Friday, April 18, 2014

Road Trip!

Road Trip Layout Cassie Box
My daughter's favorite band was playing in St.Louis so we decided to take a road trip!
It was a trip that made for some fantastic photo opportunities.
Our new issue is "Pitch Perfect" over at Paper Issues and this fit the challenge!
We are sponsored by Lawn Fawn!
You could win some awesome swag for linking up a project of your own!
I used Lawn Fawn flair and sequins on this layout. I really love their sequins.
They are very sturdy with great color.
I also used a ton of the new Heidi Swapp line, Favorite Things.
I am also la la la LOVING the new colored mini staples from American Crafts.
They work perfectly in my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher!
Products used: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka flair and sequins, white Woodgrain Limba cardstock, American Crafts Pop Dots, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Colored Basics mini staples, Studio Calico Geotags wood veneer, Dymo label tape, 2 point banner punch, ATG tape, Heidi Swapp Favorite Things 6x6 paper pad, ephemera and puffy alphas. I get my 2x2 Instagram photos processed by Kanvess.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Laughing Together

Laughing Together Cassie Box LO

The newest Issue is up at Paper Issues!
Pocket Full of Sunshine immediately made me sing that song and then I got to crackin' on this layout.
This was an outtake of a photo shoot we were doing for Christmas pictures.
It makes me so incredibly happy when these two laugh together.
I wanted to use some of the 8x10 prints from MME and I loved the sentiment on this one:
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts."
Come link up and you could win a prize pack of flair from Panda Eight!

I used LOTS of Dear Lizzy goodness on this layout.
Limba Woodgrain cardstock, Swag Bag, 2 point banner punch, Sequins,  Polka Dot Plates pp, Little Red Hearts vellum, Splendid 8x10 prints,  Ash Grey Cardstock from AC, Penelope Bits and Pieces-Elle's Studio, Wood Alphas-Studio Calico, Pink stripe washi-Teresa Collins, Wet Cement Ink-Hero Arts, Enamel Dots-Teresa Collins Family Stories, Chipboard Stars-Pink Paislee, Honeycomb POW-AC, Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party sticker book

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Car Selfie Layout

Car Selfie Layout
I love this layout.  Am I allowed to say that?
I guess I just did.  I love her face.  That's mah beeeebie.
I worked with UmWow chipboard for this layout.
You will love it.  It feels like wood.  It's so sturdy and the color is gorgeous.
I used the hearts, stars, circles and chevron chippies on my layout.
PLUS she has flair.  Yep.  That awesome heart flair is from UmWow, too!
UmWow is turning 1 and Paper Issues is helping them celebrate!
Go check them out and win a ton of prizes!!
You can also link up to the current Issue at Paper Issues and win!
I used Daily Chevies and Snapshots lines from Bella Blvd.
My background cardstock is white woodgrain Limba.  Is so fabulous.
That woodgrain texture makes me so happy.

Sequins,  Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Neon cord, Amanda Rose stamp

Monday, March 17, 2014

My Peeps

My Peeps Cassie Box
When I saw the Lucky Starz collection from Bella Blvd., I immediately thought of the picture that the girls took in the Peeps store at Mall of America on our vacation to Minnesota.
I used my March Swag Bag from Paper Issues.
There was so much rainbow goodness in there, it worked perfectly!
My small Fiskars star punch was almost made for the stars on the paper.
I punched some stars out and smattered them about.
Today we start a new Issue at Paper Issues, Count Your Lucky Stars.
Come link up and you could win some sweet prizes from Lori Whitlock.

Products used: March Swag Bag, Bella Blvd Lucky Stars papers and Trinket sheet, Exclusive Lucky flair from Panda Eight, Pop Dots from American Crafts, Dymo tape, Number clips K & Co., Heid Swapp Color Shine in Cherry, Citron, Mustard and Teal. White cardstock from American Crafts, Banner punch from EK Success, Small star punch from Fiskars.

