Friday, 3 February 2017

Love this mini album.

Last Saturday I held a fun class creating these mini albums. Here is a whistle-stop pictorial tour of the process:
A toilet roll, flattened by running through the Big Shot
and trimmed to 4"long.

The card insert cut from thick whisper white card stock
 and shaped with the tag punch.

Put glue the cardboard pocket and cover
with your choice of paper, ensuring the strip of paper overhangs
on each end.
Snip the paper along the length, up to the edge of the pocket.

Put glue on the paper and press down along the edge to neaten.

Use a bone folder or similar tool to ensure
the paper has adhered well. Repeat on other side of the pocket.

Cut strips of paper 1" wide and scored at
1/2" then folded in half.

Use these strips to neaten the top and bottom edge of the pocket.

Repeat to create 4 pockets.

Cut 2 covers from chipboard and cover with paper and or card,
Punch holes, lining up both covers and all the pockets. Add rings.

Ready to decorate with ribbon and trims and wooded hearts

Big alphabet dies, confetti punches and stamps

Photographs, die cuts and bakers twine.

Little envelopes and heat embossed lips for kisses

Heart dies

Craft ink, ribbon and 3D die cuts

Project Life paper clip dies

More envelops, stamps and some fussy cutting

Embossing folders, lace doilies and a button

I loved this project and you could change the theme to suit a variety of different occasions.
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Get gathering those toilet roll and kitchen roll tubes.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Babywipes aren't just for babies.

We had a very enjoyable class a couple of weeks ago exploring the baby wipe technique. This is when you add drops of re-inker to a folded baby wipe and  essentially use your baby wipe as your ink pad.
With this technique you can keep your colours separate to enable you to pick them up separately, or you can allow the colours to blend together to give gradations of colours and mixes of colour.

For this first card, I used 3 drops of different shades of blue along the fold in a baby wipe and swiped the colour across the shimmery white cardstock. I then stamped the greeting, dragonfly and spots over the top and added some blue sequins.

For this card I dropped the garden green, crushed curry, island indigo and perfect plum inks into the separate corners of the baby wipe to keep them apart. I was then able to pick up the individual colours for some stamps, like the ferns and spots, but also to use a combination of colours for the dragonfly.

I used the same baby wipe for this card, but this time, I twisted the baby wipe round on the card stock to achieve the swirl of colour which I have then stamped over and heat embossed with gold. I also used the babywipe to swipe some colour around the edge of the card and as my palette for the small stamps in the background.

For these 2 cards, I dropped my ink centrally in the baby wipe so they blended together giving a multi-tonal effect. These stamp palettes develop as you use them and the colours merge together, giving different results every time.

If you keep your inked baby wipe in a sealed container/bag you can go back and reuse it multiple times.

You are going to end up with inky figures with this technique, but it is great fun and with so many different colours in the Stampin' Up range, the combinations are huge.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Hope you have a go.