Hi everyone. Pattie here. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Hope you are all being appreciated and shown just how special and loved you are! And not just today, but every day!! Since I'm on the subject of special and love, I just wanted to express how thankful I have been being able to share my scrappy works with all of you these past several years. I hope that I have inspired you to use your special gift of craftiness as well! My Little Shoebox has been a part of my life for over 5 years and I have enjoyed every minute of it!
I created a couple of Valentine themed projects for this month. I made a card and a treat box for someone special in my life.
This is a card that I made using papers from the Notebook and Cherry Delight. After hand cutting out the heart from the floral paper, I pop dotted it onto the polka dot paper to give some dimension to my card. I also cut out a heart from chipboard and covered it in some extra sparkly glitter. Sometimes it the simple things that make a card really special!
Next I made a little sweet treat box. I love giving out candy boxes for just about any occasion- it's candy after all! This is really simple to make with a 4x12" strip of paper and a few score marks. This is great for room moms to make for all kinds of school functions!
Supplies used: Cherry Delight: Bliss, Charming; Notebook: With Love; Island Breeze Trim Pack, Cream Mini Alphabet Stickers.
Hello My Little Shoebox fans! Today it's my turn to show you what I made with My Little Shoebox' awesome collections! As I wasn't able to choose between my 2 favorite collections: Vintage Shop and Oh, Deer! I decided to create something with both of them!
First I made this "Vintage Shop" layout about my youngest who just came back from the hairdressers:
I don't know if you can see it very well, but he has blue hairgel in his hair and was feeling very "tough"! Although "tough" and Vintage Shop don't seem a likely combination I decided to go for it anyway and am quite happy with the result!
Here are a few close-ups:
Supplies: My Little Shoebox: Vintage Shop collection (patterned papers, 3D Roll-Up Flowers and Accents, Cardstock Stickers), Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Mini Alphabet Stickers, Unity Stamp & My Little Shoebox: Owl love You Always. Other supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Heart Jewel: Doodlebug Design; Stamps: Studio Calico, Stampers Anonymous; Stamping Ink: Memento; Pen: K&Company; Doily and Staples: misc. Tools: Silouette Cameo.
And then on to my Oh, Deer! projects: two cards. Here's a "Hi" card:
and also a "Bye" card:
I'm so in love with the little deer! I just had to use them!
Supplies: My Little Shoebox: Oh, Deer! (Patterned Paper, 3D Roll-Up Flowers and Accents, Cardstock Stickers), Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Mini Alphabet Stickers. Other supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Pen: Stabilo; Doily: misc.
Although this is not quite my last post on MLS' blog, as at the end of the month I have a fun tutorial up, I do want to seize this opportunity to thank Helen from the bottom of my heart for this fabulous year on the design team. I've loved every minute creating with her awesome collections and am very sad to have to say goodbye. I'm wishing her loads of good luck and success with her new bags and accessories collections! I'm sure they will be a big hit as they are truly wonderful! Also many thanks to Shemaine and Pattie for their continuing and enthusiastic support!
Thank you so much for visiting My Little Shoebox' blog today! Hope to see you back soon!
Hello, MLS friends! It's Robyn with you today for a Tuesday Tutorial.
Just a few more days 'til Valentine's Day. What?! You've forgotten to pick up gifts? That's okay. Today's tutorial will help you whip up a quick batch of gifts for your sweethearts.
Everyone loves a gift card to their favorite store. Why not package this simple (and fast!) gift in a beautiful way?
All you need are:
Plain white envelopes (mine are the all-purpose variety from Target and measure 3 5/8" by 6 1/2")
Cardstock stickers and die-cuts from your favorite My Little Shoebox collection (I used Vintage Shop)
First, seal your envelopes. Then use your paper trimmer to trim a little off the short edge. I cut mine down to 5".
Now that you've got your pouch, use a circle punch to cut a rounded sliver out of the top of each one.
Next, insert the pouch into an embossing folder and run it through your Cuttlebug, Big Shot or other embossing machine. If you're not into embossing, you can skip this step. I just like the texture it adds to the pouch.
Now you're ready to layer on some embellishments! I used banner pieces from the die-cut sheet and a few cardstock stickers to finish off this gift card holder.
Repeat on the other gift card holders. Try mixing it up a bit or adding in scraps of patterned papers or a strand of trim.
And then you're ready to insert your gift cards for the ones you love.
Hi, MLS friends. Carol here sharing my last post using Notebook and Secret Garden collections. I'm having mixed feelings as I typed out this post. Happy that My Little Shoebox is venturing into lifestyle products yet sad that I won't be able to craft with My Little Shoebox scrapbooking line for now. Its such an honor to be part of this design team. I really really love My Little Shoebox paper collections. They are so adorable and versatile and with cheerful colors. Thank you Helen for letting me be part of the team and for the wonderful products.
Today I'm sharing 2 projects that I made. The first is a necklace and bookmark. Secondly is my art journal pages.
"DIY Necklace and Bookmark"
Supplies: MLS Notebook (Always and Forever) and Secret Garden (Dorothy); MLS Trim Pack (Morning Mist); Maya Road (pin); Tiny glass bottle and cork, swaroski crystals, seed beads, metal clasps; Prima trinkets; Itop tool and button; Glossy accents
I used the MLS trim as the bookmark body and attached the button rosette at the top. I like this type of bookmark as i find it light and easy to carry around in my bag.
For the necklace, I altered a tiny glass bottle by inserting a Maya Road pin into the cork and adhered flowers cut out from MLS paper. I also put some loose flowers inside the bottle. To seal up the cork and secure it, I used glossy accent and jewelry wire as the hook to the leather strap. I also adhered a butterfly cut out at the exterior of the bottle.
"Love" Art Journal Pages
Page 1: "Love Is On The Way"
For this page, I just misted the background and adhered the cut-out and stickers unto the page. Added pearls around the page too.
Here's the closeup:
Page 2: "Love Messages"
I love this page.I used texture paste/crackle paste with glass bead gel mixture across a bricks stencil for the background. And tinted it slightly with Pan Pastel chalks. This page is about me and my hubby and our love messages to each other. The messages are hidden in the folded journalling tags under the photos.
This message is written by my hubby to me.
And this message from me to my hubby.
Supplies: MLS Notebook (Always and Forever, Truly Yours, Bits and Pieces, Cardstock Sticker); MLS Secret Garden (La Petite); Tattered Angels mists; Multi-medium (Claudine Hellmuth); Kaisercraft pearls and swaroski crystals; The Crafter's Workshop template; Texture Paste (Dowler Rowney) and Glass Bead gel (Golden); Pan Pastel Tints; Prima Flowers; Studio Calico wood veneers; brads and turn mounts
Well, I hope you enjoy my projects for this past year. And I wish Helen and My Little Shoebox all the best in their ventures. Happy crafting and have lots of fun!!
Hello! Liz here with my last scrappy post on the blog since grand new changes are underway.
I decided to pull out one of my favorite MLS collections from last season, Up In Trees. I am a huge fan of fun, bright colors so this collection is a clear choice for me.
Supplies Used: My Little Shoebox's Up In Trees; Bird's Eye View, In The Trees, My Way, Free As A Bird, 3D Roll Up Flower Diecut sheet, Firecracker Muse Alphabet stickers.
For my card below I made a window shoppe scene complete with a flower pot and banner.
Supplies Used: My Little Shoebox's Up In Trees; My Way, Woodgrain Love, Notebook's Truly Yours, Keepsake's Music To My Ears.
I want to take the time to express my gratitude for Helen and the My Little Shoebox company for the opportunity to serve on this FABULOUS DT for the past year. It has been a sure joy and I have enjoyed myself very much!!!! I am very sad to go but I truly wish My Little Shoebox the best of luck and success.
Hello everyone! Linda here with my last post for My Little Shoebox scrapbooking collections. Thank goodness the creative, wonderful designs from Helen will continue as she moves in a new direction into bags and life-style products! I have been honored to be a member of her design team for two years - the special opportunity to expand my own creativity, learn from my team members, and design with fabulous, colorful, lovely paper collections. When you add Helen's generosity and friendship, it just doesn't get any better than that!
Today I am sharing with you three projects from the exciting Notebook collection. The first is a Happy Birthday card.
With this card I created panels, then stitched them with black ink, and foam dotted them for dimension. I used lace and seam binding to separate the card into two parts, then embellished with leaves, flowers, and decorative pins. The bottom is embossed white cardstock to provide background for the red mini letters.
Supplies: Notebook collection, MLS mini letters, lace, seam binding, flower and pins. I also used Tattered Angels Dirty Martini Glam on the leaves.
My second card was created ith another color accent from the Notebook collection.
The 'For You' card highlights the softer colors from this collection. My butterfly is from a punch using two pieces of paper, with the top foam dotted, leaving the bottom piece as a shadow. The pearls call attention to the butterfly, and two kinds of lace add a fancier look to the card.
Supplies: Notebook collection, pearls, lace, mini letters
My last project is a tag - lots of fun to create!
The tag itself is a piece of MLS cardstock, with a doily added. I die cut another paper from the collection as a background for the little girl and banners. The top of the tag is a piece of darker blue ribbon to add contrast, a button, and white twine. A small swirl of pearls and mini letters complete the tag.
Supplies: Notebook collection, MLS cardstock, Punky Sprouts doily, Prima peals
I hope you have enjoyed the design team creations from out talented team members over the years, and have been inspired to create for yourselves. Again, thanks to Helen, her beautiful designs and generosity, and also for the help and leadership provided by our Coordinators, Pattie Beltran and Shemaine Smith.
Hello, My Little Shoebox friends!
I'm happy to share 2 of my latest MLS layouts. Today's projects are all about teen adventures.
My sons love hunting and four wheeling. It's difficult to convince them to pose for pics these days, but they were all smiles on this outdoor adventure. I combined fabulous products from these MLS collections: Oh, Deer and Vintage Shop. Also included: Want2Scrap chipboard, Tsukinko Ink, Beacon Adhesives.
What is more wonderful than a school dance? The MLS collection "Cherry Delight" was perfect to showcase this special event. Also included: Want2Scrap bling, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Tsukineko ink, Beacon Adhesives.
A huge thank you to Helen Chu and My Little Shoebox for allowing me to serve on the design team for the past 2 years. It has been a wonderful experience. I LOVE MLS paper products and have enjoyed every moment of creating with this amazing team!
Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my last post on the My Little Shoebox blog. I have been so honored to work with this wonderful Company and to work with these very talented designers has been a pleasure.
I have saved the best for last. I absolutely love my last project. I took an old torn up book and taken apart. Using foam core boards I have created layers of hills and clouds and a cute little scene for the unsuspecting reader.
I used every single flower that was on the punch out sheet to really give my cover depth.
Here is the inside. I wrapped all the edges in ribbon to give it a nice clean look.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. I want to wish Helen and all the team all the best it has been fun.
Hi there MLS friends. This post is bittersweet for me. I feel so blessed to have had the chance to design with My Little Shoebox products but at the same time sad that this is my last post. I'm sure you've heard that our wonderful leader/designer- Helen has jumped into designing bags and home decor products and with that she's saying goodbye (for now) to designing scrapbook lines.
So for my last project share, I'm dedicating this card to her. :)
Dear Friend Card
Cardstock- Walmart; Pattern Papers- (50022, Sweetie, Secret
Garden; 50033, Truly Yours, Notebook) My Little Shoebox; Letter stickers-
50152, Cream, Mini Alphabet, My Little Shoebox; Chipboard butterfly- Maya Road;
Rhinestones- BoBunny; Twine- Lemondrop, The Twinery; Glitter- Source Unknown;
Border punch- Fiskars; White paint- Plaid Enterprises; Adhesives- Scrapbook
adhesive by 3L, Glue Dots, Creative Memories
I combined papers from two different lines (Secret Garden and Notebook)
to create this friend card. I wanted the main focus to be the chipboard
butterfly so I painted it white and I also added glitter on it. I love adding
white paint and then sprinkling glitter on the item. When the paint is still
wet, it’s the best time to add glitter. This step eliminates adding extra
adhesive for the glitter.
It's been my honor to be part of a great and talented group of designers and before I go, I decided to make a collage of some of my favorite projects that I've made while on the team...
Looking back at all of the projects I've made, I know that I have grown as a designer and paper crafter. That is all thanks to the beautiful products that Helen has designed for My Little Shoebox. My favorite ones have always been the journaling blocks and I'm going to think about her everytime I create with those fun products.
Thank you to all of you and I wish you all the best in your crafting endeavors. :)
Hello MLS fans. Today is our last day of Mash Up week. We hope you've enjoyed all of the projects featured this week. Our Design Team players worked really hard on their projects and we really appreciate their efforts.
Our final Masher of the week is...
Carousel Love layout
Some of the details
I used several punched hearts to make a honeycomb style embellishment for my page. Use the Tim Holtz tiny attacher to attach them all.
I added a bit of mist to the background cardstock. I cut out the letters and used the pop dots to add dimension to my title.
Supplies: Vintage Shop Heirloom, Vintage Shop French Lace, Vintage Shop Rose Ribbon, Coming Home Soaring Above, Secret Garden La Petite. Strawberry Frosting Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers,.
Misc: Tattered Angels Dutch Tulip and embossed chipboard, Wood Buttons, The Twinery Pink twine, Recollections fabric and paper flowers.
These collections were easy to mash and a fun way to use up scraps and extra letters I had on my sticker sheets.
That wraps up Mash Up week!
Have a fantastic weekend and don't forget about our Open House Sale going on Friday and Saturday!