January 2016 Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone,

Just a week to go until the first Merly Crop of 2016 – so here are the details and sneak peeks  of the layouts that will be in the crop kit.

The kit uses some of the papers from the lovely “Treasured Moments” Kaisercraft collection. The complete collection features beautiful butterflies, florals, damask patterns and gilded antiques for a feminine and romantic feel. Also supplied in the kit are black rhinestones, Kaisercard, cotton and two embossed card panels.

The first layout, which I’ve called “Time is precious” uses one black & white photo measuring  9cm wide x 12.5cm high. A coloured photo would also work.

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2016-01-07 14.08.07The second layout which I’ve called “Times like These” uses one coloured photo measuring 8cm wide x 10cm high, this fits perfectly in the gold frame that you will cut out from one of the papers. A black & white or sepia photo would also work.

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2016-01-07 14.06.17Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a brown/vintage & red ink pad for inking round the edges and foam pads for layering. You will also need a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) and a small pair of scissors because there is some fussy cutting on both of the layouts. I have also used some red (fired Brick) & gold (Frayed Burlap)  Distress Stickles on some of the embellishments. A similar product will also work although this is entirely optional. We will however have a selection of the Distress Stickles, ink pads & Foam dots/roll available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the Martha Stuart PATP “French Scroll” punch set & an EK “Round Binding Edge Edger” punch, we will have these at the crop for people to use and a selection of other punches. Please feel free to bring your own to use if you have these.

2016-01-07 14.50.25We will bring our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are used on the layouts), Big Shot, Dies, punches, etc, to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments.

For anyone who cannot join us on the day, the kit will be available to purchase online after the crop. It will contain detailed instructions for you to complete the two layouts.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies. Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes, We will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all on 16th January 2016 at 10am until 5pm. The cost of your seat is £7.50 and the kit is £12.50.

Happy scrapping!!

Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx