Hello December! This is the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what? This is the time of the most wonderful handmade presents as well! Every year I try to figure out a cute present I can surprise my loved ones. This year I designed a snowglobe, which holds layered embellishments, a photo, and a little surprise as well.

I share the template with the measurement here or sign up here to download the free cut file from my cut file bundle. By using the cut file you have all three different types of snowglobe, and you are free to resize the cut files and create your snowglobe in the proper size for your photo.

I can not stop creating these cute snowglobes, and it made me so happy to see how you like this super easy and quick gift as well. I already made three versions of them, a standard, a wider, and a round one. You can photos of little messages inside to turn them into meaningful Christmas gifts. Find every type of cut file in the cut file bundle.

Thank you for visiting my website, I hope you have found some ideas and feel inspired! happy crafting!

Happy December everyone! This is the most wonderful time of the year and we could make it even better by stealing a little creative 'me time' into the cozy evenings and creating something pretty and festive to decorate our home and document our precious memories.

I have a new little creative idea to share with you today. I was inspired by Lora Bailora's new Postcards collection and I couldn't love more how this cute mini album turned out.

The base of the album is a Santa Mail Box, which is super easy to make (find the template below) or you can download the cut file I designed to make the process even easier.

The idea for this format came from a cute photo holder I saw in the Silhouette Store (it was a paper triangle with cuts on the top). I turned this idea into a festive decoration. You can put photos or tiny pages into the little gaps.

And the best part is that choco-bonbons can be put into the box, so you can turn this little cutie into a nice present.

The cut file of the box is part of my cut file bundle, here is the link to subscribe for free.

I hope you enjoyed this little mini-album and gift idea! Happy crafting! 

Xo Bea

Hello scrappy friends, Happy New Year! I start the year by sharing my favorite Christmas layout of last year: This page was created for the Winter Issue 2022 of Scrapbook and Cards magazine. It's always an honor to publish my work in that fantastic magazine and this layout was no exception.

I used the beautiful Mittens & Mistletoes collection by American Crafts for this layout. I just loved the non-traditional color scheme and the cute embellishments in this line. 

The Christmas House cut file is downloadable from my cut file bundle, click here to sign up for free.

My idea was to design a Christmas house with large windows and arrange little scenes behind the windows. I really enjoyed working on the little details like putting a letter in the door or creating a stand for the hats. 

I hope you liked my first layout on the blog in 2023. 

Hi, everyone, I'm back to the Crate Paper blog.  Today I would like to share a special project with you to showcase why I love scrapbooking, and what I love the most in the creative process.  For me, scrapbooking is to preserve memories in more ways than photos can do by themselves. Happiness ebbs and flows through our lives and I want to capture these unforgettable moments of joy by documenting them so that I can relive those precious moments from time to time. This is the reason that my favorite scrapbooking projects are mini albums, I love the creative process of assembling the base and my family enjoys so much looking through the photos and reading the stories. It’s a beautiful thing! Through the creative process, scrapbooking also helped me to become more organized, take better photos, and to find my own style. I found new friends and encouraged the community through this hobby. Because scrapbooking is not only useful but also fun! Besides the beautiful papers and embellishments, there are a lot of great new trends and techniques that make this hobby diverse and enjoyable.

This is the mini album I created for today as a sample of my favorite scrapbooking projects.

Using a brand new collection is always 'cherry on the top' in my process, so I chose the amazingly beautiful Sweet Story collection for my mini album.

The best part of the process for me is designing the album in my head. First I decide about the style, the color scheme, and the sizes. I always like to add something personal, unique to my albums. This time I designed a layered flower cut file to decorate the cover. To create the flower, I cut 7 different layers from patterned paper using my Cameo. To add dimension, I used a hot glue gun to attach the layers.

Next, I covered the mini album with fabric, and created a curved spine from heavy cardstock stripes and patterned paper.

The inside pages of the album have various sizes and forms just as I love. I don’t measure the size of the pages, just add them to the album in the prettiest way as I can. I use my favorite techniques to embellish the album like fussy cutting, layering or machine stitching.

I love making scrapbooks. It's one of the most fun projects in the world to me. I can’t wait to share new ideas with you next time! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hey Ladies! I’m so excited to share my new project. It’s the 1st of December, and we are slightly getting into the festive spirit figuring out gift ideas and new cookie receipts.  All of us like to receive gifts, but I find it’s always better to give gifts. Apart from buying gifts for children I always try to create something handmade and festive for my friends and adult family members to show our thoughtfulness.

