Papercrafters Fun Day on Sunday

This Sunday November 20th 10- 4
Leeston Bowling Club
**PaperCrafters Day**

Work on your own projects in a fun friendly environment.  Try out the Bigshot. Bring something for a shared lunch and $5 entry. I will be doing 2 demonstrations during the day and in the afternoon (1-3pm) teaching a “Scrapbooking for Beginners” class we will complete a page the cost for this will be $10 inclusive. So come for the whole day or just for the scrapbooking class  give me a ring or email me to book your place.
p.s If you have other crafts you want to work on on the day you are more than welcome to bring those along too.
This is a double page layout I did recently I had no papers that went well with these photos so I created my own and then used stamps and some markers to doodle all the designs together. I used Soft Suede and Island Indigo inks with stamps from For Everything and hostess set Array of Sunshine plus the Broadsheet Alphabet. Amazing what you can achieve with so few supplies!
Box Bag Tag, Christmas, Gift

Milk Carton Fun

A couple of weeks ago I showed you a milk carton gingerbread house. Unfortunately I somehow lost it! Tonight I taught an online class at Crafters Anonymous making the mini milk cartons my house was based on. My template came from Valita Reynolds at Valitas Fresh Folds I added a pop off roof so my houses are reusable

I used Contempo Christmas to decorate my house with some help from the Short and Sweet Stamp set and the Curly Label Punch.

I have also seen lots of birdhouses done with the Milk Cartons so I had to try that too but I added a different roof closure.

I stuck one side of the roof down to one side of the box top and the other side closes with a velcro dot. I used the two Step bird punch and For Everything Stamp Set. I love this set so was very pleased it made it back into the new catalogue.

Artist Trading Cards

Rip it up ATC

Sorry folks I thought I had posted this weeks ATC effort. It was kind of an interesting one as we used Magazines or newspapers to create a background. I found a really cute image I wanted to use of the two adies drinking tea and instantly thought Girl Friends Chatting over Tea so I found some more piccies that supported that and raipped around them all to soften the look. Then I sponged some Certainly Celery and Rich Razzleberry ink randomly over the finished collage and stamped the retired For Everything stamps over the top. I stamped the freindship word twice on some scrap DSP and cut round that to glue in postion over the stamped image. There was a larger version of my central picture in another magazine so Spotlighted it by mounted the teacup on card then punching it out, matting it and then placing it over the smaller teacup to make it pop! The final touch was a hemp twine knot that I unravelled the end of.

Certainly an intersting technique but my stamped bits need some work. next time I would probably use StazOn cos it will be  permanent and fast drying on the glossy paper. I think also it will stand out better. I did have another go today without the stamping but the camera has got a flat battery so I cant share that one. If nothing else then this is a cost saving method of getting some very funky and unique backgrounds for your cards or 3 D projects. I wouldnt recommend it for your scrapbooking because of the  Acid and Lignin in the magazines and newspaper and the damage it would do to your precious photos. you could of course try it with your scraps of DSP Hmm something to think about…….

Have you taken a look at the new Autumn Mini yet dont forget your can click the link on the right hand side to downloada PDF copy or email me to get a paper copy.

Cards - General

Thanks For Everything

The For Everything set was just perfect to make a card for all the teachers at Kindy as my little girl had her last day today. After attending Treasure Trove for 4 years it is a huge  step forward as Ali turns 5 and starts school. We have been very lucky having these caring people nurturing  and teaching Ali and we really felt sad to be leaving.

Here she is in”The Birthday Hat”

Anyway Ali chose the colours for the card especially the red and blue for Teacher Tim “cos he’s a boy and he wont want pink and purple”. This is a full sheet of A4 folded in half and uses 3/4″, 1″ 1nd 1 3/8″ inch circle and large oval punches to create the dots and the vase for the flowers. Ali wrote her name on the front instead of inside Opps!

So tomorrow is her last Playcentre Day and then Monday she is a big 5 year old school girl! Where did my baby go? It cant have been that long since she was born, can it? Oh Well it’s off into a new era for me! Wish me luck no kids at home during the day could be a horrible shock.

Cards Fancy Folds

Pop! display Card

I had a play session with my friend Anne earlier this week and we made this!

For Everything Pop up cardA Free Standing Pop Up Card. We both did pretty much the same thing using Washington Apple DSP and the For Everything Set from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  Find  detailed instructions  for making a similar card by Mary Jo Albright HERE! at Split Coast Stampers. Have a look through the gallery to see more variations.  This one has fold out sections to make it look more ” gallery window looking”. It is important to get the scoring measurements just right so it sits properly. When you collapse it flat for putting in an envelope for posting lean the Pop up  back slightly so the flaps slide through more easily.

Basic instructions  are:

  • 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock for base
  • 5-1/2″ x 6″ piece of cardstock for pop up

Score the 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock at at 1″, 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″, 5-1/2″, 7-1/4″, 8-1/4″, and 10″ Flatten in each fold. Cut a thin slot along the 5 1/2″ score line to the width of tab of the Pop up.

Score the 5 1/2″ x 6″ piece of cardstock 1 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ down the 6″ length also score in at 1″ high to the scored lines on either side to form a rectangle which will be trimmed out to form a central tab to attach to the base

Its good idea to stamp and  decorate the two pieces before you put them together.

This card inspired me to try something else but I will leave that as a surprise for tomorrow!

Cards - General, Paper Flowers

More For Everything!

Here are two more cards done with my new For Everything set.

More pretty pastels but with a totally different look to yesterdays pastel card.More pretty pastels but with a totally different look to Yesterdays card. I love this colour cobination Pale Plum, Mellow Moss and Lavendar Lace cardstock; Mellow Moss, Lavendar Lace, Bashful Blue, pale Plum and Perfect Plum inks.

Punch art Flower Pot, Lollipop flowers and a doodled frame
Punch art Flower Pot, Lollipop flowers and a doodled frame

Completely different in style but I love how the lollipop flowers look and they are so easy to make yourself. I have used Designer Series Paper scraps which ripped into various sized circles, roughed up the edges a bit and then layered together with a brad.

Close up of the flowers
Close up of the flowers

Have a go they look great on cards or scrapbook pages!

Cards - General

Loving this set more every day!

For Everything is a very useful set  of 11 (116686) $56.95 from the Summer Mini Catalogue which is only available until March 31st. I didnt get this set straight away but the more I looked at it the more I thought “This could be a GREAT set to have!”

I have had a good play with it over the last week and created what I think are some lovely cards with it. I will share a couple with you today and another couple tomorrow. So here they come….

Simple but effective repetition

Pretty pastels with more repetition for the background

Repetition is a great way of using smaller images to create lovely backgrounds  or make a statement with one image. A couple of handy sentiments in this set too “friendship” and “Thanks for Everything”.

If you would like to order this set or see a paper copy of the Summer Mini Email me! or you can view the PDF copy by clicking the link in the right hand column.