Tutorial - Couture Birthday Card & Box

Added Notation: The instruction pages are hard to read, so it may be best to email me at glimmercraft.sabrina@gmail.com to request a copy of these instructions as a pdf version. Thanks.

My goodness, it's February already!

I have a second tutorial or set of instructions for you today. I've had many requests for a tutorial on how to make this card and box too. Since no one commented that this wasn't working  I'll do the same thing and post each page of the class instructions. Here's a photo of it first, and more can be found here.

As in yesterday's tutorial post,you should be able to click on each page, right click and save or print each page individually.

Have fun making yours! If you have problems getting your free tutorial, let me know.

Happy papercrafting!

Zibbet & Paper Architecture with Sabrina

This is my second post today. Scroll down if you are looking for the tutorial post.

Most of you know that I have another blog called Paper Architecture with Sabrina and that I sell project instructions from there. I now have an additional online storefront on Zibbet where I have a intoductory offer of all my instructions at 10% off until February 7th! Have a peek at my storefront here and pass on to your friends that I have my instructions on sale there!

Happy papercrafting!

Tutorial - Couture Anniversary Card & Box

Added Notation: The instruction pages are hard to read, so it may be best to email me at glimmercraft.sabrina@gmail.com to request a copy of these instructions as a pdf version. Thanks.

I've had a few people request the instructions for the Anniversary card I designed for a class using Graphic 45's Couture paper.
This is the first time I'm trying this; including the pages of instructions that is. So I think if you click on each page, then right click & save, you should be able to print out or view the instructions.If it doesn't work let me know and I'll change it.

You will need:
2 Black cardstock - Bazzill Card Shoppe 100# Licorice Twist - 12" x 12"
1  Bazzill Red Rock cardstock - 12" x 12"
1"Couture" sheet from 8 x 8 pad Graphic 45 Couture
1 "Style" sheet from 8 x 8 pad Graphic 45 Couture
2 "Gorgeous" sheets from 8 x 8 pad Graphic 45 Couture
Glossy Accents
Black embroidery floss 
Optional (Shape of card)

Look for the Couture Birthday Card & Box set of instructions tomorrow! I will also post a link to this onto the "Freebies" tab at "Paper Architecture with Sabrina".
If you have any further questions regarding this project's instructions, email me at glimmercraft.sabrina@gmail.com.

Happy papercrafting!

Graphic 45's Newsletter & Ning!

Hello Graphic 45 fans!

Just letting all the Graphic 45 fans that follow this blog know, that along with the talented Andrew Roberts and Song Li, I was featured in Graphic 45's newsletter today!

Read what we said about being a member of Graphic 45's Ning. You can join Ning too and enjoy seeing all the talent to be found there. A great community to share our love of creating with Graphic 45 products!

Graphic45 - Le Ramantique

January Visiting Teaching Handout

Some of our followers are LDS and love to see the handouts I make for church classes or for Visiting Teaching, so on occasion I like to post them.

This month I used Graphic 45's large tags and turned them upside down, die cut a circle out at the new top and changed it to a door hanger. On the right you can see what the tag looks like before doing anything to it.

I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo around the edges of the tags and just about everything else.

So this was the end result.

 A little closer look...

 I used My Favorite Things Upsy-Daisy Die-Namics for the daisy and Spellbinder's Foliage for the leaves, and Spellbinders Petite Ovals to cut the photo and it's mat. I printed onto Bazzill cardstock the quote from a favorite hymn that was part of the VT message and cut them out like a banner.

 I attached the leaves and daisy to each one.

And from the back, you can see the eyelet hole of the tag and how I attached the ribbon and string.

So there you have the Visiting Teaching message handout, a door knob hanger, made from Graphic 45's Large Tags. Each woman that received one enjoyed her little handout. One even plans on taking it with her to Jamaica as she and her husband are to serve a mission there for 18 months. I was touched that she would do that.

Of course you can make this door knob hanger with other themes and purposes than I did here. Have fun coming up with your take on this idea!

Thank you for stopping by today, and happy papercrafting!

Couture Bits, Pieces & Scraps

Hi everyone!

Just posting something for fun today! Can you believe it!

Since I now only teach classes for Scrapbook Parade just one day a month now, I'm focusing more on projects to create for Paper Architecture with Sabrina. And, as I was cleaning up after completing the Tri-Fold Album for the class I'll be teaching in Edmonton as a guest instructor next month, I was throwing out bits & pieces and I suddenly realized some of those bits & pieces had some things I could fussy cut out. So I retrieved a few items and later on sat down and did a little fussy cutting. I ended up with a zip-loc bag full of usable bits from just the Couture paper bits!

So since I haven't made a card in a while, I was in the mood for it. I searched some challenges, but in the decided to just to do what I felt like creating. Here it is!

