martes, 27 de noviembre de 2018

Giardini di Boboli layout - Por Lisa

Hi scrappy friends, it's Lisa back on the blog today :)

Today I'm sharing a super sweet, romantic layout, scrapping a picture I took in Florence last August.


I wanted to use the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection but I didn't really knew what I was going to do.


So I sat down an went through all the products from the collection. Since there are so many beautiful papers in the collection I thought of creating something using as many patterned papers as possible. 
To start, I chose my papers, sorting them by color. Then I arranged them in a rainbow pattern. I started with yellow and finished with purple.


From all of the papers, I ripped off strips of appr. 2cm. I like that you can see the ripped edge of all the strips :) I arranged them on my white 12x12 paper and adhered them down.


As a title, I wrote Boboli on a white scrap of paper and glued sequins on the letters, taking care to use the same colors as on the layers of paper on my layout. When the sequins were stuck down, I cut out the word and placed it on the page.


I placed my picture on some scraps of patterned paper and adhered it too. Then I fussy cut some birds and butterflies from two of the patterned papers and placed them on my layout, color-matching them to the strips of paper.  As a final touch, I splattered some gold Color Shine on the page.



I really hope you like it :)
Thanks for being here!

Lisa

jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2018

Interactive Willow Lane Card - Por Amber


Magic Behind Handmade Cards

One of the simplest, yet meaningful crafts are handmade cards! I'm sure I'm not the only one that smiles wide when I receive a card in the mail. A card - handmade or not - is a sweet way for someone to share a piece of their heart, no matter how simple or small.

What I love about scrapbooking cards for others is that I can personalize and create my card based on the person I'm making it for. Card making is quite easy, and the possibilities for creativity are endless. Often, I will keep my cards rather simple overall. Other times, I may implement a more detailed or interactive element.

Today, I'm sharing a more interactive card using the Crate Paper & Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection!


Interactive Card Pocket

A fun and easy way to spruce up a card is to add an interactive pocket! That's what I decided to do for this Willow Lane card. I wanted to create a whimsy feel and have a little surprise phrase card tucked inside.

To do this, I chose one patterned paper to use as the base of my card. For the pocket, I chose two additional patterned papers. I used these two to create an upright rectangle shaped pocket. I then adhered the pocket directly to the center of my card! I used some thicker double sided adhesive so the pocket was slightly elevated. Inside, I tucked in a sweet "You Are Loved" ephemera card.


Dimensional Embellishing

If you know my style, you know I love creating dimension & embellishment clusters! On the front portion of the pocket, I decided to create a whimsy embellishment cluster. I used a variety of pieces including chipboard, thickers, and paper ephemera.

I really loved the unicorn from the chipboard sticker sheet! It worked perfect to create that whimsy vibe I wanted. It also added a beautiful pop of color! So I decided to use it as my base sticker, and layered more thickers and ephemera on top.

I used the little purple ephemera label popped up on some foam dots. Then I added a beautiful gold glitter thicker heart, a pink tea cup thicker, and topped it all with a "Magical Day" thicker! This added perfect dimension to make this card more interactive.

On the top backing of the pocket, I adhered the "Cute" phrase from the thicker sheet. Toward the right corner, I also stuck down one of the adorable pink thread bows! This added another element of texture and dimension. And finally, I tucked some gold thicker stars and a blue chipboard star behind the backing of the paper pocket.


Using Cards To Spread Every-Day Joy

I am so happy with how this sweet whimsy card turned out. And the best part about it is that it can be given for any occasion. That's one thing I love about card making - you really don't need a special occasion to love on someone with a handmade card. You can make a card, or several, and save them for every-day moments you want to love on someone special. It is sure to be a sweet surprise that will bring a smile to your recipient's face!

Whether you want to show appreciation to a coworker, to let a friend know you're grateful for them, to remind your sister that you're thinking of her, to love on your Mom just because, or to encourage someone going through a tough time - handmade cards are a simple, but powerful way to spread joy and to love on others. It's also such a fun way to get crafty and be intentional about savoring your relationships with the people that matter the most.


