Family Christmas – Emerald Eve Collection

Hi Everyone,
I love this photo of me and my sisters and brother taken…….well over 45 years ago (I think) we don’t have many photo’s of us when we were young, but I do love this one. The Emerald Eve collection was just perfect to scrap it, the colours matched beautifully.

Products Used: Emerald Eve Collection – P2964 Christmas Pine x 2|P2965 Fir Tree x 2|P2968 Mistletoe Magic x 2|P2970 Emerald Leaves x 2|P2972 Fir Sprigs x 2|

Other Products Used: UCE1729 Gold Pearls|SB713 Pearl Pearls|KM132 Gold Kaisermist. For the wood effect base paper, I used one from my own stash – You can use P2967 Rejoice paper

Here are some brief instructions to create my layout

  1. Cut the Fir Springs paper down to 12 x 12 to form your base.
  2. Cut the Fir Tree paper down to 29.5 x 29.5 cm, mat onto base, leaving only an edge of the base showing on the right hand side and bottom.
  3. Cut the Rejoice paper down to 28.5 x 28.5 cm, mat this onto your layout.
  4. Sew around your layout.
  5. Splatter some gold Kaisermist all over your layout, mostly in the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner.
  6. Fussy cut lots of elements from Christmas Pine’s & Emerald Leaves papers and the stars from Mistletoe Magic papers.
  7. Mat your 10cm wide x 14cm high photo onto your layout, then arrange all your fussy cut elements around it, in the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner, use foam pads to give height and dimension. From the other paper, cut some 0.5cm green and gold strips, tuck these around your layout, top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner. Add some gold and pearl pearls to the centre of your stars.

Below are some close ups of the layering, you can also find more on my Instagram page – The Fussy Cutter

I really loved using this collection and hope I have inspired you to create with it also. Please feel free to join the Merly Facebook Group where you can share your creations using our products and where you will see sneak peeks of my kits.
You can find these products on the Merly Impressions Website

Happy crafting, stay safe

Chrissy xXx

Tranquillity – with Uniquely Creative Tropical Dreams & Sea Blue

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing with you a layout I’ve created using papers from the beautiful Tropical Dreams & Sea Blue Uniquely Creative collections. I just love this photo of Merley sitting looking out to sea, it is very peaceful – I hope we can go back there one day.

Products Used: – UCP1776, Sea Blue Paper Pack – UCP-SBCS, Sea blue Cut-a-part Sheet – UCP2021, Paradise Paper x 2 – UCP2028, Ocean Breeze Paper x 2 – UCP2027, Vitamin Sea Paper, UCE1724, Crystal Rhinestones – Cinnamon Kaisercard

I started by layering up all my base papers, once I decided which ones to use I then cut out a circle from the centre of the top two, for the inner rim of the circle I added a layer of brown card.

I love to fussy cut all my embellishments from the papers, so spend a few evenings fussy cutting all the flowers from the Tropical Dreams papers.

…….and some elements from the Cut-a-part Sheet

You can add and layer as much as you like, I like to make my layouts more 3D, so I add lots of layers to my flowers, I have even doubled up on the Sea Horses. You do not need to do all the layering if you like to store your layouts in an album.

As you can see from this photo, I have layered up this flower three times, getting smaller in size until the centre piece, I also like to shape my elements, I love the overall look.

You can find even more close-ups of my layout over on my Instagram page – The Fussy Cutter

Happy crafting!!!!!

Chrissy xXx

Uniquely Creative – Tropical Dreams

Hi Everyone,

Here is a layout I’ve created using the gorgeous Tropical Dreams collection from Uniquely Creative. This is a new company we are now stocking, I just love their beautiful scrapbooking collections and coordinating products.

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I have created this layout using a few papers from the collection, I would advise purchasing the paper pack as you get two of each paper and you will need a couple of extra sheets of some and I also have another layout on the go using this collection.

Below are some brief instructions on how to re-create my layout.

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Products used: Uniquely Creative, Tropical Dreams: Sunset UCP2022 x 2|Under The Sea UCP2023 x 2|Paradise UCP2021|Pearls Iridescent UCE1728|Bubbles Texture Die UCD1896|White Smooth Cardstock CD650 x 3|White DMC Cotton

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I have used the Tropical Dreams Paper Pack

1.) Cut in half (horizontal) the two Sunset papers, I have then used the two top sections from both papers, put together to form my base as I wanted the top and bottom of my base paper to be pale.

2.) – Cut the white card down to 29.5cm x29.5cm, mat this onto your base.

3.) – Do the same as in step 1.) with the two Under The Sea papers, as I just wanted the pale pink script showing, it doesn’t matter if one half of the script is up side down, this section should then measure 28.5cm x 28.5cm. Sew around the edge with white cotton, mat onto your layout.

4.) – Cut a circle from another sheet of white card, sew using white cotton, mat onto your layout.

5.) – Use the Bubbles Die, cut about 4 from a white piece of card.

6.) – Fussy cut lots of flowers from the Paradise papers.

7.) – Mat your photo onto your layout, arrange the flowers and bubbles die-cuts around the white frame and your photo. Add in the left over little circles from the die-cut around your photo.

Back in stock is the Wise & Free collection, below are two layouts I’ve created using the Paper Pack & on the second one, I’ve used the Arty doodles stamp set.

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I have also used the gorgeous Doily Elements Metal Die, which is now in stock.

You can find more of my projects and sneak peeks of new collections and products over on my Instagram page – The Fussy Cutter. Please credit me when posting any of my creations on social media, thank you.

Happy Scrapping!!!!!!!

Chrissy xXx

Layouts & Photos from March 2016 Crop

Many thanks to everyone who attended our March 2016 Merly crop.

We had another really fabulous day with lots of crafting, chatting more chatting and eating Paul’s fabulous cakes. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day as much as we did and enjoyed making the double page layout.

For the March kit I decided to use the beautiful “Story Book” Kaisercraft collection and a couple of papers from the older “In the Attic” collection. Included in the kit are instructions and stash to make the layouts that I called:

“Break the Rules”

My idea from the start was to create a double page layout and when put together formed a heart shape that wrapped around the photo’s of (Merley) my daughter, I hope I have achieved that, so here is the left hand layout……

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and right hand layout……

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double-layout-1400The kit is now available to purchase in the Merly Impressions on-line shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

It was another very busy crop and it was good to catch up with everyone. We also had some new ladies attend this month and we hope to see them again soon.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous Lemon & Cherry cakes for us to snack on they all went down a treat.

See you all again in May and we look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Chrissy   xXx

 

Layouts & Photos from January 2016 Crop

Many thanks to everyone who attended our January 2016 Merly crop.

We had such a fabulous day with lots of crafting, chatting and eating cake. We hope everyone who attended also enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for January was based on the beautiful “Treasured Moments” collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts that we called:

“Time is Precious”
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Photo 05-01-2016, 15 44 47The kit is now available in the Merly Impressions shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

It was another very busy, full crop and it was good to catch up with everyone again for our first crop of the new year. We also had some new ladies attend this month and we hope to see them again soon. We have also taken some photo’s of the day, which you can see below.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous Lemon & Chocolate cakes for us to snack on and a big thank you to Anna-Bella for her lovely Tray bake & fruit loaf, they all went down a treat.

See you all again in March and we look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Many thanks,

Chrissy   xXx

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Layouts & Photos from November 2015 Crop

Many thanks to everyone who attended our November Merly 2015 crop.

We had such a fabulous day with lots of crafting and chatting. We hope everyone who attended also enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for November was based on the beautiful “Fairy Dust” collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts that we called:

“Spread your Wings”.

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And “Believe”

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The kit is now available in the Merly Impressions shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

It was another very busy crop and it was good to catch up with everyone again. We also had some new ladies attend this month. We have taken some photo’s of the day, which you can see below.

Many thanks to Paul for making three fabulous cakes for us to snack on and thank you to Marion for her lovely mince pies, they all went down a treat.

See you all again in January 2016!! and we look forward to seeing your finished layouts over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Many thanks,

Chrissy   xXx

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Layouts & Photos from September 2015 Crop

Many thanks to everyone who attended our September 2015 crop. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for September was based on the Botanica collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts that we called “Moments Together”.

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And “Things grow better with love”.

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The kit is now available in the Merly Impressions shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

It was another very busy crop and it was good to catch up with everyone again. We have taken some photo’s of the day, which you can find below.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes for us to snack on.

See you all again in November and look forward to seeing your finished layouts over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Many thanks,

Chrissy   xxx

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Layouts & Photos from April 2015 Crop

Many thanks to the scrappers who attended our April 2015 crop. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for April was based on the Shine Bright collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts (actually a double page layout) that we called “Shine On” and “Beautiful”.

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The kit is available on the Merly Impressions shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

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It was a very well attended crop and it was good to see so many familiar faces. We hope everyone enjoyed the Merly Impressions shop as well.

Many thanks to Paul for making the fabulous cakes and cookies !

Chrissy   xxx

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Layouts & Photos from January 2015 Crop

Many thanks to the scrappers who attended our January 2015 crop. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for January was based on the Cherry Blossom collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts that we called “Lovely Smile” and “Love You”.

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The kit is available on the Merly Impressions shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

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It was a well attended crop and it was good to see so many familiar faces. We hope everyone enjoyed the Merly Impressions shop as well.

Many thanks to Paul for making the fabulous cakes and sausage rolls !

Chrissy   xxx

Layouts & Photos from September 2014 Crop

Many thanks to the scrappers who attended our September crop. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for September was based on the Paradiso collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts that we called “Today was…” and “Explore”.

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The kit included six papers from the Paradiso collection, 16 Captured Moments Cards and other materials including a 12×2 Pocket Page which could be used to create an additional page from the leftover materials.

From this month we have decided to make the kit available on the Merly Impressions shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

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It was a well attended crop and it was good to see so many familiar faces. We hope everyone enjoyed the Merly Impressions shop as well.

Many thanks to Paul for making the fabulous cakes – which didn’t quite last till lunchtime !

Chrissy   xxx

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