Hi Everyone Please note that the blog-hop and giveaway previously detailed here has now closed. The winner can be seen here. I ABSOLUTELY recommend you take a look at the first Paperhaus Magazine. It’s online, free and FABULOUS! Everyday Eclectic Gift Set This fun little set was made with my Cameo and the fabulous Everyday Eclectic Collection from Echo Park Paper. The hexagon gift bag uses this file from A Little Hut and the card file can be found here. I have used a piece of acetate behind the birds to add a little bit of dimension. I created these tiny tags from some of the stickers from the collection. These little stickers can be tough to use but you can attach them to some paper and group them for great gift tags! Please leave a comment or email me with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking this project up to these websites here.
Hi Everyone A little gift set to share today using one of my all time favorite manufacturers – Cosmo Cricket! Please note that the competition previously detailed here has now closed – you can see who won here. The colors in this gorgeous collection make it so versatile – and this little set was sent to accompany a handmade gift I created so the recipient can add their own message when they give the gift. This card is a “swing” card. I used this file and my Cameo to create it – but there are heaps of great online templates too – try this fabulous one here from Beate Johns. This (above) is what you see when you open the card – plenty of room for you to hand write your message along with this fabulous sticker from the Tiny Text, Together stickers. This tag is so simple and I love the look of the bold, black sentiment. To create this shape – cut a rectangle of paper and use a circle punch to snip off the corners and create a tag shape on the two top corners. Punch a small hole in the top and add some bakers twine […]
Hi Everyone I have another project available for FREE download on the Echo Park website here. A card using the gorgeously bright Paradise Beach Collection. To see more pictures as well as step-by-step instructions you will need to go to the Echo Park e-commerce site here. This project (and many others) are FREE to download – you will have to register first – but that only takes a sec. Click here to be taken to the download site. Paper Issues Winner Kate Blue – come on down! Kate – please email me here with all your contact info and I will send your prize on its way. Sorry if you didn’t win – I have a whole WEEK of Echo Park giveaways coming up – so please stay tuned for another chance! Please leave a comment or email me with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking this project up to these websites here.
Hi Everyone Please note that the contest previously detailed on this post has now closed. You can see who won the contest here. Keep up with all the news on the Carta Bella website here, Facebook Page here or blog here! Special Wedding Anniversary Card I made this card for an elderly gentleman I have known for a couple of years. He and his wife just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and they have a wonderful story. I created the “swing” style card using a file from Lori Whitlock and I just love how these papers are so complimentary. This card looks great from the front and when pulled apart reveals a much larger sentiment. The stickers are textured just like the paper and match perfectly The wooden accent was cut from a wooden flourish from Kaisercraft. I painted it white and then embossed with a woodgrain stamp and white embossing powder. Easy Notebook To create this notebook I cut some copier paper into 10″ x 8″ strips and folded them in half to create pages 5″ x 4″ I then wrapped the patterned paper round the folded sheets, punched holes in the center and using a […]
Hi Everyone I am Guest Designing today for the Ruby Rock-It blog and I am using the fabulous Vintedge Collection. I am from the UK so I was really keen to work with these fabulous prints! Here are the first of my projects I shared and I have more to come over the weekend. Travel Album This blank chipboard album from Maya Road was the perfect base for this fun, blank travel album. The pages are all ready embellished ready for the recipient to just add their own photos. I covered all the pages with the paper, and added embellishments making it a really simple project for a non-crafter to complete. Where an embellishment overlaps the photo area – I was careful to only put adhesive outside that area to make sure photos can easily be slid underneath. Love Card This double sided heart paper was a real treat to find in this collection. I have created a simple tri-fold card (you can see a template on my blog here) and embellished it using elements from the collection. For the 3-d heart I die cut a heard from several layers of adhesive chipboard and wrapped some of the paper twine […]
Please note that the Blog Hop and competitions previously detailed on this post have now closed. You can see who won the Echo Park giveaways on their blog here. You can see who won my giveaway here. I encourage you to visit all the fabulous blogs that were on the hop – there is a list at the end of this post! Toy Box Project I have used the Toy Box Mini Theme to make this pop-up card. I used this file from the Silhouette store for the card base, and modified it to add the “B” letter – which I then backed with the “Jump” paper (reverse) paper for extra definition. You could of course easily create your own base with a sharp knife and some good measuring skills! Here you can see the simple strip cut to create the “pop-up” part. I attached all the stickers together with mini glue-dots so I could mount them easily as one piece onto the pop-up strip. Remember to de-sticky them with talc too so they do not all stick to your card when it is closed. The card closes completely flat for easy mailing. Here is a list of blogs that […]
Hi Everyone This is a card I made a couple of months ago using the Dearest Mini Theme from Echo Park. I did make it as a Mother’s Day card but even though that date has passed I thought it would be fun to share the idea. It’s matchbook style card that can be filled with any message you like.. I am not really a pink paper person, so I was a little scared when I saw this collection – but it was a great lesson in looking closer! This fabulously bold grey reverse paper goes really well with the green and those bees are great accents too! The brads are from the This and That “Graceful” Collection. I would love to give some more detailed instructions on how I made it and regular blog readers will know I try and do that as much as I can, but this was one of those projects that came together through a little bit of trial and error! I do love it though as it is a little more substantial than a card and would make a great keepsake if you added some photos to the pocket. Scrapfest by the Sea Another […]
Hi Everyone Yesterday I had a post on the Teresa Collins blog as part of a blog swap with Artfull Crafts. My DT colleague and amazing papercrafter Sandy Ang also had some fabulous cards featured. Journal Album The colors in this Everyday Moments collection are fabulous and the papers are very versatile. I have created this blank journal album using a combination of plain white cardstock and papers from the collection. The bright colors really stand out against the plain card and each page has some journaling prompts for the recipient to start writing. I have bound the book cover with an eyelet and bakers twine which wraps around a brad to keep the book closed. Card and Matching Envelope The base of this card was cut using my Cameo and this file, and I have kept the additional decoration quite simple. To create the bird I brushed some white ink over the wooden piece and then stamped over the top with a clock-face stamp. The stamp and acetate clock face were both from Kaisercraft’s last Halloween Collection! The matching envelope was also die-cut using this file here, and I used two of the Everyday Moments Brads and some bakers […]
Hi Everyone I have a last minute Mother’s Day idea to share and it is based on my “52 Reasons I Love You” project shown here. If it’s too late for this year – why not store the idea away for a birthday gift when you have some more time! I have used the Bicycle Pink Ribbon Cards as the base for this project, and 10% from the sale of each pack goes to www.bcrfcure.org. Please also visit here for more information on the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. I have taken a pack of cards and distressed them using a chisel, sandpaper and white paint – in that order! These cards were created using a Bicycle Breast Cancer Research pack of cards, so if you buy a pack you will be contributing to a great cause too. I added a photograph to each page – the black and white looks great against the pink and I love black and white pictures of the kids. My daughter is 9 weeks old in this one… I used photos I already had edited and cropped for other projects to make it super easy to put together… Now all I have to do […]
Hi Everyone I am a little bit excited about this post today! I tried this technique and it worked like a dream first time – and as anyone who crafts even just a little bit will tell you – that doesn’t happen very often! I have used some digital files and printable transparencies to create my own acetate sheets to co-ordinate with the Echo Park This & That Charming Collection. This and That Charming Mini Cards These cards were created using mainly the 6×6 paper pad, chipboard, and the Primer and Yardsticks papers. Once I had the transparencies printed they were easy to cut with my trimmer and really become the feature of these very simple cards. The buttons from the chipboard set are a great little accent and I cut words using Spellbinders from the Primer paper. Create Your Own Custom Overlays Overlays/transparencies are pretty hot in the scrapbooking world, but it’s really easy to make your own – and with awesome companies like Echo Park and Pink Paislee releasing digital versions of their products – it’s easy too. For these shown below I used graphics from the This and That Charming Element Packs One and Two. All you […]