Wednesday, February 15, 2017

You're Beautiful With Enchanted Tea Party

Hello fellow crafty people and welcome to another blog post using the amazing Enchanted Tea Party collection.

I have made a layout today, and I hope you will try your hand at this one.

I started off cutting a ¾” border out of the gorgeous striped paper. As I am layering it with cardstock this is a great way to save paper as you can use the center bit you cut out for some of the layers.

 I trimmed a piece of white cardstock down to 11 ¼” square, attached the “frame” to the back and added the beautiful green patterned paper on top of that. The green paper is 11” square.

The next step is to do a bit of layering.

The back piece in blue measures 9” wide x 9” high
The cream piece measures 4” wide x 10 ¼” high
The soft blue piece (top layer) measures 9 ¼” wide x 6” high

I did some fussy cutting of the papers for the border strip as well as the gorgeous tea cups. They were mounted using our wonderful foam tape to add some dimension.

The 2 white photo mats measure 3 ½” x 4 ½”. I die cut the beautiful Adventure Time Tags from white and the teapot from The Invitation Set out of blue.

A metal key, some seam binding and one of our gorgeous flowers finished off a lovely soft layout which I must say I am pretty happy with.

I hope you enjoyed my project for today. I will be back soon with some more inspiration.
Happy crafting

Products used:
CO724295 Cottage Pollen Flowers
ULT200001 Snow White Cardstock

CO721957 - Self Healing Cutting Mats
CO724037 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Enchanted Tea Party Invitation & Wallet

The kidlets are back at school, it's time to craft. I got some of the gorgeous Enchanted Tea Party to play with and I love it. It is pretty but slightly whimsical and just so versatile.

I have a special occasion coming up and needed some unique invitations and this range fitted that description perfectly.

I would love for you to make one too so let's get right into how to make the wallet and invitation that fits inside.

Base of wallet: 
Cut kraft cardstock 5 1/2" x 9 3/4". Score at 3 1/2" and 7". Round the corners of the shorter end piece.

Wallet Strap:
Cut kraft cardstock 5 1/2" x 2".  Round both the corners of the end piece.

Decorative pieces: (this is for the inside and outside)
Panels - From cream cardstock cut 4 pieces 5 3/8" x 3 3/8" and 2 pieces at 5 3/8" x 2 5/8". (On these 2 pieces round 2 of the corners on the long side)
Strap - From cream cardstock cut 1 piece 5 3/8" x 1 7/8". Round both the corners of the end piece.
From Enchanted Tea Party patterned paper cut 4 pieces 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" and 2 pieces 5 1/4" x 2 1/2". (On these 2 pieces round 2 of the corners on the long side). 
For the strap cut 1 piece 5 1/4" x 1 3/4". Round both the corners of the end piece.

Layer the patterned paper pieces onto their matching cream cardstock pieces. Attach the panel pieces to the outside and inside of the wallet base. Do not attach the strap yet.

For the accordions inside the wallet cut  2 pieces 4" x 3 1/4". Score at 1/2" increments on the 4" side. Fold and attach glue to each end. Position on inside of wallet and stick down firmly.

Using our gold glitter cardstock cut out one of the Victorian Rectangle Nesting dies, the one that is slightly wider than your strap, and then cut it into a buckle to fit over the strap. Slide the buckle onto the strap.

To attach the strap apply some double-sided tape to the bottom half of the strap and stick it down to the back of your wallet. Gently fold it over the front of the wallets. Apply a thin strip of glue underneath the strap. I used some sticky velcro dots to create the closure.

To neaten up the strap at the back cut a rectangle out of the cream and kraft cardstock and then using the nesting set dies cut out the scallop out of cream and the circle out of a scrap of the patterned paper. Layer these up and glue them down.

The last step on the wallet is to add pearls to the strap.

For the invitation cut as follows:
Kraft cardstock 4 1/4" x 6" score at 3"
Cream cardstock 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
6x6 Enchanted Tea Party patterned paper cut at 4" x 2 3/4". Glue the layers together and place on the front of the card.
From the gold glitter cardstock die cut the "You're Invited" from the Enchanted Frame die set and adhere to the front of the card.

Products Used:

CO723049 Nesting Dies Victorian Rectangle

CO721957 - Self Healing Cutting Mats
CO724037 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Simple Valentine's Card

Hi there, Bridget here with another project for January. Can you feel the love? It’s almost Valentine’s Day and unlike Christmas,  I want to be ready with cards for all my loved ones. So, today I have made an easy Valentine’s Day that lends itself to “mass production”.

I wanted to move away from the traditional white & red for my card so I went with this softer colour pallet. The products I used for this card are not actually love themed at all but worked perfectly once they were all put together. I have some items from the Ooh La La collection as well as from the Be Merry Collection.

To start off with, score and fold your card base.
Cut Lilac Cardstock 4” x 5 5/8” & Twinkle Paper 3 7/8” x 5 ½”. Adhere the layers together and stick it to the front of the card.

Glue down one of the Ooh La La heart doilies in the center of the card front.
Out of pink cardstock cut the heart border piece from the Art Deco Border set. Trim it down to fit across the center of the card. 

Cut a piece of silver glitter paper ½” x 4” and adhere over the die cut.
Cut another piece of Lilac Cardstock 2 ¼” x 3” & Twinkle Paper 2 1/8” x 2 7/8” Place this in the center of the front of the card.

Hand cut a few hearts out of shades of pink, silver glitter and lilac. If you have any punches or dies with hearts use those. Emboss them using the folders from the gorgeous Ooh La La range.

 Using our 3D foam tape arrange the hearts within the rectangle on the front of the card.

Lastly, find a Valentine’s Day stamp in your stamp, stamp it on a piece of vellum ¾” wide and heat emboss it using our amazing embossing powders. 

Tuck the edges of the vellum around the front panel. Quick and easy your card is done.

I hope you all have a beautiful Australia Day coming up soon and I will be back soon with another Design Team Project. Looking forward to seeing you all at Creative Inspiration Live next month. If you haven’t booked your spot, get moving.



Products Used:

AD90019 A5 Card White 50 pack
ULT157568 Art Deco Border Set
C0724915 Twinkle Paper
C0725346 Silver Glitter Paper
ULT157630 Paper Doily Hearts
ULT157586 Zephyr Flourish Embossing Folder
ULT157585 Juniper Embossing Folder
CO724824 Couture Creations Go Cut & Emboss machine
CO721957 - Self Healing Cutting Mats
CO724037 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen

Monday, January 2, 2017

Wild & Free Canvas

Hello fellow crafters & welcome to 2017. I hope this year is going to be an incredible one for you. We are all very excited for our amazing event next month. If you have not yet booked into the Creative Inspiration Live event, do so quickly. BOTH events are almost sold out.

Today I have made an 8x8 canvas to showcase 2 beautiful photos taken by my son at a zoo back in South Africa. I had to pair the photos with the stunning Wild & Free range.

The layout I did on the canvas is very simple as I wanted to showcase the amazing papers.

I painted the edges and a border using black acrylic paint. I cut a piece of the zebra papers 7 ¾” x 7 ¾” and stuck it down.

The blue feathered paper measures 6” x 5” & the leopard print is 6 ¼” x 3”. Stick them both down. I used one of the borders from the ephemera pack below the leopard print. 

The title is popped up on some 3d foam and is also from the ephemera pack.

Next I die cut some of the elements from Wild & Free, the frame and the giraffes (codes listed below).

I cut a fishtail from the tree paper and mounted it on some black cardstock leaving a small border around it. I added a few rhinestones on it.

 Mount your photos on some black cardstock and glue down all your elements.
Lastly, I stuck one of the round stickers from the sticker sheet, included in the collection, onto a metal filigree embellishment, stuck it down with some 3d foam and added some hessian twine to the top.

Super quick & easy. Wild & Free, the most wonderful range to play with and showcase your safari or wild life adventure phots with.

Thank you for joining me today..I hope to see you all at Creative Inspiration Live in February 2017.
Happy Crafting!!!

Products Used
CO724811 Ekene Tree & Frame Die
CO724819 Tower of Giraffes Die
CO724852 Wild & Free Collection Pack
CO724904 Ephemera Die Cut Pack
CO721962 Couture Creations Foam Tape, 6mm

CO721985 Couture Creations Double Sided Tape, 6mm

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Be Merry Layout for Children

Hello fellow paper artists, its Bridget here with another Design Team project using the Be Merry range from Couture Creations. 

As the school holidays are upon us, it can be a little tricky keeping the children occupied. 
For my project I have created a super easy layout that the children can make using your Christmas photos. 

I am going to apologize upfront. My camera decided to go on strike so there aren't too many photos as they came out really fuzzy. 

The measurements for all the pieces are as follows (from the bottom layer up): 
Background polka dot - 12" x 12" 
Charcoal paper with reindeer & presents - 3 3/8" x 12" 
Multi Colour stripe paper - 8 1/8" x 8 1/2" 
Cream paper with large stars - 3 1/2" x 8 3/4" 
Charcoal with multi colour starts - 6 3/4" x 7" 

Once you have cut all the pieces glue them down as per the photo of the layout. 

You will need 3 photos for this layout. (1) 4" x 4" & (2) 3" x 3". 
Mat them if desired and place onto the layout. 

To make the rosette cut a piece of paper 1 1/2" x 12". Score every 1/4" using a score board or scoring tool.
With a 1 1/2" circle punch, cut one out of leftover pattern paper as the backing to glue your rosette to and one out of the Cyan glitter cardstock. 

Glue the two ends of the strip together, press it flat to "fan out" the rosette. 
Apply some hot glue to your backing paper rosette and place your rosette on top..hold in place until the glue has dried. 
Now glue your glitter circle on top, add the snowflake from the ephemera pack on top and adorn with a purple rhinestone from the Gemstones pack. 

Decorate the gift border strip from the ephemera pack with Glitzin Glamour glitter glue as well as more rhinestones. 

Die cut the Merry Christmas die from Seasons Greetings collection twice, once from Cyan glitter cardstock and once from a piece of charcoal paper from the Be Merry paper pad..this is the bottom shadow layer. 
Glue them on top of each other, keeping a slight offset. Place at the bottom of the layout. 

Choose 3 tags from the Mini Tag set and tuck those under the photo.


Products Used 
CO724920 Be Merry Bright 12x12 Paper Pad 
CO724922 Be Merry Bright Ephemera pack 
CO724923 Be Merry Bright Mini Gift Tags 
CO724927 Premium Adhesive Duo Gems Be Merry & Bright 
ULT157683 Merry Christmas Swirls Die 

Tools used
CO724824- Go Cut & Emboss machine 
CO721957 - Self Healing Cutting Mats 
CO724037 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen

There you go, super quick & easy. And it should keep the kiddies busy for a little while. 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year