Thursday, August 18, 2022

Seaside Summer Explosion Box with Doodlebug Designs

Helloooo friends! Today, I'm over on Doodlebug's blog sharing my latest Design Team Project. It's a super fun explosion box that can be used as part gift box, part really cool scrapbook. I love these! They are so clever and so much fun to make. Inside there are layers of pages, pockets, and fun places to journal. Check it out ...

To make the box, I used one of Lori Whitlock's amazing cutting files called Pocket Explosion Box. Then, I decorated it with lots of products from Doodlebug's adorable Seaside Summer Collection. (Links below.)

I enlarged the cutting file to fit a 12x12 piece of paper - making the box 3.5" wide x 4" tall. I cut it out of white cardstock, then chose a bunch of fun 12x12 and 6x6 prints to embellish the outside and inside. 

This is such a fun way to save pictures. You could fill this with summer vacation photos and keep it forever ... OR give it as a gift to someone you traveled with. What a thoughtful, handmade (and unique) keepsake!

When you lift off the lid, the 4 sides unfold to display all these amazing layers. There are pages with photo mats, journaling cards, and 4 little envelopes. In the very center, I added the Beach in a Bottle Shaker-pops but you could also tuck a small gift in there like ... a beautiful seashell, jewelry or a small toy.

Be sure to include lots of journaling spots like this one so you can write about your fun memories and document the location, names, or dates. Check out those cute enamel flip flops!

This explosion box has 3 double sided pages per side plus space inside 4 envelopes. I made the envelopes out of the pretty 12x12 Island Topics paper. I tucked 3x4 cards into each one but forgot to take a photos!

Beach vacations, a cruise, an island adventure, boating, building sandcastles, playing in the sun, surfing and enjoying cocktails by the water ... just a few photo ideas for this project. 

All of the die cuts in this collection are so cute!! I used the palm tree and pelican on this page but there are so many great ones to choose from - cottages, sea creatures, boats, bicycles, seashells and much more.

I absolutely adore this Seaside Summer collection. It's filled with beautiful colors, a tropical theme, and the cutest embellishments. I hope this project inspires you to create something wonderful. Happy crafting!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Calculator Box Card with Lori Whitlock

Hey scrappers! Today, I have a new project for you that's perfect for the back-to-school season. It's a box card in the shape of a little calculator! You could sneak this into your child's backpack or lunch box on their first day for a fun surprise. Such a sweet way to send a little encouragement & support. It's also great for a teacher or ... a co-worker that's great with numbers. What a nice way to brighten their day!

Calculator Box Greeting Card with Apple, Pencil, & Star

I just love the smiling face and pink cheeks. So cute! I made this using one of Lori Whitlock's wonderful cutting files called Box Card Calculator School

I chose a star patterned paper for the base called Balloons, from Echo Park's A Magical Place collection. Then I used some solid papers from Echo Park's Fun On The Farm Collection for the apple, pencil, and the star (product links below).

When the box is opened, there is space between the layers where you could add a gift card, a small note, or money. But since there's no bottom to the card, you would need to use a little tape to keep it in place.

The card folds flat so it can be put in an envelope, sent through the mail or stored as a memento. Lori has so many awesome cutting files, I hope you'll give this one a try. Below are the product links. Have a great day! 

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Seaside Scrapbook 6-Page Layout Kit

Hello everyone and happy Friday!! I hope you've had a good week and you're ready for a fun NEW project. Today, I have a 6-page 12x12 Seaside Scrapbook Layout Kit that's perfect for your summer photos of fun on the beach or a fabulous vacation. 

Seaside Beach Scrapbook 6 Page Layout Kit

I designed these pages with Doodlebug's adorable Seaside Summer Collection, so ... you know they're filled with fun colors and lots of cuteness!

Seaside Scrapbook Layout with Beach Houses & Palm Trees

I love this layout with the colorful beach houses nestled in the palm trees. Have you taken a family trip and rented a place along the coast? These pages are perfect for your "summer fun"!

Seaside Beach Scrapbook Page with Sandcastle

Check this out ... I added a fun Doodle-pops that sits on top of a sunshine filled scalloped circle. I love it against the blue wave paper in the background.

Seaside Beach Scrapbook Page with Stamps & Hibiscus Flower

You can add photos from a beach vacation, a seaside cabin rental, drinks by the pool, an island adventure, a cruise, a day of boating or sightseeing along the coast. Sounds like so much fun!

Seaside Beach Scrapbook Page with Hibiscus Flowers

There are tropical flowers, leaves, sunshine faces, beach houses and sand castles. These 12x12 scrapbook layouts are great for saving ANY summer memory and they make a wonderful addition to any album. 

Seaside Beach Scrapbook Page with Hibiscus Flowers and Garland

For everyone who enjoys making 12x12 layouts, my kits are perfect for you. All of the pieces are pre-cut and packaged by page and the full-color, step-by-step instructions are included. So, this is not only simple but a super fun scrapbook project!

Hop over to my shop to get your Seaside 6-page Layout Kit today.

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Monday, August 8, 2022

OOAK Travel Time Scrapbook Album

Hey guys and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I did! I had fun playing with a new paper collection and made this cute one-of-a-kind premade album. It's titled "Travel Time" and I've just added it to the shop. It's perfect for ANY type of vacation and traveling photos.

