Monday, April 30, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - April - Fiona

Hi everyone.  This month we are creating with Little Yellow Bicycle ‘Paradise’ papers, and we are all featuring chipboard by WOW.

I chose WOW625 ‘Candles’.  I thought it would be fun to make a little set of gift cards – I had in mind that these would be lovely to give a new mum as a gift – now that she begins to be involved in lots of little birthday parties, she would have a go-to set of handmade cards to give that are age specific (with the candles representing the age).

I actually drew up a ‘plan’ to keep my pieces tidy (as I worked on all 5 cards at once).  The size was determined by the envelopes I found – they are just under 4” square.  You can see I laid my pieces over my plan to keep them neat while I was working on them.

I rounded my corners, and used my sewing machine to zig-zag over the edges of the paper pieces.  The chipboard was painted and sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist, thought I’m not sure you can see it in the pictures.

The box is a simple box with a separate lid – instructions to make these are fairly accessible on the internet – but ensure your base (before you add on the amount of depth you want) is big enough to fit your cards and envelopes.  Also, when you make your lid, make it about 1/8” larger than your base measurement, so it fits neatly over the bottom of the box.  If you want to edge punch your lid (I used a Martha Steward edge punch) – make sure you do this before you attach your sides.  Here is a sample template – score/fold on the dotted lines, cut on the solid lines.

I added some beautiful ribbon and a beautiful little Resin Blossom by Kaiser.

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Projects - April - Jane Clark

Hi everyone, Jane here with the fantastic April kit!! I got to play with fabulous Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise collection of papers and this cute little Words or Whatever chipboard bird house set, happy, happy!!

To create this card I used the left over chipboard bird house packaging, I covered it with one of the papers and turned it into a house warming card, waste not want not I say. I used the Kaisercraft and Jenni Bowlin Studios embellishments at the top.

The second card I cut a panel out of one of the papers with the three trees and added a ready made bow and a pearl (love them) to each. I used a Martha Stewart punch to trim the pink paper and cut the words from one of the other papers.

My third card and my favourite, I cut a panel of three trees from the same paper as above but this time I turned it on it's side so it would look like branches. I coated the front of the birdhouse with Brilliance moonlight white ink pad and coloured the eves with a brown Copic marker, glued it together with a panel of the paper in between showing the heart.

Okay this time I made a necklace, once again I coated the front of the bird house with Moonlight white ink and coloured the other pieces with Copic markers, assembled them together using glue. I further decorated the piece using leaves, flowers and a sentiment cut from the papers.

I hope I have inspired you to do some creating with this fabulous kit!!

Thank you for looking,

cheers Jane.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Brand New in Store - Heidi Swapp's Memory FIle System & Paper Collections!

Brand new in store this week is the new Memory File system by Heidi Swapp! This is such a cool new way to create and display your memories. It has to be seen to be believed, so why not watch Heidi herself explain all about it here:

Awesome huh?!

We also have Heidi's new paper ranges in store.

No Limits:

Sugar Chic:

Color Magic:

The Color Magic range is made from resist paper so you can fully customise it with your favourite inks and sprays!

In store now! See you soon!
~The Team at Pages 2 Scrap~

Monday, April 16, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project - April - Jen

April DT Project - Jennifer Donegan
Hi all,
Here is my April DT project, I had so much fun making this little house! 
I simply LOVE the combination of hot pink and mint green in this paper range, and decided to complement it by using the dark mint on the door and the hot pink on the sides and under the eaves of the roof.

The little house is so versatile! You can put the door and windows where you like and paint them any colour at all to match any paper range or theme.
I couldn't believe my luck when I saw the stunning paper range we had to work with this month. I knew straight away what I wanted to do with it as I have had this cute little Twiddleybitz house kit in my "to do" pile for a while. 

Little Yellow Bicycle's "Paradise" range really fit the bill for what I wanted to create. The flower, tree and plant theme was exactly what I wanted for my back-to-nature little house. 

The little house opens to reveal space inside for pictures or a mini as desired. I plan on making some little tabbed folders and putting my April pics for Easter inside. 
See? Plenty of room for all those lovely pics! And even room for little memento’s or extra bits too! Wouldn’t this make such a wonderful little tooth fairy house? The child could put their tooth on a cushion inside and put the house on their bedside table, ready for the tooth fairy to swap for some money! 

