Wednesday 30 June 2021

Adding Lots of Photos


Hi, Lisa here today.

I'm not great at sticking to just one or two photos.

I see them all on my camera roll and just can't pick a couple, so I print them all.

That's what we are talking about today. I'm sharing how I'm adding lots of photos (15 in total) but I'm not overcrowding the page.

I do have a process video too, which you can watch here.

I love the sandy colours with the greens and blues in the photos and I had the perfect collection to compliment them.

Maggie Holmes - Garden Party here.

They just go so well, especially as they are nature themed.

I started by printing 2 sides of A6 photos using my new Selphy printer. 

Can you see it there? It's pink : ) 

It's so pretty!

I stuck the 2 sheets of photos together and attached with washi tape on the one side so that the page now could flip open. 

That's 10 photos now added and still so much space.

I added another photo on the inside here. 

I cut some of the papers into strips but only stuck the left side down so that I could slide in little journal cards cut from one of the papers from the collection.

On the other side I did the same with the paper strips.
I also add a little glassine bag from some packaging I had.
I added the washi to the left again so I could also flip this over.

I snipped the top of the glassine bag off to create a pocket and this gave me a place to add more photos. I covered the back of this photo strip in paper from the collection and journaled on it. 

  I think this photo here with the glassine bag flipped over really shows how beautiful these papers are.

In fact after making this page, I ordered myself another set as I don't want to use the first set up : )

I'm so pleased with this page. It's my favourite in this trip journal.
And I had so much fun creating it.
15 photos on the one page is pretty good going I think.

Thanks so much.
Happy story telling.

Lisa x

Monday 28 June 2021

Arcade Fun & Games with Echo Park Let's Go Anywhere

Hello, another evening edition on the Papermaze blog with ScrappyAdam

I am still using Echo Park's Let's Go Anywhere and have a fairly simple layout for you today - it goes to show I can do quick and simple! This collection is very much a travel collection but I wanted to show you don't necessarily have to document travel memories! I have documented some fun at the arcades when we went bowling! 

I started with a sheet of white cardstock to add a border to a sheet of the B-Side of the 3x4 Journaling Cards and cut two strips - one at 3" from the B-Side of Pack Your Bags and a strip of cameras from the Cameras paper. My photos are matted on the woodgrain paper which is the B-Side of Take Me Away - the photos, which are two 6x4", printed with quite a thick white border which I decided to leave on to help the photos stand out with the black background. 

I added a cluster to the right of my photo using two chipboard frames topped with a chipboard piece and some stickers from the 12x12 Element Stickers and the Sticker Book

I took some Thickers from my stash, mixing two, for my title and an ampersand from a third set. I added a few puffy stickers from Bella BLVD, the McIntosh stickers along with a red flair from Dotty About Flair. 

Finally adding a couple of bits on the photos directly and to the left and then I decided to tear a piece to the top right as it was looking a little bare and added some strip stickers and a Dotty About Flair flair. 

That was this layout done - unusually simple for me - and quite a quick one too. I'll be back with another layout very soon and there's so much on the blog right now so do pop and see all the other inspiration from the fab design team!

Stay safe, take care and see you soon. 

Adam x

Saturday 26 June 2021

Design Your Own Destiny - P13 Paper Products - Free Spirit

Hello, it's Rebecca here with you today sharing my latest layout using P13 Paper Products 'Free Spirit' Collection, which you can find in the store here.

When I sat down to create this layout, I had no plan in mind - I had just intended to have a flick through the collection and see which papers took my fancy, and suddenly I had a completed layout on my desk!

I started by cutting a large circle from Paper #3 and then cut the circle in half. I moved the two pieces around on the page a bit, trying to decide how I wanted to place them and then decided to add a torn strip of Paper #6 horizontally across the page, with the two semi-circles layered behind it. 

With my sewing machine, I stitched two lines of black thread around the edge of my page, (after trimming it down by about 1cm on two sides) not worrying about it being too neat. I also stitched across the centre of the green strip - which turned out to be pretty pointless as I covered it all up!! I then framed my background cardstock using Paper #3 to co-ordinate with the semi-circles.

I added some colour underneath the torn strip of Paper #6 using a Distress Ink in 'Rusty Hinge'. I only wanted a light amount of colour so I used a blending brush to apply the ink dry, rather than using the packaging technique. I did the same thing above the semi-circles using a Distress Ink in 'Evergreen Bough'. I finished off my background by adding some black paint splatters.

Using my circle punches, I created some smaller circles from Paper #3 and arranged them on the page tucked behind the torn strip and semi-circles. 

I matted my photo first with white cardstock, and again on Paper #6 to co-ordinate with the torn strip across the centre of the page. I then layered some of the Banner Die Cuts behind my photo, all offset to add a bit more colour and interest. Obviously this is me - so I distressed all the edges too!

Similar to my previous layout, I decided to use the letters from Paper #4 for my title and was able to spell the word 'Design'. I added this across the green strip, raised up on foam pads, and finished my title off with some alphabet stickers by American Crafts to make my title read 'Design Your Own Destiny'. 

Now I could move on to embellishing. I added a sticker from Sticker Sheet #2 which says 'Wherever you go, go with all your heart' as I thought the sentiment worked really well  with my title. I added this sticker to the left of my photo, along with a couple of elements I'd fussy-cut from Paper #7

I added a few tools to the right of my photo, and some light bulbs hanging from underneath my photo - also fussy-cut from Paper #7.

This collection has some really lovely chipboard pieces in it and I have Chipboard Embellishments #6 which has 12 circular pieces. I selected two of them and placed them diagonally around my photo.

I finished my layout with a couple of sentiments cut from Paper #1. I cut them into tiny strips and placed one above my title and one below.

Thanks for reading! I'f you'd like to watch how this layout came together there is a process video up on my YouTube channel here.

I'll be back next month with a brand new collection, so until then...

Take care

Rebecca x

Friday 25 June 2021

Carta Bella ~ Summer #1

 Hi all, it’s Anna back with you today! I’m working with a new collection - Carta Bella’s Summer, which you can find in the shop here
I really loved the Lemonade Squeeze patterned paper, so I decided to base my layout on this and paired it with a perfect accompanying cut file “when life gives you lemons”. 

I used the Lemonade Squeeze patterned paper as my base and trimmed a sheet of Powder Blue 12x12 bazzill cardstock down by about an inch each side, making sure the lemons were visible. I distressed the edges of the bazzill cardstock before adhering it to the paper. 
I then set my cameo to work to cut out the cut file, instead of backing the letters on this cutfile, I kept the inner letters and inked them using distress ink in the shade of fossilised amber. I then mounted them onto 3D foam pads to raise them slightly from the rest of the cutfile. I mounted the lemon in two shades of bazzill cardstock and the b side of the summer strawberries patterned paper from the Carta Bella Summer collection. I completed the title with some alpha stickers by doodlebug. 

To embellish this layout, I used a few of the frames and tags ephemera pieces, including two small tags in the bottom left hand corner and the ‘sweet’ die cut to the right of my photo. I also used a few pieces from the Simple Stories Vintage Cottage Fields foam stickers, including the hearts and butterflies. The colours really paired well with this collection. 
And finally I added in a couple of word stickers from the sticker sheet #1 from the P13 collection Summer Vibes. 

I made my personal journaling hidden on this layout. To do this, I used a tag from the So Sweet Tags patterned paper and journaled on it, I added a punched hole and some twine to make it easy to pull out from behind the photo. I raised the photo using some 3d foam pads to allow a little space to slide the tag in and out. 

Thanks so much for looking, have a great weekend! 
See you next time with another layout from this collection. 

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Simple Stories - Happily Ever After - Stop, and smell the roses

Hi Everyone!

Claire back here with you, and as promised, today I'm sharing my second layout with the Simple Stories Happily Ever After collection. This time, I have used the collection for a non-wedding page.  In addition to that, I have chosen to use pink and florals to scrap a man page, featuring 'Mr Claire' (affectionately nicknamed by me - although his nicknames aren't always that favourable!)

I started with a piece of Smooth White Premium Cardstock to use as my base.  I covered the majority of the page with the stunning Kiss Me (foiled) paper, which is truly gorgeous - my photograph really doesn't do it justice.  Its a beautiful pink shade with a lovely foiled diagonal criss-cross pattern that gives a real luxurious feel.

I sliced off the bottom corner and trimmed the edges before adding a stitched border and folding the edges up for extra texture.

Once I had decided I would build my photo and clusters in the centre of the page, I added some distress oxide, applied with a brush in colour Tattered Rose, to the white cardstock, positioned under where my central cluster would lie. This colour of oxide ink is the perfect match for this collection (no pun intended!)

I printed my photo in black and white, and layered it up with tissue paper, the b side of the 2x2 and 4x4 Elements Paper and the Just Married paper, distressing the edges and layering them just off centre behind the photo.

