Tuesday, December 15, 2015

First Christmas - layout with diamond fold album

Welcome to the last scrapbook class of the year!

Open here...

...and reveal a folded album that hides 4 more photos. 

It's so easy to do, you'll be folding more of them in no time. The beauty is, you can prepare this layout before Christmas and add your photos later!

This class will only run on Monday, Dec 21 at 9:30am and Tuesday, Dec 22 at 10am. 

Both will be at TJ's Scrappin' With Style
21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Blue and pink Christmas

Next week we have a little change in schedule: I am teaching this pretty blue & pink layout on Tuesday at 10am (at a friend's house, contact me for location) and on Friday at 6pm at TJ's Scrappin' With Style. 

 The papers I used are available for you to buy, or you can bring your own and change things to suit.

 All you'll need is: 
- 1 photo (approx 3.5" diameter)
- a few paper flowers (limited flowers available)
- rhinestones
- ribbon for a bow
- twine

and if you're bringing your own papers, add these:
- 2 papers for the background
- plain paper or cardstock for the branches
- a frame for the photo 
- a round tag for the title (or other shape)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

It's time to scrap some Christmas layouts!

As nice as it is to do something different, red and green will always be the go-to colours for Christmas and next week we're using the wonderful "Home for Christmas" collection from Kaisercraft in all my classes. At TJ's Scrappin' with Style we're doing this one: 

There  is some nice and subtle gold and silver shine here and there...
and we're die cutting some adorable mini bows:

For the rest of the classes I have some news:
I will no longer be teaching at Scrapulous (a personal decision), but until Christmas classes are going ahead at different locations. So if you're interested in coming, you MUST let me know and I will give you the details. Just until I work a few things out.
So, here is what we're doing:

I've used the "Home for Christmas" and "Basecoat" collections for this layout and it's just so easy to scrap with these!

I've used the "Home for Christmas" and "Basecoat" collections for this layout and it's just so easy to scrap with these! There is some lovely chipboard (available in 3 similar designs),
  and a little angel too (he was a bit gaudy in gold, so he got a few coats of white spray paint) 
 Tug in a few more embellishments and it's done! So if you're up for some quick Christmas scrapping, contact me below!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fairy Princess and how to use your Distress Inks more

Do you believe in fairies? You will when we scrap with the pretty new papers from Kaisercraft at TJ's Scrappin' With Style on Monday, Nov. 23 and at Scrapulous on Dec 01, 03 & 04 ! 

 Pretty paper like this just begs to be fussy cut...

And you can learn a few nifty tricks with punches, too!

But you don't have to go for the fairy look! Here is a manly version of the same layout:

At Scrapulous there will be no fussy cutting, but lots of ways to use Distress Inks:

You will learn how to make this soft washed look with an embossing folder and reinkers...

 ...and how to create pretty edges with a mask, heat embossing and a Distress Ink pad. Of course there is a little bit of stamping too, but with something unusual as a stamp! 

 You will receive an overlay for your photo and I have quite a few designs to choose from, both for portrait and landscape photos.

You just need 2 white cardstocks, 2 contrast cardstocks (one to mat the squares, one to cut the chicken wire), 2 charms, a flower, ribbon and a rhinestone or pearl swirl (available in several colours and designs at Scrapulous) 

Now all that's left to do is pick your colour. Look at all the colours you can choose from!

Classes times are:
Tue (24/11) 10am
Thu (26/11) 6pm
Fri (27/11) 9:30am
at Scrapulous, 60 Bryants Rd, Shailer Park
Cost is $20

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Graffiti and a swell time

In our next class at TJ's Scrappin' With Style we're creating a star layout that is suitable for boys and girls. 

We just use some cardstock, one patterned paper, a star die and a few embellishments to create this look:

If you'd like to learn how, join me! 
Monday, Nov 16, at 9:30am
21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central
Cost: $25 incl materials

Are you ready to scrap lots of photos on a double layout at Scrapulous?

You can use more or less photos than me, depending on what you have.

We will use a few my2angels goodies to embellish this page: flowers, ribbon, a charm and rhinestone squares. I'll even show you how to bling up some very ordinary buttons.

All you need is this:
photos: one 4x6" and approx  seven 3x4" (directions can vary from mine)
2 background papers *)
4 patterned papers
flowers *)
rhinestone squares *)
ribbon *)
1 charm *)
Glossy Accents / Dimensional Accents
Cutter & usual tools
Everything else will be supplied in class
*) all available at Scrapulous

This class will be at Scrapulous, 60 Bryants Rd, Shailer Park on Tuesday November 17, at 10am
on Thursday, Nov 19, at 6pm
and Friday, Nov 20, at 9:30am

Christmas cards with Charming Words

When it comes to Christmas, I just love the traditional colours! The Home for Christmas 6x6" paper pad is perfect for making lots of Christmas cards. 

It goes really well with a rustic look:

And it also suits the red-and-green colour scheme: 

Team it up with some Charming Words (find them all here) and any simple card will get the wow factor!


Here I used:
♥ poinsettia

The red stamen stems aren't just a great tongue twister, they're delightful as a wreath too! 

Simply twist one branch into a double circle, tie with some twine and cover with a fussy cut poinsettia from the paper pad. A few extra white stamen will help it not to look so flat. And a little 2015 charm is so "now".

If you like it a little more frilly, try cutting out a circle as a bauble...

 ...and decorate it with:
♥ tiny rose 
♥ pink stamens 

Like it more traditional? Try using some of the red gloss paper from the pad and rub a baby wipe over the corners. It will take some of the colour off and show the glossy design all the better. 

Then decorate with a green merry Christmas charming word:

Do you like to make your own embellishments? Why not take a golden bauble mini pick and whip up a sparkly bauble:

It's super easy and quick and the golden rhinestone chain is included too! Finish it off with a pretty organza ribbon bow (tie two layers into a bow for extra volume!)
Then add some more star flowers

A strip of Christmas felt ribbon always makes a pretty border. The kraft and white combo goes well with a little black, if you like it a tiny bit more non-traditional.

I used:
♥ black metal textured stars (among my all-time faves)
♥ red twine 

So, as you can see, the Home For Christmas paper is super versatile and you can make lots and lots of cards from just the one 6x6" pad, some cardstock and some pretty embellies from my2angels.
Happy cardmaking!