Sunday, October 04, 2015

World Cardmaking Weekend! Jillibean Soup

Hello hello!! I am here to share  a card I made using some Jillibean Soup stamps!

I love using watercolors in my stamped images - I love that I can be a little messy and it looks appropriate :) I am always on a hunt to make cards for the birthdays that the boys attend as often my cards turn out a little girly... but this one was stamped boy-approved by my 10 year old :)

I quite simply blocked off an area on my white cardstock base with some washi tape and then started to stamp each of the numbers from the Jillibean Soup Stamp/Stencil set on an angle. I used Momento black ink; Staz On works well too.

From there, I simply started adding some color, one number at a time, until they were filled in as I liked...almost in a little rainbow effect. I finished off the card with some gold stamped stars and sentiment from some other Jillibean Soup stamp sets!

SUPER easy technique to try... I hope you do ! :)

Saturday, October 03, 2015

World Cardmaking Day !

It's world card making day! I have a card up on the Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine blog using one of the sketches from the new Creative Cards issue!

I used one of the bonus sketches in the back of the issue:

... and this is what I came up with!  I used a mix of different patterned papers from a Heidi Swapp paper pad, a stamped sentiment and some glitter foam alphas.

  I really need to use all those Thickers I have kicking around and they are great for cards!

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September Hip Kits!

YAY!  It's the weekend again, which means it's my turn on the blog with a new project using the September Hip Kits!


 I really love that fun purple/pink striped Dear Lizzy paper in the kits and wanted to use it BUT it was too much for me to use the whole page. I trimmed it down a bit and started layering across my page with different strips of papers from the kits. I added a "hello" diecut tab behind the photo and then some of the Dear Lizzy rub ons to the empty areas.

  Family cl1

 I finished off the page by adding a bunch of the Dear Lizzy rub ons across the other side of the page to carry the design straight across, adding some chipboard hearts and wood buttons from the kit too.

  Famly cl2

 That's it for me today ! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!    

Friday, October 02, 2015

Happy Life - Jillibean Soup

Good morning! Over on the Jillibean Soup blog this month, the designers have been challenged to use a Pinterest inspiration piece of their choosing!

I found this graphic design and it made me think of the Jillibean Soup Triangle cut files available now in the Silhouette store.

So, I pulled out some of my favorite papers from Jillibean - these are from Cool as a Cucumber Soup, Sightseeing Stew and Soup Staples III - and just started cutting them out on my Silhouette Cameo.

I placed the triangles similarly to the Pinterest image, almost using it like a sketch of sorts.

From there, I simply added a few fun Jillibean Soup embellies like wood veneers, wood sprinkles and some alpha stickers too.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

JustNick - You are my happy

Hello Hello!

This week on the JustNick blog, we are using cut files from the store that are all words/phrases. I created this page with the You are my Happy cut file. I just love how it turned out!

This cut file is one piece - however as you can see, I have it in two colors! There are a few different ways you can do this to get a similar effect.

1) If you have the Designer Edition of Silhouette Cameo- use the knife tool to trim the design and separate it into two pieces. Then, simply cut each out of the paper you want to use!

2) Cut the same image out twice - once from each paper and trim them with scissors - the bonus for this is you have 2 titles ready to go!

I like to do this and as in my example here that is what I did. I simply layered the pink over the yellow cut title and now I have the pink paper "happy" for another layout.

I also used the Heart Background as a layering piece behind my photos of my son, for a little texture and interest to the layered area. I love diecut backgrounds for this purpose!

If you are interested in checking out these cut files here you go:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hello Sweet Smile - Jillibean Soup

Hello hello! I am trying to get back into the swing of blogging. Summer relaxation hit me and slowed me down quite a bit... :)

I am here today to share a page using the Party Playground collection by Jillibean Soup! This is actually a DIY party themed line, with paper straws, paper bags, linen drawstring bags, cake toppers, etc. You get the idea!

As soon as I saw the paper straws, I wanted to do a layout with them. I have always liked the rolled paper look, but who wants to go to all that trouble rolling and adhering them down! I used the straws from the Party Playground collection on this page instead of rolling paper on my own.

I trimmed the straws in half and laid them out in a repeated pattern across my page, leaving space in the middle somewhere for my photo. I used some scraps of paper from my stash, along with some of the Party Playground paper bags behind my photo, finishing the whole thing off with some Beanboard alphas and a Jillibean Soup wire word! (LOVE those)

Once I had those straws cut, the page came together quite quickly. I did use some liquid Tombow adhesive to stick those straws in place, although I think hot glue would be quicker as the liquid does take time to dry and I had to hold the straws in place for a bit.

I really like this look ! and so super easy.. so if you have any paper straws kicking around, I hope you will give this a go! Be back soon with more projects :) Hope you are doing well!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hip Kit Club - cards!

Good morning!! I am always happy to be on the blog bright and early on the weekend - this week I have a couple cards made with the September Hip Kit Club kits! I really wanted to use some of the yellow Dylusions paint from the color add-on and decided I would try to add some splashes of color to some quick cards!


 I simply added some swipes of yellow paint to the cards where I wanted the sentiments to be placed. I ended up adding a little more around the edges to balance out the color a bit.

   just for you card

On this first card, I added the paint over part of a messed up rub on and it helps hide my boo boo a bit :)

 This cards is all about color ! I wanted to use the balloons from the Amy Tangerine Rise  and Shine Ephemera pack and layered it over some dry paint with a stamped sentiment from my stash.

  Hooray for today card

 I fell in love withe the kraft and woodgrain papers in the kits this month and used them on all my cards too. I diecut a pattern from my cut file store (Pie Chart Lace) and added some papers to the back side with papers from the kits, adding the whole thing with foam adhesive to the kraft card base.

  Happy birthday DAY

 On this last card, I used all my leftovers, adding in some torn washi tape from the booklet and a floral diecut that I cut in half tucked under a strip of woodgrain paper.

  Its your birthday cars

 Well, that's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by the blog and see you next weekend!