The other day I was poking through the punches in my stash when I came across all of my flower punches. I thought to myself, “Wow! I haven’t used these for awhile!”
I grabbed some scraps I had laying on my desk and spent the next hour punching, curling petals, and combining shapes onto simple brads.
I had forgotten how much I love making paper flowers! It was a blast!
I even created a couple more flowers with my Silhouette Cameo machine.
Next, I grouped them all together on my desk for a quick snapshot. I loved the way they looked so much that right then and there I hot glued them to a card front.
I stamped out a simple sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Remarkable You stamp set … added a few die cut leaves using the Echo Park Spring Flowers Die … and called it good! Simple kraft colored photo corners finish it off.
I left my little creation out on my desk and have been enjoying it ever since!
What tools in your craft room have you been neglecting lately? Pull them out and put them to use … I’m willing to bet that you will have a great time and remember how much you love using them!
Have a great day!
The photos on today’s page were ones that my daughter took on a date for the Halloween dance a couple of years ago. Of course I wasn’t on the date with her, so I had her write the journaling.
I could have gone with the typical “Carving Pumpkins” title for this page, but decided to pull out a unique phrase from my daughter’s journaling instead. The silly phrase, “Toothpick-Toothed Beast” is catchy because it is different … but will also mean more to my daughter because it is something specific pulled from her date.
Today’s page features one of my FAVORITE Fall collections this year … the Hello Fall collection by Carta Bella Paper.
I have amassed a HUGE collection of letter stickers. They are one of those things I almost never purge … because, let’s face it … fonts are pretty basic.
However, I have noticed that I typically create my titles on my Silhouette Cameo machine. Simply for the fact that it is EASIER. I can choose a phrase and then size it to fit EXACTLY in the space I have on my page. I LOVE that!
But … because of that … my poor alphabet collection has been neglected. I made a goal to dig into those alphas a bit more throughout the rest of the year … and although the process of putting together the title takes longer … I still really enjoy the look of a mixed alphabet title! AND, it feels good to use what I have!
I love using journaling strips when there is a lot to say on a page. I can cut them to whatever width I need and get a lot of information in a small space.
I had fun clustering the elements of the Hello Fall collection together in groups around the page. I made sure to add something “shiny” … whether it was an enamel dot, enamel shape, or decorative brad to each group to tie them all together. Varying which embellishment I used in the clusters keeps things interesting to look at.
Layering all kinds of bits together is one of my very favorite things to do!
This page has a light and bright feel about it, but still feels grounded with the brown cardstock strips outlining the different patterned paper sections.
I used the Ticket Tear Border punch by Stampin’ Up to jazz up a couple of those edges and keep things from feeling too boxy.
Cardstock: White, Brown
Patterned Paper: Woodgrain (BasicGrey)
Letter Stickers: Dolce Thickers by American Crafts, Brown Woodgrain Tile Letters (October Afternoon)
Mist: Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s Clay
Ticket Tear Border Punch (Stampin’ Up)
Brown Distress Ink
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Thanks for coming by today!
Happy Friday, friends! I have always loved the feeling of going back to school! The freshly sharpened pencils, the new box of crayons with their perfect points all lined up in beautiful rows, new clothes and shoes, seeing friends, and the feeling of a fresh start.
Today I am up on the Bella Blvd blog with a Back to School page about my son. I decided to use the iconic school symbol … the apple … as inspiration for my color choices.
I love the simple colors of an apple … the red of its shiny skin, the green of the leaves, and the black of the stem. I found this beautiful image of an apple on pinterest HERE to get me started.
I lined the photos up in a single row in the center of the page, with a block of the Football Throw It paper in the center, cut to the same size of the photos. I decorated this block with Oh My Stars star paper pieces and used an Oh My Stars gift tag for the journaling.
The photos and journaling block are then anchored together with three rows of border stickers from the Soccer Fundamentals Stickers.
Along the top of the photos is where I placed the title; using the “New” acrylic word along with alphabet letter stickers from the Soccer Fundamentals sticker sheet and Tiny Text Pumpkin Spice Stickers.
I decorated the centers of the two letter “O”s with a couple of star die cuts, a button tied with twine, and a clear enamel sticker (Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Shapes). The green arrow and circular star stickers add a bit of fun to the title as well.
With my design centered in the middle of the page, I felt like it needed to be framed a bit. I decided to “bookend” the top and bottom of the design with strips of the Oh My Stars McIntosh Stars paper with its clean and simple plus pattern. I then used the Stampin’ Up Border Ticket Tear punch to add a decorative strip of black cardstock below the top patterned paper strip.
Next time you sit down to scrapbook a page, try using the colors of a simple icon or image to guide your color choices. It was a lot of fun!
Cardstock: White, Black
Bella Blvd. Tiny Text Pumpkin Spice Stickers
Metallic Enamel Shapes (Stampin’ Up)
White Button/White Crochet Twine
Border Ticket Tear Punch (Stampin’ Up)
Black Journaling Pen
Have a great weekend!