Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My Creative Scrapbook February Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a tutorial on how I created this layout with the February Creative Kit for My Creative Scrapbook. 

Basic Supplies

Adhesive (liquid, tape runner and scotch tape)
Card stock (white)
Embroidery Floss (I used light pink, medium pink, and red)
Embroidery Needle
Foam Pad
Paper Piercer
Paper Punches (heart shaped punches in 3 different sizes - small, medium, large)
Paper Trimmer

Kit Supplies (from the February Creative Kit)

Ephemera (love word)
Foam black alphas
Patterned Paper (XO paper, small heart paper, red and white dotted paper)
Ribbon (red and white stitch)
Sequins (5 pink)
Stickers (Be Mine heart sticker, heart balloon, three hearts, xo border strip)
Wood pieces (5 hearts, two arrows)


Begin with a 12 X 12 inch piece of white card stock.

Cut the XO patterned paper so it measures 7 inches by 12 inches. Adhere to the bottom of
the white card stock.

Adhere the xo sticker strip above the XO patterned paper and to the left and right edge of the white card stock.

Mat photo with red and pink patterned paper.

Add heart balloon sticker to the bottom left of photo

and the three heart sticker to the bottom right of the photo.

Cut the red ribbon approximately seven inches so that it will tuck behind the photo. Adhere.

Center the photo and adhere it to the background.

Using a ruler, add the word "sibling" to ruler and center it to the photo. When it is centred,
,place the alphas down over the photo and red ribbon.

With the letters L O V E from the ephemera pack, tuck them underneath the black foam alphas adhering them down with a dab of liquid adhesive being sure to center the letters.

With a pencil and a ruler, draw vertical lines on the top edge of the white cardstock at 1 inch, 3 inch, 6 inch, 9 inch and 11 inch.

With the paper piercer and the foam pad, pierce holes about 1/4 inch apart on the vertical lines.

With the embroidery floss, select three strands and thread the embroidery needle. With a backstitch, sew though the pierced holes. Beginning from the left edge, I sewed mine in red, medium pink, light pink, and red. Secure the cut threads on the backside with some scotch tape.

Punch the heart paper with two sizes of heart paper punches. I punched four large hearts and four small hearts.

With a tape runner adhesive,  add some adhesive to the large punched hearts and stack the smaller punched hearts on top and fold the small paper hearts in half to give more dimension.

Adhere the punched dimensional hearts to the layout as shown on top of the hand stitching.

Punch the red patterned paper with the small heart paper punch. Adhere them on top of the hand stitching as shown.

Adhere the wood hearts with liquid adhesive on top of the hand stitching.

Adhere the pink sequins with a tiny dab of liquid adhesive and adhere to the hand stitching.

Adhere one wood arrow to the left of the photo with a dab of liquid adhesive.
Adhere another wood arrow to the right of the photo with a dab of liquid adhesive.

Add the "Be Mine" heart sticker to the photo as shown.

The layout is now complete.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and try hand stitching. Machine stitching would also be perfectly fine. It adds a homemade feel to the layout.

Monday, February 12, 2018

My Creative Scrapbook February Kits

Hello friends! Every month there are four new kits at My Creative Scrapbook and they are always beautiful and bursting with goodies. February's kits are awesome and this month I created with the gorgeous February Creative Kit. Check out the kits:

February Creative Kit

February Main Kit

February LE Kit

February Album Kit
I created four layouts with the February Creative Kits and they are all about love to Valentine's Day.

For the first layout, I wanted to created a layout of my excitement to be a first time grandma. I cut out the doily, butterflies, and flowers from cut files, that are included free with the kits, on my Silhouette Cameo, backed the flowers with some patterned paper and added some red sequins, which are included in the kit. i also added some computer generated journaling on some white cardstock, added the foam alphas for the title, and also some ephemera and ribbon from the kit. 

 For this layout I began with a white piece of cardstock for the background, handstitched some vertical lines with various colors of embroidery floss and added some punched paper hearts, wood hearts and sequins. This directs the eyes downwards towards the photo. I also added some stickers, and the black foam alphas for the title as well as some wood arrows and ephemera.

For this layout, I began with the vertical hearts patterned paper for the background and punched lots of paper hearts from an assortment of the papers in the kit and embellished with some wood hearts, pink and red sequins, stickers and wood arrows.

