Wednesday, June 19, 2019

June Scrap Shotz Kit - Explore Nature In The City Layout

Hello! It's Karla back today to show you a double page layout created with the June 2019 Scrap Shotz Scrapbooking Kit, featuring the Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack Collection. This is an amazing collection of papers, ephemera, stickers, letter stickers and more that will have you creating in no time! I found some photos of my family from a few summers ago when we visited the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park in Calgary, Alberta, and it was awesome to see how wonderfully this kit worked for a day trip in the woods! 

I started off with a sketch from the SCT365-2019 Layout Online Class. I love starting with a sketch! I cut my papers similar to the sketch guide and layered them on cardstock, included in the kit. A grid ruler is so awesome when it comes to lining up layers and getting things even. I used some Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink to shade the edges of all the paper layers.

Next, I layered on washi tape from the kit, added my photos to the layout and created a title using the coordinating Thickers from the kit. I used one of the vellum frames from the Ephemera Pack to frame a smaller photo on the left.

After I got the base done it was time to have fun adding embellishments!

I wrote my journaling on a card included in the Ephemera pack and layered it on some scraps of paper.

I added some cardstock and acetate embellishments from the Ephemera Pack too.

I just love the variety of papers in this kit! And those Embossed Stickers have so much texture and dimension!

I used one of the acetate embellishments with a silver foiled 'Explore' sentiment to add another element to my title. These Thickers are so gorgeous, with flecks of white dotting a black background.

I used various sizes of enamel dots from the kit and layered them along with some Add-On Puffy Stickers

Be sure to check out the June 2019 Scrapbook Kit and available Add-Ons in the Shop - and get all the details on the Reveal Blog Post with closeups and a video!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an awesome week my friends!


Monday, June 17, 2019

June Scrap Shotz Kit - Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack Reveal with Video

Hello friends! Karla back today with a look at the new June 2019 Kit from the Scrap Shotz store featuring Heidi Swapp's Wolf Pack collection. This collection is going to be fantastic to scrap your summer photos with your family, hiking, camping and more! Be sure to scroll down where you can see the video where I'm sharing it all up close.

The kit includes 12 double sided patterned papers with 8 pieces of coordinating cardstock. You'll get these gorgeous embossed stickers and 1-2 rolls of washi. You get a half pack of enamel dots as well which match perfectly.

These gorgeous Thickers also come with the Kit. They have a black base with white flecks that look like the night sky. So pretty!

The Ephemera pack, also included in the kit, is full of wonderful sentiments and coordinating images printed on vellum, cardstock and acetate - with silver foil accents added in. These make it so easy to embellish your pages! Also included in the kit, but not pictured here, are a cork sheet, a basic journaling pen and journaling cards. Just grab your photos and start scrapping!

Here's a look at the video where you can have a closer look-

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Store to check out the new June 2019 Kit and Add-On's and I'll be back on Wednesday with a fun project using all these awesome supplies!


Thursday, June 13, 2019

More Altenew "Live Your Dream"

Hello, gang! It's Lorraine here with you today with a couple of layouts from the fabulous May 2019 Scrapshotz kit, featuring Altenew "Live Your Dream."

For this fun layout, I customized the die cut included in the kit and the wooden embellishments with Emerald Creek embossing powder. Wow. That stuff is amazing. I used two different powders, Deep Sea and Patina Oxide. I put multiple layers on and loved the effect. The title uses the Thickers from the kit and I was inspired by Ellen DeGeneres game of the same. Love that font.

This layout has a different mood altogether. The ability to go any way with this line of patterned paper is a big part of it's magic. This is a simple layout with texture added with a ribbon border, wooden buttons and the chipboard accent, mounted with foam squares. The title uses that fabulous font again. This time the color of the thickers would have been lost on the navy blue mat, so I put it on white cardstock and fussy cut around it to make it pop. I find that when I want to cut out around a title, the easiest way is to draw a faint line with a pencil and cut on that. Any lines that are still showing are easily erased.

Thanks for popping in! It's almost time for the June kit to start to make an appearance here. I'm looking forward to seeing it - a great looking line that has lots of potential!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

New Product Review - Lawn Fawn Center Picture Window Cards

Hello friends! Karla back today with three super cute cards using the brand new Lawn Fawn Center Picture Window Card Die and Add On. As soon as I saw these die sets I knew I would love using them... and I do!! There are just so many possibilities, and you can use this card design with any of the stamp sets you have already, or with the cute new ones I’m featuring here 😉

The first card uses fun stamps from the new Say What Pets Set. I coloured the images with Copics and created a sweet scene on both the front and inside. The Add On set has lovely stitched rectangles sized to perfectly fit the front, back and inside panels. I used some border dies from my stash to add grassy areas to the front oval and inside base. The T-shaped scoring die, included in the main die set, works perfectly to configure any border to fit the Center Window area.

The fun little stackable dies add so much dimension and are so easy to assemble!

I added an area on the back of the card to write a little message and stamped a greeting with another Lawn Fawn Set, Butterfly Kisses.

For the next two cards I’m using the new Lawn Fawn Smooth Sailing stamp set. I grew up in Nova Scotia, so lighthouses and sailboats have a special place in my heart. For this card I wanted to create a nighttime scene, so I used the star and moon die from the Center Picture Window Card die set. I love the little accessories that come with this set and the Add On! The Lawn Fawn Sparkle Spring Cardstock gives a little glimmer to the card and I used the oval diecut from the Center Picture Window Card Die Set to cut a focal area for the front of the card.

I used the Lawn Fawn Wavy Sayings Stamp Set to add a thank you sentiment to the inside of the card, stamped on the banner included in the Center Picture Window die. Seriously, there are a lot of dies included in this set!! The sweet little bunny in the Smooth Sailing set is so sweet! I stamped the stars from this stamp set on the sailboat for a cute little pattern before I coloured in the images. The tiny star diecuts from the Center Window Picture die add just another layer of detail to the inside folded window.

Lastly, I wanted to make a more masculine card that I could give to my hubby for Father's Day coming up. I love the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Scallops Paper and used the Add On die to cut a stitched rectangle before stamping a sentiment from the Smooth Sailing stamp set and adding the anchor from the same set.

Inside, I used the Wavy Sayings stamp set on the banner again and created a cute little ocean scene with the smaller boat, lighthouse and clouds from Smooth Sailing, while adding a tiny diecut sunshine from the Center Picture Window die set. I used a stitched hill die from a set in my stash to create a wave effect at the bottom of the card. 


This card base goes together so easily, and I love how the recipient will be so surprised when they open it up!! I know you’re going think of many more ways to use the Lawn Fawn Center Picture Window Card Die and Add On, so happy crafting! Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fantastic week 💕


Monday, June 3, 2019

Altenew "Live Your Dream" - May 2019 Scrap Shotz Kit

Hello! Lorraine here with a couple of layouts created from the May Scrap Shotz kit. This Altenew "Live Your Dream" line is beautiful. The colors are vibrant and bold and the paper has to be held to be appreciated. It's heavy, smooth and luxurious. We recently had a Graduation in the family, and I thought this patterned paper was suitably classic.

The colors in this paper were perfect for the cap and gown photo. Going with the leaf pattern I die cut leaves with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Foliage Die and painted some iridescent Ranger Stickles on them. For the title, the American Crafts Thickers that are included with the kit are great, and I wanted to use some iridescent lettering for the banner. I wasn't sure if it would work, but I typed the name of the High School with Word and printed it out on black cardstock with my laser printer. I then used gina K. Fancy Foils in sparkling silver, and it looks amazing!
The opposite page will highlight family and although the pattern is very different, the basic design and the colors will allow them to coordinate in my Graduation album. There are lots of layers here, giving the photos lightness and fun. I used a few more leaves as embellishments to tie the 2 pages together.

My next layout uses very colorful, bright paper and the photos were getting swallowed up by the fun pattern. In order to settle it down a little, I cut out two corners from another pattern and used them on opposite corners of the layout.
The die cut hearts and epoxy wood buttons are perfect accessories.
This paper is so amazing that I hated to waste a single corner, so with the scraps leftover from this layout, I made a couple of cards. I stamped and embossed Pinkfresh Studios Scripted Bold Sentiments on the cards. I then tied a bow with May Arts silk ribbon on the "Bravo!" card and with seam binding on the "Thinking of You" card.  Both the sequins and the gold crystals I used are from Studio Katia, available in the Scrap Shotz store.

I have to admit that the beautiful paper had me a little intimidated at first, but once I started using it, I found the patterns really easy to work with.  They are suitable for so many events and moods, and I'll be back later this week with some more creations with them.

Have a good one!

Friday, May 31, 2019

New Product Review - Lawn Fawn Say What Pets Gift Tags and Video

Hello friends! Karla back today to share 6 adorable gift tags created with the super cute Lawn Fawn Say What Pets Stamp Set and Dies! I already had the Say What Critters and Gift Tag Die Set from a previous release and I thought this set would be a great addition to them. I do love that Lawn Fawn always has lots of sets that work with your other products you already own and love!! Here's a look at all 6 tags. I created three shaker tags and three more flat tags. Both kinds are easy to create and are definitely guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of whomever you give them to. Be sure to scroll down to the end where I'm sharing a video giving you a closeup look at all the tags and walking you through creating one of each kind.

I find that by using fun foam from my kids' craft drawer I am quickly and easily able to create my shaker areas with no fuss! These fun sequins from Studio Katia and Pretty Pink Posh add to the bright Spring feel of these tags.

And, oh my gosh.... these adorable sentiments! So super cute!! I coloured a whole bunch of these sweet animals up in different colours and then coordinated them with different colours of tag bases, frames and reinforcers from the Gift Tag Die Set. A few more sequins add just a little more bling. 

You can check out the video below for even more details and to see how easy it is to create both styles of tags!

Lawn Fawn Say What Christmas Critters Stamps and Dies
Studio Katia Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out all the fun NEW products in the Scrap Shotz Store, and have fun creating!! I hope you have an awesome weekend, and I'll be back next week to share another sweet new product with you 💗


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Try Fussy Cutting

Hello, crafty Scrap Shotz friends!

