Thursday, 29 November 2012


Jennifer Snyder created this stunning garland.

For This Project You Will Need
  • FabScraps papers – Victoria Collection Victoria’s Tree C49 001
  • FabScraps Christmas Collection Bells and Whistles C51 001
  • FabScraps Christmas Collection  Little Children C51 007
  • FabScraps Christmas Collection   Santa’s Helper C51 008
  • FabScraps Marie Antoinette Collection Garden C53 003
  • FabScraps Chipboard  Vintage Baby  Collection Angel Wings  DC43 022
  • FabScraps Chipboard  Burlesque Collection Music Swirls  DC44 013
  • Flowers,  floral sprays , floral berries
  • leaf punch or die
  • small flower punch/die
  • gems for flower centers
  • Embossing powder/heat gun
  • Fibers (some must be 60cm long), ribbon, wire
  • Cardboard
  • Decorative branch, wood piece
  • White paint
  • Green/olive  and brown colored ink

1.     Using various fibers that are 60cm long, wrap a decorative piece of wood/branch in a swag-like fashion.  Glue in place.

2.     Cut 3 stars (measuring 10cm point to point)  from cardboard and distress with white paint. 

3.     Cut 3 stars (measuring 10cm point to point)  from Marie Antoinette Collection Garden C53 003.  Ink the edges with green/ olive ink. Glue on top of the cardboard stars, a little off center making sure the cardboard is peaking out from the sides.

4.     Decorate the stars with fibers.

5.     Cut 3 ribbons 30cm long.  Tie one end to the decorative wood branch and glue the star to the ribbon near the center.  Make sure approx 8cm of ribbon sticks out from the bottom end of the star.

6.     Flower Embellishment Preparation:  mini flowers – each flower has 2 layers punched from Christmas Collection  Little Children C51 007.  Use your choice of small flower punch or die.  Glue two layers together and ruffle up the edges with your fingers.  Add a gem on the center and glue on stars.

7.     Punch leaves from Victoria Collection Victoria’s Tree  C49 001 – glue to accent the flowers.

8.     Punch snowflake shape from Christmas Collection Bells and Whistles – C51 001.  Glue onto stars.

9.     Decorate stars with fibers, metal, flowers, floral sprays as desired.  

10.   JOY Letter Embellishment Preparation:  cut or punch letters (5cm long)  from  Christmas Collection Bells and Whistles  C51 001 and Christmas Collection   Santa’s Helper  C51 008.  Ink edges of letters with brown ink. Glue on top of each other for a layered effect.

11.   Glue letter to the bottom foot of the star and also to the ribbon.  Decorate with fibers.

12.   Chipboard Embellishment Preparation:   Vintage Baby Collection Angel Wings  DC43 022 – emboss with white. Glue to the stars.

13.   Burlesque Collection Music Swirls  DC44 013 – emboss with white and glue to the top wood branch. Finish off the piece with metal loops, fibers or floral sprays.  

Monday, 19 November 2012

Limor's Gorgeous Christmas Card

Good Morning crafters!
The Holidays are approaching faster than I would like to admit and I love to give hand made cards to my family and friends so here is a card I created using the Christmas Collection by FabScraps.

Products you will need:

  • Santa Surprise Patterned paper C51 006
  • Bells and Whistles Patterned PaperC51 001
  • Victorian Angels Patterned Paper C51 003
  • Christmas Stickers ST51 001
  • Christmas Flowers MC DC-10
  • Ribbon
  • Gems or flower centres
  • Martha Stewart Punch - Branch
  1. Using Bells and Whistles cut a card with the dimensions 10x12 and fold in half to make it a 5x6 card.

Using the Santa Surprise paper, cut out one of the windows, with a craft knife cut out the centre of the window.

Using the Martha Stewart Punch Cut out several branches using the Victorian Angels Paper and create a circle as shown.  Start adhering the branches to each other using liquid glue.  Add more branches as desired to make a fuller wreath.

With some flower centres or little gems apply them throughout the wreath as shown.

Create a box with some seam binding or bow of your choice and apply to the bottom of the wreath.

Using the Christmas flowers punch out flowers in several different sizes and assemble as shown in photo.

Adhere foam dots to the window frame and glue down on card.  Apply flowers and Wreath as shown in photo.

Cut a small strip using the Victorian angels paper and create a banner, glue Merry Christmas Sticker on the banner from the Sticker collection.  Apply banner to the card as shown.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Limor Webber

Monday, 12 November 2012

Geordie's Enchanted Gardens Canvas

Hi Fabscrappers, Geordie here I just wanted to share a canvas project that I created using the Enchanted Gardens collection , and a picture of my friends daughters. Aren't they Beautiful?

Step 1.
Tear your pattern paper, apply all over using pva and a soft brush and a soft hand . Brush a coat over top of pattern to secure. Choose your chipboard tittle and paint with gesso.

Step 2.
Paint bubble wrap with gesso and press to canvas in various places.

