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The Disney Creative Co. August color palette has a fun tropical flavor! I decided that it was the perfect time to complete the pocket page that precedes my Pangani Trail pages in my 2016 Disney album.

The pockets in the left column tell small stories about what we did first after arriving in Animal Kingdom– the amazing Festival of the Lion King show!

This is where I pulled in the yellows and reds from the color palette using the detail cut camera and a facet Mickey pieces, as well as some tiny phrase stickers.

I used the geometric print down the center column as a transition into the introduction to the Pangani Trail photos. That pattern had all the colors of the palette in it!

Since this page faces the first side of the Pangani animal photos pocket pages, I made some similar embellishment clusters using a film strip die cut, leaves cut with my Cameo, and a wooden Minnie piece so that it all ties together!

supplies:
Scraps & Ink CraftsFilm Strip cutting dieFacets, Wooden PiecesWashi (Animal Kingdom IAnimal Kingdom 2)
patterned paper: Shimelle Field Trip “Signs of Life,”
“Seek Knowledge;” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Live Outdoors,” “Make a Wish;” Shimelle Starshine “Pathfinder;” Echo Park Beautiful Life “Borders;” various scraps from stash
cardstock: The Paper Studio white smooth, various scraps from stash
alphas: Echo Park Beautiful Life alpha stickers
stickers: Shimelle #stickerbook, Starshine cardstock stickers, Sparkle City sticker folder

cut files: Kerri Bradford Studio Tropical Leaves #0512, Silhouette Leaf #1033, #1034, and #1035
other: labels via Silhouette Studio print-and-cut with Cameo 3; journaling font = Georgia, Scotch ATG adhesive, PPA Matte adhesive, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner .005, craft foam

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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The stash challenge for Christmas-in-July at Disney Creative Co. was to use beads! I don’t know if I’ve ever used beads on a papercrafting project, so this was definitely a challenge for me. After a lot of brainstorming (and a deep dive through my rather large collection of beads… my great grandfather did loom beading, and I think I’ve inherited some of his beads… along with many, many more of all kinds…), I came up with this very simple way to include beads on my project.

I used the Mouse Castle die to cut about 6 layers from white cardstock (some of the middle layers are smooth cardstock scraps). I adhered them together to create a stiff embellishment– but before I added the top layer, I threaded red and green seed beads into a garland to drape across the castle towers. I used tape to secure the threads behind the die cut, then added it to the top of the stack.

I covered an extra piece of cardstock with Christmas-stripe washi tape to peek through the Mickey cut out and added a tiny Mickey wreath acrylic piece for a finishing touch.

This castle could be used as an embellishment on a scrapbook layout or in a shadowbox frame for some fun Christmas decor, but I decided to make it the focal point of a card by mounting it on patterned paper and then a white card base.

supplies:
Scraps & Ink Crafts: Mouse Castle cutting die
; Mini Christmas Bits; Washi (Christmas)
patterned paper: BasicGrey Nordic Holiday
cardstock: American crafts white textured
card base: The Paper Studio
other: glass seed beads, thread, machine stitching, Scotch ATG adhesive, PPA Matte adhesive

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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I’ve just got to start off this post by admitting how tickled I am by this title.

My layout showcases this month’s Disney Creative Co. cut file, which continues the “Christmas in July” theme. As I’ve mentioned before, we’d never been to the Disney parks during Christmas before this trip in 2020! As you can see, I’m using similar supplies so that my layouts have a bit of a thread of cohesiveness when I put them in the album together.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the design three times and then carefully glued the layers together. I like the sturdiness and dimension that comes from the stack.

I pre-designed the layout in the Silhouette Studio software so that I knew how the digital cut file would fit with my photos: a series that shows each of the special holiday projections on the Tower.

With the main arrangement done in the software, all that was left was to embellish!

I originally thought that I was going to make a mixed-media background, but it wasn’t looking like I’d hoped, and then I tried patterned paper, but it was too busy. Finally, I settled on just plain white textured cardstock for the background, but I added some softness by cutting some snowflakes from smooth white cardstock and sprinkling them around the layout. I love the tone-on-tone look!

In addition to a gold glitter center to the “H,” I used one of the flat plastic pieces to call extra attention to the “Ho” in “Hollywood,” and then I added a gold-colored facet to hide a spot where my background paper didn’t quite meet!

