We’re ready for a good ol’ American summer full of BBQ’s, fireworks, and plenty of patriotism. Memorial Day weekend will be kicking off the season in just one week, so we sifted through all our supplies to find our favorite picks to share with you. You can find our complete selection of patriotic craft supplies here.
We originally shared this post in February, but with Memorial Day weekend coming up, we thought it would be a good time repost these page layouts. Some of the embellishments have sold out since then, but you can find all our Patriotic Products currently in stock here.
We are excited to share some new designs of our own this week. I LOVE the K & Company Americana Collection currently at Scrapbuck, and I have been dying to use it. While patriotic, it has an earthy feel with layers of visual textures and sun bleached hues.
To see all of our patriotic items, click here.
I was so happy to see how well the colors in the Americana Collection coordinated with my photographs. Of course, red, white and blue would be the traditional choice to display some American pride, but here K & Company adds pops of yellow. They compliment the gold detail on the soldiers uniform perfectly and give the layout more life. I also noticed some earthy tones on the embossed stickers which I think help ground the design.
I enjoyed mixing & matching stickers from the collection to create my layout. Combining textures from the embossed, dimensional, glitter & epoxy stickers creates so much detail and interest.
The base paper is Incredible Journey from the Imaginisce Bon Voyage Collection. It has beautiful glossy details along the pattern. This collection is intended for travel themed layouts, but the colors they selected work perfect for a more masculine design.
Select this link to see all the items used to create the Blessed Family Page Layout.
On the Stars & Stripes Page, I used less dimension than in my other two designs. Here I think it works because of the mix of patterns and the sense of motion created in the arrangement of items. This page also feels more traditional in it’s use of color.
I often enjoy creating hand cut details when I paper craft. I like to be inspired by the paper itself and see where it takes me. The Americana Flag Border paper creates a frame, just waiting for a photo. It would be an injustice to this paper to cover the flag, and I thought it would feel off balance to place the photo further away from the flag as not to cover it up. So I used a craft nice and slowly cut a border around the flag, carefully following it’s shape. This resulted in the flag acting as one big photo corner! It worked perfectly with the photo I was using.
I used Forever in Time’s Star Paper Punches to create some delicate details and add the finishing touch to my layout. I combined glue dots and pop dots with the stars to give just the slightest variation of dimension to the page.
Visit this link for all the materials used to create the Stars & Stripes Page.
This layout feels a little more lively than my previous designs. I love this Americana Honeycomb paper and with a fun pattern like this, it was hard for me to stop experimenting with hand cut possibilities. I ended up keeping it pretty simple, only cutting along the pattern to create one border, and using my craft knife to create natural “photo corners” on the top photo.
Rather than trying to cut a perfectly straight line, I actually scored & folded the honeycomb border around the back side of the page. I thought this would create a cleaner look. I used double sided tape on the top and bottom of the border, and purposely left the center “loose” so it would open up and create a touch of dimension.
I was also surprised to see how perfectly the honeycomb border complimented the arrow stickers I had previously added! Sometimes things just fall into place.
I used detailing scissors to handcut these wings from Basic Grey’s Wander Cardstock. I then added pop dots to make my own dimensional stickers.
This postcard was cut from a patterned sheet in the Imaginisce Bon Voyage Collection. As in the Blessed Family design, you can see the elegant glossy detail that is consistent throughout the collection.
Select this link to find all of the items used in the Writing Home Page Layout.
We are very excited to share this weeks tutorial! These paper blooms are a versatile party decoration. They can be arranged as a centerpiece, placed along tables with snacks and deserts, or bunched together and hung from the ceiling. Plus you can choose whatever cardstock you like to coordinate with the colors of your event. All you need is cardstock and glue to create these flowers! They are super easy and affordable!
This bloom was created with just two sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock. I would recomend using double sided cardstock and hot glue to create your blooms.
To start, fold a 12″ x 12″ sheet of cardstock down the center horizontally and vertically, so that your paper is devided into four 6″ squares.
Next, pre fold / shape your cardstock.
