Cousin Fun – 12 x 12 Scrapbooking layout

Hey everyone. I’m back with the second of three layouts to enter into White with 1 Cyber Crop on Facebook. This time the challenge was to use a grid layout with white and blue. There were optional extras too – fill one of the grid sections with journaling or add stamping to your layout, so I added both of those.

I love these photos which were taken in 2013 at my side of the family’s Xmas get together. We pick a day other than Christmas Day that as many people can make and have a pot luck lunch…there are usually around 20 of us which makes up about half of the side of the family. These are a few of the cousins and I love seeing them still have fun playing games even though they are grown up.

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Sending Love to Australia

Australia has been in my thoughts alot lately due to the wild fires threatening so much of the country. This card is quintessential Aussie to me. It is made using products from the fabulous Uniquely Creative Stamp company .

Images

  • Used images from two stamp sets – Good Onya for the Kangaroo and Eucalyptus Branch for the eucalyptus. I stamped them on alcohol friendly cardstock (I use a either Spectrum Noir or Hammermill cardstock) and coloured them with copics.
  • Diecut images with matching dies.

Background

  • I knew I wanted to have a subtle background so once I had laid out the coloured images on a square card base I was able to work out where I was going to stamp the background leaves.
  • The branches are then stamped with Altenew Inks.
  • Once stamped I then adhered the images with dimensional foam tape.

SENTIMENT

  • Ink blended three Distress Oxide ink colours – Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold – over Strathmore Bristol Cardstock and cut out Mama Elephant Hooray word die.
  • I scanned the die cut with my Scanncut and created an offset cutting file to create the shadow background. You could also do this my hand. I cut this out of Moonstone vellum and adhered the die cut to the vellum with Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Rawr-some

Ready for another box card? This time I used Uniquely Creative Stamps and Dies and Crafters Choice Minerals patterned paper.

Images

  • All the images are from Uniquely Creative stamp set – Dino Pals and are coloured with copic markers. Cut out with matching dies. I particularly love how the dies cut the lava as well as the volcano.

Other items

  • Box Card template is Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up. I cut the front panel down slightly so I could layer the inserts with more depth. This makes the images easier to see
  • Tag for writing message on (see very last photo) made with the Mama Elephant Tags Alot and Lawn Fawn Stitched Gift Card Pocket.

Sentiment

  • Front sentiment – hand cut tag, stamped sentiment from Uniquely Creative Block Outline Sentiments in Versamark and heat embossed with Hero Arts White embossing powder.
  • Back Sentiments – Die cut speech bubbles with Uniquely Creative Selfie Frames Dies and stamped with the sentiments from the Dino Pals set and heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Aloha…ready for a party?

Box cards are a great way to use up patterened paper, expecially those gorgeous double sided paper pads. I’ll be entering this card in the current AAA Birthday Card Challenge.

Images

  • All the images are from Avery Elle stamp sets – Tropics, Tweet Tweet and Market Stand.
  • The leaves and flowers are stamped with Altenew Inks, a little bit of copic colouring and Nuvo Crystal Drops in White for the centres of the flowers. All the other images are copic coloured.
  • The overlay for the front of the Tiki Bar is a Kaisercraft Texture Woven die, coloured with copics and cut down to fit.

Other items

  • Patterned paper is from DCWV Tropicana.
  • Box Card template is Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up.
  • Tag for writing message on (see very last photo) made with the Mama Elephant Tags Alot and Lawn Fawn Stitched Gift Card Pocket.
  • Highlights to images drawn with Signo Gel Pen in White.

Sentiment

  • Die cut tags out of patterned paper and translucent vellum with Sizzix Triplits Banner dies, stamp sentiment in Versafine Claire Nocturne, layered and stapled to font.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Thanks for Everything

I’ll be entering this card in the current Southern Girls Challenge – Someone Special.

Images

  • I used an image from one of the challenge sponsors A Day for DaisiesPotted Gerber Daisies and coloured it with Copics.

Other items

  • I created the base to be a sliding window card. I used the outside frame from the Mama Elephant Fancy Door Frame die set, parts of the Sunny Studio Sliding Window Die and Memory BoxStitched Rectangle Layers.

Sentiment

  • Thanksdie is from Birch Press which has the coordinating shadow. The word was cut out of white glitter paper and coloured with copics. The shadow was cut out of Lawn Fawn cardstock.
  • For Everything‘ was from the Altenew Inked Rose stamp set.

Tip: If you don’t have the right colour glitter card you can colour white or pearl glitter with copic markers. It will then coordinate with the rest of the card and still sparkle.

Video

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip