Hello, Liz here today and I am going to share with you a few projects I made using the adorable Lovely Day collection.
First off, I have a layout to share of my youngest son. You can tell by the look on his face that he's trouble with a capital T. ;)
The cloud paper worked great for my photos of my son near the lake,
Supplies used: Lovely Day Seeds Of Happiness, Let the Sunshine, Easy Breezy, Chocolate and Chiffon, Raspberry and Aqua, New Story, Cardstock Sticker sheet, Glitter Alphabet Stickers (Lake), Mini Alphabet stickers (Fog).
Below is the card I created using a few stickers from the Lovely Day sticker sheet asthemain focus.
Supplies Used: Lovely Day Cardstock Sticker sheet, Easy Breezy, Let the Sunshine, Sweet Memory.
And finally I found a simple paper ma she box at my local thrift store.
I covered it with Lovely Day papers and roll-up flowers. Inside I cut scraps into strips and crumpled them up a bit. This would be a nice treat holder for someone special.
Supplies Used: Lovely Day Seeds Of Happiness, Let the Sunshine, New Story, 3D Roll-Up Flower Sheet. That's all for today. Have a Lovely Day!! ;)
Happy summer, everyone! It's Robyn with you today to share my latest My Little Shoebox projects.
This month, my assignment was to create cards using the Lovely Day collection. It's a really versatile collection, so it was easy to create a variety of cards that use some of the same elements, but look and feel quite different.
First off, I created this "thank you" card using a simple square design, with some layered pennant pieces, a journaling spot and some stickers.
Quick tip: I like to use foam tape to raise certain elements of my cards just a bit. You'll see another example of that on this next card...
After I had arranged my patterned paper sections, I cut a piece of the border sticker and used foam tape to create the raised border across the card.
For this next card, I was inspired by the bright colors and graphic patterns in the collection to build a patchwork background.
This is a great design to help use up scraps of your favorite papers. I simply added a journaling spot with sentiment and a few flower stickers along the bottom. Then I topped it with some layered die-cut flowers.
I'm always in need of a fun way to present a gift card. The scalloped die-cut paper made the perfect base for this card. I simply trimmed off the sides to create a rectangle shape that I could score and fold, and I added some roll-up flowers for a finishing touch. A strand of crinkled seam binding secures it all together.
On the inside, I left plenty of space to attach the gift card and write a special note.
Finally, I decided to make a simple gift enclosure card -- 3" x 3" -- that I can either add to a gift bag or slip into a box.
Again, I used foam tape behind the sticker to add some dimension. I love the birdcages in this collection, so I went with the simple (and somewhat corny) sentiment of "Tweet!"
But what do you expect from a girl named after a bird?
Hi there My Little Shoebox friends! It’s Monique here with a few fun “Lovely Day” projects just before the start of the weekend!
First off my favorite project for today: an altered Candle Holder.
This candle holder was a present I got about a year ago. Although I think it’s beautiful as it is, I decided to give it a more personal touch and dress it up a bit.
When I saw those awesome 3D Roll-Up Flowers I knew exactly what I was going to do! I started with 4 strips of paper (one with a punched border), layered them on top of each other and machine sewed them together:
Then I created the centerpiece, using a hand cut journaling spot (New Story) as my base and attaching 3D Roll-Up Flowers, some die-cut flowers, banner pieces, a sentiment and a bird cage sticker:
I attached this to the strip of paper and finished it off with more flower and bird stickers from the Cardstock Sticker sheet:
And this is the result:
Hope you like it!
But wait, there’s more! I have also created 2 cards for you: a birthday card and a card for a good friend.
I don’t know about you, but I for one, almost always forget to send people birthday cards. I think it’s because I don’t want to buy them, but make them myself and then I forget about it until it’s too late. So what did I do today? I created a birthday card in advance AND a card for a good friend whose birthday card I forgot.
First the birthday card:
This 5”x 5” card exists of a white cardstock base, 2 layers of paper (Chocolate & Easy Breezy), a doily, a punched birdcage (Chiffon), a (border) punched strip of brown Chocolate paper, a straight strip of yellow Chiffon paper, a punched brown Chocolate vine, a hand cut journaling spot (New Story), a punched out pink Raspberry bird and a sentiment cut from the “New Story” sheet. I finished it off with a piece of twine (The Twinery) and a self-adhesive pearl for the eye (Inkido).
