This is one of those super easy and quick tips that fall under the “why didn’t I think of this sooner” category. You will need a black Sharpie – yup that’s it!
One of the staples of my scrapbooking stash of tools are my circle, square and scallop punches. I have a number of them in various sizes and some of them have their dimensions on them like this:
and some of them don’t. After repeatedly measuring my punches to try and find the size I wanted it dawned on me (insert light bulb over head) that I should just write the size on the punch and then I wouldn’t have to measure them anymore! So this is what my other punches look like:
Told you it was simple!
Have a great weekend!
Mother Earth is starting to wake up in the Northern Hemisphere, the happy colors of yellow daffodils are appearing, brightening up the dormant ground. The trees are starting to dress in fresh greens and the soft pastels of white and pink. It’s a time of renewal, and we at Cocoa Daisy are celebrating with our April kit, appropriately named Sprout!
We’re happy to bring you papers in the colors of spring from Basic Grey, Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye, and Crate. We’ve added embellishments from Maya Road, Prima, Queen & Co., and a pack of exclusive-to-Cocoa Daisy flair from shopEvalicious.com sporting a spring theme. Sprout shouts spring even louder with our exclusive stamp this month, a 5″ stem and leaf. We know you’ll love this kit as much as we do!
And our add ons:
Butterflies, buttons, and banners from Rhonna Farrer’s new line by My Mind’s Eye, a wide variety of Crate label stickers, Hambly’s mistable hexagon bespeckled paper, able to be any color you need. All these combined with a fresh green alphabet from American Crafts make Bloom a very nice addition for your papercrafting projects this spring.
Polka Dot Wellies
The perfect kit for capturing memories, we’ve paired Jenni Bowlin with Little Yellow Bicycle, Echo Park and My Mind’s Eye, Polkadot Wellies has a slightly vintage feel to it, made even more lovely with the sparkles of bling and the ruffles of flower ribbon.
April Embellishment Pack
Brads of all sorts, butterflies of the canvas variety, blooms made of burlap, finish off with colorful washi tape and you have April’s Embellishment kit. Lots of great textures and neutral colors to spruce up your spring.
Kit and add ons are available April 1st.
Make sure to check out the what the Design Team did with this months kit!
Do you like seeing more than the big picture??
Thought I would give you a closer view of a page I made using the March Pier 39 kit.
The page was inspired by a line from the Rolling Stones song “Ruby Tuesday”
The line “Catch your dreams before they fall away”
I just love the mason jar paper from American Crafts and wondered how I could ever cut it up or even use it
So when I started making this page I knew it would be a. perfect and b. a challenge for me to use
So I started by figuring out where I wanted my photo to go and then I cut off a mason jar that would be “wasted” if I covered it up
By cutting out a mason jar, to use on a future project, it sort of alleviated any futher misgivings about using the paper
I then decided I would mount my photo onto one of the gorgeous Smash pockets
I cut off the back
and used the back to make some tags
Using the Cocoa Daisy Exclusive Arrow Label Acrylic Stamp with Jenni Bowlin Speckled Egg ink
I decided that I wanted to use the Basic Grey alpha stickers but didn’t have the right letters in the right colours so I coloured them all black, using a sharpie pen
I also needed another pop of yellow so I pulled off the “Dream Big” from the Amy Tangerine stickers that came in the “Homespun Plum” November kit
I cut it so it was square and ran my sharpie pen around the outside edge.
The page was then completed with some journaling, a chipboard mason jar, a splash of paint, a brad and a heart sticker.
Thanks for allowing me to share the “hidden” process with you
I love seeing behind the scenes, don’t you?!