Hello my crafty friends! I am back today to share with you two projects that I recently created showcasing a collection of beautiful papers and ephemera from 1Canoe2 and American Crafts. A huge “thank you” to 1Canoe2, American Crafts and Xyron for all of the amazing products we got to play with. They are extremely beautiful!
For my first project, I created a very simple (but useful) Dry-Erase Memo Board using an inexpensive frame from Ikea. Here are the items that I used:
I started out by cutting the paper to fit inside the frame. I particularly chose this frame because it has a magnetic closure inside so I can change the paper/photo for each season. To decorate the inside and the outside of the frame, I chose the word Hello, the arrow, butterfly and the flowers from the Hazelwood Collection Cork Die-cut shapes and ran it through my Xyron Creative Station Lite, using a repositionable adhesive. This is the best way to decorate a frame so that nothing is permanent and you can change the embellishments for every season.
To finish off the design, I decorated the outside of the frame using the washi tape and adhered the flowers. Here’s the first photo:
Here’s when I wrote my note using a whiteboard marker:
For my second project, I wanted to create a 12 x 12 page layout of my trip to The Maldives with my husband last July. I am showcasing the Sweet as Honey paper from the Hazelwood Collection, and my newly acquired Distress Oxide Inks.
I started out by cutting pieces of the honeycomb with my precision scissors. Using a plain 12 x 12 card stock and my blending foam tool, I distressed my background with the Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks. I love this color combination on white background.
I used my watercolor brush to splatter some water on my card stock to get the distress look. Using a paper towel, I dabbed it onto the cardstock to lift the color. It turned out really beautiful! To add a little bit of whimsy and color, I used a stamp from my stash adding hot pink little dots to the distressed background.
To finish my design, I adhered the honeycomb paper to my layout with my Xyron mega tape runner. I then ran the cork embellishments through my Xyron Creative Station Lite using a permanent adhesive. I love using Xyron adhesives to my scrapbook layout because they are acid-free.
Here’s my finished layout:
I hope you got inspired today and like my projects. I have listed and linked the supplies that I have used below. Please visit the 1Canoe2 website to shop for amazing products. Here’s the link to their shop: https://1canoe2.com