Today on the Papermaze blog I have my first project using the There is No Planet B collection from P13. This is the first time I've used P13 products and I'm really impressed with the quality of the papers and the images are beautiful. This collection is focused on recycling, saving the planet, and making sound ecological choices but it could be used to scrapbook so many different things. For my layout today I have chosen to scrapbook a photo of a childhood pre-bedtime routine.
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Wednesday, 5 January 2022
For my layout I started with a sheet of the Christmas Signs paper.
I then cut nine 2.5" squares from scraps of the various papers from the collection. These were arranged in a 3 x 3 grid on a piece of white cardstock and placed on the layout. Using a Uni-ball White Signo Gel Pen I drew faux stitching round the edges of the squares and also round the outside of the layout.
My 4x6 photo was double matted onto white and red cardstock and fixed onto the layout with 3D foam underneath, overlapping the nine square grid.
Saturday, 18 December 2021
Friday, 17 December 2021
Today I have layout using Carta Bella's Happy Christmas collection on the Papermaze blog. This layout which was inspired by a layout by Suzanna Lee, uses a very simple loose grid design which is great for scrapbooking multiple photos.
I started by creating my own Ho Ho Ho cut file and cut this from a sheet of white cardstock. The sheet of cardstock was then trimmed down slightly and stuck onto a sheet of red cardstock leaving a narrow border. Using white thread I then machine stitched round the edges.
I created shaker pockets from the Os in the The Ho Ho Ho words using some acetate and silver sequins.
The words were then stuck back into the apertures using foam squares underneath to raise them slightly and add dimension. They were also slightly offset to give the impression of a shadow.
I layered some of the 3x4 journalling cards and Gift Tags behind my three photos, threaded the tags with some red bakers twine and then placed them on the layout with 3D foam underneath.
Various bits and pieces were used to embellish the photos. I used some pieces from the sheet of chipboard phrases and also some wood veneer Christmas Trees. I used some stars punched from silver glitter card too to pick up the silver in the shaker pockets.
Finally I added the date, cut from some of the red paper from the collection, in the top corner.
Friday, 3 December 2021
This is first layout using Carta Bella's Happy Christmas collection. This is a traditional Christmas coloured collection and includes images of Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths, snowflakes and lots more. It is perfect for scrapbooking Christmas memories and for my layout today I choose to scrapbook a Christmas Day photo from my childhood.
Saturday, 20 November 2021
Here's another scrapbook layout using Carta Bella's Welcome Autumn collection.
I started with a piece of white Bazzill cardstock which I trimmed down to 11.5" x 11.5", matted onto a sheet of the Crisp Leaves paper and machine stitched round the edge with white thread. The Crisp Leaves paper actually had a huge piece missing from the middle as I had already used some of it on one of my other layouts, and I also wanted to use some elsewhere on this layout. By matting the white cardstock on top of the Crisp Leaves paper you would never know it wasn't a whole sheet.
On the left side of the layout I layered several vertical strips of patterned paper. I used border punches on some of the strips to add a bit of interest.
My photo was then triple matted with white cardstock, some of the Crisp Leaves paper and the B side of the Journalling Cards paper. The matted photo was then added to the layout, overlapping the paper strips, and with some 3D foam underneath to add some dimension.
Using a free 'Let's Walk' cutfile from the Hip Kit Club, I cut the title from more of the B side of the Journalling Cards paper. I chose not to back the cut file and instead left the open parts empty so the title really stood out on the white background. The cut file was placed beneath the photo and completed with the addition of some tiny foam alpha stickers from my stash.
Friday, 5 November 2021
Today I have another layout using the Carta Bella Welcome Autumn collection and a cut file from Paige Evans.
Using my Silhouette I cut the Leaf Banners Background cut file by Paige Evans from a 12x12 sheet of smooth white cardstock and backed the leaves with paper from the collection - Autumn Air, B side of Perfect Pie, B side of the 3x4 Journalling Cards and Crisp Leaves.
The cut file was then stuck flat on top of a sheet of Simple Stories Sn@p Basics - Walnut/Cream Dot paper. I really love the Welcome Autumn collection but I wished it contained some woodgrain papers. I looooooooooooove woodgrain papers and think they are particularly good for autumnal layouts and the Simple Stories paper was perfect. The dark brown background really made the other colours and my photo pop.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Today I have a layout to share using the Welcome Autumn collection from Carta Bella. As the name of the collection suggests, this collection is autumn themed and the colours are traditional vibrant autumn colours - oranges, reds, rusts, browns and greens This is the first layout I've created using this collection and the colours were the inspiration for my layout which uses a large 12" x 8" photo taken in October a few years ago.
I used one of my go-to designs for this layout - a big photo and borders top and bottom.
I used a piece of 12x12 white cardstock for my base and stuck my photo about 2" from the bottom of the layout.
Above and below the photo I added strips of the Perfect Pie (B Side) and Autumn Air (B Side) papers. I added some gold and black washi tape from my stash and a punched white cardstock border strip. I also machine stitched with white thread across one of the strips at the top.
At the bottom of the page I added two tags made from the 3x4 cut apart journalling cards. Foam was placed underneath the tags to raise them up slightly and they were finished off with eyelets and bakers twine.
Wednesday, 6 October 2021
Today I have a final layout on the Papermaze blog using the 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Hike More collection. My two previous layouts have been nature themed but today's layout is a heritage style layout using a photograph of my nana when she was a young woman.
I started with a sheet of olive green cardstock. I trimmed a quarter of an inch from each side of a sheet of the Bramble paper and then using a distressing tool I distressed the edges of the paper. The paper was machine stitched on top of the olive cardstock with white thread. After stitching the paper I used my fingernails to lift the edges of the paper to give the background some more texture and dimension.
I also machine stitched round the edges of my photo and a butterfly card from the pack of Ephemera Bits with the same white thread. Then, using a craft knife, I cut round the wings of each butterfly on the card and slipped my photograph underneath the wings before attaching the card and photograph to the the centre of the layout with some craft foam underneath.
3D foam squares were also placed underneath the butterfly's wings to keep them raised up.
The layout was embellished by tucking lots of bits and pieces under the card and photograph.
Using a honeycomb die I cut some pieces from kraft cardstock to add to the layout.
Monday, 20 September 2021
I have another layout using the 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Hike More collection. I'm still loving this collection and for today's layout I've used some nature photos taken whilst on holiday in Norfolk.