Beach Vacation Treat Pails

July 17, 2017

Good Morning,

We just returned from a wonderful beach vacation. It was nothing too exotic just our local beach but being able to stay a few steps from the beach for a few days is amazing.

Usually when we go on a vacation I try to make al ittle treat box or goody bag with little fun things each kid might like. I usually put in a favorite candy, maybe a special cup or in this case sunscreen and chapsticks. I love that it makes them feel special and it starts the trip off on a good note.

This time since we were not going to far and this trip was a last minute booking so I did something on a smaller scale. I loved these sand pails by Lori Whitlock, just perfect for our trip.

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I used a Bo Bunny Collection I have had in my stash for years.  I love its bright colors and different shape patterns which I thought would be fun on these pails. The shovel is part of the cut file which I used as name tags adhered by dimensional glue dots.

This file cuts out strips for the pail lip as well as the handle which is pre cut for a brad. I liked that it gave movement to the project.

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This is a fairly simple project that comes together realtively easy. If your doing a beach theme vacation or party, I think these would be great.

Supply List:

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Lori Whitlock Designs Cut file “Sand Pail Shaped Box”
  • 12×12 patterned paper (I used Bo Bunny)
  • 2 brads
  • dimensional adhesive
  • regular adhesive
  • Alphabet stickers or cut out from the silhouette

 

Hope you are enjoying some summer fun!

Until next time!

“Measure -up” Mini Album

July 16, 2017

Good Morning,

Today I have a mini album I made from scraps while working on my “mason Jar conversion” mini. I had cut several “measuring cups” thinking I would make a formal mini album but in the end just went a with ring for the conversion charts.  To see that project you can click here: Handy Kitchen Mason Jar conversion charts

I loved these measuring cups so I decided to challenge myself to make a less formal quick mini album using the cuts as well as scraps. Here is how my challenge turned out:

The pages are made up of a cut file that is a measuring cup card, that I modified a bit by flipping it and cutting on the connector in some cases. It does come with a base cut as well as top layer.

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The cover page has a separte cut file for the title that had the small measuring cup icon as well.

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Using the cut apart sheets (not all 3×4) I created some flaps and journaling places. The second page has a little bradturning the “Family” tag into a swing tab.

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Once the tag is moved it open to a little flap in which the backside could be for journaling and a 4×4 photo mat. You can see my quick hinge to keep the pages together made from white cardstock. Again super simple mini album meant to be fun and quick.

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The page on the left was a little tricky as I wanted to create a double photo mat opportunity. I layered two papers and added ribbon to cover the seam. The little jewel works as way help the flap open.measuring cup-5

Here is the open flap giving two more places for photos. The photo mat on the measuring cup base is a 4×4, perfect for those cell phone photos.

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The next page I used a 3×4 card trying to pull in some of the yellows and oranges of the previous page top layer. I created a small pocket and put a small tag of extra dot paper for journaling or a picture.

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To keep my color theme going I went with this super cute 3×4 card with the salt and pepper. Then another 4×4 photo mat. I like the slanted orientation of the flap, for me it adds to the whismical nature of this album.measuring cup-8

When I do a mini album I like to incorporate many layers, so I tried my best to sneak that concept in as much as possible. Since I find it so easy to snap a bunch of photos on my phone, these extra little spaces for detail food pictures as well my son are needed. This page has a 3×4 card perfect for a quick title or date. it then opens up to……measuring cup-9

The cute paper with the writing. I like the dark contrast as well. The next page is my “firwork finale” page…

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I was enjoying all the different shapes and colors on the cut apart page, in particular I liked how this small dark piece worked with the colorful 3×4 behind it. The dark color helped pull together the dark colors from the other page.  The top flap opens….

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…to a waterfall of three 3×4 cut aparts with cute sayings and space on the back for pictures. The colorful utensils was first then this green one then…..

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this lemon which is perfect since this son is the lemonade king in our house! Then……measuring cup-13

a little flap to add a little interest and give a journaling spot on the back before opening up to a final 4×4 picture.

I have to say I had so much fun putting this type of album together as I didn’t have to be concerned about precise measurments. I have never done a project “on the fly” like this without a ton of planning, it was so freeing.  I hope you enjoyed it too!

