Hello CP friends! So excited that this week we are featuring Gardens theme. Whenever I think about gardens, floral elements immediately popped into my mind. I am a HUGE fan of any type of pretty floral! And probably that's one of the reasons why I can relate & can't stop using the Bloom collection on my projects :) With that theme in mind, I took the opportunity to decorate in my gold planner. Simply because everything looks good with gold *wink*
To create the dashboard and decorative cover page, all you need are a few supplies like patterned paper that will work as base and all the pretty embellishments (floral ephemera, die-cuts, clips, chipboard stickers, etc.) that you can add as you decorate.
The dashboard (on the left) is useful especially when you want to add any pretty elements on your planning pages. You can always grab those and make your pages pretty & interesting!
The decorative cover page (on the right) will be great as a monthly cover for your daily/weekly planning. You can always add the month for reference.
By keeping or changing things around in your planner will keep you going and it's a fun way to keep up with the new products as well. Isn’t that a perfect excuse? *haha*
Don't you just love that cute little tassel? That is definitely a fun little piece to add to your planner!
It's absolutely fun to personalize your planner and of course it brings out your personality, own unique style & design! Try it out with CP products today!
Maggie Holmes Bloom Paper "Peony" (680423), Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Thickers (680431), Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die Cuts (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Tassel (680437), Maggie Holmes Bloom Gold Floral Vellum (680427)
Hello there! Karen here today to share with you a simple, yet effective Father's Day Card using the Little You Collection by Crate Paper. This collection not only celebrates the newborn baby, toddler and childhood milestones, but also adulthood. How cool is that?
I started with a 12x12 patterned paper and cut it down to roughly a 12x6 size strip; then folded it in half. Inside, I added another strip of patterned paper, but this time I cut it about ½ an inch smaller on each side so that it sat inside the card nicely.
I then added a die cut embellishment from the ephemera pieces, that seemed suitable for a father, to the front of the card. I think it worked well. Under the die cut I added a scrap of patterned paper to give it a layered effect.
Using some more items from the ephemera pieces and chipboard stickers, I decorated the inside of the card. Father's Day in Australia is coming up so this will be perfect!
Hope this inspires you to create something yourself!
Little You: ‘Fathers Day’ Layout: Little You ‘Adorable’ Patterned Paper (LYPPR-80373), Little You ‘Perfect’ Patterned Paper (LYPPR-80371), LITTLE YOU ACRYLIC & CARDSTOCK EPHEMERA (LY680390)(680434), Little You Chipboard Boy Accents (LY680388).
Hey, it’s Andrea here! This Father’s Day, I wanted to give my Dad a special card to let him know how much he means to me. I usually just buy my Dad a card, but this year I wanted to make him one. I generally do a lot of mini album scrapbooking and not a lot of card making, but, lately I have been making more of an effort to create cards. I love that cards are a quick, easy and fun way to share one’s papercrafting with loved ones.
I decided for my Dad’s card, I wanted to use the Little You Collection from Crate Paper. I know the collection is supposed to be “baby themed", so you might think it’s just for kid’s cards. However, I thought the sweet collection would also work for a card given from a child to a parent. After all, I will always be my father’s daughter...his baby. I thought the Little You bear would be perfect for my card. It lets my Dad know that he will always be my Papa Bear and I will always love and appreciate all that he does for me!
As I started to make the card, I thought it might be nice to mix in some papers from Bloom by Maggie Holmes. I framed my sweet little bear with the pretty blue triangle patterned paper and the gray gingham one from Bloom. I attached this to the card I folded out of the black and white aztec patterned paper from Little You. I added little details to the card such as banners and some decorative stars from the Little You ephemera and sticker pack.
I added the words, “Hey Dad”, to the card by spelling out “Dad” with some alpha letters from the Shine Collection by Maggie Holmes. To spell out the “Hey”, I cut out the phrase from the Little You ephemera pack.
I decided to decorate the inside and the back a little bit, too. On the back, I added the chipboard piece that says “love you to the moon and back” because I really do love my father that much!
Happy Father’s Day to him and to all fathers who are so loved! I hope this has inspired you to make a card for your “Papa Bear” too!
Product Used: Little You Cut Apart Sheet (LYPPR-80370), Little You Loved Paper (LYPPR-80377), Little You Adorable Paper (LYPPR-80373), Little You Sticker Accents Sheet (LY680392), Little You Ephemera Pack (LY680390), Little You Chipboard Stickers (LY680388), Maggie Holmes Bloom Afternoon Paper (680415), Maggie Holmes Bloom Hello, Hello Paper (680426), Maggie Holmes Bloom Gold Glitter Thickers (680432), Maggie Holmes Shine Thickers (680318)
Hello and welcome back to summer week! Today, I'm sharing a layout featuring pictures of my daughter at the county fair. We enjoy going to the fair each summer in the month of May. I love that we can experience the rides, the sights, the smells and the food before it gets too hot.
To begin, I chose my background paper (white with dots) and two coordinating papers from the Bloom Collection by Maggie Holmes. I trimmed both the pink paper and the green floral paper at an angle and adhered it to my background paper in order to create a sense of flow and movement to my page.
Next, I chose two photos for my page that would fit inside the wood hoops from the Craft Market collection. The larger photo is a picture of my daughter walking around the fair with her phone in hand. I love the way the sun is shining down on her in this picture. The second photo is of a snow cone purchased at the fair. You can't take a trip to the fair without trying out fair food—it's a must!
Once I got my photo frames done, I figured out how I wanted them placed on my page. I then chose embellishments and styled them from there.
I used a combination of cardstock and clear accent stickers to create the title “Sunshine & Love” and placed it below my photos.
I used stamps to spell the words “county fair” on a wood veneer banner piece. I also used a date stamp to record the date on my page and added a few more stickers and some loose machine stitching to finish off the page.
I hope you have fun documenting your outings this summer and take lots of photos!
Supplies: Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers W/Gold Glitter Accents (680433), Maggie Holmes Blossom Paper (680413), Maggie Holmes Rubber Charms (680436), Maggie Holmes Elsie Paper (680407), Maggie Holmes Wonderful Paper (680416), Maggie Holmes Bloom Delights (680441), Maggie Holmes Cardstock Accents (680435), Maggie Holmes Shine Wood Veneer Pieces (680328), Maggie Holmes Puffy Phrase and Accents (680431), Maggie Holmes Clear Stickers with Foil Accents (680443), Craft Market Wood Hoops (683664), Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam White Tabs (ST340273)
Hi there! It’s Ashley, and I’m stopping in today to share a summer themed layout with you! When I think of creating a summer layout, the first thing that usually comes to mind is color. I like to work with bright, happy colors for my pages and the Bloom collection has a lot of great papers to choose from.
I love the color Yellow, so I just had to use the Yellow Chevron side of the Garden Party paper for my background. I like having a pattern design in the background that still lets your photos and embellishments stand out. I thought it would be fun to create a large title on the layout, so I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut “Ahoy There”. The open letters of the title, were perfect for incorporating more color and pattern into my layout.
The photo I wanted to use on my layout, had a lot of contrasting colors and didn’t coordinate well with the Bloom collection. Instead of switching to a different photo, I decided to edit my photo and make it black & white. I really like the contrast of the black & white photo with the bright colors on the layout.
When it came to embellishing the layout, I used pieces from the Bloom collection that could be used with any type of layout theme. I always love to use the phrases from the Accent Stickers sheet, and there were several that worked for my layout. The banner piece from the Chipboard sheet, added great dimension, and I liked having it layered over the white space in my photo. The Delights layered embellishment and Teal Tassel, added a nice bit of texture to the layout. And I even managed to squeeze in a few embellishments from the Little You collection!
There are so many ways to create a fun, summer look on your layouts! I hope I’ve inspired you with a few ideas for using the Bloom collection on your summer projects!
Bloom Products Used:
Maggie Holmes Bloom Garden Party (680406), Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x6 Paper Pad (680428), Maggie Holmes Bloom Tassels (680437), Maggie Holmes Bloom Washi Stickers (680440), Maggie Holmes Bloom Delights (680441), Maggie Holmes Bloom Accent Stickers, (680435), Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Rubber Shapes (680436)
Little You Products Used: Little You Embellishments (680397)
It's all about summer this week! It's the perfect time to chill & relax by the beach or just get soak in the pool. In Malaysia, it is "summer" all year long - rain & shine all year long. Isn't that perfect? *wink*
Today, I'm back with a layout of my daughter's first experience with the beach. She was just a little one-year-old toddler trying to figure out the beach. She absolutely loved the sand & truly enjoyed playing with her beach apparatus. I always believed in letting children explore as they grow, that way they will learn faster! And with all the photos we captured, it would be great to scrap them for keepsake as well :)
To begin, I painted the AC cardstock with gesso by using a recycled gift-card. Once that is all dried, I diluted the blue paint with lots of water so that it will be subtle and the blue wouldn't scream for attention. I wanted the blue paint to represent the "sea". By applying gesso, it will also create some kind of resist to the diluted blue paint. I absolutely love the effect.
