National Scrapbook Day | Trendy Tube Projects

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Are you creating something fun, attending a crop, or just browsing around? Well, I have a couple of projects to share with you today. A Cherry On Top is hosting an online crop, so if you are looking for some place to celebrate the day, it’s a good place to start. They sell these trendy tubes that you can “dress up” and use for just about anything. So, I thought I’d share two ways.

Here is a photo of some of the materials I will be using on the “Quick & Easy Trend Tube Treats” project.

Trendy Tubes

Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic

First, fill your trendy tubes with yummy treats. I chose Skittles … taste the rainbow!

Next, add an element to the tubes. I added red/cream striped ribbon. I used double-sided tape to secure it to the tubes.

Then, I die cut a few flowers from the Sugar Chic collection. You can use punches as well! I added a red button threaded with some baker’s twine.

Next, I assembled the flowers. I layered two flower die cuts together using foam adhesive. Then, I added some ribbon treatment around the tubes.

Below, are the finished project photos. Simple. Easy. Fun.

I also needed a graduation card for my cousin. He’s graduating from my undergraduate alma mater summa cum laude with one of my majors. So, I’m really proud of him. Although I won’t be able to attend the festivities (due to a pre-scheduled wedding we will be photographing) I wanted to be able to show him some celebratory excitement I am feeling for him on his special day.

By the way, his day will be super special as the First Lady, Michelle Obama will be the commencement speaker! WOW! What a treat! I thought John Edwards speaking at one of my law school graduations was a big deal!

Anyway, I adhered a trendy tube full of die cuts (from star border dies) using double-sided tape (linked above). I stamped the sentiment, graduation sentiment, and star patterns onto patterned paper.

This is truly a ‘shaker’ card that I hope he opens and lets all that confetti out.

On the sides, I decorated it with some diagonal striped washi tape. Sorry, I don’t know where it’s from as I’ve had it for a while now. The colors for the card are the college colors, so he should totally get the concept I was going for here!

I hope you liked these trendy tube project ideas! Have a great National Scrapbook Day and create something!

Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Gabby - Pretty band around your Skittles tube. Love your graduation card … very nice! :)ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Russell - Hey Ashley! Love both of these projects! I am particularly tickled to see the graduation “shaker card” full of confetti-the whole star theme is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - Your grad card is amazing! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • June K - Both your projects are so cute. The second one has no calories. I might be tempted to eat the “supplies” on the first project while making it. :)ReplyCancel

  • Pendra - Ashley these are adorable… but I love the confetti idea to throw at the event! You are so creative!
    Crafty Hugs,
    PendraReplyCancel

  • Traveling Mama - These are some seriously awesome projects!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Love your blog, just joined this pass week and your congrats card is just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • wida - your use of color is like no other. this is super fun!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - I’m a Hokie too!ReplyCancel

  • Candy Krause - I really love the graduation card–going to make a few for the graduates I know. When you first said he was graduating from your alma mater, and Michelle Obama is speaking, I thought “that’s my alma mater too–because she is speaking there (her brother is the basketball coach!) Then you mentioned you used the school colors–Michelle is obviously speaking at more than one graduation, since I went to Oregon State Univ and our colors are orange and black!
    Thanks for all of your great ideas, love visiting your blogReplyCancel

  • pamela - I saw this and I love the confetti tube! I’m going to try making a confetti card & confetti tubes next time!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Penner - Wow, that graduation card is super fabulous, Ashley! What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Troy Louise - This is a terrific card for a college grad. My son is graduating this year also, and I might have to use that fun shaker idea if you don’t mind! Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Winnie - This is super awesome. He will love it. What a great idea to send confetti. Love the card and all the love you put into it..Congrats to him! What a great achievement and he is lucky to have the first lady speak. My sister had Seinfeld and we thought it was a big deal at the time… So funny…ReplyCancel

  • Mirta Sanchez - What a great idea! Love the khaki and white striped Washi tape!ReplyCancel

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