And my other card:
This one measures 5”x 6” and has a white cardstock base as well. Followed by a piece of Raspberry and (the B side of) Let The Sunshine, a punched doily (B side Easy Breezy), 3 dove tails (Raspberry, B side of Seeds of Happiness, B side New Story), some punched leaves (B side Happy Together), 2 clouds (Cardstock Stickers), a hand cut journaling spot (Cardstock Sticker), 3 3D Roll-Up Flowers, a sentiment (Words-On-The-Go K&Company) attached with a mini clothes pin for the finishing touch and letter stickers also from the Cardstock Sticker sheet. The hearts of the flowers are filled with little beads.
All these projects are created with the “Lovely Day” collection. Don’t you just love this collection?!!
Lovely Day – 3D Roll-Up Flower
Lovely Day – Cardstock Stickers
Lovely Day – New Story
Lovely Day – Happy Together
Lovely Day – Raspberry & Aqua
Lovely Day – Chocolate & Chiffon
Lovely Day – Seeds of Happiness
Lovely Day – Let the Sunshine
Lovely Day – Easy Breezy
MLS: Mini Alphabet Stickers (Kiss)
Additional supplies: pearls and pins (Inkido), twine (The Twinery), Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Words-On-The-Go (K&Company), stamping ink (Color Box) and liquid pearls (Perlen Pen Viva).
This is it for today!
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Hi all and I'm super excited to be sharing with you my May projects in my very first post over here at the My Little Shoebox blog. I was able to "play" with the Lovely Day collection and here are my shares for you today....
Melts My Heart
In this page, I wanted to play a bit with the journaling blocks from the Lovely collection. I cut out three of them and placed them on the bottom of the page where I treated each one differently, housing my journaling and other elements like cut out paper and punched out butterflies. I used two die cut banner pieces as an accent for my larger flower. They remind me of the ends of a ribbon.
Pattern papers-(Seeds of Happiness, 11892; Easy Breezy, 11896; New Story, 11897; Sweet Memory, 11894; Chocolate and Chiffon, 11899) Lovely Collection; Letter stickers- Glitter Alphabet sticker, Lake 10114; Ribbon- Hobby Lobby; Twine- Twinery; Buttons- Pebbles; Pearl- Recollections; Flowers- Prima, Accent Creative Designs, Piggy Tales; Butterfly punch- Martha Stewart Crafts; Circle punch- Creative Memories; Border punch- EK Success; Decorative Scissor- Fiskars; Black pen- Creative Memories
In this page, I used the “Lovely” collection’s graphic papers. I did add the birdhouse paper on the right edge which, if you notice, the way my son and husband in looking in the photo, leads them to that direction. Because this page is a masculine page, I used chevron and star shapes. I love layering items on top of each other like the circle accents, stars and brads in this page.
Pattern papers-(Chocolate and Chiffon, 11899; Let the Sunshine, 11895; New Story, 11897; Raspberry and Aqua, 11898) Lovely Collection; Letter stickers- Glaze alphabet sticker, Snowflakes 10117; Mini Alphabet Sticker, Peppermint stick 08431; Ribbon- American Crafts; Twine- Twinery; Star punch- Fiskars; Circle punch- Creative Memories; Rubons- Scenic Route; Brads- SEI; Decorative Scissor- Provo Craft; Thread- Coats and Clark; Sewing Machine- Kenmore; Black pen- Creative Memories
I made this page a two page spread so I can fit all of my photos and still have room for my accents. I love how the papers from the Lovely collection are so soft and feminine in style that it fit perfectly for this page about last year’s Mother’s day celebration. To break up all of the boxy shapes of my photos and journaling/title block, I had cut out the papers into circles and made a border for most of them. I added some of the circles with foam adhesive so it will create some dimension.
Pattern papers-(Seeds of Happiness, 11892; Let the Sunshine, 11895; Easy Breezy, 11896; New Story, 11897; Sweet Memory, 11894; Raspberry and Aqua, 11898) Lovely Collection; Letter stickers- Glitter Alphabet sticker, Lake 10114; Twine- Twinery; Buttons- Pebbles; Circle punch- Creative Memories; Circle Cutters- Creative Memories; Decorative Scissor- Fiskars; Typewriter- Royal
and last but definitely not the least...
For this card I used some more papers from the Lovely collection. I handcut the flower accent from paper to create my own embellishment and finished it off with some pearls. The bright pinks from the paper background, the flower and the red button really stands out against the mostly blue hue of the card.
Pattern papers- (Seeds of Happiness, 11892; Let the Sunshine, 11895; Easy Breezy, 11896; New Story, 11897) Lovely Collection; Ribbon- Doodlebug Design Inc.; Twine- Twinery; Buttons- Favorite Findings; Pearl- Recollections; Brads- SEI; Border punch- Fiskars; Rubon sentiment- It takes two
thank you for joining me today and I hope my project share inspired you to make something beautiful today.
