Monday, October 24, 2016

Double Page Layout with Video Tutorial

Double page layouts have been a hot topic of conversation in the scrapbooking world. I've heard some complaints that there is little inspiration out there for those who love to create double page layouts. Today, I'm changing that (a little bit, at least). A few weeks ago I created a double page layout for the Weekly Scrapper blog. For that blog post I created a double page layout with the Cute Girl collection from Crate Paper (a full supply list is at the bottom of this post).
Double Page Layout by Becki Adams with a video tutorial #scrapbooking #YouTube #processvideo #doublepagelayout
I used two pieces of white cardstock as the base of my layout. I added bits and pieces of patterned paper from the Cute Girl collection to bring continuity across the double page layout.
Not only did I have lots of photos on this layout, I had a lot to say. I added typed journaling under one of the photos. You can see how it all came together in the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.
I love adding pink, flowery, girly embellishments. With two boys in the house I don't always get to have a lot of girly layouts. With photos as cute as these ones, I went all out with the girlyness ;)

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. Let me know (in the comments) what you think about the double page layout. Are double page layouts something you'd like to see more of in the future?

Supplies (affiliate links are used where possible):

Saturday, October 15, 2016

DIY Christmas Gift Bag

I know, it's only October but Christmas will be here before you know it. I'm getting a jump start on my Christmas crafting and making my own DIY Christmas gift bags. I've been playing with the new Platinum 6 machine from Spellbinders and a few Spellbinders dies. I paired a couple of Spellbinders dies with the Christmas Delivery collection by Carta Bella paper for this project. (There's a complete supply list at the end of this post.)
I created a video showing how these gift bags came together. It was really fun to play with so many different materials and have the steel ruled dies cut through them with ease.

The details on this bag add so much texture and interest to the stockings.
Since creating these two bags I've created several more. Now I have a few in my stash ready for the busy holiday season.
Have you started any holiday crafting projects? Hopefully you'll be inspired to create some DIY Christmas gift bags of your own.

Disclosure: Spellbinders sent me products to use for this project. This post also contains affiliate links. All opinions I share are my own. I only share products with my readers that I use and love. Thank you for supporting my blog.

DIY Christmas gift bag supplies: