Stashbusting: Using Only Die Cuts

Have you ever tried creating a scrapbook page using only die cuts? That is what I did on this next layout. Check it out below!

TROPICAL ADVENTURE

I had picked up this pack of large die cuts at Michael’s one summer after our vacation to Hawaii. I thought they would be the perfect page accents. However, I didn’t have any paper that matched the style of the die cuts and the size of the die cuts themselves was quite large. So, I decided to use them as the main focal point for my page.

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I arranged my photos together and then began tucking the leaves and flowers in around them. Notice again, that there is no patterned paper layers on this page … only die cuts.

I ended up with two “spaces” between the leaves. I used the space at the top of the page for my journaling …

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… and the space at the bottom of the page for the title.

This page title was created with an “oldie-but-goodie” stamp set in my stash. They are the “Nadiya Stamps” by Studio Calico from 2008. I remember when they released these stamps. I HAD to have them … but you know what?! I think this is only the second time I have actually USED them. *blush*

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The small gold Thickers made the perfect little shelf for my stamped word to “sit” on.

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This weekend, dig into your stash and find a set of die cuts that could use some love. If they are a large set, try using them as “layers” tucked in around your photos, instead of using patterned paper. Who knows? You might just come up with a design you love!

See you again soon!
JanaBold

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Stashbusting: Beach Fun

This is about the time during Summer that I feel it slipping between my fingers. There’s a sudden panic to fit in one more road trip, or to make sure we have checked off all of our summer bucket list items as we start making the shift to thinking about Back to School.

The great thing is that Summer can last all year long in the scrapbook world! Just pull out some bright papers and spend some time working on a summer memory or two.

Today I am sharing a page using the Carta Bella Paper Beach Day collection with a few fish making an appearance from the Echo Park Paper Under the Sea collection. I’ve mixed these items together with a few sticker sets that have been hanging around in my stash.

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My fish are flying out of the ocean waves with the help of a few yellow toothpicks that I grabbed from my kitchen.

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I created a little scene on this circle punched from the Cool Cruising paper using the Beach Day Element Stickers, a puffy sun sticker by Mambi, and a dimensional umbrella sticker from an older Recollections sticker sheet.

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The “F-U-N” pennant stickers were also from the Recollections sticker sheet and look so cute here with the blue Momenta letter stickers. (It’s not often you find bright blue letter stickers … they are usually aqua or teal … so I snag this color up whenever I see it somewhere!)

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More stickers and a punched photograph adorn the circular elements at the bottom of the page.

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I love printing my photos in smaller sizes so I have room to play with design elements on a page, and this one was a lot of fun to do!

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Thanks so much for coming by!
JanaBold

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American Crafts: Creating Paper Cacti

This week on the American Crafts blog we are sharing Summer Home Decor ideas. I had so much fun making my project with the New Amy Tangerine Shine On collection. It makes me smile every time I look at it!
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I’m always looking for a way to brighten up the shelves in my craft room or my kitchen window sill and this crate of paper cacti plants fit the bill perfectly!
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I used a cactus cut file by Paper Zen/Ceclia Louie that I found on Etsy to create this colorful trio and placed all of them together in a paper crate created with a cut file from the Silhouette Design store (#57298). The base of the crate is cut from 12×12 Smooth Kraft cardstock with panels of the Planted paper. I added a border strip cut from The Good Life paper as a decorative accent, and then wrapped white twine around the box several times for a bit of texture.
The flowers on each cactus are cut from 12×12 Textured White cardstock. The Faux Suede Flowers made the perfect flower centers with a fun and textured POP of color!
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Wouldn’t this be a fun set to gift to someone?! Add a handwritten Shine On Card and you are ready to go! Or maybe you’d like to use these for your next summer party and place a cactus on each of your place settings with the names of your guests? The flower pot on the bottom is the perfect place to add a treat.
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Finish your project by creating plant markers using the blocks from The Good Life paper and the More of This paper. They are quick and simple to make by adhering them to skinny craft sticks.
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These cacti have so much personality and were so much fun to make! I hope you grab yourself some of the New Amy Tangerine Shine On papers and make a set for yourself, too!

SUPPLIES:

Cactus Cut File by PaperZenShop on Etsy
Crate: 3D Paper Eggs and Holder by Jamie Cripps (Design #57298 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Thanks for joining me today. Happy Crafting! 

JanaBold

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Echo Park: July Two-Pager

Can you believe that next week it will be July already?! I have a double-page July 4th layout using the Echo Park Celebrate America collection to share with you today using one of my favorite time-savers … collage photo prints!

JULY

When I have a gazillion pictures, my go-to technique is to combine them all together on one larger sheet using a photo collage.

There are several ways to do this, you can use an app, photoshop, or do it by hand. I used a Quick Collage by Scrapbooks Etc. that is available as a free download here.

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I used the same collage for both sides of the page, and anywhere I didn’t have a photo, I used that space to house a title or an embellishment.

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To add a bit more decoration to the collage photos, I fussy-cut patriotic banner strips from the Patriotic Banners paper and added them in between each row.

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If you haven’t tried Carta Bella’s Felt finish cardstocks … you NEED to! They are my favorite!!! Here I am using the Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock as the base for this spread.

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I used the red star pattern from the back of the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper to add a pop of red in a few around the page. In the upper left corner, I created a large pennant with a smaller pennant on top created with the Splash Gingham paper. The little cluster of elements at the top of the pennants are all from the Celebrate America Sticker Sheet.

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I used the Splash Gingham paper for my title block and then fussy-cut the large flag from the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper to add a bit of decoration and draw focus to the title. The “July” word was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo machine and Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock. The “July” word is from the “July 4th Phrase” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #19100 in the Silhouette Design Store).

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Here’s a closer look at some of the cute stickers I used to decorate different areas of the page.

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I used a tag to house a bit of journaling in the bottom right corner of the layout. The Liberty Bell was cut from the 4×4 Journaling Cards paper.

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What do you have planned with your family in July? Do you hit the local town parade each year like we do?

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
White Tag
Twine
Scrapbooks Etc. Quick Collage Template/PhotoShop
“July 4th Phrase” by Lori Whitlock (Design #19100 in the Silhouete Design Store)
Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Have a great day!
JanaBold

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