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Saturday, September 22, 2018

First Day of Autumn With Bo Bunny Dreams of Autumn

 Hi Folks!  Christi from Scrapping For Tranquility here, I am honored to be the Guest Designer for this month!  

Today is a real special day for it is the first day of Autumn!  When you think of Autumn you think of cooler days, hooded sweatshirts, Halloween, leaves and I think of ......

yes, pine cones and acorns falling from the trees! So that is what I decided to make for you today!

First I made the acorn

I cut the pieces from my Silhouette Cameo 3 out of Brown Solid Core Cardstock to take the shape of the acorn.  Then using Bo Bunny Dreams of Autumn-Sweater Weather, I made the panels  to go over the acorn "shell".  

If you have not noticed, this is a gift box!

For the lid, I used the opposite side of Bo Bunny Dreams of Autumn-Foxes.  The orange was a perfect coordinating match with the orange dots on the panels.  That is what I love about this Bo Bunny Collection.  It all coordinates so well together.  Taking some fibers I had in my stash, I wrapped it around the base of the lid and then created a triple bow with it.  I really liked the way that looked since all the same colors where in the fibers.  To top it all off, I added 3 small dots of Ranger Stickles-Copper to the stem of the acorn to give it a little bling.  I am truly pleased how it came out!

On to the next!  

The pine cone was not as easy but so much you can do with this!  Again, I used brown solid core cardstock for the base of the pine cone.  Then using Bo Bunny Dreams of Autumn Double Dot Collection-Chocolate Vintage and the brown solid core cardstock, I rotated between the two, rolling the tips of the cardstock to create the pine cone effect.

Again, if you had not noticed

this is also a small gift box or a small hiding place for your goodies!  To finish my project off, I again rotated every other piece and added some bling with some Ranger Stickles-Champagne color.  It gave it just the right amount of sparkle!  If it was winter you could add white to the tips for snow and it would look really nice also for pine cones with snow on them for another effect.

I hope you enjoyed my post and I hope you have a very happy first day of Autumn!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Stamperia/Ranger Pillar Candle Sticks

Hello Fans!  Christi here from Scrapping For Tranquility with my 3rd post, as Guest Designer for September on's blog. 

When I received my GDT box I received a Wood Effect Stencil by Stamperia, a Lucky Clover Ranger Distress Spray Stain and some Brown Prima Wire Thread.  These were three items I kept thinking,  What the heck am I going to do with these?  I kept racking my brain and here is what I came up with!  Enjoy!


Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain


Cutting Machine of your Choice along 
with SVG file  to cut the pieces

Pallet Knife

Heat Gun

Quilling tool and/or pencil

Cut all your Pillar Pieces for the pillar on your cutting machine of choice.  I bought this particular file from My Scrap Chick.

      Place the Stamperia Wood effect Stencil on the Brown Cardstock panels for the pillars.
Apply the Texture Paste with the pallet knives.

Gently pull from one corner of the stencil up and off the cardstock to reveal what the texture paste  left on the cardstock

Using your heat gun, dry the texture past and watch it raise a bit to give you the “texture”.  

 Using a box for a “spray room” to catch your  over spray,  lay your panels in the box.  Lightly spray Ranger Distress Spray Stain, Lucky Clover.

Again, using your heat gun, dry the distress stain until completely dry.

  Once your Ranger Distress Spray Stain, Lucky Clover is completely dry, it is time to lay the  panels out in your spray box to put a spray layer of Rangers  Distress Spray Stain, Picket Fence. 

     Taking the heat gun, completely dry the Picket fence layer.   
Once it is dry, determine if you need another layer of picket fence.  If you do, repeat steps 8 & 9. 

Repeat all steps above on the top and bottom of the pillar and then fold on perforated lines.  

Glue the top and bottom parts to form the “box–like “ forms. 

Glue the base of the pillar together 

Glue the wood panels that you textured and stained onto the base of the pillar.

Placing glue on the tabs on the bottom of the pillar, place the pillar into the bottom square you made.  

Placing glue on the top tabs of the pillar, place the top square you built onto the pillar. 

Using Prima Wire Thread, bend it around the pillar for a “3 D VINE effect” around your “tree”.

Finally, adding leaves from the Bo Bunny Foliage Laser Cut Chipboard .I top it off with taking my quilling tool and wrapping the Brown Wire Thread by Prima around it to make it look more like curled vine.

 take a look at the the finished products:

I added battery operated candles from Dollar tree.

Here is they are in the light:

I REALLY love the way this project came out.  Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below!


Scrapping For Tranquility

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Beach Activity Fortune Teller

In 4th grade, I was the queen of the fortune tellers - and I love to incorporate childhood memories in to craft time.

The fortune teller I've created today uses the Bo Bunny Escape to Paradise I Want it All Bundle and it turned out bright and fun.

Supplies Needed: 
·         Escape to Paradise Thickers
·         Bo Bunny double dot brads

Tools Needed:
·         Paper Cutter
·         Scissors
·         Bone folder
·         Black marker
·         Small punch (your choice)
·         Adhesive

1.     Cut 2 4”X4” Squares from double sided card stock
2.     Cut 2 4”x4” Squares from White Cardstock
3.     Cut 8 2 7/8” X 2 7/8” squares from at least 2 sheets of double-sided cardstock.
(Note, I always cut extra so I can have variety)

4.     Fold all squares in half corner to corner and cut on the diagonal
5.   Fold white triangles in half corner to corner and cut on the line (not shown)

6.     Fold one full 12X12 sheet of double-sided cardstock in to a fortune teller

7.     Adhere the large triangles to the top of the opened inner flap
8.     Write fun activities on the white triangles and adhere them to the bottom of the fortune teller (side note, I decided to use distress ink on the white cardstock to add interest.

9.         Place remaining small triangles on the interior flaps
10.   Punch 8 small shapes using the punch of your choice and write the letters A-H on them, apply these to each triangle.

11. Embellish the outter four flaps with the numbers from your Thickers package and other embellishments from the Bo Bunny Escape to Paradise I Want it All Bundle

Monday, September 17, 2018

S.S. Domestic Bliss Card and quick mini book

Hi all, Jen T. here. I am stopping by to share a fun a quick mini book and card i made using the simple stories domestic bliss collection. When i saw this set of 4x4 cutaparts i thought hmm this would make a cool to add my to do projects in or add into a pocket in my planner. ( maybe even lol! make my home projects ans chores a lil more fun)  So, all you need to do this is grab the domestic bliss cutapart sheet that has the 4x4 squares and cut the three rows across horizontally. Then fold after each image. Take the image on the end you least like and sandwich the ends together with adhesive so you have a long strip. Fold them up all into one 4x4 card and add a ribbon to close- to have more areas to write i matted some scraps from other projects then i embellished pages with the collection embellies like metal clips ,tags,enamel dots,clear stickers,chipboard and cardstock stickers.


Lastly, i made this you love card also using the domestic bliss collection...isn’t it just a great kit! 

I just love ;) how it came out! 
The couch image is a cutapart that i layered onto a piece of pattern paper from the 6x8 paper pack then i used the diy twine , a label sticker ,alpha stickers from another ss stash i have and then a decorative brad for the middle of love. 

Supplies i used:
*. Simple Stories domestic bliss collection kit
*  Simple stories domestic bliss enamel dots
*  Simple Stories diy twine
*.  Simple stories domestic bliss epoxy metal clips
*.  Simple stories domestic bliss washi tape
*.  Simple stories  domestic bliss clear stickers
*.  Simple stories letter stickers from my stash
*.   Simple stories cardstock stickers 
*.   Simple stories 6x8 paper pad 

• Paper Trimmer
• Scissors
• Score-tape double sided adhesive

Hope i got your creative juices flowing today and happy creating! 
Jennifer Taylor 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sweater Weather Layout

Howdy friends!
How has Fall been treating you?

Well, I am use to Fall being the hottest time of the year.
We moved to Utah from California 9 months ago. When I walk out to my car each morning, I am reminded that Fall is NOT the hottest time of the year here. Sweater weather is here, but that doesn't mean that you can't get out there and enjoy the incredible, breathtaking changes that nature goes through right now!

My family went to Flaming Gorge for Labor Day Weekend, and I loved the fact that they are all wearing hoodies! :)

My Carta Bella Fall Break Collection was perfect to highlight this awesome picture of some of my favorite people!

The chipboard that comes with this collection is just awesome! So many designs, shapes and sizes!

And the variety of die cuts are perfect. Shapes, sizes and opportunities to add all the details!

Grab this collection at

Friday, September 14, 2018

BoBunny Dreams Of Autumn Collection-Fall Letters Decor

Hello Fotobella Fans!  Christi , September GDT from Scrapping For Tranquility  Super Excited to be here this month to show you my second post showcasing this beautiful BoBunny Dreams Of Autumn Collection!

For My Project I made  FALL LETTER HOME DECOR.  I began with cutting the 3D letters out with an SVG on my Silhouette Cameo 3 , using Solid Core Cardstock in a gold/orange color.  

Using Rangers Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink, I inked all the edges of my letters of my Solid Core Cardstock and decided what pattern cardstock I wanted to use.  Using  1/8 inch Double Sided Scor TapeI taped my letters together, choosing to alternate the BoBunny Dreams of Autumn Bonus Bundle / Foxes and the BoBunny Dreams of Autumn / Breathtaking on every other letter.  

Wanting to Bling the Decor up , I decided to add the Prima Amber Moon/Scarlett Leaves with flowers from the Prima Amber Moon/Bramble Collection and the Prima Amber Moon /Willow Collection.  Taking the pearls that the flowers had in the middle, I used heat set studs and set those in the center of the flowers.

To finish off the flowers and the whole decor, I again wanted just to add that final extra bling.  This is when I decided it needed the Rangers Stickle Glitter Glue / Champagne.  I added this to the tips of all the flowers and I think it added that little extra VA-VOOM it really needed.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments below!  I would love to hear your opinions and comments! 

Have a blessed day and until next time,