Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Two Masculine Cards

Good morning

Todays post is about a two masculine cards I have made.

I have created a video showing the process. You can see it here.

I wanted to use something on these cards that I have had in my stash for quite some time and I always forget to use, so I dug out some velum and some burlap.

I have used Kaisercraft 5.25" square card bases in brown and Kaisercraft 6.5" paper pad from the Attitude! range for both of these cards.

The bottom three  layers of patterned paper on this first card have been torn on the top and bottom edges. The brown stripe and the red spot papers were both attached using foam tape. The next layer is the velum which has also been torn on the top and bottom and then another thin strip of paper that has been treated the same as all the other layers has been added on top of the velum. This layer covers the glue that was used to attache the velum to the card.

To embellish the card I have die cut Die-namics Just the Ticket, Kaisercraft's Film Edge and Kaisercraft's Polaroid Frame from assorted papers and attached them to the card. The greeting was printed on my computer and then cut to size and attached using double sided tape. All of the papers and embellishments on the card have been inked around the edge.

For this second card I have used three patterned papers in decreasing sizes and a layer of burlap that I have frayed the edges of. I cut a double ended fish-tail banner and attached that between the burlap layer and the smallest square layer using foam tape. All of the papers have been distressed and inked.

Using Spellbinders Labels One die, I cut two labels to embellish this card. I then attached a greeting that was computer generated and inked with some Distress ink in Vintage Photo to help it blend in with the rest of the card.

Masculine cards are always a bit trickier to create I think. I am always unsure what to use to embellish them. Hope these cards give you some ideas to help create some cards for the males in your life.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

2nd Layout for Scrapping Fun Kits March 2019 Kit

Good morning,

Today I want to share the second DT layout I have created using the March 2019 kit from Scrapping Fun Kits.

I just love these colours together. I hate brown and generally I do not use it in any of my layouts but I am really happy with how these two colours combine. 

I have a video that you can watch here, showing how I created this layout.

I have used some Glass Bead Gel and a Crafters Workshop stencil called Two Hearts to add some texture to the background. While the stencil was still in place I gave it a light spray with some Dylusions Ink Spray in Vibrant Tourquise.  I also lightly sprayed the test tag that was in the kit with the same spray.

I also lightly sprayed the text tag that was in the kit with the same spray.

I cut the patterned papers into "L" shapes to layer my photo.

I cut a piece of the lace from the kit and added it to the lower left section of the layout and what was left I threaded through the hole in the tag to give that a little more dimension.

I created the flowers by cutting the left over papers into varying sized circles and then cut the mesh from the kit into circles to layer on top of the papers. The centres are made with the tiny metal flowers that were also in the kit.

The beautiful little turquoise tassel was attached using a brad to complete the cluster on the bottom right of the photo

The "Beautiful Smile" chipboard was heat embossed with black embossing powder for some added shine.

The journalling and the border around the page & tag were done using Dylusions Paint Pen in Campso Teal.

I hope you enjoyed my layout. You can subscribe to the kits here

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Two birthday cards

Good morning.

Well the weather here in Adelaide has gone completely mad. Boiling hot for the last week and today it is cold and wet.....

I spent the day yesterday making a couple of cards.

You can see the video here.

I have used Kaisercraft's Curiosity 6.5" paper pad for both of these cards.

The card bases are white cardstock and they measure 5 1/4" square.

I chose 4 patterned papers and cut them to 5",  4 3/4" and 4 1/2" square and the last piece is 4 1/2" x 2".

All of the edges have been distressed and then inked with black ink.

Foam tape was used to attache the 4 3/4" piece to the 5" piece.
The 4 1/2" piece was attached on top of them with double sided tape.

I attached a piece of lace to the bottom of the small piece and then attached that to the middle of the  panel with foam tape.

I used my hot glue gun to attach the chipboard piece and the resin heart. I have had the resin piece in my stash for a few years. I made it when resin was popular. There are quite a few other pieces waiting to be used.

To complete the card I printed a sheet of greetings in various sizes and fonts using my computer, selected one and cut it to size and attached it to a strip of patterned paper. I distressed and inked the edges of the patterned paper before attaching it to the centre top of the card.

 A little closeup photo for a bit of detail

This card has a nice little surprise inside.

I chose 3 patterned papers and the tag from the paper pad.

The base piece of patterned paper measures 5" square

The vertical strips of patterned paper measure 1 1/4" x 4 1/2" and the white cardstock that mat these pieces measure 1 1/2" x 4 3/4".

The horizontal strip of patterned paper measures 4 3/4" x 1 1/2" and the mat that this sits on is 5" x 1 3/4".

I have used a Magnolia die and some white cardstock to cut the little picket decoration to go on the bottom of the horizontal piece.

The edges of all of the papers and cardstock were inked with black ink before the patterned papers were attached to their mat's.

