Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dad Shaker Card

I think this is the first time that I've created a baby card for a man: a coworker had twins! I wanted to keep it simple and without large amounts of pastel colors. I decided to go with a shaker card using my Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit.

Shaker cards can be created using almost any dies but these ones (specifically for shaker cards) sure made it easy. And the one ingredient you can't do without? Foam adhesive sheets!! Making one without is a huge pain (ask me how I know)!

I filled mine with pale pink and clear sequins as well as chunky clear glitter.

The interior (not pictured) reads: Good Things Come In Multiples (a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Bitty Baby Blessings).

It's difficult, although possible, to avoid getting shaker bits caught on any adhesive within...

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Rustic White, Kraft, Clear
  • Patterned Paper: Aqua Mist and Lavender Moon gingham
  • Stamps: Distressed Background Blocks (My Favorite Things)
  • Ink: Classic Kraft
  • Dies: Shakers and Sprinkles Make It Market Kit, String of Hearts (Simon Says Stamp), Dad (Lil' Inkers)
  • Accessories: assorted sequins/glitter
  • Other Tools: foam adhesive sheet, Xyron Create-a-Sticker

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Second of Two "Eerie Tales" Oct 18th Classes

The second class on October 18th is a card class. Just like the layout class we will again be using Graphic 45's "Eerie Tales" collection. The goal for this class is to create cards from this line that can be used for any number of ocasions, and be quick and easy to put togther. There are 5 cards for this class.

Because I'm teaching these in a class, I will be posting all of the cards togehter in one post for the benefit of those taking the class here in Victoria, BC.

They are pretty straight forward, so I will mainy be posting the photos without saying much about them.

I used Star Dust Stickles on the text as well as on the lost shoe in the image, which doesn't show up in the photo.

In this next one, I tried to cover up the "beast" to show the only the lovely lady in white.


The next is bright and bold in green and orange. I used Str Dust Stickles again on the word "Magical", punched two holes in the bottom right corner to tie a bow.

I realyly like the floral strip at the bottom edge.

Sorry about the blurr, I must have gotten too close with the camera.

I used some of the flower die-cuts with a gold Liquid Pearl center and loops of gold string to slightly cover Rumpelstiltskin and focus more on the young woman.

So that's it for these simple and quick to make "Eerie Tales" cards. Hope you enjoyed the cards.

Thank you for stopping by to have a look. There will be something special going on her at Aspiring to Creativity on September 26th, so be sure to stop by.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

One of Two Classes for October 18th

Hello everyone!

Fall is here, and we start crafting like mad for the holidays to come. Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas!

Today I'm sharing with you three layouts for a class I'll be teaching on October 18th. At first I thought I would post one layout at a time, and I thought it would be easier for those taking the class if I posted all three together on one post. So this will be a longer post. But then I tend to do that anyway, and you are hopefully used to that by now. lol!

For these classes we will be using the Graphic 45 "Eerie Tales" collection. On the most part I tried to design these layouts so that they could be used for other than Halloween as well. So let's begin with the purple and orange layout.

All the purple you see are the photo mats for trimmed 4 x 6 and 3 x 4 photos. I intentionally used the measurements that are traditional pocket scrapbooking size. Some fussy cutting, cut-a-parts, stickers, and punch-outs from the cardstock die-cuts set are used for this layout. I also used some Star Dust Stickles here and there on the odd pumpkin, circle edge, and the first letter of the word or phrase.

So here are some of the detail photos (I used some for the teaser photos on my Paper Architecture With Sabrina FaceBook page). The first is the left side of the layout.

This is the right side of the layout.

These are the detail closeups-

Now let's have a look at the Green and Floral/Black layout.

This layout has space for 5 trimmed 4 x 6 photos. Three landscape and 2 portrait. There's a little bit of fussy cutting, some from the banners form the cardstock die cuts, tags from the cut-a-parts and cardstock stickers, and some ribbon accents. See the tags peaking above the portrait photo mats? Guess what?

They pull out! Let's look at the layout split up. First the left side...

...and now the right side.

And now for the details (again, some posted on the FaceBook page).

Now, for the third layout page, I thought we would take some of the left overs and create a pocket scrapbooking layout, with a bit of a twist. All the black that you will see are the spots for photos (or you could add more journaling if you wish).

Do you notice any sections and parts that are outside of the pocket? Let's check it out.

this first one shows that the "Scary" and "An Eerie Tale" are attached on the outside. The first with foam diemensionals, and second directly onto the plastic.

Here I've made a bundle of cardstock die cut charms. They are attached to the card that is on the outside. More details about this one to come.

And this third photo shows that the "Scary" and "Once Upon a Time" from the sticker sheet, are on the outside as well. This next photo will show you that some of these are attached directly to the card and on the plastic.

See the little black Velcro pieces that keep these folded cards closed? So what do you think of this idea? It adds more photos space and more journaling space too. All the gold sections are for journaling, but can write on black too with a white, gold or silver gel pen, or add more of the gold paper.

Well for those of you that are taking this class, these photos will help you with whatever you can't complete in class. For those of you not in this area, have fun with this inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by today, and happy papercrafting!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanging Calendar Mini in a Box

September is soon upon us, and we begin to really think about making Christmas gifts.

I'm sharing with you my latest project for Paper Architecture With Sabrina and it would make a very unique Christmas gift, customized by you for whatever purpose you want, to give as a gift. This 12 page hanging mini is great to use as a calendar, 12 Days of Christmas, 12 school years, a wedding album, a special event, and more.

Here are some photos of the project. With 12 pages I will not post all of the photos, but just enough to give you and idea of the project.

I have some different photos posted on "Paper Architecture With Sabrina" if you wish to see those. And here is a walk-through tour of the project.

Should you be interested in purchasing these instructions, click here to take you to my online Zibbet store.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy papercrafting!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

File Folder Folio 6 - About Me/My Life

I have a new File Folder Folio to share with you today!

This folio is designed to be different for the other five I've designed. This one is for more journaling and is meant more for an individual to keep quick notes of their life, past, present, and future. You can however, add as many photos to it as you would like, they would just be smaller.

Teresa Collins designed a collection that is perfect for this project - "Hello My Name Is..."

It can be for yourself or given as a gift to someone else for that same reason.

For each month there are about 3 to 4 tags to pull, add notes to, or a photo to it with a quick note.

There are two policy pockets holding 4 x 6 cut-a-parts, or note cards. These are to record your dreams, goals or bucket list for the future in one pocket, and childhood, or past memories that may come to mind, in another.

Here you may view the project in a walk-through video of the project.

To purchase these instructions, please link to my online store at Zibbet. Thank you.

So next I want to ask you something. I've now completed the six folder folios I had initially had planned to create to fit inside the box for this series. However, I have had requests to keep designing more of them. So I'm am interested in finding out if more of you would like the same thing. Please leave a comment letting me know if you are interested in me continuing with more future folios.

Thank you for stopping by and having a look. And, happy papercrafting everyone!

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