A Sign for Mom and A Layout for Ryan...making a couple of gifts for the ones I love! | Crate Paper

Hi there you fantabulously scrappy, happy people!!! I want to share with you a couple of things that I made using some awesome Crate Paper goodies to create some gifts for people that I love! I actually made these two scrap-tastic pieces in a live stream on my You Tube channel, Fairytale Scrapbook! And I had so much fun doing it! First, I want to share with you a special wall decor sign that I made for my Mom for her birthday!

I made this sign using the Crate Paper Bloom collection by Maggie Holmes! I love this collection so much! Even though it's been out for a while now, I still get excited every time I scrap with it! I am still filled with ideas of things I want to make with it! And I had been thinking about making a cute decorative wall hanging piece like this with the Bloom collection for a while now! My mom's birthday seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. I started with a kind of box thing that my hubby made me out of wood and we painted it white with black chalk paint in the middle/inside. This is so that I could use chalk to draw on it...which I did!

I used the beautiful Maggie Holmes Bloom patterned papers to make the fringed word MOM with a heart in the middle!!! I think it came out so cute! I really hope my mom likes it! I added a picture of me and my mom hugging, and some fun embellishments like the rubber shapes and chipboard stickers to add depth!

So for the second project/gift that I worked on during my live stream...I wanted to make something cute for Ryan...just to say I love you! It's not his birthday or anything but he has been helping me out so much lately and really being supportive with all my scrapbooking stuff so I thought I would make him a layout. I am planning on framing it later (once I find a cool like shadowbox kind of frame or something to put it in).

I made the layout using the Bloom collection too but with some fun pops of goodies here and there from the Little You collection as well. As you can see, I used one of the cool bow stamps in the Bloom collection to stamp on some different colored patterned paper and create little fluttery bows that are scattered here and there across my layout...they pop up to add dimension! I love those and I love the paperclips at the top of the page...especially that Little You decorative star paperclip that just adds a sweet, adorable touch to the layout. And the "Madly" spelled out on the page is perfect I think for my title! For that I used the thickers from Little You in the pink! 

Ok, well I hope you like my gifts and that I have inspired you to use some Crate Paper today and create a fun gift or gifts for your loved ones!!! (P.s. I will try to get the livestream of me making these up soon) ....oh (P.P.S. If you are wondering, the silohuette cut words in the two gifts "hello" and "love" are ones that I designed and cut out of glitter paper). :-) 

Happy Father's Day Card | Crate Paper

Hey, it’s Andrea here! This Father’s Day, I wanted to give my Dad a special card to let him know how much he means to me. I usually just buy my Dad a card, but this year I wanted to make him one. I generally do a lot of mini album scrapbooking and not a lot of card making, but, lately I have been making more of an effort to create cards. I love that cards are a quick, easy and fun way to share one’s papercrafting with loved ones.

I decided for my Dad’s card, I wanted to use the Little You Collection from Crate Paper. I know the collection is supposed to be “baby themed", so you might think it’s just for kid’s cards. However, I thought the sweet collection would also work for a card given from a child to a parent. After all, I will always be my father’s daughter...his baby. I thought the Little You bear would be perfect for my card. It lets my Dad know that he will always be my Papa Bear and I will always love and appreciate all that he does for me!

As I started to make the card, I thought it might be nice to mix in some papers from Bloom by Maggie Holmes. I framed my sweet little bear with the pretty blue triangle patterned paper and the gray gingham one from Bloom. I attached this to the card I folded out of the black and white aztec patterned paper from Little You. I added little details to the card such as banners and some decorative stars from the Little You ephemera and sticker pack.

I added the words, “Hey Dad”, to the card by spelling out “Dad” with some alpha letters from the Shine Collection by Maggie Holmes. To spell out the “Hey”, I cut out the phrase from the Little You ephemera pack.

I decided to decorate the inside and the back a little bit, too. On the back, I added the chipboard piece that says “love you to the moon and back” because I really do love my father that much!

Happy Father’s Day to him and to all fathers who are so loved!

Tea For Two Layout | Crate Paper

Hi!  Here's a fun, multi-photo layout I made using a combination of Bloom by Maggie Holmes and Little You! My layout is called "Tea for Two" and I made it to document a happy little moment from a recent trip to Disneyland with my hubby, Ryan, where we decided to have some tea at Minnie's house.

Generally, I prefer to use only one photo on 8.5 x 11 layouts. I like the look of just one photo as the focus. I like to have one photo be the center of attention and build around it, but these pictures were soooo cute that I couldn't pick just one. The story was best told with this set of photos. I had to figure out how to share them while maintaining the kind of central visual impact that comes from having just one pic.

I ended up laying the three photos out in a straight line creating a kind of "film strip" that helps draw the eye to the pictures. I wanted to frame the photos as well. To frame them, I used some white on pink polka dot patterned paper from Little you, plus some gold vellum. I sewed on some pink on white polka dot crepe paper to create a ruffle. 

For the background paper, I chose a pattern that was sweet but that wouldn't pull focus from the pictures. I chose the "hello" paper I watercolored some of the "hellos" in soft pink and blue. To adorn my layout, I clustered some Bloom and Little You embellishments in the lower left corner.

I made a custom fringe heart to look like the others from Bloom, but in my blue and pink color scheme. The finishing touches were a few enamel dots from Little You, a roller date stamped at the top, and finally, the title, "tea for two" which I wrote and watercolored to mimic the "hellos" on the background paper.

I really love how it all came out and I hope I have inspired you to create some multi-photo layouts!