Planner Decorating with Flourish – Crate Paper

I still get a little giddy each time I get out the Flourish collection by Maggie Holmes & Crate Paper to make something with.  The florals, patterns, ephemera are right up my alley and there isn’t anything I don’t love!   I decided to deck out my Heidi Swapp planner with Flourish.

Awhile ago, while playing with Flourish I made a teeny travellers notebook out of the botanical  book cover ephemera.  It has little page and I added tassels to the spine.  It looks super cute tucked into the pocket! The 6×8 papers from the cardmaker pad fit beautifully in the side pocket and add another spot to decorate and tuck things in!

For the dashboard I simply punched holes in another paper from the 6×8 pad.  No need to trim the paper they fit beautifully!  I layered it under the gold acetate that came with my planner.

I made a library card pocket for the front of the dashboard.  I used a similiar pocket from the Confetti Collection by Maggie Holmes as a guide.  I have all kinds of bits tucked into the pocket and some lovely sentiments stitched on top of it!

On the pocket side of the planner, I lightly tacked everything in place with adhesive.  It is enough to keep it from falling off but not so sticky as to ruin the pockets.  It is fun to change this area out and make it a pretty place to look at!

A close up of the little notebook I made!

Vacation Memories – Crate Paper

Today I am sharing a layout featuring Vacation Memories with the Wild Heart Collection! I must admit up front that I have never been anywhere tropical but that doesn’t stop me from loving the tropical vibe of Wild Heart! For this layout my journaling and memory is focused on what paradise means to me! I started out with the striped background and cut papers in strips to look like trees! I stitched the strips onto the paper with messy stitches and then added a cut file from white card stock on top.

Last year we spent 10 days on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The Island to me is paradise. The old growth rainforest was breathtaking and boasted Lucious huge green leaves!! I knew the minute I saw Wild Heart is would be perfect for those memories. I typed up my journaling and folded it up, I tucked it on top of of one of the ephemera cards and attached it to the layout with a leaf epoxy clip!

The chipboard paradise letters are my favourite!! I love that they are pink with a spotty animal print! I stitched them onto my layout for more subtle texture. I snipped the #happy from the cut apart card sheet into a little banner.

I knew I wanted to find a great spot for the pretty lush leaves! The leaves come in many forms in the collection, so I had a hard time picking between the paper ephemera ones, vellum and leaves on the sticker sheet. I ended up choosing the variegated green paper leaf since I had used so many of the green papers and I had more greens in my photos! The vellum leaf was the perfect companion! For one last detail I topped off the photo area with the gold foil butterfly print on the green card. It is just so pretty and draws the eye to the photo since I have a very busy background!

Wild Heart is a great collection for vacation memories, you can join me and scrap about your idea of paradise!

Supplies: Wild Heart: 344427 ANIMAL / 344420 WILDLY / 344423 DAZE / 344422 PALMS / 344425 PARADISE / 344434 CHIPBOARD STICKERS / 344440 EPOXY PAPER CLIPS / 344436 EPHEMERA PACK

Tea Bag Cards – Crate Paper

Today I am sharing some pretty interactive cards I made using the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection by Crate Paper! I remembered that I had downloaded a tea bag shape from the silhouette store some time ago and thought that would be a fun jumping off point for an interactive card! As I was looking through the Flourish collection I spotted three little tea stickers!! That sealed the deal for me and made it so easy to pick papers and items to go on each card.

I started first with the Chamomile Tea sticker the white wild roses on the Greenhouse paper went beautifully with the chamomile flowers so I cut the tea card from that paper. I decorated the front with white and green ephemera and stickers and made sure to include a little bit of yellow! I chose a Love You sentiment from the sticker sheet.

These little teapots are so sweet! I would love to have a collection of them! I tucked in one of the gold foil leaves for a little eye-catching sparkle behind the chamomile tea jar!

Next up is the English Rose Tea card. I think this one is my favourite! I chose the Emma paper for it’s delicate little blooms and cut the tea card on my silhouette. I added the illustrated black and white ephemera as the base so that the tea jar would show up nicely! The antique fair ticket is cut from the Always paper, I antiqued the edges with a bit of ink.

