Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Card Base from Scraps Tutorial with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here today sharing a tip with you!  As I was finishing up my very last DT project, using the September / October 2015 kit, I decided to make a card with some of the leftover patterned paper, it is just too nice not to use up!  However, it occurred to me that I only had a partial sheet of cardstock left from the kit, and I wanted to save a chunk to use as a photo mat for another project, so I got a little creative with my card base.  I thought you may be interested in this technique too.

These are the papers I will be using.

I started by cutting a piece of cardstock to measure 4.25 x 5.5 inches, this will be the back of my card. Next I cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 5.25 x 5.5 inches, this will be the front of my card.

Score along the longest width of the patterned paper, at about one inch down from the top. This creates a flap that with fold around the back of the base.

Now attached the two pieces together by applying adhesive along the flap.



Voila, you now have a fun card base to work with!

This is my finished card.

Supply List - From the kit: misc. black cardstock; Kaisercraft patterned paper and stickers; grey Gelatos.  - From my stash: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Memento black ink; Your Next Stamp sentiment stamp; Doodlebug twine; My Mind's Eye enamel dots;  Crate Paper wood shape (from a prevision kit); misc tag.

Thank you Laura-Lee for having me as part of your wonderful team for the last almost 3 1/2 years, it was an amazing experience. And thanks so much to you for visiting today!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Darth Emilien with Aurelie

Hello, hello! Aurelie here today to show you one last design I made with the Boys Rule Scrapook Kits' September/October 2015 kit. Ta-da!

Remember my nephew with the pair of undies on his head on the October 1st sketch reveal (to see it, hop along right over here)? Well, here he is again! Emilien has been a M-E-G-A Star Wars fan since, like, forever. I think he came out into this world singing the movie themes, honestly. So, even if this photo was taken a wee bit before he grew an authentic Jedi rat tail (!), I wanted to create a layout that would depict his love for Star Wars. Set on a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper from my own stash, I layered the photo on top of different Kaisercraft Scrap Yard collection pieces from the kit - patterned papers and stickers. I also used my very last piece of the Heidi Swapp wood veneer set included in the kit! Kinda sad about that, actually... Hee!Hee! And yes, of course, I used doodads from my own stash to make this layout scream Star Wars. ;) My Mind's Eye rubons and wood enamel dots, stenciling using a Donna Downey stencil and some Heidi Swapp paste, Studio Calico wood veneer and rubon stars, a Maya Road clip from another BR kit, Magic Mesh, Heidi Swapp photo frames which I layered under the photo, but also used for my journaling strips, American Crafts and October Afternoon alphas, and yes, of course, you guessed it, hand-stitching using my ever-so-crafty Bazzill Basics stiching template and some DMC floss.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing what we've been up to with the BR September/October 2015 kit. We've had a blast designing with it. And stay tuned - as Laura Whitaker may just have an extra design or two up her sleeve to share with us all. YAY!

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wanted for Extreme Cuteness with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing a layout today, created using the September / October 2015 kit contents!  I recently re-found this photo of my oldest boys while unpacking my scrap-room.  It was taken way back in 1992, when they were 1 and 3, their big shiny smiles and lack of necks makes me giddy to this day!

I really adore these Echo Park papers, but didn't think that I had photos that would work with them, am I ever glad that I unearthed this one!

As always, I had fun with layering up embellishments.  Most of them are from my stash.

It's funny how literal I can be at times, the striped paper had a phrase on it that said "new arrival" it bugged me, so I layered and pop dotted another pattern over it.  I really like the look of it.

Supply List : Kit contents - Echo Park pattern papers; Kaisercraft stickers, Heidi Swapp wood arrow. Other - Crate Paper chipboard elements (from a precious kit), Jillibean Soup ephemera (from a previous kit), Maya Road clip, Little Yellow Bicycle canvas and burlap pieces, misc. buttons, Hemptique twine.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hi there!

Laura here sharing a new freebie Silhouette and SVG cut file today!  This one was inspired by Echo Park's "My Little Boy" collection.

Enjoy and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Our Adventure starts Now with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing a card today created using the September / October 2015 kit contents!

Supply List : Kit contents - Echo Park pattern papers and cut apart 3 x 4 card; Kaisercraft stickers.  Other - Crate Paper wood elements (from a precious kit), misc. button, Hemptique twine.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Shanghai with Aurelie

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today. Already a week in, in October - can you believe it? And today's extra special for me and my little family because it's our sweet Éloïse's second birthday! YAY! But back to boys... ;) Hee!Hee! Here's my most recent layout using Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits' September/October 2015 kit:

Set on a 7 Gypsies piece of patterned paper, I was hugely inspired by an Ali Parris design I stumbled upon in my inspiration gallery. For my layout, I pulled some of the Kaisercraft Scrap Yard collection patterned papers and stickers from the kit and got my scrap on. Hee!Hee! As usual, I also layered a few things from my own stash - stenciling using a Tim Holtz mask and some Heidi Swapp paste (love that stuff!), a piece of Lily Bee patterned paper, a Maya Road metal clip from a previous BR kit, a Freckled Fawn wood veneer piece, American Crafts alphas, Make it Special by Dollarama rubons, Basic Grey metal stickers, Bazzill cardstock for my journaling strips, a piece of random corrugated cardboard, and yes, some hand-stiching using my Bazzill Basics stitching template and some DMC floss. Finally, two of those pieces of patterned papers were cut using some JustNick cutting files - and not by me, but by Nicole Nowosad herself! YAY! Oh! And the photo? That's a shot of one my dearest and closest friends, Denis, who's been working in China since 2011. Here he is exploring Shanghai in March 2012.

Happy scrapping!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Grateful with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here today sharing a Thanksgiving card that I created using some of the September / October kit contents.  The colours in the Kaisercraft papers and some of the stickers just spoke Thanksgiving to me, the russets and blue- greys are so earthy and perfect for this time of year.

I adorned the front of my card with this beautiful printable that I found here, I loved the colours of it.
The wooden button (dug out of my button jar)  was unfinished, I gave it a treatment of grey Gelatos and  it looks so much better on this project! I like to print most printables onto textured cardstock, it sort of makes them look a little more hand painted.

Supply List: From the Kit - Kaisercraft papers and stickers; cardstock and grey Gelatos.  From my stash - My Mind's Eye twine; misc. wood button; white textured cardstock.

Thanks for visiting!