Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my last post on the My Little Shoebox blog. I have been so honored to work with this wonderful Company and to work with these very talented designers has been a pleasure.
I have saved the best for last. I absolutely love my last project. I took an old torn up book and taken apart. Using foam core boards I have created layers of hills and clouds and a cute little scene for the unsuspecting reader.
I used every single flower that was on the punch out sheet to really give my cover depth.
Here is the inside. I wrapped all the edges in ribbon to give it a nice clean look.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. I want to wish Helen and all the team all the best it has been fun.
Hi there MLS friends. This post is bittersweet for me. I feel so blessed to have had the chance to design with My Little Shoebox products but at the same time sad that this is my last post. I'm sure you've heard that our wonderful leader/designer- Helen has jumped into designing bags and home decor products and with that she's saying goodbye (for now) to designing scrapbook lines.
So for my last project share, I'm dedicating this card to her. :)
Dear Friend Card
Cardstock- Walmart; Pattern Papers- (50022, Sweetie, Secret
Garden; 50033, Truly Yours, Notebook) My Little Shoebox; Letter stickers-
50152, Cream, Mini Alphabet, My Little Shoebox; Chipboard butterfly- Maya Road;
Rhinestones- BoBunny; Twine- Lemondrop, The Twinery; Glitter- Source Unknown;
Border punch- Fiskars; White paint- Plaid Enterprises; Adhesives- Scrapbook
adhesive by 3L, Glue Dots, Creative Memories
I combined papers from two different lines (Secret Garden and Notebook)
to create this friend card. I wanted the main focus to be the chipboard
butterfly so I painted it white and I also added glitter on it. I love adding
white paint and then sprinkling glitter on the item. When the paint is still
wet, it’s the best time to add glitter. This step eliminates adding extra
adhesive for the glitter.
It's been my honor to be part of a great and talented group of designers and before I go, I decided to make a collage of some of my favorite projects that I've made while on the team...
Looking back at all of the projects I've made, I know that I have grown as a designer and paper crafter. That is all thanks to the beautiful products that Helen has designed for My Little Shoebox. My favorite ones have always been the journaling blocks and I'm going to think about her everytime I create with those fun products.
Thank you to all of you and I wish you all the best in your crafting endeavors. :)
I have been loving working with the Notebook line and I wanted to do something with all the journaling cards. At this time of year, I often think about calendars, but I wanted something a little different. So, I made this perpetual calendar - to keep track of birthdays and anniversaries that occur in each month. These journaling cards are just perfect. There is plenty of space for about 10-15 events, depending on how small you write and how big your family is.
This book came together pretty quickly. I cut all the pages out of cardstock using my cricut. Then I cut more of the same size tags out of some of the patterned papers using my cricut. I took those patterned paper tags and cut them apart into a top, bottom and middle. I used the top and bottom on the front of a cardstock tag, and the middle on the back, to provide interest. Since they had been cut to the same size, there was no need to trim or anything.
I matted the journaling cards on white cardstock and then machine sewed them to a slightly larger block of contrasting patterned paper to give a little bit of added interest. The sewing was the part that took the longest, but I love the look. It's flat, so the book can close, but it adds dimension and texture.
Finally, I added the titles for each page in mini alphas on die cuts using dimensional foam tape. Again, the foam tape gives a little bit of dimension without a lot of bulk. A few more stickers here and there complete the look.
Here are all the pages.
My Little Shoebox Notebook Patterned papers, die cuts and cardstock stickers
My Little Shoebox Mini alphabet stickers in kiss and cream
Cricut Expression and Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge
This month I was working with the Notebook line. I made this fun little card gift set to give to one of my daughter's teachers. I used the journaling cards cut from the Bits and Pieces paper as a starting point for the cards, then matted them, stamped and embellished.
For the envelope holder, I used my Cricut and cut a tag envelope from the tags, bags, boxes and more cartridge.
Some foam tape adds dimension without bulk, so the cards still fit inside the envelope.
The coordinating die cuts and stickers made these cards come together super quick!
My Little Shoebox Notebook - Bits and Pieces 12x12 paper, Cardstock stickers and Die cuts
I'm so happy to see you back today as I would love to share what I've created with the fabulous "Notebook" collection.
First of all I've made a layout about my 13 yr old son's birthday.
For this page I used my craft knife to carefully cut out the middle of the "With Love" sheet (not because I don't like it, but because it was just not appropriate for the layout I had in mind :) ).
MLS supplies: Patterned Paper: Chocolate & Chiffon (11899), With Love (50031), Always and Forever (50032), Truly Yours (50033), Bits and Pieces (50034); 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents (50035), Cardstock Sticker (50036); Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker Firecracker (50101) and Newsprint (50102). Other supplies: Twine (misc.); Kraft Cardstock (American Crafts); Color Mist (Mister Huey's) and Pen (Zig Writer).
My second layout is about my 16 year old daughter who has a tremendous crush on the boy band "One Direction". On this photo she's showing a necklace she just purchased with the text "Marry Me Harry", who is one of the 5 boys of 1D.
