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 there, welcome to my blog! Today I'm excited to share my December Daily 2021 base and foundation pages. This time I used a super easy bookbinding technique which allows me to add a lot of pages, pockets, photos, and stories to my album. 

To create the album you will need:

2 cardboard pieces in size 18 x 21 cm

1 white cardstock in size: 40,3 x 20,6 cm

1 piece of acetate sheet in size 8 x 20,6 cm

4 pieces of planner disc (2,5 cm wide)

Posca or Sharpie white marker

Planner punch or Disc Power Punch

The full pages are 14 x 20,6 cm

the smaller pages are made from 28 x 10 cm wide paper which I folded in half. 

Here you can find the template of the inner cover (and spine) 

Please check out the process video where I show you the basic steps of the assembling of the cover:

I’ve not finished the foundation pages yet, I store my photos on my phone and make notes about the stories, and I decided to spend about an hour a day with my DD in December, this way I hope I can finish in January.

Thanks for watching and spending all this time with me, it is really appreciated, have a wonderful day and we will see you soon.

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a super tiny mini album I created using the gorgeous Garden Party collection from Maggie Holmes. The best thing about this type of album is that although its size is very small, a lot of photos can still be inserted. 

The size of the album is 4x6 cm, and I inserted 10 pieces of photos in size 3.5x5.5 cm. 

To create the pages, I used 2 patterned paper pieces in size 16x12 cm. I folded the paper into two horizontally and then into four vertically. Here is the template of the papers:

The next step is to adhere the pages together. I added double-sided tape to the back of the first page's last rectangle and the first rectangle of the second page, and then I put them together. You can add more pages with this shifting technique if you need.

Next, I closed the pages and adhered cardstock paper pieces to the front and the back as a cover. I used an elastic band to keep the album closed. Now it was time to fill the album with photos and flat embellishments.

 I hope you enjoyed this tiny mini-album inspiration! See you soon with another project! Bye!

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

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

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!

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!

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!

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.

Hello friends! Today, I would like to share with you two cards that I created with the uber-cute Sweater and Weather collection for the American Crafts blog. This time I wanted to try something new with my cards, and just love how this project turned out! 

I have some lovely creative friends, who love to send pocket pages to each other for any occasion just like Christmas. My idea was that I incorporate a mini pocket page into my cards, and surprise my friends with ‘two in one’ cards.

Let’s see my first card. It seems I am immediately drawn to the soft pinks and light blue of this collection, mixed with some wood pattern, and of course, gold accents...who can resist?

For my next card, I focused on traditional colors of the collection. I love the deep red and green with the cute ephemera pieces!  So pretty!

Let me share with you the creative process of these Christmas cards in simple steps: 

I started with creating a card base using white cardstock. I cut a frame from patterned paper using my cutting machine. To adhere to the frame, I used the thin and super sticky AC red tape on the flaps, bent the flaps back and attached the frame to the front of the card.

My mini pocket pages came together very easily and quickly! I drew a template and attached to the back of the plastic sheets with washi tape. I used my Fuse tool to create the tiny pockets. I sealed the inner lines first and left the outline open. After that, I selected my materials, choosing a color palette I loved, patterned papers that I couldn't wait to incorporate, a couple of cute ephemera pieces I could layer one with another, and gold stickers that give a fun sparkle to my pocket pages. I trimmed six pieces of patterned paper and embellished them. When finished, I filled the pockets and closed the outer edges with the Fuse tool.

To place the pocket page into the card, you just have to fold the border back and slip the pocket behind the frame.

One more TIP: Make your letter more personal with a special envelope! I used my WeR Memory envelope punch board to create an envelope and punched a heart shape from the front using the Clear Cut Heart punch. I backed the shape with transparent paper and placed some sequences and patterned paper behind it.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you to try something new and create special cards for Christmas! Bea

Hi Ladies, I'm back with a new Christmas-themed layout today.

