Creative Cards With Karla – Motivational Retro Card Set!

Hi there! Karla here today with a set of motivational cards to get you moving and excited about life! Since our theme here on the SMS blog this month is ‘Take Us Back June’ we’ve been thinking up lots of retro inspiration for you – and these cute workout animals from Pretty Cute Stamps wearing their adorable headbands totally brought me back to the ’20 Minute Workout’ videos of the 80’s! I’m pretty sure my sister and I wore our own headbands and bodysuits while we worked out in front of the TV ūüėČ I thought the sentiments included in the set were perfect to create a trio of cards that would be great to give to anyone who is working hard on something.

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I recently found this fun retro paper pad at Michaels and thought the images would be awesome for this month’s theme! How cool is this cassette?! After I added layers of paper and some shiny washi tape on each card, I used a button and some of the wonderful Raspberry Burlap String¬†from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop as well as a cork star from the Shooting Cork Stars package.

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I grabbed A Mermaid’s Tale, Morning Dew Drops, You Are My Sunshine, and What’s Up Buttercup sequin mixes to embellish my cards – I just love mixing and matching!!

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I stamped these cuties on watercolor paper and used some Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport and Prima Watercolor Pencils to colour them in while the kids were playing in the park. I had so much fun creating these, and I hope whoever receives them will feel like they can accomplish whatever they want!

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Here’s a look at the inside of each card and the fun and motivational message that coordinates with the front! Of course I had to add some gorgeous sequins inside too!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fun and crafty week!!

Creative Cards With Karla – Mermaid Fun!

Hello friends! Karla here today with a pretty card and tag set featuring lots of adorable under the sea and mermaid images – and perfectly coordinated Let’s Be Mermaids and A Mermaid’s Tale sequins!

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I layered on some older Kaisercraft sea themed paper along with a watercolour strip of blue paper for my card front. I used a corner rounder to round the right side corners of the card and paper before attaching.

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These cute Pretty Cute Stamps digital images look great coloured up with Jane Davenport Magic Wand colouring pencils. I’ve been grabbing some stamped or printed out images along with coloured pencils and markers to colour while I’m at my daughter’s soccer games!

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I love how well the Let’s Be Mermaids and A Mermaid’s Tale sequins matched! And I love how they give the card dimension and texture. I even used one of the awesome yellow flowers in the Summer Sunset sequin mix to tuck into¬†one of the mermaid’s hair!

Inside, I added another watercolour paper panel printed with a digital sentiment and added a cute little turtle and some more pretty sequins. I’m totally addicted to adding sequins inside my cards!!

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For the matching gift tag I layered some pretty papers and my images again, adding a doily and a button with twine. I used an American Crafts border punch to give my layers on the card and tag some more interest. A bit of Nuvo Crystal Drops along the border highlight the scalloped edge.

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This sweet little gift tag and card set is all ready to give to my daughter’s friend for her upcoming birthday! And what little girl doesn’t like mermaids and sequins?!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a happy and sparkly week!

What About Wednesday: Bloom

 

Aloha My scrappy friends!! Today is my last blog post in this design team season. It is definitely sad to see some of the ladies I have become really good friends with go. Though I am excited for them and the future adventures I know they will have. I am also so excited to see what this new team brings to the table. Pushing and inspiring each other to create and make even better projects and layouts.

Since we are thinking along the lines of new beginnings, I decided to make a spring layout. When we bought our new house this past year we didn’t really know all the flowers and plants the previous had planted in the yard. By the time we looked at the house it was summer and most of the spring flowers were gone. The owner had also used rocks to cover the flower beds.

I am not sure if this was to have a cleaner look or because of all the rain. But this spring as green shoots grew up from the rocks the kids and I started to get really excited about all the growth. What would be coming from these leaves and how many.

We got lucky and had some daffodils, some tulips, a lilac type tree, and these really pretty pink and purple flowers. covered in droplets of rain they just glimmer, I took out my nice DSLR and captured their beauty. I am glad I did because a few days later my girls picked over half the flowers and then the rain just knocked them down. They were gorgeous and regal looking for the short time they made their appearance.

 

I knew that when making a layout with this image, I wanted a collection that would really bring out the colors in the picture. The Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart Collection has tons of flowers and purples. Starting with white cardstock, I cut it down to 8 1/2 by 11 and then matted it with a pretty green watercolor patterned paper.  Using this size really just makes the photo be front and center and the focal piece.

At the top of the layout I added some purple acrylic paint and a stencil with Shimmerz Paste-eez Salt of the Earth paste. I wanted a light stenciled pattern over the purple. I knew my photo would cover most of it so I only needed it to be subtle.

Under the photo I built an embellishment cluster on a white doily. I layered a tag, some die cut flowers, some chipboard pieces, and some small grey feltie hearts. I used my tiny attacher to adhere some of my pieces for some metal texture.

 

I used gold glitter thickers on the bottom of the photo for that WOW factor. These are my favorite thickers, they really add a punch of amazingness especially when you add them right on the photo.

 

On the bottom half of the layout I layered strips of patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection. I used colors that were already in my photo, except for the pink. I had wished that color was in there just because a dash of pink always makes things look better.

In different areas of the layers I added die cut flowers from the collection. I stapled some on, used my tape runner and also pop dotted some of the flowers. I really wanted to create a lot of dimension in the layers.

I also tucked in some wood hearts from the Wild at Heart collection and some Love U Tons Felt Hearts. 

with the chipboard and feltie hearts all layered in the papers everything looks all nestled in. Kinda reminds me of the flowers nestled in the rocks. Lots of textures going on.

All along the bottom layer I added A Mermaid’s Tale, Hot Right Now and Blues Travelers sequins on the flowers. I really like how this make those flowers stand out and adds something fun to that bottom layer.

I scattered sequins all down the left side of the left as well. I mostly used the little tiny silver stars. They are so cute and with my silhouette pick up tool, they are so easy to get on the layout.

Here is a look at the whole layout.

 

I also made a process video to go along with this layout for my personal youtube channel. Which you can watch right here below.

 

Don’t forget just next week the new SpiegelMom Scraps team will be starting, give them a warm welcome, they are so talented!! Also be sure to subscribe to the SpiegelMom Scraps Youtube Channel, that is where I will be posting this upcoming year and I am so excited to be making and sharing more amazing layouts and ejects with you.

I hope you have an inspired day!!!

 

Hannah

 

What About Wednesday: Felicia’s Old and New Challenge

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here. This week I thought I would take on Felicia’s Old and New challenge. Let me refresh your memory if you don’t remember the details of the challenge.¬†“The first step is to use and old and new scrapbooking product on your Layout. Explain on your layout what is old and what is new. The second step it is to use and old and new photo on the layout.”

I only started scrapping in 2014 so I definitely don’t have supplies that are ten years old or anything but I definitely have my share of older products. Like a pile of paper stacks that I bought when I first started scrapbooking. I couldn’t believe that you could get so many pretty papers in a stack altogether. haha!! They are still sitting in my space waiting for me to use. To be honest I probably won’t ever finish them completely. (I am however ok with that though)

IMG_9094 I decided to pull some of those paper packs for this challenge. I took out some Pebbles paper packs I had. One of the papers I fussy cut some of the chit chat bubbles out of it, to use as embellishments.

Not all the chit chat bubbles had phrases that worked for my layout so I added old phrase stickers on them. I was surprised that I had as many as I did. I had tons from Simple Stories, Glitz and Bella Blvd, to name a few.

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I love how the bubbles look layered with some old stickers, some navy feltie hearts and a mix of sequins from the shop. I picked a couple of packs of sequins that had colors that matched the colors on my layout. I used sequins from Passion Flower and A Mermaid’s Tale.

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I used a white doily as a layer in my papers. This is a layout comparing my two daughters now from when they were younger to how they are now. I took two pictures of them from this past year and two photos of them from 2011. I printed or cut them done to about 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. this smaller size allowed me enough room to embellishment and to get a lot of journaling in.

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On my bottom cluster I used one of my newer purchases. I bought the scratch off stickers from Shimelle’s new line Go Now Go. They are super cute. It is fun to be able to write a secret journalling for my daughters to scratch off when they get older.

I added some feltie hearts and more sequins to that cluster so it matched closely to my top two clusters. I try to do this so it helps tie the whole layout together and feels cohesive.

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I used some of my favorite older Thickers from Dear Lizzy that are gold and glittered. What’s not to love about glitter and gold?! It gives this layout some glamour.

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For the layers behind my photos, because I have a hard time not doing some kind of layering, I used that beautiful new Dear Lizzy black floral paper from the Saturdays Collection.  I used some old cream and pink paper to matte my photos. Then added some new teal striped paper from Shimelle. I kept the layers simple though. I think it is easy to go crazy with layers of different patterns and colors when you use old lines with new lines. Many of the collections now have more of a white tone and many of the older collections have more cream tones. I tried to keep this in mind when I picked the Shimelle cream toned paper pairing it with the old cream papers. The pink in the Dear Lizzy florals, matches well with the pink old paper. This really help the papers feel like they were meant to be together. I also outlined some layers too, which I think helps them tie in better too.

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Here is a look at the whole layout together.

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Felicia’s Old and New Challenge is super fun. I hope you take some time this month to play along! Just add a photo into the pinned challenge post on the 15 minutes to Scrap Facebook Group to play along.

You can also check out my process video for this layout and see how I put it together.


Have a great week!!

Hannah

 

 

 

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Hi Folks!¬† Laura here today with a layout and process video…

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I had an idea, which I’ll try and explain… when wet ink gets on shiny things it beads up – well, what would happen if I sprayed some silver confetti sequins?¬† I chose to use India Ink spray as that would not wipe off the sequins when it was dry.

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I was pleased with how it turned out and moved on to layering my photo.  I used patterned papers in colours picked out from the photo and added a mini glassine bag for a journalling tag.

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I added some twine behind my cluster and added some A Mermaid’s Tale sequins for extra colour.

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And here is the video:

Thanks for stopping by,

Laura

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