Monday, May 21, 2018

Oh My Stars Patriotic / General Cards

Hi everyone.  I'm here today with a couple of cards I made. While these may be in a Patriotic red, white and blue theme, I specifically made them generic so they could be given to anyone for any reason.

Aptly called "Oh My Stars" and "It's a Star Spangled Kind of Day", these can be given as a thank you, pick me up, graduation, etc...

Pebbles Patriotic Cards or General Purpose Cards by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #cards #patriotic #stars #america #4thofJuly

I'll post a process video to my YouTube channel and do a couple of blog posts to show you how these came together, which was rather quickly I might add.

Star Spangled Kind of Day

Pebbles Patriotic Cards or General Purpose Cards by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #cards #patriotic #stars #america #4thofJuly

As I was trying to figure out what to make, I kept staring at a pile of stars I had leftover from a Stars and Stripes Scrapbooking Layout and Process Video I created. I saved those stars for a reason and this is one of them.
Pebbles Patriotic Cards or General Purpose Cards by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #cards #patriotic #stars #america #4thofJuly

I also had this scrap of stars cut from white cardstock so I combined the two to create this card.  To create it, I backed the cut out star areas with slightly larger stars, then layered star outlines  over some of them and popped up other stars using foam dots.  I then added a few rub-ons, the sentiment, and a couple of puffy stickers.  It was quick and easy and done in no time.

Oh my stars card

Pebbles Patriotic Cards or General Purpose Cards by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #cards #patriotic #stars #america #4thofJuly

This one started out with an attempt to create a background for the firecracker die cuts but as you can see, they never made it on the card.

Pebbles Patriotic Cards or General Purpose Cards by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #cards #patriotic #stars #america #4thofJuly

The card base consists of stripes that I cut from patterned paper that already has this pattern on it.  You could simply cut the background the size of the card base if you want to make it easier.  I chose to cut them for 2 reasons - 1. I wanted to add the strips so that the words were going in different directions and 2. I wanted to be able to bend the strips up after I cut them, to add a bit of dimension. Once I completed the stitching, I added it to the folded card base. I did this so that the recipient wouldn't see the stitching on the inside of the card.

Pebbles Patriotic Cards or General Purpose Cards by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #cards #patriotic #stars #america #4thofJuly

Next, I added the blue star paper strip from the same patterned paper I cut the red/white stripes and added a border that is actually the border strip from the same paper.  So one piece of paper (with plenty leftover and one card base and this card it almost complete. To finish it off, I added the die cut "oh my stars" sentiment.

Pebbles Patriotic Cards or General Purpose Cards by @HeatherLeopard using @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #cards #patriotic #stars #america #4thofJuly

I hope you've enjoyed a bit of card inspiration today. The designs for these can be used for any theme so I'll share the process videos for these cards here and on my YouTube channel below later this week or next so check back soon.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo, Heather
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Land That I Love United We StandPatterned Paper
Land That I Love Patriotic Blooms Patterned Paper
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Land That I Love Rub-ons

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tag Mini Album | Elle's Studio May 2018 Kit Reveal

I'm excited to show you a tag mini album I made using the Elle's Studio May 2018 kit.  But that's not all...this post includes the full reveal of the May kit.
All product links contained in this post are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! 

Here's a look at the Tag Mini album. You'll have to read to the end to see the inside pages...

 Before I reveal it all to you, check out the amazing May 2018 kit I used to make this.

This is the May 2018 kit. Look at all these awesome cards, die cuts, stickers, y'all!
And now the add-ons.  These are perfection! I'm pretty much in love with it all!  Give me ALL.THE.THINGS!

May Labels | Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers | Puffy Heart Stickers |  Kraft Tags | Grid and Lined Journaling Tags - Multi Pack | Good Times Acrylic | Wood Veneer Fun | Arrow Label Stickers Play All Day Phrase Stickers | Hazel Alphabet Stamp | Hello Stamp | May 2018 Digital Cut File


Projects created using the May 2018 kit and add-ons



You can find process videos for all of these on my Youtube channel. I'm doing a GIVEAWAY over there on my iNSD video.  You have until 5/13/18 to enter.

Tag Mini Album
















Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Basic Supplies for New Scrapbookers | Beginner Scrapbooking Series

Hi everyone. I was recently asked by someone wanting to start scrapbooking what supplies were needed. I put together a list and want to share it with others because I'm thinking there's more than one person out there wondering how to get started.  If you're a scrapbooker already, I'd love to hear what your basic supply list includes.

I'm going to make this into a blog as well as YouTube series, which will include:
  • Scrapbooking 101 so to speak for those looking for the basic supplies, the design elements of scrapbooking, where to go for inspiration more.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Scrapbooking for those looking to go beyond the basics - playing with mixed media, ink, die cut machines, sewing...
Stay tuned.  For now, let's chat about the basic supplies needed to start scrapbooking...

Basic Supplies for New Scrapbookers

  • Fiskars paper trimmer: I included two below. Look for the one that does not have the wire so it's hassle free! I love mine because I get a precise cut every single time. 
  • Tonic scissors: I've had mine for over 5 years now and they are still shrap!  Also, nothing sticks to these and they don't make my hand cramp when I'm fussy cutting.
  • Tape Runner Adhesive: I use the Sticky Thumbs tape runner as well as the Scotch ATG, which is larger than your average tape runner. I recently switched to the ATG tape runner for two reasons - you don't have to refill the tape as often so it lowers the cost and second, the adhesive on several of my older layouts stopped sticking and my photos and papers came apart. I asked around and this had rave reviews from trusted scrappers!
  • Double Sided Tape: Another great options for tape runner.  Works well with metals, wood veneer, and more.
  • Liquid Adhesive: This is one of several that I used.  I find that the glue settles nicely and doesn't leave visible lumps when I glue things together.
  • Glue Dots: these are a must have for every scrapbooker and card maker. The perfect amount of adhesive for small, individual embellishments.
  • Dimensional Foam Dots: don't scrapbook without these!  These allow you to add a pop of dimension to your scrapbook layouts!  Selectively place them under photos, paper, embellishments to make things stand out on the page.
  • White 12"x12" textured cardstock: this is my go-to staple that I use as the foundation for most of my pages.  
  • Black .03 pen: for journaling and doodling.
  • Patterned paper collection - search Pink Paislee, American Crafts, Pebbles, Elle's Studio for the latest collections.  They release new collections every few months.
  • Embellishments such as stickers, chipboard, die cuts (ephemera) that coordinate with the collection
  • Thickers alphabet chipboard: these are great for titles!
Here are some places I like to shop. I thought I'd give you variety. I've included affiliate links to Scrapbook.com as well as Amazon. You don't pay more for the products but I do receive a small % of the sale.

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Looking for scrapbooking inspiration?

Explore my blog for scrapbooking ideas, sketches, which are a great starting point for all layouts and free cut files if you already have a die cut machine.

Visit my YouTube channel to watch scrapbooking process videos - watch me as I create layouts and talk through my process for each one.

GIVEAWAY: I'm doing a giveaway to scrapbook.com over on my YouTube channel.  Simply subscribe to my channel and leave a comment on the video #13: iNSD Go. See. Do. You have until end of day 5/13/18 to enter.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Day to Remember Scrapbooking Layout

Hi everyone! I'm here with a scrapbooking layout using the new Elle's Studio Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp and the Noteworthy collection. This project can be easily recreated by stamping on patterned paper or cardstock but I chose to dabble in a bit of mixed media to create something different.







I knew I wanted to mix stamped words from the awesome new Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp with some of the words from pattern #3 in the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. I also knew that I wanted to create a super long title about spending family time together. What I didn’t know was what photo I wanted to use. That said, I have tons to choose from so I knew it wouldn’t be too hard, so I created this layout completely based on the structure for the title. That’s kind of scary but also kind of fun to start with a title!



There’s a lot of awesome words included on the Noteworthy patterned paper #3 and I wasn’t sure which ones I wanted to use but I knew I wanted to cut them out. I also knew I didn’t want to cut them all out by hand so I used my Silhouette and the PixScan to cut practically all the words out. I think that was a bit of pro-scrap-tination, if you you know what I mean. While the words were cutting, I decided to play with gesso and mists to create some colorful backgrounds to stamp on. I wanted a watercolor effect so I played around with 5 colors. Once dried, I had to figure out what I wanted to say in the title. I ended up choosing three phrases and I stamped the same words from the Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp over each color, to have a variety of colors to choose from for each word. Once I had all the words cut out from both the patterned paper and the stamped words, I lined them up against the left side of the paper, adding a patterned paper strip from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack between the phrases. I also stitched over the words to secure them down.



I decided to scrap a photo we took together on a recent trip to the dude ranch. We went on long horse rides in the Texas hill country several times a day and had a great time together doing all the activities the ranch offered. I decided to keep the layering behind the photo light and instead anchored it with a long patterned paper to even the page out. I also chose to add a couple of embellishments, like the Noteworthy Wood VeneerNoteworthy Puffy Stickers and Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers over and around it to draw the eye around.



I still need to add journaling under the “highlights” Noteworthy Word Label. There’s so much to say about this experience and I still need to put my thoughts together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you’d like to see how this came together, check out my YouTube channel!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hello darling butterfly scrapbooking process video

Hi everyone. I'm here today with a process video I created for the butterfly scrapbooking layout that can be completed in 45 minutes if you have the right tools and can work fast.

Once you get the patio party collection in your hands, or any other supplies you'd like, you can follow along with me to create this fun layout.

