Monday, June 29, 2020

Cut file, shakers and Bloom Street - oh my!

Hello everyone! Carolyn back with a scrapbook layout using the May Kit. This kit is full of the Bloom Street Collection by Pink Paislee (Paige Taylor Evans). So I figured a Paige Evans cut file was in order. They can be purchased in the Silhouette Store or in her Etsy Shop.
Ok, so maybe this cut file was a little ambitious - it took a loooong time to back all those boxes. But no pain, no gain - right? I chose this design because I have so many pictures and need to get more than one on a layout if I'm ever going to scrap them all. I used a couple different papers for the backing. I prefer to trace the boxes, cut them out and then adhere them with a glue pen. Those smaller boxes were also perfect for using the 2x2 squares from the mini paper pad. There are 4 of them on there. I also have the mixed embellishment pack with flower sequins. To add some more interest, I made shaker pockets. Here is a close-up:
I had a plastic wrapper I wasn't using so I cut it to the correct size and glued the two open sides with my glue pen. I used lots of tape on the back of the layout to hold the smaller pieces and shakers in place. The picture also shows how I used pop dots to lift some of the stickers off the layout. The butterfly pack is also lots of fun because you can adjust the wings to make them look three dimensional.
To finish things off, I made a title using the puffy titles stickers. I had to break apart a few words to spell 'silly'. Let's hope I don't need those letters later! And how cute is that picture? I had to do a close-up. 

That's all for now. Have a scrappy week!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Layouts with the May Kit - Bloom Street

Hello! Today I have two layouts to show you with the May Kit. This kit is fabulous!
It is full of Pink Paislee - Bloom Street. Pretty pastel colours fill the pattern papers. I'll be using every piece of this kit.

My first layout is of my daughter wearing my glasses. I cut a giant cut file of glasses using the Bazzill cardstock in the kit and some black from my stash. The green part is an inner offset of the outer black part. Then I fussy cut flowers like crazy from this paper.
The background I covered in gesso and then sprayed with green, yellow and blue Colorshine. The square cards come from the 2x2 paper pad. I layered them in some places. 
The title is made from foam Color Vibe Stickers by Simple Stories. The purple flower with a gem in the center is from the mixed embellishments pack. I used a pop dot to adhere it to the page which works really well.
I finished decorating the page with phrase stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet.
The journaling was done on a card from this sheet.
My second layout was inspired by the June sketch in the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Facebook Group
Here is the sketch:
I followed the sketch really closely. I used a mixture of patterned papers but since I used butterflies on the base it only made sense to decorate with the Dimensional Butterfly Stickers. I tried to bend the wings so they would pop off the page. 
I love mixing fonts for a title. Here is an example:
That's all for me today. I'll be back on Monday with some more inspiration. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Not Just For Cards: Patchwork Kite Stencil

Hi Friends!

I have the last two May product showcase products to share with you today. I am again using the Altenew Patchwork Kite stencil and sharing how it is use it on a 12x12 layout as well.

I placed the stencil on an angle after spraying with Pixie Spray and then applied Succulent Green Paper Glaze in the centre of the stencil and Cornflower Blue Paper Glaze towards the edge not quite taking it directly to the edge to avoid a harsh line.

I set the paper aside to dry and once dry, repeated the steps above creating a larger glazed area.

Once it was dry I began building the layout with Vicki Boutin All The Good Things word stickers, Thickers, die cuts and some fussy cut butterflies and birds from the paper line.

I chose embellishments with similar colours to the paper glaze, popping them up with foam tape. I also applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the large spots on the butterflies and the eye of the birds.

The phrase from the All the Good Things Gold Glitter Phrase is the title for the layout.

I inked a white card stock panel with Altenew Deep Blue Sea inks and then cut it on an angle and adhered to a white note card. I stamped the large image from the Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Rose on Vicki Boutin Foundations Heavyweight Mixed Media Paper. This stamp is not in the store, if you'd like to order please contact Sandy at with the subject line Altenew Order

I watercolored the image with Sea Breeze and Starlight ink from the Deep Blue Sea mini ink set.
Apply clean water to the image, then smoosh ink onto a glass mat or acrylic block, add a little water and paint on the blooms. The leaves and small florals are coloured with Lagoon and Citrus Burst watercolour brush markers from the Altenew Winter Wonderland watercolour brush marker set.

These Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear confetti are my favourite, I love using them and embellished this card with them as well.

I hope you've enjoyed a closer look at these Altenew stencils.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Elevate a Stencil: Two Ways


Rosie here, with two ways to elevate the look of a stencil. 

I'm using the Altenew Patchwork Kite Stencil so let's take a look at the first card and I'll walk you through its construction. You can click on the image to see it full size.

To start I sprayed Removable Pixie Spray on the back of the stencil then placed on white card stock and inked the card front with Altenew Crisp Dye inks in rainbow order. My apologies but I forgot to write down the exact ink colours.

After ensuring all the ink is wiped off the stencil I applied Vicki Boutin Iridescent Texture Paste over top with the Nuvo Media Spatula.

You could use Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste or Gina K Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel if you don't have the Vicki Boutin paste.

I die cut 'Hello' from the Altenew Hugs and Hello Die Set, it comes with a shadow or mat for each word but I chose to use it without. I cut it three times from black card stock then stacked them together to create dimension.
Lastly, I embellished with Studio Katia Tiny Iridescent Bubbles.

