Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hero Arts & Sizzix have teamed up!

Coming Soon......
 Hero Arts & Sizzix have teamed up to offer stylish cling stamps that match Sizzix Framelits dies & Sizzix Embossing Folders.

New Stamp & Die-Cut sets - Each set includes multiple Hero Arts Cling stamps and matching Sizzix Framelits dies. With this unique pairing, you cut exactly what you see with nothing to obscure perfect registration. We can’t wait for you to try them — the dies are so easy to align with the stamped images!
New Stamp & Emboss sets -  Each set pairs a Sizzix embossing folder with a coordinating Hero Arts Cling background stamp, bringing texture and style to your projects.
We have ordered these new products & they should be arriving in October.


Watch the video (courtsey of Hero Arts)
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NEW Tim Holtz Videos from CHA Summer 2011

Hi Everyone
I came across some great CHA videos introducing some of Tim Holtz's new products coming out over the next few months & thought I would share them with you.
This is a long post so grab a cuppa & enjoy!
(The videos are courtesy of Scrap Time)
Tim Holtz & Sizzix


Watch the video
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Scrap Time - CHA Summer 2011 - Tim Holtz at Sizzix Pt. 1 - Mini Movers and Shapers


Scrap Time - CHA Summer 2011 - Tim Holtz at Sizzix Pt. 3 - Kraft-Core Paper and Texture Fades


Scrap Time - CHA Summer 2011 - Tim Holtz at Sizzix Pt. 4 - Texture Fades and Distress Inks


Scrap Time - CHA Summer 2011 - Tm Holtz at Sizzix Pt. 5 - Reflections Stamps


Scrap Time - CHA Summer 2011 - Tim Holtz at Sizzix Pt. 6 - Metal Foil with Texture Fades and Die Cutting

But wait.... there's more!
Tim Holtz & Ranger

Scrap Time - CHA Summer 2011 - Tim Holtz at Ranger Pt. 1 - Kraft Resist with Distress Inks and Stains


Scrap Time - CHA Summer 2011 - Tim Holtz at Ranger Pt. 2 - Picket Fence Distress Stains


Scrap Time - CHA Summer 2011 - Tim Holtz at Ranger Pt. 4 - The Ink Pallette


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Monday, September 26, 2011

" You're In My Thoughts" Card by Therese

Hi Everyone
Our DT Gal Therese has created a lovey card to share today.
I hope you enjoy it.
I just love the softness Therese has achieved by stamping a misted stamp on watercolour paper.
PRODUCTS USED:


TUTORIAL:
1.      Ink the large leaf cluster using Peeled Paint and Wild Honey, spray this with water using the mini mister before stamping it onto watercolour paper cut 120mm X 80mm.
2.      Use double sided tape to adhere this to a kraft card base cut 300mm X 105mm and folded in half.
3.      Cut kraft cardstock 130mm X 85mm and create a window in the upper portion with the third largest Spellbinder circle by running it through the Bigshot.
4.      Swipe the front of the card with the antistatic pad, then stamp and emboss the sentiment in the lower right hand corner.  Stamp further leaves in the lower left and upper right corner of the panel with VersaMark ink.
5.      Wrap the ribbon above the sentiment and tie a knot, secure this with a glue dot.  Finally attach the panel to the card front using foam dimensionals.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lyra Watercolor Crayons

Hi Everyone,
After many months of waiting for our supplier to get them back in stock, we have finally been able to restock the Lyra watercolor 48 crayon sets. To those ladies who have waited patiently for them to return, thank you so much for your patience. You can find them in the store HERE

These are lots of fun & create lovely watercolour effects. I came accross this tutorial by the talented "Technique Junkie" Pat Huntoon & thought I would share it with you.

Sharing Ideas....Fab Find
Watercolor Crayon Coloring
Watercolor Crayons are versatile coloring tools that are easy to use!  This method is fairly straightforward -- and once you master blending, adding and removing color, watercolor crayons may become your favorite coloring tool! 
Supplies:
- Permanent Ink
- Stamps
- Watercolor Crayons
- Cardstock, any color
- AquaPainter/ Water Brush, filled with water
- Paper towels (not shown)
Optional:  Heat tool)

 Step One:
Stamp image(s) with permanent ink.
Step Two:
Using Aquapainter filled with water, squeeze gently to moisten brush and run the bristles over the color to be applied first. This will pick up the color from the crayon.

