Monday, January 03, 2022

Interactive Wedding Album

Happy New Year friends!

Hope the holidays were good to you and that 2022 brings you health and happiness. :)

Today I'm sharing something special I created. This interactive mini album of my daughter’s wedding was on my 2021 to do list…and 2020…and 2019…(she was married in 2018...yikes!) and now I can finally call it done! 😁

Scroll to the end of this post πŸ‘‡to see a video of my album and the links to the tutorial I followed.


This 6.75” x 6.75” album features a drawer pull in which I added some of the wedding memorabilia, such as the cork from the bottle of champagne we drank, the wedding invitation, the speeches, church program, etc. The drawer is a nice size and can hold quite a lot. It also functions as a stand/holder for the album. I followed a YouTube tutorial by Martha Tucker. When I discovered her tutorial, I knew it would be perfect for creating a keepsake of my daughter's wedding.


I used the Simple Stories Happily Ever After and Echo Park Paper Wedding Day collections to create the album and the box.


I purchased the drawer pull from Home Depot and for the "feet" on the box, I used hardwood screwhole buttons which I painted black, also from Home Depot.



Here are the links to the tutorial:

Walk-Through 

Tutorial Part 1 

Tutorial Part 2 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. If you need more information on how I created this wedding album, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio Folk Garden Floral Cards Three Ways

Hello crafty friends!

Today I am sharing four cards I created featuring products from Pinkfresh Studio and Gina K Designs.

All four cards use the following Pinkfresh Studio products:

  • Folk Garden Cling Stamp
  • Folk Garden Die
  • Folk Garden Layering Stencil Set

My first card is a slimline card. I stamped the florals onto Neenah Solar White cardstock using Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink. I then used the stencils and a blending brush to add colour to the florals using Gina K Designs inks. 

I cut out the florals using the coordinating die and popped them onto a white card base that I added faux stitching to using the Lawn Fawn Just Stitching dies. 

To the center, I black heat embossed the sentiment from the Gina K Designs Forever Flowers Card Kit.

I adhered the panel to Gina K Sweet Mango cardstock and added a few pearlescent gems for the finishing touch. 




For this next card, I gold heat embossed the florals and stenciled them in with Gina K inks. 

On some white cardstock, I used the Concord & 9th Gingham Background stamp to stamp my background using Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink. I added faux stitching to the panel using the same Lawn Fawn die. I adhered it to Gina K Bubblegum Pink cardstock and added faux stitching to that panel as well.

I stamped and black heat embossed the Gina K Designs greeting from the Forever Flowers Card Kit and adhered the florals using foam tape. I glued it to the pink panel and then a white cardbase and added a few Pinkfresh Studio gems to complete the card.  




For this next card, I popped up the leftover florals from the previous card onto a white panel that I dry embossed with a 3D embossing folder. The greeting and sentiment comes from the Blessings stamp/die set by Photoplay. I die cut the word "blessings" 4 times out of Gina K cardstock and stacked them together to create dimension. "Wishing you many" was gold heat embossed and trimmed into a banner. Some Pinkfresh Studio gems finish off the card nicely. 




For this final card, I stamped and stenciled directly onto a Neenah Solar White cardstock panel using Gina K inks. The sentiment is from the Gina K Designs Forever Flowers Kit. I die cut "birthday" from pink glitter cardstock by Simon Says Stamp. I die cut the "birthday" shadow from black cardstock 3 times and stacked them together. The "Wishing you a happy" was stamped with Gina K Passionate Pink ink, then I stamped over it again with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it. I added a few Studio Katia raindrop gems and using a Nuvo Shimmer Pen in Opal Quartz, I added some shimmer to the flower petals.



So there you have it! There are so many ways you can use this beautiful stamp/die/stencil set from Pinkfresh Studio. No two cards are alike. I've been super inspired by their products lately and I hope these cards inspire you to try these techniques too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)

Monday, July 05, 2021

Explosion Box Fun

Hello crafty friends!

Today I'm sharing this fun project I created using the We R Memory Keepers Explosion Board and the Paige Evans Wonders Collection.

You definitely don't need one of these nifty tools to create an explosion box but it certainly makes it quick and easy. No measuring or thinking required!

The inside layouts of my explosion box were inspired by a YouTube tutorial by Michelle Allen - A Creative Operation, which I will link here. She shows lots of creative ways to use this tool. I highly recommend watching it. You will be inspired for sure!











Thanks so much for stopping by! 

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave me a message below.

Have a wonderful day! :)

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Winter Themed Cards using Simon Says Stamp January 2021 Card Kit

Hello crafty friends!

Today I'm sharing cards that I created using products from the Simon Says Stamp January 2021 card kit. I made a total of 19 cards but I definitely could've made more using the patterned paper scraps I had leftover but I simply ran out of mojo. 

All in all, I'm happy with how much mileage I got out of the kit and I still have a beautiful stamp, die and embossing folder that I can use for years to come. 

Most of the cards I created are Christmas themed but there are a few birthday cards as well which are perfect for sending to friends and family that have winter birthdays.

Each photo is captioned with a brief description of the products I used to create the card.

