Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Birthday 2 you

Another Centre Step Card (can't seem to get enough of them at the moment!) - but a masculine one this time!!  I used the gorgeous Sears n Son papers and teamed them with the awesome small hot air balloon from Twiddleybitz and 'accessories' from My2Angels...

And of course - a close up for you of the gorgeous items from Tracy at
  • This time I started with a pre-cut and folded card from Twiddleybitz!!
  • Scored and cut the card
  • Cut the patterned paper
  • I inked all card, and paper edges and the 2, y, o, u, with Black Stazon ink
  • Stamped "Happy birthday" on the bottom horizontal panel - also in Black Stazon ink
  • Used alcohol ink to colour the white bow and flowers
  • Used a number of coloured distress stains to colour the hot air balloon
  • Added the gold paint around the edge of the balloon and y, o, u
  • Adhered all paper to card
  • Added the compass charm and bow
  • Adhered the hot air balloon, 2, and y, o, u
  • Adhered the head of the brad and the 'love' charm
  • Lastly I fed the stalks of the roses through the centre of the brass flower and adhered all to card
Those Paper measurements again (cm):
1 x 2.5x14
2 x 2.5x6.5
1 x 7x8

I hope you like my take on Masculine LOL!!  I needed a card for that wonderful man in my life and didn't think pastels, flowers, and birds would cut it!!

Twiddleybitz - Pre-cut card and envelope - C6 Kraft colour
Twiddleybitz - Small Hot Air Balloon (BAL002)
Twiddleybitz - 2 (TAB002)
Twiddleybitz - Alphabet - square
Kaisercraft - Sears & Son Patterned Paper
My2Angels - Pre-tied Bow - White
My2Angels - White Roses
My2Angels - Hardware Brad
Ranger Alcohol Ink - Denim; Mountain Rose
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Vintage Photo; Mustard Seed; Fired Brick
Adirondack Paint Dabber - Gold
Stazon Ink - Black
Stix2Anything - Double-sided Tape
Miscellaneous "Happy Birthday" Stamp

I hope you like it - I enjoyed going all 'manly' for once... must do it again soon :-P

May The Joy of Christmas

I've finally started my Christmas Cards!!  This is really a simple, quick and easy adaptation from the basic step card - I made the side step 5cm in, and only on one side.  This left room for the beautiful Twidddleybitz Doily Frame to hold my greeting,
and the Christmas tree on the inside step.

I love the way the charms and bling add that touch of movement to the card and really draw the eye.
  • cut and score the cardstock
  • cut the 3 panels of patterned paper
  • ink all edges for the card and the patterned paper
  • colour the chippy pieces and set aside to dry
  • colour the ribbon and bow with the same green used to colour the tree (distress stains)
  • attach all patterned paper to the card
  • stamp the greeting using black stazon
  • add the charming chain to the doily
  • add the ribbon to the card
  • attach the chipboard tree and doily to the card - add the present charm
  • add the ribbon bow to where the charming chain is attached
  • Add some bling to your card and you're done!!

Twiddleybitz - Shimmer Cardstock
Twiddleybitz - Christmas Tree (TABZIG6)
Kaisercraft - Paper Pad , December 25th
Eclectic Images Stamp - May the Joy (CAT 3902 E)
My2Angels - Present Charm
Flourish With A Bling - Adhesive Rhinestones: Silver
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Peeled Paint & Fired Brick
Stazon Ink - Black
Stix2Anything - Double-sided Tape
Green tara Pre-tied bow (white)
Miscellaneous Ribbon (white)

Thanks for joining me - stay tuned for more Christmas Cards!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Some Birdy Loves You

Yep - another Step Card :-)

I saw this daisy paper in a 6x6 paper pad by Prima and loved it - so the whole card evolved around this sheet of patterned paper!!
 And from another angle:
This time I made the front panel into two separate sections - one along the bottom and one in the centre - the square.
 And a close-up of my cute little birdie:

Measurements (in cm's) for mats are:
1 x 2.5x14
2 x 2.5x6.5
1 x 7x8

Measurements (in cm's) for patterned paper are:
1 x 2x13.5
2 x 2x6
1 x 6.5x7.5

Twiddleybitz Pre-cut Card stock - cream shimmer
Twiddleybitz - Ornate Circle Frame (FRA013)
Twiddleybitz - Whimsy Flower Elements (WBE005)
Prima - Patterned Paper - Meadow Lark
Flourish With A Bling - Pearls, Pewter
Ranger/Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy
Ranger/Tim Holtz - Distress Crackle Paint, scattered straw
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Avocado (to colour the leaves on the daisy in the pot)
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Snow Cap
Stazon Ink - Olive Green
My Pink Stamper Acrylic Stamp - Tweetie Hoo Puns
Stix2Anything - Double-sided Tape
Miscellaneous Brown fluffy feathers (from Spotlight i think!)

