Ocean Themed Projects: Interactive Card Ideas

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Still hanging on to the warm summery weather before fall sets in?  You can make some fun and exciting projects with an ocean, beachy them to it.

Ocean Slider Card Template

You can start out by using this freebie kit called, “Ocean Slider Card Template”.  It is very versatile.  You can make interactive activities using it.  Make greeting cards, shaker cards, journal and scrapbook cover embellishments and much more.

The templates are all high quality 300 dpi and comes with both a jpg file which has a white background and a png file, that has a transparent background.  The png file makes it easy for you to upload the template into die cutting software, such as Cricut Design Space so that you can use your machine to die cut the images.  It is very easy to assemble.

To access the kit click here.  Watch the assembly video below to build your slider card.

Supplies You will need:

  • Box cutter / trim knife
  • Ruler or straight edge tool
  • Glue
  • Brad (Optional)

Disclaimer:

Since sharp instruments are used in the assembly process, this project is for adults.  If children participate a permitting adult must be present.

You can add colors, paints, glitter, glossy accents, and all manner of mixed media to decorate your slider card.  Before assembling your template, distress or color your background, water, and whale pieces in the hue you want them. Finally you can assemble it.  The completed project is really cute with added embellishments such as those shown below.

I hope that this little project share is helpful.  Thanks for visiting.  Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

Paper Owl Template

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Owl Template

Get ready for your fall diy projects early.  Like owls?  Here is a FREE owl template that is great for many projects.  Simply download it, print it, and cut the shapes out.  Next trace the cut shapes on your favorite papers.  Cut those out and glue them together to form your owl.  This freebie is high quality 300 dpi and is saved in jpg format.  To access this kit click here.

 

Dollar Tree Owls

This template is really great for back-to-school crafts for kids and adults.  I created it by tracing around an owl that I bought from the Dollar Tree.   I then found some bottles with two different circular shapes to trace around to form eyes.  I made a beak and a hat for the owls as well.  To watch the process click the video below.

I hope you enjoy this quick tip.   Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy July Giveaway: Free Digital Kit and More

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   There will be a four week YouTube “Happy July Giveaway” with a summer, travel theme.  Participants can enter to win the printable kit from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Esty shop called, “Vintage Summer Road Trip.”  Winners will get the kit, some craft supplies, along with a project that is created each week on the YouTube channel: Sonya Stover.

“A Vintage Summer Road Trip” by Sonya Stover
Etsy shop Multimedia Crafts Digital

 

Each video will air on the first Monday of each week at 6:00 am EST.  The title of the videos will be numbered.

You will have 5 days to view and participate in the giveaway.

Drawings will be held on Saturday morning at 6:00 am EST by way of an electronic random picker.

Once the winner is chosen on YouTube, they have one week from the day of the drawing to respond.  If there is no response within that time frame another winner will be chosen.

To claim your prize, simply contact me at multimediacraftsdigital@gmail.com

The rules are as follow:

  • You must be a US resident to enter
  • You must be a subscriber to qualify
  • Watch the video and its entirety
  • Leave a comment about how you will use some of the contents of the giveaway.
  • Subscribe to the channel
  • Like the video

Feel free to share the video.

Below is the four week video schedule.  Click to download.

 

To watch the YouTube cover of the giveaway click here.

 

 

From Trash to Treasure_Upcycling Shoe Box Packaging

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recycled plastic bags into journal pockets

Don’t you just get so excited when you buy something and get a bonus gift…the packaging?  I recently got a new pair of sandals and I was stoked with the plastics and tissue papers that came with it.  I immediately thought of making some journal pockets, doing some decoupage, and simply getting creative with all the boxed content.

I love to recycle things and add them to my crafts.   That is exactly what I did.

I first gathered some scrapbook papers, embellishments, glue, scissors, paper trimmer, and my sewing machine.