Hi ladies it's Zoe here today with a layout featuring Lovely Day... I really love this collection with so many different pastel colours you can create a layout about almost anything! For this layout I used a picture of my eldest (wiser than me) daughter.
I am posting a couple of close ups too so you can see some details :)
I used some of the die cut banners here.. almost gives the illusion that the photo it also floating in the clouds!!! or maybe that's just me :)
Products used:Lovely Day Paper – Seeds of Happiness, Lovely Day Paper – Sweet Memory, Lovely Day Paper – Let the Sunshine, Lovely Day Paper – Easy Breezy, Lovely Day Paper – New Story, Chocolate & Chiffon Cardstock, 3D Roll Up Flower Diecut, Flower Ring Circle Pattern Paper, Cardstock Sticker, The Twinery Buttercream & A Prima Flower.
Thanks for stopping by the My Little Shoebox blog!
Hello, friends! Keely here to share some Spring cards created with the "Lovely Day" collection. Mother's Day is just around the corner. Mom would really love a handmade card on her special day.
Both of these cards measure 3.5" x 6.5". I created the patchwork card, working top to bottom, adding rectangles of patterned paper to create a design that I liked. I inked each piece of patterned paper before adhering it to the card. Next, I added stickers from the collection with dimensional adhesive. The MLS alphabet stickers were perfect for creating a title. Finally, I wrapped a piece of twine around the card and secured with a bow.
The second card, "For You", was created with one piece of patterned paper and stickers. I accented the pink patterned paper with coordinating blue cloud stickers. I love that splash of blue. Next, I adhered a paper doily and trimmed the edge flush with the card. Twine was wrapped around the card and secured with a bow. The journaling diecut was embellished with stickers and adhered with dimensional adhesive. Easy peasy!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my cards today and are inspired to create your own handmade greetings.
Supplies: MLS patterned paper "Lovely Day" collection: Seeds of Happiness, Happy Together, Sweet Memory, Easy Breezy, New Story, Chocolate MLS "Lovely Day" cardstock stickers MLS Sprinkle Glaze Alphabet Stickers: Whoopie Pies Adhesive: Glue Arts Ink: Colorbox Twine, doily: The Twinery
Hello MLS fans. Goodbyes are never easy and with the introduction of our new design team we must sadly say goodbye to our designers that are moving on. So over the next two weeks we'll be shining the MLS spotlight on each of these ladies one last time.
Today we say goodbye to...
We have loved having Becky be a part of the My Little Shoebox team! Over the past year, Becky has created some amazing projects with our collections and she is one talented lady. We look forward to seeing more of Becky's work around the creative web. Make sure you visit Becky's blog for more inspiration.
For Becky's final assignments she created a variety of layouts and a card using our Lovely Day collection.
"Sweet Memory" by Becky Williams
Lovely Day: Seeds of Happiness, Easy Breezy, Flower King, Let the Sunshine, Sweet Memory, New Story, Cardstock Stickers.
Becky's notes: Part of my assignment for the month was to create a Spring page and to me nothing says Spring more that flowers and butterflies. For this page I used various-sized butterfly punches and made those the focal point of my page.
"Take Time to Smell the Flowers" by Becky Williams
Lovely Day: Easy Breezy, Let the Sunshine, Seeds of Happiness, Sweet Memory, New Story.
Glitter Alphabet Stickers; Snowflakes, Oregano, Pea Pod
Sprinkle Glaze Alphabet Stickers: Lagoon
Mini Alphabet Stickers: Seaside, Lollipop, Peppermint Stick, Chocolate Cake, Sunrise.
Becky's Notes: One of my very favorite things to do in scrapbooking is to mix up alphabet stickers. For this page I mixed up a bunch of different fonts and colors of fonts.
"Swing Love" by Becky Williams
Lovely Day:Happy Together, New Story, Chocolate and Chiffon, Cardstock Stickers
Mini Alphabet Stickers: Razzleberry
Glitter Alphabet Stickers: Black Diamond
Becky's Notes: I thought that the paper with the little birdies on it was so cute! Those little birds on a wire were just begging to be cut out, so I used some of them for the header on this layout. I also cut around some of the journaling spots to use as a mat for the photos on my page.
"Hello" card by Becky Williams
Lovely Day: New Story, Easy Breezy, Let the Sunshine, Seeds of Happiness, Sweet Memory
Thank you so much Becky for your beautiful work! We wish you all the best!
Hello MLS fans! It's project Friday and today we have something fun from designer Kristine Berc. She's showing us a cute mini album created from MLS papers and 3-D roll up flowers. Let's take a look at this easy to re-create album.
