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!

Hi Friends! Today I show you my favorite gift wrapping technique for tiny gifts. I’m sure some of you can use this idea as Christmas approaches, and I’m always very happy when I can inspire you! I create a few of these cuties every year, they always look amazing under the tree.

The only things you need is a piece of patterned paper and a trimmer board with a ruler (I used the premium trimmer board from We R Maker. Here are the steps of the assemble, and watch the short tutorial below:

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

Hi friends! This is my first post in 2022 and can't imagine a better creative start of the year than a cute rainbow album. So fun! The base of the album is tiny pockets I created using the 6x8 inch sized paper pack from the Kit At Heart collection by Jan Helfield and American Crafts

I arranged the pockets in rainbow color order and placed tags into them. I added stickers to the top of the tags for easier moving. I just love the cute puffy stickers and alphabet stickers from the collection.

Here is a short tutorial of the basic steps of the assemble:

I hope you enjoyed this tiny mini-album tutorial! I can't wait to share more creative ideas with you! Happy weekend! 

Hi there! I’m back with a fun DIY home decoration today. Autumn is my favorite season of the year! I adore the cozy evenings, the colorful falling leaves, and the beautiful sunsets, and like every year I can’t wait to decorate my home with some fall-themed creations. These little paper pumpkins cheer up my desk this year. They are super cute and so easy to create!

And the best part is that you can add short messages to the back of the orange paper pieces (good wishes, a fall bucket list, or a favorite fall recipe) and it will become a nice gift that you can give to your loved ones!

Click here to watch a short tutorial on my IG.

To create the pumpkin decoration first I used my Trim Board by We R Memorykeepers to trim down the patterned paper into 4×3” and folded the paper pieces in half.

Now I grabbed a 3” wide circle dies. To create the pumpkin shape, I needed to use only a part of the circle, so I hid a small part from it using washi tape.

I placed the circle die onto the folded paper and aligned the fold to the washi tape and rolled it through the Mini Evolution Machine.

I repeated the process 8 times. Now I punched holes in the center of the paper pieces using the Disc Power Punch tool.

When finished, I attached every paper to a binding disc.

To finish the pumpkin, I added a little stem and leaves to the top. You can use a hot glue gun to attach the stem to the binding disc if needed.

One more tip:

If you would like to take photos of your pretty pumpkins, I show you my go-to technique to do that! First I stand my WRMK Photo Background on a smaller desk and choose a pretty background from the collection. Next, I place the pumpkins and props close to the background and place a light on the left side of the desk. (On the right side there is natural light). Now I place my camera in front of the desk at the same high as the pumpkins. Now everything is ready for a pretty photo!

 I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and that I could inspire you to create fall decorations for your home! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hi there! Happy Friday! The good news is that we have a whole weekend ahead to prepare gifts for our loved ones to cheer up their Valentine's Day. 

I have two easy and fun ideas to create for you, I hope you will be inspired to create something pretty with paper and embellishments.

First, I created DIY photo frames which I turned into little pockets to hold photos. To create the frames, I used my Frame punch board by WeRMemorykeepers, but you can use a trimmer board as well. Next, I made a pretty button that fit my frame and attached a paper clip and a magnet to the back using a hot glue gun. I put a cute photo into the frame, attached the paperclip to the top. Easy peasy. 

Here is the short TUTORIAL VIDEO of the process. 

The second idea I show you is my absolute fave this year. It's a cute heart-shaped strawberry with secret messages between the layers.

I die cut 8 heart shapes from patterned paper, and folded them in half, I punch one hole to the center of the folded papers using my Disc Power Punch and put four of them to a planner disc. Next, I grabbed a 5x4 cm paper piece, folded it in half, and then folded an additional flap, punched in the center to create a holder that fits the planner disc size. I attached a piece of paper stripe to the holder and added the leftover hearts to the disc 

Here is a short VIDEO TUTORIAL of the process. hole

Thanks for stopping by! XO Bea

Happy December, everyone! If you know me, it's not a surprise that I start December with an Advent Calendar project. As my children grow up, we’ve switched chocolate and small gifts to ‘Christmas coupons’ in the Advent calendar. A cookie-baking afternoon or a movie night is a real pleasure for them, as is putting together a charity gift package or making a postcard for people living in a nursing home.

To create the calendar, I folded 12+1 tiny pockets from patterned paper, (there are 2 tags in every pocket). You can see a short tutorial for the pockets here

Then, I created a cover using cardboard and patterned paper. To the inside, I added an additional cardboard piece (18,5 x 16,5 cm) which I wrapped around with baker's twine. I adhered the wrapped cardboard piece to the cover, and I strung the pockets to the string. Then, I adhered the back of the pockets together. Here are the measurements of the cover:

Finally, I put a coupon tag into every pocket. I only added a number to those tags which contain specific dating activities.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, and I could inspire you to be creative and make pretty stuff! Thanks for stopping by!

Hi there! Today I'm sharing the video tutorial of my disc-bound travel journal. In this journal, the pages are paper pockets that are perfect for keeping your memorabilia or photos documented and organized. You can find the video about the steps of basic assembly and the measures below.

I used stone paper. It's a special paper you can use to create notebooks or add paints and inks. It holds its' shape when curled or can be distressed for a faux leather look.

