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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Joy is Contagious

It's Christmas in July with the Catchy Crafts Creative Team & this is the first of my creations...Joy is Contagious 

Products Used
Authentique Collection "Happy Christmas Six" Paper
Authentique "Colourful Christmas" Sticker Sheet
1/8" Gold Ribbon

Tools
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, pencil, tweezers etc),Die Cutting/Embossing Machine.
Instructions
  1. Fold & score a piece of A5 white card in half in the portrait position.
  2. Emboss with the Holly Xmas Frame Embossing Folder.
  3. Cut the "Joy is Contagious" panel from the Authentique Collection "Happy Christmas Six" Paper, place the Merry Christmas flag(from the sticker sheet) & a red glitter flag (hand cut from the glitter card) to the right side on the dots border
  4. Adhere a piece of ribbon around the border & mat on a piece of red glitter card.
  5. Using foam tape to mount the Joy panel on to the centre of the card front.
  6. To finish adhere one flower from the Little Birdie Flower pkt.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Vintage Dream ~Easel Card

Continuing on with June Male/Out doors theme I have created an easel card using the Kaisercraft Pen & Ink range combined with some of the Crafts4U dies for the Catchy Crafts Creative Team.



Products Used
Crafts4U A5 White 20 Pack 230gsm 60037
Crafts4U 100mm x 20m Double Sided Tape 30010 (aka toilet roll)
Crafts4U 6mm x 50m Double Sided Tape 30008
Crafts4U 12mm x 4m Foam Tape 2mm thick 30004
Crafts4U Die Diamond Frame 10193
Crafts4U Die Stacking Tags (11 dies) 70060
Crafts4U Die Lamp Post 70010
Crafts4U Ultra Fine Glitter Black 20g Jar
Little Birdie Renae Dusty Rose 27pk CR63046
Kaisercraft Paper Pad 6.5 X6.5in 40/pk Pen & Ink PP1041
Pen & Ink Collectables Cardstock Die Cuts CT934
Distress Pad Frayed Burlap
Crafts4U 2 x Mini Ink Round Blending Tools with 4 Foams 10053
12" x 12" Brown Cardstock
Porta Craft Ribbons

Tools
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Die Cutting Machine, Paper Distresser.
Instructions
Start with a base of brown cardstock measuring 10cm x 30.5cm, fold in half & score then fold the left  edge to the centre line & score again, next cut a 10cm x 15.3cm background mat.
Place some double sided tape on the front panel as shown & attach the background mat to the base card.
Die cut the Diamond frame on to a piece of A5 white card, cut off the right side & lightly blend with Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap.
From the Pen & Ink paper pad cut a background panel to 9.7cm x15cm distress the edges & blend with Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, adhere the cut piece of diamond frame using glue only along the border edges. Attach a piece of ribbon along the bottom then attach the panel to the card front. 
Base Stopper
  • Cut a 4.2cm x 5.8cm panel from a leftover piece of the same paper used as background(NB: pattern will be in different direction) distress & blend the edges.
  • Cut a 4.6cm x  9.2cm mat from the coordinating paper pad.
  • Cut a 5.2cm x 10cm mat from the brown cardstock.
Adhere the above three panels to each other leaving an even border & attach to the inside base .
 Apply some 100mm x 20mm double sided tape to the A5 - White Card die cut the lamp post (a shim maybe needed due to the thickness of the tape & card) Peel the backing off the tape side, using acraft tray apply the black glitter & tap off excess.
(NB; with nesting dies No.1 being the smallest)

  • Die cut the No.3 Tag from the same paper as the base stopper mat & tie a piece of ribbon through the hole. 
  • Using foam tape mat the "Best wishes" sentiment(from the paper pad) onto a piece of brown cardstock & place more foam tape on the back to give extra height.
  • Distress the edges of the bingo card(from the collectables pack) & attach to a brown mat also distressing the edges.
  • Place some foam tape to the back of the clock(from the collectables pack) & the "for someone very special" sentiment (from the paper pad).
Attach the tag  under the diamond frame, then attach the bingo card & clock over the top on an angle. Mount the lamp post with foam tape & place to the left of the clock, next adhere one flower & two leaves from the Little Birdie Renae - Dusty Rose flower pack.
Last mount the "Best wishes" sentiment to the card front & the "for someone very special" sentiment to the base stopper.









