American Crafts Storyteller | 2 Tips to create an awesome scrapbook layout




Welcome to a new blog post here on my blog. Today I want to share 2 tips to create an awesome scrapbook layout. The secret to make your layout awesome is to add something handmade to your project.

My 2 tips:

  1. Customize the background and
  2. add at least one handmade embellishment.


Before I go into detail, let's first have a look at the finished scrapbook page:



Tip 1: Customize the background. There are a lot of options. I used a stencil and embossing paste to create a nice texture and an eyecatcher on the scrapbook page. Some of the words will be covered later by the photo and embellishments. However, just knowing that you created the background yourself, will make your layout special :).








Tip 2: Create a handmade embellishment. I used an ordinary paper clip and added a washi-tape flag.




How to: paper clip with washi-tape flag. Grab a paper clip. Get a washi-tape spool. Place a strip of washi-tape onto the top of the clip. Glue the washi-tape strip as shown in the photo below. Cut to the desired shape. Done!






Add bold flower ephemera pieces onto the layout for a happy look & feel:




Supplies: American Crafts | Vicki Boutin 'Storyteller': Bohemian (34001326), Narrative (34001328), Sticker Book (34001341), Embellishments (34001342), Embellishments (34001343), Washi Tape Spools (34001345), Wild Soul Stencil (34001348)

Thank you for stopping by today. And now have a look at the post over on the American Crafts Blog to find out more. Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.

WRMK | Embellishments and backgrounds for cards | Sticky Gel Mat




Welcome to a new post here on my blog. I'm glad you're here :). I tried the Sticky Gel Mat by We R Memory Keepers. And made fun backgrounds with acrylic paints by Maggie Holmes and Vicki Boutin. Please watch the short video tutorial. Find the link at the end of this post. Once I finished the backgrounds, I used a variety of dies and cut embellishments to decorate my cards.

Tipp: Use the following dies to create cute decorative elements ...

  • circles
  • bows
  • tags
  • and any other dies you love.
And add stitched details for even more fun!!!

















And now watch the short video tutorial how to create backgrounds with the Sticky Gel Mat by We R Memory Keepers.
https://youtu.be/_tdAi9tpjZk
The video tutorial shows you how to use the Sticky Gel Mat by We R Memory Keepers with acrylic paints, brayer and white paper. Use fun color combinations like pink, light blue and rose gold. Either use the paper as the background for cards or create fun embellishments with dies and stamps. Have fun! Supplies you'll need: Sticky Gel Mat (WRMK), brayer, acrylic paints, toothpick, paper (and a variety of dies to create embellishments).




Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you feel inspired to create fun embellishments and backgrounds for cards with the Sticky Gel Mat. Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.

WRMK | Pocket and Tag Punch Board | Scrapbook Layout with Video




Welcome to a new blog post featuring the Pocket and Tag Bunch Boards by We R Memory Keepers. I created a layout with two photos from a trip to Mallorca. We visited a local market where they sold fresh fruits, cheese, sausages and meat and other things from local farmers and manufacturers. We had a really nice day at the market :). As special features, I added a DIY pocket and a tag. They are easy to make with the Punch Boards by WRMK.



This is what the finished layout looks like:


The Punch Boards come with instructions - you just need paper and can start right away:








Add stickers and cute travel embellishments from 'Go the Scenic Route' by Paige Evans:




TIP: Instead of aligning the alpha letters in a straight line, try to 'go a bit more wild':





Supplies:



If you want to, please watch the short VIDEO how to use the WRMK Punch Boards.



And now hop on over to the WRMK Blog to read about the details. Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.

American Crafts | Floral background for cards with a brayer | Video


Pretty butterfly background on a card made with the diy shop brayer by American Crafts


[Ad] Welcome to my blog today. I'm sharing a super fun tutorial to create a floral card background with the 'DIY Shop' Brayer.

Supplies you need to make the card background:

  • white card base
  • some Post-It-Notes
  • flower die
  • ink pad
  • chalk applicator and
  • brayer
Let's have a look at the finished card and the step-by-step tutorial. You will find a full description on the AC Blog. Please use the link at the end of this post to hop on over to the blog post over there. I also prepared a short video to guide you through the process. Please also find the link at the end of this post.


















And now watch my short DIY video tutorial to see how to create the background:




Supplies:
  • American Crafts DIY Shop - Brayer (358956), Chalk Applicators (358970)
  • EK Success Jolee's Boutique Butterfly Embellishment (8601835), Large Punch Gardenia (5430182)
  • Amy Tangerine 'Late Afternoon' Stickers (3696777)

Thank you for stopping by today. And now hop on over to the American Crafts Blog to find out more. Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.