Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Magical Adventure!

Hello! I am so excited to share my fun banner I made for my niece using the amazing Echo Park Paper Magical Adventure collection. My family loves going to Disney World, so it was no wonder I squealed with delight when I saw this collection! It is just perfect for documenting trips to see America’s favorite mouse. It was also great for creating this countdown banner calendar for when we go to see him again! Don’t have plans to go back? Simply just switch out the countdown on the middle banner with another favorite photo!

I started by cutting out the banner pieces using the papers from the two 6x6 paper pads in this collection. I used the 6x6 Magical Adventure Dots & Stripes pad and the 6x6 Magical Adventure patterned paper pad. I used the Echo Park Pennant Banner cut file from the Silhouette store to cut out 3 pennant banner shapes and 2 triangle banner shapes. I enlarged the shapes so that each banner piece was 5 ¾” tall. I cut out extras too and trimmed the sides off of them to use as layering pieces.

The coordinating Ephemera Pack made putting this adorable banner together a breeze! I simply layered the “once upon a time” ephemera piece over a small banner ephemera piece and then added a few Glittered Enamel Dots. So easy and so cute!

For the middle pennant, I added a countdown using the numbers and alphabet stickers from the Alpha Sticker Sheet. I first dusted the backs of the numbers with baby powder to cover the permanent adhesive, and then adhered them to the banner using repositionable adhesive. That way I can easily reuse the numbers and change the countdown!

Again, I can’t say enough about these fun ephemera pieces. How cute are they, right?! They would also be perfect on cards, gifts, and layouts too!

I quickly finished off this colorful banner with more ephemera pieces, a couple buttons, and glittered enamel dots!

Thanks for joining me. I hope I have inspired you to create your own Magical Adventure banner for any past or future trips to see Mickey!

Friday, August 5, 2016

A Girly Card!

Hello! Today I have a fun little card using the new Echo Park Paper Girl Cousins mini collection to share with you. This collection may be small, but it is packed full of cute patterns and prints! Think sweet hearts, cute feathers, and pretty florals! It is a great collection for making feminine cards.

I started with the gorgeous aqua floral for the base of my card. I used the heart patterned journaling card as the focal point of my card because I am head over heels for this heart pattern! A little bit of cream chevron ribbon adds some texture and a girly touch!

I finished the card with sentiment stickers and die cut flowers I adhered with foam adhesive to add dimension. The sweet and dainty pink flowers were die cut using the Echo Park Paper Flower Die Set #5. And, of course, every flower needs a glitter enamel dot center!

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to create a sweet little card for your loved one!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Let's Go for the Gold with Paper Issues!

Good morning all! I am super excited for the latest challenge over on the Paper Issues blog! It is called Let's Go for the Gold in honor of the Olympics that are starting this week! The challenge is actually open to a wide array of themes. Suggested ideas are travel, cruises, day trips; use a world globe, stop sign or stop light as an embellishment; Olympics; use gold, silver or bronze; achievements, medals, accomplishments. I went the travel theme route using the very fun and Disney inspired Echo Park Magical Adventure collection, which is available in the Paper Issues store!

This collection is perfect for documenting all of your favorite photos from your Disney trips! The patterned papers are so bright and fun. The yellow star patterned paper is one of my favorites, can you tell?!

I used one of the journaling cards from the 3x4 Journaling Card patterned paper for my title. I embellished it with the very fun alpha stickers and bow tie sticker! The light blue castle sticker was just perfect for this layout. I added a couple enamel dots and a heart sticker to it. I added another star sticker and a few enamel dots above the castle to mimic fireworks.

If you love Disney, you definitely need this collection. You can use the code Tegan to take 20% off of this collection and your entire purchase at the Paper Issues online store. Get it before it's gone!
Thanks for joining me and have a magical day!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Little Moments wth Elle's Studio!

Is everyone getting out and enjoying the summer weather? I have been! I snapped this super cute photo of my sister and my niece this past weekend and couldn't wait to use it on a layout. I used the Elle's Studio Little Moments collection because it is cute and sweet- just like my photograph! I see this collection is now unfortunately sold out of the Paper Issues store, but you can still grab the newest Elle's Studio collection called Sunny Days!

I love all of the tags that Elle's Studio offers with their collections- they make creating a layout so easy! And I just can not get enough of those cute little Bella Blvd bow clips, which are still available in the store! Be sure to check them out before they are gone.

I used the free Falling Stars cut file from the Paper Issues store to make my star cut out. I just deleted all but one star and then enlarged that star to how large I wanted it. This photo was snapped right before the carousel started at our county's fair. I just love their expressions!

One can never have too many tags or wood veneer bits! They help to add color and dimension to a layout. The Paper Issues store still has some labels and wood veneer bits from the Elle's Studio Sunny Days collection- which are super cute as well!
Thanks for stopping by! And remember, you can get 20% off your entire purchase at the Paper Issues store when you use the code Tegan. Happy shopping and have a great day!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Dog Days of Summer!

Who is enjoying the dog days of summer right now? The new Happy Summer collection from Echo Park is great for documenting all kinds of summer activities from picnics to just enjoying the nice weather! And the images in this collection are just adorable. When I saw the cute little dog sticker, I knew I just had to use it on a layout!

The bird on the branch chipboard piece is so sweet and a perfect little accent piece for the top corner of my page. The Summer Adventures stamp set is a must-have as well. It includes super cute images and phrases like the one I used here. 

Embroidery floss is one of my favorite accents to add to layouts. Here I wrapped matching embroidery floss around the cloud stickers to give them a little dimension. And the adorable kite is from the Summer Adventures stamp set as well! I used the Carta Bella Natural White cardstock as my background paper and my stamped image looks beautiful on it!

This card that I trimmed from the Journaling Card patterned paper has the perfect phrase on it for this layout. I accented it with a couple enamel dots and a chipboard flower. I also wrapped the layered floral sticker with embroidery floss and added an enamel dot to it. I think these accents add a fun touch!
I just couldn’t resist using “The Dog Days of Summer” for my title! I used a combination of alphabet stickers, dog sticker, and word sticker (summer). For the exclamation point, I used the letter “I” for the top and the little heart sticker for the bottom.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document one of your favorite summer activities! And be sure to check out the Happy Summer collection!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Gleam Catchers Challenge at Paper Issues!

I had so much fun playing along with the Paper Issues Gleam Catchers challenge! I love playing along with the Paper Issues challenges because they are so inspiring! To play participate, you just have to create a project inspired by the suggested theme. This month's suggestions included stars, anything shiny, dreamcatchers, southwestern theme, and 4th of July. I included a jumbo cardstock star element and sprinkled in lots of adhesive sequins from Jillibean Soup. 

I of course had to use the Little Moments collection from Elle's Studio because I love it so much! I seriously can not get enough of the rainbow colored Jonah labels and alphabet stamp that coordinates with this collection. How perfect is that font?

I then die cut a large gray cardstock star from cardstock paper and used it as my layout's focal point. It was a great place to put my title, which I cut out using the Mistral font and my Silhouette Cameo. 

Be sure to head over to today's Paper Issues Gleam Catchers blog post to see how you too can play along! Their challenges are always great and are helpful when you feel the need for inspiration. 
Thanks for joining me today! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Take 5 Tuesday at Paper Issues!

Good day everyone! I am excited for another issue of Take 5 Tuesday over on the Paper Issues blog! I had a blast playing along with this month's issue! And it is so easy to play along! You just pick 5 of the scrappy options from the list to include in your papercraft project and that's it! Be sure to head over to their blog to see how you too can play along! I used the color white, the color blue, chipboard, patterned paper, and polka dots from this month's fun list!

I used the brand new and super fun Carta Bella Paper Beach Day collection for my layout! I love all of the summer icons this line has! I added a couple jeweled brads to this fun chipboard sticker!

This collection is perfect for everything summer- especially photos at the beach!

And who can pass up a cute Volkswagon Beetle type car with a surfboard on top? Not me!

And remember, you can take 20% off your entire online purchase at the Paper Issues store when you use the code Tegan. They are always getting new goodies in, so be sure to check them out! Happy shopping!