Here is the video tutorial:

Here are the exact sizes of the cover and the pocket pages.

Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Sending and receiving happy mail is always a pleasure! Especially if your favorite colors are in the package! These monochrome, personalized little gifts are sure to put a smile on my crafty friends' faces. And putting them together is super easy and fun!

The base of the happy mail is a 12x5.25" patterned paper piece which I folded up by 2" and then folded in half. I put double-sided adhesive to both sides and to the center to create the pocket. The tags are 2x4" and used the tag punch to add them tag shape quick and easy. To create a closure to the pocket, I used thread and a decorative button I created using my button maker tool.

Here is a short tutorial of the process: Intagram REEL

Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hello, friends! Handmade gift boxes with tiny surprises for Valentine’s Day are always so special. They are pretty, represent your love and care, and so easy and fun to create! Today I’m showing you some super sweet paper gift boxes you can create with your Button Press tool.

Here is the video about the basic steps of the assemble:

I chose the easiest way to create the base of the boxes. I grabbed my Explosion Board, trimmed down patterned paper into 6×6″, and created an XXS box.

Next, I used the large cutting die of the Button Press and cut two big circles. These circles go to the top of the box. I trimmed a 1.5″ wide paper stripe, fold it at 0.5″ on the top, and fussy cut a wavy line on the bottom. I cut tiny notches to the top of the strip and curved around the paper circle. I attached the second circle to the top using liquid glue.

Now came the “cherry on the top”! I chose a lovely patterned paper with tiny hearts from the Go the Scenic Route collection by Paige Evans and created a small button with my Button Press. I love how cute is that red button, a perfect tiny gift for Valentine’s Day!

I poked a tiny hole to the center of the box’s top and pierced through a piece of green pipe cleaner as the stem of the cherry. I pinned the red button to the pipe cleaner, and voila! it became a sweet cherry on the top of a cupcake! It’s easy to remove the button so it can use as packaging and as a gift, win-win!

I made another design for the top of my “cake” box, a lovely flower with a pretty button in the center. It’s super easy to create that flower, the only thing you need is your Button Press! First, create a cute small button with your design. I fussy cut a heart shape and placed the center of a red paper to create mine. Next, cut six more circles using the small cutting die of Button Press. Fold the circles in half, and fold back the bottom corner a little bit.

When you unfold the edges, you get a nice, dimensional petal shape. Adhere the petals to the top of the box, and attach your button to the center.

I love how those boxes turned out and I hope I can make my loved once happy with them. Thank you for stopping by! Bea

Hi Friends! I'm back with a fun fall-themed layout today. Autumn is my favorite season of the year! I adore the cozy evenings, the colorful falling leaves, and the beautiful sunsets.

To create this layout, all you need is a paper trimmer and pretty patterned papers. I used the beautiful Late Afternoon collection by Amy Tangerine, and my Premium Paper Trimmer from We R Memory Keepers

I shared a short tutorial on my IG feed to show you, how I created these colorful fall leaves and tiny half pumpkins. When I was ready with all these beautiful leaves, I arranged them around the page. I used hot glue gun to keep them in place. Next, I placed a big bow to the bottom and adhered my photo to the center of the page. Easy-peasy 🙂

I hope you liked my first fall-themed layout this year, can't wait to share more with you! xo Bea

Hey everyone! Today I share a cute DIY journal I created using the super fun Slice of Life collection by Amy Tangerine. I don't know about you, but for me, there are long hard days when I need a reminder that I should not give up on my dreams and hard work will always pay off.  This is the reason I created this little journal with the following title: 'Have Faith in your dreams and your rainbow will come smiling through!" I added this title to a cloud I created from white cardstock and placed a rainbow behind the cloud. I can pull out the rainbow from behind the cloud, and this reminds me that sometimes I just need to create my own luck 🙂

Here is a short video about the basic assembly of the journal:

The size of the journal is 7.5x4.5". To create the DIY journal, I used the WRMK binding tool. I attached the rainbow to the cloud with an eyelet using a Crop-a-dile.

Thank you for stopping by! Bea

Hi, Ladies! I'm here with my very first project using the ah-dorable Magical Forest collection by Crate Paper! To be honest, I couldn’t be more excited about this collection! The papers are so bright and fun, and it’s made for feminine and masculine layouts! This is perfect for me since we have three boys and a girl! I love these types of collections. But there are other fun ways you could use them too. This time, I decided to create a home decoration that is perfectly usable as an organizer.

Do you remember the ‘Snail Mail’ pockets we sent to our creative friends to brighten their days? They were so popular projects and I loved to create them. This time I was inspired by those tiny packages, I just altered the pockets and enlarged the base to fit the empty space on my daughter’s wall.

I started my project by cutting out the big heart base and the two pockets from patterned paper. I wanted to be sure that the pockets are strong enough to hold notebooks and journals, so I adhered the heart to a heavy cardstock base and stitched fabric pieces to the back of the pockets.

Next, I machine stitched the pockets to the heart base, and added a ribbon to the top.

Magical Forest collection is jam-packed with adorable stickers and I couldn’t resist adding that pretty girl sticker to the bottom of the heart. I then arranged the ‘Let’s Play’ title above the girl using the beautiful gold Alphabet stickers from the collection.

I filled the pockets with tiny envelopes, mini albums, notebooks, and cards to inspire my daughter to get creative and play!

If you haven’t had the chance to check out Magical Forest collection then make sure you join us on the blog! The design team is bringing lots of inspiration your way!

Hi, Ladies! I have to admit that I'm totally obsessed with DIY journals recently! This is the reason why I start organizing summer plans with creating a new journal 🙂 This time I went with a super fun fruit shape journal.To create the journal I used Slice of Life collection by Amy Tangerine. 

Here are the main steps of the assembly:

First, I trimmed patterned paper into 21x20,5 cm and folded in half. Next, I used my Alphabet Alignment Guide by American Crafts as a template, it has a perfect size to create a journal.

I repeated the process with 10 copy papers, those will be the inside pages.

I arranged the papers into the cover and used my Bookbinding Guide By WRMK to punch holes and then I stitched together the pages.

To create the slices, I cut a yellow patterned paper in half circle, folded in three, and cut around the three parts. I adhered the slices to the front cover and added fussy cut leaves and flower stickers to the top.

I hope you enjoyed my little DIY journal step by step instructions! Have a nice weekend! xo Bea

Hi, everyone! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I wanted to share with you this lil project I created for my daughter this year. I feel that we can not say often enough our children how much we love them, and what are those things we love about them.

I decided to gather some cute things about my daughter and put them in a heart-shaped album. To do that, I printed out 20 tiny journaling cards with my thoughts and trimmed patterned paper into 5x7 cm to create 20 tiny flaps. I fold back the top 1 cm of the papers and adhered the journaling cards to the back. 

Next, I cut two big (21x19 cm) hearts from patterned paper using my Cameo.. I chose the red heart for the back of the album, attached it to a heavy cardstock piece and cut it around. Next, I adhered a wide ribbon across the heart background using double-sided tape. Then I added all the cute patterned paper pieces with my journaling on the back to the background and added photos and embellishment to the front.

To finish my album I cut in half the second heart, and attach the heart pieces with the ribbon to the back. I also added two cardstock paper stripes beside the ribbon to hold the half hearts in place.  I created the title with mixing and matching alphabet stickers from the Crate Paper sticker book.

This project is perfect to use up your stash and to give some love to your family members. I hope you enjoyed this project! Thanks for stopping by!

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!

Hi Ladies! Maybe you remember that I shared a DIY Winter Journal with snowflake-inspired stitching some days ago. This project was very popular and I got a lot of questions about the process. I think the easiest way to show you the steps of the binding and the stitching is to make a process video. 

I added every measurement to the video. I used papers and embellishments from Crate Paper Snowflake collection and the We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide tool to pierce through the cover and the pages. 

Thanks for stopping by! Bea

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!

Hey Crate Paper fans, its Bea here with you today! Christmas prep is in full swing over here at Crate Paper blog and I have been so excited to share my new project using the adorable Snowflake collection with you!  Advent calendars are an age-old Christmas tradition that are fun for all ages. Every year, I create a design to put a fresh and fun spin on this classic concept. This year, I came up with this super easy and fun, shadowbox inspired DIY advent calendar. After you’ve assembled this design, fill each window with surprises to be unveiled every day of December.

First, here is a video, so you can see how works the advent calendar, and then the basic assembly of the shadow box and the decoration:

To create the base of the advent calendar, I turned two IKEA Lomviken frames into shadow boxes. Here in Europe, we count 24 days of the advent calendar, but if you need space for one more day, I recommend you to create a pretty paper box and place it next to the calendar.

The next step was to attach tiny paper doors to the tiny boxes. I cut and fold varied paper doors with a left to right or bottom to up openings. I used pom-poms or buttons to create tiny doorknobs.  

Since my children are not so young yet, I didn’t need to hide the surprises. I created paper pockets, vellum bags, and simple paper rings to hold the other presents.

To decorate the windows I used varied embellishments from the gorgeous Snowflake collection. I love the fact that in this collection, the light pink and blue colors coordinate beautifully with the traditional colors, and it’s super easy to mix and match the embellishments with the papers.   

The gorgeous chipboard stickers, ephemera pieces, paper clips, puffy stickers and pretty pine branches  made my advent calendar festive and unique.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you like my advent calendar idea, and I can inspire you to create your own DIY calendar!

Hi, Ladies! I have a fun fall decor project to share with you today! We all have beautiful paper leftover from a variety of projects. To keep with a fall theme I decided to create a pumpkin garland, each a different color with some of those fabulous leftover pieces from Slice of Life collection.  Although the patterned paper is not traditional fall colors it still works because I’ve grouped them together with die-cut leaves and attached them with black and white bakers twine.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the base of the tiny pumpkins from patterned paper (find the free cut file below). To make the tiny pumpkins even more pretty, I added stem and green leaves to them. I attached the leaves to the top of the pumpkin using brass paper fastener. Easy – peasy!

If you don’t have a cutting machine, trim paper stripes, and attach them on the top and the bottom with a brass paper fastener, or use a piece of pipe cleaner to attach them and to create a stem.  I recommend you to make only half pumpkins, because they look better on the wall.

