Happy Thursday! We wanted to share a bit of inspiration by our in-house design team. We hope you will love creating with Cute Girl!
Crate Paper Cute Girl 12x12 Paper - Story Book (#680494), Sisters (#680495), Magical (#680493), Sassy (#680498), My Girl (#680500), Fancy (#680503), Cute Girl Printed Vellum (#680504), Cute Girl Ephemera Pack (#680509), Cute Girl Small Embellishments (#680512), Sticky Thumb Tape Runner (#340261), Dimensional Foam White Tabs (#340273), American Crafts 12 x 12 Cardstock – White (#71081), Black (#71082), White embroidery floss & needle, black pen
Hi everyone! I'm excited to share with you this mini album that I created with the new Cute Girl collection by Crate Paper! I love this line so much! Everything is so ridiculously cute and girly and magical...which is totally my thing! When I first saw the collection with all the awesome patterned papers, like the lovely florals, cute kitties and pretty pinks...I just couldn't wait to start using it all.
I especially love all of the embellishments! The fairytale imagery like the crowns and the mermaids are so cool...but the best has to be the unicorns! I know that I am a grown woman, but, really, inside every grown woman is a little girl who loves unicorns! Life is so special and filled with magic that it’s just waiting to be written down and photographed!
I actually think this collection is so versatile and you can use it for a lot of things...but yeah, I had to do something super girly with it first. So, I made a mini album called “Hello” about me and my girlitude! I cut the 12x12 patterned papers in the collection and used each one to be a different page in my album. I intermixed these pages with pocket pages that I filled with pics and some of the cute pocket cards that come in the collection (in the cut-apart sheet).
To make paper clips for embellishments, I used hearts and stars and butterflies from the puffy stickers and chipboard stickers. I also used some of the gold foiled tassels in pink, mint and polka dot to make some cute dangling paperclips. Cute Girl comes with some awesome bow paper clips, too. All the paperclips are definitely my fave!
Also, I loved making the layouts in the album. I made my mini layouts using the puffy sticker words and the pink and gold thickers to make my layout titles (plus a few of my own words that I wrote, die cut and then painted to mimic the cool ombre/colorblocked look of the words in the Cute Girl collection.)
So much to love about this collection! I just had to use the sequins and stamps in the collection to make a cute shaker pocket and it may be my favorite shaker pocket ever!
Cute Girl Paper Tassels (680513), Cute Girl Stamp Set (680515), Cute Girl Chipboard Stickers, Cute Girl Puffy Stickers (680491), Cute Girl Alpha Thickers (680516), Cute Girl Magical Paper (680493), Cute Girl Fancy Paper (680503), Cute Girl Story Book Paper (680494), Cute Girl Sisters Paper (680495), Cute Girl Rainbows Paper (680496), Cute Girl Giggle Paper (680497), Cute Girl Sassy Paper (680498), Cute Girl Cheery Paper (680499), Cute Girl My Girl Paper (680500), Cute Girl Make Believe Paper (680501), Cute Girl Be You Paper (680502), Cute Girl Sweetheart Cut Apart Sheet (680492), Cute Girl Embellishment Pack (680512), Cute Girl Printed Vellum (680504), Cute Girl Ephemera Pack (680514)
Hello creative friends! Jessy back with you today and ready to share a fun & girly layout using the new Cute Girl collection by Crate Paper! I absolutely ADORE this whole collection simply because I have a toddler girl and two cats. Can you tell the Cute Girl collection is just perfect for me? In fact, I think CP secretly created it for me *haha*.
As soon as I was browsing through the papers and embellishments, I instantly knew that I had to create a layout with these photos that I snapped of my girl and her fur-brothers. I printed two of the same photo-one in color and one in black and white. This will create a very interesting look among all the cute elements.
To begin, I chose three patterned papers that I wanted to use on my layout. By layering patterned papers, it will certainly give a great look to your design. Then, I decided to tone down the colorful paper that's right in front with a piece of vellum paper so the colors won't scream for too much attention against all the colorful embellishments.
Next, I worked on the composition of my photos and the ephemera pieces. Once I'm happy with the composition, I continue to add more stickers and ephemera pieces to fill the gaps so it looks balanced. Finally, I completed the layout by stamping arrows in the background and machine stitching along the border of the layout.
Below are some close-up shots of my layout:
Layering ephemera pieces are so fun! I just can't enough of the little cute girl and the cat! Cute die-cuts are my weakness *haha*.
That cute puffy sticker is just too cute not to add to my layout! What a brilliant design!
Thank you so much for letting me share today & I can't wait to see all the beautiful projects made with the Cute Girl collection! Have a crafty week!
Cute Girl - Sisters paper (680945), My Girl paper (680500), Be You paper (680502), Cute Girl Ephemera Pieces (680509), Cute Girl Puffy Phrase & Accent Thickers (680507), Cute Girl Stamps (680515), Cute Girl Chipboard Stickers (680508)
Hello Crate friends! We have a few fun printables for you today! You can download them both here. We've also announced the giveaway winners below!
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Welcome everyone, it's Lisa back with you today to share our new collection, Cute Girl, with you. Cute Girl is great for any sweet girls or women in your life. With traditional, feminine colors and adorable icons it will add color, vibrancy and a little cuteness to all of your craft projects. For awhile now I've been wanting gold dipped tassels and I'm excited that we have them in this collection. They are adorable and I hope you love them as much as I do!
Having two girls myself, I love a great girl collection and to be honest I love it for myself too because no matter how old I get there is a cute girl inside of me that loves kittens with cute pink cheeks. Enjoy Cute Girl!
Vellum Confetti with gold
How sweet and fun is this collection? I can't wait to hear what your favorites are! Leave a comment below and you could win a Cute Girl prize pack! The winner will be announced on Friday, July 15th. Good Luck!
Thanks for coming by to check out our new collections. It has been fun to share the last few days with you. I appreciate all of your kind comments about our new Cool Kid collection. It is all of you that inspire us to create beautiful crafting products.
I'll be back in August to share more new products. See you then!
Hello Crate Paper fans! It's Lisa Parkin—the creative director at Crate Paper and I'm taking over the blog today. I'm beyond excited to share our new Cool Kid collection with you. Cool Kid is perfect for boys of any age and has a trendy color palette that is full of fun. Boy collections are my absolute favorite collections to create and I think Cool Kid is my all time favorite! In addition to adorable paper and great embellishments, this collection also has some awesome new products - my favorite are the rubber accents and the canvas pennants! Enjoy Cool Kid and be prepared: you're going to want to get your hands on this collection. It's pretty cool!
How awesome and cool was that? I can't wait to hear what your favorites are! Leave a comment below and you could win a Cool Kid prize pack! The winner will be announced on Friday, July 15th. Good Luck!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! We appreciate all of the Crate Paper fans out there. You truly inspire us with your Crate Paper creations. For those of you with girls in your life, don't worry! Come by Wednesday to preview a super cute, girl-themed collection. It's pretty darn cute!
Hello everyone — I love July! My birthday is this month and I enjoy this special time during the summer, when in the same week, I get to celebrate the date of my birth and the birth of our Nation! For Independence Day, I don’t usually do a whole lot of decorating. I decorate quite a lot for all the other holidays but for whatever reason, not this one so much. I decided I wanted to change that. I love making my own decorations for holidays so for this Independence Day, I decided to create a pretty flag decoration using Crate Paper Little You and Bloom by Maggie Holmes.
I decorate my house with lots of pinks so I thought that instead of the traditional red that is in our flag, I would use some pinks. I combined light pinks from Little You with the darker pinks for Bloom and I love the way they look on my flag. For the white stripes, I used some pretty white with black patterned papers like the Hello, Hello paper from Bloom and the lovely black and white floral paper called Peony. As I was laying down the stripes, I realized that the flag had a quilted sort of a look so to emphasize that I did some sewing. I did zig-zag stitches on my pink and white stripes and I also decided to stitch on my stars.
I cut out the stars by hand. I wanted them to look like stars on a primitive style, American quilt so I cut the stars in such a way that they aren’t perfect, but they look really cute...cutting by hand and eye and not using a template or drawing them out first or anything. I stitched down the middle of the stars so they would pop out and give some fun dimension to my flag. I chose light blue denim papers mixed with white with black patterned papers to stand out against the dark blue of the background corner of the flag. I think they give a nice, Americana feel with the denim.
Hi! Gina here with a fun patriotic display that is sure to please as a decoration for your next Fourth of July get together or to brighten up your own home!
When I first started making this decoration my original plan was to make a patriotic wreath to display around the house. I started by cutting out paper rosettes using my Silhouette Cameo. There are lots of paper rosettes available in the Silhouette Studio store, just cut out, fold and follow the instructions to put each one together.
