2 Valentine's Day cards, featuring Spellbinders January 2020 LDOM

Hello friends! I’m back with 2 more Valentine’s Day cards featuring Spellbinders’ Large Die of the Month kit (DOM) called Friendship Necklace.

This month’s LDOM comes with 16 dies that you can use to create Valentine’s Day themed friendship necklace cards.

For my first card, I chose the Love Always friendship necklace. I diecut the pieces: one side pink and the other side red. Then, I diecut both sides with copper mirror cardstock so that I could fill in the letters. I also diecut the necklace pieces with this copper cardstock.

I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to about 3 3/4 x 5 inches, and then I made score lines using my scoreboard. I started by scoring the lines close together and then slowly farther apart. I adhered it to a white A2 sized card with foam tape, and then adhered the heart halves with foam tape. I glued the necklaces on with just a little dot of glue at the top.

For my next card, I diecut the heart halves with mint and purple cardstock. I also cut it from dark pink cardstock to fill in the letters. This time, I diecut the necklace pieces from silver mirror cardstock.

For the background on this card, I trimmed some cardstock pieces in red, dark pink, and light pink to about 1/4 in. Then, I glued the strips onto a piece of white copy paper that I trimmed to 3 3/4 x 5 inches creating a pattern. I adhered this piece to a white card base using foam tape. Then I adhered the heart halves with foam squares, and glued the necklace pieces at the top.

I absolutely love how these cards came out! This month’s LDOM is one of my favorites! I hope you like my projects too. Don’t forget to stop by the Spellbinders website to check out the club kits!

Happy Monday!

Super Cool layout, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today, and I’m so excited to share my first project using the brand new Super Cool collection from Pinkfresh Studio.  This collection is so cute, especially if you have teens!  I’m sharing a layout of my 3 (going on 13) year old, so this collection works great even if you don’t have any teens.

There were so many pieces of ephemera that I wanted to showcase and include, that I decided to a clean and graphic styled layout.  I chose the Highlight pattern paper, because I really like the subtle graphic pink as my background. First, I placed my photo down to get an idea of spacing.  Then, I used the white mini puffy alpha stickers and the blue puffy alpha stickers to spell out my “super cool” title.  (The stamped sentiment is from the Blooming Bouquet stamp set.)

Next, I placed down some ephemera, moving pieces around like a puzzle.  Since the layout style is so graphic and “simple,” I really tried to keep in mind straight lines and spacing.  I used a stitched pocket tag, a couple of acetate speech bubbles, some pieces from the ephemera pack, and some stickers, both cardstock and puffy.  For the non-sticky items, I adhered them with just a little bit of dot adhesive, so I could machine stitch them to the layout. 

I also added some fussy cut pieces to the layout.  I fussy cut the cut apart Current Mood pattern paper, Hashtag pattern paper, and Be Right Back pattern paper.  (For the chill/glasses piece of pattern paper, I used the Essentials Diagonal Stitched Squares die set.)  I used the lines on the phones from the Be Right Back pattern paper to handwrite my journaling.    

I adhered 2 pieces of the Choir pattern paper to the top and bottom of my layout, and added some machine stitching.  I also added a piece of twine to the tag and some enamel dots to finish off my layout.  

I am loving this new paper collection!

Happy Friday!

2 Valentine's Day cards, featuring Spellbinders January 2020 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 Valentines Day cards that I created with the January 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Signed, Sealed, Delivered, as well as the GOM Add-On called Snarky Hearts.

The January 2020 GOM includes 5 hot foil plates and 4 cutting dies. It also includes a Magenta foil roll.

For my first card, I made a 5×7 card with an envelope filled with foiled conversation hearts.

First, I hot foiled the envelope flap designs using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. I foiled each flap twice, then used the coordinating dies and my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut them. I diecut another piece of pink cardstock to 3×4 inches, and put my envelope together. Technically, I adhered the top flap backwards, since I wanted to keep the top flap open and I wanted to see the decorative edge.

I foiled a bunch of conversation hearts on pastel colored cardstock, 3 of them are from the GOM, and some are from the add-on. I foiled them using the Magenta, Rosegold, and Pink foil. I diecut the hearts with the coordinating die. I also diecut smaller hearts (from the Festive Wreaths Slider Card LDOM) from pastel cardstock.

On a piece of white cardstock, I ink blended some Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar for a subtle ombre. I sprinkled some water on, and blotted with a paper towel. I adhered this piece to a 5×7 white card base with foam tape, then glued the envelope on. I adhered the hearts with foam squares. To finish off my card, I added some liquid pearls.

For my next card, I used the Snarky Hearts add on. This add on comes with 8 hot foil plates and 1 die.

I made a clean and simple card this time.

I foiled and diecut the hearts, just like I did on the last card. I trimmed a light pink piece of cardstock, and I created lines by scoring every 1/4 in on my scoreboard. I adhered this cardstock to a dark pink card base that I made with foam tape. I adhered the hearts with foam squares.

I love how these cards turned out, and I hope you do too. My kiddos will love getting these cards for Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to check out the Glimmer of the Month and all the other goodies on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Wednesday!

Cheese!, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the December 2019 Hip kits.  I am documenting my toddler’s love of selfies, haha! I have tons of these on my phone, and I love them. She is so cute!

I was also challenged to get some inspiration from this month’s Hip Kit Club mood board:

I was inspired by this mood board because it’s monochromatic with a hint of metallic.  I decided to use the soft pink colors in the December kits, along with the rose gold metallic in the Crate Paper line.

I started off by working on my background.  I used a sheet of pink cardstock, and decided to add a bit of texture with a stencil and some texture paste.  I used a HKC exclusive star stencil that was included in the December Documented kit, but the star stencil in the December color kit would work too.  I also added a bit of splatter, and I created a rose gold to match the Crate Paper metallic color by mixing Jen Hadfield gold mist that was in the DD festive color kit, and the Lindy’s magical powder in Oom Pah Pah Pink from the November color kit.  Once dry, I trimmed a little from each side of the cardstock, and backed it with the pink and white plaid pattern paper.  I added some machine stitching for even more texture.

I  backed my photos with pink pattern paper, and adhered them to the layout with foam squares.  Next, I added a lot of stars.  Most of the stars are fussy cut from the foiled Crate Paper pattern paper that was included in the December Paper Kit.  I also used stars from the HKC exclusive vellum diets, the Crate Paper copper foil thickers, and I pulled just a few stars from the HKC exclusive watercolor diecuts (from the Nov color kit).  To create dimension and interest, I adhered some straight to the cardstock, I adhered others with foam tape, some other by machine stitching, and even a few with staples.

I made sure to leave some space for my title and journaling strips.  I absolutely love the soft pink color in the Crate Paper line!  

I really love how my layout turned out, and I hope you do too.  I love that foiled Crate Paper pattern paper, and I wish I had at least 2 more sheets, haha.  Don’t forget to check out these awesome kits, as well as check out the new January 2020 kits on the Hip Kit Club website.  

Happy Tuesday, and Happy birthday to my sister Jin!

January challenge, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing a layout that I made for the Pinkfresh Studio January challenge.

The January challenge is a 2019 review challenge, and I chose the May 2019 challenge…rainbow colors, and anything goes!

I mainly used the Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely collection, but there are a couple pieces from the Office Hours collection as well.

I started off with white cardstock. I used the Pinkfresh Studio ink cubes to add some rainbow splatters to the background.

Using the tag die in the PfS fillable tag with pocket die set, I diecut pieces from various pattern papers to create a rainbow. I also diecut my photos.

I also cut a strip off from the chitchat paper for the top of my layout, then fussy cut some of the tags.

I strung up all the tags, and adhered them to my layout creating 2 rows. I embellished, using the tone on tone method.

I added a title to one of the tags using the mini puffy alpha stickers, and added some hand journaling to my last tag.

I really love how this one turned out! I hope you will check out the challenge on the Pinkfresh Studio website, and I hope you’ll play along!

Happy Sunday!

