Friday, 16 November 2018

November Papermaze Kit

Hello Scrappers, Lynn here with a new kit for November which is now available in the store. Two layouts today, one featuring a family tree and another on a musical theme. 

Before we start, here is what you will receive in the kit, such beautiful autumnal colours and designs:

Simple Stories - Forever Fall collection- Autumn Love & Gather Together
Photo Play - Fall Breeze collection - Autumn Leaves
Stamperia - Music collection - Music - Turquoise Texture
Pebbles - Patio Party collection - Panels
Echo Park - Celebrte Autumn -Autumn Floral
Bazzill Basics - Natural and Desert Coral Dark

Reverse side of papers
Extra Bazzill pack - Lagoon, Hazard, Candle & Pinecone.


2 American Crafts Leaves, 5 Jewels, 3 brads, 1 label plate, 2 wood slices, 1 music clip, 1 flower, 10 sequins, 1 alphabet sticker sheet, 50cm hessian.

For my first layout with this kit, I created a family tree. My tree shows my great Grandparents and their 14 children all dressed up for the wedding of the eldest child in 1913.

Start by Gutting the Candle Bazzill making a frame 1" wide all the way around the edges. Trim the Photo Play - Fall Breeze - Autumn Leaves paper to 11" x 11" and mount behind the Bazzill frame.

I used my Cricut to cut a large tree (11") from the Pinecone Bazzill, saving the scraps from this for later.  Stick the tree to the background. I printed a family group photo onto a sheet of A4 photo paper. I made a feehand leaf template and cut each of the family members from the photo. I arranged these leaves onto the tree, sticking them down with 3D foam tape. I trimmed the Desert Coral Dark Bazzill to 10.5" x 10.5" and set this piece aside. Then I cut bows from the leftover strips, using a die from the Sizzix Thinlits Funky Festive die set. To each bow I added a tiny brown gem.

I wrote the name of each of the family members on the branches next to their leaf. For the title and date I used the letter stickers from the kit.


For my second layout I picked out the musical elements and papers. It shows my daughter,  Emily making her entrance to her wedding and records the music the couple chose for this part of the ceremony. 

First I gutted the Lagoon Bazzill to leave a 1" frame onto which I mounted the Stamperia - Music collection - Music - Turquoise Texture paper. This was torn around the edges and inked with Distress Ink. I cut slits into the paper a various points and rolled back the edges, tucking pieces of doily behind the gaps.

From the Pinecone Bazzill scraps I cut one complete circle using the Pretty Wreath Sizzix Thinlit die. I mounted my photo behind this wreath and trimmed it to fit. This was mounted onto the layout with 3D foam tape, leaving the edges free so I could tuck things under later.

I then cut the remaining hessian into two pieces to stick horizontally across the layout, tucking them under the photo. I added a thin strip of rose ribbon from my stash. I cut three more incomplete wreaths from the Bazzill and arranged them around the first complete one. With scraps of Lagoon, Natural and Candle Bazzill I cut flowers branches and leaves from the same die set and arranged these on the wreath and other places.

I made three tags using Natural and Pinecone Bazzill and attached these with the brads from the kit. I wove some jute twine through the tags to join them together. The journalling was written across the finished tags.

For my title I used some letter stickers from the kit, a QuicKutz (Ginger) alphabet and some Kaisercraft chipboard letters. The letters were painted with a base coat of Ground Espresso Distress Paint, then dabbed with Brushed Corduroy and Evergreen Bough Distress Paint. Once all this was dry I added Glossy Accents to give a high gloss finish.

Finally I added spots of Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops - Emerald City to the flower centres and scattered the wood effect sequins over the page.

Thanks for looking.
Back with two more autumnal pages soon.
Lynn x

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Documenting in my Traveler's Notebook

Hi, Lisa here.
I'm documenting in my Traveler's Notebook today.
I've still got so much of this fun Amy Tangerine Collection 'Hustle & Heart'.
It's so fun, colourful and really easy to use.

I wanted to document a couple of memories from our Summer trip.
The die cut 12x12 pages are perfect to cut out and add to my pages.
They add so much colour.

I left an edge down the side, this was perfect to add a strip of journaling.
The pink frame actually has wording on, but I loved it as a frame, so I stuck my photo over the top to use it as a frame.
I also cut the 'right here' strip from another piece of patterned paper and stuck it at the base of the heart.   
This card with the cup that I cut out reminded me of our early morning tea looking out over the Smoky Mountains. I love how something like this reminds you of a photo that you have.
As these papers are so much fun, I thought they would also make really quick and fun cards, so I made a couple. I like to keep a good stash of cards. 
I hope you have enjoyed this post today.
I highly recommend this Amy Tangerine paperline for really quick and easy and fun projects.
Lisa x

Monday, 12 November 2018

The World is Yours..... Gypsy Rose pt 2

Hello There

Its Anita today, using up the last few little bits of left overs from the sheets of Gypsy Rose that I have been working on. Please see my original post, Be Yourself ,  for the first layout using these gorgeous papers from Kaisercraft.

I am not normally a fan of using too much cardstock, but I had a couple of sheets spare and they worked well with the colours in this paper range. I cut the lighter sheet down to an 11" x 11" square and then using a Martha Stewart Deep Edge, I did a single punch on each side.

I had a few floral clusters left over that I had cut out from the sheet of Inspiring and scattered these around the page. I also added a die cut butterfly and gave her a trail of champagne coloured crystals.

I chose a couple of sections from the sheet called Original....this is full of lovely quotes and sayings and is very usable for a variety of style layouts and cards.

I also used the largest of all the Dream Catcher images in this collection, its taken from the sheet called Free Spirit. A little strip of words was added across the centre and I then added small and large Champagne crystals across the page in various places to finish the layout.

This really has been a delightful Collection to work with....and you can find Gypsy Rose and lots of other stunning Kaisercraft Collections here at the shop!

Happy Crafting, see you again soon

Warmest wishes
Anita xx

Friday, 9 November 2018

November crop...

It's our monthly crop tomorrow, a week earlier than normal and at slightly different times too - we'll be starting at 9am, and finishing at 4pm, due to an evening hiring of the hall.

Our kit has been designed by Janina and uses fussy cutting on Simple Stories Lil Dude papers... 

We'll have our usual array of punches and dies for you to use, with home-made cakes and refreshments, and a discount in the shop! Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Echo Park Celebrate Autumn - Beach Walks and Hot Chocolate

Hello, Karen here with another layout using the gorgeous, vibrant Celebrate Autumn collection from Echo Park.

We recently spent a week at the coast and enjoyed lots of walks on the beach. We have a habit when walking on the beach on cold autumn days of taking a hot drink from one of the beach cafes with us and so I decided to document this with a scrapbook layout with the rather unimaginative title 'Beach Walks and Hot Chocolate'!

I started with a 12x12 sheet of white Avalanche Bazzill cardstock and onto this I layered pieces of the Autumn Friends, 3x4 Journaling Cards (B Side) and Autumn Acorns papers from the Celebrate Autumn collection. I matted my 5x7 photo onto cream cardstock and then onto a piece of the Colored Leaves paper. After sticking this to the centre of the layout I machine stitched round all the paper edges with black thread.

Using a rubber stamp and die set from my stash, I stamped three take-out cups onto scraps of the cardstock and patterned paper and after assembling them I stuck them to the lower right corner of the layout using 3D foam to add some dimension. Some orange Bakers Twine was also twirled underneath the cups.

My title was die cut from black cardstock and stuck to the top left corner.

Journaling strips printed on the computer were stuck to the bottom left corner.

The layout was completed with a scattering of gold sequins.

I am loving working with this collection and will be back later in the month with one more autumn themed layout. I hope I've inspired you to scrapbook some autumn memories and you can find the celebrate Autumn collection and lots more autumn themed supplies in the Papermaze shop.

Take Care
Karen  x x

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Photoplay ~ Birthday Boy Wishes #1

Hi all, it's Anna here today. This month I'm working with Photoplay's Birthday Boy Wishes collection. I should also mention that there is also a Birthday Girl Wishes collection, so there's a collection for both little girls and boys. Take a look in the shop for all of the supplies I've used here. Both of these collections are perfect for scrapping children's birthdays, so that's exactly what I've done for my first layout. I decided that rather than focus on one birthday I'd create a page about all ten of my sons birthdays. I printed a small picture of each birthday, all with his cakes.

I mounted the photos on to cardstock and patterned paper from the collection, which I then adhered to some white cardstock. I gutted the centre of the 'birthday boy' patterned paper and trimmed about an inch from my cardstock to make a frame.

I punched out some stars from the 'You're a Star' patterned paper and cut out some words from the 'wish big' paper. I added a small title and some camera chipboard pieces. I used some Jillibean Soup mini alpha stickers to add the age number to each picture.

The bunting on the 'Make a Wish' patterned paper, just needed cutting out...

Thanks for looking, I'll be back with another post using this collection soon!

Friday, 2 November 2018

October Papermaze Kit - Part 2

Hello fellow scrappers, Lynn here today with two new layouts using the October Papermaze Kit.  This time I have picked out the pink papers and embellishments to compliment these photographs of my baby great niece.

Here is a reminder of the kit content:

'Welcome to the World Baby Girl' is my first layout and I have used a photo of Scarlett Rose when she was a tiny new born last November. 

I started with the Pebbles - Night Night - Snuggle Time paper, using the pink and white gingham to frame my layout. To achieve this I gutted the paper so I had a 12" x 12" frame of 1" deep all round. Set aside the gutted piece for the next page. Trim the Blossom Bazzill to measure 10.5" x 10.5", then round the corners and ink the edges (Worn Lipstick Distress Ink).

Take the scraps of Authentique - Dame - One paper and with the pink script side up, cut four 0.75" x 10" strips. Use the Bo Bunny - Early Bird - Fanciful paper, remaining from the earlier layouts and cut a 7" circle using the flower side. Ink the strips and the circle and arrange to the right of the layout.

I mounted my photo on a mat cut from Fawn Bazzill, and layered this on top of the circle with some foam tape. My title was cut from scraps of the script side of Bo Bunny - Early Bird - Clocks paper using Skittle Dee Do alphabet Sizzlit Decorative Strip die. This was arranged around the circle.

I made a small cluster of roses from my stash, in the bottom right corner of the photo with the two rosebuds from the kit. I added a few fronds around the roses, I cut these using the Guacamole Bazzill and a Martha Stewart Punch. Finally I added two hearts from the selection of
Shimelle glitter enamel drops and a little detail about the photo.


My second layout is also a photo of Scarlett, this time she is 10 months old and having fun with Daddy's headphones! I used the sewing machine to create borders on the papers to bring in fins black edges.

The base for this layout is a sheet of Walnut Cream Bazzill. All paper edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I cut the
Pebbles - Night Night - Snuggle Time paper left over from the previous layout to measure 8" x 8" (dark pink, floral side) and some 2" strips (pale pink and white gingham side). Arrange as shown and the strips can be cut in half if there is not enough to reach beyond the square. Also cut a piece of Bo Bunny - Early Bird - Fanciful (floral side) into a photo mat about 4.5" x 6".
Using the sewing machine and black thread, stitch around the edges of the gingham strips, the dark pink square, the photo mat and the Project Life photo frame. With a photo behind the frame arrange and stick all the pieces in place. Use the Arrow Clip to appear to hold the photo and mat in place, pointing to the focal point of you photo. Use the ribbon from the kit to tie around the base of the photo frame and pop a photo behind the aperture.

With some Making Memories Foam Stamps - Jersey Upper Case Alphabet, stamp the short title using Forest Moss Distress Paint, stamp a short title in the top right corner of the dark pink area. Once dry highlight with a black ink pen.

I used some Jillibean Soup Mini Alpha stickers from a previous kit to add the first part of the title and the date.

With the black & white gingham side of the Changing Leaves paper, cut a rosette with the Sizzlit Thinilts die set and arrange with some swirls cut with the Guacamole Bazzill. I finished the rosette off with a circle from the selection of
Shimelle glitter enamel drops. 

When all was stuck in place I added the 10 clear dew drops to the surrounding Walnut Cream Bazzill.

Once again - Thanks for looking.
Back with the new kit for November soon.
Lynn x