Hey guys! I've got a new video up on my YouTube channel that you are not going to want to miss! I'm sharing an unboxing of a Freckled Fawn Embellishment Kit and Papers and then sharing a scrapbook page I made with the kit(s)! There's a pretty amazing giveaway, too, but you'll have to watch the video and leave a comment on YouTube to be entered to win!
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And here's my layout using the embellishment kit and papers:
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I ran the 6" wide strip through a Big Shot with the Embroidered Hello Die and hand stitched the rest of the title with black embroidery floss.
I die cut Lawn Fawn cardstock and patterned papers with tabbed dies, rounded the corners of the strips, and adhered the tabbed panels to the background of the 12x12 page. Words from Plan On It stamp sets were stamped on the tabs to add interest. The greeting strip was adhered to the background as shown and then a photo collage was adhered next to the title strip.
I finished the page with a scattering of Lawn Fawn die cut Hearts, wood veneer hearts, sticker phrase strips, a badge, clips, and a few other embellishments from my stash.
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To watch the creation of this Hello Sunshine layout featuring Watercolor Wishes patterned paper from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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Figuring out the placement of my photos is always where I start. Because these were all 4x6 photos (taken before the days where I had a digital camera), I decided to crop my photos and frame them up with the Stitched Square Frames Dies. I die cut several frames from smooth white cardstock and laid them out on a 12x12 Watercolor Wishes patterned paper. Once I was happy with the placement, I printed my journaling using a wide format printer (I use the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Printer), then I cropped my photos and adhered them to the page, with the photos behind some of the frames. To make the frames "dimensional", I die cut three frames for each and stacked them one on top of another. For the "open" frames, I die cut 6x6 Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Patterned Paper and inlaid it in the open squares.
For the flower embellishments I die cut Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Patterned Papers and vellum with the Flower Powder Dies, layered the florals and stitched them together with matching buttons before securing them to my page with a strong adhesive. Leaves were tucked among the flowers to finish the flower embellishments.
For my title, I placed Stick It on both sides of a piece of Fun Foam and then removed the backing paper from one side, replacing it with a Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Patterned Paper and die cutting the Scripty Happy Die from the layers. The dimensional title was adhered to the layout as shown.
The layout is finished with a scattering of enamel dots, wood veneer shapes and sticker phrases from my stash (all old stuff! lol).
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To watch the creation of this scrapbook layout from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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Click codes below the thumbnails are links to where you can purchase the products shown in this post from Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH) or Mama Elephant (ME). Where available I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!
So here's the deal. I haven't scrapbooked in awhile. Most of my scrappin' supplies aren't new or even close to being new. And that's okay. Because photos and stories can be recorded with whatever you have on hand. I think what I love about the Silhouette and digital cut files (as well as stamps and traditional dies) is that they can be used with whatever paper and embellishments you have on hand, at any given time, to make your memories come to life.
Kerri Bradford Studio is celebrating National Scrapbook Day all week long with daily specials! Today you can save 30% off photo templates (my favorite way to use photos on a layout!).
I am a big fan of simplicity in my layouts. Repetitive elements, 1-3 color scheme and photo collages. My layout today was inspired by a Facebook post after my daughter and niece recently attended their first high school prom. I had included recent (NOW) photos with snapshots of them playing dress up with them were little (THEN).
If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen me share a couple of sneak peeks of my layout, including this one below:
This is how 99.9% of my layouts begin. I almost always use my Silhouette to die cut elements for my pages. And probably 99% of the time I'm using Kerri's designs. Because they are my favorite. Kerri is awesome. ;) I import the photo collage I'm using, open up the cut files I think I'll use and size my elements to fit the photos. Then it's time to begin cutting paper and printing the photo collage.
Here are the digi kits I used for the die cut and digital elements:
The greeting from the Around Here Kit perfectly expressed my feelings for these photos and gave me a great starting point for my journaling. I die cut the greeting from some glitter cardstock I had on hand. It was old from my stash. Probably from American Crafts POW collection. I think the color called it "Rocky Road" or something like that but to me it really gave off that rose gold look I was going for.
The tabbed divider pages from the Plan It: Dividers kit don't have to be used to make a mini album. Tabbed paged are some of my favorites for creating a great journaling spot and in this case a journaling spot with room for a greeting above. Plus, those tabs provide the perfect spot for some stamping!
The tone on tone die cut heart background mixed with a few peachy pink hearts added interest and texture. I love how a die cut background brings interest to a design and when cut for a tone-on-tone look, it only adds texture and doesn't take away from the photos and story.
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To watch the creation of this scrapbook page from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
Welcome to the Kerri Bradford Studio and Bella Blvd team up week! It's been awhile but I've got a new scrapbook layout to share with you all. I was afraid I would be completely out of practice on how to combine photos, paper, and embellishments to tell a story but this page came together relatively quickly!
One of my favorite ways to showcase older, less-than-perfect photos is to frame them up and add clusters of simple embellishments to showcase the story. The filmstrips from the Click Kit are some of my all-time favorite shapes and make creating an eye-catching layout both quick and easy! Don’t feel like you have to include photos in all the openings. I filled the empty spaces with Christmas-themed patterned papers and embellished those frames for a fun and festive holiday layout!
