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. :)
Hello, MLS fans! It's Robyn here with you today. Hope you've had a wonderful holiday season and found some crafty time here and there.
Whenever I find a few extra minutes, I switch on my Silhouette and start playing with the shapes I've downloaded over the past year (about 300!). One of my favorites is a trellis background. I decided to see how it would mix with the Secret Garden collection from My Little Shoebox.
I set the background to cut at about 10x10, then layered it onto the polka dot background paper. But it still needed something, so I used the pieces that were the "holes" to fill in spaces here and there. Some of them I flipped to the reverse side.
I found that I liked some order in the pattern, so I alternated the front and back of the paper in diagonal lines to create the background for the layout.
I love the finished product -- the cut paper gives it a textured look and the mixed patterns remind me of a quilt piecing.
Hello MLS friends. Today I sharing some holiday inspiration using our Secret Garden collection.
I love making holiday tags so I thought I would take some tags and embellish them into holiday tags using bits and pieces of things I have in my stash.
Merry Christmas to you
For this tag I added a doily for a shabby chic look and an Anna Griffin
foil sentiment. The bird is Melissa Frances and some Prima roses. The
ribbon is from Michaels and so is the adhesive glitter star.
The tree die is the main focus of this tag. I used 3D foam to adhere it to the base of the tag and tied some of the green seam binding from the Oh Deer! collection.
For this tag I used another foil sentiment from Anna Griffin and a Tattered Angels frame. I made a flag and traced the outline in glitter and finished with seambinding and a star from Melissa Frances.
For this tag I used another doily and 3D embellishment from Anna Griffin. I finished with seam binding and a button from the French General.
These all turned out so pretty and soft. Perfect for kraft paper packaging! I hope you'll give some a try.
Now before I go I have a few cards to share too!
For this card I used the Dorothy paper and a Tattered Angels frame along with some Prima flowers and our cardstock stickers. The sentiment is from Papertray Ink.
For this card I used the La Petite paper and the Co-branded Unity Stamp Co Owl image. I also added a doily, Martha Stewart deep edge punch, ruler embellie and pins from Maya Road and Happy Birthday sentiment from Hero Arts. Misc: leaves punch
That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by to spend part of your day with us.
Hello MLS friends. Hope you are all doing well this winter day. And I hope that you guys are are all prepared for Christmas and is now in the "enjoying" phase. I know for me I have intentionally changed my preparations and what kind of "traditions" I want to really fulfill this season because I know that if I try to do it all, it will just stress me out.
And what do you do to de-stress? Mine of course is papercrafting! Here are some examples of my latest projects using the new Secret Garden collection. They have such happy prints on them and I got a bit crazy with the die cut shapes. *wink*
Scrapp Queen Plaque
I found a wood plaque at my local thrift store and decided to
dress it up so I can use it as a decoration in my scrapbook room. I made the
title cut from my die cut machine using two solid colored papers from My Little
Shoebox and layered it to create the two-toned look. I then used the rolled die
cut flowers to add some dimensional embellishments in my wood plaque. I also
added some stickers from the Secret Garden collection to give it a finished
look. Now it’s all ready to be displayed!
Wood Plaque- Thrift Store; (11858, Cricket and Lagoon) Happy Go
Lucky; (11878, Ruby and Oregano) Up in the Trees; (50021 Dorothy, 50022
Sweetie) Secret Garden; Die cut- 50025 3D Roll up flower and accents, Secret
Garden; Stickers- 50026 Cardstock Sticker; Flowers- Source Unknown; Scallop
scissors- Provo Craft; Paint- white, Plaid Enterprises; Die cut machine-
Cricut; Cartridge- Lovely floral; Pen- Creative Memories; Adhesives- Glue Arts
Happy Birthday card
I used a scallop die cut made from my die cut machine in the
center of my card to hold my title. I added some stickers around it to create
dimension and texture. I added some pen stitching around the card to ground the
Cardstock- Walmart; Pattern papers- (11858, Cricket and Lagoon)
Happy Go Lucky; (50024 La Petite, 50022 Sweetie, 50023, bonbons) Secret Garden;
Die cut- 50025 3D Roll up flower and accents, Secret Garden; Stickers- 50026
Cardstock Sticker; 50151, Kiss, Mini Alphabet Sticker; Pearls- Want2Scrap; Die
cut machine- Cricut; Cartridge- Mother’s Day Bouquet; Pen- Creative Memories;
Adhesives- Creative Memories, Glue Arts
Travel Safe card
In this card, I used a bike sticker from the Happy Go Lucky line
as a supporting accent for my card title. I used the papers and stickers from
the Secret Garden line to give it a fresh and cheery feel to the project.
Cardstock- Walmart; Pattern papers- (11878, Ruby and Oregano) Up
in the Trees; (50024 La Petite, 50023, bonbons) Secret Garden; Die cut- 50025
3D Roll up flower and accents, Secret Garden; Stickers- (50026 Cardstock
Sticker) Secret Garden, (05105 Cardstock sticker) Happy Go Lucky; Buttons-
October Afternoon; Twine- Slate, The Twinery; Ribbon 50007, Baby doll; Adhesives-
Creative Memories, Glue Arts
Hello MLS fans! Welcome back from a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend. We hope you enjoyed a beautiful holiday with friends and family.
This week we are doing something special for you on the MLS blog. It's a week long look at inspiration using decorative punches along with our collections.
All this week our designers will be sharing some special assignments they created using a variety of decorative punches.
First up today is...
Our Wonderful Host layout
WorldWin; Pattern papers- (11878, Ruby and Oregano) Un in the Trees;
(50024 La Petite, 50022 Sweetie, 50021, Dorothy) Secret Garden;
Stickers- 50026 Cardstock Sticker; 08963 Ocean, Sprinkle
Glaze Alphabet sticker, 08413 Quicksand, Mini Alphabet Sticker; Ribbon-
50057, Morning Mist; Rhinestones- EK Success; Tag punch- Creative
Memories; Corner rounder- Creative Memories; Pen- Creative Memories;
Border punches- EK Success, Fiskars; Adhesives- Scrapbook Adhesive, Glue Arts
created a scallop border around my page using the scallop border punch
from EK Success. I love how easy it is to create intricate designs in
our pages with the use of border punches. I also added some emphasis to
my title by cutting the “braces” design punched initially on cardstock
using the Fiskars border punch.
Next up is...
Thanks for giving a hoot card
French Lace, Heirloom, and Rose Ribbon patterned paper.
Liz's Notes: For my card I used a Fiskar's border punch to create several layers of the pink paper in our Vintage Shop collection. This is a fun way to add texture to your projects. I also used our French Lace paper to create a mosiac look for the background. Inking the edges of squares gives them depth as well.
Thanks to Grace and Liz for today's inspiration.
Join us tomorrow for Tutorial Tuesday with designer Robyn Schaub. Our next Decorative punches projects will be featured on Wednesday so be sure and visit us daily here at the MLS blog.
This month I got to work with the Secret Garden line. I love the butterflies and fun colors in this line. I started out with a double page layout.
I love double page layouts for being able to fit so many photos and still keep it clean.
I used a sketch from northridge publishing for this one. For the stamped doilies, I inked the stamp, then stamped on a scrap paper before stamping on the background to get a lighter and slightly distressed looking stamp impression.
I used glossy accents on the letters to make them pop against the layered die cuts.
I used another sketch from northridge publishing for this page. I altered it to make more room for my journaling and accept my vertically oriented photo. I had a lot to say on this page and the lined paper provided a great place to add it.
The butterfly stickers are adhered with foam tape to create the layers. A little bit of bling in the middle finishes it off.
Here I made a paper bow out of the gorgeous blue dotted paper. I heat embossed the sentiment to make it pop.
Secret Garden Patterned Papers: Dorothy, Sweetie, Bon Bons and La Petite
Secret Garden Die Cuts
Secret Garden Cardstock Stickers
Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker in Strawberry Frosting and Blue Hydrangea
Hello friends. Grace here to share with you what I've created using the beautiful Vintage Shop line and celebrate Day 2 with Epiphany Crafts!
First I'll share November projects with our Vintage Shop collection. I love all the flowers and doily design in these papers and here's a sampling of what you can do with them.....
Pattern papers- (20011 Rose Ribbon; 50012 French lace; 50013
Heirloom; 50014 Attic Treasures) Vintage shop; Stickers- (50016 Vintage Shop;
50104 Blue Hydrangea, Muse Cardstock Alphabet) Ribbon- 50014, Island Breeze;
Die cut- 50015 Vintage Shop; Circle punch- EK Success, Marvy Uchida; Corrugated
swirls, Pearls and rhinestones- Want2Scrap; Ink- Lipstick red, Colorbok; Mist-
Chalk, Tattered Angels; Thread- Coats and Clark; Sewing Machine- Kenmore;
Adhesives- Glue Arts, Glue Dot
I used a big chipboard shape as a template to create the shaped
background from pattern paper. I misted the corrugated swirls with some glitter
mist to give it more shine and match up with the girly theme of the layout. I
wrapped some ribbon over glue to create my flower and then added a punched
circle adorned with small pearls for the center. I added the title letters to
punched circles, inked the edges and adhered it with foam adhesive to give it a
floating feel which reminds me of the bubbles that my daughter was creating in
Cardstock- Walmart; Pattern Papers- ( 50012 French lace; 50013
Heirloom; 50014 Attic Treasures) Vintage shop; Stickers- (50016 Vintage Shop;
50101 Firecracker, Muse Cardstock Alphabet) Ribbon- 50007, Baby Doll; Die cut-
50015 Vintage Shop; Ink- Lipstick red, Colorbok; button- October Afternoon;
Twine- Slate, The Twinery; Brads- American Crafts; Adhesives- Glue Arts
I used a lot of layering in this card and utilized the great
stickers from the Vintage Shop line. I loved how with a little bit of
imagination and foam adhesive, you can create a complete scene in a card.
