Monday, March 28, 2011

Paper Lanterns Card

This week at H2H is a sketch challenge.  This is the sketch, and my creation:

I've been itching to use the new Paper Lanterns stamp set, and decided to use this as my opportunity.  I stamped the red lantern a few times and then punched it out using the 1.25" circle punch (which was a perfect match!).  Then I stamped the back side, folded the image to find the center line, and cut slits halfway up, so I could create my "3D" lantern.
It's a little hard to tell, but I stamped the tassle on white cardstock and then cut it out.  I cut in between the fringe, so it has a little 3D touch to it, too.

The border on the top and the bottom is from the A Little Everything stamp set.  The papers and ink are Dutch Blue, Tulip, Sunflower, and Black.  You can't tell from the photo, but the cluster of three small circles is made up of Sparkles from the Red, Pink, Purple Assortment.  

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Layout Recipe Challenge & Flip Flaps

This week's Lasting Memories Layout Challenge is a recipe challenge:  (1) die cut,  (2) brads, and (3) layers.  Here's my humble contribution:

You have to look closely to find the brads.  I placed them on the chipboard circle to draw attention to the photo.
On the right hand page I was able to incorporate one of my all-time favorite products...Flip Flaps!
I had a lot of pictures and didn't have the heart to leave any of them out! Flip flaps to the rescue!  I also got to use my new 1.25" circle punch. I punched circles out, folded them in half, cut along the fold, and then used them to create the border you see at the top of the layout. I really like the chipboard accents, too. I love that you can ink them up to match whatever color scheme you're using. And look at that...another layout done! I'm on a roll! :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Baby Album - Interactive Scrapbook

This is a scrapbook album I made of my daughter.  I 'finished' it awhile ago, but I still have to go back and add some journaling.

I went crazy with pictures on this one so you could see all the interactive elements in it.  I used techniques from CTMH's Magic book and I love how it turned out.  There were lots of oohs and aahs when I shared this album with friends and family, and not just because of the cute baby!  If you haven't tried interactive scrapbooking yet, put it on your to-do list!

Pull tab reveals stamping and mini-photos.
Photo pocket for journaling tag & memorabilia pocket embossed with my Creatopia.
Photo pops up to reveal journaling.

4-panel mini-album tied with a bow.
Film strip pulls out to reveal more photos.

Ribbon-hinged door with chipboard closure.

Pocket for DVD.

Most embellishments are CTMH, with the exception of a few Martha Stewart punches.  The paper and cardstock is from the Topstitch Paper Pack.  The cover is a Bind-It-All Cover-All that I sponged with ink.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Photo Display

The H2H Challenge this week is to share a piece of home decor. I'm stealing this from a previous post, but using updated photos. I made an accordian-style photo display, which I intended to take to work to put on my desk, but is still at home because I really like it on my shelf.

Side 1:
Side 2:

It's made out of that clipboard-type material that I picked up somewhere. Usually I buy things like this intending to make something great, but then I always want to save it for the "perfect" project, and it sits in a drawer! These photos were all extras that didn't fit into my scrapbook album, and I really loved all the blues in them - it seemed a shame not to use them for something. So...

I inked the edges so they would be blue instead of craft brown and then used scraps I had from the Stardust paper pack and Stickease to decorate. The blues and yellows worked perfectly with the photos. I used the rings to attach the pieces together, and tied some blue and white ribbon on the ends. I also stamped a few titles.

So a few extra photos & leftover scraps can turn into something pretty neat!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

H2H Times 3

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to use 3 stamps to create a scene. The "Baby Love" stamp silhouette made me think of a sepia-toned vintage photograph, which became the idea for this card. I went crazy with stamps & ink on this one. In addition to the "Baby Love" stamp set, I used "You're a Hoot" for the branches, the "Bee Mine" petite perk set for the bee, "Say it in Style" for the sentiment, the new "Universal Backgrounds" set for the writing above the tear, and "Picture Perfect" for the photo corners.

The cardstock is Desert Sand and the inks are Desert Sand and Cocoa. Some distressing, tearing, inked edges, and a little Waxy Flax finish it off.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Toronto Layout

The drought is over! It's been nearly 6 months since I completed a scrapbook layout. [Wonder why that is... :)] Here it is:

The layout is loosely based on the Parlor Tricks layout in CTMH's Magic. I got to use my new "Two-Step Backgrounds" stamp set shown below.
I LOVE this stamp set. I used it to make the patterned paper looking strip & to add some tone-on-tone pattern to my title. It was remarkably easy to stamp, thanks to my clear acrylic blocks!
Now some layout close-ups...I went a little crazy with photos because I was so happy to have completed something!

The stars are from the "A Twinkle" stamp set. I pieced them together and attached them with foam tape. The paper is from the Caboodle Paper Pack.
Hopefully it won't be another six months before I get another layout done!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...