Hi, Karla here today! This week we’re scraplifting Shimelle Laine! She is one of my favourite scrapbookers, who has had such an amazing influence in the world of scrapbooking. From Two Peas to Glitter Girl, she’s helped break down the ‘rules’ of scrapbooking and help us understand why things work and how to do them. Here’s a look at Shimelle’s layout that I chose to scraplift-
I didn’t have the new Glitter Girl collection that Shimelle used, but I did have two other of her collections – True Stories and Starshine, so I decided to use the papers and stickers from those to create my layout along with the Star Spangled, Honor Guard and Hey Kiddo sequin mixes.
I love the paper layers, and for anyone who struggles to create layers to frame a photo this is a good way to get started on how to do it – by following someone else’s layout.
I love the blue star sequins in the Honor Guard sequin mix! Even though there are pinks in the photo and some on the papers, I chose to focus on the primary colours. I even used the round camera lenses as a place to add some sequin details for a more subtle, but fun effect.
I love adding different textures together, such as the Tim Holtz sentiment sticker, the star chipboard sticker, the banner cut paper sentiment and the clear sticker popped up on foam dots together with the different sizes and colours of sequins! They all look cohesive, but your eye has lots of different things to look at.
Hello friends! Karla here today with one last retro card in keeping with our theme this month – Take It Back June! I wanted to do a masculine card today, and I love playing around with Distress Oxide Inks and Distress Inks so I decided to start with an inky tag. I used sequins from the Evergreen Bough and Free Spirit sequin mixes to embellish the card. I love choosing sequin colours based on my backgrounds – even mixing and matching different mixes!
Here’s a look at the fun background I created on this tag using my Distress Inks and Oxides by smooshing them on a craft mat, spritzing with water and then dabbing the tag in the ink several times. I used my sponging tool to add a little colour over top of everything, holding a film stencil in place while inking with brown Distress Ink. I love the effect dripping water on top adds at the end!
I used some of my favourite Burlap String from the SMS shop! I added it to the top of the tag and then used it to tie on a wooden button. For a background paper I chose this fun 3D glasses print from the 6×6 For The Boys paper pad from Your Next Stamp. I love the way the film strip stencil, the glasses and the TV all tie together!
I added Emerald Creek Weathered Wood embossing powder to the edges of my focal image as well as inside the card on the beautiful stamped sentiment from Your Next Stamp.
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 😉 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.
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.
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!
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!
Hello friends! Katty Miranda here for another What about Wednesday. Today I am focusing on cut files. Cut files are a great way to add interest to any layout. There are so many fonts and designs available that the possibilities are endless. We are very lucky to have Khristina Sorge on our team. She is creating free, yes free cut files available for you to download every month. Take a look at this months awesome cut files. You can download the free cut file here: http://spiegelmomscraps.com/sparklers-unite-dt-blog-hop/
I used the Summer word and cut it out multiple times on American Crafts White Textured Cardstock. As a background I chose a blue hombre patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper Pad. I am scrapbooking a 4×91/2 panoramic photo of Hanauma Bay in Oahu Hawaii from our recent summer vacation. I lined up the photos and the cut files vertically on the page. For the open cut files I used 6×6 paper pads from my stash to back the openings. I chose patterned papers in the blue and green tones. The regular cut words I covered in beautiful Sequins.
Hello my friends!! Jody here today with a quick & easy card share. I created this card for a recent birthday & love how it turned out. I started by embossing a 4.25″ by 5.5″ piece of white Neenah card stock with one of my favorite polka dot embossing folders. Next, I ran it through my Big Shot using one of the Kaiserkraft Stitched Circle dies. In order to have the stitches NOT show on the card, I ran two sheets of that size cardstock through the Big Shot on the side opposite the raised dots. I positioned the metal die where I wanted to create the shaker window and used washi tape to secure it in place. I totally killed two crafting birds with one stone! Now have another card base ready to go for my next card.
After I had my window cut out on the cardstock, I trimmed down a piece of white craft foam and lined up where the window would go. I placed the metal die where I wanted it and again secured it with washi tape before running the foam through my Big Shot. Then I adhered a piece of acetate directly behind the embossed cardstock to create the front of the window. I followed up by adhering the die cut foam on the backside of the embossed cardstock which created an area to add my sequins. I poured about 2 teaspoons of Pinky Pie Pink sequins into the window area and added a few random pink hearts from the Hearts on Fire sequin mix.
After adding my sequins, I put adhesive all around the edge of the circle to create a seal when I added the patterned paper backing to my window. For the finishing touches, I added a wood veneer word from Michael’s Craft Store and some fabulous Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Thickers, which I’ve been hoarding big time!! Easy peasy!!
Here are photos of the products used to create this fun shaker card!!
Thanks so much for checking out the blog today!! Being the shop owner and always thinking of more ways to accommodate my customers, I’m thinking about adding a few options for cardstock to the shop. What do you think about SMS offering 8.5 by 11″ Neenah white cardstock and 12×12 American Crafts white and kraft cardstock in single sheets? This would affect some shipping methods and costs slightly due to the size of the box needed. I’d love to hear your feedback!