Monday, 27 July 2015

As promised. ..

A few blog posts back I shared a card tutorial demonstrating how versatile die cuts can be. For those who missed it check it out here...
I ended up making 2 more cards using this die cut set from Kaisercraft.


Here is card number 1...




Supplies used: 
Kaisercraft Collectables Fly Free, Fly Free Sticker sheet, Rhinestone - silver, Decorative Dies - Tag Shapes

Other: White cardstock, Wink of Stella - clear, Gold thread, Gold pen, Copics V09 R37, Sequins, Stitched Rectangle Die


And card number 2...



Supplies used: 
Kaisercraft Collectables Fly Free, Fly Free Sticker sheet, Rhinestone - silver, Decorative Dies - Tag Shapes


Other: White cardstock, Wink of Stella - clear, Gold thread, Gold pen, Copics V09 R37, Sequins, Stitched Rectangle Die.


I've added a few how to photos with the second card, the process is pretty simple - it's all about placement. I'm sure there are a few more other ways I could position this die cut to create different backgrounds for my cards.

'Love Butterfly' Tutorial:


  • 1. Using white card stock die cut a rectangle. Alternatively use measurements below to cut a rectangle.
Measurements: 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches

  • 2. Using pattern paper die cut a smaller rectangle.
Measurements: 4 3/4 inches x 3 1/2 inches

Adhere using double sided tape to white card. 

  • 3. Using the fishtail tag from Kaisercraft Decorative Dies - Tag shapes - die cut 4 tags (using white card).
  • 4. Optional: Using a masking technique create a little gold border (fishtail end of tag) using gold leaf pen.
  • 5. Position tags (see photo)
Use double sided tape to adhere tags to card. 
Next die cut (the rectangle again) or trim off excess white tag using scissor/guillotine.

  •      6.  Add interest.
I used 1x butterflies from the FF collections and a sentiment from Kaisercraft Fly Free Sticker Sheet. I stuck some gold twine down using glue dots (positioned behind butterfly).
Added the butterfly using foam dots to give the card some dimension. Then added sequins and some rhinestones.

  •     7. Adhere this to card base.
These 3 cards make a lovely set. I'm really pleased with how they turned out and I love how subtle the chevron geometric shapes are.. :)





Dies are available for purchase here at Paper Flourish along with their current card kit for July.

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

Linked to addicted to CAS: Chevron Challenge.

Samantha

Friday, 17 July 2015

Throwback Thursday

I've noticed lately my crafting style has changed a little. Not that its a bad change...I love the cards Ive been creating...
Being part of a design team, working from a "kit" has meant more paper play than my usual stamping, as well as exploring different ways to use die cuts...but I do miss playing with paints, inks, watercolours and sprays (don't miss the mess...). My inktense pencil, prisma's and tombow markers are collecting dust and its been ages since Ive used gesso and stencils. But with 2 young ones I just don't have the patience or the time to get messy and that's okay for now.

:)

Today's post is a throwback Thursday - dedicated to time and making mess :)





Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a messy weekend! *wink*

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Cleaning up my craft space...

Bah-hahahaHA! Title should read "trying to clean up my craft space!!"

So before I start my next card kit projects I like to clean up the chaos I make. Instead I made this tag with the scraps that were on my desk from PF July's kit...and made more mess. 


Are you a messy crafter too? I've tried to keep my work space neat and tidy, but I just can't do it. 

Happy Crafting and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Samantha

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Inspiration Cards

Junes kit cards are done and dusted, but I thought Id share the last few cards that were created using this kit.



 Supplies Used: White Card Stock, June Kit – Kaisercraft Paper – Bloom, Kaisercraft Decorative Die – Butterflies, Sequins, Microsoft Word Font – Dreaming of a new day - Size 17, Gold Leaf Pen.



Supplies: White Card Stock, June Kit – Kaisercraft Paper – Wildflower/Forget me not (reverse side)/Spring, SG Sticker Sheet, Kaisercraft Decorative Die – Butterflies, Scalloped Die Cut and Sequins.


Supplies: SG bloom, Kraft Paper, SG Stickers Kaiser Butterfly Die Other: gold pen, gold thread, vellum, glue dots, Kaiser Pearl Embellishment.

I totally love the butterfly die. :) and I really enjoyed working with Paper Flourish June's Card Kit - my first month of cards and I'm so happy with what I created. Fun and Challenging...




