Sweet Adventure with Hide and Seek

Sweet Adventure

Hello,

hello – Karen here with the third of my projects using the Hide and Seek paper range.

We recently went to stay with our daughter and her partner in Newcastle and as a special treat they had booked for us to have afternoon tea in a cafe called The Running Fox!  A perfect photo opp to showcase this lovely paper range.

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After our afternoon tea we went for a walk by the river where the ‘boys’ spent a happy afternoon seeing who could skim a stone the furthest, make it hop the most, who could hit a stone with a stick the most times and who could throw a stone to make the biggest splash – more photo ops.  As I had so many fabulous photos I decided to make a double page.

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When I make double pages I usually lay two pieces of 12 x 12 card side by side and work across them both and slit them apart at the end.  I took the Fawn and Bears papers as not only did they have the cute animals on but the perfect titles for our afternoon of fun.  I cut  .5in from the right of Fawn  and .5 from the left of Bears .  In then cut them in half horizontally and added the top of the Bears paper to the top of the left piece of card and the top of the Fawn to the top of the right piece of card, leaving a .25 border of white card.  I then added the fawn to the bottom of the left card and the bear to the bottom of the right card adding borders from the sticker sheet across the join at the top, middle and bottom. c

I then cut some photo mounts from Kraft card – the top ones are 3.25 in x 4.25 in and the bottom ones are 4.25 in square and used Mounting Foam Dots to stick them to the pages.
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Next I cut some photo mats from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad – the top ones were 3in x 4in and the bottom ones were 4 in square.

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I added two die cut borders from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad across the bottom and a die cut banner, from the Collectables pack across the top and then added my photos to the photo mounts using mounting foam dots.

IMG_3446I then snipped the two pages apart and added ‘Making Memories’ from the Deer paper across the join of the two papers on the left side and ‘Little Moments, Big Memories’ from the  Explorer paper across the join of the right side.   Next I made two clusters from pieces taken from the  Collectables pack and die cuts from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. I added journaling spots cut from Deer and Explorer papers and used Kaisercraft Gel Pens to write my journaling.

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3I used little animals from the Collectables pack to add interest to my photos and added a few more sticker borders where there were empty spaces.  The sticker sheet has some lovely washie stickers and I used these under my bottom photos.

5 7I completed my clusters with a couple of fox buttons which were from my own supplies.

7The final touch was to add some Latte pearls dotted about the page.

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I have thoroughly enjoyed using this paper range and from the very moment I saw it I had a smile on my face as it is such a cute collection.

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Right Side

Sweet Adventure

Flowers In Her Hair with Hide and Seek

Hello,

Karen here with the first of my August pages – where has the year gone?  This month I have the fun and funky Hide and Seek collection to play with.  I was delighted when I opened my DT box of goodies to find this particular range as I had really hoped that Chrissy would choose this one for me to work with.  What I love about this collection is that it’s so versatile and can be used for baby pages, pet pages, camping/outdoor pages – the possibilities are endless!

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I so loved the fox die cut that this was the first thing I wanted to experiment with.

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I had seen it used in a couple of different ways in the July Kaisercraft  Workshop Magazine.

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But I wanted my one to be more like a real fox rather than a pattern paper filled fox.  For this I used papers from the 6.5in x 6.5in paper pad to backfill his face.  I laid the die cut onto each piece of paper and traced around the relevant piece, with a pencil, before cutting out slightly larger than the pencil line and rubbed out the pencil lines before adhering to the back of the die cut.

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Doesn’t she look cute?

I cut .25in from top and one side of a piece of Clouds paper and used the reverse side to adhere to a piece of Mountains paper which I had gutted a 1 inch frame from (it’s too pretty to use a whole sheet when most will be hidden behind the Mountains paper).

I mounted a 3in x 4in photo onto a 3.5in x 4.5in piece of blue spotty paper, from the 6.5 x 6.6 paper pad, using foam dots and added to my page with a cluster of elements top left of my photo.  The ‘Let there always be LOVE …’ is cut from Deer paper and the My Girl, Stay Clever, Antlers with flowers, Stay Wild, flowers and pink doily border are taken from the Collectables Pack. The blue scallop border and circle are from the 6.5 x 6.6 paper pad.

aI then added my fox to the top right of my page – her ears touch the top of the cloud paper and her right cheek touches the right, overlapping the top right of my photo.

Next I added the pink flower border from the sticker sheet, to the top of my page,  but cut it so it didn’t go behind the fox ears which left me a little piece to add to the bottom right of my page.

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The final touch was to add Dusty Pink paper blooms and Sage mini blooms to my fox’s right ear to tie in with my title of Flowers In Her Hair.

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So that is my first project with this fun range.  I can hardly wait to get onto the next one, which I have a planned in my head and have the perfect photos ready!  See you again soon 

 

Karen xxx