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Wrapping up decorative punches week

It's finally Friday and we're wrapping up a fun week of projects created with decorative punches. The girls have done a great job of sharing some fantastic ideas. Let's see what our last two have created for you today.

Carol

"Hello Dear" Card

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I layered my pattern papers for a fun look.

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Supplies: 
  • white Bazzill cardstock
  • MLS collections: - Happy Go Lucky (Linen & Carnation); Keepsake (Simple Treasures, Garden Delight, English Rose, cardstock sticker); Mini Alpha Sticker (Brownie)
  • The Twinery Twines
  • Richard Mark's Glitter Dome Stickers
  • Foam Tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)
  • Ek Success Swirl Edger Punch

Now it's time for something from...

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BFF Love layout

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I love the Martha Stewart Punch around the Page sets. You can create some really fun looks on your layouts.

Supplies:
MLS "Secret Garden" collection
Punches: Fiskars, Martha Stewart
Bling: Want2Scrap
Chipboard, tags, trim: Maya Road

Well friends, that's a wrap on decorative punches week. We hope you'll join us next week for more MLS inspiration from our team.

Please feel free to share with us in the comments below what you'd like to see from My Little Shoebox here on the blog. We'd love to hear how we can inspire you to create more with your My Little Shoebox products.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Even more decorative punch ideas

Hello MLS fans! We're back with even more decorative punch ideas. Today we have some projects from Monique and Jenifer to share with you.

Let's start with...

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For my punch inspired project, I used the "Oh, Deer!" collection and two border punches from Fiskars: Grass Border Punch and a 2-in-1 Corner & Border Punch (Wave).

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Next up is...

 

Jennifer

For my project I used 2 different Fiskars punches and the Coming Home collection.  I like to Layer my punches to give them some texture, as you can see I put 5 layers on the top and then put my banner on top of that.

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Here's a look at the finished layered look.

 

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Cute project right? What will you crete with decorative punches? Please share your decorative punch ideas with us on our Facebook wall.

Join us tomorrow for our last day of inspiration!

Have a creative day.

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More Decorative punches inspiration

Hello MLS fans. Thanks for stopping by for another day of inspiration using decorative punches. A few of our favorite punches are ones by Martha Stewart, EK Success, Fiskers and We R Memory Keepers to name a few.

Today Beckie is sharing some projects she created with punches by Kuretake with the Secret Garden collection.

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My girls

 

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Supplies:

MLS Product Secret Garden - Dorothy,  La Petite
Kiss and Sky paper
Ocean and Dry paper
Secret garden flowers and accents, Secret Garden Cardstock stickers

Becky used the KurePunch sweet flowers punch to create a border she could embellish as well as a border strip to layer with.

And here is a card she created.

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 Next up is...

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There is beauty all around

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Supplies: Secret Garden La Petite patterned paper, kraft, ivory and brown cardstock. Martha Stewart punch around the page. Secret Garden cardstock stickers.

Shemaine's Notes: I like created texture with punches for layouts and cards by punching strips of the same color cardstock and layering them.

 

Thanks for these fabulous projects ladies. Join us tomorrow for more inspiration.

Have a creative day.

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Tuesday Tutorial - Box o' Tags

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Hello, MLS Fans! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! It's my turn to share a tutorial, and I've used the Oh Deer! collection to create a fun project that will be perfect for gift-giving during the holidays: a set of gift tags inspired by Fall!

 

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Wood Tag shape (available in the Silhouette Online Store) in two different sizes. You'll be using the Print and Cut feature on the Silhouette, so you'll need to make sure you turn on the registration marks setting before you print the design onto cardstock.

I cut two large tags (sized at 4.25" on the long side) to go on the outside of the box, and I cut ten smaller tags (sized at 3.75" on the long side) to go inside. You can certainly cut more or less, but ten is a good number to fill up the box.

Once you have your tags cut, it's time to make the box. Start by cutting a sheet of cardstock (I used the Linen/Carnation from My Little Shoebox) to 8 1/2" x 9".

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Next, score each side at 3". In other words, score one side at 3", then turn the paper and score at 3" and turn again until you have four score lines.

Step2

Turn your paper over and find the 9" long side. Cut along the score lines toward the middle as shown here.

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Then fold in your sides to create the box.

Step4

Attach the large tags to the front and back of the box. I used double-sided tape.

Step5

So your box will look like this:

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Cut a strip of the leftover cardstock to 3/4" wide by 7 1/2" long to create a handle for your box. Attach each end to the back of each tag where it meets the box. I added a brad to cover the hole on each side, but you could use a button or whatever you have handy.

Next, it's time to decorate! I used cardstock stickers and additional Silhouette cuts to match the collection. I also used a to/from stamp on each tag, but you could easily handwrite "to" and "from" if you don't have a stamp handy.

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I also tied a strand of ribbon or trim through each tag so they can be easily attached to a gift.

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And here is my finished box with all the tags inside:

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There are plenty of possibilities for creating all kinds of gift tags. Try mixing collections or using mini alphabet stickers for a different look!

Happy creating!

 

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Decorative Punches Week!

Hello MLS fans! Welcome back from a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend. We hope you enjoyed a beautiful holiday with friends and family.

This week we are doing something special for you on the MLS blog. It's a week long look at inspiration using decorative punches along with our collections.

All this week our designers will be sharing some special assignments they created using a variety of decorative punches.

First up today is...

Grace

Our Wonderful Host layout
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Supplies Used:
Cardstock- WorldWin; Pattern papers- (11878, Ruby and Oregano) Un in the Trees; (50024 La Petite, 50022 Sweetie, 50021, Dorothy) Secret Garden; Stickers- 50026 Cardstock Sticker;  08963 Ocean, Sprinkle Glaze Alphabet sticker, 08413 Quicksand, Mini Alphabet Sticker; Ribbon- 50057, Morning Mist; Rhinestones- EK Success; Tag punch- Creative Memories; Corner rounder- Creative Memories; Pen- Creative Memories; Border punches- EK Success, Fiskars;  Adhesives- Scrapbook Adhesive,  Glue Arts
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Grace's Notes:
I created a scallop border around my page using the scallop border punch from EK Success. I love how easy it is to create intricate designs in our pages with the use of border punches. I also added some emphasis to my title by cutting the “braces” design punched initially on cardstock using the Fiskars border punch.

Next up is...

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Thanks for giving a hoot card

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Supplies Used:

French Lace, Heirloom, and Rose Ribbon patterned paper.

Liz's Notes: For my card I used a Fiskar's border punch to create several layers of the pink paper in our Vintage Shop collection. This is a fun way to add texture to your projects. I also used our French Lace paper to create a mosiac look for the background. Inking the edges of squares gives them depth as well.

 

Thanks to Grace and Liz for today's inspiration.

Join us tomorrow for Tutorial Tuesday with designer Robyn Schaub. Our next Decorative punches projects will be featured on Wednesday so be sure and visit us daily here at the MLS blog.

Have a creative day!

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More Thanksgiving Cards on Black Friday

Hello MLS fans.

Here's Ro Philippsen to bring you today a little inspiration.

I have some Thanksgiving Cards to share with you, I did with the amazing MLS "Oh Deer!" Collection.

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I've used and enjoyed the beautiful sheet of journaling cards to create each of my cards.

I think the MLS journaling card is perfect for any ways, and specially for cards.

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Supply List:

Pattern papers-50054-Happy Campers, 20025-A Walk in the Woods

50055 - 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents

50056 - Cardstock Sticker

50106 - Woodgrain Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker

50156 - Apple Mini Cardstock Alphabet Sticker

50154 - Red Lipstick Mini Cardstock Alphabet Sticker

50103 - Strawberry Frosting Cardstock Alphabet Sticker

 

I hope I have brought a little inspiration for your day, and I hope you have enjoyed my Cards.
Rô Philippsen

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello MLS fans! We want to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving! Today some of the team has created some fun Thanksgiving cards with our collections.

