Violeta's Show Time Layout

Violeta's Show Time Layout

Hello! This is Violeta Scrap and today I want to show you a new layout that I have made with the Amy Tangerine’s collection Stay Sweet.

To make this project I have used the pictures of two puppy I have printed in 3x4 inches.

For the base of this project, I have used a patterned paper with details from the collection Stay Sweet and over it I have glued a white cardstock paper of 11.5x11.5 inches. 

Next, I have glued the pictures on the white paper and I have placed some details.  

The patterns of the Stay Sweet collection by Amy Tangerine are wonderful. I have used, among others, one with hedgehog patterns. It is one of my favorites.

To give more color to the layout, I have added some blue watercolor using the new watercolors from Amy Tangerine that are fantastic. It is one of my favorite elements from the new collection Stay Sweet. I really recommend them.

Violeta's Show Time Layout

If you have any questions, you can leave them in the comments sections.

See you soon! Tons of love.

Violeta Scrap

Supplies: Stay Sweet - 12x12 Double Sided Paper -  Prickly hug (351190), On a Whim - 12x12 Double Sided Paper -  In good company (378730), Stay Sweet - Sticker Book (351208), Stay Sweet - Enamel Stickers (351212) Stay Sweet - Watercolor Set (351199)

Thanks so much for sharing this layout with us, Violeta! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop STAY SWEET now! Check your local retailer and online at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com
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Zinia's DIY Minibooks

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I’m back with a really fun project to share with you.

I don’t know about you, but when I scrapbook, I tend to pick pattern papers with simple designs like stripes and dots. Although I love more complicated and busy patterns, from time to time, I feel intimidated to use them. I know I’m not alone in this so if you feel the same, I have a really cute project that’s perfect to use all those gorgeous patterns that are a bit more challenging to use on scrapbook layouts.

I won’t keep you wondering any longer, the project I’m talking about is DIY notebooks! They are perfect for journaling, planning or keeping notes about all sorts of things. You can also take them a step further and fill them with photos and memorabilia turning them into little minibooks/smashbooks. 

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For my minibooks I picked some patterns from the Stay Sweet 6x8 paper pad. One sheet of paper folds into a perfect 6x4 sized notebook! You pick any patterns you like no matter how simple or colorful. 

For the inside pages of my notebooks, I used printer paper but if you plan to turn them into minibooks or art journals, make sure to use the paper you will need.

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There are millions of ways to bind a notebook but I went for a simple saddle stitch cause I really love the way it looks. Using the WeR Memory Keepers book binding tool, I poked the holes on my cover and pages and stitched along the spine following the instructions of the tool’s booklet. 

Zinia's DIY Minibooks

You don’t have to own the bookbinding tool to create this minibook but it definitely makes the process much faster and easier.

To finish my notebooks, I picked some sticker quotes and added the at the front size of the cover. Alternatively, you can a title or date of what’s inside using your favorite thickers or letter stickers.

Zinia's DIY Minibooks

It really makes me so happy and motivated to see these beautiful notebooks on my desk when I start my day. They also look incredibly pretty when they sit next to each other on a shelf.

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PRODUCTS: WRMK Bookbinding Tool, 351198 Stay Sweet 6X8 PAD, 351207 Stay Sweet THICKERS Roll With It, 351208 Stay Sweet STICKER BOOK

Thanks so much for sharing this adorable layout, Zinia! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop STAY SWEET now! Check your local retailer and online at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com

Zinia's Rainbow Handlettering Layout

Hello scrappy friends! It’s Zinia here and today I’m back with a super colorful layout idea using Amy’s new watercolor set from Stay Sweet!

The idea for this layout came from Amy’s beautiful watercolor lettering so I decided to use my journaling as the centerpiece of my layout I write it down using rainbow shades of watercolors.

Zinia's Rainbow Handlettering Layout

I started by writing down my journaling on a large strip of paper. I used almost all the colors from the watercolor set and went from yellow to orange to red, pink, purple, blue and green.

Zinia's Rainbow Handlettering Layout

I decided to add some mixed media on my background as well so I pulled out a sheet of mixed media cardstock and created a watercolor rainbow following the same color order.

I just went all out adding a lot of color and water and letting them do their thing. I left my background to air-dry for a while before I continued with the rest of the page.

Once the background was dry, I placed the journaling strip in the middle and added a few additional embellishments. I added some enamel hearts all around the page, in matching colors of the rainbow and also a couple clear phrase stickers to serve as a title on the page.

Zinia's Rainbow Handlettering Layout

I really wanted to focus on the bright colors and the beautiful watercolor effect on this page so I didn’t want to go overboard with the embellishments. So I just added a little magnetic bookmark on my photo and then I picked a yellow suede flower and unrolled it into a strip. I adhered the suede strip next to my photo like a border piece to help it stand out.

Zinia's Rainbow Handlettering Layout

The process of creating this page is really so fun and relaxing. You don’t need any special artsy skills as this watercolor set is super easy to use. The colors spread and blend on their own without any struggle.

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PRODUCTS: Stay Sweet Collection: 351212 EPOXY HEART STICKERS, 351211 SUEDE FLOWER STICKERS, 351213 TINY MAGNETIC BOOKMARKS, 351199 WATERCOLOR SET, 351208 STICKER BOOK

Thanks so much for sharing this adorable layout, Zinia! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop Stay Sweet now! Check your local retailer and online at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com

Violeta’s Journal Folders!

Hello! I am Violeta Scrap and I am very happy to be here in Amy’s blog to show you one of my new projects.

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This time I want to show you how to make some folders for the new Journal Studio products in a very practical and easy way.

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To make these journals what we are going to do is to take one of the papers of Amy Tangerine’s collections and we will cut a piece of 8.5x9 inches. Once you have this piece we bend it in half and with the rest of the piece of paper we will do two extra pieces of 4.5 inches width.

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We will take out a piece of paper from these two extra pieces in a diagonal way and we will glue them inside the folders so we create some pockets.

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As you can see, it is very easy to make pockets for your scrapbook journals. When we have our folders ready, what we will do is to decorate the cover of both folders.

You can combine different elements to decorate the folders. I have used different die cuts and some decorative elements of different collections of Amy Tangerine to create different titles.

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That way the project is finished. As I commented it is a very easy project to make and you can use different papers for them, and they are very practical as you can keep there pictures, things of a travel and other kind of elements.

I hope you liked this project and that you practice making some folders for your journals.

See you soon!

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Supplies:

Shine On - 12x12 Double Sided Paper - Gold Foil on Vellum (348245), Sunshine & Good Times - 12x12 Double Sided Paper - Shine Bright (345697), Sunshine & Good Times - 12x12 Double Sided Paper - Sweetness (345693), Thickers - LOL (378746),Sunshine & Good Times- Watercolor resist cards and tags (345718), Sunshine & Good Times- DieCut Shapes (345709), Sticker Book (344862)

Thanks so much for sharing this layout with us, Violeta! Shop JOURNAL STUDIO now! Check your local retailers!

Zinia’s Custom Shine On Cards

Hello everyone, it’s Zinia here and today I’d like to show you how I customized the already amazing cards from the Shine On card kit to  take them to the next level.

I actually only used a couple of products to embellish these cards and the item I used the most was certainly the Shine On sticker book. I really love that this sticker book has a ton of amazing clear stickers that can layer beautifully on top of existing patterns.

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The three cards I picked out of the box were the heart, the camera and the “yay” designs.

For the “yay” card I kept things very minimal as I didn’t want to make it too overwhelming that it’s hard to read. I just picked a few clear stickers of delicate leaves in black color and adhered them on both “Y”s of the design. I added a couple of chipboard stickers across the exclamation mark and then just finished the card with a few white enamel drops.

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For the heart design, I basically filled the rest of the empty space following the same pattern. I picked small floral stickers in gold and white finish and covered all the solid parts of the card. To cover the areas that were too small to fit a sticker but still too large to leave empty, I added a couple of gold metallic enamel drops.

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Last but not least, I added some embellishments on the camera card. I used a bunch of puffy hearts to surround the camera lens and again I used the beautiful floral clear stickers around it.

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I really loved this card kit from the moment I got it but I never imagined how fun it would be to embellish these cards even further. I really hope you got inspired from these ideas to create something beautiful, until next time, happy crafting.

348255 Shine On - Puffy Stickers – Heart, 348249 Shine On - Thickers Miscellanea, 348254 Shine On - Sticker Book, 348262 Shine On - Card Kit

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Thanks so much for sharing this adorable layout, Zinia! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop SHINE ON now! Check your local retailer and online at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com