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Friday, April 29, 2016

Rounding up our Teacher Appreciation week is the talented Monique with this fabulous thank you gift.



Hi everyone, as the school year is slowly nearing the end I started thinking about a little "thank you" gift for my youngest's teachers. He has two fabulous teachers, whom he has had for two years in a row, so we definitely want to thank them for their continuing support and inspiration over the last two years. We (not just my son, but my husband and I too) are going to miss them!

So here's what I did: I created two 3D door hanger "boxes" in which we put some chocolates. Of course they would also be perfect for any other kind of (little) present: a set of pens or pencils, a small plant or maybe even a (Starbucks )coffee cup: 


I mainly used the "Happy Traveler" collection to decorate the door hangers because I felt the die-cuts in this collection were just perfect (like the tags and the tickets). 


I used both my Silhouette Cameo and my Coluzzle circle cutter to create the door hangers and to smooth the edges I also used the Imaginisce D-Stress tool: 


Here're a few more detail photos:



Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned papers, die-cut shapes, wood veneers (Happy Traveler), die-cut and word strip stickers (Sunny collection). American Crafts: cardstock. Tools: Imaginisce D-Stress Tool. Other: 3D door box cut file: Silhouette Store #58494.

Are you going to create a little something for your kid's teacher?? If so, I would love to learn what it is! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by our blog today! Have a great day!
xoxo
Monique

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Teacher Appreciation

Did you have a favourite teacher growing up?
Do your children have a teacher that has helped to make school enjoyable and special?

Well, Tues., May 3rd is Teacher Appreciation Day and we asked a couple of our design team members to create something for this special day.



Nathalie Leonelli


Happy Hump Day Imaginisce fans! I am here today to share a happy little gift set I created for a favorite preschool teacher with my favorite papers from the Sunny collection.




The gift set includes home decor, a decorated frame, a box of sweets and a coordinating card.
For the home decor, I bought a 4x6 frame from Michael's and discarded the glass. I lined the background with "Pineapple Days" (really my favorite paper in this collection) and added a card from the "Good Vibes" paper layered on top of the stripey side of "Fun in the Sun", adhered with a few foam dots for dimension. The ribbon and enamel dots add different textures and a bit of color.



The little gift box was created following a tutorial I pinned a while ago, again with "Pineapple Days".



Finally, the card was super simple to make with a border made with "Fun in the Sun" and two super cute die-cut shapes, also from the Sunny collection, popped up on foam dots. That pineapple die-cut is to die for, don't you think?



Here's my little gift ready to go. I love how it all coordinates and I can't help but smile when I look at it :) It is pretty much guaranteed to uplift anybody’s spirit, teacher or not!



Thank you for stopping by! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!

Supplies:

Imaginisce: patterned papers, die-cut shapes (Sunny collection); American Crafts: ribbons; Simple Stories: enamel dots; Georgia-Pacific: cardstock; Michael's: frame

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sandcastles

Do you remember building sandcastles? I know I do and I've enjoyed creating many with my own children over the years when we've gone to the beach.
Check out this beautiful, fun & colourful layout by DT member Luara.




Hello scrapping friends!  I have a new layout to share using the super fun Sunny collection today!  


While scrolling through a bunch of photos trying to decide on one (some) to use for today's reveal I came across this one taken last summer of my son making sandcastles at the beach in a park where we used to have a trailer to spend our summers.  The photo had me thinking that I should create a sandcastle cut file, which then led me to create this truly whimsical layout.


I began my page by cutting this large sandcastle outline and a coordinating solid sandcastle.


Then I matted my photo and added a few simple layers behind it including the 3x4 cut apart journaling card, which called for some fun beachy embellishments!


I also cut a large sun from some of the yellow and red patterned papers - I am so loving how vibrant this collection is, it makes me happy and dreamy for summer days!


Next I created my title area, using some of the Sunny collection alpha stickers and phrase stickers.  I love mixed font titles!


One last embellishment cluster in the top left hand corner to complete a visual triangle.


To finish off my page, I sprinkled some yellow watercolour paint around my page.

Supply List:  Imaginisce patterned papers, ephemera, alphas stickers, phrase stickers, 3 dimensional stickers; American Crafts cardstock, brown Precision journaling pen and orange sequins; Artists Loft water colour paints.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Pocket Style Pages with Sunny!

We know that many of you do pocket style scrapbooking and we are just thrilled that design team member Katie Rose creates this way as well.  She just knows exactly how to capture and showcase all of her wonderful photos and tell the story so perfectly!




Hi everyone! Katie here today sharing a pocket page spread using the new Sunny collection! I still have a few weeks to fill in from my 2014 album from the summer so I thought this collection would be perfect for getting one of those done! Here is a look at the whole spread:





I documented a mixture of things from this summer week...a family outing, a hike, some quiet time, and some fun in the pool! I used lots of the patterned paper from the Sunny collection, cutting out the journaling cards and slipping them right in the pockets.





I also cut lots of strips of the patterned paper to use on blank grid journaling cards.



I added some of the die cuts and stickers to finish it off...a super easy and fun way to get a pocket page spread done!





Supplies used:  Imaginisce: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Birthday Card Set

Do you like cards? So do we!! And we just love Melissa's creations! She's just so creative.




Hello everyone!
Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing a couple of cards that I whipped up using the Parrrty Me Hearty collection. It’s been awhile since I’ve dug into this adorable collection and, since I’ve had a couple of requests from friends to make birthday cards, I thought this to be such a fun collection to use. I mean, how can you not love the adorable mermaids???
So, something that I like to do, when creating more than one card, is to come up with a similar base design. This helps with time and overall execution of making the cards. I knew I needed to make one for a boy and one for a girl; which, by the way, is another reason I wanted to use Parrrty Me Hearty. There are two collections within a collection – one that appeals to boys and one that appeals to girls! 
I began with the girly card and knew I wanted to use one of the mermaid die cuts. Here is the card:




As you can see, I chose to cover the entire base with pattern and color. I chose to do a diagonal line that split two different pattern papers. This can work when you utilize one sheet that has a lot of colors and patterns going on and pair it with a more calm and subtle patterned paper. 
I just love those puffy stickers and all the fun elements with this collection. To add some fun texture and interest, I used those stickers along the diagonal line. Then, I  layered the cute mermaid in between all that.




Finally, I had to have some fun with the sentiment! The sticker with the word ‘shell-a-brate’ looks pretty adorable with the Thickers, don’t you think?
Now, let’s move onto the boy version of this card design. I’ve been eyeballing the pirate ship die cut for quite some time and wasn’t sure how I would ever use it. Alas matey! I figured it out using this card base design with the diagonal line. Here is the card in its full glory:


For this one, I chose to split the two contrasting patterned papers by color. The red stripe really looks striking against the black skull paper. I placed the pirate ship just a little bit behind the red stripe paper. 
To make this a little fun, I did some tears to add some texture and dimension.  Additionally, I wanted the anchor to look like it was connected to the ship. With a little twine and tucking behind the red stripe paper, I think it works. It’s those simple things that can make all the difference in your projects. 


I really wanted to “rough” this card up so, I took the scroll die cut and rolled it up a bit so it would look a little wrinkly. Here is a little before shot I took, showing how roughed up and distressed it looks.


And there you have it! Two fun cards that any little pirate or mermaid will surely enjoy. 
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a creative day!


Imaginisce Products Used: Paper, die cuts, stickers: Parrrty Me Hearty Collection

American Crafts Products Used: Cardstock, twine

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