Thank you card
-pulled out for publication-
Cardstock- Walmart; Pattern papers- (20011 Rose Ribbon; 50012
French lace; 50014 Attic Treasures) Vintage shop; Stickers- (50016 Vintage
Shop; 50101 Firecracker, Muse Cardstock Alphabet; Die cut- 50015 Vintage Shop; Ink- Lipstick red, Colorbok; Twine- Slate, The
Twinery; Adhesives- Glue Arts
-pulled out for publication-
I used the strips of paper from the Rose Ribbon pattern paper as
ribbons in my card. I even cut one side of one of them into a notch to mimic a
ribbon. I used the rose image as my visual triangle in the card.
Fine Dining, Italian Style layout
*My Little Shoebox and Epiphany Crafts Project share*
Pattern papers- (50021 Dorothy; 50022 Sweetie, 50023 Bonbons,
50024 La Petite) Secret Garden; Die cuts- 50025 3D Roll up Flower and Accents,
Secret Garden; Stickers- 50026 Cardstock Sticker, Secret Garden; 08413
Quicksand, Mini Alphabet stickers; (white) Thickers, American Crafts; Epoxy
star stickers- Epiphany Crafts; Star punch- Epiphany Crafts; Circle punch- 1”,
EK Success; Twine- Stone, The Twinery; Adhesives- Scrapbook Adhesive, Glue
Dots; Pen- Creative Memories
I used the star punch and epoxy stickers to make my handmade star
accents in the banner and flag. The stars remind me of the “five-star” dining
that we experienced during this special dining out experience.
I also used the stars as a visual triangle, leading the eye to
three distinct places in the page.
I used the subtle colors of the Secret Garden papers to make my
dark photos stand out better.
Two of my MLS team mates have also created something fun with Epiphany
Crafts products today as well. Please click the links below to check out
their projects posted over at their blogs.
Hello My Little Shoebox fans! It’s Monique today with three cards I created with the awesome new “Secret Garden” collection and a fun project I featuring Epiphany Crafts.
We're teaming up with Epiphany Crafts all week long and sharing some fun creations. Don't miss my Epiphany project further down in today's post!
Let me start with the “Love You” card.
I really like to use lots of layers on a card and that’s how I started this card.
First I chose one of the journaling cards (love), layered it on an old book page, then layered it on a piece of “Ocean” paper and then on the butterfly side of “Dorothy”. Before adhering it to my card base I stitched along all 4 edges. All I had to do now was add a few embellishments: butterfly and flower stickers from the sheet of Secret Garden Cardstock Stickers, a bling butterfly from Want2Scrap and the rest of the title (cut with my Cameo).
The second card is this “Thank You For Being YOU” card.
This card I started with the sentiment, which I wanted to be the centre of the card (cut with my Silhouette Cameo). I placed it on the heart shaped doily, chose two patterned papers and cut squares (the yellow side of Bonbons and the blue polka dot side of Dorothy), machine stitched the sides and then layered them all on top of each other. With 2 butterfly stickers from the sheet of Secret Garden Cardstock Stickers, some ribbon (Wildflower) and a laser cut butterfly from Want2Scrap it was done in no time.
And my last card is this “Thank YOU” card (“you” is on the inside).
When creating this card I started with the layered background (both sides of “Sweetie”), added 2 strips of paper on the left side and machine stitched the sides. I then added the banner in the right top corner using the banner die-cuts from the “3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents” sheet (used my scissors to cut them in the desired shape). On top of it I adhere half a journaling sticker from the cardstock sticker sheet , added 2 more banner pieces and a sentiment and placed a small piece of doily under the top. Because I found the card too “empty” I added some ribbon on the left side of the card and a cluster in the left bottom corner of the card.
Hope I’ve inspired you to create some cards too.
But wait there's more! As I mentioned earlier My Little Shoebox is teaming up with Epiphany Crafts!
I had so much fun playing with their tools and epoxy shapes. Let me show you what I made, an Owl gift box:
Supplies: MLS "Oh Deer" collection (A Walk in the Woods, Creekside Trail, Knock on Wood and Happy Campers) and Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tools Round 25 and Pennant 25 and the Button Studio Tool Round 14 and matching shapes. The pattern for the owl box is from the Silhouette website and I cut it with my brand new Cameo.
Two of my MLS team mates have also created something fun with Epiphany Crafts products today as well. Please click the links below to check out their projects posted over at their blogs.
Hi this is Jenifer here with you today. I am so excited to share my projects using the Secret Garden Collection. I love this collection and ended up using every last little scrap I had of it.
For my first project I created an 8x10 canvas. I did a bunch of layering and painting to make it just right.
Here is a close up of the banner and the cute girl, I just had to put one of the rolled up flowers in her hair.
Here is a closeup of the title and her dress. I just did a bunch of layering for the skirt. For the title I used a mixture of alphabets along with the new Muse alphabets. I love the Muse stickers they are my favorite, and I use them on almost everything.
Up next is a super fun layout I created, I love how the butterflies move your eyes across the page. This is definately one of my most recent favorite layouts.
Here is a closeup of the medallions and the butterflies giving this layout tons of texture. I am not going to be able to put this one in an album so I will need to purchase a shadowbox:) Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my projects today. Make sure you stop by tomorrow for even more inspiration.