Future’s So Bright

Hey y’all! I’m putting down the Fuse for a couple weeks, and focusing on the awesome themes we are playing with this month! This week is BIRTHDAY week! I love birthdays! The idea is to scrap a birthday you normally wouldn’t, how fun is that? I made this layout all about my son’s surprise party…and I know what you’re thinking, that is totally a birthday you would typically scrapbook about, right? Well, it IS, but here’s the thing, my son’s party was a “non” birthday party. We were so busy during his birthday month that we surprised him with a mini party, when our lives slowed down a bit!

We only invited his closest friends, the twins, and had a little backyard water party. Emoji themed, of course (and thank goodness, I was having major FOMO about missing emoji week last week!). I spent a few hours creating emojis to hang from the ceiling, so I was really happy to use one on this layout! And it served multiple purposes, because it was the perfect space for journaling!

These three boys crack me up, they all got cupcakes with the sunglasses emoji, so they obviously needed to take pictures with shades on! I really wanted to highlight the sunglasses, so I lined them with the Stargazer sequins and I ADORE how this turned out.

I couldn’t resist these little star sequins so I also scattered some around the folded corner, as if the sequins were spilling out!

The whole layout came together really quickly, with a little bit of help from the party décor, do you ever repurpose things for your layouts? I used the Stargazer sequins, you NEED some, they are so versatile! And if you haven’t seen the delicious new sequin mixes you need to check those out too!

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Hi everyone, Mandi here for your Tuesday Talent series. Today, I will be focusing on the Natural Burlap String Navy Blue Burlap String Gold Sequin Confetti and Silver Stardust Sequin Confetti products. The pattern paper I used on this card was from Fancy Pants “Good Fellows” collection. All of these are going to be used on a fun shaker card, which just happens to work for a guy’s birthday. We all know it is hard to make a fun guy card.

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The shaker frame was so easy to make.

  1.  Adhered a piece of plastic (I used a piece of a page protector) to the backside of the chipboard frame.
  2.  Attached foam tape (I didn’t have any so I used foam squares) alone the four edge.
  3. Place sequins inside.
  4. Stamp image/sentiment to pattern paper that is the same size as frame
  5. adhere backing to frame.

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To adhere the cork shapes, I applied adhesive to them with the x sticker maker from Xyron. I then laid the the cork stickers on top of the string, this acted as a tape to attached the string.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hoped I showed you that sequins / shaker boxes can be used on guy cards.

 

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Mandi here stopping by to share a fun technique that uses the Dazzlerz dimensional paste. The supplies I used to create this card is the  Sea U in the Mornin’ Shimmerz DazzlerzMay Arts Burlap String, and A Mermaid’s Tale

To create this foiled and embossed textured paper it is super easy to do and there is no need for any foiling machine.

First, you need to apply a thin layer of dimensional paste to cardstock, make sure it is covered completely. Let it dry to about 5 minutes or  a little longer, it should be tacky. Apply the foil and run it through an embossing machine with the your embossing folder of choice. Remove the foil sheet. If it didn’t cover everything you wanted just grab a new piece of foil and press it onto the spots.

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The best way to adhere the string and sequins is to use a fine tip application glue bottle with your favorite liquid adhesive.

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Don’t forget to make sure the outside of the envelope matches the card. Create a custom envelop seal with leftover scraps and a circle punch.

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Thanks for stopping by.