I got these mini paint cans at the Target Dollar Spot and knew I would have a use for them. The top one was used for a teacher’s gift. The second can was part of a gift exchange for my daughter’s 5th grade girl gift. We also made a journal which I will post in a couple days. These are Christmas, but you can decorate them for any occasion. All supplies are from my stash and I used the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for my diecuts. I also added a tag with ribbon to the handle of the can.
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The girls and I made these cute little gift bags for teacher gifts this year. They were quick and easy to make the girls had fun helping. I think the paper is DCWV. All the embellishments are just misc. from my stash that I’m working to use up. I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut cartridge. I cut the gift bag on p. 115 at 5 3/4 (the largest it would cut). It wouldn’t cut 2 on one sheet but you can trick it by cutting one, then reinserting the mat so the paper is switched around and cut it again. As long as you have 6″ of paper you are good.
Supplies used: Sassafras Serendipity Sunshine Lollipop paper, Close to My Heart Live Your Style stamp set, CTMH Sunset/White Daisy cardstock,
CTMH Chocolate/Sunset/Cotton Candy inks, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge, Colorbok Gems, and Kaisercraft Fozz Felt.
The September 2011 Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is GRIDS. At first I was stumped but then remembered that I have been wanting to do some weaving and I came upon a sketch that got my mojo going. This layout is loosely based on this Scrapbook Generation sketch. I changed up the photos and turned it into a one-page layout.
I created my grid by simply weaving paper together. I cheated and used the Sunset as my base, cutting it part of the way across and leaving together on one end. I didn’t even measure because I knew the odd cuts would be hidden under my photo. After loosely weaving in the white stripes, I lined them up with the outer edge and worked towards the inside.
When I found out the theme for the August Scrap Our Stash Challenge was to “re-do” something I thought I was in trouble. I am not one to go back and redo any of my layouts. I’m just glad they got done in the first place! Plus, it’s interesting to see how my scrapping style has changed over the years. It’s also funny to hear compliments for some of the layouts that I don’t really care for; we all have different tastes. So back to the challenge….my second child turned 10 this year and this ended up to be the perfect opportunity to get something completed in a timely manner. For my first, I had created a 10-Years of You album that featured a photo of her each of her 10 years. So I decided to “redo” that same project for my second 10-year-old. Let me tell you it was much easier the second time around! I simply used the same album and layouts, choosing different papers and embellishments to suit a different personality. The only trouble I had was that I stamped all the numbers and did the album backwards and when it came to doing the title it did not match my front cover paper. Not a big deal to switch it up and I even used a number 3 in place of a the letter E. The cover paper did just happen to have a nice lace/ribbon border that looked great on the front cover. Here is the outcome:
Supplies used: CTMH All-Sorts Mini Album, DCWV patterned papers (stack), CTMH White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Mark Richards Crystal Stickers, EK Success Precious Finds Adhesive Gems, Colorbok Gems Adhesive Accents, Miss Elizabeth Foam Letter Stickers, Basic Grey Bling It, and rhinestone border and ribbon from my stash.
If you’d like to see the first album I created, go to this post.
This layout was made with a special kit from Close to My Heart quite awhile back called Tickled Pink. With all girls pink is a popular color at our house so I had my fair share of this paper! Supplies: CTMH Tickled Pink Kit, cricut, unknown gems.