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Vintage / Modern Drawers (Echo Park Paper)

Hi Everyone I have been teaching at a couple of events recently – and I want to share a few of the classes over the next couple of weeks. I taught this first class at the Scrapfest by the Sea event in Nelson last weekend. I was tutoring with Trina McLune and Karola Witczak and we had an amazing time. If you are in New Zealand and would like to learn more about the event or just be part of a great group of ladies – join our Facebook Page here. Vintage Modern Drawers Class This fun class was enjoyed by all the ladies who attended. For many, it was their first time trying an off-the-page project and I really focused on breaking down the process into manageable steps. The silver butterfly can be found in the PaperVine store here.  The drawers are made here in New Zealand to my own specification and I carry them in my online store. We are currently re-ordering so please email here if you would like to order any. (Sorry but we are unable to ship overseas) Creating the decorations on top was one of the best parts of the class! We created a little sewing ensemble using wooden reels […]

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Project Life / Journaling Folder (October Afternoon)

Hi Everyone I am sharing my final projects for October Afternoon today, and once again I am using their wonderful Travel Girl Collection. “Journaling Folder”  This journaling card folder is packed with blank notes for you to tuck into your bag and fill in whenever you like! For those that do Project Life – these all measure 3” x 4” too. I created the folder using this file here from Lori Whitlock. This picture above shows the folder opened up. You can see there are two pockets stuffed with ready to go journaling tags. This cute dog and taxi are a great example of the fun imagery included in this collection. I have created a few different elements to add to the folder: I have simply cut out and corner rounded some cards from the Journaling Cards paper These are mini envelopes cut from plain cardstock and decorated with cards from the Miscellany Pack – they will be great for storing all those ticket stubs and receipts! These folded cards are blank inside and will hold a lot of journaling text The folder will easily fit inside your bag – however light you choose to pack. I hope you have enjoyed […]

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Travel Girl Journal (October Afternoon)

Hi Everyone It’s been a crazy old time here at PaperVine in the last couple of months! I recently attended SENZ (New Zealand’s Largest Scrapbook Expo) with my PaperVine Shop and I have really been focusing on growing that business. I did have time to complete a couple of final projects for October Afternoon using their simply stunning line Travel Girl and I have the first of those projects to share today.  “On the Go” Album This album was created as a “Smash” style project. It’s all ready to go – just slip it in your backpack when you set off on your travels and journal like crazy as you go along!  Before we take a look inside – I will show you quickly how I made this button on the front. It is simply threaded onto some elastic and tied at the back – but having a closure like this keeps everything together and makes it less likely your treasures inside will be lost. I used this simply gorgeous stamp to create the button. Before starting – gather your supplies: A stamp, Stayzon ink, a small piece of cotton fabric and a brayer/roller. You will also need a handmade […]

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Farm Fun & Dimensional Cards (October Afternoon)

Hi Everyone  Today I have three “dimensional” cards to share using the Farm Girl Collection from October Afternoon. One of the things I love about the October Afternoon Collections is the versatility of their papers. The patterns and prints are always varied, sophisticated and offer opportunities for everyone, no matter what their style. I hope these cards demonstrate the versatility of this lovely collection. “My Favorite” Side-Step Card I have used my Cameo to create the base for this card using this file here – but there are several free templates on online you can use to handcut very quickly. Once you have the base created, it is easy to add the decorative elements. I have used dimensional dots to mount some pieces as this really gives the card a lift without adding too much bulk. Layer the pieces you want to build up some color and if you want the card to fit into a standard envelope – do not make any element stand higher than the tallest panel. I love these little chickens and the strip of words from the Miscellany Pack adds a splash of color along the bottom. “Just for You” Centre Step Card Once again […]

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Father’s Day Treat Boxes (October Afternoon)

Hi Everyone These little treat boxes were created from the Midway Collection from October Afternoon. Father’s Day is coming up and these make a great little last minute gift/wrapping idea. Dad’s Treat Boxes To demonstrate how versatile this fun collection is – I have used a couple of bits and pieces to make these fun Father’s Day treat boxes. They both contain a gift voucher to a wine boutique for my husband and Father-in-Law (hope they don’t read this blog!) I have cut the boxes using my cuttlebug and this great Sizzix die and then used some of the Sew Fun Banners and Tin Pins to decorate. Fun, simple and a great way to use up some of your leftovers too. Please post a comment with any questions :-)LowriI am linking up this post to these websites here.

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Midway Mini Album (October Afternoon)

Hi Everyone Today I am sharing some more projects I created for October Afternoon and this week I have been busy using the Midway Collection. This fun and bright Collection was perfect for creating this mini-album and I have used some very informal cell phone pictures taken on a day-trip to the carnival!  Midway Mini Album I have created this album from scratch using my Cameo and two die-cutting files from Lori Whitlock (found here and here). The album can be created by hand (search online for accordion fold binding) but using a digital cutter makes light work of a lot of the measuring and all of the cutting! I have chosen to make all of the inserts out of envelopes and tags – but the cutting files offer a number of options which are all included with the download. I also scaled down all the cutting files by 65% before I started as I wanted my album to be smaller. Just remember to scale all elements in the same proportion – otherwise they will not fit together  The picture above shows a couple of details from the album cover. I cut a slit in the hat and slotted a couple of […]

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