Be Happy with Paisley Days

Hello,

Karen here with my first May project and for this page I have used the very bright and bold Paisley Days collection.

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The items I have used are Snow Weave cardstock, Groovy paper (reverse side), Positivity paper, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Clear Stamps, Flower Cluster die, Teal PearlsDeep Yellow Rhinestones, KaiserMist in Rose Gold, Kaiser Ink Pads and Kaiserfusion Pens.

I started by gutting a 1.5 inch frame from the Positivity paper.  I then cut 1 inch from the bottom and one side of the Snow Weave cardstock and mounted this on top of the Positivity frame. The next step was to cut 1.5 inches from the bottom and one side of the Groovy paper (reverse side), which was mounted on top of the white card. I also cut a 5in and a 4 in circle from two papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and stuck these centrally to my page.

I flicked Rose Gold Kaisermist liberally onto my page.

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Next, I die cut six Flower Clusters from white card and arrange them around the 5 inch circle. I stamped one of the flowers from the Clear Stamps six times with black ink and coloured with  Kaiserfusion Pens.

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The stamp set has a really fun butterfly which you build up using three stamps in different colours.

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I stamped three different colourways of the butterfly, fussy cut and added these, and the flowers to the outside of the circle of die cut Flower Clusters.   I added a 4in x 4in photograph to the centre and embellished the diecuts with Teal Pearls and Deep Yellow Rhinestones.

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Finally, I used  Collectables to add my title to the top left of the page and a small cluster to the bottom right. 

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I hope I have inspired you to buy some of this gorgeous collection to play with and will be back soon with another project using Paisley Days.

Exploding Box with Rosabella

Hello,
Karen here with my last project using the beautiful Rosabella collection. I have made a hexagonal exploding box and am thrilled with the results.  Be warned this post is very photo heavy.

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For this project I have used Coal cardstock (4 sheets),  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Clear Stamps, Wooden Flourishes, Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves, Kaiserink Pad – Licorice and paper blooms in Black and Dusty Pink.

I cut my box from Coal cardstock on my Silhouette from a design I had made several years ago but there is a tutorial for making a similar box here.  Once I had made my box I and lid I used papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to cover the top of the lid, base of the bottom and the pages.

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I then used some more pages from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to stamp the lace pattern from the Clear Stamps set, using Kaiserink Pad – Licorice , and used these to cover the sides of my lid.IMG_5905

I decorated my pages with tags and sentiments from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and flowers from the Collectables pack.
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I used the Clear Stamps and Kaiserink Pad – Licorice  to stamp some butterflies and added them on strips of acetate to the bottom of my box and then decorated with Black and Dusty Pink paper blooms, I used the Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves to cut leaves from 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and tucked these around the flowers .

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Finally, I used more die cut leaves and Black and Dusty Pink paper blooms to decorate the top of the lid adding Wooden Flourishes to finish off.

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I loved making this and am going to add photos of my daughter as a Mother’s Day present for my mother-in-law.

See you again next month

Karen x

Mixed Media Basecoat scrapbook layout

Hi there

Elaine here again bringing you my latest project using the , oh so versatile, Basecoat IV collection.

imageNow, if you are anything like me, you will have lots of collectables and pieces of left over collections and stash and this new Basecoat IV selection is the perfect way to use up  some of those… or why not treat yourselves to some new ones to add to your stash?

For this layout I used the Scraped patterned paper. I then took the Diamonds Designer Mini Stencil and used  Ranger Modelling paste to create the background.

imageOnce this had dried I used the Kaisercraft Clear Butterfly stamp and a text stamp similar to the Together Clear Stamp to add more interest.

imageNext I took the Abstract Art paper and cut three pieces approximately 9″ x 4″ and used both sides.(I had cut the photos down to 3″ x 6″ and 3″ x 3″ already). I then distressed these papers and layered them in random directions behind the top layer with photos on.

imageI then added lots of collectable die cuts from the Generations collectable pack together with some from the High Tide collectables pack and added them around the large photo layers adding in cheesecloth and a twist of dark blue Hemp Cord from the Ocean collection beneath the layers. I also added a coin from my travels as the photos were taken abroad whilst on holiday. You may like to use some of your holiday coins in a similar way? I finished it off with a few other embellishments from my stash and a title using white foam Thickers alphas. What a clever collection to make you use up your leftovers.. a definite must to add to your stash!

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Do join us again soon.

Elaine

 

My Favourite Memory

Hi everyone,

it’s Margot here and today I am sharing a beautiful LO created using Wildflower collection.

DSC_0720I decided to use a Spring paper as a base of my project. I also used Succulents paper and Bubblegum Weave cardstock .

DSC_0721 DSC_0722 DSC_0724I cut out some lovely butterflies from Wings paper and beautiful flowers from Flowering paper . I added die-cuts from collectables pack , cheesecloth and chipboards elements. I also used flowers stamps with Black and  Lagoon ink .

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today!