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Day to Day: Summer Handbook – Olatz Garaiyurrebaso

Hello,

and welcome back for another Handbook spread. I am still finishing my album about this past summer although these pages may look a bit like a Fall spread due to the colors I chose and my clothes on the photos. Now I know that Summers in Germany could be quite short and you can not wait always for the perfect sunny day to travel around. Just get your jacket an umbrella and let’s go!

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I tried to keep a very soft palette with lots of shades of blue and white because I wanted to focus on the photos.  I also added some pop of orange to drive the attention on certain points.

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It is a very simple spread with a lot of photos from our day trip to Goslar. And as I was running out of space to journal (due to the big sized photos I used), I added the “Take Note” sticker to have a little extra space to write something about that day.

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I wanted to include the train ticket as well so I placed it behind one of the pockets, again due to the lack of extra space. I added a bright tab on top of it to peek out from the pocket so it could be pull out easily whenever I want.

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xoxo

Olatz

Products used:

Felicity- 12×12 Paper Bits & Pieces

77- 6×6 Paper Pad

Carpe Diem- 6×6 Paper Pad

77 – Alphabets & Wors Sticker Sheet

77- Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet

Brightside – Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet

Sparkle & Shine: Alpha Sticker Sheets – Michelle Wedertz

Good morning!  Michelle here today with a focus on Glitz Designs’ Alpha & Sticker Sheets.

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Stickers have become one of my go-to embellishments because they are versatile.  You can use them as is, adhere pop dots for added dimension, alter them to make them your own, layer to add details, or use them to tell the story as I did in this next layout, “Today I am Thankful.”

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One of my go-to stategies for storytelling, is to browse through the words and sayings on sticker sheets. Often times they will spark an idea, give me a direction to go in, or as in this case, actually provide the title and journaling for me.

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As I browsed through several of the sticker sheets, I zeroed in on the “Today I Am Thankful” sticker from “Carpe Diem” and the “How Wonderful Life Is” sticker from “77″ because they both emcompassed the feelings I had when I looked at the picture of my daughters.

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Wishing you a great day!

“Today I Am Thankful” Supplies:
Glitz Design 6″ Paper Pack “Brightside”
Glitz Design Paper “Black & White”: Wood Grain
Glitz Design Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet “Brightside”
Glitz Design Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet “Felicity”
Glitz Design Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet “77″
Glitz Design Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet  “Carpe Diem”

Sentimental: Brightside Gift Wrap – Stephanie Bryan

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Hi there Glitz fans!! Stephanie here today and I am so excited to share my project with you! Like you, I love pretty wrapping paper and hand designed cards. I’m not always the best at making my gifts pretty or creating cards, but I think it’s because I usually rely on what is available at the store rather than what I have on hand in my craft room! Some store-bought wrapping papers, bags and cards are phenomenal and some, well, they are just okay. I usually leave the store with a small gift bag because nothing really sticks out at me! Anyone else in this category with me??

Well…not anymore! From now on, I will be using my pretty patterned paper for gift wrapping! Let me show you how easy and beautiful patterned papers look as gift wrap!

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I had a few small gifts for a friend’s birthday that I needed to wrap and I wanted them all to coordinate, but not necessarily match. I flipped through my awesome Glitz papers and came up with an assortment of neutrals with a little pop of pink and I thought they would be perfect as wrapping paper! The soft floral paper and the heart paper from the Brightside collection really complemented each other well, and the patterns weren’t too large for my small gift boxes.

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I started by carefully wrapping each box. It’s really not difficult to do, but since the paper is a little thicker than regular wrapping paper, you need create a crease or fold on the edge of your boxes. You could use a scorer here if you wanted, but I found that just wrapping the paper around the edge of the box and then making a crease with my fingers worked perfectly.

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After my boxes were beautifully wrapped, my next step was to add on some ribbon, doilies and crepe paper. I love how these simple little additions create so much texture and dimension on the box!

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To finish my boxes, I added on a few little sticker embellishments. The ice cream cone and “celebrate” stickers from the Brightside collection were the perfect sentiment for my gifts!

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The only thing left to do was to create a small card to go along with my gifts. Since I already had my supplies out and lots of scrap papers lying around, this process was so fast and easy! I simply layered a few patterned papers together, added a Brightside sticker to the middle and sewed around my edges to add a little more texture. Easy peasy!

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I love handmade gifts, but I’m pretty sure I love handmade wrapping even more!! And I also love that I can just “shop” from my craft room whenever I need to wrap a small gift!! How fun is that??

Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Papers: Butterflies, Chunky Chevron, Plaid
Glitz Design “Brightside” Title & Accent Stickers
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Other: doily, crepe paper, tag, ribbon

Day to Day: Summer Project Life – Olatz Garaiyurrebaso

Today, I am sharing for the first time a Project Life style spread. I am super excited because this way of scrapbooking is very new for me but so far I have been loving it. I decided to give it a try for this summer as I am currently on a 3 month stay in Germany due to work and I thought this would be the best way to document this experience instead of documenting every single detail on 12×12 pages.

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So, this spread is about a day trip that the department scheduled for all of the workers there. It was such a great idea to get to know each other a little bit better outside of the lab and to have fun visiting the area. We went hiking, we visited the Schloss and the city center, we had a picnic at the Harz and we even tasted the famous sweet Schneeballen.

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I like to coordinate both sides of the pages if the photos are related, as it happens with this spread. I choose a very basic color palette: mainly pink, blue and woodgrain. I was super inspired by the Carpe Diem Collection by Glitz Design.

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I also added some circles along the whole spread to coordinate the title, made with those cute alpha circles, with the rest of the spread. Simple but fun!

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xoxo

Olatz

Products Used:
Glitz Design “77″ Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Alphabets & Words Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “All Dolled Up” Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity″ Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem″ Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Paper Polka
Glitz Design “77″ 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem″ 6×6 Paper Pad

On Trend: Pie Charts – Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone! Today I am here to share a layout featuring a ‘trend’ I have noticed popping up a lot in the scrapbooking world recently and that is pie charts. I am a regular ‘pinner’ on Pinterest and was inspired by all the layouts I have seen featuring them lately.
The photo I chose to scrap is one of my daughter which really shows her personality and cheekiness. She has such a beautiful personality and I love that she is a vibrant and sassy little girl. I chose a combination of papers from the latest Glitz Design lines; Brightside and Felicity. I felt these bright colours really complimented her.

“Celebrate You” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers – Butterflies, Circles
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Sticker Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” paper – Honeycomb
Glitz Design Silver Glitter Washi Tape
Glitz Design “77” Giant Rhinestone
Other: White cardstock, plain vellum, doily, sewing machine and white thread, pink thread, tiny attacher and staples, Lawn Fawn sequins, tag, white mini peg, Silhouette Cameo, iheartstudio cut file, Silhouette cut file, pinwheel punch, flower border punch, cloud punch, chevron punch, butterfly punch, foam tape.

To begin this layout I cut a pie chart template using my Silhouette Cameo. From there I traced and cut out the pieces using a combination of ‘Brightside’ 6×6 papers and some scrap pieces I had from 12×12 papers.

Because I love layers, I chose to add a few pie pieces of vellum over other pieces and secure these and the others with some machine stitching. This is not only a quick way to secure them to the page, but also adds a nice textural element. Once I stitched and secured the pieces down with double sided tape, I added dimension by folding inwards the sides of the pieces. I love the look this creates.

I hid some journaling on a tag behind my photo and added some washi tape folded over to depict a ribbon pull.

I used a variety of punches on this page, something which I neglect to use on a regular basis. One particular punch I chose to use was a pinwheel punch and I was able to create my own 3d embellishment using scraps.

The 12×12 ‘Brightside’ Alphas & Accents sheet teamed with a ’77′ rhinestone made a perfect title.

Here is a close up look at my pie chart with the vellum and stitching I added.

I hope you enjoyed my layout featuring pie charts, I would love to see if this has inspired you. Feel free to hashtag #glitzdesignontrend when sharing on Instagram so I can see your creations!

Raquel x

Cut It Up: Cameo Pens – Lilith Eeckels

Today I am going to share a layout I made with my die cutting machine. I used my Silhouette Cameo and also my Big shot.

I love using my Cameo for cutting shapes but you can do so much more with it. I used my sketch pens to sketch a leaf shape onto a 12*12 sheet of cardstock. I then applied some gesso over it. It softens the look and will be a base for my watercolours.
Once the gesso was dry I played with some gelatos and watercolours.
The next step was to add the photo with a couple of layers beneath. I cut up one of the cards from the Felicity Bits & Pieces paper which says BE TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE. The I cut out some flowers from the Floral Paper from the Brightside collection. Then I cut out some flowers and butterflies with my Big Shot machine which I I coloured slightly with some watercolour paint.
I added a couple of enamel dots as well as  Rhinestone from the Carpe Diem collection and clustered them around the die cuts.
I had so much fun creating this layout and really love the sketched look created with the Silhouette Cameo. I will definitely be using my sketch pens more often.

“Be true to who you are”-Supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” Papers: Floral, Circles,
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12 x 12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet,
Glitz Design “Felicity” Paper: Bits & Pieces,
Glitz Design “Felicity”12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet,
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Rhinestones,
Other: Big Shot, Sizzix dies, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette cut file,  watercolours, gelatos, enamel dots.

 

Sparkle & Shine: Stitching Bits and Pieces – Eunyoung Lee

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Hello, Glitz Fans~ It’s Eunyoung. Today I ‘m sharing a layout with my mini garden photos.
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My mother loves gardening. So we have a mini garden on the rooftop.

There are cherry tomatoes, eggplant, grapes, strawberries and many flowers. Though it is not huge, it’s so beautiful and lovely.
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This photos is taken in my mini garden. What do you think??? I love to take photos here. Here is my hot photo zone!!

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Machine stitching on layout is a good embellishment. It’s not difficult. I always use simple stitching! I hope that you’ll share a layout with your favorite place.

Supplies :
Felicity 12×12 Paper Bits & Pieces
Felicity 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Felicity 6×6 Paper Pad

Sentimental: Woodland Animal card set – Jocelyn Olson

Hi all! It’s Jocelyn on the blog today.

If you’re like me, I’m always needing a little gift for someone. One of my favorite homemade gifts is a card set–they can be personalized, they’re practical, and they don’t cost a fortune. All good things, right?

I made one recently with some of the woodland animals in the Carpe Diem collection:

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I mixed the Felicity and Carpe Diem collections to make a set of four cards and matching envelopes. Each of the cards have the same design, but I used a different animal for each card:

 

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In the Carpe Diem collection, the animals are solid mint and pink. That’s where the cool digital technique comes in. I wanted to mix the collections, so I “clipped” the Felicity zigzag paper to each of the animals. To clip a patterned paper to a digital element, in Photoshop, layer the paper above the element. Click on the patterned paper layer and hit “Control+G” (or “Command+G” on a Mac). The paper will clip to the element like I did for the animals on these cards. It’s a great way to stretch your digital supplies.

Here’s a close-up of one of the cards:

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After I altered the animals, I added the sentiment from the digital Carpe Diem Element Pack 2. I printed out each of the panels and added a bit of mist.

If you’re not wanting to tackle the digital element, you can make a similar card by either using the Carpe Diem animals in their original colors, or tracing the animals onto the Felicity paper and fussy cutting them.

 

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I used the Felicity 6×6 Paper Pad to layer some strips on each card. Since the cards are meant to be mailed, I tried to keep the embellishments and dimension to a minimum. Under each of the panels, I layered the grey stripe paper from the Black and White collection.

