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Winners!

Thanks for taking part in the Twinery/MLS blog hop! We're pleased to announce our winners!

 

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The names of the winners of the 3 My Little Shoebox collections will be listed under the collection badge!

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Susan Martin

 

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Danielle of D's precious memories

 

Congratulations ladies! Please email us your addresses @ dt@mylittleshoebox.com

 

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Happy Go Lucky Cards

Hi everyone.  Pattie here with some fun cards using the super cute Happy Go Lucky papers!  I love how versatile this paper line is!  I was able to create cards that are clean and simple, fun and simple and cards with a vintage feel.  How often does one paper line allow us scrappers that much freedom?  Love it!

By printing a vintage image of some beautiful roses, I was able to create a beautiful card with a vintage feel.

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Supplies used:

My Little Shoebox: Happy Go Lucky: All-a-Bloom, Life is Sweet, Out & About, Ride Along, Cardstock Stickers

Other: Tag(Avery), Ink (Versamagic), Border punch (Fiskars), Glitter (Decoart), twine (Darice), Adhesive (Therm o Web), lace, image, buttons (misc.)

By whipping out a stamp and my Distress Markers, I was able to create some movement with these butterflies.
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Supplies: My Little Shoebox: Happy Go Lucky: Out and ABout, Ride Along

other: tag (paper accents), ribbon (Hug Snug), stamp (Prima), Ink (Momento), flowers and felt (misc), dies (MFT Stamps), Adhesive (Therm o Web)

I love how quick and simple this card is, yet it really could be used for just about any occasion.  I love sewing on my scrappy projects.  That little touch of stitching really creates such a pretty look and feel to any project
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Supplies: My Little Shoebox: Happy Go Lucky: Out & About, Linen and Carnation Cardstock, Cardstock Stickers

Other: Ink (colorbox), Pen (American Crafts), Adhesive (Therm o Web)

I love cardmaking- addicted may be a better word for it.  As I was searching through my stash of cards recently, I realized that I have lots of Birthday cards and not much else. So this is what inspired this little Get Well card.  I'm also a sucker for newsprint paper- I just can't get enough of it and was so excited that My Little Shoebox has newsprint!  Hooray!!!
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Supplies: My Little Shoebox: Happy Go Lucky: Love Notes, Out & About, Cardstock Stickers, 3D Roll Up Flower Diecuts

Other: Border punch (EK Succes), Ribbon (michaels), Adhesive (Therm o Web)

Lastly I made this sweet card using the super adorable Cardstock stickers.  I love this sticker of the children walking their dog.  It is just so sweet!!
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Supplies: My Little Shoebox: Happy Go Lucky: Life is Sweet, Cricket & Lagoon Cardstock paper, 3D Roll up Flower Die cut, Cardstock Stickers

Other: Ink (prima , Versafine), Stamp (Inkadinkado), Pearls (Kaiser Krafts), Twine (Darice), Glitter (DecoArt), buttons (Misc), Adhesive (Therm o Web, Ranger)

Hope you all enjoyed these cards!  I sure had a lot of fun creating them!  If you have created some fun cards or projects using My Little Shoebox, we would love to see you post them on the My Little Shoebox Facebook page!

Have a great weekend!

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More sneaks and some Keepsake inspiration

Hello MLS fans! Shemaine here posting today on the MLS blog. What did everyone think of our sneak peek yesterday? Well guess what? I have another one to share. Here's a peek at...

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And for those that missed the May newsletter peek at ...

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We can hardly wait to share the full reveals with you! We promsie you won't have to wait much longer!

Now for some inspiration with our Keepsake collection. I love layering my paper so of course I have lots of layers here on my Mother's Day layout.

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MLS patterned paper: Music to my ears, Picture Perfect, Simple Treasures. Solid Cardstock: Cherry & Fog, Razzleberry and Chiffon. MLS Cardstock Sticker sheet.

Misc: Prima felt vine. Recollections fabric and mistable flowers. Martha Stewart punch.

Next layout is a layout I created focusing on the solid paper from the Keepsake collection titled She is a Princess

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And finally a couple of cards

Happy Birthday

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Size: 5 x 6 1/2 Supplies: Garden Delight, Window View, English View. With Solid colors from Cherry and Fog and Razzleberry and Chiffon

Misc: Bow Die Lil Inker Designs. Martha Stewart punches. The Twinery Twine. Papertrey Inks stamps and butterfly die.

And finally one last card before I sign off..

You color my world

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Finished size 5 x 5 1/2 Pattern Paper: Garden Delight. English Rose.

Misc: stamps from Papertray Ink. Martha Stewart punches. Spellbinder oval die and misc ribbon and botton.

Well that's it for today friends, stay tuned for more sneak peeks!

Have a creative day!

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A Happy Go Lucky Summer

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Hello, My Little Shoebox friends!  Keely here to share a few projects with the lovely, "Happy Go Lucky" collection.  I love the sweet images and soft colors in this collection.  I created this fun, distressed frame using patterned paper and diecuts.  I love how you can transform an ordinary frame into something truly special.

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Next, I created 2 notecards perfect for sending a hello to any friend.  Layering MLS diecuts makes creating a card so quick and easy.
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Thanks so much for visiting us on the blog.  Tune in each day for more design team inspiration.  We would love to see what you are creating with our products.

Keely

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Tuesday Tutorial - Brag Book

Happy Tuesday! It's Robyn here with another Tuesday Tutorial to share.

For this week's tutorial, I've made a great little brag book that you can keep in your car or purse to showcase some of your favorite photos.

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All you need to create this little mini is a sheet of My Little Shoebox journaling cards -- I used the Happy Go Lucky collection, but this idea will work with any of the journaling card sheets you have on-hand -- plus a binder ring, some stickers and a strand of ribbon.

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First, you'll need to trim your journaling cards in blocks of two, like this:

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Once they're trimmed, use a craft knife to trim out the centers of the frames on one side of each block. It helps to have a very sharp blade on your craft knife -- especially when trimming out the intricate curves on the bracket shapes.

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Fold each of your blocks in half to create the double-sided frame. Then add a photo inside each one and adhere it all together.

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Here's a look at all of my pages after I glued the photos inside:

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Next, decide what order you want your pages to be in. You might want some of the photos facing backwards so that you can use the journaling spot on the facing side.

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Finish it off by punching a hole in each corner and attaching the binder ring. Tie a strand of ribbon on the binder ring, and add a few stickers and embellishments if you like.

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Here are a few more shots of the inside pages:

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Happy Go Lucky

Hi My Little Shoebox fans... Its Zoe here today to share with you a couple of projects using one of my most favourite releases ever... Happy Go Lucky.

First up I created this Birdhouse 

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I really enjoyed this project I also added some mist to blend the bright colours together.

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And one more side view

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Supplies Used: Dollar Store Birdhouse, Happy Go Lucky Papers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Mr Hueys, Prima Vine, Prima Birds nest.

Next up I created a layout using the same collection Happy Go Lucky...

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I had a ton of fun with this design its loosely based on a sketch by Creative Scrappers.

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I also used some Twinery Twine I love the extra added texture the twine creates... Banners are huge right now and the more the better. My Little shoebox has banner shapes on thier 3d flower sheets!!! so stock up :)

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Spplies used: Happy Go Lucky Papers, 3d Flower sheet, Happy go Lucky Adhesive stickers, Prima Flowers, Bazzill Cardstock, Twinery Twine, Prima Flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.

Thanks for stopping by... have a wonderful creative day.

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Final Day of Blog Hop with the Twinery

 

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It's the final day of our Blog Hop with the Twinery!

We hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration that both teams have shared all week long!

Here's the final 3 MLS sneaks to wrap up the inspiration here on the MLS Blog!

 

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Ro Philippsen

 

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Pattie Beltran

 

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Shemaine Smith

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Here's one last look at what you can win

The Twinery's awesome prize package

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and 3 winners will get one of collections from My Little Shoebox!

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Here's today's participating blogs

My Little Shoebox
                                             The Twinery <---head over here next!
Karola Witczak
Ro Philippsen
Teri Anderson
Julie Ranae
Pattie Beltran
Ashley Bores
Shemaine Smith
Amy Crockett

Thursday's Participating Blogs

The Twinery
My Little Shoebox
   Jessica Fick
Linda Kretz
Helen Bird
Angi Barrs
Zoe Nemburt
Sarah Andreotti
Keely Yowler
Dorangela Bobet

Wednesday's Blogs
Katarina Damm-Blomberg
Carol Theng
Natalie Clause
Nana Campana
Stacy Rodriguez
Beckie Dreyer
Shannan Teubner
Kellie Winnell

Tuesday Participating Blogs:

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Day 4- Blog hoppin with the Twinery

Twinery Newsletter Promo

Welcome back for day 4 of our week long blog hop.

We are so excited to be partnering up with The Twinery this week for a fun-filled week of projects by both company's talented Design Teams & there will be prizes for you to have lots of chances to enter to win!!
Each day we will be posting a sneak peek of our MLS designer's projects with a link to their blog as well as the list of all participating designers with links to their blogs.
Our team is thrilled to be sharing their projects & crafts with you.
Here's today's Sneaks from our DT
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Here's a look at the prizes up for grabs!

 

From the Twinery

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Four Spools of baker's twine
in your choice of colors
&
My Little Shoebox Prizes
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All you have to do to be eligible to win
is visit the participating blogs on the hop
each day, leave a comment & that's it!

Here is today's next BLOG

The Twinery
My Little Shoebox
                            Jessica Fick <----Next bl0g
Linda Kretz
Helen Bird
Angi Barrs
Zoe Nemburt
Sarah Andreotti
Keely Yowler
Dorangela Bobet

 

Wednesday's Blogs
Katarina Damm-Blomberg
Carol Theng
Natalie Clause
Nana Campana
Stacy Rodriguez
Beckie Dreyer
Shannan Teubner
Kellie Winnell

Tuesday Participating Blogs:

 

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Day 3- Blog hoppin with the Twinery

Twinery Newsletter Promo

Welcome back for day 3 of our week long blog hop.

We are so excited to be partnering up with The Twinery this week for a fun-filled week of projects by both company's talented Design Teams & there will be prizes for you to have lots of chances to enter to win!!
Each day we will be posting a sneak peek of our MLS designer's projects with a link to their blog as well as the list of all participating designers with links to their blogs.
Our team is thrilled to be sharing their projects & crafts with you.
Here's today's Sneaks from our DT

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Carol Theng

 

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Nana Campana

 

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Beckie Dreyer

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Here's a look at the prizes up for grabs!

 

From the Twinery

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Four Spools of baker's twine
in your choice of colors
&
My Little Shoebox Prizes
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SBC_mls-11850
SBC_mls-11890
All you have to do to be eligible to win
is visit the participating blogs on the hop
each day, leave a comment & that's it!

Here is today's next BLOG

The Twinery

Wednesday's Blogs
Katarina Damm-Blomberg
Carol Theng
Natalie Clause
Nana Campana
Stacy Rodriguez
Beckie Dreyer
Shannan Teubner
Kellie Winnell

Tuesday Participating Blogs:

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Day 2- Blog Hoppin with the Twinery

Twinery Newsletter Promo

We are so excited to be partnering up with The Twinery this week for a fun-filled week of projects by both company's talented Design Teams & there will be prizes for you to have lots of chances to enter to win!!
Each day we will be posting a sneak peek of our MLS designer's projects with a link to their blog as well as the list of all participating designers with links to their blogs.
Our team is thrilled to be sharing their projects & crafts with you.
Here's today's Sneaks from our DT
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Here is today's BLOG HOP ORDER.
You should be visiting us from the
The Twinery
                             My Little Shoebox<---You are here
                                    Carolyn King <---Next on the Hop!
Robyn Schaub
Lauren Brewer
Liz Chidester
Monika Wright
Monique Liedtke
Tifany DeGough

Don't forget to leave a comment on Day 1's posts if you are just joining us today

Deadline to comment will be Midnight Eastern Time, Sunday, June 24th
Winners will be announced Monday, June 25th on each company's blog.
To assist us in making contact with you, please leave an
email address with your comments.

So please visit us everyday this week for a fabulous week-long blog hop!!

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Day 1- Blog Hoppin with the Twinery

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We are so excited to be partnering up with The Twinery this week for a fun-filled week of projects by both company's talented Design Teams & there will be prizes for you to have lots of chances to enter to win!!
Each day we will be posting a sneak peek of our MLS designer's projects with a link to their blog as well as the list of all participating designers with links to their blogs.
Our team is thrilled to be sharing their projects & crafts with you.

However before we get hopping and in case you’re not familiar with The Twinery..here’s a little bit about their products…

Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it’s eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you’re gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker’s twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker’s twine comes in 18 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

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Now let's share the MLS team sneaks!

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Here is today's BLOG HOP ORDER.

My Little Shoebox- where you are right now!
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Twinery's prize
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Four Spools of baker's twine
in your choice of colors
&
My Little Shoebox Prize

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3 Lucky winners with each win one of the 3 collections kits shown
In order to be entered to win a prize you:
  • MUST comment on each particpating blog on the hop throughout the week
  • Follow the My Little Shoebox & The Twinery blogs
  • Follow the My Little Shoebox & The Twinery Facebook pages
Deadline to comment will be Midnight Eastern Time, Sunday, June 24th
Winners will be announced Monday, June 25th on each company's blog.

So please visit us everyday this week for a fabulous week-long blog hop!!

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Happy Go Lucky Summer Girls

Hello MLS fans!  Linda here to share with you three layouts and a card I created with the My Little Shoebox Happy Go Lucky collection.  I loved working with this collection - wonderful, vibrant colors and really cute icons.  This is my granddaughter, Kenzie, climbing the rock wall on her redwood gym set.

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Supplies:  Happy Go Lucky Ride Along, Love Notes B side, All-a-Bloom B side, On Clous 9 B side, Cardstock Stickers and letters, and Out and About.  I also used Destress Ink and brown embroidery thread for accent.

In this next layout, my granddaughter, Lucy is "borrowing" her mother's iphone at the park. 

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Supplies:  On Cloud 9 B side, All-a-Bloom, Love Notes, Cardboard Stickers and letters, Bakers Twine, and Out and About.

In this last layout, Hannah is playing in the park and asking Grandma to come and play with her.  I rolled some of the papers in the collection to add dimension and separate parts of the layout.  I used the Circle Pattern paper and attached some heart ribbon around the inside.

 

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Supplies: All-a-Bloom B side, Love Notes, Circle Pattern paper, cardboard stickers, Out and About journaling tag, and ribbons to add accent and color.

