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

March 16th 2019 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

There is just under a week to go until our March 16th 2019 Merly Crop, so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful  Greenhouse” Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are pale pink & pale green DMC thread, 3 x Kaiser card in pale green, pink & light blue, green rhinestones, and a circle template. For those buying the kit online after the crop – added die-cut butterflies, succulents & title. Also supplied are detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “There is always something to be thankful for”

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This layout features lots of beautiful fussy cut blue/green blooms, succulents, and foliage, punched butterflies in pale pink and green, I have distressed the paper edges and added colour coordinating hand stitching all over the layout. To finish off I’ve added scrunched up cotton & pearls to some of the centres of the succulents. My coloured photo (printed 3 times), measures 8.5cm wide x 10.5cm high. I have added a title to the bottom of my layout which came from one of the info strips on the papers. 

Below are some sneak peeks of the second layout which I’ve called “Beautiful” 

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This layout features pretty punch around the page edges, hand stitching in pastel pink & green and lots of beautiful fussy cut succulents, cacti, blooms and a terrarium, I have also used the Kaisercraft coordinating die cut: Outline Succulent. Other elements on the layout are  pretty punched butterflies and ice green pearls. My coloured photo measures 13.5cm square – it is matted behind the inward circle layers.

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Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a paper edge distresser,  colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the Kaisercraft Petal Pink mini ink pad & the Kaisercraft Cotton Candy ink pad for inking around the edges. A needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is some fussy cutting on both layouts. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, the Kaisercraft Outline Succulents die a butterfly punch (large & small). A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set. We will however bring these items to the crop for people to use and our other usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks of these layouts – and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new February & March releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX  & Little Birdie goodies.

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Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them. The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & home made cakes will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 16th March 2019 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

January 19th 2019 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The 19th January 2019 Merly Crop will soon be upon us, so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit.

For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful Blessed Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are 8 meters of pink DMC thread, 4 x Kaiser card in black, pink & white, black Rhinestones and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the three layouts that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “So Very Thankful”

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For this layout I have used one coloured photo which measures 9.5cm wide x 12cm high. (A black & white photo would also work). I have fussy cut the pretty, bright pink, orange & green flowers from a couple of the papers which add lovely pops of colour to the layout and I have also cut out and layered up some of the colour coordinating frames from another paper, the layout is finished with some hand stitching along the top and bottom of the layout and in between the frames, there is also a little light misting around the flower bunches & some black rhinestones.

Below are some sneak peeks of the second double page layout which I’ve called “Love” 

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For this double page I have focused on using the black & white papers from the collection with a splash of pink from the card stock,  Kaisermist & stitching. The double page features beautiful fussy cut black & white flowers and foliage. Flourish & butterfly die-cuts, stitching and a splattering of pink candy Kaisermist. I have also embossed some of the pink Kaisercard using the Daisies embossing folder – my two coloured photo’s are matted onto a large cut out card heart which joins the two layouts together. (there will be a template to use at the crop for the heart shape). The photo’s measure 10.5cm wide by 15.5cm high, this includes the white border around them. Black & white photo’s would also work. 

Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a corner punch a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the Berry mini Kaisercraft ink pad for inking around the edges, the Flamingo ink pad would also work. A needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is some fussy cutting on both layouts. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

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I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, the Daises Embossing Folder, the Decorative die Swirl Flourish a butterfly punch & Candy Kaisermist I will bring these items to the crop for people to use and our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new December & January releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX  & Little Birdie goodies.

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Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & home made cakes will be available throughout the day.  You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 19th January 2019 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up really early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

November 17th 2018 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The November 2018 Merly Crop will soon be upon us, so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit.

For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Scrap Studio” Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are 8 meters each of yellow & pink DMC thread, 2 x Kaiser card, yellow Rhinestones and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Believe in your dreams” I have used one coloured photo which measures 10cm wide x 11cm high. The layout features beautiful fussy cut butterflies and flowers in blues, greens and yellows, colour coordinating stitching and die-cut flourishes using the DD705 Swirl Flourish pack. 

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……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Cherish Moments Forever” This layout features the pinky, peachy colours from the collection – I have fussy cut the beautiful butterflies and flowers and have added coordinating stitching, this is all set off with a black base and strips of black card throughout the layout. I have used one coloured photo measuring 10cm wide x about 12cm high. 

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Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Saffron” Kaisercraft mini ink pad for inking around the edges, a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is some fussy cutting on both layouts. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop. From my own stash I have used some black rhinestones/Pearls.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool and a Martha Stewart Edge punch, I will bring these to the crop for people to use and our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new October & November releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX, G45 & Little Birdie goodies. Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.

The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & home made cakes will be available throughout the day – and for this crop as we are also celebrating Merly Impressions 9th year this month, we will have an extra little tasty treat for everyone. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 17th November 2018 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up really early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £27.00, payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

January 21st 2017 – Merly Crop Kit Layout Preview

Happy New Year everyone!!

The 1st Merly Impressions Crop of 2017 is on January 21st, so here are the details and some sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the crop kit. The kit will also be available to purchase online the day after the crop for anyone who can not attend the crop. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Ubud Dreams” Kaisercraft collection.

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Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout, which I’ve called “Life is better when your’re laughing” it uses one coloured photo measuring about 9cm wide x 11cm high.

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I have also used the Martha Stewart punch around the page set Vintage Doily. We will bring this and our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are also used on the layouts), Big Shot & Dies to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments. I have also used the Kaisercraft Decorative Die – Fern Leaf, this will also be supplied at the crop and we will have some to purchase in the shop.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneek peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new January releases and all our other Kaisercraft products.

Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes and we will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of tools.

See you all on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be busy getting ready) until 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £22.50, payable on the day.

See you all next Saturday

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx