Hello friends! Karla here today, and I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far. I’ve been having fun with the SpiegelMom Scraps June theme – Take Us Back June – and been thinking of lots of retro icons to have fun with this month. I found some fun typewriter paper along with a cut apart image in my stash and decided it would make a great card and bookmark set. While I was looking through my sequin mixes to see what matched my project I found some lovely colours in the Holiday Traditions sequin mix and then grabbed the Mocha Mint Dream sequin mix to go along with it. Now, I wouldn’t have automatically grabbed these two mixes for either a summer or a retro project, but I realized they work and I need to mix and match more of the mixes that I might be overlooking!
I recently picked up one of the Becky Higgins Fuse Tools and I am loving it! I love the look of shaker pockets, but when it comes right down to it, I just don’t have the patience to think about all the details to make that little shaker area! Well, this made it sooo easy! I cut the typewriter card out of the cut apart sheet and used a pocket page from my stash to fuse around 3 edges. I glued on my cute Cork Confetti Heart and added some sequins and glitter to my pocket before fusing the top. Easy-peasy!! I used some Scor tape to tape my pocket to the card base and added a little tab at the top stamped with a greeting from an older CTMH stamp set.
Inside, I used a stamp from the Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiment Ten set and added more sequins and some washi tape along the bottom. A few dots of Stickles on the letters add a bit more bling! Well, I couldn’t stop at just a card, so as I was thinking about what I could create next with my fun Fuse tool I thought a bookmark would be great! It could fit into an envelope with the card and add a little something extra for that special person! I layered on my papers, stamped with the typefont CTMH stamp set and created the pocket the same way as above, using more of the Holiday Traditions sequins and the Mocha Mint Dream sequins again. I punched a hole in the top, and since I was using a thick ribbon I wasn’t worried about anything coming out of the hole.
Here’s a look at the back of the bookmark – where I again used the YNS sentiment stamp.
I hope your holiday spirit has been extended through this weekend for NYE! I’m almost entirely done with my December Daily album.. just in time for my last-day-of-December goal.Sometimes I get so excited when the perfect photo opportunity arises, I forget to shoot in portrait and therefore have to get creative when I want to share landscape oriented pictures. I really love to create layouts in non-traditional sizes, and I’m excited to incorporate those together with traditional pocket pages in my Project Life album. Meanwhile, here’s an adorable picture of my incredibly difficult to photograph dog on a mixed media layout. I splattered my background with black acrylic paint and Shimmerz Dazzlers in I Lilac You. Once that dried, I layered some Pink Paislee Yuletide ephemera underneath my photo and added some sequins from the shop for some shine. I wanted to keep my pages consistent so I stitched the “18” from the themed cards for my album across the top. I inked a sentiment across the bottom, added some silver sequin stars, and then I was finished! So quick and easy. I love the beginning of a new year! I’m excited for where it takes me.
What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?
These days leading up to Christmas are my very favorite. I love when things slow down and we can really focus on the best details of the season. I’ve really enjoyed documenting this month! Today I’m sharing a sparkly insert I made for my album. Lots of gold and gorgeous sequins.
I was inspired to create an insert like this thanks to those gorgeous gold letters I found on clearance at Target. I adhered one to each pocket and filled them with sequins from the shop.
In the upper right pocket I created a shaker with Wish Upon A Starsequins and some chunky star cork confetti painted white. I also adhered a white star to the outside of my page protector too! I think adding things to the outside of page protectors creates some great dimension.
I filled the lower shaker pocket with Plum Dreamsicle sequins. I think this mix is one of my top favorites. LOVE! This was such a quick and easy project and I can’t wait to see how it bring everything together in my album.
I hope your Christmas season is full of joy and relaxing (and crafting!) Make sure you take advantage of today’s special 23% off your total order! Use the code 23ORDER when checking out. Merry Christmas!
Time relaxing with family is such a gift, and I’m cherishing it! This post is picture heavy because I’m SO excited to share this fall mini album. Incorporated in my album is a full page using this week’s Let’s Get Sketchy sketch.
Target always has has smaller binders that fit 6×8 page protectors really well – and depending on the brand you purchase, you may only need to punch a few more holes. I got those gold glitter alphas and wood veneer leaves at Target too.. swoon. It looks perfect against that wood grain specialty paper I’ve been hoarding forever.
I’ve included lots of Crate Paper products in this mini – from old and new lines. Behind the “Give Thanks” title is a little Shimmerz Dazzlers in Coral Me Crazy. I love the added texture.
One of my favorite details in this mini is that shaker pocket filled with exclusive sequins, Falling Leaves.If you follow my layouts, you’ll notice that leaf looks familiar – I used lots of them here. They’re a beautiful mix of these Shimmerz products (1, 2, 3)I made a filler card with a stencil and Mari-Gold Digger texture paste and I love how it turned out. Aren’t those pictures I took of one of my besties fun!?It was so fun to work with a sketch created for a larger scale on a 6×8 layout! The title is Dear Lizzy and the scraps of paper are mostly from the Gather collection. The sequins I used on this page are an exclusive mix, Mocha Mint Dream. And I finished off with a cloud feltie.
I loved documenting these fall months in a mini, almost like a December Daily. Thanks for stopping in – I hope it’s inspired you to create!
