Fuse It Fun Day- Teacher Gift

Happy Sunday scrappers! So glad you joined me for Fuse It Fun Day! I have been dying to make a Coptic bound book and the end of the school year presented me with the perfect excuse to get creating! I wanted to make my son’s teacher a gift, and a blank journal seemed rather appropriate!

The first thing I did was watch a bunch of youtube videos, if you search “Coptic bound book” there are tons of tutorials, careful, this is a time suck, I got lost on youtube for a few hours!

Once I felt comfortable with the tutorials, I started my notebook. I picked out some paper from my stash. I still had so much of the Pink Paislee Switchboard collection, someone gifted me the paper pack a while back. So I wanted to use that up and it was perfect for this project. I made my signatures with printer paper and patterned paper. Then I wrapped my chipboard covers with more of the patterned papers.

I knew I wanted to add a special touch to this notebook, making it personalized from our family. So I created a shaker dashboard with my son’s school photo. I used the Wedding Bells sequin mix, and it added such a crisp clean pop to this shaker page! I love the white sequins and the silver stars, but the iridescent sequins take it over the top!

When I added the cover, I included the shaker page! It worked beautifully! I also added a few buttons to the spine, not over the top, just a few. I think next time I will add more charms and such, I really like how that looks! I love how this little notebook came out, and I can’t wait to make more of these books!

As always, be sure to save some money in the shop with this code!

Fuse It Fun Day- How Rude

Hey y’all! I am LOVING the throw back theme this month, are you guys inspired by the 80’s and 90’s? I always think of music and TV shows when I think of the 90’s. I am 30, so I was fairly young in the 90’s but the music is still my go to Spotify play list! I also recently binged on Fuller House (anyone else?). So the 90’s are fresh on my mind!

The start of summer break has reminded me that I have barely scrapped any school photos from this year. My summer goal is to have my son’s Kindergarten photos scrapped before he goes to first grade! Looking at the pictures we took on his first day I found a gem, my daughter photobombing his photo shoot, and his look of disdain! It was too perfect not to scrap, and I knew I had the perfect title! I think this layout is a happy mix of two of my faves, Full House and Saved by the Bell, what do you think?


I stamped the background with a sprinkles stamp from Pinkfresh Studio. Then I used the Fuse to create little shape shakers to sprinkle about. Instead of using my usual clear page protectors, I used colored dividers (because we all know the 90s were about big bursts of color and fun patterns!).

 

 

I love the way the Hey Kiddo! sequins look behind different colors, but that deep blue needed to be spread across the page on it’s own a bit!

I hope you like my take on this super fun theme, can’t wait to see your throw back layouts!

 

As always, thanks for stopping by on Fuse It Fun Day, stop by the shop and don’t forget to get your discount!

Fuse It Fun Day- Hey, Craft Today!

Happy Sunday everyone! Ali here with another Fuse It Fun Day post! Today I am sharing a layout for the May theme at SpiegelMom Scraps- April showers bring SEQUIN flowers! I took this theme quite literally with this layout, and actually made a sequin flower shaker! Take a look!

I made the flower in two parts, first the top, or the petals, using the stunning Summer Paradise sequins. Then I fused the little leaf, using Jaded Hearts! Next, I layered the petals with the leaf and added a chunky cork heart with my stapler! I LOVE how this little embellishment came out!

Here is the full layout, all about how much my children love crafting! I love seeing them be creative, it makes my heart happy! Do you craft with your kids? Have you scrapped about it? I would love to see your layouts about crafting!

I hope these posts inspire you to grab your fuse and start making things, even if you don’t do project life (like me)! If you don’t have a FUSE, what are you waiting for? I use mine all the time, I think you will love it! And you can save 15% right now!

Fuse It Fun Day – Bounce!

Happy Fuse It Fun Day! So glad you are here! Hope you are having a great day 🙂 Today I am sharing a layout with a giant shaker pocket!

