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How to Create Yummy Recipe Scrapbook Pages

Hello and welcome to the blog.  Shelly with you today sharing another of my recipe layouts for my cookbook scrapbook of family faves.

 

Gather:

  • Original Dew Drops
  • Mini Dew Drops
  • Photo Play “We are Family” Paper Collection with Die Cuts and Cardstock Stickers
  • American Craft Thickers Alpha Stickers
  • Chunky Acrylic Confetti – Color Cast Designs
  • Best Glue Ever
  • Optional:  Machine Stitching

Make it:

 

  • My base measures 8 x 8
  • White Cardstock is trimmed just 1/2″ smaller
  • Journaling is 4 x 4 and was created using the Rhonna Ferrar app on my phone and printed with my Selphy (this is a great way to journal when you are at crops and retreats)  Mat journaling

 

My favorite way to use Dew Drops on my scrapbook layouts is tone on tone for subtle dimension

 

Dew Drops play well with other tiny embellishments when making embellie clusters!

 

and for those who are interested in the recipe…….

 

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

 

Shelly

 

How to create a quick and easy card with minimal supplies

Hello and welcome!  Shelly with you sharing a card that comes together quickly and easily with supplies you already have in your craft stash!

 

Tips for creating quick and easy cards that WOW!

 

  • Use a coordinated paper collection that includes die cuts and stickers (I am using Paprika from Photo Play)
  • Use foam tape and dots to add dimension and depth to your card
  • Carry your design to the inside of card
  • ALWAYS add Dew Drops as your finishing touch for drama and sparkle ( I have use Original Dew Drops and Mini Dew Drops on this card)
  • Optional – machine stitching is always a fun detail

 

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

 

Shelly

 

 

How to Create a Clean and Simple Beach Layout

Hello and welcome!  Shelly with you today sharing a Clean and Simple beach layout.  Dew Drops make the perfect bubble accents on water layouts!

Early Morning and Sunset – South Mission Beach, San Diego, California

Make it:

 

 

Dimensions:

 

  • Layout base – (2) different patterned papers cut to 5×12 and 7×12
  • Photo size – 3-1/2 x 5 (bordered) – mat with a 3rd patterned paper

 

Other:

 

  • All die cuts and stickers from the “Voyage” collection – use foam tape to create dimension with some of the pieces

 

And the finishing touch – – Dew Drop water bubbles (or vintage fish net floats!)

With beautiful photos, sometimes less is more.

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

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 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 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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