Thursday, 28 July 2016

- byTanya Cloete
- Bird Cage

For This Project You Will Need:

·         FabScraps Shabby Rose Collection paper range : C85 005, 006 & 008
·         FabScraps Chipboard Pieces : DC 85 006 & 013
·         Silhouette Cameo
·         Creative Expression Dies Grand & Petite Vinery
·         Couture Creations Die Classic Leaf
·         Memory Box Die Lunette Butterfly
·         Grey & Pink Cardstock
·         Ranger Embossing Powder White
·         Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Chateau Rosé & Merci Beaucaup Mint
·         White & Mint Acrylic Paint
·         Metal Embellishments, Flowers, Rhinestones, String Pearls, Heart Wreaths, Wooden Bird, Lace &Trims

1.      Silhouette Cameo:
·         Cut a large bird cage from sheet 005, 006 and 008 as well as from grey cardstock. The grey cardstock is optional I used it for the bottom section and the ‘lid’ of the cage just to make it a little more sturdy!
·         Assemble accordingly.
·         Cut 8 flowers from the remaining sheets to make paper roses.  Remember to cut 3 of each of the same size.  Mine are various sizes so you can choose how big or small you want yours to be.  Assemble the paper roses…you can follow this link on how to make the paper roses
·         Randomly paint the paper roses with white paint.
2.      Cut 2 hinges from sheet 008 and paint the edges with white paint.
3.      Cut 4 leaves using the grand & petite vinery dies from pink cardstock and randomly paint with white paint.
4.      Cut 4 leaves using the classic leaf die from the remaining sheets of the bird cage.
5.      Cut 2 butterflies using the Lunette die from sheets 005 and 006. Add the mini rhinestones to the centre.
6.      Emboss the wooden bird with Chateau Rosé on the one side and Merci Beaucaup Mint on the other. Let in hang in the centre of the bird cage.
7.      Snip the word (Home) from chipboard piece 006 and emboss with white.
8.      Emboss chipboard piece 013 with white and add the hinges.
9.      Paint 2 of the wreath hearts with white paint and the other 2 with mint.
10.  Arrange the rest of the embellishments as per the picture and glue!
11.  All Done!

Monday, 25 July 2016

C85 SHABBY ROSE COLLECTION - by Lisa-Marie Watling
Altered Canvas

For this layout you will need; 

Fabscraps C85 001 Peeled Roses
Fabscraps C85 007 Lattice Roses
Fabscraps C85 008 Rose Wood
Fabscraps C85 002 Rose Door
Fabscraps FL3 01 Cream Burlap Flower
Fabscraps E7 069 Oyster trinket
Flat canvas – 14 x 10 inches
Small wooden shadow box
Black cardstock
Selection of pink paper roses
White fabric flower
Pink distress ink
Black chalk
Black microbeads
Pink sequins
Black mist
Black polka dot ribbon
Title chippie – Hello Beautiful
Pink glitter glue
Tombow & Glue gun
Foam tape

Canvas Base

·                Cut four pieces each from C85 001 (polka dot side) and C85 008 (filigree side) to measure 5 x 3.5 inches.  Chalk the edges with black and distress
·                Arrange these in alternating blocks to cover your base canvas and adhere with Tombow.  Adhere a strip of ribbon to the right hand side with your glue gun.  Set aside so that all the glue dries completely

Shadow Box

·              Cut strips of C85 001 Peeled Roses (polka dot) to measure the outer frame of your shadow box.  Adhere with Tombow, and once dry, sand off any overlapping edges
·            Measure and cut C85 001 Peeled Roses (floral side) and C85 002 Rose Door (stripes) to fit in the four inners of  your shadow box.  Alternate these, ink with black and distress the edges and then adhere to the inner boxes with Tombow
·               Adhere your entire box to the upper section of your base canvas using Tombow glue.  Leave for at least overnight before you finish off your canvas