I love love love the Gone With the Wind sequin mix, paired with Amy Tangerine’s Oh Happy Life, they are just pure magic!

I used my cameo to cut out the big block letters. Then I made a giant shaker pocket to go down the middle of my layout. I adhered my big title right on top of the shaker so the gorgeous sequins move freely behind the title! A few embellishments here and there and done!

This layout was super quick and easy, but those sequins pack a big punch!

 Thanks for hanging out with me, hope you have a scrappy Sunday and a fabulous week!

Then and Now, Mother’s Day Exploding Box!

Hey y’all, Ali here, it is Fuse It Fun Day, yippee! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! I have a super fun project to share and a Mother’s Day gift for you all!

Recently I made my very first exploding box, and now I am kind of addicted! If you have ever made one, or watched a tutorial, you know they are a bit labor intensive…especially with all of the measuring! I like measuring almost as much as I like liquid adhesive…and that is not very much at all! No matter how hard I try I can never get exact measurements and I end up wasting a lot of really great cardstock! So I had an idea, why not make a cut file so I don’t have to measure? Then I will have an exploding box template for whenever I want to make one! I know…Silhouette has one in the store, but I like to be difficult (and cheap) and make my own, that way it is exactly to my liking! Anywho…that is exactly what I did! And I want to share that file with you for free, so follow this link and you can download the cut file! Happy Mother’s Day!

So you are probably wondering…where the sequins at, lady? This is Fuse It Fun Day, bring on the bling! So…. I thought it would be really fun if some of the flaps on the exploding box were shakers! I absolutely love how this idea turned out! Everything is better with sequins, after all!

I used a super springy (totally a word) and fun paper pad from imaginisce, it’s super old, it has been pretty much untouched in my stash for AGES! This paper paired so well with the You Are My Sunshine and What’s Up Buttercup sequin mixes,  the sequins add that special touch! This is not your everyday exploding box! LOL!

Other than the really fun shaker flaps, I kept this box relatively simple because I am giving it to my mom and she might be intimidated by something really involved, she also has a tendency to break things (sorry mom!). Here is a video if you would like to see the entire box completed!

I used photos from when I was very young and then I also added some recent family photos, so I am calling this the “Then and Now” exploding box. I think my mom is really going to love it! These little boxes make perfect gifts, so why not make one for someone you love…don’t forget the sequins!!!

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t know how to use the cut file, have no fear, I will show you!!

I hope you have a fabulous day! See you next Fuse It Fun Day!

Fuse It Fun Day-Little Prince

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here, especially on such a fun weekend! National Scrapbook Day is always so much fun! Have you hopped over to Instagram to check out all of the fun challenges the Sparklers have for you? My challenge is Star Shine- make stars shine on your layout! And that is exactly what I did! Here is my Star Shine layout, the gorgeous Gold Stardust Sequins make this challenge super easy! I also added some amazing Cork Confetti Stars from some shiny gold thread!

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One of my favorite elements of this layout is the shaker bow! I have always thought the Fuse Tool is so cool, but I don’t do Project Life, so I didn’t think I would use it often. Well, I finally got one and I am absolutely loving it! I use it so frequently, I wish I would have grabbed one sooner! In the spirit of loving my Fuse, I am going to be showing you how I use it every Sunday Fun Day with Fuse It Fun Day! For this project I used a bow template and created the little shaker bow! I filled it with those gorgeous Gold Stardust Sequins, and isn’t the result just the most darling little embellishment?@dearlizzy @shimelle @cocoavanillastudio @spiegelmomscraps #corkconfettistars #goldstardustsequins #shimelle #cocoavanillastudio #dearlizzy #spiegelmomscraps

If you wanna see how I made the shaker bow, here is a quick tutorial on how to do that!

Another element I adore are the hanging cork stars from the Wild at Heart frame! Super quick and easy, but so much fun- and, it’s all in the details! Right?!

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I could add those stars to every project! They are fabulous!!

Thanks for joining me for my first blog post, I hope you will check in for Fuse It Fun Day every week!