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Friday Facebook finds

Hey MLS fans! We made it to another fun Friday and today we have a Facebook find from Stephanie Umpleby.

Stephanie Umpleby

Stephanie shared this layout on our Facebook wall that she created with goodies she got from our Warehouse sale! We love the design and her button embellished flowers.

Thanks for being a fan Stephanie and for sharing your work!

If you'd like your work to be shown on our blog just post your project to our Facebook wall and in the comments include your blog address and add the hash tag #Facebook Finds. This lets us know that you're giving us permission to post your project on our blog. We'll chose a few projects to showcase and link up your blog.

Have a great weekend!

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"Oh, Deer" In The Woods!!

Hi, all MLS fans. Carol here with 2 cards and 1 project using the adorable "Oh, Deer!" collection. I love the woodsy feel of this collection and the oh so adorable deer and mushroom!!! When I saw this collection, lot of ideas just flow into my mind!!!

"My Deer Friend" Postcard Card


I cut out the respective papers, inked and layered them with foam strips. I made it to be like a postcard using my postal stamps. Again popped up the journaling tag with foam strips and adhered the alpha stickers for the title. I made this for a dear friend of mine. 


I love the Deer and the Tree "Stamps". 

Supplies: White cardstock (Bazzill); MLS papers: A Walk In The Woods, Creekside Trail, Happy Campers, Cardstock Sticker, Mini Alpha Sticker (Apple); Postal Stamps (Purple Onion); Distress inks; Foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

"I Wood Like To Say..." Card


Besides the deer, I love the cute mushrooms and this "woodgrain" paper!! So I made a "tree trunk" card with it. I layered and popped up the leaves and acorn stickers at the top.


For this card, I also embellished the inside of the card with the journaling tag and stickers.


Supplies: White cardstock (Bazzill); MLS papers: A Walk In The Woods, Happy Campers, Cardstock sticker, Mini Alpha Stickers (Apple, Red Lipstick); Foam Strips (Scrapbook Adhesive); Zig Pen; Distress Inks.

"Oh, Deer! My Mushroom Dollhouse!"


The first moment I lay my eyes on this paper collection, a mushroom dollhouse idea for my girl just pop into my mind. I went to a local craft store and grabbed some basswood and the foam semi dome. I sawed the wood using a small manual saw and pasted the papers with multi-medium. Then I sanded the edges and glued them together with wood glue before nailing them.  I painted the foam dome and adhered punched circles to make the mushroom head. I made the "clothline" with the banner diecuts and MLS green ribbon. It was a tiring job to saw and sand the wood. My arms were sore after this but I'm very happy with the result. So is my girl. She always wanted me to make a dollhouse for her. 

Here's some detailed close ups:


I used the journaling tags as the "carpets". I didn't glue these down as I would want to update and change the "carpets" whenever I want. I made the 2 deers with the stickers glued unto chipboard and made the "leg" for them to stand. So they are the dollhouse owners!! The furnitures are from my and my girl's toy collection.


For both sides of the dollhouse, I adhered the tree and mushroom stickers and sealed them in with multi-medium.


Here's the 2 owners of the dollhouse. Love them!!!


I made this table with a round wood and some wooden spools. Adhered the table top with paper and sanded them down. I made "bowls" out of the leaf die-cuts and also glued the acorn stickers unto chipboard (to make it more dimensional) to make the "food".


I made a simple flower garden corner with the flower die-cuts and mushroom stickers. The lamp post was made using Sizzix die.

Supplies: MLS papers: (Oh Deer! collection) Creekside Trail, A Walk In The Woods, Knock On Wood, Happy Campers, 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents, Cardstock Sticker, Woodgrain Muse Alpha Sticker, Morning Mist Trim Pack; (Up In The Trees collection) In The Trees; (Happy GoLucky collection) Linen & Carnation; Basswood; Foam Dome (half); Wood Glue; Nails; Gesso; Claudine Hellmuth Acrylic Paint; Sizzix Tim Holtz die; Foam Board; Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium; Sandpaper; EK Success Mega 3D Dots; Round Wood; Wooden Spools; Paper Cones.

I hope you enjoy my project and cards. Have a fun week!!

