Monday, May 22, 2017

XYRON & PAPER HOUSE “WE ARE FAMILY” BLOG HOP Prize & FREEBIE!

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Hello crafty friends!  Melinda here with you today. I am super excited to be participating in the Xyron and Paper House Productions Co-Hop!!!!  Here is the layout I created using the One Big Happy Family Collection! I used papers from the One Big Happy Family Collection as well as adhesives from our friends at Xyron.
Xyron Paper House Productions Blog Hop Layout

Layout Supplies: 
 
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  Here’s a closer look at the box pleat frame as well as the medallion. I used the Xyron 1.5″ Sticker maker and ran all of the strips through. This made pleating a cinch!

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Xyron Paper House Productions Blog Hop Layout
 
 
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Here’s a closer look at the curtain pleat. I created it and then resized it so it would fit on my picture. I added a sticker flower from the cardstock sticker sheet that is included with the paper crafting kit. I used the Xyron 3″ sticker maker for the curtain pleat. Once again, running the paper through the sticker maker allows you to pleat the paper and have it hold perfectly!
Xyron Paper House Productions Blog Hop Layout
 
 
 
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Here’s a closer look at the fancy border frame. I created a wavy box pleat for this one. I also added some pearl stickers for a little extra accent.  The letters are also cardstock stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet included with the paper crafting kit. I love that it all coordinates perfectly!

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I cut the pleats out of my Pazzles and then pre-folded them. Once I folded them, I flattened them back out and put them through the Sticker Maker.  I simply fed one after the other so as not to waste any of my sticker maker!
Xyron Paper House Productions Blog Hop Layout
I am sharing the box pleat border cut file as a thank you for stopping by and joining in our hop! Be sure to pick it up while available You can grab the file by heading over to the PHP Blog and getting the link from there!!!
 
 
FREE CUTTING FILE
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Xyron Paper House Productions Blog Hop Layout
Here is one last look at my layout. It is a priceless moment in time. I was fortunate to have grown up with my grandparents in the same small town. Now it is only three generations and that little guy on my lap is now almost 27!!!!  My how time flies!!!


As promised, we have a fabulous prize package to give away this week!
18622133_10155312016726639_8628348618891482347_nThe winner will receive a Xyron Mega Runner, The One Big Happy Family Collection, and the Click Flip album!  You can enter using the Rafflecopter Link below.
Be sure to visit the Xyron Facebook Page all week long to check out what their team is creating and get in on their giveaway too!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Break Up Sale....30% OFF!!!

Hello crafty friends,
I haven’t posted in a bit as I have been busy working on some fun upcoming things….plus I was pretty sick too!  But I had to hop on here and share about the fantastic sale that Fun Stampers Journey is having!  It is called the Breakup Sale!  It features a TON of products from their current catalog that will be going away at the end of June or once they are sold out!  The best part….they are all a whopping 30% OFF!!! That’s right!  That is a fantastic savings!
Here are some projects made with some of the products!

 


Cinco De Mayo Stamp Set


CLICK HERE for the PDF FILE. Below is the list!






Be sure to head over and get your shopping done! I will be back soon with another post, until then, have a wonderfully crafty day!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

NSD Layout & FREEBIE

HAPPY (inter)National Scrapbook Day FRIENDS!!!
Hello crafty friends, I am thrilled to be sharing the scrapbook layout I created for the Paper House Productions Design Team today. We were asked to share a layout using our favorite technique that I am sharing with you is creating paper flowers.  We were given some questions so people can get to know us a little better.....
What’s your favorite type of paper crafting? For me, it is a toss up between scrapbooking layouts and cards. I really enjoy both!
Where do you go for inspiration? I find my inspiration often times when driving to work. Of course, I love to look at Design Seeds color swatches!
Where do you do your crafting? About 95% of my crafting is done in my home studio.What are your favorite crafting tools? I would have to say my favorite tool is my die cutting machine.
What are your favorite Paper House products? This is a tough one…I think it is a toss up between their 3D stickers and of course the paper.
What are your favorite colors to work with? Pink, Teal and Black…Love them…they make me happy!
How would you describe your crafting style? Classic. I love all genres though. I enjoy seeing all the different types. I am amazed at how well executed a clean and simple card can be as well as a rich layout dripping with multi-media elements!
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? When crafting, I usually have music and or watch something on Netflix!
What’s your go to snack/drink while you craft? I’m a southern girl now…originally from Michigan, but LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my tea! That and almost any type of snack food!
Paper House Sliced Life Floral Scrapbook Layout
Scrapbook Layout Supplies 

Pazzles Vue Machine


These gorgeous papers are from the Paper House Sliced Paper Pad. I am a Paper Pad Junky!  I love that the professionals have taken the time to coordinate the papers in the pad for us already! This makes doing our layouts so much easier! We were asked to show what we love doing and for me, it’s creating the paper flowers.
Paper House Sliced Life Floral Scrapbook Layout
This sentiment was perfect for this layout. It is part of the paper pad. I simply cut it out and inked the edges with a little brown ink.
Paper House Sliced Life Floral Scrapbook Layout
I fussy cut this pretty gold foiled banner out of one of the pieces of paper from the paper pad.
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I cut this pretty decorative die cut element out of some plain white cardstock. I trimmed it along the edge o the base paper. I added that perfect little sicker embellishment to the center. It came just like that. I only added a foam square underneath to give it a little extra dimension.
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Here’s a closer look at one of the butterfly die cuts. Again, I cut these out of plain white cardstock. I then sponged some gold paint onto them and when they were almost dry I shaped the wings to give them a little dimension. I used some glue dots along the bottom of the center only so they would be strongly adhered to the paper but allow me to shape and lift the wings.
Paper House Sliced Floral Scrapbook Layout
Now for one of my FAVORITE THINGS to do when crafting and creating….making FLOWERS!  Yep, I love creating paper flowers. I have said many, many times on other blog posts, that I am not a green thumb by any stretch and the only flowers I seem to be able to grow well are paper flowers!!!!
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Here’s a closer look at the flowers. I designed the SVG die cut file for these flowers. I then cut out a total of 7 layers in graduated sizes. I then layer them together and stagger each layer slightly. I then inked the edges just slightly with a red ink. Then I shaped the petals.
For the little white flowers, I cut them out of plain white cardstock and then lightly inked the edges with some light blue ink. I finished off my flowers with some blue gems for the white flowers and some brown gems for the red ones.
As a small token I would love to share the Flower File I created that I used to make my flowers!
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Sorry Link now expired. Visit the PCW shop to find it soon along with many other pretty paper flowers!
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Happy (inter)National Scrapbook Day!

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