Tag Archives | quickutz

Make | 8×8 Layout – Lost Lake

8x8 Layout | Lost Lake | Blackbird Darlin

Okay, first off, I swear I do things other than just eating brunch. It just seems to be the thing I always want to take pictures of for some reason.

I wanted to replicate the font used on the menus for this place, so I mixed the uppercase “L” from the Quickutz Magnolia alphabet, and the lowercase letters are from the Zoe alphabet. Not an exact match, but I still love how it came out!

Animal carcasses on walls are kind of a thing at bars/restaurants in my neighborhood, so I couldn’t resist fussy cutting out a deer head for this one. I’m sure it’ll happen again, because I’m fully on board the deer head trend in papercrafting. Way less freaky than the real ones mounted in my Meme’s den in the 80’s.

8x8 Layout | Lost Lake | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: cardstock (Bazzill), woodgrain cardstock (LCI Paper), graph patterned paper (Scenic Route), deer (fussy cut from Carta Bella Wildflower paper) border sticker (Basic Grey Clippings Elements), die cut letters (Quickutz Magnolia and Zoe alphabet), brown Micron pen, photo corners, date stamp

Comments { 12 }

Make | 8×8 Layout – Glo’s

This layout makes me happy. This particular spot has been a brunch tradition for me for several years now, and the fact that there is no one else sitting in those chairs waiting to get in is a freaking miracle. (I always expect a 30ish minute wait or more if it’s a weekend morning…it’s tiny and popular) Always worth it though. Oh Glo’s, I love you so!

Pretty simple layout as usual. I rounded the corners on the patterned pieces to give it a more “diner” vibe, and the journaling strips are cardstock scraps with a touch of black ink around the edges. This is probably only the second time I’ve used the Quickutz Phoebe alphabet…wasn’t a big fan of it when it was sent to me for design team purposes, but I think it worked perfect for this title!

8x8 Layout | Glo's | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: cardstock (Bazzill), black check patterned paper (Fancy Pants Memories Captured 6×6 pad), green herringbone patterned paper (Lawn Fawn Dewey Decimal 6×6 pad), title sticker (Basic Grey Clippings Elements), die cut letters (Quickutz Phoebe Skinni Alpha)

Comments { 1 }

Make | 8×8 Layout – Granville Island

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | Granville Island | Blackbird Darlin

Hey, here is yet another project of mine featuring paper made by a now defunct company! I have got quite a stash of these vintage style papers by Daisy D’s, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t difficult to make myself cut into this piece. I think it worked out okay though. Phew.

There really should be a word for “cutting into a new piece of patterned paper” anxiety.

Let’s talk about that title for a minute, because it is my favorite part. Oh Quickutz, how I still love thee and this alphabet! I ran the 4×8 die through my Revolution with a piece of cream adhesive backed foam, and I love the soft, smushy dimension it gives to this page. DIY Thickers, that’s what’s up.

What about you guys? Do you still find yourself using die cutters for titles? Can’t see myself ever parting with mine!

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | Granville Island | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: black cardstock (Bazzill), patterned paper (Daisy D’s), “Chandelier” die cut alphabet (Quickutz), “Wandering” label sticker (Pink Paislee), washi tape, black micron pen, cream adhesive backed foam, date stamp

Comments { 8 }

Quote | “If you were scared and worried…”

Lyrics | "You and I" | Avalanche City

I heard an Avalanche City song on a commercial the other day, and got excited about it in the way that I always get excited over those kinds of things. My personal favorite by this New Zealand artist is this particular one though…I think a lot of us out there can identify with wanting to fill a whole room full of something we’re addicted to. Hehe ;)

(And can we talk about how adorable this video is?! It kills me every time I watch it)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Supplies Used: cardstock (Bazzill), patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found pad), border punch (Fiskars Threading Water), die cut letters (Quickutz Chandelier die), letter stamps (Studio G)

Comments { 2 }

Make | 8×8 Layout – King St. Station

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | King St. Station | Blackbird Darlin

Okay kids, here we go with some more 8×8 action! So much easier for me than doing 12×12 these days. I’m usually only taking one or two pics of something at a time now, so all that space was getting overwhelming.

I raided more of my stash for this one – that 8×8 brown polka dot paper is a KI Memories piece from forever ago, and the cream and black cardstock was dug out from my scraps folder. The little date flags are from the Clippings sticker sheet from Basic Grey, title is done with the Studio Skinni Mini Quickutz alphabet (one of my all-time favs!) And finally, the 1.5×4 piece of clock patterned paper is cut from the “Labeled” Good Life collection sheet by Fancy Pants.

I’ve only been Instagramming for six months now (ehhh, I’m a bit slow on upgrading my technology), but it’s definitely pulled me back into taking random snapshots again. I’m sure most people are fine with just letting their Instagram be what it is, but I can’t resist having them printed in physical form, surrounded by pretty things. Any of the rest of you noticed this in your own crafting?

Comments { 1 }