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The Beauty of "Notebook"

Hello, My Little Shoebox friends!  I'm excited to share my latest projects with the new "Notebook" collection. This adorable collection includes sweet roses, plaid, and sticker friends.
For added dimension, I inked and distressed the paper edges.  I also elevated my stickers with dimensional adhesive.

I just love those sweet flags and banners.  They really add to the charm of this collection. I added tiny pearls to the trim at mid-page.

I also created this sweet goody jar.  I filled mine with lots of ribbons and trim, but wouldn't it be wonderful filled with tasty candy?

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today. I hope you enjoy this wonderful, new collection as much as I do.

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Heat Embossing Tutorial

Hello MLS friends.  Linda here with a quick tutorial showing how heat embossing can be a wonderful technique to dress up any project, card, layout, or album.  For this tutorial, I've made a card using the Secret Garden collection from MLS.  I love butterflies, and this collection is truly delightful and fun!

For heat embossing, you need the following:  Heat embossing tool, Watermark stamp pad, anti-static bag, opaque embossing powder, and a stamp (background or individual icon, such as a flower).

This is the card I made using the heat embossing technique:


Step 1:  Choose the paper you want to emboss.  Rub the anti-static pad across the paper.  Next, use the watermark stamp pad on your stamp (s), then sprinkle the embossing powder over your stamped image, then pour of the excess.  On this card, I used four different flower stamps, and stamped them randomly.  Last, heat the images until the powder turns a shiny white.


Step 2: Either use the embossed piece as a background, or use a die cut that will allow you to see something you place on the inside of the card.



Step 3:  I used the same stamps (using an ink pad, not embossing) on the inside of the card so they would show through the cie cut front of the card.




 The last step is to embellish the card.  Using a floral paper in the Secret Garden collection, I heat embossed two butterflies, using black embossing powder, and adhered them  to  the front and the inside portion of the card.  The card was finished with a strip from another paper in the collection, a sentiment, and a button.

I hope this tutorial inspired you to try heat embossing.  It is fun and elegant, and can be used so many ways! 

Thanks for stopping by the MLS blog!!

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Card making with Coming Home

Hello MLS fans. Shemaine here posting today and I am sharing some card making inspiration using our Coming Home collection.

I love saving my scraps for card making because lately I have really been trying to use up all of whatever collection I am creating with. How many times have you cleaned out your scrap space and had tons of extra paper left over? All that paper is perfect for creating hand made cards for friends and loved ones.

How do I store my scraps you ask? Well that is the key to my organization. I have a single 12x12 bin that my scraps go in. When it starts to get 1/2 full, I make cards to empty it out.  Oh back in the day I had a box with hanging files and I used to file them by color and season. Well after time I accumilated way too many scraps so I came up with plan B.

Alright, here's what I created with my scraps.

Thank You ( 5x6 horizontal)


Our new punch out leaves are a perfect addition to our rolled flowers.

Supplies: Park Avenue and Urban Green patterened paper. 3D rolled flowers, leaves and scalloped border. Misc: ribbon  Accents: Liquid Pearls

Happy Birthday (5x6 vertical)


Supplies: Park Avenue patterned paper, Trims Dies: Spellbinders, Lil' inker. Stamps: Hero Arts Pens: Copic Misc: twine, button.

For this card I went all girl. I loved mixing the pink plaid in Park Avenue and the pink ruffle trim. I made this card for our dear friend's daughter who turned 7 a few weeks ago.

Congrats (5x6 vertical)


Sometimes the simpliest design can make for a beautiful card. I love that cloud design in the Towne Square patterned paper.

Supplies: Towne Square, Urban Green patterned paper. Tools: Martha Stewart border punch. Twine: The Twinery Accents: Recollections Stamps: Hero Arts

Welcome Home (5x6 horizontal)


Supplies: Towne Square and Park Avenue patterned paper; Trim: Morning Mist; Dies: Spellbinders, Papertrey ink; Stamps: Unity Co Branded; Misc: Buttons

Hello (5x6 horizontal)


Supplies: Park Avenue, Town Square and Urban Green patterned paper; Stickers: Mini Alphas and Cardstock Stickers; Tools: EK Success border punch; Misc: ribbon and button.

