Thursday, March 29, 2012

'China Dolls' Layout by Linda

Hi Everyone
Our DT Gal Linda has created a great Layout to share today. I hope you enjoy it.
Linda has used the Bo Bunny 'Serenity' Collection Pack which works beautifully with her photos.

1.    The Serenity Garden patterned paper will be your background.
2.    From the Serenity Love paper cut a large circle approximately 25 cm in diameter – I traced around a saucepan lid to get the right sized circle.
3.    Distress the edge of the circle and stitch with coordinating thread around the inside edge.
4.    Using the Martha Stewart Daisy Border punch (or something similar), punch 3x 12cm strips from the Serenity Fans paper and then cut out each individual half daisy shape.
5.    Adhere each half daisy to the back of the distressed circle so the black side is showing on the front.
6.    Adhere this piece to the centre of your background paper.
7.    Cut a 7cm wide strip of the Serenity Luck patterned paper and adhere it across the layout 12cm up from the bottom.
8.    Adhere the circular blue/black sticker strip to the base of this piece.
9.    Mat your photos on cream cardstock.
10.    Cut out the maroon/gold artisan shape from the Serenity Cut Outs and adhere one of your photos to it.
11.    Adhere this piece to the left hand side of the layout and the 2nd photo up against it.
12.    Complete your journaling card and adhere it to the right hand side.
13.    Add your title letter stickers below the photos and accent with a flourish sticker and chipboard flowers.
14.    Embellish the top left hand corner of the layout with 2 lanterns and one chipboard circle and dragon button, all tied with coordinating DMC thread.
15.    Embellish the right hand side of the layout with a circle die cut, red flourish sticker and buttons.
16.    Add your date stamp and you’re finished

Sharing Ideas....Fun Finds
Struggling to find the best ways to glue down those delicate die cut pieces? 
Designer, Julie Ebersole demonstrates adhesives perfect for delicate die cut pieces.

Watch the video
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

'Cousin Love' Layout by Narelle

Hi Everyone
Our DT Gal Narelle has created a gorgeous layout to share today. I hope you enjoy it.
Narelle has used the Crate Paper 'Paper Heart' Collection Kit.

•    From the ‘Love Letter” Paper, cut a rectangle 13cm x 18 (green side) , and another rectangle 10cm x 20cm.  Also cut a strip 2.5cm x 16.5cm.  (both cream side)
•    From the yellow side of the “Friendship” paper, cut a yellow strip 3cm x 15cm.
•    Cut photo mats from the pink side of the “Delicate” paper, approx 5mm larger than the photos you are using.
•    Ink the edges of the all the pieces.
•    Punch out the assorted die cut pieces and lightly sand the edges.
•    Assemble the background of your layout in the following order:-
      Large cream layout at an angle in top right corner,
      Yellow strip horizontally on lower edge of cream.
      Pink border sticker down right edge.
      Brown doily die cut in centre of cream.
      Heart paper in middle of layout, overlapping cream and yellow.
•    Add photos, other die cuts and alphas as shown, using foam tape and scrap dots to create dimension.
•    In bottom left corner, adhere cream strip 2cm from base, add border strip, photo and pearls.


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Sunday, March 25, 2012

'Let's Party' Card & Video by Therese

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Therese has created a very cute card to share today.
I hope you enjoy it.
She also kindly created a video tutorial for us demonstrating lots of great techniques.

Watch the video for Therese's Tutorial
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Other supplies:  Copics - R20.  RV00,17,19.  YG03,25.  Y11,13.  YR04.  B91,95.  T0,2.  C0,5.  Colorless Blender.  Yellow ribbon.

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