Saturday, February 25, 2017

March Planner Pages

I think I have caught the planner bug! Today I would like to share my March planner pages using files from My Scrap Chick.

My Scrap Chick Files Used

DIY Planner Pockets Horizontal
DIY Planner Markers
Lucky Rainbow Bears
Four Leaf Clover Trio

For the border on the left side of the first page I used the sign from 
"Lucky Rainbow Bears." The sign is 2 3/4 inches tall. I used  the "DIY Planner Bookmark" file and my Cricut Explore to create a shopping list. 

The second page was created using the "DIY Planner Pockets Horizontal" file. I used the sun and cloud and the bear with wagon from "Lucky Rainbow Bears" to accent the planner pocket page. The bear is 3 1/2 inches tall and the sun and cloud are about 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches. I added a 6 1/2 inch long border to the top and bottom of the page using "4 Leaf Clover Trio." I also added a "Coupons" label to the pocket.

Other Products Used

Embossed Brights by Craft Smith
Colored Cardstock from Recollections
Printed Cardstock from my scrap stash
Stickers from Making Memories

Here are pictures of the My Scrap Chick files used.   
DIY Planner BookmarksLucky Rainbow Bears: click to enlarge                                      4 Leaf Clover Trio: click to enlarge                                  DIY Planner Pockets Horizontal: click to enlarge
   They can be found here:
and here:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ice Skating Bears

We are having a marvelous February thaw, but I'm sure Mother Nature has plenty more winter weather in store for us here in the U.P. of Michigan. Today I am sharing an ice skate decoration using files from My Scrap Chick.

For this project I used the "3D Ice Skate" file and " Ice Skating Bears."

Ice Skating Bears3D Ice Skate: click to enlarge

Let's start with the skate.


Sturdy cardstock in white, gray and black
2 feet of ribbon or cord
lace and bead decoration
1 1/2 inch wide eyelet lace
Burlap and lace trim
large eyelets
Glue and tape runner
Paper clips

1. Cut out all your pieces. I know it looks like a lot of pieces, but a great tutorial is included in your download, so follow the tutorial and take your time.

2. I added large eyelets to the lace area, but this is optional. 

3. Follow the tutorial to complete the skate. I use a combination of adhesive runner and glue. (The adhesive holds things together while the glue dries.) I also use paper clips to help hold things together while the glue dries.

4. When the skate is complete, lace up the front with ribbon or cord, then glue the tongue in place. Glue the lace and bead trim to the side.

5. Wrap the eyelet lace around the top of the skate and glue the overlap in the back. Wrap the burlap and lace trim around the top of the skate covering the top of the eyelet lace and glue in the back. 

Now we will work on the flowers and Ice Skating Bears. 


4 flower sprigs - 2 blue/purple and 2 white (I got mine from the Dollar Store.)
Round floral foam (I got mine from the Dollar Store.)
Snowflake stickers - 1/2 inch to 1 inch
 Wire that is sturdy enough to support the snowmen
Cardstock in purple, green and aqua
Patterned cardstock scraps
White glitter cardstock by Recollections
Double stick tape and glue

1. The bears are made from glitter cardstock and are about 3 1/2 inches tall. I duplicated each bear pattern and reversed it horizontally so there would be a bear to use for a back on each one. The hats and scarves are made using patterned cardstock scraps.

2. Put the bear front together then turn it over. Cut a 12 inch piece of wire and attach it to the back using double stick tape. Construct the back image of the bear on top lining up the pieces. Paperclip together while the glue dries. Repeat this for each bear. Make snowflake sprigs by putting two same sized snowflakes back to back sandwiching the wire in between.

3. I bought a round piece of floral foam from the Dollar Store and put it inside the skate wedging it in place with pieces of tagboard. I pulled the flowers apart into separate wire sprigs. These were arranged into the bouquet and the bears and snowflakes were added between the flowers. 

I hope you enjoyed this project tutorial. If you did, I'd love to hear from you. Have a great day! ~ Shirley

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ouch Sweeney

I have a Sister-In-Law who just had knee surgery so I needed a special "Speedy Recovery" card. "The "Ouch Sweeney Set" was perfect for this card.

