Tag Archives | crate paper

Make | Bookmark (From Scrapbook Supplies)

Bookmark from scrapbook supplies| Blackbird Darlin

I’m not sure why I haven’t done this before – it seems so obvious and simple, but when I saw that Studio Calico paper with text from Anne of Green Gables on it, it dawned on me…

Bookmarks! Out of scrapbook stuff! DUH.

I used:
*2.5″ x 8.25″ piece of solid colored cardstock
*Patterned paper piece to fit inside (size depends on how much border you want around it – I eyeball it)
*Folding sticker tab
*Strip of washi tape

Of course, you can take this list and make it simpler, or more complicated, than that…go raid your stash, I bet there’s some good stuff in there waiting to be used in this non-scrappy way! And then you’ll wonder why you’ve been using receipts as bookmarks instead of something pretty for so long. (Although that could just be me)

Supply List: sticker tab (October Afternoon Public Library word stickers), floral sticker (Crate Paper Open Road accent stickers), patterned paper (Studio Calico South of Market Stoney Creek paper), gray cardstock (Bazzill), washi tape

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Make | Card – “You Spin Me Around”

Card | You Spin Me Around | Blackbird Darlin

If you look closely, you might notice something a bit unusual for me on this card. SPRAY MIST. Yes, I am digging into the messier side of scrapbooking, but in a very subtle, not-really-that-messy way.

Totally in control, just the way I like it.

I’ve been using bits and pieces from this Basic Grey sticker sheet for forever now…I’m not sure if it will ever get used up, but I’m sure trying! I mounted the record and heart on some pop dots to keep things from being too flat and boring. (I thought about trying to make it actually spin, but that got a little too involved for my type of crafting) A couple of cuts into a scrap of the woodgrain paper turned it into a banner…voila!

Card | You Spin Me Around | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: music and woodgrain patterned paper (American Crafts DIY Shop 6×6 pad), record sticker (Basic Grey Clippings sticker sheet), gold heart (Maggie Holmes Styleboard chipboard die cuts), spray mist (Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine), gold brad

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Make | 8×8 Layout – Ice Cream

8x8 Layout | Ice Cream | Blackbird Darlin

That polka dot paper has been sitting in my stash for about a hundred thousand years now…always an exciting moment when something old finally gets its day in the sun.

Except no, not really, because the sun would fade it and then I would be sad.

This is the first 8×8 layout I’ve done with three photos…THREE! The journaling spot is from a stack of 2.5×3″ index cards that I found in the office supply section of a local drugstore. They just scream for scrapbook page journaling; I’m not even sure what someone in an office would use it for. The brown frame was looking a little drab, so I added a scallop border to the top to dress it up a bit.

The problem with looking at this layout is that it always makes me want to eat ice cream. Ohhhh the smell that comes out of this place! Do you guys have any good ice cream shops where you live? It’s such a great thing about Spring and Summer isn’t it?

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | Ice Cream | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: patterned paper (SEI maybe?), word stickers (Studio Calico Printshop stickers), frame (Crate Paper The Pier chipboard frames), phrase/date stamp (Studio Calico Classic roller stamp), scallop border (Fiskars Threading Water punch), doily

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Make | Card – “Hey You!”

Card | Hey You! | Blackbird Darlin

I kept trying to think of something to say about this card, but all I kept writing was about how much it drives me nuts that scrapbook companies keep rounding the corners of all their journaling cards because that’s how Becky’s are, but I’m going to veer a more positive route instead…


Top Tip: Photo corners are a great option for those of you that are crazy like me and prefer your journaling card corners to be sharp.

Card | Hey You! | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: pattern paper (Crate Paper Close Knit 6×6 pad), phone chipboard (Maggie Holmes Styleboard Ephemera pack), woodgrain journaling card (American Crafts DIY Shop), sentiment (Citrus Twist February PL Kit), photo corners (Scrapbook Adhesives), washi tape

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Make | 6×8 Pocket Page – 20’s Party

6x8 Project Life | 20's Party | Blackbird Darlin

I’m thinking I should probably not do hand journaling on my pages after multiple cups of coffee. BLEEERGGG.

I think my favorite reason for using pocket pages is that those random little photos that might not be the best quality finally have a place they look good in. I have a few more photos from this event, but they’re small, dark, and grainy. (We were having a good time, so pictures weren’t really top priority!) Those will be added to the back side of this page…since I’m inserting it into an album that has traditional layouts, and I don’t scrap in order, making this a spread wouldn’t work. And quite frankly, I’m okay with it being a front/back layout rather than a spread.

The journaling cards you see here are free printables (YAY!), so check out the links below if you’d like to add them to your stash. The bottom right card actually has a giant ampersand in the middle of it, but my sentiment fit perfectly on top of it. For the bottom left card, I stamped a couple phrases on it in gold ink (I love that Kate Spade stamp so much). Top right is just a piece of black cardstock with a gold doily glued on top…I was so excited when the Maggie Holmes chipboard piece fit perfectly on this Instax print, it’s my favorite detail!

A little more elaborate than my last attempt, but still just simple enough for me.

6x8 Project Life | 20's Party | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: sentiments (Fancy Pants Memories Captured Ephemera pack), chipboard piece (Maggie Holmes Styleboard chipboard), label (Citrus Twist Kits), gold chevron and gold frame journaling cards (Boutique Cute Doll), bokeh journaling card (Kristin Cronin-Barrow via Sweet Shoppe Designs), phrase stamp (Kate Spade roller stamp), gold ink (Brilliance Galaxy Gold), alphabet stamp (Studio G), date stamp, gold doily

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