Manic Diecut Monday: Ruling scrapbooking with an Iron Fist

Thanks for joining us on another episode of Manic Diecut Monday. This time we are talking manual die cutting. Like I said in our last episode, the advent of electrical die cutting machines have added other options to this secret hip subculture of scrapbooking. But there is nothing like going Old School. For my layout share today, I pulled out my cuttlebug and dies from Papertrey Ink, Ellen Hutton, WPlus9, Impression Obsession just to name a few. Wrapped my fist around the Cuttlebug handle and kept turning until I had scrappy happy on a page.

Embrace Life Cover

What inspired the die cutting on this page was the vibrant floral paper from the Fancy Pants Summer Sun collection. Those scribble circle flowers in particular was the theme I wanted to enforce. So I dug around my die collection and pulled out the Scribble Flower Die Cut from Ellen Hutson and the Scribble Dies from Papertrey Ink. And since Scrapbook Therapy does work- I used a coping mechanism of tone on tone for the background and layered the scribble dies cut in white cardstock on the white cardstock background. The entire layout was then mounted on a 12×12 corrugated white paper from Fancy Pants.

Embrace Life 2

Embrace Life 1

I hoped you enjoyed this episode of Manic Diecut Monday and get inspired to pull out those old dies for some scrappy fun. Thanks for stopping by. More to Come. Celia!

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Title: embrace LIFE. Cardstock: Fancy Pants (White Corrugated Paper); American Crafts (Fountain); Coordinations (Bright White); Stampin Up (Blushing Bride); Neenah Classic Crest (Gray).  Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs-Summer Sun (Just Beachy, Summer Floral, Gold Foiled Paper, 6×6 paper pad). Stamps: WPlus9 (Fresh Cut Florals); Stampingbella (Jane Girl); Technique Tuesday-Ali Edwards (It’s Ok). Die Cut & Punches: Impression Obsession (Tulip Set, Layered Floral Set, Pine Pair); Memory Box (Leafy Foliage); WPlus9 (Fresh Cut Florals); Ellen Hutson (Bold Blossoms, Bold Blooms). Papertrey Ink (Circle Scribble); Martha Stewart Crafts (Heart Confetti). .Embellishments: Fancy Pants Designs-True Friend (Patterned Photo Frames, Label Stickers); Studio Calico (Clothespin); Gossamer Blue (On My Desk); Bella Blvd (Little Bits-Punch); Starform (Glitter/Gold); Freckled Fawn (Enamel Dots). Inks and Color: Stampin Up (Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait); Versamark (Watermark); Simon Says Stamp (Gold Embossing Powder).  Picture: May 2008. Layout Completed: September 2015

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You’re Not the Boss of Me: Fancy Pants November Sketch

I am sucker. I can admit it gleefully and happily. I cannot get enough of the Fancy Pants collections. The Meology collection is a perfect example of a mix of typography, florals and graphic design that leads to scrapbook magic. Like most of the 2014  Fancy Pants collections, the Meology collection had Brag Cards which worked perfectly with the November Sketch challenge. I added some interest to the top portion of the layout with a slant to highlight the black/white typography. Paired up some Copic colored florals with a flower punch and to unite the floral brights on a diagonal.

The Sketch:

Fancy Pants November Sketch Contest

 

The Layout:

She is Me Cover  She is Me4

 

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Title: She is Me. Cardstock: Stampin Up (Primrose Petals), American Crafts (Ocean, Evergreen). Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants- Meology (Oh Snap!; In Her Words Attitude, 6×6 paper pad). Stamps: Stampin Up (Secret Garden). Die Cut & Punches: Stampin Up (Secret Garden, Bird Builder), Martha Stewart (3 in 1 Hydrangea). Embellishments: Fancy Pants- Meology (Sticker Fundamentals, Patterned Envelopes &Folders, Brag Cards); Freckled Fawn (Enamel Dots); Doodlebug Design, Inc, (Sprinkles-ladybug); My Mind’s Eye (enamel dots); Misc. (brad). Markers: Copics (R21, R22, R24, RV23, RV25, RV29, YR12, YR15, YR16, YR27, B0000, B000, B00, B01); Wink of Stella (Fine Glitter Dust). Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot); Momento (Tuxedo Black); Stampin Up (Old Oliver).

 

 

You’re Not the Boss of Me: My Creative Scrapbook Sketch Contest

Yes, it is true folks. I have become a sucker for sketches. This sketch contest was definitely a different turn for me because it was a complete deviation of my scrappy style. But when the pictures are right, the story is true and the patterned paper is bright then no sketch can get in my way. So I am calling this one a win.

 

The Sketch:

apr14_12x12g

 

The Layout:

Drink Up cover

The Details:

 

Drink Up 3

Drink Up 1

Drink Up 4

Drink Up 2

 

Thanks for stopping by. More to come. Celia

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 Title: Drink UP. Cardstock: Project Life (Sunshine, Midnight); Core’dinations (Primary Yellow). Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants- What A Wonderful Day (Remarkable, Strips, This Way, Swell, 6×6 paper pad). Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Favorite Geotags, Are We There Yet). Die Cut & Punches: Silhouette Studio Design (Arrow Words #33793, 3 tabbed borders #19323); Technique Tuesday (Die-This Arrow Card); EK Success (Round Binding, Binding Edge); Stampin’ Up (1’circle punch); Fiskars (Jenni Bowlin Tab, Postage Stamp). Embossing Folder: American Crafts-Amy Tangerine Plus One (Camera). Embellishments: Fancy Pants- What A Wonderful Day (Sticker Fundamentals); American Crafts-Amy Tangerine Plus One (Stitched Vellum Pockets); Project Life (Sunshine); Studio Calico-Thataway (Diecuts); Chic Tags (Tabbed Journaling Card); WRMK (Enamel Shapes Warm); My Mind’s Eye-Cut & Paste (Enamel Dots); Twine + Ink (Enamel Dots); Doodlebug Design (Sprinkles Ladybug). Inks: Stampin Up (Basic Gray).