Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - January - Fiona.

We have been creating with WRMK Vintage-T papers and embellishments, and I have come up with 4 cards you might like to have a try at.

Card #1 “Happy Holidays”

Cut Bazzill Admiral 8” x 6” and score and fold at 4” along the 8” side (set aside).  Cut a 6” x 4” piece from WRMK Classic Crest.  Ink the edges using a blending tool and Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.  Now you need to distress the edges using a distressing tool or your fingernail, then stitch a frame around the edges (set aside).  Trim the caravan/car from WRMK Graphic Tee to 1 ¼” x 4” & ink the edges with Fired Brick Distress Ink.   


Make a ‘patch’ – trim out a pair of lions from WRMK Graphic Tee & attach it to a piece of WRMK 6x4 (I used the denim blue one) & zig zag around the edges of the lion piece then gently tear our your patch from the surrounding paper (set aside).  Stamp ‘happy holidays’ from Darkroom Door All Occasions on the reverse of some White Bazzill in Black Archival Ink & add a hint of colour with Pumice Stone Distress Ink & a blending tool.   


Assembly – Attach caravan strip to 6” x 4” piece, approx 1” from the bottom.  Trim some ‘stitch’ sticker (WRMK Cardstock Stickers) over the top and bottom edge of the caravan strip.  Attach your ‘happy holidays’ tag to the patch, add a Tim Holtz Paper Clip, and attach this combo to the top left of the 6” x 4” piece and then attach the whole 6” x 4” piece to your blue card base.

Card #2 “Carpe Diem”

Cut Bazzill Admiral 8” x 6” and score and fold at 4” along the 8” side (set aside).  Cut a 5 15/16” x 3 15/16” piece from WRMK Distressed Jeans.  Ink the edges using a blending tool and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, and gently distress the edges with your fingernail (set aside).   


Cut a 2” x 6” strip from WRMK Distressed Jeans (green stripe side), ink the edges using a blending tool with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Ink, and gently distress the short edges with your fingernail (set aside).  Cut a 2 1/8” x 6” strip from WRMK Argyle Sweater (red stripe side), ink the edges using a blending tool with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, and gently distress the short edges with your fingernail.  Attach the 2” x 6” on top of this strip.   


Wrap some twine around the blue 5 15/16” x 3 15/16” layer (secure with double sided tape), then attach the smaller strip in the centre of this layer (over the twine) using 3D tape.  Attach the ‘carpe diem’ sticker from WRMK Cardstock Stickers.

Card #3 “Dude You Rock”

Cut WRMK Argyle Sweater (red stripe side) 8” x 6” and score and fold at 4” along the 8” side, and add some Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of the card front (set aside).  Using the same paper, but the argyle side, cut a 5 7/8” x 7 7/8” piece and drag the edges over the Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad, and sew around the edges.   


Using Black Archival Ink and Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley stamps, randomly stamp the word ‘dude’ and trim out the letters, dragging the edges along a Forest Moss Distress Ink pad.  Attach to top left of argyle card, adding gold brads in between the letters.  Cut a small piece of line paper from WRMK 6x4 and round the bottom corners to make it look like note paper, and lightly edge with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.   

Stamp ‘you rock’ from WRMK You Rock Stamps in black archival ink on the note paper and attach to bottom right of argyle card. Use the two arrow stickers from WRMK Cardstock Stickers and lightly sand the top of them before attaching to the note paper on the argyle card.  Lastly, trim out three surfboards from WRMK Graphic T and attach to bottom left of argyle layer, as well as the surfboard sticker from WRMK Cardstock Stickers, dot outlining the cardstock surfboard.

Card #4 “Basically...... you rock”

Cut Bazzill Raven 8” x 6” and score and fold at 4” along the 8” side (set aside).  Cut 3 ½” x 5 ½” WRMK Argyle Sweater (red stripe side), and edge with Fired Brick Distress Ink.  Cut Bazzill White to 3 ¼” x 5 ¼”, and, using the smooth side, doodle with a black artline pen or similar a frame around the edges.   


Stamp the cassette from WRMK You Rock Stamps using Black Archival Ink once on WRMK Argyle Sweater (red stripe side) and trim out, once on Bazzill White and trim out, once on WRMK Argyle Sweater (argyle side) and trim out the centre part and the bottom part, and once on Bazzill White and trim out the very middle oval section.  Layer your trimmed out pieces in the order you cut them, either with double sided tape, 3D tape, or a combination of both and attach this to the centre right of the Bazzill White doodled border piece.   


Stamp the quote from WRMK You Rock Stamps on the centre left of the same Bazzill White piece, then attach the white piece to the red  3 ½” x 5 ½” piece, then attach that to your Bazzill Raven card base.

Fiona

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - January - Libby

Hi there! Allow me to proudly present... my creations made with the inspiring We Are Memory Keepers range - Vintage T.


 I used photos of my daughter Claire taken during a recent park visit. I think they went well with the WRMK papers. I know a lot of scrappers prefer to use black and white photos because they tend to go with any paper colour scheme. I love to use colour photos where I can, I just think it looks a bit more alive.

I deckled the edges of the kraft card stock with a good old fashioned pair of $2 shop fancy edge scissors. I am so retro lol. I mostly scrap in 8.5 x 11 inch so I decided on some Tim Holz Rosette dies to make the Admiral Bazzill flowers. I do have a thing for crepe paper and I added some along the edge. The foil paper strip stands out quite a bit in real life so I thought I would soften it with the blue crepe.



Delicious newish Prima buttons flower from my stash.



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Now for an extra bit of fun... the bitty book.

Some families share a tradition of camping for their holidays. Hmmm we went camping recently but found one of us really didn't like being quite so close to nature. If we could go "GLAMPING", the new glamorous version of camping then both my girls would be happy. My twins are very different... one tom-boy one diva. That's where the idea of this project came from. It's called 'Chalk and Cheese Go Camping'. Most of my scrapping has a bit of wry humour thrown in... oh and the green and yellow plaid paper is called Golf Pants lol. I love that paper companies put some thought into naming their products. The camouflage paper goes really well with camping photos don't you think?


There is a terrific You Tube video on how to make a little mini book out of one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock. Then it's simply a matter of decorating the mini inside.

Create a Mini Scrapbook

I use YouTube, Google and now Pinterest to find all sorts of scrappy ideas.




I made the pocket from glassine paper. Honestly I end up with some of my ideas going straight into the rubbish bin. Sometimes when I scrap I have to know when to quit on something that isn't working. I used the die, 'Tattered Banners' for this page.








This was one of my favourite parts of the bitty book. On the right hand corner I used the Tim Holz long die "Tattered Gatherings" with glassine paper and Kaisercraft bling.





The back of the bitty book.


The binding of this book has been reinforced with paper, just to stop the folded edges from tearing. Then I popped a ribbon around the book. Now these itty bitty books have been around for ages but they are so much fun to make and quick too. They also help to use up all you left over scraps of paper.


Made from the Tim Holz paper and the rosette die with one of his buttons. I love Tim Holz products, can you tell? Anyway that's it for me, I really hope you are able to pop into the shop to see the Design Team projects in real life. They are all so gorgeous and different. Lots of inspiration! Thanks for letting me in to your home to show you these. I'll let myself out, cheers!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - January - Jennifer.

Hi everybody!

For my first DT project I decided to make a boys mini album. I thought that the t-shirt papers and the cool retro gamer images would be perfect for a mini for a young boy or teen.



I decided to make my mini look like an old Game Boy unit. I wanted to make it fun and interactive.