Welcome back to another Make It Yours Monday with SpiegelMom Scraps!!! I hope you guys enjoyed the amazingly awesome Triple Blog Hop and all the incredible projects that were shared!
Today, I have a layout inspired by a heart shaped tag from my daughters new sneakers and a layout that I found on pinterest. I wanted to combine the 2 and was very happy with the finished page! (I want to apologize for the lighting of my photo’s, but a tropical storm stole the sun and I had to take them inside!)
The only Patterned paper I used for this layout was from the Fancy Free collection. I used the soft mint for the foundation, the peachy pink for the mid section and a bit of yellow, mint and peach to make the banners in the top right corner. I added some gold scallop washi tape to secure the banners. After I notched out a half circle, I added my journaling on a shipping tag and tucked it behind the layout in a pocket.
A journaling card serves as my title and a few more doodles pulled the shaker, journaling and the title card together. I sprinkled some of the sequins around the page to bring some sparkle around each section! The scalloped washi tape finished off the middle part and I also brought a piece to the bottom left corner to dress is up a bit, along with some sequins. A few splatters of Gold Color Shine and I was Done!
Thank you for joining me today Make it yours Monday and dont forget to look for inspiration everywhere!!!
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Hello again SpiegelMom Scraps fans! It’s Sarah again, on the blog, for my final project for November. As I said last week, I made something Christmassy! I geared up and got in the Christmas mood last Wednesday when I made my test Christmas card and shared it on Facebook and Instagram. Here is the card I made! I used cards, envelopes, and ephemera from the new Heidi Swapp line from Joann’s called Oh What Fun. I used a 4″ Gold Foil Doily and Gold Garland Confetti from SpiegelMom Scrap Shop. Heidi even “liked” it on Instagram and commented on it! Very exciting! Continuing in the Christmas spirit, I have three different Christmas projects to share with you today!First is a vellum goodie bag from Cosmo Cricket. I sealed the bag shut with a 4″ Gold Foil Doily. Then I made a 3×4 shaker pocket with an old pocket photo sheet protector and filled it with Poppin’ Pink Flurries, Gold Garland Confetti, and a few 1/4″ gold sequins from my stash. I added a couple of the soon-to-be-in-the-shop Birds Of A Feather white felt feathers. Then I layered on a gold foil snowflake, a Basic Grey Juniper Berry kraft tag, and the “believe” die cut from the Oh What Fun Heidi Swapp collection.
Here is a close up of the goodie bag for more detail. I also added a wood veneer snowflake on top from Michael’s and a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket.Here is goodie bag number two! This time it is a kraft colored bag also from Cosmo Cricket. I embellished it in the same way as the first, making a 3×4 sequin pocket and piling on the ephemera. This time I used another soon-to-be-in-the-shop sequin mix called Christmas Wishes. Here is a close up of the goodie bag. I also tucked a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket. Such a fun way to use a sequin mix! The new Heidi Swapp collection is such a great match for the new sequin mixes in the shop!
My last item is a gift tag. I once again used the Heidi Swapp Oh What Fun collection. The foundation of the tag is a 4×6 sequin pocket that I made using the same technique as in the goodie bags. I filled it with the new Holiday Happiness mix which will be in the shop very soon! On top I added a gold foil frame from my stash. I also used a Queen & Co. chipboard star and punched a 2″ gold glitter circle for layering. I tucked in a beautiful Birds Of A Feather white felt feather and added tiny letter stickers from Crate Paper After Dark.
I have had so much fun this month creating projects for SpiegelMomScrapShop! A BIG thank you to Jody for asking me to be her guest designer for November! I had never done anything like this before and it has been an exciting leaning experience for me! I look forward to joining the big SpiegelMomScraps blog hop on December 1st! See you then!
Hello my scrappy friends! I’m sharing my last layout using up nearly all of my November Clique Kit, Homecoming. I used the pretty floral background from Lemon Owl and added a pretty pink ink to the edges from Close To My Heart. Yes, that is a lot of pink…. but think about what it would look like on a boy page in blue, yellow or gray! Doesn’t that look cool!
Next, I wanted to tone down the middle of the paper so I added some Gesso by painting across the section I wanted dulled down. After letting it dry, I began adding some layers of papers I had left over from other layouts. When I was finished adding my layers, I decided to add some more inking in the form of masking! I used these fabulous gold leaf stickers from Pretty Little Studio and included in the Homecoming Kit! They are awesome! To use them as a mask I stuck my finger on the back a few times to reduce some of the stickiness then put them onto my page where I wanted to use them as a mask. After doing so, I used my Tim Holtz ink blending tool to rub the ink over the stickers, pealed them off and ta-da!! You can do this with any type of sticker in your stash!!
Here are some more close ups for you! At the angle below you can really see the gold leaves and the masked areas on the layout. This is a great way to add more visual interest to your layout or even a card without adding a lot of extra embellishments.
Thank you for spending your time with me today! I hope I inspired you to create a project and use a mask!! Try it out!!
Here is a link to our Clique Kits November Kit ~ Homecoming... HERE. Also, did you know that all of our past Clique Kits in stock are currently available for purchase at an additional 50% off now through December 1st!! Just use coupon code CKSANTAKIT at check out my friends and grab one or two of these before they sell out!!
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Remember even during this super busy season, do something creative today!