I'm now working with August's Kit - it's masculine themed and I've got crafters block! Yikes!

Kits can be purchased from the Paper Flourish store or online here.

Linked to SSS: Anything Goes Challenge
Linked to Photo Challenge by Scrapbook Boutique.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Thursday, 9 July 2015

A Card Tutorial

OMG! I can't believe its July!! Seriously...time is flying by!

The next few months are going to be crazy. July, August, September & October are birthdays, birthdays and more birthdays. In August my (not so) little boy (anymore) will be turning 3 and October marks my baby's first birthday! They both just need to STOP growing... 

So...for me this means birthday planning, attending parties...Oh! and did I mention a family ski holiday that's fast approaching (totally not organised, but still very excited). Crazy times ahead...but I love crazy and to make things more interesting I'm making more cards then ever...Whoohoooo!

I wanted to start off July by sharing a card tutorial with you. I always wanted to share more with my blog readers. I personally love watching YouTube videos and getting inspiration and new techniques from many of the crafty blogs I follow. I'm not quite ready to make a video but I thought I'd at least take some photos to show you my creative process in making this card. Apologies now, I decided to do this tutorial half way through making this card, so some photo may appear out of order, but the written instructions should make more sense :)


This card uses left overs from Paper Flourish Kaisercraft July Kit (which I am designing for), stickers from the Kaisercraft Fly Free collection and Kaisercraft Decorative Dies - Tags (which can be purchased from Paper Flourish along side their July kit. For more information on these kits and where to purchase...go here. :)

I mainly want to demonstrate how easy it is to stretch out die cuts to create unique cards. I'm working on another example and hope to share this with you some time in July.

Supplies from July Kit: Fly Free Friend Pattern Paper. Kaisercraft Decorative Dies - Tag Shapes

Other: White Card Stock, Kaisercraft Fly Free Sticker Sheet, Wink of Stella - clear, Copics (V09,  R37), Gold thread, Gold leaf pen, Sequins,  Rhinestones - silver.

'Give Your Dreams Wings' Tutorial:
  • 1. Using white card stock die cut a rectangle. Alternatively use measurements below to cut a rectangle.
Measurements: 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches


  • 2. Using paper FF Friend die cut a smaller rectangle.
Measurements: 4 3/4 inches x 3 1/2 inches

Adhere using double sided tape to white card. 


  • 3. Using the fishtail tag from Kaisercraft Decorative Dies - Tag shapes - die cut 6 tags (using white card).

  • 4. Optional: Using a masking technique create a little gold border (fishtail end of tag) using gold leaf pen.
  • 5. Position tags (see photo). I used re-positional tape at this stage as I wanted to add the gold trim (in previous step). 


Use double sided tape to adhere tags to card. 
Next die cut (the rectangle again) or trim off excess white tag using scissor/guillotine.

  •      6.  Add interest.
I used 2x butterflies and a sentiment from Kaisercraft Fly Free Sticker Sheet
I stuck some gold twine down using glue dots (positioned behind butterflies).
Added the butterflies using foam dots to give the card some dimension.
Then I added the sentiment sticker to white card, made it into a banner and added some gold with the gold leaf pen. I stuck this down to the card using foam tape.

  •      7. Add MORE interest.
I added Wink of Stella - clear  to the butterfly wings.
Coloured some silver Rhinestones using Copic Markers and added a few sequins.

  • 8. Adhere this to top folding card base.

Done!!

I'll be posting another card or two showing more creative way to use this Tag die cut - exciting!!!!! Meanwhile this post has also got me thinking whether there are other dies in my collection that can be used in different ways...I think I'll have to go through them all now to find out :)


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial - feedback most welcomed.


Samantha

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Introducing...

ME!!!!
Check it out here at the paper flourish blog!
Here is another inspirational card I created from June's 'kit in a box'. I made this card with leftovers, and just love the layout. It was a really fun card to make :) 

I used a few bits from the Kaiser Secret Garden Collectables and a few from the sticker sheet. Add a few pink, black and gold accents and its a card!!


I am also very excited to show you a sneak peak of what I've been working on for July's kit! It took a little time but....I eventually fell in LOVE with the paper - think bright, bold, and beautiful! 

Here is a little preview :)



For details on where to purchase these kits check out the Paper Flourish website.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha