Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Got scraps??? For today's technique, I will show you a simple way to maximize your scrapbook patterned papers by using your leftover scraps, mainly strips or rectangular pieces. In this project, we will use several pieces of colored patterned papers to produce a woven paper mat that we can use on a layout or a card.
Weaving is one of the most ancient forms of human creativity. Baskets and textiles would not have been possible without weaving. This project will give everyone the experience with working with the basic concept of weaving. The good thing is, we can also apply it to paper crafts!
- Cut strips of patterned papers from your leftover scraps. Since my example will be for a card, the strip size that I did is 6"x0.5". The number of strips will depend on how big you want your woven matt. (You can always add as you go along)
- liquid glue
- your basic folded card
- other embellishments
Start weaving, glue each section as you go along to make everything properly settled. You can go as long or as wide as you want too.
Once you have your desired size, just run it through your trimmer to cut the excess sides or you can just leave it as it is to show an unfinished project. That will definitely look great on a layout!
Patterned Papers: Echo Park Sweet Summertime & Cosm0 Cricket's Delovely
Journaling Card: "CELEBRATE" Elle's Studio Vintage Flashcard
Flower: Prima E Line Flowers - Yellow 300838
Button: GCD Melody Ross Vintage Button
Monday, June 28, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Now, I have 4 more pages from this little chipboard album, so I think more projects are in store. For example, what about a welcome sign for my front door? Or a sign with a quote for over my desk? The possibilities are endless!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Love the paper clips!!!! Thanks for sharing!
SSSSSSSOOOOOOOO about to try that! My hubby is bringing home paper clips for me!
and 1 winner from this post.
Wow! What a great idea. Now I'm off to go dig out my glossy accents!
Thanks for the chance to win, and the tip!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
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Friday, June 11, 2010
I am going to share another fun sketch (#48) from Inspired Blueprints (http://www.inspiredblueprints.blogspot.com/) with you!
Here is my take on the sketch:
I just love Cosmo Cricket, and had fun combinding Material Girl with Joy Ride.
Don't forget to check out the other girls blogs for more chances to win. Today is the last day of the blog hop so hurry for your chance to win more! And make sure you leave a comment on the previous posts this week for your chance to win here.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Yes, this is the go-to product nowadays when I am creating! I love using it to brighten accents and to add dimensional effect. This is a great product with no mess, and dries to a hard, clear, shiny finish.
Here is a little fun project that I am going to share with you today, using the Glossy Accents.
These are the items that you will need:
1) cut-out from pp (mine is from American Crafts)
2) button tied with thread
3) mini cloth peg
4) Ranger Glossy Accents
It is really simple. All you have to do is to apply a layer of Glossy Accents onto the butterfly and place the button on top, let dry. You will get a pretty butterfly accent, and adhere it onto the mini peg. You can even adhere it on the paper clip using hot glue.
These are the finished projects, aren't they cute? Hope you have fun creating your own using the Glossy Accents!
Want to win a $10 Gift Certificate? Leave a comment here by June 11(Friday), and we will pick a lucky winner on June 12.
Don't forget to check out the other girls blogs here for more chances to win!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Do you still remember these paper clips from Making Memories? I found them while I was packing my stash, and I was inspired to come up with my own flower paper clips.
This is really simple and fast.
1) Punch out a circle scallop from thick pp.
2) Embellished with stickers and butterfly (I added Glossy Accents onto the butterfly to dimensionalized it, now it looks like gel sticker).
3) Use hot glue to adhere the paper clip to the back of the circle scallop.
4) Adhere the round pp on top to cover the paper clip.
Voila! You get a pretty flower paper clip.
There are so many fun ways to embellish the flower.
I am going to make lots of this for this year's Teachers' day. You can also use it on layouts, cards and other projects. My kids love using them as bookmarks.
Now it is time for my very first giveaway! Leave a comment here by June 11 (Friday) to win a $10 Gift Certificate from YSS. We will pick a lucky winner on June 12.
Also don't forget to visit the other girls blogs here for more giveaways!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Today I would like to share with you some of my favorite layouts by the other girls on the design team. It took me awhile but I narrowed it down to 1 from each. Leave a comment telling me your favorite and I will pick one lucky winner to win the first $10 stash cash. You have until June 11th and the winner will be drawn on Saturday, June 12th.
Alyssa - cheeky fellow
Carrie - 4 months
Erica - Legoland
LG - bloom
Liz - Hey Funky Bro
Wendy - shh!
Don't forget to check out all the fun on the other designers blogs and make sure to enter their giveaways for more Stash Cash! Blog hop lasts until this Friday, June 11th.
Also Design team search ends June 15th. If you want the chance to be on the next Stash Team make sure to get your entry in next week. For more details check here.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I bring you a sketch from Pencil Lines ... a wonderful sketch site I love.
This sketch comes from Hege Lundquist, an amazing scrapper.
Sketch #189 from Pencil Lines
Here's my interpretation for this sketch.
I used 1 photo instead of 2 and change some elements around.
(all available at YSS store)
Remember you can link your layout here for a chance to win some prizes.
And your LO can do double duty. Go to the Pencil Lines blog and email them your LO.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I am totally going ga-ga over the new Prima which is in store now!
I have to agree that this time, the Prima Papers are totally gorgeous....
very easy to use..... colorful are vibrant......... there are beautiful motifs to cut
Here's my fave collection: Strawberry Kisses.
And I can imagine pairing them up with these plain white flowers.
We can spray some mists to match the papers, we can emboss with new colors,
ink them with distress inks.... the possibililties are endless.
Here are some of my fave: