Thursday, 20 September 2012

PAPER-CUTS September 2012 Final Offerings...

Still on a kick with the layering...
This little card was very quick and simple to make. Note the label in the middle with the stamping on it? that's made by cutting out the centre of one of the journalling cards and layering a neutral pattern behind it before stamping the sentiment. And I think the paper bag butterflies add a cute touch!

The final make (and I think my favourite) is this:
The paper bag comes in your kit (I cut off a chunk from the top to use as layers on both the scrapbook pages). That still left a bag PLENTY big enough to house a gift for a very special person! The layering here involves a hand made mask, stippled pink paint, splattering of said paint and glimmer mist and a whole lot more fussy cutting of the journalling cards! See the silver label behind the large butterfly? That's cut from the middle of the tag on the second layout - no point in wasting it if it can't be seen!
Here's a close up:
The butterfly is inked, then when dry, stamped with Versamark and a doily stamp. I then added an embossing powder which goes sticky when heated, added some glitter before heating again - ta da! Beautiful glittery doilies! Note again those paper bag punched butterflies - they look lovely on the backing they were made from!
So, nothing much to bring along to make these two - perhaps some of your favourite sentiment stamps if you have any, oh, and an edge distresser may speed things up a little. 
So, see you all this weekend... hope you like! xxx

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

PAPER-CUTS September Take Two...

And yet more layering...

this time, layering with stamped borders, more paper, mica powder and Distress embossing powders.  Another girly layout, but I think that's what the kit was calling to me! Again, lots of detail in this one, from the altered chipboard letters, to the beautiful glittered butterflies. Ooh and see the shipping tag behind the photo mat? That started life as a dull ol' brown tag... amazing what a little Versamark and mica powder will do!
Here's a little close up:

If you have mica powders, glitter, wet glue or versa mark at home, you may wish to bring them along to prevent having to stand in queue! And again, some chipboard alphas never look amiss when adding an extra bit of dimension.
Hope you like! xxx

PAPER-CUTS September 2012

Layers.... lots and lots of lovely layers...
This month's kit is feminine, floral and flouncy. If you want to see the kit in detail, go to I decided that the technique of layering would suit the kit very well, so that's what we're covering this month!
Layering is very popular at the moment, be it with paper, masks or stamps, so I thought we'd cover all three! There's lots of detail in this layout, and therefore lots of techniques, so hopefully there'll be something new for everyone to learn in this one!

Here's a little close up of some of the detail:
I've created the title with the Silhouette, if you don't have any large alphas, then you can do exactly the same sort of thing with the Cricut, so have a think of any title you may wish to use. If you have any mists, favourite stamps for backgrounds (see the text in the hearts) and Frayed Burlap Distress ink and sponges you may want to bring them along to speed things up a little. Also - see that heart shape in the background? That is a Heidi Swapp mask that we received in our kits many moons ago... if you can find it, bring it along too!
One last thing, part of the kit includes 6 beautiful note cards from Prima. If you want to use these as layers (as I have done), you may want to choose a photo that you can crop down a little - a 4x6 photo would not fit quite so well on them.
Rightyho... on to project number 2 - another layout. I'm hoping to create something else too, but I think I'll keep that as a surprise for when you arrive!
Hope you like! xxx