Now, bring two creases together and use hot glue to adhere the paper in place. Then bring the crease from the opposite side to the center and adhere. Next, fold the top crease down to meet the others in the center and adhere. You can adhere the creases in any order, but after making a few, I felt this order gave me a more symmetrical bloom.
Fold and adhere two sheets of 12″ x 12″ cardstock. Once you have your two sides, you can glue them together to complete your flower.
These flowers sit at the perfect angle for table decorations.
You can group sevral together in the center of a large table, or just place a few here and there along a longer table.
To make the smaller blooms, I cut cardstock 6″ x 6″ and used two sheets, exactly like the larger flowers.
I also thought these would be pretty to hang from above at a wedding or garden party. You could hang them individually or in bunches of three. I used the Marjolaine Collection from Basic Grey to make my flowers, but you could customize the color and patterns to coordinate with your event. Plus, All paper is on sale for just $0.19 – $0.29 this week at Scrapbuck.com!
This week we can’t get enough of the Bling It! rub-on transfers from Basic Grey. These 2″ x 2″ designs come in white flowers, flourishes & photo corners with a sheet of strategically placed gemstones in each package. We love the vintage flair and the delicate details of these rub-on’s, and we think they would add the perfect touch to a wedding album or craft.
Find the Bling It! Rub-On’s Here.
It’s that special time of year when so many couples are celebrating their love and taking that next big step. That also means it’s an expensive time for the bride & groom and their guests. So whether you want to give a crafty gift to the happy couple, or you are the bride yourself, we’ve gathered up a great selection of wedding themed products at our everyday low prices.
These patterned papers are perfect for a wedding album. Featured here are brands Basic Grey, K & Company, My Little Shoebox, Pink Paislee & More.
We love all the details in Jolee’s dimensional Stickers. Click on each photo to take a closer look.
Embossed Cardstock tags from We R Memory Keepers.
Celebrate your Cinco de Mayo memories with a scrapbook! We’ve got Tags, Stamps, Stickers, Brads and Paper with festive colors and imagery perfect for this mexican holiday.
This week we are all about birthdays! We thought up this cute Cupcake Card Tutorial, which is so easy to customize! We thought it would also be a cute embellishment on a scrapbook page, or could work great on a banner.
Start by gathering your materials. You will need at least 3 patterns of cardstock, scissors, adhesives, a bone folder, ruler, craft knife, double sided tape and pop dots. You will also need a couple items for tracing circles. I used a glass for my cupcake and a roll of tape for the large glow of the candle.
Here’s a detail shot of the patterns I used for my card. I especially liked the Hopscotch Monkey Bars cardstock because it’s pattern reminded me of confetti cake.
First, create your cupcake “wrapper”. I cut my cardstock to 6″ x 2″, then scored every 3/4″ so that my wrapper would have 8 sections. Next, fold your cardstock along the score lines to create an accordion fold. You can experiment with sizes depending on your project.
To give my wrapper a zig zag look, I trimmed the top edge at an angle.
Next, create your cupcake and icing. Use a jar or glass to trace a circle on the back side of three different patterns of paper. Then cut out the circles by hand. My circles were about 3″ wide.
Adhere your cupcake wrapper to the cupcake using double sided tape. Shape the wrapper so that it is slightly smaller on the bottom, and wider on top.
Next prepare your icing! From the circles you already cut out, hand cut squiggly lines to create a drippy effect. I chose the K & Company Tupelo paper as my top layer of frosting so my cupcake could have sprinkles:)
To create your candle, cut a piece of cardstock about 3″ x 1/4″. Curl it around a pen then elongate the curl. Adhere the candle to the cupcake using double sided tape.
Adhere the icing on top of your cupcake to hide the bottom of the candle. As a variation, I thought it would also be cute to use a real birthday candle.
Next create the flame of the candle by hand cutting the shape. To add the extra “glow” cut a circle just larger than the flames as well as a much larger circle – I used a roll of double sided tape as a guide for size. To finalize my card, I used pop dots to adhere the cupcake, but only used double sided tape on the flame.
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial. We had fun creating it, and we are sure that you will too. To find the materials we used to create this design, shop our Birthday category.