Happy New Year Party Fun


 Photo booths are all the rage. They are so easy and inexpensive to set up. It's great fun for all ages, keeps guests actively entertained and can be a real ice breaker for your next party.



Kristin has worked her magic once again by searching through My Scrap Chicks designs and combining various elements to create an all new set of
New Years Party Props. Her family joined in the fun for her photo shoot and she shared all these photos below...








 
Show off your own creative skills by setting up a backdrop for your photo booth. Use balloons, confetti, banners, printed fabric....let your imagine go wild and have fun. Use large buckets or vases to display the props and let guests take their pick. Good lighting will make for some great shots.

These quick and easy photo props will get everyone in the New Year spirit.





Storybook Christmas Wreath with Night Before Christmas Poem

Add your own touch of nostalgia to the season with this story tag and star wreath featuring the classic tale of "The Night Before Christmas." 



 
 
The full poem is set across 10 tags along with vintage illustrations. The poem which was originally known as "Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas," was first published anonymously in a Troy newspaper in 1823. Since then it's been read every year in countless households across the country.
 
 
 
Kristin combined 2 designs to create this keepsake wreath. She used the 3D Puffy Star, and Night Before Christmas Tags.

Kristin tucked in a bit of dark green netting here and there, then a big bow at the top from the same green netting. The buttons and twine in the center of each star serve to hold the tags in place.
 
 
 We made it easy to recreate what she has done here by putting all those parts and pieces together into one file. Storybook Wreath
 
See the latest ideas from our Design Team Come join us in MyScrapChick's Maker Group on facebook  to see the latest ideas from our Design Team . We would love to see what your projects too using MSC files.

Paper Leaves to Create Fall Wreath

Enjoy all the rich colors and textures of autumn with your own wreath made from scrapbook papers. Select your own color palette for fall or find that perfect stack of coordinated papers from your favorite scrapbook store. 
 
Kristin Courtney, the creative soul behind this beautiful fall design said she cut out the leaves using 10 different patterned and embossed papers. The edges are all inked in brown and then inked again with gold. Each leaf is gently creased and bent here and there to add depth and a natural look.
 

Kristin hot glued the leaves to a ring made from chipboard. "It took 10 sheets of cardstock to make 72 leaves and the acorns for this full sized wreath."
 

The banner is cut from muslin, letters are cut from cardstock and glued to the pennants and then strung on twine.

We created a bundled file of all the files Kristin used. We added many leaf styles, acorns, the pennent and wreath backing for this design so you can make your own Fall Wreath. Comes in smooth cutting SVG, AI, DXF and GSD file formats.

Add a Touch of "Handmade with Love" to Gift Cards

 
We love to shop for gifts but sometimes it's really hard to know just what to pick for some people. And how many times have you found the perfect gift only to discover the shipping costs are almost as much as the gift itself. Those are the times it makes perfect sense to pick out a gift card instead.


Kawaii Treatkins Printable Cuteness Part 2

What a great card style for kids. Even if they don't collect the shopkins characters or hello kitty items, this simple style is so kid friendly. It would be easy to make up a small supply to have on hand for birthday parties and school events.
 
The Treatkins include all cut files along with printable photos in 300dpi in both full color and black/white digi. Here's 4 more cards from Kristin using the Kawaii Treatkins printables.
 
 


Caramella Apple Treatkins


 If you missed part 1 of these Treatkins cards here's the link.
Have a delicious day! :)
 
~Val

Kawaii Treatkins Printable Cuteness Part 1

Kawaii is a style of "cuteness" that is so popular today. Hello Kitty is probably the most recognized character in this artistic style. Those big round eyes, sweet cheeks and happy little smiles is the "Cute" look for our line of "Kawaii Treatkins."



Doughy Dunker Treatkins


 Each Kawaii Treatkins design includes all the svg cutting files, a full color printable image, perfect for print and cut, and also a black and white digi line drawing. 



Popsie Twin Treatkins


Kristin used the printable images for the front of these colorful cards. Each image comes in high quality 300 dpi jpg. 

 

Look for Kawaii Treatkins Gallery 2
with more inspirational card ideas coming next.
 

10 Quick Card Inspirations

  Sometimes you just need a quick bit of inspiration for last minute cards. Here are 10 cards ready to cut and assemble. Just pick your papers, stamp on a greeting if needed and there you go. You'll be done in no time. Don't hesitate to dress them up even more with ribbons, bling, paper flowers and more. 

 Fresh Tulip Bouquet Card

Brighten someone's day with a bright bouquet.
Room to add a stamped or hand-lettered message on front. 

 Musical Notes Handmade Card

These muscial notes dance across the front of the card.


Fresh Apple Cards

Use it with or without the fresh slice and seeds. U-Pick.
 Bird Card saying Hi



Get Whale Soon

A light hearted play on words and suitable for any age.

 
sure to perk up a friend or co-worker. Perfect for any coffee lover and latte fans.


Sunset (or Sunrise) Card
Used for a beautiful sunrise or peaceful sunset. Let your imagination play with the use of different types of prints and papers.  Lady Bug
square card done in layers makes this easy to assemble. 


Sweater Vest Card 

 
Purse Card

Use this little A2 size for a quick notecard or as a gift card holder.
Done in layers so you can change up the colors and patterns.


Browse more ideas and inspirations in our
card section.
Join us in our  MyScrapChick Makers Group on Facebook and see what other papercrafters are sharing.

Popular Cards for Teachers

We all like to know that we are appreciated from time to time. Especially when we put our heart and soul into what we are doing. Big expensive gifts are nice too, but often a heartfelt card that shows you took the time and effort to express your thanks is even better.

We have 2 cards that are really popular for those special teachers in your child's life. The
School Paper Easel Card and The Teacher's Desk Easel Card.


School Paper Easel Card

 

 

 

 

The fun thing with these easel cards is they display beautifully on a shelf and are a perfect fit to a classroom decor. But it's when you add your personal note of thanks on the base that it becomes a treasured keepsake for the teacher.

Teachers Desk Easel Card
 
 


In your note you might want to add specific memories or special help that the teacher provided. If you child looked forward to school everyday, saw great improvement in a particular area, those are nice things to include also. 
The School Paper Easel Card




 The Teacher's Desk Easel Card
 

 

A Big Bouquet of Garden BUGS!


Send a hug in bug bouquet.
Who doesn't love bouquets of flowers, plants with cute pokes and encouraging notes tucked in among a cute arrangement of....BUGS! You might even add some paper flowers and make it the perfect summertime hostess gift. 



These goofy little garden critters are only to happy to join you at your BBQ, picnic or patio. And I promise they don't eat much either.





 Just tuck them in a plant or mason jar filled with shred.  They're guaranteed to bring smiles to the table.


Bugs and photos by Kristin Courtney

See some other ideas for making paper bouquets and using straws as colorful picks.


Find the each of the bugs here...