Next what I did was to position the photos in the middle and begun to adhere embellishments all around the photos. I found a lot of summer related embellishments in the Bloom collection, which I absolutely adored! Perfect colors with the photos as well.
Once I'm done with all the placement of the embellishments, I completed my layout with some splatters of the blue paint and a short journaling.
I hope you will have a wonderful time this summer and take lots of photos! Happy summer!
Supplies: Maggie Holmes Bloom Paper - 'Moments' (680405), Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Stickers (680431), Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Thickers Gold Foam (680432), Maggie
Hi everyone! Gina here today to share a small mini album that I have created using my favorite Crate Paper collections. I love how well all the Crate Paper collections coordinate with each other.
This mini album is very easy to create. I started with a simple 6”x6” chipboard square album. This size is perfect to use with the 6”x6” paper pads. Next, I carefully chose products from Maggie Holmes’s Bloom and Shine collections, along with the Little You and Hello Love collections. Throughout the book, you will see chipboard, ephemera, stickers and lots of patterned papers.
I couldn't resist mixing all four collections throughout the album. I kept the cover page fairly simple with some patterned papers and chipboard pieces from the Maggie Holmes Shine collection. I added a bit of lace, machine stitching and a threaded button to give it a more handmade look.
Because I chose to use chipboard frames on most of my pages, I started by measuring the size of each frame so that I knew what size to print my photos. I chose to use photos of my daughter from a recent photo session. I resized them in Photoshop and printed all of them in black and white. This created more of a cohesive look throughout the album.
I made sure to add lots of feminine touches throughout the book such as lace, frills and, of course, gold glitter. I also used American Crafts Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive Foam Tabs to add dimension to a lot of my embellishments.
I had so much fun making these pages. I hope you have found some inspiration today to make your own mini album.
Supplies: Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x6 Paper Pad (680428), Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die-Cuts (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Cardstock Stickers(680435), Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers W/Gold Glitter Accents (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Suede Tassels (680437), Little You Counting Sheep (LYPPR-80379), Little You Loved (LYPPR-80377), Little You Glittered Adhesive Chipboard Boy Accents W/Gold (LYPPR-80388), Little You Mixed Embellishments Boy(LY680396), Little You Mixed Embellishments Girl (LY680397), Maggie Holmes Shine Bright (680290), Maggie Holmes Shine Lovely (680291), Maggie Holmes Shine Darling (680297), Maggie Holmes Shine Tassels (680325), Maggie Holmes Shine Standouts (680326), Maggie Holmes Shine Wood Veneer Shapes (680328), Maggie Holmes Shine Thickers (680317), Hello Love Layered Tags (680365), Hello Love Chipboards Stickers (680360)
Hi! Andrea here with a fun, multi-photo layout I made using a combination of Bloom by Maggie Holmes and Little You! My layout is called "Tea for Two" and I made it to document a happy little moment from a recent trip to Disneyland with my hubby, Ryan, where we decided to have some tea at Minnie's house.
Generally, I prefer to use only one photo on 8.5 x 11 layouts. I like the look of just one photo as the focus. I like to have one photo be the center of attention and build around it, but these pictures were soooo cute that I couldn't pick just one. The story was best told with this set of photos. I had to figure out how to share them while maintaining the kind of central visual impact that comes from having just one pic.
I ended up laying the three photos out in a straight line creating a kind of "film strip" that helps draw the eye to the pictures. I wanted to frame the photos as well. To frame them, I used some white on pink polka dot patterned paper from Little you, plus some gold vellum. I sewed on some pink on white polka dot crepe paper to create a ruffle.
For the background paper, I chose a pattern that was sweet but that wouldn't pull focus from the pictures. I chose the "hello" paper I watercolored some of the "hellos" in soft pink and blue. To adorn my layout, I clustered some Bloom and Little You embellishments in the lower left corner.
I made a custom fringe heart to look like the others from Bloom, but in my blue and pink color scheme. The finishing touches were a few enamel dots from Little You, a roller date stamped at the top, and finally, the title, "tea for two" which I wrote and watercolored to mimic the "hellos" on the background paper.
I really love how it all came out and I hope I have inspired you to create some multi-photo layouts!
Maggie Holmes Bloom Hello, Hello paper (680426), Maggie Holmes Bloom Moments paper (680405) , Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Delights Standout stickers (680441), Little You Little Nose paper (LYPPR-80381), Little You Girl Mixed Enamel Dots (LY680397), Little You Gold Vellum (LY680402)