March 28, 2007

Product Review – Daisy D’s Diecuts

Posted in cards, Companies We Love, Email Us, ideas, projects, Reviews, samples, scrapbooking at 6:45 am by scrapbookdesigns

We recently received an extensive array of the Daisy D’s diecut range, here are some photos representing the designs we have 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.

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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!


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March 24, 2007


Posted in Companies We Love, Email Us, new stock, Reviews at 7:46 am by scrapbookdesigns

Available instore for purchasing this Monday, these fantastic new kits from Bo Bunny Press are amazing.  Not only do you get a fabbo naked binder book to embellish, but absolutely EVERYTHING you need to make a gorgeous finished 6 x 6 keepsake album.  They come in 2 themes, Grandparents and Friendship.  Below are samples of the Grandparents book that we have put together for you to see how easy it all is.  The best bit too was that there was ample goodies left over for other projects. Great value is represented in these kits.  We have limited stock of both so don’t miss out. In the next few weeks look out for the Bo Bunny Press 6 x 6 naked binder books available for individual sale too.


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March 17, 2007

Plain Old Clipboards? I think not!

Posted in ideas, projects, Reviews, samples at 9:28 am by scrapbookdesigns

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


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March 16, 2007

Ranger memory glass and frames

Posted in Companies We Love, new stock, Ranger, Reviews, stock at 9:22 am by scrapbookdesigns

We have just received a large array of Ranger Memory Frames (available in 3 colours – black patina, copper and aluminium and in 3 sizes ( 1.5″x 1.5″, 2″ x 2″ and 1″ x 3″) and Memory Glass squares in the above sizes, clear and in new frosted too!

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 If you haven’t seen what you can do with these beauties, just check out our previous HOW TO link…

Easy as ABC!

Posted in Companies We Love, ideas, Reviews at 9:17 am by scrapbookdesigns

How cool is this 12×12 paper from ? 

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.


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March 15, 2007

Funky in a Classy Way!!

Posted in cards, EK Success, projects, Reviews, samples, stamps at 12:34 pm by scrapbookdesigns

I had to make a quick card today for a hello to a friend.  I was itching to use my new clear Autumn Leaves flower stamps, so went to work on some cheap copy paper and width ways ripped through the images from one end to the other.  Then I  stamped the same images on patterned paper (mine might have ended up a bit dark in pattern – oh well you learn from your mistakes!) and then matched the two up as shown in the photos, attaching with double sided tape. I then added an extra couple of layers or mats from matching cardstocks and finished with a buckle punched from the EK Success range and threaded ribbon!.The last touch, staple at ribbon ends for a quick, raw, neat but funky finish!


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March 8, 2007


Posted in projects, Reviews, samples at 8:28 am by scrapbookdesigns

We can’t stop playing with pearlex, it’s addictive!! It has so many applications whether you use it in it’s orginal dry format or whether you choose to mix your powders with other materials.  Pearlex looks amazing too on both white and black cardstock.  The manufacturers Jacquard have some great visual projects and ideas on getting the most out of your pearlex powders and is well worth a look, we have given you the link at the bottom of this tutorial along with a tips page from the RubberStampClub network with lots of instructions & gorgeous samples . In the card below we have used pearlex one of our favourite ways.

Step 1: emboss your stamped image onto black cardstock with pigment ink and black embossing powder.

Step 2: On a plate add a small dash of your chosen pearlex powder from the jar and add a drop of gum arabic (artist binding fluid).  A little goes a long way with both so just start with a small amount and adjust either until you get a beautiful creamy consistent paint.

Step 3: With your brush, pick up some of the paint and colour within the embossed lines of your image.  You will notice that pearlex actually glides over the embossing and settles straight on to your cardstock so filling inbetween the lines of your image is a breeze.

Step 4: As the gum arabic is a binding agent there is no need to seal your work at all.  When dry you are left with beautiful irridescent colours on your cardstock.  The card below is one we made a few years ago but we have used it to show that the pearlex retains it lustre and colour over time.

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