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Week 25 Project Life – Timi Konya

Hi everyone,

It’s Timi here today with a Project Life spread. Sometimes I have so many photos for a week, it’s hard to decide which to include in my spread. And then, there’s no space left for journaling.  In this spread instead of adding lots of journaling I added some mini title to my photos. This way I could share the atmosphere of photos.

What you will need:

photos

PL cards

embellishments

 

Step 1

Lay down the photos on your desk.

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Step 2

I added PL cards to both sides. I chose one card for my title and started with adding the letter stickers. ( Later I changed the whole thing around though )

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I like to take my box of labels and cards out and try to find something that would suit each photo. I also don’t mind cutting cards into little pieces if there is only a small bit that I want to use from it.

In this picture you can see that I used one packaging from Studio Calico. I keep everything that might be useful later on a spread. This was just the perfect colour.

 

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Step 3

I glued down the labels and mini titles and added some washi tape here and there. As you can see I changed the title card.

Photo idea: Recently I really like to take photos of house numbers. They can be really cool.

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I also added a flair button and pieces of chipboard.

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Step 4

Last step is to add little embellishment like enamel dots and the journaling. I wish I had a sewing machine I would then add some stitching too.

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Here is the whole spread

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I hope you like this Project Life page and if you feel like sharing your PL spreads with us, leave a comment below with a link of your creation.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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Summer Card – Andrea Kovacs

Hi everyone,

Today Andrea, our DT member is going to show you a quick summer card to create.

What you will need:

  • White card stock
  • vellum
  • pale blue scrapbook paper
  • summer themed chipboard pieces
  • other embellishments

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Step 1

Cut a window on the front of the card.

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Step 2

Cut the patterned paper to size.

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Step 3

Die cut a fishing net like background from vellum. If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, you can use anything that reminds you to fishing net to achieve a beach feel to this card. Cut the vellum to size and attache it to the back of the window on the card.

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Step 4

Add the pale blue patterned paper to the inside of the card

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Step 5

Add sentiment using die cut letters or alpha stickers and add the summer themed embellishments.

And there you have a fantastic summer themed card!!

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We hope you like this tutorial and we inspired you to create something summer themed.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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Beach Mini Album

Hi everyone,

Today Abby is going to share a great Beach Mini Album that she created. This is what Abby said: ” This is a shabby chic style chipboard mini album that will be perfect to display your family photos from your beach vacation.”

 

What you will need:

  • Chipboard Mini (mine is a sand bucket)
  • Sprays/Glimmer Mists (colors of your choice)
  • Cardstock-patterned paper
  • Distress Tool
  • Distress Ink
  • Craft Paint
  • Ribbons/Trims of your choice
  • Beach themed embellishments
  • Embossing Folder
  • Glossy & Crackle Accents
  • Heat tool
  • Adhesive of your choice
  • Additional embellishments of your choice

 

 

Step 1

I applied some of the tan craft paint to both sides of each chipboard piece (insert Step 1). I thought this would be a great base coat to build the pages on.

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While the pages were drying, I went to work on the starfish chipboard pieces (these came with the mini album). I created my own texture paste by mixing together some white craft sand and Gesso. I applied it on each starfish and once it was dry, I sprayed them with the Lindy Stamp Gang sprays in the colors I selected.

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To create another embellishment to add to the pages, I took some fabric trim in a beach theme and cut the section I wanted to work with. I then used my distress tool and frayed the edges. Next I used another combination of Lindy’s Sprays to add some color & dimension.

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Step 4

Another fun element I created was to add some texture to the remaining starfish pieces I had left. I ran them through one of my embossing folders that had a detailed pattern.

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I then used more color spray to make them pop .

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After they were dry, I inked the edges with some Distress Ink to give them a bit of a darker edge and to add some dimension (Insert Step 4 Pic 3).

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Step 5

Burlap reads “beachy” to me so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the pages as well. I cut some down to fit the chipboard piece and added more of the color sprays to give it a touch of distress .

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Step 6

I used several word stickers throughout the album so to have them stand out a bit and for added texture, I used my Scarlet Lime Doodle Pen around the edges, this really makes them pop off the page I think.

Step 6

This is where creative play comes in, my favorite part. I began adding all of the embellishments and different papers to the pages of the chipboard mini and used some Jute Twine to hold it together when I was all done. This is a fun and easy project to create that lets you show off those family fun beach photos.

Here are some photos of the completed mini album:

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We hope you liked this fantastic summer themed mini album. Share your summer project with us on our Facebook page.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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At the Sea fridge magnet – Kayta Ivanova

Hi every one,

Today is the 1st July. I can’t believe that we are already in the second half of 2014. The summer arrived in Ireland and we are enjoying these sunny days. Inspired by the beach and sunshine Katya created a fridge magnet and she is going to share her process with you.

What you will need:

  • die cuts- I used circles, but you can use ovals, squares, rectangles or whatever you like
  • scrap booking papers
  • cheesecloth
  • twine
  • magnet tape
  • chipboard
  • foam squares
  • pearls
  • brads
  • distress ink

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Step 1
We will start with the base of our magnet. We will need 5 circles all together- 2 cardstock circles (big one and small one), 3 scrapbook paper circles (2 big ones and 1 small one)

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You can distress all the edges of the papers- this step is optional.

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Next we are going to fussy cut some details from the papers. In my case it’s a sentiment, shell and star fish

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Now we will take 1 big cardstock circles and 1 paper circle and glue them together. I have added some cheesecloth to imitate a net and some chipboard. I fixed them with a stapler, don’t’ worry about the staples, we will cover them later and you wont see them.
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Step 5
Using foam tape glue the smaller circle on, shifting it to the side before. I also added some brads, pictures again on foam tape, twine, seashells and pearls

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Step 6
Cover the back of the magnet with scrapbooking papers, so you won’t be able to see the back of brads.

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Step 7

Add the magnet tape at the back

 

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And here is the finished fridge magnet!

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We hope you liked this absolutely gorgeous summer project.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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Envelope album – Andrea Kovacs

Hi everyone,

Today Andrea’s turn to show us her take on an envelope mini album.

What you will need:

  • DL envelopes (6 or 8 would be plenty)
  • chipboard sheet for the cover
  • patterned paper
  • embellishments
  • inks
  • cutting dies

 

Step 1

Take your envelopes and cut off a little piece from both ends. This will create the pockets.
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Step 2

Punch half-circles on both ends of the envelopes.

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Step 3

Adhere the envelops together as shown in the picture below.

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Step 4

Adhere all the envelopes together.

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Step 5

Cut three pieces of the chipboard sheet for your cover. Your envelops will determine you the dimension of the cover.

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Step 6

Use some washi or other tapes to connect the chipboard pieces together.
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Step 7

Ink the edges of the cover before gluing down the patterned paper.

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Step 8

You can distress the edges of the paper if you want to.

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Step 9

Die cut some hinges form grunge-paper and ink it with some Distress Inks.


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Step 10

Assemble the mini album. Glue the hinges into place and add brads to complete the closure of the album.

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Glue the first envelope to the front and the last one to the back cover.

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Step 11

Decorate the front cover. The polymer clay embellishments are from a brand new craft store in Hungary: NoiCsizma. She sells handmade very unique scrapbooking embellishments. Absolutely fantastic!!!


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You could finish decorating the album when you put all your photos in it.

We hope you liked this mini album.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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DIY Ombre Lampshade – Timi Konya

Hi everyone,

It is Timi here today and I will share a quick idea. I am trying to refresh our place at the moment and I came across some ombre home decor ideas that I really liked. I wanted to create something that would coordinate nicely with my current colour scheme. And since we live in a rented apartment I had no intention to spend a fortune on anything.

What you will need:

Regolit lamp shade from IKEA

acrylic paint in your chosen colours

soft brush

water

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Step 1

Take the lampshade out of the packaging. Assemble it as per instructions.

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Step 2

I used two shades of turquoise and water them down a bit.  Start with the darker colour.  Apply the paint in concentric circles. When you think you would like to start applying lighter colour, add more water to the paint.

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Step 3

If you are using two colours like I did, when you are changing the colour make sure that you blend the two colours together. I wanted my lamp to be dark on the bottom and light on the top, but it could be the other way around too.

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Tip: Use a very soft brush and dry the lampshade using a heat tool. Since this shade is made form rice paper it gets very soft and easy to tear when when.

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The whole project cost me €2.50, that was the price of the lamp shade.

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Recycled packaging tag – Katya Ivanova

Hi everyone,

Today Katya is going to show us a great recycled tag idea.

What you will need:

Bo Bunny stamp packaging
Lace
Scrapbook papers
Raffia
Flowers
Sentiment or Stamp
Brad
Twine

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Step 1

Measure the length and width of the tag and cut out coordinating paper, measuring about 5 mm less than the base. The piece of paper I had wasn’t long enough to cover the company logo so I used a bit of lace to cover it.
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Start creating volume and dimension by layering skeleton leaves with raffia, tied with two different coloured twine pieces.
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Then add some swirly die cuts and flowers.
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Stitch around the edges of the tag to secure papers in place.
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Using hot glue, glue all the elements to the raffia bouquet. I also added some washi tape and leaves.
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Using a brad attach the sentiment and tie a bow through the loop

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 This is the finished tag:

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What a fantastic project! We hope you are inspired too and start looking for packaging to create your own recycled tags.

Happy Crafting,

The Crafting Ireland Team

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Pretty CD as a present – Andrea Kovacs

Hi everyone,

Today Andrea is sharing an idea on how to create a pretty presentation for a CD or DVD that you want to give as a present.

What you will need:

  • White cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Sizzix dies
  • Chipboard gears from Scrapfellow
  • liquid pearls

Step 1

Cut a card shape from white card stock

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Step 2

Die cut a heart on the from of the card.

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Step 3

Cut out a piece of double sided patterned paper and cover the inside of the card.

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Step 4

Create a pocket on the other side of the inside of the card. This is where you will place the CD or DVD.

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Die cut a semi-circle on the edge of the pocket, so it is easier to pull out the CD.

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Step 5

Add a little bit of decoration to the inside.

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Step 6

Then add decoration to the outside of the CD holder.

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Andrea layered some flower and chipboard gears. She also adhered some paper roses. To finish it off, she added liquid pearl dot into the centres of the flowers.

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Close ups:

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This is a great idea!! You could collect your favourite songs or a DVD full of pictures and videos of your family. This would be a precious present to anybody.

Or to go even further… you could use less dimensional embellishments punch holes on the side of the card and add it to your Project Life album.

We hope you found this article inspiring.

Happy Crafting,

The Crafting Ireland Team

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Vintage Valentine Cone – Abby Henderson

 

Hi everyone,

We are here today to share Abby’s fantastic tutorial on a Valentine’s paper cone.

Abby says:

“This is a Valentine paper cone that has actual vintage Valentines and other ephemera on it. I love all things vintage and this is such an easy project to create to give to your special Valentine. You can tuck some chocolates or other goodies in the cone and give it to someone you love. ”

What you will need:

 

  • Paper Cone
  • Textured paper
  • Valentine Ephemera
  • Embossing Powder/Perfect Medium
  • Stick Pins
  • Glitter
  • Matte Medium (Modge Podge will work as well)
  • Keys & other charms
  • Ribbons/Trims of your choice
  • Letters (I used a die but any type will work)
  • Flowers
  • Adhesive of your choice
  • Additional embellishments of your choice

Step 1

I coated the paper cone with some matte medium and covered it with the textured paper and vintage Valentines. I then used some Scor-tape along the rim of the cone and added some tinsel.



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Step 2

I covered my stick pins with some Glossy Accents. Next I dipped them in some glitter.

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Step 3

I took some chipboard tiles, covered them with Perfect Medium then used gold embossing powder. I used an alphabet stamp to create the word “LOVE”.

 

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Step 4

I gathered some keys and other metal items that I wanted to use on my charm that is dangling from the side of the cone. I used a bit of thread to string them all together.

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Once I had all my elements together, I started layering them on the paper cone. I used some jute ribbon to create a loop for the cone. This is a great way to give the special someone you love some chocolates or flowers for either Valentines Day or for no special reason at all.

 

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We hope you enjoyed this great tutorial,

Have a nice crafty day,

Crafting Ireland Team

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 3

Hi all, today is Day 3 of our 12 days of Christmas.

This time Timi is going to show you a quick card idea with Embossing paste.

What you will need:

  • Embossing paste
  • Distress Glitter
  • Patterned paper
  • Snowflake die

 

Step 1

Take a snowflake die and diecut the snowflake. Set the snowflake aside for another project later, because we are going to use the negative that you are left with.

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Step 2

Place the snowflake negative on the patterned paper and fill it in with the embossing paste. Let it dry.

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Step 3

Die cut another smaller snowflake, cover it with Glossy Accents and sprinkle some Distress glitter over it. Shake off the excess.

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Step 4

Ink the edges of the patterned paper with a coordinating colour ink.

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Step 5

For the sentiment I used a piece of acetate. I heat embossed the sentiment. The colour of the ink wasn’t as bright as I wanted it, so I went back and coloured the back of the acetate with a Sharpie marker.

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Step 6

Assemble the card and there you have a lovely winter card.

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I hope you like this card idea,

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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