Posts Tagged ‘tags’

Pink Birthday Card

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I almost like this card.  I’m hoping my creativity will flow better tomorrow.  I think it is because I am working out of my card stash.  I have a basket that is overflowing with scraps and pieces and embellishments that I have decided would work better on cards than on my scrapbook pages.  Products used: KI Memories paper, Making Memories metal-rimmed tag.  I used watercolor pencils to color in the gift.  Brads, stamped image, ribbon, and metal mesh are unknown.

Challenges:
Friday Sketchers 62 – sketch
Belli Challenge #70 – Metal Tags
Pile It On Challenge #8 – Watercolor

My Walt Disney World Album is Complete!!

We just made it back from Disneyland last weekend and before we left I was determined to finish my book from our last vacation to Walt Disney World in (gulp) 2005!  Alas, it is finished and here they are.  Be on the lookout for new layouts from our recent trip to Disneyland!

I found it was easiest and quickest for this project to use a set of coordinating papers for most of the pages.  You can see how I did that below.  The paper is a retired CTMH paper pack.

The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life
The Teacups!
The Teacups!

 

Buckle Up!
Buckle Up!
Magical
Magical

 

Meeting Characters
Meeting Characters

 

More Characters
More Characters
Animal Kingdom Parade
Animal Kingdom Parade
Waiting for Fantasic to start
Waiting for Fantasic to start
Fantasmic!
Fantasmic!

Monogram Titles

For a standout title, try using large monogram letters for your entire title.  I used Basic Grey undressed chipboard monograms for these layouts.  (Note: chipboard that is plain and unfinished is often called undressed, bare, or naked.)  For extra letters, you can trace on chipboard and cut them out.  Next, I traced the letters on cardstock, cut out, embellished, and glued to the chipboard.  Be sure to embellish the letters before adhering to the chipboard.  The ways to embellish these monograms are endless.  You can use buttons, brads, eyelets, snaps, rivets, charms, ribbon, fiber, clips, staples, tags, diecuts, etc.  You can also use techniques such as stamping, stitching, inking, distressing, doodling, etc.  My favorite adhesive when using chipboard is Liquid Glass by CTMH.  There is a bit of drying time involved but it will hold forever!