This pumpkin garland home decoration is so easy and fun, a perfect project to be crafty with your children! When you are ready with the pumpkins, attach them using baker’s twine, and place pressed fall leaves or die-cut leaves between them.

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Hello Crate Paper fans! It’s Bea and I’m excited to share my super easy Halloween decoration idea with you today! To be honest, for me the funniest part of preparing Halloween party is creating the decoration! I love playing with orange / black papers and cute embellishments, and literally can’t stop creating banners or centerpieces. This year, I thought it would be fun to welcome my guests with a cute door hanger. All I needed was a stitching hoop and some pieces from the Hey Pumpkin collection.

My idea was to turn the hoop into a pumpkin, so I started my project by backing the stitching hoop with orange patterned paper. Next, I fussy cut a stem out of a cork sheet and adhered to the top of the hoop. I also added leaves and yellow flowers to the top. I cut the 3D flowers out from the Candy Corn patterned paper using my Cameo and attached them with baker twine.

I wanted to create a little Halloween village scene into the loop, so I placed tiny fussy cut houses to the background. I enjoyed so much adding tiny details using foam stickers – like the black cat on the roof - to the village.

I adhered two costumed figures to the center of the scene. They are so adorable!

The glossy puffy stickers make everything so festive and shiny, so I spread some stars around the background, and adhered a bat above the house roofs.

To finish my project, I adhered the ‘Boo to you’ cardstock sticker banner to the top, and added the Happy Halloween sticker to the bottom.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you felt inspired to create Halloween decoration with a Hey Pumpkin collection to your home.

Hey everyone, its Bea here today sharing a special project with you as part of Create with youth week here on the Crate Paper blog. Since we are going on a longer holiday trip this year, we thought that it would be fun and useful to create a travel craft supplies holder. We always take craft supplies with us to our trips to keep us busy on the rainy days. A paper bag with a few pockets is a good way to keep the supplies organized, and an easy and enjoyable project to create together with my 10 years old daughter.

To start, we trimmed down chipboard paper to 5x19”, and scored by 5”, 7”, 13”, and 15”. Then, we folded along the lines and covered the front with patterned papers. To create the pockets, we trimmed patterned papers to 10.5” and folded three tiny flaps on both sides. We made 5 pockets in different heights. I attached the first pocket to the chipboard base using double sided tape and then align the next pocket directly onto the first. I repeated the process with all five pockets.

Kitti enjoyed so much to embellish the cover. She adhered fussy cut letters and alphabet stickers to create the title. She also added two tassels and created a cute 3D ornament to decorate her box.

Kitti filled the pockets with her go-to craft supplies. She added papers, adhesive, scissors, threads, stitching background, stickers, crayons, washi tapes.

One more TIP: When we travel with younger kids, the following project is my absolute favorite to make some fun and keep them busy. To create these cute pictures, you only need patterned paper, craft knife, scissors and adhesive. (You can find everything in the craft supplies holder we created above J ) First, draw a fruit to a piece of patterned paper, and cut out using a craft knife. Use it as a stencil, and copy the form to a white background paper.

Then ask the kids to cut tiny paper pieces, and to fill the fruit shape with them. Use a glue pen to keep the paper pieces in place. Align the negative shape to the top, and attach with glue. Super easy kids craft project and the kids will love to cut and glue the paper pieces!

I hope you enjoyed our kids craft projects today! Thank you for stopping by!

Hi, Ladies! I'm up on the Crate Paper blog today with my first project using the fantastic and super cool All Heart collection. When I flipped through the colorful papers and the unique embellishments, I felt I needed to create something fun, easy and youngish, like a junk journal or smash book.

When you start a smash book, the only rule is there are no rules! Just go with the flow, use your creativity and enjoy the process! To start, I grabbed a D-ring album and covered the front and back cover with patterned paper. Then, I covered the spine with a different paper and added washi tape to make my book even more pretty.  To embellish the cover, I just added things that make me happy to see. The sparkling acrylic hearts, the blue tassel, and the silver ampersands are so pretty together! I used black puffy alphas from Sunny Days collection to create the ‘ideas’ title and added a ‘FUN’ chipboard sticker above.

Then, I added an eyelet to the spine using my Crop-A-Dile and attached a metal Ball Chain top hold my DIY pom-pom tassel and some washi tapes.

I also added a pen holder to the back cover using an eyelet and a pink hairband.

To the inner side of the cover, I added a plastic pocket to hold tags, cards, stamps, and other pretty things I might need when I use this book. 

Next step is filling the album with my ideas, plans, thoughts, and creativity. I didn’t want to accurate define for what I use this book, but I created some tabbed divider to give me starting-points. The blue Piece Out paper is one of my favorite from this collection, and I chose it as a background for my first divider. I fussy cut pretty flowers from the Wallflower paper, and to give a white outline, I adhered the flowers to a white paper and fussy cut again. I arranged my photo to the center and adhered the flowers under the photo using foam adhesive. Then, I created a fun title using fussy cut alphas.

Next, I grabbed the Be You paper with those colorful stripes, and machine stitched through all the lines using colorful threads. Then I added the ‘Hey Girl’ glittered chipboard sticker to the center.  So pretty and fun!

This project was a lot of fun to create! I hope it gives you some fun ideas to try with All Heart collection! Thanks for stopping by!

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.

