Posts Tagged With: scrapbook

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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Mixed media layers on layouts – Andrea Kovacs

Hi everyone,

Today it is Andrea‘s turn to show you a little mixed media technique.

What you will need:

  • Sizzix dies
  • Patterned Papers
  • Mists
  • Strips of fabric
  • gesso
  • chipboard shapes

 

Step 1

Cut your photo to desired size and shape.

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Step 2

Mark the place of the photo on the cardstock that will be your background.

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Step 3

Adhere pieces of fabric to the cardstock around the pencil marks.

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Step 4

Spray some mist on the fabric and cardstock.

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Step 5

Cut strips of patterned paper and start layering them on the top of the fabric.

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Step 6

Take a stencil and apply gesso here and there on the page.

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Step 7

Add some embellishment, the photo and your title. And there you have a fantastic mixed media filled scrapbook page!!

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We hope you liked this tutorial and will give it a go.

 

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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In a dream – Timi Konya

Hi everyone,

It is Timi here today and I brought you a layout tutorial with some fun techniques in it. Recently I really enjoy working on A4 pages (8.5×11 in USA). I feel it is a whole new world of scrapbooking.

What you will need:

  • White card stock
  • inks
  • stamps
  • Neocolor – watersoluble crayons
  • Pieces of patterned paper
  • washi tape
  • glassine envelope
  • journalling card
  • Polaroid frame ( paper, chipboard or wood veneer)
  • stickers, labels etc…

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Step 1

First you need to prepare the background. I wanted to mix up geometric patterns with some watercolours, so I started with the stamping.

Mark where your photo is going to be and start stamping a shape that you like. It can be a square, rectangle, triangle, anything that you like.

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Use a few different colours of ink and to achieve a faded effect, do not re ink your stamp after every stamping.

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Step 2

Get your watercolour media and start adding splashes to the other side of the paper. Dry it with a heat gun.

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Step 3

Start layering the glassine envelop and other pieces of patterned paper. I like to move my things around quite a bit before committing.


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Step 4

Into the glassine envelope I chose to put my journalling card. I used  mini staples to stop the journaling card falling into the bottom of the pocket. I also added a tab sticker to the top of the journalling card, so it is now nice and easy to pull it out.

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Step 5

If you like the idea of using your own handwriting on a layout,  just write it out on a paper, trace it around and cut it out. I colored mine gold.

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Step 6

As a final step I added some sequins and enamel dots.

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I hope you liked this layout and it will inspire you to try something new.

 

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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Senior Mixed Media Layout – Abby Henderson

Hi all, we have Abby back with us today sharing a fantastic Senior Mixed Media Layout!

What you will need:

  • Chipboard
  • Sprays/Glimmer Mists (colors of your choice)
  • Cardstock-patterned paper
  • India Ink (I used black)
  • Distress Tool
  • Distress Ink
  • Crackle Accents
  • Nail file or sandpaper
  • Ribbons/Trims of your choice
  • Graduation themed embellishments
  • Flower Die-Banner Die
  • Adhesive of your choice
  • Additional embellishments of your choice

This is a mixed media layout I designed and created for my son who is graduating this year. I incorporated parts of his actual announcements to make it more personal. This is a great décor item that will be used at his graduation party.

Step 1

I pulled together all of the items I wanted to use for this project.

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Next I cut my papers to the desired size and used my distress tool to rough up the edges a bit.

Step 2 Pic 1Next I used some sprays and inked up the edges.

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Lastly I used some India Ink to create a splatter effect. I used the dropper to place it on the page then blew gently into a straw to make the ink spread out.

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Step 3

I cut out my banner strips that I wanted to use as accents around my son’s photo. I used a nail file to add more distress to the banners.

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Step 4

I used some Crackle Accents on the letters for my son’s name. I thought this would give them a cool look and add some visual interest & texture to the letters.

Step 4

Once all of my sprayed and inked pages were dry, I began assembling the various elements listed above onto the chipboard. This is where creative play comes in, my favorite part. This is not only a great way to commemorate my son graduating high school but I’ve also created a home décor piece that will double as his party decoration as well.

You can see detailed pictures of the completed project below….

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We love this stunning layout from Abby and think it is a beautiful way to commemorate her sons graduation!

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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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Valentine’s day mini paper bag – Andrea Kovacs

Hi Everyone,

Today Andrea is going to show us a mini paper bag tutorial for Valentine’s Day.

What you will need:

  • paperbag or envelope
  • doily paper
  • diecuts
  • embellishments of you choice

Step 1

Cut out all the diecuts and gather all the layers that you want to use.

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Step 2

Layer all the elements and stitch them together.

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Step 3

Place the ribbon on the envelope and glue it down. Then adhere the layered embellishment on the top of it.

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Step 4

As a final touch add some paper flowers and liquid pearls.

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I hope you like this idea. We absolutely love the colour scheme of this project.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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The love of Purple – Altered Canvas – Abby Henderson

Hi everyone,

Today we are back with a mixed media canvas tutorial by Abby.

Abby says:

“This is a mixed media canvas that not only represents the color I love most, purple, but it also showcases some products from companies that I love and use in my daily crafting along with some of my favorite techniques and textures. “

What you will need:

  • Burlap Canvas
  • Sprays/Glimmer Mists (colors of your choice)
  • Embossing Powder/Perfect Medium
  • Flower Soft
  • Distress Tool
  • 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

Spray your burlap canvas with your choice of sprays in the colors you’ve chosen.

