Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine's Day Treat Box

Hi scrappers! I'm sharing my monthly project over at The Bugbytes with you today.

I decided to get a head start on Valentine's Day projects. I found this milk carton in the Silhouette store and thought it would be perfect to fill with goodies for my nephew.

I stretched the image to fill the mat, when standing the box is just over 7 inches.

I decided to ink around the edges of the box. One thing I like about the Silhouette Cameo over the Cricut is that the perforations aren't as visible, so the addition of the ink enhances the box as opposed to using it to cover up unsightly cut lines.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to create an embellishment around the box.

The paper that I colored my stamped image on is a bright white, which doesn't fit with the vintage looking paper I chose, so I spritzed over it and inked the edges.

In the picture below you can see how the spray mist changed the color of the paper, it also adds the appearance of texture.

A close-up of the top of the box. The Silhouette cuts out the holes, so all I had to do was string my ribbon through and tie it closed.

In this picture you can see the colored and stamped image a little closer. I thought the robot was the perfect addition for a boy-themed Valentine.

  • Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye 'State of the Heart'
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities: Classic Ovals (Large)
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch 'Valentine'
  • Martha Stewart Heart Punch
  • Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey Ink 'Mixed Messages'
  • Hero Arts 'Robot Trio' Stamp
  • Ribbon: Papertrey Ink 'Dark Chocolate' (Satin)
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink 'Vintage Tea Dye Duo'
  • Spray Mist: October Afternoon 'Brown Bag'
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: C3, C5 C7, R24, R27, R29

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you back here soon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Not Your Average Layout

Happy New Year scrappers!

Now that the holidays are over and life is getting back on track I have a lot of scrapbooking to catch up on, so I decided I'm going to take it easy on myself. I purchased some divided page protectors from American Crafts, which you can see here. This is my first time using them and I have to tell you it was a lot of fun and so easy.

I started by printing three 4x6 photos. Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut a title and accents for my page. As a side note, I love my Cameo! I use thick cardstock, primarily Papertrey Ink, and it cuts beautifully, even thin details like you can see in the picture below.

I added some color mist to my cardstock. You should know, I make a big mess if I spray the paper while it's on my desk, so now I have a designated "misting" box.

It's a little difficult to tell from the picture below but I tested out where I wanted to adhere embellishments by placing the photos/paper in the pocket and then laying stickers, buttons, etc to the plastic. I also added stick pins to the layout by pushing them into dimensional adhesive. You can see that in the bottom right of the picture below.

A couple close-ups of my layout.

The Details:
  • Pattern Paper: October Afternoon 'Sidewalks'
  • Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
  • Silhouette Cameo: images from Silhouette online store
  • Stickers: October Afternoon
  • Star Stick Pins: Maya Road
  • Stamp: Technique Tuesday 'It's Ok'
  • White Embossing Powder-Stampendous
  • Sprinkler/Mist-October Afternoon 'Brown Bag'
  • Buttons: My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found"
  • Twine: The Twinery
  • Border Punch: Fiskars 'Apron Lace'
  • White Gel Pen
If you're looking for permission, I'm going to give it to you now...go easy on yourself. I love traditional 12x12 layouts, but I will admit, they take time. Allowing myself to use one of these divided page protectors saved me time, and right now that's important to me.

Thank you so much for allowing me to share with you today. I hope to see you back here soon!