Friday, September 19, 2014

Guest Designer - Nicole Mantooth

Joining us again today is our September Guest Designer, 

Last Friday we introduced Nicole and shared some of her beautiful work here on the blog. Today she has some more exciting projects to share with us today so let's take a look.

"Bundle of Joy" card

For this project I only had the buttons and dimensional stickers.  
I used the product packaging from the dimensional stickers to create this card.  

I took the light blue packaging and cut it down and rounded the edges. I put them down on the card base leaving a little gap to show some of the card through. I used some white twine to create what looks like hoops from a bow and glued down a button on top of each one.  
I took a piece of white cardstock and embossed it with dots.  I then added a dimensional sticker to the bottom row of buttons.  

I added some tiny silver dots on the buttons and dimensional sticker and my card was done.  It really came together fas:t and even though I did not have any of the papers that came in this line I was still able to make it look like I did, by using the packaging from a product.  
Sometimes you just have to think outside the box and use what you have on hand.  

Supplies used:
MY BABY BOY line:  buttons, dimensional stickers


"Daddy's Little Princess"

This layout was a lot of fun to create.  One of my all time favorites for sure. 

I created this layout using the little princess line. 
I started with cutting random stars all over my white cardstock.  After that I backed it with vellum and attached that to another piece of white cardstock.  I wanted the look of white on white, but I thought the vellum really gave it a little more visual likeness.  To me it softened the stars just enough to make them noticeable but not stand out to much. 

I then cut some film strips out of the same white cardstock as my stars are cut from. 
I die cut the title princess from the lavender polka dot side of CASTLE FRIENDS patterned paper.  I then cut the same princess title and the words daddys princess from light grey cardstock. 

I then took the ONCE UPON A TIME patterned paper and hand cut out the tiny castle. 
I printed out some pictures of my husband and my daughter from the time she was born, her first birthday and a few from this past year.  They have a bond like no other, and I really wanted to capture that in this layout, because no matter what she will always be his little princess.  I filled some of the openings in the film strip with those pictures and the rest of the openings I filled with pieces from the ONCE UPON A TIME patterned paper. 
I took one of the dark haired princesses from the LITTLE PRINCESSES CARDSTOCK DIE CUTS and laid that over one of the openings to give it one more layer without adding bulk. 

Once everything was put together and die cut I started to assemble my layout.  I backed my film strips with foam adhesive so that it would stand up just a little against the stars, but still again didn’t add too much bulk and heaviness to the layout. I took a strip of LITTLE PRINCESS patterned paper and cut a notch in the end and laid that down flat above the film strip.  I then took another strip from the bottom bar code strip of one and added that to the notched strip.  I added a little silver twine, tied a silver bow to it and added a little dot of glue to the back to help hold it in place. 
I took my two princess titles and attached the lavender polka dot one to the top of the light grey one and slightly off setting them so it looks as though it has a small shadow.  I then attached that above the notched paper strip and attached daddys little above that.  I took my handcut castle and attached that next to my title. 


I printed my journaling on some vellum and cut that down to size, rounded the corners of that and stamped a saying on the very bottom.  I added a small line of liquid adhesive to the very top of the vellum and tucked it under the bottom film strip. 
Next I cut several stars, in different sizes the front side of the CASTLE FRIENDS patterned paper using my SILHOUETTE CAMEO.  I randomly placed those stars all over my layout. I also had some silver paper on hand I cut a few stars from as well and added those to my layout too. 
I took a PLASTIC BUTTON that matched this line and tied some of the same silver twine through it and attached that to one of the stars with some liquid adhesive.  

This layout was fun to create, I wanted a magical feel to it and that is just what I feel like I got.  


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Scrapbooking

We love how easy it is to use our tools create additional embellishments to match specific themes. You're not going to want to miss how Tracy has used the iTop tool in her fall scrapbooking...

Tracy Gruber

It's getting closer and closer to fall here and it's even starting to feel more like fall outside.  One of my favorite things to do in the fall is go to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins, drink apple cider, and go on a hay ride.  I found this picture of myself from many years ago at the pumpkin patch.  

I used a few patterned papers from the Welcome Spring, Little Princess, and Perfect Vacation collections.  I stuck with the greens, blues, and tans for a fallish, earthy theme.

I cut out all of the leaves from my Silhouette and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink.  

I created my own embellishments using the I-Top tool and the 16 mm and 22 mm brads.  I used the tan patterned paper from the Welcome Spring collection for these.

Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Welcome Spring, Little Princess, Perfect Vacation), I-Top tool, 16 mm brads, 22 mm brads
Studio Calico: Sequins, Wood Veneers, Cork Arrows, Mister Huey's
American Crafts: Clothespin, Leaf Mistable Stickers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Scrapbook Layout

We've been experiencing abnormally cool weather in Utah. While we're not ready to see summer go, we're certainly enjoying the changing leaves just like those celebrated in Suzanna Lee's fall scrapbook layout. 

Suzanna Lee 

Fall is literally just around the corner, I can smell it. There is a different smell to Fall, or Autumn, depending upon what you call it. The crispness in the air, it brings a different aroma with it. My favorite time of year! 

This layout celebrates the color changing of the leaves. The stark contrast of the colors in the pictures against the black background is striking and really make both the picture and the simple embellishments pop. It doesn't take much with the striking colors of the pictures.

This collection is an oldy but the a goodie, the Bushel O' Fall collection. I truly wish I had bought more of it when it was released last year! Tried and true!

Supply list: Imaginisce: Patterned paper, button, die cut titles and journal block and bling: Bushel O' Fall

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


This week our design team is sharing some wonderful fall themed layouts and today we've got another gorgeous design created by Stephanie.

Hi everyone! 

The leaves are slowly falling and the weather is starting to slither away from summer now, and what better way to start at this season then a pretty festive layout?! :)

Patterned papers from Imaginisce "Happy Camper," "Perfect Vacation," and a few from "Welcome Spring" collections brought forth a perfect combination of autumn colors. Throw in some Imaginisce's hot rocks by using the i-Rock heat tool and you got some great touches of details.

Imaginisce: "Happy Camper," "Perfect Vacation," & "Welcome Spring" collections (patterned papers); i-Rock gem setter with hot rocks (hearts and jewels), and i-Rock gel pad.
American Crafts: Photo filters, roller stamp and chipboard (Amy Tangerine); Badges & mini-type alphabet stickers (Crate Paper).

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Scrapbooking

Themed collections are always in demand and we love the way Designer Monique Liedtke has taken our classic Bushel O' Fall collection and made it come alive in this fun fall scrapbooking layout! 

Monique Liedtke

Hello Imaginisce fans! It’s Monique, sharing a Fall layout featuring the fabulous “Bushel o’ Fall“ collection. This collection is one of my favorites of all Imaginisce collections. The colors are so warm, the designs so versatile and I just love all the little animals!

Today I decided I wanted to add a pocket with some sequins to my page (as I’ve got a whole stash of them!), but as I couldn’t find a pocket I used a transparent cd sleeve which I resized using my trimmer. 

I machine stitched the right hand side closed and added a few sequins. As I wanted two rows of sequins (to divide the sequins more equally) I added another row of stitches and added more sequins and then I stitched the top of the sleeve closed, while at the same time stitching it to my layout. For the finishing touch I layered the title on top (cut with the Silhouette). Love the result. 
Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting Imaginisce’s blog today!

Supplies: Imaginisce: patterned paper, die-cuts, button (Bushel o’Fall); Bazzill Basics: cardstock; Studio Calico: cork heart; American Crafts: adhesive runner, this to that foam adhesive.


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