A Magical Birthday Layout using Everyday Moments Unicorn Key

I was honored, once again, to be asked by Close to My Heart to create design using the Everyday Moments collection.  This time, I was asked to use the Magical Unicorn key, and, to be honest, I was terrified.  Rarely do you see unicorns in our home full of blue, but I was determined to use this design.  In a box of undocumented photos, I found these, of my daughter’s princess party, and decided to make a layout that reflected her personality at that age.  

Not only did I create an adorable layout using that Everyday Moments Unicorn key, I also created a list of supplies used and a process video for you to follow to create a layout of your own. Before we take a look at the video, let me show you a few details on this layout.  


This unicorn is fit for a young princess – all full of flowers and sparkles.  To create all the glitter and shine, I used our Holographic papers on the flowers and top border, White Glitter paper for the horn, and Gold Foil paper to create the crown. 

I did make a few changes to the original flowers in the design. Mine are a little larger and have a few more layers to add to the whimsy of this layout.  The title was layered on top of the Gold Foil crown and cut from Black & Raspberry cardstock.  I love how “Disney-ish” this looks. 

The Magical Unicorn design is intended to be an 8½” x 11″ page.  I am one who scrapbooks 12″ layouts, so I do show you in the video how easy it is to turn this layout into a 12″ x 12″ page.  


Close to My Heart requested that I create both the original design, as shown in the Everyday Moments collection, and a re-imagined design.  What else can someone make with a Unicorn?  Well, you will find out soon enough.  Make sure that you follow me here, on my blog, or on Facebook or Instagram so that you will get a chance to see my re-imagined Magical Unicorn page.

I hope you were inspired to take another look at the Magical Unicorn key in the Everyday Moments Cricut collection.  This collection is not available for purchase through Access or Cricut, it is only available through my affiliate link.  If you wish to purchase this collection to create your own Magical Birthday layout, you can find the link in the supply list below.  

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

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A Sweet Easter Box for the Color Dare Challenge (Free Cricut File)

This week, our Design Team is playing with these beautiful spring colors and I was inspired to create a little something for Easter. 84662677_10215949739878356_9124462603634999296_n Before you take a look at my creation and take advantage of the Free Design Space Project File, I want to encourage you to play along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog.   This challenge is open to anyone who loves to create with paper.  All you have to do is use the colors in the photo, take a snapshot of your creation, and share the link where you posted it (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, Instagram).  It’s so simple and fun, AND it’s gives you something to do while you are staying safe at home.  Just make sure to join the challenge BEFORE April 16th.

Is it just me or do the inspiration colors just scream spring? All those beautiful pastel colors made me ready for the snow to melt in my yard so that I can enjoy the the warm air and flowers in bloom.  Spring means that Easter right around the corner,  which is my inspiration for this Sweet Easter Box I created to be filled with my favorite chocolate treat. 

This adorable little box was created using our Mix-In papers and images from the ArtPhilosophy Cricut Collection.  A complete list of supplies I used can be found at the very bottom of this post.   

For those of you who would like to recreate this project and give it as a special Easter Treat, I have a FREE DESIGN SPACE file just for you.  All you need to do is click on the link below to open the file and start creating your Sweet Easter Boxes.  After you have cut out all of your images, you can use the instructions below to help you assemble your box. 



Assembly Instructions:

  • After cutting the box from the Butterfly Mix-In paper, fold along the cut/score lines. (If you plan on stitching the sentiment in place – DO NOT GLUE THE TABS)
  • Using the Say It with Style Stamp Set, stamp the sentiment with Intense Black Ink onto the two French Vanilla cardstock strips.
  • Temporarily adhere the two sentiment strips onto the front of the box.  Using a Piercing Tool, create holes for the thread to go through. Create four simple straight stitches on the sides of the sentiment strips. 
  • Adhere the tabs of the box in place using liquid adhesive to form your box. 
  • Using a sanding block, sand the edges of the flowers, leaves, and lagoon butterfly.  (To create the “veins” in the leaves, fold the leaf in half then sand along the fold.)
  • Assemble the flower using 3D Foam Dots and adhere onto the front of the box with the leaves. 
  • Assemble the butterfly and adhere to the handle of the box.
  • Add Ribbon, Bitty Gems, or Shimmer to embellish. 
  • Fill with treats and give to someone special!!! 

I hope that you were inspired by today’s project and that you plan to join us for this week’s Color Dare Challenge.  Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.  

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

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Sparkle & Shine Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle & Shine Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuringMissCarriesCreations-Sparkle & Shine Technique.jpg a variety of embellishments that align with this theme, including sequins, Shimmer Brush pens, glitter paper and more!  If you have come here from Danielle Wagner’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

What to choose. What to choose. So many fun sparkly, shiny products to pick from. With all of the choices sitting in front of me, I decided to just feature a few of my favorites that I used on my most recent “Creative Genes” page.

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♥SHIMMER BRUSHES

After stamping the background with our Timeless Treasures stamp set, I used a Black Shimmer Brush to splatter the corners of the background. This is one of my favorite ways to used the Black Shimmer Brush.  (View the Process Video HERE)

♥GLITTER PAPER

Who doesn’t love glitter paper? After creating the title in Design Space™, I chose to cut out the image using Black Glitter paper. Doesn’t it just pop off the page?

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♥GOLD CLIPS & TWINE

Now they many not sparkle, but they sure are shiny. Gold was the perfect accent to this page. After adding some Craft-On images, I tied some Gold & White Twine around a Gold Arrow Clip and attached it to the photo.

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Now ‘Hop” on over to Valerie Kapsha’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the supplies I used (listed below) are only available, while supplies last, until August 31st. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the GOING SOON tab of my website to order yours.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Timeless Textures
Timeless Treasures
Black Glitter Paper
Black Glitter Paper
Craft On Paper Packet
Craft On Paper Packet
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Craft On Complements
Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Pixie Exclusive Inks
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Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Emerald Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Emerald Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Carolina Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Carolina Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Black Shimmer Brush
Black Shimmer Brush
Pansy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Bluebird Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Bluebird Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Craft On Rubber Shapes
Craft On Rubber Shapes
White & Gold Twine
White & Gold Twine
Gold Arrow Clips
Gold Arrow Clips
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Cricut Air 2
Liquid Glass
Liquid Glass
Liquid Glass Fine Tip Applicator
Liquid Glass Fine Tip Applicator
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All Purpose Mat
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Micro-Tip Scissors
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3D Foam Dots