Travel Time Scrapbook Album Kit By Artsy Albums

I designed this with the Simple Stories Let's Go Collection and a gorgeous orange Simple Stories binder. Sadly, this orange color has been discontinued so this may be the last of this color. I love it with the jute string and that cute metal airplane charm.

Travel Time Scrapbook Page with colorful plaid and journaling card

Inside, the album is filled with such pretty colors - terracotta, teal, gold, and a touch of pink. It reminds me of a California sunset! Anyone planning a trip to the west coast? If not, no worries ... this travel album is generic and can be used for ANY plans.

Travel Time Scrapbook Page with luggage, globe & tag

Travel Time Scrapbook Page with liscense plates

This 6x8 inch mini has 20 pages (10 double-sided) that include lots of tags, places for journaling about your trip, 7 fun flippies, 2 super useful pockets, 2 fold-out pages (see above), and space for 45 photos! Whew! There are plenty of interactive elements in this album!

Travel Time Scrapbook Page with pocket and journaling cards

Here's one of those handy dandy pockets. These are great for saving extra pictures, plane tickets, travel brochures, sightseeing maps, business cards, room keys or any other small memorabilia.

Travel Time Scrapbook layout with a map, suitcase and folding page

Again, this is the ONLY one of these I have and once it's sold ... it's gone. So, hurry over to my shop and get this beautiful Travel Time Album for your vacation photos. 

OR ... buy it for someone else as a thoughtful gift. Since it's premade, it's ready for photos! Such a simple present to give someone who loves to travel.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Seaside Clear Acrylic Scrapbook Album

Hello my sweet friends! Today, I'm sharing my latest Doodlebug Design Team Project. It's a super cute, clear acrylic scrapbook album I made with the adorable Seaside Collection. And GREAT NEWS ... it'll be available in my shop tomorrow as a kit & pre-made! It's colorful, fresh and perfect for your summer seaside photos!

Beach Clear Acrylic Scrapbook Album with Palm Tree & sunshine

I started by designing the 6x6 inch album out of acrylic and adding 4 acrylic pages to the inside that measure 5.75 x 5.75. I love working with the transparency of a clear album and pages. You can layer all of the fun papers, die cuts and stickers so they show from one layer to the next!

Beach Clear Acrylic Scrapbook Album with Flowers & Sunshine

The key is to find clever and creative ways to hide the adhesive. I find it helpful to design these albums from the back forward. However, since I'm offering this as a kit that includes the pre-cut supplies and simple instructions ... all you have to do is follow along! So simple and so FUN!

Beach Clear Acrylic Scrapbook Page with polka dots, sea creatures and sunshine
And speaking of fun ... how cute are those little sea creatures above? Mixed with the happy sunshine faces and whimsical polka dots, I would say this project will bring you lots of joy.

Beach Clear Acrylic Scrapbook Page with lighthouse

This mini is great for saving photos of an island vacation, a weekend at the beach or a mix of your favorite summer memories. It's filled with palm trees, lighthouses, flowers, beach houses, boats, flamingos, cocktails, and seashells. Images from an awesome vacation!

Beach Clear Acrylic Scrapbook Album Page with Beach Cottage
Do you have photos of family and friends relaxing under an umbrella, floating on a raft, surfing, skim boarding, fishing in the ocean, crabbin', looking for seashells, playing frisbee, building sand castles, or burying a loved one in the sand? This is the place for them!
Beach Clear Acrylic Scrapbook Album Page with Crabs & seashells
This scrapbook will hold 8-10 of your favorite photos. It makes a wonderful keepsake for your memories or ... give it as a gift to someone you vacationed with. They'll love that you handmade it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

OOAK Beautiful Life Scrapbook Album

Hey everyone! Today, I'm sharing a pretty one-of-a-kind premade album that I just added to the shop. It's titled Beautiful Life and it has a general theme that's perfect for photos of your family, friends, and wonderful everyday moments. 

Flower Garden Scrapbook Album Kit By Artsy Albums

I designed this scrapbook with the Carta Bella Flower Garden Collection and a 6x8 inch robin's egg Simple Stories binder. I just love the cover. So many gorgeous flowers and a touch of black. Perfect!

Flower Garden Scrapbook Album Page with Folding Card

Inside, there is space for photos and journaling about everyday stories, the littles or grandlittles, family gatherings, birthdays, Mother's Day, garden notes, etc.

Flower Garden Scrapbook Album Page with flip-up card and pocket

There are 24 pages (12 double-sided) that include 3 pockets, 6 flippies, and 1 fold-out page. Above is a pocket AND a cute flippie!

Flower Garden Scrapbook Album Page with butterflies

The colors are gorgeous and will highlight your photos perfectly with soft pinks, aquas, and greens.

Flower Garden Scrapbook Album Page with sun bonnets

Flower Garden Scrapbook Album Page with folding card and journaling spot

This would make a beautiful gift for someone. It's already assembled so mom, grandmother, your daughter or sister, a friend or co worker can simply add their favorite photos!

Flower Garden Scrapbook Album Page with pink plaid, window & wreath

Flower Garden Scrapbook Album Page with pink plaid, windows & wreaths

This OOAK Beautiful Life Album won't last long in my shop so if you're interested, head over with the link below. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!!

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