Home Mini Album and Decor – Crate Paper

Hello!  Thank you for joining me for a really fun post today!  I chose the 12×12 Willow Lane Cottage paper to see how I could use it in two different ways!  I adore the little cottages on this paper, and I am a homebody at heart so I knew it would be a good choice!

My first step was to fussy cut almost all the houses from the paper.  I love fussy cutting, and the houses are quite easy to go around.  I wasn’t sure at first what I would make, so I wanted to have plenty of houses on hand!

The first project I made was a piece of home decor.  We recently installed a new router, and I usually can’t find the passcode when someone needs it, so I thought I would make a sign!  I chose the sentiment – “Home is where the wifi connects automatically” for my design.  I created a letter size canvas in photoshop and added an 8×10 box so the finished print would fit in the frame I had.  I did a bit of measuring of the cottages and the alphas I wanted to use and spaced the words out in photoshop.  I fussy cut a flower from the Blossom paper and tucked it behind the ends of the houses. I decorated the houses with sweet little puffy stickers and added a layered butterfly for fun!

Up next is a mini album I made all about home!  I used tags for the base of my album and a ring to hold them together.  I have little houses tucked all throughout the pages.  I found quite a few super cute tags in the Willow Lane ephemera pack that I added as well.  They help to break up the big tags and look cute peeking out the sides.  I also found that the crepe paper fringe fits perfectly on the bottom of a tag!  I used one on each of the three tags for the people in my family.

To decorate the cover, I strung some wooden beads that I painted gold and added a Maggie Holmes tassle.  I fussy cut the bunny from the Willow Lane Friendship paper and punched a hole in the top.  The Cheerful alpha makes the perfect title under the little yellow cottage.

Crate Paper collections are very versatile!  The sky is the limit to what you can make!

Big Autumn Tag – Vicki Boutin

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!! I have so much to be thankful for! The scrapbooking community is one of them!! I made a pretty autumn tag using @vickiboutin free cut file and art crayons!

I thought it would be nice to have some autumn color on my gallery wall.  I love my birdcage and change it out quite often.  I started out the project by painting a piece of white cardstock with Vicki Boutin Art Crayons.  I used the Warm and Neutral set to create 4 different areas of color on the paper.

I cut the full leaves from the painted paper and then cut the co-ordinating leaf outlines and title from white cardstock.  I actually cut two of the title and glued them together to make it thicker.

I used kraft paper and cut a 5.5″x11″ tag and added a piece of white cardstock behind it.  I picked out some twine and ribbon from my ribbon basket and threaded it through the tag.  I colored the ends of the white ribbon with art crayon mixed with water and also added some beads to the twine!  I love how it turned out!

It’s Vicki’s first cut file and it’s a beauty! You can find it in her FB group – Vicki Boutin mixed media community.

She Loves 2 Dance – Felicity Jane

One of the things I love about Felicity Jane is all the black and white that comes in the kits!  Most of the Lola papers have a black and white pattern on the back.  Mixing with pink and mint with black and white is such a fab combination!

I started out my page with some black gesso spread over the white cardstock in rough swipes.  I added a branding strip, a piece of pink cardstock with a scallop and a Felicity Jane scallop cut file from white cardstock in a vertical cluster.

For my photo area, I layered up pretty papers and a journal card and tucked in the pink fringe from the Lola kit with a couple other scallops I made on my silhouette.  The little black hearts were stamped with the Lola stamp set and I punched some hearts from paper I had painted with pink paint.  The gorgeous polka dot and mini puffy alpha finished off my page!

You Got This – Paige Evans

The one thing I love about scrapbooking and it is particularly prevalent when I get ready to make a layout with Paige’s cut files is the mystery of what I will make!! That might sound a bit silly, but I find it fun to just stumble across something that speaks to me at that moment and go with it!  Looking through Paige’s cut file shop at the Silhouette store is like browsing through a candy shop.  The files say “pick me,” for this layout, I chose the Flowers Cut File (Design ID #268655) and cut it from white cardstock.

I decided to get out my Vicki Boutin mixed media goodies and paint up a background.  I wanted the flowers to stand out, and I could have painted the flowers and put them on a white background, and I think they would have looked stunning that way too!  I used colors from my photo and some pretty gold texture paste.  I love the fall colors, and I was also inspired by the little 2×2 paper from Turn the Page.

I added stickers around the layout from the Turn the Page sticker book and some stamps in black ink for some more texture.

I decided to paint the flower centers black and outline the petals with sketchy black lines so the flowers would pop even more!  I added foam dot adhesive for dimension.  I am really happy with how my layout turned out.  This flower cut file is really gorgeous and I am sure I will cut it again and try painting the flowers!