This year I decided to create handmade paper ornaments, and I also created coordinating holders to them. Pretty gift for my friends and delightful crafting time for me 🙂

To create the 3D star, I started with cutting six similar shapes out of a 12x12 patterned paper. To save time, I designed a simple cut file and used my electric cutting machine to cut out the parts of the star. Find the free cut file here

Here is a short process video, so you can see how I put together the star and the box.

To create the coordinating packaging, I cut out the boxes from patterned paper. Next, I fussy cut tiny hills from light patterned paper to imitate the snowy landscape. I adhered a cute snowman cardstock stickers with an ephemera sled to the top of the ‘hills’ and layered pine branches behind them. I love how the pine branches added dimension to my project. I finished the embellishing with adhering gold snowflakes to the top, and the December sentiment to the bottom of the box.

On the next box, I completed the look of my snowy ’landscape’ with cardstock sticker house and sticker trees. I also added a car to the front of the house. So cute!

When finished, I placed the folded star ornament into the boxes, put a piece of handmade chocolate next to them, and added a triangle Holiday Card to the top.

I hope that you have been inspired by this gift idea today. Giving a handmade present is a nice sentimental gesture and I am sure the recipient would really appreciate it. Any questions at all about how to make these don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the section below!

Hey everyone, I am kicking off ‘Designer Destination’ week on the Crate Paper blog. Heritage collection joined Designer Destination at Joann Stores and apart of a wide range of embellishments they offer a special Project Pad. This Project Pad includes patterned papers, glittered papers, cardstock papers, and stickers.  For today’s project, I was inspired by the beautiful cardstock papers from the Project Pad.
As I went through the gorgeous papers in the Project Pad, I decided to use them up to create a home decoration. My idea was to make a bunch of paper boxes and turn them into a house or castle shape.

When I arranged all the boxes in place, I adhered gold roofs to the top of the boxes, and decorated them with doors, windows, and stickers from the Project Pad.

I filled the boxes with mini books, cards, and craft supplies, and placed on my daughter’s desk. It is not only a nice little gift to be able to show my daughter but it’s also a useful storage surface and a gorgeous addition to her room.

I’ve got a quick tutorial to share with you, showing how I put this project together.

Cut 9 boxes in different sizes from cardstock papers. Cut 3 pieces of roof shapes using glittered cardstock. Put together the boxes using liquid adhesive or stapler.

If your paper is thin, make the boxes stronger with adding heavy cardstock stripes between the layers to the edges.

Arrange the boxes into a castle shape, add towers and roofs.

Place the boxes to a heavy cardstock background, and draw around the castle.

 Cut out the background, and adhere to the castle to the heavy cardstock background. Adhere a wide cardstock stripe to the bottom of the castle to add more stability. Decorate the castle with stickers and embellishments.

I'm glad to share the cut files of the boxes, towers, and roofs I used to create the Magic Castle. The cut file package contains 8 boxes, 3 roofs and two towers. Please use the photo with the numbers as a guide. Find them in my free cut file bundle, sign up here!

If you enjoy this project, please share on social media, and tag me (@beavalint or #beavalint), I love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you have found today’s post inspiring! Be sure to check back this week to see some of our other designers’ projects!

Happy Sunday! Yesterday I had a fantastic, crafty day with my friends! We wanted to create a surprise for our friend's Birthday party and created a rainbow cake using my Birthday Cake mini album cut file. 

We added four pages to each cake and filled them one by one with our fave memories.

Hello Ladies! Who’s excited for Valentine’s Day? I am, and I have a fun decoration project to share with you today! Creating a Valentine's mailbox is one of our favorite Valentine's crafting projects every year. I used to put the pretty bags on the shelves of our kids. The tiny boxes look so pretty and festive, and my kids could collect all their precious little notes & candies into them. 

I started my project by selecting patterned papers and then, I cut out the bags with my silhouette machine.

Find the cut filr in my cut file bundle, here you can sign up for free access.

I used double sided tape to adhere the edges of the bag. Then, I punched holes into the handles and attach them to the top of the bag using brads. It’s super easy and fun!

When finished, I started to decorate the cute bags. I added ephemera pieces and cardstock stickers to the front and created a large paper bow to make them even more pretty.

Of course, I also created tiny surprises for my kids to put into their bags. I made fortune cookies, cards, envelopes for treats, heart banners and décor sticks using a paper straw and shaker stickers for them.

I can't wait to make more of these for our Valentine’s Day celebration! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to give it a try.

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share my first project using the breathtaking Shine On collection by Amy Tangerine. I love the magical colors and delightful embellishments, this collection can be used in so many themes, so many possibilities!  

The first thing that jumped out at me from this stunning collection was the amazing Card Kit with the fun shaped cards! My idea was to use them as mini album pages, and tried to find the best mini album form for them! 

I ended up by choosing a Rolodex styled album, but I wanted to create it in a fun, DIY way. I drew a cut file for the box and the tags in Silhouette Studio, grabbed a  ribbon and two pieces of paper straws, and I was ready to fill my pages with my memories! You will find the downloadable cut files and a short tutorial below.

My plan was to create a 'Summer Bucket List' album, put it on my table and fill the pages from time to time with the current summer photos. To start, I cut a lot of tags using several patterned papers. I decorated the tags with washi tapes, stickers and die cuts. Paper clips in this collection are brilliant! I couldn't resist using them on my pages! I also created decor clips using the lovely puffy hearts and rolled flowers. I filled some pages already with photos but left some of them empty for upcoming events.  

 To create this mini album, all you need is patterned paper + ribbon + two paper straws. I die cut the box cut file from patterned paper using my Silhouette Cameo, folded the sides like an IKEA box. I then added the two paper straws using a piece of ribbon. Its so easy!  🙂

Find the cut file of the box + the pages in my cut file bundle, here you can sign up for free.

I don't know about you, but I LOVE playing with cut file, and creating versatile layouts using in different ways the same cut file. This time I designed a floral heart cut file, cut it out from a watercolor paper using my cameo. 

First I used the negative paper and painted the page with watercolor, let it dry, and backed the shapes with different patterned paper. Embellished the page with some colorful pieces of ephemera and stickers. Just love this colorful result!!

In the second version I used the florals for creating a background. I adhered the flowers to a patterned paper. To add dimension to the page I folded it up a little bit the petals. I embellished my page with some gorgeous Crate Paper stickers and ephemera pieces.

This cut file is free and downloadable for free, just click here and subscribe my email list to get the password!

Hope you enjoyed my layouts and feel inspired to use this cut file and create versatile backgrounds! Don't forget to tag me on IG if you share your projects with this cut file ( @beavalint )  I would love to see what you create!

Happy SPRING everybody! 

I created this layout because it is spring, sunshine, and happiness, and I just can't get enough of these beautiful Oh My Heart flowers 🙂 ...and because I LOVE playing with my Silhouette Cameo <3

Find this cut file in my cut file bundle here you can sign up for free.

Here are some close-ups:

O hope you enjoy playing this cut file, happy crafting!

Happy Easter! It's time for painting eggs, making decorations and planting flowers in the garden I love it!! And its time to create Easter-themed layouts as well 🙂

I couldn't resist using my Bunny card cut file for a layout, and I had some perfect little busy bunny pictures of my daughter from the previous year.

Download my free bunny cut file here:

To start the layout I cut the bunny cut file with my Cameo and added some hand-stitched details. When finished I fussy cut some pretty Little by Little flowers by Shimelle,  and created a flower crown. I wanted to add a playful title, so I mixed and matched different letter stickers. Finished the page by painting dots and adding some butterflies.

Here is some closeups of the layout:

I also used this cut files for creating fun Easter cards:

Hey everyone! Today I show you two ways to use my World cut file.

Just because colors make my heart sing 🙂

The first process: I started by splattering watercolor all over the white card stock and letting it dry. Cut the cut file from thin white paper, and started to draw around the inner shapes on patterned paper. Adhered the small pieces to the background world shape, and adhered the grid world shape to the top.

Placed my photos under the cut file, embellished them with card stock stickers, and added my title using a piece of ephemera.

Here is another way to use the World cut file.

I started by choosing one of the patterned papers with the big LIVE MORE yellow title and then turned to my absolute favorite technique, die cutting and backing shapes. I used my World Map cut file (click here to download), painted the die-cut shape's background with watercolor, and adhered it above the title.

This page needed only a few embellishing, I just adhered some puffy stickers, pieces of ephemera, and layered stickers around my photo, and created two little clusters to balance my layout.

Hello everybody! I hope the year starts well, its the end of the holidays, let's back to work, school, and scraproom 🙂 Last year I decided to create one free cut file in every month (to tell the truth I LOVE designing with my Silhouette, it gives the boundless freedom for my creativity), so I started this month with designing a new cut file. My favorite flower are peonies, and because of I think that one flower never enough, so I drew a whole bouquet of flowers 🙂 

I created this layout for my husband's birthday, he was born on Valentine's day so I decided to place the LOVE word into the middle of my cut file. I used Paige Evans' Take Me Away collection for my layout, I backed the flowers with a  gradient color patterned paper. It gives a beautiful realistic-looking appearance to the flowers. 

