Friday, 5 March 2021

A Disney Double Page with Simple Stories 'Say Cheese' by ScrappyAdam

 Happy Friday!

ScrappyAdam back with you. This month I am working with another Simple Stories collection - this time, I'm scrapping one of my favourite subjects - Disney! So, of course, I am using Say Cheese: Main Street! Plus a few older Say Cheese pieces!

I have one project to share with you today but it is a double page layout! I also have some other projects coming up later in the month!

So, onto my double page layout which documents a trip to Hollywood Studios at Disney World in Orlando. 

I started with two sheets of the Dream Come True paper. I cut a strip on a diagonal from one and then place them on opposite pages and did the same with the other sheet. It is a bit trial and error but easy to match up. I used a sheet of plain white cardstock to adhere my patterned paper to. I then added a further strip to the bottom of each page so I ended up with a large diagonal of the black stars paper. On closer look, you can see that the papers don't match on the cloud part as this was an impossibility! But I am ok with that - the black and washi tape makes up for it, I think!

I then took the red washi tape from the Washi Tape Set and on the top and bottom join of the papers adhered a strip of the washi. This joined them together more I thought and introduced more red to the page. 

I then set about adding my photos - I have four on this one. I've got a 4x4, 2 3x4 and a 4x6! I used two of the chipboard frames on the right page. I used various papers to back the one on the left and create a layered back to it. 

I created a cluster to the left of my photo on the right page using some of the bits and pieces from Main Street and older Say Cheese collections. I also used a bingo card from a cut apart sheet and some stickers from the elements stickers. You'll also see a foam sticker - they are amazing!! I layered lots of stickers and stapled these together. 

To the left hand page, I used some chipboard stickers from Say Cheese 4 to create some added interest - I didn't want to overload with photos across the pages (though I do have thousands of Disney photos to scrap so I probably should have)!

I then added a cluster to the top and bottom of the left side photo - again using various bits and pieces, foam stickers, sticker book, brads, enamel dots, puffy stickers from Say Cheese Main Street. 

Finally, I used the Colour Vibe Alpha sticker books (which are such good value and Vanessa has recently had lots of the new ones in which I've just received loads of, they last so long and the colour variety is brilliant!) to create a title (albeit a predictable/boring title!) that spanned across both pages. 

I hope you've enjoyed popping by today - thank you so much, it is really appreciated! I'll see you later in the month with more from this awesome collection but in the meantime, have a look at lots more inspiration from the other design team!

Take care and happy scrapping!

Adam x

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Happy Birthday - Carta Bella - Let's Celebrate Collection

Hello, it's Rebecca back with you today sharing another layout I've created using the 'Let's Celebrate' collection from Carta Bella. You can view the collection in the shop here.

I recently scraplifted a layout by Christine Meyer with lots of torn strips of patterned paper and I loved the technique so much I couldn't resist doing it again! It's worked really well with this layout because I've scrapped a photo of my little boy tearing open his birthday presents, and the torn paper strips remind me of the wrapping paper I spent ages clearing away after! 

I started with a sheet of Bazzill Basics Cardstock (Admiral) and used my Silhouette Cameo 4 to cut a circle from the centre. I then used the off-cut to create a large number 4. I handstitched a border around the edge of the circle using green embroidery thread. 

I then got to work tearing strips from lots of the patterned papers. I've used 'Make A Wish''Hip Hip Hooray' and 'Vintage Candle Packets' . I didn't measure my strips - just tore them roughly 2 inches wide. I then stuck these strips to a sheet of White Premium Cardstock, overlapping them slightly and raising the bottom edges up with foam pads to add lots of dimension.

I then stuck the outer edge of the blue bazzill cardstock on top, so that the circle I'd cut out was filled with the strips of torn papers. I then added the number 4 on top, also raising that up with foam to add some dimension.

I still had the balloon template I'd used for my previous layout (which you can find here.) sitting on my desk so decided to cut some more balloons! I cut three in total using the 'Party Palooza' and 'One Year Older' patterned papers, and also a sheet of bazzill cardstock to bring in some of the lighter blue from the patterned papers. I added some embroidery thread around the bottom of my balloons to ground them on the page, and also add some texture.

I matted my photo with the same red and green patterned papers and situated it to the right of my number 4. I used a number of stickers from the Element Stickers sheet to embellish my layout, with the 'Happy Birthday' banner sticker acting as my title.

I then went to town with my Nuvo Drops! I really do love Nuvo drops - they add so much colour and interest to a page. I've used three colours and have added a border all around the edges of the number 4 and also around the edge of my circle. 

This layout was really simple, and came together really quickly but I love the overall effect. The torn paper strips add so much texture and dimension to my page and makes it really interesting to look at. It did take a lot of patterned paper to make this layout, but I think the overall look of the page was really worth it.

I hope you've enjoyed this layout. If you'd like to watch how it came together I have a process video up on my YouTube channel which you can find here.

I'm hoping to pop back with one final layout using this collection - I have a few scraps of paper left so I will see what I can come up with!

Take care,

Rebecca x

Monday, 1 March 2021

February Papermaze Kit - Part 2

Hello Lynn here today with the second pair of layouts using the Papermaze kit for February. This time I have used the teal / turquoise / aqua papers and card from the kit for both pages.

Patterned papers:
American Crafts - Vicki Boutin - Storyteller collection - Bohemian, Fresh Cut & Narrative
Simple Stories - Apron Strings collection - Live Love Eat & What's For Dinner
Echo Park Coffee and Friends collection - Letterboard

Bazzill - Vanilla & Blackberry Swirl

Beautiful Beach
- The photo for this layout was taken on our first trip to the Western Isles, the beaches are beautiful beaches look tropical. This is on Harris - Seilebost Beach.

