Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Julie - July kit - Start Your Day card

Good morning

Today I am sharing my second project using the July kit.

You can check the kit out here. And you can order the kit here.

There is a process video for this card on my YouTube channel here.

The photo below shows the card when it is open. Each front section is a Z fold.

This view shows the card with the left hand side closed and the right hand side open.

The card base is cut from white cardstock. It measures 10.5" x 5.25". I have scored it at 1 3/8" and 2 3/4" then flipped it and and scored at the same measurements on the other end.

Make a mountain fold first and then a valley fold. Repeat this for the other side of the card.

I cut a piece of patterned paper from the kit to 5" x 4.75", inked the edges and attached it to the middle section of the card.

Using Cheery Lyn "Chrysanthemum Strip" die, Couture Creations CO724161 flower die and a no brand flower die and the paper from the kit I cut enough flower layers to create 6 flowers.

Each of the flower layers was inked on the edges and rolled around my poke tool to give them some dimension. Using glue I layered the flowers on top of each other, staggering the petals. Crystal gems are attached to the centre of 4 of the flowers.

I used my Cottage Cuts Leafy Foliage die to cut some leaves, inked the edges and attached them amongst the flowers.

The flowers on the front of the card blended into the patterned paper the centre of the card too much for my liking so I cut a piece of white cardstock 5" x 2.75". I ink the edge of this and then attach it to the centre of the card. When the card is closed the flowers on the front of the card stand out much better.

The greeting is a Kaisercraft clear sticker from the "Inspirational" pack which I have cut into sections so it shows between the flowers when the card is closed. It is a generic greeting so I can use this card for any occasion. My hand written message will be written on the white panel beneath this greeting.

Thank you for spending some of your time here with me today

You can get your kit here.

Don't forget to check out the video here

Till next time

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Julie - July Frozen Inspired Kit - Angkor Wat.

Good morning to all our Scrapping Fun friends

Today I am sharing a layout I created using the July Frozen inspired kit. You can buy the kit here.

I have created a video showing the creative process for this page. You can see it on my YouTube channel here.

The July kit is inspired by the Frozen video etc having blues, purples, silver and white papers and elements. I have done an unboxing video for this kit. You can see what is in the kit here.

When I started this layout I did not really have a plan for it and I do change my mind about the layout as I progress.

I have used a 12" x 12" sheet of blue print and a 12" x 12" purple paper from my stash for the background. I do not know the brand of these as they were in a paper pack and I have thrown the packaging away.

I trimmed the purple paper down to 11.5" square and then cut the middle out of it leaving a 1" frame. My original plan was to have a 10.5" square sheet of white cardstock on top of this but I changed my mind and went with using the frame as it is.

I have used 2 blue and 1 purple paper from the kit to create the layers behind my photo. I also used a piece of the purple that I cut the frame out of.

For a little bit of interest I cut a fishtail from both ends of the purple paper from the kit.

I have backed my photo with purple tissue paper and torn the bottom edge of it

Using my sewing machine I stitched around all of the papers with black thread. I have also inked the edges of all of the patterned papers with black ink

I cut the doily from the kit in half and attached that to the background then layered the patterned papers onto the page using double sided tape.

There is a blue tag in the kit, I have stamped all over it with a Artee Stamps Simple Flower Trio stamp and some black ink and then run it through my BigShot with a Kaisercraft embossing folder. I then replaced the twine in the tag with some of the feathers wool that is in the kit and attached it to the layout, extending out from the right hand edge of the photo.

I added three decorative pins from my stash and a flower and flair from the kit.

There is some very pretty washi tape in the kit so I added a row of that to the bottom of the photo and attached two flowers and another flair from the kit to the bottom left of the photo.

For the title I have used American Crafts Remarks - Playtime alpha stickers. I wrote the date of the photo by hand.

I had planned on finishing the page here but it looked incomplete so I found the butterfly and star in my stash. I had made these some time ago and had not used them. They are heat embossed stamped images on glossy rainbow paper and they work beautifully with the colours on the layout. I cut the star in half and added that to the bottom left cluster and the butterfly was added to the cluster to the right of the photo.

That completed the layout.

Thank you for spending your time here with us today.

Don't forget to check out the July kit. You can buy it here.

Also the process video can be seen here.

Till next time

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Amy - July Frozen Inspired Kit - #best friends

Hey Scrapping Peeps,

Amy here with my 2nd project created with this month's kit and for this one I went with a mixed media background using the packaging technique and some Kaisercraft spray inks.

I then added paper layers behind my photo using several of the patterned papers from the kit and to add a pop of bright colour and texture I thought I would add some of the frilly coloured ribbon at the bottom of the photo which was just perfect to give the photo an extra lift off the background.

I then continued to add some more of the other ribbon we have in the kit, under the photo to create a kind of layer up to the photo; guiding the eye almost. I added in a thin piece of ribbon just for visual interest. 
I then thought I would play around with some embellishing on either edge of the photo- the top left and bottom right. For this I wanted to use the cut out snow flake as well as the large blue sticker snow flake. Both I cut apart to make them spread more evenly across the places I wanted to put them in. 

