It is October 1st and along with the change in the weather we are changing things up a bit here on the Moxxie blog!
We are excited to start a new challenge that will be Halloween themed!! So don't go far and check back often because we will start off the challenge with some awesome, and do I ever mean AWE-some, inspiration from the Muses. You do NOT want to miss this!
And of course there is a prize involved!
Speaking of prizes, are you curious to find out who won last months prize? I kind of thought you would be. The winner of the GORGEOUS Autumn Glory line is:
In my previous blog post I talked about using the "B side" of paper and trying to inspire crafters to use all parts of a piece of paper. In this post I just want to remind crafters to think out of the box of a 12 x 12 sheet of paper.
Today I made an envelope to coordinate with my previous card. I made this envelope with Moxxie's Grid Iron paper, yes, football paper.
I wanted to keep a touch of the football, because it is a Fall card and football is a very Fall thing. It's cheeky.
By adding very special embellishments and paper that coordinates, like Moxxie Autumn Glory, it loses all sportiness but leaves a beautiful creation that can be given to anyone.
So, the next time your looking for some inspiration, really look at the stuff that surrounds you. Look at its colors, or the backside, or upside down and see what you come up with.
Fall is upon us, and today is the last day of September. You know what that means? My favorite month and holiday are almost upon us! October is a beautiful month, and Halloween is the best day ever in my opinion. To get ready for "my time" of the year, I created some Halloween cards using Zombie Attack.
These were easy to make, just tear the paper and apply to a black card base. I dipped my finger into red paint, and hand wrote the word "run" to give it a creepy effect!
Hi Moxxie Fans! It's Renee from Scrap Owl taking over the blog today. For this post I thought it would be fun to take a look at how I create embellishment clusters on my layouts.
If you are unfamiliar with that term, an embellishment cluster is simply a variety of embellishments, layered upon each other in order to create one large "cluster" that acts as a single embellishment. This helps you add dimension and eye catching detail to your pages, while still being able to use the "rule of three" to balance your layout.
In this first version of my layout I have already placed the pictures and layered patterned paper from Moxxie's brand new Braniac line and elements from Moxxie's other school collection, School Zone. These are the foundations of my three embellishment clusters.
The first cluster is the "title cluster". This includes the "Preschool Dance" title, the stamped image, the CD rub ons, the arrow, and the green striped patterned paper pieces. I've layered some of these pieces directly on top of each other, but the arrow was popped up using foam tape.
The second cluster is the journaling cluster located below the single picture on the left side of the page. This cluster includes a small amount of journaling on the green striped paper, but also has the same stamped image and a cut out of the same CD used in the title cluster but punched out using my Epiphany Crafts bubble cap maker. The bubble cap is sitting on a button sticker from Moxxie's School Zone cardstock sticker sheet.
The final cluster is the located between the two photos on the right side of the layout. This forms a triangle between the two other embellishment clusters - working with the rule of three. Again, I used the same stamp and CD design, but I added the arrows to coordinate with the journaling.
As I continued to build my embellishment clusters, I added banners I cut from vellum with an old Creative Memories border punch. On the banners I adhered small sequins for additional bling and dimension. The key to embellishment clusters is not to be worried about overlapping elements. As you can see, some of the banners are tucked behind photos while others are on top of the foundation elements.
This is the final layout. I added some additional rub ons with the stars and added larger sequins to the right side photos. Again, note the placement of the stars and the sequins. The three stars make a triangle and the three larger sequins make a triangle. This is a great way to help determine balance when you are layering a number of different elements together.
The dance was so much fun! A little crazy with 40 preschoolers running around to the loud music, but it was a blast. And, I think my layout captures that feeling exactly! I hope you like it!
Hi, it's Joan, here today to share with you a scrapbook page I made. The page is of my niece's Boston Terrier, Lulu, who is dressed as an elf. I used Moxxie's new Happy Pawlidays line - perfect for Christmas layouts of dogs and cats!
On the page, I used lots of Moxxie stickers: the green paw circle, "Happy Pawlidays" banner, red alphabet letters and the red, green & white pennants. I also used the word card and two patterned papers from the line. I added a small piece of white doily, sequins and a gold sprayed doily to the top of the word card and my page was complete.
Hi all, happy fall! I am ready for falling leaves and crisp air..are you? I am here today to share a fall card and tag that i made using the autumn glory collection. This collection is gorgeous! I just loved working with the beautiful rich colors and design!
This week i bought some new punches and i started with a strip of the burnt orange paper but i made a mistake with the punch... I love the challenge of fixing mistakes (as silly as that sounds) because i challenge myself to make it into something pretty. So, i took some stickers off the sticker sheet and layered then with a punched circle and added over my mistake with a gem brad and layered some barcode patterened strips, twine, and the fab autumn saying sticker. Lastly, i distressed all the edges to give some texture to the card.
For the tag i layered up some stickers and tucked punched swirls underneath with a gem brad in the center and topped it off with some cool twine. My no measuring tag tip: cut a strip the whole length of the paper (this paper was 12 x12) and any width you like. Fold it in half add glue to inside. Then just cut the top two corners on an angle. Then embellish.
Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!! Jen T.
I don't know about you guys but I'm always in need of a few "Thank You" cards. The easiest and fastest way to pump a few out is by using a One Sheet Wonder (a.k.a OSW) template. Have you ever heard of these? It's where you take a sheet of designer paper and you cut it up according to the template you have and allows you to create a bunch of different cards in a short period of time. It's a great way for me to use some of my cardstock scraps also. :) I've used this particular template a few times and I've been able to produce 14-16 cards, today I produced 16 cards.
Here's my 16 cards!
I used some Kraft cardstock as my base for all the cards and then found some different "Thank You" & "Thinking of You" sentiments in my stamps. Then found some cardstock scraps that matched along with the colors of my designer paper so that I could embellish and accent a bit more with it. I also used various embellishments such as linen thread, brads & twill tape along with inking along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Photo Vintage. Here's a close up the cards.