Hello MLS fans. We're almost ready to leave for CHA. I can't believe how fast time has flown by! It will be fun to share all of the new collection artwork the girls have created for the booth. Keep and eye out for those posts next week!
Today we are sharing some beautiful cards that designers Zoe and Pearl have create for you. First we'll start with Zoe...
Oh I love those banners! Cute cute cute! Now for a few lovlies from Pearl...
Thinking of you
These ladies gave us some beautiful inspiration today! If you're creating some cards with our Enchanted Garden collection, share them with us on our Facebook wall! We love seeing what you are creating!
With spring just around the corner, I wanted to share with you all an origami folding flower tutorial. I have been addicted to making these paper flowers. We even make it as a family activity. Hope you enjoy it!
1. Start with a 3x3 piece of paper. I used Enchanted Garden’s Classy paper. I love all the colors.
2. Fold the bottom corner to the top to make a triangle, this will be the side seen on the outside of your flower so make sure you are happy with your choice.
3. Fold the right bottom corner of the triangle to the top point.
4. Repeat for the left side. I used a bone folder to ensure my folds and edges were flat. You should now have a square.
5. Fold the top left flap of the square backwards as shown. This should form a little kite shape on each flap. Repeat for the other side.
6. Fold the top triangles as shown so that they are level with the edge of the paper.
7. Fold the right flap along the existing crease. Repeat for the other side.
8. Place adhesive to one triangle as shown and attach to the other triangle.
9. Here is a completed petal. Repeat steps 1-8 to create five more. Note where I placed my adhesive to adhere the petals together.
10. Adhere all six petals together. When you have adhered three of the six petals add the floral wire in the middle as shown.
Here is what the completed flower looks like.
Once you have created a few flowers you can create your own bouquet of flowers. I used all 6 papers from Enchanted Garden to create my flowers. I also added a few leaves using the “B” side of Exquisite and adhering them to some floral wire. Here is my completed bouquet:
Hello MLS fans. It's already Friday and we've put the first week of the new year behind us. How many of you made it a week sticking to your resolutions? If so, good for you!
Today we're sharing another fabulous project by one of our designers, Zoe Nemburt created with our Enchanted Garden collection. Zoe has created a stunning mini album to inspire you.
All Enchanted Garden papers used, Cardstock Stickers, Glaze Alphas, Mini Alphas, Maya Road Envelopes, Pearl Dots, Prima Pearls, My Little shoebox roll up flowers.
Thank you Zoe for a beautiful project! We hope you have a creative weekend! See you next week friends and the word is we might be sharing some sneak peeks of our new collections right here on our blog!
Hello MLS fans. We hope you had a great weekend! Have you gotten all of your holiday shopping done yet? It's 6 days til Christmas! Wow, December has really has flown by but then again I think we are all so caught up in the holiday cheer that it happens every year.
Today Beckie and myself are bringing you some layout inspiration with our Enchanted Garden collection
Enchanted patterned paper used:
3D Roll Up Flower
Pea Pod Glitter Alphabet
Chiffon Mini Alpha
Beckie's Tip: Frame your photo with flowers for a different effect. Add the glue just to the centre of the flowers then you can mould the leaves into shape.
Chill & Smile Layout
Enchanted Garden patterned paper used:
3D Roll Up Flower
Pea Pod Glitter Alphabet
Cotton Candy Sprinkle Glaze Alphabet
Beckie's Tip: Pierce around the edges of the flowers petals to create some texture.
How Does Your Garden Grow Layout
Patterned paper used:
3D Roll Up Flower
Pea Pod Glitter Alphabet
Beckie's tip: The lovely bold patterns of this paper are perfect for cutting out. Use a smallish paper of scissors to give you more control as you are cutting out. Add some glitter glue to the edges of the flowers for extra sparkle.
Thank You Card
Enchanted Garden paper:
3D Roll Up Flower
Linen Mini Alphabet
Becky's tip: If you cut a small section off the bottom of the triangular banners you can then make them into flower pots.
Cut some of the flat flowers from the 3D roll up flower shet to create some hearts and leaves.
Now a look at Shemaine's layouts
So thankful for her layout
Enchanted Garden patterened paper
Glitter Alphabet: oregano, Toffee
Scrapping Cottage: Pink Peony Flower
Prima felt vine
Misc: Kaisercraft bling
Enchanted garden patterned paper:
Sprinkle Glaze letters Whoopie Pie
Prima felt stems
Martha Stewart doily
American Crafts Thicker Chipboard
Maya Road tag
EK Success border punch
Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you have a merry creative day!
Hello MLS fans. It's Friday and time for another fun project idea from our talented designer team. Today's Project Friday is brought to you by Norine Borys.
Dream Wall Hanging
Norine's Notes: This quick project is easy to make with Mod Podge and wood shapes. After adhering the paper, trimming around the shapes with an exacto knife and filing the edges smooth, some watered down paint and chalk ink finishes the edges. The wood plaques are thick enough to hold weight, yet thin enough to have the holes punched for the ribbon, with a Crop-a-Dile. The baker's twine is sewn across a strip of MLS die cuts to create the hanging banner.
