Hello My Little Shoebox fans! Today it's my turn to show you what I made with My Little Shoebox' awesome collections! As I wasn't able to choose between my 2 favorite collections: Vintage Shop and Oh, Deer! I decided to create something with both of them!
First I made this "Vintage Shop" layout about my youngest who just came back from the hairdressers:
I don't know if you can see it very well, but he has blue hairgel in his hair and was feeling very "tough"! Although "tough" and Vintage Shop don't seem a likely combination I decided to go for it anyway and am quite happy with the result!
Here are a few close-ups:
Supplies: My Little Shoebox: Vintage Shop collection (patterned papers, 3D Roll-Up Flowers and Accents, Cardstock Stickers), Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Mini Alphabet Stickers, Unity Stamp & My Little Shoebox: Owl love You Always. Other supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Heart Jewel: Doodlebug Design; Stamps: Studio Calico, Stampers Anonymous; Stamping Ink: Memento; Pen: K&Company; Doily and Staples: misc. Tools: Silouette Cameo.
And then on to my Oh, Deer! projects: two cards. Here's a "Hi" card:
and also a "Bye" card:
I'm so in love with the little deer! I just had to use them!
Supplies: My Little Shoebox: Oh, Deer! (Patterned Paper, 3D Roll-Up Flowers and Accents, Cardstock Stickers), Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Mini Alphabet Stickers. Other supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Pen: Stabilo; Doily: misc.
Although this is not quite my last post on MLS' blog, as at the end of the month I have a fun tutorial up, I do want to seize this opportunity to thank Helen from the bottom of my heart for this fabulous year on the design team. I've loved every minute creating with her awesome collections and am very sad to have to say goodbye. I'm wishing her loads of good luck and success with her new bags and accessories collections! I'm sure they will be a big hit as they are truly wonderful! Also many thanks to Shemaine and Pattie for their continuing and enthusiastic support!
Thank you so much for visiting My Little Shoebox' blog today! Hope to see you back soon!
Hello, MLS friends! It's Robyn with you today for a Tuesday Tutorial.
Just a few more days 'til Valentine's Day. What?! You've forgotten to pick up gifts? That's okay. Today's tutorial will help you whip up a quick batch of gifts for your sweethearts.
Everyone loves a gift card to their favorite store. Why not package this simple (and fast!) gift in a beautiful way?
All you need are:
Plain white envelopes (mine are the all-purpose variety from Target and measure 3 5/8" by 6 1/2")
Cardstock stickers and die-cuts from your favorite My Little Shoebox collection (I used Vintage Shop)
First, seal your envelopes. Then use your paper trimmer to trim a little off the short edge. I cut mine down to 5".
Now that you've got your pouch, use a circle punch to cut a rounded sliver out of the top of each one.
Next, insert the pouch into an embossing folder and run it through your Cuttlebug, Big Shot or other embossing machine. If you're not into embossing, you can skip this step. I just like the texture it adds to the pouch.
Now you're ready to layer on some embellishments! I used banner pieces from the die-cut sheet and a few cardstock stickers to finish off this gift card holder.
Repeat on the other gift card holders. Try mixing it up a bit or adding in scraps of patterned papers or a strand of trim.
And then you're ready to insert your gift cards for the ones you love.
Hello, My Little Shoebox friends!
I'm happy to share 2 of my latest MLS layouts. Today's projects are all about teen adventures.
My sons love hunting and four wheeling. It's difficult to convince them to pose for pics these days, but they were all smiles on this outdoor adventure. I combined fabulous products from these MLS collections: Oh, Deer and Vintage Shop. Also included: Want2Scrap chipboard, Tsukinko Ink, Beacon Adhesives.
What is more wonderful than a school dance? The MLS collection "Cherry Delight" was perfect to showcase this special event. Also included: Want2Scrap bling, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Tsukineko ink, Beacon Adhesives.
A huge thank you to Helen Chu and My Little Shoebox for allowing me to serve on the design team for the past 2 years. It has been a wonderful experience. I LOVE MLS paper products and have enjoyed every moment of creating with this amazing team!