You can find the file here:

                                 Ouch Sweeney Set


All DD Stamps Used: Ouch Sweeney Set

Cardstock & Papers: Ouch Sweeney Paper, cardstock from Recollections, image printed on Spectrum Noir cardstock from Crafter's Companion

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: Band-aid from cricut

Special Technique:

The card is created on a 5 inch square card base. The black mat is 4 5/8 inches square and the orange mat is 4 1/2 inches square. The smaller black mat is 3 1/8 by 4 5/8, and the band-aid mat is 2 7/8 by 4 5/8 inches. The rounded mats behind the image are approximately 3 7/8 by 2 7/8 and 3 5/8 by 2 5/8. 

The band-aid is from cricut and is 2 1/4 inches long.

The sentiment is about 2 inches long and mounted on black which was hand cut around the shape. Sweeney was printed at 3 1/4 inches. He was mounted to the card using foam tape.

Color Palette

Sweeney: BGR 1, 3, 5
Face: BGR1 and blender
Ears and Nose: CR1, 6
Band-aid and Crutches: TN1, 2, GB4
Cast: BT1 and blender
Shoes: BT1, 2, 4, PL 1, 2, 3

I hope you enjoyed my card. If so, please leave a comment since I love hearing what you think.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February Planner Pages

Planners are all the rage lately, so I figure it's time I joined in the craze. Today I am sharing my first attempt at doing a planner layout. I used a Classic Happy Planner.


My Scrap Chick files used:

Heart Arrows
Lattice Borders
Cupid's Arrow Valentine Bear

The image was printed 3 3/4 inches tall on Spectrum Noir Cardstock by Crafter's Companion and was colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. The Lattice Border is 7 1/2 inches tall and is backed with pink. The white arrow is 7 inches long.


My Scrap Chick files used:

DIY Planner Pockets Vertical
Heart Arrows

The red arrow is 7 3/4 inches long and the pink arrow is 7 inches. I added stickers by Debbie Munn to the pocket.

Cardstock and Papers Used:

"Embossed Brights" by Craft Smith
"Hello Love" by Crate Paper
Cardstock from Recollections
Dotted print from my stash

I really enjoyed making these planner pages and there will definitely be more in my future. I'd love to hear what you think, so feel free to leave me a message.    ~Shirley

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cupid's Cloud & Hearts In Circle Frame

If you are like me you like to get your money's worth from your purchases. This also applies to my SVG purchases. I always love when I can create more than one project from the same file. Today I am sharing how I used "Cupid's Cloud" and "Hearts in Circle Frame" in two different ways.

For my projects I made a 12 by 12 inch scrapbook layout and a 5 inch stand up frame.


Hearts In Circle Frame from My Scrap Chick
Cupids Cloud digi stamp from My Scrap Chick
For the stand on the back I used Flower Frame from MSC ( you could use one from any frame.)
"Rock Candy Glitter Paper " by COLORBOK
Image printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock by Crafter's Companion
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Adhesive, foam tape and foam dots

The frame file and digi image were uploaded into Design Space. The frame was cut at 5 inches from the glitter paper.  I used print then cut to make the digi image 4 1/4 inches long, then colored it with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. 

Color Palette

Bear: TN1, 2, 5
Nose: IB 5, 9
Wings & Diaper: TB 1, 2, 4
Cloud: TB1 Blender
Hearts: DR 2, 6, 7, Glitter Pen

My second project was a 12 by 12 scrapbook layout

Products Used 

Cupids Cloud svg from My Scrap Chick
Hearts in Circle Frame from My Scrap Chick
Patterned cardstock is "Hello Love" by Crate Paper
Solid  and glitter cardstock from Recollections
Your favorite inks
Black and white gel pens

I used two shades of pink as the background layers for my layout. I added an 11 1/2 square of the arrow print centered on top. The frame was cut 9 1/4 inches square using the same shades of pink for the bottom two layers as were used for the background. The top layer is white and the second layer is cut from the pink heart print. The cut out hearts from the frame were used for the corner accents on the layout. 

The Cupids's Cloud paper piecing was sized at 6 inches. Everything except the bear was cut from glitter paper. The finished bear was attached to the upper left of the frame with the little hearts scattered down the left edge of the frame.  The frame was then attached to the center of the page. 

Thanks for stopping by. If you liked my projects please let me know. I welcome your comments.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hoopla Birthday Double Twisted Easel

Hi! DT Shirley here sharing my Hostess Monday project.

 I decided to make a double twisted easel card using "Bobo Betty Set" and "Hoopla Hobo Set" which can be found here:

A double twisted easel card may look difficult to make, but is actually quite easy.
Start with a 10 inch by 10 inch piece of cardstock and fold it in half one way, open it up, and fold it in half the other way. Cut down along one of the fold lines from the top to the center fold line.

Using the flaps just created, fold the top inner corners down diagonally to the outside edge along the fold line, as shown.

Here is the design space file:

 Add oval mats, approximately 4 by 5 inches, and a bottom mat that is 4 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches.

The balloons are from cricut.
The images were printed on 3 3/4 inch by 4 3/4 inch ovals.
Here is a closer view of the finished images.

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Color Palette

Face: FS 1, 4, TN1, CR 1
Reds: CR 1, DR 4, 5
Greens: Hair: LG 1, 3, 5
              Clothes: CG 1, 3
Yellows: CT 1, 4
Pinks: BP 1,3,4
Oranges: BO 1, 2, FL 2
Browns: TN 2, 5, 9
Blacks: IG 2, 5, 9

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Ice Skating Bear Snowflake card

We are expecting a snowstorm so I guess winter isn't over yet. After all, the groundhog did see his shadow!
Today for my first post for My Scrap Chick, I made a quick little winter card using "Ice Skating Bears"  and " Gentle Snowflake Card." 

Gentle Snowflake Card: click to enlargeIce Skating Bears: click to enlarge

Materials List

Cardstock from Recollections in two shades of purple
"Purple Flower" print cardstock from Core'dinations
Glitter Cardstock in light purple and white from Recollections
Plaid, aqua, black, gray and pink cardstock scraps
small purple gems
foam tape and adhesive

I made two copies of the card base, one in dark purple and one in light purple. I layered the dark one inside the light one to give the two toned effect.  The snowflake was cut from  "Purple Flower" by Core'dinations, then I traced it on purple glitter paper by Recollections and cut it out. The two snowflakes were layered one on top of the other, then mounted onto the card base with foam tape. Tiny snowflakes were punched out with a punch. Small purple gems were added to some of the snowflakes. 


The Ice Skating Bear was cut from white glitter paper at  3 inches. The scarf was cut from a plaid scrap and the hat brim and skates were cut from an aqua blue scrap. The different layers were attached with foam tape to add dimension. 

I hope you liked my little card. If you did, I'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sip Sip Monkey Twisted Easel Card

Wow, I can't believe it's February already! Where did January go? 
Well, today is New Release Day for Digital Delights by Louby Loo, so I decided to make a cute little twisted easel card using "Sip, Sip Monkey" and the sentiment from "Circus Mickey."

Card Recipe

All DD Stamps Used: Sip Sip Monkey, Circus Mickey Set (sentiment)

Cardstock and Papers: Spiffy Birthday Papers from Digital Delights by Louby Loo, cardstock by Recollections, image printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock by Crafter's Companion

Markers: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: Foam tape, three 1/2 inch glitter gems by Jots, two 3/8 inch glitter star stickers

Special Technique: 

 A twisted easel card is really easy to make. Start with a 5 by 10 inch piece of cardstock and fold it in half to 5 by 5 inches. Open it up the tall way. Take the upper left corner and fold it diagonally so the point goes to the lower right and the left edge lines up with the center fold. This triangular shaped flap is where you will add your image. Here is the design space file.

When completed, this is how the card will look from the side.

Here is a closer look at the completed image.

Color Palette

Face: FS 1, 6, 9
Fur: EB2, TN6, EB 6
Hat & Wine: CR 7, 8, DR 5, 7
Blues: TB 2, 3, 5
Glass: IB 1, CT 1, 4
Background: BG 1, TB 1, Blender

If you have never made a twisted easel card, give it a try. They are super easy to do and turn out so cute!