Posted on Dec 6, 2013 3:58:33 PM
Design Team member Susie Bentz is lucky enough to have a winery right around the corner from her house (!) and we're lucky enough to have an awesome wine collection to scrap with! So of course, Susie made a lovely layout for a tasting she and her friends did there!
Along with a photo of their group, Susie included lots of detail shots she took around the winery: the signs outside, award-winning vintages, and tasting glasses clinking really set the scene and help to remember the compete experience of that day! So when you're taking photos, don't forget to capture the all the little details that might not seem like much in and of themselves, but when put together really tell a story!
We love how Susie tore and inked the edges of the our Wine Country Map open stock paper. The way she folded down the upper right hand corner and snuck the wine bottle 3D stickers is especially adorable! Susie embellished the entire layout with one set of Wine 3D Stickers and we think it added the perfect amount of detail!
By Shaena Twitty
Posted on Dec 5, 2013 7:27:19 PM
Here's a layout that's perfect for a Wild Child! Design team member Christine Meyer used our "Born to Be Wild" collection to create this adorable layout of her son. We love how she focused in on the two closeup photos of him - it really draws the attention in. The colored banners she added under the photos coordinate perfectly with the colors in the background paper, and it's adorable how she popped up the Elephant head to overlap the center picture!
If you'd like to make your own, it's easy with Christine's step-by-step instructions. First, you'll need:
Jungle Friends 12" Open Stock Paper
Born to Be Wild Cardstock Sticker
Little Monkey 3D Stickers
(2) photos - approximately 4x4"
1: Mat photographs
2: Use a Craft Knife to cut the ear of the elephant so that you will be able to tuck a picture under it.
3: Cut three banner pieces in cardstock that coordinates with the patterned paper.
4: Set the photos on the patterned paper both at a tilted angle and slide banners beneath them.
5: Embellish with cardstock stickers, twine, and top with a 3D Monkey Sticker
Thanks for stopping by today!
By Shaena Twitty
Posted on Dec 4, 2013 3:04:09 PM
Design Team member Michelle McClure sent in such an awesome project this month, we couldn't wait to share it! Michelle made customized iPhone cases by using a clear plastic case (you can get the one she used here) and scrapping inserts to put inside. It's a great way to get a personalized phone case that no one will have one like! Also, wouldn't this make such a great holiday gift for the person on your list who has everything?
Michelle noted that she approached this project as she would a mini album: because each "page" had a limited amount of space, she didn't want to make them too busy or cluttered. To create a template for her inserts, Michelle made a frame with a camera hole on kraft cardstock and used it to cut her bases. You could also create the shape you need with design software for an electric diecutting machine, and then there's no limit to the amount of inserts you could create!
In these inserts, Michelle combined elements from several of our themes to make cute and unique layouts! We spy patterns from our American Road Paper Pad, Sweet Birthday Girl Stickers and paper, the Artist Paper Pad, and our He Loves Me Sticker. It would also be fun to make some holiday cases for Christmas! Which of your favorite Paper House themes would you use?
By Shaena Twitty
Posted on Dec 3, 2013 3:31:01 PM
Whoo hoo! Have you been searching for an awesome Boy Scouts of America® licensed scrapbooking line to craft with? Well, look no further! We're excited to share some fantastic layouts using our new licensed Boy Scouts collection, created by the talented Susie Bentz.
Susie has two boys that had their share of scouting adventures, so she was really excited to use our Boy Scouts collection. In addition to a photo-real take on scouting, this is a licensed collection, so the papers and stickers feature the official logos, badges, and symbols of the Boy Scouts!
In her Pinewood Derby layout above, Susie used our Cub Scouts open stock paper for the background. We love how she cut out the Cub Scouts emblem from the paper and mounted it, and then raised it up above her photos. It fits perfectly in the open space next to Paul's head! Susie accented her layout with stickers from the Lil' Scout 3D Sticker, and added a playful title to the page.
In these next two layouts, Susie used photos from the same camping trip (her son's first as a Boy Scout!) to create two different layouts - just by focusing on the different activities they did! She also differentiated the layouts by arranging the photos differently. It's great because the layouts coordinate so well but still look so unique! For the Fishing Adventure layout above, Susie used the Adventure open stock paper and combined it with our Fishing 3D Stickers. We love how she created a fun scene at the top by hanging the fish stickers from the title sticker!
For this "Just Scouting Around" layout, Susie combined our Roughin' It 3D Stickers and our Boy Scouts Camping Adventure Cardstock sticker. We love how she let the title from the Scouting Around open stock paper show through in the upper left hand corner of the layout to create the title of her page. Susie always does such a great job using multiple photos in a layout. If you need inspiration for how to combine several photos onto one page successfully, be sure to check out these and the rest of her layouts on her blog: My Time To Play.
By Shaena Twitty