Good morning! Can you believe it's August already!? I surely can't. For me August means that my 3 daughters all return to school. Which is all rather bitter-sweet for me. How's your August looking?
Well, today I want to share with you a cute, fun little project you can do as a gift or way to add that little "extra" touch to a get together or just fun way to make your kids smile. :) I've decorated a boring bottle of bottled water and made it super cute and created a small card to go with it using Moxxie's Child's Play line. Totally cute, right? ;)
I wrapped a strip of It's a Breeze paper around the bottle and then for the little hanging down pocket to add a flavor packet I started out with a piece of cardstock that was 8.5" x 2.5" and then I scored at 1.75" and then again at 5.5". I used some sticky strip to glue the sides to create the pocket but staples work really well also. Then I decorated the front up with a few scraps that I had (great way to use every last bit!) and created an adorable pinwheel with a another scrap of paper I had. Then I just couldn't stop there so I made a cute little card to go with it. I used more scraps for card and a fun punch out and stamped the sentiment on the front. Quick and easy I really dresses up a boring old water bottle! ;)
I love mixing and matching the Moxxie collections. Honestly? I usually don't mix and match papers across collections that often, but I seem to be doing it all the time lately with Moxxie's collections. Today I'm mixing Down on the Farm and Child's Play for my Playtime on the Farm layout.
We go to my in-laws almost every Sunday for lunch. When the weather's nice, my boys head right outside to play. We love finding the kittens (there are always kittens in the spring, summer, and fall).
My youngest nephew hasn't quite figured out how to gently love the kittens...but he's working on it (disclaimer: no kittens were hurt in the taking of these photos).
I used a combination of stickers, journaling cards, and die cuts from both collections to tie the papers from both collections together.
For the "Some Playtime!" tag, I covered up the word "pig" from the "Some Pig" label sticker from Down on the Farm with a "Playtime" die cut from Child's Play. Layering stickers and die cuts up is a great way to customize your titles.
Do you like to mix and match collections? We'd love to see what you've done. Just post a picture on Moxxie's Facebook page!
Howdy there! It's Renee from Scrap Owl with today's Moxxie Muse project. Hope you like it!!
A friend of mine just had his first child and his WHOLE family is beyond thrilled! Facebook has been filled with photos of this newest little munchkin, and for good reason, he's adorable. But, what's the first thing this scrap addict thinks? "Whoa, you're going to need a brag book!"
I used the Moxxie Child's Play collection as the foundation for this little brag book and added in a few of the embellishments from the Moxxie Busy Boy collection. I also used the Top Dog Dies Signature Antique Die to cut the covers and pages of the album. To do the binding, I used my Zutter (I just love it!)
You Can't Rub It The Wrong Way
In addition to using my beloved foam tape to add dimension to some of the die cuts and stickers, I also used rub-ons to balance the book. The rub-ons create a professionally stamped look, without the mess of ink!
I had a horrible experience with rub-ons in the past, but Moxxie's rub-ons have been a pleasure to work with. They stick only when you rub them on the page and not when they simply touch the paper. This means NO EXTRA BITS from surrounding designs that brush up against your project. Using rub-ons has become quick and easy, and garner amazing results.
The Scrappy Wrap Up
I can't wait to get this little brag book in the mail and on its way to the new momma. The Moxxie Child's Play and Busy Boy collections are a perfect mix of primary colors for this fun loving family. I know putting the album together is just the half the fun and getting to see the photos inside makes it complete, but I had a blast mixing and matching between these two collections.
Stay Scrappy My Friends,
Do you make albums for others? What was your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and go ahead... brag a little!!
I don't believe I have scrapbooked a 4th of July picture since..... EVER! Sad, I know! I have a ton of catching up considering my oldest is 12 years old!
On this layout I used some of Moxxie's awesome Child's Play collection. I loved the colors, they were perfect!
The base is a 12x12 sheet of SU! Kraft cardstock. I really wanted a background that would allow the colors from the embellishments to "pop". I made a few rosettes and blinged up my page with sequins. I'm really beginning to be a sequin addict lately! lol Here's a few close ups of the sequins & rosettes. Have you tried sequins out yet? If not, they are so choice, and if you have the means, I highly recommend picking some up (did you catch the movie quote here?) ;)
Then for the title I used an assortment of different alphas and the 4 was a piece of chipboard that had a different colored top. I peeled it off and traced and cut out a 4 from a sheet of the Child's Play collection, glued it on and sanded the edges. LOVE how it turned out. :)