The “heart you” sentiment seemed to be perfect for the Rose Tea card! You can see that I added a bit of machine stitching on the cards for subtle detail.

Oh those lazy days drinking Summertime Tea! In my dreams!! I love how fresh and pretty this card turned out. I trimmed the black and white card into a tag shape to fit the tea card and decorated it with a pretty yellow floral sticker, another ticket from the Always paper and a fussy cut heart from the Poppy paper I cut the card from.

The detail on these tiny tea canister stickers is so lovely! You can see the stitching under the tea jar (which I popped up on foam dots) and the inked ticket to make it look even more vintage.

These cards were really easy to make, with just a few folds and pretty decorations. To further customize them I cut the matching tea label on the end of the strings out of the same papers and decorated each one with a tiny vintage ticket. You can fill the cards with individually packaged tea bags or add loose tea, they would smell divine!!

I hope you enjoyed these cards! You could easily make the same little tea canister clusters on the front of a traditional card as well!

Supplies: Flourish Emma Paper (344364) Flourish Poppy Paper (344362 ) Flourish Greenhouse Paper (344371) Flourish Always Paper (344367) Ephemera (344387) Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401) Flourish Card Making pad (344406))

A Little Magic

I made this layout last week just for fun!  I had purchased a Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Paper pad a long time ago before I ever even scrapbooked.  Maybe something in me knew I better get it!!  I mixed the paper with lots of Crate Paper goodies, doilies and a butterfly from WeRMemory Keepers.  I love the shabby chic feel to the page!!

Goodness – Crate Paper

I absolutely love all the green and natural elements in Crate Paper’s Wild Heart collection!  For this layout I used the ephemera leaves, vellum leaves and I also stamped and fussy cut a leaf using the Wild Heart stamp set.  I cut some white leaves on my sihouetteand then hand painted a few leaves for good measure!!

I mixed the ephemera with one of the gorgeous Standout ribbons around my photo!

The “Paradise” paper with all the leaves is one of my favorites!  I layered it with the “Daze” paper on the edge of my layout.

Found Myself – Hip Kit Club

Hello!  I am sharing a layout today that was made by just playing with all the gorgeous products in the March 2018 Hip Kits!  I didn’t have any specific assignment which was super fun!  I picked out most of the goodies from the Embellishment Pak and used them for my color scheme.

I piled up loads of Crate Paper ephemera and Pinkfresh Studio frames around my photo.

I love how the mixed media shows through the Pinkfresh Studio Be You frames!

I added some white paint and Vicki Boutin Irridescent glaze to the Pebbles Thickers to change the color!

Wildheart – Crate Paper

Today I am sharing a layout made with the brand new Wild Heart Collection by Crate Paper! I love this collection! The tropical vibe is trendy and the patterned papers are so much fun! I was really pulled towards the pinks and started out with a bold background. To tone it down just a bit I added a piece of white card stock with simple circles cut out of it. I love how the patterns peek through! I added some lines of machine stitching and gold splatters to finish it off!

The stay sassy frame from the ephemera pack started this whole layout. I couldn’t ask for a better sentiment for a teen photo! I layered a pink wild at heart standout next to the title and added a much love sentiment from the sticker sheet to make a little title cluster! The love epoxy clip is so cute!! I tucked it onto the side of my photo near the title cluster.

The cut apart papers are always one of my favourite items. The cards and tags are great for layering or for using as a focal point. I chose to use the “hey” cards and tags tucked in and around my photo on this layout. I also cut the co-ordinating tags to tuck in as well. If the saying on the card doesn’t go with the theme of your page you still get the pop of pattern or colour!

I love it when there are stamps in a Crate Paper collection! The Wild Heart stamps make the collection go even further with the addition of the leaf stamps. I stamped the two larger leaves with black ink on white card stock and fussy cut them for this layout. If you look closely you can see that I layered the ephemera prize ribbon under the standout for a subtle detail!

Spring Nest – Crate Paper

Spring is fleeting here in Alberta and I try to make the most out of the few weeks between snow and hot sun! The birds singing and flitting around are my favourite sights and sounds. We captured this pretty Robin’s nest last spring, complete with tiny robin’s egg blue eggs!

I chose light and airy colours from the Flourish collection for my layout. I love the Aviary paper with the white painted brick and made that my jumping off point! I added sprinkles of paint and then decided to trim the aviary paper and add the pale coral stripe paper behind it, for added colour! Lately I have been loving having my background papers stacked on angles, for a “thrown together” look! Once I decided on where to place my photo I added paper from the card making pad, frames and tickets in behind it.

For a pretty title I used the gorgeous Fleur alpha and mixed it with the gold alpha from the sticker sheet I stitched them onto the painterly tag that reminds me of spring! After fiddling around with letter placement I decided to stack them and it seemed to fit the best that way on the tag!

In the bottom right corner I added another beautiful rose and trimmed it with the gold leaf trim and added a word strip on top. The little bird from the sticker sheet finished it off perfectly. The gold leaf trim is divine! I also tucked a piece up by the photo as a branch for the embroidered bird to perch on!

I couldn’t resist using the embroidered bird patch on this layout. I could have a hundred of these little birds and never get tired of them! The colours of thread in the bird are so rich and silky. She is perched happily guarding the nest!

Supplies: Flourish Aviary Paper (344365) Flourish Grandiflora Paper (344374 ) Flourish Ephemera (344387) Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386) Flourish Thickers Fleur Alpha (344389) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401) Flourish Card Making pad (344406) Flourish Decorative Trim, (344405) Flourish Embroidered Bird Patch (344392) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388)

Unique Titles for Cards – Crate Paper

The Flourish collection has so many possibilities to have a play on words for titles for your cards or layouts. I put the Flourish 6×8 card making pad to work with these cards, so simple to just select a paper and score down the middle and fold and you have an instant card base to decorate!

My first card features the lovely lemons in the Flourish collection, I just had to use the “When Life Gives You Lemons” sentiment! I started with the Lemon Paper for the card base and I fussy cut lemons from the Ponderosa paper and used the lemon branch from the Puffy Stickers. To make the title pop I used both the metallic alphas for loads of bling and stitched through the titles for added interest and texture!

I wanted to make sure I had plenty of dimension on this card. I popped the tag up with cardboard and added foam sticky dots to the fussy cut lemon branch and also the puffy sticker.

For my next card, I chose the pink with green roses paper as it perfectly co-ordinated with the square xo card. I wanted to do a play on the all the xo’s I found in the collection. The gold puffy stickers are gorgeous and I layered them on top of the little square card from the Memorable cut apart paper. I added yet another xoxo at the bottom of the tag from the card stock sticker sheet, the recipient will hopefully feel all the hugs and kisses!! I added a bit of typing to further support the title theme!

The pretty butterfly from the Standouts was the perfect final touch for the card!

It was fun to see what titles I could come up with, whether you use unique items or a unique phrase or words, it really does give your cards that extra special and custom-made touch!

Supplies: Flourish Card Making pad (344406) Flourish Ponderosa Paper (344363) Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Flourish Embossed Puffy Stickers (344398) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401) Flourish Thickers Memo (344390) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388) Flourish Standouts (344396)

Beautiful Butterflies – Hip Kit Club

I certainly have been dreaming of spring lately and the February 2018 Hip Kits go right along with that dream!  The colors are fresh and delightul.  I used one of the exclusive cut files of the butterflies and bugs.  I cut out only the butterflys and then I fussy cut a load of butterflies from the Crate Paper buttefly paper.  I used 3 standout butterflys from Crate Paper Flourish Standouts found in the February 2018 Hip Kit Embellishment Pak.  I layered the fussy cut and die cut butterflies around a circle and tucked my photo in on the right side.  I added the love chipboard from Pick Me Up for the finishing touch!