Thursday, April 19, 2018

Washi Fun with Tracy!

Hey everybody and welcome back! Today I have a fun tutorial to share featuring the April Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.
I have a crafty confession to make... I really do LOVE washi tape, and I have the large bowl housing my collection to prove it. However, I don't use it often enough. So when I saw these super cute washi tapes included in this month's Creative Kit...I knew I really wanted to go for it.
Here is a quick tutorial on how I created my washi tape background.
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I started my layout by cutting the white cardstock down to 11.25x11.25. I then marked the middle point of each side of the white cardstock with pencil.
First using the pink floral washi I connected those mid points that you just marked.
Then mark the mid point between the corner of the layout and the pink washi points. The next washi I used was the green polka dot. So again with large strips, create another square hitting some of those new pencil marks.
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Next I used the black word washi and created the other square that the new pencil marks create. Finally, the thinner pink polka dot washi. I used this to make narrow crosses through the middle of the layout and to the corners of the white cardstock. Adhere the white cardstock to a full sheet of black cardstock. Next I cut a piece of black cardstock that was 8x8 and adhered it to the middle of the layout. I cut a strip of the pink chevron patterned paper and adhered it to the left hand side of the black cardstock square.
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I matted my photo in white cardstock and cut a piece of the teal patterned paper that is just a little bigger. Adhere to the layout using 3D foam squares and slightly offset the layers. Now I just got to embellish. I added all of the little bits and pieces that I thought would work with my photo.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Tracy

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gift Tags with Marielle!

Hello friends, Marielle here today to share these cute gift tags made with the MCS April main kit featuring the beautiful Patio Party collection from Pebbles's Jen Hadfield.


These are the supplies I used from the kit to make these gift tags.



Dimensional Stickers
Just for you tags
From me to you

Patio Party panels
Emphemera pack




First step ,cut out 8 tags, I used one of the tag to use as a template to cut 2 from the woodgrain paper.


I also used one of the tags as a template to punch a hole .
Sorry about the shadows !!


Decorate your tags with the Dimensional stickers, Emphemera pack and Journaling cards.


Decorate glassine bag and add twine to each tag and place tags inside bag.

Here's a close up look at each tag.

Celebrate

Happy Birthday

Thank You

Just For You

Happy Day

Thinking Of You

Thanks A Bunch

Hooray

And there you have it...a sweet crafty gift for someone special !
I hope you have enjoyed today's post, I had making this project . :)

Happy crafting friends .
Hugs,
Marielle

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Beautiful Layout Video by Rebecca


Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Bec Genet is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous scrapbooking layout with our April Limited Edition kit!


Limited Edition Kit!

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mix Media video with Tiffany

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Tiffany Solorio is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our April Limited Edition kit!



March Limited Edition Kit

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring 
Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April's Sketch!

It’s time to unveil April 's fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along.


Looking forward to seeing what you create. Love our fans here at My Creative Scrapbook and will be watching this board to pick random winners that will receive a prize. Thank you for joining in the fun. 

 Remember to share your sketch at My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central you never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!


Here below is a example that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

Shizuka Hirano

Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

Tracy McLennon

Yvette Weber

Aimee Kidd

Lee-Anne Thornton

Kristine Davidson

Tiffany Solorio

Marielle Leblanc

We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tips with Lee-Anne

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how I altered my white foam alphabet stickers that were included in the April Creative Kit for My Creative Scrapbook.

To alter the white foam alphabet stickers on the layout below, I used a black Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush Pen. These pens come in an assortment of colors, are permanent India ink and won't bleed. The ink dries quickly and I have found they are perfect for this technique. They are also used in mixed media and stamping images instead of an ink pad. I wanted to alter my title "Girl Squad" in black to coordinate with my layout.



I created a short video on how to do this. Beware, I am a newbie at making videos, but practice makes perfect right? When I get more experienced at this, I will add my voice.
Check it out here:



Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to alter your white foam alphabet letters for your projects.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Get Festive with Monique!

Hello MCS fans, it's Monique here today sharing my step-by-step tutorial for this festive layout I created using the April Main Kit.

I totally adore all Pebbles Inc. collections and was so very happy Pam included lots of the Jen Hadfield Patio Party collection in this kit!

Here's the layout I created and I thought I'd show you how it came together:


As the photo is one of my son celebrating his 18th birthday I wanted to create a special page, a very festive & happy one. After a bit of thinking I came up with the idea of creating garlands and placing them over the entire page.

I got started and using this very handy punch I punched a whole lot of little flags:


I used a few strips of paper cut from two different sheets only. As the sheets are double-sided I had more than enough different patterns to choose from.

Next I decided where I wanted the garlands to be on my page and using a pencil & ruler to draw thin lines:


I used a tiny bit of glue to adhere the flags, but left white space where I wanted to place the photo later-on:


Using my trusted sewing machine I stitched the flags into place:



Before continuing on my page I erased the pencil lines. The photo and embellishing came next. I matted the photo twice, added one of the Thickers words and chose a few die-cuts & a card and adhered these all.


I wrote the journaling along the lines of the garland, included a date stamp and added a few paint drops and I was done!

Here are a few close-ups:


I adhered some of the die-cuts with adhesive foam dots:


And I chose some of my favorite die-cuts, like this awesome flamingo:



This is it! Hope you like it!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Wishing you happy scrapping!
xx
Monique

You can find more of my work here: Instagram / Blog

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Stencil fun with Shona!


Hi everyone! Today I have a pictorial layout to share created with the gorgeous April Limited Edition kit from My Creative Scrapbook! I used the beautiful Prima pieces in this kit. 


First off I did a bit of stencil work with some Distress ink and the fun stencil in the kit. Now pick your pieces to use as layers on the background, distress all of the edges and I just stapled them together.


Now adhere the layers to the background page. I used a butterfly punch and punched out a few butterflies to add to the layout, inking the edges of each one. Time to add some flowers and that photo! 

I added the butterflies, some raffia behind the photo and a few of the pieces from the kit. 



Here are a few more close ups. 





That is it for me today. Make sure to check out all the gorgeous kits available this month! I will be back with more shares from the April kit! Take care and happy scrapping!