Echo Park Paper: Craft Night

On Monday, I shared a two-page layout with you using the I’d Rather Be Crafting collection by Echo Park Paper. While I had all of those delicious papers out on my desk, I kept right on working with them and created the layout I am going to share with you today!

CRAFT NIGHT

My daughters and their cousins are always begging to get together. They live three hours away from each other, and so anytime we can plan a night with them, it’s a BLAST! This time we had a Craft Night.

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I took them all to Michael’s Craft Store, then gave each of them $5 to spend on whatever they wanted. It was so cute to see them hem and haw over what to pick. Each one of them picked out a few things, along with a glass mug that they brought home and decorated with washi tape from my stash. They had so much fun!

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I used some Jillibean Alpha letters for the title that I picked up at Tuesday Morning awhile back. I then pulled out my old CuttleKids heart dies (ProvoCraft) and added several around the page design.

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I guess I was in an old-school-tool mood because I even used some old patterned scissors to mat the circle on this page! Ha!

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A page about crafting just isn’t complete without a cute button tied with some twine. 🙂

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Do any of your family members like to craft? Why not get together with all of them and have a craft night?!

See you again soon!
JanaBold

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Two-Page PageMaps Sketch: Scrap Retreat

This month I am the Guest Designer at PageMaps and today I have another page that I created using the February 2018 Double Page Sketch.

SCRAP RETREAT

I used the Echo Park Paper I’d Rather Be Crafting collection. I LOVE the colors in this collection! They are “so Jana!” (Infact, you may notice that they coordinate with the colors of my blog! Haha!)

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A couple of years ago, my friend, Lori Allred, wanted to celebrate her birthday in a fun way … so she gathered together several crafty friends for a creative weekend scrap retreat. It was soooo much fun! My roommate was Amy Mitchell, my gal pal from when I used to work at Cricut. It was so much fun catching up with her!

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We stayed at a home in my favorite Utah city, and spent the weekend laughing, eating good food, and creating a little bit in between.

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I used metal dies to create the flowers using the I’d Rather Be Crafting Solid papers. I used some red enamel brads (My Mind’s Eye) and aqua glitter buttons (American Crafts) from my stash to dress up the flower centers. I LOVE making paper flowers)

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How cute are the icons in this collection?! I couldn’t resist creating a little grouping with the typewriter, ATG glue gun, and a trusty, yellow pencil (my favorite are the Ticonderoga brand).

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While we were at the retreat, we had a painting party! I haven’t painted since my art classes in college, so that was a lot of fun to try again!

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How often do you get together with your crafty friends for a night of fun? This has reminded me that I don’t do it enough! I need to plan something soon! Want to come over? *wink*

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February 2018 PageMaps Sketch by Becky Fleck

Have a great Monday!
JanaBold

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American Crafts: Fussy Cut Florals with Twilight

I love floral papers and the new Twilight collection by One Canoe Two does not disappoint. I couldn’t wait to pull out my fine-tipped detail scissors and fussy-cut several of the flowers to use on the page I’m sharing on the American Crafts blog today.
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I chose to use the white flowers from the Evening Posies paper. I love the brightly colored centers of the flowers and the way the white pops off of the pink and periwinkle patterned papers I used for the background layers of this page design.
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The two photos I chose for this page are very similar, even though they were taken at different times of this event. To help one photo stand out a bit more from the other, I layered a postcard die cut behind it and then attached the photo to it with a couple of the Flag Paper Clips. So cute!
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I used two of the Wood Veneer words below each photo to serve as my title. The beautiful script font of the really add an elegant feel to this layout!
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I added journaling to the ledger sticker from the Cardstock Sticker pack. I clustered together a couple of stamp die cuts, a heart die cut, and one of the wood buttons in the corner of the jouranling. The wood button repeats the wood of the Wood Veneer words creating a nice visual triangle to keep your eye moving around the page. A length of plaid washi tape along the bottom of the page anchors the entire design.
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I can’t wait to pull this collection out again and again to fussy-cut more flowers. Won’t you give it a try?

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Thanks for coming by!

JanaBold

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American Crafts: Clips and Clusters

Today I’m up on the American Crafts blog with a really fun and colorful page using the BRAND NEW Box of Crayons collection by Shimelle.

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I was immediately drawn to the Outpouring Paper with the large heart design. I love papers like this because they are such a fun way to start a page design!

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I was inspired by the horizontal strips of pattern going across the heart and decided right away that I wanted to use a craft knife to make small slits along the top of the “strips” and then attach the Glitter Icon Paper Clips to look as though they were clipped onto the horizontal patterned strips. Next, I would build clusters around the clips in several places around the page.

In each cluster, I used one or two of the glitter clips to attach word strips and images cut from the All the Things paper, Make Something Paper, and In the Frame Paper. I also added in several of the Puffy Stickers for additional texture.

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Here you can see a closer view of the photo corners from this collection (I love how they shimmer and shine with foil accents), along with the adorable toucan Glitter Shaker Sticker!

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I anchored the title for this page with several paper strips and the added a few camera accents (cut from the Snapshot Paper) and a sprinkle of colorful puffy hearts.

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SUPPLIES:

Shimelle Box of Crayons Collection:
All the Things Paper (346582)
Make Something Paper (346588)
Snapshot Paper (346590)
Outpouring Paper (346594)
In the Frame Paper (346599)
Believe In You Paper (346602)
Glitter Shaker Stickers (346622)
Glitter Icon Paper Clips (346620)
Puffy Stickers (346616)
Corner Embellishments (346619)
Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine Pink Foam Thickers – Alyx (370029)

Thanks for stopping by today!
JanaBold

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