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

“Be True to Who You Are” Supplies
Glitz Design Black and White 12×12 “Stripe”
Glitz Design Felicity 6″x6″ paper pad
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Element Pack 2
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Element Pack 3
Glitz Design Felicity Paper Pack 2
Other supplies: sequins, doily, spray mist

Focus on Digital: 77

Hey there, Glitz friends!  Welcome to another Focus on Digital post!  Today we have two kits apart of the One Buck Wednesday sale @ Snap Click Supply!!

Our digital designers have created some samples for you today that are amazing!! Check them out!

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“The tween years! Full of dreams and joys! Each day is new and exciting! The orange and turquoise colors of the 77 Full Collection is perfect for this photo! Using the magic wand tool, I selected the white background of the card and deleted it, leaving just the words. I did the same thing for the card with the VW bus on it. ”

Supply List:
77 Full Collection
Other: Anna Aspnes

 

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“I love this set of journaling cards in Glitz Design “77″ element pack 1.  I picked one to be the focus point of my layout.  I used plain white, black, and silver accents to make the journaling card stand out.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “77″ Paper Pack 1
Glitz Design “77″ Element Pack 1
Others:  xoxo by Amy Tangerine, silver glitter tape, tissue wrap, star transparency

 

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“About the page: I used my own template to mask the orange heart background. I created clusters and layers around the photo still making it stand out even with lots of going on the background.”

Supply List:
Glitz Designs “77 complete collection”
Other: Mye De Leon’s “Throwback” elements

 

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“Today I was going for simple and clean, with the photo as the focus of my page. The bold, black and white journal cards in the 77 element pack 1 caught my attention. I knew they would be the perfect accents for my black and white photo of our new little pug. I used a few of the little word art strips and then made my own “pug” word art strip by sampling out the blue from the other pieces. The soft blue background paper, with its subtle tone-on-tone design, just made everything on the page pop, especially the photo. This layout came together so easily, that I didn’t feel the need to add anything else. Love when that happens. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “77″ paper pack 1
Glitz Design “77″ element pack 1
Other: font: Desyrel

 

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“This week, I didn’t think I’d have enough time to make a hybrid layout, but I managed to pull this page together super fast . . . and with enough time to get it photographed! This is one of my favorite papers from the 77 collection and with the gorgeous design and typography, all I had to do was add an image. Just because I had some extra time I decided also add two circular die cuts as a finishing touch. This is one of the fastest pages I’ve ever put together because all the gorgeous elements in the 77 collection basically did all the work for me!”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “77″ full kit

Be sure to head on over and pick up these amazing kits at such a great price….the sale is good for today only!!  Have an awesome Wednesday!

Day to Day: Filler Project Life Pages – Jennifer Chapin

Hey there! Today I am sharing a pocket style scrapbook page for my PL album. I have had fun completing my album this year, and while I am not “caught up” by any stretch, I am happy with what I do have! I had a few weeks that needed a filler page in between and this is it!

I love adding enamel dots to my PL pages but I usually add the dots on the outside of the protector to prevent any glare that the dimension might cause.

The camera 3×4 card is fabulous and paired wonderfully with a few elements from the Black & White collection.

I also knew I had to add the Hooray card and it paired wonderfully with some sequins. You will also notice that my date stamp is a favorite in my PL pages!

Today I am also announcing that I am leaving the Glitz team. Some of you may know that I am a nurse and am going back to school to pursue my master’s degree and that means cutting back quite a bit on scrapbooking! I have to thank Laura, Lea and all the Glitz Girls for being so awesome; I have loved working with you. And thank you to all the Glitz blog readers for your sweet comments! I truly appreciate every single one.

PL Page Supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers: Bits & Pieces, 6×6 pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” 12×12 Stickers Alphas & Words
Glitz Design “Black & White” Puffy Stickers

 

**Thank you so much, Jennifer, for being such an inspiring creative team member!  We have enjoyed your projects this year, and wish you the best of luck for your future!**