American Crafts: Summer Beach Tote for Teacher

I used to work in the office of a junior high school back when I was in college, and if there is one thing I learned, it is that teacher’s are counting down the last few days of school until summer just like the kids are.
Today I have a fun thank you gift for your child’s teacher with a summer theme.
I’m pretty sure teachers are tired of seeing pencils, crayons, and notebook paper by the time May rolls around … and so for my teacher gift idea, I decided to create a Happy Summer Beach Tote using the Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times collection.
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I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out the pattern for the tote using the Flutter By paper for the body of the bag and the Let’s Hug paper for the blue accents.
Inside the bag, I am going to tuck a cute pair of flip flops, a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of sunscreen, and a gift card to a bookstore, so that my child’s favorite teacher can kick back at the pool with a good book or magazine. A cute beach towel would be a fun addition, too!
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The Sunshine & Good Times tassel looks so CUTE hanging from the handle! I added the banana Inflated Ephemera for a tropical vibe. I will also add this cute “Have a Great Summer” tag I created using the 6×6 paper pad, washi tape, and gold glittered Thickers.
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My daughter is writing a note of thanks to her teacher using this cute “Thank You” card from the Sunshine & Good Times Card Kit. We added a few Mini Icon Puffy Stickers to the front and then used the included confetti acetate sheet behind the sentiment window. I love that even the envelopes are cute complete with decorative seals!
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There you have it! An adorable gift that any teacher is sure to love. Who’s ready to go to the pool?! I know I am!
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Echo Park Paper: Just Married Vintage Car

Hello, Friends! Last week I shared a fun wedding decor project on the Echo Park Paper Blog using the Just Married collection.
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I spotted this cut file for a Vintage Car by Cre8tiveCutz.com awhile ago and thought it would make the cutest centerpiece for a wedding celebration! I couldn’t wait to cut it out using the papers from the Just Married collection.
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The label stickers from the Element Sticker sheet make perfect license plates!
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The side of the car is decked out with lots of flowers, a banner, a beautiful wedding cake, and a sign for the Bride and Groom. Some of the flowers get a bit of added dimension with Enamel Dot flower centers. A few sprigs of greenery created with the Spring Greenery Die Set are tucked behind each flower cluster.
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The swag sticker is the perfect accent for the back of the car.
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The happy couple who receives this are sure to live happily ever after!
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Wedding season is here! What will you create with the Just Married collection?
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Echo Park Paper: USA Layout

Today I have a layout featuring lots of stars and stripes with the Echo Park Paper Celebrate America Collection.
My daughter had the opportunity last summer to march in a local 4th of July parade representing her Junior High. This layout features a few shots of her before heading out on the parade route.
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I decided to use a quadrant design for my page, placing the photos diagonally from one another. I used the remaining two quadrants for page decoration, a title, and journaling.
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I framed out the quadrant with borders on all four sides. At the top of the page, I layered together several strips of patterned papers, including a fussy-cut patriotic swag border from the Patriotic Banners paper.
This little cluster of elements decorates the top left corner of the page. The “Stars & Stripes” sticker is accented with a small flag cut from the Liberty Paper and some layered star die cuts (Dream Big Die Set).
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 When I need larger elements to fill the spaces on my page, I always turn to the journaling cards to see what I can fussy-cut with my scissors. Here I used Evergreen Shimmer Designer Cardstock to create a grassy hill for the barn cut out from the 4×4 Journaling Cards Paper. Firework stickers fill the night sky! I added a few firecrackers next to the barn, too. One of them is “lit” with a punched flower, to look like it has a spark.
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At the bottom of the page I added another fussy-cut element, the jar of flowers from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper. I added a title cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine using the Splash Gingham paper. I cut the title multiple times so that I could layer the letters with foam squares for more dimension. I finished the title by underscoring it with another fussy-cut banner, again, from the Patriotic Banners paper.
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Journaling Cards aren’t just for pocket pages or cards … try cutting out the elements to use on your scrapbook pages, too!
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“United States” cut file by Loni Stevens
(Design #14189 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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May PageMaps Layout: Meteor 2009

Yay! The May PageMaps are out! Here is the page I created this month about a meteor that flew over our home back in 2009.

I was working late into the night doing a little scrapbooking. My husband was downstairs doing work in his office. All of a sudden my husband yelled to me, “Jana! Did you see that?! Did you see that?!”

I had my back to the window, but my husband saw the meteor light up the sky as it passed. We looked it up on our security camera, and these are the second by second shots it took. Pretty amazing!

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I used the Echo Park Paper Imagine That Boy collection papers for this page … along with a few goodies from my stash.  Isn’t that background paper AWESOME! … The Galaxy Quest paper makes the perfect night sky for my comet!

The comet cut file is from the Out of This World cut set by Lettering Delights. The yellow puffy star stickers are by Bella Blvd.

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I combined two older alphabets together for the title work on this page. The blue letters are a SUPER OLD set of American Crafts Thickers called Shoebox. The transparent white acetate letters are by Heidi Swapp. I used my mini stapler to attach each of the acetate letters to the page … where the stapler wouldn’t reach, I just stapled the letters before adhering them to the page with liquid adhesive.

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I used the Imagine That Boy Decorative Brads and more Bella Blvd. Puffy Stars to accent this phrase.

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I wasn’t sure if the sequence of the photos would make sense, so I used the numbers from the Fancy Pants Take Note stamps to add a little number label in the corner of each photo.

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I finished off the page with cluster of the Imagine That Boy Stickers in the lower right corner.

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What May PageMaps sketch are you going to try out this month?

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COMET – “Out of This World – CS” Cut File Set by Lettering Delights

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