Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Make Those Sequins Shake

This month's Scrapbook Kit features the Cocoa Vanilla, Daydream collection, including the Sequins and Flowers set! As soon as I saw those sequins, I knew a shaker was in their future as a major design feature of one of my layouts. Here is that layout: 

In the die-cut pack with the Kit there were two frames included, the wood grain polaroid shape there in the background and the striped pink/white in the front. To create the shaker: 

  1. Flip the frame so the pretty side is down
  2. Add adhesive tape (I use Sookwang) to all the way around the opening
  3. Use some packaging from thickers or papers or your Kit items to cover the frame
  4. Add some skinny foam tape all the way around the opening, on top of the packaging
  5. Pour in some of those pretty sequins in the open space 
  6. Add another layer of packaging to secure those pretties in there
  7. Trim off the excess plastic packaging that shows outside the frame
  8. Flip it over, give it a shake and smile! 
Here are a few close-ups of the shaker pocket frames, and how I embellished around the photo with some die-cuts and few stickers and then topped it all off with some fussy cut butterflies from the vellum speciality paper by Vicki Boutin. 

For the title, I tucked it there on the left and used the stripes of the Cocoa Vanilla pattern paper to make it straight - love when the paper helps you out, I struggle with making things straight! I embraced all the colours of the PinkFresh Studio alphas in the Kit - they all match so well! 

If you try a shaker pocket or make a page with your September Kit, we would love to see! Give us a tag on Instagram or join us over on Facebook in the Scrap Shotz Paper Crafting Group

Happy crafting! 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Daydream is Dreamy

Summer season is over and while I am sad to see the long days of sunshine giveaway to long dark nights, I am way ver excited about the return to Scrap Shotz Scrapbooking Kit Club season! Over July and August, we take a pause on the Kit Club and then kick it off again in September, and what a kickoff! 

Right out of the new-season-gate we are playing with the brand new collection from Cocoa Vanilla, called Daydream. Wow is it dreamy! Florals and bold colours and little houses and loads of hearts and pretty moths and butterflies too. Scrap Shotz paired mine with a Vicki Boutin Speciality Paper (vellum with a rainbow of butterflies and a gold accents) and colour Pinkfresh Studio alphas. I was so excited to get this kit and within minutes of playing, I am loving it as much as I thought I would. 

For my first layout with the kit, I started with the Daisy Days pattern paper. This one has A side that features a floral wreath on white, and a B side of small white daisies on a baby blue background - both really cute, but I had my eye set on the wreath. I fussy cut it into 3 floral pieces and bunched those as the focus of my design. Before glueing it down though I added a few splatters with white acrylic paint just behind the florals to make it really subtle. 

From there I used two of the words from the Kit to create my title "happy moments". Then I added a die-cut phrase below the title and the one above to balance it too. To avoid a righted-side heavy look, I added a small cluster of the Daydream goodies to the left too.  

Wow, I love how it turned out! Full disclosure, I have never been successful using a wreath designed pattern paper - but that is ok. Fussy cutting for the win. Make every supply your very own. etc. 

TIP: If you ever come across a pattern paper you just know you cannot get behind, pause and think " do I like anything about this paper?". If yes, fussy cut that part and tuck it as a layer behind a photo or as an embellishment!

Happy crafting!  

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

"Paper Rose" Paper and Stencils & "The Stamping Village" stamps

Hello! Welcome to autumn! It's definitely harvest season around here, with the hum of combines running late into the night and the nip in the air even when it's sunny.

I have some cards to share with you today, using a collection of patterned paper from Paper Rose. This line is called Happy Days and is in a very convenient A5 size. The quality of this paper is amazing. It is very smooth without being glossy and is a nice weight for stamping and creating cards with. I also used a couple of Paper Rose stencils for these cards. They are both in the Scrapshotz store and are called Bamboo and Hexagon Scroll

The die cut sentiment on the first card uses the Altenew - Hello and Hugs Die Set and I have to say, these dies cut like butter! I cut the hello from the holographic card base, then used the base to mat the watercolor panel with the bamboo stencil. I used gold watercolor paint with the stencil and was really happy with the result. I found that you have to be patient and not get in a rush to watercolor through a stencil, but it's worth it. The second card using the Hexagon Scroll is stenciled directly onto the patterned paper with Distress Oxide. The sentiment is from The Stamping Village - Collaborative Stamp Set 4 We Stand With You. This stamp set has some great sentiments and is a collection of stamps from 12 different companies. Net proceeds from the sale of this stamp has been pledged to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, standing up for racial justice. The third card has patterned paper with the bambo stencil using Distress Oxide inks. The final touch on these last 2 cards is the triangle of Nuvo drops.

These next cards use The Stamping Village - Collaborative Stamp Set 4 We Stand With You
stamped right on the patterned paper. More Nuvo drops complete the cards. Quick and easy! 

The last 3 cards use the paper from the collection and all have images cut out of a sheet of the pattern. The first card's butterflies got a bit of Star Dust stickle treatment and a sentiment from the Stamping Village - Collaborative Stamp Set Birthday The bloom on the second card has a glossy accent centre and the butterflies on the third card had a light sprinkling of Dina Wakley Gloss Spray - Carnation.

 Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Cocoa Vanilla Daydream Layouts

Carolyn here hoping everyone had a wonderful summer! I have 2 layouts today using the September Kit. This kit is A-MA-ZING! The kit is the Cocoa Vanilla Daydream Collection. It has lots of soft colours and some unique embellishments. Let's get started.

My first layout features the Daisy Days paper. I framed it with two other papers and used the wreath within a wreath to add interest. Let me tell you, cutting out those pictures so they all fit and were showing everyone's faces was tricky. I used a circle cutter to cut a circle on a scrap piece of paper that fit the inside of the wreath. I laid the pictures over top of the circle and taped them to it. Then I used the negative piece of paper overtop to double check that I wouldn't cut off someone's head. Once they were set, I turned my pictures over and cut around the circle that was holding them all together. 

I love the variety of hand written titles in this kit. 

My last addition was to use some Glue Dots to pop up some of the flower embellishments which are in the ephemera pack.

My second layout uses the Sweet Serenity paper as the base. I wanted to get all 5 pictures on the page to tell the adventure of Little Bear. 

I used the cardstock in the kit behind the photos and some ephemera with Glue Dots.

The kit also includes these cute alpha stickers by Pinkfresh Studio. Perfect for a sub title. I finished the layout with one of the flair buttons

I'll be back next week with some more inspiration. I can't wait to see what everyone makes with their kit. Have a great day.