Welcome to Glam Camp Friday with Jody! Today we're not only playing with our August Kit Glam Camp, we're also playing with some acrylic paints, dry embossing and vellum. Now, I love this floral background but there's no doubt its bold. Sometimes bold papers scare us away from creating with it, but what we should be doing is embracing it!! Just go for it! Here's one easy way to help you tackle that bold background paper you're dying to use!
My go to supplies for this task are acrylic paint and plain 'ol vellum. I started with a 5" x 7" piece of scrap vellum and ran it through my Sizzix Texture Boutique with my favorite dots embossing folder. It's already cuter just by embossing it! Next, I painted over the backside of the embossed vellum and let it air dry. You can carefully run your heat gun over the painted vellum to speed up the drying time, but since I tend to work in short time frames with our girls home, this was a perfect stopping point for me to go back upstairs and see why it was all of sudden so quiet, because that's rarely a good thing! Turns out, they made a huge fort in Abby and Hannah's bedroom :) Good times! Anyway, I always say it takes just "15 minutes to scrap", and you'll get some layouts done in no time!
Here are a couple close ups of the main elements in my layout. Note: the kraft cardstock with white stamped leaves is from Amy Tangerine for American Crafts and was totally begging to come out of my stash this week. A few other embellishments which are available in the Clique Kits School School under August are the lovely My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Gold Wood Hearts and Starry Night Confetti. I also included some fabulous UMWOW Studio chipboard clouds and hash tag words! They're just so fun!
Besides the paint on the embossed vellum, I also brushed the same paint in opposite corners of my layout. I simply started off the page and then gently brushed some paint onto the layout. It really added a nice wispy effect and toned down those corners a bit. To compliment the white paint I also added our exclusive Clique Kits die cuts in white card stock to add some pops of white. These really stand out, even against the bold floral background. I even brushed some paint onto the UMWOW Studio chipboard to help tie it all together.
Thanks so much for spending your time with me today! Now, dig out a sheet of bold paper and have some fun with it! I think one of my favorite things about our Glam Camp kit is all the fun gold accents! I love how they catch the light just right and BAM, you see some glam!
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I'm so happy it's Friday! What a busy week it's been for us Clique Kits girls and there's still more behinds the scene fun stuff going on. All we can say is whoot whoot!! Yes, yes, I'm such a tease :) Anyway.....
Today I'm sharing a layout with this funky city scape chevron paper by Allison Kreft for Echo Park. I just love it but wondered how I was going to create a layout with this. So, I did what I always do when I'm not quite sure what to do. I chose my photos, started gathering my embellishments and play with our exclusive CK die cuts and printables. I've been addicted to printing our printables onto vellum and I totally love it! I also used a few of our exclusive die cuts, designed by our Lacey :)
And a few more close ups of the die cuts. These are so awesome you guys! I trimmed a couple of them down a little so they fit better and added more layers and dimension with some fun Chic Tags acetate shapes from my June Kit, Show and Tell (there are still a few left in the Clique Kits shop too!)
And here's the real kicker! I created this layout directly on the back of my layout from last week. Crazy huh!? When you are hung up on which side to create a layout on because you love both... create on both! Here a little trick I use for getting these double sided layouts into my page protectors: I put a sheet of 12x12" cardstock on either side to make a "layout sandwich" so to speak. Then I slide the "layout sandwich" into the page protector with no problem. Next just remove your two pieces of cardstock and your good to show it off in your scrapbook!
Thank so much for joining to me today! I've had a blast creating with this kit, which is just about all used up. If you don't have our June or July kits, there are a few left in our Clique Kits Store so hurry up and grab one before they're gone for good. We also have subscriptions open starting in August!! Join our Clique, you'll love it here!
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Hey all! It's Jody on the blog today and it's a beautiful day here in Wisconsin, finally!! This warmer Spring weather definitely makes me giddy and eager to get outside with our girls. But before I do, I'm happy to be sharing another fun layout with our May kit, Field Trip. Today, I used this fabulous You Are My World paper from Fancy Pants. These types of papers are great because your title is always there for you to design around it.
This is my last full 12x12 sheet from this kit so now I'm starting to work with smaller pieces and scraps. I'm also working on some cards to send to my Girl Scout troop next week. We had our last meeting for the school year this week and I wanted to send them a little something special to thank them for being so awesome! I'll share those with you next week :)
For today, I used my punches on the fabulous Fancy Pants gold foil paper! I recently purchased a Silhouette Portrait but still need to get it set up!! I know, I know .... it's on my list to day this weekend so I can finally cut Lacey's fabulous custom cut files!! These are my favorites punches by far, which I'm sure you've noticed because I use them often. Next, I fussy cut around the chevrons to create the bottom boarder to my Day Trip 4x6" Clique Kit printable. This helped to ground the larger element so it didn't look like it was just floating in space there. I trimmed the bottom off one of the journaling cards and added it along the bottom for some journaling too. I also used lots of foam adhesive throughout this layout from Scrapbook Adhesives. This is my go-to foam adhesive, I just love it!
Here's a little tip for when you're cutting your banner shapes, like the ones at the right side of my photo. You can use the left over triangle pieces from the middle as more page elements like I did below. I used them as arrows to help draw your attention down to my photo. I added some additional cuteness but layering a cork chevron shape right on top of the triangles. I used more Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares for the triangles and gold clouds and Aleene's Tacky Glue for the cork chevrons.
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Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend everyone!
Hello!! Jody here today with a mask and some misting! First off, I started with the beautiful dark woodgrain paper from Fancy Pants. I've been itching to do some misting lately so I took out my Studio Calico Mr. Huey's white spray ink. I love Mr. Huey's because the ink is opaque and provides a fabulous contrast on your layouts, just like in my layout below! I've had this sweet photo of 2 of our girls in mind to scrap for a long time and this woodgrain paper was the perfect fit! The photo was taken on the dock of the Fox River in our little town. My hubby, Brad, works the boat patrol during the summers and our girls I brought him dinner on this particular night. There's something so calming about being near the water. Ahhhh.. summer days!
To create my misted background, I used a 6" gold foil doily as my mask and then actually used the same doily right on the layout after I dried it off with a paper towel. I wanted the wood grain and misting to be very visible on the majority of my layout, so I stuck with smaller elements to frame my 4x4" Instagram picture, such as the several of our Clique Kits exclusive printables & flair, Fancy Pants journaling cards, May Arts Burlap String and the awesome hand punched map paper confetti. Your layout doesn't necessarily have to be nautical or travel themed in order to incorporate certain elements. Our girls were just near the water and I felt these elements still worked very well. I also used the May Arts Natural Burlap String to create a little circle of rope at the bottom right of my layout. This was symbolic of the boat's rope that Brad used to tie the boat to the dock. I also used the burlap string to tie around my title journaling card for some added texture.
There are some close ups of my layout. You can see several of the little exclusive printables peaking out from behind my photo and the gold foil doily. I printed my printables out onto glossy photo paper, which turned out fabulous!! I used an aqua colored fine point Sharpie marker to write my journaling right onto my exclusive printable tag. Try printing out your Clique Kits printables onto a variety of paper types such as vellum (like Erica did in THIS POST), cardstock, photo paper, linen paper, and more!! We'd love to hear about something you printed yours out on, so please feel free to share!
Here's a much closer look at my gold foil doily masking element and the misting. I wasn't shy about spraying my paper at all. I just placed my gold foil doily right onto my paper and gave my Mr. Huey's a good push down onto the spray nozzle!! I think the key to utilizing any mask is to let the ink dry on the paper for a few minutes before you actually move your mask off of your project. After I let mine dry, I carefully removed my 6" gold foil doily and dried it with a paper towel. Then, it became one of my page embellishments!
Another fun way to create more page elements from the products in your kit is to USE YOUR TOOLS! Check out the cute pink journaling card that serves as my title below. I used a Martha Stewart heart punch along the bottom, then added that heart to the other side of my photo, holding the 'rope'. That fun negative heart space was the perfect spot to add another Clique Kit's hand punched anchor shape from map paper.
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Thank you so much for spending your time with me today! I hope you'll try out some misting on your next scrapbooking project. Until next time my friends, happy scrappin'!!
Hey all, Jody's on the blog today with a fun little mini album! If you know me, you KNOW I love to make mini albums, especially as gifts. Mother's Day really snuck up on me this year, probably because this Mama works most weekends (sad face). That being said, I wanted to whip up a couple Mother's Day gifts for those super special people in our lives.
To create this little mini album, I started with a few standard card bases (4.25" by 5.50") in cream cardstock. I stacked a few of them together and built my mini from there. Of course, I used lots of goodies from my May Clique Kit, Field trip, along with a few things from my Etsy Shop. Here's my Mother's Day mini album.
Below, you'll see that I added some Studio Calico wood veneers & some pink word stickers by My Minds Eye, which I just adore . You'll notice that I used the full 4x6" journaling card "Always Look on the Bright Side" across this center part of the mini album. I simply creased the journaling card where the middle of the mini album was and allowed it to span across.
And here are my final pages. I'm a big fan of using my paper punches to create extra little elements in my paper crafting. I used my heart punch to create a 'negative' heart shape on the bottom right, then used that 'positive' shape in the upper left corner after hitting the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick. I popped a few things up with my favorite foam adhesive also.
I also added some sweet Studio Calico labels & Studio Calico sticker sheets in our School Store now! The aqua chevron ribbon is from May Arts and available in my Etsy Shop now. Oh, and those fun cork shapes... well, more on those little cuties a little later!
Thank you for joining me today! I hope I've inspired you to take a couple hours and create a mini album for someone special this weekend!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!
Happy Friday, it's Jody here with another fun Locker Room post. Today I'm talking about adding different kids of memorabilia right onto your scrapbook layouts. I think many of us have some type of memorabilia or another ~ concert tickets, movie stubs, lock of baby hair, birthday lists, school artwork.. the list goes on! Here are some examples of memorabilia I have in my stash... and yes I do have a little stash of these gems.
I have a few pieces of clothing I have saved. The 'sweet' and 'I heart grandma's hugs' shirts were well-worn tops of our little girls and I always loved the embroidery details of them! They were stained in all those typical areas kids dribbled onto, but luckily for the cute areas were spared. So, here's what I did. I trimmed them out from the clothing and challenged myself to utilize them in my scrapbooking.
And here's my layout, which pretty much uses up the rest of my April Debutante Kit!! I was so happy with the number of projects I squeezed out of my Debutante kit. May will be no exception with how packed that kit is also.
The bright pink flower at the bottom center of my layout is the flower from Sari's yellow and white striped top in the photo! That cute top of new last Spring and Sari only wore it to school once before she spilled black acrylic paints on it at school :( Well, she continued to wear it through the summer but I just couldn't get over that big black blotch on it. So, I decided to use the shirt a couple different ways. First and foremost, I HAD to use that cute pink flower somewhere in my scrapbooking! One of the last times she wore that top was when we baked cookies in August of last year, right before school started. After that day, I retired the top and cut it up! The flower found a new home on this scrapbook page and easily could have been added to a headband, skirt or even a pair of jeans! You could also use the fabric for patching holes in jeans and more! And now, here are some close ups and other angles of my layout.
Above, you can see my messy stitching. I don't think there's any other way I can machine sew.. it's always messy! But, whether your stitching is totally perfect and neat like out guest designer's Danielle or a pretty little mess like mine, it's sure to add some fun texture and interest to your layout or card. You can tell, I only had small pieces of my Debutante papers to work with here, so I spiced it up a bit with some splattered ink, resin embellishments and some sweet Pink Fresh Studio wood veneers!
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Keep on scrappin'!!!
Happy Monday all! Jody here today with a fun tutorial on how I die cut wool felt and fabric with my Cricut. Yes that is correct, you CAN cut fabric, felt and other materials with your Cricut machine. You just need a few specific supplies, it's actually pretty easy.
Here's your supply list for this technique:
** Heat & Bond ~ available at your local craft or fabric store
** Wool felt ~ not the kind you buy in your local craft store. You need the good stuff for this technique. Here's a great site I use ~ Prairie Joint Junction
** Clothes Iron & Ironing Board (or counter area and an old towel)
** Cricut Deep Cut Blade (not pictured)
Let's talk about the wool felt first. I tried the polyester craft felt found at Hobby Lobby and it is NOT the same as the nice wool felt. The wool felt is much more dense and doesn't pull apart like craft felt does easily. I highly recommend investing in the wool felt for this technique. Or, you can cut fabric in the same manner.
First, you'll need to follow the instructions for the Heat & Bond to adhere it to one side of the wool felt. This is very easy to do and that's coming for this girl who HATES ironing! The Heat & Bond serves as a fabric stabilizer and gives you a nice smooth surface for adhering to your Cricut mat. I do recommend a newer or stickier mat to keep the felt from shifting on the mat. After you iron on the Heat and Bond, remove the paper backing to reveal the shiny and smooth 'iron-on' side of your felt. Place the prepped wool felt onto your sticky Cricut mat just as you would any paper or cardstock.
Some additional technicalities: I set my Deep Cut Blade to 6, pressure and speed to Max. I slowed my speed down to High for the "Hello" die cut shown above. I also engaged my multi-cut function to cut the image twice. If you're not very familiar with these settings or with your Cricut machine, take this opportunity to play with it!!
After you've die cut your image, carefully lift it from your mat. Depending on the thickness of your wool felt, you may have to trim a bit with your fine point scissors. I usually don't have to do this though. Overall, pretty easy right!
I hope you enjoyed making your own felt embellishments with me in the Locker room today. Happy Scrapping!!!
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