Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party

For Caitie’s 11th birthday party last month, we decided to have an emoji themed craft party at our house.  Caitie and her friends had a blast and the time went by SO fast.  I kept the décor of the party pretty simple because I wanted to focus on preparing the crafts for her and her friends.  Creative kiddos!

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

The party lasted four hours (it was too short…the time just flew by).  Too much fun to be had!  I started the Emoji Craft Party with the DIY mini Emoji Pillows.  It was the right decision.  It turned out to be the most time consuming project because instead of using a hot glue gun for everything I decided on machine stitching and ironing on the faces.

To make the mini Emoji Pillows as durable as possible (I did not want them to fall apart right after the party), I machine stitched the pillows ahead of time.  A week before the party, I purchased yellow fleece at my local Jo-Ann store.  For 15 party guests, I used 2 yards of fabric.  I outlined an 8″ plate (from the kitchen) with a sharpie onto the fleece, cut them all out, layered two circles together, and machine stitched them.  After machine stitching all the mini pillows, I used my washer and dryer to clean them up.  I purchased black, blue, red, pink, and white felt fabric that came in rectangle sheets for the girls to draw and cut-out the faces.  I used the Heat n Bond UltraHold Iron-On Adhesive by Therm O Web from Jo-Ann to get the faces on the mini pillows.  It was easy to use.  No sew, no steam required, machine washable, permanent, 1 yard package (17″ x 1 yd). The red package not the purple package in the store.  The girls stuffed their mini pillows with the Morning Glory Premium Polyester Fiberfil 20 oz package.  This one bag purchased at Walmart was more than enough.

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

I purchased DIY Party Sunrise Fringe Tape and DIY Party Circle Mini Piñatas from We R Memory Keepers.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

The girls had so much fun creating their own Emoji mini Piñatas.  It was something different for them and they loved it!  The best part was filling the mini Piñatas with candy from the candy bar.  Perfect party favors!

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

I had the girls use American Crafts smooth cardstock and Elmer’s glue for the faces.  They turned out awesome!

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

Emoji cupcakes displayed in the candy bar!  TOO CUTE!

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

These emoji cupcakes turned out amazing and were yummy!  I bought them from a local bakery.  The team at Miss Joan’s Cupcakes were fantastic!  We all had huge smiles on our faces when we opened the box and saw these impressive cupcake designs.  They were exactly what we wanted!  Actually, they turned out to be better than what we imagined.

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

The girls enjoyed a photo booth all decked out with an emoji background and props that I found and purchased at the Justice store.  I also purchased the table covers, cups, plates, napkins, and party favor bags from the Justice store.  I love their party section.  Fun stuff, perfect finds for our party, and all of it was on sale!

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

I added this AWESOME Heidi Swapp Lightbox for décor that I purchased from Jo-Ann.  Perfect Emoji Icon Lightbox Inserts!

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These emoji balloons were purchased online at the Emoji Balloon Company.  They were at each table for décor.

Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party by @reneezwirek

Thanks for stopping by to see how I put together Caitie’s Emoji Themed Craft Birthday Party!  It turned out to be one of my favorite parties!


Mother’s Day Card

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Yep, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged.  Sorry.  It’s been a busy past few months.  I’ll be back soon with a birthday post of Caitie’s Emoji Themed Craft Party.  For now, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I’m up on the Pebbles blog with a Mother’s Day Frame and Card Gift Set I made for my Mama.  Here today, I’m sharing another Mother’s Day card idea.

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I made this card for my MIL using the pretty Spring Fling collection by Pebbles.  My card measures 5″ x 7″ and I used white cardstock for the base of my card.  I rounded the corners of the card base with a corner punch.  I trimmed the floral pattern side of the Spring Fling paper to 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”.  I trimmed the heart pattern side of the Spring Fling paper to 2″ x 6 ¾” and adhered it along the bottom of the Spring Fling pattern paper.  Again, I rounded the corners of the pattern papers with a corner punch.  I added white Glitter Tape, adhered the paper layers to my card base, and added some machine stitching around the card.

