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Autumn Easel Card – Katya Ivanova

Hi everyone,

Today it is Katya who is going to share an Autumn themed easel card with you.

What you will need:

  • cardstock
  • scrapbooking papers
  • raffia
  • twine
  • flowers
  • chipboard
  • cheesecloth
  • leaves or leaf punch
  • sentiment

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Step 1

Take card base, my was 13cm by 13cm and score one side of the card at 6.5cm and fold it inwards. And we also need a second piece of cardstock, also measuring 13cm by 13cm.

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Step 2

Choose your papers- since I was going with an autumn theme, I picked wooden print, maroon and orange. Distress the edges with some ink

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Step 3

Decorate the inside of the card. Place the die cut near the top so it wont be visible when you fold the card. Also cover the front of the card with papers

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Step 4

Decorate the front of the card. I used flowers,  cheesecloth, leaves, berries, twine and a chipboard bird

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Step 5

To stop the card from sliding down and closing, add something to the lower part of the card. In my case I used a wooden circle with the words I love fall


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Step 6

Final touch- add some glossy accent to imitate rain drops

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This is how the final project looks like!

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We hope you like this card and we inspired you to create something with autumn colours.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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Stop and Stare Layout – Timi Konya

Hi everyone,

 

It is Timi here a quick Scrapbook page.

What you will need:

White cardstock

Stencil

Spray ink

patterned paper

embellishments

 

Step 1

Using a stencil spray some ink on the white card stock to create a background.

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Step 2

Add some splashes with the same ink on the page.

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Step 3

Add a second colour for more interest.


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Step 4

Cut patterned paper to the same height as you photo. You don’t need to use a paper trimmer. Just eye ball it and use your scissors.

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Step 5

Start layering a piece of glassine envelope, journalling card and the photo with the patterned paper. You can add the title too.

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Step 6

Cut a very narrow strip of paper to place on the top of the page and another one or two to the bottom.

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Step 7

Add embellishments to your page and finish it with journalling.

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Some close ups:

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If you would like to know how I created the custom title watch this space, we will be back with some fun techniques next week!

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

 

 

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Autumn Door Decoration – Andrea Kovacs

Hi everyone,

Today we are back with an Autumn Decor idea by Andrea Kovacs. Andrea is going to show you how she created this fabulous door decor piece.

What you will need:

  • Bo Bunny scrapbook paper
  • chipboard
  • big chipboard letters
  • fall felt leaves
  • yellow, orange, beige paper roses
  • other paper flowers
  • rose leaves
  • rhinestones
  • gold acrylic paint
  • yarn

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Step 1

Cut out 3 chipboard rectangles or as many as you need for your word. In Hungarian autumn is only 3 letters so that’s why I’m working with three here.

Cover the chipboard rectangles with patterned paper.


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Step 2

Apply acrylic paint on the letters. You could apply thinker layers for more texture.

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Step 3

When everything is dry, it is time to adhere the letters to the chipboard backgrounds and decorate them.

 

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Step 4

Arrange paper and felt flowers around the letters in nice bulky clusters.

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You could add some stamping on the letters if you like, or some rhinestones, enamel dots.

Step 5

Using some yarn or twine attach the pieces and hang them up on your door.

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Project Life – Week 29 – Timi Konya

Hi everyone,

It is Timi back with another quick Project Life page.

Recently I discovered a blog with lots of label print and cut files. I love adding labels to my PL pages, so I was delighted when I found this blog.

I use my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut out all the labels and it really only takes a couple of minutes to have lots of different labels.

As always  I started with placing my photos on my desk.

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Then I filled the gaps with some Project Life cards. Most of the card are from the Dear LizzyDaydreamer Collection.

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The next step was to place some of the labels on the photos. I like to place some of the label a little bit off the page to add a bit more interest.

Labels are great to use when you have lots of photos in a spread and you don’t really have space left for journalling.

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Photography tip: There are lots of colourful walls, doors and gates in Dublin. I like to use them as background in my portrait photos.

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I also added some woodveener shapes.

The next step is then to add some letterstickers, rub-ons and some more embellishments.

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Some close ups:

You can use the labels to anchor a page element, so that those elements don’t just float on the page. I used two labels and place under my title.

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If you use a piece of memorabilia (like I did with this screen-print) don’t be afraid to add some decoration to it. Here I added one label sticker that already had some text on it, and I drew some lines with a ruler for my journalling.

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You could also add stamping details to journalling card that has a title already printed on it.

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This is my final Project Life spread for Week 29

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I hope you liked these pages and found some inspiration in them.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

 

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Art Journal Page – Andrea Kovacs

Hi everyone,

Today Andrea is bringing an art journal page where she used lots of her border punches and dies.

What you will need:

old book to turn into an art journal

gesso

acrylic paint

border punches and dies

flowers and other embellishments

 

First, apply gesso with a pallet knife. Try to add texture with lots of gesso.

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When the layer of gesso is dry then you can start adding layers of acrylic paint. let it dry.

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And now comes the fun part.

Andrea tried to use only card stock to punch and die cut different broders.

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She built these fantastic layers with just using white and orange cardstock. On the top of the layers of borders she added the title and some bulkier embellishments, like the paper flowers.

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On one side she left space for a quote and on the other side for a photo. To make sure that you incorporate the quote or the photo in the composition, you have tp treat it as one of the layers and preferably add one more layer on the top. This could be a frame or some butterflies on the side of the photo.

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It is nice to keep the two pages in balance with each other, this way they will create a composition together.


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This is the finished art journal spread.

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We hope you like the idea of using those border punches again!

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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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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Triangles – Scrapbook Page -Timi Konya

Hi everyone,

It is Timi here with a scrapbook page tutorial. Recently I am really into geometric designs. They look so fab on scrapbook pages too. Here’s how I created a page with all lots of colours and triangles.

What you will need:

  • Patterned paper
  • washi tape
  • doily paper
  • labels
  • chipboard – wood veneer pieces

Step 1

Take the patterned paper that you want to use. I chose one with lots of triangles and the other one had some light pattern on it, I chose the latter one for the background.

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Step 2

Layer the photo you are going to use on some smaller pieces of patterned paper. I used I layer of white copy paper and two layers of patterned paper.

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Step 3

Cut out some triangles, small ones and bigger ones.

 

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Step 4

Add some ink splashes to the background.

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Step 5

Place the photo where you want it. Layer it with a piece of doily paper and some labels. Here you can add some other embellishments too.

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Step 6

I added a strip of grey-white patterned paper to the top of the page. And placed the triangles on the left hand side of the page. By now I decided that I wasn’t happy with the orange label, so I changed it to a light pink one.

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Step 7

For more interest I drew some straight but sketchy lines around some of the triangles and the photo.

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Step 8

Add your title and journalling. I change the layout a little bit along the way. I took the ‘remember’ mini title from the top and completed my main title with it.

Remember to add some washi tape too for more interest.

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I hope you like this page and you will enjoy creating something with geometric shapes too.

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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Step 2
You can distress all the edges of the papers- this step is optional.

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Step 3
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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Step 4
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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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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