Thursday, September 21, 2017

3-D stars with Yvette!

Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans!  Today I have a quick and easy tutorial to share with to create these 3-D stars!

Whenever I can, I love to create my own embellishments and stars are one of my favorites!  Here's a look at my layout I created using the 3-D stars.

I used my Big Shot and a 5 point star die cut to create several stars for my can also use a star template or draw your own.     

Next, using a scoring board and scoring tool....I line up the inner section of the star with a scoring line and score each one to the center. 

I then flip the star over and score down the middle of the star points, as shown in the photo below.

Next, crease and fold all of the scored lines...continue creasing and folding all the way around the star. The tops will be high and inner dips of the star will be creased in the opposite shown in the photos below.      

Now you can start adding your 3-D stars to your projects!

Here's a couple of close-ups...


I hope I inspired you today to create your own embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by :) xx Yvette

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cards with Tracy!

Hey there kit loving friends! Tracy here, and today I have a super easy little tutorial on how to create these 3 simply beautiful cards using the September Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.
Card 1:
Cut the black patterned paper to 4x5.25.
Cut a strip of the pink patterned paper that is 1.5x5, and flag one end.
Cut a strip of the grey patterned paper that is 0.5x4, and add to the top of the card.
Then I simply added the "Home Sweet Home" die cut using 3D foam squares.
Card 2:
Cut the green vine patterned paper to 4x5.25.
Cut a piece of the pink striped patterned paper to 5.25x2.
Add the wreath die cut and the "Hello There" tag using foam squares. Then I added a string bow to the tag.
Card 3:
Cut the black patterned paper to 4x5.25.
Cut the pink polka dot patterned paper to 2.5x5.25.
Cut a piece of the grey patterned paper that is 0.5x4.
Add the gold floral die cut.
Add the "Thanks a Bunch" tag using foam squares, and add the burlap string bow.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Step By Step with Monique!

Hello MCS fans!! It's Monique here today sharing another step-by-step tutorial for one of the layouts I created with the My Creative Scrapbook September Main Kit. I had so much fun playing with this kit, featuring all the fabulous Pebbles Heart of Home papers and embellishments. For this layout of my hubby and me I used only a minimum of papers and that meant more papers left for other projects! Yay!

Let me show you how to create this page!

1. Gather all your supplies and print a 4" x 6" photo:

2. Cut apart all the little squares from the "Love At Home" sheet and choose your 19 favorites (there are 36 in total!):

3. Place them on your cardstock background paper (without adhering them) to determine where you want each square:

4. Start adhering squares in the four corners of your background cardstock. I adhered them 2 cm from the sides:

5. Adhere squares in between and cut off one centimeter on all sides of your background cardstock:

6. Place your cardstock background on a dark colored patterned paper (I chose the "Family Tree" paper) and add the next row of squares:

7. Choose a piece of patterned paper to place behind your photo (I just adore this "Heart of Home" paper!):

8. Add adhesive to the back of your photo, but only in the middle, so you'll be able to slip die-cuts, tags etc. behind it later-on. Adhere the title at the bottom of your photo:

9. Add die-cuts and stickers to the left and right of your photo:

10. Slip in two tags at the top of your photo and add machine stitching randomly to your squares and you're done!!!

Don't you just love the result?! and it's so easy to create this page! Here are a few close-ups:

Hope you like it too. Can't wait to see what you'll create with this kit. Don't forget to share your projects on our "inspiration central" facebook page

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today and if you want to see more pages created with this fabulous kit then hop over to the Design Team Gallery

xoxo Monique

Monday, September 18, 2017

Laura's sketch Video!

Hello there!

It is Laura here with you today, sharing a layout created using the gorgeous September main kit, which features the Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc., it is so gorgeous!  I love that it is warm, earthy and homey without being too Fall.  Just perfect for the transitional month that September is.

I love this wood grained paper so much and knew that I would not want to cut it so I saved it to use as a background.  It ended up working perfectly for this page!

