Today I wanted to share a layout I created using some of the new Winter themed products which we have recently added to the website. I tried out a couple of Memory Box dies on this layout in my BigShot and you would be amazed how easily they seperate from the die once cut - even though they are really detailed. I cut the La Rue Flourish twice (once on white cardstock and on a teal) and layered these before adding a snowflake sticker in the middle which I added stickled glitter glue too. Then just a couple of Riviera Corners cut from white cardstock underneath and I had a homemade winter embellishment perfect for my page!
I wanted to share two layouts I created using the new Basic Grey 'Serenade' Collection recently added to the website. These papers have a lovely vintage feel and lends itself to many different themed layouts.
As soon as the Kaiser Craft December collections arrived I fell in love with the colours of the 'Forget Me Not' collection and knew I wanted to try and create something using this set!
I created two layouts in the end and am really pleased with how they came out - sometimes I can spend hours and hours on a layout but these 2 came together very quickly (to my relief! ... when one comes together quickly that I am pleased with it seems to spur me on somehow!)
I wanted to share a layout I created using the new Kaiser Craft collection - "Pickled Pear". On first glance of this set I have to admit I was undecided. I always like to keep an eye on the Kaiser Craft blog (www.kaisercraft.com.au/blog) and their layouts and inspiration and in the past have found myself really liking layouts and cards made with collections I initially did not like!
So with that in mind I convinced myself that even if you initially do not like a paper set, you can suprise yourself with what can be acheived - it is always good to have a challenge!
This layout came together really quickly in the end and I am so pleased with the final result:
This months main kit features the brand new 'Teresa Collins' collection 'Now & Then'.
The papers in this kit are heavyweight and textured so they are really nice to work with and as there is a mix of florals / journal & grid designs and blues the papers are versatile to both feminine and masculine layouts.
Would you like to win the brand new Echo Park 12" x 12" Collection Kit - Winter Wishes?
The Collection Kit contains 12 sheets of 12" x 12" double-sided heavyweight papers, 1 - 12" x 12" sheet of element stickers and 1 - 12" x 12" sheet of alpha stickers.
To be in with a chance to win just pop over to our new facebook page (www.facebook.com/thecraftzboutique) and 'like' us. Then leave a comment on our Echo Park Winter Wishes Collection Pack Giveaway note.
We will then randomly select a winner and send this lovely new collection pack to you!
'Like' and post your comment by the 14th November - the winner will be announced on Friday 16th November :)
I recently dug out some rub ons which I had wanted to try for quite a while. The rub ons are by CREATAImpessions and have a raised textured finish so they are much nicer than the standard rub ons. In the end, playing around with these rub ons resulted in a card...
I have been busy lately creating new layouts and trying different products to what I normally use and wanted to share my most recent....
I am so pleased how this layout came out considering that it is quite a simple effect and not too fussy. Until last week I had not considered using embossing folders on scrapbook layouts yet we received the new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folders and after seeing a layout that spellbinders used these on I thought I would give it a go!
For the cardstock squares I cut the Payper Box Pearlescent card into 5" x 5" Squares and then embossed these using the M-Bossabilities Embossing Folders. Once this was done I used the Viva Decor Inka Gold paint to add a subtle metallic sheen to the embossed areas. This paint comes in a thick creamy form and I applied this lightly with my fingers.
Have you seen the new chipboard albums by Echo Park? They have pull out parts for you to add extra detail or photos! They come in a rectangular shape or a circular design. I created an album using the rectangular design and the Kaiser Craft 'Check In' Collection of papers and Collectable Cardstock Die Cut Shapes.
For the pull out parts I decided to use these areas for Quotes and Journaling rather than pictures as the Kaiser Craft papers had some great designs on the papers which were just the right size.
I Covered the album edges to begin with in Kaiser Craft Acrylic Paint in Black and then added all of the papers and embellishments. The pictures do not show it but all of the cardstock shapes I have adhered using 3D Foam glue pads to make the album more dimensional.
I also recently created a Christmas card using the new Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Christmas "Posting Letters' Clear Stamp. I coloured this image in using promarkers and then used a Marianne Design Die to create the scalloped shape.
I have been busy with the new Kaiser Craft Christmas collections we have recently added to the website ("Turtle Dove" and "Twig & Berry") and wanted to share 4 layouts I created from these collections. These papers were so nice to work with and the layouts came together really quickly. The Kaiser Craft 'Turtle Dove - Collectables) were used on all 4 layouts and I still had a lot left over so they do really go along way.
I wanted to share today a sneak peek of our September Monthly Kits. This month the main kit features the brand new Echo Park For the Record 2 'Documented' Collection. The papers feature bright yellows, greens and blues but if you flip the papers over there are some lovely vintage designs too.
I created 2 layouts using the main kit which you can see below :)
We also have a very limited mini kit this month using the Country Boutique collection by Fancy Pants. For those who might miss out on this one due to the low number we will be having a second mini kit for September.
For this layout I wanted to try doing something different with my photos so I created a washing line effect and then used the file cards as the photo mat. Whilst this collection by Fancy Pants was only released this Summer many of the items are now discontinued so if you like this set grab it whilst you can :)
We have so many lovely brand new products on order - and these begin to arrive next week. We will let you know which sets we have on order over the coming weeks and hopefully their expected dates.
My Minds Eye
We are expecting 4 new collections from the My Minds Eye 'The Sweetest Thing' Collection next week. See layouts below which My Minds Eye created with their new products as a taster for their new sets.
We are also due to receive the My Minds Eye 'Lost & Found Halloween' Collection next week and for those who do not think it is too early for Christmas/Winter papers the 'All is Bright' collection by Rhonna Farrer....
Two new Teresa Collins sets should also be with us at some stage next week which you can see sneak peeks of below.
If everything arrives as it should it looks set to be a busy week of adding to the website so check back to see the latest arrivals. Prima Marketing new collections should also be making their arrival!