As soon as I saw this die, I envisioned those adorable balloons filled with colorful confetti and glitter! It took a bit of time and patience to turn this Pooh Bear die into a “shaker” piece but soooo worth it! The frame and insert would be adorable in a child’s room decorated with primary colors, but it could be made in any number of color combinations to match any décor and be given as a special gift for a new parent. How about the Pooh Bear outline cut from a faded butter yellow wearing a light sage top?
From a galaxy not-so-far away! Whether it's to celebrate a birthday, Star Wars Day (May 4th), or just to say "I love you", this card trio is perfect for the ultimate Star Wars fan! I love using fun and interesting fonts for my card sentiments. I used several different ones for this set. A quick google search can result in thousands of free options to upload into your own Word program. Simply print, cut, and add your own sentiments to your cards and projects! Oh how I adore this R2 cutting die! He's made from four layers
Thanks to Morag, OWNER at Bramble Fox, for creating this memory Dex box and card for us! She used some of her own exclusive (and soooo cute) acrylic pieces mixed with items by Scraps & Inks Crafts for a memorable project that showcases favorite photos from a family trip to Walt Disney World. She covered her box with papers in classic black and white patterns- a perfect way to showcase her cards and photos without distracting from them. Memory Dex boxes and cards like this are a great way to have a grouping of favorite photos or memorable
I was happy to be asked to help celebrate the launch of the new website-Disney Creative Co.-by making a scrapbook layout. When I received the product that I’d be working with, I was intrigued to use the dies. Until a couple weeks ago, I didn’t own a manual die cutting machine. A neighbor handed hers down to me, so this is the first time I’ve used manual dies for a layout! I immediately thought to make this parade watching page in my Disney 2016 album. Believe it or not, this parade was the only time we saw Mickey Mouse
We just love these pocket pages that Tanya created to share her thoughts about her upcoming trip to Walt Disney World! Her method of documenting it so well is truly inspiring! Clean, crisp lines and Tanya’s choice of bright and primary colors really make the elements pop against the white background. Tanya cut the castle from grey cardstock using a metal cutting die from Scraps & Ink Crafts and backed it with ruby red glittered paper for a bit of sparkle. The chipboard yellow heart and quote is a lovely sentiment! An adorable Minnie Mouse cupcake
I love to have a stash of cards handy in case I need one at the last minute and know I won’t have time to stop at the store. This card was super easy and could work for just about anyone’s birthday! The Mickey and Minnie balloons die cut worked great to cut this red mylar paper I had on hand. I knew I needed a bold paper so that it didn’t get lost visually with that bright polka-dot background paper. I think I accomplished this rather well! I swapped out the trailing balloon “strings” with black cardstock
Unfortunately, this grassy area where we I took these photos near the Morocco Pavilion in EPCOT no longer exists. That’s okay, however, because it didn’t really offer much shade for the girls on this super-HOT day! The title word “Sun” was cut from a gold satin finish glitter sheet because I didn’t want it to be too sparkly and wanted it to match other embellishments I was planning on using. I hand-drew the title and created a cut file from it so I could use it in layers. For the actual sun on my page, I cut and
Since I am not a fan of my own handwriting (ironic, since I am a published lettering artist), one of the things I like to do is plan my journaling ahead of time and then PRINT it directly onto my page before I start adding other elements or photos. I use a wide format printer, so this is easy once you get the hang of it. When I use this method, I try to use a casual “handwriting” font so that it appears less rigid or “printed”. I add an even more personal touch by underlining my journaling with
This background paper was from a large Disney paper pad. Sometimes I find it difficult to use papers that have pre-printed border designs like the waves and Donald image at the bottom of this paper. I tend to want to make my own borders with lots of layers, so I usually cut off these pre-printed ones. This bottom border, however, worked well to balance out my layered banner at the top of the page. And it was just too cute to cut off in the first place! The banner pieces were added to the baker’s twine with a
It was so fun to see Daisy sporting this colorful outfit for Donald’s Dino Bash in Animal Kingdom, although we weren't quite sure what a “Dino Bash” actually is! Sounds messy, but whatever. I just LOVE these transparent letters! There was no “green” in the collection, so I simply layered blue and yellow- love the effect! I’m sure there was an easier way to get these letters attached to the page although they do not have any kind of adhesive. So, I decided to stitch them down! First, I lightly tacked them down with washi tape, stitched over
I wanted to do something really special with these photos of my nieces from our trip with them to Walt Disney World. I changed the photos to sepia and colorized the bows on their mouse ears so that the photos really stand out. This layered accent piece was fun to make. The polka-dot heart sticker was perfect to coordinate with the bows on the girls’ mouse ears. I also added the black and white baker’s twine to the balloons for a more dimensional element to the cluster. I chose to use vellum on my page layered between
There is a lot going on in this page but wanted to capture the parade in Disneyland with focusing on Snow White. Snow White is one of my favorite princesses because she is so magical. I used many different cut out doilies, made a banner out of stickers and did a few clusters of embellishments. This is a cluster of a small Snow White picture, confetti words, stickers, tags, and part of the title all using old paper and embellishments. Here is a close-up of the banner I made from stickers and twine that I stapled to
A little bit of ‘jungle’, a little bit of ‘whimsy’, and a whole lot of good, watery fun! That’s what I was trying to convey through this page about our trip down Kali River Rapids in Disney’s Animal Kingdom with our family/friends. I used lots of layers made with patterned paper, a variety of die cut leaves, flower stickers and real wood accents to create my three main clusters. That wood “slice” is just so adorable so knew I had to use it! It matches the woodgrain patterned paper on the left side of the page perfectly. A
I typically do not shy away from mixing patterns, colors and textures, because I feel it gives my pages some character. And sometimes I like to add actual “characters”! I’ve wanted to use this adorable dimensional sticker of Alice for a long time but was afraid I would not make a page worthy of her. When I started layering the cluster of leaves and flower in the bottom right corner, I visualized Alice among them as well. I think she fits beautifully in that spot and looks like she is climbing out from behind them for a better
There are so many fantastic pineapple embellishments out there on the market right now that it was tempting to use them everywhere on my page, but I chose to use the large pineapple and the tiny pink one on the little circle piece. Now I need to scrap more tropical pages so I can use more pineapple embellishments! I bought this tassel years ago because it was just so colorful, but I had no idea what I would use it for! It was an “ah-ha” moment when I needed to add something to my tag, was rummaging around
I usually use a lot of either stars or hearts on my page and with this page, I used stars to draw attention to and anchor the large photo in the center. We love seeing all the different cars in California Adventure’s Carsland and love getting our pictures taken with them. And yes, I make my family wear matching clothes when we go to Disney!! Here is a close-up of the cluster of stars on this page with enamel dots and a paper clip to match. Thanks for looking at my very simple, but colorful page!!
Got to take a picture with Minnie Mouse herself in Epcot and use some wonderful new products from Scraps & Ink Crafts. I used the metal die plate of Mickey Mouse heads as a mask with modeling pastes part of the background on this page. I pulled the colors from the photo and added the dot paper with lots of fun embellishments to complete this page. I added the black and white washi tape, mouse head padded appliqués, Minnie Mouse die cut, Mickey Mouse die cut plate, Mickey Mouse paper clip, and the super cute cupcake paper clip.
This page is the picture that everyone takes in front of the castle. I wanted to make a page where everything was going across the middle of the page and that most of the embellishments were by the picture to draw your eye to it and add a lot of journaling. This cluster I added a project life card with some old rub-on's, confetti words, flair and a mickey head for a little extra!! Here I used some washi tape, some flair, stickers, label, and another mickey head. Thanks for looking at my page!!
For this “Dapper” page, I immediately visualized the silhouette-cut title in my mind, so it was fairly straightforward when designing it for my electronic cutter. I knew I just had to use this stripe patterned paper in the title to match the stripes in the “Dapper Dans” outfits. To further match the “Dans”, I wanted to use something that mimicked their bow ties. I had these felt bows in my stash from years ago that would work perfectly. I suppose that’s the benefit of never getting rid of craft supplies- you always find something that matches! My banner had
This page uses lots of colors and patterns to celebrate our “Ultimate” day at Disney! I chose to use these colorful stickers representing each of the four different Walt Disney World theme parks as my starting point. I decided to create a background that was equally as colorful by using lots of different patterns. This seemed like it might be a challenge, so I knew I needed to stay in a color “family”, such as brights, pastels, or the jewel tones I ended up using to keep it from being too visually overwhelming. I used three different letter
This is just one of those pages where I had some photos from far away so I cropped the pictures and made this fun grid pattern on the top left corner and then one that was bigger for the bottom right to offset the grid and then added some tags in between to bring the page together!! This was one of the clusters of embellishments on the page where I used an arrow paperclip, sequence, stamps, wooden heart, clear heart, and enamel dots. I used some fun washi tape to look like a sun burst and some
I really wanted to create a sense of being “out of this world” so I knew this page about Space Mountain had to have lots of stars and planets as my embellishments. The 8-point starbursts were created with a lever punch. The thin-line circles with stars as well as the layers of the planets are cut using metal dies. My favorite element has most definitely got to be the big Space Mountain image that I cut using my electronic cutter. The shape is just so iconic and instantly recognizable, so I really wanted to use it on my page
I think my Star Wars friends will appreciate this page! I wanted to convey the fact that the AT-AT in Hollywood Studios is really BIG, so I designed this cut file to fill the entire page and work as my background. It cut without any issues, but I would imagine that if I were to try to cut it much smaller, my cutting machine would struggle and end up tearing my paper. So, when designing it, I knew I had to “go big or go home”! I used thin strips of red patterned paper to mimic blaster beams.
Pink, pink and more pink! We matched the trees at Disneyland that year so I got to use as much pink as I could with the pictures from this trip and it sure was fun!! It was fun layering different pink and grey paper for this page and making my own pennants out of pieces of chipboard!! Here is a close-up of the cluster of embellishments where I made the pennants out of chipboard, used my punch for the circle elements, word stickers, stamps and enamel dots. More stamped images, sequins, stamps and enamel dots. Thanks for