 

 

 

Book of Plays Journal Pages Kit

The scrapbook papers I used in this project were from multiple digital sources.  The first one was from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop called, “Book of Plays Journal Pages kit.” The other ones were from two different FREEBIE kits from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page called, “At the Opera“, and “Eerie Tales“, and the last one was from the Multimedia Crafts Digital blog here called, “Journal Notebook Pages“.

Watch the entire process from the video below.

This project turned out to be very fun.  The pocket turned into a mini policy envelope with a wrap-around-ribbon closure.  I added some tags, stamped papers, vintage library cards, vintage ledger paper and more.  I accented the envelope on the inside with a fussy cut out tuck spot.

 

I made sure that all the edges of each paper included with the envelope were distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress oxide ink.   I finally added a file folder made with the various scrapbook papers mentioned from the digital kits above.  I did some stamping using various Tim Holtz stamps.  I also included two altered playing cards I purchased from, “The Sweets by Thelisha“.

Using the recycled plastic to make the four pockets inside the policy envelope turned out just as I originally envisioned it.  So when you buy new things, learn to think outside or even inside “the box” if you need to.  You never know what treasure you can turn your trash into.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2021 Blog Train Freebie Kit

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Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog train kit

Here is my contribution to the April 2021 Spring Pixel Scrapper blog train.  This kit comes with twelve papers.  Six of them are 12″ x 12″ and the other six are 8.5″ x 11″ and are ready for printing.  Both can be used in digital projects as seen in both figures 1 and 2 below.  This kit also comes with 14 elements with soft blues, greens, yellows, and grays.  The papers are all in jpg format.  The elements are in png format with a sheet of printable graphics that is in jpg.  All items in kit are high quality 300 dpi.  To access this kit click here.

The theme for the kit was beachy, spring, garden, rainy days, and lemons.  Below is the color palette.  To see other kits from fellow Pixel Scrapper blog train collaborators click here.

 

April 2021 Blog train color palette

This is the color palette.

 

figure 1. Splish Splash digital layout using the Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog Train kit

 

 

 

I used multiple elements from the Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog train kit in these two digital illustrations.  I simply used Adobe Photoshop  on my laptop to edit my layouts.  Making digital scrapbook pages is a great way to store family pictures without taking up too much physical space.  However, if you prefer hanging your images on your walls or or putting them in an album you can keep your beautiful photos and keepsakes by having them printed out.


 

 


figure 2. A Beautiful Spring Day

 

 

In this next layout I combined multiple shapes of circles and rectangles along with graphics from the kit to finish off the “Beautiful Spring Day” at the Beach.

 

 

 



 

Journal envelope and ephemera made using the Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog Train kit

I made this spring journal piece by printing out one of the 8.5″ x 11″ papers twice; One scrapbook paper on cardstock and the elements sheet on vellum.  You can use an inkjet or laser printer on the vellum.

 

 

iced lemon ade made using glossy accents and vellum over cardstock.

 

I layered multiple elements of the same kind together, gluing the vellum overtop the cardstock images.  I added glossy accents to some to give them more of a 3-D ice cube effect.

 

 

Disclaimer:  Should you make a purchase from clicking on some of the links above I will receive a monetary percentage of the cost of your item(s).  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

 

Spring Journal Ephemera: Using Digital Freebies and Other Multimedia Supplies

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Spring Ephemera made from Multimedia Digital Crafts Freebie kits and other mixed media

I love to make journals and all sorts of scrapbooking elements to fill my books and folios.  Today I decided to construct some out of various mediums including digital printables, die cut shapes, washi tape, and more.

 

 

 

Fresh Air Papers Kit

I began by printing out the Multimedia Crafts Digital FREEBIE kit called, “Fresh Air”.  Using one of the Multimedia Craft Digital Etsy kits called, “2” x 3” Card and Envelope Template” I printed the card image over top of one of the digital freebie papers.

Printed out papers from “Fresh Air” digital Freebie kit and Multimedia crafts digital etsy kit called, “2” x 3″ Card and Envelope Template

 

 

 

 

This is the back of the unassembled envelope where two butterfly pieces were die cut out of the paper

 

Before assembling the envelope, I took two butterfly dies from the Tim Holtz stamp and die set, “French Flight”, placed them on the back of the envelope and die cut out those shapes, keeping the pieces to use later in this project.

