Friday, May 31, 2013

{Cards} Simple Stories Vintage Bliss

 Create beautiful cards using textured cardstock from Core Impressons Cosmo Cricket Neutrals Collection, patterned papers from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss, and ribbons from Maya Road and others! You'll want to grab a whole stack of papers from this floral Vinage Bliss collection to create these 6x6 cards. I really enjoyed all of the options with each sheet of double sided patterned papers and the collection includes sayings on both paper and acetate, letter stickers (perfect for custom made cards), dimensional stickers, and lots more:
The 12x12 flat sticker sheet includes 12" border strips that I had fun using on this card along with a dimensional ribbon sticker, and acetate words to create the greeting. (Below)
Use the WeRMemoryKeepers 6x6 punch on one end of a 6x12" piece of embossed cardstock. I sanded my embossed surface after I punched the end corners, added papers to the inside of the card, and tied some tool around the upper portion of the card. (Right)

 Don't forget the inside of the cards. The collection includes a sheet of journaling cards (4"x6") that work great inside of 6x6 cards as the perfect spot to write your message.
This card turned out to be my personal favorite from the collection of cards I created using the Vintage Bliss papers. I was able to create a custom background using Dyllusions ink spray (Ranger) over the sanded embossed cardstock, then die cut a 5x5" mat for the card front overlayed with "Spread your wings" greeting. I added dimensional butterfly stickers and a punched butterfly, also a canvas butterfly colored with Copic Markers to match. I added blingy pearls to the corners, flowers, and butterflies. I used a tiny clothespin for the body of the butterfly on the greeting and pearls as an added embellishment.
Create these cards using papers and accessories purchased at:

Friday, May 24, 2013

{Project} Simple Stories Vintage Bliss

Create an adorable shadow box perfect for capturing special graduation or wedding day memories using Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper collection and configuration box from Tim Holtz's idea-ology line.

I also used Tim Holtz tape (inked to match papers) on inside edges and along the outside edges too.
The papers that are included in this collection are inspiring and whimsical.
Include pieces of ephemera tied with pretty bows and an inspirational word or two (taken from the sticker sheet included in this collection.  

Configuration boxes are a great place to add dimensional bits like Prima's glass globs with bling (above), or pop dotted words.

Use acetate overlays to the top of the box for an overall title for your piece of art!
You can pick up all of these lovely parts and pieces at:

Friday, May 17, 2013

{Layout} Simple Stories Vintage Bliss

Simple Stories-Vintage Bliss 12x12 Layout by Shelly Maxwell
 Shelly here with a 12x12 layout I created using the beautiful floral line from Simple Stories called Vintage Bliss. This collection of is designed to coordinate with the Simple Stories pocket pages for quick and easy scrapbooking-but that's not all it is designed for! I picked up the Collection Kit that included 4x6 acetate overlays-perfect for framing a special photo (see picture on left). I used a second overlay to create my layout's title "Live Simply-Be Happy" I used glue dots to adhere the pieces to my page. The see-thru acetate allows for layering of pieces so all that you see is the pretty paper and pictures below.

I used a WeRMemory Keepers 6x6 circle punch on the corners of a 12x6" strip (pink with white dots) to create the mat that runs along the left side of the layout.

I also used flat and dimensional matching stickers to create a collage lower left of the frog picture.
This set of papers, titles, borders strips, stickers, etc. is perfect for scrapbooking weddings, graduations, and  Spring time events.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Copic Card Class-Birthday Cards

 Create these five birthday cards using papers, pre-stamped images, COPIC MARKERS, ribbons, tape,wooden buttons, brads, and lots lots more...
This Collection of five birthday and one anniversay card are perfect for the "GUYS" in your world! No worries-they will work for girls too.

Check out all the fun we have every month and save 25% on Copic Markers the day of class (class participants only) on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6-8pm at the Moline, IL location of:
Classes frequently sell out quickly so please don't wait to call...
You will need adhesive, pop dots, and sticky dots for class.