The embellishments are so versatile, I had a lot of fun sprinkling them around my page.

To keep things fun I added doodling and splatters of mist.

I trimmed the word "heart" from one of the glitter phrases in the kit and then combined it with the alphas from the kit to create my title.

I love that this page combines both masculine and feminine elements for a perfect mother/son page!

I also have a process video to share with you.  You can watch it here or over on my You-Tube channel!

Supply List: (from the kit) Jen Hadfield "Heart of Home" patterned papers (Painted Dots, Krafted, Family Tree, Heirloom Floral, Bless the Nest, From Me to You, Love of Home, Gatherings), ephemera, and accents stickers; American Crafts Thickers "Family" phrase stickers; Amy Tangerine "goodness" Thickers. (other) Recollections white cardstock; Mr. Huey's white mist; misc. pink thread; misc. bakers twine; Tim Holtz "gathered twigs" Distress Marker; Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Friday, September 15, 2017


Hello friends!  We have something special going on for our September 15th challenge!  Along with the reveal of a new sketch challenge, and 2 amazing sponsors, we have loads of bonus inspiration for you, in the form of a blog hop with our generous friends at My Creative Scrapbook!!

We are teaming up with My Creative Scrapbook to bring you a super fun blog hop, to share loads of inspiration from both design teams and to give you an extra chance to win their prize!  The My Creative Scrapbook design team members will be using a variety of their fabulous September kits to showcase our sketch. Each of the blog hop commenters will earn a ballot and have the opportunity to win one of My Creative Scrapbook's gorgeous September main kits (shown below)!  Read on to find out how you can earn a second ballot to win this prize!

As usual, we have a second sponsor! Thank you also to the amazing, supportive and long-time friend to Stuck?! Sketches, Creative Embellishments  who are also sponsoring this challenge with a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop for our second randomly chosen winner!

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from this challenge to guest with us for our November 15th challenge!

Of course, we still need to share our sketch with you, check it out:

And now here is your hop order!

You can also earn a second chance to win the My Creative Scrapbook September main kit by playing along with our September 15th sketch challenge and linking up your entry as usual!  As always all winners will be chosen randomly, though we will be doing a random manual draw for the My Creative Scrapbook prize, and our usual draw for the Creative Embellishments prize.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Paper Strips with Lee Ann!

Hello friends! Today I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how I created the paper strip base of this layout using paper strips from the September Creative Kit at My Creative Scrapbook.


1 - 12X12 sheet of white cardstock
Paper trimmer
Tape runner adhesive
Several paper strips from the September Creative Kit


With a paper trimmer cut four squares of white cardstock measuring 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches.

Cut several paper strips 1/2 inch wide by at least 4 1/2 inches long.

Starting at the left side, adhere paper strips to white cardstock square.

Add another paper strip to the bottom edge of the white cardstock square being sure to adhere the left edge of the paper strip up against the first paper strip edge as shown below. Trim the edges flush with the white cardstock edge.

Continue adding paper strips to the left hand side and the bottom side as shown. 

Continue in this fashion until paper strips are covering the entire square. Repeat with all four squares of white cardstock.  The four squares are now complete. On another note, I don't know what happened, but I accidentally deleted the last few photos of paper strips to complete each cardstock square, but I am hoping that you get the idea. 

As you can see on my layout below, I added the four paper strip squares to the brown background paper as shown below. I chose to add the squares so they are about half an inch apart matching up the paper strips and having the direction of the paper strips appear like one large square. I thought they looked like two large brackets like these...[ ] . 

To complete my layout I added the the digital cut files that were included in the kit and cut them on white cardstock with my electronic die cutting machine placing them on the page and then adding the photo, title and embellishments. Finally, I tried out my new sewing machine and machine stitched a scalloped stitch in aqua thread around the edge of the brown paper background.

Here are some closeups of my layout.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and give this a try. It is a great way to use up papers from the kit.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.