50% Off All Lori Whitlock Digital Scrapbook Kits

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This weekend only get 50% off all Lori Whitlock digital scrapbooking products here at Snap Click Supply! You’ll find papers and elements for summer, fall, back-to-school, and almost every other theme you can imagine. Plus get brushes, word art, fonts, templates, and more for half off. CLICK HERE to visit her store and browse all of the amazing deals you can get until Sunday at midnight.

**Discount applied at checkout.**

Travel Digital Scrapbook Layout

Hello fellow crafters! Candice Meyer from the design team here with a fun travel themed layout. Summer is all about adventures, right? Whether it’s simply running through the sprinklers in your backyard or discovering architectural gems in European cities, you can document your memories using gorgeous papers and embellishments found on the Snap Click Supply Company site. My husband and I enjoyed a few days in Canada last month touring both Ottawa and Montreal. We had a blast! The Happy Travels collection was perfect for capturing details and photos of our getaway.

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I highly recommend Jessica Sprague’s digital scrapbooking classes to help you learn the ins and outs of Photoshop—with her easy to follow instructions and awesome design tips, you will be creating gorgeous digital layouts in no time! Here’s one secret: LAYER! And then, LAYER some more!

Here’s a snapshot of my process:

  1. Select your base paper and photos. Tip: Use your photos as design inspiration- what colors, backgrounds, and patterns will coordinate with your subject? I chose photos that complemented the red/blue color combination of the Happy Travels collection.

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  1. Use clipping masks to create multiple layers of papers and embellishments. This process also helps you to create “texture” in a digital format as various elements overlap! I grouped together 2 circles, 1 ribbon banner, 1 polaroid square, and 2 square shapes into a cohesive unit. Tip: Don’t be afraid to mix things up and use designs from multiple collections. As you can see in the supply list, I utilized key graphics from several different kits that coordinated with my travel theme.

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I love how this focal point turned out!

  1. Experiment with creating drop shadows and changing the opacity of various layers. For example: I created a red band along the right side of my layout using the rectangle shape tool. Having this color block right next to the patterned paper was just too stark of a contrast. I added 2 layers to help soften and integrate this pop of color into my composition. First, I clipped a simple overlay from the PDQ collection to the red rectangle and set the opacity to 12%. Then, I clipped a writing overlay to the top for added interest. I set the opacity of this layer to 23%. Even barely visible additions can make a dramatic difference in your compositions!

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The best part of this project? Not only is it beautiful, but it came together quickly and easily! …which leaves time for more summertime adventures! Double win! Cheers to capturing and documenting your unique story!

Supplies:

Happy Travels Papers
Happy Travels Embellishments
Fact & Fiction Element Pack 2: Button
Fact & Fiction Element Pack 3: Letter
Polaroid Frames
PDQ Overlays Vol. 11
Grunge Factory 2: Lettering Overlay
Jenni Bowlin Classic Border Shapes

A Beach Mini You Can Make on the Road

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Samantha Walker’s Nautical line and created a mini album that’s just the right size to take along on vacation.  I used these 2 kits for my mini:

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There are so many great elements to these digital kits and I used many of them to create a compact mini album kit that I was able to work on during a rainy day while at the beach.

The decorative cards were perfect to form the base of my mini.  I laid them out in a word processing program so when printed, I could cut my printed sheet and use it to form an origami mini book.

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Now that I had my base, I printed out some embellishments to bring along with me.

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Many of the shapes in Samantha’s Nautical line are perfect for using in your die cut machine.  I loaded a few of those awesome images into my Silhouette and cut them out of matching cardstock:

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I brought along other items like buttons and string:

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and very basic tools:

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Everything fit nicely in a small tin box that was only 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches.

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I put most of the album together while away and added a few more embellishments and photos when I got home.

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There is even room in this small album for three pockets.

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You can find Samantha Walker’s Nautical line HERE.

 

Other supplies used:

Cardstock by Bazzill
Rhinestones by Memory Box
Stamps by Studio G
Stamping ink by Jenni Bowlin Studio
button, string, and ribbon

All Echo Park and Carta Bella Digital Scrapbook Kits 50% Off

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That’s right! You’re going to love this weekend’s sale! From now until Sunday at midnight get 50% off all digital scrapbooking kits from Echo Park Paper and Carta Bella. To take advantage of these awesome deals CLICK HERE. (Discount applied at checkout.)

Carta Bella Circus Party Digital Element Kit

Carta Bella Travel Stories Digital Paper Pack

Echo Park Teachers Pet Digital Paper Pack

Echo Park The Wild Life Digital Element Pack

Imagine what kind of projects you can make with digital kits for Halloween, Christmas, fall, back-to-school, and just about any other theme available for half off. Don’t wait–grab them before they’re full price again!

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Summer Brunch Basket

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Hello friends! Tammy Circeo from the design team showing up on your doorstep with a tasty summer brunch basket.

Summer brings a bounty of delicious fruits and vegetables giving us ample options for fresh and healthy meals. It is a great time to slow down and share weekend brunch with neighbors and friends. The Homegrown Collection by Echo Park gave me lots of ideas for decorating a breakfast basket that is perfect for sharing!

Let’s first talk about slowing down. This project slowed me down immensely in that my printer chose not to print the colors the designer intended. I finally decided that my local Staples could do the work for me. So I created 8½ x 11 files in Photoshop and put in several elements and created a couple of rectangles using various papers, loaded them onto a disk and headed to the Town Center.

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Thirty minutes later, I was on the road to recovery and took a huge sigh of relief. I intentionally put more elements in than I would use so I had to choose how to use them.

I was inspired by a recipe my Dutch-baby-loving daughter told me about … Blueberry Dutch Baby with Lemon Curd. She and I quickly came to the idea of a brunch basket. I put the dry ingredients for the Dutch Baby in a bag and tied it up with tissue paper and a tag.

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A BRUNCH basket can hold a lot of stuff, though! Why not make the Lemon Curd ahead of time and include it in the basket? Of course, with another lovely tag!

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How can you have brunch without bacon? Seriously. Wrap up a package of bacon in some kraft wrapping paper or some unbleached waxed paper, tie it with kitchen twine and put a pig medal on it. How cute is that?

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And eggs, of course, to make the Dutch Baby and to scramble besides. They should always be farm fresh, don’t you think?

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Add in a few personal touches, like a package of your favorite coffee beans, a quart of milk, some extra lemons, a copy of the recipe to make the Dutch Baby …

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I finished the basket off with a banner because I’m a little banner-crazed. I used some of the banner pieces offered in the elements files and used pop-dots to adhere the cut-out lemons. I also used the “Happy” word art and put them on the floral circles with pop dots. My centerpiece was the framed quote, “These are a few of my favorite things.”

But, really, they are.

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And because I know you’re salivating at the thought of a Blueberry Dutch Baby with Lemon Curd, I’ve created a PDF for you to download  below so you can enjoy it just as much as we have!

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SUPPLIES:

  • Homegrown kit by EchoPark
  • I used the following from the Homegrown Kit: Alpha (recolored), Banner2, BlueRibbon, BlueTag, FarmFresh, Lemon, Happy, Floral Label, FavoriteThings, eph_homegrown_pp1-8, eph_homegrown_pp1-2, eph_homegrown_pp2-6
  • Printer or copy store
  • Scissors
  • Kitchen twine, baker’s twine, jute, string, ribbon – anything you like to tie on tags or wrap the ingredients
  • Pop dots
  • A basket (or other suitable gift container)
  • Containers for recipe ingredients
  • Kraft wrapping paper, natural waxed paper, butcher paper, or tissue
  • Crop-A-Dile for punching holes for threading the twine, jute, or ribbon