Note:  A very wet brush will dilute the color somewhat; a drier brush will result in more intense color.
Step Three:
Paint the color onto the image.
Step Four:
If too much water or color is appled, use paper towels to blot up the excess water.
Step Five:
To clean the brush between colors, squeeze the aquapainter onto a paper towel until the brush runs clear.
Steps Six - Eight:
Color image as desired.  If too much color is added to any spot, use the cleaned waterbrush to add more water to dilute and remove the color.
Allow to dry thoroughly. Use a heat tool to speed drying, if desired.
Mat, embellish, and finish card as desired.
Try this!
Because watercolor crayons are opaque, they work great on colored paper! Just use several coats of crayon and dry between layers to achieve the best color coverage.
...and this...:
Use the aquapainter and crayons to brush color onto paper for a great watercolored bakground.


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Saturday, September 24, 2011

"You're Special" Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue has created a very pretty card to share today.
I hope you enjoy it. I just love softness of the colours Sue has chosen.


PRODUCTS USED:

Stamps: Hero Arts Clear Antique Engravings, Find Joy,  Hero Arts Silhouette Grass
Paper: MME Fine and Dandy - True blue ( I have used the 6 x 6)
Copics: Y13, Y21, Y23, YR23, YR61, YR65, YR68
 Accessories: Clear Embossing powder,  MFT die-namics Solid Bracket border, buttons,  MFT Dies Upsy daisy, WE R Memory Keepers- Corner Chomper, Clear Spica Glitter pen



TUTORIAL:
Cut Kraft 100mm x 145mm, stamp with the grass using the versamark ink and clear emboss.
Layer onto black cardstock 105mm x 150mm
Cut MME yellow DS paper, 105mm x 40mm, attach at the bottom of the stamped grass
MME orange DS paper 10mm x 4mm, attach over the yellow DS paper.
Cut a bracket boarder from black cardstock, attach over the join.
Cut a small flower from the MME yellow DS paper, attach to the card with a foam dot, secure a button to the centre of the flower.
Stamp the butterflies onto Xpress it blending cardstock using the Memento ink, colour with Copic markers and cut out.
Attach a black button to the centre of each butterfly, secure to the card with foam tape.
Stamp the sentiment using the Versafine ink
Attach to a C6 card base
And lastly round the bottom right hand corner- Complete!!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Handsome" Layout by Narelle

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Narelle has created a very "handsome" layout to share today.
I hope you enjoy it. I just love these new My Mind's Eye Papers!


PRODUCTS USED:



TUTORIAL:

1.        Cut the following sizes and pieces from the papers in the pack:-
  •  "Boyish - Handsome" paper-  Cut out the "You are so handsome" block, and a piece that    measures 22cm wide x 18cm high from the crown side, and a piece that measures 7cm wide x  17cm high from the glitter spot side.
  • "Boyish Plaid" paper-  Cut a 5cm high x 30cm wide strip.
  • "Dream - Wallpaper" paper- cut out the "You are so special" and "bird" journal blocks.
  • "Everywhere - Correspond" paper-  Cut out the large and small butterflies, and the "correspondence" tag
  • "Everywhere - mirrors" paper -  cut one ruler, 30cm wide.
  • "Fun day- today" paper- cut out the "Today" journal block, and cut a piece 20cm wide x 4cm high.
2.        Ink the edges of all the pieces using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink, and also the edges of Fun day -  "borderline" which becomes the base of your layout.
3.        Adhere the Glitter circle paper on the layout, 1.5cm in from the top and 1.5cm in from the left edge.
4.        Adhere the green/cream striped block 2.5cm from the right and 4cm from the base of the layout.
5.        Adhere the glitter plaid strip over the cream/green strips, 6.5cm from the base.
6.        Adhere the crown paper 4cm from the top and 4cm from the left.
7.        Ink the edges of a 5"x7" photo and adhere on top of the crown piece, 6.5cm from top and left edge.
8.        Adhere the ruler piece under the photo.
9.        Add the bird journal block on the left edge of the layout, 0.5cm from base.
10.    Over lap the "You are so handsom" journal block with foam tape, and add the small butterfly.
11.    Adhere the "Correspondence" tag in the lower right corner using foam tape.
12.    In the top right corner, add the "today" journal block, and adhere the "you are so special" block using foam tape.
13.    Add the large butterfly, adhering just the body so the wings lift up.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

The winner of the Holly Jolly Stamp set from our September blog hop is.....Carolyn

 
Carolyn  said...
The design teams projects are great, they are a talented group of ladies. Thanks for providing the opportunity to play along with this blog hop and I am looking forward to the next one. Thanks again 

Please email us at the email address below, to claim your prize.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Kick Up Your Heels" Card by Angela

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Angela has created a great card to share today.
I hope you enjoy it. I just love this Hero Arts High Heels Stamp set.



PRODUCTS USED:


TUTORIAL:

Cut white cardstock 125mm x 240mm and fold in half
Cut red cardstock 120mm x 115 mm
Cut black cardstock 117 x 112mm and emboss with Cuttlebug texture folder
Stamp Hero Arts high heel with sentiment on white cardstock with black memento ink
and red memento ink for sentiment
Colour you image
Using Spellbinders Label 3 cut large red shape and smaller white shape.
Adhere to card and attach bling.


Sharing Ideas....Fab Find
Silhouette "How To" Video - Working with a Scanned image
(courtesy of Creations with Christina's Blog - Christina is just amazing & so talented)

Learn how to create a matching die cut for any stamped image using the Silhouette Machine.... really great if you are not so good at fussy cutting around your stamped images.



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Saturday, September 10, 2011

A New Challenge & Blog Hop Has Started!

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to our new challenge & Blog Hop. 
Thank you so much to everyone who entered our last challenge.
(Please note: This challenge  & Blog Hop is only open to Australian residents with an Australian delivery address - sorry we do not ship Internationally.)
The Challenge:
The Inspiration :

Colour Challenge : Create a project that has the colours Berry, Pink, Aqua & a touch of pearl.
Can you believe 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 $30 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

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, Friday 30th September 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 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.
The Blog Hop:
We also have a Blog Hop happening so be sure to visit all of our design Gals'  blogs to see their wonderful creations & leave them a comment.

Comment Prize:
Follow along, you could win this cute stamp set. (closes midday Saturday 17th September 2011)
To be eligible to enter the Blog Hop prize draw you must leave a comment on all four of our Designer Gal's Blogs & then come back & leave a final comment on Scrapbook Boutique's blog where we will choose a randomly drawn winner in next Saturday 17th September for these sweet Christmas stamps.

Blog Hop starts HERE:
Follow me to Angela's blog to see her fab creation

ANGELA
NARELLE
SUE
THERESE


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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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Delicate Blossoms Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue has created a pretty card to share today.
I hope you enjoy it. I just love these delicate Poppy images.


PRODUCTS USED:

Stamps: Hero Arts Clear- Delicate Blossoms, Find Joy, Antique Engravings
Cardstock: Black, Peach and Kraft
InkVersafine- Onyx black , Stazon Jet Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:R01, R02, R05, R22 , G21, G24, C1
 Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, vellum, MFT die-namics Scallop border, mini rhinestones, Copic 0.3 multi liner
TUTORIAL:
Cut Kraft cardstock, 102mm x 150mm
Stamp the blossoms using Versafine Onyx black ink, emboss with clear embossing powder.
Colour the blossoms with Copic markers.
Cut a thin strip of black the length of the card, attach to the right side.
Cut vellum 25mm x 150mm, stamp sentiment with Stazon, using the multiliner rule 2 lines to frame the sentiment
Attach to the back of the card front.
Using the jumbo scallop boarder die, cut a scallop from peach cardstock, attach to the right of the sentiment.
Stamp a butterfly using Tuxedo black ink onto a scrap of Kraft, colour with Copic marker and cut out.
Colour 2 mini rhinestones with R05 marker, attach to the butterfly and the sentiment
Attach to a C6 card base.

Don't forget ....
Our new challenge starts this Saturday, so be sure to pop by our blog if you can, as our first blog hop we will be happening too!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bugs & Butterflies Card by Narelle

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Narelle has created a cute card to share today.
I hope you enjoy it.

PRODUCTS USED:

Echo Park "Country Drive" papers
Distress Ink - "Tea Dye"

TUTORIAL:
1.      Create a Vanilla card base from a piece of cardstock cut to 21.5cm x 15cm and fold in half.
2.      Cut the bugs/butterfly square from the reverse of “Summer Dress” paper from the Echo Park Country Drive Pack.
3.      Trim the bug/butterfly paper to 14.5cm wide, then cut two strips that are 2 rows of bugs/butterflies high (about 2.8cm)
4.      Flip over the remaining bug/butterfly paper and cut a piece that is 14.5cm x 4.5cm.
5.      Ink the edges of all the pieces using Distress Ink.
6.      Punch 2 Border strips from vanilla cardstock and adhere to the back of the orange panel.
7.      Adhere the two bug/butterfly strips to the top and bottom of the card.
8.      Lace pink twine through the border punch and tie off at the back.
9.      Mount the panel on the front of the card with foam mounting tape.
Fussy cut 9 butterflies from the remains of the bug/butterfly paper and adhere to the card using a the zig glue.  Roll a fine line of the glue down the butterfly body and fold the wings back as you stick them down to give dimension.


Sharing Ideas....Fab Find
Learn how to make a cute Dress Form Pin Cushion, using the Sew Nifty Stamp & Die set



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