I made my paper rosettes out of a variety of patterned papers from the Maggie Holmes Shine and Bloom collections. I used both silver and red glitter cardstock papers to embellish the center of some of the rosettes. I used punches to cut out the different sized center pieces and shapes.
Once my paper rosettes were all assembled, my original plan was to cut a chipboard wreath out of chipboard and completely cover it with my assorted display of paper rosettes. However, the blade on my Silhouette machine broke in the process, it was late at night and I didn't have any other type decided on a new plan!
I purchased this 12 inch ruler studio set from We R Memory Keepers a couple of month's ago and thought that a star display would be a perfect backdrop for my embellished pieces. It was easy! The rulers are already hinged together. I just followed the project photos that were displayed on the packaging to learn how to make my own folded star.
Once, I was happy with my folded ruler shape, I laid out how I wanted the paper rosettes to look in an overlapping pattern. I used liquid adhesive and foam adhesive squares to glue each piece down. After all of the pieces were glued down, I added a few more embellishments –crepe paper, standouts, chipboard stickers and a “remember” ephemera piece found in the Maggie Holmes Shine collection. I really love how it all came out! Totally different than how I originally planned it, but I think that is what makes it so unique!
Supplies: Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers W/Gold Glitter Accents (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Moments Paper (680405), Maggie Holmes Bloom Wonderful Paper (680416), Crate Paper Hello Hello Paper (680426), Crate Paper My Dear Paper (680409), Maggie Holmes Shine 6x6 Paper Pad (680428), Maggie Holmes Shine Standouts (680326), Maggie Holmes Shine Memento Paper (680292), Maggie Holmes Shine Chipboard Stickers Gold Glitter (680320), Maggie Holmes Shine Ephemera(680321), We R Memory Keepers Ruler Studio Folded Ruler 12 Inches White (660923), American Crafts Glitter Cardstock Pack 12”x12”(71739), American Crafts Knock Outs Punches 1.5” Star (KOP63102),Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam White Tabs (ST340273)
Hi CP fans! Ashley here, bringing you a bit of red, white and blue inspiration for the Fourth of July! Every year, I snap a photo of either the kids or the whole family wearing red, white and blue. Last year, we managed to get, what I consider, the perfect family photo. Everyone was looking in the general direction of the camera, wearing close to a smile, and not moving around blurring the photo. Success! We even included our sixth, furry member of the family, Baxter and we had him looking at the camera with his best doggy smile.
When it comes to scrapbooking holiday themed photos, I don’t always go with the typical holiday color scheme. For this layout, I was able to create a red, white and blue look using the Bloom and Shine collections by Maggie Holmes. I brought in a wood grain patterned paper for the background. I liked the contrast of the wood look with the red, white and blue. I also brought in a bit of teal, since some of our clothing was more of a teal blue, rather than dark blue.
A large star die cut was perfect for adding interest to the background of my layout and continuing the Fourth of July theme. I cut it on my Silhouette Cameo from white cardstock, along with a few blue and red patterned paper stars. I layered the patterned paper stars over the die cut, and I stitched along the outside edge in order to add texture to the layout.
I didn’t want to completely cover the star die cut, so I mixed in a few embellishments to add dimension and texture. The fringe heart, chipboard pieces and wood veneer were perfect for the layout. And, I loved that larger size of the fringe heart and wood veneer helped fill up the layout without over-crowding the page.
And, you can’t have a Fourth of July layout without a little bit of sparkle! I used gold Thickers, stickers and the gold fringe on the heart for a pop of sparkle. The Crate Paper collections all mix so well together, so I loved that I could use products from Bloom and Shine to create the perfect holiday layout for my favorite Fourth of July photo!
Don’t miss out on snapping photos of your family this Fourth of July! You can also document your day by photographing some of your favorite activities or Fourth of July foods!
Bloom Products Used:
Maggie Holmes Bloom Flutter (680412), Maggie Holmes Bloom Hello Hello (680426), Maggie Holmes Bloom Blissful (680424), Maggie Holmes Bloom Fringe Hearts (680442), Maggie Holmes Bloom Happy Thickers (680432), Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers (680433)
Shine Products Used:
Maggie Holmes Shine Beautiful Thickers (680317), Maggie Holmes Shine 6x6 Paper Pad (680315), Maggie Holmes Shine Glitter Stickers (680331)
Hello Love Products Used:
Hello Love Wood Veneers (680368)