Blog · Scrapbooking

Crate Paper – Wild Heart Layout

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I’m sharing my very first layout featuring the new, gorgeous Wild Heart collection by Crate Paper. I love the vibrant colors and fun patterns of this line; it is versatile and perfect to document your everyday moments.

The first thing that caught my eye when I opened the box was the stamp set. So many possibilities with it. I really like the mix of big and small leaves, as well as the lovely sentiment in the same handwritten font you find throughout the collection. Here is the layout:

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

I decided to heat-emboss some leaves with copper embossing powder as I wanted them to match the warm colors of the other elements. I also stamped a few in a light pink color ink, again to coordinate with the rest of the collection. In order to create a cluster on one side of the photo, I layered the fussy-cut images with die-cuts and stickers. Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension. A fun rosette ribbon completed the cluster.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

For the background, I cut the Planted patterned paper somewhat in half, following along the lines of the design and placed it in the top portion of the page. I love all the fun and colorful die-cuts that come in the ephemera pack. Here I layered a few of them behind the photo; I also arranged stickers and the “love” paper clip to form another cluster on the right side.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

The glitter foam stickers are perfect to add sparkly details here and there on your page. I used the “Favorite” sentiment as my title, and added the big butterfly at the bottom to give a “finished” look to the design.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

To balance the layout, I layered a few more elements in the opposite corner of the page; a mix of stickers, die-cuts, foam elements that bring in lots of texture and interest.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to start creating with the new Wild Heart collection.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies: Wild Heart – Planted (344424), Stamp set (344443), Ephemera Pieces (344436), Glitter Foam Stickers (344438), Paper Clips (344440), Standouts (344439), Stickers (344435).

Blog · Cards

Pink Paislee – Spring: Spring Cards

Hi friends! I am back today with a new set of cards for “Spring” week. When I think about spring I think of flowers and butterflies, pretty colors and fun patterns. The Pick-me-up collection includes all of these things and more – it’s just perfect to give your project that spring feel.

Spring cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with the #pppickmeup collection. #cards #spring #cardmaking

Both cards are square, measuring 5.25×5.25 inches. I like big cards; I can put more embellishments on them 😉

The first one has a pink polka dot background. I simply layered one of the 3×4 cards from the cut-apart sheet on top of a scalloped die-cut frame, and gave it dimension with foam adhesive.

Spring cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with the #pppickmeup collection. #cards #spring #cardmaking

I then adhered three floral chipboard stickers on the right side and some twine on the opposite side, both to balance the design and bring in something “special”. I wrapped the twine around the top panel of the card three times and added the super cute shaped sequins along the string, in between the swirls.

Spring cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with the #pppickmeup collection. #cards #spring #cardmaking

Spring cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with the #pppickmeup collection. #cards #spring #cardmaking

Tiny puffy sticker flowers added the final touch.

For the second card, I used the Butterfly Background cut file (ID #257774) designed by Paige Evans. I reduced its size to fit the card and backed it with all sorts of colorful papers.

Spring cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with the #pppickmeup collection. #cards #spring #cardmaking

The top panel has three layers of patterned paper on it to add an extra element of color and make the cut file pop a little more.

Spring cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with the #pppickmeup collection. #cards #spring #cardmaking

I kept the rest of the card simple – just a sentiment and some gold thread to repeat the same gold accents of some of the papers.

Spring cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with the #pppickmeup collection. #cards #spring #cardmaking

I’m pleased with how these cards turned out. I can say that they make me think about spring. Do you agree?

Have a lovely day!

Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew – Sketch Challenge #9

Hello, Altenew fans!

It’s Enza and I am excited to be hosting the Sketch Challenge #9.

The sketch I made is based on one of the first layouts I created with Altenew products and you can find it here.

Stencil as a stitching template @Altenew @enzamg #scrapbooking #stencils

I followed the sketch pretty closely. Other than the variation in color, the design is pretty much the same as my previous layout.

I used the Floral Drape Stencil to give some color to the background and create the diagonal design. With the help of a mini dauber, I blended the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks together:

  • for the leaves: Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades,
  • for the flowers: Pink Pearl and Coral Bliss, with just a touch of Mango Smoothie in the center.

I then adhered the Floral Flurries and Monochrome Washi Tapes onto white cardstock and fussy-cut the images to create layers and add dimension to the layout. Once I had everything in place and the photo was ready to be glued down, I used the Brush Alpha Die Set for my title. I blended Peach Perfect, Pinkalicious, and Heart Beat Crisp Dye Inks on a white smooth cardstock and used that to cut the title, which coordinated perfectly with all the other colors on the layout.

I stamped and heat-embossed some sentiments from the Amazing You Stamp Set and placed them on the top and bottom of the photo.

To finish the layout, I arranged a few more embellishments on the page, such as the camera sticker from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection and wood veneer buttons and butterflies from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Play Along!

Create a scrapbook layout, a documenter spread, a notebook pocket spread or any other project based on the sketch above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.

Rules:

  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used
  • Make sure to use our challenge image above on your blog post
  • Include a link back to the Altenew Sketch Challenge post.
  • When uploading your project, make sure you link your entry post, not your entire blog
  • Don’t have a blog? No worries! You may simply post it on Instagram, along with the challenge graphic above, use #AltenewSketch and, of course, tag @altenewllc – this will count as an entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • Challenge ends on 05/27/2018 at 11:55 PM EST.

IMPORTANT CONDITION!

After the challenge ends, FOUR WINNERS will be selected IF, and ONLY IF, we receive at least 30 entries. If there are less than 30 entries, the number of winners will be less. In the event that there are less than 15 entries, we won’t be choosing a winner.

Each winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.com. Winners will be announced on 6/03/2018.

Wait, there is more! If you use #AltenewSketch when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are also entered to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store.

Good luck everyone and happy sketching!