Thanks for joining me today and don't forget - if you'd like to make cards like this - I will be teaching it in a class in November - we are doing Christmas ones!!  All materials will be included and a template and instructions for you to also take home.  Another exciting development is for those interstate/country, I will putting together a pack for purchase that includes video instruction!!

Please make sure you're following my blog for the details :-)

Tea Party Step Card

I decided to make another Step Card.  I love the depth these cards give to the greeting and/or occasion.
And from another angle....

How I did it - 
1.  I started by adhering my card base to the template I made:
2.  Then I turned it over and used a bone scorer on the (horizontal) fold lines:
3.  I used a craft knife on the two (vertical) cut lines:
 4.  I removed it from the template, and folded along the fold lines:
5.  I then made inserts for the 3 panels - .5cm smaller than the area so there was a .25cm border
6.  Inked all pieces, all the way around - including the card:
7.  I attached them to the front of the card and painted and decorated my chippy:
 8.  I inked the outer edges of the embellishments, worked out the placement, and adhered them:
 9.  And Wallah!!! all finished!

Twiddleybitz Pre-cut Card stock - cream shimmer
Twiddleybitz - Tea Party Word (WOR067)
Twiddleybitz - Teapot & Cups (TEA001)
Kaisercrafr - Patterned Paper: The Lake House
Flourish With A Bling - Pearls, Copper
My2Angels - Mini Rose Buds, white
Manorhouse Creations - Petite Roses, Marshmellow (MHCpetimars)
Matisee Derivan - Kindy Glitz, clear
Range/Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, Antique Linen
Range/Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy
Range/Tim Holtz - Distress Crackle Paint, Tattered Rose
Stix2Anything - Double-sided Tape

Thanks for joining me today - if you'd like to make cards like this - I will be teaching it in a class in November - we are doing Christmas ones!!  All materials will be included and a template and instructions for you to also take home.  Another exciting development is for those interstate/country, I will putting together a pack for purchase that includes video instruction!!

Please make sure you're following my blog for the details :-)


Grins, Pranks, Laughs...

I made this layout as part of the boy bling challenge for this month at Flourish With A Bling on the blog.  I've teamed up both the red and the blue laser flourishes...

once again I used my dymo for journalling, and added it to my double bunting this time :-)

  • I tore my patterned paper and layered in on the page.
  • I inked my chipboard
  • attached the patterned papers, stuck the photo down leaving a little room at the bottom to tuck the flourishes under
  • added the washi tape and flowers
  • attached the blue flourish - then the red
  • attached my chipboard
  • added the shrinky charms
  • added my journalling
White Cardstock
Kaiser Patterned Paper - Thrillseeker, Explore
Twiddleybitz - Basic Shapes, Hearts (TABHEA)
Twiddleybitz - Banner Sm - 20 flags (BAN003)
Flourish With A Bling - Luke, Denim Blue
Flourish With A Bling - Jessie, Cherrie Red
Ranger/Tim Holtz - Distress Stain Faded Jeans
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Citrus
My2Angels - Boys to Men Charming Button Collection
Washi Tape - Red
Denim coloured Roses
Dymo Labeller
Stix2Anything - Double-sided Tape

Don't forget to get your entries in for the Bling it up Boys challenge - you have until the end of the month so plenty of time yet!!
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Funny Face

Such an easy layout to do and quick and fun like the photo (LOL)!
We went to the beach and Erin just would not smile for the camera - this sarcastic grimace was the best she'd do!!

And the usual close-up...

  • I inked the background
  • added the photo
  • added the title
  • grouped the beach huts and banner
  • added the flourish
  • journalled with my Dymo
  • and coloured the print out with Distress stain
  • when dry I attached the journaling to my page
Cardstock - white
Flourish With A Bling - Black Jessie Flourish
Flourish With A Bling - Nicky's Beach Huts
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain - peeled paint
Dymo Electronic Labeller
Stix2Anything - Double-sided Tape

Thanks for stopping by!!  
AND don't forget classes at Studio Jen Jen start Nov10th - check them out Here!

Studio Jen Jen - first class!!

 I am teaching in my first ever class at Studio Jen Jen.
I am so excited to start teaching again and from my studio in Coombabah on the Gold Coast!

When - Saturday November 10th, at 10am - 12pm.   $15.00 
You will learn this resist technique, take home 3 finished cards and a number of sample tags.  You will need to bring adhesives, scissors, and a trimmer; all other materials are provided. 

If you are on the Gold Coast (or nearby) or know someone who is, please spread the word!  The more students I get, the more frequently I can hold classes!  I have plans for teaching Twiddleybitz Off The Page projects too - I will hold these classes after the card classes (most likely 12:30pm to 3:30pm).  Please let me know of your interest as soon as possible by message here or email me at scrapjah(at), payments accepted via cash, direct deposit or paypal :-)

The first 3hr class for Off The page is a Christmas Themed ATC Cupboard ($30) 
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