Today I am here to encourage you to find those pattern papers that you find a little intimidating. You know the ones ... the papers that have very busy patterns. They feel too busy for a background, .too beautiful to waste as a layer and are so fabulous you are intimidated and (gasp) you end up hoarding them in your stash. Not anymore!

I have to admit the papers in this month's Scrapbook Kit from the talented folks at Altenew felt this way for me - they are absolutely stunning, busy, gorgeous and worthy of a frame! I show you each of the papers in my 'favourite items' unboxing video on my YouTube Channel (Scrapstorian) if you want to see what I mean. Fabulous!

Brace yourselves, the first thing I do when I find a pattern I love but its too gorgeous and busy to find a way to use it as a solid 12x12 .. I grab my fussy cutting scissors and start making die cuts. Yup, that's right, I cut that beauty apart and make it a whole bunch of beauties. Then I feature them on a layout with a more neutral background to make them pop.

Inspired by the Just Nick Studio cut file that came with the kit and matches perfectly with the pink blossom with blue stems pattern paper I cut - I just started layering and tucking and poking and placing all the amazing and matching leaves I cut.

The colors I was working with are blue and pink with a dash of teal; so anything in the kit matching this description also got included. I love working with just a few colors, and making bold busy patterns more "Brande" friendly as die cuts.

Here are a few close-ups so you can see that I literally added everything that matched from the kit.

I loved creating this page - it was one of those layouts that just came together so well.

If you have a Kit this month, I would love to see how you are using the amazing products from Altenew. Please post and hashtag #scrapshotz

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Altenew Live Your Dream Pt.2: May SSZ Kit

Hi All!

I am back with my remaining kit projects and I am going to kick this off with some cards! I've jumped into the cardmaking in the past few years and am so enjoying it, I love it so much I jumped into the Altenew Educator Certification Program and am the first certified Canadian educator!

Let's start out with this super simple card!

I cut a piece of the kit patterned paper to 4 1/4"x 51/2". Next I applied Ultimate Crafts double sided tape to black card stock and used beautiful Altenew Antique Engravings Cover die to cut this beautiful die cut. I then adhered it to the patterned paper and glued the entire panel to a white card base.

I then coloured the Altenew image from the Stamping Village-Collaborative stamp set and adhered it to the centre of the die cut. The final touch is a scattering of Studio Katia Black Crystals from my stash.

This paper feels a little heavier than your average card stock so I wanted to try water colouring on it. I stamped the Altenew Delicate Flower Bed stamp in embossing ink and heat set with gold embossing powder. (Stamp available by special order.) The blooms are coloured with Altenew water-colour brush markers. After the panel dried I adhered it to an A2 size white note card and then coated the blooms in Nuvo Crystal Glaze. The sentiment is from the kit ephemera pack.

I created this card using the May 19 Kit add on 03-Clear Stickers. First I masked a diagonal portion of  4"x 5 1/4" white card stock with 1" painters tape. I then randomly adhered the clear stickers, trimming any pieces that overlapped along with the portion of stickers that hung off the edge. I gave the stickers a good rub to ensure the edges were stuck down good.

I then applied Black Soot Distress Ink with a finger dauber all over the white areas of the card stock, not worrying if I inked pieces of the stickers as well.

The ink wipes off the stickers with a paper towel. Add sentiment from kit ephemera with foam adhesive.

This card is designed around the gorgeous floral chipboard bouquet. 

I cut a 4" high strip of paper from the pink ombre kit paper. This is layered over the left side of a 4" high x 5 1/4" kit card stock that has been embossed with the WRMK basket weave embossing folder, I actually wanted to use THIS folder but picked the wrong one. The kit ephemera die cut is glued in the middle of the kit chipboard.

After embossing I applied Mother of Pearl Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to add some shine. The final step was adhering the sentiment chipboard to the center of the card.

Now I have another layout to share with you. So far I've created 4 cards and 3 layouts, this next layout makes 4!

As I stated in my last post, a coordinating paper line is so awesome to work with. For this layout I tore various widths of various papers and adhered them vertically on a piece of blue kit card stock. I matted the photo on black card stock, offsetting on kit orange card stock and then offsetting on kit patterned paper that I tore along the right edge. I then adhered the photo mat with foam tape in the centre bottom 1/3 of the page.

I used foam tape to adhere the exclusive die cut designed by Just Nick Studio and cut for all kit members on white card stock. I then placed Add On clear stickers over and under the die cut and layered kit chipboard under the die cut. The blooms are embellished with Studio Katia black crystals from my stash. 

Here is a closeup of the ephemera journal die cut and the clear stickers layered under the photo mat along with the kit epoxy wood buttons.

The scattering of Studio Katia black crystals from my stash, the kit Add On 06  Studio Katia Midnight Crystals would be perfect in place of these if you don't have them in your stash.

So after all these projects I still have one more layout to share and oodles of kit products to be used! 

I could easily create another 2-3 layouts with what I have not yet used so at $35.95, this kit is a fantastic value!

Thanks so very much for stopping by!