Hour Five: Happy National Scrapbook Day! Today we are celebrating all things Scrapbooking related! Each hour we will be sharing a new post with some inspiration combining Paper House products and our designer’s favorite techniques!
Of course we can’t have a celebration without a giveaway or two! Stay tuned at the end of the post to find out what we’re giving away! Now let’s hear from Carolyn!
I’m super excited to share this layout with you for National Scrapbooking Day! We are highlighting our favorite techniques today and mine is fussy cutting! But first, you’ve been following along with getting to know our other designers, now it’s my turn to share:
What’s your favorite type of paper crafting? 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts
Where do you go for inspiration? Instagram and Pinterest
Where do you do your crafting? I have my own desk in our family office where I can look out the window and create.
What are your favorite crafting tools? My paper trimmer and Silhouette Cameo.
What are your favorite Paper House products? All the puffy stickers! I need to show restraint on my layouts because I love them all.
What are your favorite colors to work with? Pink and more pink
How would you describe your crafting style? Eclectic, sometimes clean and simple, sometimes mixed media but always colorful.
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? For years I enjoyed the quiet but I’ve been listening to music or watching tv lately. The tv is definitely distracting and takes me twice as long to finish a project!
What’s your go to snack/drink while you craft? I always drink soft drinks (so bad!).
There is something so relaxing about fussy cutting. I decided to use the Paradise Found Collection as a starting point. The colors are so beautiful I just had to cut the flowers out and cluster them.Beach Baby Layout Supply List: Paradise Found Florida Paper Crafting Kit, The Beach 3D Sticker, Island Life 3D Sticker, Ocean Breeze 12″ Double Sided Paper
I began by building a background. I placed a layer of gesso and then placed some wet distress ink on a piece of plastic and rubbed it on top. I also splattered some paint and colored some texture paste and used a stencil to make waves. I used the same technique to make the path.
This is the Ocean Breeze paper that I cut apart. It is almost too pretty to cut apart but the kit has two pieces so that makes it easier knowing that I have another one to hoard. I used foam squares behind the picture and some of the flowers to add dimension. Then I added some journaling and stickers to finish it off.
Our First Giveaway today involves our very first ever YouTube Hop! Several of our design team members and Brand Ambassadors are hosting one!
Here’s how to enter:
All you have to do is subscribe to her channel and ours. Then leave a comment on hers. You will be eligible to win a $25 gift card to our online store! AND you can get multiple entries for subscribing to all the designer’s channels, so be sure to check them all out! The YouTube giveaway is open thru Tuesday, May 9th! Head over to Katty’s video to get started.
Our Second Giveaway is happening right here! It’s also for a $25 Gift Card to our online store. All you have to do is leave a comment on a post to be entered. And with 9 new posts today you can enter each hour – so comment often and get all those entries! This giveaway closes at the end of the day on Sunday, the 7th. We will announce a winner on Monday.
Thanks for taking a look at my post! I hope you find some time to scrap today and feel free to stop by my blog. Cheers!