May 29, 2008
We have in stock the new publication For Keeps Creative Paper, the first issue arriving today. This publication encompasses everything from scrapbooking, carding making, gift giving and home decor, with projects for the beginner through to the seasoned crafter. It has some amazing projects along with lots of information for all to benefit by. Be first to benefit from this new magazine!
May 10, 2007
There are lots of ways of documenting your life and passing on information to future generations. Just in store is a new shipment of Provocraft white tins in many sizes, just ready and waiting for your personal touch. Also arrived are these cute milk churns which would make excellent time capsules as well as containers for mini albums, storage for lollies (yum!!) and more. We have limited numbers of the churns and undressed tins so don’t wait too long to pick yours up!
May 2, 2007
Next time you’re making a card for someone, what about personalising it with some easy doodle journaling? Words, phrases or anecdotes written in all the right places for the person your card is for looks great. Doodling is also all the rage to add to your scrapbook pages. Rollerball gel pens in white & black are a must have in any doodlers supplies! If you have solid stamps such as hearts, stars etc – you can make your journaling follow the shape of your image, this makes things a bit easier. Once you have practiced with different pens, cardstocks and your handwriting, you will soon find your doodling inspiration!
Our sample is a 17th birthday celebration for a teenage son on the cusp of manhood. It celebrates his identity and personalises the phrases of the stamps used. Even if you think you have messy handwriting, practice makes perfect! Happy doodling!
March 28, 2007
We recently received an extensive array of the Daisy D’s diecut range, here are some photos representing the designs we have http://scrapbookdesigns.wordpress.com/2007/03/07/yumdaisy-ds-papers-and-die-cuts/ and below are some pieces we have been playing around with.
The die cuts fall away easily from their sheet making these life like accents just perfect for filling blank spaces. The diecuts are all double sided with both sides just as yummy as each other. The flowers were especially easy to place under and on top of the photo edges. The background was dry brushed with Jo Sonjas “mouse” coloured paint and then large foam stamp circles were “messily” placed around the page. Heat dry with emboss it tool or airdry, then stamp a flourish image with Moonlight White brilliance ink pad randomly.
Both the above layout and the below card were made under an hour. The vintage tag on the card was overstamped at the bottom in Brilliance Pearl Rust with a flourish style stamp before attaching all the layers and popping a ribbon through the tag hole!
March 17, 2007
Take one humble wooden clipboard and give it it’s own personality. Aren’t these 2 samples from Lisa Mantell just divine? She is one talented lady! Making clipboards into works of art are easy, they’re a great size to work on and the flatness of the wood makes them ideal for adding lots of layers with paper, paints, inks and stamps. The hole begs for threads, ribbons, charms and fibres to match! On the red clipboard Lisa has used a printed nursery rhyme paper adhered to thick cardboard to make the swinging tags and the small cream and brown square are made from shrink pastic. A large square was punched out first, then the corners rounded with a corner round punch (remember punches are ideal for shrink plastic) and then the plastic was stamped on before shrinking!! Too cool Lisa! Thanks
March 16, 2007
How cool is this 12×12 paper from http://www.scrapbookingaustralia.com.au ?
Secure onto some cardstock and cut around stencilled letter.Stamp on with various rubber stamps and inks for a subtle yet striking result. Adding lead pencil to the stencil letters make them pop more! Why not try shading in one of the letter stencil outlines with colour too? You could use chalk, ink, paint or pencils for this.
February 21, 2007
If you’re anything like us girls here at Scrapbook Designs, you probably find yourself with smallish pieces of ribbons left over from projects. Too small for anything major, these bits like your paper scraps, sit patiently in a corner of your craft room and don’t get much of a real look in. Just as you rifle through your supplies you suddenly notice the ribbon offcuts and as the stash has grown, so too has the colour choice. Suddenly 15 shades of pink appear, 12 splashes of black and white for those next ATC entries are spotted and suddenly that little pile of ribbon scraps doesn’t seem that boring at all! Apart from adding as extras to your projects, ribbons can also become the focus. Check out this quick Lisa card which is a great example of how ribbon can be used as a main attraction.
Cut a frame (any size) out of your card front. Tape you ribbon under the edges of the frame from one side to the other. If you are using sheer ribbon, as a precaution use double sided tape under and over your ribbon placement for strength. Stick your frame on co-ordinating cardstock. The card above was a quickie and still gorgeous, but of course there are lots of other bits you could add! A charm dangling from one of the ribbons or knotting, twisting or braiding the ribbons. Oh la la!!! So many ideas……….off you go then!