The cover is made as you would a shaker card. I have included instructions below:

1. Cut two plain blue Bazzil cardstock pieces to the dimensions of your mini cover. In my case it was 15 cms x 15 cms.


2. Distress the edges of both pieces with vintage photo ink, then glue one of the pieces onto your mini cover.


3. Decide what size you want your “window” to be and Measure in from the edges an equal amount all around and mark with a pencil dot. Mine was 3 cms in from each edge. Make sure all your dots are even before you mark a perfect square (or you could do a rectangle) by joining up the four dots at either corner. Like this:


4. Use a sharp craft knife and a ruler to cut the square out, reserve this piece for use in another project or to make photo mats for this one. Your piece should now look like this:


5. Distress the inside edges where you cut away the square.


6. Cut a piece of see through plastic slightly larger than the window. You could use recycled plastic from some packaging or like I did, some acetate or transparencies.

Use a good glue to glue all around the inner edge (on the wrong side of the piece) and glue the plastic in place. When you turn it over to the right side it should look like a “window” with no rough edges or glue showing.

7. On the wrong side of the window you will need to build a small “dam” to keep the little silver balls (or whatever else you wish to use) in. You will need to use 3D padded tape and cut it into strips to match up all around the edge of the window (where the glue is). Make sure there are no small gaps in there for the little balls to slip through. I have shown the strips in red for illustration purposes.


Wrong side of window piece.

8. It is OK for the strips to overlap slightly as I have shown so long as the inside of the “dam” you are creating is smooth, even and free of gaps. You will need to cut some strips of the blue Bazzil cardstock the same depth as your “dam” and glue them to the inside edges. This is important for two reasons. 1) It will allow the silver balls to move freely inside the “window” without sticking to the 3D stripping. And 2) It will hide the stripping from view and make the project look more finished.

9. Now take your cover and glue whatever image you wish to appear in your “window” to the right side of the cover. Make sure you line it up dead centre with where the window will be when it is glued on top of the cover. I used a foil edge strip cut in four to make my image. I also added 3D tape to the outside edges to “support” the piece that will be going on top.


10. Now you can place the silver balls inside the “dam” and run good quality glue all around the top edge of your “dam” so you can glue the cover onto it. Make sure the edges match up and that you are gluing the cover right side down onto the dam edge. Allow glue to dry.


Once dry you can turn over your project and watch the silver balls slide all around!



video


Here are a couple of pictures of the inside of the album.





ENJOY! = )

~Jennifer~

Thursday, January 12, 2012

WOW... Words or Whatever IN STORE NOW!!

We are excited to announce that we are now a distributor of WOW - Words or Whatever products here on the Central Coast.  We have just received our first order.  We have some amazing embellishments and heaps and heaps of great titles.  We also have some fantastic display stands for your pages and your ATC's.




For a long time now we have been asked about our scrap room sign and if we can get them again.  We have not been able to get them for a very long time.  Thanks to WOW we now have them back in stock and at a fantastic price.  WOW have agreed to allow us exclusive rights to sell this one - Yeah for Us!!



Wow are also running a special promotion.  Come in store and purchase any WOW product and receive this free specially designed filigree heart.  Use this on a scrap page, card or off the page item, take a picture and upload it to WOW's Facebook page - you also have to tell them where you purchased the chipboard from (Pages 2 Scrap).  If you don't have Facebook then you can email the picture to wordsorwhatever@exemail.com.au.  By doing this you also have a chance to win some free chipboard from WOW.  The competition runs from 1 February to 31 March.  Random weekly draws will be done every Wedensday between 8 February to 4 April.  There wil also be 2 major draws on 7 March and 4 April.  Lastly there will be a draw for the store that has the most customer uploads.  Why not join in the fun!!




We are so excited to have WOW in store. Why not come in today and check out the fantastic range.

The Team at Pages 2 Scrap.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - January - Jane.

Hi everyone, Jane here
Okay...this is my first DT blog post for Pages2Scrap, so bear with me...

Now I don't know about you but I find it hard to make a boy or a men's card, I don't really have much in the way of products to make them with either!! But YAY my first DT kit had this great range of We R Memory Keepers Vintage 'T' papers, stickers, stamps and a few trinkets from my most  favourite range 'Tim Holtz'!! So here are my creations!