I die cut three film strips from the Click Kit, two with four openings and one with five opening.I die cut the film strips from both white cardstock and black cardstock and adhered the white film strip slightly offset over the black film strip for a shadowed look. I trimmed down my photos to fit behind some of the openings. For the openings where there isn't a photo, I die cut the rounded square from red/white or black/white Bella Blvd patterned papers.
The title was created by combining the word "click" from the Click Kit die cut from patterned paper and black cardstock and "Christmas" from the Seasonably Said Kit die cut from black cardstock. I adhered both in between the second and third film strips on the layout. I finished the title with a stamped phrase from the Twinkle Stamp Set, stamped with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Ink.
I printed the journaling on a white strip of cardstock, rounded the two visible corners with the 1/8" corner rounder and tucked the strip under the left side of the third film strip.
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To watch the creation of this Christmas scrapbook layout from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products used to create this card: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
I die cut a bunch of butterflies from Bella Blvd patterned papers in yellows, greens and blues using a digital design from the KBS Design Secrets Class Extras Kit. I adhered the butterflies and added enamel dots to complete the design.
To watch the creation of this layout from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
(Click SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, ME = to purchase from Mama Elephant, SB.COM = to purchase from scrapbook.com, AZ = to purchase from Amazon)
Love using sketches to inspire your scrapbook page layouts? Pagemaps offers some incredible inspiration and I'm excited to share a new layout inspired by a Pagemaps Sketch from their May eblast today showcasing the newest Bella Blvd Collections.
I used one of Kerri Bradford's photo collages from her Snapshots #3 Kit for these fun photos of my youngest holding a turtle he found in the backyard one morning before school. Photo collages take the guesswork out of arranging photos on a layout and I love how easy they are to use. If you haven't used Kerri's photo collages before and want to learn more, be sure to check out her tutorials HERE.
Here's the Pagemaps Sketch the above layout is based on:
I trimmed a cut-away border from the bottom of one of the Pint Sized Patterns Beachside Collection papers and adhered it along the left side of the layout. I trimmed a thin strip of turquoise paper from one of the paper and adhered it along the border. Then I adhered a couple of washi tapes near the top of the strips to make it appear that they were "taped" in place.
To see how I created this layout, watch the video below or on youtube HERE:
(Click SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, KBS = to purchase from KerriBradfordStudio.com, SB.COM = to purchase from scrapbook.com, AZ = to purchase from Amazon)
Today I'm over at the Kerri Bradford Studio Blog sharing a winter-y die cut layout that uses some of Kerri's new stamps! That's right friends, stamps! SO excited for my dear friend Kerri on her new venture. If you love stamping on your layouts and projects, you will love these!
I wanted to create a page that depicted the feeling of winter for this photo of my son “helping” his grandpa shovel snow from several years ago. I kept the color scheme to blue + silver + white + gray/black and purposely created a a quadrant-style layout with the larger photo in the bottom left quadrant, the grouping of four snowflake embellished tags in the lower right quadrant and the title and journaling in the upper right quadrant. The scattering of snowflakes fills in the upper left of the design.
When I'm designing a scrapbook page using digital die cuts I like to open, resize and arrange my page in the Silhouette Software based on my photo, like you see below. By adding in the dimension(s) of the photo(s), I can easily resize and rearrange the other elements until I have the layout laid out the way I want.
I love combining Kerri’s words and/or phrases to make custom titles for my layouts. The mix of fonts adds interest as well as a fun touch. I printed my journaling on the 12x12 patterned paper and adhered the title below the journaling by combining the words "hello there" from the Happy Stuff Kit with "snowflakes" from the This & That Winter Kit. I purposely chose this Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party paper because of the white splatter on the solid color, perfect for my snowy page!
I used a mix of 12x12 patterned papers, foil paper, glitter paper, and vellum to add "texture" without the bulk to my layout. Making sure to have a couple of the snowflakes "hang" off the side of the page helps ground the page design.
To see how I put together this page from start to finish, watch out the video below or view on youtube HERE:
(Click SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, MFT = to purchase from My Favorite Things, SB.COM = to purchase from scrapbook.com, AZ = to purchase from Amazon)
Today I'm sharing one of my favorite projects I work on every year, scrap-booking Christmas Card Photos from friends and family. I have an entire album (or two!) dedicated to recording those treasures that come in the mailbox during the holiday season. I have 2 two-page layouts to share with you.
This first page share showcases some of the photo cards we received last year at Christmas-time. I originally scrapbooked these photos in a pocket page format (see THIS post). I was trying out something new and it just didn't work for me and the album(s) I already started years ago. I decided to create a traditional page instead and was able to salvage the photos and rearrange them. I think the pocket scrapbooking would be a great system for memory keeping the holiday photos received every year but I just couldn't make the leap to a new system! LOL
I added the fun hanging ornament stickers from the Cozy Christmas Fundamentals Sticker Sheet along the top edge of the two-page spread for a pop of color and interest. (I needed two sticker sheets to create the long hanging ornament border seen here.)
My second layout features the remaining photos from 2012 that I hadn’t scrap-booked. I used the DIY Christmas Collection for this page and a green/cream/black color scheme. The snowflake background paper is from Simple Stories December Documented Collection that is retired (last year's Christmas collection). I loved the way the black played with the cream and green of this year's DIY Christmas Collection. Don't be afraid to mix and match your patterned papers/collections!