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

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

Using Stamps To Create A Repeating Pattern

Hi Friends! Its Carly and I am so excited to be on the Pattern Happy blog with my first post! Today I want to share with you 2 easy card designs using stamps to create patterns.

To get started you need stamps (I’m using the Best Bots set), a stamp positioning tool like the MISTI and your favorite inks.

Decide on a horizontal or vertical pattern and measure your stamp accordingly. For example, for the repeating robot pattern I wanted to create horizontal robot “stripes” so I measured the width of my image, about 1-1/4 inches. Then using the MISTI, I stamped one robot then moved my cardstock 1-1/4 inches to the left and stamped again.

Repeat and repeat.

Once I finished the pattern, I added a sentiment and to complete the cards, I stamped and colored cute little bots.

I used the same process to create a vertical pattern with the “I’M NUTS FOR YOU SENTIMENT”.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs! Carly