November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Place Cards

I had these place card holders up on the 3 Birds Studio blog last week. What a great way to add a little fun to your Thanksgiving dinner table!

They're super easy to make, and will add just the perfect touch to each place setting! To start, I made the “feathers” by cutting 3 scalloped circles using my Silhouette and THIS cut file (scalloped circle punches would also work for this!) Next, I cut the circles in half, and glued them on to the place card base made from a 4×5 piece of scrap cardstock that had been folded in half.

I cut the turkey body and beak from cardstock and then layered it on the feather pieces. For the turkey’s wattle, I cut a small piece from a strip of red quilling paper found in the Holiday Season Card Making Kit. Next came the googly eyes from my stash of craft supplies.

After the turkey body was complete I added a rectangle piece of patterned paper, and did some machine stitching around the edges. To finish the place cards, I printed the names on my computer, then cut them into small strips and added to the center of each card.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

November 19, 2014

Hayrides & Memories | Chic Tags

I have a new layout up on the Chic Tags blog today using some of my favorite pieces from the exclusive new Fall collection!

I used the cute pumpkins hayrides & friends 3x4 card, and as you can see, I added it behind my photos so the word friends was covered. Since this was a picture of my hubby and son I decided to "hide" the word friends, and then layered on the memories made with you die cut.

Below the photos I sprinkled on a few of the leaf die cuts, did some quick machine stitching right on top of them, then added the cute Hello Fall flair button.
And yes, the year 2004 on the date stamp is right. Somehow I never did scrap these photos way back then. Now to get Fall photos from 2014 scrapped!

November 14, 2014


The November issue of CREATE magazine is out, and the incoming Design Team for 2015 got to join in on the fun!  Here is my layout from page 162

Go HERE to see the whole issue, there are are over 240 pages of ideas including layouts, cards and sketches too!!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
supplies: papers - Heidi Swapp and Amy Tangerine, chipboard - Heidi Swapp

November 3, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all!

I have a new layout up on the Chic Tags blog today for Color Crush Monday. Right now, I'm crushing on the beautiful colors of Fall, oranges, tans and browns with a little bit of teal and navy blue thrown in too ;)

I paired up some of my favorite Fall colored papers with the cute pumpkin & leaf wood veneers, Fall die cuts and pumpkin patch flair button from the Chic Tags shop.

And, even though I heard Christmas music playing in a store this past weekend, I'm going to hold on to Fall for awhile and enjoy!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

October 30, 2014

17Turtles 3Birds Studio Team Up!

Here's a new layout I had up on the 3 Birds Design blog, for a team up with 17Turtles Digital Cut Files. There are so many cute designs in the 17Turtles shop, I had a hard time choosing, but I finally decided on “Everyday Polaroids 1”. I  love that it not only has the polaroids, but five different titles to go along with it!

The “insta fun” title was perfect to use with my photos, and looks so pretty cut out of the gold glitter paper from the 8×8 Glitter Paper Pad. I love the gold color, and it cuts so smoothly with my Silhouette Cameo!

I used some of the darling embellishments from the Flora Festival Premier Page Kit along with sequins and the super sweet little bow from the Touch of Glimmer Embellishment Kit; it gives just the perfect amount of dimension to my layout!

Be sure to check out all the great designs in the 17turtles Etsy Shop, there’s something for scrapbookers, paper crafters and card makers too! And, to celebrate this team up, we are inviting you, our 3 Birds Fans, to play along by creating and sharing a project made using any 3 Birds products and a cut file from 17turtles. Once you have finished your project, share it with us on our either the 3 Birds Facebook page or the 17turtles Facebook page. From all of the shared projects, we will randomly select one winner to choose 2 products of their choice from the currently available 3 Birds Design products and their choice of 5 digital cut files from the 17turtles Shop.
You have until November 3rd to enter your project, and the winner will be announced on the 3 Birds blog on November 5th!

October 27, 2014

Once Upon a Time

If you've stopped by my blog before, you may have seen me mention that I love scrapping old family photos. I consider myself lucky that on both sides of our family, there has been someone that liked taking pictures, a lot of pictures, so I have what seems like a never ending stack of photos. Some I have stories to go with the photos, some I don't. This would be one that I don't. I wish my grandma was still alive so I could ask her why she and my grandpa were wearing matching jackets.

My grandma was an excellent seamstress and could make almost anything without even using a pattern, so I have a feeling she may have made these matching jackets for the two of them, but I'll never really know.  I do know that I love the picture and wanted it in our family album ;)

As always, thanks for stopping by!
supplies: papers & flair button - Maggie Holmes,  chipboard pieces and 3X4 card - Heidi Swapp, sequin stars, doily.

October 22, 2014

Trick or Treat | Chic Tags

I have a layout up on the Chic Tags blog today, using the new Halloween flair and 3x4 Trick or Treat card. I just *love* that "cutest costume ever" flair!!

As always, thanks for stopping by!