, but love how easy it is to use the stencils to create interesting background effects! If you can spread butter on a piece of toast, then you will be a pro at this technique.
Here’s a look at the completed page. Can you see where I used the Coffee Dot stencil?
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To get this look, all I did was place the stencil on the background paper, and then use a flat card (an old gift card works great!) to spread Vicki Boutin Gold Glaze through the openings. Allow the glaze to dry completely and you are ready to build your design.
Other ways you can use the stencils to add pattern to your pages would be to spray mist across the stencil, or use a dauber or sponge and an ink pad to blot on color through the openings.
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I used gold mist in other areas of the layout to repeat the color of the gold glaze.
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If you know me, you know that I LOVE to fussy-cut out designs from patterned papers to use as elements in my layout. Here I cut out the flower clusters from the Wake Up and Smell the Flowers paper. I also cut out the “It’s a Wonderful Life” phrase from the 4×6 Horizontal Journaling Cards paper to use as a title.
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I extended the stenciled gold glaze down below my photo block. I love the way it looks peeking out between my journaling strips.
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Give the stencils a try! I think you will discover just how fun and easy they are to use.
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JanaBold

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More Stashbusting with PageMaps Sketches: Part 2

As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share the final pages I created with the October sketches at PageMaps. I’ve had the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection hanging out in my stash for over a year and decided to get it used up. These sketches were the perfect way to put this collection to use and I love the result!

FAMILY CHALLENGE

One summer my husband and I challenged our kids not to drink soda for a cash reward. They did it, but as you can see in these photos, they were pretty happy to have their soda back at the end of the summer. Haha!

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HEY, HEY, HEY

My daughter went to a day camp one summer with her best friend. This snapshot of her in her camp t-shirt was the only thing I had to remember the occasion. My daughter detailed the events of her camp in her personal journals, so a quick page about her experience was all that was needed for our family scrapbook.

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Now that the weekend is upon us, do YOU have plans to do a little scrapbooking? Grab an older collection from your stash and challenge yourself to create as many pages as you can with it. The sketches at PageMaps are a great way to get you going!

Happy scrapping to you!
JanaBold

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Stashbusting: Journey, Love, Crazy Hair Day

Yesterday, I shared my monthly PageMaps layout for October. I loved the sketch so much, that I decided to pull out an older collection I had hanging out in my stash and put it to work again. This time, I created a page about my daughter. The collection I used is the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life collection.

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The main reason I pulled out this collection is because I couldn’t resist fussy-cutting those flowers! They are so happy and bright. I used some clear domes on the centers of the smaller flowers to add a bit more interest.

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One day I will invest in a large format printer so that I can print my journaling directly on my 12×12 paper, but for now, I will use a transparency. It sticks out a little bit in the photos, but once the layout is behind a sheet protector in my album, I don’t think it will bother me as much.

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Since I already had the Oh Happy Life collection on my desk, I went ahead and used it to create the following layout. I used another PageMaps sketch that several people on YouTube have been working with lately. I’m not sure which month this sketch is from, but here it is in case you would like to give it a go, too!

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More fussy-cut flowers and lots of layers behind this main photo.

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By now, I was on a roll. I finished off the bits and pieces of this collection and created one last layout … this time, the page is my own design.

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I used large glue dots to attach the acetate piece that is part of the title, and in retrospect, I wish I would have done something different. Either smaller glue dots, or better yet, run the piece through my Xyron machine so that there was adhesive across the entire piece. Live and learn, right! 🙂

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I LOVE using up my stash! Especially since it is so hard for me to part with older collections … I still love them as much as the day I acquired them!

I hope this has inspired you to pull out an older collection and put it to good use on a few of YOUR projects!

Have a great week!
JanaBold

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