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Crate Paper – Hooray! Layout

Hello, everyone! Today I’m back with a layout created with the new, super fun Hooray! collection. I love the happy colors and patterns in this collection; the embellishments are adorable, and can we talk about the glitter? Just fabulous!

This layout is all about my little one’s birthday celebration.

Hooray! layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #birthdaylayout

I started by picking papers and embellishments I wanted to use.

In order to incorporate a variety of colors and patterns on my background, I matted the Cake paper with two different patterned papers. I actually fussy cut the Cake paper along the diagonal line first, and adhered it back together to make it a little smaller.

I backed my photos with die cuts and papers from the collection before adhering them in the center of my page with foam adhesive. Whenever I have such pretty embellishments to work with, I tend to create layouts that are center-focused; I find that I have more space to surround the photos with all kinds of fun goodies 😉 Here I mixed die cuts, stickers, chipboard and puffy stickers to form a big cluster.

The different thicknesses of the embellishments used give the page more movement, while the glitter accents add a beautiful texture. And that pink llama!!! Too cute! I finished the layout with two strips of washi tape on the top and bottom edge to mimic a frame.

I love how colorful and fun this layout turned out. The Hooray! collection is perfect to document any type of celebrations.

Hooray! layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #birthdaylayout

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Supplies: Hooray! – Cake (344569), Woohoo! (344576), Puffy stickers (344585), Glitter Foam Stickers (344581), Stickers (344584), Ephemera Pieces (344583), Chipboard stickers (344582).

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Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the talented Norine‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Lilith Eeckels

Agnieszka Malyszek

Zsoka Marko

May Sukyong Park

Virginia Lu

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sveta Fotinia

Lisa Fonseca

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Zinia Redo

Svitlana Shayevich

Missy Whidden

Therese Calvird

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Reiko Tsuchida

Rubeena Ianigro

Sandra Dietrich

Nicole Picadura

TaeEun Yoo

Keeway Tsao

Kymona Tracey

Nathalie DeSousa

Norine Borys

Enza Gudor

Lydia Evans

Vicky Papaioannou

The layout I’m sharing today features the following products: Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set and coordinating Dies, and Layered Snowflakes Die.

I went with a light and “snowy” page with pops of bright, traditional Christmas colors.

Snowy layout by @enzamg for @altenew. #altenew #christmas #winter #scrapbooking #diecutting

I started by stamping the baubles using a mix of Crisp Dye Inks in green and red tones. The variety of size and shapes in this set makes it a must have. I love the different options and possibilities, especially when it comes to having fun with color combinations.

Snowy layout by @enzamg for @altenew. #altenew #christmas #winter #scrapbooking #diecutting

Next, I created a circular design with the layered snowflakes. I die cut many of them from smooth white cardstock, and covered some with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone color for added shine.

Snowy layout by @enzamg for @altenew. #altenew #christmas #winter #scrapbooking #diecutting

After placing the photo in the middle of the wreath, I adhered the baubles on both sides of it to create a frame. Foam dots were used here to bring in more dimension. I then stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment, which also comes in the Brilliant Baubles Set, on white cardstock; I matted it with black cardstock and arranged it on top of the photo. As a finishing touch, I added lots of soft pink enamel dots in the center of the snowflakes.

Snowy layout by @enzamg for @altenew. #altenew #christmas #winter #scrapbooking #diecutting

Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/17/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2018.

And… I’ll also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store!

Thank you for stopping by! Up next is the amazing Lydia Evans.

Happy hopping!

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We R Memory Keepers – Halloween Treat Boxes

Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a spooky (not so much) Halloween treat packaging idea created with several We R Memory Keepers tools.

You might know by now how much I love tags; I use them on almost all of my projects, so I thought it would be fun to make “loaded” ones to give as party favors or just as a treat on Halloween day.

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

I started by trimming the tags to measure 4×8 inches. I used two sheets of patterned paper and one of white heavy weight cardstock, which I sandwiched in the middle to make the tags sturdy and durable. With the Tag Punch Board I cut the corners of all three before adhering them together.

To make the box, the paper needs to measure 8×6 inches. With the help of the Mini Score Board, I creased it vertically at 1 and 2 inches, and horizontally at 4 and 5 inches, like in the photos below.

Next, I cut the two bottom squares formed by the creases on both sides of the paper, and again just in between the ones above. I applied strong double-sided adhesive to assemble the box, and adhere it to the front of the tag.

At this point it was just a matter of decorating the boxes and make them “spooky”. The first thing I did was create wire words with the Happy Jig. I love this tool so much!!! I can’t stop creating with it! It is perfect to personalize your projects. I used the copper wire to spell “Boo” (I have a black one in the photo below to show the design better) and the black one to spell “Spooky”.

I arranged several chipboard stickers and die cuts from the Pink Paislee Spellcast collection to form clusters on the front of the loaded tags, and finished them with a double bow I made using the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

Halloween Treat Boxes by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #tagpunchboard #123punchboard #happyjig #halloween #giftwrapping

I hope you enjoyed these Halloween treat packaging idea and will give it a try. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!


1-2-3 Punch Board

Tag Punch Board

Happy Jig

Mini Score Board

Pink Paislee Spellcast Collection

Pebbles Bat Clothespins