Friday, January 28, 2011

Beautiful Day Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue has made another lovely card to share, I hope you enjoy it.
Sue has used Hero Arts Clings Music Background stamp & MFT die-namics Framed Greeting Die and stamp set to create an elegant card.



















Products Used:
Cardstock: Powder, Black and Vanilla.
Stamps: Hero Arts Clings Music Background & MFT die-namics Framed Greeting Die and Stamp set.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Border, MFT Flower & Leaf TrioMFT Rolled Rose, MFT Scalloped Scallop, Spellbinder Labels 14 (die 3 & 4), Felt, Pearls & Black Twill.
Dimensional Magic


















Tutorial:

Cut C6 card from the black cardstock.

Cut Powder cardstock 100mm x 110mm.  Ink up the Music background and stamp on to the ‘Powder’ piece using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Attach to the black card using double sided tape

Cut 2 scallop border pieces, one from the orange felt and one from the Vanilla cardstock.  Attach to the bottom of the stamped ‘Powder’ piece.  Then, slightly bend up the vanilla cardstock, giving the scallops more interest having them raised up from the black.

Cover the join of the scallops and the ‘Powder’ piece with a length of black twill, wrap around leaving the join of the twill at the front of the card, then cover the join with a bow and a couple of loops.  I have used double sided tape to secure the loops and dimensional magic to secure the bow.

Now on to the sentiment panel........ using the Labels 14 cut one black shape (die 4) and a vanilla shape (die 3), using the pictures as a guide, attach the black shape onto of the musical background using double sided tape.  Layer the Vanilla shape on top using double sided foam mounting tape.

Using the Die-namics label that comes with the Framed Greeting set, cut out a label from ‘Powder’ cardstock, stamp your frame and sentiment of choice on top.  Layer onto of the Vanilla shape using foam mounting tape.

Cut a Rolled rose from orange felt, wind up to form a flower and secure with glue, (Sue used the hot glue gun to secure this one, it is so quick to dry). Cut out 3 vanilla leaves, attach to the card close to the sentiment.

Lastly add some pearls for a little softness, Sue also squeezed one into the centre of the rose.


















Please Note:
MFT DIES - We are currently sold out on quite a few of the MFT Die-namics dies, but they have been reordered & should be back in stock before too long. Please place stock notification requests for them on the website & we will let you know when they arrive.

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Evelyn

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A New Challenge Has Started!

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to our next Scrapbook Boutique challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who entered our last challenge.

We thought this time it might be fun to have a themed challenge.
(Please note: This challenge is only open to Australian residents with an Australian delivery address - sorry we do not ship Internationally.)

The Inspiration :




















The Challenge :


Create a project with a Valentine's Day theme ( don't you just love these cupcakes!)

The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page project......it's totally up to you!
Stamps :NO Digital stamps please

The Prize :
One randomly chosen winner will win a $25 Scrapbook Boutique Gift Voucher.

Challenge Rules:
Your entry MUST

*be newly created following the current challenge guidelines
*link back to Scrapbook Boutique Blog
*not cross-promote any other events or other businesses unrelated to us
*not be entered in to more than three challenge sites
*you must be an Australian resident with an Australian delivery address (sorry)

You may enter as many times as you like. But, in the interest of fairness, we will remove any entries that do not follow our simple guidelines and/or those entries shall not be eligible for prizes.
Thanks for understanding and playing along!

We look forward to seeing your creations.


Challenge Closes : Midnight, Wednesday 2nd February 2011

How to Enter :
  • Upload your card to your blog, click on your Blog's title, copy the URL, and add it to by clicking on the InLinkz button below
  • OR
  • If you don't have a blog you can still enter our challenge & play along by uploading your entry photo to a photo hosting site like Flickr or Photobucket & linking the URL of that hosted photo into InLinkz below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Scrapbook Boutique September Colour Challenge and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • Leave us a comment
  • Feel free to grab our challenge badge for your blog.
IMPORTANT : Please be sure to link your entry correctly, by clicking on the URL of your challenge entry post (not your actual blog ) & paste the link into InLinkz. 
Please leave a comment after linking.

Good Luck!





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Evelyn

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cherry Emma Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue has made a lovely card to share, I hope you enjoy it.
Sue has used the CC Designs Sugarplums stamps, Cherry Emma & Swing.



















Products used:
Cardstock: Sunflower & Xpress it Copic Blending cardstock
Stamps: CC Designs Sugarplums Cherry Emma & Swing
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E33, E35, E 37 (hair, branch & swing), G21, YG63, YG67 (Pants & Grass), R81, R83, R85, R89 (Pants), Y35, Y38 (sun), B45 (Background)
Copic Airbrush & Compressor
Dies: MFT Die namics ‘Sunshine’
 


















Tutorial:
Cut out 2 suns using the ‘Sunshine’ die, air brush one with the Y35 and one with Y38 markers.
To make the grass, take the lightest marker (G21), make a curved line at the bottom of the paper (using the chisel tip), with the same marker, lightly flick upwards (using the brush tip), making thin blades of grass.  Do the same with the medium (YG63) and the darker (YG67), adding less blades of grass with each colour.  To finish off add small dots of R83, R85, Y35, Y38

When airbrushing the background, hold the marker further away from the paper (than you would usually) to achieve the speckled look.  I have used the G21 for the lower background and the B45 for the upper- the sky.)

