Hello! Liz here with my last scrappy post on the blog since grand new changes are underway.
I decided to pull out one of my favorite MLS collections from last season, Up In Trees. I am a huge fan of fun, bright colors so this collection is a clear choice for me.
Supplies Used: My Little Shoebox's Up In Trees; Bird's Eye View, In The Trees, My Way, Free As A Bird, 3D Roll Up Flower Diecut sheet, Firecracker Muse Alphabet stickers.
For my card below I made a window shoppe scene complete with a flower pot and banner.
Supplies Used: My Little Shoebox's Up In Trees; My Way, Woodgrain Love, Notebook's Truly Yours, Keepsake's Music To My Ears.
I want to take the time to express my gratitude for Helen and the My Little Shoebox company for the opportunity to serve on this FABULOUS DT for the past year. It has been a sure joy and I have enjoyed myself very much!!!! I am very sad to go but I truly wish My Little Shoebox the best of luck and success.
Hi My Little Shoebox fans... we are finishing up with the older winter releases and starting with the brand new releases so here I am finishind up with one of my favourites from the winter collections. :)
Up in the Trees
I used a woodgrain template on the background with some tim holtz inc. I am obsessed with stencils if I can fit one on my page I use them.
Supplies used: Up in the trees Woodgrain Love, Birds Eye view, Free as a bird, Up in the trees cardstock stickers, My little bit of whimsy bird & nest, Tim holtz distress ink, crafters workshop woodgrain stencil.
Please share your Up in the Trees projects with us on our Facebook wall. You just might be picked for our Facebook Finds post. Look for it this Friday.
The Up in the Trees collection is just full of possibilities. Earlier I, Megan, created a mini album and double page layout with it, so this month I went in a different direction with an altered item - gift and tag, and two cards!
For this altered item I used a paper mache box that my grandmother gave my daughter for valentines day, filled with candy. I peeled as much of the valentines covering off as possible, to make the lid fit, and then covered it with the Up in the Trees papers and tied a big blue ribbon around the top.
Then I added a custom tag, tied with twine and stamped with a sentiment and some fun popsicles.
For this card, I took advantage of the die cuts, using the clouds and spiral flower. The sentiment and little green square with the tree I cut from the Free as a Bird paper. A little bit of machine stitching gives this card a finished look, but overall, it was very simple, thanks to the die cuts and cut apart sentiment.
This card has a totally different feel. I chose the paler papers to give it a more sophisticated look. Again I used the die cuts for the flowers and the scalloped trim. The extra branch was die cut from the back of the In the Trees paper.
My Little Shoebox Up in the Trees papers: Woodgrain Love, In the Trees, Heart on a String, Free as a Bird
Hi My Little Shoebox fans, it’s Monique today with a few “Up in the Trees” cards for you.
How I loved creating these cards. The Up in the Trees collection is so versatile and so colorful that the possibilities are endless. I made cards for different occasions.
First an “Hello” card:
I love to use the roll-up flowers not “rolled-up”, just stack them on top of each other with some foam adhesive.
For this card I used My Little Shoebox, Up in the Trees: Free as a Bird, Woodgrain Love, My Way, Bird’s Eye View, Ruby, 3D Roll-Up Flowers.
Other: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics), Bird and Bird Cage Dies (Quickutz), Labels (Nestabilities), Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Twine (The Twinery), Stamp (Doodlebug), Ribbon (Prima Marketing), Button (Misc.).
The second card is a “Just Because” card:
How I love to pull out my dies when I’m making cards! And doesn’t the bird look sweet on that bicycle?
Supplies: My Little Shoebox, Up in the Trees: Free as a Bird, My Way, Bird’s Eye View, Ruby, Heart on a String, Brownie. Cardstock bird sticker (My Little Shoebox, Keepsake), Mini Alphabet stickers (My Little Shoebox).
Other: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics), Twine (The Twinery), Bicycle die (Marianne Design), Border punches (Fiskars), Heart Punch (Misc.).
Then my third card, an “I love you” card:
For this card I used the negative space that was left when I had punched some hearts for the “just beacause” card I showed you above.
Supplies: My Little Shoebox, Up in the Trees: Free as a Bird, Woodgrain, Ruby, Mini Alphabet Stickers, Sprinkle Glaze Alphabet Stickers.
Other: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics), Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug),Twine (The Twinery), Pen (Zig writer), Heart and Heart punch (Misc.).
For my fourth card I chose to create an “Hurray” card:
For this card I used again the roll-up flowers NOT rolled-up. Love the result!
Supplies: My Little Shoebox, Up in the Trees: Free as a Bird, Brownie, Ocean, 3D Roll-Up Flowers, Mini Alphabet Stickers.
Hi, Carol Theng here today. Would like to share with you 2 projects that I made using "Up In The Trees" line.
First is a layout, "rock a bye baby", that I made for my son. I love the woodgrain paper and use it as the background. For the blue sky, I use seafoam to sponge gesso unto the paper to create a cloudy effect. And you can see here that I love to fussy cut.
For all that I fussy cut, I also layered some of them to create a more dimensional look. To create the sun, I just inked the edges of the 3D flower with distress ink.
Up In The Trees: - 11872 Woodgrain Love - 11877 Free As A Bird
- 11879 Ocean & Brownie - 11875 Heart On A String
- 11873 Bird's Eye View - 11878 Ruby & Oregano
- 11874 In The Trees - 11871 3D Roll-Up Flower
MLS Glitter Alpha Sticker - Snowflakes
Claudine Hellmuth gesso
Martha Stewart punches
Papertreyink die - fence
Distress Ink - Wild Honey
Spellbinders die - Oval
My second project is a mini album of journalling tags that I made for my husband's birthday. Its a very simple project but requires some fussy cut as well.
"What I Love About You" mini album
I use the journalling tags as the album base and simply adhere or layer the cut-outs and sentiments.
The colourful papers gave a bright, cheery look to this album. I love to pop up the mini alphas to create the sentences.
Up In The Trees: - 11877 Free As A Bird - 11871 3D Roll-Up Flower
- 11873 Bird's Eye View - 11872 Woodgrain Love
- 11876 My Way - 11874 In The Trees
MLS mini alpha stickers - Sky, Gumball, Mint
Cheerylynn Die - Heart Flourish
Distress Ink - Wild Honey
Martha Stewart punch
Marvy Uchida punches
Thank you for joining us today and I hope you will find more inspiration through our projects. Have a creative day.
Hello, My Little Shoebox fans! Liz here with you today. I was assigned to make some cards using the 'Up In The Trees' collection. This collection is so darn cute, my cards came together like a breeze.
To make the large flower behind the rolled up rose, I positioned several of the flag cut outs from the Up in Trees 3D Roll-Up Flower sheet to resemble petals. It turned out great. Supplies used: Up In The Trees Free As A Bird, In The Trees, Woodgrain Love, My Way, Flying High and 3D Roll-Up Flower sheet.
For this card I cut my background shape from a die cut and cut a border using the same shape. The make the flags, I cut out two of the word strips from the cut out sheet and adhered them to toothpicks. A little grass and a few roll-up flowers make a nice scene. Supplies used: Up In The Trees Free As A Bird, In The Trees, Heart On A String, Woodgrain Love and 3D Roll-Up Flower sheet
I made this card a bit simpler to bring the focus to the cute hanging hearts. I embossed the pink bottom portion of the card and sanded it down a little for extra dimension. Supplies used: Up In The Trees Free As A bird, Woodgrain Love, In The Trees and Heart On A String Heart On A String.
" Tweet" Love
For my final card, I added several layers and border strips. I used the bird as my theme in the title and added a small cluster of roll-up flowers. Supplies used: Up In The Trees Free As Bird, Woodgrain Love, My Way, Bird's Eye View and 3D Roll-Up Flower sheet.
Hi everyone! It's Robyn with you today to share the projects I created with the adorable Up in the Trees collection.
One of my favorite techniques with this collection was fussy cutting, and I trimmed out a tree limb and some birdies from the In the Trees paper to create this layout:
To create a background on the top portion of the layout, I used half of the Fly High scalloped circle paper and layered on a few pieces I cut from the Free as a Bird journaling spots.
I finished it off with some rolled flowers that I topped with Epiphany Crafts bubble caps.
Next I created this layout about the school Sock Hop. I love this photo!
The pinks and blues in the Hearts on a String paper was a great match for the sweet and sassy girls in the photo. I added glitter alphabet stickers onto a journaling spot for the title and topped it with a rolled flower.
To add some balance at the top, I created two pennant swags by mixing the scalloped pennants from the Flower Die-Cuts with some hand-cut pennants I made with the b-side of the Hearts on a String paper. I cut out some of the hearts to put on a few of the banner pieces.
This collection was also a perfect match for my Easter Egg Hunt photos.
More fussy-cutting on this one: I cut out the heart swag because I wanted something light and fun to layer onto the brown scalloped border. I also added a birdie and a music note sticker from the Keepsake sticker sheet.
By using some clouds and a sun (originally a flower) from the Flower Die-Cuts, I was able to create a sunny scene on the page that captured the beautiful day.
Finally, I had plenty of supplies left over to create a simple and sweet thank-you card.
For the flower, I took some of the die-cuts and very loosely wrapped them together instead of rolling. That created a nice wide base for the tighter rolled flower I added to the center.
I had such a great time playing with the bright colors in this collection, and I hope you love it, too!
Up in the Trees Patterned Paper: Woodgrain Love, In the Trees, Heart on a String, My Way, Free as a Bird
Up in the Trees Cardstock: Ocean and Brownie
Up in the Trees Flower Die-Cut
Up in the Trees Fly High Scalloped Die-Cut Paper
Glitter Alphabet Stickers and Sprinkle Glaze Alphabet Stickers
Hi Jenifer here with you today to share some layouts using the Up in the Trees collection. I absolutely love this collection and just couldn't stop using it.
For my first Layout I did some hand stitching using the wood grain on the paper as my guide. I then used some green scraps of ribbon and paper to make it look like leaves in a tree. I couldn't help using the name of the collection for my title, it was just too perfect ;)
Supplies: Up in the Trees, ribbon May Arts, floss DMC, adhesive Therm O Web
For my second layout I cut out random spots in the honeycomb patterned paper and then put some fun sparks of color through out. I also had a fun time using various letter stickers in my title.
Supplies: Up in the Trees collection, ribbon May Arts, adhesive Therm O Web
For my first card I did some quick layering. The rolled flowers make creating so easy I can't help but to use them on almost every project.
Supplies: Up in the Trees Collection, ribbon May Arts, adhesive Therm O Web
For my second card I used a piece of canvas to help anchor my elements and give my card a little bit more texture.
Supplies: Up in the Trees Collection, ribbon May Arts, adhesive Therm O Web
I hope you have enjoyed my post today, make sure you come back daily for your inspiration :)