But it was also the perfect way to pull the gold through the diagonal of the page down to my journaling, which I wrote onto layered print-and-cut labels.

supplies:
Scraps & Ink CraftsSnowflake Set 1 cutting die
; Facets (classic); Classic Christmas printed acrylic pieces
Disney Creative Co. cut file
patterned paper: Simple Stories Say Cheese Christmas “3×4 Elements” (B-side); Crate Paper Peppermint “Gingerbread;” Close to My Heart “Comfort & Joy”
cardstock: American Crafts white textured; The Paper Studio white smooth; Shimelle Head in the Clouds project pad gold glitter
alphas: American Crafts Thickers “Fitzgerald” (gold)

stamps: Elle’s Studio Mini Dated
other: Silhouette Cameo 3 (cut file, print-and-cut labels), Scotch ATG adhesive, PPA Matte adhesive, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner .005

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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One of the unexpected surprises of our 2020 trip to Disney World was how much we enjoyed the Christmas decorations! We never thought we would see the parks in their Christmas overlays (we typically avoid the most crowded times**!), and so when our trip was rescheduled for November, we didn’t know what it would be like. It turned out that we loved them!

For the next week of the Disney Creative Co “Christmas in July” celebration, there’s a sketch! It was a great way to show two of the photos from the very first park day of our trip — photos that I took on purpose as I soaked in the Christmas prettiness. I liked the circles at the bottom to add bits and pieces that make me think of Christmas decorations.

I alternated circles cut from smooth white cardstock (lifted on craft foam) and stitched Mickeys, and I added my embellishments to the circle spots. It was a fun opportunity to combine new products from Scraps and Ink Crafts with some pieces I’ve had in my stash for years and years!

I added my journaling to a print-and-cut label in the bottom right corner, and since it was on a circle spot, I added a bit of washi and one of the adorable acrylic Christmas pieces.

I tied it together with another label layered with washi at the top, and the final touch was my title.

**P.S. Because November 2020 was soon after the parks reopened, and we visited the week before Thanksgiving week, we experienced unusually low crowds, which was another delightful bonus on this trip!

supplies:
Scraps & Ink CraftsMouse Circles cutting dieStitched Mouse cutting die; Facets (classic); Bits and Pieces Padded Appliques (Jewel), mini Christmas bits; Washi (Christmas)
patterned paper: Simple Stories Say Cheese Christmas “3×4 Elements” (B-side); Crate Paper Peppermint “Gingerbread;” additional scraps from stash
cardstock: American crafts white textured; The Paper Studio white smooth
alphas: American Crafts Thickers “Goodness” (chipboard, Amy Tangerine)
embellishments: Making Memories woven labels, My Mind’s Eye I Believe decorative brads,
other: Silhouette Cameo 3 (print-and-cut labels), machine stitching, craft foam, Scotch ATG adhesive, PPA Matte adhesive, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner .005

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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As a family of Star Wars fans, it is unsurprising that we have lightsabers in the house. From time to time, they appear in mock battles, and this little page tells the story of one of them. Just before bedtime one night, my son challenged my husband to a lightsaber duel, and my husband took it up a notch and put on some dramatic Star Wars soundtrack music to accompany their battle. It was the perfect story to tell with this month’s cut file from Disney Creative Co.!

This is an 8×8 layout; my son has a little album that’s all his own, filled with pages he’s made on his own, pages we’ve made together, and a few that I’ve made for him.

I backed the cut file with some matte metallic silver paper and a bit of green patterned paper. I cut the lightsaber out of shiny metallic blue paper (and my husband confirmed later that it was the right color for that lightsaber hilt! haha)

I added journaling on a 3″x4″ card that overlaps a grey block to anchor the photo+title+journaling cluster. I layered washi in a visual triangle.

The photos about 2″x2″ square, which is great for these low-light action shots. I arranged them in a stack with a film strip die cut behind them as a nod to the movie.

As a finishing touch, I took a strip of the shiny textured silver washi and stuck it on scrap white cardstock so that I could punch stars to sprinkle across the layout.

supplies:
Scraps & Ink Crafts: “Jedi in Training” cut file by Vicki Von Richter, Film Strip cutting die, washi tape set (Star Wars)
cardstock: American Crafts textured black
patterned paper: Shimelle “Starshine” Hubble, grey geometric from stash
journal card: Project Life Jade edition
star punch

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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The sketch for this week’s challenge at Disney Creative Co. was the perfect opportunity to document one of my #epicdressproject Disneybound dresses. For our trip to Walt Disney World in November 2020, I sewed six vintage-inspired outfits to wear– one for each day we spent in the parks.

This dress is my Minnie Mouse ‘bound, and I wore it on the second day that we were in Hollywood Studios. I loved feeling vintage-glamorous walking down the streets decorated with retro Christmas! I decided to go with a classic red-white-and-black color scheme with some touches of gold. I actually followed the sketch pretty closely this time! I simply switched the three photo spots for two 4×6 and slightly shifted the location of my title and journaling.

