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Valentine Notecards for Boys

7 Dots, Scrapbook Kits, Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hi! I'm Vivian Lake and am here to share with you some masculine Valentine notecards I made for my son.

I recently watched a process video by Keren Tamir featuring Artist Trading cards. I thought, 'I can make this for my son for Valentine's day month'!

Our young men need encouragement and love the same as our young women.

I have been making notecards for my son for a couple years, but they have been "cute" in nature using die cuts and paper piecing as the main theme. Keren Tamir's video was a huge inspiration for me to use more of the first Toolshed kit at International Scrapbook Garden called Summer Concert.

Without further ado, here they are! Hope you like them!

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I made enough to send my son one to school each school day until February 14th. My son is rather sentimental and has saved all his notecards from the previous years. I hope he saves these too.

Thanks for stopping by today!

ISBG: Toolshed Kit - Summer Concert Main kit
ISBG: Toolshed Kit - Summer Concert Embellishment Bonus kit

Extra supplies:
49 & Market Circle Stitch Stamp
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder - Vintage Photo
Arrow punch and cork sheets
Distressing tool


7 Dots, The Garden Kit, Scrapbook KitsTracie ShumanComment

Hello again.
Today I´m writing from a cold Sweden.

We have got snow and it's cold and slippery.
Everyone is longing for spring now. 
When the weather is bad outside
it's so nice to be inside in the heat and be a little creative. 

This time I made a Shadow box. 
I made it with the new paper kit Kisses and Snowflakes.

I used the 12x12 inch pattern paper from 7 Dots Studio Board Games. 
I Inked all the edges with Prima Chalk Ink Blossom Bud.


I used the nice flowers from Petaloo. 


The beautiful butterfly is from Petaloo too. 


The Love come from Prima


The photo in the frame is from my own stash. 

This is all from me today.
I hope you like this and if you would like to try it yourself
you can search on Youtube under "shadow box". 

Good Luck!



Backyard Adventures

Maja Design, Scrapbook Kits, Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hi all! I'm back with another layout using the Winter Adventures kit from International Scrapbook Garden. I've already professed my undying love for the Maja Denim and Friends papers featured in this kit in my last two projects (Pure Delight & Always Wonder), so for this layout I wanted to do something a little simpler and let the papers shine. 

{I even managed to get the bit of the polka dot "Paisley" navy blue paper I proclaimed to be my favorite paper of all time!}

I used my Cricut Explore to cut out the airplane, cloud, and banner.


I was trying to figure out what I was going to use as my "smoke" from the plane and tried some twine but when I spied the wood flourishes from the kit. {and I got out of gluing string into a curlicue!}


The chip phrases are from Tim Holtz (included in the embellishment bonus kit).

The "You're Awesome" phrase is from the border on one of the B-sides (the back of the information strip at the bottom). I love that you get this fun little "freebie" to add another layer of embellishing.


The story behind that little sun peeking out from behind the cloud is that I had that little piece leftover from cutting out the banner and it wedged itself into that spot {not at all surprising with the mess on the kitchen counter where I've been scrapping lately}. I figured it wanted to live there and who am I to say no to my little paper friends? {commit me now}

Products Used

Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Wooden Love Flourishes
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Branch Bark
Tim Holtz Ideology Quote Chips


Maja Denim & Friends Papers

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic week :)