For this layout (which is my personal favorite) I drew a freehand heart shape on a piece of white cardstock and hand stitched the heart shape with light pink, red, and medium pink embroidery floss in somewhat of an ombre fashion and then I went crazy with embellishments from the kit.  I also added one flower cut file that I backed with pink patterned paper. This was a fun layout to create.

Well there you have it. My four layouts that I designed with the February Creative Kit and the four February kits from My Creative Scrapbook. 

Order your kits now here and also check out what the talented design team created with all the kits in the February designer gallery here.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a winter layout of my pup enjoying his first winter in the snow.

For my layout I used papers from the Snow & Cocoa Collection by Crate Paper for the patterned papers, stickers, chipboard and ephemera. I must admit that this is one of my favorite winter collections ever. Don't you just love the mint green and soft pinks?

I began my layout by smooshing some pink watercolor paint mixed with a tiny bit of white watercolor paint and brushing it onto a piece of cellophane packaging and smooshing it onto the white cardstock background. Once it was dry, I chose two cut files, the Snowflake Background and the Handcut Letters cut file that I offset on my Silhouette Cameo, welded them to make one large title and backed it with some patterned papers. To make it more dimensional, I popped it up on some foam adhesive squares over the Snowflake Background. 

I added a polar bear flair button, which is one of the flair buttons from the Animal 3 Flair set from A Flair For Buttons to the left hand side of the word "it's" in my title to direct the eye to the title. 

I matted the two photos of my pup on green checked patterned paper and embellished the layout in some chipboard stickers, ephemera and gold sequins.

Lastly, I added strips of patterned papers around the edge of the layout and machine stitched them so they weren't going anywhere and some gold mist splatters.

I will be taking a little break and going on a week's vacation and getting away from the -30 temperatures. My youngest son and I will be flying to southern California to enjoy some warmer weather and explore Disneyland, Universal Studios and San Diego. We can't wait!

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Layouts With The January Creative Kit

Hello friends! Today I thought I would share the six layouts that I created with the January Creative Kit for My Creative Scrapbook.

January Creative Kit
Layout 1

For this layout, I wanted to create a layout with sprays, stencils and texture paste and add the kit's papers, rhinestones and stickers. 

Layout 2

On this layout, I added some texture paste and heat set some aqua embossing powder to the white cardstock background to give it a snowy look. Then I added patterned papers and stickers from the kit and finished it off with some rhinestones, machine stitching and computer journaling.

Layout 3

For this layout of my hubby and I, I used the January sketch that was designed by Laura Whitaker and wanted the triangles on the sketch to appear as "mountains". I added some white cardstock to some of the mountain "peaks" and added a black fine line pen to outline the mountains to make them stand out more. I added some ephemera, stickers, washi tape, red twine,  rhinestones and hand journaled with a fine line black pen.

Layout 4

This layout of my son and hubby was taken in the mountains and I think it's my favorite layout that I created with the kit. I added three torn paper strips, lots of machine stitching, stickers, ephemera, some navy blue mist splatters, and a banner that I created with the washi tape, rhinestones, and twine that were included in the kit. I love the pops of red on this layout and love winter layouts with this color palette.

Layout 5

This layout was a lot of fun to create. I painted the chipboard with white acrylic paint and went ahead and heat embossed the chipboard title and snowman with blue, black, and white embossing powder.  I took out my Faber Castell Big Brush Pens in orange, royal blue, black and red to fill in the chipboard snowman. I went with a circular theme so I added several patterned papers from the kit that I punched with various sizes of paper punches. I also added rhinestones, ephemera and stickers as well as the cute snowman washi tape that were included in the kit. I journaled with a black fine line pen in a circle on one of the punched paper circles to add some fun and whimsy to the layout.

Layout 6

For the final layout, I began with a white cardstock background and a piece of cellophane and "stamped" some Ranger Distress Paint in Tumbled Glass on the white background.When it was dry, I added the plaid paper, the border sticker and then the two photos, washi tape, ephemera, stickers, red twine and rhinestones to complete the layout.

Well there you have it. The six layouts that I created with the January Creative Kit. I really loved the colors in this kit and it was a pleasure to work with.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out this kit and all the monthly kits at My Creative Scrapbook. 

Have a great day!