I sped up the time so you don't have to sit and watch me for 45 minutes.  Remember: don't overthink this, you too can re-create this in under an hour, maybe even 30 minutes if you don't have any interruptions.


Here's a reminder of what the final layout looks like. 

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hello darling butterfly scrapbooking layout and process video

Hi everyone. I'm here today with a butterfly scrapbooking layout that can be completed in 45 minutes if you have the right tools and can work fast.

To help you along the way, I've documented the process in a video, which I will post tomorrow so be sure to check back..

Once you get the patio party collection in your hands, or any other supplies you'd like, you can follow along with me to create this fun layout.

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

Paper piecing - 12 minutes

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

To get started, cut a supersized butterfly using your electronic cutting machine. Peel the butterfly from the mat and also save the larger bits you cut out to use as templates for filling in the holes with patterned paper. Next, choose 5 - 7 coordinating patterned papers. This is where you could spend too much time overthinking things. DO NOT overthink the pattern placement. If you are working with papers within the same collection, chances are they will look good next to each other. Just pick up a paper and get started.

Starting at the top, select the template you reserved from the butterfly. Place it over your patterned paper and cut around it, leaving just enough edge around the perimeter - maybe 1/8" or 1/4" inch. It just really depends on the design. Once you've cut that out, discard the template and adhere the patterned paper to the back of the butterfly. You should have a perfect or near perfect fit. Repeat until all spaces are filled.

Secure the butterfly to the page, machine stitching down the center and adhering the left patterned paper side with foam dots.

Butterfly clustering - 12 minutes

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

Next, you are going to add flower and butterfly embellishments to the top of the other side. Make sure you save space for your photo (I used a 3"x3" inch photo. I adhered my photo using foam dots and then filled in around it, adding flowers and butterflies. Once that was complete, I moved along the butterfly, adding flowers and butterflies along the edge of the butterfly and working inward to fill in all the spaces. I adhered some directly to the paper with liquid glue and I popped others up using foam dots. I worked this pretty fast to fill in all the spaces.

Add the finishing touch - 6 minutes

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

In the time remaining, you just need to add a title, a cluster or flowers / butterflies on the patterned paper wing and around the title and journaling.

Craft along with me

Check back tomorrow to watch the process video I created for this butterfly scrapbooking layout.  I sped up the time so you don't have to sit and watch me for 45 minutes.  Remember: don't overthink this, you too can re-create this in under an hour, maybe even 30 minutes if you don't have any interruptions.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Stars and stripes scrapbooking process video

Hi everyone, I'm back today with a scrapbooking process video for the stars and stripes scrapbooking layout I featured on the blog yesterday, also shown below.

Join me as I walk through the creation of this layout, detailing everything step-by-step. I'll also share a few tips you can use on any layout. Just remember...while I created this shooting star / Patriotic layout documenting our day at the beach celebrating the 4th of July, you could use the cut file for countless other themes - baby, stargazing, and so much more.


Get the full list of supplies needed below and download the Shooting Star cut file I created HERE.

Stars and Stripes Scrapbooking Layout and Process Video by @heatherleopard using the @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #heatherleopard #fourthofjuly #patriotic #scrapbooking #scrapbook #starsandstripes #4thofjuly

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo, Heather
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You can shop these product using my affiliate links below:

Pebbles Land That I Love paper and embellishments (full list below) at Scrapbook.com

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots http://shrsl.com/szcb

Textured Cardstock White (71081)

Silhouette CAMEO 3 http://amzn.to/2HJhjjX
Cricut Maker http://amzn.to/2ooYvhL
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*You don't pay extra for using these links, but I get a percentage of your sale. Thanks for your support!

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Land That I Love Land That I Love Patterned Paper
Land That I Love Boom Sparkle Pop Patterned Paper
Land That I Love America Patterned Paper
Land That I Love Oh! The Place We Go! Patterned Paper
Land That I Love Fireworks Patterned Paper
Land That I Love United We StandPatterned Paper
Land That I Love Patriotic Blooms Patterned Paper
Land That I Love Thickers
Land That I Love Icons and Accents Stickers
Land That I Love Ephemera
Land That I Love Red, White, and Blue Dots Puffy Stickers
Land That I Love Rub-ons

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Stars and Stripes Scrapbooking Layout

Hi everyone, I am here today with a stars and stripes scrapbooking layout using the Land that I Love collection.  Y'all, I'm not usually one for red, white and blue collections but this one is is truly great!  Come take a look at what I created and then come back tomorrow - I'll be posting the process video I created for this layout. Stars and Stripes Scrapbooking Layout and Process Video by @heatherleopard using the @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #heatherleopard #fourthofjuly #patriotic #scrapbooking #scrapbook #starsandstripes #4thofjuly

I snapped these photos of my girls last summer, while we were celebrating the fourth of July in beautiful Hawaii.  We had a great day of fun in the sun and then that night, we caught a parade and watched the fireworks beach side in Kona.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate!

Gather your supplies

Select 6 - 7 patterned papers that coordinate White cardstock Embellishments Thickers for a title Large star template or you can download the Shooting Star cut file I created HERE

Making the Cut

Stars and Stripes Scrapbooking Layout and Process Video by @heatherleopard using the @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #heatherleopard #fourthofjuly #patriotic #scrapbooking #scrapbook #starsandstripes #4thofjuly

Cut 3 supersized star outlines, smaller stars and the curved strip for the shooting star part of the design.  Keep the inside portions of the stars. We will use one of them, or you may choose a different pattern like I did, for the center of the star part of the layout.

Assemble the page

Stars and Stripes Scrapbooking Layout and Process Video by @heatherleopard using the @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #heatherleopard #fourthofjuly #patriotic #scrapbooking #scrapbook #starsandstripes #4thofjuly

Lay the stars on the page overlapping each other.  Once you like the placement of them, pick them up and staple them together so they're secure. Next, spray blue mist and just a tad of the red mist on the white cardstock.  Once dry, place the stars back down and then using a pencil, lightly make a mark on the white cardstock in a star pattern.  Set the stapled star aside and machine stitch a star on the background paper.  I stitched the star three times to make sure it would really show up. Stars and Stripes Scrapbooking Layout and Process Video by @heatherleopard using the @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #heatherleopard #fourthofjuly #patriotic #scrapbooking #scrapbook #starsandstripes #4thofjuly

Now it's time to add the shooting star trail to the background.  Postition them so they appear to be coming out of the stars.  Stitch these down with your sewing machine. Now you can add the stars back, and adhere them this time!

Finishing touch

Stars and Stripes Scrapbooking Layout and Process Video by @heatherleopard using the @pebblesinc #LandThatILove collection #madewithpebbles #heatherleopard #fourthofjuly #patriotic #scrapbooking #scrapbook #starsandstripes #4thofjuly

I added layers behind the photo and adhered them over the stars using foam dots and then sprinkled additional stars from the cut file (some adhered flat and pothers popped up), the Tickers sheet and the puffy stickers.  Then and only then did I realize I hadn't added a title yet.  Luckily, I was able to add the first part of the title above the star and the 2nd part below the photo.  Phew!  I reserved room for journaling  under all the pointy parts of the star there.

Check back tomorrow for a process video I created for this stars and stripes scrapbooking layout. In the meantime, I hope you'll download my cut file and share your projects with me here on the blog or social media. 

Thanks for stopping by today. xoxo, Heather YouTube | Instagram  |  Pinterest

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Letterboard Love | Forever My Always

Happy Galentine's Day, friends!  I'm loving my new letterboard! It's seriously awesome and perfect for a little Valentine's "XOXO"!

Letterboard Love Forever my Always Letterboard by Heather Leopard using  DCWV letterboard  for @pebblesinc using @homebydcwv #letterboard #forevermyalways #xoxo #DIY
Die Cuts with a View - Letter Board - Oak Frame with Gray - 12 x 12
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I couldn't wait to open my box to see what surprise we had in store for us from DCWV. I am oh so thankful to get this.  I mean, really, with a few alphas and the fun letterboard embellishments, the possibilities are nearly endless.

Check out my haul


Letterboard Love Forever my Always Letterboard by Heather Leopard using  DCWV letterboard  for @pebblesinc using @homebydcwv #letterboard #forevermyalways #xoxo #DIY


I was elated to find home, birthday and love themed goodness so I was set but have you seen the other letterboard embellishments? They are awesome!


Forever my always

Letterboard Love Forever my Always Letterboard by Heather Leopard using  DCWV letterboard  for @pebblesinc using @homebydcwv #letterboard #forevermyalways #xoxo #DIY

After I tore apart each package and sorted them into some plastic bins to get organized, I kept getting drawn to the Love theme.  I seriously think it was because I I was in love with everything I got but anyway, I decided on the quote, "You will forever be my always" - author unknown. I started placing each letter but I noticed some of the letters still had pieces of plastic where they were previously connected so I pulled out my trusting crafting files.

Letterboard Love Forever my Always Letterboard by Heather Leopard using  DCWV letterboard  for @pebblesinc using @homebydcwv #letterboard #forevermyalways #xoxo #DIY

I just filed those little bits away, with a little help from my daughter. I really don't think anyone but me would have noticed but it's much better now.

Letterboard Love Forever my Always Letterboard by Heather Leopard using  DCWV letterboard  for @pebblesinc using @homebydcwv #letterboard #forevermyalways #xoxo #DIY

I have to say, I've had letterboards before but I love how big these are and the materials they used but my favorite things are the incredible mix of alphas and embellishments.  The embellishments add the perfect finishing touch.

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Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo, Heather
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