Monday, June 27, 2022

Carta Bella Farmhouse Summer Layouts Part 2

Have you been playing with your June Kit? I have! I've made a layout using some family photos we took in the fall. The Carta Bella "Farmhouse Summer" Collection is perfect for family photos.

I began with all the frames that came in the kit. Some are made of chipboard and others are in the ephemera pack. I matched my photos to the frames and decided to cut apart the picture of the cat and my daughter so they could each have a frame. I knew I wanted to make a row of flags when I saw all the different sizes and shapes of flags in the kit. Some are puffy stickers, some are cardstock stickers and some are ephemera. I ran out of the green paper however, so I had to add a third row of paper. But it worked out ok because the frames kind of point into a triangle and I could add a second row of flags. The final touches included adding some enamel dots and ephemera tags. My favourite part of the layout is the journaling. It says, "The Johnson Family (plus a random cat)". This cat followed us through the whole park and really did want to be a part of our family.

Here is a close-up of all those flags. I cut them out without peeling the stickers off their backing so I could move them around until I found a layout I liked. 

Thanks for taking a peek at my layout! Have a scrappy summer everyone!

Friday, June 17, 2022

Farmhouse Summer Layout with the June Kit

 Hello everyone! I'm working with the June kit today which features the Carta Bella - Farmhouse Summer Collection. It has yellow, red, green and blue in darker and lighter shades and features lots of bits and pieces to make those cards and layouts. I decided to scrap a picture of one of our home renovation projects since there are lots of references to 'home' in this kit. I tried to tackle some home renos through COVID and convinced my child to help me for all of five minutes! 

I used a sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Sketchy Facebook Group. Lots of inspiration there if you need to kick start your creativity. The sketch is from June. 

I started by choosing the three background papers. I love the look of 4 pictures but I couldn't find 4 that had the same size and theme so I used one and 2 cut-apart cards. I framed the photo with white paper and then used a punch to make a frame from patterned paper. The journaling framed by a frame in the ephemera pack. The title is from the chipboard phrases pack. The remaining embellishments are a combination of cardstock stickers, puffy stickers and enamel dots

I'll be back with more of the June kit next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 13, 2022

Check Out What's In the Store!

 Hello Scrap Shotz Friends!

If you were able to join us at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Calgary and Edmonton last month you got to see some brand new to Scrap Shotz products. 

We are thrilled to offer Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a Canadian company! 

Check out all the Kraftin' Kimmie fun and cuteness in the store, we've got lots of stamps and stencils!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Panda-monium

This card was one of the Make & Takes we did in Edmonton using the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Lumberjack and Jill stamp set. 
The card also features another new to Scrap Shotz line, A Colorful Life stencils! We used Deco Foil Duo Transfer Gel through the Meet In the Middle stencil and then foiled with Deep Blue Deco Foil. Hey is die cut from the Waffleflower Oversized Hey Hi Hello die and everything is layered over an inked card front embossed with the Altenew Woven Basket 3D embossing folder.

This card combines the Festive Stripes stencil by A Colorful Life with Distress Translucent Crackle Paint.

We brought in some newer Altenew products and everyone loved them, especially the 3D embossing folders! There are still some fabulous Altenew products in the store so let's take a look at a few!

So there you have a look at some of the great products now available in the shop!

Have fun shopping and Happy Crafting!


Friday, June 3, 2022

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Indigo Garden - March Kit Layouts

 Hello everyone! I've been working with the March kit which features the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Indigo Garden Collection. I love indigo and flowers so this was the perfect kit for spring. If you missed out on this kit, there are still some available in the shop. 

For the first layout, I used one of the papers that already has all those flowers and butterflies. I cut a strip off each side and attached strips from another piece of paper. I tore some green and pink papers to put behind my photos. The rest is embellished with brads, foam stickers and thread.

The second layout uses a little bit of everything! I used white gesso to cover two strips down the yellow paper. I tore two pieces of floral paper and glued them to the gesso. I used brown ink and a stamp from a previous kit to stamp the branches around the page. Next, I added the photos and the embellishments which included ephemera and cardstock stickers. I finished it off with some brown paint splatters.

The final layout uses one of the papers that already has flowers and butterflies printed in a circle. To add dimension, I layered more on top. I fussy cut several flowers and used a doily as a frame. I bent the edges of the flowers and butterflies so they lift off the page. This was a really fun layout to make trying to use all the different types of embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Splendid Mini Album - Part 2

The May Scrapbooking Kit features the newest Paige Taylor Evans collection called Splendid. In classic Paige style, the collection is colorful and floral and whimsical and full of all kinds of fun patterns! While I love my usual 12x12 format, this bright collection had me thinking mini album!  

In Splendid Mini Album - Part 1 I walked through my process for creating a cute little 6x6 mini album with just the Kit goodies. No actual album needed - you make it from the Kit papers. 

After making the album itself, I spent a couple of very enjoyable nights adding the photos and embellishments - essentially creating little 6x6 or 6x12 little layouts inside the album. The best part is, I was working from just the Kit so everything was all matchy-matchy. No overthinking required! 

Here are some photos of the cover and some of my most favourite pages. Love all the colour! 

You could use any Scrap Shotz Kit to make this mini album! All the right things are in that one little exciting package - the paper (which you make the actual album with) and all the embellishments you need … and everything matches! 

Have fun! 

Monday, May 30, 2022

Scrapbooking with the Splendid Collection- May Kit Club!

Hello friends! Karla here today with a look at the beautiful May Kit Club featuring the Paige Evan's Splendid Collection! Be sure to scroll down to see the process video where I put this together Live on the Scrap Shotz Facebook Page. 

I used a sketch to start from the PageMaps Sketches website. I love starting with a sketch! 

I used some of the pretty floral paper as a background, and as you can see from the video below, created a frame to save the inside of that lovely paper for another project! I used the wave stencil from the Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush collection and some Distress Oxide Ink to create a subtle effect on the Bazzill cardstock included in the Kit and then added some splatters of Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide Spray.

I added ephemera and puffy thicker stickers from the kit as well, popping some elements up with foam tape for dimension.

I cut a strip from the gorgeous acetate sheet also included in the kit to place under my photos. The beautiful gold accents are amazing! I combined stickers and ephemera from the kit, and some Thicker letters from my stash, to complete my title and finished it off with some of the pretty flower sequins and enamel hearts and dots.

Here's a look at the video where you can see exactly what's in the May Kit and how to put this layout together!

The May Kit  features 12 of 24 papers, This & That Phrase Thickers, Sequin and Epoxy Sticker pack, Icon Ephemera, 6 sheets of Bazzill Cardstock and the gorgeous Acetate Specialty Sheet! 

You can also purchase the Splendid collection piece by piece in the Shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have an amazing week! Don't forget to take a break and join us on Facebook at 1 pm MST every Thursday for a Live demo featuring fun products!

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Splendid Mini Album - Part 1

The May Scrapbooking Kit features the newest Paige Taylor Evans collection called Splendid. In classic Paige style, the collection is colorful and floral and whimsical and full of all kinds of fun patterns! While I love my usual 12x12 format, this bright collection had me thinking mini album!  

For this post I will show you how I made the actual album itself from the pattern and cardstock papers in the Kit - and in a few days, I will pop up another post to show you the finished album. 

Step 1: Decide the size of your mini album. For this process, we are using 12x12 papers so you can go any size really - for a teeny weeny little 2x3 to a 6x12. I went with a 6x6 for a few reasons. I wanted it small but not too tiny, some of the embellishments and stickers are pretty big and I want to make sure I could use them all, this size only requires one cut, and you get 2 album pages (so technically 4 album layouts) from that one cut. 

Step 2: Select your papers. I went through the Kit and chose all the papers that made me most happy and one of each coordinating card stock. The few papers I left behind will mat my photos in the album. Note, the more papers you pick the bigger the album / more pages the album will have. These are the A and B side of the papers I picked.

Step 3: Cut and score your papers. With a 6x6 album you want to cut the paper into 12x6 strips aka in half. For the pattern papers, pay attention to the pattern direction when you cut - some patterns only make sense one way (words, birds, flowers) so you need to cut so that when you fold the paper longways the pattern will make sense. 

I used my trimmer to cut and score my papers. Cut: line up each paper to 6inches on your trimmer and slice - so you end up with a 6inches high and 12inches wide strip. Score: then turn the paper strip once and line it up to 6inches again on the board (so the very middle of the 12inches is dead centre on the cutting blade channel). Then use a ruler edge or scoring bone or if you trimmer has a score piece - score the paper. 

Do this for every pattern you picked. Each 6inches x 12inches scored paper will make 4 layouts in your album. 

Step 4: Assemble your album. Take all those papers you cut and scored and stack them and fold them in half like a book. Sometimes first folding each paper in half before you stack them and fold makes it a little easier - especially with card stock. The paper on the very bottom will become your front and back cover so pick that one with care, and the paper on the top will be a very pretty double layout at the centre of your book, so pick that one special too. 

Flip through the book a few times to see if you like the order of patterns and colours - switching papers around as your heart desires. Once the album is in the order you want, bind the album.

If you have a long arm stapler you can staple the spine (unfold and flatten the book making sure your cover is on the top when you staple - so the pokey part of the staples are on the inside of the album). I don’t have a stapler, so I use an elastic around the middle where the score is or a few wraps of twine. The twine on the edge is a neat touch and looks pretty on the shelf. 

Step 5 - OPTIONAL! Prep the pages with the theme you want for your album. Before adding photos or embellishments or anything, I like to bring a touch of a theme to my mini albums. For this mini, it’s a wee gift for my nephew about our pup. So I used a Peartree Cutfiles Stencil of little Doggy Paw Prints and various Tim Holtz, Distress Inks in a coordinating colour to bring a subtle tone on tone dog paw pattern to most of the album pages. 

Next step is to make a whole bunch of mini-layouts to fill your album - the really fun part! I will share my process and the final album next blog post.