9.03.2015

michaels stickers ~ card set

Hello friends...

Michaels Stickers ~ Simple how to card creations using the new Heidi Swapp Sticker collection found @michaelsstores. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Playing around with a collection from HeidiSwapp new at Michaels...

We call it Michaels Stickers.

And that would be because they are stickers. Most of them anyway.

Michaels Stickers ~ Simple how to card creations using the new Heidi Swapp Sticker collection found @michaelsstores. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
I challenged myself to a couple of cards. And to keep it real simple. Just use white card stock, and the Sticker set.

How about a little 'how to' for ya today? Or maybe two.

Here is that you will need from Michaels:

supplies:

other:
white cardstock
glue
scissors

  • Create 4 1/2 x 5 3/4-inch card with white cardstock. Set aside.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inches.
  • Use Silver Washi Tape and adhere three different strips of tape in the center of the card that was made in step 2. The first strip starts at 1 3/4-inches from the top edge of the card.
  • Use bull clip and clip frame to card.
  • Glue wood word at the lower edge of the frame.

  • WASHI TAPE TIP: to create word banners or notched flags, tape washi to a piece of cardstock and cut away excess. 

  • Using the washi tape tip, create a word banner with the SMILE tape. Glue to the right edge of the glitter frame
  • Use the washi tape tip again with the star tape. Cut 2 1 1/2-inch strips of tape on the card stock. Notch edges. Tuck flags under bull clip as shown.
  • Glue cardstock to card base.
Michaels Stickers ~ Simple how to card creations using the new Heidi Swapp Sticker collection found @michaelsstores. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Ta dah! Pretty simple, eh? I love it when it happens like that.
OK...ready for another today?

Michaels Stickers ~ Simple how to card creations using the new Heidi Swapp Sticker collection found @michaelsstores. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp


Here is what you will need and and how to do this one:

supplies:


other:
Black Color Shine
white cardstock
tiny stapler

  • Create 4 1/2 x 5 3/4-inch card.
  • Add Black Color Shine ink blots to card. Allow to dry.
  • Fold gold foil note around right edge about 1-inch from the lower edge. Adhere in place.
  • Add the ‘amazing’ Puffy Sticker to note.
  • Place BE glitter letters above word sticker.
  • Place ‘today’ acetate word in center of card with tiny stapler.
  • Place puffy icons on card as shown.
Michaels Stickers ~ Simple how to card creations using the new Heidi Swapp Sticker collection found @michaelsstores. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
And that's how it's done.

Link me up on Instagram: jamiepate, if you find yourself playing with these fun new embellishments. 

Enjoy!!!

9.02.2015

clip it : pink paislee memorandum

hello friends...

Memorandum Collection goes to work keeping up to date with the new clipboard and gallery prints. @jamiepate for @pinkpaislee


Over at PinkPaislee.com I have provided a little project...

Memorandum Collection goes to work keeping up to date with the new clipboard and gallery prints. @jamiepate for @pinkpaislee

With instructions...

Memorandum Collection goes to work keeping up to date with the new clipboard and gallery prints. @jamiepate for @pinkpaislee

On how to create this little project with the Memorandum Collection.

Hoping you will check it all out.


8.20.2015

September Skies ~ project life

I love Project Life.  I love the concept of the pockets and the story or event all right there with plenty of spaces for journaling. I love it when I'm caught up! but I love too just to pick up right where I am at and tell a story.



But...(and this said emphatically)...but what I really love..is this right here. When these guys pull an album down and look through the stories and laugh out loud or ask questions and just simply respond to the words and photos spread in front of them. This I love.



Today, along with Lindsay over on her blog, we are sharing a look at a Project Life® page using Heidi Swapp's September Skies kits. What lovely lovely kits these are to the Project Life® family. Probably one of my favorites.

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of jamiepate.com I do receive financial compensation and material product from American Crafts to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own. 

The Core Kit is filled with 576 cards. A mix of 6x4 and 3x4. AND...there are glittered cards that are beautiful!


There is also a Value Kit. This is where it gets really fun. This kit is full of clear elements including 3x4 cards. Gold foil on the 6x4 cards. Plus, plus...PLUS...clear words and cardstock die cuts. This is what I'm talkin' about.