MLS supplies: Patterned Paper: Chocolate & Chiffon (11899), With Love (50031), Always and Forever (50032), Truly Yours (50033), Bits and Pieces (50034); 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents (50035), Cardstock Sticker (50036); Mini Alphabet Stickers: Peppermint Stick(08431). Other supplies: Bling swirl: Prima Marketing; Kraft Cardstock: American Crafts; Feather: misc.
Next I have two cards to show you:
A "get well" card:
MLS supplies: Patterned Paper: Kiss & Sky (11819), Always and Forever (50032), Truly Yours (50033), Bits and Pieces (50034); 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents (50035); Cardstock Sticker (50036), Muse Cardtock Alphabet Sticker Strawberry Frosting (50103). Other: Doily (misc.)
And a card for "all occasions":
MLS Supplies: Patterned Paper: With Love (50031), Bits and Pieces (50034), Linen & Carnation (11859), Razzleberry & Chiffon (11839); 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents (50035); Cardstock Sticker (50036); Mini Alphabet Stickers: Peppermint Stick(08431). Other supplies: doily, bookpage (misc).
That's it for today! Have a wonderful, creative day!
Good morning, I am squeezing in a little more Christmas magic for todays tutorial. These little angels are fun to make and can be made to stand on a side or hung on the tree.
First of all find a small circular shape to draw around on some pattern paper. I used an old feeding bowl! Choose the paper you would like to be the 'dress' and draw around on the reverse side before cutting it out. I have used Notebook - With Love paper.
Next cut the circle in half. I did this by folding it in half and cutting down the score line.
Ink the round edge with white pigment ink and heat emboss with gold powder. Next take one half and wrap around to make a cone shape.
Take some of the gingham ribbon and sew a gathering stitch to create a circle, I have used the Coming Home Trims.
Secure this over the neck of the cone.
I then cut out some butterfly wings using the Xcut Decorative Die - Butterflies in the Vintage Shop - French Lace and ink the edges as before. You can use any type of butterfly die or you could freehand cut your own.
I then sandwiched them together as shown below so they were stiffer. You then need to punch out two circles and add them either side of the atenna, don't forget to add the thread for hanging! Don't worry if any bits over hang as these can be trimmed off.
Glue this to the back of one of the cones tucking the tip of the cone on the inside of the two circles. Roll up some of the Notebook - With Love paper to create some little arms and add to the cone.
Add a Christmas greeting and some Vintage Shop 3D roll up flowers along the bottom of the greeting. Punch out some small holly leaves in the Cricket and Lagoon paper and fold in half before adding to the base of the angel. Embellish with some red adhesive stones.
Hello, Liz here today to share with you several cards I made using the Notebook collection.
I have been waiting to use the Notebook collection since it was released for summer CHA.
I finally got the chance with my assignments this month and it did not disappoint.
Check out how cute these papers are.
I made a unique background by layering it with a die cut which I cut from grey paper.
Hi Jenifer here with you today to share some layouts using the Notebook collection. I know I say this every time but I LOVE this collection. The colors are beautiful and they go with any project.
For my first layout I used all of the scraps that I had left over on my desk and the layout just came together. It's pretty simple but "lovely".
Here is a close up, I ran a piece of bakers twine right through the center and it just helped tie the pieces together.
For my second layout I really wanted to use the blue and white striped paper, so I cut out the center and started layering from there.
Here is a close up of my banner, I used 3D foam squares from Therm O Web to give me some depth. I also used a fine pt pen to trace some lines around the edges to help give it some more definition.
Another one of my favorite things to do is to take one of the smaller rolled flowers and use it in my picture.
For my last layout I wanted to give it a quilted look. I made the diamond pattern with a pencil and then I went over the lines with my sewing machine for the grid. I think this is one of my favorite layouts ever. Don't be afraid to use your sewing machine to help with your design.
Here is a close up, as you can see I used a rolled flower in my picture again.
I hope you have enjoyed my layouts today, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and make sure you come back often for more inspiration.
Hello, MLS fans! It's Robyn with you today to share some projects I've been working on lately.
I'm not sure what the weather's like where you are, but in my hometown, the bright sunny days have come and gone. Skies are a little more gray, and the leaves are a little more brown. What a great time to bring out some bright colors in the craft room!
I created some cards using the Notebook collection that will hopefully brighten someone's day this fall:
I added a strip of rose trim to complement the roses in the paper.
Aren't the paper airplanes a cute way to send a long-distance greeting?
A rolled rose layered onto another punch-out flower is just the right finishing touch.
Ahh, boy meets girl. Perfect way to say "I love you."
The cardstock stickers make it so easy to create a sweet card.
I used the cardstock stickers on this one, as well -- aren't the roses beautiful?
I like to add a couple of stick pins to the top of a bow to create a vintage feel.
The colorful banners are so fun! I mixed the patterned paper with a border sticker to create this card.
Alphabet stickers complete the sentiment.
Does your day need some brightening? Pull out some bright and fun papers and let your creativity run wild!