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Hi Ladies! Today I will show you my very first layout I made with the new Heritage collection by Maggie Holmes. I love the soft pastel colors, the pretty flowers, fun embellishments and the whole theme! I thought will be the best to choose one of our wedding photos to document. In this post I will show you how you can add interactive elements to your scrapbook layouts. Let's start!

 

 

I picked a very nice soft paper called Childhood for the background. This collection contains tons of beautiful B sided papers what are perfect to use for your base. I placed my photo in the middle with foam tape and placed around cute envelope, frames and pocket from Stationary Pack. This is one of my favorite products from this line. They are interactive and you can use them in so many ways. 

 

 

I fussy cut gorgeous flowers and leaves from Perennial Paper and stuck them here and there. I decorated one of the frames with vellum Ephemera piece and glitter butterfly along clear stickers from the Sticker Book. 

 

 

Into the vellum envelope I added few dried eucalyptus leaves from my wedding bouquet. I find very useful the envelopes of the Stationary Pack to store little memories. They are perfect for layouts but would work great in a mini album as well. 

 

 

Under the photo, I placed another pocket from Stationary Pack and filled with tiny Ephemera pieces. I love how cute it looks. Next to the pocket, I decorated the green frame with a pretty Charm and black clear stickers. I didn’t cover the “Insert a photo here” text, just because it looks cool. Under this section I added the date, first using Foam Thickers from the collection and under I stamped. 

 

 

I also have a process video for this layout. Check it out here:

 

Maggie Holmes Heritage Layout by Flora - YouTube



 

I like the Heritage collection so much! Can’t wait to create more with all the fun papers and stickers. I hope you find interesting my layout! Thanks for stopping by here today! Flóra

Used products:

Heritage 12x12 Childhood Paper (SKU 350937), Heritage 12x12 Perennial Paper (SKU 350921), Clear Sticker Book (SKU 350947), Ephemera (SKU 350948), Charms (SKU 350952), Butterflies (SKU 350954), Stationary Pack (SKU 350956), Foam Alpha Thickers - Sarah (SKU 350960)

 

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Hey everyone, Bea here today with a new layout to share for creative layouts week on the Crate Paper blog. For my layout I decided to create a collage as a base for my layout design. I am a big fan of layering and loved that collage led itself to that technique.

The layout features the beautiful Good Vibes collection.  As always, I love the bright colors that this collection brings to a page, and against a light background they sure do pop!

Here is the layout I created:

I started my layout by choosing the Serious Fan patterned paper as my background. To create the collage style, I wanted to layer as many ephemera pieces and stickers from the collection as possible to the background.

First, I gathered ephemera pieces and stickers that fit my layout with their style or color. Next, I cropped my photo into a circle and fussy cut around. I layered white paper behind to add a frame. I added the photo to the center to create the focal point of the layout. I used my Cameo to cut out tropical leaves from patterned paper. I layered them behind the photo to add more interest to the page.

I arranged all the ephemera pieces and stickers around my photo. I decorated the ephemera pieces with paper clips, stitching and charms. I also added another photo to the right side of the page, and embellished with fussy cut letter and a stamped text bubble.

Good Vibes collection has adorable pom-pom frames, and I couldn’t resist to add the yellow one under the photo. I tied around the frame with colored thread. I tried to also reflect to my daughter’s personality with adding things like llama ephemera piece or pink flower sticker. I absolutely love how this colorful layout turned out!

I hope you enjoyed my take on the creative layouts week! Thanks for stopping by the Crate Paper blog.

Supplies: Crate Paper | Good Vibes collection | Serious Fun (344302), Flourish (344306), Life Goals (344308), So Chill (344298), Chipboard stickers (344), Pom-pom frames (344320), Charms (344319), Ephemera (344)

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Hi and welcome to the Crate Paper Blog. It's me, Sandra. And today I'm sharing a collage-styled layout with a special handmade embellishment. I created a decorative photo frame made of tassels. I used raffia and a silver wire to make the photo frame. Let's have a look at the layout:

 

 

How to:

 

First, grab two 12x12" patterned papers of your choice. Use one of these papers for the background. Second, cut 10 paper squares in different sizes from the second patterned paper. Third, glue down the paper squares onto the background paper. Fourth, grab your sewing machine and add stitched details in two different colors onto the paper squares. You can go really wild and add circular stitches onto the large centre paper square.

 

 

Fifth, create a unique photo frame. I used raffia to make 29 tassels. Then I strung all tassels onto silver wire, bent the wire into a circle, and winded the ends with pliers. Sixth, cut a photo to fit inside the photo frame. Glue down the photo and the frame onto the background.

 

 

Finally, decorate all paper squares with a variety of embellishments: butterflies, sequins, chipboard stickers,  puffy stickers, charms, enamel pins, etc.:

 

 

Last but not least, I hope you like my scrapbook layout inspiration with papers and embellishments from different Crate Paper Collections.

 

Have fun creating today!

Yours, Sandra

Supplies: Crate Paper - La La Love Bouquet (344545), Blush (344548), All Heart - Puffy Stickers (350863), Carousel - Enamel Pins (379130), Kiss Kiss - Resin Candy Heart Brads (683620), Maggie Holmes Sunny Days - Charms (350810), Maggie Holmes Willow Lane - Foam Stickers (344487), American Crafts - Thickers Surprise (344580), raffia, silver wire, sewing machine, liquid glue, foam pads
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Hello, Crate Paper fans! Enza here and today I’m sharing a project I’m truly excited about. It’s easy and oh so cute, and I think it’s perfect as a craft-with-your-kids summer activity.

There are a lot of tutorials online on how to make milk cartons. I’ve always wanted to make some as party favors but never got around to it. This year my oldest daughter is having a half-year birthday party at the pool and asked that we make these for her friends. We used the gorgeous Sunny Days collection, with bits and pieces from Flourish. I love how they turned out!

Here’s the full tutorial:

  1. Trim your patterned paper to measure 10.5x7 inches.

  2. Score the longer side at 2.5”, 5”, 7.5” and 10”; score the other side at 2.5”, 5” and 6.5”. Make sure to press down on the creases to help the box keep its shape.

  1. Cut the paper as shown below to create flaps.

  1. Use strong double-sided adhesive to hold the box together. Red tape works best here.

  1. Once the bottom is ready, shape the box by closing the opening.

  1. Embellish your milk cartons with a mix of die cuts and stickers. Here we used wooden cloth pins to keep the boxes closed, but it would also be a good idea to make holes at the top and pass ribbon through them or use shaped paper clips. To save time and make it simpler for the kids to put the cartons together, we glued the striped bows from the Sunny Days collection to the cloth pins before adding the cute charms, which are also an added touch and fun little present.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will give these milk cartons a try. My kids and I had a blast working on them. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask in the comment section below.

Thank you for stopping by.

Enza

Supplies: Sunny Days – 12x12 Paper Pad (350806), Ephemera (350802), Cardstock Stickers with Foil Accents (350803), Fabric Bows (350813), Charms (350810); Flourish ­– Embroidered Patch (350821), Label Stickers (350826), 12x12 Paper Pad (350839).

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Hello Crate Paper friends!  Lorilei here today sharing a Countdown Tag Flip project!  I was excited to see that I was assigned to make a crafting with youth project this week.  I brainstormed with my teenage daughter, and we came up with all sorts of ideas and then came to the decision to make something fun for her summer school days in July!

My daughter will have 19 days of summer school (she is working ahead to complete Grade 11), and we thought it would be cool to be able to count down the workdays since they will be so intense!  Plus it is something pretty to look at :)  I started by making a base out of cardboard for the project.  I cut a piece out of a box that is 6"x5.75 (front), 6"x6" (back) with a 3" base.  I painted the inside of the stand white and covered the front and back with All Heart papers from the 6x8 paper pad.  While I was making the base, Hannah selected and cut papers for all the tags we would need.

We added hole reinforcers to the tags (I used my WeR Memory Keepers hole reinforcer punch) in co-ordinating colors.  Next, we laid out die cuts, stickers, and chipboard to come up with a cute look for each tag.  I found an older American Crafts Thickers alphabet called Shoebox White Glitter that went perfectly with the holographic foil in All Heart and used that for the numbers on the tags.  It was pretty cool to find so many relatable pieces for encouragement and real life in All Heart.  I love that so much about the collection!  Hannah and I worked on some of the tags together, and then she decided she wanted to be surprised when she flipped them during summer school, so I made the rest of the tags!

Once the tags were all assembled, I added a pocket to the front of the stand and tucked in a card cut from the Element Paper that has holographic foil!  Hannah is taking Grade 11 Chemistry in summer school, so the paper is quite fitting and cute!  I made a "fairy" wand to tuck into the pocket, and I love how the Shine chipboard stands out!  I finished off the pocket with a large pink puffy embellishment and added an All Heart Glitter heart to a paper clip to attach to the top of the pocket.

 

 

All Heart Countdown Tag Flip with Lorilei - YouTube

The sky is the limit with this project!  You could countdown pretty much any event and of course Crate Paper has the cutest collections to help make it pretty!  I can imagine that Hooray would be darling to countdown the days until a birthday arrives!  Thanks so much for having a look at my project today!  Hannah and I both love how it turned out, and she is looking forward to a little bit of pretty during summer!

Supplies: All Heart : 350842 PEACE OUT / 350849 GO GIRL / 350850 BE YOU / 350847 SHINE ON / 350857 6X8 PAPER PAD / 350853 ELEMENT / 350856 THICKERS - DREAMER / 350860 6x12 STICKERS / 350858 CHIPBOARD STICKERS / 350868 GLITTER HEARTS / 350859 EPHEMERA PACK / 350861 CHARMS / 350862 PAPER TASSELS

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Hey everyone, its Bea here today sharing a special project with you as part of Create with youth week here on the Crate Paper blog. Since we are going to a longer holiday trip this year, we thought that it would be fun and useful to create a travel craft supplies holder. We always take craft supplies with us to our trips to keep us busy on the rainy days. A paper bag with a few pockets is a good way to keep the supplies organized, and an easy and enjoyable project to create together with my 10 years old daughter.

To start, we trimmed down chipboard paper to 5x19”, and scored by 5”, 7”, 13”, and 15”. Then, we folded along the lines, and covered the front with patterned papers. To create the pockets, we trimmed patterned papers to 10.5” and folded three tiny flaps on both sides. We made 5 pockets in different heights. I attached the first pocket to the chipboard base using double sided tape, and then align the next pocket directly onto the first. I repeated the process with all five pockets.

Kitti enjoyed so much to embellish the cover. She adhered fussy cut letters and alphabet stickers to create the title. She also added two tassels, and created a cute 3D ornament to decorate her box.

Kitti filled the pockets with her go-to craft supplies. She added papers, adhesive, scissors, threads, stitching background, stickers, crayons, washi tapes.

One more TIP: When we travel with younger kids, the following project is my absolute favorite to make some fun and keep them busy. To create these cute pictures, you only need patterned paper, craft knife, scissors and adhesive. (You can find everything in the craft supplies holder we created above J ) First draw a fruit to a piece of patterned paper, and cut out using craft knife. Use it as a stencil, and copy the form to a white background paper.

Then ask the kids to cut tiny paper pieces, and to fill the fruit shape with them. Use glue pen to keep the paper pieces in place. Align the negative shape to the top, and attach with glue. Super easy kids craft project, and the kids will love to cut and glue the paper pieces!

I hope you enjoyed our kids craft projects today! Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: Crate Paper | Hooray collection | Woo Hoo (344576), Yay (344570), Cake (344569), Cardstock Stickers (344587), Embossed Puffy Stickers (344585) 6X12 Cardstock Stickers (344584), 3Dimensional Stickers (344586), Chipboard Stickers (344582)

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Hi Ladies! It’s Flóra here today with summer party favor idea. I had so many ideas what to make but in the end I went with mini paper bags. You can use a cut file, metal die,  We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board or even a simple template to make them. (If you take apart an old gift bag you can easily use them as template and recreate them.)

 

 

I picked three coordinating patterned papers from Sunny Days and Wild Heart collection. I wanted to make something tropical, so these collection were the perfect choice.  I cut out a gift bag shape with my cutting machine and assembled them using liquid glue and adhesive tape. I like to use both adhesives on this type of project, just to make sure it will stay together. I fixed the holders with glue gun. I got those tripes from commercial shopping bags. What a good way to recycle them!

 

 

I decorated created small clusters using the brand new Crate Paper Sticker Book. This book is so awesome! It contains designs from Holiday Vibes and Wild Heart collections. They perfectly coordinate together.  You got 927 sticker what are perfect for any summer projects. This time I turned the stickers into die cuts. I placed them on smooth white cardstock and fussy cut them. I layered pieces overy each other, somewhere I used foam tape and mini stapler, too. I attached the clusters to the gift bags with gold metal clips from Sunny Days collection.

 

 

In the end I filled the bags with little surprises and stuff them with white tissue paper. I like the cute size and fun patterns. If you need something fast but spectacular you can never go wrong with these DIY gift bags. Thanks for stopping by here today!

 

Used products:

Sticker Book (SKU 354221), Sunny Days Metal Clips (SKU 350814), Sunny Days 12x12 Daisy Paper (SKU 350774), Wild Heart 12x12 Daze Paper (SKU 344423), Wild Heart 12x12 Retreat Paper (SKU 344429)

 

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Hi everyone, it's Amber up on the Crate Paper blog today and I'm so happy to be here! I don't know about you guys, but I am super excited that it's Summer. It is full of all the fun and pretty things - sunshine, flowers, picnics, pool days, and summer parties. Today, I'm sharing some party crafts that are sure to add a pretty, creative touch to your Summer! When brainstorming what kind of party crafts to make, I tried to think of fun Summer icons. Things like swim suits, sunglasses, and ice cream came to mind!

The first craft idea I came up with was to make some Summer photo props! How fun would it be to have beautifully colored photo props available at your next Summer party for guests to pose and take pictures with? It's such a fun and creative way to make memories, and not to mention cute photos for scrapbooking!

I used my Silhouette machine to cut several Summer themed icons. A swim suit, a pair of sunglasses, some popsicles, and an ice cream cone. I used various patterned papers from the Maggie Holmes Sunny Days collection to bring these props to life! I added some embellishing to each, and then used a hot glue gun to connect the sticks. Super easy! Another creative way to use these props would be to insert them into floral centerpieces as decoration!

My second party craft idea was pockets for plastic cutlery! If you're having a party, you're definitely going to need the essentials like forks, spoons, and knives for food. What better way to add a creative touch than to make some decorative paper pockets for the cutlery? You can lay them at each place setting at the table to create a beautiful table display.

I made these by trimming down three pieces of patterned paper for each pocket. The first paper was trimmed down to 10 inches long x 6 inches tall. My second paper I trimmed down to 6.5 inches long x 2.5 inches tall. And the third one at 6.5 inches long x 1.25 inches tall. Then I took the 10 in x 6 in paper and scored it at 2.5 inches. I folded the top corner to the score line, then folded over the score line. Then I folded the opposite corner to the folded edge. And again once more, leaving me with a perfect pocket! See the Crate Paper Instagram stories for a more visual detailed tutorial.

I adhered the pocket with adhesive tape. Then I adhered the two smaller patterned paper strips onto the pocket. And at last came the embellishing! I used my silhouette machine to cut some rolled flowers, and I also used some beads to create a tag-like detail. They turned out lovely!

My third and final party idea was to dress up the drinks! And by this I mean adding some fun embellishing to the glassware. I bought some cute milk bottles from Michael's, perfect for a Summer party! But you can use whatever kind of glassware you'd like.

I used twine and wrapped it around the neck of the milk bottle several times. On it, I attached some small stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet. First, I backed them on white cardstock so their backings wouldn't be sticky. Then I fussy cut them out and punched a small hole so I could loop the twine through them. I also added a charm to each bottle - again, removing the adhesive from the back. Then I added a beaded tassel to each bottle. The finishing touch to each was a rolled paper flower.

I'm absolutely obsessed with how the bottles turned out. Super fun to make and can even be given as party favors if you want to fill them with goodies for guests to take home! I hope you've enjoyed these Summer party crafts as much as I have! Hopefully you're inspired to add some creative touches to your next festivity. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Sunny Days - Cardstock Stickers (350803, Charms (350810), Washi Tape (350809), Apple Blossom (350786), Florentine (350783), Sunkissed (350782), Daisy (350774), Seaside (350773), Sunny Days Project Pad (350838), Flourish Project Pad (350839)

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Hi Crate Paper Lovers! It's Flóra here today showing what you can make with your travel photos beside putting them in a cute mini album. I decided to turn them into a home decor and display them in the kitchen or in my office. How? Make DIY photo magnets.

 

 

I picked my favorite Maggie Holmes Sunny Days patterned papers (Seaside, Pool Time, Parasol, Peachy)  and trimmed 2.5 x 3.5 inch rectangles from each. I have used the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch board to turn them into paper frames. I chose Polaroid style so I got more place on the bottom for decoration.

 

 

I backed the frames with my favorite vacation photos and trimmed down the edges if it was needed. I added tiny stickers from 6x12 Cradstock, Clear and Chipboard Sticker sheets. I really love all the beach and summer elements. The phrases are awesome and the small sizes I perfect for this project. Also placed few charms and Rhinestones because the more the better.

 

 

In the end, I reinforced the framed photos with a chipboard piece and adhered a glue in the middle. If you have self adhesive flexible magnetic sheet you can use it as well. This will be a 2in1 solution.

 

 

That was it for today! I hope you will try out the DIY photo magnets in the near future! Thanks for stopping by!

 

Used products:

 

Sunny Days:

6 x 8 Paper Pad (SKU 350818), 12x12 Double Sided Paper – Seaside (SKU 350773), 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Pool Time (SKU 350788), 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Parasol (SKU 350789), Clear Sticker Book (SKU 350807), 6x12 Cardstock Sticker (SKU 350803) , 12x12 Chipboard Stickers (SKU 350801), Rhinestones (SKU 350811), Charms (SKU 350810)

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