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This cute little teacup is from the Garden Party collection (an oldie but goodie) by Pebbles.  I used my craft knife to trim out the center of the teacup.  I added Glossy Accents to a piece of white cardstock and sprinkled Gold Glitter onto it making sure I pressed the glitter down.  After that dried, I brushed some Mod Podge onto the glitter to make sure it wouldn’t be able to come off.  I added some more Mod Podge to the teacup and adhered it to the glitter on the cardstock.  I love the “tea” in my little teacup!  I added adorable flower Puffy Stickers next to the teacup.  Love it!

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Love this grouping and layering of a Die-Cut banner, a Rosette, and more puffy flower stickers.

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I used the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to make a matching envelope for my card.

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I used the Blossoms pattern paper to make the 5″ x 7″ envelope and used the Celebrate Thickers to label it with the word “Grammy.”

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Love how the card and matching envelope turned out!

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The card slips easily into the gold ribbon on our gift.

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We can’t wait to give Grammy her Mother’s Day Gift!  We know she’s going to love it!

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, EVERYONE!

Supplies:

Pebbles Spring Fling Spring Fling (733100)
Pebbles Spring Fling Blossoms (733105)
Pebbles Spring Fling Celebrate Thickers, Gold Foiled Foam (733114)
Pebbles Spring Fling Ephemera Cardstock and Vellum Die-Cuts with Gold Foil (733116)
Pebbles Spring Fling Puffy Stickers (733120)
Pebbles Spring Fling Dimensional Embellishments 4/Pkg, Rosettes (733123)
Pebbles Garden Party Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes (732541)
American Crafts This To That Foam Tab Adhesive, Squares (61710)
American Crafts This To That Adhesive Dot Runner (368570)
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Flat Adhesive Dots .25″ (340274)
American Crafts Glitter Tape, White (96041)

Becky Higgins Project Life Corner Rounder Punch (93740)
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti Wow! Glitter .88 oz 4/Pkg, Rose, Frost, Gold, & Mint (683719)
Fiskars Fingertip Precision Craft Knife
Plaid Matte Mod Podge
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (662530)
We R Memory Keepers Precision Glass Cutting Mat (71299)

sewing machine and yellow thread
paintbrush


Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes for Teachers

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Happy February!  I have some Valentine’s Day cards up on the Pebbles Blog today.  I wanted to share Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes I made using the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board, the We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board, and the Be Mine collection by Pebbles.

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I had my girls select their favorite pattern papers for their teachers and I decided to use the Box design this time.  I made Halloween Treat Boxes using the String Tie Box design.

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I chose to make a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ sized box again here and used a 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.  I trimmed off the bottom strip of paper.

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I lined up the edge of my paper with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched the paper then scored Box Score Lines A, B, and C.  I repeated that going around all four sides of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.

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I flipped the paper and lined it up again with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched one more notch on all four sides of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.

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I rounded all 4 corners of the paper using the Corner Rounder at the top left of the Punch Board.

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I created attachment slits on all 4 corners of the paper using the Corner Slitter at the top right of the Punch Board.

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I folded all the lines on the paper.

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I added This to That Double-Sided Tape along all 4 diagonal score lines.  This side…

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…then I flipped the pattern paper over and added more adhesive.

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I pinched and creased the diagonal score lines inward and flat and assembled my box.

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I connected the first two attachment slits.

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I connected the second two attachment slits.  Ready for decorations and treats!

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The girls don’t have any male teachers this school year.  So, instead of bows I decorated these boxes with flowers using the We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board.  You can see how I used the Flower Punch Board to make the flowers here.  The only difference is that I cut one petal from each paper strip to add dimension to the flowers.  Then, I twisted each paper petal around the petal curler to make the flowers look realistic.  I layered three flowers to make one…XXS (3″ dia.), XS (4″ dia.), and S (5″ dia.).

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I used my Making Memories Paper Piercer to make holes into each box.  I used a gold brad to combine all the flower layers and attach them to the box.

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I used my Sticky Thumb Cordless Mini Hot Glue Gun to adhere Gold Glitter Stickers to my flower centers.

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I added favorite yummy treats of each teacher inside.  All that’s left to do is for the girls to fill-out each tag for each of their teachers.  And, of course, to give them to their teachers on Valentine’s Day along with big hugs!

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Pretty, simple, and sweet Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes.

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I love them all!

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Hope you enjoyed these treat boxes.  I loved making them!  Happy Creating!

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Pebbles Supplies:

Be Mine Sweetheart (733032)
Be Mine Scattered Love (733033)
Be Mine XOXO (733035)
Be Mine Sugar Cookies (733036)
Be Mine Share the Love (733037)
Be Mine Be Mine (733039)
Be Mine Love Is In The Air (733040)
Be Mine Minc Tags 2″ x 4″ 18/Pkg (733045)
Home+Made Gold Circles Glitter Stickers (732621)

Other Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (662530)
We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board (71342)
American Crafts Cardstocks
American Crafts This To That Double-Sided Tape, .25″ x 11 yd (61708)
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Cordless Mini Hot Glue Gun, Blue (340278)
Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil 12.25″ x 10′ Roll, Red (69978)

Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator & Starter Kit (370124)
Fiskars scissors and paper trimmer
Making Memories Paper Piercer 

gold brads
candy


Mini Piñatas Holiday Ornaments

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a great time with our families.  I’m looking forward to working on my December Daily album.  But first, I wanted to share these adorable Holiday Ornaments made with the new We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Mini Piñatas.  They make great stocking stuffers, party favors, or pretty decorative ornaments for your tree.

I had the chance to play with the DIY Party Circle Mini Piñatas and turned them into pretty ornaments.  They were fun and super simple to make using the peel and stick DIY Party Fringe Tapes.  Love the variety of colors the Fringe Tapes come in!

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I chose to make a couple of the ornaments with a trendy mix of black, white, and gold.

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I made another ornament with bright and happy colors.

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I love the way they all turned out!

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These Mini Piñatas come in eight different shapes and I can’t wait to try them all!  They would be fantastic for a kids craft-themed birthday party with a candy bar.  Hmmmm…my girls birthdays are coming up in a few months.  😉

(image below from the We R Memory Keepers blog)

DIY Party Mini Piñatas by We R Memory Keepers

You can see how my crafty friend, Amanda Coleman, turned the Circle Mini Piñatas into fun holiday wreaths by heading on over to her blog.

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Circle Mini Piñatas (3 Pack)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Black Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Blossom Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Ocean Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party White Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Metallic Confetti (0.3 oz)
Black Cardstock (American Crafts)
POW! Glitter Paper, Silver (American Crafts)
Knock Outs Border Punch Value Kit, Simple Scallop Punch (American Crafts)
Jen Hadfield DIY Home Specialty Cardstock 12″ x 12″, Gold Foil Stripe (Pebbles)
Jen Hadfield Cottage Living Gold Circle Stickers (Pebbles)
Clever Lever Jumbo 1″ Circle Craft Punch (Marvy Uchida)
scissors (Fiskars)
ornament hooks
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Halloween Treat Boxes

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I love Halloween!  I wanted to share some quick and fun Halloween Treat Boxes I made using the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board and pattern papers from the Boo! collection by Pebbles.  These will be fun to give to my nieces and nephews for Halloween tomorrow.

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I started by selecting the pattern papers and the String Tie Box design.  You can also make envelopes with liners, bows, boxes, file folder cards, and coin envelopes using the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

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I chose to make a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ sized box and used a 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.  All I did was trim off the bottom strip of paper.

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I lined up the edge of my paper with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched the paper then scored Box Score Lines A, B, and C.  I repeated that going around all four sides of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.

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I flipped the paper and lined it up again with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched the paper then scored Box Score Lines A, B, and C again.

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I rounded all 4 corners of the paper using the Corner Rounder at the top left of the Punch Board.

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I cut opposite ends of the paper along the vertical score lines.

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I folded all the lines on the paper.

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I used my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite Punch to punch holes in all 4 corners.

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I added Sticky Thumb Double-Sided Tape to all 4 tabbed sections

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I assembled my box.

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All done!  So easy!  Love it!

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Finally, I added ribbon through the holes in this pattern to make sure the box closes correctly.

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Now, it’s ready for the treats!

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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Pebbles Supplies:

Boo! Jack-O-Lantern (732972)
Boo! Trick-or-Treat (732973)
Boo! Hocus Pocus (732974)
Boo! Spiderwebs (732977)
Boo! Skull & Crossbones (732981)

Other Supplies:

American Crafts Sticky Thumb Double-Sided Tape, .25″ x 11 yd (340265)
American Crafts Green, Purple, and Orange Premium Ribbons, .375″ x 4 ft
We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (662530)
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite Punch


Let’s Go Skate! Mini Album

I made a birthday mini album for my girls. Since they BOTH wanted a roller skating party, they shared a birthday party this year. It wasn’t a big deal though, because their birthdays are about a month apart. They both agreed to have the party on Caitie’s birthday in April (since her birthday was on a Saturday this year). IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! They really enjoyed it! And, we managed to get through it with very minimal injuries. So happy! I took hundreds of photos and chose my favorites for this album.

For the covers of the mini album, I chose to combine pink, aqua, and gold inspired by these pretty images found on pinterest:

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Here’s the front cover (a little retro)…

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

The pages in this album measure 5″ x 7″. Let’s go inside!

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Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

This bitty bag pocket holds a journaling card that I used to include the friends that came to the party.

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Isn’t this page awesome?! After the party, I went online and found this image of Anna and Elsa. I downloaded it to my computer desktop and printed it off as a 5″ x 7″ image to fit into my album. Then, I used colored pencils and watercolor paints to add color. I even added some Frosted Lace Stickles to Elsa’s hair and Diamond Zazz! Glitter Glue to her dress…just for fun. I added this page into the album, because it was a Frozen-themed party AND because of the next pic…

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?! I totally did NOT plan it! My girls hugging just like Anna and Elsa! Love that I found that image to include in their mini. So pretty and special.

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Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

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Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

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Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

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Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Supplies:

Birthday Wishes “thanks” Self-Inking Stamp (732569), Birthday Wishes Journaling Cards (732572), Birthday Wishes Cardmaking Pad (732582), and From Me to You Roller Date Stamp (732278) (Pebbles)

Amy Tangerine Plus One Rub-On Transfers (366844), Amy Tangerine Photo Op Roller Date Stamp (96731), Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Rotary Phrase Stamp (366080), Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 12 x 12 Paper Pad (366766), Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 6 x 6 Paper Pad (366767), Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Wood Veneer Shapes (366781), Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Mini Adhesive Badges (366795), Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Die-Cut Card Set (366209), Gold Glitter Finish Zing! Embossing Powder (27150), Diamond Zazz! Glitter Glue (27415), This to That 3D Foam Dots (61709), Knock Outs Border Punch Value Kit (63013), Primio Bakers Twine (89423), Gold Glitter Ribbon (58685), and Lauren mini Marks Rub-On Transfer Book (American Crafts)

Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Kraft Paper with Gold Foil (683413), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Gold Labels (683419), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Accent & Phrase Stickers (683420), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Chipboard Shapes (683421), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Ephemera Pack (683422), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Photo Overlays (683423), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Journaling Cards (683424), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Vellum Shapes (683425), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Standouts (683426), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Vintage Frames (683429), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Mixed Embellishments (683433), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Decorative Tape (683435), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Adhesive Flair (683436), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Gold Rub-Ons (683437), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Phrase Stamp (683438), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard 6 x 6 Paper Pad (683439), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard 12 x 12 Paper Pad (683440), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Printed Gold Vellum Paper (683273), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Border & Accent Stickers (683278), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Decorative Flowers (683285), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Fabric Bows (683287), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Decorative Pins (683294), Maggie Holmes Fabric Bows (683166), Oh Darling Accent Stickers (683381), Oh Darling Adhesive Chipboard (683383), Oh Darling Ephemera Pack (683385), Oh Darling Photo Overlays (683387), Oh Darling Printed Wood Veneer (683391), Oh Darling 6 x 6 Paper Pad (683393), Oh Darling 12 x 12 Paper Pad (683394), and Party Day Brads & Buttons (683135) (Crate Paper)

Printshop Circles with Words Wood Veneer, Gold, Inky Black, and Sugar Plum Mr. Huey’s Color Mists (Studio Calico)

Aquamarine Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint (20774), foam brushes, and Mod Podge (Plaid Enterprises)

Think Pink! Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint (02658) (Delta Creative)

Crop-A-Dile Big Bite II (We R Memory Keepers)

Xyron 5” create-a-sticker (XRN500EN)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Stamp Pad (Tsukineko)

Tiny Attacher, Glossy Accents, and Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger Industries)

Herma Vario Tabs (EK Success)

Mini and Ultra Thin Glue Dots (Glue Dots International)

Brayer tool (Recollections)

2.75″ x 4.5″ Aqua Chevron Bitty Bag, 2.75″ x 4.5″ Yellow Diagonal Stripes Bitty Bag, and 5″ x 7.5″ Gray Chevron Middy Bitty Bag (Whisker Graphics)

Embossing Heat Tool Model 2500 and 2.5″ Mega Circle Clever Lever Craft Punch (Marvy Uchida)

colored pencils (Crayola)

watercolor paints (Loew-Cornell)

paper piercing tool (Making Memories)

Zig 2-Way Glue Pen (Kuretake)

Scoring Board (Martha Stewart Crafts)

scissors, craft knife, 12 x 12 craft mat, and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

2 inch Book Rings (Office Depot)

Arial Narrow and 3Dumb (Computer fonts)

chipboard

pink crepe paper

paper snowflake

white and clear sequins

vellum

white thread and sewing machine

Disney’s Frozen Party Invitation and Thank You Cards (Party City)

Disney’s Frozen Anna and Elsa by myers30534 (deviantART.com) *I downloaded this pic, sized it down to 5″ x 7″, and printed it off on the back of the pattern paper from Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard collection by Crate Paper*


“Fall”ing in Love Layout

I made this layout using the Thirty-One collection by Pebbles and items from the Halloween collection by American Crafts (available at Target stores). I used photos from last year when we took the girls to the pumpkin farm with their cousins. We had a great time and I took SO many pics.

Using two sheets of the awesome Thirty-One Countdown pattern paper as my template, I was able to create this double-page layout with 37 photos. The squares are 2″ x 2″ and three of the photos are 4″ x 4″. I covered most of the squares with photos and pattern paper and left just a few fun squares with their original images and number.

"Fall"ing in Love LO

I loved using the Photo Overlays for this layout, because they were the perfect size and shape for what I wanted to do. Plus, they are beautiful!  I stitched around each one to make it pop and by doing that I didn’t have to use any adhesive.

"Fall"ing in Love LO

"Fall"ing in Love LO

eek! Loving the Chalkboard Stickers!

"Fall"ing in Love LO

I added the date for this layout by combining the “10” square (that was already there) with some Spooky Thickers numbers. Another fun Chalkboard Sticker off to the right of the “pumpkin tush” photo…my girls love that one. LOL!

"Fall"ing in Love LO

I added layered Star Stickers, Sequins, and pop-up pumpkins and Stickers (the bat, skull, and owl).

"Fall"ing in Love LO

Love these black and glittery Spooky Thickers! It has such a pretty typography.

