Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fruit cups for class party

Today I am on Samantha Walker blog, sharing how I made this festive fruit cups for my son's Kindergarten holiday party. Stop by and check it out!
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Team December Blog Hop

Welcome to Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is Holiday Gifts!

You should have arrived here from Aimee's blog. This month's giveaway is the Holiday Magic Clear Stamp Set!

 All you need to do to win this giveaway is to enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. By commenting you will also be eligible for this free SVG/Silhouette cut file.
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The winner will be announced on Monday, 12/16 on Samantha's Facebook Page.

Now to my project. One of my favorite gifts is handmade cards. I am always on a lookout for creative packaging ideas as we all know that cute package sometimes is not less important than the gift itself.
That's why I got excited when I saw Samantha Walker A2 3D Stationary Box.

I chose pretty pink paper from Samantha Walker Giddy Up! Girl for Carta Bella.

You can make the whole box using only two sheets of 12x12 paper but I wanted to make the contrast panels from another pattern paper and added the third one. Here is the great tutorial by Samantha how to assembly the box. I will show you the modifications I made.

First I cut the box body and the cover flap from pink stripped paper.

The side of the box is cut from the second sheet of the same paper.

Next I wanted to decorate my box with lace edge. I opened Eyelet Scalloped Edge Card and used the knife tool to cut the lace edge off. I adjusted the width of the lace to 5.605" to be the same as the box.

I closed the shape by drawing the line on the top and grouping everything together.

I cut three copies of the laced edge and two more in smaller size to fit the sides of the box. I also cut the contrasting panels for the cover flap.


After the box was done I decided to make a tag using the free file that you can get by commenting on the posts in this blog hop.  

I resized the tree to be 4" high (don't forget to lock the aspect ratio), made a duplicate and deleted the circles from the second copy. I cut the top layer from patterned paper and the bottom from glitter cardstock. This little tag is enough to write a holiday wish on the back. 

All ready to be filled with handmade cards.

Thanks for stopping by today and during this year. I can hardly believe that 2013 is coming to an end. This is my last blog hop with Samantha Walker 2013 Creative Team. Looking back, it was a great year of learning and trying new things. Some of my most favorite projects were made for the blog hops. Here they are, all twelve of them.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Three more layouts

As promised, three more layouts based on My Scraps & More November sketches.

Sketch 55. I am pretty happy how this turned out! I used Samantha Walker Cool Summer collection for Carta Bella and wooden veneer embellishments from Freckled Fawn.

How cute is that little frame??

Sketch 56. I used some very old products and even older pictures from my pre-digital era photo albums. 


The last one is based on sketch 57. More pictures from the same photo album. Here I mixed the old paper with new Simple Stories journaling cards and stickers. 

The circles are done with Faber-Castell gelatos.

That was really fun! Can't wait to see the December sketches!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This is what I like to do

Last week I abandoned my never-ending to do list and decided to make a layout. 
And than I made another one and another one. And it felt so good. This is what I like to do - making scrapbook pages, moving pictures around the page, picking up the embellishments, trying new things.

I love doing scrapbooking challenges because they give me a starting point - a sketch, a recipe, a color scheme. For these two layouts I used sketches from My Scraps & More Sketches blog. The first layout is based on sketch 53.

All products on this page are really old - do you remember Doodlebug borders? The green is a regular tissue paper adhered with wet adhesive.

This layout is based on sketch 54. More old supplies here with some new bits and pieces. But the pictures are fresh - from this October!

I added glitter to the pieces of patterned paper and tucked the journaling in the glassine envelope behind the picture.

The buttons and the camera embellishment are sewn to the page with gold thread.

I have three more layouts to share tomorrow and two more in progress. So good to be back.