Layouts & Photos from July Crop

Many thanks to the scrappers who made our July crop so much fun. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for July was based on the Enchanted Garden collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts that we called “Always Believe” and “Dreams” although some scrappers came up with their own interpretations of the layouts.

always believedreamIt was good to see so many familiar faces together with some new scrappers as well. We hope everyone enjoyed the Merly Impressions shop as well – the new collections seemed very popular (especially Enchanted Garden) as were the Sew Easy tools.

We hope to see you all again for our next crop in September.

Below are some pictures taken today (click the image once to open it and click it again to close it).

Chrissy   xxx

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July 2013 Crop – Layout Preview

The July Merly Impressions crop is nearly upon us so we thought we would let everyone know about the kit our croppers will be using on Saturday 20th July 2013.

The kit uses the gorgeous Kaisercraft collection called Enchanted Garden which is filled with glitter and sparkle and features butterflies, flowers & magical fairies in beautiful shades of green and pink.  The crop kit includes a total of seven sheets of the printed double-sided 12×12 paper, the Fairies and Fly Glitter speciality papers, two sheets of Kaisercard cardstock, Pearls and some cotton – all for £11.00.

The title for the layouts is “Always Believe” & “Dream” but you can adapt your layouts and titles to suit your own photos. The collection would suit photos of your children, something magical or a special event or achievement that has happened in your life.

The first layout, which I have called “Dream”, uses one photo measuring 13cm wide by about 17cm high. I have used a coloured photo but you could also use a black & white photo. The colours in this layout are mainly shades of pink, cream, and a hint of green.

dream kayout sneak peekThe second layout, which I have called “Always Believe”, uses one photo measuring about 10cm wide by 14cm high. I have again used a coloured photo. The colours in this layout are shades of pink, spearmint green and a hint of cream.

always believe layout sneak peekThe two photo’s I have used are very similar – they were taken within moments of each other.

You are obviously free to alter the title (and therefore the theme) of the layouts and you can also add journalling. I have also used a punch set and the Sew Easy tool which will be available to use on the day. We will also bring our usual supply of tools (the Cricut Expression machine, Grand Calibur and Big Shot, etc) to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments. Other items used on the layouts which you need to bring are a sewing needle if you want to do the sewing, Crystal Lacquer, Pink ink pad for inking round the edges and an Edges Scraper Tool (paper distresser). We will also have Crystal Lacquer and the Edge Scrapper Tool available to purchase on the day if you don’t have them. You will also need to bring a small pair of scissors because there is some fussy cutting out on both of the layouts. :-P :-P :-P

We will post full images and close-ups of the layouts after the  crop.

The kit will cost £11 on the day but is entirely optional and your seat is £5.00. The location of the crop, together with other details, can be found on our Crop Dates page.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Shop and a selection of cakes, choccies and biscuits, tea’s & coffee and cold drinks on the day. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all very soon.
Chrissy & Paul xXx