Making cookies and treats for the fall season is the easy part. But finding ways to package them up without spending a lot of extra time and effort, can sometimes be a challenge. The Homemade with Love collection offers a creative and easy way to let your baked creations shine.
Adding some beaded strands from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection and colorful baker's twine is a fun way to add something special to the treat tins. Using leftover items like die cuts and chipboard from another project is a great way to recycle craft items.
I like for my cookie gifts to look special and coordinated but I don't have the time to source all the materials. The treat tins and matching treat tissue collection is perfect for wrapping all of my homemade treats.
SUPPLIES: Treat Tins - (375108) Thanksgiving Large, (375107). Treat Tissue - (375109) Thanksgiving Paper. Baker's Twine (366494) - Mint. Shimelle Go Now Go (375275) Ephemera Die Cut Pack, (375276) Chipboard Stickers.
I love sweet treats and I love black & white (plus gold), so I loved the idea of combining them into a pretty gift that I can give to someone that I love! I used the black and white treat tins plus the coordinating treat tissue to wrap my muffins. Before I give it to some friends, I put the food tissue under the muffins to make it look cute.
After that I decorated each tins’s cover using some flair, gold straws and acetate to make it look cute. It was so easy and fast to decorate it—there was no need for a ton of embellishments, but it still looks cute.
I didn’t use any twine because I wanted the recipients to have super easy access to the treats inside! I still wanted to make it cute, so I just decorated the cover.
Supplies: DIY Shop 4 Gold Flair (376316), Treat Tins Black And White (376235), Halloween Tag Kits (376561), Black and White Treat Tins Food Grade Tissue (37237), Gold Straw and DIY Shop 4 Gold Foil Dots and Acetate (76326)
Hello again! Including my own friendships in my scrapbook layouts is so important to me. I document my kids and family events of course, but sometimes I want to remind myself that along with being a wife, mother and daughter, I’m also a friend.
I printed a selfie of a friend and I, grabbed the Saturday collection from Dear Lizzy and got to creating a special layout! There are so many gorgeous colors in this collection but for this layout, I wanted to focus on the softer, subtler colors.
For the main design feature on this layout, I chose to use a quote that I love, that describes a good friendship perfectly. I cut it out of white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo and added a patterned paper behind it show through.
If you’re ever stuck for an idea for a layout, this is a fantastic tip! Head to Pinterest and search for quotes that will go with your photo. I promise you will be inspired!
I placed my photo on the right side of the layout, and added a few layers behind it. Again, I stuck to the softer colors along with white. I typed my journaling and trimmed it into strips to add above and below my photo. I used a mix of embellishments from the ephemera, puffy stickers and chipboard stickers to add subtle interest and dimension.
I want to encourage you today to make sure that you include you and your friendships in your scrapbooking. Take it a step further and add a meaningful quote to create a layout celebrating friendships that will make you smile!
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Saturday Patterned Paper – (376251) Uptown, (376257) Washington Square, (376244) Central Park, (376249) Metro, (376246) City Lights, (376267) Chipboard Phrase Stickers, (376273) Ephemera, (376270) Puffy Stickers, Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life – (376230) Die Cut Tags
Hiya, Jamie here! I created this energetic page to not only capture an event but also my group of friends. We celebrated my bestie’s birthday at a local outdoor restaurant/concert venue. And just next to us, a group was having a co-ed baby shower. The theme of the shower was “llama”. They had a llama piñata, wore llama buttons and had llama photos taped around their area. Needless to say, we were completely entertained by this theme and slightly obsessed with discussing it. We tried to figure out what the llama theme might mean and could only come up with “llama mama”.
Llamas are kind of having a moment in design right now, as I’ve seen various products featuring the “no drama llama”. Which I think was the perfect title for this page! It captures the event but also perfectly describes our easy friendships. There’s no drama in this group and I love it!
To make the page, I primarily used the Shimelle Go Now Go collection with a little bit of Dear Lizzy Saturday and DIY Shop 4 thrown in for fun I’m play with numbers a lot when I’m creating pages. Since there are five of us in the photo, I used five different patterned papers (cut to five by five inches) and five different dimensional embellishments. I wanted the page to be fun and energetic, much like that night. So I fanned out the accent papers to create some movement.
I so badly wanted to incorporate a llama die cut on here but refrained. There are already two in the photos so no need to hit anyone over the head with it. Editing is one of the biggest pieces of advice I can give to new scrapbookers who are interested in design. If it isn’t going to add to the page in some way, then don’t include it.
Do you have any drama free friendships? Consider a llama as a icon to use when you scrapbook them!
Supplies Used: Shimelle Go Now Go: Patterned Paper — (375251) Market (375253) Hike (375261) Drive (375264) Picnic (375262) Park (375275) Ephemera Diecuts (375279) Enamel Dots (376177) Puffy Stickers (375271) Adventure/Multicolor Chipboard Alpha Stickers (375274) Accents & Phrases, Dear Lizzy Saturday: Good Vibes/Black Puffy Alpha Stickers (376266) Wood Veneer Shapes (376275), DIY Shop 4: Rotary Date Stamp Gold (376322)
I love the Friendship theme on the blog this week and just thinking about all the projects I could create made me realize how much I adore and miss my friends who live all too far away. I came across this photo of my kiddos and their cousins who are also their very best of friends. These four are used to living close and spending countless hours with one another and now, circumstances have pulled them to opposite sides of the country. With our family in North Carolina and their family recently relocated to Alaska, I thought my boys could use a little reminder of their two best friends.
I put the project together using a few of the beautiful blue and red papers from the Dear Lizzy Saturday Collection. I love how versatile the collection is, so easy to scrap both boys and girls with. I then brought in the Thickers from the Go Now Go Collection as the colors matched the papers perfectly. I decided to keep the embellishments to an essential few as the hearts on the background page were already bringing so much interest to the layout. I added a bit of washi from the Oh Happy Life Collection and finished the page with that chunky-licious clothespin and rubber heart.
My plan is to frame this layout and hang it in the hallway where my boys can see their cousins on a daily basis. Hopefully, it will also serve as a reminder for me to call them more often.
If there is one thing I’ve taken away from this week’s theme of friendship, it’s that I need to take more pictures with my friends, as memories with them are often just as important as the memories we preserve of our children and our families. Go to lunch with a friend, ask your waiter to snap a pic and get crafting, you’ll be glad you did!
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Saturday Rubber Shapes (376276), Dear Lizzy Saturday Black Varnish Stickers (376269), Dear Lizzy Saturday Puffy Stickers Mini Icons (376270), Dear Lizzy Saturday 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper -The City (376253), Dear Lizzy Saturday 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Central Park (376244), Dear Lizzy Saturday 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Pizza Pie (376261), Dear Lizzy Saturday Icon Clothespins (376277), Dear Lizzy Saturday 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Downtown (376258), Go Now Go - Thickers - Adventure - Multicolor (375271), Oh Happy Life - Mini Washi Tape (376226), Oh Happy Life - Rotary Stamp (376231), Oh Happy Life - Puffy Stickers - Mini Icons (376238), Oh Happy Life - Cardstock Stickers - Accent and Phrases (376234)
Hiya, Jamie here, and I’m so excited to share this fun memory box I created! If you’re like me, you come home from a trip with lots of photos, but also tons of memorabilia—ticket stubs, receipts, business cards, brochures, shopping bags, maps and postcards. The list can go on and on! Sometimes, it’s easy to incorporate these things into your scrapbook pages. Sometimes, it isn’t so easy to do that. I think this solution solves the latter problem.
I created this box to house all of the odds and ends that I’ve kept, but didn’t make it into my scrapbooks for one reason or another. And, because it’s all travel ephemera, I thought it’d be fun to make the box look like a tiny suitcase. Because who doesn’t love miniature things?!
I started with a box I had just laying around. I covered it in patterned paper—specifically Shimelle’s “Journey” pattern from the Go Now Go collection. I loved all of those passport stamps! Then, I punched circles out of the “Date” patterned paper and added them to each of the corners. The straps and handle are also from this pattern, but I incorporated smaller strips of the “Drive” pattern to make it more colorful!
Lastly, I added stickers from the sticker book and a few of the Chipboard Stickers to embellish and make this little suitcase pop!
It’s filled with tons of odds and ends from many different trips. But I’m thinking it would be fun to have a box for every trip. It would also be a great place to store those traveler’s notebooks people are taking with them when they travel! You could even add photos to the box!
It was so much fun for me to go through my huge boxes of ephemera to create this smaller curated box. I’m so in love with the tactile aspect of this project. I liked being able to pick up each piece and hold them in my hands. Such a different experience than flipping through a book of page protectors. If traditional scrapbooking isn’t your jam, why not consider an ephemera box? I think they’re just as fun!
Supplies Used: Shimelle—Go Now Go Patterned Paper (375260) Date (375261) Drive (375263) Journey (375273) Sticker Book (375276) Chipboard Stickers
Hello friends! Today I’m excited to share a fun idea for displaying travel memories! Because as much as I love documenting life with scrapbook layouts, some memories deserve to be on display!
I had the idea to use the gorgeous and fun clothespins in the newest collection from Dear Lizzy – Saturday. They would be perfect for pinning up photos but I needed something to attach them to. I picked up an inexpensive canvas at the craft store and I was all set to create my Memory Board!
Last year we stayed for a week at the beach and it was just such a fun, relaxing time! My kids still talk about it! I wanted the board to be bright and colorful to reflect this.
I started by masking off the plain white canvas into three large sections and adding yellow and aqua paint to two of them to give me a “striped” background. (By the way, my canvas is 18” x 24”.)
The next step was to take some bakers twine and start wrapping it around my canvas, to give me somewhere to add my clothespins. I fixed the ends of the twine to the back of the canvas with hot glue.
Then it was time to add the clothespins and photos! I spaced them out fairly evenly before adding my photos. I ended up adhering the clothespins to the canvas with more hot glue as I wanted some of them angled.
Some of my photos are pegged right on there and for other photos I added a mat of patterned paper from the Saturday collection for more color and interest! A couple of strips of washi tape and a chipboard ‘Just For Fun’ in the centre was just enough embellishments to keep the focus on the photos!
My idea is to switch the photos out for each vacation! We’ll be heading to the beach again this month so will have a fresh batch of memories to display! Now I just need to find the perfect wall to hang it!
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Saturday Patterned Paper – (376255) Bagels, (376261) Pizza Pie, (376249) Metro, (376256) Queens, (376271) Clothespins, (376279) Chipboard Tags, (376271) Washi Tape Book, (376267) Chipboard Phrase Stickers.
Delight in the festive fun of gift giving and snowy days with All Wrapped Up from American Crafts. Holiday cheer abounds in the palette of this merry collection: candy cane red, toffee brown and holly green are accented by delightful shades of winter blue and bright, snow white. Classic icons of trimmed trees, pretty presents and cheerful snowmen complete this magical collection.
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