Merly Kit – designed by Chrissy Tingey

Hi Everyone, it has been a while since the last kit – we are working hard on getting things back to a monthly kit routine. We hope to have this in place by June – but for now here are the two layouts I created for this kit.

This layout features lots of beautiful fussy cut flowers and foliage all layered up around my photo, frames, clocks and butterflies tucked in and around the layout, pretty punched borders and stitching finish it off.

Here are some close-ups

You can see more close-ups and extra images over on my Instagram page – the fussy cutter

Here is the second layout, I created a frame as a feature for this layout using that gorgeous pink woodgrain effect paper

This layout also features lots of beautiful fussy cut flowers and foliage, pretty frame borders tucked around my photo, stitching around that gorgeous woodgrain frame in a beautiful pink tone.

Here are some close-ups

Seeing the clusters and layers

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Kit contents: 9 x 12 x 12 papers from “A Beautiful Noise” collection – 1 x paper from “Dream Garden” collection – 1 x white card, 8 meters of pink DMC thread. Detailed Instructions with images
Cost of kit:  £19.95
extras I used: Blue Pearls, pink & white kaiser mists, Boarder punch, Sew Easy tool, Pink ink pad, Green ink pad

To purchase the kit click here

Don’t forget to pop over to my Instagram page where I post all my other work Scrap and Me, 2 Crafty Chipboard – and up sneak peeks for brand new kits and products.

Happy Scrapping,

Chrissy xXx


Beautiful – using 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi Everyone, I was so very excited to be asked to join the 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team – I would like to share with you my very first project using their wonderful chippies!!! so here is a layout I created using a selection of the beautiful products.

I wanted to create a layout using beautiful florals, flourishes and butterflies, so I chose these lovely Chipboards to add embellishment to my layout.

Once I created a base for my layout using a couple of beautiful papers, I then set to work painting my chosen chipboards with white paint, I didn’t want it to look to perfect, so it was quite quick and easy.

I love to add stitching to my projects, mainly on the papers but the long border chipboard has perfect little holes on it – so I had to add some colour coordinating stitching.

I love to also add height and dimension to my projects and this chipboard is perfect for doing that, once painted I started to shape some of them.

I then arranged all my fussy cut flowers and chipboard embellishments around my photo.

I shaped and layered up the beautiful Chipboard butterflies and added a pretty rhinestone to the centres.

I tucked some of the flourish & thistle Shrub chipboards in and around my photo to finish.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to use chipboards on your projects, shape them and layer them to give height and dimension.

You can find lots more images and close up’s on my Instagram page: The Fussy Cutter

Check out all the beautiful 2Craft Chipboard, stockists & their blog here

Chrissy Tingey

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

Wise & Free – Uniquely Creative

Hi Everyone,

Chrissy here sharing a layout I created using the gorgeous “Wise & Free” collection from Uniquely Creative.

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Uniquely Creative is an Australian brand that have just started to design their own paper collections. I love the first two ranges they have bought out, “Wise & Free” and  “Urban Garden”, they are perfect for fussy cutting!!!!!! So of course I love them.

Here is my layout I created using Wise and Free

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Here are some quick instructions if you want to re-create my layout using the Wise & Free Paper Pack.

1.) Cut a piece of “Snow” Kaisercard down to 12 x 12 to form your base

2.) Cut the “Loved” UCP1906 paper down to 29.5 x 29.5cm, sew down the left hand edge, mat onto your layout.

3.) Cut the “Dream” UCP1902 paper (reverse side) down to 20cm wide x 29.5cm high, sew along the left & right hand edges, mat onto your layout.

4.) Cut a little strip from “Strong” UCP1905 paper spotty side about 5cm wide x 29.5cm high, mat onto your layout towards the left hand side.

5.) I have added a die cut doily border, if you have a punch add a punched border down the left hand side.

6.) Mat your photo onto some spare paper, then mat onto your layout.

7.) Fussy cut the pale flowers from “Fearless” UCP1903 papers & feathers and banners from “Potential” UCP1908. Arrange them around your photo, use foam pads to give some height, add Crystal bling to finish.

Here are some close ups…

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Another layout will follow later using the rest of the paper pack.

Check out all our recently added Uniquely Creative products here, each collection has added matching card stock and extra embellishments.

Check out my personal Instagram page for lots of new sneak peeks!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Chrissy

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November Merly Crop & Kit.

Hi Everyone,
It was another fabulous packed crop with 45 people attending. It was an amazing day with lots of chat and crafting. It was lovely catching up with everyone and seeing some new faces. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the September kit.
For the September kit I used the beautiful “Romantique” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts. Below you will see the first layout which I created using the kit which I’ve called: We are never far apart .

File 13-11-2017, 10 53 45………and the second layout which I called: Beauty-Believe-Happiness.

File 17-11-2017, 09 57 12The 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.

I just want to say a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended the crop, which made it such a very special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using my kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Below are a few photo’s of the day.

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Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx