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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.

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.

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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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.


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):

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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For the April 2022 Disney Creative Co Incredi-sketch challenge, I decided to create with some of the “special” photos I’ve been saving in my 2016 Disney album project. My daughter was in the prime of her princess-loving years, so meeting the princesses was the height of delight for her.

I decided to go almost monochromatic for this layout to emphasize Cinderella’s color scheme, and I decided to go with this Paris map print as my background paper because Cinderella is a French fairy tale. I had two vertical 4×6 photos that I blocked together on white cardstock, and I added a layer of light blue patterned paper behind the white to bring out that blue of the gown. The text print captures the love that my daughter had for princesses at that time — they were her imaginary and constant companions!

I used washi tape to border the horizontal strip behind the photo, and I love the way it picks up on the light blue and adds some sparkle.

I wanted the layout to feel very dainty and royal, so I added some paper doilies as well as some plain white florals I cut with my Cameo 3. I love the frilliness they add!

I’ve had the package of white sparkly foam words earmarked for princess pages for a while now, and the “lovely” was just right for this title. I used white alphas to spell the rest of my title. It’s subtle, but I think it is still readable!

I embellished my journaling block with a sparkly Mouse paperclip and a sprinkling of enamel dots and wood veneer.

To pick up on the idea of the vertical line of sprinkly embellishments in the sketch, I decided to use a pale gold metallic paste through a star stencil in the background, although I have my stars cross the page on a diagonal instead.

The finishing touch was a Cinderella-blue Mouse facet– the “hidden Mickey” for this layout!

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacetsLuxe Mouse Paper ClipsWashi Set (Cinderella)
patterned paper: Pink Paislee Pen Pals paper pad, Shimelle Starshine “Hubble”
white textured cardstock: American Crafts
foam “lovely” sticker: Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss stickers
alphas: Pinkfresh Studio
wood veneer: Studio Calico
enamel dots: The Paper Studio
journal card: Project Life Baby Edition
stencil: Paige Evans “Star Confetti”
paste: Therm-o-web DecoFoil Metallix “Champagne Mist”
cut file: Jen Schow “floral shelf”
other: paper doilies, Silhouette Cameo 3 (cut file, print-and-cut labels)

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It is so exciting to have finally finished this layout! As I mentioned in a previous post, after I made a two-page spread about my daughter’s first recital, I set aside the rest of the photos I’d printed, thinking that I would get back to them quickly to create two coordinating layouts. Over a year later, I am finally finishing this series!

I again leaned on two challenges to inspire the finished product here. First, I saw the SCT Spring Issue celebration sketch challenge, and even though it’s nominally for a card, I knew it would be a great layout sketch, too! Obviously, it looks a bit different with photos across it, but hopefully you can see how I was inspired by the central block design, horizontal strip, and the large floral cluster.

I was also motivated by the March Scrap-Madness challenge to “finish the package” in Crafty Jen Schow’s Facebook Group. I finished the remainder of the bag of red paper flowers I’ve been using!

Not only that, but I finished off every scrap of the patterned paper I’d set aside for these layouts! It took some creative placement and some “gutting,” since I only had one sheet each of the floral and the stripe!

I used the same technique of combining a Cameo-cut word with painted glitter Thickers for my title.

I wanted to include an additional photo of my daugher’s dance class, so I made a tag that includes the last scrap of the floral, and it tucks into a pocket behind the photos.

On the back of the tag, I added some journaling and used the very last of the flowers!

supply list:
patterned paper: SEI, SevenPaper
cardstock: white textured from American Crafts
alphas: American Crafts Thickers Fitzgerald (silver, but with a thin layer of white acrylic paint)
enamel dots: The Paper Studio
Silhouette Cameo 3 (print-and-cut labels, cut file, title)
cut files: Jen Schow “floral shelf”
title font: Buthaynah

journaling card: Project Life Jade edition
pens: SpectrumNoir Artliner 005 (journaling), Uniball Signo (white), SpectrumNoir Glitter (carbon)
red textured cardstock, paper flowers (unknown, from my stash)

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My daughter had the perfect idea to use the March 2022 Disney Creative Co. cut file (weekly challenge!) with Magic Shots! When we were in Animal Kingdom in 2016, my husband and I took a bunch of Magic Shots with a Photopass photographer in a gorgeous spot along the path to Expedition Everest.

After backing the cut with two different patterned papers, I popped it up on some craft foam and added a faceted Mickey for the middle of the “A.”

I highlighted my two favorites at first glance, and I created a flip-up for two more!

Since there isn’t much story to go with these Magic Shots, I decided to combine them in a pocket page with some photos of our (delicious) lunch at Harambe Market. The food was just too good not to document!

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacetsWashi Set (Animal Kingdom 2)
patterned paper: Shimelle Never Grow Up “Make a Wish,” “Live Outdoors”
white textured cardstock: American Crafts
alphas: Glitz Design Teeny Alphas (rainbow)
other: Project Life Baby Edition journaling car, Fiskars tab punch, Tiny Attacher, Spectrum Noir Artliner 0.005, craft foam, 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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Let me tell you a little story about this layout.

Back in January 2021, I created a layout about my daughter’s very first dance recital. I had more photos from that recital that I wanted to make into scrapbook pages, but other things came up, and I didn’t get to them right away. I set the photos aside for later, along with the scraps of the papers I’d used on the original double-page spread. That little bundle of papers earmarked for this (and one other) layout got shifted around my craft studio for over a year! This month, I’m making a concerted effort to deal with the set-aside and partially-finished stacks that are cluttering my craft space– and it was time to finally tackle this project.

Two challenges helped! In no particular order, the completion of this layout was inspired by the spring issue cut file challenge at Scrapbook and Cards Today and the “choose-your-own-adventure” March Scrap-Madness challenge in Crafty Jen Schow’s Facebook Group.

My path through the adventure map was to start with cardstock, add photos, add die cuts (in this case– the SCT cut file! …probably stretching the rules…), add enamel dots, add stickers (in this case– flowers! stretching the rules some more…). Hopefully I can be forgiven for stretching the rules so much, because in the end, finally have these photos on a layout that I really like!

The cut file is tone-on-tone behind the feature photo…

… and it extends onto the patterned paper block below.

I used the same script font for the word “recital,” cutting it 4 times and stacking it for dimension.

I layered the title on vellum for visibility, and I again painted my glitter Thickers with a thin layer of white paint so that they would be more visible.

supply list:
patterned paper: SEI, SevenPaper
cardstock: white textured from American Crafts
alphas: American Crafts Thickers
enamel dots: The Paper Studio

border punch: Fiskars “Threading Water”
vellum, red textured cardstock, paper flowers (unknown, from my stash)
Silhouette Cameo 3 (print-and-cut labels, cut file, title)
cut files: Paige Evans for SCT (flower border)
title font: Buthaynah

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Last year, I worked on the February section of my 2019 “everyday life” album, but I didn’t finish all the inserts I’d planned. It’s on my list of next projects for this month, and when I saw Jen Schow’s sketch challenge for March Scrap-Madness in her Use It or Lose It Facebook group, I knew that this was the perfect page to make.

I’ve had a few weeks of feeling tired and uninspired, so having a sketch to work with was a great way to get back into scrapbooking. As you can tell, I turned the sketch and flipped it, and I replaced the banners with stenciling… but I think you can still tell that I definitely was inspired by this sketch. I tried to just go for it, rather than hem and haw over decisions. After I chose my photos, I cut out my film strips with my Cameo using a cut file I’ve modified to have rectangular openings. I filled in the extra spaces with patterned paper scraps and started layering.

I like dimensional layouts, and this one is even more extra than normal! The film strips are popped up on foam, and the “create art” sticker and the feature photo are on yet another layer!

To add even more texture, I scraped gold Metallix gel through a Paige Evans stencil. I accidentally smudged a few places, so I rubbed the smushed hearts into a gold hazy cloud and tried to make it look intentional. Haha!

The journaling describes our process– this paper marbling idea was inspired by a video I’d recently watched from Adele Toomey (Inkie Quill/Let’s Get Inkie), and I loved how it turned out! In hindsight, I wish I’d saved some pieces to use on this page, but we ended up using our marbled pieces on cards!

This page uses even more of the kit of (very old) supplies I pulled together for my February section of the 2019 album. I’m definitely getting down to the dregs, and as I participate in more of Jen Schow’s stashbusting challenges this month, I hope to use it up!!

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May I present to you the first layout that I created to document our trip to Walt Disney World in 2020?! I didn’t expect my first layout to be about silly kiss Photopass pictures, but it was the perfect pairing with this XOXO cut file from Disney Creative Co for the February 2022 cut file challenge!

This layout went through many iterations before it landed here! Since I haven’t done any planning for this 2020 Disney album project (including choosing a paper collection or general color scheme, etc.), I challenged myself to use only Scraps and Ink Crafts products. I guess you could say that I cheated a bit with the wood veneer, but it’s tiny, right? 😉 That means I used washi tape to create the effect of patterned paper in the open X shapes! I lined up the stars in the tape so that it looked like a continuous pattern and stuck it to white cardstock before cutting out my shapes.

The background is white textured cardstock that I treated with a layer of clear gesso before adding some abstract watercolors with plenty of water so that the blobs would move and blend. After mostly drying the red and yellow layer, I splattered on some white acrylic paint. I love the texture of those droplets!

The striking cut file and bright background meant that I kept the embellishments to a minimum, but I thought it was the perfect time to showcase a pair of the adorable Mouse Shakers… are they kissing, too?

I added a couple not-so-hidden Mickeys with the Facets, and I placed one of them over the lens circle of a wood veneer camera to pick up on the detail that I was telling a story about this funny Photopass pose we kept being asked to make!

Now that I’ve dipped my toe into my 2020 Disney album, I’m excited to do more planning and start making pages to capture the stories and photos of that magical trip!

Scraps & Ink CraftsFacetsBits & Pieces (Mouse Shakers)Magic Stars Foil Washi
cardstock: American Crafts white textured, The Paper Studio white smooth
wood veneer: Studio Calico cameras, Elle’s Studio Magical Memories Wood Veneer Confetti
gesso : Liquitex
other: watercolor, white acrylic paint

journaling font : Georgia Regular

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 very first page of my Disney 2016 album project (title page still TBD, haha) is dedicated to packing for our trip!

Why yes, I am that crazy person who took flatlay pictures of the family wardrobe for our trip, haha!

The feature paper-crafting element of this page is the digitally die cut piece I’ve used across the center– this layout is for the Disney Creative Co January 2022 cut file challenge. Since we didn’t actually meet Mickey at all during this trip, I took the opportunity to use his signature red/black/yellow color scheme on this page.

The original cut file design can fill a 12×12 page! But I wanted to use a strip across the middle of this pocket page. While keeping the aspect ratio locked, I resized the cut file to a 6″ width and cut it twice. I did use scissors to trim it down to about 4″ tall (5 circles), although I could have done that within the Silhouette software! I hand-cut little circles from my red, yellow, and black patterns using the cut-out pieces as a guide. The yellow patterns and the red/pink stripe are a mixture of scraps in my stash, but I didn’t have enough reds or any black patterns at hand. Washi tape to the rescue! I carefully lined up strips of washi on scrap white cardstock to create the effect of a seamless pattern, then cut out my circles from there!

I had a lot to say. Not only did I fill a journaling card with the story of how the rest of us packed, I had even more words to include about my daughter’s princess dresses. I created a flip-up so that I could include an additional photo of the non-princess-dress clothing we packed for her and also have room for the journaling. It took a lot of finagling, but I am very pleased with how well the journaling fit onto the card that I ran through my printer.

Even hidden journaling can be pretty, so I layered some washi and manual die cuts on top of my journaling card to tie everything together!

Scraps & Ink Crafts: Washi (Mickey set, Minnie set, Black Grid), Ticket Strip die, Heartbeat Mouse die
patterned paper: Shimelle Starshine 6×6 paper pad; Shimelle Never Grow Up “Make a Wish;” other scraps
cardstock: American Crafts white and black textured cardstock

alphas: Amercian Crafts Thickers (Daiquiri white foam)
other: Shimelle Starshine chipboard embellishments, Project Life Jade Edition journaling cards, Spectrum Noir ArtLiner (.005), vellum

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