Hi CK friends! Jodie here with you today. Around this time of the year, especially in Australia, we have a chance for some holiday time to relax and just chill out. One of my favourite things to do on holidays is to grab a good novel and head to the beach or poolside and settle in. Today I have an idea for some 5 minute holiday bookmarks that will be the envy of your crafty friends while you're on holidays.
Using the Rainbow Traveler's Notebook kit and add on patterned paper kit, I've made two different styles of bookmarks and they both start with an origami base. The first style is called an 'origami bookmark corner'. I haven't included instructions on how to put the bases together, but a quick google will give you a bunch of links for instructions.
The 6x6 paper pad in the traveler's notebook kit is perfect for this style of base, because the paper is already cut to the exact right size, no trimming required!
Once your base is prepared, you just need a few simple elements to embellish your bookmark. For each of mine I've used a doily die cut from white cardstock, and in the first and second one, a flag and a sticker from the My Minds Eye sticker sheet from the kit.
My second two tags start with an 'origami heart' base. Again a quick Google will give you links on how to put this cute heart together. I started with a 5x5 piece of patterned paper for each of the heart bases.
The sentiment on this bookmark was trimmed from the Pinkfresh Studio paper in the patterned paper add on kit, and then layered with a few small ephemera pieces. I punched a hole with my Cropadile in the top corner and threaded bakers twine from the kit through it, and then punched a hole in the middle of one of the little ephemera stars. I threaded this on and tied a double knot at the end to hold the star in place.
Celebrate Simplicity is another awesome holiday sentiment and this tag was also trimmed from the Pinkfresh Studio paper.
I love how quickly these little bookmarks came together and how sweet they look. And we all need some five minute crafts this time of the year right!?
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello friends, Theresa here with another fun travel layout using the December Rainbow kit! Back in 2015 we took a weekend trip to Savannah and St. Simons Island, so I was inspired to create a layout for my son Nick's album. Here is my layout.
I began my layout with the best part, the photos, which I printed at 3 inches square with white borders. In my head I was thinking two photos with paper strips behind it, so I pulled out what I had from the kit. Papers, ephemera, everything. I pulled two paints I had, Spun Sugar and Mowed Lawn from Tim Holtz, and splattered a bit of them onto the black and white patterned paper.
Once I had my background dried, I laid out my photos and gathered some of the ephemera pieces from the Fancy Pants pack. I chose favorites that expanded the color palette of the layout. The title word Adventure stood out to me, so I began to add to that for my entire title. It needed a home base to stand out against, so the patterned paper strips came in handy here. I've used the alphabet Thickers in the kit to finish out the title, and popped the word Adventure up using pop dots.
Once the title was down, everything else was just gravy on top! I adhered all the fun bits and pieces that I love and that were able to be tucked in behind photos, around the title, anywhere that needed a little pop of color. Each piece that I added tells a part of this story: it was a road trip that we took at the spur of the moment (hence the Just Wingin' It die cut), we drove down in the car (hence the car die cut!) and just did whatever we felt like doing, and we discovered some really awesome things along the way.
Besides the ephemera I also have journaling, both stamped and hand written. I used the labels in the kit from Pretty Little Studio to add my hand written words. This place on St. Simon's Island, GA is home to the famous Lighthouse that Eugenia Price has written about in her historical novels. If you're looking for interesting reads about the south, look her up. Our kids had so much fun touring the grounds and climbing to the top of the lighthouse. My stamped sentiment is from the One Canoe Two rotary stamp and my date stamp is an old one from Target I've had for a few years now. Here is one last look at my layout.
Thank you so much for following along with me today on this fun adventure on St. Simons Island! See you again soon!
Hi friends, Jodie here today with a traveler's notebook spread using the gorgeous and vibrant December Rainbow traveler's notebook kit and the pattern paper add on.
For this spread I knew I wanted to have a large title as a feature filling the entire left page. The only two criteria for the main word in the title were that it should be an inspiring word since this layout is about my son graduating university, and it needed to have six letters to fill the page. I settled on the word 'Dreams', cut that out with my Silhouette, and then backstitched around each of the letters with white embroidery floss.
For the rest of my title elements I typed 'follow your' in Word on my computer, recoloured the background to a blue that compliments the colours in the spread, printed it out and cut it into a tag shape to tuck under the letter D. Then I pulled the 'on an adventure' tag from the ephemera, and added it over the letter A. To finish off this side I scattered a few ephemera pieces here and there.
Because the papers are fairly busy and bright in this spread I kept things clean and simple. I double matted my photo to help it pop off the diagonal striped pattern of the background. I love the strip of stars from the branding strip of one of the papers, and included it at the bottom of this page. I only needed to add a few ephemera pieces and my journalling to finish this one off!
I love how simple this spread is while still having so much colour. Thanks for stopping by today, and if you stop by the Clique Kits shop you can grab one of the last of these kits before they sell out!
Hello Lovelies, Theresa Moxley here today with a fun travel themed layout to share with you! I am working with December's Rainbow kit, which is filled with amazing products from Fancy Pants, so let's have a look.
I was inspired by the horizontal strips so I decided to cut that patterned paper partially into strips. I really liked the contrast of the colorful stripes on the A-side, and the black and white on the B-side. So I looped the strips around and created a this vertical element on the left side of the layout.
Everything else on the layout is very much horizontal, which creates a unique tension on the layout. I have used the word strips in the die cut pack to introduce text onto the layout and to point towards my photo.
My photo is from a trip we took several years ago to Linville Falls in the mountains of North Carolina. This is a great little hike through woods and down a secluded path that opens out onto this beautiful waterfall. Notice how even though the layout doesn't have anything to do with planes, trains, or automobiles, those papers still work because they tell part of the story of our journey.
I wanted to play a bit with the other patterns in the kit, so I took a cloud punch and punched clouds. I wanted to balance the vertical element on the left side, so the clouds are arranged vertically and they are joined in a way using the twine. The twine also repeats the black and white.
This was such a fun layout and I hope you are inspired to use your Rainbow kits this month! See you again soon!