I love butterflies, and this card is a colorful wal to say hello to someone.  I used Love Notes B side as by background, embossed a piece of Linen paper, and punched out butterflies from most of the Happy Go Lucky papers, added sequins to each butterfly, and used Brownie mini letters for the sentiment.

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I loved using this truly wonderful collection, and I hope you enjoyed and were inspired with my work!

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A Birthday Theme with Keepsake

Hello everyone, Beckie here today and I'd like to share with you my projects that I have made using the Keepsake collection.  I really do love the music notes and little birds which feature on some of the papers.  I love the mix of colours too, so bright and cheery!  

We have this Musical Birthday Hat which is passed around the family for them to wear on their special day .... this time it was my MIL's turn and the colours matched perfectly with the Keepsake papers!!

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I cut out the centre of the scallop circle so that the background paper could be seen.  I used a small section of the cut out again at the base of the circle but have saved the rest for some cards.

The scalloped border, which is on the 3D flower sheet, is great for adding some texture to the layout, I added some adhesive gems in the centre of each of the scallops.

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Products used

  • MLS -Keepsake - Window View
  • MLS -Keepsake - English Rose
  • MLS -Keepsake - Music To My Ears
  • MLS -Keepsake - Simple Treasures
  • MLS -Keepsake - Razzleberry and Chiffon
  • MLS -Keepsake - 3D Flower Die Cut
  • MLS -Keepsake - Sound of Music
  • MLS -Keepsake - Cardsticker
  • Kuretake Opaque White Journal Pen
  • Papermania Adhesive Stones
  • Rusty Pickle Buttons

For the next project I decided to use the scallop circle differently.  This time I cut it in to equal sections,  just as you would with a pizza.  I decorated each of the sections up before I glued them together.

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I used the journal tags on the Keepsake - Simple Treasures as background pieces for the chipboard letters which are covered in the Garden Delight paper and a thin layer of glitter.  You can make the banner as long as you wish, this one helped to celebrate my daugthers birthday.

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Products Used :

  • MLS - Keepsake - Garden Delight
  • MLS -Keepsake -English Rose
  • MLS -Keepsake -Music To My Ears
  • MLS -Keepsake -Simple Treasures
  • MLS -Keepsake - Flower Die Cut
  • MLS -Keepsake - Cardsticker
  • Rusty Pickle various buttons
  • Papermania - Mini Roses

Have a Creative Day and Thanks For Stopping By

Beckie :)

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From Simple to Elaborate Aiko Cards

Hello Beautiful My Little Shoebox Fans!  I am thrilled to be sharing with you the cards I made this month using the "exotic" Aiko line.  I don't know about you, but there are times when I see paper and immediately it transforms into a finished product in my mind.  That is exactly what happened with Aiko.  From the moment I set eyes on the stunning little Asian dolls -I knew EXACTLY what I was going to create.

One of the things I love about the My Little Shoebox is the fact that the papers and embellishments are so beautiful.  This allows for simple little projects to look stunning; even without a lot of effort.  That was the case for this little card.  Dream

All I did to make this card was shred the edges of the paper (I used the Distrezz-it-All), pop up the stickers, and add some bling and glitter.  That was literally it!  Here is a closeup of that (in case you did not believe me lol)

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The next card is also very simple to make, but in my opinion it does not look like it was simple to make.

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To make it I pretty much used the same techniques that were used to make the other card, except that I actually had to cut one of the blossom stickers and align it in such a way that it looked as if it was already like that.

The next set of cards involves one of my absolute favorite techniques for card making: Iris Fold.  I love it because it is very easy to make, but the final product seems to have taken HOURS to make.  Take a look for yourself:

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Can you see the "elaborate" detail in the umbrella? 

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I know that it looks like I spent a lot of time with this card - I did NOT!   Once I finished creating the umbrella, all I had to do was add the stickers, a flower, and a sentiment. 

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Look at the other card I made using the same technique:

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Here the folding used to make the fan was a bit different, and a whole lot easier than the folding used in the previous card.  

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My favorite part of this card is the cluster of flowers that sits right next to the beautiful girl.  They were all made using the 3D Roll Up Flowers that come with the Aiko line. 

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Aren't they lovely?

Last but not least, I made a very elaborate card:

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In this card I wanted to bring tons of different techniques together, as well as ton of dimension and texture.  Using the 3D Roll Up flowers really helped with accomplishing my goal, and adding the bling swirls was the perfect finish.

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This month, I basically wanted to showcase the versatility of the My Little Shoebox paperlines.  You can create anything your mind can possibly think of!  From the simplest to the most elaborate of cards can be created, and each looks stunning in its own way.

 

I hope you enjoyed these creations!

 

Have a lovely "Aiko" Day!

 

Hugs,

Nana

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Tuesday Tutorial with Grace

Hello My Little Shoebox fans, Grace here with this week's Tuesday Tutorial. Today I am going to share with you my process on how I made this family banner.

For the month of June, I was assigned to use the "Up in the Trees" collection and after studying the patterns I bit, decided to choose the graphic and solid colors versus the bolder designs so that it will work with my smaller canvas which is the chipboard pieces that I had strung a few together to make a banner. Here's the result...

Family banner (1)

and here are a few more details....Family banner (2)Because this is a project that I intend to hang somewhere in my home, I wanted it to be very dimensional so I made sure I layered elements on top of each other and adhering them with foam adhesive to give each layer than extra "boost".

Family banner (3)

Family banner (6)So here's the process on how I made my banner....

DSC_5097-001First, I decided on what paper to use for the background. I wanted it to be neautral so I can layer as many papers as I can without having to worry if the colors clashes with the base. I ended up choosing the "heart on the string" paper using the tan dot side. I adhered my chipboard pieces on the back side and then carefully cut out the shape from the paper using a kraft knife. I covered 8 chipboard pieces.

DSC_5099-001Next, after covering one side of the chipboard with paper, I distressed the edges.

DSC_5102-001Third step was to ink the edges. I wanted the shape to be really noticeable so I opted for a darker brown ink to cover the edges.

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These chipboard pieces were from a minibook set and it only had one hole. I wanted to thread each one so I punched another hole on the opposite side of all of the pieces.

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Next, I worked on my layering elements. I started off by diecutting a scallop circle shape from the "Free as a bird" paper using the red dot side. I made 8 circles.

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Then I layered another paper, this time using the other side of the "Heart Strings" paper. I cut out circles from this paper, 8 in all to match my red scalloped circle cuts.

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Then, I cut out the word FAMILY from my die cut machine using the "My Way" paper. I measured my letters to be 2" which fits perfectly in my circle accents.

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After playing around with the layers, I decided to add one more element and this time, it's a strip that will go behind the circle accent. I used the "Birds Eye View" paper, using the hexagon yellow side. I trimmed it to an 1" in width and ran it through my paper crimper to give it more texture. I then cut the strips into 5" long strips and cut notches on each end to mimic a ribbon strip.

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Afte I got all my layers, next step was to adhere them onto my base chipboard. I started with the crimped paper strip, adhering that to the center vertically. Then I layered the blue circle on the center of the scallop shape then adhering that pairing with foam adhesive on the center of the chipboard.

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Then I added smaller foam adhesive to the backs of the die cut letters and then added that on top of the circle accents.

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Next was to curl some die cut flowers from the Flower Die cut sheet. I used the end of a paint brush to curl the flowers to the desired size. I added a dot of glue gun to the bottom of the die cut flowers to secure the curls in place.

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Then add the flowers to the two remaining chipboard pieces, 3 in each chipboard. These will serve as your end boards for the banner.

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I wanted to add bling so I layered two foam adhesive on top of each other then adhered that to the rhinestone before securing it in the center of the curled flowers.

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To put them all together, I threaded some blue twine through each of the holes that we've made on the top corners of the chipboard pieces. I secured the ends, on each side, by creating a loop and then tying on the back.

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And finally, to keep the pieces from shifting side to side, I added some clear scotch tape on the backs of the pieces to keep them in place.

So there you have it. Here's the final project once again.....

Family banner (1)

Supplies Used:

Pattern papers- (Free as a bird, 11877; Heart on a string, 11875; bird’s eye view, 11873, my way, 11876) Up in the Trees Collection; Flower die cuts- (3D roll up flower die cut, 11871) Up in the Trees collection; Twine- Denim, Twinery; Chipboard pieces- Want2Scrap; Rhinestone- Tangerine, Jewels, Doodlebug Design Inc; Circle cutter- Creative Memories; Die cut machines- Cricut, Spellbinders; Dies- Eyelet circles, Spellbinders; Cartridge- Creative memories Cheerful Seasons; Crimper- source unknown; Ink- Chestnut, American Crafts; Adhesive- Glue Arts, Creative Memories

I hope my banner inspired you to make something beautiful today.

Have a great day.

 

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Up In The Trees projects

Hi, Carol Theng here today. Would like to share with you 2 projects that I made using "Up In The Trees" line.

First is a layout, "rock a bye baby", that I made for my son. I love the woodgrain paper and use it as the background. For the blue sky, I use seafoam to sponge gesso unto the paper to create a cloudy effect. And you can see here that I love to fussy cut.

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For all that I fussy cut, I also layered some of them to create a more dimensional look. To create the sun, I just inked the edges of the 3D flower with distress ink.


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Supplies used:

  • Up In The Trees: - 11872 Woodgrain Love         - 11877 Free As A Bird     

                                                - 11879 Ocean & Brownie      - 11875 Heart On A String   

                                                - 11873 Bird's Eye View          - 11878 Ruby & Oregano

                                                 - 11874 In The Trees                - 11871 3D Roll-Up Flower

  • MLS Glitter Alpha Sticker - Snowflakes
  • Claudine Hellmuth gesso
  • Martha Stewart punches
  • Papertreyink die - fence
  • Distress Ink - Wild Honey
  • Spellbinders die - Oval
  • Foam dots

My second project is a mini album of journalling tags that I made for my husband's birthday. Its a very simple project but requires some fussy cut as well.

"What I Love About You" mini album

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I use the journalling tags as the album base and simply adhere or layer the cut-outs and sentiments.

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The colourful papers gave a bright, cheery look to this album. I love to pop up the mini alphas to create the sentences. 

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Supplies used:

  • Up In The Trees: - 11877 Free As A Bird            - 11871 3D Roll-Up Flower        

                                                - 11873 Bird's Eye View       - 11872 Woodgrain Love

                                                - 11876 My Way                    - 11874 In The Trees

  • MLS mini alpha stickers - Sky, Gumball, Mint
  • Cheerylynn Die - Heart Flourish
  • Foam dots
  • Distress Ink - Wild Honey
  • Martha Stewart punch
  • Marvy Uchida punches

Thank you for joining us today and I hope you will find more inspiration through our projects. Have a creative day.

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A "Lovely Day" needs Candle Light!

Hi there My Little Shoebox friends! It’s Monique here with a few fun “Lovely Day” projects just before the start of the weekend!

First off my favorite project for today: an altered Candle Holder.

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This candle holder was a present I got about a year ago. Although I think it’s beautiful as it is, I decided to give it a more personal touch and dress it up a bit.

When I saw those awesome 3D Roll-Up Flowers I knew exactly what I was going to do! I started with 4 strips of paper (one with a punched border), layered them on top of each other and machine sewed them together:

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Then I created the centerpiece, using a hand cut journaling spot (New Story) as my base and attaching 3D Roll-Up Flowers, some die-cut flowers, banner pieces, a sentiment and a bird cage sticker:

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I attached this to the strip of paper and finished it off with more flower and bird stickers from the Cardstock Sticker sheet:

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And this is the result:

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Hope you like it!

But wait, there’s more! I have also created 2 cards for you: a birthday card and a card for a good friend.

I don’t know about you, but I for one, almost always forget to send people birthday cards. I think it’s because I don’t want to buy them, but make them myself and then I forget about it until it’s too late. So what did I do today? I created a birthday card in advance AND a card for a good friend whose birthday card I forgot.

First the birthday card:

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This 5”x 5” card exists of a white cardstock base, 2 layers of paper (Chocolate & Easy Breezy), a doily, a punched birdcage (Chiffon), a (border) punched strip of brown Chocolate paper, a straight strip of yellow Chiffon paper, a punched brown Chocolate vine, a hand cut journaling spot (New Story), a punched out pink Raspberry bird and a sentiment cut from the “New Story” sheet. I finished it off with a piece of twine (The Twinery) and a self-adhesive pearl for the eye (Inkido).

And my other card:

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This one measures 5”x 6” and has a white cardstock base as well. Followed by a piece of Raspberry and (the B side of) Let The Sunshine, a punched doily (B side Easy Breezy), 3 dove tails (Raspberry, B side of Seeds of Happiness, B side New Story), some punched leaves (B side Happy Together), 2 clouds (Cardstock Stickers), a hand cut journaling spot (Cardstock Sticker), 3 3D Roll-Up Flowers, a sentiment (Words-On-The-Go K&Company) attached with a mini clothes pin for the finishing touch and letter stickers also from the Cardstock Sticker sheet. The hearts of the flowers are filled with little beads.

All these projects are created with the “Lovely Day” collection. Don’t you just love this collection?!!

Supply list:

Lovely Day – 3D Roll-Up Flower

Lovely Day – Cardstock Stickers

Lovely Day – New Story

Lovely Day – Happy Together

Lovely Day – Raspberry & Aqua

Lovely Day – Chocolate & Chiffon

Lovely Day – Seeds of Happiness

Lovely Day – Let the Sunshine

Lovely Day – Easy Breezy

MLS: Mini Alphabet Stickers (Kiss)

Additional supplies: pearls and pins (Inkido), twine (The Twinery), Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Words-On-The-Go (K&Company), stamping ink (Color Box) and liquid pearls (Perlen Pen Viva).

This is it for today!

Thanks for visiting our blog today and please don’t forget to share your My Little Shoebox projects with us on our Facebook Page!!

Hugs from The Netherlands,

Monique

www.moniquesscrapbook.blogspot.com

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Fun cards with Up In The Trees collection

Hello, My Little Shoebox fans! Liz here with you today. I was assigned to make some cards using the 'Up In The Trees' collection. This collection is so darn cute, my cards came together like a breeze.

Happy Birthday

To make the large flower behind the rolled up rose, I positioned several of the flag cut outs from the Up in Trees 3D Roll-Up Flower sheet to resemble petals. It turned out great. Supplies used: Up In The Trees Free As A Bird, In The Trees, Woodgrain Love, My Way, Flying High and 3D Roll-Up Flower sheet.