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Next I cut my letters and used some clear embossing on them to give them a glossy look. I then took a doodling pen to outline the letters.

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Step 3

I had a stenciled image left over from another project so I used my distress tool to fray the edges a bit.

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Step 4

I wanted to create lots of texture on this heart tin so I covered it with Perfect Medium, then sprinkled it with a mixture of clear embossing powder and some Magicals from Lindys Stamp Gang.

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Step 5

To give the wooden letter “P” some added texture, I covered it with some adhesive and covered it with the flower soft.

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Once all the items listed above were dry and ready to use, I began creating the layers for my canvas. This is where creative play comes in, my favorite part. I used some jute ribbon to create a hanger for the canvas. This is not only a way to showcase my favorite color, it’s also a great way to show all the techniques and products that I love most as a decorative display in my craft room.

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We hope you are inspired by this great mixed media tutorial,

Crafting Ireland Team

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 7

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to 12 days of Christmas. Today is Day 7 and Aideen is going to show us her Matchbox advent calendar tutorial.

Aideen says:

Hi everyone-first of all…how exciting that we are now counting down to Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year!!

My tutorial today is a fun advent calendar I made for a Christmas swap over on the Swap meet page on Facebook for my partner Kerry. I hope you enjoy it Kerry!

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Here are some pics and also a link to my video-all supplies are from http://www.cardznscrapz.com

Aideen x

 

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Winter Muslin Gift Card Bag – Abby Henderson

Hi everybody,

Today Abby from our Design Team is going to share a tutorial on a gift bag

 Abby says:

“I wanted to come up with a creative and unique way to give someone a gift card that could be re-used if they wished or kept as a piece of art/décor if they chose to display it. This is a fun and easy way to give someone a gift card anytime of the year.”

What you will need:

  • Muslin bag (cotton will work as well)
  • Tree/branch stencil
  • Glimmer Sprays/Spritz (color of your choice)
  • Distress Paint (White Picket Fence)
  • Stickles (I used Star Dust)
  • Distress Marker (I used Walnut Stain)
  • Crinkle Ribbon
  • Wood embellishment piece
  • Craft Sand (white)
  • Heat Tool
  • Perfect Medium/Embossing Powder
  • Acrylic Wheat Spray (or foliage of your choice)
  • Adhesive of your choice (I used Scor-tape)

Step 1

Place your stencil on the muslin bag  then begin layering your sprays from dark to light . Once your done spraying, carefully lift the stencil and you’ll see your image on the bag . Tip-I always use the overspray that’s left on top of my stencils by reversing the stencil and pressing down on some blank card stock or other medium. This will give you a reverse image of your stencil that you can use on another project.

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I wanted to define the lines of the tree/branches so I used my Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Walnut Stain. I then traced around the lines with some Star Dust Stickles.

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Step 3

I wanted to add a wood element to the project since I had a tree theme for the bag so I used some Distress Paint to cover the wood piece. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled some white craft sand on top to create an icy/snow effect. You can use your heat tool on this or set it aside to dry while you work on the rest of the project.

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Step 4

To dress up the stamped sentiment, I used some embossing powder then added more Stickles to the circle tag.

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Step 5

I used more of sprays on some crinkle ribbon so it had the same tones as the muslin bag.

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After all of my embellishments were dry, I began layering the different items on the muslin bag and used added my wheat spray and crinkle ribbon. This is always my favorite part, where you can just get creative with layering your items and creating the end result.  You can create this project for any theme or season throughout the year by just simply changing your stencil design and colors to suit the occasion. Don’t forget to include your gift card!

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This is a great tutorial, I hope you liked it too.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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You make my heart sing Card – Mary Jo Rhoda

Hi everyone,

Today Mary Jo is sharing a fantastic card idea with us.

This is what she says:

“I wanted to make a card using a watercolor technique and stenciling. I found a fun die cut stencil card in my scrapbook supplies that had the perfect sentiment for a card.

Using the stencil, watercolor pencils and a blender pen, I was able to create a card to share with my husband or anyone I love.”

What You Will Need:

  • A plain, white cardstock card
  • Patterned paper
  • Word or letter stencils
  • Black pen
  • Border punch
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Blender Pen

Step 1

Cut a piece of patterned paper that will fit your stenciled sentiment. If you have a die cut machine, you could always create your own sentiment. I had this premade die cut card from the

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Step 2

Use a fine point black pen that will not bleed, trace each individual letter onto the patterned paper.

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Step 3

Color each individual letter with your watercolor pens. As you can see on my photo, I didn’t color super carefully since I would be going over it with my blender pen. To me, watercolors have a little bit of a messy feel to them. I made sure to use colors that coordinated with the patterned paper.

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Step 4

Use the blender pen to go over each letter, blending the watercolor pencil.

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Step 5

Once I finished with my letters, I added a piece of patterned paper to the left. Then I used my scallop border punch to add a thin piece of paper to the right side. A small heart also cut from patterned paper in the same line, completed my card.

I think the watercolor effect gives the card a soft look which is what I was going for.

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We hope you liked this fabulous idea,

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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