Lovely (SUN)Day

Yes, happy Sunday. And Lovely Day is what I’ve been working with recently.

This new Dear Lizzy line from American Crafts is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E.

More rose gold (yeah!), bright colours, and puffy stickers make this collection magical.

dear lizzy lovely day die cut pack brooke gorrell for love is in the details design team

dear lizzy lovely day puffy stickers brooke gorrell for love is in the details

Cute, right?!

I just KNEW I had to make something cool with these products…and I had a stack of honeymoon pictures to document.

So I made a mini album.

dear lizzy lovely day mini album accordion tag layers brooke gorrell for love is in the details

This album is filled with layers, texture, ephemera, and love. (Cheesy, I know.)

And…you bet it’s a class!

The spots are extremely limited due to supply quantities so book ASAP. The official details should be up on the classes page later today.

Also, if there is interest in this type of mini album we will have a later class with a different paper line. Let us know!

dear lizzy lovely day mini album accordion tag layers brooke gorrell for love is in the details

The class includes how-to make the album itself, some basic watercolours, and LAYERING.

dear lizzy lovely day mini album accordion tag layers brooke gorrell for love is in the details

Wallet sized -2×3- photos (at least 10-12 of ‘em) are a requirement.

This album could work with a lot of themes…not just honeymoon. Trips, kids, babies, school pictures, Instagram pictures, wedding, etc. etc. Whatever you like. Every album will be slightly different and it is customizable to fit your style.

dear lizzy lovely day mini album accordion tag layers brooke gorrell for love is in the details

We are also scheduling a card class on the same day so if you’d like to make a day of it make sure to book spots for both classes.

Even if you’re not up for a class you really should check out the Lovely Day collection in person. The papers are gorgeous.

dear lizzy lovely day mini album accordion tag layers brooke gorrell for love is in the details

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you in class!

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Tu-be or not Tu-be. (And a Planner Class!)

Good morning!

Sorry for that terrible joke in the post title.

Today we’re looking at…you guessed it…tubes.

These ones that are available on the shopping page.

the-tube

It’s one of those items that is so simple but can be turned into something really cute.

Perfect for wedding favours. Stocking stuffers. Craft storage. Teacher gifts. Valentines.

Epicure, Sunset Gourmet, and Steeped Tea consultants? The tubes are food safe. Put your loose leaf tea, dip mixes, or spices in them and give them away at parties or as booking gifts.

You can fill them with candies, mini hot cocoa kits, loose leaf tea, seasoning salts, buttons, beads, bird seed, bath salts, mini fire-starter kits, etc. etc.

There are sooooo many possibilities for these babies.

I decided to do “The Tube” 3 ways to show you just a few different ways you can use it.

Seasoning salt plastic 7 inch tubes brooke gorrell for love is in the details

These tubes are filled with homemade seasoning salt  (the pink one is Himalayan salt) and decorated using  the Fresh Picked line by Photoplay.

Seasoning salt plastic 7 inch tubes brooke gorrell for love is in the details

I also painted the lids using silver paint to give them a different look. Just make sure to keep the paint only on the outside to keep them food-safe.

The tags are tied on using rustic twine. Quick and simple.

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The next tubes are  a little bit “glitzier”. Perfect for wedding favours.

7 inch plastic tubes rock candy craft idea brooke gorrell for love is in the details

These tubes are filled with sticks of rock candy that I bought at Bulk Barn. I am completely in love with the purple one on the right; it looks like amethyst to me.

7 inch plastic tubes rock candy craft idea brooke gorrell for love is in the details

I spent a little bit of extra time on these tags to use texture paste and a text stencil from the store. To add the pink and purple hue I simply added a little bit of paint to the texture paste before spreading it on my stencil.

I added a bit of washi tape, printed tags, twine, and these feather charms to finish them off. Oh, and little chipboard circles on top! I believe they’re from a Simple Stories chipboard pack.

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Now my favourite thing. Tea.

7 inch plastic craft tube tea filled craft brooke gorrell for love is in the details

How cute is that tea paper from the Fresh Picked line?? Perfect for this project. I embellished simply on these ones using just twine, a button, and a tag I ran through my typewriter (you could print a whole bunch off on your printer instead to save time!).

7 inch plastic craft tube tea brooke gorrell for love is in the details

I couldn’t resist having a cuppa while taking my pictures! The perfect cup of tea is an art form.

I hope this inspires you to give “The Tube” a try. They’re really easy and make thoughtful little gifts.

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Now, for those who have been waiting…or wondering…or been convinced by Lori and I to join the “planner club”,

I’m so excited that my first planner class date has officially been set!

Simple stories carpe diem planner class

The first planner class will be on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1pm. Starting in January we are thinking of making it a monthly class.

Simple stories carpe diem planner class

What is a Doc-It journal? How can washi tape be used in a planner? How do you incorporate scrapbooking supplies into a planner?

Just a few of the things to be learned in this planner class.

We will be exploring both the creative and the functional aspects of planning to make your planner USEFUL, yet inspirational.

Simple stories carpe diem planner class

We will be using the new Simple Stories Carpe Diem brand A5 planners but any ringed planner could work.

You’ll stay organized with the help of our “planner community”, learn how to make your planner work for YOU, and make some cool custom stuff for your planner.

Simple stories carpe diem planner class

Simple stories carpe diem planner class

Check the Classes page in the near future for more details on this NEW planner class.

And pick up your planner TODAY. You don’t want to miss this!

carpe diem planner class

Happy Wednesday!

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