"Fall"ing in Love LO

I think the little white owl sticker is my favorite. My girls call him “Hedwig” <<< Harry Potter. It’s perfect. My double-page layout wouldn’t be complete without adding some pretty flowers throughout that I fussy cut from the Mystical pattern paper.

"Fall"ing in Love LO

"Fall"ing in Love LO

Pebbles Supplies:

Thirty-One Countdown (732290)

Thirty-One Spider Webs (732292)

Thirty-One Mystical (732293)

Thirty-One Spooky Story (732294)

Thirty-One Pumpkin Patch (732295)

Thirty-One Dreadful (732297)

Thirty-One Eerie (732300)

Thirty-One Black Spooky Glitter Foam Thickers (732303)

Thirty-One Phrase & Accent Cardstock Stickers (732304)

Thirty-One Chalkboard Stickers (732305)

Thirty-One Photo Overlays (732307)

Thirty-One 6 x 6 Paper Pad (732339)

Other Supplies:

Halloween Star Stickers (97140) (American Crafts)

Halloween 6 x 6 Paper Pad (97144) (American Crafts)

Halloween Sequins (97145) (American Crafts)

This to That 3D Circle Foam Dots (61709) (American Crafts)

Herma Vario Tabs (EK Success)

Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Ink Pad (Tsukineko)

scissors and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

white thread and sewing machine


Witch Hat Treat Bags and Cards

I was SO excited to get some happy mail from American Crafts! It’s their new Halloween collection that you can find at your local Target stores! Very cool collection that includes Halloween washi tapes, sequins, clothespins, stickers, 6 x 6 paper pad, banner kit, witch hat placecards, and wreath (store prices ranging from $2.99 – $9.99).

I’m not having a Halloween party, but Caitie and Payton will see some of their cousins to go out trick-or-treating this year. So, I thought it would be great to turn the witch hat placecards into treat bags for the kids. These witch hats are super cute and easy to make, because there are step-by-step instructions included.

HALLOWEEN WITCH HAT PLACECARDS TURNED INTO TREAT BAGS

Witch Hat Placecards/Treat Bags

The Witch Hats stand at about 4.5″ tall and measure about 4″ wide at the bottom of the hat.

Witch Hat Placecards/Treat Bags

When I finished making the hats, I stuffed candy inside them and placed them into treat bags. I was surprised at how much candy I was able to fit into these witch hats!

Witch Hat Placecards/Treat Bags

I tied the baker’s twine around them and used the placecards as my tags.

Witch Hat Placecards/Treat Bags

American Crafts Supplies:

Halloween Witch Hat Placecards (97148)

Black Precision Pen #08 (62331)

black and white and orange and white Baker’s Twine (89423)

Other Supplies:

paper piercing tool (Making Memories)

treat bags and candy

Here’s the Halloween card I made using items from the Halloween collection by American Crafts. I made the mini envelope using the kraft and stars pattern paper from the 6 x 6 Paper Pad and a “Worm Warts” Accent Sticker. I love the “Potion” Epoxy Sticker with Star Stickers and Sequins all around.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN CARD

Happy Halloween Card

American Crafts Supplies:

Halloween Star Stickers (97140)

Halloween Accent Stickers (97143)

Halloween 6 x 6 Paper Pad (97144)

Halloween Sequins (97145)

Halloween Epoxy Stickers (97146)

This To That Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape .5″ x 5 yd (61754)

This To That Circle Foam Tabs (AMF617-09)

white cardstock

Other Supplies:

Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz)

Inky Black Mister Huey’s Color Mist (Studio Calico)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Stamp Pad (Tsukineko)

Scoring Board (Martha Stewart Crafts)

scissors and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

I also made a couple of Birthday cards for Chris’ twin brothers. Their birthday is the day before Halloween. I loved that I could use this Halloween collection to create fun, masculine cards for them.

