Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Christmas treat bags

Hello and Happy Holidays !
I have a quick tutorial for you on how I created these cute treat bags using the beautiful Country Christmas collection from Simple Stories featured in this month's main kit.

Step 1- Assemble materials. December main kit- Check !
I got these small red and white striped paper bags from the Dollar Store.

Step 2- Cut out a pennant from the green polka dot paper. A quick trick I use to have a perfect pennant piece is to use the corner of an other piece of cardstock or patterned paper. Trace out in pencil.

Step 3- Cut with scissors and voilĂ  !, a perfect pennant.

Step 4- Add goodies, gift cards or small gifts into the bag and fold top edge of the bag.

Step 5- Add one of the cut apart cards from the kit and adhere on the pennant, machine stitch into place (if desired).

Step 6- Place tag at the top of the folded paper bag and using a hole punch ,punch out 2 small holes, as shown.

Step 7- Tie the tag with string and a few jingle bells.

Step 8- Decorate with chipboard and sticker pieces.

Here a look at the other bag....

These were so fun and easy to make . 
I hope you get a chance to make some for your loved ones.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
Big hugs,

Monday, December 23, 2019

Fall mini album

Hello and Happy Fall !!

I'm happy to share this video of the mini album I created with the November main kit.

I just love this Simple Stories collection !! The colors are amazing.
 Fall has always been my favorite season.

The mini album measures roughly 5"X 7".

Have a look ....

This kit has so many beautiful embellishments . Lots of stickers, ephemera and chipboard pieces to choose from to create this project.

He's a close up of the cover.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post.
Best regards and wishing my American friends Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Together layout by Marielle

Hello and Happy Fall !
Today I will be sharing how I created this layout with the gorgeous Truly Grateful collection from Paige Evans for Pink Paislee featured in the October main kit.


Step 1- Add splats of watercolor paints in shades of pink and purple to a white cardstock base, let dry.

Step 2- Cut a 8"X 3" and a 7"X 4" strip of the leaf/stripped paper. Fold both pieces in half on the diagonal ,as shown. and adhere to layout.

Step 3- Machine stitch into place ,if desired.

Step 4- Mat photo with white cardstock.
 I have been waiting years to use this photo of my mom and I. This collection was perfect !!

Step 5- Add "together "title ( I used pop dots to adhere)

Step 6- Add one of the cute butterflies at the top edge of the title.

Step 6- Stitch the heart with white DMC floss.

Step 7- Add flower and leaf embellishments.

Step 8- Add sub title.

Step 8- Add embellishments to the left side of photo.

Step 9- Add more of the pretty embellishments at the top.

Step 10- Trim the white cardstock down to 10 1/2" X 11" ,trim the 2 left edges with a corner rounder. Adhere to the pink grid paper and add a few X stitches to the top and bottom.

Step 11- Add some of the puffy accent dots ....love those !!!

I hope you have enjoyed of the beautiful projects posted on the blog this month and that you have a chance to create something beautiful with this kit !!!
Big Hugs !

Friday, September 27, 2019

Live Simply by Marielle

Hello blog fans !
The My Creative Scrapbook kits are so amazing once again....Thanks Pam for always choosing such beautiful supplies for your kits !
Here's a quick look at how I created this layout with the Simple Stories -Spring Farmhouse collection featured in the main kit.

Live Simply layout be Marielle

Step 1- You will need a plain white cardstock and the black and white gingham pattern paper from the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse collection.

Step 2- Using a small dinner plate trace a half circle at the center top portion of the patterned paper.

Step 3- Cut the half circle with scissors and adhere to white cardstock ,as shown.

Step 4- Trace a smaller circle ,as shown.

Step 5- Doodle black lines over penciled lines.

Step 6- Adhere larger blooms at the edge of larger half circle.
There are so many floral ephemera pieces in this kit !!!

Step 7- Add smaller flowers on the doodled half circle.

Step 8- Add title and sub title.

Step 9- Add photos, journaling and splats of black paint to finish this layout.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today .
I hope you all have a great rest of the Summer.
Hugs, Marielle

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fun with frames by Marielle

 Hello friends, Marielle here today with a step by step tutorial on how I created this layout using chipboard frames included in the beautiful May main kit :)

{heart} this photo
This really is my favorite photo of my boys when they were younger. I'm currently trying to coax them to do a redo of this photo now that they are older.

Start your layout by placing the large title on the small floral patterned paper. LOVE the puffy stickers from American Crafts -Vicki Boutin in the May main kit.

Cut a few strips of patterned papers and 2 strips in white cardstock in various widths.

Adhere strips as shown and machine stitch into place .

Trim off the strips at the bottom of the background paper.

Paint 3 of the larger chipboard frames with white paint, I used chalk paint I had in my stash. Let dry.

Place frames over the paper strips.

Using navy DMC floss ,stitch frames into place.
I love how these frames add texture to my layout.

Add photo over the frames (I used 3D foam) and add chipboard "happy" sentiment.

Add floral embellishments above and below the photo.

Finish layout by adding journal strips, a few of the pink puffy heart stickers and a few splats of black paint.

There you have it !
I hope you've enjoyed today's post and that you time to create real soon !