To form the basis of my title, I cut a card from the Journal Elements paper, and trimmed the top to remove the 'Memories of this day' phrase. This made the card much more generic and the flower design on the card then worked well with my design.

I again layered this on a piece of the green patterned paper from the elements sheet and distressed both edges. I added a few florals from the Combo Sticker sheet and Bits and Pieces ephemera pack along the side.

The title uses glitter alphabet stickers from my stash.

Next, I cut two tags from the Tags paper. This is always my favourite sheet in a Simple Stories collection. I just adore their tag papers and always find a way to include them on my layout.

I added machine stitching to them both along with some gold twine and then arranged them behind my photographs.

To balance the bottom of the cluster, I added a "Hey There, Handsome" square which I fussy cut from the 2x2 and 4x4 Elements paper, added a stitched border and distressed the edges before raising it on foam pads. 

Underneath this, and also to the left of my photo, I added some floral clusters from the Bits and Pieces pack and a some word stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet.

To finish the page, I added some black Nuvo Crystal Drops around my clusters to help ground the layout, and that was it - Page complete!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing this collection and can see how versatile it is. 

There are some truly beautiful, very pretty wedding themed elements which would make documenting that special day so precious. However, similarly, there are an abundance of gorgeous florals that really can be used to document a whole host of layouts.

It has been a real pleasure to use it and share these pages with you.

Until next month, take care.



Monday 21 June 2021

Echo Park A Slice of Summer - Summer Memories

Hello, Karen C here again with my first layout using Echo Park's A Slice of Summer collection. Designed by Lori Whitlock this collection is bright and bold and full of images of lemons, strawberries, red farm trucks, flowers, flip flops, ice cream, and more. Its perfect for scrapbooking memories of summer days. The layout I'm sharing today features a photo of me taken one summer when I was a child. The photo was originally an old style transparency slide but I was able to make quite a good copy of it by laying it on my light box and taking a photo of it.

I started with a piece of 11¾" x 11¾" white textured Bazzil Cardstock which I matted in the corner of a sheet of the Squeeze the Day paper so that pieces of the paper showed on two edges. I distressed the edges of the white cardstock and machine stitched all the way around using white thread.

I cut a  9" x 8" piece of the Fun in the Sun paper, distressed and machine stitched the edges and attached it to the centre of the layout at an angle.

I then cut a 9" x 8" piece of the Lemons paper and sliced this into 1.5" strips. I distressed and machine stitched the edges of each paper strip and then pieced  the strips back together on top of the blue paper leaving a slight gap between each piece. 

My photo was matted onto some more of the Fun in the Sun paper and placed on the Lemons paper.

Underneath the photo I tucked some white paper doilies and a tag, and on the corner of the photo I added a Chipboard Sun Shine from the Chipboard Frames pack. I added a red reinforcing ring to the tag to pick up on the red in my photo.

From the sheet of Multi Journalling Cards I cut some tabs and tucked these between the strips of the Lemons paper. I put some 3D foam squares underneath the edges to raise them up a little. I wanted to bring some more red into the layout so some scalloped circles were also punched from some of the Summer Floral Paper, folded in half and also tucked under the paper strips. 

For the title I used a Glitter Foam Title Sticker from Cocoa Vanilla which I had left over from a  previous DT project. 

Finally, I added journalling strips printed on the computer to the bottom of the layout and dotted a few gold sequins around for added sparkle.

I was pleased how this layout turned out. I don't often scrapbook photos of myself so was pleased to be able to add this layout to my album.

I'll be back soon with another summer inspired layout and in the meantime I hope you get time to be creative and also enjoy the lovely weather we will hopefully soon return to the UK..

Take Care, Karen x x

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Echo Park - Let's Go Anywhere - Spotting Jodrell Bank!

Welcome back to the Papermaze blog! 

ScrappyAdam here with you for an evening edition blog post for a change! This month, I am using the brilliant Let's Go Anywhere from Echo Park which has just been added to the shop. It's a fantastic collection full of black and white with red and woodgrain - I am loving the monochrome feel of it. 

'Spotting Jodrell Bank'

For this layout, I wanted to use the Forest Stencil and also used an arrow stencil from Safe Travels so I used some black ink and the two stencils to create two border strips across the page. I then used four strips of patterned paper, torn into strips from the collection and added in a washi tape for good measure and another pop of red!

I then added two strips from top to bottom, a strip of the B-Side of Cameras and a strip of the B-Side of See the World on top. 

