Carta Bella: Join the Circus Process Video

The Carta Bella Paper Circus collection is the perfect collection to scrapbook the “sideshow acts” (a.k.a. the silly family members) in your life!

Not sure what to title your layout? Look to your supplies for inspiration! For this page, I used one of the clever phrases from the Chipboard Accents as inspiration for my title.

Watch the video below to see this page come together!

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WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, JOIN THE CIRCUS

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I used three horizontal rows for the structure of this page. In between each row, I placed a strip of tickets trimmed from the Admission Tickets paper. To make each ticket border appear like a REAL strip of tickets, I snipped the ends with mini pinking shears and used a hole punch clip out each of the notches in between the individual tickets.

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I cut out a couple of cards from the Three Ring Circus paper to place to the left of my title. The Lion Tamer looks like he is shouting commands to the lion on the top row … and the harlequin pattern repeats the bold diamond pattern of the Admission Tickets paper at the bottom of the page.

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I knew right away that I wanted to incorporate the large “circus” chipboard banner piece into the title. Combined with the two sets of letter stickers, this title becomes a major decorative element in this page design.

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The circus carriage corners the main photo perfectly and draws your eye in towards the title and journaling on the other side of the page.

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Do you have some silly shots of your circus crew that would be perfect for scrapping with the Carta Bella Paper Circus collection? I’m sure you do!

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SUPPLIES:
Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock by Carta Bella Paper
Ebony Black Felt Designer Cardstock by Carta Bella Paper
Carta Bella Paper Circus Collection Kit:
Big Top Stripe Paper
Three Ring Circus Paper
Admission Tickets Paper
6×6 Paper Pad
Circus Sticker Sheet
Circus Chipboard Accents
Circus Ephemera
Circus Frames & Tags Ephemera

Have a great week!
JanaBold

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More Stashbusting with PageMaps Sketches: Part 1

Working with the monthly sketches at PageMaps always puts me in the mood to do some stashbusting. I’m back today and tomorrow with a four more pages I created using the sketches this month.

BIRTHDAY BASH

This time I used the two-page sketch along with the Bella Blvd. Mind Your Manners collection to scrapbook my daughter’s 10th birthday party.

The pictures are dark and grainy and some are a bit blurry, but these cute papers brighten them right up!

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I used the letter stickers for this collection to build the title. There was an odd space to the right of the word “bash” afterwards. My simple fix was to punch three hearts and just line them up in a row to fill up the space.

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I added a few more punched hearts around the page to tie them in with the title.

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This next page was a simple one and came together quickly using the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection. I love that!

LAST DAY

I decided to do a small title on this layout to stay true to the sketch, but honestly, it feels a bit naked to me. Haha! I’m wondering if I should have done a LARGE and in charge title above the tags/photos. I’m probably over-analyzing it, though. *giggle* And it’s good to try something new once in awhile, right?

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I LOVE cloud dies! They are the perfect “filler” for an empty spot. These ones are extra cute with their faux stitching and flat bottoms! I bought them from AliExpress a looong time ago … but, I would highly suggest adding some cloud dies to your stash if you don’t have any. ❤

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing me dig into my stash a bit and maybe inspired you to tackle a collection you own that could use a little crafting love. *wink*

Have a great day!
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!

CaptureSketch

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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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Simple Stories: Cabbage Patch Doll

When I was a girl, I loved my baby dolls. Taking care of them, changing their outfits, and rocking them to sleep each night was so much fun for me. Surprisingly, none of my three daughters seemed to love dolls as much as I did when I was their age … they mostly gravitated towards stuffed animals instead.

That was until my youngest daughter received a Cabbage Patch Doll for Christmas one year. She took that doll everywhere! So, of course I had to include this random snapshot of her watching a movie on the computer with her beloved doll.

CABBAGE PATCH DOLL

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I used the Welcome Spring set by Simple Stories along with a few bits and pieces from my stash. I only had one photo, so I decided to create a layered mat for it and cluster lots of fussy-cut flowers all around.

I keep random leftover bits and bobs in a container close to my desk. Inside I found these two metal wreath embellishments from an old Freckled Fawn kit, and thought they might be fun tucked among the flowers.

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I pulled out some old October Afternoon letter stickers for the title on this page. I added some gold clips to the top, accenting one of them with a black enamel heart.

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I fussy-cut the journaling block from one of the cut apart cards, to continue the title on. I added a couple of bird stickers and more black enamel hearts for good measure.

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Were you into baby dolls when you were a girl … or were you like my daughters and took a liking to stuffed animals instead?

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Letter Stickers: October Afternoon
Enamel Hearts: My Mind’s Eye
Clips: American Crafts
Patterned Scissors: ProvoCraft
Cardstock: Black, Red, Solid Black Patterned Paper, Gold Glitter Paper
Photo Corner Punch: Stampin’ Up
Paper Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Have a wonderful weekend!
JanaBold

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