Here is my supply list:

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Lori Whitlock Designs: measuring cup shaped card cut file in the Silhouette Design Store
  • Megan Hardy Designs: “Measure Up”  used as the title found in the Silhouette store
  • Echo Park “made from Scratch” paper collection
  • white cardstock for hinges, the cover base and title
  • Bo bunny Double Dot cardstock
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Dry adhesive: ATG

Hope to see you soon,

The Excitement of Turning 4 years-old

July 15, 2017

Good Morning,

I think I have been caught in a time warp as I am aghast to find my little one will be turning 4 in a few days. I just realized recently he will be off to Kindergarten next year, where did the time go, to me it’s still 2014. UGH!

My son is very proud to be turning 4 , he has been to many birthday parties recently and very excited to have a party “with his friends” as well. I wanted to do something special for his card to celebrate this new awareness of birthdays.  When I came across this cute box card cut file in the Silhouette Design Store by Lori Whitlock (box card: ages 4,5,6)  I thought  it was the perfect card to make his birthday card a little extra special.

The cut file comes with the little name tag, stars and banners as well as all the panels.  It measures 4.25 x 5.5 and will fold down to fit into an A2 envelope.

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I used this older Doodlebug Collection for Birthdays, I admit I hoard it but this was perfect for him. My son doesn’t have a favorite color in fact the more colors the more excited he gets. If it has a pattern he is even happier.  To keep that interest I used some of Doodlebug’s linens and ginham “solid” paper as well.

The cut file actually has more banners for the side flaps which are super cute but I decided to go with the Doodlebug Collection’s ” present” stickers since that speaks more to his interest.

 

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This is the third box card I have made and have to say if you have not done one you should. They are so fun to make, I love seeing them start to come to life with the paper. People love getting them as they sit nicely on a mantel or table. I hope you will give one a try.

Before I go here is my suplly list:

  • Cameo Silhouette
  • Silhouette design store: Box Card : ages 4,5,6 by Lori Whitlock
  • Doodlebug 6×6 paper pad
  • Doodlebug ginham and linen 6×6 paper pad/scraps
  • Doodlebug celebration stickers

Thanks for stopping by to look at my card, alwasy happy to hear from everyone!

Until next time,

Happy Birthday Sign

July 14, 2017

Good Morning,

The month of July is busy in our house, I often refer to it as a second Christmas month (at least looking at cost) as three of us have our birthdays this month. I was  trying to get a head start making decorations when I came across this amazing cut file by Snapdragon Snippets on the Silhoutte Cameo.

This sign ends up being pretty thick because it takes 9 layers of cardstock plus a rather clever stand to make the entire thing. I did my best trying to line up all the layers as that is key. This is approx. 4 inches high x 12 across, I think it is perfect for a table center piece.

Layered Happy BirthdayThe paper I used is some older Bo Bunny Surprise collection. I liked the bright colors and patterns for this sign. Considering this is for birthdays covering a wide spectrum of ages, it was important to have it look more timeless than based on age.

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This side view gives you an idea of how the many layers (9 in all) add to its strength to hold up on its own.

The backside shot is of the “I-Bean”  used to prop the sign up. Three of the layers are put on to create a slid for the I-Bean It is rather clever. However I ended up glueing it to make it more pernment.

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Be prepared to get some glue on your hands but end up with a beautiful home decor piece to celebrate many birthday to come.

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Here is my suplly list to make the sign:

  • Silhouette Store: Happy Birthday I-Beam sign by Snapdragon Snippets
  • 7 sheets of 12×12 solid cardstock to cut the base ( I used white) I was able to double up on one sheet.
  • 5 sheets of pattern paper you can use either 12×12 or a 6×6 pad to cut the Happy. (each letter is 4 by 3.)
  • 1 sheet of 12×12 pattern paper to cut the “birthday”.
  • Adhesive: a liquid glue and you could do dimensional adhesive for the “birthday”

This project does take some time to put together as you need layers to dry a bit but it can be done in a few hours.

As Alwasy I appreciate hearing from you and happy to answer any questions,

Until next time….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update – Video for Photo Folio and Page Planner

June 16, 2017


Hi,

I just wanted to post this video walkthrough of my picture planner folio I made a little while back. Please feel free to share your thoughts on this video. Youtube would have you think I ham having caffeine withdrawals. Hopefully, it is not that bad, I would love some feedback as I am starting to warm up to video more and more!

Thanks to Nancee56 for telling me the link was not linked! Please click on the words to go to the video. The picture is just a picture.

Until next time…….

Photo Folio and Page Planner

 

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