Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Birthday

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  I am so excited to share some outstanding projects from a few wonderful and very crafty ladies.  Go grab your favorite drink, sit back, relax, and let’s get started into our creative world of crafting!

Love You Everyday By Jill Keller

If you are one that loves mixed media, then you’ll love the inspiration you will receive today from this beautiful layout.  I totally fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures, and the gorgeous colors that Jill used in her layout.  What a great way to complement her precious photo. For the background, Jill has added lots of watercolor, paste, and stitching mixed in with pretty elements of the collection.  She really draws your eyes into her image.

Love You Everyday

What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo!  Jill also gives a perfect example of how to include the mixed media style without overpowering her precious photo.  I just love all the beautiful layering that Jill also achieved.  She really has the skills and techniques to give her layout a pop.  Her layout is a piece of art that is all about texture, techniqu,e and a great imagination.  A big shout out to Jill for an outstanding job on this layout!  I am sure you are curious about what products she used, so click here and I will take you on over to Pretty Little Studio where you can write them all down.  While you are there be sure to check out her other fabulous projects.  You are going to be so inspired!

Happy Birthday By Amy Sheffer

Giving money to someone special can be a great present, but wrapping it inside an adorable money holder birthday card makes it even better!  I don’t know about you, but there are so many times when I run out of gift ideas for what to get others, or I have those hard to shop for people on my list.  Sometimes it just works out to give them some cold hard cash.  Here is a fun trifold money holder card project that I think you will enjoy!

 

Happy Birthday

Amy used bright colors, fun patterns, and gift shaker elements to give her card some fun appeal.  Shaker cards are so fun to make and very impressive to receive.

 

Happy Birthday

Queen & Company has a new kit called Pretty Presents that is available in stores now.  So with that in mind, create a fun trifold money folder!  Let me escort you over to Queen & Co. where you will see how Amy put together her fun birthday card.  Be sure and see the other designs she made using the same supplies.  Have fun creating!

Mason Jar Gift By Tonia Larson

Make a special gift just by gathering some fun items and packaging them in pretty jars.  Need a gift for the breakfast lover on your list?  Give the gift of a good morning with a “Rise and Shine” mason jar gift filled with everything to make a delicious breakfast for two.  It will serve up plenty of smiles.

Mason Jar Gift

Gifts in a Jar recipes are always so fun to make… and we all know mason mar gifts are always so fun to receive! Spoil your sweetheart, friends, family, or teachers this year with some sweet homemade gifts made with love.  Grab some mason jars and get started.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this fun gift?  For step-by-step directions, let me take you on over to The Gunny Sack where Tonia will walk you through on how to make your Rise and Shine gift.  Your imagination can run wild and I can’t wait to see some of the things you come up with!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies By  Christy Denney

Chocolate Turtle Brownies are a perfect brownie treat with nuts, topped with chocolate chips, and drizzled with caramel.  They make one amazing dessert!  You will love using this recipe for family treats or casual entertaining. Your guest will love these and I guarantee they won’t just eat one!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies

Are you ready to make these for your fun summer outings?  Click here and I will be happy to take you on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out the recipe and get started baking.  Enjoy!

Once again, thank you for taking some of your precious time out of your schedule to be with me today.  I hope you will be able to check out more on these fabulous projects and enjoy the inspiration of these individual blogs.  Have an amazing week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday.

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

Paper Weaving Tutorial

These photos help explain paper weaving.

 

from Pretty Little Studio

 

  • Cut a piece of card stock to 4.5 X 4.5. You then want to cut in ½ inch increments to as close to the edge as possible.
  •  Next cut  4.5 X ½ inch strips. Cut six strips. I used three different patterned papers on my card. Start by weaving the strip at the end of the cut cardstock up and down as shown:

  • Next move this strip up to the top as shown and use a small piece of double sided to tape at each end of the paper strip
  • Continue to the same for the next 5 strips, remembering to alternate. You should have a cute, weaved square after completing the weaving.
  • Adhere the weaved square onto the base of the card. I made a 5 X 5 card.  Add two small strips at the top and the bottom of the weaved square. Layer the embellishments at the bottom corner by using foam tape.

 

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Make a Gift Bow from Your Scrapbook Supplies!

Here is a unique way to make a bow and wrap a gift using your scrapbook supplies!

 

By Cassandra Cyr

 

  • First, cut three 8x 5/8″ strips.

  • Loop each end and secure with a tiny attacher or stapler. These can then be layered on top of each other with hot glue to form the base of a giftwrap bow.

  • Second, cut two 6.5x 5/8″ strips and loop each end. These can be layered on top of the base.

  • Lastly, cut a strip 4x 5/8″ and roll into a loop. This will be the center of your bow.

  • To finish I sprayed the the bow with some spray mist to add some color to the inside of the loops. I also sewed some garland circles together to make a tie around the package and used a label tag to add my sentiment. Hope you give this bow technique a try!

 

 

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