I hope you are inspired to get out your scraps, stamps and border punches today. We love seeing what you are creating on the My Little Shoebox Facebook wall. Please keep posting your designs and you could be featured on our blog.

Have a creative day!

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Product Spotlight: Trims

Hello MLS fans! Today we are pleased to share some inspiration that two of our designers have created using our brand new trims! Each of our 6 collections feature coordinating trim packs. Here's a look at a few of the styles.

            Coming Home                                Secret Garden

Coming Home        Secret Garden trim

              Vintage Shop

Vintage Shop

Now let's see what the girls created for you. First is Carol's beautiful Butterfly Notebook.



Carol's Notes: I made a butterfly notepad. Used the trim to make a rosette. DIY my own buttons/brads using MLS papers.Added MLS trims and pearl trim as the "tail". Also made 2 extra rosettes that can be adhere onto any project for quick embellishing.



"Butterfly Garden" Notepad
  • MLS papers - Secret Garden (Bonbons, Sweetie, Dorothy); Notebook (Always & Forever); Oh, Deer! (Knock On Wood); Keepsake (Cherry & Fog); Happy Go Lucky (Linen & Carnation)
  • MLS Trim Packs - Island Breeze; Morning Mist; Lullaby
  • Pearl Trim
  • Itop brads/buttons
  • Sizzix Butterfly Die
  • Chipboard

 Next we have a look at Beckie Dreyer's projects. A beautiful layout using the trim.

Beckie Dreyer Trim Layout MLS

Supplies for layout

Coming Home 12” Paper – Soaring Above

Coming Home 12” Paper – Urban Green

Coming Home – 3D Roll Up Flowers and Accents

Coming Home – Cardstock Stickers – Coming Home

Coming Home – Trim Pack – Lullaby

Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker – Honey Dew

Unity/MLS Stamp - Mushy Mushroom


Beckie Dreyer Trim Layout MLS 1

And this amazing headband!

Beckie Dreyer Trim Headband MLS

A headband using the stretch trim as the band and the green ribbon to create bows. 

Supplies for Headband - 
Oh, Deer! – 3D Roll Up Flower and Accents

Oh, Deer! – Cardstock Sticker – Oh, Deer!

Oh, Deer! – Trim Pack – Morning Mist

We hope these projects provide some inspiration for you to use with your new trims!

Have a creative day!

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In the Secret Garden with Rô Philippsen

Hello, MLS fans! It's Rô Philippsen with you today to share a few layouts and cards I created with the amazing "Secret Garden" Collection.

The first one is a layout titled "Always".

The flowers and butterflies are simply irresistible.

Layout_1_RoPhilippsen_Secret Garden
Layout_1_RoPhilippsen_Secret Garden - Det
The second one, is a layout titled "My Sweet Girl"

E o que eu posso dizer sobre esta cores impressionantes?

Just LOVE it!

Layout_2_RoPhilippsen_Secret Garden

Layout_2_RoPhilippsen_Secret Garden - Det

And finally, I have two cards to share with you:

Card-1_RoPhilippsen_Secret Garden

Card-2_RoPhilippsen_Secret Garden

If you love gorgeous colors, flowers and butterflies, like me then you need the Secret Garden collection!

Supplies List:

50021 - Dorothy - Double Sided Pattern Paper

50022 - Sweetie - Double Sided Pattern Paper

50023 - Bonbons - Double Sided Pattern Paper

50024 - La Petite - Double Sided Pattern Paper

50025 - 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents

50026 - Cardstock Sticker

50153 - Chocolate Cake Mini Alphabet Sticker

50104 - Blue Hydrangea Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker

Thanks for stopping by,

Rô Philippsen

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Vintage Shop Joy

Hello MLS fans.  Linda here with layouts and cards using the beautiful Vintage Shop collection  from My Little Shoebox.  The pretty flowers, vintage papers and adorable little owls made creating easy and fun! 

On my first of 2 layouts, I went crazy with tearing paper and inking everything! 


I die cut a frame with the French Lace paper, and popped it over the Heirloom owl paper.  The owls are foam dotted on branches, and some seam binding and lace finished the layout.  Lucy and Hannah, my granddaughters, are thrilled with the owls!