I then added some of the little embellishments from in the kit, a flower, flair and bow just to add some extra pretties to the layout. I also added some of the sparkly washi in small strips in the bottom left and top right of the page.
My title are foam thickers from my stash and this completed my layout! 
I love the sparkling, prettiness of this months kit; just perfect for all kinds of memory magic. 
I hope you have enjoyed this layout and I will see you again soon. 

Happy scrapping

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Amy - July Frozen Inspired Kit - 'Let it Go, Let it Go'

Hey Scrapping Kit Peeps,

Amy here with a magical project our July kit. I have used a pretty snow flake cut file from the Silhouette store and backed it onto several layers of the patterned paper as well as the beautiful acetate that came in this months kit.
I also placed one of the doilies from the kit off to the right just to add a little texture and softness to the page. I thought this was also a great spot to add the journaling tag and a little cluster using a flair from the kit and I cut up the snow flake cut out from the kit to place around the page as little embellishments..
For some really added texture on this layout and something a little different I thought I would use the lace ribbon and tule in the kit to create a kind of textured cluster in the bottom left of the page. To finish this cluster off I then added some of the gorgeous sparkly washi and the purple flower.
To balance out the bulk of the right side I thought I would add a little embellishing to the right, so I cut a little more of the flakes from the snow flake cut file and added one to the top and one to the middle of the left hand side of the photo. I liked how this added some subtle softness to this side of the page too.
Finally I added the title using some foam thickers from my stash and added some splashes of gold Kaisercraft mist and my layout is completed.

I will have a process video up on my channel for this video so keep an eye out for this shortly. Thank you for checking out this magical project and I will see you again soon with my next project.

Happy scrapping

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Karen - July 2019 Kit - Fun Time

Fun Time

This kit reminded me so much of Christmas, that I just had to scrap a favourite photo of mine from Christmas. It's still hard adjusting to a hot summer [I'm used to winter at Christmas not summer] at Christmas, but certainly do enjoy relaxing family pool time - with Fudge the dog always centre of attention.

I started my layout using a neutral 8x8 sheet as background, then used the kit papers in strips to had layers to frame my photo.

I also included the gorgeous acetate piece to add interest and texture to the layout.

There was so much ribbon in this kit, I couldn't resist adding some to the paper strips, and this white ribbon is my favourite. 

I also added a couple of ribbon strips to the bottom, really loving the blue/silver theme of the kit.

I used some of the patterned paper to make a tag with a tag die, and added some of the twine from the kit to finish it off.

I used this for some 'hidden' journalling, and then slipped it behind the photo so it didn't take up too much space in the layout.

I also used some of the left over doilies to layer up and sneak on the top of the photo for added texture and interest.

I really wanted to use this blue ribbon too, but didn't want it to take up too much space on the layout, so I added it to the back of the layout instead.

Top Tip: If you want to keep your layout in an album, and use this technique, cut a strip off your background paper to ensure the overall size remains the same.

The kit came with a blue adhesive strip of snowflakes. I decided to cut these out to separate them and added them to the top of the layout, as well as few at the bottom as well.

I also added some silver sparkly alpha's to give my spread a title.

I'm really pleased with the overall finish of the layout. There was a lot to squeeze into a 8x8 spread, and the only thing I'd change would be to do it on 12x12 instead to use up more of the ribbon.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Karen - July 2019 Frozen Inspired Kit - Katie

Princess Katie

This months' kit is 'Frozen Inspired' so I couldn't resist making the most and decided to scrap this gorgeous photo of Katie in her Frozen fancy dress costume.

This was the photo that inspired me, but I wanted the focus to be on Katie, and as there was so much in background I decided I would cut out her profile. It's quite a long photo, and as I wanted to do a 8x8 layout, I also trimmed out the bottom of the dress.

I used a scrap piece of paper I had as the background, and I painted silver acrylic paint on the sheet, as well as adding some kaisermist silver drops to really bring out the background.

Cardboard was added to the back of the photo to help layer it on the page.

I wanted this gorgeous white cut out of snowflakes to be the focal point of the photo, so I laid it over the bottom of the photo and turned up edges of the flakes to again add some layers.

I added 'wink of Stella' sparkle to the white, as I really wanted that winter feel for the spread.

There were two white flowers in the pack, which I added to the top right hand corner as well as the silver metal snowflake.

There were heaps of ribbons in this months pack, and I knew I wanted to make the most of them. To really maximise the different ribbon styles, I framed the right hand side of the layout with three of the different ribbons. Starting with the thin silver ribbon, the white twine then the beautiful fluffy white one towards the end.  There was also blue wider ribbon which I cut in half so I could use some in the top right hand corner, and some in the bottom left hand corner. 

The paper packs in this months' kit were absolutely gorgeous too. I used my snowflake hole punch to punch out lots of little snowflakes from the paper to add from top left, to bottom right across the page diagonally.

I intermingled them between the white snowflakes too, and again lifted up the ends to add texture to the layout.

I finished off these snowflakes using some crystal gems out of my stash - I just can't resist a bit of bling

Speaking of bling,  Also had these sparkly silver alpha's which I added to the layout. There were also a few little * symbols that I also used.

Whilst the photo looks quite dark, the layout is much brighter in real life - if only you could see the sparkle and shimmer on the snowflakes and background.

This was a fun project to do, and I'm really pleased with the end result. As always, it came together so easily using the kit, and there's so much more left! Watch out for more creations from this kit soon!