 

acetate stitched to back of envelope template

I then cut a piece of acetate to fit the size of the back of the envelope and stitched the two together.

 

assembled envelopes garnished with distress ink and die cut shapes

Once sewn, I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink, “Vintage Photo,” and assembled the envelope according to the provided instructions that came with the card and envelope template.  You can also watch the YouTube process video of assembling that template if needed.

 

 

Completed 2″ x 3″ card and envelope

To dress up both the card and envelope, I added some torn sudoku paper and some die cut elements from the Tim Holtz Ephemera Pack Field Notes.  I also added a flower to the envelope to complete the look.

 

  The next elements I made were 2 ½ inch circles I punched out from the purple and white striped paper.  I lightly glued them to some muslin and stitched around the edges. (Go easy on me because I’m still working on my sewing skills).

 

  I then created some envelopes from the pink and blue checkered paper.  I folded them into the shape of the envelope, partially glued them together using washi tape, and sealed the envelope by stitching around the edges.  I garnished them with the leftover butterfly die cut pieces from the first envelope and added some rub on transfer text to each.

 

  For the last piece of ephemera, I made a tag.  I took some of the scraps from the previous projects and created a collage.  I stitched on and around the tag.  I finalized it with an eyelet and some white mini rose trim.

 

Fresh Air 3″ Circles Kit

I hope that this project was helpful and that you enjoy using some of the freebies from this blog.  You can also check out the latest FREEBIE kit called, “Fresh Air 3 inch Circles”. To access it click here.

 

Thanks for visiting and as always:

Happy Crafting!

 

Disclaimer:

Should you make a purchase from some of the above links I will receive a monetary percentage of the price of your item(s).  Thanks.

Christmas Candy Wrapper Freebies

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Want to get an early start on your holiday projects? Try using the latest Multimedia Crafts Digital freebie printable called, “Christmas Candy Wrappers”. You can decorate your sweets with these Christmas themed papers to create easy gifts, cocoa stations, greeting cards and more.

Simply click here to download. Watch how to assemble them on YouTube.

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Choosing Scrapbook Layouts

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When you are creating a scrapbook layout how do you choose your design? Do you use premade templates or do you add elements and shapes to form your final photo blueprint?

I like to do both. First, I decide on a theme, such as the fall one in the layout above. Next I choose the page setup. I like to use a combination of shapes. Typically my photos are on square mats with decorative square pages behind them. I also like to use circles and various other elements that have different shapes. I find my focal point and start to build.

I acquire different digital papers from various places such as the ones used from the multimedia crafts digital etsy shop, “Weathered Wood paper kit“, and the FREEBIE paper pack, “Cinnamon and Spice” found here on the Multimedia Crafts Digital site.

Next, I add elements I found from sources such as pixel scrapper to accent the layout. I like to use leaves, bows, wooden shapes, and metal pieces, like the chain connecting the photo to the black button. I also typically add flowers, sparkle from sequin, paint spatter, and all sorts of fun embellishments.

Finally, I finish the project off with a title and sometimes a catchy phrase. I try to make sure that it represents what the scrapbook layout is all about.

I hope that this mini layout tip was helpful. Happy crafting!

Ocean Themed Projects: Interactive Card Ideas

Advertisements Still hanging on to the warm summery weather before fall sets in?  You can make some fun and exciting projects with an ocean, beachy them to it. You can start out by using this freebie kit called, “Ocean Slider Card Template”.  It is very versatile.  You can make interactive activities using it.  Make greeting … Continue reading

Paper Owl Template

Advertisements Get ready for your fall diy projects early.  Like owls?  Here is a FREE owl template that is great for many projects.  Simply download it, print it, and cut the shapes out.  Next trace the cut shapes on your favorite papers.  Cut those out and glue them together to form your owl.  This freebie … Continue reading