Monday, August 25, 2014

Mini Album "Heart Break" Paris Style for August Cross Promo

Hello Everyone!  Today I'm sharing another cross promotional project pairing Gina's Design's chipboard with digital papers from Kitty's Scrap Post.  This is my third project this month using the awesome papers in the Heartbreak kit.

Above:  The cover using fussy cut images from the Heartbreak digital paper kit and Gina's Designs Texture Sheet - Diamond Pattern, deco corners, and the word "Love" from the 10 words set.

Above:  Background paper and images from the digital paper kit.  Photo book tucked inside pocket featuring a chipboard cameo by Gina's Designs embossed in shabby aged silver.

Above:  A flip-up page featuring sentiment,  corset and mirror by Gina's Designs.  Perfume bottle is fussy cut from the digital papers, and also background paper is from the collection.  All design elements are unattached in the photo mat area, so a photo can be slipped onto the mat.

Above:  Gina's Designs chair and dressform, the perfume bottle, image of lady and background paper are from the digital paper collection.   All design elements are unattached in the photo mat area, so a photo can be slipped onto the mat.

Above:  Another cameo from Gina's Designs placed on an image fussy cut from the collection

Above:  The image opens up to display more gorgeous images from the collection.

Above:  More images from the collection and a chipboard Fleur de lis and Paris elements from Gina's Designs.

Above:  A flip page featuring papers from the collection (you can see the inside of this page and more on my blog) and Eiffel Tower by Gina's Designs.  On the adjoining page I have a side pocket featuring doilies from Gina's Designs in black, and also a silhouette lady has been script stamped. 

More gorgeous images from the collection on this flip out page, and below is the final page, with tag removed to reveal a transparency with an image from the collection slipped inside which could be replaced with a photo.

This mini album was so much fun to create, thanks so much for looking!

Gina's Designs Products used:

Digital Design Papers by Kitty's Scrap Post

Dark Red Latex Roses and White Pearl Trim by Craftsupplies1
White Feather Flower on cover by Tresors deLuxe

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Creative Team Project for Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Bee Book

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm sharing a project that I absolutely love!  This is my third project using the Vintage Queen Bee 5 x 7 Printable Journal Kit by Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  If you've never worked with digital papers before, I would urge you to try it.  Print it and use like any other design paper, with the advantage of printing your favorite patterns and images over and over again.

I have created this gorgeous book using the envelope mini album tutorial by Kathy Orta on YouTube.  You simply create the book with an envelope and blank card set from Michael's.  The idea is that the folded cards will slip into the envelope ends to create flaps.  I must say that I was very impressed at all the real estate it provides, as the flips and flaps went on for days. 

In some of my photos below you can will see tags and inserts, and in others I have pulled the tags out so you could see the pockets I created.  I didn't follow the tutorial exactly other than the basic construction and the hinge binding system she used.  Mostly I just started creating as I went along, and put flaps and pockets wherever I thought they should go.  I had a piece of distressed corrugated cardboard on my desk and I used that as the spine.

Just look at all the gorgeous bees!!

Also to note, I have used some of Debbie's freebies along with papers from the kits, and I have also used the journaling tags that are an add-on to the kit.  The kit comes with ready to cut out tags and pockets, plenty of everything for a complete journal or mini album, but let's just say I was bee obsessed.

I have also included a link from the designer of this gorgeous paper that demonstrates just how easy the kit can be put together as a journal, ready to embellish in any way you like.  That video is HERE.

Products used:

Check out Debbie's other gorgeous papers, and sign up for some amazing freebies HERE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Halloween Themed Composition Box by Gina's Designs

Hello Crafty Friends!  Today I'm sharing my version of the Composition Box by Gina's Designs.  Halloween is my favorite time of the year to scrap.  There are so many fun Halloween themes, and it's so hard to chose between witches, vamps, zombies, and other ghoulish themes,  that I usually end up making many projects during the Autumn months.  I knew as soon as Gina designed this awesome piece, exactly which numbers I'd choose.

Gina's Designs Products used:

Tim Holtz Halloween-themed stamps, rub-ons, and die
Collage sheets from Alpha Stamps
Collage sheet from Raiders of the Lost Art

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A 12 x 12 Framed Layout for Gina's Designs and Kitty's Scrap Post

Hi Crafty Friends!  Today I'm sharing a layout I created using Gina's Designs chipboard and a digital paper kit from Kitty's Scrap Post.  I really enjoy printing my own papers, it's so much more versatile.  This paper kit is gorgeous combined with some Parisian chipboard shapes from Gina's Designs.  I'd been wanting to use our large chipboard Eiffel tower, as well as the pen and ink set, so I was really excited when I saw this paper.   I really love using the unfinished wooden frames from Michael's to enhance my layouts and to give me more room to play with some mixed media techniques.  

To decorate my frame on this project, I printed out some of the design paper onto tissue paper and decoupaged it around the frame.  I simply place  double stick tape on each end of a sheet of printer paper (I used my ATG gun), then lay a sheet of tissue paper over it.  Trim off excess tissue paper before inserting the sheet into your printer.  Over the decoupage I added gesso, and stenciling with crackle paste, and a little stamping here and there.  I also fussy cut some of the elements from the collage sheets included in the kit and incorporated them into my layout and around the frame.  I used my photo printer with matte photo paper to print the vintage lady image which is also included in the kit.  I created the flowers at the bottom right of the frame using dies and leftover scraps of paper from the collection.  

Monday, August 4, 2014

Gina's Designs August Sketch Challenge and Twilight Layout

Welcome to the August Sketch Challenge for Gina's Designs!

Each month, on the first Monday, a new sketch will be provided.  Use the sketch to create a layout, card or other craft project.  Winner will be drawn from all eligible entries and will receive a $10 gift certificate to Gina's Designs online store.  We encourage you to use Gina's Designs products in your project but it is not required to be eligible to win.  You have until the first Monday of the Following month to enter and the winner will be announced on the blog on the second Monday of the following month.  Use the Link Up tool below to enter.
Here is the sketch for August.

Below is my take on the sketch.  I received this gorgeous paper kit from Kitty's Scrap Post as part of our month-long August promotional.  When I saw all the red, black and white,  I couldn't help but think of how much I missed scrapping Twilight.  The kit contains background papers as well as element sheets that can be cut up and added to your project.  This kit has a lot of vintage Paris elements, and Valentine or love themed elements but with a Gothic flair.  The paper kit goes perfectly with many of the chipboard shapes from Gina's Designs, especially those in a Paris theme, as you will see in upcoming project I'm currently working on for later this month.

Gina's Designs Products Used:

Digital Paper Kit by Kitty's Scrap Post