To make the grass Sue has used this grass tutorial http://colormecopic.blogspot.com/2010/07/kims-grass-colouring-tutorial.html by Kim from Color Me Copic.






























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Evelyn

Friday, January 7, 2011

Summertime Butterfly Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue has made a lovely card to share, I hope you enjoy it.
Sue has used the Hero Arts Cling Butterflies stamps & Echo Park Sweet Summertime Papers to create a pretty & summery feel to the card....just right for this time of year.



















Products Used:
Echo Park Paper Co- Sweet Summertime Paper kit
Stamps: Hero Arts Clings- Butterflies (CG130), Hero Arts Clear stamps- Sending Smiles (the flower)
Cardstocks: Xpress It Copic Blending cardstock and Moss cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: Y15, Y17, Y35, Y38, YR68, R05, R35, R37, R43, YG63, YG67
Silk ribbon (coloured with Copic marker Y35)
Rhinestones (coloured with Copic markers Y35, YR68)
Dies: Spellbinder Circles Nestabilities and MFT die-namics- Fresh Cut Grass
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Dimensional Magic
Spica Glitter pen - Clear
Rhinestones.


Tutorial:
Stamp the butterfly and the flower onto Copic blending card stock and colour with Copics, highlight with clear spica pen.  Cut out, use dimensional magic on the dots of the butterfly, leave aside to dry.

Colour a 200mm length of silk ribbon with the Y35 Copic Marker, allow to dry.

From the paper pack, cut cloud paper DL size (100mm x 210mm), cut stripes 100mm x 80mm.  Attach the stripes to the clouds, conceal the join with the adhesive scallop border from the elements stickers. 
Add the ribbon and finish with a bow.

Cut out the ATC size piece, stick to the cloud paper.

Using the Nestabilities Circles dies, cut a circle from the yellow dotted paper, and another using the floral paper, but cut the center out of the second one with a smaller circle, leaving a circular border about 8-10mm wide.

Stamp the flower onto the dotted paper, colour with Copics.

Cut a short strip of the grass (from moss cardstock) using the Die-namics border die.

Assemble the circles, grass, flower and butterfly.

 When sticking the butterfly on, only add glue to the body and gently bend the wings up, like wise only add glue to the center of the flower and gently bend the petals up.

Lastly add the coloured rhinestones to the centres of the flowers.




















Voila.... all complete!!


Sharing Ideas....













I came across a fun tutorial (courtesy of Stampavie) to make a cute stamped & embossed Tissue Box Cover, you can download the tutorial & PDF HERE.

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Evelyn

Jacob's Ladder Flip Flap Mini Album Tutorial

I remember having something like this when I was young & thought it would be a fun project to share for those of us that love Mini Albums.
Jacob's Ladder Mini Album - When you open a page it creates a waterfall like affect to the album causing the pages to tumble open - really cute.
Just a note......due to the style of this mini album there is not a lot of room for bulky embellishments - otherwise the pages may not tumble properly.























Tutorial :
(Courtesy of Jaine Drake- Thanks for sharing Jaine)

Materials:

10 pieces of book board or chipboard cut to 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" (You can use more as long as you have an even number and longer ribbons.)
2 Sheets of patterned scrapbook paper to cover the book board
3 pieces of ribbon cut to 45 inches each. Either Organza or thin ribbon is best.





Cover the board pieces with the patterned scrapbook paper on one side only. Decorate all the patterned sides with images but remember the ribbons will obscure parts of the pictures, which is why it's best to use organza or a thin ribbon.





Make two equal piles with your finished squares, making sure all the pictures are the right way up. Turn one pile over, keeping the pictures in the same orientation.





Take all the squares in the pile you've turned over and mark three lines at 1/2, 1-3/4 and 3 inches top to bottom.





Take the first marked square and run a little glue or double sided tape down the lines. Lay the ribbons as shown in the picture, with the two outside ribbons running out from the top, and the center ribbon running down from the bottom.





Take square number 2 which is unmarked and spread glue all over the undecorated side. Glue it down on top of the marked square.





Reverse the direction of the ribbons so the top two ribbons come down to the bottom and the bottom ribbon lies up to the top and making sure the ribbons are lying flat.





Take square number 3 which is marked and place (without glue) face down on top of the other two. Again put a little glue or tape down the lines and reversing the directions of the ribbons, lay them on top.








Taking another unmarked square, spread it with glue and lay down on top of the previous square. Bring the ribbons over once more, reversing their direction.





Continue in this way repeating from step number 4 through to the last unmarked square which is glued on top. Trim off the excess ribbon.





Your Jacob's Ladder may be a little stiff at first, but the more you play with it the better it will get.




I hope you find some time to give this project a try.

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Evelyn
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