Monday, March 10, 2014

From Where I Stand

Happiness #FWIS Layout
I love Instagram!
I'll sing it from the rooftops!
La la la LOVE it! <---I sang that
I use the #FWIS a lot.  I am sure that people are tired of seeing my feet.
I like my feet. I like taking pictures of my feet in action. I like scrapping said pictures.
The newest Issue at Paper Issues is Tiptoe Through the Tulips.
This seems fitting.
I'm linking this up, come play along and you could win a GC to the PI Store!
There's lotsa scrappy goodness over there!
I print my 3x3 Instagram photos with Kanvess.  I used Caribbean twine from The Twinery, AC Pop Dots, Scotch ATG adhesive, Scotch Woodgrain Dymo Tape, Iridescent Heart Sequins, Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic Buzz Words, Heidi Swapp White Color Shine, Studio Calico Thataway By Plane pp, By Boat pp Mountain Pass pp, Points of Interest pp , Flair, wood stars, wood hearts and arrows, wood punctuation,   

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bag Love {Paper Issues Swag Bag}

Did you get the February Swag Bag from Paper Issues?
I loved every little tiny bit of it.
Especially the wood hearts from Pinkfresh!
I used it to create this layout featuring some of my favorite things: 
My Coach bag and black boots!
I used some molding paste on this as well.  
One advantage of not knowing how to use something is that you have no limitations.  
I don't know if I'm using it correctly but I like what it did!
I slapped some on the cardstock then sprinkled some glitter on it.  
After that I ran a polka dot brayer through it.  It was a mess!  I love it!

I know that the March Swag Bag is going to be awesome!  Can't go wrong with rainbows and stars!!
That's all I can say about that.    ;)

I linked this up at Paper Issues!  Link up your project and win some Pinkfresh goodies!

Products used: Swag Bag, Tiny Attacher, White Limba Woodgrain Cardstock, Little Red Hearts Vellum, Crate Paper Crush pp, Fancy Pants Old Flame pp, Kaisercraft Wood envelopes, Maya Road Love trinket, Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine, Heidi Swapp Pink Color Shine, Doodlebug washi, MME enamel, Heart punch, glitter, sequins, Pink Paislee wood alphas and Dymo tape.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Band Love {Paper Issues+Creative Scrappers}

Band Love
The new Issue is up at Paper Issues!
We are all about lists!
As soon as I saw the sketch posted at Creative Scrappers, I knew I had to use it.
It's fab.
I love the 4 different blocks  and the ampersand!
That totally made me want to do something about Bailey's favorite bands.
Of Mice & Men is one of her faves and their merch has an ampersand on it.  Perfect!
I used bits and pieces from the{sold out} Paper Issues January Swag Bag.
Come play along and you can win a GC to the PI store!!

3x3 photos printed by Kanvess, Pebbles pp in Breezy and Message.  Webster's Pages pp in Out & About. January Swag Bag-arrow clip, sequins, wood stars, frozen vellum. Sequins, 2 point banner punch, AC pop dots, Heidi Swapp color shine in Mint and Tinsel, Fiskars star punch, Jenni Bowlin tab punch, Heidi Swapp sequin star, metal numbers, dymo tape and White Limba Woodgrain Cardstock.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Shine Bright

I really love scrapping large photos.
This one was almost 8x11.
It really lets the picture be the star.
This is my baby girl.  We did an impromptu photo shoot in the back yard.
This was actually one of the outtakes of her rolling her eyes at me.
It was may favorite.  That's what teenagers do.
I love the Luxe line from Pink Paislee.
The gold metallic is awesome.  Makes me so happy.
I am linking this up to the newest issue at Paper Issues.
Come join us and you could win a GC to the store!
This was my first attempt at cutting gold foil on my Cameo.
You need it.  You must try it.  Cuts like buttah. Plus it's adhesive backed.  yay!
All of those little banner flags were cut with a 2 point banner punch from EK Success.
I actually cut up the Luxe packaging.
I loved it so much...and the patterns were super tiny, making them exponentially cuter.
The gold stars are from the Paper Issues store!  I adhere them with glossy accents.
I adore this new Tinaldo cardstock!
It really looks like wood!  You  need it, too!!!
I flicked gold mist on the background and rubbed it with a gold ink pad.
You can always use the code CASSIE and save an extra 20% in the PI store!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Together Is My Happy Place