Wood plaques - Hobby Lobby, wood letters - Michaels, paper line - Enchanted Garden, (Graceful, Radiant, Dazzling, Classy, Exquisite), banners and clouds - Enchanted Garden 3D roll up flower (#11551), cardstock stickers - Enchanted Garden (#11559), Ribbon - Offray, button - October Afternoon, Making Memories, SEI.
Norine also has some exciting news she shared on her blog yesterday. Stop by and see what the buzz is all about!
Design team member Nicole Wragge is also sharing something special all month long so stop by her blog.
Hello MLS fans! For many people the day before Thanksgiving is a big travel day. Everything is so busy! I never go shopping til the day before and it's always chaotic in the market. You think after all these years I'd wise up and shop earlier. If you are headed to the market or traveling to see family this Thanksgiving, please be careful out there.
Now for today we are sharing some lovely layouts by designer Linda Kretz with our Garden Party collection.
Supplies: My Little Shoebox Enchanted Garden 11556 and 11552; the Circle Pattern 11558 and Cardboard stickers 11559; rosettes ribbon, and Stardust stickles.
Linda's Tip: I cut edge pieces from a second Circle Pattern, and embellished with the rosette ribbon. Pop dots gave dimension to the layout.
Supplies: My Little Shoebox papers 11556, 11554, banners from 11551; Cardboard stickers 11559; Licorice Alphabet Stickers; Liquid Pearl, Prima pearl swirls, Diamond Stickles, and stamp Unities Enchanted Garden stamps.
Linda's Tip: I used the Unity stamps as a background for the sticker flowers, which gave it a different look. I also doubled the banners to make them stand out, stickled the flowers; and used pop dots to add dimensions to parts of the layout.
Our Enchanted Garden collection is so versatile. Thanks to Linda for creating these wonderful layouts.
We know there are many beginner scrapbookers out there who stop by the blog and we'd love to hear from you. What technique would you like to see here on the MLS blog? We know getting started can be overwhelming at times so tell us your technique and we'll post a tutorial here just for you.
Hello MLS fans! We hope you enjoyed yesterday's tutorial from Becky. Today we are bringing you some layout inspiration from our team and a look at Becky's finished layout.
When you're creating layouts do you like to draw out sketches and plan your pages or do you just let your creativity be your guide? Let's see what our girls created but first a look at Becky's layout with her own handmade embellishments.
Other: rhinestone swirls, netting, Fiskars border and butterfly punches.
Becky's Notes: One thing that I like to do is to use different font colors and sizes on my pages. Don't be afraid to mix it up! I also used a letter "V" and trimmed it to make a check mark on the journal spot.
Hello MLS fans! One of my favorite things to do while scrapbooking is to make my own embellishments. Sure, most collections come with coordinating embellishments but it's so much fun to make your own! I'm going to show you how to quickly and easily create some layered dimensional elements that are quite popular these days!
Materials needed: patterned paper, adhesive, staples or glue, string or other embellishment, your favorite paper punch.
1. Gather materials and then use your favorite punch to create several of each size for each embellishment you will make. I chose a butterfly because they're my favorite!
2. I knew I'd be making 3 butterflies with 3 pieces each so I simply punched butterflies from different sheets of MLS paper and layered them. Punch as many as you will need in a variety of colors and/or sizes. Glue the butterflies together in the center with a strong glue or with staples.
3. Once the glue or staple is set you can "fluff up" the layers to give them more dimension.
4. You can keep the staples visible or cover the center of the shapes with string or other desired product (rhinestones, pearls, twine, etc.) and then adhere to your card, layout or other project.
Have fun and be sure to share the link to your project if you create some of these!
Thanks so much for stopping by the My Little Shoebox blog today!
Hello MLS fans! It's TGIF and the kick off to Halloween weekend! I'm sure many of you will be attending festive parties, running around for last minute costumes needs, scaring people in haunted houses and carving up pumpkins. It's been fun sharing all of our Trick or Treat projects with you this month and we hope you've been able to get lots of inspiration.
Today the design team girls have created some fabulous cards and we want to share their inspiration with you.
Shelly Berg creating with Enchanted Garden
Shelly's tip: Stack foam dots to achieve a layered look for stickers and other embellishments
Ilene Tell creating with Destination
Paper, Sticker: My Little Shoebox Destination Liquid Enamel: Inksenntials Lare Rose, Leaves: IAmROses.com Small Rose: Prima Marketing Trim: Webster's Pages Pins: Maya Road Ink: Tsukineko Die Cutting Machine: Sizzix Die: Tim Holtz (Sizzix)
Ilene's Tip: Who says the Destination line can't be girly! Just add some softer touches and flowers, and you're good to go. Also, an easy way to make the most of your letter stickers is to use the negative left over sheet as a background. Just choose a pretty colored paper for the card base, and then layer the left-over sticker sheet on top. The spaces where the letters used to be are outlined, so it makes for a pretty effect.
Supplies: Paper, Letter Stickers: My Little Shoebox Brad: Making Memories Other: trim
Ilene's tip: Making this card, I realized just how perfect this line is for boy birthday cards! So easy and quick to make cute and very boyish cards - can't go wrong with all the various vehicles and the bright colors. I especially like this sheet with borders for making small cards.
Nicole Wragge creating with Pretty Little Things
This little project has so many cute details! My favorite being the little wire hanger.