For pages like this that depend heavily on cut files, I actually do a lot of pre-designing in Silhouette Studio to make sure I get the proportions right. On this layout, I combined two cut files from the Disney Creative Co. cut file gallery: I used the “Mickey Sketched Head” file as-is, but I used the knife tool to cut just the bow from the “Mickey Minnie Interlock” design and sized it to fit the mouse head. I cut each three times from white textured cardstock and layered them for dimension. I released the compound path for the bow and cut just the outer edge from vellum and layered it between the bottom two outline layers so that it would have a subtle emphasis.

On my white background, I used a stencil and metallic gel to add stars, then combined two sheets from a 6×6 paper pad to make the red bottom half. I added a black border and decided to machine stitch around the edge of my white and red layers as a little nod to the fact that I sewed this dress myself!

The black horizontal banner piece was a natural spot for my title.

I wrote my journaling on thin strips of white textured cardstock and glued them in place across the cut file so that they have a tiny bit of dimension.

supplies:
Scraps & Ink CraftsMouse Head FacetsFlexible Flatbacks
patterned paper: Fancy Pants Happy Place 6×6 paper pad, scrap from stash
cardstock: American Crafts (white and black textured)
alphas: Amercian Crafts Thickers (Fitzgerald gold)
stencil: Paige Evans Design “Star Confetti”
cut files: Disney Creative Co. “Mickey Sketched Head,” bow from “Mickey Minnie Interlock
Therm-o-Web Decofoil Metallix Gel “Champagne Mist”
other: Heidi Swapp Color Shine gold, vellum, Silhouette Cameo 3, machine stitching, Scotch ATG adhesive, PPA Matte adhesive, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner .005

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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As an avid crafter, I certainly have my fair share of ribbon in my craft room. I have spools of ribbon, but I also have scraps of ribbon that I keep sorted by color in baggies in an antique sewing basket. I love the opportunity to prove to myself that it was a good idea to keep those scraps, and that’s exactly what happened with this month’s Once Upon a Stash challenge for Disney Creative Co!

The stash item for this challenge was ribbon, and I was excited when I had the idea to make little ribbon pennant banners to mimic the fluttering banners in the Asia section of Animal Kingdom.

It was my first time in Animal Kingdom when we went to WDW in 2016. I was in awe of the amazing scenery in this park– it is so beautiful! There were picturesque views everywhere I looked, and this layout celebrates two of my favorite photos of the beauty in the Asia section.

The banners were the most time-intensive part of this layout. I estimated the banner lengths I wanted and cut crochet thread. Then with a fun Zoom meeting (yes, I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it really was a fun meeting!) to keep me company, I cut short snippets of ribbon, added adhesive, and folded them over the thread. I trimmed the ends in different shapes for variety. It probably took me an hour and a half to make these three banners.

Even though I have a LOT of ribbon in my stash, I still found that I was missing certain colors narrow enough for this project. Washi tape to the rescue: I added a dark pink and an orange floral from two different Scraps and Ink Crafts washi sets to round out my colors.

To adhere the banners, I used foam squares behind some of the ribbons to raise them up, flat adhesive behind others, and some I left unstuck. I secured the ends of the crochet thread on the back of my layout with tape.

I die-cut a strip of tickets from cream cardstock to ground my photo block, and I added two labels under my title to hold my small bit of journaling. Fun fact: the green date/location label is a sticker, but I liked it better on its backing, so decided not to peel it off the release paper and put the whole thing on my layout!

supplies:
Scraps & Ink CraftsTicket cutting dieWooden PiecesWashi (Monsters, Inc., Tropical Hideaway)
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine “Hubble;” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Past Bedtime,” “Make a Wish;” Shimelle Sparkle City project pad; Echo Park Beautiful Life “Borders;”, Park Lane Sonoma 12×12 paper pad
wood veneer: Studio Calico cameras
enamel dots: The Paper Studio
alphas: American Crafts Thickers/Amy Tangerine Goodness
ribbon: stash
other: crochet thread, cream cardstock, letter stamps, sticker from stash, label via Silhouette Studio print-and-cut with Cameo 3, Spectrum Noir Artliner 0.05 and 0.5, craft foam, iCraft foam squares, Scotch ATG

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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Cast members are at the core of the magic-making at the Disney parks, and with an upcoming trip planned, I thought it would be fun to create some little cards to have in my bag to thank any cast members that sprinkled us with a little extra pixie dust.

I was inspired by the Disney Creative Co. “Colors of Magic” challenge for June— this bright palette from Toy Story was just the right cheerful feeling I wanted for my cards.

I started with a 3″x4″ base of heavy white cardstock, and I built each card with the same formula, using a different color from the palette for each one. First, I added a layer of patterned paper on top of the white card. From a different paper in the same color, I cut a Mouse Tag with the metal die. I cut white centers for each of the tags and stamped “Thank You” at the bottom before attaching the tags to the card.

