#52favorites spread

Good morning everyone!  Kat here today to share my most recent #52favorites spread with you.  Unfortunately, I am about 4 weeks behind in this project right now.  Every time that I think I’m almost caught up, something happens and I am thrown off course again.  Oh well.  At least the Pattern Happy products make it easy to create quick, yet attractive spreads 🙂

For this spread, I focused on the fun summer colors of blue, green and yellow.  I even used an old-school hole punch to make a sprinkling of yellow confetti across the page.  I used paper from the 6×6 Robots paper pad and 6×6 Rainbows paper pad and I really like the end result.

Have you started scrapping any of your summer photos yet?

Quick & Easy & Personalized Thank You Cards

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!!  Kat here today to share with you some very quick & easy thank you cards.

The We Are Family stamp set is perfect for creating simple, yet customized cards.  My child is spoiled rotten by the rest of our family, so we send a lot of thank you notes.  I whipped up some quick and easy ones by picking out some cute patterned papers from a variety of Pattern Happy paper pads and adding a simple sentiment on some cardstock.  As a final touch, I added one heart (cut from the All Heart set) on top of each of the sentiments and a star sequin to add a little sparkle.

Here is the final result….and the best part?  I whipped these up in about 5 minutes!

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Party Treat Bags with Khristina

Hey everybody!

This weekend, my daughter is having a birthday pool party at our house (the dreaded party at home, am I right?!) I am giving each kiddo a drink tumbler and a beach towel but I wanted a little something fun to go along with it. Enter my amazing Pattern Happy stamps and some leftover sequins from the collaboration that we did with SpiegelMom Scraps for interNational Scrapbooking Day!

I started out with a plain piece of white cardstock and a little pre-made shaker box in the shape of a cloud. Using that cloud as a template, I created a template out of scraps of paper that I could use as a mask.

Then, I went ahead and used the cloud background stamp to create the details that were going to go all over my yardstick. Using the Stamp Platform made this super simple!

Once the stamping was one, I just removed that little scrap paper cloud in order to leave my space for the shaker box to be attached.(*Just a note: I purposely left the cloud stamping messy looking and faded as this goes with the rest of the party decor.)

I filled up that little shaker box with sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps (these are those leftovers I mentioned) and then added some splatters of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. I added a few little gold mirror heart stickers as well as the word “Dream” and simply grabbed a tiny clothespin and hooked it to the front of the treat bag full of goodies.

And that was it! Super simple and easy way to create a fun look and dress up those treat bags without a lot of work. I would love to see what you are doing with the amazing background stamps from Pattern Happy so make sure to tag me!

xoxo,

Khristina

Making Cards with Kid’s Art

Good morning everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I hope you all have been able to partake in some fun iNSD activities this weekend…it’s definitely my favorite holiday!  🙂

I wanted to pop in and share a fun, little card idea that I had.  I’m a relatively new mom to an 8-month old little girl.  She has recently started creating art and of course, I adore it.  And I certainly can’t throw it away…but I can’t really keep it all either.  I know her grandparents also love her art, but probably don’t want giant crumpled papers that contain just a bit of scribbling in one corner.  It’s not 8-month old art if the paper hasn’t been in the mouth!

So I decided to take Piper’s art and cut it down to make a background for a card, which we will then send to her grandparents.  I used a patterned paper from the Robots 6×6 Paper Pad because coordinated perfectly with Piper’s masterpiece.

I then used the Mini Greetings Clear Stamps to stamp out a bunch of “hellos” in coordinating colors and topped it all off with a die cut Hello.

Now Piper’s grandparents have a slightly more attractive way to display her beautiful work…and it’s important that we all support the budding artist! 🙂

iNSD Inspiration and a Fun Giveaway

Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day! Part of our celebration was a fun collaboration with SpiegelMom Scraps and The Crafty Pocket. We are sponsoring a Grab Five challenge over on the SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook group and you should definitely play along. The five items include: patterned paper, stamps, diets, sequins, and flair.

Today, I’m playing along with that Grab Five challenge and sharing a super fun way to stretch your stamp sets. I started with a stamped image and turned it into a cut file that I could then back with patterned paper.

I then used the clouds at the bottom of the rainbow as a perfect place to create a shaker pocket using the sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps. I just love combining mixes and the two that I used this time were Springtime Bliss and In Your Dreams.

I also included a few little die cuts that say “happy, happy, happy” as my title as well as one of the flair badges from The Crafty Pocket.

Now…the best part…I have a process video talking you thru this layout and a big chance for you to win a prize pack. Make sure to click on the video link to check out how you can be entered to win this amazing prize pack.

https://youtu.be/oGyIgeP0BC4

Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day!

xoxo,

Khristina

A Little Shaker for National Scrapbooking Day

Hi Everyone! Carly here and I just wanted to say a quick Happy (inter)National Scrapbooking Day! I have to admit that I don’t make too much time to scrapbook these days but I will always consider myself a scrapbooker! 20 years ago when I walked into my first scrapbooking store, full of beautiful paper & embellishments, I was hooked!

To celebrate today, I created a little shaker with some faux washi, that could become a card, a tag or an accent…

This little shaker was super easy to create with a flower die from the PH Bloom Builder dies. I adhered some acetate behind the negative flower die cut, used foam tape to create a shaker space and filled it with beautiful sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps. I finished with a piece of Geofetti patterned paper on the back.

And I used a sweet little sentiment from the We Are Family stamp set right below. These little sentiments are my new go-to and I’ve been using them a ton!

For the little patterned strip of faux washi at the bottom, I just ran a strip of Geofetti paper through my Xyron Create-a-Sticker and ta-da!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you get a chance to craft today!

Hugs, Carly

Quick & Easy Thank You Cards

Hi Friends! It’s Carly and I have a super quick & cute thank you card idea to share with you today! These cards came together so easily with the Color Me patterned paper, little sentiments from the We Are Family stamp set, and Thanks Word die. I even made a little video to share the process…

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs, Carly

Coolest Ever Birthday Cards

Hello Friends!

It’s Kristine with you today and I have some super cute cards to share with you! Summer is coming .. slowly but surely on the East Coast and it’s time to start thinking about bright colors and yummy Popsicles!
I created 2 similar cards using papers from the Rainbows Paper Pad and the Coolest Ever Clear Stamp Set. I also used birthday phrases from the Bday Bash Clear Stamp.

I first stamped the images on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine ink. I colored with Zig Clean Color Markers (My favs!) then used the Coolest Ever Dies to finish the images with a clean cut.  Since I love popdots so much I added some on the back of both popsicles.

I added a birthday sentiment but anything goes with these cute images. You could do so many other fun titles with the words and phrases included in the Coolest Ever Clear Stamp set.

I hope you like my examples using these cute stamps and please come join us on social media! @PatternHappy & myself @KristineDavidson

Talk to you again soon!
Kristine

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper:  Rainbows Paper Pad;
Stamp Sets:  Coolest Ever Clear Stamp Set;  Bday Bash Clear Stamp;
Metal Dies: Coolest Ever Dies

Easy Watercolor Cards + Video!

Hi Friends! It’s Carly and I have a easy watercolor technique to share with you today that is perfect for adorable Pattern Happy stamps! And I made a little video too!

Pattern Happy has so many sweet little images just waiting for watercolor like the robots from Best Bots and the party hats from Bday Bash. I used Zig Clean Color Markers but your favorite watercolor medium will work. Embossing the images help keep the watercolor “in the lines” and a circle die can make a great template for the background. Check out the video to see more about the quick & easy process:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Carly