Hello, Ladies! I was always that kind of 'list maker' type... I start thinking about the things I have to do as soon as I wake up and am constantly adding to my lists throughout the day. I have weekly lists, daily lists, prioritized daily lists, to-do eventually lists, list of things I need to buy, list of books I need to read, list of exercises I need to do, recipes I need to try or cook again, packing lists within my travel planning list, a bucket list broken down by year, etc.

But the bunch of lists was so difficult to follow, and I needed to find a new way to keep them organized and easy to follow. 

I created six tiny booklets in size 4x4" to organize my lists.

The WRMK bookbinding tool helped me to stitch them together in minutes with colorful thread. One tiny booklet for each topic.

To keep the booklets together, I created a journal styled cover in size 4.5"x8.5". First I covered the heavy cardstock base with patterned paper and adhered a handmade patchwork piece of fabric to decorate the spine. 

Then I added 6 eyelets using my Crop-A-Dile tool in different colors. Two pieces to the top, two pieces to the center, two pieces to the bottom of the spine. To insert the eyelets into the middle of the spine, I punched holes into the chipboard base before adding the patterned paper cover. Then I used scissors to poke holes into the paper, and my Fiskars eyelets setter to insert the eyelets. I pulled an elastic band through the holes and inserted the booklets. 

I can't wait to use this fun journal to keep my life organized, and hope you are inspired to create something like that! Don't forget to tag me on your project, I can't wait to see your version!! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hey friends, its Bea here and I have a cute and super-fast Valentine’s Day gift idea to share with you today. I love making mini albums and love surprise my beloved ones with handmade gifts. And what’s better than adding a tiny mini book as a gift?

My idea was to create a tiny accordion album, then add a favorite photo of us, a customized Valentine’s Day greeting and a little surprise like a piece of chocolate, theater tickets, cute keyrings etc. I started my project with trimming down a 3” wide paper stripe from a 12x12 patterned paper, and score lines by 2.75”, 5.5”, 8.25”, 9.25”. Then I folded along the lines to create an accordion mini album. Easy-peasy.

Next, I made paper pockets to create space for tiny gifts and tags. Another way to add the gift to the album is cutting two slits into the paper using crafts knife and adding a ribbon. Then put the chocolate into a tiny package and attach to the album with the ribbon.  

I used two different techniques to add my journaling. First I printed out my message, trimmed into strips and adhered to a tag. Then I placed the tag into a pocket.  In the other case, I handwrote my message and placed the journaling tag behind an ephemera piece. I attached the ephemera piece only on the top, this way it became an interactive page with hidden journaling.

When finished, I adhered the photo to the album and embellished the albums with stickers, sequences, ephemera pieces.

These tiny gifts were so much fun to create! I hope you have enjoyed this idea here on the blog. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hello everyone! Its Bea here today, and I’m sharing some fun gift wrapping ideas. Creating pretty packaging has always been a favorite craft time for me in December! I believe adding handmade touches to any present makes it even more special.


Due to Merry Days collection has gift wrap papers and tags, it’s pretty easy to create fancy packaging for the presents! I always start my process by gathering all the supplies I need. Wrapping papers, ribbons, washi tapes, ephemera pieces, stickers, pom-pom maker and more…

My packaging process was mostly the same for each box, I just changed the color scheme or the materials. Ones I had everything I needed, I covered the presents with wrapping paper and tied around with ribbon, raffia or thread.  

I then created tags to go with them. For the pink wrapping paper, I chose dark green patterned paper with touches of red. I cut a banner and layered cardstock sticker with a red sticker label on the top. The white pom-pom is a cute addition on the design, and it can be used as an ornament after opening the gift.

I have one more packaging idea for you today! Around this time of the year, I love to surprise my colleagues, teachers etc. with handmade presents too.  This year, I decided to give these cute little house boxes filled with handmade chocolate, and I hope they will like them!

These boxes are very easy and fast to assemble. They are opening on the top, and the best thing is when the chocolate was gone, the little house becomes a cute Christmas ornament!

Here is the template of the gift box.

All you need to do is download and print out the template, cut around the shapes and draw around on patterned paper. Next step is folding the edges and adhere the parts with double-sided tape. Visit Crate Paper Instagram Stories to see the full tutorial.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you felt inspired by these simple and easy packaging ideas and will give it a try!

Hello, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a fun mini-album technique using the brand new Jen Hadfield Banner Punch Board. To be honest, nothing inspires me more than a new crafty tool! I love to challenge my creativity and find unique ways to use them! This time I was lucky enough to get the chance to try out this pretty, pink Banner Punch board by Pebbles and Jane!


This tool is so versatile and useful, you can make banners in 30 different shapes and sizes in no time! Plus it has a hole punch built into it!

I love to decorate our home with banners for special events like birthday party, New Year Eve or Holiday season. 

And there is only one thing, that could be more fun than creating a banner... creating a mini album with banner-shaped pages! This way you can use your pages as a regular mini album insert, but you can also use them as a banner and display on your wall! It's easy-peasy!

I started my project by creating a cover for my mini album. I used my recent favorite holiday collection, the Merry Days by Crate Paper. I trimmed three heavy cardstock pieces into 3X5.5", 1.5x5.5", 4x5.5", and covered them with patterned paper. I added red baker twine for closure the album and also added a red fabric piece to the spine. I adhered the gold 'Christmas' puffy sticker to the spine as my title.

I punched two holes to the top of the back cover and placed bookbinding rings into them. I trimmed patterned papers and photos using the Banner Punch Board, decorate them with stitching, stickers and ephemera pieces. 

In case we haven't decorated our home for Holiday yet, I put the pages into the album and enjoyed the photos by flipping through the pages. 

I love the fact that it will take only a minute for me to remove the pages and create a banner from them using a thread. It will be a nice decoration for our living room in December. 

I hope I could inspire you to give a try to this super fun tool, and create a bunch of banners to decorate your home! Thank you for stopping by! Bea

Hello, Ladies! I have a fun mini album technique for you! One-ring albums were always my faves, but this time I added a special cover to my album which also can be used as a mini album stand. 

First, here is a video so you can see a flip through of the finished album and then the basic assembly of the cover :

I started by creating the cover using heavy cardstock base, patterned paper, and clear plastic sheet. Then, I punched one hole into the front and one into the back, and added eyelets using my Crop-A-Dile tool. With this technique, I can turn out the cover and place back the mini album to the top. So easy and fun!

Here is what the mini album looks completely open on the album stand.

For the embellishments, I combed through the Chipboard stickers, Ephemera pieces, and cardstock stickers to find tiny images and little bits and pieces to layer over each page and added sequences and ribbons to create interest and pops of color & fun.

I love the glittered elements in the Hooray collection. They are so shiny and festive! Perfect for documenting some sweet photo of my daughter who turned 6 those days.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create a fun and colorful mini album!

Hello, Ladies! I love getting together with friends and family each year when the seasons are changing and enjoy decorating my home for the occasion. Greet your guests this autumn with a fancy banner decoration hanging on your front door. 

To create this banner, I grabbed patterned papers and cut out a banner shape. Then I mixed and matched the Cheerful and the Picnic alphabet stickers to add the ‘Happy fall y’ all’ sentiment. I machine-stitched the stickers to the background because I wanted to be sure that they didn’t fall down from the banner.  Next, I chose a grey fabric, cut out two hangers and a banner shape and stitched them to the back of my paper banner. I also added a pom-pom ribbon to the bottom.

For embellishing, I adhered a girl from the sticker sheet. She looks like a picnicker who collects colorful autumn-leaves into her basket. I also cut colorful leaves from patterned paper using my die cut machine. I added gold stitching and arranged them under the girl’s feet.

I just love the pretty thread bows in this collection. They have perfect colors for a fall themed project. I used a paper straw and bakers twine for holding my banner, and I tied three bows to the left side of the twine. The final step was to create a little cluster to the top right of the banner using stickers and die cut leaf.

Here is another version for this banner stíled decoration:

I love the way it turned out! I hope I could inspire you to create decoration using your scrapbooking supplies! Thank you for stopping by! 

Hello everyone! It’s kid’s craft week on the American Crafts blog and I’m so excited to share with you a fun project that my daughter created with me for this occasion! Spending time with my kids and playing with pretty papers means double pleasure for me! I love to see how my kids challenge their creativity by trying new techniques and ideas every time!

We just started thinking about our project, when my daughter asked me to buy a new case for her pink sunglasses. I immediately knew that this would be the perfect project for us! Paper cases or purses are so fun to create, and they are great to store tiny things at summer time! As my daughter’s favorite characters are unicorns and mermaids, I immediately knew that she would be so happy to use the Stay Colorful collection by Dear Lizzy. The pretty colors and cute icons are perfect for any kid’s craft projects!

We started with cutting the base of the purses. I cut a simple template using my cutting machine, and my daughter drew it around to make three purse bases from pattern papers. I absolutely adore how she paid effort in folding them as neatly as possible.

When finished, she started the best part of the process, the embellishing! She found a lot of cute things from the collection to decorate the front of the purses. She chose tiny puffy stickers, layered stickers, acrylic shapes and ephemera pieces.

She also asked her plastic needle and ribbon to stitch around the edges. I absolutely adore her concentration to make her purses pretty!

To add more fun, Kitti created handles for the purses using beads and embroidery floss.

This project was so much fun to create, and we had a great crafty time together with my daughter! I hope you are inspired to create one or more with your kids! Happy crafting!

Hello, dear Ladies! My mother always loves to get something handcrafted, and I try to surprise her with new ideas every year! This year I decided to create a teeny-tiny mini album for her that she can easily put in her purse, take everywhere and use as a keychain!

Sunshine & Good Times is my go-to collection for making mini albums, and I wanted to focus on the soft aspects of this line. To create the cover, I trimmed two pieces of heavy cardstock in size 1,5x2” and covered them with light blue Shine Bright paper. I connected them with a piece of striped fabric and adhered a magnet to the back of the front cover. Using magnets to keep close the mini album is one of my favorite technique so far! I placed another magnet between two pieces of pink felt, stitched them together with a ribbon and adhered a pretty flower sticker to the top.

The inner pages of the album have an easy pullout form. I trimmed three different patterned paper stripes, adhered them in line and folded by every 1,25”. I filled the album with family photos and embellished the pages with stickers from the Amy Tangerine sticker book.

I added my journaling to hidden tags, and also asked my daughter to draw a tiny drawing of her and her grandmother. I know my mom will love this tiny surprise from her grandchild!

My second gift idea is a super easy home decoration I created using many different Alpha stickers and paper flowers. I found this lovely quote on Pinterest, and thought that it would be a lovely gift for my mom.

I cut out an oval shape from the Shine Bright patterned paper and backed with a striped Sweetness paper. I created the title using 7 different alphabet stickers and surrounded them with a bunch of beautiful white paper flower.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I wish all the fabulous 'moms' out there a Happy Mother's Day!

Happy weekend Friends! I shared some Easter decoration ideas on the American Crafts blog this week. Decorating a small spot at my house is always fun!

All I needed for this decoration was the new Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection. This collection has lovely, fresh colors and cute icons, just perfect for a spring themed decoration.

To be honest, I didn’t have a concrete plan when I started the decoration. I just wanted to create some pretty things that came to me. Treat boxes, pinwheels, flower banners, painted eggs, rosettes, clouds… everything that makes us happy at Easter.

I started the decoration with creating huge rosettes using patterned paper. I bent the papers in inches, adhere them using a hot glue gun, and punched big circles to decorate their center. When finished, I started to create a pretty flower banner. I used my trusty scissors to fussy cut flowers and leaves from the Funkadelic paper and machine stitched them align. I also created a ‘Hoppy Easter’ banner using alphabet stickers.

I can’t resist creating some pinwheels using colorful patterned paper. The glittered acrylic shapes are so pretty at the center of the pinwheels.

Have you spotted the lovely unicorn eggs? To create them, I painted some plastic eggs using Vicki Boutin acrylic paint and added glittered horn, flowers and rub-on transfer eyes from the Unicorn Easter Egg Kit. They are just adorable! I used tear-away stripes to create paper rings for bases.

The treat boxes are my children’s favorite, of course. I cut the boxes using my Silhouette Cameo and decorated them with ephemera pieces. I jazzed up the Easter basket with a pretty tear-away strip and a cute bow.

Here are some close-ups just because they are so pretty to look at J

I absolutely love how colorful is this Easter decoration and hope you’ll give this project a try!  Happy Easter crafting friends! Bea

Hello Girls! If you are like me, you find creating a home decoration for Easter as enjoyable as painting eggs. I can’t imagine Easter without some colorful and bright handmade décor and the new Maggie Holmes Flourish collection is perfect for dress up your home!



My idea was to create some pretty flower cones to decorate our living room and started the process with gathering all the supplies I needed for my project.

To create the base of the cones, I adhered a 12x12” patterned paper around a paper horn using strong double-sided adhesive. I put plastic foil and floral foam in the paper horn and stuck flowers into the foam.

It was so easy to create accessories to decorate the cones, I just needed to incorporate some of the beautiful Flourish embellishments. 

I used embellishments like an oval wood frame, decorative trim and cute stickers to add some sweet little details to my decorative piece.

To add a touch of gold to the wood frame I used gold glitter glue on the pattern. I also created a paper rosette using patterned paper from the 6x8 paper pad, and placed behind the ‘All things grow with love’ cardstock sticker. The addition of pieces like these really add a lot of pop to my décor piece and give it a more dimensional and festive feel!

This flower cone was so super-fast and easy to make! I hope you enjoyed this Easter décor idea and that I have inspired you to make something like this using the Flourish collection to decorate your home this year!

Hello and happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you have a great day! Let me make it even better with a shadow box inspiration! Maybe you wonder which collection I used for this project… Well, these pretty orange and gold patterned papers and embellishments are from the new Star Glazer collection from Dear Lizzy. It's pretty easy to match the embellishment pieces and color shades to fall-themed layouts or other fall-themed scrapbooking projects.

The base of the shadow box is 100% handmade. I altered a former wood frame by adding some wood dividers and painted them with acrylic paint. The inner wood grid is removable, this way I can use the frame in the original function

I started the decoration with the title. The big paintable cardstock words are so versatile, I love the fact that I can do with them whatever I want! This time I used watercolor for paint the ’memories’ word into orange and yellow shades. For adding a little gold shine I embossed the letters with sparkling gold embossing powder just here and there randomly.

The large circle title guide helped me to arrange the gold sticker letters into a round shape. I sticked the letters to a piece of acetate sheet and fussy cut around. I adhered the title to the box by the two ends of the sheet.

I trimmed 2 pieces from the Pretty Petals paper and two pieces of the DIY shop 4 collection/gold foiled acetate sheet and placed them to the squares. I arranged my photos to the squares too but wanted to add more photos to my shadow box, so I turned to the ’oldie but goodie’ waterfall technique for creating an interactive photo display. You just have to pull the hindmost paper, and the pages just turn one after another. There are many tutorials about this technique on the net!

On the bottom left, I placed XO letters using the big gold alpha stickers. The huge O letter is perfect for framing a tiny picture or an ephemera piece. To the front of the letters, I adhered two orange ephemera pieces. which I turned to tiny pumpkins with adding green leaves to the top.

On the bottom right, I use thin gold washi tape to create a striped background and placed some colorful leaves into the big paper clip with star wood icon.

It was so much fun to create this shadow box, it’s perfect for documenting special memories like Halloween. Thank you for stopping by today! 

Hi Ladies! Are you ready for 2018? New Year's Eve is just around the corner, and I'm thinking about our regular New Year's Eve party.

We used to celebrate at home, and invite our close friends for joining us to ring in the New Year together.  

This year I was lucky enough to get the lovely American Crafts party set, and I was immediately drawn to the fun paper rosettes and photo props. My idea was to make a welcome table and Selfie station for our guests. We will take some fun photos with our friends, and of course, the photos will be documented in a layout to remember the last night of 2017! Here are my tips to create a New Year's Eve Selfie station:

I love the soft and elegant colors of this line and started the decoration with adhering the paper rosettes to the wall. I used a removable blue tack, its strong enough to hold the rosettes in place. The rosette cluster looks really pretty, and will be a bright and colorful background for a selfie!

I put the table against the wall, and placed the party supplies on it. I adhered the photo props to the wood sticks and placed them into a standing IKEA frame. I cut out the middle of a party paper plate with the title ' it's Party time' and slipped into the frame. I think this photo props holder turned out so pretty!

I love the fact that these pretty party horns are perfectly matching to the decoration, I just had to add party-colored tissue paper ruffles.  So festive and fun!

One more tip: Don't throw away the party supplies! You can use them again at Birthday parties, and I will use some of the smaller pieces for embellishing my layout or mini album about the party. 🙂

I'm a huge fan of cute mini-books, especially if they are as adorable and usable as these 🙂 Perfect size for a woman's bag, and please say that I'm not the only one who has to take notes about every important date, meeting, children's duties, etc...

I used the cute patterned papers and heart charms, paper notes, and stamps from the beautiful Oh my Heart collection.

Here is the start-to-finish tutorial showing exactly how you make one of these!

I love giving handmade presents to my family and our friends. I create a frame with my cameo and make wall decoration with them.

I was over the moon when Pinkfresh Studio decided to turn my cut file into a metal die! I bring it to you soon!!

Happy weekend! xoxo Bea

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. 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=BZFeAxjuXWc%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0
https://youtube.com/watch?v=EP4DQMWrN9E%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NW8_QUWm404%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0
https://youtube.com/watch?v=whD8W9jDZWA%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0
https://youtube.com/watch?v=DdaE9gaNAzQ%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0

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

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!!
Bea

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!
XO BEA

Hey everyone! The November Hip Kit is love at first sight for me, this home decoration project came together so easily. The first thing my eye caught in this Kit was the Crate Paper clips, they are so cute and strong, perfectly usable for a message board. 

I just adhere a pretty HKC exclusive patterned paper to a hard card stock, and fix the CP clips with hot glue gun on it. I created a hanger from gold ribbon a piece of wire. 

For embellishing my board I used HKC exclusive ephemera and CP paper chipboard, created a little pocket (for the tiny pieces of paper) from patterned paper and tied pretty tassels and beads on the clips. I just love how it turned out, and will use all December for my little notes.

Here you can see the message board before adding notes.

I hope I could inspire you to create some home decoration using your November Kit, and wish you a great 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.

Christmas wishes in a picture frame / Karácsonyi üdvözlet egy képkeretben

Cookie wrapping / Süticsomagolás

 Pillow-sham / Díszpárna

Christmas cards / Karácsonyi képeslapok

Christmas wrath / Koszorú dekoráció


Origami paper ornament / Hajtogatott papírdísz

Golden flower pot / Aranyozott kaspó

Angel wings / Angyalszárny

Ajándékkísérők természetes anyagokból

Letter Photo Holder / Képtrató betűkből

Pillow box / Párnadoboz

Christmas diary / Karácsonyi napló

Canvas / Falikép

Plasticine Ornaments / Gyurmadíszek

My lovely sister-in-law, Aniko, and I decided to make some kid's room decorations.

After we planned the layout we ordered 8mm thick and 6 cm wide wooden board with different longness at the nearest joiner shop.

The length of the boards are the following:
5 pcs 40 cm, ( the sides and one shelf)
1 piece 33 cm and 1 piece 34 cm long for the roof
3 pcs 12,5 cm (shelves)
1 piece 25 cm (divider)
1 piece 19,6 cm (divider)

Before sticking we mixed a light pink and a turquoise color from acrylic paints. 

We painted the boards with a paint roller.

For fixing the form we used strong wood glue.

It was the first time (but not the last I promise) when my sister-in-law, Aniko joined me to create some home decorations from scrapbook elements,
and it was a great pleasure for me to work with her.

We have been friends since the first time, and huge scrapbook funs as well.  

We decided to create a wooden wall decoration in the kid's rooms to store their little treasures.

We made a pink-turquoise colored house for my daughter and a wooden box for Anikos' son. 

 Click HERE to read more about the construction of the house.

At first, we made a mood board with my daughter's favorite colors and collected a lot of little things from her bedroom. We decorated the background of the little house with the selected different scrapbook pages and chipboard and paper flowers. Some favorite pictures were placed on the shelves as well. 

and for the boys...

 Aniko decided to remain the boy's version in wood color and decorated with a lot of blue elements. The boys started to fill up the shelves with matchbox and lego figures immediately 

Created by Válint Anikó and Válint Bea