Sweet Scraps of Paper ~ How I Love Thee!

Sweet Scraps of Paper ~ How I Love Thee!

Oh how I love ‘Scraps of Paper’!! Little strips, long strips, circles, squares and limitless patterns in every colour oh my! However, I am always short just a piece or two to finish a project, lol, and I never throw any of it away… So, I was anxious to try a folded paper Christmas tree and knew right away, I might run into this problem.

Here’s the finished project:

Finished Christmas Tree

Here’s how I made it:

I used Studio G’s 6X6 pattern paper collection in green. This is just like using scraps of paper with one exception, it all matches and there is always enough to complete a project.

I grabbed my Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive because it bonds fast and a 12X12 green cardstock, made a 10″ Circle and cut it in half.

Studio G Paper

Next, I cut all the pattern papers into rectangles, measuring 1.75 X 3 and marked the center point at 1.5.

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I then folded the paper using my scoring tool as shown in the picture below;

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Once finished they look like this (set them aside);

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Taking the green cardstock I made a cone shape for my Christmas tree;

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I added double sided tape around the bottom edge and covered with a strip of Studio G’s pattern paper. I cut notches all the way around to help me fold it under for a tidy look;

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Then the fun begins :) Start gluing the triangles starting from the bottom and work your way up off-setting each layer, over lapping the last layer to hide the gluing from the previous layer and repeat to the top of the tree. Glue the last piece by wrapping it completely around the tree top sealing it off to the very tip and add some bling using the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive for a super strong bond!;

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I would love to know what you think… thanks for stopping by today :) Heather

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2 Cute 2 Spook!

Happy Halloween!

Recently I was requested to do a Halloween themed layout class and was excited to do so! I love Fall and all the glorious colours, textures and smells that come with it. My favourite place to be besides my scrapbook room is on the couch, wrapped in my favourite soft blanket sipping hot chocolate; watching a Matthew McConaughy movie ;)

I chose to do a ‘2 Cute 2 Spook’ themed layout:

2 Cute 2 Spook Sketch

This is only page one of 2, I got the sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap. Thank you to ScrappyDo by Danie who inspired me with her take on the sketch.

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I love tags as titles, it’s a great way to ground the lettering and add some bling. I added some Tombow Foam Tabs behind the tag, photo mat and accents to give them some pop and used Tomow Xtreme Adhesive for my ribbon and Gems. I used Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive (my absolute fav.) for all my paper and letter gluing.

Boo accents

Haunted House  Frank

For more information on taking this class, look here.

I would love to know what you think of the layout. Please leave a comment so I know you were here. Thank you, Heather :)

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Penny Black ~October Challenge

Penny Black ~October Challenge

Get ahead for Christmas

As December arrives, we get busy in making Christmas preparations. Almost everyone in our home is eager to work on decorations and get into the spirit of Christmas. Cards, are on the top of everyone’s list. I however, never get as many as I would like done for everyone. So, I was told about a challenge going on over at Penny Black, I thought “I have the perfect stamp” so I created a card to help me get an early start on this year’s cards. Who knows maybe this year everyone will get a homemade card, wouldn’t that be awesome!
Here’s what I created tonight.
Happy Holiday
Here’s how I created it:
I stamped several images in different colours once I decided which stamp I was going to go with.
I decided on Penny Black #4099K Snow Kiss.
Happy Holiday Step 1
Here’s how I put it all together:
I went with Penny Black #4099K Sun Kiss. I cut all the pieces out and reassembled on to my original base layer using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Love their fine tip! I added some red stickles glitter to her berries on her hat. I use d May Arts Ribbon across the top before adding my sentiment.
Happy Holiday Step 2
Here’s an up close look:
I choose to heat emboss white on the Polar Bear and the tiny dots on her scarf. I love how it turned out.
Happy Holiday Up Close
Thanks for stopping by today :) Heather
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Tombow Challenge: Shadow Boxes! by Marie Browning

Tombow Challenge: Shadow Boxes! by Marie Browning

Time for a Tombow Challenge! This time they are highlighting shadow boxes; all kinds, shapes and sizes! Here is my the shadow box I created using Tombow products. Tub Play Tub Play 2

I used Tombow’s Extreme Adhesive, Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Foam Tabs.

Here’s what you can win if you enter your shadow box project; Marie_shadowbox

What can you create using ‘shadow boxes’ as your inspiration? Link up your project and have a chance for a prize of Tombow Products! Winner will be announced October 15! – See more at: Tombow USA

Thanks for stopping by :) Heather

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World Card Making Day 2014

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Operation Write Home  is providing the best possible service to our nation’s heroes, check out the guidelines if you would like to be a part of this amazing community and help inspire our heroes with your cards. Thank our Heroes with cards of hope and love!

