Papercrafting in all of its many forms! Scrapbooking, planners, pocket pages, mini-albums notebooks, art journals, tags and cards…oh my!

morrocan sun by nancy burke

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

rose gold by nancy burke

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

aw phooey! by nancy burke

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

fabulous miss daisy by nancy burke

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

together by nancy burke

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

kali river rapids by nancy burke

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

liquid sunshine by nancy burke

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

so dapper by nancy burke

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 Dan's” 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 the

ultimate by nancy burke

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

space mountain by nancy burke

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

at at by nancy burke

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”! Find it HERE in our library! I used thin strips of red patterned

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