There are plenty of glittery pieces that are part of these kits. But I took to some of the more masculine hues with a subtle touch of blush. These are photos from a family event a few months back. I can't adore these photos of these guys more. Although not working PL2015 album in order right now, these needed to get in our book quick fast and in a hurry.


The page holds a couple of 6x4, a few 3x4, and even a 3x2 sized photo. These are some of my go-to sizes for Project Life®. I added label pieces right on photos. I layered 3x4 clear cards over 3x4 photos. Just a few ways to add a little fancy to these photos.



The kits include floral die cuts that I adhered to the outside of this pocket.


Something else making me really happy here is the use of the Project Life® Fuse Tool. Here you can see how it is used as a simple overlay where ephemera pieces are added to the pocket and the pocket fused to the page.




Here the Fuse Tool was used to add a 3x4 pocket in which there is a photo. And the pocket underneath is home to a journal card with additional documentation.




And one last thing found here are some layering techniques. One of my ways with pocket pages is to have at least one pocket with lots of embellishments found as a sort of focal point.

But wait...there's more!!! For you today is a free downloadable pdf so that you can make exactly what you see here. Click here and print it out. And be sure to go grab Lindsay's printable too!

mixed media 4x4 mini album ~ heidi swapp

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
 Ah...how fun it is to break into a new kit of goodness and just start creating. Hey everyone, welcome to today's post. I am happy to show you around a 4x4 mini album I just created for a gift. It was so much fun to create. Are you ready...

but first, a little commercial break:

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of jamiepate.com I do receive financial compensation and material product from American Crafts to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own. 



 This is called the Cinch Album Insta Kit from Heidi Swapp. It is available at Michaels.




And it comes with all this stuff!!! Plenty of items to create at least 2 mini albums. And then use the leftovers for cards or tags or pocket page filler.


Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

But today let me show you page by page what I did to make this album what it is. The cover is already canvas covered. I took the 3x4 Say Cheese Screen print to embellish the front. Trimmed out a tag and a Color Magic Die Cut Paper that is layered with a clear piece from the kit. Notice the gold binding? Two of those are included in the kit.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp



Allow me to take you on a tour of this mini gift album. Share with you little tips and tricks for each page layout. You in?

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp



The first page is the 'smile and say cheese' overlay included in the kit. A scrap of the chevron Color Magic paper was trimmed and painted with the red art ink (included in the You Are Here kit). It was then tiny attached to the clear overlay.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The next page uses the 'thankful' over lay that was trimmed to 4x3. The polka dot art screen was used on the back to give some dimension.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Lift the overlay to reveal the photo underneath. Foil stars were applied to one of the Color Magic circles and tucked under the photo. The gold foil ephemera 'like' is attached along with an arrow from the Cinch kit. Love the effect of just stapling elements right onto a photo. It does not take much to dress it up at all.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

This might be my favorite page. The 'blessed' overlay sits right on top of the photo without obscuring the image. I used the polka dot stencil with the art ink to add some color behind the word.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

This is how the picture looks by itself.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The camera image art screen comes in the same package as the 'say cheese' that is art screened on another of the cardstock pieces from the Cinch kit. Add an art screened image to a 4x3 card, attach gold foil ephemera...and then turn the page.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

I used watercolor paper for the filler in this mini book. This page is about as simple as it gets. Because of all the embellishment around it, I just adhered the photo to the page and called it done. Sometimes less is more.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

And the same goes for an overlay. It is so beautiful just as it is. Simply layer it over the photo. It says it all.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

One of my go to embellishment techniques is to v-notch the end of a scrap of paper and tuck it under the photo. Sometimes that is all the color the page needs. Here a watercolor tag is painted with art ink and it also has a piece of overlay that has been trimmed down to size and notched to match. Real simple. Real pretty.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Had fun with this spread. Trimmed down one of the 4x4 cards so that the photo behind could peek out from above.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

This time I took a piece of plain acetate paper and added my own gold foil from the Forever and Ever kit. More notched paper tags as well as a piece of chevron Color Magic paper and another gold foil ephemera from the kit. And I call it good.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media from @michaels mixed with photos and clear overlays creates a fun little scrapbook album for a gift. @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

So here is my challenge to you...
print out those photos...
grab a Cinch Insta kit that has more than enough goodies to make an album...
and tell your story.

supplies: Mixed Media Collection: Cinch Insta Album Kit. 3x4 Say Cheese Screen Kit. Die Cut Color Magic Paper. 6x6 Stencil Die Set. 4x8 Everyday Foil Rub Ons.

8.19.2015

back to school ~ pink paislee memorandum

Memorandum Back to School Journal | Pink Paislee makes getting back to school so easy with Memorandum Collection papers and embellishments. Make a back to school teacher or student journal and compose notes and quotes and everyday thoughts. @jamiepate for @pinkpaislee

Hey everyone...I posted yesterday on the Pink Paislee blog...it's Back to School week over there.

Memorandum Back to School Journal | Pink Paislee makes getting back to school so easy with Memorandum Collection papers and embellishments. Make a back to school teacher or student journal and compose notes and quotes and everyday thoughts. @jamiepate for @pinkpaislee


We are sharing ideas for getting ready to get back into the academic swing of things. But I happen to think these projects could be used for anytime and place.
Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check it out!



8.14.2015

back to school minc style ~ heidi swapp

Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.

o.k...first...let's get some business out of the way...

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of jamiepate.com I do receive financial compensation and material product from American Crafts to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own. 

This week over at Heidi Swapp's blog I showed off a few things you can do with the Minc. Um...make that the Minc Mini. How adorable is that little machine! I adore how it fits so well on my work space and heats up so quickly and is at my ready. Now if only the rest of the world would be on my work space at my ready. 


Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.


Because it is back to school. And because I am loathe to say good bye to summer days by the pool and lazy evenings by the fire pit, I had to create some happy in my home. A little empty corner was put to work to celebrate the new school season.


Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.
This little guy here loves that I made this corner up. He is happy to sit right there and color and what not. That's until he gets distracted by his friends riding their bikes outside the window.


Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.



Very often on this blog I have showed off my dress form. She was sure to play the part of teacher here in my back to school corner. I 'Minc-ed' a few of the 3D Flowers and some apron straps from the 5th Avenue Paper for her and she is ready to teach.


Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.

And a good teacher always needs some flowers.


Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.

I shared this on my instagram (@jamiepate). Grab the Polka Dot Alphas. Foil them up pretty like. Hot glue a skewer to the back. And add to a bouquet for that special teacher. Easy. Peasy.


Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.

Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.

Mini composition books found in the office supply department are easy to add Minc Tags to the front and give them to your kids for passing notes, I mean, for writing down wonderful things about their mom. Or friends. Or teacher. Or mom.


Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.





Again with the teacher gift. Add 'a little something' treat bag to the front of a brown paper bag and give a note and some goodies to a teacher. You will have the most spoiled teacher ever.


Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.

And one other thing I did with the Minc Mini and some of the 3x3 tags was to pre-make notes for my kiddos. I just grab a note and drop it in their lunch bag. Tell 'em you love 'em. They like that. Really. Even the high schooler. 

Back to School Mini Minc Style |  @jamiepate for @heidiswapp | Decorate and create back to school gifts using the Mini Minc to foil it all up in old school style.
Happy back to school!!!


8.10.2015

national s'mores day

National S'mores Day celebrating by creating treat boxes made with Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane. @jamiepate for @piinkpaislee

Ah...summer...it is passing by ever so quickly. Especially for those of us in the Rockies. School starts this week...so we did all we could these past few days to enjoy the fleeting freedom that is summer.

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of jamiepate.com. I do receive financial compensation and material product from American Crafts to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own. 


Fire pit. Marshmallows. Chocolate. Graham crackers. This is how we celebrated the last 'official' evening of summer break. S'mores! or as our family calls them...sh'moes.

National S'mores Day celebrating by creating treat boxes made with Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane. @jamiepate for @piinkpaislee

Had a little bit of fun with the s'mores making. In light of today being National S'mores Day and all. I created a box using the brand new collection by Pink Paislee called Cedar Lane. If you have not had a chance at that gorgeous collection, you can oooooh and aaaaaah right here.

National S'mores Day celebrating by creating treat boxes made with Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane. @jamiepate for @piinkpaislee

Using the WeRMemoryKeepers Punch Board for gift boxes. These are great party favors or even a fab way to pass out servings of this fireside treat. I just folded down the flaps to create an open end. I slipped some makings in there for a couple of s'mores. Wrapped the box with a strip of pattern paper, seaming binding and then finished it off with a word phrase from the Ephemera pack and a fun fun Arrow Embellishment.

And that is how we sh'moe here. How about you?