Monday, August 25, 2014

Cards and Santorini Layout

I have been pretty busy in the papercrafting area lately. I made a mini album for a friend for her birthday but forgot to photograph it before I gave it to her so can't share that one with you.

I did make her a card and also a card for a male friend's birthday.

I have also completed a double page for my holiday album. I have used a lot of machine stitching on these pages.

I had 25 photos that I wanted to use for Santorini. I could of had more but had to stop somewhere. I also like to incorporate all of the ephemera I collect as I go while on holidays. To do this I made pockets out of transparencies to put the photos in. To keep them strong and able to hold all the photos I stitched them together. I then added a tab to each photo so they can be pulled out to view all the photos behind the one on display. I have used embellishments from the Collectables pack, some die cuts and some stamping and heat embossing

I have created a pocket on one of the pages to hold the bits and pieces that I collected and the title is cut on my Cricut using the Opposites Attract cartridge

I have had computer problems last week and had to take my Apple in for repairs. Luckily it wasn't anything major and 2 days and $112 saw it back on my desk working like a charm

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Till next time

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Layout Getting There and Back

I know it has been far too long since my last post and I don't really have an excuse. Time goes quickly and life happens and all of a sudden nearly a month has passed.

I have managed to get pages 2 & 3 of my holiday album done. It is the page that includes all of the travel documents.

Because there was so much paperwork I used 2 of the white A4 ready made envelopes, with the sealable flap cut off.

I used a clock stencil, to signify all the time spent on planes and in airports, with some texture paste I had coloured with acrylic paint on the background. I then sprayed with some Black Magic Glimmermist.

I created the flap of the envelopes with the same patterned paper that I used to mat the Boarding passes.
The flaps close with velcro to keep them closed and the embellishment on the tab is a pair of earrings I bought at the op shop with the backs removed. The centre of the earring is a velvety type of fabric.

I stitched the envelopes to the background card with my sewing machine to make sure they stayed in place.

I cut the title out on my Cricut using the Cuttin Up cartridge. The wooden planes were painted with acrylic paint and then heat embossed with a couple of coats of UTEE.

I have also made a card for a friend who is having his 70th birthday party while we are away, but have not taken a photo of it yet. Hopefully I will get that done tomorrow and I will post a picture here for you then.

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Till next time