All I did to create this little house is cover the Twiddleybitz Gingerbread House pieces in the paper before putting the house together. I decided I liked the “lace” look for the roof and created this with a punch then layered it. I painted the windows, doors and “sandstone” edges white and inked them with TH Distress Ink “Gathered Twigs”, I used the same colour to ink the edges of the entire project for that distressed, old world look. Once I finished covering the roof in the lace, I decided to do the sides of the roof too to make it look more complete. 
I cut out little “applique” bits, like the flower bunch on the back near the little blue bird. I used scrap dots to make this stand out from the project and create a 3D effect. 

Once I was finished, I lined the inside of the box and lid in the pretty hot pink paper and a few left over paper strips and cut some little “flowers” for the front window. I also glued on the cute resin roses, one on each side of the roof to break it up a bit, and I thought the little resin bow with the blingy little diamond in the middle would look cute in the center of the door.

I know you will enjoy this project as much as I did, so go ahead and give it a try!

Thanks so much for looking,
Jen = ) 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Page 2 Girls DT Project- April- Kate

Kate's April DT Projects
April is one of my favourite months of the year because it is not only Easter (yummy chocolate & family time) but it is also my birthday month. The April kit the DT received was packed with gorgeous colours featuring the new and very versatile Little Yellow Bicycle (LYB) Paradise patterned papers. We were also very fortunate to showcase the beautiful intricately designed WOW chipboard. You will be very impressed if you make a WOW purchase (and Pages 2 Scrap have a HEAP of this in store), because it is fantastic quality and chipboard to suit any theme.

I wanted to do a layout of myself since it is my birthday month after all!!

- You don't always need to include a title on your pages. You will know in yourself whether or not a title is 'needed' on your pages. Sometimes the photo tells the story on it's own without an obvious title. Sometimes a layout looks great to look at without the addition of a title. The way I see it, if you can by greeting cards with a 'blank message' inside, then surely you can produce a layout without a title. 
- To make the bunting, I tied a bow at each end of my string and hot glued each bow to either side of the photo. In addition, I hot glued my doily 'triangles' along the string as well. 
- I had my photo printed like that!! There are many applications you can use on iphones and android phones these days to edit your photos. I simply used a program to edit my photo and had it printed out. 
-Simple strips of patterned paper were used to create the background behind my photo. Kind of like a matt! One of the pieces I punched using a Martha Stewart Border Punch I purchased from Pages 2 Scrap. 
- Again, lots of paint, mist and stamping for my backgrounds. You can find a range of Kaiser paint, Glimmermist and stamps at Pages 2 Scrap. That is where I got all mine from! 
- Save empty toilet roll cores!! I use them to dip into paint to create 'circles' on my pages. 


LYB Paradise patterned paper- Teal, too, simple pleasures, born to be wild.
Prima flowers
May arts burlap string
paper doily
Martha Steward ribbons 
Kaisercraft paint, stamps

Follow Me

I really wanted to draw the eye in on this photo of my daughters walking to school. But I also wanted to create movement on my page like we are 'following' them up the path. I thought the WOW chipboard ALCHEMY CIRCLE FRAME LARGE would be perfect to frame this photo. The flowers and leaves on the chipboard really added that nature feel to represent the nature trail footpath we were walking along that morning. The painted base of my layout was to represent the 'path' they were on.

- Patterned paper can be a great base for a layout instead of cardstock. I always find papers without pictures on it and just a patterned work well. Especially this piece "Earthy Dots" with the border printed on it. It really helps to frame the layout. 
- I used normal acrylic paint to paint my chipboard, I also used Glimmer Glam, Glimmer Glaze and covered the majority of my chipboard with Glossy Accents. I glued a Prima flower to the centre of the flower in the chipboard, just to add dimension to that 'cluster'. 
- To add to the circular theme of the WOW chipboard frame, I used my circle punches to punch out patterned paper which I adhered to my layout with both DS tape and foam adhesive. 

LYB Paradise- Earthy dots, petite pompoms, simple pleasures, born to be wild. 
Martha Stewart Ribbons
Kaiser Resin Blossoms
May Arts Burlap String
Kaiser paint, stamps
Glimmer glam, Glimmer glaze
American Crafts Thickers
Prima flower
Glossy Accents 

Keep you forever 

When I realised my daughter was wearing the same colour dress as this pretty Bazzil cardstock I just HAD to coordinate it all together to make this layout! The pretty images on the patterned papers in the LYB Paradise collection were perfect for outdoor photos as well, so I wanted to incorporate a natural, floral type 'spray' up the side of my photo. 

