Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Winter Fun at CutCardStock

HI ... I am here today to share a fun easy layout page for CutCardStock and  using Stardreams Metallic Cardstock and a touch of Atlas pattern paper from Pink Paisley. I am Canadian at heart and winters when your young are fun. This is my only Grand son's first xmas. Having to get all dressed up warm was the secret to a good time outside. He had a sleigh and loved it when mom or dad in this case bundles him up to out for a ride.

The secret to using lots of cardstock in your base is to use many layers, different shapes and colours and even die cut some titles and or pennant flags. Then just add some pattern paper for design and texture and it's perfect.

In these close ups we get to view the layers better. Also look at all the fun snowflakes that cut with cricut so easily. Even the delicate fine detail ones cut great on the fabulous paper. I added in some foam snowflakes for some added texture.

Here we see the fun sticker and cricut cut title with more snowflakes. The pennants were hand cut and using the Zig Millennium black pen I drew stitch lines for accents. 

In this close up I added even just the smallest amount of fake stitches using the Zig pen. Thanks for joining me today... see you again soon.

Supplies used to create this page:

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Rubber Buggy - Double Diamond card

HI.. today at The Rubber Buggy I am excited to share with you this fabulous card using Maja Design A Gift for You collection. I thought we'd step out of our comfort zone and try a new card shape. This is the Double Diamond Fold Card. 

Supply List:
The Rubber Buggy Products:

Cardstock base:misc

Dew Drops: Robin's Nest

Twine: Bella Creations Timeless twine

Here is the link to the instructions and template to make it.

and here is the template link:

Here is a close up of my card. 

**Please note the start template is 7"x12" (not marked on template that I could see)** 

and here is the closed version for viewing and this would be the envelope size required 6x7" 

Thanks for visiting..see you  again soon.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Off the Rails Scrapbooking - Merry Christmas and some tips

Hi everyone.. I am excited today to share a page for Off the Rails Scrapbooking using my design team products from The Rubber Buggy -  the fabulous Blue Fern Studios  paper collection and also a fun challenge from Challenge Yourself. When making this page I realized I was doing so many fun but easy things to create it and I thought it would be awesome to share the details with you today.

Supply List:
Paper: Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger
Other: stardreams cardstock, cardstock misc., stickers, royal coat glossy accents, modeling paste smooched
Sketch/ challege yourself #24

Here is the sketch I used:

So now we are ready to start. The papers being used have awesome print sections and you must decide how and where the photo is going to fit and not cover the amazing paper. With the sketch and paper and the pattern on the paper my plan was to locate the main cluster to the lower centre following the sketch. The upper band from the sketch is awesome but I didn't want to cover the right side of the paper.

What is did was to start with the strip of striped paper. I ran it across the top but when I got to the floral section you slit the paper and slide the piece behind. I then fussy cut the flower and part of the label from another section of accent papers and placed it to the top left side of the upper border.

Now following the main clustered section for the photo I decided the placement of an additional background piece for matting with just a slightly darker colouring than the main paper. I cut the strips of accent colours and placed them on the mat. Now playing around with it I decided the best placement would be covering the amazing pattern in the left lower section.. so this is where you fussy cut around the print image from top to bottom allowing the new section to be dropped partially behind but central on the overall page and creating a fabulous layered mat and accents ready for the photo without loosing the fabulous floral section.

Now you would see the paper colouring difference popping just a bit too much for eye appeal so getting out the modeling paste and a plastic bag we are going to smooch around the edges to blend the 2 layers together. 

Here are to shots of the smooching up close.

Another fun tip today is to create your very own thicker looking titles. I cricut cut the title Merry Christmas and then applies glossy accents  which you let dry to a glossy puffy looking title.

Here is the close up view... now you can make all your very own titles in any colour and style you like.

Thanks for joining me today... I enjoyed sharing the process used to create my Christmas page.. along with the fun easy tips that you can use to create when making your pages too.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Robin's Nest Celebrates Christmas

Welcome to the Robin's Nest full blog post today.. With Christmas today it was perfect to share my Christmas pages using the Christmas Collection.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products:
Ribbon: Rusty Rose 
Sketch: ScrapMuch
Other: chipboard, copic marker

Using the reverse colour side of a doillie gives us a white doily. What a fun little cluster section.

The great layers of paper gives fun colours, prints and sparkle adds texture.

Ribbons and snowflakes cluster this section.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products: 
Accents: Gold Straw
Other: PH stickers, Kreaxions punch border, 

Using the doillie, straw and some stickers made a great clustered accent.

Super fun title using stickers and on the fun bright patterned paper it looks great.

In this close up you see the glitter border, the punched border, some fun stickers and more straw.

Be sure to check out the Christmas collection  in the STORE with all the trims and accents.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

CutCardStock Christmas and Origami Christmas Tree tutorial with video

Hi.. at CutCardStock today and I am excited to share the origami Christmas tree with a video tutorial on how to make them. They are great on cards too but today I am using it as an accent on my xmas layout page of my grand daughters when they were small sitting on Santa's lap.

Above is my finished Christmas page ..... lots of great layers of colours, a mix of shapes, a splatter of background paint, cricut cut title, some doodling, pennants and some punching only to mention a few... BUT today I am sharing the how to make the origami tree with you.

Here is my video for your viewing. And below I have the printable sheet on how to .. to follow after watching the video.


Here is my 5 piece folded pieces ready to glue together to form my tree.


Here is the close up of my finished tree. I added dew drops to decorate the tree.

This section shows some stickers along with my cricut cut title. Stardream paper cuts so well in the cricut.

This close up give us a better view of the pennant, fun layers and if you look close you can see the punched border and some doodling.
Sure hope you'll give this a try.. thanks for stopping by.

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Robin's Nest sneak peaks

Welcome to the Robin's Nest blog post today.. With Christmas just 2 sleeps away it was perfect to share my Christmas pages using the Christmas Collection. I am sharing the sneak peaks but be sure to visit their blog for the FULL REVEAL.

and I made 2 pages so here are some more sneak peaks.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Rubber Buggy - Christmas - " For You"

Hi .. it's Bev here today at The Rubber Buggy there is amazing Christmas Collections I created this fun Christmas layout page with the Maja Design A Gift for You Collection. I then added lots of glitter and sparkle for Christmas.. it's perfect. This is Jake's first Christmas with family and he celebrated with his cousins.

Supply List:
Twine:Bella Creationz timeless twine
Pen: micron 01 black
Circle Cutter: Kreaxions
Stickers: misc
Sketch: SIT Rochelle Spears #167

In the close ups you get a better view of the details and accents. 

What a great frame for the cute photos.

Lots of circles, snowflakes, and fun cluster with tag, twine along with a great mix of grey and red print papers all set the stage for this great page.


Here is a card project using some more scrap stash from the Maja Design collection and added some of the Authentique Paper Tradition Collection to do the base.

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So glad you could visit today..come back again soon... and Happy Holidays to you and your families.