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Traveller’s Notebook & Cards | Vicki Chrisman

08/09/17

Hey friends!

Vicki here, sharing what I’ve been creating with the  “Dream Big” Collection. I  dressed up one of the Travelers Journals for a little something to keep in my car for starters. These are cute on their own or dressed up… a little or a lot. Whatever you choose. I added the saying along the bottom of the notebook and then created a little cluster of flowers and feathers from the Ephemera Pack.

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Making cards is at the top of my favorite things list, so of course I couldn’t wait to make some with this collection. I lay out all the pieces in the Ephemera and Tag packs and pick thru them like a kid in a candy store. lol

I love this wreath looking piece, as well as the smaller inside round piece.  I often use foam squares or foam tape for dimension but I thought I’d also add a little something else for interest to this card.

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Before adding the wreath piece, I cut a piece of plastic from some other Fancy Pants packaging and added it to the back of the wreath.   Once I had added it to the card with foam tape, I then added the center circle to the middle using foam tape again.  Just a simple thing that really adds interest to the card.

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I know it probably seems like I’m obsessed with the ephemera pieces the way I carry on about them, but there are so many and they are so versatile. I used them again on this card. Using different pieces to achieve a totally different look.
I think this would make a great graduation card. I enjoy sending handmade cards, and I think people really like receiving them. ( I know I do).
They come together quickly and when you don’t have a lot of time to commit to crafting but the creative bug has bitten you, creating a card might just do the trick!

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The possibilities are endless with this fun collection.

Collection Used: Dream Big

Thank you so much for stopping by

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Traveller’s Notebook | Zsoka Marko

Traveller’s Notebook | Zsoka Marko

08/07/17

Hi there scrappy friends, Zsoka here today sharing some new projects with you. This week, we are sharing some fun projects using Traveller’s Notebooks and today it’s my turn!

Last month we were on holiday and since I can’t seem to exist without scrapping, I took some supplies with me and worked on my Traveller’s Notebooks (4 in total!). I love documenting our travels in real time. I’m really forgetful, so this helps me keep all information in one place that I’d like to remember. Or if we happen to visit these places again, we remember what we liked and so on.

I mainly used the awesome Hello Sunshine collection for these notebooks, but I also mixed in supplies from my stash, so here I am only sharing a few pages that are using mostly this collection.

First I made my inserts. To make it easy for me on vacation, I used some premade inserts with heavier papers. I like to cover all my blank pages with either patterned paper or white cardstock, I rarely leave the background as is. Because of this, I normally only keep 10 pages in one insert and remove the rest (I use these extra pages to create new inserts), this gives me 11 spreads. Of course you can do it totally differently, this is just the way that works best for me.

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I also cover and decorate my inserts. For this I use a sheet of 12×12 paper and cut it to size and adhere it to the original cover. Then I add whatever I find, die cuts, chipboard, tags, stickers, enamel dots etc.

Now the fun can begin! Adding photos, papers, embellies to the pages! No rhyme or reason, I just went with the flow. This time I was more prepared than on our last holiday and pre-cut a lot of cut files in sizes that I knew would fit into these notebooks. For me cut files add a little extra to my projects, simple embellishments if I don’t have anything else. Plus, they are flat, that’s a plus when it comes to TNs!

So without further ado, here’s a few pictures.

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As you see, there’s many many ways to decorate your pages. I like them full of color and patterns, but there is no right or wrong way to do this. You can use lots of scraps, even to cover the pages in different ways, or punching shapes like circles or hexagons etc. I encourage you to give TNs a try! It is really fun working on them. I swear I can’t wait for our next travel to be able to work on more :D.

Should you have any questions regarding these pages, just leave a message here, on my blog or my Instagram. I’m always happy to help!

I hope you like these pages and are inspired to get scrapping! Thank you for stopping by today!

Till next time,

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Altered Embroidery Hoops

11/11/16

Good morning! Nicole here to share a quick altered project with you. I started with these quite simple embroidery hoops and decided to make something to decorate my daughter’s room.

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I did a quick coat of white paint to the hoops and allowed them to dry. While they were set aside, I grabbed some of the awesome new Joy Parade collection and got to work. I cut some simple strips of paper that were about 3/4″ wide and used my trusty scissors to turn them into fringe, making sure not to trim all the way through the strips of paper.

Once the hoops were dry I added some double sided adhesive to both the inside and outside of the inner hoop ring. I added a strip of fringe to both edges and slightly curled it with a pencil.

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I repeated this on the smaller inner hoop too and then added both outer rings to secure in place completely. I used some white cardstock and glued it to the back of the ring shape with liquid adhesive and trimmed the excess paper off once it was dry. All that was left to do was add some embellishing to the center of the rings.

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I used some of the die cut shapes to add the “title” and fun shapes inside the ring and then sprinkled a little coordinating mist to the white areas of the cardstock. I managed to hide the embroidery hoop screws by tying some ribbon, which also helped hold the two rings together too!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy Parade

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Alter Ego: Shoe Box to Art Box

09/27/16

Art Box Cover by Evelynpy
I have a son and he loves art things. So when I found a white shoe box of mine I changed it into a DIY cute art box which can save some of his favorites to create some art projects.

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I covered the shoe box with a patterned paper that I like. Because the shoe box is white I just covered the top of it and layered it with some embellishments.

Art Box Details 3 by Evelynpy
To make it look cute and like something my son will proud of it when he brings it I layered some icons such as a bicycle, sun, hot air balloon and some flair. I also pasted his name using those puffy stickers. So he can save his art things, also he can recognize his name plus some new things at the same time.

Art Box Details 4 by Evelynpy
Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Millie & June, Life is Beautiful, Good Fellows

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Alter Ego: Framed Pieces

06/03/16

Hi everyone, it’s Amy here to share a quick project I created using the new Life is Beautiful line.  This line is really one of my favorite lines from Fancy Pants Designs to date.  I just love the colors and the Ephemera pack is awesome!  I also added in a bit of Millie & June, because THOSE BOWS!!! I decided to create some frames for my entry table.  I had a horrible time photographing them because the gold picked up the light so much.  Here’s what I created.

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They turned out so beautiful and turned out exactly how I hoped.

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Here’s a closeup of each frame.

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Of course, this happened when I was photographing the frames. #reallife

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Thanks for visiting the blog today!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Life is BeautifulMillie & June

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Alter Ego: Art Clipboard

04/04/16

Hello everyone, Nicole here today to share a quick and easy altered project with you.

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My daughter loves to draw and we always seem to have little drawings laying around her room and we desperately needed a solution to house those drawings in her room.  I had this 8×8 clipboard from the Office Suite collection and thought it would make a great holder for some of her smaller artwork she is constantly drawing.

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I painted the outer inch or so of the clipboard with a red paint, along with the edge that goes around the clipboard. Once it was dry I added some patterned paper from the Happy Place collection, along with a tag and even a bit of a title with the fun, large
Happy Place diecut alphas.

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Leaving a space for her artwork, I die cut a few flowers, layered them together, attaching with some
Happy Place buttons and layered them to a tag and into the open bottom area of the clipboard.

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Now, she has a place she can add her smaller art pieces and we can easily rotate through all her little drawings often!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Happy PlaceWish SeasonOffice Suite

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