The nice thing about using repositionable adhesive is you can shift the stencil. This stencil isn't specifically designed for shifting but you can do it.

I start with a A2 size note card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") inking the first layer with Sea Breeze ink, all inks are from the Altenew Deep Blue Sea cube ink set.

I then shift the stencil and ink again with Sea Breeze ink.

I shift and ink with Sea Breeze one more time for a total of 3 times, creating a subtle patchwork kite plaid.

I wanted to keep this a one layer card so I chose to stamp hugs from the Altenew Hugs and Hello stamp set which is currently out of stock. 

If you would like this set and any of the other products not currently in the store, please email Sandy at with Altenew Order in the subject line with your requests :).

I prepped the card with my anti-static tool and then stamped hugs in black pigment ink, coated with clear embossing powder and heat set.

After I heat set I noticed that I stamped the sentiment over top of 'hugs' crooked so I took my ruler and fine point precision black pen and drew lines to connect the words with the phrase and sort of hide the mistake.

I added a few Nuvo Glitter Drops in Blue Lagoon to complete the card.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Over the Rainbow

Hello Crafting Friends!

Rosie back with a couple of rainbow cards using the Altenew Over the Rainbow stencil

You must have a spray adhesive to for this stencil as the lines in between each individual rainbow are quite flexible, they will move very easily if they're not held down with spray adhesive. I used Pixie Spray which will hold the stencil in place but not tear the paper when you remove it. Even still, I had a bit of overlap as you can see in the card above

After stencilling the rainbo, in of course, rainbow colour order I trimmed the rainbow, mounted it on black card stock and then popped it up with foam adhesive on a card front which was also stencilled. You just see the peek of violet ink along the bottom edge of the rainbow.

I also popped up the sentiment on white card stock across the rainbow and added a bit of shine with Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles.

Next up is a "monochromatic" rainbow.

I inked the individual rainbows with the Altenew Deep Blue Seas mini cube set: Sea Breeze, Tide Blue, Turquoise and Starlight.
The white spaces are much more crisp in this card because I laid the stencil over masking paper, cut out the insides and then masked the strips on either side of the area I was inking.

I stamped the sentiment directly over the rainbow with Altenew Jet Black ink for the outline and the halftone inside with Altenew Cloudy Night ink. It's from the Altenew Halftone Everything Stamp set which is not in stock, but the Halftone Thanks is in the store and will give you a similar look.

Lastly, I embellished with Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents in Forget-Me-Not. You'll see the silver hexagon in the upper right...I used that die cut to cover up a blob of enamel accent and saved the card :). No mistakes just crafty opportunities!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Awesome, Hug and Hello: Altenew Mega Bloom Stencil

Hello Scrap Shotz peeps!

Rosie here sharing projects created with the Altenew Mega Bloom Stencil

This is a 6x6 stencil that will completely cover an A2 sized or 4 ¼" x 5 ½" card front.

I made two cards beginning with the foiled image.

I applied DecoFoil transfer gel through the stencil on a 6x6 piece of white card stock and set aside to dry, it takes about an hour to dry. Once it was dry I placed a sheet of Deco Foil Summer Rainbow Transfer sheet (cut down to 6x6) over the image and ran it through my Minc machine. An FYI, heat is required to transfer the foil with this medium. 

If you don't have a Minc you can use the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo medium instead as it can be used with your die cutting machine to press the foil into the media.

This next card uses the off cuts from trimming the original 6x6 foiled panel down to a 4" x 5 ¼" panel.

I glued the strips over top of white card stock inked with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink through the Tim Holtz Gradient Dot Layering stencil.

I then inked white card stock with Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and die cut 'hello' with the Photoplay Say It With Stamps Hello Die Set. It's adhered to the shadow die cut from black card stock and mounted on the card front with foam adhesive
Prior to gluing it down I sprayed it with Glitter Dust Aerosol Spray

For this card I inked the bloom with Altenew Chamomile and Snapdragon ink, adding pencil details with Prismacolor pencil crayons.
The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Stamp Set Background, die cut with the coordinating Simple Strips Die and the sentiment "mat" die cut with the Simple Strips Backer Die.

I embellished the bloom with Studio Katia Gold Foil sequins.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects, I had a great time making them :).

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Sunday Drive with Spellbinders

Hello Everyone!

Rosie here with a couple of projects featuring the Spellbinders- Sunday Drive Die Set:

There are 16 dies in the set that cute out the pieces of this card, everything you need to paper piece this cute birthday car. I die cut all the pieces first, using up some paper scraps and then pieced the car together following the image on the packaging.

Prior to glueing everything down I inked the clouds with the Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil and Distress Oxide Broken China ink. I created the ballon strings out of gold thread.

For this next card, I inked a sunset background with Distress Oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. I then misted the panel with Altenew Iridescent Spray Ink.

I inked the sides of my grey card stock "road" with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.
The bumper, side mirrors and taillights are cut from silver metallic card stock.

I created a shaker with the trunk birthday section and rather than place the gifts in the luggage holder, I placed them inside the trunk itself.

I backed the balloons with the same patterned paper I used for the steering wheel and luggage holder.

Again I used gold thread from my stash for the balloon strings.

There are lots of possibilities with this die set!

Thanks for stopping by :)