Supplies: MLS Chocolate and Chiffon card stock, French Lace paper, Heirloom paper, Cardboard Stickers, 3D Roll-Up Flowrs, Chocolate Mini Letters, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Seam binding, and lace.

For my 2nd layout, I changed the look but kept the vintage feel.

Here I used Picket Fence distress stain to softer the left edge of the background and the strip of Rose Ribbon paper.  I used strips from the same paper and some ribbon and lace to add contrast and dimension.  Doilies, some pearls, and some foam dotted flowers and stickers completed the picture.  Two pictures of Kenzie, my granddaughter, just jumped onto the page!

Supplies: Rose Ribbon papers, Attic Treasures paper, Cardboard Stickers, Newsprint Alphabet Stickers, Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Stain, Sizzex Doily Die, Ribbon and lace.

Here is my first card, having fun with the large, cute owl.

I wanted this card to be a little more masculine, so I used the blue and black theme.  The background is layered using the French Lace paper ( both sides)and, black cardstock.  Other: Oval Quik Kutz die, and some ribbon.

My 'Hello' card focuses on the lovely flowers in this collection.

I love the gorgeous roses in this collection, and they are the background and centerpiece of my card.  I wanted to stress the vintage feel. so I inked the background papers.  The lace, white doily and seam binding bring out some of the fabulous colors in the Vintage Shop collection.

Supplies: French Lace and Attic Treasures, Cardboard Stickers, Cream Mini Alphabet Stickers, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, dark green seam binding, and white vintage lace.

Thanks for stopping by the MLS blog.  I hope you're inspired to scrap with this delightful MLS collection, and have some inspiration and new ideas!

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Oh Deer!

Hi, Its Zoe here today with a Mini Album and 2 cards featuring Oh Deer! I LOVE this paper collection. I love all things with a woodland theme and this one trumps top with the whimsical flair to it. LOVE

MLS Oh Deer Mini 1 (1280x853)

First up is my mini album.

MLS Oh Deer Mini 2 (684x1280)

Heres a close up shot of the front page

MLS Oh Deer Mini 3 (1280x827)
Pages 1 & 2

MLS Oh Deer Mini 4 (1280x826)
Pages 3 & 4

MLS Oh Deer Mini 5 (1280x833)
Pages 5 & 6

MLS Oh Deer Mini 6 (1280x840)
Pages 7 & 8

MLS Oh Deer Mini 7 (1280x838)
Pages 9 & 10

Supplies Used:Oh Deer! Papers... Creekside Trail 50051, A Walk in the Woods 50052, Knock on Wood 50053, Happy Campers 50054, 3d Roll up Flower and accents 50055, Cardstock Stickers 50056, Woodgrain Alpha 50106.

Card 1

MLS Oh Deer Zoe Card 1 (1018x1280)

I also have to share this picture with you I just thought it was too cute. My Cat always wants to know what Im doing and I thought this was just priceless.

MLS Oh Deer Zoe Card 1 CAT (878x1280)

Tee Hee

And last but not least Card number 2

MLS Oh Deer Zoe Card 2 (1280x899)

Ok and a quick close up too. :)

MLS Oh Deer Zoe Card 2 CU (1280x853)

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. Until next time. Hugs Zoe

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Notebook Collection


Mommy25September 13, 2012 4:49 PM

EEP!! I love these blocks!


Cherry Delight


mommyof5kidzSeptember 15, 2012 8:35 AM

Super cute card! love the owl stamp!


Vintage Shop


JnettSeptember 16, 2012 11:58 AM

Very sweet card. I hope I can do as well when mine arrive.


 Oh Deer


Noelle Reese said...

This is darling! I love the coloring of the mushrooms! your girls are totally motivating me!!

September 13, 2012 4:21 PM


Secret Garden


The Bumble Girl said...

Awww, what a sweet owl tag!

September 13, 2012 7:33 AM


Coming Home


FeistyCrafter said...

Great layers !! Such cute background paper for some smart looking owls!!

September 13, 2012 11:02 PM


Congratulations ladies! Please email your address with the collection name in the Subject line to and we'll get your prizes out to you.