The base patterned paper was attached to the card base using double sided tape then the vertical panels were added using foam tape. I attached the die cut to the horizontal panel the attached the panel using double sided tape. The tag was attached with foam tape after I had added a gold eyelet and some ribbon.

I selected 2 sheets of patterned paper for the inside and cut them to 5" square.  Before I attached them to the card I used some double sided tape and attached some ribbon to the edges of the card to use as a closure when the card is finished as it will be quite bulky and may not close well on its own.

I cut a piece of white cardstock 1" x 10 3/4", folded it in half and then in half again to create 4 sections. I applied double sided tape to for the complete length of the two outside sections.

I then cut 4 squares of white cardstock 1 1/2" and 4 squares of patterned paper 1 1/4" square. The edges were inked and then the patterned paper was attached to the cardstock with double sided tape.

The assembled squares were then attached to the centre of each of the 4 sections on the 1" strip of cardstock.

This was then attached to the inside of the card about 1" up from the bottom.

One of the sentiments that I printed earlier was attached to one of the square embellishments inside the card.

Both of these cards were very easy to make so I encourage you to have a go at making them.

You will see exactly how I made them in this video so check it out.

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Hot X Buns Layout

Good morning.

I am dragging the chain a bit with this post, I should have done it on the 2nd which is when I shared it on Scrapping Fun Kits blog.

I am on their Design Team now and this is the first layout I have created using the March kit.

There is an unboxing video here if you want to see what is in the kit, and you can subscribe to the kit here.

I have created a video showing how I created this layout, you can see it here.

I found an svg file on the internet for the easter egg and then re-sized it and used it 4 times down the 2 sides of the page.

The background cardstock was then cut to 11.5" x 12" and the 2 purple strips added. One to the top and one to the bottom.

I used 2 of the patterned papers that came in the kit to back each of the Easter eggs

There were 2 strips left so I tore one edge of them and used them as layers on the left hand edge of the photo.

The eggs and the bunny were fussy cut from the sheet of pictures in the kit and attached with the other embellishments and some of the Washi tape that was also in the kit

The Happy Easter die cut was attached on the right hand of the layout and the title was cut on my Scan N Cut using the same purple cardstock that is used for the top and bottom strips.

This layout came together very easily because everything on the layout apart from the white & purple cardstock was in the kit.

Here is a closeup that shows you a little more detail.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Assortment of layouts

Good morning

Today I want to share with you a couple of layouts I have done for Charli's 2018 album

I am working through them at a rate of knots.

Both of these layouts are about her performances with "Theatre Bugs" a group that run workshops through the school holidays and put on a performance at the end of the worship.

I have not recorded videos for these layouts but if you have any questions I am more than happy to answer them for you.

The first page is "Songbird"

I have used some strips of patterned paper of varying depths across this page, a couple of which have been punched or die cut.

The birds have been stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured using an assortment of watercolour pencils and Smooch in gold. The title uses stickers I bought from my LSS.

A closeup of the birds. I love this stamp and am always looking for ways to use it.

This second page, Pinocchio, is very simple. Each performance they do they produce a program that lists all of the actors and what parts they played. I try to get one for each performance she does but I did not get one for the layout above but I did get one for Pinocchio.

I crated a pocket behind the photos to hold the program which also acts as a title.

The pocket has a strip of punched pattern paper on the top of it which I have backed with some black cardstock to make it stand out more.

White stickers were used to attach the date to the bottom of one of the photos

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8" x 8" America Layout No. 1


This evening I am sharing another layout for the 8" x 8" album I am creating.

You can check out the video here

My grand-daughter had 3 weeks in America in 2018 and this is the first of three pages about that holiday.

I have used some Golden Glass Bead Gell through TCW stencil Chevron. When that was dry I used some Dylusions Ink Spray - Vibrant Turquoise - and some Glimmer Glaze - Pink Lady - to dribble down the page and then sprayed it with water to help it run and blend.

Next I took a stamp that looks like tangled cotton and some Archival Ink - Russet - and stamped randomly around the background.

I used a die to cut the two pieces of patterned paper that are attached to one of the edges of each photo.

The Mickey Mouse head is a memento that my grand-daughter bought back from her holiday.

The "Enjoy Today" is cut from the cut apart sheet that came with this paper pad and is mounted on foam tape.

I used my fineline dispenser to apply the thinned black acrylic paint around the edge of the page and the "enjoy today" embellishment

The journalling was printed on normal printer paper and attached with double sided tape.

I hope you check out the video and if you enjoy it I would love it if you shared it with your friends

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Travel Album Flip Through


Today I want to show you an album I have created following a Youtube tutorial by Scrapqueen
You will find my video here
You will find the album created by Scrapqueen here.

The album measures 9 1/4" x 11" by 3 1/2" deep

I have used Kaisercraft's Now Boarding paper collection.
I am going to Egypt later in the year and intend to use this album to store my photos from that trip.

I just love all of the interaction that this album has.