I fussy cut the strip at the bottom of the card. The chipboard oval I covered in Glossy Accents and popped it up with black foam dimensionals. I then used a double layer of foam dimensionals in some places and  single layer in others when I attached the cut out woman in her fur and hat. The using a combination of glue and varying layers of black foam dimensionals, I attached the fussy cut flowers and leaves. Oh, I almost forgot! Before attaching the chipboard oval I placed the Prima black bling in the upper left corner. I cut it from a much larger bling flourish.

Here is the card from different angles so that you can see the layers.

So, there you have my bits & pieces & scraps card from the Graphic 45 Couture paper.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look and for leaving your comment.

Now You Can Make One Too!

Just letting everyone know that the Multi-Purpose Tray Organizer you saw here, the instructions are now available on Paper Architecture with Sabrina. You wanted to make one too, so you now you can.

If you want to see a video walk-through of the project click here.

Thank you again for all the wonderful sweet comments on this project.

Happy papercrafting!

Couture Tri-Fold Album - Scrap Addicts Event Class Project

OK, here is the Scrap Addicts Event class project in full after Friday's teaser. I was thinking of letting a bit more time go by, but decided to post it. I guess I'm just too excited!

Remember this posting? click here  Well, I was asked by Edmonton's new Scrap Addicts if I would teach a class using some of the new Graphic 45 papers. I decided to use "Couture" for this project; a Tri-Fold Album.

So this is the appearance from the outside. Because there are 12 pages plus more to see, I didn't photograph all the page tags etc. So there are a fair number of photos, but you can see even more in the video to follow the photos.

So that's it for the pictures. But, if you want to know more details and what the tasseled charms are for, watch the YouTube video and you'll learn more about this project's unique character!

Well that's it for this project! I'm so looking forward to teaching how to create this album in Edmonton and later in Victoria! See you all soon, and happy papercrafting everyone!

Couture Teaser for Edmonton Scrap Addicts Class

Hello Everyone!

I have another teaser for you. You've seen the Scrap Addicts "Sweet Sentiment" layout for their event class, and now I'm giving you a teaser for another class using the rich colours of the beautiful Couture paper. This is a remake of a previous project made for a Scrapbook Parade class. Can you guess which one it is?

Stay tuned for the reveal of this project to come shortly. You'll see some of the changes I made! There's one in particular that I love and will for sure use it again!

Till next time, happy papercrafting!

    Scrap Addicts Edmonton Sweet Sentiments Double Layout

    Hello everyone!

    In case you missed my big announcement, I shared some exciting news about being asked to be a Guest Instructor for Scrap Addicts in Edmonton, Alberta for an event they are having in February! I was asked to work with Graphic 45's newest collections, Couture and Sweet Sentiments. Can you imagine... to be asked to create classes using the paper of your favorite company!! They must have a lot of Graphic 45 fans to make that request. Graphic 45 fans of Edmonton, here I come! (If you'd like to check out Scrap Addicts in Edmonton's blog, click here.)

    I'm sure you want to see the layout I created for this event class.

    This layout hides well the fact that there are 17 layers! There is something out of balance with this layout, and I think I figured it out. Sometimes, you don't see things until you think you've finished and taken a gazillion pictures! So I will make a few slight changes to rectify it.

    Aren't the colors just so beautiful?

    To save time at the event class I didn't ink all the paper edges. I did use Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, lightly on the banner strips, the stamp cut outs, and around all the fussy cutting edges, but the rest is left clean.

    Let's look at each side of the layout. First the left side. This is the one where the balance is off. I should have positioned the card with the young girl and the deer differently. It breaks the nice flow to the flowers onto the next page too much. It just needs to be tucked in more and at a different angle.

    Since I used photos from over the past two years where I'm teaching classes, the colors were all over the spectrum, so I decided to print them in B&W and that way they didn't clash with the colours of the beautiful paper.

    Let's have a closer look at the right side of the layout, too.

    Just love those two darling little girls! Thought they'd work fine with the theme of the layout. In this photo you can see that one of the strips I notched it differently from the others. I thought I might try the Envelope Punch board from We R Memory Keepers, but I decided it wasn't as fast as I thought it would be and went back to the scissors.

    The next few photos are close ups to show some details closer up.

    In these next photos you can get a better idea of the all the layers and the fussy cutting dimension & layers.

    I'm so looking forward to teaching this class in Edmonton and meeting other Graphic 45 fans!

    Thank you for stopping by to have a look and leaving your comments, especially to any new viewers from Edmonton!

    • Cardstock: Bazzill Lagoon & Walnut
    • Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 "Sweet Sentiments" 12 x 12
    • Ink: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo & Pumice Stone
    • Tools: We R Memory Keepers Doiley Mini-8 Punch