Top Social

Picture Life

with embellishments...and rain drops!

Image Slider

Quick Quotes Blog

Scrapbook with Pop-Tones Cardstocks

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Alexia here and I'm back today with another scrapbook page using pop-tones cardstocks. You need to see the entire range of this collection, all the colors are so beautiful (and delicious - each cardstock color is assigned a special name such as blue raspberry, orange fizz, banana split, lemon drop, etc. Don't they sound delicious?!). I created this scrapbook layout using cut-out pop-tones cardstocks and a patterned paper pad which you can find on CutCardStock website as well.   
The direction to create the above layout is pretty easy. First you will need to choose the cardstock colors that you want to use for your layout. I used the following for mine: lemon drop, blue raspberry, orange fizz and spearmint cardstocks. 

Then trim the cardstock to 3 x 3 squares, do the same to the patterned paper you choose to use.

Start by arranging the 3 x 3 squares prepared in previous step on a 12 x 12 cardstock. Make sure the color is arranged in a desirable way then adhere the squares permanently on the 12 x 12 cardstock. Trim pictures to be used on the layout slightly smaller than 3 x 3 so it can fit in the squares prepared. 

Lastly, decorate the page with embellishments and sticker sentiments and that's it!

I have no specific rules when it comes to scrapbooking, I just let my heart flows and I think the result will come out better that way. I hope you enjoy scrapbooking like I do! Until next time CutCardStock fans, have a crafty day!

CutCardStock Products Used:

Sara Signature Floral Delight Collection- GiftBox

Sunday, June 26, 2016
This Ornate Trellis die from Floral Delight collection is one of my favorites dies. It can be used for card's background or even as a decoration for gift boxes such as the one I did below. I die-cut it and pop it up with double-sided foam tape to create the dimensional effect. 

If you are a paper fanatic like me, you will want to save all those negatives from the cutout  as well, right?! Especially when the paper is sooooo pretty! Perhaps use it for another project? I shared a post on this earlier which you can check it out HERE

Another way to use this die is to cut-out the shape and use it as stencil! 

Want to check out the entire Floral Delight paper crafting collection? Click HERE

Sara Signature Collection Floral Delight Die - Ornate Trellis
- Ribbon


Thursday, June 23, 2016
Who doesn't like them?! They are so great on those windy days, my kids love playing with it outdoor. I made this pinwheels with some decorative elements such as the Verity Rose character by Crafter's Companion. The others such as the cardstocks and flamingo die-cut are all from the same collection as well - Verity Rose. 

The pretty papers are gorgeous and I literally felt bad cutting it. For the shape, you can google pinwheel template on the web and you can see they are a lot different ones show up. Pick one and save the image. Open the file with Silhouette Designer Studio, make some changes (size and adjust the cutting lines) and print the template directly on the cardstock. Then you will need to fussy cut the shape out but it's really easy, trust me!

More Verity Rose goodness is coming next week! They are all will be ready to go home with you next Tuesday! lol.. All you need is click HERE

- Verity Rose A4 Luxury Paper Pad
- Verity Rose Smooth Cardstock Coloring Pad
- Verity Rose Metal Die (Sunbeam Accessories)
- Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (TN2, TN3, TN4, TN7, FS1, IG6, IG9, IG10, OR2, BT3, Pl2, Pl4, PL6, JG1, CT2, DR3, DR4, DR5, DR7)

Other Supplies:
- We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Attachments

Coming Soon - Verity Rose!

Monday, June 20, 2016
Like what you see?! This is the new Verity Rose collection by Crafter's Companion and it's coming to their website this 28th of June! Yes, it's only couple more days to go so make sure to visit Crafter's Companion's website to find out more! 

I love the characters so much and they have this pre-printed coloring pad that has all these amazing Verity Rose characters on it. So all you need is grab your coloring medium and bring the image to live! I colored my image with SN alcohol markers and it's absolutely delicious looking, doesn't it?

Note: I find Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and Coloring Pencils work better with this coloring pad as the coloring pad is not made of watercolor papers.

Not to mention, they also have this cute little doilies die! ***scream*** I love doilies!! By the way, the card base is from 6 x 6 patterned blank cards which is also part of the collection. Likey?!!

And you see that little frame on the top right corner with the DREAM sentiment in it? It's called an Official Frame, again is part of the collection (except the sentiment).

If you like what you see then you definitely should check it out next Tuesday! You won't regret it. hehe...

- Verity Rose 6 x 6 Card Blanks Pad
- Verity Rose Smooth Cardstock Coloring Pad
- Verity Rose Metal Die (Offical Frame)
- Verity Rose Metal Die (Doily)
- Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (JG1, LG3, CT2,CT4, GB5, GB8, GB10, TN2, TN5, TN7, TB1, FS2, FS6, BT4, BT5, CR3, CR6, DR4, DR5, DR7) 
- Sentimentals EZMount Stamp Set (Memories Are Made)

Love & Romance Shaker Card

Saturday, June 18, 2016
I had been wanting to share this card but due to the product release I had to wait till the products are officially in store. I held on to this for quite awhile after that for more product sneak peeks (it's awesome to design for this amazing company, so many new products to play with!) so now here it is! This card was made with the Love & Romance collection. 

The hearts are from an embossing folder, I colored it with one of the newest Sparkle Pens - the Vintage hues set. You can still catch these amazing pens at a special deal on HSN or you can purchase them directly from Crafter's Companion's website.

 Find the complete list of supplies to create this card below. 


Keep It Rolling!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Hello all! I'm back today with a fun project you can create and play with your kids! I saw this project idea - "activity cubes" on Pinterest the other day and immediately I knew I must give it a try. And these actually got my kids to do some house chores happily and voluntarily! My son even used the original dice to do his homework. 

These cubes/dices measure 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" big and with the colorful pop-tones cardstocks they just look so cheerful and exciting!


Step 1: Download SVG file at the bottom of post. Open the file on your Silhouette Designer Studio and cut the following image.

 Following is what you will get...

Step 2: Print and cut the titles for the cube(s). These are included in the svg file as well.

Step 3: Assemble the cube by gluing the flaps together then adhere the titles to the cube.

Here is how it looks like... Let the fun begins!

My son used these for his math homework, the big dice is so much easier to handle for his little hands than those tiny-sized ones.

I hope making this project is enjoyable for you and your kid(s)! Have fun and will be back soon to share more project with you! Happy Crafting!

Download SVG: Fun Cube


Just For Men - Home Decor For Dad

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Looking for crafting for men supplies? Crafter's Companion has it in store for you now! Finding supplies to create for men has not always been easy for me but Crafter's Companion has recently released these men related craft stamps, dies, even designer papers to help with the struggle! 

I created this home decor frame for dad using the gorgeous dies and stamps from the collection "Just For Men", visit Crafter's Companion website and navigate to this category to see all the products available. I have a feeling you are going to fall in love with this new collection!

This can be a gift for dad's birthday and father's day especially for a dad that doesn't have much material interest. Create something with love is the biggest gift! 


Other supplies:
- Chipboard
- Hot Glue
- Spray Glue
- Clear Acetate (reused CC embossing folder packaging)

They are more from this collection but you will have to check them out yourself. :) Hint: the embossing folders are awesome too!! 

Sneak Peek! Gemini Machine!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Gemini die-cutting/embossing machine by Crafter's Companion is going to be here soon on the 6th next month on HSN so don't forget to tune in that day to catch the special offer! This automated machine allows you to die-cut and emboss effortlessly. I made this hairband for my daughter using Gemini with felts! Yes, it cuts felt as well and many other mediums. Isn't this lovely?! But this is not the only thing you can do, you can create other type of projects with Gemini as well such as paper crafts, sewing, etc! 

The best part I love about this machine is that it has "pause/forward" and "reverse" buttons! Love love love this feature, so when you have project that goes haywire half way you can hit the "reverse" button so it won't ruin the rest of your project. Cool right?! This is so far the best quality automated machine I ever had. 

 I don't think I will ever purchase another hairband from the store from now on. :)

- Gemini Embossing/Die-cutting Machine

- Gemini Metal Dies Set 3

Other Supplies:
- Felts
- Pearl flower Beads

I hope you have a crafty day!

On Your Special Card (Stick-It Adhesive)

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Have you tried the Stick-It adhesive by Ken Oliver? It's awesome! This is also my first try with fun foams and they work very well together. I fell in love with this Stick-It adhesive! I have always had this problem getting intricate piece to stick to my project but with Stick-It, it works like a charm! It literally saved my life! lol...

- Stick It die-cut Adhesive

- Edge'ables Only Words - On Your Special Day
- Die'sire Classiques - Spring/Summer Metal Dies - Pennant Bunting
- Die'sire Classiques - Spring/Summer Metal Dies - Traditional Bunting
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock

Other Supplies:- Fun Foams

Auto Post Signature

Auto Post  Signature