Sweet Love

For this card I cut my background shape from a die cut and cut a border using the same shape. The make the flags, I cut out two of the word strips from the cut out sheet and adhered them to toothpicks. A little grass and a few roll-up flowers make a nice scene. Supplies used: Up In The Trees Free As A Bird, In The Trees, Heart On A String, Woodgrain Love and 3D Roll-Up Flower sheet

Thank You

I made this card a bit simpler to bring the focus to the cute hanging hearts. I embossed the pink bottom portion of the card and sanded it down a little for extra dimension. Supplies used: Up In The Trees Free As A bird, Woodgrain Love, In The Trees and Heart On A String Heart On A String.

" Tweet" Love

For my final card, I added several layers and border strips. I used the bird as my theme in the title and added a small cluster of roll-up flowers. Supplies used: Up In The Trees Free As Bird, Woodgrain Love, My Way, Bird's Eye View and 3D Roll-Up Flower sheet.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Up in the Trees Project Share

Hi everyone! It's Robyn with you today to share the projects I created with the adorable Up in the Trees collection.

One of my favorite techniques with this collection was fussy cutting, and I trimmed out a tree limb and some birdies from the In the Trees paper to create this layout:

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To create a background on the top portion of the layout, I used half of the Fly High scalloped circle paper and layered on a few pieces I cut from the Free as a Bird journaling spots.

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I finished it off with some rolled flowers that I topped with Epiphany Crafts bubble caps.

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Next I created this layout about the school Sock Hop. I love this photo!

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The pinks and blues in the Hearts on a String paper was a great match for the sweet and sassy girls in the photo. I added glitter alphabet stickers onto a journaling spot for the title and topped it with a rolled flower.

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 To add some balance at the top, I created two pennant swags by mixing the scalloped pennants from the Flower Die-Cuts with some hand-cut pennants I made with the b-side of the Hearts on a String paper. I cut out some of the hearts to put on a few of the banner pieces.

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This collection was also a perfect match for my Easter Egg Hunt photos.

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More fussy-cutting on this one: I cut out the heart swag because I wanted something light and fun to layer onto the brown scalloped border. I also added a birdie and a music note sticker from the Keepsake sticker sheet.

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By using some clouds and a sun (originally a flower) from the Flower Die-Cuts, I was able to create a sunny scene on the page that captured the beautiful day.

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Finally, I had plenty of supplies left over to create a simple and sweet thank-you card.

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For the flower,  I took some of the die-cuts and very loosely wrapped them together instead of rolling. That created a nice wide base for the tighter rolled flower I added to the center.

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I had such a great time playing with the bright colors in this collection, and I hope you love it, too!

Supplies:

  • Up in the Trees Patterned Paper: Woodgrain Love, In the Trees, Heart on a String, My Way, Free as a Bird
  • Up in the Trees Cardstock: Ocean and Brownie
  • Up in the Trees Flower Die-Cut
  • Up in the Trees Fly High Scalloped Die-Cut Paper
  • Keepsake Cardsticker
  • Glitter Alphabet Stickers and Sprinkle Glaze Alphabet Stickers
  • Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Shape Studio
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Canvas Corp
  • Adhesive: Glue Arts, Beacon Adhesives
  • Journaling Pen: American Crafts
  • Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers

 

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Projects made with the Up in the Trees Collection

Hi everyone, Grace here to share with you two projects I made with the "Up in the Trees" collection...

Family Banner

Family banner (1)For this banner, I used the more subtle and solid colored papers from the collection. My art medium was smaller than say a layout, so I picked the designs that would suit best with the size of my chipboard shapes.

Here's some close ups...

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Family banner (3)

I will have a tutorial for this project next week, so stay tune for that. :)

Family banner (6)Supplies Used:

Pattern papers- (Free as a bird, 11877; Heart on a string, 11875; bird’s eye view, 11873, my way, 11876) Up in the Trees Collection; Flower die cuts- (3D roll up flower die cut, 11871) Up in the Trees collection; Twine- Denim, Twinery; Chipboard pieces- Want2Scrap; Rhinestone- Tangerine, Jewels, Doodlebug Design Inc; Circle cutter- Creative Memories; Die cut machines- Cricut, Spellbinders; Dies- Eyelet circles, Spellbinders; Cartridge- Creative memories Cheerful Seasons; Crimper- source unknown; Ink- Chestnut, American Crafts; Adhesive- Glue Arts, Creative Memories

 

Thanks Card

Just a thanks card (1)For this card, I wanted to challenge myself to see how many papers from the collection I can layer on top of one another. Did you count? I was able to get 7 pattern papers on this card! the trick I found is to mat solid colored papers behind the papers with design so that there's a bit of breathing room between the many designs on the paper. I also think if you choose the more subtle papers, you can layer as much as you can without making your project too busy.

Here's a couple more close ups....

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Just a thanks card (3)Supplies Used:

Pattern papers- (Ocean & Brownie, 11879; Ruby & Oregano, 11878; Free as a bird, 11877; Heart on a string, 11875; bird’s eye view, 11873) Up in the Trees collection; Cardstock- WorldWin; Ribbon- Source Unknown; Rhinestone- Tangerine, Doodlebug Design Inc.; Border punch- Fiskars; Circle cutter and corner rounder- Creative Memories; Die- Spellbinder; Ink- American Crafts; Stamp- Fiskars; Adhesives- Glue Arts

So there you have it. Thank you for stopping by.

