Hello MLS fans. Shemaine here posting today's inspiration. This month I am creating with the Cherry Delight collection and it's one of my favorites of our 6 new releases. I love the colors and patterns in this collection.
Scrapbooking with Cherry Delight is so easy. It's not hard to pair photos or themes with the soft color palette. For my layout I wanted to document the day of my daughter's first school pictures.
I misted some Wilton doilies with Glimmer Mist and then layered them behind my photo. I also cut out the doiles from Bliss and layered them over the doilies.
Patterend paper: Bliss, Serenade, Happy Times
Cardstock Stickers: Cherry Delight
Muse cardstock alphabet stickers: Firecracker
Mini Alpha Sticker: Kiss
Next I wanted to share a great gift idea with you. With the holidays coming up I am always searching for handmade gift ideas for family and friends.
So I was thinking a hanging wall calendar would be cute. I needed to find some printables to use as my calendar so I searched on Google. I found some adorable Kokeshi doll free printable desk calendars at CreativeMamma.com.
I used a Clear Scraps Acrylic album cover as a base for my wall calendar.
Since the Clear Scraps Acrylic 8x8 album already has holes it was easy to use the Seambinding from our trims Baby Doll collection to hang the calendar.
Once I created the base for the calendar it was easy to use the rest of the collection to embellish it.
I cut an 8x8 sheet of the Bliss patterned paper and laid it on my mat. Then I coated the back side of the Acrylic album using a small Martha Stewart paint brush with Gloss Mod Podge and placed it over the sheet of patterned paper with the print I wanted facing up. Once it was secure, I then turned the album face down and using a paper towel, smoothed the paper onto the album to ensure the entire page stuck to the album and did not have bubbles or lumps. This technique makes my paper show thru the Acrylic and protects the pattern.
I love that the Therm O Web iCraft adhesive mounted the doily flat and was super easy to use.
Next I assembled my calendar base. I used brads to secure the calendars so I can easily tear away October to reveal November at the end of the month. I can also easily replace with a 2013 calendar when ready.
Then I used Therm O Web foam squares to mount my calendar to the Acrylic base.
Patterned paper: Bliss, Happy Times, Serenade.
Cardstock Sticker: Cherry Delight
MLS Trim: Baby Doll
Misc: Recollections rhinestone swirls. Wilton doilies
I hope you found some inspiration here today. Thanks for making the My Little Shoebox blog a part of your day!