My base for this page is the Vanilla Bazzill, and I started by using a TCW stencil, and a mix of Ranger's Transparent Gloss Texture Paste and some Distress Oxide Ink (Evergreen Bough). I then splattered some Distress Paints and Stains onto the page. 

With the 'Bohemia' paper I tore off the bottom of the sheet at an angle, then I tore off another strip about 3cm deep. I inked the edges and glued them to the bottom of the Bazzill, tucking the strip under the top of the larger piece. Between these two pieces of paper I applied a strip of frayed cheesecloth.

I mounted my photo onto white card then onto a piece of Blue Ocean Bazzill. I added it to the left side of the layout raised with 3D foam tape.

I used the 'BEAUTIFUL' Papermaze exclusive cutfile, and embossed the solid letters with Stampendous Frantage Aged Teal Embossing Enamel. Then I embossed the outer letters with a translucent teal embossing powder. I put the letters together beneath the photo, and cut the word 'BEACH' with the Cricut from Blue Ocean Bazzill.

With the tiny alpha stickers from the kit I added the details to the bottom right corner of the layout. 

Finally with the dew drops from the kit and some embellishments (glass nuggets, cork pieces, tiny shells and gems), from my stash I added the finishing touches to the torn edges of paper. 

All Dressed Up - My daughter and her husband ready to go to a friend's evening wedding reception.

This time I took a sheet of scrap 12" x 12" paper as base to stick my background to. Both sides of the 'Letterboard' paper were used to build up the background, I tore a strip (about 15cm wide), from the centre of the paper, so I could retain the wooden border at the sides and corners of the blackboard side, and use the white of the letterboard for the centre of my page. These were placed onto my scrap paper, leaving the edges unstuck so I could tuck in my flowers later.

I splattered some Dylusions Black Marble Ink spray on the white paper and White Linen on the black paper!

I mounted the photos onto white cardstock and then off set them onto 'Live, Love, Eat' paper, cut to a similar size to the photos. These were stuck, one above the other over the paper join on the left side of the page. Above this join I peeled back both papers and tucked in a scrap of 'Whats for Dinner' paper. I embellished this area with some small paper flowers and a pearl stamen.

I fussy cut the flowers from what was left of the 'Live, Love, Eat' paper and sucked these all the way down the right hand join, and the bottom of the left hand join. Many of these flowers were incomplete, but because they were being tucked in, I didn't need whole flowers. I inked the cut edges with evergreen Bough Distress Ink and shaped the petals over the scissor blade.

I placed the large Prima flower at the bottom left of the photo, and added a ribbon bow in that area too. 

I scattered a few more tiny blossoms among the paper flowers, together with more stamen.

The title was cut from 'Bohemia' paper scraps using the Tim Holtz, Handmade Sizzix BigzXL die. The date was created with more of the Websters mini alphabet stickers from the kit.

To add different dimensions, I used the strip of black gems and some dots of Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops on the white area. To the black areas I used some Gloss Simply White Nuvo Crystal Nuvo Drops. A little sparkle was applied to the petals with Turquoise Stickles.

That's all for the February kit, although I still have plenty more paper and other bits left, so I may make more at a later date. Off to start work on the March kit now! 

Thanks for looking.

Lynn x

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Simple Stories - Hello Today - Project Life Style by Adam

Hello Today from Simple Stories - Project Life Style!

Adam here again, thanks for joining me here on the Papermaze blog! Today I am sharing something a little bit different and my last February project! 

So once I had finished my layouts, I still had a full set of papers and lots of embellishments left. I will admit, I bought an extra set of papers cause I liked both sides! Alright... I do that with pretty much all papers I ever get!! So I had used all the papers in some way on my layouts and I wanted to use the A sides of the papers now - that is, the cut apart side. You can see photos from each month at the end of this blog post - a bit different to usual posts 😀

Hello Today is Simple Stories 'year' review style collection this year - you may recall they had 'Best Year Ever' last year (which was also fab - and lots still available in the shop!). So I decided I wanted to do a Project Life style page with each sheet - one for each month of the year. I did something I have never done before too... I created with no photographs (though I did end up putting a couple in with chipboard frames). 

It's quite basic but I love the result. I plan on choosing between three and five 3x4" photos each month and then filling them in periodically. I don't scrap project life style regularly so these will just slot in with regular layouts - and that's good with me. I like the mix.

I've used a big variety of the collection as I was using up the embellishments I had left. I've also thrown in some stickers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio stickers here and there. Because I don't have photos for every month yet (I'm using these for 2021), I printed a ton of 'Photo Here' stickers to show where my photos will eventually go. 

I have used element stickers, stickers from the sticker book, bits and pieces, journal bits and pieces, brads, foam stickers, puffy stickers, chipboard frames and chipboard stickers. So the whole collection! 

Something else I also did was decide on a couple of things and then carried it through the entirety of the twelve pages - so they call have the monthly 4x6" card at the top left, they all have a circular month sticker, they all have a 3x4" calendar card, they all have a numbered journaling card and they all have a number sticker from the sticker book. Beyond this, I didn't carry any placement through. I used two different varieties of Project Life protectors and all embellishments are stuck to the outside of the protector

Thats it from me for February but I'll be back soon with another fab collection for Papermaze! I am so pleased to have started and finished with one full collection in one month - quite the achievement for me!! 

Take care and stay safe and I'll be back soon! In the meantime, check out the shop, bookmark the new arrival section and have a look through all the photos below to see how the finished pages look!

Adam x