How to Embellish a Fun Summer Layout

Hi Crafty Gals,
Karen here…to share how I embellished a fun Summer layout.  I placed the Dew Drops to appear like bubbly clusters.  I used numerous colors and various sizes to create movement and placed a few of them over the photos to add more depth to the layout. Let’s go!

 

1.  Cut a 4×12″ strip of solid cardstock and then die cut a floral design into the corner. Adhere it vertically along the left edge of a patterned sheet of 12×12″ paper. Add a narrow strip of coordinating paper at the junction.

2. Matte the photos with coordinating card stock and decide their placement. Mark the area that will be covered by the photos lightly with a pencil. Remove the photos and carefully cut out any images from the background paper that can be used as embellishments. I removed a section of flowers and leaves and fussy cut them.

 

 

3. Adhere the photos to the layout and attach a strip (3×12″) of complementary patterned paper along the lower edge.


4. Next, add some of the rescued paper embellishments partially sticking out from behind the left photo. 

5. Add a variety of seashell stickers scattered underneath the photos.

6. Cut a 1 yard piece of plastic cording. Wind it into loose circles (5-6 times) to form a simple frame. Secure with a small bit of wire and place over the right photo. Use a needle and thread to sew a basting stitch along the edge of a strip of tulle. Gently pull the thread to gather the tulle and secure and add it to the top right of the frame.  Cut two daisy shapes from tulle netting and use a needle and thread to cinch the middle to give added dimension to the faux flower. Adhere a gem in the center and finally, attach it over the paper flower cluster.

7. Lastly, adhere a scattering of Dew Drops in bubble-like clusters around the layout. Use 3-4 colors of Dew Drops in various sizes for added effect.  (pink, blue, clear, pearl)

TIP:  To avoid disappointment and frustration, place Dew Drops on the layout without adhesive to practice the arrangement.  When you are satisfied, adhere them replacing the loose Dew Drops one at a time.  Alternatively, take a photo of the layout before you move anything so that you can refer to it when you are ready to glue everything into place.

A Closer Look at the Details…

Other Supplies:
pattern papers & card stock
liquid adhesive
2 photos (4×6″)
floral die
tulle / needle & thread
plastic cording
sticker embellishments
craft knife

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How to Make Tiny Details on your Scrapbook Page POP!

Hello and welcome!  Shelly with you today, sharing another recipe layout demonstrating how Dew Drops always add that finishing touch your scrapbook layouts!

 

Tiny details like bullet points can become a focal point of your layout by using Dew Drops – for this smaller scale (8×8) layout, I used Mini Dew Drops in Red.

 

 

Details for layout:

-White Cardstock Base 8 x 8
-Patterned Paper 7 x 8
-Recipe 6 x 4
-Recipe Mat 7 x 5
-Photo Play “What’s Cooking” Paper Collection

 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!

Shelly

How to Make Perfect Rain Drops with Dew Drops

Hello Girls,
If you need to create faux rain drops, go grab your Tear Drops.  They will make the perfect accent for your Spring-time projects. What do you do when you don’t have nice fancy shoes to wear with your pretty dress?  Well if you’re my niece, you grab your brightest little rain boots.  I created this layout totally around her cute rain boots.  (Apparently, for a couple of weeks these were the only shoes she would agree to wear and would even wear them in the house!)

 

 
Directions:
1.  Trim off 1/2″ off 2 sides of a piece of pattern 12×12″ paper. Next, adhere it to a solid sheet of 12×12″ leaving a 1/4″ narrow frame. Add decorative border strips to the top & bottom edge.

2.  Matte 2 photos with coordinating color and adhere them to the layout at the extreme edge. Select a 3×4″ pocket card with a appropriate sentiment and adhere it between the photos.