I hope you enjoy this cut file and you can use it for your Valentine's Day projects.

The bouquet cut file is downloadable with or without the 'LOVE' title from my cut file bundle.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!!

Every December I used to create some handmade goodies for our Children's school's Christmas Market. This year we had great success with these origami ornaments. I designed some Silhouette cut files for the different types of ornaments, this way it was really easy and fun to put together the stuff! 

Many of my friends asked me to share the process of folding, so I made five short process videos. Here you can see all the different ornaments' process videos. 


Look at these cute embellishments for packaging! I just zoomed out the cut file (you have to change the inner lines into a smaller type of broken line!), cut the templates in half, and adhered them to cardstock. Cut around the bottom and you will get these honeycomb forms. So fun!

I hope you will enjoy these templates and help to begin the festive season!

Don't forget to tag me ( @beavalint ) if you share your project on IG , can't wait to see how do you use it!

Happy crafting!  XXX Bea

When I saw these adorable acetate ephemera from Pinkfresh Studio, I needed to use them immediately! I created this card using patterned papers and a simple car cut file. I think it will be my favorite card this season!

I also started to document my favorite photos from last year. How cute are the kids in this picture? The boys gave a big kiss to Kitti, and she was so surprised!

Have a lovely day, it's almost Christmas, yippee!

Happy December to everyone! 

This is the most amazing part of the year full of brightness & happiness, and love!

I would like to share this snow-lace cut file to begin the festive season, it is just a little something to help you celebrate the season… and to say thank you for all of your support!

Find this cut file with many others in my cut file bundle! Sign up here for free!

Some advice for the cutting : 

- Don't use a new cutting mat! It is too sticky, and your die cut could tear when you pull it off. I used to fix my paper with a piece of washi tape on the bottom and on the top , in this case your paper can not move.

- This cut file was created for 12" x 12" paper, if you zoom the cut file out, the lines could become too thin.

- I use a strong, but thin metallic paper (120g) for the detailed cut files.

- my blade settings are 3, the thickness is 15 and the speed is on the 3rd level.

Here are some details about my project with this cut file. I cut it out from a white metallic paper, then cut some more separate stars out of silver paper. I adhered the second star just by its middle to the background. This is a good technic for adding layers to your page. 

I hope you will enjoy my cut file, don't forget to tag me ( @beavalint ) if you share your project on IG, can't wait to see how you use it!

XO Bea

December is the most exciting period of the year for my children! We have tones of programs, events and party invitations, and the expected Christmas day can't arrive soon enough!

I create an Advent Calendar every year, this time I decided to use my Silhouette machine to make the process a little bit faster.

I created two versions, one for my little girl and one for my boys. I loved to embellish the small windows with some die cuts and with my remaining scrapbook goodies, it was a good project to use up my stash!

You can download the Advent Calendar cut files in my free cut file bundle!

My boxes were 2 x 1 1/4 inch, don't forget to check your box's measures and resize the cut file, before cutting!

PROCESS VIDEO: We made a video about how my daughter and I created our Calendar. (She was there only at the beginning, the presents will be surprize for her of course! 🙂 Find more instructions in the step by step tutorial bellow!

STEP by STEP tutorial & Supplies:  25 pieces of boxes of matches, 12x12 inch scrapbook papers and your Silhouette Cameo 🙂

1. step : Measure your match boxes, and resize the template to your the box size (the windows have to be a little bit smaller than the boxes). Draw the template on a white cardstock with Silhouette Sketch pen. 

2. Step: Glue the boxes into the rectangles. You can add some patterned paper to the inner side of the boxes.

3. Step: Cut into two pieces the cover of the boxes and glue them around the paper as a frame.

4. Step: Create a hanger from ribbon. I adhered the ribbon to a hard cardstock, then matted with the cardstock together. Don't forget to check the right direction of the boxes when you fix them!

5. step: Cut out the template with your cameo, back the numbers with patterned paper, and embellish with frames and die cuts or chipboard. Fill the boxes with little surprises then glue the front paper to the frame. Use double-sided tape on the edges! Decorate the sides with decor tape.

I had some bigger presents, than the boxes, so I organized a little treasure-hunting for my kids 🙂 I dug a map into the Calendar, and they had to find it in the house! It is so much fun!

I hope I could inspire you to create an Advent Calendar with your Cameo, have a nice day!!

My little daughter, Kitti has just turned 7 this summer (time flies), and I decided to collect her most dominant traits and her favorite to-dos. I used my favorite mini album cut file. I love this project because I just have to cut the form, and then come my favorite part, the embellishing 🙂

This is a little video about the mini album's upgrade:

This cut file is part of my cut file bundle, just click here to sign up for free.

I would LOVE to see your project with this cut file, please tag me if you share your projects on social media ( IG: @beavalint ) 

XO Bea

I am so honored to be featured in the Designer Spotlight series over at Scrapbook Expo!  I always love doing featured posts because it makes me stop and reflect on this amazing hobby and all of the amazing friends I have met along the way.  You can read some fun facts about me, and see some of my recent favorite projects over on the Scrapbook Expo blog!  And a great big thank you to the super sweet Paige Evans for featuring me and my work!! 

I designed this flower-lace cut file exclusively for this post! I share it for free downloading, just click here to sign up for the bundle!

I'd love to see what you create with this cut file, please tag me if you share your project on IG!

Here you can download the png file, but I think the studio file is more detailed 🙂 click on the pic!

I played a little bit with my leftover patterned paper and my Cameo. I created some rosettes and embellished them with die cuts, chipboard letters, and stickers. Really good project to use up my stash. I will use them to create pretty packaging or embellish layouts.

You can find the cut file in my cut file bundle, click here to sign up for free!

Here is a sample how to use these little DIY embellishments on your scrapbook layout:

I have seen those cute origami balloons everywhere on the internet, but, to be honest, I'm not the kind of girl who likes measuring with a ruler...I'm the kind of girl who loves using her Silhouette!! <3

So I designed a cut file, and now I can create tons of these balloons in a few minutes, and my kids keep folding them too!

We made pineapple for the Summer, pumpkin for the Autumn, a cute and colorful banner, and a beautiful white one for Christmas decoration... I think it will be a BIG favorite in our family 🙂 

I made the pumpkin from the same template as the pineapple, I just glued together three papers instead of two. This way the form became wider 🙂

You can see in the video how I made this decoration in ten minutes with my Cameo 🙂 So easy and fun!

It's a very simple pattern, you can design your own or just click here and sign up for the free cut file bundle!

Here are some good advice by Becky Hinrichs for the Cameo users : 
'You have to resize these for letter size (for US) because they come sized for A4. I made it on both cardstock and paper. The paper turned out best. Use the video to check if you are doing it right including the gluing. Count the diamonds and rows from the video.'

happy crafting!

My subject for my post is multiple photos for today, and I was so happy to find these cute photos of me and my little girl.

You can download the XO cut file from my FREE cut file bundle, sign up here!

For creating the background I cut huge X-O letters from a Gather patterned paper with my Cameo, and machine stitched them around. 
I have to tell you, my favorite element from the September Kit is the Maggie Holmes Gather ephemera! Every little piece is just gorgeous, I need to use them again and again on my layouts. On this page, I layered them under my photos and added some stitching on the leaves.  

I completed my layout with my journaling and adhered it on a Dear Lizzy patterned paper.

 Here is the video tutorial for this week, check it out to see how I created my layout!

Wish you a lovely, crafty weekend! BEA

What about a cute 10-minute gift idea? And I show you more ways to use it! Chocolate is one of my favorite gifts for Valentine's Day! Especially if you put it in a lovely, handmade pocket! 🙂

Find the cut file in my FREE cut file bundle, sign up here!

I used my Tag holder cut file for this little pocket and the lovely Take Me Away collection from Paige Evans! Don't forget to create some unique embellishments to add a personal touch to your gift! 🙂

My husband and I decided to celebrate our birthday by presenting experiences for each other instead of stuff. We believe a good concert, or a minibreak spent together will become a meaningful memory for us.

So I created a mini envelope from a scrapbook page ( I used the Crate Paper Hello Love collection), where I can my tickets and birthday wishes put in. We also make a personal message for him with my kids playing with paper letters and with our camera.

Hello scrappy friends, Happy New Year! I start the year by sharing my favorite Christmas layout of last year: This page was created for the Winter Issue 2022 of Scrapbook and Cards magazine. It's always an honor to publish my work in that fantastic magazine and this layout was no exception.

I used the beautiful Mittens & Mistletoes collection by American Crafts for this layout. I just loved the non-traditional color scheme and the cute embellishments in this line. 

My idea was to design a Christmas house with large windows and arrange little scenes behind the windows. I enjoyed working on the little details like putting a letter in the door or creating a stand for the hats. 

Find the cut file in my FREE cut file bundle, sign up here!

Thanks for stopping by! Bea