Together Happy Place
We have a new issue up at Paper Issues!
My Happy Place
We just got this amazing dark woodgrain cardstock in so I thought it would pair well with my tree picture.
The cardstock is 113#, it's amazing.  It has the texture of real wood.
We went on vacation and went hiking at Ha Ha Tonka State Park at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
It was amazing.  There was so much to see!
I snapped this picture of a tree on one of the trails.  I did not carve the heart, btw...but I still love it.
I love discovering awesomeness in my own backyard.
This is also my first time using a font on my Cameo.
I know, I know...I've had it for long enough.
I think I may be addicted!
I chose the Clipper Script font for my "together" cut.
I love that font website because you can put in the word that you are wanting to cut and "audition" it before you commit.
That's important.  Sometimes capital script letters are wonky.
I found a bag of tree branch slices at a store that I was in a few years ago.
I have hoarded them...until now...I used a few as confetti on my page.
They are super cool.  I think I need more.
Anyhoo...come link up a project with your Happy Place and you could win a prize package from Chic Tags!

I also used Quilt Houndstooth pp from Pebbles Lakeside, Frozen Limba vellum,  banner punch, woodgrain punchinella from gauche Alchemy, wood bits from Studio Calico, cork sheets, woodgrain tape, and slices of a tree branch.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Branson Road Trip {12 Days of Craftmas Hop}

Branson Road Trip
Every year we like to take a little road trip and go see some lights.
Last year, we chose Branson.  Who doesn't love Branson?
I had my Blake Shelton Christmas CD ready, we were road trippin'!
Our first stop, natch, was Lambert's!  Getcha some rolls thrown at yer head.
Everybody loves it when food is thrown, right?!
I love their okra.
Not gonna lie...I eat a lot of it...and fried potatoes and anything covered in gravy and macaroni and tomatoes.
Jeez...I am hungry!
Anyhoo...on to the important winning some swag, yo.
I am giving away a $20 GC to Paper Issues!

Yay!!!  Leave me a comment on this post saying that you like PI on Facebook and I'll pick a winner.
Be sure to visit some of the other girls on the hop, they have giveaways as well!
Day 8:  <--------Me!!!!

All paper and embellishments are from It's Christmas-Webster's Pages, Maraschino twine from The Twinery, Deer Head punch, Banner punch, Heart confetti punch-Martha Stewart and Red Hug Snug.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

PaperHaus Winter Blog Hop

I  hope you are enjoying the PaperHaus Winter Frolic!
If you need to start from the beginning, go here.
My project today is a super simple paper cone wreath.
They make such a great gift!
This one is hanging on my mom's door right now!
I used 6"x6" paper squares, rolled them into cones and hot glued them to a large circle.
Then embellished on top of an accordion folded circle.
It makes a big statement!
Make sure you visit the next blog on the hop here!
Izzy always makes something fabulous!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Reindeer Food Mason Jars

This time of year, I like to have these on hand for surprise guests.
They are so easy to make and they don't go bad.
I used this printable as a jumping off point.
Since I am a paper crafter and I own every paper punch known to man,
I thought I would bust out a scallop punch for these!
Fact: You can't go wrong when you shove something in a Mason Jar.
This is just oatmeal, glitter sugar and some rainbow ball cupcake decoration thingys.
I don't know the technical term but they are festive.
Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma'am!
I am linking this up at Paper Issues.  Surprise!  and Be Different, Act Normal

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Paper Cone Wreath Gift Card Holder+Tutorial

So..I am not a big fan of giving gift cards...but some people just insist.
I needed a little something more to add to the card itself.
Here is what I came up with using Echo Park paper.
I love it because it can be very masculine...this is important to a 6 year old boy!

First, we make the bugle wreath above.  Cut 14 2 1/2" squares and roll them into a bugle shape.
Then glue them down to a backing piece.  Here I used a circle.
 Next we are going to make the envelope for the gift card.  You may be able to just affix the envelope that you received in the that if you want to...I NEED mine to match.
SO...We are going to cut a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square.  Next score your sides.
Two parallel sides at 2" and the other two parallel sides at 2 1/2"
 Then cut out the notches at the corners so that your envelope will lay flat. 
 Pull the two short sides in and the bottom up, affix with glue. 
 Next, I trimmed off the tip of the envelope so that my star punch would fit over it. 
 Punch out the star and flip it over. 
 Place it back in the cut out area and add a pop dot.
  Keeping it flat, bring the bottom of the envelope to the top and press.
Bam!  The star acts like a button hole!  Woot!  Add it to the back of the wreath and Viola!  You have a wicked awesome gift card holder PLUS if you add some ribbon to the top, it is also an ornament! Yay us!!!
Don't have a star punch? I also used a heart on this wreath!

I am linking this up to Paper Issues and Be Different, Act Normal

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Let It Snow Paper Cone Wreath

I love making these paper cone wreaths.
They make such a statement!
I used Echo Park paper and embellishments.
...and Cassie'd it up with some super fab sequins.
I am going to try some smaller versions of this wreath and use them as tags for gifts.
I think the smaller will be easier to maneuver.
I made this with 6 x 6 cuts of paper...because I wanted to start with a small one and then use 12 x 12 for the one for, no.
This is a little over a foot wide.
OMG!  Can you imagine using 12" sheets!
It would make a wreath that is almost 3 feet wide...I might have to do one to cover a wall or something. LOL!
Come play with us at Paper Issues and you could win a GC to the store to buy up some paper and make your own wreath!
Also linking to Be Different, Act Normal

Sunday, December 1, 2013

PaperHaus Winter Issue

The Winter edition of Paperhaus is out!
Check it out here!
My layout is featured on page 67!!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Crown Center Magic

Crown Center Magic Layout
It's no secret that my favorite place on earth is Kansas City, Missouri.
I love it here.
One of the most amazing places to visit in this city is Crown Center at Christmas.
This was taken outside the ice terrace.
I love the lights in the trees.
My kids weren't trying to kill each other and so that was pretty sweet.
I will always encourage a trip here to visit.
We have awesome sights, the food is top's just magic.
I made this layout for the newest issue at Paper Issues,
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.  It is, it is!
Come link up a project and you could win a $20 GC to the store!!
I used lots of Glitz goodness on this layout!  Glitz Hello December: Floral pp, Love pp, Trees pp, Giant Rhinestones, Titles & Accent Stickers.  Honeycomb Gold Glitter POW,   Woodgrain Dymo tape, Martha Stewart heart confetti punch, EK 2 Point Banner punch,  EK Deer Head punch, 3x4 We R Memory Keepers punchAC Pop Dots,  Pink Paislee Gold Alphas, ATG tape, Gold Twine,  Kanvess Prints.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Me. {Paper Issues + Creative Scrappers}

Me. Layout Cassie Box
I am so incredibly grateful for scrapbooking.
There are so many amazing people that I have met because of it.
I can't imagine my life without some of them. <3
Kristine, the owner of Creative Scrappers, used to be on the Paper Issues DT.
We jumped at the chance to collaborate and create with one of her awesome sketches!
Pretty cool, right?!
Paper Issues is sponsoring the giveaway for the could win a $30 GC to the PI store!!
p.s. I la la la LOVE the texture of that Limba woodgrain cardstock.  LOVE it.
I am thankful that my new photo set up allows me to get a good picture of it!

I am linking this up for the Grateful Issue at Paper Issues as well!
I used the following supplies: White woodgrain Limba cardstock, Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste chipboard shapes, Cross My Heart pp, Ticket to Ride pp, Blossom pp, Section 1 pp, Infatuation pp, Precisely pp, Pop Dots, ATG tape, Dymo tape, Aqua airmail stripe washi, heart sequins, We R memory Keepers 3x4 card punch, EK Success 2 point banner punch, Paper Shapers heart punch, Martha Stewart heart confetti punch, Grey shipping tag, Twinery Twine is solid Pink Sorbet, solid Marigold and Buttercream. Heidi Swapp shine in Tinsel, Pink and Mustard

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happiness From Where I Stand

Happiness #FWIS Layout
I love Instagram!
I'll sing it from the rooftops!
La la la LOVE it! <---I sang that
I use the #FWIS a lot.  I am sure that people are tired of seeing my feet.
I like my feet.
The newest Issue at Paper Issues is all about being Grateful.
I am incredibly fortunate that I get to travel.
We love road trips.  We love experiencing things together.
It makes me happy.
Paper Issues makes me happy, too.  Come play along and you could win a GC to the PI Store!
There's lotsa scrappy goodness over there!
I print my 3x3 Instagram photos with Kanvess.  I used Caribbean twine from The Twinery, AC Pop Dots, Scotch ATG adhesive, Scotch Woodgrain Dymo Tape, Iridescent Heart Sequins, Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic Buzz Words, Heidi Swapp White Color Shine, Studio Calico Thataway By Plane pp, By Boat pp Mountain Pass pp, Points of Interest pp , Flair, wood stars, wood hearts and arrows, wood punctuation,   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

She Wields The Power of Awesomeness

Power of Awesomeness
We are total Super Hero nerds in this house.
Compound that with my daughter's love of dressing up and taking selfies and BAM!
Recipe for awesomeness.
I love that kid.
I used the Bam! Pow! Zap! kit from Paper Issues.
I love it.  I am going to stretch that kit for as long as I can.
I definitely have plenty more to scrap!
Maybe I should get another...
I also love these little 3x3 square photos from Kanvess.  Perfect for my Instagram pics!
Also used: Fancy Pants Red Glitter Chipboard alphas, red sequins, washi tape, Witching Hour paper from Pebbles, We R Memory Keepers 3x4 Punch, 2 Point Banner punch from EK Success, Red Hug Snug, AC Pop dots, Scotch ATG Tape, Limba Woodgrain cardstock, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mustard, Cherry and Navy.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Photo Op Layout {Paper Issues + Ruby Rock-it}

Escapist Layout
The new issue is up at Paper Issues!
We are celebrating Fall and Love.
Ruby Rock-it is sponsoring and I got to work with their new At Last line.
As soon as I saw the colors in the amazing papers, I knew I wanted to scrap this picture.
We were driving downtown to get cupcakes(like we do) and we pulled off to take a picture in front of this mural downtown.
It's the Escapist Skateboard building in Kansas City.
I cannot tell you how much I love living here.
It also helps that my kid is super photogenic and always up for a Photo Op.
I would also like to give a shout out to Jen Chesnick.  Her post here about photographing layouts is awesome.  I purchased the lighting set up that she mentions in her post and it has
I used modeling paste on this layout with a chevron stencil.  I also painted with Heidi Swapp color shine!
It was fun!  Just dip your paintbrush in the mist and go to town!  It was really complimentary with the At Last papers, they both have an amazing sheen to them.  So pretty!
This is a Two-fer!  I linked it up at Curtain Call!  Join in!
I used Ruby Rock-it papers and embellishments from the At Last line, UmWow star chippies, modeling paste, sequins from the Paper Issues shop, Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine, Thickers from American Crafts, Caribbean solid twine from The Twinery, and my handy dandy 2 point punch.