3.  Embellish with die cuts & stickers. Add glossy varnish highlights to embellishments.  (owl’s eyes)

TIP: To stretch your supplies, make sure you rescue any paper that will be hidden underneath large sections such as where the photos will be. The raindrop paper was double sided with a cloud pattern so by rescuing it from the bottom layer, I was able to fussy cut the clouds and use them as embellishments.

Before gluing the layout together, use a pencil to lightly mark an outline of the main components to designate which sections of paper can be removed with a craft knife.  Simply stage the layout and take a photo of the placement of all the elements so you can reassemble it easily without frustration.

4. Use a white gel pen to add subtle details to the die cut umbrella and clouds.  Finally, add various tones of blue tear drops to appear as the raindrops.


A Closer Look:
 
 

Other Supplies:

  • 2 photos (4×6″)
  • patterned paper
  • embellishments- owl, umbrella, border strips, sentiment
  • tools- liquid adhesive / craft knife / white gel pen
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How to Use Dew Drops in 3 New Ways of Scrapbook Layouts

Hello and welcome to the blog – hope you are faring well during the current world madness and using lock down and quarantine time to relax and feed your creative soul!

Shelly with you today sharing a scrapbook layout with 3 different techniques using Dew Drops.  This layout features our newest family member – Sugar, but who really goes by Tiny Cat and more recently Puddle ( because she is getting a little pudgy and when she lays down, she turns into a puddle) and isn’t she a beauty!

Technique #1 FLOWER CENTERS:

This is a no-brainer!  Dew Drop Originals and Minis make PERFECT flower centers for ANY medium!

Use one or multiple – same color or contrasting color – it is a nice sparkly, dimensional touch to any flower embellishment.

For this layout, I created layered flowers using stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations and used green mini dew drops for my flower centers.

Technique #2 TONE ON TONE Dimension:

I love popping a Drew Drop of the same color onto parts of my layout for some added “oomph!” and  a little extra surprise.  Black Dew Drops on a black background is a great, subtle design choice – check out my black stripes!

 

Technique #3 SPOT LIGHT  Color from your photo

There is no denying the single, striking feature of my photo is my cat’s different colored eyes – that one crazy blue eye!  I have not used any blue in this layout – instead, I have popped some blue Dew Drops in strategic places on the layout to make you really notice that blue eye!

Machine stitching is another favorite technique to add texture to a layout

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Have a creative week!

Shelly

 

How to Add a Golden Glow to your Scrapbook Layout with Dew Drops

Hello and welcome to the blog, today I am sharing a Christmas Layout from my “Christmas Traditions” Snap Album.

I have given this layout a soft, golden glow using the Sunflower Dew Drops Mix.

Crate Paper – “Peppermint” Paper Collection

Layout Details:

Base 8-1/2 x 6 (to fit in Simple Stories “Snap Album”)
Patterned Paper Band:  4 x 6
Photo Collage 4 x 4
Three Patterned and Scalloped Stripes (fussy cut off label strip of patterned papers where collection name and UPC code are located)
Wood Veneer Trees
Arrow / Date Stamp (Stampin Up)
Newspaper Clipping
Sunflower Dew Drop Mix 

Don’t overlook good packaging that can be used on your layouts!

 

Tips for using Dew Drops:

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!

Shelly

How to Embellish a Cute Little Girl Layout with Dew Drops

Hello,
It’s Karen… I’m here to share a super easy way to embellish a little girl layout. Dew Drops were the perfect way to finish off this layout of my adorable niece.  I created a trio of bubbly clusters. By using multiple sizes in different colors of Dew Drops, I created a fun and flirty page with a subtle sense of motion.  Let’s go, follow me!

 

Directions:
1. Select two coordinating scrapbook papers. Cut a strip 4″ wide and adhere it to the bottom edge of the 12×12″.  Add a 1″ wide border strip at the join of the two papers.  (TIP:  Only apply adhesive to one end of the border strip so that photos may be tucked in.)