In honor of World Card making Day 2014, I have made a card that I would like to share.

Give Love

The ticket to happiness; live simple, be grateful, give love and laugh lots. All of things are possible thanks to the sacrifice of many heroes that fight for our rights and freedom everyday. I thank each and everyone of them and their families for the sacrifices they make for me and my family, “Thank You With All the Love in My Heart!”.

Thanks for stopping by :) Heather

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Little Turkey!

I don’t know about you, but growing up my grandma referred to me as a little turkey all the time. Like kids do, I got into stuff, played pranks and said things that only kids would have the nerve to say. Recently I was inspired on Pinterest by a cute little turkey layout. I have modified it and created a class to share it with others who have little turkeys of their own.

Close Up Page 1

Up Close Page 2

Little Turkey Layout

Join me on Saturday, October 11th to create this adorable 2 page layout. In this Scrap In class students will learn; Using Tombow adhesives, punch art, stamping and dimension techniques. Only 6 kits are available (as shown). Sign up early to guarantee your seat and kit. Once kits are sold out, students may still sign up, however additional kits will be modified to meet the need and may be slightly different based on paper availability.

All classes are purchased in store only. More Info Here.

Thanks for stopping by :) Heather

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Thinking of You My Friend

Flu season is upon us and it is envitable someone we care about is going to catch a bug and feel under the weather. Today I saw a cute video on Youtube and it inspired me to make a cute ‘Get Well’ card and a ‘Thinking of You Friend’ card. Enjoy the video and my little share of inspiration.

My Cards

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After popping up my card with Zva Creative gems…popped card

Thanks for stopping by :) Stay healthy this season!

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I’m Batty For Halloween!

I’m Batty For Halloween!

Played with some stamps today and thought I would share a few cards I made. Recently, I was a blog hop winner on Zva Creative. Today I had an opportunity to create something sparkly with my prize package. Thank You Zva Creative for my goodies, I love everything!Zva Creative Prize

I love working with these gems, they are so easy to cut and customize to fit my projects! Today I created this Batty Halloween card and customized my Zva gems for the prefect fit.cards sept 2014 007a cards sept 2014 010a

I love how it turned out!


I also made a simple bat card using my ‘Top Notch’ die by Stampin Up. I embossed on his smile and used a oval and circle punch to create his wings. This took less than 5 minutes to make and would make a quick fun card to make with kids.

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I also made a Batty for You card from 4 different stamp sets!

My favorite set right now is the Mason Jar Set from Michaels, I can’t stop using it… the possibilities are endless, I love it!

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Thanks for stopping by :)

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Simon Says Blog Hop – Kristina Warner ‘Trick or Treat’ Stamp Set


Tonight while blog hopping on the Simon Says Blog Hop, I found an adorable card by Kristina Warner that I wanted to share with everyone. Kristina’s new stamp set ‘Trick or Treat’ is absolutely adorable, I just love it and want to add it to my personal collection!090214-stamptember-bloghopKW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTBdTA1CD_0

Be sure to subscribe to Kristina’s Youtube Channel for all her latest creations!

Simon Says Stamps have announced their newest released products for ‘Stamptember’. Check out all the amazing new stamp and coordinating die sets (and so much more) Here.

Thanks for stopping by :) Heather


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I’m Batty For You!

Tonight I am hosting a crop at my local Michaels store, where I teach Paper Crafting. I wanted to share a card I made as a make and take gift for the ladies. aug2014M 004a

I’m Batty For You ~ Card

Supplies; Scrap background paper, EK Success bat punch, Washi tape, batty for you stamp set by Stampin Up and Mini Mason Jar stamp by Recollections.

I stamped onto acetate with ‘Jet Black’ StazOn ink, StazOn is a solvent-based ink, designed for decorating non-porous and semi-porous surfaces, such as metal, shrink plastic, acrylic, cellophane, aluminum foil, leather and some glass surfaces. Thanks to its mild smell, StazOn is much safer to use than other permanent inks. Available in 31 colours. For everything from industrial projects to home decor, StazOn is sure to remain the top crafting ink. I personally love it!

I used my current favourite stamp set from recollections;

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My next class featuring this stamp set is running Friday, September 26th from 6pm-8pm. A few seats are still available, all classes are to be paid in advance at Michaels (Brantford).

Thanks for stopping by today :)

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