MVP card
Now I must admit that I had no idea what MVP meant, I had to ask my friends who I was creating with at the time, 'Most Valuable Player' okay then, that suits my son perfectly as he is always playing on his XBox! I added a distress piece of denim material to match the papers then layered the stickers together, tucked a few arrows and a fleur de lis sticker to extend the design and to add more interest, believe it or not I still have more stickers left on the sheet!!





WOW card
This card is simple as I didn't think the surfer image needed much else, all I did was trim four pieces of the blue camouflage paper in a wavy pattern then distressed the edges, layered them on top of each other to replicate the surf. I cut the word WOW from  one of the papers and attach it for the sentiment!






Carpe Diem
Seize the day! The Vintage T embossed tags are all you really need to make a great card, I further decorated the card by using a decorative punch along the top and bottom edges on a strip of the golf pants paper, wrapped white seam binding around it, cut a word from another paper then tied it to the card using one of the fabulous Tim Holtz mini paper clips, these are great for adding attachments!!




Bull Dog Card
I have a nephew who loves surfboards, the beach and has a Bull dog, so this card is perfect for him. The stamp set had this great surfboard image on it, so I stamped it on cream card using a range of Distress Inks, cut them out and lined them up along the bottom of the card. I added a word stripe, an embossed sticker border, white cord and that great bull dog sticker! I also sanded the papers more just to add interest.



Thank you so much for looking, I hope I have given you some inspirations for boy cards or even an idea somewhere. Remember.... leave a comment :-) Just so the boss knows you're looking he he

Happy creating
Jane

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Only 6 Weeks Left Until Our Summer Retreat!


COME AND JOIN US ON OUR
PAGES 2 SCRAP SUMMER RETREAT!

17th, 18th and 19th February 2012!


We are excited to invite you on our Scrap Retreat for February 2012!

Indulge in 3 days of scrapping, chatting and fun starting on Friday at 11am until Sunday 3pm.

We have chosen the tranquil luxury of Hunter Valley Retreat at Quorrobolong for our Retreat as it offers the perfect location and surroundings. You will scrap in a large air-conditioned conference room and you will each have your own 6ft table to scrap at! You will also get to indulge in beautiful meals, comfortable accommodation and partake in a spot of shopping at the Pages 2 Scrap Retreat store.

There will be challenges and games with lots of fantastic prizes and giveaways. You won’t want to miss it!

Accommodation Villas are twin share and vary between 2 bedrooms and 6 bedrooms. 2-3 bedrooms villas include 2 bathrooms, 4-6 bedroom villas include 3 bathrooms. All villas include kettle, dining, lounge, tv, dvd, and bbq.

There are 2 accomodation options:

Option #1 - Friday 11am to Sunday 3pm = $350.00.

Option #2 - Saturday 9am - Sunday 3pm = $280.00.

Prices include a $75.00 non-refundable booking deposit.
We need to confirm final numbers very soon so if you don't want to miss out, BOOK IN NOW!

To book please phone our store on 1300 664 228 or email us at store@pages2scrap.com.au to
request a Registration form. You can also book online here.

~The Team at Pages 2 Scrap~

Friday, January 6, 2012

FLASH SALE! ONE DAY ONLY!!



ONE DAY ONLY!

40% OFF ALL CHRISTMAS AND HALLOWEEN STOCK!

SATURDAY 7TH JANUARY 2012!

10AM TO 5PM!




We need to make room for lots of new stock that is on the way so at the end of the day all remaining Christmas and Halloween stock will be taken off shelf!

Don't miss your chance to stock up for those post-occasion layouts and grab some amazing bargains!

~The Team at Pages 2 Scrap~

*No further discounts apply. One day only. Only on items that are in store - no special orders. Only while stocks last.

Storage Ideas from Tim Holtz...

In the last half of 2011 Tim Holtz released a great range of storage boxes.  There is also a new one being released at CHA at the end of January 2012 (Sarah S & Tracey will be there).  Below is a great video on the many different ways that these storage solutions can be used. 





Just think of how great it would be to take these to a retreat!!.  We have them here in store, why not pop in and get yours today.

The Team at Pages 2 Scrap

Thursday, January 5, 2012

An Amazing Deal on Darkroom Door Stamps!

From now until 5pm 31st January 2012, we are offering our customers a very special deal on Darkroom Door stamps!


Here are the details:

BUY 2 DARKROOM DOOR STAMP SETS (TIN PACKAGE) AND GET A FREE SHEET OF CLING FOAM!

That's a saving of $10.99!

But wait - that's not all!! We have a very special deal for Members only!

BUY ANY 2 DARKROOM DOOR BACKGROUND STAMPS, WORDBLOCK STAMPS, OR PHOTO STAMPS AND GET THE 3rd FREE*! (*3rd stamp must be of equal or lesser value).

What a fantastic deal!

Stock won't last long with this amazing deal, so be sure to get in quick! Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to stock up on your favourite stamps!

See you in store soon!

~The Team at Pages 2 Scrap~

* This offer is available from now until 5pm Tuesday 31st January 2012, on Darkroom Door stamps only. Only while stocks last, on items that are in stock only. Offer does not apply to special orders. No further discounts apply.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - January - Kate.

Hi Everyone

It's Kate here bringing you my layouts for January featuring the fabulous We R Memory Keeper's range Vintage T. I enjoyed using this versatile and masculine range to showcase some photos of my husband (being a big kid!) and one of my daughter with her Hoola Hoop. It goes to show that these colours featuring predominantly orange, green, and a dark Admiral blue, can be used for any occasion.

A feature of this Vintage T range which was really appealing was the embossed die cut stickers. They add a great 3D effect to compliment your pages, embossed ANYTHING is a great texture to add to your layouts.

I tried to grunge up these pages to really work with the theme of the range, really rocking, fun, vintage 80's feel. I added lots of paint on my pages using Kaisercraft paint and Versacolor inks. Using a black journalling pen, I roughly doodled on my pages, adding a graffiti type feel which was all the rage in the 80's & early 90's.
Using Stazon Ink and Kaiser background stamps, I was able to add depth and dimension to my pages to draw the eye in to the photographs.

The Vintage T foil paper was perfect for cutting out titles. The foil aspect adds dimension to the words, and it was great not having to figure out titles when they have got them printed so well on the patterned paper for you to cut and assemble using foam adhesive.

The Collections tissue paper is something I often use on my layouts, I love how you can cut it to an appropriate size and its subtle and soft enough to add behind any embellishment or on top of any paintwork to make an eye catching addition to your pages.

I was really fond of the Tim Holtz mini paper clips, they are the perfect size to add that touch of metal to your pages and therefore bringing the focus back to the rock and grunge of the 80's era. They were really fun to use. The gold brads, also complimented the mini paper clips.








I never go out of style
Kaiser paint- white
Kaiser background stamps
Collections tissue paper
gold brads
tim holtz mini paper clip
Bazzil Cardstock- Admiral
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T Stamp
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T Embossed Stickers
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T patterned paper
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T Foil Paper
foam adhesive
Stazon Ink
Martha Stewart Optic Border Punch







Don’t Worry Be Happy
Kaiser paint- white
Kaiser background stamps
Collections tissue paper
tim holtz mini paper clip
Bazzil Cardstock- Admiral
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T Tag
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T Embossed Stickers
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T patterned paper
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T 6x4 patterned paper
foam adhesive
Stazon Ink
Martha Stewart circle punch
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist



Carpe Diem
Kaiser paint- black & white
Kaiser background stamps
Collections tissue paper
tim holtz mini paper clip
gold brads
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T Stamp
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T Tag
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T Embossed Stickers
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T patterned paper
We R Memory Keeper- Vintage T 6x4 patterned paper
Stazon Ink
Martha Stewart Optic Border Punch & circle punch
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist
The above materials are all available at Pages 2 Scrap, be sure to give this We R Memory Keeper's range a go, you will love it as much as I do!

~Kate