- I traced around a dinner plate to get the 'flower' type shape of the patterned paper. You never know what shaped objects in your kitchen or even your house that you can use as a stencil to trace around and then cut out for your layouts. 
- Once again, that toilet paper roll core came in handy for stamping on my Bazzil base. I find coloured cardstock (not neutrals) can be a bit daunting to use sometimes, however you can easily tone it down by adding texture with paints, misting and masks, stamping and even teaming it up like I have, with a busy patterned paper can help. 
- Arrange all your clusters first before adhering it to your page. Sometimes once you get it stuck down first, it might not look right or you might want to add something extra to it. So lay it all out first then start sticking!
- Outline your alphas to make them 'pop off the page'.
- I glued my resin blossom to my button to create a whole new embellishment. 


Bazzil Intense Pink
LYB Paradise Patterned paper
Kaisercraft stamps (background and leaves), paint
Prima flowers
American Craft Thickers
Jenni Bowlin Vintage Button
Jenni Bowlin Rhinestone Bow Cream
Kaiser Resin Blossom

Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you feel a little inspired by these fabulous products. Make sure you check out the DT inspiration in store. 


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

30% off Totes and Bags!

From now until 5pm 30th April 2012 come in to Pages 2 Scrap to receive a massive


We have a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colours to chose from! From small desk caddies to large wheeling totes suitable for retreats - we've got you sorted!

We even have special bags and totes to suit the Sizzix Big Shot, Cuttlebug, Cricut, Making Memories Slice and Cinch machines.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

~The Team at Pages 2 Scrap~

* Offer does not include the Tote-ally Cool Totes. Only available from now until 5pm Monday 30th April or while stocks last. Does not apply to special orders. No further discounts apply.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

News & New Stuff at Pages 2 Scrap. 04/04/12.

GREAT NEWS! We have dropped the price of our Distress Inks! They were $13.99 - and will now be only $10.99 each. (That's only $8.79 for members!). We hope you are as excited about this price drop as we are!

Easter is fast approaching - and we have lots of lovely Easter paper and embellishments in store for your Easter cards, gifts and layouts. We will be closed for Good Friday, Easter Day and Easter Monday, however we will be open from 10am - 5pm on Easter Saturday.

Our April Monthly Challenge kit is in store now - only 10 available each month so grab one quick so you don't miss out! You've gotta be in it to win it! Congratulations to our March challenge winner - Rachael Raccani-Hewitt! Rachel has won a $10 Pages 2 Scrap voucher.

So many new products have arrived in store lately:

  • Copic Markers - restock of all the Ciao colours; Brand new storage tote; "Copic Colouring Guide" book.
  • PanPastel Artist Pastels - as well as application tools and foam pads.
  • Brand new Dylusions Inks (almost sold out!!), Stamps, and Masks by Dyan Reaveley.
  • April 2012 Issues of Craft Stamper and Scrap 365 Magazines.
  • 2 Brand new ranges from Kaisercraft - "Charlotte's Dream" and "Fine and Sunny".
  • New Tim Holtz goodies - Distress Markers, Specialty Stamping Paper, Chit Cjat word stickers, "Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2" technique book.
  • 2 great new scrapbook layout sketch books - "Sketches for Scrapbooking - One Page Sketches", and "Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 1".
  • 2 brand new ranges from We R Memory Keepers - "Anthologie" and "Baby Mine".
  • Claudine Helmuth Studio Multi-Medium - Matt & Gloss.
  • Inky Antics Honeycomb paper.
  • WOW Chipboard - lots of new shapes, words, quotes and titles to embellish your scrapbook pages with.

Lots more new stuff on the way as well so stay tuned for all the details!

International guest Donna Downey will be here soon teaching 5 workshops over the 4th, 5th and 6th of May. Spaces are limited and seats are filling fast so don't leave it too late to book. You won't want to miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the industry's best! See all the class details and book online here.

On behalf of everyone here at Pages 2 Scrap we'd like to wish you a very Happy and Safe Easter!

~The Team at Pages 2 Scrap~