#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?

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! 🙂

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

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

Bunny Trail Layout

Good morning, everyone!  Kat here today to share a recent layout that I made using some fun Pattern Happy products.

One of my favorite PH products is the Geofetti 6×6 paper pad.  I love the colors and the patterns and when I realized that the papers coordinated nicely with my daughter’s Easter outfit, I knew I had to use the papers to scrap a photo from this past Easter.

I used the papers to back a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and then added my photo.  I used scraps to create the top and bottom borders on the layout and then added a small die cut “Hello” to finish everything off.

I love coordinated and bright everything looks!  🙂  Thanks for stopping by today!

#52Favorites Spread

Good morning everyone!  Kat here this morning and I am so excited to share my first project with you today!

Recently I have been working on a #52favorites album.  Have you heard of the concept?  It’s kind of like a super simplified version of Project Life.  Basically, you pick one photo from each week of the year that you want to highlight.  I’ve been focusing my album on my daughter.  I think this is such  a fun way to document her first year of life!

For my Week 13 spread, I decided to used papers from the Rainbows 6×6 paper pad, the Robots 6×6 paper pad and the Color Me 6×6 paper pad.  I also cut out some cute shapes using the Bloom Builder die and I topped off my spread with the date on a label cut from the Mini Containers die.

Here is how my spread turned out:

I love how the papers coordinate so nicely with the photo!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a happy day!

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