Jul 20, 2017

Stash Bash - Washi Tape + YouTube Giveaway!

 The Stash Bash YouTube hop is a bunch of papercreafters trying to use up a bunch of our supplies...so we can buy more! We hope to provide a little inspiration along the way too! This month the supply to use is washi tape!
 It's no secret that I love the Queen and Co Washi Tape. It is thick and vibrant and so easy to work with.
 I don't really have a lot of trims in my stash these days, so I decided to make some pleated "trim" using washi tape.
 Since washi tape is self adhesive and removable adhesive, it is really easy to fold it on itself to create pleats.
I think the bright pleats compliment the fruits perfectly and would be perfect for a number of paper crafts!
I filmed a little video to show how I created the washi pleats and pulled together the rest of the card:

There is also a video on my YouTube channel! I am giving away a bunch of the washi that I was hoarding and not using. 

All you have to do is go over to the video and comment and subscribe to my channel. Easy!

If you are curious about the supplies I used, they are linked down below. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Jul 19, 2017

4 Ways to Watercolor Vicki Boutin Watercolor Stickers

This month for the Scrapbook Circle Tech Tip, I decided to focus on 4 ways to watercolor the Vicki Boutin watercolor stickers found in the Scrapbook Circle Add On Laugh More.
I used Distress Oxide Inks, Kurtake Gansai Tambi paints and Starry Colors, Tombow Dual Tipped markers and a mix of Distress Inks, makers and watercolor cakes.

 You can see the different watercolor effects I was able to achieve on the stickers depending on which medium I used and how I applied them.
Check out this short video to see all 4 ways I watercolored these awesome stickers.

Want to see the kits and all the individual supplies I used? The links are all below:

Jul 17, 2017

Mix and Match Plaid Patterned Papers

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was PERFECT for me this week: Use Plaid and use Lawn Fawn--two absolute favorites of mine!

I had so much fun mixing plaids from the Perfectly Plaid and Rainbow Plaid 6x6 pads from Lawn Fawn. At first I thought that 4 different plaid patterns on one card would be way too much, but adding the white cardstock and using small squares really helped it from becoming overwhelming. Check out this video to see how I Played with Plaid and how I created those little donuts!

All my supplies are linked below! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Jul 12, 2017

Jillibean Soup Shaped Shakers

I love the matching stamps, dies and shaped shakers by Jillibean Soup. I decided to really play with the stamps for these cards rather than use patterned paper and I am quite happy with the results.
 I used two different sizes of the bubble gum stamps and a rainbow of different inks to create the bubble gum background. I also stamped and colored in the gumball machine and filled the shaped shaker with a rainbow of sequins.
This second card was simpler in that I didn't stamp a background or color anything in. Instead, I played with a fun color combination.
I did stamp and cut out a few lemon slices to add to my jar shaped shaker and I added some blue sequins to look like ice cubes!
I had so much fun with the stamping on these shaker cards! I definitely recommend taking a closer look at the coordinating shaped shaker Jillibean Soup stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jul 11, 2017

Summer Sunshine!

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday this week is Summer Sunshine using Simon Says Stamp products! Living in the Valley of the Sun for the last 12 years makes me very familiar with summer sunshine ;) so I decided to take part in the challenge.
I stamped the background of this card using the Simon Says Stamp cling background You Matter using Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I created sun rays by masking off triangles of the card panel with Post It Tape and inking with Simon Says Stamp Duckling and Sunshine inks. See how I created these inked sun rays and completed the card in this video:

Check out all the supplies I used down below. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jul 9, 2017

Ombre Shaker Cards

It is so easy to make shaker cards with Queen and Co. card kits that it can be fun to take it up a notch and create ombre shaker cards!
 Customize the front of your shaker using blended Distress Inks.
Fill the shaker card with an ombre variety of Toppings.
Add coordinating sentiments and Queen and Co embellishments like Sparklers.

These shaker cards were so fun to make and pack such a punch, I will definitely be making more ombre shaker cards soon!


Jul 2, 2017

Same Cut File New Layout

When it comes to background cut files there are some that I have used over and over again. I especially like cut files with circles that are large enough to fill with patterned paper and embellishments. I have used this cur file on several different layouts over the last few years and each time it looks different!

If you vary the papers you use and the background and of course all the embellishmemts and photos, it won't look anything like your older version. Usually I cut my photos into circles with this cut file, so this time I opted to use small contact photos that I tucked into the corners.

I loved the green patterned paper for the cut file and I used the kraft cardstock as the background because I had run out of white cardstock.

So take a look at your background cut files and see if you can give an old one new life by using it with the current Scrapbook Circle kit!

Thanks for stopping by!

:) Rebecca