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May’s theme is summer. Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as it shines and is summer themed.
Hey crafty friends! Thank you for joining me today for another project reveal for the Southern Girls Challenge. For the challenge this time we were asked to use die-cuts of some nature. I chose to create this baby girl scrapbook layout showing our daughter when she was just six months old.
If you’ve been reading along for a bit you’ll know that I’m part of the Secret Not Secret Kit Club. Once a month they have a scrap party, and for one party we were sent a mystery bag of items we had to use on a page. It contained two types of die cuts so when I opened it I knew exactly what project I wanted to use it on. I upped the ante though, and use a third kind!
In my mystery bag was two die cuts – an open heart and a solid one. I tried watercoloring the solid one and the paper disintegrated. I used some gold glitter die cuts I had around to replace it. The open heart I backed with some pattern paper from the Pebbles Spring Fling Collection. The third kind of die cut was the hexagons you see in the upper left and lower right. Some are outlined in white and some in black to make them stand out again the page.
In case you’re curious the other things in the mystery bag were the doily, label and cupcake liner that are behind the photo, the two gold tags, the crepe paper at the bottom of the photo, the black twine through my tag and the piece of straw that is cut in half and stapled in each corner.
Well, I think that’s it for now. Please let me know if you come and join the die cut challenge and I want to make sure to see your creations! Oh, and if you’d like to see another layout from this paper collection be sure to check out Smile Baby Girl.
Hey crafty friends! Thank you for joining me today for another baby girl scrapbook layout. I created this layout for the Bling On The Crafts blog hop. The links for all the other crafts will be below, but you can expect all types of sparkle from each one!
For my project I used a photo from our baby girls 3 month photo shoot and the Pebbles Spring Fling Collection. I’ve had this collection for probably two, almost three, years and it was perfect for this outdoor photo.
My bling for the hop came in the form of gold foil on both the pink and green banner pieces. I also added stickles to the center of the turquoise flower in the top cluster, and the wings of the green butterfly. The three pink hearts spread around the page are also shiny.
I also created a youtube process video for this layout if you’re interested in watching.
Thank you for joining me today, and be sure to check out all the other wonderful projects the other bloggers created for this!
On the first Monday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to bring you the #BlingontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a glittery, sparkly, shiny, shimmery, sequined, or “blingy” craft to share that goes with a monthly theme.
If you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bling on the Crafts Facebook group. Next month’s theme is Cinco de Mayo!
Hey crafty friends! I’m glad to be joining you today for another reveal with the Southern Girls Challenge. For this go round we were asked to create nature themed products. At first I thought this was going to be really challenging for me. I don’t usually use these type of elements on my projects. Then I was working on something else, and the die cuts from the Pebbles Spring Fling collection jumped out at me. After that I had quick and easy nature themed cards all ready for the challenge.
My card stash has been getting low, and we have some birthdays and weddings coming up, so this idea was perfect for that! These cards were created with nothing but scraps of paper I had left, after I killed the kit they came in, and some die cuts I had set aside to donate. I created a total of five cards in just an hour. Once I got rolling on looking at the die cuts are card elements it all come together in a snap. You can do the same in a short time when the kiddos are napping, after work, etc.While I used scraps of 12×12 papers I had left…6×6 paper pads are perfect for this as well. If you love a collection, but don’t want to invest in the whole kit you can do both pages and cards with just the 6×6 pad and die cuts. By using some foam dimensional squares you can give the die cuts a more chipboard look by popping them up.
I hope this gives you some ideas on how to look at your project left overs differently. I’d also love to see what you create based on this theme. Be sure to link up over at Southern Girls and leave me a link too so I’m sure to see it.
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