Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Raelene - May 2019 Kit - Hope

Today I have the second layout I created during my latest Tilt Train trip.  This time it is a 8x8.  I went with 8x8 as I was only taking a small suitcase for our clothes and a backpack for all our other supplies needed on the trip so I could not take a 12x12 background, 8x8 meant I could get this layout scrapped and if need be add it to a 12x12 background paper layout.

For this layout I took the Hope wood veneer that is in the Scrapping Fun Kits May 2019 Awareness Kit that Jodi from Corbett Creations created for the kit along with a assortment of Yellow supplies from Scrapping Fun Kits September 2018 kit and from some old D-lish Scraps from a friend when she was destashing.

 I started by tearing my papers and then I decided to use the half of the paper bag from the September 2018 Kit that I had with me as a journalling pocket behind my photo and layers so I sealed the cut side with my Helmar Acid Free Glue and adhered it down.

Here is the opening of the bag.

I created a little cluster next to my Corbett Creations wood veneer with a crochet piece from the September 2018 kit and a flower and tag from D-lish Scraps that I received in the destash bundle I bought.

I finished off my layout by inking the edge with some Distress Ink in Mustard Seed.

I love how my layout turned out.
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Saturday, 25 May 2019

Amy- May 2019 Kit - Hope, candles & birthday wishes

Hey Scrapping Fun Fans,

Amy back today with a 12x12 layout created with this month's kit and using a cutfile from the Silhouette studio store. I have used a background cardstock paper that contrasted with the kit.

I started by painting the word Hope from in the kit, using blue Dylusions paint. I painted it several times to ensure an even coat.

While this dried I played with the cut file. I backed some sections with some of the patterned paper in this month's kit, leaving a space free to create a shaker pocket. To add some texture I put the tule ribbon from the kit to the lower section of the cutfile as if there was a ribbon at the bottom of the cake.

I then decided that the photo needed some pop so I added several layers of left over pieces of patterened paper I had from the kit to give the photo some interest and extra colour. I did some ripped edges for some extra texture.

So then the pretty stuff begins and I play with the embellishments. I did not need alot as the cut file and large title took up lots of space on the page, but I did add some embellishments along the right side to balance that side off against the photo.

Before I finished I did add some blue paint pen outline to the Hope word just for some extra pop.

That is my layout complete. It was a bit of an intricate layout but I do like the way it all came together in the end and how the colours worked well together.

Thanks so much for looking and hope to see you next month.


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Karen - May Kit - Mental Health Awareness

Hello, and thanks for stopping by.

Today, I wanted to share with you my layout using the May 2019 Scrapping Fun Kit - Hope.

I wanted to use up both chipboard pieces in the kit, so I painted both of these green with acrylic paint and the main focus point of my spread.

Rather than use this 12 x 12 sheet, which I thought I could use as my background, I decided to cut down to 8 x 8 as I wanted the chipboard pieces to really pop and be the main focus. 

There were a lot of alphas, so as well as putting a 'header' or title to my layout, I also included this quote, which I thought is such a valuable message to anyone suffering mental health issues and a key one to remember.

The amount of Mental Health Issues currently faced in Australia - and no doubt through many other countries - is reaching such a scale that we urgently need support, not just financially and professionally - but every one of us needs to remember this is an illness, and everyone needs to seek help when they are ill.  Mental illness is no different to physical and we are all susceptible to it.

I also used paper from the pack to make a love heart, which was a placeholder for three of the flowers from the kit. I also used the twine, and glued 2 rows at the bottom to give the page a foundation. I used a few of my own orange and green sequins too, as the colours matched perfectly.

I love the end result of this layout. The chipboard pieces really stand out, while the orange accents really support the green colour.

I still have so much of the kit left, I'll be making another spread soon, so check out my Socials if you'd like to see more.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Raelene - May 2019 Awareness Kit - Harmony Day

I decided to pack the flat items from the May 2019 Awareness kit to take with me on the Tilt Train so I could get some special Awareness Day photos scrapped on my journey. 
I do love TN scrapping and 8x8 scrapping for occupying my time while I travel on the Tilt Train, you can see some of my posts about this Here.