For the first “Use Extreme Caution” card, I cut and layered the three different colored chevron pattern papers. I added the “Caution” Accent Stickers along with some Star Stickers.

USE EXTREME CAUTION BIRTHDAY CARD

Use Extreme Caution Card

Here’s the inside of the card. I know what you’re thinking…she is clever AND funny. And, you know what…you’d be correct. HaHa!

Use Extreme Caution Card - Inside

American Crafts Supplies:

Halloween Star Stickers (97140)

Halloween Accent Stickers (97143)

Halloween 6 x 6 Paper Pad (97144)

This To That Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape .5″ x 5 yd (61754)

white cardstock

Other Supplies:

From Me to You Roller Stamp (Pebbles) (732278)

Basics Black Washi Tape (Pebbles) (747206)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Stamp Pad (Tsukineko)

scissors and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

white thread and sewing machine

For the second “36” card, I arranged the Star Stickers onto a sun burst punch throughout the card.

36 BIRTHDAY CARD

36 Card

36 Card - Inside

American Crafts Supplies:

Halloween Star Stickers (97140)

Halloween 6 x 6 Paper Pad (97144)

Halloween Sequins (97145)

This To That Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape .5″ x 5 yd (61754)

white cardstock

Other Supplies:

Tricks and Treats White Spooky Glitter Foam Thickers (Pebbles) (732136)

From Me to You Roller Stamp (Pebbles) (732278)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Stamp Pad (Tsukineko)

Mini Glue Dots (Glue Dots International)

scissors and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

1″ Sunburst Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)

white thread and sewing machine

Would you like to see more fun Halloween projects using this new line available at Target?

Click on the links below to my fellow Pebbles Design Team members and check out their creations:

Amanda Coleman (Party Drinks)

Becky Williams (Silly Witch Layout)

Holly Gagnon (Spooky Jars)

Juliana Michaels (Halloween Treat Cones)

Kathy Martin (Treat Wrap & a Card)

Nina Yang (Halloween Table Setting)

Samantha Taylor (Home Decoration & a Card)

Suzanna Lee (Treat Wrap)

Tiffany Hood (Halloween Decor and Banner)


Ready, Set, Sunshine: Project Life Disney Album

Well, I started putting together our vacation album. Finally! We had such a great time on our first family vacation! We went to Florida to visit Disney World and Universal Studios. The girls LOVED it! I have almost 1000 photos, 26 videos, and a stack of memorabilia to go through. So, I thought that I would try to do this album in a Project Life style.  I figured that I would start out small (LOL!) to ease myself into it before I actually commit to a whole year of doing it. I went to my local Michael’s store and got the album and page protectors. I decided to use collections that I already had at home that I have been hoarding since my birthday months ago. I got the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm and Amy Tangerine Yes, Please collections as gifts from my family. I’ll also use items from Crate Paper, Little Yellow Bicycle, Pebbles, and whatever else I have in my hoarded stash at home. This is my first attempt at Project Life and I have to say that (so far) I’m really enjoying the process. I like it, but the difficult part is finding the time to work on it during this busy summer. So, I’m just gonna take my time with it and not put too much pressure on myself to get it done. Don’t really know if this is something that I would want to do next year, but this sure is going to be a wonderful album full of the best memories from our first family vacation together. The girls are going to love it…even more so when I get done with it. Ha! Anyway, I’ll post more as I get pages done. And, hopefully, it won’t be too long between postings of my progress.

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Ready, Set, Sunshine PL Disney Album

Supplies I used:

Big Variety Pack 1 Photo Pocket Pages, Design A Photo Pocket Pages, and 6 x 12 Tall Envelope Page (Project Life by Becky Higgins)

Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Collection: Sunny Day, Pretty Poppies, This & That, and Wild Hearts 12 x 12 Pattern Papers,  6×6 Paper Pad, Bits Perforated Book Accents & Phrases Stickers, Adhesive Mini Buttons and Shapes, Accent & Phrase Stickers, Flag and Label Stickers, Rub-On Transfer Sheets, Flair Self-Adhesive Badges, Bits Cardstock Die-Cuts, Trinket Multi Printed Chipboard Stickers (American Crafts)

Amy Tangerine Yes, Please Collection: Play 12 x 12 Pattern Paper, 6×6 Paper Pad, Simplify Details Stitched Vellum Shapes, and Genuine Remarks Dimensional Stickers (American Crafts)

Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Collection: Wind Down 12 x 12 Pattern Paper, Pink and Yellow Baxter Transparent Letter Stickers, Hey There Acrylic Stamps, and Photo Op Roller Date Stamp (American Crafts)

Amy Tangerine Goodness Slate Printed Thickers, Amy Tangerine Let’s Go Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Doodle Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Dear Lizzy Neopolitan Jar Clear Acrylic Stamp, and Zing! Mustard Opaque Embossing Powder (American Crafts)

Studio Calico Weekdays Clear Stamp (Hero Arts)

Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Ink Pad, Aspen Mist VersaMagic Chalk Ink, and Versamark Watermark Ink (Tsukineko)

Heat Embossing Tool Model 2500 (Marvy Uchida)

Black Zig Writer Pen and Zig 2-Way Glue Pen (Kuretake)

yellow embroidery floss (DMC)

scissors and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

corner rounder punch (EK Success)

paper piercer (Making Memories)

Arial Narrow Bold (computer font)

trip memorabilia, sequins, white thread, and sewing machine


Teacher “Thank You” Cards

As we get closer and closer to the end of another school year, I wanted to get all my Thank You cards ready for Caitie and Payton’s teachers. I used the Soho Garden collection by American Crafts to create all the cards here. Now, all the girls have to do to finish up their cards is write special messages to everyone.

Teacher "Thank You" Cards

This card is for Caitie’s 2nd Grade Teacher!

Teacher "Thank You" Card

This card is for Payton’s Kindergarten Teacher!

Teacher "Thank You" Card

These next cards are for the girls’ Art, Music, and P.E. teachers as well as other helpful and sweet teachers in their school. The fun part about these cards is that they were very quick to make, because I used the Basics 5.5″ x 8.5″ Cardmaking Pads by Pebbles. Tear, fold, and create! Love that! I love the colors (they go with anything you have) and the designs (basic and trendy) of these pads!

Teacher "Thank You" Cards

Teacher "Thank You" Card

Teacher "Thank You" Card

Teacher "Thank You" Card

Teacher "Thank You" Card

Teacher "Thank You" Card

Teacher "Thank You" Card

Teacher "Thank You" Card

Teacher "Thank You" Card

Teacher "Thank You" Card

Supplies I Used:

Soho Garden Collection:  Greenwich Village, Canal Street, Nolita, Park Avenue, Lafayette, Eldridge Street, High Line Park, Grande Street, Gramercy Park, Orchard Street, West Broadway, and Tribeca 12 x 12 Pattern Papers, Garden District Large Clear Acrylic Stamps, East Village Carded Ribbon, Hudson Square Die Cut Shapes, Mercer Street Layered Tags, Garment District Details, Poppy District Stickers, Bleeker Street Fabric Stickers, and Midtown Layered Chipboard Stickers (American Crafts)

Basics Cardmaking Pad 1 (751401) (Pebbles)

Basics Cardmaking Pad 2 (751432) (Pebbles)

Luxe White A7 Scored Cards, 5″ x 7″ (Item # 6032301)(Archiver’s)

Herma Vario Tabs (EK Success)

Mini and Ultra Thin Glue Dots (Glue Dots International)

Golden Rod Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger)

Pretty Pink Mister Huey’s Color Mists (Studio Calico)

Apple Barrel Aquamarine #20774 Acrylic Paint (Plaid Enterprises)

Black Zig Writer Pen (Kuretake)

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Stamp Pad (Tsukineko)

scissors and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

foam squares, gold sequins, white thread, and sewing machine