Thursday, 19 July 2012

A Few Little Extras...

I really enjoyed creating a layout with this month's papers from simple Stories. So much so, I've decided to continue creating! The first thing to show is another layout:
I've used another of the journaling cards as a photo mat, and then lots of itty bitty bits and pieces to embellish. Though there will not be instructions for this layout, if you want to create it, there's very little extras you'll need to bring; perhaps some Thickers, a favourite border punch or stamps.
I still have so much left - I decided not to stop there! Here's my next make:
The inspiration for this came from a recent Split Coast Stampers video on You Tube. A very handy note paper holder - how cute! IF we have time, I'd be more than happy to pass on the knowledge of how to create this - you'll need to bring along a piece of acetate if you want a lid, a button, twine, ribbon and some good old printer paper for the note paper. If you want to be mega organised... the printer paper is cut to 3 1/2" square and rounded at the corners (I have to say that the corner rounding was the most tiresome part - feel free to leave it out!).
So... I have a spare few hours today and a fair bit of paper left - who knows what else I'll come up with! Hope you like! xxx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Scrapaholix July 2012

Hello all, hope you're well! This month, we'll be working with papers from the wonderful Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection; the papers are: Easy Breezy, Yellow Lace/Stitched Lattice and the 4x6 Journaling Card Elements no 2. Along with these papers, we have 2 sheets of dark green card stock, 1 red piece and 1 mustard yellow piece.
So, without further ado... here's what I've created:

This is the layout I'll be giving you instructions for. Of course, as always, there will be extra bits in your kits to complete the layout; the wood flowers, sequins and chipboard hearts. The only thing you'll have to bring along are some cream and red brads, if you wish to use them.
Though there's lots of detail in this layout, the basic structure is simple. There's very little measuring, but you will need your paper trimmer! The photo I've used is 3x3, as I wanted it to fit onto one of the journaling cards as a photo mat. As long as you can cut down your 4x6 photo to a size smaller than it is, that'll be fine.
OK - you have plenty of time to look at the papers online, and choose a photo to coordinate... look forward to seeing you all on Friday/Saturday!
Hope you like! xxx