Hello and welcome to the blog today! I am going to share a project I have been working on for the last few days - a Halloween table for my dining room. I used the After Dark collection for this and it was perfect! Let's take a look.
I knew I wanted to make some prints to hang on the wall, so I grabbed the Minc After Dark 8x10 prints and a few rolls of foil. Here I am using purple and orange.
I decided to go with purple foil on the white print, and orange foil on the black. The foil will stick to any part of the paper that's laser printed (with toner), so on the Trick or Treat paper - just the wording will be foiled purple.
Using the Minc is so easy. You simply place your foil on top of the design, then stick it inside the plastic sleeve. Run it through the machine and you're done!
Here's a look at the Halloween print - hopefully you can get a sense of how pretty the orange foil is!
I had picked up this black tabletop tree at the craft store and knew it needed a little extra something. I used the patterned papers from After Dark to make a garland. Making one of these is really simple. Just take a few punches and punch shapes out of the patterned paper. You then run them through your sewing machine one after the other to make a garland. Super easy!
I also got a chance to use the black cat string of lights from the After Dark collection. My kids helped me punch the lights through the black cats, then I simply used a few gold thumbtacks to attach the strand to my wall.
I also created a few more embellishments and touches for the table. I collect vintage typewriters and wanted to incorporate one into the table, so I simply put a piece of patterned paper through the roller. Doing this is so fun since you can see both sides of the paper. I also picked up a few fun pumpkins from the craft store to add as well.
I had this orange frame in my scraproom that I wasn't using for anything, so I simply added a piece of patterned paper to it along with some chipboard embellishments from the collection. Super simple and fast!
I also added a vase with some orange ball ornaments as well as a pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket. My kids keep asking me where the candy is :)
And here's the final product! I really like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by the blog today, and I hope you're getting ready for Halloween!
Home decor projects are always so much fun with Crate Paper collections and today, I'm really excited to be digging into the newest one, Shine, by Maggie Holmes.
I think this collection is SUPER inspiring, so I immediately thought of creating a moodboard. It's been a while since I've made one!
I arranged some of my favorite pieces alongside this amazing set of cat-shaped string lights from the After Dark collection.
I know I say this nearly every time a new Crate Paper line is released, but I think this collection might be my new favorite. I love the soft pretty color palette of Shine mixed with all the really cool typographical elments.
And then of course, the florals!
This is an absolutely gorgeous line and I can't wait to start use these beautiful papers and embellishments in my memory keeping.
We're still very much at the start of school over here. To make the transition a little more fun I've decided to make our space a little more exciting. I acquired a few metal sign holders over the years and thought it would be fun to decorate one for our book pile. I started by pulling out a large alphabet and a (mostly) white piece of patterned paper from the Wonder collection. I flipped the patterned paper over and traced the opening of the sign on it. I trimmed that out and set it aside. I grabbed a ruler and laid out a potential title with the chipboard letter stickers. I really wanted to use the word "learn" as the focus of the sign, but it ended up being a little bit squashed. Clearly, "read" fit a lot better. I adhered my title to my piece of patterned paper and slid in in my sign. I could have decorated a whole lot more... adding ribbon and tassels... but I think my boys appreciate it being nice and simple.
Hello Crate lovers! Today's post is all about fall, pumpkins, Halloween, and tags :). I've mentioned it before, but can't help but say it again...I love creating tags. Tags for all seasons and occasions, including autumn.
I've used bits and pieces of the new After Dark collection to create layered tags with shaker pumpkins on top.
Each pumpkin is made up of different combinations of patterned paper, and each is filled with After Dark sequins.
Cardstock and puffy stickers are a great way to add your sentiments and unique accents.
These are interactive and playful and would be a great accent on a treat bag or gift, or perfectly fine left on their own.
I've used Craft Market glittered clothespins to attach each shaker pumpkin to a coordinating tag.
Such a fun time of year that flies by so quickly, so get creating and enjoy the season!
Welcome to the CP blog. It's Lisa Parkin here with you today. I'm the creative director at Crate Paper and I'm thrilled to share our newest Maggie Holmes collection with you...SHINE! Shine is a fun and playful collection that is full of color, fresh icons and adorable papers.
The inspiration behind Shine is what we all cherish about scrapbooking - preserving our shining moments! Here at Crate Paper we know that each photo tells a story and we hope that Maggie's new collection will help make your story beautiful, bright and full of sparkle.
Some of my favorite new products are the phrase roller stamp, the large gold letter, the gold sequin shapes and of course the beautiful papers. But the tassels with the beads are at the top of my list!
Enjoy Shine friends!
Isn't this a fun and colorful collection? I cant wait to hear what your favorites are! Leave a comment below and you could win a Shine prize pack! The winner will be announced on Monday, Sept 21st. Good Luck! Also be sure to follow us on Instagram. We will be giving away Shine products all day!
We hope that Maggie's new collection will help you and the love you have for scrapbooking and crafting shine through in all your creations. We love having Maggie in the Crate Paper family. Check out Maggie's blog for more inspiration and giveaways.
Thanks for coming by today. We appreciate the love and support that all of you show to Crate Paper. We love being part of your story.
Hello and welcome to Embellishment Week here on the Crate Paper blog! Today I am sharing a pocket spread using the new After Dark collection. Let's take a look!
It was so easy to make a spread highlighting embellishments from this collection, because there are so many great ones! Here you can see how I took a few of the pieces from the ephemera pack and clipped them to my photo with an orange paper clip from the collection. You can also see a shot of the glitter Thickers - so cool!
One of my favorite ways to include embellishments in pocket pages is to use stitching. For this pocket, I added some sequins to the pocket, as well as a piece of the wood veneer and ephemera. I simply stitched the pocket closed and shook it a little to distribute the pieces. You can also do this with glitter - super fun!
I also got a chance to use the Minc along with a few of the After Dark Minc embellishments. Here you can see I foiled the spiderweb piece with gold foil and added it to my photo along with a wood veneer spider.
Here you can see how I used the Minc to add purple foil to one of the embellishment pieces. Such a great addition to the card!
And here's the whole spread. I just love how it turned out! I can't wait to use this collection to scrap my Halloween photos from this year.
I know I can't be the only one itching to throw a super cute Halloween party after seeing the new After Dark collection. The black cat string lights and Minc accessories alone would make decorating a no-brainer. So today, I want to share a few Halloween party invitations that would be just as super easy to put together as well!
There are so many reasons to love the After Dark collection, but one of my favorite things about this line is the unexpected pops of pale blue and green. For my first invitation, I paired some After Dark elements with a soft patterned paper from the Confetti line.
When churning out multiple quantities of something, like an invitation, it's best to stick to a formula, even if you want each one to be different. Here, I just added 1 embellishment + 1 patterned paper and maybe some words.
It didn't take too much time to create a really festive mood!