Monday 30 July 2018

Scrapbooking with Lots of Photos

Hi, it's Lisa here today with fun and colourful scrapbooking.

I've chosen this American Crafts collection by Amy Tangerine to work with called 'Hustle and Heart'. You can view it all here.

It's everything that I love in a collection. Bright, happy, fun and easy to use.

I have a full process video where you can watch me making this page here.

I wanted to use a few photos, but I didn't want the page to look cluttered, I still wanted some kind of design.
I stuck these strips of papers down but left the top part adhesive free so that I could slide my photos in treating the paper strips as pockets.
I had so much fun with these papers as you can see.
I also used this stencil here as a template using a black pen to draw around and cut out to use as embellishments.

I had so much fun creating this. Bright papers really make me happy. 
I hope you enjoy the video and I hope this paper collection makes you feel happy too.
Thanks so much.
Lisa x

Friday 27 July 2018

Is 50 too old for Unicorns?..... with Stamperia.

Hi There

It's Anita here with you today and I have a layout to share using a brand new manufacturer to Papermaze, called Stamperia! The shop stocks a good selection of their papers and they cover various themes. The papers themselves are super quality, nice and thick and the colour ways are beautiful.

I chose to use some photos from my 50th Birthday (earlier this year) when my lovely daughter and sister joined forces and made me a luscious rich chocolate layer cake and a fabulous, huge well fed unicorn ( made from fimo!)

 I had a sheet of light cream cardstock in my kit that I wanted to use to base the layout back onto, but needed it to blend in, so I used 2 Distress Oxide Ink pads : Peacock Feather and Seedless Preserves and applied them using some cellophane packaging and a water mister.

I also used the same colours and technique on the sheet of Wonderland Unicorn that the layout is created on. Where some of the patches were particularly wet, I blew hard and created the runs down the page.
Using some white acrylic paint I dry brushed around each photograph to create a soft matt and also around the entire edge of the layout.

I had some Prima Blossoms in my kit and I wanted to make them work with the page, so I used the same inks on these, gently patting a bit of each colour on and then misting with the water spray again to help blend the colours.

 I had bought a 2nd sheet of Wonderland Unicorn and so cut out the 2nd Unicorn and layered it on the original page using some foam pads for dimension, then gave the wings, mane and tail some magical sparkle using some Stickles.

 I also had some lovely cotton lace in my kit, this took some of the ink really well and stained it to co-ordinate with the rest of the page.

I tore a slice out of the paper on the right hand side and rolled each section back, to reveal some of the inking underneath. Then used some irridescant, sparkly thread to stitch criss crosses along the length of it.

I cut a floral section from the back of a sheet of Wonderland Dragonfly and used a couple of other scraps of left overs and layered them up behind the photos along with a couple of small plastic doily embellishments.
The title was made using various alphabet stickers, including Simple Stories Snap Studio, Martha Stewart and AC Thickers.
I used a few different paper blossoms and lots of flat backed AB crystals scattered about ( because you can never have too much magical sparkles can you??)

                                                        A couple more close ups.

So, if you want to see some absolutely gorgeous new papers, then pop over to the shop and have a good look round. And don't forget the super Summer Sale is still on and there are some fabulous bargains to be found.....don't miss out!!

Happy Scrapping!!

Anita xxx

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Bo Bunny - Summer Mood Mini Album Card

Hello, Karen here with another project using Bo Bunny's Summer Mood collection.

Having recently seen on Pinterest several examples of mini album cards made using a Paige Evans cut file, I decided to have a go at making one myself using some photos from a family day at the beach when the children were younger.

Using the cut file, downloaded from the Silhouette Studio, I cut the base from some white cardstock and all the other pieces (plus a few extras) were cut from various patterned papers from the Bo Bunny collection. As the papers are double sided this gave me lots of options when it can to using them to decorate the album card.

The cardstock base was folded accordion style and covers cut from the 'Wonderful' paper were attached to the front and back. I added some words from one of the cut apart sheets of paper to the front cover. The words 'Beat the Heat' seemed appropriate for then and now!

The remaining panels cut from the patterned papers were used to decorate the inside of the album card and I also added tiny photos. I machine stitched round the edges of some of the panels and added sequins and stickers to embellish.

The album is very interactive with a tiny envelope which contains a few more photos, some removable mini tags tucked into a pocket and a fold out strip on the right side where more photos and some journalling are included.

A yellow ribbon with a tag attached was used to close the album card.

If given as a gift, the album card can be displayed upright like a conventional card and would make a great gift as a memento of a special event or day out

I really enjoyed making this mini album card and the Bo Bunny papers were perfect for the summery theme. I have one more project using this collection and will be back in a few weeks time to share this with you. 

Enjoy the summer and don't forget to pop along to Papermaze for all your summer scrapping stash.

Take Care
Karen x x

Monday 23 July 2018

American Crafts Amy Tangerine ~ On A Whim

Hi all, its Anna with you today. I have been working with the American Crafts collection ~ On a Whim. Its a lovely collection which is really versatile to use, suitable for so many occasions!
It's great for summer too, but I don't think you'd know it from looking at my first layout below...

I used this collection to document a night out at a concert. I began by gutting the 'think pink' paper - using the reverse side to make a boarder and adding some white cardstock. I then mounted some photos onto some cardstock and a strip of 'super shot' patterned paper. I also cut out some of the cameras from this paper. I fussy cutting out some of the words from the 'all the feels' paper.

I created some strips for my journaling using cardstock and used a few die cuts from the Doodlebug Sweet Summer cardstock shapes.

