I love creating with the new Wonder collection from Crate Paper. I am always inspired to create something for "baby", as the darling images and phrases, seem so fitting for a little one. Today I've altered a frame that's been floating around my house, and dressed it up to fit perfectly in "baby's" room.
I first chose paper to create my background and from where I could build my focal point. I wanted something a bit darker than the frame so that it would be stand out from the white border. Next I added a die cut Bingo card from the Ephemera pack, and adhered it to the center of my frame.
I then added a bit of trim around the opening of my frame, to soften the sharp edges a bit, and added Wonder chipboard flowers and garland near the top, and a chipboard heart and flower in the bottom corner.
I have been waiting patiently to use one of the darling die-cut animals from the ephemera pack, and chose my favorite one to place in the center of my frame, followed by a sentiment and small velvet flower.
Creating altered frames for special occasions is one of my most favorite DIY projects. They come together so quickly and make a special event, or person, even more special :).
Hello and welcome to Wonder Week on the Crate Paper blog! All this week, our design team is sharing layouts created with our new collection. Up first is Jennifer Chapin with this darling layout using the house wood veneer frame.
Hey everyone! Jennifer here, and today I am sharing this layout with you that I created with the new Wonder collection. This wood veneer house frame is so great and I wanted to make it the centerpiece of my layout. I used many different patterned papers and embellishments from the collection to complete it, I will show you how!
I started with a piece of white cardstock as my background. I placed the house where I wanted it, then used that as a guide to add part of my title. For the title, I used a combination of Thickers and printed word strips.
I used wet adhesive to adhere the house to a piece of patterned paper and carefully trimmed the edges. After that, I used my ruler to measure the openings and added other patterned paper and embellishments.
I printed some family photos to size, and added those too. The saying that I used for the title has always been my favorite. I might actually end up framing this layout and hanging it up somewhere in the house!
I finished the layout off with stickers and ephemera from the collection, as well as one of the large wood veneer words. I hope you can get your hands on this line and start creating soon! The colors are so fabulous and the graphics in this collection are so great for any type of family project.
I love office supplies and always get a little giddy this time of year as it's time for school to begin again, and time to stock up on school and office supplies. Clipboards are a favorite of mine and lately, chalkboard paint :). I decided to spray my mini clipboard with a bit of this paint and see what would happen, and I have to say, I love the results.
The Crate Paper Journey collection is filled with inspiring quotes and phrases, so I knew it would be a perfect fit for my back to school clipboard. I used chipboard and die cuts around the outside of my clipboard, leaving the inside empty for messages or reminders.
I clipped a foiled tag and die cut together using a glittered clothespin from the Craft Market collection, and just have it sitting on top of the clipboard, as a gentle reminder for my little student.
I used a few tiny Puffy Icon Stars here and there to help create movement and personality.
Hope your fresh, new school year is off to a great start!
Today, design team member Jennifer Chapin is sharing a back to school layout featuring the new Wonder collection. Let's take a look!
Hi everyone! Jennifer here, and I had so much fun using the new Wonder collection to create this back to school themed layout for my daughter. The collection really has so many great sayings that apply to back to school, you can see I have used the "be brave" and "let your light shine" stickers. I stuck with a grid design for this layout, leaving some white space for embellishments.
For the title, I used the multi-patterned chipboard Thickers that come with this collection - aren't they fabulous? They are nice and big too. I adhered them to patterned vellum and stitched through after adding to the layout. Originally, this was going to be a pocket page but I found I liked it better as an actual layout.
The cork numbers in this collection were perfect to add an accent to the page to show that my daughter is going to be in first grade. I also used a chipboard frame and star next to the title to add some dimension and color.
The 'be brave' chipboard sticker was perfect for a back to school page. Even though my daughter loves school, she still gets a little nervous for the first day. I also embellished with some chipboard hearts and an ampersand from the ephemera pack.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I had a lot of fun making this layout. Have you used the new Wonder collection yet? We would love to see!
Back to School time has always been so exciting for me, even after I graduated. As an adult, I still can't help but get a little giddy knowing that fall is just around the corner. Besides being my favorite fashion season, the stationary world is filled with gorgeous planners, calendars, and pretty paper.
The Wonder Collection may just be my all time favorite Crate Paper offering. I've been taking it way beyond scrapbooking and it’s made it’s way onto my desk— I absolutely love incorporating elements of the collection into my planner. Today, I want to share a fun little organizer I made to house some of these supplies and keep them handy as I work.
For step by step directions, you can view the tutorial here. I was surprised how little I needed to put together an accordion fold organizer. All I used was 2 thick pieces of cardboard (I recycled some packaging), 2 pieces of patterned paper (I chose the Wild Spirit from the Wonder Collection), 6 sheets of solid cardstock, and adhesive (the AC This to That 1/4” adhesive is perfect for this project).
As a finishing touch, I added tassels from the Wonder Collection using a bit of tulle ribbon. I'm so happy with how my organizer turned out and I'm going to love seeing it on my desk every day. It’s going to be really great having all my beautiful Crate Paper supplies handy as I work on my planner!
I love my craft space....it's not the most organized spot in the house, but it's where my little girl and I get creative and is centered in the heart of our home. I love being in the middle of whatever is going on, whether I'm crafting or not, so with my craft room right off of our kitchen and family room, I am near the action.
I have many of my favorite things in this special room, including vintage photos handed down to me from my great grandma, and an old sewing machine that belonged to my mom. It is nestled inside its cute, original, wooden cabinet, and is where I set my new sewing machine. My mom introduced me to being creative and always encouraged me to create, so having a piece of her in my craft room is very special to me.
I love having my supplies out in the open because I am always inspired by them, so I try to find ways of displaying them that help keep things organized and as tidy as possible :). Glass jars, wooden crates, wire baskets, metal tins, etc. all are put to use here.
I keep my favorite magazines close by as well, as I love to go back and look through them over and over again to gain inspiration...one of my most favorite things to do when I have a spare minute.
I also like to have some of my favorite creations on display, mostly because of the photos of my daughter which I include and love to look at. That's what it's all about, right? Creating joy :).
I am so excited for this week on the blog! I'm excited to see the scrap spaces of my fellow DT members! If there is one thing that I love as much as scrap, it's to organize and decorate my studio!
Today I wanted to show you how I reorganized my equipment. I have to change every month! :)
I recently received the latest collection from Crate Paper! I love it and am a big fan of the Wonder collection. After admiring each piece of the ephemera pack, I gathered them in a small container and put the rest of the collection in a new, mint metal basket.
On my desk, when I do not scrapbook, I try to keep a clean space with all of my favorite items close at hand.
Here's a look at my favorite small basket at the moment, a few tools and storage for my Project Life...always mint ;)
A friend of mine recently offered me this little basket and it's perfect for storing the various stamps!
As soon as I settle down to create, I gather all of my cute (and organized!) containers.
I like to have all of my supplies available and organized so that I don't have to spend too much time searching. It also reduces the chance of forgetting anything!
Another storage tip I've found is to store some of my mini albums in small metal baskets. They're easy to see and have a place of their own!
I hope that you enjoyed this fun tour and that you got a few ideas for organization in your space. See you soon!
For those missed full visit my office last April, you can see it here:
My room is still under construction. Most of it is cosmetic...an awful work surface, no window trim, unfinished ceiling...that kinda thing. But I am super excited to share some little bits of my brand new workspace with you today!
Some backstory. There are many many pictures of my old workspace floating around on the interwebs. It was a lovely little room. But we built a house and it allowed me some more space and a new layout. My new workspace is 900 square feet located above the garage. It's pretty much a studio/office/homeschool room hybrid.
In the center of the room I have four work tables that my hubby made for me. Each has two drawers and either two shelves or one shelf and rolling storage for patterned papers. Pretty much all my scrapbook supplies fit in here. There's a drawer for scrap paper, two for Antonius trays holding loose embellishments, one for tools like scissors and pens and then some for kits I'm currently working with. All my Crate products are currently in file folders with the rest of my patterned paper in rolling bins... but I'm not 100% happy with that so they may move around too.
The rest of the shelves hold baskets. Like I said, all my most used supplies live here. Here's a look at a few of them. One of my FAVORITE crate products is the chipboard frames. So I devoted an entire basket to those. I like that I can just slide out the baskets and put them on my work surface. My work table is 18 feet long, so there's more than enough space for that. My washi storage has changed over the years...but I always come back to just keeping it in a wire basket. I like to dig. Inside some of the baskets I have smaller baskets. When I was organizing my space I wanted to only put my favorite supplies here. (I'll share where I'm storing other supplies in a minute). Tags and labels were a no brainer. I keep all my precut labels in a small loaf tin. I've been looking for just the right wooden box for my journaling cards for a while now. I finally remembered one that was in the garage (we'll be unpacking forever!) and made a few dividers for it. It houses three rows of cards perfectly. My 4x6 cards live in another wooden box. Behind the worktable is a row of Expedits. I filled them with white boxes because I wanted to keep this whole space really clean! In here I keep things I don't need access to a lot. Things like holiday supplies, flowers, embossing powders, letterpress supplies, and so on. The boxed are labeled and organized alphabetically. On the far right, near my desk, I store office things in the boxes (printer ink, batteries, etc.) and my notebook supplies and booklets. I try to keep the top fairly clean. Usually there's only a typewriter, my current Project Life® album and a candy jar for wood veneer and brads. There's also usually a tray holding a current project. Right now it's filled with things for my summer mini book. Above the expedits, in between the two windows, is room for an inspiration board. That is another one of those "to-do list things" so for now I just have a couple of things taped up on the wall. At the end of the row of Expedits I have an Alex cart. This mostly holds planner supplies like labels, pens, sticky notes and printer paper. On the adjacent wall is my desk. We actually have five desks in here because we use it for a school room as well. Three are along this wall and two are along the other. Clean and uncluttered most days. The other side of the room is just being worked on now. It includes a couch, round table and chairs and three bookcases. Behind the bookcase drawers I have my Cutterbug, planners, school supplies, and other craft supplies. Most of the stuff that still needs to be moved out of here tends to gravity to that side of the room but we're getting there. I can't wait till this room gets a little further along and I can show it to you guys! But for now I hope you enjoyed the peeks.