Thank you to everyone that left such kind comments on all the design team members blogs for our blog hop. We appreciate your support of Unity and My Little Shoebox!

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Vintage Shop Cards

Hi, Jenifer here with you today on the MLS blog!! I will be sharing some cards that I made with the Vintage Shop collection.  I had so much fun making these cards.  The Vintage Shop collection makes it quick and easy to put together some cute and unique cards.

The Owl in this collection is just too cute so I ended up using him in the first 2 cards.  I love how different the cards are even though I am using the same collection.

Card #1

Jenifer_Cowles_MLS Vintage Shop_Card1

Card #2
Jenifer_Cowles_MLS_Vintage Shop Card2

I went with a little more romantic feel with my next couple of cards.  If you couldn't tell I adore the pink polka-dot paper :)  Everything is better with a few polka-dots:)  Again I have 3 completely different cards using the Vintage Shop Collection.

Card #3
Jenifer_Cowles_MLS Vintage Shop Card 3

Card #4
Jenifer_Cowles_MLS Vintage Shop Card 4

Card #5
Jenifer_Cowles_MLS Vintage Shop Card 5

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today, I had so much fun making them.  Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for even more inspiration.


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Shhh we're in the Secret Garden

There is nothing better than the sun coming out to shine after a few days of rain.  We rush outside and have some fun.  One of these days I took my camera with me and snapped some pictures of my family down in the woods.  I decided to make a little mini album with the pictures and as the lighting was very mellow the Secret Garden collection was crying out to be used.  

MLS August Mini Cover Beckie D

I adore all the butterflies which adorn these papers.  The can be added to your paper with some glue or with a few foam pads you can give the feeling that they are fluttering around the pages.


Products used :

Secret Garden – 12"Paper – Dorothy

Secret Garden – 12"Paper – Sweetie

 Secret Garden – 12"Paper – Bonbons

 Secret Garden – 12"Paper – La petite

 Secret Garden – 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents

 Secret Garden – Cardstock Sticker – Secret Garden

 Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker – Strawberry Frosting

 Mini Alphabet Sticker – Chocolate Cake

Handbag Mini Album

Bakers Twine

Here are a couple of cards I made with the Secret Garden collection.  The first one is made using a pre cut crown which is made by Papermania.  I simply covered it before rolling up some of the 3D flowers and adding them to the base of the crown.  The small cut out butterflies are perfect for embellishments.

MLS August Card 1 Beckie D

Products used :

Secret Garden – 12"Paper – Dorothy

 Secret Garden – 12"Paper – Bonbons

 Secret Garden – 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents

 Secret Garden – Cardstock Sticker – Secret Garden

 Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker – Strawberry Frosting

 Mini Alphabet Sticker – Chocolate Cake


A tip for this card below is when you have rolled up your flowers add some seed beads to the centre.  The give a great texture .... just make sure you add glue :)

MLS August Card 2 Beckie D

Products used :

Secret Garden – 12"Paper – Dorothy

 Secret Garden – 12"Paper – Bonbons

 Secret Garden – 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents

 Secret Garden – Cardstock Sticker – Secret Garden

Seed Beads

Adhesive Stones

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day

Beckie :)

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New Co-Branded Stamps with Unity Stamp Co!

Hello MLS friends! Today we are so excited to finally share that we've teamed up again with Unity Stamp Co. to bring you co-branded My Little Shoebox stamps! We've got 15 different images releasing today that are going to make you smile.


To celebrate the new releases we're kicking off a Mega Blog Hop featuring the My Little Shoebox and Unity Design teams mashed together for a fun tour of amazing projects created just for your inspiration!

Here's a peek at some of the new stamps you'll be seeing today...

Background stamps!


Stamp Sets!

Vintage Doily shop

 And Itty Bitty stamps!

You're my bestie

 That's just 3 of the 15 amazing images that you're going to love!

Now here's the good stuff! Unity and My Little Shoebox are giving away prizes for your participation today! Simply start by leaving a comment on this post and each post in the hop and we'll draw our random winners for your comments. My Little Shoebox is giving away 6 prize packs featuring one of our new collections.

And...we have an extra prize package for our Facebook wall posters! Simply click over to the My Little Shoebox wall and tell us your favorite image in the release today!

So now we're going to send you over to Andrea's blog.

Here's the master Hop list for today so if you get lost or a link doesn't work just stop back by and click over to the next blog.

My Little Shoebox  <--- you are here
Andrea Murdock
Beckie Dreyer
Angie Blom
Carisa Zglobicki
Grace Tolman
Eryn Hannig
Erika Taylor
Jen Erickson
Linda Kretz
Jennifer Roach
Megan Aaron
Jimmi Mayo
Monique Liedtke
Jolande van Oosterhout
Pattie Beltran
Karen Maldonado
Robyn Schaub
Lisa Arana
Rô Philippsen
Lisa Henke
Jenifer Cowles
Renee Aslette
Shellye McDaniel
Keely Yowler
Shemaine Smith
Shilo Miles
Carol Theng
Stephanie Muzzulin
Thienly Azim
Zoe Nemburt
Unity Stamp Company

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Sweet Sentiments with Vintage Shop

Hello, MLS fans! It's Robyn with you today to share a few cards I created with the Vintage Shop collection.

First, I dusted off my Silhouette Cameo to work with one of my favorite My Little Shoebox designs from the Silhouette Store.


The bottom owl is one of the cardstock stickers, but I needed a second owl to create the "conversation" between them. So I did a "Print and Cut" of the Silhouette image, making the image a bit larger to create a border across the two patterned papers.

I used some pop-dots to attach the cut to the card. To finish, I added the sticker and stamped the sentiment at the bottom.

This next card was inspired by the sheet of 3D Rolled Flowers and Accents that goes with the Vintage Shop collection. 


I loved the different shapes of the pennant pieces, so I layered them atop a strip of ruffled trim (from the Trim Pack) and adhered the rolled flowers across the top.

When creating the rolled flowers, it's fun to experiment with folding and twisting the paper as you're rolling to give some of your flowers a rolled edge. You can even fold some of the inward toward the center for a different effect.

Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday Tutorial with Rô Philippsen

Hello MLS Guys!!

Today I want to show you guys how to make a photo-frame, very easy and using few materials.

You just will need:

- a piece of chipboard measuring 7 x 8.5 inches;

- 4 cardboard strips - two strips with 7 inches long,  and two strips with 8.5 inches, all with 1 inch wide.

- brown distress ink;

- and some amazing MLS supplies!

Let's go to the tutorial:

1 - Start peeling totally the cardboard strips, and cut the ends diagonally, exactly in 45 degrees.


2 - Then pass the distress ink on the cardboard strips.


3 - You will not need much, just a bit of distress.


4 - Now choose a beautiful new collection MLS Pattern Paper and glue it on the chipboard.


5 - And start gluing the cardboard strips with foam tape. You will see that they fit right, once you cut the ends at 45 degrees.


6 - Wow, all strips glued here!


7 - Now choose the most amazing new MLS Collection, LOL this is difficult, all the collections are awesome!! And embellish your photo-frame.


8 - Here you can see my very cute result.


Supply List:

Notebook MLS Collection  – 50031-With Love (Double Sided Pattern Paper)

Notebook MLS Collection  – 50033-Trully Yours (Double Sided Pattern Paper)

Notebook MLS Collection  – 50035-3D Roll-Up Flower an Accents

Notebook MLS Collection  – 50036 – Cardstock Sticker

Notebook MLS Collection  – 50104 – Blue Hydrangea  Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker

Secret Garden MLS Collection  – 50026 - Cardstock Sticker

Secret Garden MLS Collection  – 50153 – Chocolate Cake – Mini Alphabet Sticker

Oh, Deer! MLS Collection  – 50056 - Cardstock Sticker

I hope I have brought some inspiration for your Tuesday, and I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Soon you will see me again here in MLS Blog!

Thanks for stopping by.

Rô Philippsen


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Cards with Cherry Delight

It's Megan here with some cards I created using the new Cherry Delight line. I LOVE cherry blossoms, so I just adored this line! The colors are gorgeous and work so well together. I also love the new alpha stickers! 

For my first creation, I decided to use the squares from the Happy Times paper to create a set of mini cards.  I kept these fast and simple, using the mini alphabet stickers to create the sentiments.


Next, I had to do something with those gorgeous cherry blossoms! This tree sticker is my favorite I think. I couldn't wait to use it as a focal point.


For this one, I wanted to focus in on one of the 'scenes' in the Serenade paper, so I used a die cut as a mask, and misted the rest of the paper with some dye ink spray. I then traced the die to create a frame, colored it in and applied some glossy accents for texture. Two of the banners from the die cut sheet create the sentiment area.


Now that I had some scraps, I created this pieced and stitched 'frame'. More of the gorgeous cardstock stickers and some of the brand new Muse alphabet stickers complete this card.  I used foam tape on the branch to create dimension.


Finally, I used one of the doilies from the Bliss paper to create a focal point on this pieced card. The flag is one of the die cuts wrapped around part of a wooden skewer.


Thanks for stopping by! I had such a blast making these cards. I hope you enjoyed them!

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Notebook Love

Hi MLS fans, Pattie here with some Notebook love.  Have you had a chance to play with this line yet?  If you haven't, you'll want to get your hands on this paper line!  And if you have, you know exactly what I mean, right?  I created 2 layouts and 2 cards this month using this awesome line.  Here is my first layout, featuring my two favorite girls!


Supplies used: Ruby & Oregano cardstock paper, Notebook Collection: With Love, Truly Yours, Bits & Pieces, 3D Roll up flowers and Accents, Cardstock Stickers, Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers in Blue Hydrangea and Red Lipstick Mini Alphabet stickers


I also created this layout of my daughter.  It is so rare to see her in a dress, I had to snap a quick picture !  She looks thrilled- hahaha!


Supplies used: Notebook Collection:  Always & Forever, Bits & Pieces, Truly Yours, 3D Roll Up Flowers & Accents, Island Breeze trim, Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers in Blue Hydrangea, Red Lipstick Mini Alphabets, Cardstock Stickers.

Up next are a couple of cards that I made.  I love how the cardstock stickers add just the right touch to a card.  What a nice (and quick) way to jazz up your cards!!

Supplies used: Notebook Collection: Truly Yours, Bits & Pieces, Always and Forever, Cardstock stickers, Red Lipstick Mini Alphabets, Morning Mist trim


Supplies Used: Notebook Collection: Bits & Pieces, truly Yours, Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers in Blue Hydrangea, Red Lipstick Mini Alphabet Stickers


Hope you enjoyed and are inspired to pull out some paper and embellies and create something fun too!

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Coming Home projects by Grace Tolman

Hello My Little Shoebox friends! Grace here to share with you what I did with the new released Coming Home collection...I hope you get a bit of inspiration from them :)

Water Boy

Water boy (1)

Supplies Used:

Papers: (11859, Linen and Carnation) Happy Go Lucky; (11839.
Razzleberry and Chiffon) Keepsake; (11818, Lipstick and Sage) Aiko; (50042,
Soaring Above; 50044, Urban Green) Coming Home; Cardstock stickers- 50046,
Coming Home; Letter stickers- (50104, Blue Hydrangea) Muse Cardstock Alphabet
sticker; (50152, Cream) Mini Alphabet sticker; Vellum- WorldWin; Border punch-
Creative Memories; Circle punch- 1 ¾” EK Succes; 1 ½” Creative Memories; Corner
rounder- Creative Memories; Pen- Creative Memories; Adhesives- Glue Arts,
Creative Memories

Water boy (3)

I created some wave borders under the photos with the Razzleberry
and Chiffon paper from the Keepsake collection and a wave border punch. I love
the cloud paper from the Coming Home line. It brightens up my page instantly.

I used a vellum piece to place my title on so it will not blend
with the cloud paper background. I added some of the kite stickers to lead the
eye to the photo and title.

Water boy (4)

Craft Day

Crafty day (1)-001

Supplies Used:

Papers: (11858 Cricket and Lagoon) Happy Go Lucky; (50044 Urban
Green, 50041 Town Square, 50043 Park Avenue) Coming Home; Cardstock sticker-
50046, Coming Home; Trim- 50057, Morning Mist; Letter stickers- (50104, Blue
Hydrangea) Muse Cardstock Alphabet sticker; (50152, Cream) Mini Alphabet
sticker; Circle punch- Creative Memories; Thread- Coats and Clark; Sewing
machine- Kenmore; Adhesives- Glue Arts, Creative Memories

Crafty day (3)

I made this double page spread about my crafty day with my kiddos.
I love how this passion of ours can be shared with our little ones.

The Coming Home collection has a lot of great accents that depicts
home life and that’s what I used here. I used a house sticker, some trees and

To create the scallop edge of on my page, I punched out circles,
cut it in half and then added them to the edge of the blue dot paper.

Crafty day (4)


Podcast (1)

Supplies Used:

(11899 Chocolate & Chiffon) Lovely Day; (50042 Soaring Above, 50043 Park
Avenue, 50044 Urban Green)Coming Home; Die cut shapes: (50045 3D Roll-up
flowers and accents) Coming Home; Ribbon: 50057,Morning Mist; Stickers:
50046,Coming Home; Letters: (50101 Woodgrain, 50106 Firecracker) Muse Cardstock
Alphabet sticker; Button: Fancy Pants Design; Pins: Maya Road; Twine: The
Twinery; Staples and stapler: OfficeMax; Journaling font: Century Gothic, MS
Word; Adhesives: Glue dots, Creative Memories

Podcast (2)

-I decided to use two Muse Alpha colors to show everyone that using two different
colors of the same sticker font is doable and makes for a cohesive

Podcast (3)

Thank You Card

Thank you coming home (1)

Supplies Used:

Papers: (11818, Lipstick and Sage) Aiko collection; (50044, Urban
Green, 50043, Park Avenue, 50042, Soaring Above) Coming Home; Cardstock
stickers- 50046, Coming Home; Trim- 50057, Morning Mist; Letter sticker- (50106,Woodgrain)Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker; Rhinestone- Doodlebug Design Inc.; Flower-Accent Creative Designs; Pin- Maya Road; Adhesives- Glue Arts, Glue Dots,Creative Memories

Thank you coming home (2)

I used some rhinestone to create a visual triangle on my card.

I layered the home stickers, adding the center one with foam
adhesive to create a dimensional card.

thank you for stopping by and have a great and inspiring day!


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Cherry Delight-FUL

Hello MLS fans! Liz here today and I am excited to share a few projects that I made using the new Cherry Delight collection. I created and covered this flower chipboard mini album with all sorts of Cherry Delight goodness.
I treated the cover with a window die cut and dressed it up with Cherry Delight stickers and 3D Roll Up flowers and leaves.
The back of my album is surrounded by ruffled doilies for great added texture and interest.
And finally, I have two cards to share with you using the same adorable collection. Just A Note
You Make Me Smile
Thanks for stopping by today!

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Creating with Cherry Delight

Hello My Little Shoebox fans!

Here’s Monique today with two fun projects: a layout and a photo frame, both using the brand new “Cherry Delight” line.

As red is my favorite color, I had so much fun working with this line (but to be honest, I adore working with every line of My Little Shoebox!).

Let me start with my layout. I created a page of my adorable little niece.

Mliedtke Juul

and a few details:

Mliedtke juul 2

I love to use the 3D Roll-Up Flowers, not rolled-up but stacked on top of each other.

Mliedtke juul 3

To create the title I used the Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers and adhered them to the banner . I think that I used the entire sheet of 3D Roll-Up Flowers and Accents:


Supplies: MLS Cherry Delight: Charming (50001), Serenade (50002), Bliss (50003), Happy Times (50004), 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents (50005), Cardstock Sticker (50006), Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker (50101 Firecracker). Other supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics

Then on to my next project: When I was having my lunch break I strolled through the city centre (where I work) and found this cute photo frame in the shape of a house. I knew straight away what I was going to do with it!!

Mliedtke photo frame

some details:

Mliedtke photo frame 2

Mliedtke photo frame 3

Mliedtke photo frame 4

I’m really happy how this turned out!

Supplies: Cherry Delight: Charming (50001), Happy Times (50004), 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents (50005), Cardstock Sticker (50006), Mini Alphabet Stickers (50151 – Kiss).

Thanks for stopping by My Little Shoebox’ blog today!



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