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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lots of Luck Brag Box

You've heard of a "brag book" ... like a little album grandma keeps in her purse to share photos with her friends?  Well, how about a Brag Box?  I was playing with some 3D box cut files recently and found this one by Lori Whitlock.  I love the darling little heart cut outs, and it gave me an idea for a cute photo project.
Check out this video to see the entire project, and then I'll give you some tips on making one for yourself!
            
After purchasing and downloading Lori's 3D heart box, I used my Silhouette software to enlarge the two box pieces so that the square in the center of the lid was 4x4".  I cut out both pieces and used a strong liquid glue to adhere them.  
Next, I cut a small slit in the top of my box lid, and put one end of a  30" ribbon through the top of the lid.  I adhered the end to the top of the lid and covered it with several layers of card stock, cherry petite prints, and Lots of Luck pattern paper.
To add the enamel heart sprinkles to the white box base, I used a craft knife to position each heart through the cut outs in the lid.  I will definitely be getting more of these!  Love them!
For the photos, I adhered six 3.5"x3.5" white card stock squares along the ribbon and added 3.25"x3.25" pattern paper to the front and back of each square.  Each of my 12 photos were cropped to 3"x3" and adhered over the pattern paper mats. 

Finally, I adhered 6 DoodlePop hearts (3 back to back) to finish off the end of the ribbon.  It was a fun way to showcase a few pictures of "the bug", aka my granddaughter :). Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Lori Whitlock March Blog Hop

Welcome back crafty friends!  Today is Lori Whitlock's March Blog Hop and my blog is the first stop on the hop, so be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!

For my project I created a pretty little gift set. 
With spring, Mother's Day, Easter, and of course, birthdays coming up, I wanted to make a card and gift bag that I could use for any of those occasions.  
For the card, I used this beautiful layered design that you can find on Lori's site here.   I also used papers that she created for Echo Park called "I (heart) Crafting".  Aren't those colors beautiful?!

Here's a link to this adorable gift bag file!


You can get these cute cutting files today on SALE! Once you've checked out all of the awesome hop designs, head back over to Lori's site for her sale, give-away, and freebie!



Now, on to the rest of the creative hop!  
Your next stop is Anita's Blog!

Order for the Hop:
Traci Penrod  (you are here)
Anita Mulcahey (your next stop)

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Theme Park Adventures with Simple Stories

Hi everyone!  I'm excited to be posting a new design over at Simple Stories today. The Say Cheese 4 collection is so much fun, and perfect for those special travel and theme park adventures we all love so much!
When the album is opened, I really wanted a layered effect for the pattern papers so I created some different size pages to add interest.

Simple Stories has some fun new word dies.  I used them for the "YAY!" and the "Cheese" above.  I love the larger size of these!

I also love the chipboard stickers that come with the collection.  There are two sets ... cute icons (the banner above), and a fun set of words ("Happy" in the photo below).


The Say Cheese 4 6x8 binder comes with extra pages including this polka dot pocket!  Perfect for maps, tickets, autographs, and other memorabilia.
I'll post more pictures of this fun album this week ... we'll be adding it to the shop as a DIY kit so stay tuned!!

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