Wild Heart Mini Album

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hi lovely friends,

I'm back with a very fun project. This month I'm working with the super cool Wild Heart collection from Crate Paper and I made a mini album.

What I noticed in the Crate Paper collections lately, is that the ephemera packs always include very big pieces. I almost never get to use those pieces in my layouts, so I really like to use them to make mini albums.

So to start I chose all the big tags and other big pieces that were included in the ephemera pack. I also cut a piece out from the cutapart patterned paper.

Then I used my new We R Memory keepers crop-a-dile eyelet puncher to punch an eyelet through every piece of paper.

There were also three frames in the ephemera pack. I used them to make shaker pockets, using sequins from Neat & Tangled.

I put all the pieces together with a ring and started decorating the album. I used photos from some of my vacations in Gran Canaria and used all the good stuff from the collection. Chipboard stickerscardstock stickerspuffy stickersepoxy paper clips and clear foil stickers.  I created three paper pearls, using papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I threaded them together and added some Maggie Holmes mini tassels to make a super cute hanging embellishment that I added to the ring.

I really love making mini albums, because it always looks fun and you get to use a lot of your embellishments.
I hope you like it too. You can watch the process video on YouTube here:

HUGS AND KISSES layout for Pink and Paper

Monday, May 14, 2018

Hi friends, it's Lisa back on the blog today :)

Last time, I used the boy part of the cute Pebbles Night Night collection to make my layout. This time, I'm using the girl part. 

Again, I wanted to make a layout that wasn't in the theme of this collection at all. The Night Night collection is a baby collection, but since I don't have baby photos to scrap, I used the elements of the collection that weren't screaming 'baby':)

So, as you can see, you can easily use baby collections for totally different layouts. 

To start, I did a little bit of mixed media on the background, using distress oxides. I thinned them out whit white ink spray and water and smooshed them on the paper with a piece of plastic packaging.
Then I made gold, pink and teal splatters all around the page.

I took four little photos of myself, that I backed on some of the patterned papers from the collection. 

Then I used a lot of embellishments to scatter all around... Cardboard stickerspuffy stickersephemera and gold thickers

I attached some of the embellishments directly on the page and some of them I adhered with foam squares, to make them pop.

I really love how the page turned out. I was really easy to make and as you can see, not baby related at all. I love all the cute designs of this collection and the soft pastel colors.

Hope to see you here again, thank you so much for stopping by today :)

ALL THE THINGS I LOVE layout for InTheScrap

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hi friends,

I'm back on the In The Scrap blog sharing this layout with you,

I got the idea of making this layout, when I saw one of Paige Evans' new cutfiles. It's a star cutfile and I really love all the different sizes of the stars, creating a super cool frame. 

I wanted to back it like I've done a lot of times before, but I didn't want to back them all, nor did I want to 'decorate' each star in the same way. 

So I started to cut out big stars from different papers from the Shimelle Box of Crayons collection and from the Paige Evans Oh my heart collection. I backed all the big starts but I didn't adhered the stars exactly behind the cutfile. I turned them a bit to make the edges peek out.

For some of the tiny stars, I punched out some stars with a punch using the gold and green glitter papers from Shimelle. This time, I didn't put the stars behind the cutfile, I stuck them right on the cutfile, again not trying to place them exactly straight.

For the middle sized stars, I took my piercing needle, I pierced some holes and I stitched the inside of each star using metallic thread.

Then I used a lot of embellishments from Shimelle's Box of crayons and Dear Lizzy's Stay Colorful collections and the Shimelle sticker book. I used stickers, puffy stickers and some pieces of ephemera.

I matted my photo on some pieces of scrap and placed it on the right side of the layout, overlapping the cutfile a little bit.

For my title, I used three banners from Shimelle and I used the alpha stickers from the same collection. I love to mix all the letters and colors, it gives a really cool look.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post.
If you want to watch the process video, check it out here:

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