Keely

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Oh, Deer!--12" Paper--A Walk in the Woods
Oh, Deer! – Cardstock Sticker – Oh, Deer!
Mini Alphabet Sticker – Apple
Vintage Shop – 12"Paper – French Lace
Ribbon: Offray
Chipboard frame: Maya Road
Ink: Ranger Inks
Border punch: Fiskars
Beckie
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Supplies MLS
Cherry Delight Charming
Cherry Delight Serenade
Cherry Delight Bliss 
Cherry Delight Happy Times
Cherry Delight 3D Roll UP flowers and accents
Cherry Delight Cardstock Sticker
Mini Alphabet Sticker - Kiss

Other Supplies
Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
Kuretake Wink of Stella Pen

Outline stickers with pens to give it a 'layered' feel, this way you can have the depth without costing more to post.
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Supplies: Oh Deer collection
Liz
MLS Thanks A Bunch
Supplies:
Oh Deer collection.
The turkey's body is made out of cork and his wings are the die cut leaves.
Linda
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Supplies: Oh Deer collection
Megan
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Supplies: Oh Deer line and a stamp from Joy's Life

We'd like to thank our team for creating such darling cards for today's post.
Create the hostess for your Thanksgiving feast a little handmade thank you card. She'll appreciate it so much! If you're the hostess of your Thanksgiving celebration then all these cards were for you!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Lovely Notebook Collection Layouts

Hi Jenifer here with you today to share some layouts using the Notebook collection.  I know I say this every time but I LOVE this collection.  The colors are beautiful and they go with any project.

For my first layout I used all of the scraps that I had left over on my desk and the layout just came together.  It's pretty simple but "lovely".

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Here is a close up, I ran a piece of bakers twine right through the center and it just helped tie the pieces together.
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For my second layout I really wanted to use the blue and white striped paper, so I cut out the center and started layering from there.
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Here is a close up of my banner, I used 3D foam squares from Therm O Web to give me some depth.  I also used a fine pt pen to trace some lines around the edges to help give it some more definition.
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Another one of my favorite things to do is to take one of the smaller rolled flowers and use it in my picture.
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For my last layout I wanted to give it a quilted look.  I made the diamond pattern with a pencil and then I went over the lines with my sewing machine for the grid.  I think this is one of my favorite layouts ever.  Don't be afraid to use your sewing machine to help with your design.
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Here is a close up, as you can see I used a rolled flower in my picture again.
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I hope you have enjoyed my layouts today, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and make sure you come back often for more inspiration.

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More from November's Guest Designer

Hello MLS fans! We're back with more from November's Guest Designer, Kimber McGray!

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Earlier this year Kimber released her 4th book, 100 Fresh and Fun Handmade cards.

 

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Kimber's book has so many fabulous card ideas along with some product tips and tricks that will help the begininner to advanced card maker create fabulous cards.

We are so pleased to have Kimber joining us this month on the MLS blog. We asked Kimber to use her creative skills to create a fab layout with My Little Shoebox's Notebook collection.

So Sweet

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We love that Kimber added faux stitching to her layout using a black pen.

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Using foam 3D adhesive is a great way to add dimension to our cardstock stickers. We love Therm-o-Web's 3D foam squares.

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Our journaling blocks make it easy to tell your story. We love how Kimber incorporated this one into her design.

And finally, one more card.

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This simple design makes for an adorable card and shows how white pen can add cute!

We'd like to thank Kimber for joining us this month's Guest Designer!

Look for more inspiration from Kimber over at Two Peas and a Bucket where as a Garden Girl she hosts her Saturday card Sketch and on her blog.

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Saying Hello with Coming Home

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Hello, My Little Shoebox friends! I'm happy to share a few cards created with the "Coming Home" collection.

KYowlerMLSComingHomeCard1 I really enjoyed creating with this whimsical collection that is filled with little houses, airplanes, and clouds.

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The sweet banners combined with MLS mini alphas are the perfect touches to creating fun cards.

Visit the MLS blog daily for more design team inspiration.

Keely



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Layouts with Secret Garden

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This month I got to work with the Secret Garden line. I love the butterflies and fun colors in this line. I started out with a double page layout.

 I love double page layouts for being able to fit so many photos and still keep it clean.

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 I used a sketch from northridge publishing for this one. For the stamped doilies, I inked the stamp, then stamped on a scrap paper before stamping on the background to get a lighter and slightly distressed looking stamp impression.

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 I used glossy accents on the letters to make them pop against the layered die cuts.

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 I used another sketch from northridge publishing for this page. I altered it to make more room for my journaling and accept my vertically oriented photo. I had a lot to say on this page and the lined paper provided a great place to add it.

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 The butterfly stickers are adhered with foam tape to create the layers. A little bit of bling in the middle finishes it off.

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 Here I made a paper bow out of the gorgeous blue dotted paper. I heat embossed the sentiment to make it pop.

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Supplies:

Secret Garden Patterned Papers: Dorothy, Sweetie, Bon Bons and La Petite

Secret Garden Die Cuts

Secret Garden Cardstock Stickers

Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker in Strawberry Frosting and Blue Hydrangea

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Brighten Someone's Day with the Notebook Collection

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Hello, MLS fans! It's Robyn with you today to share some projects I've been working on lately.

I'm not sure what the weather's like where you are, but in my hometown, the bright sunny days have come and gone. Skies are a little more gray, and the leaves are a little more brown. What a great time to bring out some bright colors in the craft room!

I created some cards using the Notebook collection that will hopefully brighten someone's day this fall:

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I added a strip of rose trim to complement the roses in the paper.

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Aren't the paper airplanes a cute way to send a long-distance greeting?

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A rolled rose layered onto another punch-out flower is just the right finishing touch.

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Ahh, boy meets girl. Perfect way to say "I love you."

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The cardstock stickers make it so easy to create a sweet card.

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I used the cardstock stickers on this one, as well -- aren't the roses beautiful?

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I like to add a couple of stick pins to the top of a bow to create a vintage feel.

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The colorful banners are so fun! I mixed the patterned paper with a border sticker to create this card.

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Alphabet stickers complete the sentiment.

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Does your day need some brightening? Pull out some bright and fun papers and let your creativity run wild!

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'Oh Deer' Creativity!

Hello MLS Friends

Today I am here to share a few of my projects that I have made with the 'Oh Deer' collection.  This is just such a fun set to create with especially at this time of year when all the leaves are changing colours (well unless you are in your spring months!)

First I would like to share with you a little notice board I altered.  

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Product Used :

Oh Deer! 12 x 12 papers Creekside Trail, A Walk In The Woods, Happy Campers, Knock On Wood

Oh Deer! 3D roll up Flowers and Accents, Cardstock Stickers, Trim Pack - Morning Mist

Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers - Woodgrain

Xcut leaf punch

It started out life as a plain cork board which I covered with the papers.  The patterned paper with the deers on is a fun background for when you haven't got the board filled with notes!!  The 'Oh Deer' trims were perfect for the criss cross and the 3D roll up flowers embellished the joins.  

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Around the edge of the notice board I used some punched out leaves which added some texture to the board.  Of course I couldn't resist those cute deers from the cardstock sticker sheet!!  The muse alphabet stickers are perfect for adding a name to the board too.

Next here are a couple of cards using this range

Beckie Dreyer Oct Ass Oh Deer card 1

Products Used :

Oh Deer! 12 x 12 papers Creekside Trail, A Walk In The Woods, Happy Campers, 

Oh Deer! 3D roll up Flowers and Accents, Cardstock Stickers, Trim Pack - Morning Mist

Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers - Woodgrain

Xcut Doiley Border Punch

This is a centre stepper card.  I love how you can create 3D scenes with this style of card.

Beckie Dreyer Oct Ass Oh Deer card 2

Product Used :

Oh Deer! 12 x 12 papers Creekside Trail, A Walk In The Woods, Happy Campers, Knock On Wood

Oh Deer! 3D roll up Flowers and Accents, Cardstock Stickers, Trim Pack - Morning Mist

Unity Stamp Co - MLS You Make Me Mushy

This card uses the co branded stamps from Unity, 'you make me mushy' and were coloured in using the Kuretake kurecolors.  I have a few more cards made using this stamp over on my blog.

Before I got today we'd like to share the Epiphany winner from Friday's post!

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Congratulations! Please email your address to dt@mylittleshoebox.com so we can get your prize to you.

I hope you have a really creative day

Thanks for stopping by

Beckie :)

MLs Beckie

 

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Tuesday Tutorial with Keely

Hello, MLS friends!  I'm happy to share my latest home decor project with you today.  Hexagons are the latest designing rage.  I created this simple framed home decor project with a hexagon template I located online and my favorite MLS papers.
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I chose MLS patterned papers from Notebook and Secret Garden collections and cut 5 hexagons from 4 different papers.  Next, I arranged the hexagons in a patterned that I liked and adhered them to a piece of brown cardstock.  I then, carefully, cut around the entire design and adhered to my background paper. 
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I love the look of the repeating hexagons.  Wouldn't this also be great with repeating diamonds or different sized rectangles?
Thanks for stopping by the MLS blog.  Visit us each day for more design team inspiration.

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Cherry Good Time!!

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Hi, MLS fans. Carol here today. I want to share a layout and a project that I made using Cherry Delight collection.

"Cherry Lantern"

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When I first got this paper collection, I immediately thought of Chinese New Year!! The colors really suit the mood. So I made a Chinese Lantern. Its a decoration that the Chinese would put up in their homes during Chinese New Year. Even though it seems abit early for Chinese New Year, its never too early to make one. I love the different color of each side of the paper as it really bring out the lantern shape even more. Normally its made out of red packets. 

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I used the rolled flower as the center for the bigger flower. Added some stickles to it.

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Supplies: MLS Cherry Delight(Serenade, 3D Roll Up Flowers and Accents); The Twinery's Baker Twine; Glass Bead; Stapler.

"Malacca" Layout

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I made this layout for our recent Church Camp at Malacca, Malaysia. I mat the papers with brown cardstock to bring out the different layers. Spritz some glimmer mists at the corner before adhere the stickers and flowers.

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I combined both the cherry flower stickers and the roll up flowers to make them more dimensional.

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 Supplies: MLS Cherry Delight (Charming, Serenade, Bliss, Happy Times, 3D Roll Up Flowers and Accents, Cardstock Sticker, "Kiss" Mini Alpha Sticker); Bazzill cardstock (white, brown); AC thickers; Kaisercraft pearl stickers; Foam Strip (Scrapbook Adhesives).

Thanks for dropping by. 

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It's No Secret, Secret Garden is Lovely

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Hello MLS fans! Liz here to wrap up our week with Epiphany Crafts and share with you a few projects using the lovely Secret Garden collection.

We have a fun giveaway today so make sure you read all the way thru today's post to find out how you can win some My Little Shoebox goodies.

Now onto my first project.

I had a blast altering this simple wooden butterfly with these great girly prints.

 

 

Products used: My Little Shoebox's Secret Garden collection: Sweetie, 3D Roll Up Flower and Accent sheet, Cardstock stickers. I also used Want 2 Scrap Corrugated flourishes and rhinestones. 


 

Products used: My Little Shoebox's Secret Garden collection: Sweetie, 3D Roll Up Flower and Accent sheet, Cardstock stickers, Lovely Day's Chocolate and Chiffon.

 

Products used: My Little Shoebox's Secret Garden collection: Sweetie, La Petite, 3D Roll up Flower and Accent sheet, Cardstock Stickers, Aiko's Kiss & Sky.

Finally...we've enjoyed our week long swap we've bee having with Epiphany Crafts here on the MLS blog.

For my project I used MLS's Cherry Delight along with the fun charms and bubble caps that were sent to us.

 

I couldn't pass up the chance to make a cute charm for my daughter's charm necklace. I love that it took me only about 5 seconds to make this charm yet it looks so professional.

 

Wrapping up today's promotion is my team mate
Please stop by her blog to see what she has created for you today.
Now Epiphany and My Little Shoebox would love for you to head on over to the Epiphany Facebook page and tell them we sent you. If you do Epiphany will be choosing one lucky winner to win this...
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Epiphany's Round 25 Tool with matching Bubble Caps!
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My Little Shoebox will also be giving away a prize pack of MLS goodies!
So make sure you visit both Facebook pages and leave comments on our walls today for a chance at both prizes!
Don't forget to visit the Epiphany blog to see what their talented designers have created today as well.

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Notebook Projects & more fun with Epiphany Crafts

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Hello MLS fans!  Linda here with Day 3 of our team up with Epiphany Crafts and some fun projects from our Notebook Collection.

 

I love the colors in the Notebook collection and the flower stickers, banners, and little girl and boy!

Art Work is Fun!

This layout stars my granddaughter, Hannah, having lots of fun doing her own artwork!  The flower is one I made from layers of paper using a scalloped punch.  I enjoyed how the colors of the papers and various pieces from the collection came together!