Thanks for looking!
Have a great week.

Friday 20 July 2018

Just Married with Echo Park

Hi Tracee with you today, I'm here to share a layout using the Just Married Collection by Echo Park

My bestie got married in June and this collection is just perfect for documenting some of her photos from the day.

I applied some texture paste through a stencil to my background, after this was dry I added a dab of glitter to all the centres of the flower shapes. I used a leafy cut file, I gently added some watercolour and allowed it to dry naturally. This made it curl and I liked the 3d effect that it created. I used a mixture of enamel dots and Nuvo drops to add the little splashes.

I layered my picture with papers from the collection and added the die cut frame on top. I created a cluster of flowers that I fussy cut from the papers, I also cut some of the bunting, that is on the 'Sole Mate' sheet, and dotted it around the top and bottom of the layout. I used the same watercolour paint to dd lots of spray splashes on the background. I used the 'Forever' sticker as part of my title and the page was completed by a few more stickers.

Hope you enjoyed my page, supplies for this page and all your scrapping needs can be found over at the shop.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

July Papermaze Kit

Hi All, Lynn here with a pair of layouts I made using the July Papermaze Kit which goes on sale today.  Both my layouts will be part of my daughter's wedding album, as the papers were ideal for my photos.

This month's kit is packed with goodies as always - Six double-sided sheets of patterned paper:
Kaisercraft - Wandering Ivy, Panelling & Blue Posy
Jillybean Soup – 2 Cool for School, Wild Child
Bo Bunny – Once Upon A Lifetime, Namesake
Simple Stories – Travel Notes, Adventure Awaits
Graphic 45 – Sun Kissed Collection, Sand Dollars

Two sheets of Bazzill Basics - Splash & Hilary
There is an extra Bazzill Basics pack available containing four carefully matched sheets -  Typhoon, White, Rain & Boogieboard.

This photo shows the embellishments included in the kit - They are:
Jillibean mini alpha, 12" Freckled Fawn washi tape, 2 Dusty Attic word circles, 1 wooden arrow, 4 paper flowers, 1 strip green jewels, 40cm ribbon, 7 Pretty Little Studio leaf die-cuts, 1 Freckled Fawn arrow clip, 1 exclusive chevron stencil.
My first layout is called 'Autumn Bride'. I was pleased to see papers from Kaisercraft's Wandering Ivy in the kit as I had already used this for several of the layouts in the wedding album.

I inked the edges and dies cuts with Distress Inks - Old Paper and Peeled Paint.

To create this page I took the scrap sheet of 12" x 12" paper from my stash to 'build' my layout onto, as I needed to cut the paper up. I took the blue Posy paper and cut off two strips 10cm deep. These were stuck to the top and bottom of the base card. I cut a band of Travel Notes paper 13cm deep and trimmed the long edges with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page border punch.
The Travel Notes paper was used to mount the photo and to make some banner strips which were laid down before the photo. I found a couple of labels from clothing which I trimmed and tucked behind the photo, adding some narrow white ribbon from my stash. 

 Then I created two large clusters of flowers on either side of the photo, over the band of Travel Notes paper. I created two large and two small rosettes from the left over Blue Posy Paper and the Tim Holtz, Decorative Strip Sizzix Sizzlit die. The flowers were cut from scraps of Blue Posy, Travel Notes and some white card, using the Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Funky Florals #3. This die set was also used to cut the fern leaves, using the Hilary Bazzill from the kit. Other embellishments from the kit added to these clusters were the green jewels and the paper flowers. I added more loops of blue ribbon from my own stash too. 


For a title 'Bride' I used some Sizzix Sizzlits alphabet dies (Boxed Brush) and the Hilary Bazzill, this was given a shine with Glossy Accents. For the words 'Autumn', 'Emily' and '2017' I used the Jillybean Mini Alpha Stickers which are included in the kit.

My second layout for today is called 'With These Rings' and uses the professional photo of Emily and Jack's Wedding Rings. 

This time I inked all my edges with Distress Inks - Peeled Paint and Stormy Sky.

I used another sheet of scrap 12" x 12" paper to make an unseen base for this layout, meaning I could cut up the papers and keep some for other pages and my die cutting etc. 

The first stage was to cut an interesting part from the Namesake paper. I liked the detail on the left side and wanted to include this. I used another sheet of card to mark the position to cut (see photo below).

Then I stuck this to my base card (see photo below).

The next step is to trim two adjacent sides of the sheet of Boogieboard Bazzill, with another Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punch set (see photo below).

Now cut this so you have just the trimmed edges and corner, this needs to be about 2cm deep and stick into place so it covers the edges of the patterned paper (see photo below).

Next place the white Bazzill close to the trimmed edge and stick into place, onces stick you can trim off the excess, so you end up with a 12" x 12" base for you layout (see photo below).

I cut a white card mount for my photo. Then using the reverse side of the Namesake paper scrap (spotty side), I cut a wider mat including the printed blue lace, which I positioned on the left of my photo (this was cut at 13.5cm x 16.5cm).

To embellish I cut some doilies, hearts and tags using some Crafter's Companion dies. I used scraps of Boogieboard and white Bazzill asn well as the leftovers of Namesake and Travel Notes papers.  Once they were all in position I added a sprinkling of tiny flowers from the border punch waste.

Jute twine was added to the tags. Then a selection of small paper flowers from my stash were clustered around the tags and in the bottom right of the photo. I added a few fronds punched from scraps of patterned papers with a Martha Stewart punch. 

Finally I cut a title using silver card and some more Crafter's Companion dies.
Back with more from this kit early in August.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x