Time for a Fabulous Facebook Giveaway

With the first signs of spring in the air we think its time for a springtime giveaway. We’ve put together a big bundle of fabulously flowery Hippy Girl goodies (plus some other coordinating products) for the winner of a random Facebook Giveaway.

All you need to do is pop over to our Merly Impressions Facebook page, become a Fan (by clicking the Like button at the top of the page) and then either “Like” or leave a comment on our “Fabulous Facebook Giveaway” post. The winner will be randomly chosen after 11:00pm in the evening on Wednesday 30th March.

Remember, you must be a fan to enter and you must also be a resident of either the UK, Ireland or Mainland Europe.

The prize is a brilliant bundle of Hippy Girl themed goodies worth well over £40 and which includes:

  • All six 12×12 Hippy Girl papers
  • 12×12 Delilah Glitter paper and 12×12 Fern die-cut paper
  • Hippy Girl Clear Stamps
  • Hippy Girl Colour and Black Rub-ons
  • Hippy Girl Printed Chipboard
  • Hippy Girl Die-cuts
  • Hippy Girl Journal Tag Book
  • Two packs of matching 12inch Rhinestone Strips
  • Three sheets of matching Bazzill cardstock
  • Wood Flourishes – Vines (FL303)
  • Beyond-the-Page Handbag Storage (SB124)
  • One 12×12 ziplock storage pocket
  • A copy of the Workshop Magazine including layouts based on the Hippy Girl Collection

Hippy Girl Facebook Giveaway Prize

A Hippy Girl Photo Frame

The recently released Hippy Girl collection from Kaisercraft is excellent for showcasing girly photos so I decided to use it to create a beautifully feminine frame for one of my favourite pictures.

For this project I used the Kaisercraft Large Square Frame (W106) which can be either hung on the wall or freestanding. I started by covering the whole frame with the reverse of a sheet of Sunshine (P551) from the Hippy Girl collection and then cutting out the central aperture. To finish the edges I gently smoothed them with the flat file from the Kaisercraft File Set (T307) and used a Jade Ink Pad (IP717) to hide the whiteness of the edge of the paper.

Hippy Girl themed frame

To add some background texture to the frame, I’ve used the Hippy Girl Clear Stamps (CS749) with the Jade Ink Pad to add some stamped flowers and leaves along the bottom and right hand side of the frame. I added a couple more lightly stamped flowers at the top left and then stamped over the flowers with the Script Background Stamp (CS752) which is an “endless” stamp so I could create quite a large area in the top left corner.

Hippy Girl frame detail

Now the time consuming bit – but if you like cutting out then this is the fun bit. I cut out a selection of flowers from two of the Hippy Girl papers – the Earth paper (P550) and the beautiful Delilah glitter paper (PS112). I gently curled the petals and applied Crystal Lacquer to some of the non-glitter flowers before layering some of them together and applying Hot Pink Pearls (SB787) and the occasional Red Rhinestone (SB711) to their centres. I also cut out some leaves from the Earth paper which I layered onto a piece of acetate to give them some rigidity and to add some extra dimension.

I then arranged the flowers and leaves in the bottom right corner of the frame. At this point it’s a really good idea to spend lots of time arranging things exactly as you want them without using any adhesive. Move them around until you are absolutely happy and then take a digital photo of the finished arrangement to work from when you stick them down for real.

I’ve used double-sided tape and foam to stick everything down and made sure that I’ve given the flowers a really three-dimensional look with lots of layering. I’ve finished the frame by using a flower from the Hippy Girl Printed Chipboard (CB113) layered with a couple of flowers and some more pearls in the top left of the frame. The photo is layered on the leftover centre piece of the Sunshine paper I used on the frame and a leftover corner of the reverse of the Earth paper I cut the flowers from.

Hopefully I have inspired to create something equally girly with the new Hippy Girl Collection. This simple project used only three sheets of paper from the collection and hopefully shows how beautiful effects can be created with a small amount of material, a pair of scissors and a little patience.

Secret Bird Society and Hippy Girl Collections

We’ve just added the new Kaisercraft collections for August to the Merly Impressions shop. The beautiful Secret Bird Society and Hippy Girl include six papers and a host of other scrapbooking elements.

The Secret Bird Society Collection features earthy tones and a strong nature theme.  The papers include images of birds and plants in a style inspired by botanical drawings from flora and fauna books. Secret Bird Society would be an excellent collection to use when showcasing your love of the outdoors and nature. The Hippy Girl Collection features bright colours and bold flowers drawn in a doodle style. This would be a great collection to capture the lively personality of girl friends.

New Kaisercraft August 2010 collections

Each of the collections also include die-cut elements, black and colour rub-ons, a 6×6 paper pad (excellent for cardmaking), a sheet of clear stamps, printed chipboard and a 12×12 die cut paper. The Secret Bird Society Collection also includes an embellishment pack – 15 skeleton leaves in three different size.

Each collection also includes a second 12×12 speciality paper – a foil paper for the Secret Bird Society and a glitter paper for Hippy Girl. There is also a book of Mini Journal Tags (24 printed 5.5cm by 9cm tags in six different designs and two shapes) to coordinate with each collection.

You can find these collections on the Merly Impressions site right now. We also stock matching Bazzill cardstock and other Kaisercraft coordinating products which can be found at the top of the Secret Bird Society and Hippy Girl pages.