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Supplies:  MLS papers With Love, Always and Forever, Ruby Cardstock, Bits & Pieces; Cardboard Stickers; Red Lipstick Mini Alphabet Stickers; Ribbon

Next is a simple card using one of my favorite papers in this Notebook collection. 

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 I used one of the new 6 inch We R Memory Keepers super 8 punches for the background.  Some lace and red seam binding  emphasize the little red flowers in the paper.  Three  cardstock stickers and the card was complete!

Supplies:  MLS paper Always and Forever; Cardboard Stickers, Ribbon and lace.

My second card is a total turnaround from the first two projects.  It has more of a vintage look, with the background paper, corrugated swirls, and inking of all edges and the doily.  I love how this collection gives you opportunities for completely different looks using the same collection!

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Supplies: MLS papers Bits and Pieces, Razzleberry Cardstock; Want 2 Scrap corrugated swirls; Doily, Prima bling swirls; Chocolate Mini Letters

 

My last card offered a wonderful, fun opportunity to combine the MLS Aiko collection with Epiphany Crafts products! 

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I created the card using papers, cardboard stickers, and ribbon from MLS, and used Epiphany Bubble Caps and a Charm Setting to add embellishments.  The result was a colorful, unique card!

Two of my MLS team mates have also created something fun with Epiphany Crafts products today as well. Please click the links below to check out their projects posted over at their blogs.

Pattie

Shemaine

Don't forget to visit the Epiphany blog to see what their talented designers have created today as well.

 

Thanks for stopping by to see our designs using My Little Shoebox collections!  Try your own ideas with any of the MLS collections and post your creations on our Facebook page.

 

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Vintage shop showcase + MLS & Epiphany Crafts project share

Hello friends. Grace here to share with you what I've created using the beautiful Vintage Shop line and celebrate Day 2 with Epiphany Crafts!

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First I'll share November projects with our Vintage Shop collection. I love all the flowers and doily design in these papers and here's a sampling of what you can do with them.....

Bubbles Layout

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Supplies Used:

Pattern papers- (20011 Rose Ribbon; 50012 French lace; 50013 Heirloom; 50014 Attic Treasures) Vintage shop; Stickers- (50016 Vintage Shop; 50104 Blue Hydrangea, Muse Cardstock Alphabet) Ribbon- 50014, Island Breeze; Die cut- 50015 Vintage Shop; Circle punch- EK Success, Marvy Uchida; Corrugated swirls, Pearls and rhinestones- Want2Scrap; Ink- Lipstick red, Colorbok; Mist- Chalk, Tattered Angels; Thread- Coats and Clark; Sewing Machine- Kenmore; Adhesives- Glue Arts, Glue Dot

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I used a big chipboard shape as a template to create the shaped background from pattern paper. I misted the corrugated swirls with some glitter mist to give it more shine and match up with the girly theme of the layout. I wrapped some ribbon over glue to create my flower and then added a punched circle adorned with small pearls for the center. I added the title letters to punched circles, inked the edges and adhered it with foam adhesive to give it a floating feel which reminds me of the bubbles that my daughter was creating in the photos.

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 Hello card

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Supplies Used:

Cardstock- Walmart; Pattern Papers- ( 50012 French lace; 50013 Heirloom; 50014 Attic Treasures) Vintage shop; Stickers- (50016 Vintage Shop; 50101 Firecracker, Muse Cardstock Alphabet) Ribbon- 50007, Baby Doll; Die cut- 50015 Vintage Shop; Ink- Lipstick red, Colorbok; button- October Afternoon; Twine- Slate, The Twinery; Brads- American Crafts; Adhesives- Glue Arts

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I used a lot of layering in this card and utilized the great stickers from the Vintage Shop line. I loved how with a little bit of imagination and foam adhesive, you can create a complete scene in a card.

 Thank you card

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Supplies Used:

Cardstock- Walmart; Pattern papers- (20011 Rose Ribbon; 50012 French lace; 50014 Attic Treasures) Vintage shop; Stickers- (50016 Vintage Shop; 50101 Firecracker, Muse Cardstock Alphabet; Die cut- 50015 Vintage Shop;  Ink- Lipstick red, Colorbok; Twine- Slate, The Twinery; Adhesives- Glue Arts

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I used the strips of paper from the Rose Ribbon pattern paper as ribbons in my card. I even cut one side of one of them into a notch to mimic a ribbon. I used the rose image as my visual triangle in the card.

 

 Fine Dining, Italian Style layout

*My Little Shoebox and Epiphany Crafts Project share*

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Supplies Used:

Pattern papers- (50021 Dorothy; 50022 Sweetie, 50023 Bonbons, 50024 La Petite) Secret Garden; Die cuts- 50025 3D Roll up Flower and Accents, Secret Garden; Stickers- 50026 Cardstock Sticker, Secret Garden; 08413 Quicksand, Mini Alphabet stickers; (white) Thickers, American Crafts; Epoxy star stickers- Epiphany Crafts; Star punch- Epiphany Crafts; Circle punch- 1”, EK Success; Twine- Stone, The Twinery; Adhesives- Scrapbook Adhesive, Glue Dots; Pen- Creative Memories

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Notes:

I used the star punch and epoxy stickers to make my handmade star accents in the banner and flag. The stars remind me of the “five-star” dining that we experienced during this special dining out experience.

I also used the stars as a visual triangle, leading the eye to three distinct places in the page.

I used the subtle colors of the Secret Garden papers to make my dark photos stand out better.

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Two of my MLS team mates have also created something fun with Epiphany Crafts products today as well. Please click the links below to check out their projects posted over at their blogs.

Beckie

Carol

Don't forget to visit the Epiphany blog to see what their talented designers have created today as well.

 

Happy Crafting everyone.

-Grace

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November Guest Designer: Kimber McGray

Hello My Little Shoebox fans and happy election day! It's an exciting day here on the MLS blog as we are so pleased to announce our November Guest Designer...

Kimber McGray!!

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Here's a little bit about Kimber:

Kimber McGray Bio:

Always a crafter of some kind, Kimber McGray started scrapbooking 7 years ago and has never looked back. Obsessed would be a mild way of describing her love of paper crafting.

Over the past four years, Kimber's work has been published in Creating Keepsakes, BHG Scrapbooks Etc., Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Paper Crafts, CardMaker, Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine regular issues, as well as featured in different Idea Books. Her work has also appeared in major ad campaigns for We R Memory Keepers and Core’dinations. Kimber was also announced as a Hall of Fame 2007 winner with Creating Keepsakes. Kimber's 1st book, Scrapbook Secrets was released in May 2009. She co-authored Remember This, which was released June 2010.  Her 3rd book with F + W Publications, 175 Fresh Card Ideas was released in August 2010. Her 4th book with F + W Publications, 100 Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards was released in March 2012.

She enjoys working with all different aspects of the industry by designing in all realms. She is currently designing Jillibean Soup and Two Peas in a Bucket. This helps her keep her work fresh and new as well as challenge her to use different products daily.

She lives in Carmel, Indiana, with her husband Bill of 13 years and two children, Andrew (9) and Laura (7).

We gave Kimber some MLS goodies and asked her to work her magic! Here's a look at what she created for you today.

 The perfect pick

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We love that Kimber used some dimensional adhesives to pop these cardstock sticker trees on this layout.

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 The cardstock sticker tag makes for easy journaling.

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Happy Birthday to you

 

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 Kimber's tip: Use a white gel pen to add faux stitching for a fun look!

Thanks for stopping by the MLS blog today! We'll be checking back in with Kimber later this month and sharing more of her beautiful creations!

Have a great day!

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Secret Garden { Cards } and teaming up with Epiphany Crafts!

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Hello My Little Shoebox fans! It’s Monique today with three cards I created with the awesome new “Secret Garden” collection and a fun project I featuring Epiphany Crafts.

We're teaming up with Epiphany Crafts all week long and sharing some fun creations. Don't miss my Epiphany project further down in today's post!

Mliedtke secret garden cards

Let me start with the “Love You” card.

Mliedtke secret garden card

I really like to use lots of layers on a card and that’s how I started this card.

First I chose one of the journaling cards (love), layered it on an old book page, then layered it on a piece of “Ocean” paper and then on the butterfly side of “Dorothy”. Before adhering it to my card base I stitched along all 4 edges. All I had to do now was add a few embellishments: butterfly and flower stickers from the sheet of Secret Garden Cardstock Stickers, a bling butterfly from Want2Scrap and the rest of the title (cut with my Cameo).

The second card is this “Thank You For Being YOU” card.

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This card I started with the sentiment, which I wanted to be the centre of the card (cut with my Silhouette Cameo). I placed it on the heart shaped doily, chose two patterned papers and cut squares (the yellow side of Bonbons and the blue polka dot side of Dorothy), machine stitched the sides and then layered them all on top of each other. With 2 butterfly stickers from the sheet of Secret Garden Cardstock Stickers, some ribbon (Wildflower) and a laser cut butterfly from Want2Scrap it was done in no time.

And my last card is this “Thank YOU” card (“you” is on the inside).

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When creating this card I started with the layered background (both sides of “Sweetie”), added 2 strips of paper on the left side and machine stitched the sides. I then added the banner in the right top corner using the banner die-cuts from the “3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents” sheet (used my scissors to cut them in the desired shape). On top of it I adhere half a journaling sticker from the cardstock sticker sheet , added 2 more banner pieces and a sentiment and placed a small piece of doily under the top. Because I found the card too “empty” I added some ribbon on the left side of the card and a cluster in the left bottom corner of the card.

Hope I’ve inspired you to create some cards too.

But wait there's more! As I mentioned earlier My Little Shoebox is teaming up with Epiphany Crafts

I had so much fun playing with their tools and epoxy shapes. Let me show you what I made, an Owl gift box: 

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For step-by-step photos visit my blog "Creating {non}sense". 

Supplies: MLS "Oh Deer" collection (A Walk in the Woods, Creekside Trail, Knock on Wood and Happy Campers) and Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tools Round 25 and Pennant 25 and the Button Studio Tool Round 14 and matching shapes. The pattern for the owl box is from the Silhouette website and I cut it with my brand new Cameo. 

Two of my MLS team mates have also created something fun with Epiphany Crafts products today as well. Please click the links below to check out their projects posted over at their blogs.

Megan Aaron

Liz Chidester

Don't forget to visit the Epiphany blog to see what their talented designers have created today as well.

 

Thanks for visiting My Little Shoebox’ blog! Hugs, Monique

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Coming Home with My Little Shoebox

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Hi MLS fans.  Pattie here today sharing with you a fun layout and card that I created using the Coming Home line by My Little Shoebox.  The colors in this line are so sweet and soft, I think they are also perfect for baby layouts. 

Here is a layout of the newest addition to our family, Sweetpea.  She is a rambunctious bundle of joy!

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Supplies used: Coming Home: Urban Green, Park Avenue, Town Square, 3D Roll up Flowers and Accents, Cardstock Stickers, Muse Cardstock Alphabet in Honeydew, Blue Jeans mini Alphabets

Here is a fun birthday card for a dear friend or anyone celebrating their special day.

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Supplies used: Coming Home: Soaring Above, Park Avenue, Urban Green, 3D Roll up flowers & Accents, Morning Mist Trim, Blue Jeans Mini Alphabets.

Hope you have been inspired to be crafty this upcoming weekend!  We would love for you to share your creations with us as well on our Facebook page

Thanks for stopping by!

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Vintage Shop layouts

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Hello MLS fans, Shemaine here. Today I am sharing some layouts I created with our Vintage Shop Collection that also feature product from our swap with Want2Scrap.

Lily's 5th birthday

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I enjoy layering my patterned papers and the patterns featured in the Vintge Shop collection are so easy to coordinate and create layers with.

Supplies:

Patterned paper:
French lace, AtticTreasures, Heirloom

MLS 3D accents

Lullaby trim

Vintage Shop Cardstock stickers

Muse Alpha Stickers: Strawberry frosting

Misc: Petaloo flowers, corner bling from Want 2 Scrap, doilies from Punky Sprouts.

 

Go Team

Shemainelo2

 I love using mists on layouts and cards. I used a doily as a mask for this layout and then used it on my card below.

Supplies:

Patterned paper:
French lace, AtticTreasures, Heirloom

Muse alphabet cardstock stickers

Misc: twine, buttons and MLS foam letters

 

First Day

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 Supplies:

Finally here is a card I made using the doily I misted over for my Go team layout.

There is beauty

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I hope you all had a fabulous Halloween! Thanks for visiting the My Little Shoebox blog today!

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