 

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A variety of Aiko Layouts

It's Megan, back again! This month I worked with the Aiko line, which I adore! I am just in love with cherry blossoms lately, so I couldn't wait to utilize the ones in this line! I made three very different layouts to show the versatility of this line, and a fun card.

On this first layout I wanted to use just the soft colors to create a soft feminine feel to match the picture of the adorable baby!

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Since I loved the cherry blossoms so much, I couldn't wait to fussy cut them. I added some pop dots underneath for some dimension, and some pearls in the centers of some of the flowers for added feminine feel.

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I used a ruffled strip of ribbon to mimic the softness of the purple blanket in the photo.

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Finally, a cluster of rolled flowers with a die cut branch and one of the adorable little girls completes the page. There are other colors in this line, but sticking to a smaller color palette keeps this page soft and serene.

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Supplies: My Little Shoebox Aiko - Little Princess, Bouquet, Blue Sky, One Fine Day, Flower Die Cut, Lipstick and Sage, My Little Shoebox Sprinkle Glaze Alphabet Sticker - Cotton Candy

Other: American Crafts Cardstock, Clearsnap Ink, May Arts ribbon, Helmar foam tape, sewing machine, Sizzix die and big shot

On this next page I went with a totally different color palette. I used mostly the blues with a little pop of the darker pinks and oranges.

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Again, I couldn't help fussy cutting the flowers and making them stand out with some foam tape.

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I also added a similar cluster to the title block. 

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Supplies: My Little Shoebox Aiko- One Fine Day, Blue Sky, Bouquet, Happy Notes, Flower Die Cut, Kiss and Sky, Lipstick and Sage, Cardstock Stickers. My Little Shoebox Lovely Day Stickers, My Little Shoebox Cherry Blossom Mini Alphabet Stickers, 

Other: American Crafts Cardstock, Webster's Pages trim, EK Success punch, Sizzix die, sewing machine, Clearsnap ink, Helmar foam tape

For the last layout, I went in a totally different direction. I wanted to be grown up and a little bit funky. I started by misting the background cardstock with colors that match those in the papers I planned to use. Then I added a strip of the brighter pink, almost red, patterned paper. That makes the black and white photo stand out. The cloud and the fussy cut branch create movement and interest while breaking up the large section of journaling.

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For the title, I mixed and matched some brighter fonts from a couple collections.

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Where the pearls on the baby layout played up the softness, sparkly rhinestones complement the more grown up look here.

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Supplies: My Little Shoebox Aiko - Blue Sky, Happy Notes and Cardstock stickers, My Little Shoebox Sprinkle Glaze alphabet in Ladybug, My Little Shoebox Lovely Day Stickers

Other: American Crafts cardstock, Kaisercraft bling, helmar foam tape, tattered angels glimmer mist

Finally, for the card, I had a vision in my head of a cherry blossom branch in front of a beautiful sunset. I stamped and heat embossed a design on the cardstock, then blended various inks to create the sunrise effect. Finally I added the fussy cut embellishments.

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Again, foam tape provides some added dimension under the flowers and the girl. I also added some pearls to the flowers and some rhinestones to the little girl's dress.

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Supplies: My Little Shoebox Aiko - Little Princess, Happy Notes and Blue Sky

Other: American Crafts cardstock, Clearsnap embossing powder and ink, Glossy Accents, Helmar foam tape

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Coming this summer from MLS

Just for you fans in case you missed the May newsletter! A sweet sneak peek of what's to come this summer at CHA in Chicago!

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Up in the Trees Layouts and Cards

 

Hi Jenifer here with you today to share some layouts using the Up in the Trees collection.  I absolutely love this collection and just couldn't stop using it.

For my first Layout I did some hand stitching using the wood grain on the paper as my guide.  I then used some green scraps of ribbon and paper to make it look like leaves in a tree.  I couldn't help using the name of the collection for my title, it was just too perfect ;)

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Supplies:  Up in the Trees, ribbon May Arts, floss DMC, adhesive Therm O Web

For my second layout I cut out random spots in the honeycomb patterned paper and then put some fun sparks of color through out.  I also had a fun time using various letter stickers in my title.


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Supplies:  Up in the Trees collection, ribbon May Arts, adhesive Therm O Web

For my first card I did some quick layering.  The rolled flowers make creating so easy I can't help but to use them on almost every project.


Supplies:  Up in the Trees Collection, ribbon May Arts, adhesive Therm O Web

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For my second card I used a piece of canvas to help anchor my elements and give my card a little bit more texture.

Supplies:  Up in the Trees Collection, ribbon May Arts, adhesive Therm O Web

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I hope you have enjoyed my post today, make sure you come back daily for your inspiration :)

Jenifer

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