Saturday, May 2, 2015

National Scrapbook Day - Creating with Paper Bags at MPC + Prize!

We're so excited to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day at Mountain Plains Crafters.  All the action is happening on our Community Facebook page here:

We have a wonderful prize sponsored by Lawn Fawn, a stamp set of your choosing!  How awesome is that?  You get to pick the prize!  So what do you have to do to qualify?  First, be sure you "like" us on our Facebook page, then head over to Lawn Fawn on FB and tell them MPC sent you (not required but they'd love to hear from you!)

Be sure and comment on one or all of our trivia questions throughout the weekend.  Please only comment once per question, however each question you answer, earns you an entry!  Our design team has chosen the theme, "Creating with Paper Bags".  Yes, we're doing a little upcycling and making fun things with paper bags.  Be sure and visit their blogs and show a little love.
 Check in throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, answer the questions and we'll announce a winner on Monday.  The contest ends Sunday, May 3rd at midnight ET.   OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL


For my project, I chose to create a set of ATC cards for scrapbooking Project Life style, using a Garden theme.  I also added some embellishments to my project, also using paper bags.

Here's what I made and yes, I even used foil!  Scroll down for more pics and info.....

Let's start with the foil ATC card:

 - Run a section of your trimmed paper bag through your Xyron Creative Station or sticker maker, large enough to accomodate 3"x4" (or use adhesive runner)
- Peel off the backing and apply a craft foil sheet

- Emboss with embossing folder (I used my Cuttlebug to emboss and Couture Creations Hyper Magical embossing folder)

Once embossed, I measured 3"x4" for ATC size and used a corner rounder.  Isn't it gorgeous?!

Next, I embossed 2 plain pieces of paper bag to embellish.  Did you know you can stack your layers and run them through your embossing machine?  Don't waste time, stack up to 4 layers and just run it through a couple times for good measure.

On this one, I did some heat embossing with a font stamp set called "Be My Guest" from Waffle Flower Crafts in gold embossing powder, stacking the lettering on the leaves.  I also created 2 paper bag flowers, one plain, the other adhered with foil, using the same technique above.  I used MFT Die-namics Rolled Scallop Flower Die with my Cuttlebug and rolled with a quilling tool.  I also added a little stitched tag for documenting a date or any journaling this this ATC card and the next one as well, using Lil' Inkers Design stitched tag die.

Lastly, I did some inking with Quick Quotes Powder Puff  Ink by directly and "gently" inking the raised surfaces.  I added some Ranger glossy accents to one of the leaves and sprinkled glitter, then accented with some pretty flower sequins from Craftin' Desert Divas "mini bloom".

You can incorporate these fun paper bag ATC cards into your documented scrapbooking.  The garden theme is perfect for Spring pages, a garden lover or any celebration where flowers are a focal point.  I hope you like my paper bag project as much as I do.  I would love if you shared your thoughts in the comment section.  Thanks so much!

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