Wednesday, 21 November 2012

PAPER-CUTS November 2012 Project Share

Oooooookaaaaay... as always, we'll be making a card (always handy to have a few card techniques up your sleeve, I think). Here it is:

I've used an embossing folder (a TRIPLE embossing folder no less - get me) to create those adorable hearts on stems along the bottom, and then it was simply a case of arranging those left over bits and pieces from the layouts into a pleasing design! And yes - those little embossed hearts at the bottom have been coloured in with a glittery red pen, but fear not - if you don't feel up to the challenge, well then that's what I'm here for; or of course, you could leave them plain!

And finally, talking of left over bits and pieces, check out our final project:

I know one certain lady who will be tickled pink that we're creating something in the dress form shape (;-D), and in this instance, it's a tag. Now... if you look closely, you'll see that I've machine stitched all of those strips of patterned paper onto the base card before die cutting the dress form shape. A classic case of lack of fore thought, as once the shape was cut and embellished, you'd hardly know those stitches were there, so rest assured we WON'T be getting the sewing machine out! If you like the look of the stitches however, there's always the option of doodling or stamping the stitch lines, I'll leave that up to you!

Anything you need to bring along for these projects? Some double sided tape would be useful and some strong glue to hold that cluster of embellishments onto the tag would be good. Other than that, it's all here at your disposal! Oh, and please remember, that if you're new, and you don't have a lot of kit yet, that's not a problem - everything you need is here to use until you get yourself up and running!

So, that's it then - I'm off to write up your instructions - not QUITE as much fun as creating the projects! Can you all keep your finger's crossed that my printer will play nicely this month...  see you all in a few days!  xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

PAPER-CUTS November 2012

Hello everybody, I hope your day is treating you well! Without further ado, here's the first layout that we will be making this weekend:

A little different to my usual style this one, but I really enjoyed getting experimental with the various papers in the kit! One thing to note; there are no alpha stickers in this month's kit so you may want to bring along the alpha stickers that we had last month, or you can get experimental with the many different stamps I have here to create a title, as I have done!
I'm particularly pleased with the little cluster of embellishments in the right bottom corner of this layout. I think you'll have great fun creating something similar!
So, things you need to bring along; stickers (if you want to use them for your title), fine detail scissors, some black card stock to mount your photos and your title and some 3-D foam pads to allow your photos to sit above the wooden hexagon embellishment.

The second layout we'll be making, is I think my favourite this month. Here it is below:

Again, no letters stickers this month, so again, more ingenuity with stamps! The clusters of embellishments are slightly more complicated in this layout, but as always, you'll have your hand-outs with images of the layouts and written instructions to follow. Before you think  "Oh no! Quite a lot of stamping and cutting to get through", fear not -  I've been kind and done quite a lot of it for you. Obviously I haven't wanted to cut into the papers in your kits, but the stamped images which needed cutting from kraft or cream card stock will be waiting in your kits!
Anything else to bring along for this one? Ummm.... having a close look at it as I type..... no! Obviously, if you want to bring along your own ink pads/mounting blocks etc, that just speeds things up for you, but nothing else is needed.

So that's it for now, I'm off to create a card and a little something rather special with what's left from our November kits. Check out the blog tomorrow!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

November Kit Available to View!

A quickie for all my PAPER-CUTS girls, this months kit is available to view HERE. It's just arrived, and I think it's going to be wonderful to work with (with a few little additions from me, of course!) I'll keep you posted as I create! xxx

Lastest Issue of Scrap365 Available Now!

Hello all, just to let you know that the new Scrap365 is available very soon! As always, lots of lovely inspiration for you to enjoy xxx