I have a lot of Christmas-themed layouts to document our Family memories but this time I decided to document my feelings about Christmas night. In my country, we celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December, and I think that day is one of the busiest days of the year. We start with decorating the Christmas tree, then clean the house, cook the lunch and the Christmas dinner, greet the guests, visit the church, etc… I would like to do all of these with a big smile on my face and preserve the special festive mood of the day. My favorite part of the day is when I’m finally done with everything, put my pretty dress on, and join my family to celebrate Christmas Eve!

I began my scrapbooking process by selecting my materials, choosing a color palette I loved, patterned papers that I couldn’t wait to incorporate. For this layout, I mixed and matched the Love Always collection pink pattern papers with some red, fussy-cut You rock stars and white die-cut snowflakes.  I cut the huge  ‘Merry’ word using my Cameo. To add more contrast to the word, I offset the shape in the Silhouette program, cut the outline from darker pink paper, and layered it behind the white word.

I layered some die-cut snowflakes with the red stars diagonally on my page. I created a cluster using Love Always ephemera pieces and stickers on the left bottom of the page and added my handwritten journaling to a white tag. I placed my photo to the right side of the title, layered a doily behind and embellished with stickers.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope I could inspire you to create Christmas Christmas-themed layout using your Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections! Bea

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

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

Hi, everyone! I'm sharing a new card-duo featuring the ah-mazing Snowflake collection today! I don’t know about you but I will admit I’m totally in love with this collection. Not only the icons are super cute, but it has both traditional and pastel sets of embellishments, stickers, and papers… it’s like getting two collections in one. This time I went with the pastel color combination and set aside the traditional elements.

Here are the cards I created to share with you today.For the first card, I have used the beautiful pastel pink Snowcapped patterned paper as a base. The size of the card is 7x4 inches. I love the fun and playful nature of the Snowflake collection and decided to embrace that when creating these cards. The design of the card is pretty simple. I added a gold thread to the card along the top edge and hung pretty embellishments, beads, and stickers on the thread.

I used a lot of foam adhesive when layering together the pieces. I arranged the bird ephemera piece with that cute scarf to the center as the main design element. Next, I placed smaller ephemera pieces and cardstock stickers to the left and right side. I adhered a gold puffy sticker word to the bottom of the card as a title.

For the second card, I used the light blue Wonderland patterned paper as a base. I love creating a set of cards that look like they are made as a set. When creating the cards this means that what I do to one card I try to replace on the other card. In this case, the design is almost the same as the first card, but this time I added two thread lines to the card.

I embellished the treads with sequences, and also added tiny paper ornaments I created using a circle punch. I also created a handmade tag I fussy cut from the Bundled cat-apart sheet and added embellishments including ephemera, cardstock stickers, and puffy stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope I have been able to show you how easy it is to create Holiday cards using the Snowflake collection.

Hey, everybody! I’m so excited to share my first layout with the brand-new She’s Magic collection by Dear Lizzy. This collection is inspired by women and made for women. I absolutely love the bold colors, the beautiful watercolor effects, the encouraging phrases, and a lot of floral patterned papers! This collection fits many themes and is perfect for documenting family life.

It all started with the Magic patterned paper. I love flowers and wanted them to be the main focus of my layout. So I took some time fussy cutting them. I fussy cut almost every flower from the paper, much more than I needed, but never mind, I could use them on my next project.

I chose the pink side of the Kind Heart patterned paper as my background and used the Silhouette Cameo sketch pen to draw a large circle on the paper. Then I used the circle as a guide for placing the fussy cut flowers.

I created almost a full flower wreath, but as I reached the bottom of the page, I decided to finish the wreath with a banner. To do that, I trimmed a bunch of labels from the 6x8 patterned papers, and also fussy cut tickets from the Round Trip patterned paper. I layered the labels and tickets using foam tape, to add more dimension.

I placed the photos to the right bottom of the wreath and started embellishing my page. The puffy stickers and the glittered enamel stickers are so adorable in this collection, so I arranged some pieces from them among the flowers.

I also added three pieces from the colorful buttons to the top of my banner. I love the balance these pieces added to the layout.

I dropped white and black paint around the wreath as a finishing touch.

I hope you like my first layout made with She’s Magic collection. If you haven’t had the chance to check out this new collection then make sure you join us on the blog this week! The Design Team will be bringing lots of inspiration your way!