I stamped “You’re magical” onto a print-and-cut label and attached it with foam to give some dimension.

As a final touch, I added a color-coordinated padded applique to each tag.

I left room for a small hand-written message on the front; more could be written on the back, if I chose. I packed this little set of cards with a pen into a pouch to carry as we enjoyed the parks!

supplies:
Scraps & Ink Crafts: Mouse Tag cutting die, Padded Appliques (Flower and Garden, Carousel), and Bits and Pieces Appliques
white cardstock
various patterned paper scraps
stamps: Hero Arts/Clearly Kelly “Kelly’s Magical”, Hero Arts 3×4 sentiments (“thank you”), Paper Smooches (“you’re”)
print-and-cut labels via Silhouette Cameo 3

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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This month’s stash challenge at Disney Creative Co is to use flowers! When I think of flowers, I think of Rapunzel (one of my top favorite princesses!!), so I decided to put together a layout to showcase these cute photos of my daughter wearing the Rapunzel dress I made for her to wear on our 2016 trip to Walt Disney World.

I used detail-cut flowers and a variety of paper flowers to create a diagonal cascade across this page; I was thinking of the flowers in Rapunzel’s braid as I arranged them. I added some light metallic gold stenciled stars underneath the floral clusters to hint at the floating lanterns.

The floral clusters were also the perfect place to hide…or display!…some Mickeys!

I had a wonderful time embellishing this page! I plan to have a coordinating pocket page facing this layout with some additional photos from the Tangled area, as well as more journaling. However, I didn’t want to leave this layout without any words.

As I looked through my stickers for title pieces, I realized this “dance it up!” sticker was just perfect. My daughter started dancing as we took these photos of her with the tower in the background! I slipped a little label under the title to hold my brief words.

Supplies:
Scraps & Ink CraftsFacets, Mouse Shakers
patterned paper: BasicGrey Kioshi “Yuriko,” Shimelle Never Grow Up “Fly Free” and “Face the Sun,” plus various scraps from my stash
alphas: American Crafts Thickers “Happy” (gold glitter)

sticker: Shimelle Sparkle City sticker folder
enamel dots + flowers: unknown from stash
stencil: Paige Evans “Star Confetti”
paste: Therm-o-web DecoFoil Metallix “Champagne Mist”
other: Silhouette Cameo 3 (print-and-cut labels)

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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The May 2022 Colors of Magic palette just called out for an Animal Kingdom page! When we were in Animal Kingdom on our trip to WDW in 2016, we enjoyed walking along the Pangani Trail and seeing all of the interesting animals as we went. Of course, I took lots of photos, and I wanted to include many of them. I alternated patterned paper and photos for both sides of this pocket page.

front
back

This is a Becky Higgins Design F pocket page, but I turned it upside-down so that the 4×6 opening would be at the bottom of the page layout.

After I’d decided which photos to print and what pockets they’d go into, I chose six patterned papers in the color scheme and cut 3×4 blocks to make cards for the rest of the pockets. I wanted the emphasis to be on the photos, so I decided to only minimally embellish each card.

And to keep a cohesive look, I used a “formula” for most of the cards. I added a strip of washi tape, a label with journaling that captions the photo, a sticker, a wood veneer arrow pointing to the photo, and a tiny gold heart sticker. I used the print-and-cut feature of Silhouette Studio to create my journaling labels.

There were a few extra 3×4 cards where no journaling was necessary, so I modified my formula: those cards just have a strip of washi, a sticker, and a wood veneer heart:

Finally, I have two feature filler cards, where I leaned into the tropical feel and made a cluster. I added a couple leaves cut with my Silhouette Cameo, a piece of filmstrip cut with a die, and a wooden Mouse head. The finishing touch on each one is a tiny gold heart sticker!

Now that I’ve shared all the little details, here’s a look at both pages together (front on the left, back on the right):

supplies:
Scraps & Ink CraftsFilm Strip cutting dieWooden Pieces, Washi (Animal Kingdom I, Animal Kingdom 2, Flower & Garden)
patterned paper: Shimelle Never Grow Up “Live Outdoors;” Shimelle Sparkle City project pad; Echo Park Beautiful Life “Borders;”, Park Lane Sonoma 12×12 paper pad

cardstock: The Paper Studio white smooth, American Crafts white textured
wood veneer: Studio Calico arrows and hearts
stickers: Shimelle #stickerbook and Maggie Holmes #stickerbook
other: labels via Silhouette Studio print-and-cut with Cameo 3; journaling font = Georgia

Note: I was provided products from Scraps & Ink Crafts at no cost as a member of the Disney Creative Co. design team.

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