Hello, Crate Paper fans! Its Bea here with you today sharing a new card-trio as part of the ‘creative cards’ week. For me, card making is like going on an adventure… You’ve got a certain plan in your head, but you don’t know how everything will turn out. I usually gather different papers and embellishments on my table and select the items that fit together because they have got matching colors, patterns or symbols.

This time, I chose the adorable La La Love collection to create with, and fussy cut a bunch of hearts, fruits, sentiments, and other cuties from pattern papers. My idea was to gather the embellishment pieces by themes and to layer all of them on my cards.

For all cards I began by choosing a patterned paper base from the 6x8 paper pad. I cut out the papers from the paper pad and folded them in half vertically to create an unusual card base. Next, I strung every embellishment I gathered earlier with thread and attached them to the card base. I love how the embellishment pieces on the string add dimension and playfulness to the cards. I also placed beads and buttons between the papers to add more interest.

On my first card, I used my electric cutting machine to cut out tiny sunglasses. I applied tone on tone technique to decorate the sunglasses with sticker hearts. I mixed and matched puffy stickers and cardstock stickers to create the title. My next cards feature more intricate fussy cutting. On my third card, I was inspired by the cute cherry stickers from the collection to fussy cut more cherries and to create ‘heart cherries’ using stickers from the sticker sheet.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ve found some inspiration for creating Valentine cards with your favorite Crate Paper products!

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!

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.

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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.

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! 🙂

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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.