This week for Noel Mignon I created the following page using the Happy Days Classic Kit. This kit has been so much fun to use and its bright colors have been just perfect for the lake photos that I am working on.
COLOR MY WORLD
While we are in Lake Powell, the kids spend most of their time in the water and on the beach … but after awhile the kids need a break from the sun. That’s when Grandma steps in with a bunch of fun crafts for the kids to do!
In these photos everyone is working on making frames filled with colored sand … sand art and a cute frame in one! Grandma had even printed off photos of each kid beforehand for them to stick in the frames once they were finished. She’s so smart!
I chose this adorable paint palette image and title from the “Ob La Di” set by Lettering Delights to decorate my page. The striped Simple Stories paper in the background tied all those fun colors together. I just love a page with a rainbow color palette!
I added the title to the page using thin foam squares. That is when I decided the title needed to stand out a bit more … so I took a cur from the handwritten words on the background paper and decided to use a pen to outline each letter. It’s a little random looking (because the letters were a little tricky to outline, being already attached to the page), but I think it matches the overall artsy/random feel of the page. 🙂
SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon June 2016 “Happy Days” Classic Kit, Cardstock (green, cream, red, yellow, blue, gray, gold), Patterned Paper (American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together, Simple Stories Life In Color, Echo Park Paper Happy Summer, Making Memories scraps, Echo Park Paper scraps), Bradz (Simple Stories Life In color), Flowers (Queen and Company), Rubber Shapes (American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together), Foam Squares, Adhesive, Silhouette Cameo Machine, Cut Files (Ob La Di by Lettering Delights)
Have a great day!
First of all, let me just give you all a group hug and tell you how much I appreciate your kind comments about my grandparents on the last post. Your words of kindness gave me so much comfort. I needed it and you made me feel so much better. Thank you! The funeral was very sweet. It was a wonderful time to reflect about what is really important in this life and gave me a much better appreciation for the simple things … family, friends, my relationship with my Heavenly Father, and the beauty of living in this world. My favorite part was looking through all the pictures of my grandparents throughout their lives. It made me feel closer to them. My heart is full. 😀
Today I am the October Guest Designer on the Bella Blvd. Blog! I just love their bright, happy patterns and had a blast playing with the new collections they sent to me. Here is what I made. For a more detailed description of each project, be sure to visit my post on the Bella Blvd. blog.
featuring the Bella Blvd. Trick or Treat collection
featuring the Bella Blvd. Trick or Treat Collection
DAD & CAM
featuring the Bella Blvd. Daily Chevies collection
featuring the Bella Blvd. Playdate collection (with a little Daily Chevies thrown in)
THANK YOU to Stephanie and Laura for having me today. They are some of the nicest people I have ever met in this industry and I always feel so lucky when they ask me to create a few projects. Be sure to pop on over and say hello!
Are you looking for a way to entertain the kids this afternoon? LOL! Summer is more than halfway over and it is about this point that the phrase, “I’m BOOOORED” begins to make it’s appearance. A couple of weeks ago I was assigned to come up with a kids’ summer craft project for the Cricut Blog. So, I dug deep to my own childhood trying to remember the kinds of things I loved to create. Do you remember making paper beads? Well, I do! And your Cricut makes it a breeze! My daughter and I put together several and strung them into a necklace and bracelet along with some fun accent shapes. And here she is modeling them!
PAPER BEAD NECKLACES & BRACELETS
To begin this project you will need several patterned papers and/or cardstock, needle & embroidery floss, quick-drying liquid glue, and plastic beads (if desired). Pull out what you have in your stash and let your kids experiment . . . you might be surprised at what they come up with!
I created the paper beads by taking a plain pennant shape from the Country Life cartridge and stretching the image in Cricut Craft Room. You could also do this using your Gypsy Handheld Design Device. I also hid the holds placed at the top of the pennant so that there wouldn’t be any holes in my paper bead. You could just trim off the small portion of the pennant shape with the holes if you don’t have a Gypsy or want to dive into Cricut Craft Room for this project.
Next, I used the flower and circle shapes from the Plantin Schoolbook Digital cartridge to make accent pieces for my paper bead necklace. I have included my Cricut Craft Room cut file at the bottom of this post for you to download and use if you would like.
Cut several “beads” using a variety of patterned papers. Next, you will need to roll up your triangle pieces to create the beads. This is very easy to do. Your kids will have a blast selecting their colors and patterns! Before rolling, I used a bone folder (or scoring tool) to burnish the paper to make it easier to roll up. Place the triangle piece on a soft pad (like a mousepad) and use the side of your tool to “soften” the paper, like this.
Beginning from the wide end of the triangle, start rolling up the paper bead. When you have rolled the bead halfway, stop and apply a light coat of quick-drying craft glue to the remaining triangle piece. Continue rolling up the paper bead and hold it in place for a few seconds as the glue dries. You now have a paper bead!
For this necklace, my daughter and I strung together several of the paper beads, adding small, plastic beads inbetween. We stacked together several circles and flowers as accent pieces. To make the flower petals curl up a bit, we burnished them with the scoring tool on the mousepad, the same we did the paper beads.
For the bracelet, we used the same paper bead, but used scissors to trim off each end to make the beads smaller.
If desired, you can add a sealant (like ModPodge) to your paper beads to protect them. And before you know it your kids will be creating necklaces and bracelets for all of their friends.