That's it for today! Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Make sure you check out the website for some beautiful planners and accessories. Again, I love the colors of the Carpe Diem items so everything you saw in my photos was based off of the gorgeous planner color. Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by!
Howdy! It's Layle here with you today to share a really fun Let's Party birthday reminder mini book created for us by Andrea Corriveau for the Craft & Hobby Association tradeshow (CHA) earlier this year.
Andrea started with a premade, chipboard mini book then decorated the cover with patterend paper, chipboard, enamel dots, Bradz and a chipboard frame. She then decorated the inside cover and first page. How fun is that number strip that looks like birthday candles?!
From there she created a spread for each month of the year. She adhered bright cardstock to the right of each spread and titled the month with stickers. She printed the days in the month on white cardstock & adhered to the page.
She decorated the last page in the book and the inside cover.
What a fun way to keep track of birthdays, right?! Thanks to Andrea for creating this fun project for us and letting us share it with you :)
Howdy friends! It's Layle here with you today to share a few ideas on how I'm using our new 6x8 Designer Binders. Unlike our SN@P! Binders & Albums, these Designer Binders are a blank canvas - they don't include pocket pages so you can really use them for anything you'd like! These lovelies just started shipping to retailers last week, so they should be in stores now :)
The Binders are available in 4 colors - robin's egg, yellow, pink and black. Some of those colors may look familar to you...
The robin's egg, pink and black are perfect matches for those colors of our Carpe Diem planners! That's how I'm using a few of them, to help me stay organized with my planning :)
Using the Designer Binder to Store Planner Inserts - I'm using the robin's egg Designer Binder to store my Carpe Diem daily inserts; because the 2 rings in these binders line up perfectly with the middle holes in the A5 inserts (Carpe Diem as well as ANY A5 inserts!). I take them out of my planner once the month is over and file them away by month.
I printed the year out on my label maker & adhered it to the spine for easy identification when it's sitting on the shelf. To keep the daily inserts grouped together by month, I added the monthly dividers from the Life in Color Planner Set.
Using the Designer Binder to Store Stickers - I'm using the pink binder for sticker storage.
I added 4 different pocket page configurations to store my stickers in - the 4x6 Vertical Pocket Pages, the 4x6 Pocket Pages, the 6x8 Pocket Pages and the 3x4 Pocket Pages. I used the 4x6 Vertical Pocket Pages for the majority of my Carpe Diem stickers.
I was able to fit 8 sheets of stickers in each of the 4x6 Vertical Pocket Pages; with 10 of them in a package, that's 80 stickers in those little guys! I added some additional stickers in the 4x6 Pocket Pages.
I added some larger stickers to the 6x8 Pocket Pages and some smaller stickers to the 3x4 Pocket Pages.
Using the Designer Binder to Store Dividers - One of my favorite things to make for my planner are custom dividers. I'm using the black Designer Binder to store those when I'm not using them in my planner.
I use custom dividers in the back of my planner, after the months, for various topics. I trim scrapbook paper to the standard A5 size, adhere two pieces back to back, punch the holes, punch & adhere tabs and voila - your own personalized dividers.
At the back of the binder I added the Carpe Diem Pouch where I store some punched tabs, clear stickers for labeling the tabs, and a chipboard tempalate I made for cutting the paper I use when making the dividers and punching the holes.
So there you have it, a few different ideas for using our 6x8 Designer Binders to help in your planning and organization!
Hello dear Friends! This is Alexandra waving from Chicago and I have a brand new double-spread I would like to share with you.
For these pocket pages I have used the beautiful collection called: Life in Color which I think is perfect to showcase indoor and outdoor pictures of our daily life.
I have noticed that in the dead of winter, pictures taken outside become rare so I made a point in taking more pictures of the outdoors even if that meant including grey skies and lots of bare trees. They are part of what we see daily in Chicago after all! I also think it is important to include other family members' pictures (my husband sent me an aerial picture of North Carolina). I took a picture of my order from Thistle Farms. I love their products, especially their Lavender liquid soap and their mission is very noble. The big news is that I finally had my eyes checked and surprise, surprise, I needed glasses! Got myself my first pair of Progressive Lenses!
On the above close-up, one can see a tag with the date printed on it. Adding a title and an embellishment directly onto a landscape photo serves two purposes: it adds a little color and gives an important piece of information.
Another thing I often do when I place my pictures in the pocket pages is that I place close-ups at the bottom of the pages and landscape pictures with a piece of the sky all the way to the top. It is not a rule by any means but I think it helps achieve a good sense of scale.
The clear stickers can be used in so many different ways, directly placed on a picture, added to a card (see left page) or like here, adhered to the center of a butterfly embellishment.
Hey there! Vicki here to share two of my favourite Simple Stories products…SN@P! Packs and 4x6 SN@P! Binders! I love that these items allow me to make an awesome project in no time flat!!! I chose the We R…Family Sn@p! Pack and the yellow 4x6 SN@P! binder along with some Bits & Pieces to create this fun album.
Love how colourful this line is and this album will be the perfect place for random family photos. Here is a closer look…
Here I created a pocket by adhering the bottom and sides of a 4x6 card to one of the pages included in the book & then added 3x4 cards inside.
I layered a few 4x6 cards to create flaps on this page.
And another pocket page.
Minibooks are one of my absolute favourite things to create and these 4x6 Binders are compact and fun! The SN@P! Packs offer a great sampling of the Simple Stories lines and the addition of diecuts are perfect for embellishing! If you haven’t grabbed these items yet make sure to consider them the next time you need to put together a quick mini! You won’t be disappointed!!!!
Hello there! Allie here today, sharing two layouts using the fun and cheerful Carpe Diem Scrapbooking collection! The colors are so lovely and springy, and they make me so happy. I also love how versatile this collection is! There are lots of different elements that could be used for a variety of themes.
One of my favorite techniques is fussy cutting designs from patterned paper, and the Brand New Day pattern is perfect for it! I used my trusty scissors and cut out as many flowers as I could. Next, I added flower elements from the chipboard and sticker sheets, to add variety and dimension. I arranged the flowers so they looked like they were cascading down the page.