I had forgotten that I had taken the scissors out of my travel pencil case so this layout and the 8x8 I created which I will share with you in my next post are featuring paper tearing.  Silly me but I love how the layouts turned out.  Thankfully I had pre-cut my photos and some white cardstock to use as mats.

I added some other flat orange items to my train stash for this trip so that I would have some options for building layers and embellishing when scrapping my Harmony Day photo.  I had forgotten to print the other photo needed for this spread so I went with a single page layout on the right hand page of a spread and I will do another layout with the same supplies on the left page when I get my second photo printed.

I brought my favourite Helmar glues on this trip as I would need them for the 8x8 layout so I adhered my layers and photo down with Helmar Acid Free Glue. 

I picked out 2 papers that worked well with my photo and tore them to a size that would suit.  I even tore a little section out from the middle where it would be hidden behind the photo.  I used this on the bottom right corner.    Adding a sticker from a old sticker sheet I scored at a destash to this cluster.
This cluster formed a perfect base to add the year to my layout.

I then added Harmony Day to the top right corner to balance things out.

And my layout was done.  I love how it turned out.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Julie - May 2019 Kit - 3 Cards

Good morning paper crafting friends

Today I am sharing 3 cards I made using the May kit from Scrapping Fun Kits.

I have made a layout using this kit already. You can see the video here if you want to check it out.

The video showing the process of making these cards is here.

The two square cards are 5.25" square and were cut from a sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock that was already embossed.

The first card has two strips of patterned paper down the left hand edge, They have both had their right hand edges torn. I have wrapped some ribbon around the top patterned paper before I attached it to the card with foam tape. I made the coloured flower using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I share how to make this in the video.

A white flower and some leaves from my stash finish off the decorative cluster on the bottom left of the card.

A fishtail banner cut in white cardstock and then mounted on some of the patterned paper hold the sentiment that is created using the orange alpha stickers from the kit.

A little bit of bling is created by adding some of the red sequins randomly on the card with glue.

I wanted to use the rest of the sequins and the glass beads from the kit in a shaker card so this next card is how I did it.

I cut a square of the patterned paper and then cut a square of orange cardstock that was slightly bigger.

I used a no brand die to cut the flower out of the middle of the patterned paper. I attached some acetate to the back of the patterned paper with glue and then two layers of foam tape to make a complete circle around the cut out. The sequins and beads were then added and the orange cardstock stuck on top to seal them all in. I used a double layer of foam tape so that there would be plenty of room for the sequins to move around.

I then stuck the flower cut out on top of the acetate to add the flower detail back in.

A red gem was added to the centre of the flower.

I tied a knot in a piece of the ribbon from the kit and used it as a backing for 3 of the paper flowers the bottom left of the shaker panel. I also added two more flowers to the top right hand corner of the panel

The greeting was once again made with the alpha stickers added to some white cardstock and then double matted on patterned paper and orange cardstock.

This final card was created on a 6" x 4" card that I created from plain white cardstock.

I have cut a piece of orange cardstock and a piece of white cardstock each one a quarter of an inch smaller in both directions that the piece beneath it, creating a couple of layers.

A couple of fishtail banners were cut from the patterned papers and because they were very short I have cut them in half and stretched them out behind the patterned paper circle. The circle was cut using a Lifestyles Nesting Doily Circles die.

To create the backing for the greeting I cut a piece of orange cardstock and added a layer of the ribbon from the kit then the greeting which was created by adding the alpha stickers to some white cardstock and trimmed to fit the ribbon panel.

The paper roses were attached using my hot glue gun.
All of the papers on this card have inked edges.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at these cards.

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Till next time

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Karen - May Kit - My Heart is Full

May Kit - 12 x 12 Layout - My Heart is Full 

What a great colour scheme for the May 2019 kit. The papers were so great, I had to use them as a focus for my first layout, so I decided die cut the paper with different sized love heart dies.

I had a couple of photos I wanted to use, so I also used some of the paper hearts as a backdrop for these photos.

I used cardboard to lift some of the love hearts off the page to add some depth in the layering.

I then checked my stash and found some old Kaisercraft stickers, the colours matched great and I love the font style and sentiments, so these worked perfectly for me.

I also added some Tim Holtz tiny sentiments near each of them too.

To keep the love heart theme, so this layered/textured love heart from the kit was the perfect addition.

I added some glossy accents to 3 of the love hearts before as well as using some of the flowers from the kit at the top right and bottom left.

I finished with a smattering of sequins that were also in the kit - I love the deep red contrast these bring to the orange muted tones of the papers and that's my layout done - so quick!

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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Amy- Art Journal of Hope- May Kit

Hey Scrapping Fun Fans,

Amy here with another messy media art journal page for you using this months fundraising kit. I was really inspired by this kit to really share the message of hope and strength.
An art journal page with a mix of warm tones where just the right way to share this thought with you and using the elements from the kit. I started with building my background of a rose gold Kaisercraft ink mist.

Next i then added some of the patterned paper from the kit, that gave me the mixed media idea- I tore the bottom to give some texture to the edging.
For some texture and loveliness I stencilled these beautiful flowers using an orange tone Dylusions paint and sponge to gently push the paint through the stencil. 

I then went on to add my embellishments from our beautiful kit this month; the flower bunch and ribbon, the Charms Creations heart and twine and the sequins for some sparkle. 

Art journal page of hope and strength complete, and I completely love how this page turned out. I really had no plan just inspiration from the pieces in this kit. 

See you again soon, 
Happy scrapping

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Julie - May 2019 Kit - Family 2013 Layout

Good morning

Today's share is the first layout I have created using the May 2019 Scrapping Fun Kits kit.

I have done an unboxing video to show you what you get in the kit. You can view it here

I have also videoed the process of creating this layout. You can check that out here.

The kit is full of brightly coloured red and orange items and papers so I chose this photo that is mostly black except for the red cardigan I am wearing and the orange shirt my sister is wearing.

The background has three layers, the orange cardstock the black cardstock and then the white cardstock that I have applied Modelling Paste through a Kaisercraft stencil called Damask. Once that was dry I dribbled some Ranger Spray Ink in Squeezed Orange down the page and helped it to run by spraying with water. To finish the background off I stitched around it with black thread and my sewing machine.

I cut one of the patterned papers from the kit so I could have some showing above and some below the photo, which I had double matted on black and red cardstocks.
I used the baker's twine from the kit to wrap around the bottom of the photo.
A strip of yellow/lime patterned paper from my stash was used to create a fishtail banner to go horizontally behind the photo and a piece of the orange cardstock that I used as the bottom layer of the background was punched along one edge using a Martha Stewart punch and layered on top of the yellow/lime paper. I also added a piece of red cardstock behind the patterned paper from the kit that is behind the photo.

I used my hot glue gun to attach some cardboard behind the photo to give it some height and then used the hot glue again to attach the photo to the layout. I also used hot glue to attach the felt heart and paper roses from the kit.

I cut the title on my Scan N Cut using black cardstock for the shadow and the plain orange cardstock for the letters.

To finish the layout off I added some gems to the exclusive Charms Creations felt heart.

You can see all of the detail in the video here on my YouTube channel

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So glad you have taken the time to read my blog post today.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Friday, 3 May 2019

May Unboxing Video

Hello Everyone

I've got a very quick unboxing video for you today which you can watch here. I'm loving the colour scheme this month, as well as the flowers and alpha's.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone is creating with this kit this month - if you are too, don't forget to subscribe or check back soon to find out

Have a great craftanoon!

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Julie May kit unboxing

Good morning Scrapping Fun Kit fans

This morning I have an unboxing video for you. You can check out all the goodies here

Just love the bright colours of this kit and the fact that red is my favourite colour makes this one of my favourite kits so far.

Check out the video

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Thanks for dropping by
Till next time