Friday, July 31, 2020

Tropical Hello


Hi friends! I'm sending you a big tropical hello today! My card has a little something fun too - a shaker feature that's sure to make you smile! 

The Pretty Little Studio Chasing The Sun Collection is all things summer ! You'll find images of tropical flowers, frozen treats and drinks, fresh fruit and beach balls too! How fun is that?
I used a pretty die cut lime frame from the
The"Hello" sentiment comes from a

I'm not visiting as much as I would like so I will send this sunny hello to let friends know I'm thinking of them!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Chasing The Sun
Die Cuts | Photo Shoot |Fly A Kite
Journaling Card | Sunkissed 3x4"
Sequins | Harvest Pumpkin, Buttered Corn, Sunset Orange, Frog Lime

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Graphic 45 Fruit & Flora Collection

Are you looking for something juicy and satisfying on a hot summer day? How about the Graphic 45 Fruit and Flora Collection? 
The realistic images are pretty enough for a botanical picture book with images of plums, pears, apples and berries!
The die cuts available in the set include intricately cut frames, florals and butterflies as well as other shapes like the clock face used in my last project. 
I used one of the die cut frames to make this card a shaker filled with sparkling clear sequins so all the color of the papers shows through.
The Matte Pearl Gems are a beautiful addition to all of your creations. The pack includes 144 pieces in gold, silver and black so they will mach with ANYTHING! And you'll have enough for loads of projects. 
This beautiful collection is absolutely yummy and a real feast for the eyes!

All cards Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Graphic 45 Fruit and Flora Collection 8" Paper, Chipboard, Stickers, Die Cuts & Matte Pearl Gems

SCB = Scrapbook dot com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
G45 = Graphic 45

Fruit & Flora 8
Fruit & Flora 8"

SCB | SSS | G45
Fruit & Flora Chipboard
Fruit & Flora Chipboard

SCB | SSS | G45
Fruit & Flora Stickers
Fruit & Flora Stickers

SCB | G45
Fruit & Flora Die Cuts
Fruit & Flora Die Cuts

SCB | SSS | G45
Matte Pearl Gems
Matte Pearl Gems

SCB | G45 | CHER

Monday, July 27, 2020

My Creative Scrapbook July Creative Kit & Card Making Tips



Did you ever wish you had a personal shopper for your craft supplies? Now more than ever I appreciate that My Creative Scrapbook puts together a kit perfect for cardmaking or journaling. The kit includes papers, die cut images and stickers perfectly coordinated to work together. Here's a peek at the July 2020 Main Kit...


This kit is bright and cheery with Photoplay We Can Just Stay Home Collection papers, colorful Pebbles Buttons, a pretty roll of American Crafts grosgrain ribbon with a diamond print, a stencil and an alphabet sticker set too!

The papers celebrate family fun night - think movies, board games, and staying in your p.j.'s all DAY long! This kit is perfect for now since we're all spending more time at home and enjoying our time together.
Today I'm sharing some tips about how I like to make. The first thing I do is cut the 12" papers down into 6x6 squares. This makes them easier for me to work with and see all the patterns. 
If there is a sticker sheet I remove them and apply baby powder to their reverse side. The adhesive back sticks to the powder making them easy for me to arrange without them sticking to each other or anything else. 
I arrange the different elements on pieces of clear plastic the same size as my card face. I can arrange the pieces and experiment with different pattern paper backgrounds before adhering them in place.
Too much busy pattern going on? Break up your papers with mostly solids, and busy prints. This makes it easier for your eye to see the different papers and keeps your images from fighting for attention. 
Add some adhesive foam tape to the back of your elements. The extra dimension helps the images pop and gives your cards an expensive feel and look. You can make your own foam tape by applying double sided adhesive sheets to craft foam sheets. 
You can find this amazing kit and lots more ideas for makes - either cards or page layouts - here at My Creative Scrapbook! Click here to go shopping!
Hugs!



All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
My Creative Scrapbook July 2020 Creative Kit

It's Ice Cream Time!

Ohhh Yessss! It's totally ice cream time! The sun shining and the hot humid weather demand a sweet summer treat! Today I'm playing with the Pretty Little Studio Chasing the Sun Collection.
My card starts with a background of beachy stripes that make me think of beach towels in shades of lime, pink and teal. The panel is topped with a Sunkissed 3x4" Journaling card with the ice cream sentiment printed on it. 
Die cut frozen treats and sherbet colored hearts are scattered about (it's all about the love right?) along with some sequins for a little eye candy.
Keep cool and enjoy the sunny days!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Chasing The Sun
Journaling | Sunkissed 3x4"
Die Cuts |Photo Shoot | Fly A Kite | Blooms
Vellum |Slushie
Sequins | Raindrop Blue | Dreamy Blue

Sunday, July 26, 2020

So Glad We're Friends

Thanks for stopping by! Have you seen the newest release in the store? You'll love the new layered dies and stamp sets. You can see them all here.
My card features the new Viola Plate Layer Set over a rainbow distress ink background. I used only the A Layer from the set because I wanted to show you the intricate and delicate design.
I inked the rainbow colors with a cosmetic brush. You can find different sizes at Amazon. The smaller brushes make coloring thinner areas easier.
Do you see the glittery sparkle in the distress inking? I mixed ultra fine glitter with Ranger Glossy Accents and spread it with a spatula over the inked background. While it was still wet I placed the Viola die cut over it. When it was dry I added a Pierced Rectangle Frame for a more finished look and a JUMBO Lingo Hugs die cut. 
I hope the happy colors make you smile!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Birch Press Design Thanks Stamp Set
Dies | Birch Press Design Jumbo Lingo Hugs, Viola Plate Layer Set, Poppystamps Pointed Rectangle Frames
BPD = Birch Press Design
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Jumbo Lingo Hugs
Jumbo Lingo Hugs

BPD | SSS
Viola Plate Layer Set
Viola Plate Layer Set

BPD | SSS
Lingo Thanks Stamp Set
Lingo Thanks Stamp Set

BPD | SSS

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Rainbow Roundabout Hugs

Hi Friends! I hope you're having a great day! Now that many of us are having elective medical procedures again, I thought a get well card was in order.
I'm sending big hugs and a rainbow of colors for a quick recovery.
I cut the Roundabout Layer C from white card stock leaving the cut outs in place. If you put packing tape on the back of your card stock before you run it through your machine it will keep all the pieces in place. I colored the chevrons with Copic Markers - much faster than inlaying the pieces!
I cut the Layer B from gold glitter card stock - did you know Memory Box has added papers to their offerings? The glitter paper comes in a 6" pad and lots of colors! 
If you love the Lingo Hugs die you'll NEED the JUMBO Lingo Hugs die! It's a nice big size to make your message is clear! 
Hugs and good health to you as we move forward!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5" Stamps | Birch Press Design Lingo Thanks
Dies | Birch Press Design Roundabout Layer Set, Jumbo Lingo Hugs

BPD = Birch Press Design
SSS = Simon Says Stamp



Roundabout Layer Set
Roundabout Layer Set

BPD | SSS
Jumbo Lingo Hugs
Jumbo Lingo Hugs

BPD | SSS
Lingo Thanks Stamp Set
Lingo Thanks Stamp Set

BPD | SSS