2. Matte one photo with coordinating solid paper.  Adhere the photo at a slight angle. Then carefully slide the other photo under the border strip to look casually tucked in so it appears to be held in place by the border strip.  Add a few scraps of patterned paper to peak out from behind the photos and apply adhesive to secure everything.

3. Embellish with a large coordinating embellishment in the lower right corner.

4. To add interest, use 3 or 4 different colors and sizes of Dew Drops to form three distinct bubbly clusters. Use glue dots for ease of application.  (aka – a mess free stress free method)

TIP: To avoid disappointment and frustration, place them onto the layout without adhesive to practice the arrangement.  When you are satisfied, adhere them replacing the loose Dew Drops one at a time.  Alternatively, take a photo of the layout before you move anything so that you can refer to it when you are ready to glue everything into place.

 A Closer Look:
  

Other Supplies:

pattern papers
border strips
2 photos (4×6″)
sticker embellishments

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How to make a Fun Cookbook Layout

Happy Monday!  Shelly with you today sharing the newest addition to my “Family Favorites” cookbook scrapbook.

I love using paper piecings (hand made or pre-made) on my layouts and Dew Drops give that extra texture, dimension and sparkle.

*Note:  At the end of this post I announce the winner of my Dew Drop RAK from my last post!!

Supply List:

8 x 8 White Textured Cardstock (Base)
Diamond Dew Drops
Original Dew Drops
Stand Mixer Paper Piecing from Paper Wizard
“What’s Cookin” Paper Collection – Photo Play

Optional:

Machine Stitching
Inking

Make it!

  • Ink the edges of your paper piecing (use same color for subtle dimension, or black/brown for a more defined look)
  • Assemble piecing
  • Embellish with your Dew Drops and Diamond Dew Drops – – I like using odd number of Dew Drops in my groups with an odd number of groupings – ie I have used 3 clusters of 3 Dew Drops on this piece
  • Recipe is printed on plain white cardstock using Albertsthal Tyewriter Font in 10pt ( recipe size is 4.75 x 4)

Dew Drops & Diamond Drops make this recipe layout EVERYTHING!  Show me YOUR recipe
layout!!

And finally…. Congrats to ScrapEnabler (Debbie L) for winning my Dew Drop RAK!!

How to Enhance Photos with Sensational Dimension

Ahoy Crafters,
All parrots and robins are welcome to come aboard ship and learn how to enhance photo. It’s simple and so much fun to create sensational dimension with Dew Drops. By adding Dew Drops to the subjects clothes you make the photos pop. I accentuated the buttons on their clothes but you could also add Dew Drops to replace jewelry like necklaces or earrings. Arrrghh! We be off to meet the cutest little pirates you will ever see. I hope you enjoy my Pirate Family Layout!


Supplies:
Goldenberry Dew Drops

Metallic Gold Dew Drops

Directions:
1. Apply a 4″ wide strip of black patterned paper down the left side.
2. To add realistic detail, use a craft knife to carefully slice the photo along the edge of a hat and then insert the tip of a feather into the slit.  Matte the 8×10″ photo with gold mirror card and trim to leave a narrow border.
3.  Adhere the photo slightly off center to the right.  Apply adhesive in the center of the photo and not along the edges so that you can tuck other embellishments underneath the photo later.

 

4. Create an embellishment cluster for the lower left corner. Slide the bracket under the edge of the photo and add a feather.  Next, attach an eye patch across the lower edge of the photo and add a pirate hat to the upper right corner to look as though it is hanging on the edge.

 

5.  Color the chipboard pieces.  Use brown ink to paint the ship’s wheel and add shading with a black colored pencil.  Paint the chain with silver acrylic paint. Add shading with black and highlight with a white gel pen to create the appearance of dimension.  Apply gold ink directly to the chipboard word and set aside to dry.


6.  Adhere the chipboard to the layout with liquid adhesive.  Stamp a skull & bones pirate flag with black ink onto white card stock.  Carefully cut it out and adhere it to the lower right corner overlapping the photo.

 

7.  Embellish the layout with a compass and an anchor.  Next, carefully slide some gold coins under the edge of the photo and layer them among other embellishments.

 

8. Adhere gold Dew Drops directly onto the photo to replace buttons on the subjects costume.  (Mom has 4 on her dress & 1 on her hat. Whereas, Dad has them on his cuffs.)  Lastly, adhere a small scattering of gold Dew Drops like confetti along the edges.

Other Supplies:

photo (8×10″)
Paper: patterned scrapbook paper, gold mirror card stock, black & white card stock
Ink & Paint: silver acrylic paint, gold ink pad, Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Black Soot)
Embellishments: chipboard, white feathers, flag, compass, eye-patch, gold coins, anchor
Tools: ink blending tool, craft knife, liquid adhesive, paint-brush, white gel pen
A Closer Look:

 


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How to use Dew Drops on a Little Boy Layout

Hey Ladies,
Dew Drops are the perfect finishing touch for ANY layout. Yes, really ANY layout! I wanted to capture the adventurous spirit of my nephew and I loved the photos that his mother captured of him contemplating how to proceed climbing this tree. A random scattering of confetti like Dew Drops were just what it needed. So ladies, even more masculine projects can be embellished with Dew Drops, they are not just for us girls.
Come on an adventure with me!

Directions:
1. Trim 1/4 inch from 2 sides of 12×12″ background paper. Attach it to the middle of a 12×12″ allowing for a narrow edge. I selected a patterned edge matting and a solid center paper.

2. Add a chipboard frame around the feature photo. Then begin to arrange your photos with some matting layers in contrasting colors. Do not yet attach anything to the background just practice the placement.

3. Die cut some harlequin patterns on black card stock and add them underneath the corners of the photos allowing them to be partially visible.  Embellish the left corner of the framed photo with a cluster.

4. Add a large title near the top edge of the layout. Photograph the layout and remove all the items from the layout.
(TIP: Because I never glue anything to the background paper until I am completely finished designing the page, I will photograph a layout when I have to move elements to get access to the background paper. Then I use the photo as a guide to help me re-construct the layout. I can now confidently attach the items with perfect placement. This step will help you avoid the frustration and prevents the disappointment of not being able to remember exactly how the layout was arranged.)

5. Select various stamps to compliment your photo. I added three prominent quotes that needed to be visible. Next, I planned where to add a few patterns to the background. Those images could be partially behind photos as these embellishments would be of secondary importance. This is just a way to add another layer and create more depth by adding some subtle designs within the background. I stamped the most important images with black ink and the secondary images with blue ink to give a watermark effect on the purple paper.  (TIP: if you are uncertain about where to place the stamped images, I suggest first stamping the images on scrap paper and loosely cutting them out to practice with placement. I also made sure to test the ink on the background paper in a place that would be underneath the photos.)

6. Add a confetti like scattering of Black Dew Drops & Obsidian Diamond Dew Drops to the layout.

Supplies:2 photos 4×6″
scrapbook paper 12×12
black card stock
chipboard frame
black & blue ink pads
rubber stamps: sentiments, denim pocket, sun rays, hand prints
harlequin die
denim chipboard alphabet
dragonfly embellishments
liquid adhesive

 Closer Look:
  
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How to Create Perfect Highlights with Dew Drops

Special moments and perfect pictures.  Sometimes you do not need a lot of product to create a meaningful and beautiful scrapbook page.

But you do want that “oomph” to make your page pop! And that’s when you reach for Dew Drops!

My niece recently got engaged, and I am documenting the road to her wedding day! This layout features her “Save the Date” card and a few engagement photo “out takes” I swiped off Facebook and made into a collage.



I am using the Poinsettia Dew Drop Mix and the Rhapsody Collection from Photo Play for this layout.



Dew Drops add dimension and sparkle to this layout

Design Notes:  machine stitching and the name tag (Beyoutiful) from the patterned paper are fun touches!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!

Shelly