Let me know what kind of cards you like to make in the comments below! I challenge you to create a "just because" card like this one, and to gift it to someone you want to love on.

Happy scrapping, friends!

martes, 20 de noviembre de 2018

Sparkle layout - Por Jana

Hi there, Jana is back again and I have my last layout to share. I was totally inspired by snowflakes and the shimmering word "sparkle" from Heidi Swapp.


The photo shows our puppy in the snow, he really loves to play in the snow!
I added a lot of white big splatters on the colored cardstock, this reminds of me snow.


The snowflakes are a mix from a Cutfile from Alexandra Renke, glitter snowflakes from Pinkfresh Studio, paper snowflakes from Crate Paper and some selfmade snowflakes with Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper.
I mixed some pink into the mix of cooler colors. I love how it pops of from the rest.


All of the snowflakes were stitched down with my sewing machine, i really love the texture and that i can curl up the edges for more dimension.
Tiny word stickers from Tim Holtz to finish this page off.


I had so much fun with this project and i really enjoyed my guest spot here in the "In The Scrap" Blog.

Thank you Florencia for asking and having me :)
I also have a process video for your to watch on my YouTube channel.
I wish you all a great christmas time and all the best.

Jana

miércoles, 14 de noviembre de 2018

Mini Álbum navideño - Por Mariona

Hola a tod@s! Soy Mariona, aunque en las redes me podéis encontrar por @marionascrap. Tengo 34 años, soy de Barcelona, soy adicta al scrap y mis niños son mi principal inspiración escrapera. Estoy muy contenta de que las chicas de In The Scrap hayan pensado en mí para ser una de las DT invitadas de este mes de Noviembre. Y bueno, ¡aquí vengo con un proyecto de inspiración que espero que os guste mucho!

Se trata de un mini álbum muy hivernal, que he hecho con algunas de las fotos del puente del 1 de noviembre, donde subimos a los Pirineos con la familia y amigos y pudimos disfrutar a tope con la nieve.



Como veis, se trata de un álbum con encuadernación simple de anilla pero con un interior en forma de copo de nieve. Para la portada he optado por resaltar el copo de nieve convirtiéndolo en una página shaker. Entre página y pagina he añadido tags para romper un poco la monotonía y hacerlo más divertido.




Los copos los he recortado con la Silhouette Cameo pero otra opción es imprimir y recortar una plantilla en forma de copo. Lo bueno de este tipo de encuadernación es que siempre estás a tiempo de añadir más páginas, como seguramente haré, ya que tengo fotos muy bonitas de esos días que me da pena no haber incluido.




Para hacer este proyecto he usado la colección “En Navidad” de Anita y su Mundo que me tocó el mes pasado como premio en un sorteo y me ha parecido perfecta para acompañar estas fotos, y he añadido algunos detalles de otras marcas como las maderitas de Kora o los enamels de Mintopía.




¡¡¡Espero que os guste mucho y que os animéis a hacerlo!!! Besossss

martes, 13 de noviembre de 2018

Floral Box Craft Tutorial - Por Amber


Floral Box Decor & Storage Idea

If I had to name my favorite pattern, it would have to be florals! Anybody else here obsessed with colorful flowers? I know I can't be the only one, ha! I try to incorporate florals into my projects whenever I can. There's just something vibrant and refreshing about flowers that I simply love.

That's one of the reasons I adored the Crate Paper & Maggie Holmes Flourish collection. Flowers galore! I decided to use this collection to create a pretty floral box decor piece for my desk. I needed a "tool box" of sorts to store away some of my most used scrapbook items while still keeping them handy. Things like adhesive tape, foam dots, my bone folder, hole punch, etc.

Read on below for the craft tutorial so you can make your own box!


Materials

  • Wooden tool box - I got mine from Michael's. They have several different sizes and styles to choose from!
  • Patterned paper - I used the 6x8 paper pad from the Flourish collection
  • Ephemera
  • Chipboard stickers
  • Adhesive tape


How To Make Your Own Floral Box

I made this beauty in about 30 minutes. Super simple and fast! I started by choosing the patterned papers I wanted to use on my box. My box is a crate style so it has three wooden planks with a little space in between them. The papers from the Flourish 6x8 paper pad fit perfectly length wise! I just trimmed them down height wise to make sure they covered the whole plank. Then, I simply adhered them directly onto the wood using adhesive tape. I used three separate patterned papers, one for each plank.

After my paper strips were adhered, I chose the ephemera and stickers I wanted to use. Since it is a floral themed box, I wanted to highlight the large "All Things Grow With Love" chipboard sticker as the main focus. However, I still wanted to add some layering and dimension. So I adhered a couple floral ephemera pieces tucked behind the chipboard sticker. I added one small floral cardstock sticker to the upper left side of the chipboard sticker. And I also adhered another gold floral chipboard sticker on top of the bottom right edge.

I placed this embellishment cluster toward the left side of the box. This way my patterned papers would still be visible. It adds just enough embellishing while still keeping the box overall simple. Lastly, I found a craft paper style tag in my stash that I decided to use. I simply tied it around the right corner of the top handle bar of the box. And with that, my box was complete!


Creative Ways To Use A Floral Box

I decided to use this box as a little storage "tool box" for some of my scrapbooking tools, but there are so many other creative ways to use a project like this! Whether you decide to make it floral or not, the possibilities are endless. This kind of craft can easily become a pretty, purposeful, and practical item. See some other creative ideas below!
  • Gardening tool box
  • Coffee table decor - a place to keep all your remotes!
  • Floral planter box
  • A place to put your mail
  • Keep your cooking spices all together in one place
  • Store your kids' craft supplies
  • Display on your table - fill with napkins and silverware
  • Hold your body sprays and lotions
  • Party supply box - hold your straws, silverware, napkins, and cups
  • Gift box/crate
  • Baking supply kit - keep your sprinkles, cupcake liners, etc. together
  • An actual tool box
  • Use simply as cute decor in your home!


There are so many creative ways to make this altered tool box practical and useful! No matter what your hobbies are, how you decorate your home, or what you use in your every-day life. Make it functional for you and stay inspired by the creativity behind it!

I hope you all enjoyed this simple craft tutorial! Let me know if you decide to give it a try. I can't wait to see what you make! Comment below letting me know what you would use this box for! And be sure to heck out my blog Aspire by Grace for more scrapbooking and craft tutorials.

Happy scrapping, friends!

jueves, 8 de noviembre de 2018

Remember layout - Por Jana

Hi everyone, I am so excited to be a guest here at the blog. My Name is Jana; I am 38yrs old and a mom of 3 crazy boys. I am married and we're from Germany. I started scrapbooking in 2013 and it is my biggest hobby, it is my way of life! There is nothing better than pretty papers and beautiful embellishments… a nice photo and some free time for me.
Today I want to share a layout about me with you. I started this project with a CutFile from Paige Evans and a nice collection from Jen Hadfield & Pebbles Inc. called “Along the way”.


I placed everything near the middle just to focus the design around and on top of the CutFile. Gesso was used for the “faded out” look on the background paper. I don´t wanted to add patterned papers to the open spots from the CutFile; I wanted to have everything light and airy. If you know what I mean?!


The flowers were fussy cut out from one of the patterned papers, also the little butterflies.
I really love the fall colors on this page; the touch of blue/turquoise is a nice fresh detail, right?


I really love how this layout turned out and I had a lot of fun!
I also have a process video on my YouTube channel – please click here.
Thank you so much for having me Florencia.

Jana
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miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2018

Álbum de viaje: Londres - Por Miriam

Hola todos!

Soy Míriam y os quiero enseñar un álbum de viaje que terminé hace tiempo, estuvo con la portada sin hacer más de un mes porque es la parte que más me cuesta. Al fin ya la terminé y así es como ha quedado.


La colección que he usado es Here + There de Crate Paper y algun papel de Good Vibes, los elementos decorativos que tiene tiene ésta colección son tan bonitos que es súper fácil decorarlo. La encuadernación es la típica de espina, da mucho juego para poner bolsillos.




Los papeles de esta colección me tienen enamoradita, los estampados y los colores son perfectos.












Espero que os haya gustado y si no habéis usado ésta colección os animéis!! Un saludo a todos!!