Here are some photos but they do not really do the album justice. I would encourage you to look at the video to see the real functionality of the album.

This photo shows the back cover, the spine and the front cover opened out flat.

Page 1. There is a large packet on the page on the left and a triple belly band on the page on the rights

Page 2 The left hand page has a lift up flap that is held in place with a magnet and the the bottom section opens down. then there are 2 double fold out photo mats that fold out to the left. The page on the right is very hard to explain. when you untie the ribbon there is a pocket which holds a large tag then the assembly folds down to reveal space for 4 photos and then fold up to hold another 4 photos. There is also a pocket in the side that holds a large photo mat.

The left page in this picture used 4 envelopes to make pockets that fold out to reveal a large area for photos. Each pocket has a photo mat inside of it. The page on the right is two clear pockets holding white photo mats. The metal embellishments swivel to allow that section to open to the left re3 pockets holding photo mats on the left side and a large photo area on the right.

The rust strip of paper on the left page has a magnet enclosed in the bottom circle to hold the page closed. When this is opened there are 2 clear 6" x 4" pockets which hinge on the left edge. They open to the left and reveal another large photo area and then this opens to reveal an even larger photo area.
The page on the right is too hard to try to explain, I will just say it is a puzzle page and please check it out in the video

The page on the left is held closed with a magnet, when the strip of black cardstock is lifted you can place photos on the area you can see in the photo here. When you open the flap there is a pop up feature and three pockets that hold photo mats. The page on the right is the inside back cover and has a pocket on it to hold my memorabilia.

I am really happy with this album and encourage you to check out the video

I also encourage you to check out Scrapqueen if you enjoy making albums from scratch. You will find a link to here at the top of this post and in the description box of the video.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Katy Perry Double Page Layout

Hello paper crafting friends

Today I am sharing a double page layout. You can see the video here.

I used Scan N Cut Canvas to create the background cut file using stars and a square. I then used assorted pieces of scraps that I had left over from previous pages in the same album to back the stars so they would stand out from the background and give the layout a "fun" look.

When I had completed backing the file the page came together very quickly. I layered the cut file section on top of a piece of lightly patterned paper, matted the photos and entrance ticket (which doubles as a journalling block as it has all of the details of the event) and attached them to the page.

Once again I have used the Kaisercraft "Party" paper line as this 8" x 8" layout will be going in Charli's 2018 album.

Because there were so many photos on these pages I did not thing that it required any more embellishing.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Holey Moley Layout

Good morning everyone.

So glad you could visit my blog today.

Today I am showcasing a 8" x 8" layout I have created.

You can see the video here.

I have used the Kaisercraft "Party" paper line for this layout. In fact I have used the branding strips from the papers.

This is a very simple page. First I used 3 different coloured sprays to splatter randomly over the background.

I cut some of the branding strips to various lengths and attached them to the left hand edge of the layout then cut another strip that was 1/4" x 8" and attached that down the right hand edge of the layout. All of the papers had their edges inked with black ink to make them stand out a little more.

I matted my trimmed photos on black cardstock and attached one with double sided tape and one with foam tape so the higher one slightly overlapped the flat one.

I cut two words from the cut-a-part sheet and attached them to the layout so they slightly overlapped the photos.

The title was cut on my Scan N Cut using one of the fonts on my computer. Sorry but I can not remember the name of it. If you want to know what it is leave me a comment and I will look it up for you.

Hope you enjoy the process video

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Shaker Birthday Card

Good morning everyone.

Thanks for coming to my blog today, love having you here.

Today I am sharing the birthday card I made for my grand-daughter who turned 11 last week.

I have created a video, you can see it here

To create the card base I cut a piece of Best Creations Basic Glitter paper in pink to 8" x 6" and scored it at 4" on the longest edge, to make a 6" x 4" card

I used Die-Namics High Rise Numbers die to cut the 11 from a piece of white cardstock that measured 2" x 2.5".

I covered the back of the white cardstock with a piece of acetate and then used foam tape to completely surround each number.

The Aussie Stamps & Crafts Superfine glitter in Pastel Apricot (I have had this for about 15 years) was then added to the numbers.
A piece of white cardstock was then attached to the back of the panel to contain the glitter. Now my shaker panel is ready to be attached to the card.

I wanted to have some twine behind the shaker panel so I cut a piece of the Glitter paper 4" x 1" and wrapped the twine around that, securing it at the back with some double sided tape.

I used foam tape to attach the shaker panel to the piece with the twine and then attached that to the card  about 2/3rds of the way down the card.

I used a die to cut the Happy Birthday greeting from white cardstock. This was then attached to a piece of the glitter card that was cut to 4" x 1.5" and matted on a piece of white cardstock that was 4" x 2". This panel was then attached to the card about a 1/2" from the bottom.

It is a very simple card and easy to put together, why not give it a try

Remember you can see the video on my YouTube channel here

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