Patterned Paper, Snowflake die on Holographic Paper, Sequins, SSS Sentiment Label

Patterned Paper, Embossed Snowflake Stamps, Snowflake die, SSS Sentiment Label, Jewels

Patterned Paper, Silver Embossed Snowflake Stamps, Cathy Zielske Die, Sequins

Cardstock, White Embossed Snowflake Stamps, Snowflake Die, Jewels, Simon Sentiment Label

Patterned Paper, Embossed Sentiment Stamps, Snowflake Die, Sequins

Patterned Paper, Embossed Sentiment Stamps, Snowflake Die, Jewels

Patterned Paper, Snowflake Die, Sequins, Simon Sentiment Label

Cardstock, Embossed Snowflake Stamps, Embossed Greeting, Snowflake Die, Jewels

Patterned Paper, Snowflake Die, Sequins, Simon Sentiment Label

Patterned Paper, Embossed Snowflake Stamps, Cathy Zielske Sentiment, Jewels

Cardstock, Embossed Snowflake Stamps, Cathy Zielske Sentiment, Jewels

Patterned Paper, Cardstock, Silver Embossed Snowflakes, Snowflake Die, Embossed Sentiments, Jewels, Simon Sentiment Label

Patterned Paper, Embossed Snowflake Stamps, Embossed Sentiments, Jewels, Simon Sentiment Label

Embossing folder on Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Sentiment Stamp, Snowflake Die, Sequins

Shaker card, Embossing folder on Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Cathy Zielske Sentiment Die, Simon Sentiment Label, Sequins, Simon Chunky Glitter

Cardstock, Silver Embossed Snowflake Stamps, Cathy Zielske Sentiment Die, Holographic Stitched Frame, Sequins

Shaker card, Patterned Paper, Embossed Snowflake Stamps, Gina K Designs Sentiment, Sequins

Embossing folder on Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Embossed Sentiment, Snowflake Die, Jewels

Embossing folder on Cardstock, Embossed Gina K Designs Sentiment, Snowflake Die, Jewels

Thank you for stopping by today! 

If you have a question about a technique I used on any particular card, please leave me a comment below.

Have a fabulous day! :)

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Snarky Birthday Card - Manuary Card Series

Hello crafty friends,

Today's card project is clean and simple and is part of the month-long #manuarycards series over on Instagram that I'm participating in. This one is going out to my friend Rob who is celebrating his birthday this month. I love the snarky sentiment on it and I know he'll get a laugh out of it. :)


For my card panel, I stamped and heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Plank Cling Stamp onto Lawn Fawn Storm Cloud cardstock using Versamark Ink and Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I trimmed it down to 3.75" x 5" and adhered it with foam tape to a standard A2 sized notecard.


Next I die cut the Dude Wafer Die by CZ Designs out of white cardstock once and its shadow die three times out of black cardstock and adhered them all together. I used liquid glue to adhere it to my card front.  

The sentiment strip is also from Simon Says Stamp and comes pre-printed. All you do is trim it out. I popped it up with foam tape and adhered it under the die cut.

And that's my finished card project! By keeping this card design clean and simple, I was able to create it with very few steps and in a short amount of time. 

I hope you've had a chance to check out the inspiration on Instagram under the #manuarycards hashtag. I will be sharing more masculine card inspiration throughout the month so be sure to follow me there @iluv2scrap1 or here on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a great day!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Nautical Themed Cards - Manuary Card Series

Hello crafty friends!

As an ocean/sea lover, today's card projects for the #manuarycards series really speak to my heart. The nautical themed products I used on these cards are by Catherine Pooler Designs. I purchased them back in July of 2019 and finally had a chance to play with them. Some are still available for purchase through their website as well as Scrapbook.com. 


For my first card, I trimmed the anchor's patterned paper from the 6x6 Salt & Seaweed paper pad to 2.5" x 5.5". I adhered it to an A2 sized white notecard about 3/4" from the left. I then trimmed two pieces of white cardstock, 1" x 5.5" and 1.5" x 5.5". 


Using my Misti stamping tool, I stamped a sentiment from the Refuse to Sink stamp set on the 1.5" white cardstock strip with Lawn Fawn Blue Jay ink. I then stamped it once more with Versamark Ink, added Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and then heat set it.


I added foam tape to both strips of white cardstock and adhered the 1" piece flush to the left and the 1.5" was adhered flush to the right.

I stamped various nautical images from the Vitamin Sea stamp set using Lawn Fawn Peacock and Sugar Cookie ink and fussy cut them. I adhered them with foam tape in a zig-zag formation over the patterned paper. Finally, I added some sequins as a finishing touch.


For my next card, I cut two 1" x 5.5" strips of the same anchors patterned paper. I adhered them with liquid glue to a white A2 sized notecard, one on the left side and the other on the right. 

 
I cut a 3" x 5.5" strip of woodgrain paper from the Sunny Studios 6x6 Subtle Grey Tones paper pad and stamped a sentiment from the Hook, Line and Sinker stamp set using Lawn Fawn Blue Jay ink. I then stamped it once more with Versamark Ink, added Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and then heat set it. I added foam tape to the 3" strip and adhered it to the center of the card.


Next, I die cut the Ship's Wheel die from Gina K Designs In the Navy cardstock. Then using the Blue Jay ink, I stamped the "I Love You" sentiment and with Lawn Fawn Forget-me-not ink, I stamped the Anchor image from the Refuse to Sink stamp set. I fussy cut both images and layered them over the ship's wheel using liquid glue and foam tape.


To finish off the card, I added sequins and some hemp cord tied into a bow.

For more masculine themed card inspiration, be sure to check out the #manuarycards hashtag on Instagram.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day! :)