I used the 6x6" pad to back four 3x4" photos and placed these two-together in the middle of the page and decided to use stickers and chipboard to add some detail below the bottom photograph. 

I have used Alpha's from the sticker book along with some from my stash to create the title to the top left of the page, nestled into the stencilling and overlapping the photo. 

I decided to utilise some 'empty' space on the photos by adding sticker, brads, chipboard and enamel dots. I have also added in two flair from Dotty About Flair. 

This collection is absolutely
 brilliant and I am loving creating with it. It's a big change for me to use limited colour but the black and white with pops of red and woodgrain make a refreshing change!

I will be back later in June with another Let's Go Anywhere project and in the meantime, have a look at all the other fantastic layouts! Do take a look at the collection, it's all in stock currently but I can't imagine it will be for very long - such a different collection!

Stay safe, take care and happy scrapping!

Adam x

Monday 14 June 2021

June Papermaze Kit - Part 1

Lynn here today, with the first of my layouts using the summery and colourful June Papermaze Kit, which is now available in the shop.

As always before looking at how the layouts were made, here is what you will find in this month's kit:

Patterned papers:
Doodlebug Designs - Made with Love collection - Heartwarmer & Dab of Butter
Pinkfresh Studio - Keeping It Real collection - Adulting & Big Mood
Simple Stories - Bunnies + Blooms collection - Choose Happy
Maggie Holmes - Garden Party collection - Sown

Bazzill Basics - Aqua & Avalanche

Reverse side of patterned papers:


12" Washi tape, 2 Phrase Stickers, 3 cardstock stickers, pink baker's twine, 3 paper flowers, fabric butterfly, strip Heart Shape Sprinkles, large sequins.

Extra Bazzill Basics Pack: Juneberry, Lemonade, Wild Pansy, Romance.

Happy Birthday Mrs. Potts - This layout features the cake I made for Mrs. Potts' (my Mum - avid collector of teapots) 80th birthday.
Inspired by a layout I saw on the internet, but have been unable to find again to acknowledge (I will update this post if & when I find it).

The base of this layout is the Aqua Bazzill from the main kit. To create a lacy effect, I used a stencil from Vicki Boutin's Colour Study - Fresh set, with some Distress Texture Paste. Then I applied Picket Fence Distress Paint with an old credit card to make cross-hatch marks on the cardstock.

From the Choose Happy paper I cut a piece 12.5 x 25cm and placed this gingham side up, about 1cm down from the top and 4.5 cm in from the left of the edge of the Bazzill. Then from the same paper I cut a piece 14 x 18cm floral side up and mounted this onto Romance Bazzill. I placed this over the gingham paper 3cm down, and 4cm in from the left. 

My photo was positioned over the papers. I cut four doilies from white scrap card, using a Crafter's Companion die. I placed them at three corners of the photo and top right of the layout, trimming off any overlap. Each of the doilies was a base for a cluster of embellishments.

From the kit I used the three paper flowers, the fabric butterfly and one of the cardstock stickers. Then I cut daisies using a die and some scraps of white card and more Romance Bazzill. With a pack of Queen & Co. Pearls, I created some pearl swirls. Using smaller pearls for the daisy centres.

My title is made with Romance Bazzill and another Crafter's Companion die - Happy Birthday Banner, together with glittery foam alphabet stickers. The date is made with letter stickers from my stash.

I added some of the washi tape along the bottom of the gingham paper, and trimmed it with pearls.

Sweet Rainbow
- for this rainbow themed layout I used a photo of my niece joining The Rainbow Guides.

The first step here was to gut the
Dab of Butter paper to make a frame 2.5cm deep. Then to trim the Avalanche Bazzill to 26.5 x 26.5cm, and mounted it over a piece of Juneberry Bazzill (which had been trimmed to 27 x 27cm and gutted to leave a frame of 2.5cm).

I used a Peartree Cutfile to cut a rainbow image from scrap card, I then used this as a stencil and with brushes I applied Distress Oxide Inks in various colours. After removing the stencil, I flicked water over the inks to make them run and oxidize. 

My photo was mounted onto Juneberry Bazzill and applied to the left side of the rainbow. My title was made with Doodlebug Designs alphabet stickers and some old stickers from my stash. I added one of the cardstock stickers from the kit.

I embellished the rainbow with the large sequins from the kit, and dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops. The stars were highlighted with Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold

That's all for today, back with more from the June kit very soon.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x