Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

cute mini album video

Another fabric video

how to use our fabrics

April Card club cards

I must say first that I did not come up with these cards on my own - I saw a cute card that another consultant  posted on our bulletin boards for CTMH and then made a few adjustments to make it more my own - but again - someone else started the ball rolling - which is GREAT!  Stamp lifting at it's best ( :

Both of these are simple to create - I've used new papers w/ a random assortment of embellishments old & new on the right and old papers on the left with new embellishments - just play with the goodies you have ( :

Additional sample cards like the Bee card

This quilted look is so simple really to do - and with the simple change of the paper you can create a whole new look - I've used 2 old paper packets - shown a few different ways to use it - ways to use gems to bling it up a bit etc - come up with your own fun twist ( :

Heard the latest BUZZ? It's Buzz & Bumble month ( :

April's hostesses for scrapbook classes are:
Kristina & Renee

Card class:

Please bring the following to class:
Buzz & Bumble kit
fiskars trimmer
3-D foam
tombow adhesive
Sponge for cocoa ink
corner rounder

Creme Brulee

Markers (old style if you have them):
Creme Brulee

2 x 2
2 x 6 1/2

brochure layout:
5 x 7 landscape
3 - 3 x 4 landscape
2 - 3 x 4 portrait

bonus layout:
8 x 10 portrait
2 - 3 1/2 x 5 portrait

I really didn't change much on the first layout - I did omit one of the stamped images since it was for my son - but that was the only change there.

On the bonus layout though - I swapped out the main paper (the orange) and  used the back side which was the honeycomb side - that meant I also needed to swap out a few more pieces for contrast - but easy things to do - again - these are things you should do when the papers don't work with your photos - just make a simple swap of patterns.
I also opted to not random stamp the base pages with flowers but instead I used the honeycomb stamps there and added in some older stamps for my sentiments since again it was for my son and they worked better.  Feel free to add in other stamps with your layouts - think outside the box ( :
I omitted the title banner on this layout since I didn't have room to put it there without taking away from my photo - no worries - just make a change if that works for you too.
built on cocoa cardstock
next 2 largest pieces - honeycomb b&t 6 x 12 & 4 x 12
sunset band - 1/2 x 12 & 1/2 x 4
bee b&t - 1/2 x 12 & 1/2 x 4 - use the corner rounder for a scalloped edge
the skinny creme brulee piece - I cut a piece 5/8 x 12 & 5/8 x 4 so that the sunset band of cardstock could glue on top and then that creme brulee piece just peeked out - much easier than trying to cut & glue a skinny strip down.
2 - zip strips
the cocoa piece on the right side by the photos - 1 1/2 x 4
colonial white pieces - 2 x 3 & then 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
I swapped out the creme brulee piece shown on the right side with one of the B&T's - 3 1/2 x 5 like the photos
creme brulee flag on left side is 1 1/2 x 2 1/2
scrap pieces for flowers & seed stamp.


I taught this card to my card class last month - it's pretty simple but looks cool - it's a quilt look ( :
Take 3 different patterns or colors of paper cut 2 strips of 2 of the papers and 1 of the strongest or boldest color so you will have 5 strips total.
strips are 1/2 x 6 in length

Using a sheet of copy paper - glue each of the strips down side by side on the short end of the copy sheet - if you look at my pattern I've got boldest piece (the cocoa - which I only cut one of) in the middle.

Once they are glued down - cut off the large piece of copy paper that is still available and set that aside - you will use that in a moment.

Take the 5 strips that are glued down and now free of the extra copy paper and cut that into 1/2" strips - you should be able to get about 11 or so of those.

Glue those down now on that left over copy paper but stagger them off by one square like in the picture here - so that you "stair step" them.
Once you've glued that all down -

you will cut the edge off on the diagonal so that you cut off the "stair steps" you've created with the paper and are left with a clean edge -

turn that piece and place it on the 1 1/2 line on your cutter and you should be lined up to cut the other edge off - double check your line as you don't want the copy paper to show at all on your finished project.
That's it - you've created a fun quilted band that can be used on your cards or layouts. (on a layout do 1/2 x 12" strips instead)

Bee Card:

quilt band
3 x 5 1/2 Stripe b&t
color ready craft boarder - or you could cut something on the cricut ( :
Jute bakers twine