Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Pink Paislee's Horizon collection by Paige Evans - Fussy Cutting

Today I have another layout on the Papermaze blog  using Pink Paislee's Horizon collection by Paige Evans. I'm really enjoying playing with this collection and the bright colours are right up my street. This layout involved lots of fussy cutting but as the shapes are simple shapes they were really easy to cut out whilst watching TV.

I used two sheets of paper from the collection for this layout (#12 & #20) and a sheet of Bazzill navy 'Moody Blue' cardstock.

I started by trimming a quarter of an inch off of each edge of the sheet of navy cardstock and then matted this onto the sheet of #20 paper. I cut a circle from the centre of the navy cardstock (which I wanted to use to mat my photo on) and then using some watered down white acrylic paint and a paintbrush I splattered paint all over the cardstock.

Once the paint had dried, I  machine stitched round the edge of the cardstock with white thread and also stitched a series of lines radiating from the circle out towards the edges of the cardstock.

I then fussy cut all the petal shapes from the sheet of paper #12 and glued these to a circular piece of scrap card in a flower design and roughly in rainbow order. There weren't many yellow petals so I cut a few extras from some scraps of yellow paper found in my stash,

My 5"x7" photo of my daughter was cut into a circle measuring just under 5" in diameter and was matted first on white cardstock and then on navy cardstock, before attaching to the centre of the circle of petals. The completed flower was then fixed to the centre of the layout (covering the circular hole!) with some 3D foam underneath to give some dimension, My title was added round the edge of the circle using navy Pink Paislee Paige Evans Pick Me Up - Happy Life Foam Thickers. Tiny self adhesive pearls were also added to the title.

I also tucked some white cotton lace under the edge of the circle.

I finished off the layout by gluing coloured sequins to the stitched lines and added the date in the bottom corner of the layout using the white version of the Foam Thickers.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Pink Paislee's Horizon collection by Paige Evans - 1970s Fashionista

This is the first layout I created for the Papermaze blog using Pink Paislee's Horizon collection by Paige Evans. This collection is so bright and vibrant and I thought it would be perfect to scrapbook a layout using a photo of me taken in the 1970s on Skegness beach wearing a very colourful beach outfit handmade by my Mum.

The layout is very simple and uses just 2 sheets of paper - paper #3 and #15.

I trimmed roughly 1cm from each edge of the rainbow sunburst paper (#3) and matted this onto a sheet of the white patterned paper (#15) which I had previously gutted. I also cut a piece out of the middle of the rainbow paper (where my photo would go) so I could use this on another layout.

Using 6 strands of matching embroidery thread I chain stitched along the edges of each coloured wedge. This took quite a while to do and to save time I made sure I only stitched the areas which would not be covered by my photo.

Once the stitching was complete I cut a frame from the left over white patterned paper which measured approx 24.5cm square and was 1cm wide. The frame was attached to the layout using 3D foam to raise it up. My 5x7 photo was matted on white cardstock and then attached to the layout again with 3D foam.

Using paper punches I punched a variety of hearts and flowers from matching patterned paper scraps. These were attached to the matching areas of the layout using 3D foam.

Matching sequins were also added.

I added a title onto the side of the photo using Foam Thickers from American Crafts.

Tiny letters stickers from my stash were used to add the date and place name on the bottom of the layout.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Simple Stories Little Princess

This is the final layout I created for the Papermaze blog  using the Simple Stories Little Princess collection.

One of the 4x4 elements cards inspired me to create a tongue in cheek layout using a selfie taken in Snapchat.

I started by matting a 11.5x11 sheet of white Bazzill cardstock onto a 12x12 sheet of peach Bazzill cardstock and added a strip of the B side of the 4x4 elements paper on the right hand side.

I then painted a rough square in the centre of the white cardstock with some peach coloured acrylic paint and added some stars with white texture paste. Once dried, a strip of the 4x4 elements paper was stuck on top of the painted square. I machine stitched round all the edges using white thread.

My 5x7 photo was added to the layout and one of the 4x6 elements cards was cut in half and placed behind the photo.  A paper doilie and the 4x4 card, which had inspired my layout, were placed underneath the right edge of the photo having been matted on a piece of the Sparkle and Shine paper.

To embelish the layout I made some 3D stars from the Sparkle and Shine paper. Scoring and folding the paper stars and sticking them to the layout with 3D foam tabs give them their dimension.

The layout was completed with a scattering of sequins and a movie quote printed on the computer and cut into strips.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Simple Stories Little Princess - Spring Smiles

This layout is another one I made for the Papermaze blog using the Little Princess collection from Simple Stories. This collection is so bright and vibrant and I thought it would be ideal for scrapbooking a photo of Lara taken one Easter. I think the design of this layout would also suit a birthday photo.

I started by gutting a sheet of the Hello Princess paper and then stuck a piece of white Bazzill cardstock measuring 11.5" x 11.5" in the centre. I machine stitched round the edges with white thread to add some extra texture.

I then took an 11.5" x 6.5" piece of the Hello Princess paper and stuck this on the top portion of the layout and machine stitched the top and bottom edges. Strips of the Simply Charming paper were added to the top and bottom of the paper, one of which I punched with a border punch. The border punch created holes in the paper strip which I threaded thin blue ribbon though and finished off with a bow.

My 5" x 7" photo was matted on some white cardstock and attached to the layout with a strip of the Make a Wish paper underneath. I tucked a tissue paper ruffle under the bottom edge of the photo. The ruffle was created by pleating a double layer of tissue paper onto a narrow strip of cardstock and then I ran a line of machine stitching along the top of the ruffle to make sure the pleats stayed in place.

Using a circle punch I punched the words 'Shine Bright' from the sheet of 2x2 elements and added this to the corner of the photo.

As part of my DT kit, Vanessa sent me some small white tie on tags. I die cut letters to spell out the word 'Spring' from 6 tags and backed them with some bright pink cardstock. I removed the strings from the tags and created a banner to hang underneath the photo using the tags, some pink bakers twine, some triangles cut from left over scraps of the Hello Princess paper and some flowers die cut from pale blue cardstock. Pink enamel dots were stuck to the flower centres.

To complete the title the word 'Smiles', which I die cut from pale blue cardstock, was nestled beneath the banner and the date was added using Pink Fresh Pink Puffy Alpha Stickers.

Journalling strips, printed onto white paper, were stuck to the bottom left corner of  the layout and enamel dots were put in three of the corners.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Simple Stories Little Princess

Today I have a layout using the new Little Princess collection from Simple Stories in the Papermaze blog. This collection is full of princesses, dragons, castles, frogs and much, much more and is perfect for scrapbooking little girls and would also be great for birthday layouts. I dug deep into my photos to find some photos taken quite a few years ago of Lara in her Snow White costume.

I started with a cut file from Paige Evans which I cut from some smooth white cardstock.

The cut file had a number of rectangles with heart apertures but I chose to cover some of these with 1.5" x 2" photos or words cut from some of the 2x2 Elements patterned paper.

Three of the rectangles were made into shaker pockets. I attached some acetate behind the heart aperture and then stuck 3D foam round the edges of the hearts to hold some sequins. Pieces of patterned paper from the collection were then glued to the back. The 'pegs' were backed with pink cardstock before the cut file was attached to a sheet of the Dream Come True paper using 3D foam to give it some dimension.

I fussy cut some flowers and leaves from the Make A Wish paper and used these as embellishments.

I found a quote on Pinterest from Disney's Snow White - "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sun shine", which I thought was perfect for the layout and added this using some mini alphabet stickers from Pinkfresh Studio

I scattered a few American Crafts Shimelle Glitter Girl - Enamel Dots and a few sequins on the layout.

To complete the layout I trimmed ¼" off of the top and right edge of the layout and backed it with a sheet of Amber Bazzill Cardstock.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Simple Stories - Freezin' Season - Let It Snow

Today my final layout using the Freezin' Season collection from Simple Stories is on the Scrap Paper Scissor blog. Hopefully the risk of anymore snow this year has passed, but as the photo I've used on this layout was taken in March last year, I guess there's still a chance. 😕

I trimmed a sheet of Frosty Friends (B Side) paper to approx 11.75" square and matted this onto a sheet of Bazzill Beach cardstock before machine stitching round the outside edges with with white thread. 

I then cut a 5" x 11" piece of the 4 x 4 Elements (B Side) paper and a piece of the Shiverin' (B Side) paper to 8.5"x 5" and stuck these to the layout. My photo was matted on white cardstock and then stuck to the layout using 3D foam with a doilie and strips of the Sweater Weather paper tucked underneath.

In my stash I found a gold foiled pocket envelope which I stuck to the bottom right corner of the layout overlapping the edge of the photo.

Using some white acrylic paint and gold foil I distressed a couple of Dusty Attic Wordpl@y chipboard words and glued these to the pocket envelope.

I die cut some snowflakes from white cardstock and covered them in white microfine glitter before attaching to the layout. Because I used a liquid adhesive to apply the glitter the snowflakes curled a little as they dried but I liked the effect as it added extra dimension to the layout.

Cozy Chipboard Thickers from the Pebbles Cozy & Bright collection, which I had left over from a previous DT kit, were used to add the title.

The layout was finished off with a scattering of sequins and journalling strips printed on the Beach cardstock.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Simple Stories - Freezin' Season - All Bundled Up

Today I have another layout on the Scrap paper Scissors blog using  Freezin' Season from Simple Stories. 

For my layout I choose three 3x4 photos of Lara taken in 2008 and matted them with Bazzill Flamingo Cardstock. I then trimmed a sheet of Bazzill Avalanche cardstock to approx 11"x11" and matted this onto a piece of the Shiverin' paper giving it a narrow border before sticking it to the middle of a 12x12 sheet of the Sweater Weather paper.Horizontal strips of the Shiverin' paper and Snuggle Up paper were glued to the lower half of the page.

My three photos were added to the centre of the layout on 3D foam, to add some dimension, and punched strips of white glitter cardstock were used to add a border to the central photo.

I machine stitched around the edge of the papers and also stitched vertical lines from the top of the layout onto the white cardstock. Snowflakes punched from glitter cardstock, sequins, pink Dew Drops and enamel stars from Shimelle's Glitter Girl collection were added. 

At the bottom of the layout I added my title using black puffy alphabet stickers.

I picked out one of penguins in the paper at the bottom of the layout and coloured his hat and scarf in the same colours as those worn by Lara. A star puffy sticker was added to the top of his hat.

In my stash I found a penguin stamp which was remarkably similar to the penguins on the paper so I stamped him onto some white cardstock, fussy cut and coloured him and added him beside the title.  I could have instead fussy cut a penguin from one of the cut-apart sheets if I hadn't already used the paper for another layout!

The layout was finished with the addition of the date in the bottom corner using little letter stickers.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Simple Stories - Freezin' Season - Winter Wonderland

This month on the Scrap Paper Scissors blog I'm working with Freezin' Season from Simple Stories. This is a great whimsical winter collection that's perfect for scrapbooking snowy photos. The photos I used for my first layout were taken 10 years ago when snow fell everyday for a week!

I started with a sheet of Bazzill 12x12 Avalanche cardstock and using some Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste and a Creative Expressions Mini Snowflakes Stencil I added some snowflakes to the top and bottom of the cardstock.

Before the paste dried, I sprinkled some microfine white glitter on top to make the snowflakes sparkle. It's difficult to see from this photo how much they sparkle but in real life they really shimmer.

I cut a 10½" x 2½" strip of the Sweater Weather (B Side) paper and stuck this horizontally across the page as a shelf for my photos. The photos were matted on some grey cardstock and a piece of the Snuggle Up (B Side) paper.

I cut strips of the Sweater Weather (A Side) paper and layered these horizontally and vertically on the layout. I also included in the layers a piece of lace, some glitter cardstock and some washi tape for added texture.

Where the horizontal and vertical paper strips met, I  added a snow-globe and little girl which I fussy cut from the 3x4 Elements paper and the Frosty Friends paper. I embellished the snow-globe with some more glitter.

Silver glittery foam alphabet stickers and some older Simple Stories pink alphabet stickers were used for the title.

On the edge of one of the photo I added three Dusty Attic Wordpl@y chipboard words which I rubbed a little white acrylic paint into.

My layout was completed with a scattering of silver sequins, some tiny number stickers for the date and a doodled pen border.