Monday, 4 June 2018

Smile~ It’s Your Day



This months Catchy Crafts Creative Team theme is Males/Outdoors & this is the first card from the Gentleman's Collection that I have created

Products Used:
Archival Ink Pads - Coffee, Cobalt, Watering Can
Kaisercraft Card Stock 12"x 12" - Coffee Bean & Navy
Kaisercraft Mechanical Parts Stamp & Die Set
Porta Craft Ribbon
Natural Twine

Tools
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Crafts4U Large Score Board, Die Cutting Machine.

Instructions
First colour one of the wooden keys with Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze (shake well before using) & set aside to dry.
 From the Coffee Bean Cardstock cut a 6" x 12" base card base, starting from the left side score at 4½", 9" & 10½" fold the score lines as shown.
Locate the follow pieces from the Kaisercraft Pen & Ink Paper 6½" Pad (left picture) & the following pieces from the Kaisercraft Pen & Ink Collectables Pack (right picture).



Script Paper
  • cut a 11cm x 14.8cm background & attach to the centre panel of the base card
  • cut a 3.4cm x 14.8cm band attach to the bottom front step.
Navy Cardstock
  • cut a 2.3cm x 14.8cm strip & attach to the front step leaving an even border.
  • cut a 1cm x 7cm banner(cut a small triangle notch from the left side) & attach to the top of the centre background.
Alphabet Paper (NB; with nesting dies No.1 being the smallest)
  • cut a 1.5cm x 14.8cm strip & attach to the 2.5cm x 14.8cm Navy band.
  • die cut the No. 3 Tag together with the largest hole die & tie a piece of twine through the hole & attach to the centre background.
Stripe Paper - 

  • die cut the No.4 Tag together with the largest hole die & tie a piece of ribbon through the hole & attach to the centre background.

Stamp & die cut a mix of cogs from the Kaisercraft Mechanical Parts Stamp & Die Set with Archival Inks - (Coffee, Cobalt & Watering Can), blend over the top with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo. 
Place foam tape on the back of the Cobalt cog the "Smile" sentiment & the "It's Your Day" arrow, use double sided tape or glue on all other embellishments & attach to the card.



Friday, 1 June 2018

Champagne & Roses


Products Used
Passtime Premium Card & Envelope Set(4pkt)
Crafts4U A5 Card - Glitter Champagne
Craft4U Die - Stacking Tags
Kaisercrarft 61/2" Paper Pad "Pen & Ink"
Kaisercraft "Pen & Ink" Collectables Pack
Kaisercraft 12 x 12 Cardstock - Mocha
Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Dies
Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Vine Stamp & Dies
Little Birdie Flower Pack "Renae Dusty Rose"
Portacraft Ribbon
Natural Twine
Sticky Pearls
Disrtess Ink Pads - Forest Moss & Shabby Shutters

Tools
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Die Cutting Machine

Instructions
Choose a background from the paper pad trim to 14.3cm x 14.3cm & attach to the card front.

(NB; with nesting dies No.1 being the smallest) 
Die cut the following pieces

  • No.8 Eyelet Circle - Mocha cardstock
  • No.7 Circle - coordinating paper pad 
  • No.6 tag - coordinating paper pad, tie a piece of ribbon through the hole
Embellishments
  • Stamp the Classic Rose Vine colour with Distress Inks - Forest Moss & Shabby Shutters & die cut using the coordinating die then cut into three pieces. 
  • Four Flowers from the Little Birdie Pack.
  • Best Wishes sentiment (from paper pad) mat on to Glitter Champagne cardstock
  • Large Butterfly (from the Collectables Pack) adhere a strip of sticky pearls to the body.
  • Small black butterfly (fussy cut from the paper pad) adhere to the butterfly tag & add some twine.

Attach the Eyelet Circle to the centre of the card front.
Adhere the tags & leaves.
 Adhere the flowers & large butterfly, then to finish mount the "Best Wishes " sentiment with foam tape.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Magic Memories

Magic Memories is one of the latest scrapbook layouts (ideal for a shadow box frame) I created for the Catchy Crafts Creative Team, this months theme is "BUTTERFLIES". head over to the catchycrafts.blogspot.com.au to see more fantastic creations from the Catchy Crafts Creative Team.
Products Used
Kaisercraft Fairy Garden - Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Fairy Garden 12x12 Paper - Flutterby
Kaisercraft Fairy Garden 12x12 Paper - Mystify
Cadence Dora 3D Paint 5176 Candy Floss
12"x12" Pale Blue Cardstock
1/2" Cream Satin Ribbon
Tools
Basic tool kit (trimmer, scissors, double sided Tape, Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Paper Distresser, Zutter Bow-it-All, paint brush.
Instructions
First choose three flowers from the wooden embellishment pack, paint with the Cadence 3D Candy Floss paint & add a dot to the centre of the flower.
Trim the Fairy Garden-Mystify paper (striped side up) to 11.5" x 11.5" distress the edges & attach to the pale blue cardstock leaving an even border.
Trim the Fairy Garden Flutterby paper to 8" x 12" (green side up) distress the edges & attach to the page, from the left over butterfly side of the same paper cut a 4" x 6.5" panel distress the edges & attach to the page, from the Fairy Garden Sticker Sheet attach the black border to the left side of the green panel, attach the narrow blue border to the right side of the striped background, attach the large sentiment border to the bottom of the page last add the photo over the butterfly paper. 
Locate the following pieces from the Fairy Garden Collectables pack, mount the large sentiment with foam tape to the top left corner of the photo & adhere the others with glue. 

Adhere a mix of flowers & leaves from the Little Birdie Renae Blush & Renae Celeste flower packs in clusters around the page, next adhere the three painted wooden flowers to the three floral clusters.
Cut two pieces off the crystal clear bling flourish & place to the left & bottom of the photo.
Tie a triple bow (I have used the Zutter Bow-it-All) & adhere to the left side of the photo.
Fussy cut five butterflies from the leftover paper & adhere around the page leaving the wings free.



Saturday, 19 May 2018

Spread Your Wings Z-Fold Card

As part of the Catchy Crafts Creative Team Butterfly theme, I have created this Z~ fold card featuring the beautiful Flutterby Border die together with the Crafts4U A5 Glitter White cardstock, for more great instructions from the Catchy Crafts Creative Team head over to the Catchy Crafts blog.

Products Used
Crafts4U A5 White 20 Pack 230gsm 60037
Crafts4U A5 Glitter White 10 Pack 60025
Crafts4U Die Flutterby Border 10148
Crafts4U Die Lavender Stems (2 dies) 10146
Crafts4U Die Leafy Branch 70038
Crafts4U 6mm x 50m Double Sided Tape 30008
Little Birdie Renae Blush 27pk CR63041
Little Birdie Renae Celeste 27pk CR63038
Kaisercraft 12"x12" Fairy Garden Collection - Fluttering
Kaisercraft 12"x12" Fairy Garden - Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Collectables  Fairy Garden Pkt
1/4” White Satin Ribbon


Tools
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Crafts4U Large Score Board, Die Cutting Machine
Instructions
Fold & score the A5- white card in half, in the portrait position fold the right side open edge back to the left side centre fold, score again to give a crisp fold.
Cut a strip of A5 - white card to 1" x 8¼" to make the band, fold in half and score, then turn over and fold in the half again in the opposite direction and score.
From the Kaisercraft Fairy Garden Collection - Fluttering, for the Card cut two panels 4.8cm x 14.2cm (one from each side of the paper) & one 10.2cm x 14.2cm panel, for the Band cut two 2.2cm x 5cm & one 2.2cm x 10.3cm.
Die cut the following pieces  Crafts4U Die Flutterby & the smaller stems from the Crafts4U Die Lavender Stems  on a piece of the Crafts4U A5 Glitter White & the Crafts4U Die Leafy Branch from a left over piece of the green side of the Kaisercraft Fairy Garden Collection - Fluttering & cut in to four pieces.
Attach the panels to the card & band as shown in the picture, adhere the edge of the Flutterby die cut  to the left panel, from the Kaisercraft Fairy Garden - Sticker Sheet place the narrow pink border along the center of the band creasing the folds as you go & trim off excess.
Turn the band over & place some double sided tape on either end approx 5cm in length & attach 2cm up from the bottom of the card.

From the Collectables Fairy Garden Pkt attach the butterfly border strip to the front of the band, adhere the three Lavender Stems & Leafy Branch pieces to the front panel.
Adhere one large flower from the Little Birdie Renae Blush 27pk & two small flowers from the Little Birdie Renae Celeste 27pk to the left side of the card front over the band, place the "Spread Your Wings" sentiment from the Fairy Garden - Sticker Sheet to the right side panel & adhere the "Happy Birthday" banner from the Collectables Fairy Garden Pkt to the top edge of the band.
Fussy cut two butterflies from the leftover Fairy Garden Collection - Fluttering adhere the medium one to the card front & the small one to the sentiment panel.
Tie a small bow with the 1/4” White Satin Ribbon & adhere above the large flower.