Friday, January 18, 2019

Business Card Mini Album

Happy Friday!
Today I'm sharing a trash-to-treasure mini album idea.
  My husband was going to trash his old business card holder,
 but he gave it to me to see what I could do with it. 
 So I re-purposed it to a "Winter Business Card Mini Album"


I've used the Snow & Cocoa collection from Crate Paper and lots of adhesives


For the business card holder that I have, you can find ones online.
 Mine includes 12 individual clear pages with three slots for cards on a page.


To begin, I cut enough base papers to fill each of the card slots. 
I used the E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill to attach two
 (non-double-sided papers) back-to-back.


For the front cover of the binder,  I wanted a good secure hold for the cover
 paper so I chose the Adhesive Sheets 6 x12 inch for attaching my patterned paper.




 Afterward, I decorated the front with die-cut elements using
 the 3D Foam Circles White Mix. To create glittery snow drops, a combination
 of Adhesive Dots Small and Adhesive Dots Medium were used by
 simply adding clear glitter on top.



The Extreme Double-Sided Tapes worked best for attaching
 any of the embellishments to the top of the plastic.
  I also used the Adhesive Dots Small for adding the buttons throughout the album.

Below are the remaining pages of the album:











Basically, I left one section available for a photo and filled the other 2/3 of the
 I will think of this little mini as a place to store pieces for my planner,
 stamps, gift cards, small photos, etc! 
I love finding interesting things to create mini albums from...if you
have any ideas, please share :)

Have a great weekend!




Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A New Team

Hey, y'all!
Now that the "Seasons Givings" Hop is over
and winners have been sent their packages, I wanted to
announce some exciting news that I've been holding off sharing...


I'm incredibly excited to announce that I have been invited back
to design cute stuff with Doodlebug Design for 2019!
These ladies are some of the most talented in the industry and
I am very honored to be counted amongst them :)

We'll start sharing projects with the two newest collections this week!


Aren't these just delightful!?! See all of the components from
each collection on the Doodlebug Blog :)  And if you're a Doodlebug
collector, you'll find that you can mix'n match these from other lines...peep
the adorable collector pins too while you're over at the blog!

Until next time, keep on craftin'!
XOXOX

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Seasons Givings Hop WINNERS!


Many thanks to you all who stopped by, commented and followed me
through the 7th annual "Seasons Givings" Blog Hop!
I enjoyed reading each comment and appreciate the kind words :)
**I LOVE doing this, so I'll be hosting more giveaways from my blog soon**

Now onto the three WINNERS:
Julia- Instagram handle: bluesh4ark...VINTAGE GIRL KIT WINNER
Susie Gerdes- Handmade Planner Bookmark WINNER
Christi Conely- Handmade Planner Bookmark WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!  
Please email me @ shellye819@aol.com
with your address and I'll have your prizes out on Monday.

Thanks again for making this an amazing hop!
Monday, December 31, 2018

Seasons Givings Blog Hop


Hello and Welcome!
I'm so excited to be participating in this year's 
"SEASONS GIVINGS BLOG HOP"
Each blog that you visit along the way will offer a unique giveaway, so
don't miss a single stop and be sure to tell your craft-loving friends!

A little about me: I'm currently designing for Scrapbook Adhesives
and will be announcing a NEW Design Team addition in the next
couple of days!  I also teach at Big Picture Classes and was honored
to teach this past October during Designer Day at the "She Loves Color"
Event hosted by Bella Blvd.  

Whimsy by Shellye's Give-A-Way
**VINTAGE GIRL MINI ALBUM KIT**
All product is BRAND NEW!
Vintage Girl 12X12 Double-Sided Papers (8 sheets) and Sticker Sheet 
from Photo, Play, Paper- 8X8 Blush/Gold Mini Album from
Teresa Collins- Chipboard Dress Form Trio- Aqua Ribbon, Pearl Wire and Black
Mini Pom Trim from May Arts- Extreme Double Sided Tape from
Home & Hobby by Scrapbook Adhesives- Ciao Chip Letters from Bella Blvd-
PLUS: handmade felt flowers, felt bird, paper bags, black tassels, wooden
hearts, paper doilies,
 label sticker and zipper bag!



I will also award TWO lucky readers with a handmade felt-embellished
planner/journal bookmark from my Etsy Shop!

TO ENTER WHIMSY BY SHELLYE'S GIVE-A-WAYS:
1- Follow this blog (Google+, Bloglovin or Both!)
2- Leave a comment of a crafty goal for 2019
  3- For an EXTRA ENTRY...follow me on Instagram!



Follow

**Winners will be announced Saturday, January 5th**
Complete List and Order of Seasons Givings Blog Hop:
Ashley Newell
Beth Pingry
Giovana Smith
Dana Joy
Heather Hoffman
Margie Higuchi
Mindy Eggen
Julie Tilman
Cindy Lawrence
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kelly Latevola
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Emily Leiphart
Kristi Goulet
Debi Adams
Tracey McNeeley
Wanda Guess
Ashley Harris
Tracey McLennon
Janine Tinklenberg
Amy Rysavy
Caly Person
Marcie Sharp
Mary-Ann Coulter
Amy Tsuruta
Tricia Barber
Shemaine Smith
Christine Meyer
Lisa Henke
Shellye McDaniel  <---you :="" are="" b="" here="">
Yvonne Van Der Grijp
Lynette Kaufmann
Laura Williams
Dana Tatar
Cheiron Brandon
Patti Gilliam
Gracie Chavez
Carisa Zglobicki
Debbie Seyer
Mariana Grigsby
Michelle Woerner
Deborah Saaranen
Lisa Stein


Thank you so much for joining all of us during this
Seasons Givings Blog Hop...I hope that you enjoy visiting!
HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES & BLESSINGS

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Diorama Shadowbox

Christmas Greetings and Welcome
to my contribution to the weeklong projects featuring
 Scrapbook Adhesives and Graphic 45

For today's hop, I'm using the precious new collection,
to create this sweet "Diorama Shadowbox"...it even lights up!


Here is a peek at a few of the supplies that I've used:
To begin, I've used a battery-operated LED tea-light that actually
has a timer included.  The timer is perfect for switching on in 
the evening and it automatically turns off after 6 hours.  

I wanted to add the light inside the top of the box, so I first traced
around the tea-light onto the inner box.  

Next I carefully cut the traced circle out using an Xacto knife.
Before attaching the light, I made sure that it fit nice and flush
inside of the hole.


I used a strip of the Extreme 1/4" Double Sided Tape and wrapped
it around the base of the tea light and then placed it inside the opening.

From the Christmas Magic Collection are these fun journal cards.
The package comes with two of each design, so it's perfect for
layering!  I chose a couple of the cards and then trimmed around
smaller details of one card to layer onto the full rendition.  



After making a triangular base from a piece of patterned paper,
I used foam squares to layer the cut-out pieces onto the fuller pieces.

After covering the inside with some of the patterned paper, I 
attached the journal card of choice and then layered on the
matching cut-outs with foam.  In the fore-front I added the
little triangular accent that was made above.  

With the box closed and the light on you can see how beautifully
3D everything looks!  I attached some bottle-brush style trees 
with 3D Adhesive Dots, as well as a sentiment to hide the 
triangle base.

A bow and large sentiment sticker were attached to the front
along with a jingle bell.


Perfect addition for a little one's room or an end table and 
certainly a fun conversation piece :)
Thank you for joining me today and be sure to stop by
the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog to take a look at all of 
the beautiful holiday projects!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!