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Cut file: a trio of cards

Hey guys!  I hope you all are having an amazing week so far!  Today, I have a trio of cards to share with you using this month’s cut file.  As soon as I saw the cut files, I knew they would be perfect on handmade cards.  I thought the bold sentiments would look great on a colored background.  I also used the May Take Note kit.

I enlarged the sentiment so that they would fit boldly on an A2 sized card.  Then, I cut the sentiments 3 times each.  I glued the sentiments on top of each other creating a chipboard effect, which I talked about in this Tech Tip post last year.  I created my background with watercolors; I used one color on each card, but I started out with the watercolor extremely watered down, and got more pigmented as I worked my way down.  I was actually inspired by a cardmaker, Kristina Werner, to try this technique.  Once the watercolor pieces were dry, I trimmed them down, and adhered them to a card base with foam tape to add dimension.

For my “mothers day” card, I used a teal watercolor.  I used some Distress inks and an ink blending tool to add color to the sentiment.  I think it really pops agains the background.  I fussy cut the poppy flowers from the Webster’s pages pattern paper.  I added a few pearls from my stash to complete the card.

For my “celebrate you” card, I used a purple watercolor.  I fussy cut the flowers from the Dear Lizzy pattern paper (my fave!).  My younger sister is graduating college, so I made this card keeping her in mind.

For my “happy day” card, I used a pinkish-red watercolor.  I added a few sequins from my stash.

I absolutely love how bold and graphic my cards look!  I can’t wait to hand these out.  I hope you are inspired to get crafty!  Even though I used the cut files for cards, I think they would make great titles on layouts as well!

 

 

Tech Tip: a little farm MOO-SIC

Hello friends!  I’m here today with a tech tip post!

I absolutely love alphabet stickers!  Along with pattern paper, it is one of my favorite scrapbook products to get!  I especially love getting a good white alpha, because it’s so easy to alter!  I used the Webster’s Pages It’s a New Day alpha stickers that’s included in May’s Take Note kit, and I colored the letters to match my layout.  I used a couple of Copic markers to create an ombre pink title.  (I loved the ombre pink look on the Pink Paislee Paige Evans page 8 paper.)  I colored them directly on the sticker sheet.  When I stuck them on wax paper, I decided I wanted to deepen the color, so I just colored the letters again.  I like putting my stickers on wax paper, so I can “try them out” on my layout without sticking them down.  It would be easy to color the alphas with any variety of mediums…ink from stamp pads, spray mists, color pencils, paint, etc.  The Copic markers worked fantastically, though, since they are alcohol based and dry quickly, so as not to warp the stickers.

This is the layout of my daughter’s 1st grade music performance.  The theme was farm “moo-sic,” and all the kiddos were so cute!  I absolutely love grid layouts, and since I got my silhouette cameo, I cut some rounded squares on a white piece of cardstock.  Then I backed each square with pattern paper and photos with foam tape.  I love the slight dimension!  (I used a few products from the March Happy Place kit.  The blue badger pattern paper, the pink hearts paper, and the “Show Time” tag were perfect for this layout and are from that kit.)

That’s it!  I hope I’ve inspired you to create and alter some of your own alpha stickers!  Have a wonderful day!

DT choice- go to grid layout

Hello friends!  My oldest daughter turned 10 recently, and to celebrate, we invited some school friends for manis & pedis, and pizza and ice cream cake.  I wanted to document this big milestone in a layout, which is what scrapbooking is all about for me.  I want to be able to look back on all the big moments of my kids’ lives…I want them to be able to look back as well, and remember all the fun we have had!

Today I’m here with my DT choice layout using the June kit Now or Never.  Do you have a go to layout?  When I have multiple photos, the grid layout is my go to design.

ahsang SC happy bday 1 ahsang SC happy bday 3

ahsang SC happy bday 2

For this layout, I wanted the focus to be on the photos.  I printed 4 square photos with a white border.  I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper in the same size as the photos.  Then, I adhered the square photos and paper in a grid in the middle of a piece of 12 x 12 white card stock.  I embellished the squares with stickers, labels from the kit, and added stitching for some detail.  (On a side note, how awesome & perfect is the Webster’s Pages Make a Wish sticker sheet for my birthday layout?!!!)  To balance off some of the white space, I added 2 big strips of patterned paper to the top (the bird paper is from the May Here & Now kit).  I also added a patterned strip to the bottom, along with an Elle’s Studio cutout, and another sticker from Webster’s pages.  I added some pink ink sprinkles, and I drew tiny circles with a black pen as well.

I love how this layout turned out, and I hope you were inspired the create as well!

Have a lovely day!

November Kit Peek

It’s up HERE!

Let me know what you think.