Thursday, April 17, 2014

MCT's Designer Challenge

Teri has a new Designer Challenge over at My Creative Time:  to make a scrapbook layout in any size or format of your choice, using a variety of pockets and envelopes!  My son Eric just got into his dream college, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to start a SmashBook for him!

I thought the "Follow your dreams" sentiment from the Follow Your Dreams stamp set would be perfect on this page, and it pairs so nicely with the cute little airplane made with the Fun Paper Airplane Die.  The bracket below my journaling is from It's All About You.

I wanted to include Eric's acceptance letter on the page, but it's so big, so I scanned it, sized it down to 3" x 4", and cut it with the Stitched Journal Die.  It then fit perfectly in an envelope made with the Scallop Stitched Envelope Die!

All of the material from CalArts use the same font for the school name, so I wanted to use it on this page.  I have no idea what font it is, so I just took that letterhead that I had scanned, pulled it into Silhouettte Studio, traced it, and was then able to cut it.  Perfect!

To make this cute little star, I cut the largest of the 3 Star Stitched Dies and then cut the medium sized one out of the middle of it.  "Best Day Ever..." is from the Bracket Sentiments stamp set, and the repeated chevron stamp is from It's All About You

Eric's acceptance letter came in this big colorful folder.  Again, I wanted to include it, so I scanned it, sized it the size of a gift card, and printed it on white cardstock.  It then fit perfectly in a pocket made with the Stitched Gift Card Pocket!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what fun layouts she and the rest of the design team have for you today.  And then join in this fun challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create!

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  1. OH WOW CONGRATS to your awesome and what great news!!!

    Love your Smash book page it turned out so awesome love how you used Miss Emma's goodies you sure are always so clever and creative as to how you used everything. I know y'all are sporting the biggest smiles ever and may they never have to leave your faces I even smiling for you too!!

    again CONGRATS!!!!

  2. Love it Katie...especially how you sized down his acceptance letter!!

  3. Awesome LO ~ love the use of the pockets!!

  4. Congrats to your son Katie! What an awesome accomplishment!
    I just LOVE your page!! Great way to remember this awesome day!!!
    LOVE that you added his acceptance letter to your pocket!

  5. Congratulations to your son! What an amazing accomplishment! I love this smash page and how you shrunk his acceptance letter to preserve this moment for him! Wonderful job!

  6. WOW, this page is AWESOME!!!! The pockets/envelopes worked perfectly with everything. I love that you scanned the stuff and made it smaller to work better with the page. What an awesome idea. Tracing the logo was a terrific idea too! Hugs- Glora

  7. What a super idea!! I love how you scanned everything so you could size it to fit on your layout! Looks fabulous! Congrats on CalArts!!!

  8. Wonderful job on your page. The way you can scan, print and cut with the Cameo is why I like it so much. You did an awesome job using it to make things in usable sizes for your page. Fabulous job!
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  9. Congratulations to your son. You must be so proud! This layout will be a treasure. I love the idea of shrinking his acceptance letter

  10. Congrats to your son! Great Smash Book page for him! I can see me doing this for my daughter in a couple years. She would love it!

  11. Katie ~ Well CONGRATS Eric!!! Such a proud moment! I have to say you are one CLEVER crafter! To scan things to fit the sizes of the MCT dies ~ I am in AWE!!! LOVE this idea and you really captured such a wonderful time and memory!! FABULOUS as always!


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