December Daily 2019, days 21 & 22, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends! Happy 2020!

Today I’m sharing days 21 & 22 of my December Daily 2019 album. I am slowly, but surely making some progress! I used the HKC December Documented 2019 kit, as well as the November & December 2019 Hip Kits.

I filmed a process video on my YT channel (junglebarrya):

For day 21, the girls decorated gingerbread houses. I chose the 4 3×4 pocket page for the left, and the 2 4×6 pocket page on the right. I am definitely a photo heavy scrapbooker, so there are tons of photos. I didn’t leave myself enough room to journal, so I ended up handwriting my journaling in the white space of one of my photos.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE HACK: If you buy a gingerbread house kit where the house is NOT preassembled, use a hot glue gun to assemble your houses for a faster and stronger hold, then cover the seams with frosting!

I stamped my number using the HKC exclusive stamp set (from the DD kit) and die cut it with a metal tag die, then added a date stamp just as I’ve been doing on previous pages. I love the continuity of the dates. I used a house snowglobe because I thought it was fit a page about gingerbread houses.

For my day 22, I made a spread about wrapping gifts:

On the right, I have a large 6×8 photo of some of the wrapped presents. On the left side, I had the back side of day 21, with the 2 4×6, to fill. I used the beautiful Crate Paper foiled pattern paper from the HKC December paper kit. I typed my journaling on my typewriter, and adhered it to the pattern paper.

For the bottom 4×6 slot, I used a journaling card from the DD kit that says “santa’s coming.” I decided to stamp and gold heat emboss my number on one of the tags that I used for wrapping presents. (The gift tags are from Target a few years ago.) Like my other tags, I also added the date stamp. I decided to use ribbon that I had left over from gift wrapping as well.

For the large photo, I wanted it to stay out of the page protector, so I made little hole punched ring tabs by trimming down a HKC journaling card, and hole punching.

I really am loving everything in my DD album so far. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your pages!

Happy Friday!

December Daily, days 19 & 20, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple more pages in my 2019 December Documented album.  I’m still using my Hip Kit Club December Documented kit, and this is my first time using the new December 2019 kits.  I will most likely keep using some pieces of my November 2019 kits, because I want to keep my album cohesive, but I’m loving how all these kits go together so well!  

In my previous assignments, I had mentioned that I am behind, and working out of order, but I am so pleased that I’m making some progress on my DD album!  I am sharing days 19 & 20 today.

I was challenged to use some of my favorite products, and I have to say that I have been loving the number stamp set in the DD kit, the journaling cards, and the build a scene bits ephemera pack (white diecuts).  

For day 19, I am documenting some very special happy mail that I got all the way from Denmark.  (Thank you again Hanne!)

On the left side, I have a full size photo that I cut into a tag.  I made a 19 date tag with the number stamp set, and put a gold ribbon through the tags.

On the left side, I made a double pocket page using a Crate Paper pattern paper from the December Main kit, and some velum.  I filled my pockets with some of the packaging from the chocolate boxes that my friend sent me, as well as a photo strip, and my journaling.  I used a 4×6 journaling card from the December PL kit.  I carefully peeled off the stamps from the package, and adhered it to my journaling card, so it looks like a postcard!

For Day 20, I documented my middle daughter’s holiday party at school.

On the left side, I used the pretty pink plaid pattern paper from Pretty Little Studio (from the Dec 2019 Main kit).  I made a little embellishment banner using some really cute items.  I mad a number date tag, I used one of the snowflakes from the build a scene ephemera pack, I used a few Pinkfresh Studio stickers (from the DD kit), and I fussy cut some pieces from the Crate Paper cut apart pattern paper (from the Dec Main kit).  I really love how this one turned out!  The little gingerbread man is a HKC exclusive from the ephemera pack (Nov kit).

On the other side, I did a 4 3×4 pocket page spread.  I have a 2 photos, and 2 journaling cards. 

I really love how my DD spreads turned out, and I hope you do too.  I hope I’ve inspired you to keep working on, finish, or even start your December Documented albums. 

Happy Saturday!