Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Guest DT⎪ Crate Paper

I am so excited to share this amazing news with you! I am guest designing for Crate Paper this week with a few of my projects. Here's the blog post from Crate Paper:

Project 1: I Wouldn't Trade You For The World

When I received Maggie Holmes collection in my Crate Paper box, I was so amazed with all the pretty papers and I really want to use them all in my projects. For my first project I couldn't decide which paper to be used, so I just cut paper strips for those paper that I like and put them all on one layout. I love the white glitter thickers (which is in a perfect font), the butterfly die cuts, the ribbons and also the hair pins in this collection. 

I stacked the die cut butterflies together and added a pretty hair pin to make the embellishment pop.

The die cut ephemera pack makes the most perfect embellishment. I simply tucked some die cut under the photo to create some clustering. 

Project 2: I Love You Too

This is by far my favorite photo of my baby boy, Ivan. His expression and the sentiment on the onesie never failed to make me giggle every time I look at the photo. So I choose to use the cheery and happy collection - Party Day to create this layout. The happy colors in the collection is not only perfect for birthday-themed projects, it is also absolutely perfect for baby or children-themed layout. 

        I gathered a few circle elements (die cuts, brads and buttons) and cluster them next to the photo.

I am into creating off-the-edge embellishment for my current layouts. So again, I layered many of the die cuts and stickers on the top left corner of the layout, machine stitch them. Easy-peasy way to create dimension on a layout. The brads and buttons that come in the collection are so cute and lovely.

Project 3: Project Life Spread: Welcome Baby

This is my stress-free way of documenting my baby bump and baby photos. The happy colors in Party Day collection make this spread looks so cheery and it totally fit into the theme of this spread which is ' Welcome Baby'. Baby's first day is considered as baby very very first birthday too right?

I use the vellum paper from Party Day collection for one of the pocket and love how the effect.

I also went a little crazy with layering and I know I am going to end up with a very bulky Project Life album.

Project 4: Altered Project: Enjoy The Little Things

I wanted to dress up the wall at my craft area for months but yet to find any inspiration and motivation. I stumble upon some wall art using embroidery hoops on Pinterest one day and I know I gotta make something similar with papers. I dressed up various sizes of the hoops with Maggie Holmes, Story Teller and Fourteen collection. It is so easy that I just trace the circle using the hoop on the patterned papers and cut them accordingly. Add some die cuts, chip boards and stickers from the packs and I am done.

p.s.: This is a silhouette cut file from Amy Tangerine ;) Love this as my motto for my daily life ever Ivan is here. 



  1. Congrats SamSam! I like all the decorations, hugs.

  2. I *LOVE* Crate Paper!
    And you created such beautiful projects! The hoops are my favorite. :)

  3. You are super creative! Your smashbook brought me to your blog! I'd love to see more of your smashbook pages! <3

  4. Are you kidding me!!?? These are my favorite of yours ever! LOVE, LOVE,LOVE them all!

  5. Congrats on your guest designer stint! LOVE these projects of yours!! Go you!


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