Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Scrapaholics Unite Session 1 Class 8

I saw a blog post on Pinterest using Washi tape to make a quick flip book without Flip-Flaps quite some time ago and wanted to use it in class as it is a quick and easy way to add pictures that you still want to include on your page, but may not be quite as prominent as some others. 

My family's trip to Zoolights was the perfect example as I still wanted to include the pictures of the lights, but my son and husband were more important to showcase, obviously. The flip book was fairly easy, I just cut some paper, patterned or cardstock works, a normal mat size for my pictures then spaced them out on my page so that I can still see a portion of the picture. I then adhered the paper to the page with Washi tape and made sure it was stuck down really well by rubbing over it with my fingers several times. I also flipped the paper up and then creased the Washi tape so that a fold was premade and when the pictures are flipped through, there isn't a chance of the Washi tape coming off. If you have lots of pictures, you can also add pictures to the undersides of the paper in the book.

I finished off the page with some Christmas Village stamps, some ribbon and a circle cut out from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge. If you so desire, this layout could also be split up into a front page of a book and a back page. Just add another title to the left side. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Scrapaholics Unite Session 1 Class 7

Confetti Wishes - the name just screams cakes and cupcakes and parties, doesn't it? As I sat at my work desk looking at this paper and trying to get some inspiration, I received my latest CTMH order. In that order was the December Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie. Well the layout just got slapped together after that. Mind you, I had to finish up the cards for the workshop coming up this weekend, so that's why it's a bit later than usual, sorry all! I did find the layout from Scrapbook Generations on this blog post, with my own added spin on it of course, but they do have some excellent layouts. 

To create the 3 colored cupcake on the top left of the page, I stamped the stand in Pacifica ink, then stamped the cupcake twice, once in Crystal Blue and once in Petal (purple).

I then cut out all 3 images, but only cutting out the top portion of the cupcake in the purple.

I adhered the cupcake onto the stand and used 3D foam to put the top purple half of the cupcake on. I added purple Stickles for the cherry and blue stickles for the bottom wrapper of the cupcake. 

I finished off the page by adding Stickles to the hearts on the title and the wooden Polaroid frame. I also used some glitter tape to add some more sparkle and a bit of ribbon under the title. 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

2014 Christmas Card Workshop

I had some fun with the cards as I did play with the Artfully sent CTMH Cricut Cartridge a bit. I also used Art Booking and Art Philosophy for some elements on the cards as well. I had a request from one of my ladies, to use one stamp set so that if someone wanted to, they could purchase it and complete more of the cards at home. It can be challenging to use only one stamp set for Christmas cards, but that's also because I have quite a collection of Christmas Stamp sets that I love to use. Anyway, here are the cards that we will be making on Saturday. Let me know which one is your favorite. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Scrapaholics Unite Session 1 Class 6

The moment I saw the Snowhaven paperpack I knew I loved it. I know it's on the trendy side with the Scandinavian print, but the colors are so bold and to pair it with a black snowflake pattern on the opposite side, it really balances it out. I maximized the paper here by bringing the cut out snowflakes from the back ground on the right side over to the left side and popping a couple of them up. I also incorporated the print behind the snow title. I used part of a different stamp to complete the title by using the "post-it" mask method. I then finished it off with some glitter ribbon tape along with the zip strip from the paper to include more pennants. I hope you like this one because when I revealed it at my class last night, everyone raved about it.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Scrapaholics Unite Session 1 Class 5


I had a bit of fun with this layout as it's so brightly coloured with all of the strips of paper. I also used washi tape for 2 of the strips to add more pattern and dimension while grounding the layout with the solid card stock pieces. The title was actually a 2 line stamp, so I used a partial mask to make it one line. I also had a bit of fun by using one of my older stamp sets, the house and playing around with different whimsy decor and then cutting it out to add to the "home" theme of the layout. I finished it off with some 3D jewels, dots and a heart puffy.