Monday, February 28, 2022

12x12 Fairy Wings Scrapbook Layout

Hello friends and happy National Tooth Fairy Day! While this day is actually celebrated twice a year (today and again on August 22), the idea of fairies being used to encourage children to take care of their health dates back to the mid-1920's. In 1927, a play was created where a fairy collected the lost teeth of little boys and girls and left a coin or two behind ... aaaaand voila! The tooth fairy was born! 
 
This cute piece of history inspired me to create a pretty, 12x12, fairy-themed scrapbook page that can be used for tooth fairy photos or ... any beautiful picture! 
 

I first found the Fairy Wings cutting file by Patty Young Designs so, I started there. You can find this file in the Silhouette Design Store (link below). I backed each section of the wings with 8 different rainbow colors from the Bella Blvd Besties Graph and Dot paper. Pretty, right?!

Then, once I had the wings done I created the layout using black card stock and some beautiful pattern papers from the Doodlebug Fairy Garden collection.

I picked out some cute die cuts from the Odds and Ends like the light bulb banner and the colorful flowers across the middle. Then I added some mini jewels to the center of the flowers for a little sparkle.

The cute, pink haired fairy is a Doodlebug Doodle-pops and she's appropriately named Pixie. She's adorable and I bet she's what every little child imagines the tooth fairy looking like. 💗

I added 2 photo mats for a sweet toothless grin, a Halloween costume, playing dress-up or for someone who just loves fairies!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Below are the product links for quick and easy shopping. Hope you have a "fairy" good day!

 

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Friday, February 25, 2022

NEW Hello Beautiful Friend Album Kit

Happy Friday everyone! Today's my favorite day of the week since I get to share my newest album with you! It's called Hello Beautiful Friend and it's just that ... beautiful. This scrapbook is a perfect way to save photos, mementos, tokens, and fun stories that make up your friendship. It will always be a reminder of the wonderful memories you've shared.

The album is 4.25"x7.5" and the covers are made of clear acrylic. I added colorful grosgrain ribbons to the 2 book rings and designed it with paper from the Echo Park New Day collection. It's filled with pretty colors, rainbows and flowers. It feels like spring! 

Other than your family, your friends are the most photographed people in your life. Sometimes, they may feel as close as family so, why not have a special album dedicated to them?

Whether your pictures are hilarious, sentimental or just totally bonkers ... save those fun moments. These will remind you to think to yourself ... what a wonderful friend!

This album can be about one special relationship or about lots of friends. If you're making this about you and your bestie and your friendship is a long one, add photos from when you first met until now and watch as the hairstyles and fashion evolve!

Are you and your friend a lot alike or completely different? Add pictures that celebrate your fun differences or reveal the amazing similarities. 

Think of your most memorable times and what common interests you share ... like scrapbooking, music, food, wine, or fitness activities? Write about these and add photos that make you smile. A concert, girls night out, a weekend away, a crop, a visit to a winery or spa, playing tennis or baking together are all fun ideas!


Don't forget to save your memorabilia - tickets to a show, music festival, wine tasting, or craft fair. What about a thoughtful card or note you gave one another. Or, a label from a wine bottle, a favorite recipes or extra photos.

Keep this album for yourself and fill it with your own friend photos or ... make it for your bestie and give it as a gift. It's perfect for a birthday, graduation, wedding, or a holiday. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Be sure to hop over to my shop and check out my latest album kits today!



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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Campers Have S'more Fun Waterfall Album Tutorial

Hello everyone! Today, I'm sharing a really cute waterfall album and the step-by-step tutorial on how to make it. I wanted mine to have a colorful camping theme so I used Doodlebug's Great Outdoors collection. However, you could use any paper line you want and customize the album for your needs. 

I love a great waterfall album. This one is 6"x8" and I think it looks beautiful with the different colors and patterns layered down the front. I added a pretty blue band with a magnetic closure to keep the pages secure.

I added 14 pages (7 double-sided) and each page has room for photos, journaling or decorative embellishments.

Hmmm, it's possible that I used every single 12x12 pattern paper in this collection, lol! So many cute prints!


I added 4 flippies - 2 are in the picture above. You can tuck a photo behind the "Gone Camping" piece, then document all your adventures on the inside where it opens up to a long journaling card.

To embellish, I used die cuts from the Odds and Ends, stickers from the This and That and a few of the mini icons. (All the product links are listed below.)


By changing the collection, this album could be used for new baby pics, a birthday, winter fun, traveling, summer, any holiday, or a more generic theme with flowers or geometric prints.


Whatever theme you choose, this makes a beautiful keepsake or ... a really special handmade gift for someone else.

Below are the instructions, the product links AND a video flip through. Enjoy! 
 
Waterfall Album Tutorial

Supplies needed:
1 piece of chipboard -- (a) 6" x 8"
2 pieces of pattern card stock for chipboard base -- (b) 7" x 9" and (c) 5.75" x 7.75"
7 pieces of white card stock -- (d) 5.75" x 4.75" scored at .5" to get 5.75" x 4.25"
1 piece of white card stock for band -- (e) 1.75" x 7.25", scored at 1" to get 1.75" x 6.25"
2 pattern strips to cover band -- (f) 1.5" x 6"
15 pattern pieces -- (g) 5.5" x 4"
1 piece of white card stock -- (h) 5.75" x 4" 
2 magnets, positive and negative sides

1.  Score pattern paper (b) in .5" on all 4 sides to create an inner space that measures 6.25" x 8.25".  Trim corners as shown.


2.  Adhere chipboard (a) in the center of the score lines and add score tape to the 4 edges.  Adhere the four sides down on the chipboard base.



3.  Adhere another pattern piece (c) over the exposed chipboard.


4.  Adhere the 1" side of the white card stock band to the bottom of the chipboard base so that the fold of the band is 1/8" up from the bottom edge of the chipboard. 


5.  Cover the band with white card stock (h).  Adhere the waterfall pages to the base.  Apply adhesive to the 1/2" scored and folded tab of the 1st page and adhere the page to the bottom of the base.  Now working your way up, adhere the next scored and folded tab just above the previous page until all 7 pages are adhered.


6.  Add one side of the magnet to the inside of the band, and the other side to the center of the top waterfall page as shown.


7.  Adhere pattern paper (g) to the front and back of each white card stock page.  Add pattern paper (f) to the front and back of the band.


8. Embellish pages as desired.  



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Monday, February 21, 2022

12x12 Birthday Layouts

Hey friends! I know it's Monday but, it's always a great day for a birthday! Who's celebrating one soon or may even have a party planned? Well, I just made two cute 12x12 scrapbook layouts that would be perfect for your fun photos.

I used a sweet Echo Park collection called Birthday Girl that was designed by Lori Whitlock and I love this collection!! Everything about it feels like a fun (and cute!) party. The soft feminine colors are beautiful, the prints are happy and the embellishments are so festive!

I started with white card stock for the base, then added the watermelon colored paper on top. This color is gorgeous and it's perfect with the pale pink and light blue. Pretty color combination! 

I layered a mix of 12x12 and 6x6 patterned papers on both pages and used pieces from the Element stickers, Ephemera and Frames and Tags to embellish them (product links below).

Here's what the 2 pages look like side-by-side. Cute, right?! And there's room for 9 photos!

I used a 4" circle punch to cut the round shapes. That light blue "Cake and Candles" paper is ADORABLE next to all the birthday die cuts. And I'm really loving that little print that looks like confetti ... or Terrazzo! 


The tag is from the Frames and Tags and I tied double bows with Doodlebug's beetle black twine on the top.


I included a 4x4 journaling card for documenting notes, the date, or the location. The colorful flag banner and "birthday girl" balloons are stickers from the 12x12 Elements. 

These pages would be so sweet for a special girl's birthday, whether it's a party, dinner out or fun with friends. They're perfect for pictures of your daughter, friend, sister, mom or YOUR birthday! 

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Friday, February 18, 2022

NEW Travel Suitcase Shaped Mini Album

Happy Friday everyone! I'm know I'm a little late getting today's new album in the shop but, don't worry ... I didn't forget! This one is totally worth the wait. It's an adorable travel album called Vacation of a Lifetime and it's shaped like a little suitcase!! How stinkin' cute is that?!! Ha!


To purchase the instructions to make this album visit:

The album is approx. 4"x6" and the covers are made of high quality black acrylic. I designed this with a Doodlebug cutting file and the I Heart Travel paper collection. I LOVE this sweet mini! And did you see the little acrylic luggage tag charm? So fun!

This would be a wonderful keepsake for any of your favorite travel photos. It's perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway or sightseeing somewhere new.

Maybe you're taking a trip to the big city with shopping, shows and dinner? Can I come? 😉

Or maybe you're traveling somewhere a bit further, like abroad! There are places in this album to document all the exciting places you went, wonderful things you saw and the fun adventures you had.

Check out this HAPPY little element above! This magnetic band flips out and the red card underneath, does this ...


It's an amazing tri-fold flippie with room for 5 photos! And all the little travel prints and die cuts are so very ... very cute!

This album has 12 pages (6 double-sided) and they include 4 flippies, 2 fold-out elements, and the handy dandy pocket seen above. This is a perfect spot for small memorabilia like tickets, brochures, postcards or extra photos.

I hope everyone has a fun trip planned with friends or family and something to look forward to soon. We all deserve a little time away every now and again. So whether it's a relaxing spa retreat, an outdoor adventure or seeing the 7 Wonders of the World ... I hope you'll take pictures and save your memories here!

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