A special visit by Kristine Berc
Create faux stitching with a white gel pen
Mini Album: A Special Visit Lovely Day - Easy Breezy Lovely Day - New Story Lovely Day - Let the Sun Shine Lovely Day - Seeds of Happiness Lovely Day - Sweet Memory Lovely Day - Cardstock Stickers Lovely Day - Flower Diecuts flower punch (EK Success) white pen (Signo) pearl stickers (Kaisercraft) ribbon (misc.) chipboard sheets (misc.)
Kristine's Tip: If you have a special event coming up, create an album ahead of time that you can insert photos and journaling into at a later date. I will be sending this album home with my mother-in-law following her visit.
Kristine spends nearly every spare moment doing something related to scrapbooking. But she also works outside of her home assessing students with learning and behavioral difficulties, and consulting with the school districts to help plan educational programs for those students in order to help them to be successful in school.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Have a creative weekend friends!
Hello MLS fans! Today we are sharing some card inspiration from a few of our designers with a few of our new collections. Cards are so fun and easy to create. You just need to collect your left over scraps, a few sentiment stamps or rub-ons, flowers, bling and let your creativity flow!
Today Mandy and Shemaine have some lovely CAS cards to share and Linda is bringing you a few Shabby Chic beauties. Let's see what our girls created to inspire you today.
created with Aiko
Our friendship is forever
11813 Bouquet 11816 One Fine Day 11817 Happy Notes 11819 Kiss & Sky 11821 Cardstock Sticker
Punches- Fiskars, Ek Success Stamps- Lawn Fawn
Mandy's Tip:Those Journaling spots just aren't for journaling. They make a great frame for a photo or embellishment.
11812 Little Princess 11817 Happy Notes 11821 Cardstock Sticker
Stamps- Lawn Fawn
created with Lovely Day
Good Luck my friend
Lovely Day paper:
Let the sunshine
Seeds of happiness
Misc: felt flowers
Stamp: Studio G
Shemaine's Notes:For this card I kept the design simple. I love adding extra's like the felt flowers to my cards.
Lovely Day paper:
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co
Shemaine's Notes: I added some color to the stamp image with a Copic marker and then added some Stickles to make the image shimmer.
Supplies: (Up in the Trees collection)
Brownie card stock 11879
Woodgrain Love 11872 (B)
3D Roll-Up Flowers 11871
Assorted ribbons, flowers, pearls, white embossing powder
Tip: Using white embossing creates good contrast and background (brown background and heart)
Happy Spring Card
Supplies: (Up in the Trees collection)
Heart on a String 118975 (B)
Woodgrain Love 11872
Cardboard Stickers 11881
Twine, StarDust stickles
Tip:Adding pop dots to pieces on your card adds dimension and contrast
That's it for today friends, we hope you'll find some time to create a few cards for someone special! Tell us which one inspired you the most today.
Hi MLS fans, it's Melinda here with you for this week's Tuesday tutorial and I'm crossing my fingers that you enjoy today's steps in showing you how to put together a scented clothes hanger for your wardrobe using the gorgeous new collection 'Lovely Day'.
Step 1: Using the Flower Ring circle I turned it over and roughly drew a spiral and then added scallops to use as a template for cutting. You seriously don't need to be too exact with your drawing abilities as the flowers look lovely regardless. I think that's why I like them so much!
Step 2: Cut your template out.
Step 3: Using a large quilling tool I rolled the flower starting from the outside and rolling in towards the centre.
Step 4: Allow your flower to unravel slightly and then adhere to the baseplate using a hot-glue gun. You can roll the edges of your outer petals to achieve a neater flower.
Step 5: Using the patterned paper 'Let the Sunshine' cut a 4" birdcage from the Cricut cartridge 'Straight From the Nest'.
Step 6: Place the birdcage onto a self-adhesive backed piece of coloured foam.
Step 7: Cover the entire piece of foam in baby powder to remove the adhesive areas that are not covered by the birdcage and then cut around the cage leaving a small margin of approximately 2-3mm.
Step 8: Punch a whole in the top of the birdcage where you will thread a ribbon and tie a small bow then add some pearls to add extra pizzaz.
Step 9: Turn the foam piece over and add a small drop of your favourite liquid concentrated scent. The foam will soak in the scent and last for months and months. Also, lavender is a great scent for clothing as it relaxes fibres which reduces wrinkles when hanging.
Step 10: Time to decorate the hanger. Add your scented foam birdcage to the hanger and then cover the ribbon with the large flower using a hot glue gun for best results. I added quite a few of the smaller 3D Roll-Up Flowers and a few punched leaves to finish off the overall look.