Next take your material and pull stings from top and bottom (distress the material)

Step 4.
Layer your lace and then material centred (but not measured or prefect) in top right.

Step 5.
Cut patterned paper to frame your 10 by 8 picture ink edges of patterned paper

Step 6.
Tear music paper and ink edges slot either side of layers
Step 7.
Adhere all layers using either glue, hot glue

Step 8.
Create a ruffle with your mesh ribbon using stick strip and the finger to thumb method lay on bottom of layer(don’t adhere yet)

Step 9.
Chose flowers, handmade , paper, silk chochete, resin .lay on bottom left hand of well and build up depth, choose and add gems, metal embellishment and tile, lay into cluster. Move items around until u are happy with placement. (take a picture ) now remove each element and replace with glue don’t forget your mesh this is also in the cluster

Step 10.
Now this can be daunting but just breathe mix the gesso with a tint if u like leave it plain the choice is yours we will now spread the molding paste  to parts of the canvas using a knife and a mask and a small amount of paste.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Nature Calls Layout

1. Use the FabScraps tag DC 53 015. Roughly tear small pieces of the masking tape measuring approximately 3-4 cm each (Don’t measure each piece). Crumple masking tape slightly and start sticking down on to the tag. You are creating the effect of tree bark so it should be lumpy and stuck randomly over your tag.

2. Cover the tag completely with the masking tape and trim the excess pieces of tape that hang over edges of the tag.

3. Paint the tag with brown paint; make sure you cover all creases of the masking tape with the brown paint. Dry brush small amounts of the rust and black paint on the tag in the creases.

4. Thread through the green ribbon and apply the flower from the Rustic flower book MCDC 07 to the tag (stack different colour petals onto one another and attach a FabScraps fabric brad B002 in the middle).

*Distress the edges of all pieces of paper

5. The rustic brown striped C48 005 is the base paper. Distress the rustic paper C48 006 which has around the edges, wet and crushed and then curl the edges upwards, then dry with a hair drier. Glue to the centre of the striped C48 005 (this gives a more rustic appearance to the paper).

6. Glue the green piece of Rustic paper C48 001 measuring 24cm x 24cm to the centre of the rustic crushed paper.

7. Glue the 12cm x 23cm piece of the dark green dot C48 002 vertically 1cm from the right edge of the light green paper; make sure to glue it closer to the top of your crushed paper.

8.  Glue the small brown piece of paper C48 006 horizontally along the bottom of the dark green dot paper. Leave approximately 1cm of the dark green dot showing at the bottom.

9. Now stick the 3cm x 23cm piece of dark green dot C48 002 dot horizontally over the top of the small piece of brown paper that you have just glued down to meet with the edges of the light green paper.

10. Glue the tag at an angle to the bottom left hand corner of the page.

11. Paint one of the trees DC40 004 black and use dimensional glaze on top of it. Then paint another tree with olive green paint and stick one on top of the other slightly off centre to create a shadow. Use the wooden button BE1 002 that you have stitched through and knot it in the front, glue with foam dots G1 001 onto the thin green dot strip.

12. Use green distressed embossing powder on the compass DC48 004 and attach it to the matching chipboard circle which you have covered with the compass picture from the MC 48 001 journal with a pearl brad B 009. Glue it to the bottom right hand side of the page

Take the small light green piece of paper measuring 14cm x 10cm and attach it to self-adhesive foam core TS14 001, glue it horizontally in the centre of the large dark green dot paper C48 002 (this is where you will attach your photo).

13. Glue the chipboard ‘Nature Calls’ title DC48 016 in the top left hand corner which you have painted brown and dimensional glazed.

14. Lastly glue down the three small pieces of green and brown polka dot self-adhesive ribbon to the right hand side of the photo, glue the three brown pearls MP2 006 on top of each piece of ribbon with glue.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

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Monday, 5 November 2012

Evgenia shows off Enchanted Gardens

Hello ladies! Its Evgenia Petzer here today with you with a layout, made from Enchanted Gardens, I think this collection is very versatile. And what I love about all FabScraps papers that their backsides of the papers are always with easy patterns, that will always work fo you- dots, stripes, etc.

Ok, well so lets see what I created. I used the picture of me for a change:)

and some close ups:

These chippies I first inked with an ink pad and then add some finishing touches with dry brush with a bit of acrylic paint.

Love the rosette flowers, they are so easy to work with and they give you this extra dimensional look that we often look for...

I must admit it is not  quite my colors and I was  a bit worried when I started, but the layout came out VERY easily and I just want to give you advice to try to work with different kind of papers, may be you will discover new style...

Materials used:

  • FabScraps Papers: C52 003, C52 007, C52 004
  • FabScraps chipboard: DC52007 (butterfly), DC52005 (birds on a wire), DC 53004 (lamp with hanging sign)
  • FabScraps rosette flowers made from MC DC 11
  • stamp, lace, gliier, black embossing powder from my stash
Have a great day and don't stop scrapping:)