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, MLS fans. Today I want to share with you 3 layouts and 1 card, using the Vintage Shop collection.
Being more a mixed media person, I decided to incorporate mixed media mediums and techniques in my projects this month. A few months ago, I purchased a digital die-cut machine, Silhouette Cameo. So I will also be using Cameo to cut some images and use in my projects as well.
I loved this Vintage Shop Collection. Simply because I love vintage and I love owl image!!! Plus my favourite pink color!!
"Love Is A Canvas" Card
For this clean card, I used Silhouette Cameo to cut out the tree card base. Then I doodled lines around the edges, add some banners at the bottom before adhere the Silhouette cut tree.
For the cloud stickers, I watercolored blue tint of color by mixing a little water with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen.
Supplies: Whie Cardstock (Bazzill); MLS (French Lace, Heirloom, Attic Treasures, 3D Roll Up Flower and Accents, Cardstock Sticker); Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen; Fiskars Stamp; Foam Strip (Scrapbook Adhesives); Zig Pen; Silhouette Cameo
As you peek through the tree branches, you can see that I covered the inside of the card with a patterned paper and a owl sticker. I also added a journalling tag below.
"Owls Handmade" Layout
My favourite cardstock color is white, kraft and black as they are so versatile. So for this layout, I used black to emphasise the night flea market pictures. I painted the background and edges with white acrylic paint. Its such a simple technique to dress up a layout on a no mojo night. So you can try it out.
I also teared up several strips of papers for the background. Note that I only used one piece of patterned paper here. So not only am I building a background simply with paint, I also save on the amount of papers and embellishments here. Sometimes you do not need alot of materials to create. And I loved that MLS paper gives me this option.
Supplies: Black cardstock (Bazzill); MLS (Rose Ribbon, Cardstock Sticker); White Acrylic Paint (Folkart); AC Thickers; Silhouette Print & Cut Designs (MLS); Edge Distressor Tool
My Little Shoe box also has some digital designs with Silhouette. So I printed these 2 flowers and sized them to my preferred size and cut them out. I used these 2 flowers as a mat for my title.
"Five Owls" Layout
This is my favourite layout for this month and is dedicated to my 4 scrapbook close friends. I didn't put any photos at all here. But each owl frame represent one person. I made these frames with Martha Stewart molds and clay. Well, the five of us loved owls, hence the name "Five Owls". Meaning we called ourselves owls. Ha ha...
To create the background, I used Unity/MLS co-branded stamps, adhered some mini alpha stickers with multi-medium and misted over with Tattered Angels mists. Then I adhered strips of papers before adding the owl frames.
Supplies: MLS (Attic Treasures, Rose Ribbon, Heirloom, French Lace, 3D Roll Up Flower and Accents, Mini Alpha Stickers (Chocolate Cake, Cream, Kiss), Blue Hydrangea Muse Cardstock Alpha Sticker); Unity Stamp (MLS, feelin owl-y); Martha Stewart Molds and Clay; Lace; Pearls;AC Thickers; Ranger Stickles; Swarovski Crystals; Archival Ink (Sepia); Tattered Angels Mists; Edge Distressor Tool; Distress Inks; Zig Pen; Mulberry Flowers; Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium; Owls Digital Cliparts; Foam Strip (Scrapbook Adhesives)
I also added lace and rolled flowers and mulberry flowers and pearls. I love this feminine touch. Well, we are lady owls after all!
"Make & Take" Layout
To build up the design for the edges, I adhered the Muse Cardstock Alpha Stickers and mini paper clips with multi-medium before I misted them. Then I added the mixtures of texture paste, glass bead gels and acrylic paints unto a circles mask.
I layered the background with few edge-punched papers before I added photos and embellishments.
Note that I added another pop up layer of Muse Cardstock Alpha Sticker for the title. I love chipboard shapes. And here, I painted randomly the mixture of texture paste, glass bead gel and acrylic paints unto the chipboard borders too. Then I added some seed beads and swarovski crystals to it.
Here are more pictures of the last layout.
Supplies: White and Brown Cardstock (Bazzill); MLS (Rose Ribbon, French Lace, Heirloom, Muse Cardstock Alpha Sticker (Strawberry Frosting, Newsprint, Blue Hydrangea); Chipboard Shapes (Dusty Attic); Martha Stewart Molds and Clay; Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clips; Mulberry Flowers; Swarovski Crystals; Seed Beads; Texture Paste (Daler Rowney); Glass Bead Gel (Golden); Acrylic Paints (Folkart and Golden); Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium; Tattered Angels Mists; Studio Calico Mask; Zig Pen; Decorative Punches (EK Success and Martha Stewart); Foam Strips (Scrapbook Adhesives)
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.
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! Liz here today to share a few projects with you using the adorable Vintage Shop collection.
It is so easy to create eye catching projects with these cute, whimsical owl papers and stickers.
Products used: My Little Shoebox Vintage Shop: Cardstock Stickers, Attic Treasures, Heirloom, French Lace, 3D Roll Up Flower and Accents, Mini Alphabet Stickers in Rose
Products used: My Little Shoebox Vintage Shop Cardstock Stickers, Heirloom, Rose Ribbon, 3D Roll Up Flowers and Accents, Muse Alphabet Stickers in Strawberry Frosting and Woodgrain.
And finally, I made two cards with the collection as well.
This card looks like it may have taken a while to make but it didn't. I cut out faux ribbon from the Rose Ribbon sheet and stacked them to look like real ribbon.
Products used: My Little Shoebox Vintage Shop Rose Ribbon and Heirloom.
Products used: My Little Shoebox Vintage Shop Attic Treasure, French Lace, Cardstock Sticker, 3D Roll Up Flowers and Accents.
Hello My Little Shoebox fans! Here’s Monique today with two layouts and a card, using the brand new “Vintage Shop” collection. I am in love with owls, so you understand my excitement when I first set eyes on this collection!!
Here’s my first layout about my super sweet Cocker Spaniel.
I used the Silhouette Cameo to create the title, the lamp post and the clouds.
How I love the colors and designs of this collection!
Supplies: MLS Vintage Shop: Rose Ribbon (50011), French Lace (50012), Heirloom (50013), Attic Treasures (50014), 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents (50015) and the Cardstock Stickers (50016). MLS Aiko: Kiss (11819) and Happy Go Lucky: Linen (11859). Other supplies: Kraft cardstock (American Crafts). Digital designs from the Silhouette online store, My Little Shoebox Portfolio
Then my second layout, using a photo of my mother and grandmother in around 1944:
I found this photo only a few weeks ago and I’m so happy with it I wanted to scrap it straight away. This collection is just perfect for it!
I’m really happy how this turned out!
Supplies: MLS Vintage Shop: Rose Ribbon (50011), French Lace (50012, Attic Treasures (50014) and the Cardstock Stickers (50016), ML S Aiko: Kiss (11819), MLS Mini Alphabet Sticker (50153). Other supplies: White and Kraft cardstock (American Crafts), Embossed Gold (Making Memories), Feathered Flower (Webster’s Pages), Pearl (Inkido), Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Words-To-Go (K&Company), Doily: Misc.
I used the Silhouette Cameo to create the title and a border punch from Martha Stewart to create the row of birdies.
Then last but not least I created this card; how I love those owls!
The base of this card is the Kiss side from an Aiko sheet and on all 4 sides of the card I adhered a small strip of paper which I then machine stitched to the base. In the centre of the card I stitched one of the journaling cards from the Vintage Shop sheet “Attic Treasures”. I added a row of buttons, a title (cut with Silhouette Cameo), a cardstock Owl sticker (use foam adhesive for extra dimension) and finished with a banner from the Vintage Shop sheet “3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents”.
Hope you like it!
Supply list: MLS Vintage Shop: Rose Ribbon (50011), French Lace (50012), Attic Treasures (50014), 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents (50015) and the Cardstock Stickers (50016). MLS Aiko: Kiss (11819) and Happy Go Lucky: Linen (11859).Other supplies: Buttons (Misc.).
This is it for today! Thanks for stopping by My Little Shoebox’ blog and hope to see you back soon!