If you’re reading this then you’ve made it to Wednesday – halfway through the week following a holiday weekend, which is always a struggle for me.
I’ve been having fun lately experimenting with different shaker pockets. I love the layering capabilities! Today I’m sharing a shaker pocket title page made with my trusty fuse tool. Projects like this are much easier if you have a heat proof mat with measurements – so you can get your fusing centered.
I love adding different sized page protectors in Project Life to make it a little more eclectic. I began by trimming my page protector to a 6×12 size. Working first on the rectangular inside pocket holding the “XOXO” I fused 3 sides, added the thicker, and fused the top. The fact that the title I chose was adhesive helped hold it in place. But if you’re going for a more whimsical look you could just add any cut file (or any ephemera for that matter!) I then added the sequins to the page protector. I chose to use Strawberry Bubblegum – a perfect mix for spring! I think lighter sequins look best when layered over a layout – you could also try these or these. Lastly, I used my mini stapler to attach a white heart feltie and my shaker page was complete! SO easy.
I wanted to keep the layout underneath fairly simple so both would be highlighted and not too busy. I used papers from Felicity Jane Studio and coordinating ephemera. I used a few embellishments from my stash including a white lace doily and cork heart from the shop.
Notice that little bit of shine underneath my photo? You can brush on some Shimmerz Paste-eez like this one for a little bit of bling.
I love putting my finished spreads in my album to admire how they turned out! I hope you’re inspired to do a little experimenting with shaker pockets
Apparently this month has me all lovey without even realizing it. You may have noticed my love-inspired post a few weeks ago – well I have another this week. We had so many wonderful pictures of our wedding I’ll have material to scrap for years. This layout features some beautiful products and one of my favorite pictures from our wedding.
I started off with a gorgeous watercolor printed paper by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee and splattered Shimmerz Acri Tonez In the Navyto add a little pop.
I used a cut file from Paper Issues on navy paper to match the Acri Tonez – placing it behind where my picture would go. In addition to the cut file I layered with some vellum + gold foiled cardstock by Shimelle.
I then stitched on the “I Love You” title cut with my silhouette from white cardstock. Along with that, I stitched on a navy heart feltie *I’ve had my pack of felties for months and use them on everything .. so many in one pack!
I then layered a few embellishments over top of my photo – including some DIY and from Crate Paper Gather collection. Oh, and can’t forget the white painted cork heart from the “I Cork U” pack.
I finished off my layout with the exclusive “Steal My Heart” sequin mix. There are so many mixes in the shop right now perfect for springtime! Thanks for stopping by!
Rachel here sharing my first Project Life post on this blog. This year, I decided to scrapbook in a 9×12 album incorporating both pocket pages and traditional layouts – I could never give those up completely! I talk more about my plans in this post on my blog.
So many gorgeous products were just recently released.. Did you pick up a lot? If so, this is a great post for some inspiration! I’m using lots of new products from the shop.
I wanted to use lots of blues to bring out the snowy scenery. I actually ended up using mostly old paper scraps to fill the squares + some silver starry vellum. I was so excited to order the new Shimmerz Acri Tonez – I love the matte look of the finished paint. In the Navy, found here, did not disappoint! And I love the layered look of that same color word on top of it. Oh and I recently discovered how handy an alpha stamp set can be for PL – Love the one I’m using lately by Concord & 9th.
When it comes to sequins, I really love muted colors. Sometimes I’ll add white to mellow out some mixes – I’m just not so great at venturing out with bright colors. I was instantly drawn to My Clementine, a gorgeous new mix from the shop with just the perfect amount of color.
Once I had all of my paper scraps and pictures placed, I added some exclusive felties from the shop, stitching on a white snowflake and adhering a navy heart. I just love how well so many of the products in the shop are coordinating!
I finished off my layout by adding a cork heart painted white to the bottom center square – I felt like it needed a little something to balance out my spread.
Hi Folks, Laura here. For this post I am taking on fellow Sparkler Felicia’s September challenge. Felicia set a really fun challenge – something old and something new – with the added twist of an old photo and a new photo, too. Now you understand the title NOW AND THEN, huh?
I used the new heart felties and September’s cut file freebie as my new elements. And all the patterned papers are from my old box of papers. At least one company no longer exists!
The photos are of my brother with my Dad in 1985 and my brother with his son this year. I have to say, I would never have put these photos together if it hadn’t been for the challenge. I adore how it has turned out so think I need to do some more challenges! Link me up to your favourites please?
I super-sized the scribbly rings cut file and backed each opening with the patterned papers pulled from my stash.
I love how it looks. I cut a bunch of the smaller files too, but I think I need to cut another big one – I like it too much to use it only once!
I sprinkled a few sequins and enamel dots around the page. I wanted to match the red of the alphas and the red in the photos. I have about one thousand enamel dots but none that matched… then I remembered Shimelle had a pack of holly berries and leaves in her Christmas collection… I had a rummage through my Christmas stash and was so happy to find they were a perfect match!
I am crushing on navy at the moment. I know the newer collections have some navy in, and these navy hearts are new – I hope we see much more in the coming months.
You can watch me muddle my way through making the layout, and having a fall out with my budgie, in the process video.
This Girl Boss LOVES it when her Design Team girls have awesome ideas and thus was born the Triple Blog Hop weekend!!! We are thrilled to have you join us and have some lovely creative guests with us. For starters, Missy Whidden is joining us today and tomorrow. We are very thankful for Missy for sharing her creativity and time with SpiegelMom Scraps! Big hugs Missy!!
Quick announcement!!! The winner of the $10 shop credit from yesterday’s hop is….
Each day this weekend, we are featuring a different product from the shop. Today is all about Felites, Saturday we are shaking things up with sequins and Sunday we are getting messy with mixed media and cork!! We hope you enjoy the inspiration this weekend delivers! Ok, onto the today’s line-up!
For my layout today, I wanted to steer away from plain white American Crafts cardstock or a patterned paper. I really wanted to use the brand spankin’ new Paige Evans Take Me Away collection with Pink Paislee so I decided to compliment it with starting with lavender American Crafts cardstock from my stash. I added some gorgeous Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Licoriceusing an older Amy Tangerine stencil and just love the contrast!! I added a thin layer so it would dry faster. Then I had the idea to use myKaisercraft metal diesas a stitching template. I positioned my metal heart die around my layout in three spots and used my paper poker to poke the holes for my hand stitching. It really didn’t take that long with stitch the hearts as they weren’t very big and I only used white embroidery thread. I added the two shades of grey Heart Felties in a few areas around my layout, especially nearby and touching the stitched hearts. I love to have similar embellishments touch and overlap. I feel it’s very interesting in a layout.
Another one my favorite things to do so that I don’t waste any Shimmerz products is use the stencil as a stamp after I’ve used it as a stencil. Hang in there and follow what I’m sayin’!! After I used my Amy Tangerine triangle stencil to create the black triangles shown above, there is still some Dazzlerz leftover on my stencil, right? So, instead of just wiping it off, I turned the stencil over and stamp that leftover Dazzlerz down right onto the bottom right corner of my layout. It leaves a pretty cool effect!!
I’m so grateful you stopped by today!! I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout, featuring some fabulous Heart Felties!! Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs today and throughout the weekend! There’s another chance everyday this weekend to win another $10 shop credit!!
Now, you’re on to the amazing Missy Whidden!! Enjoy her beautiful work my friends!