Finishing Touches

·               Fussy cut some flowers from C85 001 Peeled Roses, C85 007 Lattice Rose and C85 002 Rose Door; fussy cut one hinge from C85 008 Rose Wood
·                Coat your title chippie in some pink glitter glue and set aside to dry
·                Chalk around the outer edge of your canvas with black
·               Mat your photograph onto some black cardstock and adhere to the lower right hand side of your canvas, using foam tape
·                Apply some pink distress ink to a craft mat, mist with water and then swipe your Burlap Flower FL3 01 across it so that it becomes completely covered in pink.  Once dry, give a light swipe with black chalk
·           Arrange most of your flowers (burlap, paper & fussy cut) and metal trinket Oyster E7 069 around the left of your photograph and also a few on the top right hand corner.  Adhere using your glue gun
·                Arrange your fussy cut hinge, flowers and remaining flowers in and around just three of the boxes of your shadow box – use gauze as a base.  Adhere using your glue gun
·                Adhere a few randomly placed sequins and your black microbeads around your flower clusters
·                Apply droplets of mist over your main flower cluster
·                Adhere your title chippie on the edges of the far right block of your shadow box

Thursday, 21 July 2016

"Dream Card"
For this layout you will need:

Peeled Roses (C85 001)
Romantic Panels (C85 003)
Dreamer Chipboard Word (DC85 002)
Mirror Frame Chipboard (DC85 008)
FabScraps Pink Pearl Embellishments
Kraft Card Base (4 x 5.5 inches)
White Cardstock
Dye Ink (Brown)
Acrylic Paint (White, Pink)
Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Pearl Pen
Paper Roses (Pink, White)
Metal Dies (Leaf, Oval, Scalloped Oval)
Die-Cutting Machine


Step One: 
Cut two rectangles from the Peeled Roses patterned paper, one slightly small than the other, to fit a 4 x 5.5-inch card base. Distress and ink the paper rectangles, layer, and attach to the front of the card.

Step Two: 
Cut the chipboard mirror from the frame. Paint the mirror with pink acrylic paint. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the chipboard with gold embossing powder and apply heat to set.

Step Three: 
Glue pink pearl embellishments to the chipboard mirror.

Step Four: 
Use a scalloped oval die to cut a piece of white cardstock. Use an oval die to cut a piece of Peeled Roses patterned paper. Ink and layer the cardstock and paper to create a frame for the mirror chipboard.

Step Five: 
Fill the center of the mirror chipboard with vellum. Glue the mirror chipboard to the center of the oval frame created in Step Four.

Step Six: 
Use a leaf die to cut four leaves from the Romantic Panels patterned paper. Glue the die-cut leaves to the top right and bottom left of the mirror embellishment. Top the leaves with pink and white roses.

Step Seven: 
Cut the Dreamer Chipboard Word from the frame. Cut the "er" from the chipboard to make the word "Dream." Apply gold embossing powder to the chipboard word and heat to set. Glue the chipboard word to the bottom right corner of the card.

Step Eight: 
Lightly brush the entire card with white acrylic paint for a shabby finish.

Step Nine: 
Embellish the edges of the card and the circumference of the oval with a gold pearl pen.

by Michelle Frisby
"Creative Wings"

For This Project You Will Need

   FabScraps Floral Dreams – C85 003
   Fabscraps crystal bling
   Muslin [cheesecloth], stamens, wooden cotton reels, metal key, wooden frame, sewing machine, corrugated cardboard, feather wings, gesso, foliage metal dies, wadding, ink and flowers

1.              Use C85 003 as your background paper – remove glass in frame and cut a piece of patterned paper to fit – replace glass.
2.            Cut two heart shapes from C85 003, stitch together, leave a gap and stuff with wadding to give your heart a stuffed look and shape. Stitch up gap.
3.            Ink around the edges of your heart.
4.            Place two wooden cotton reels on top of your frame and adhere.  This is to give your heart height so that it sits above your frame.
5.             Adhere your feather wings and then adhere your heart to sit on top of the wings.
6.            Now embellish your heart.
7.             I have adhered a piece of corrugated cardboard to the right hand side of my heart and then built up my embellishment cluster, with muslin [cheesecloth], flowers, cut out foliage, a metal key.
8.            Adhere sentiment – on this project I have used ‘creative wings’.
9.            Randomly apply gesso around the edges of your heart, your embellishment cluster and then your frame.
10.        Don’t forget to add a little Fabulous FabScraps bling.

11.          All done.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

C87 – ‘Sight Seeing’ treasure box - by Ewelina Gryglak

For this card you will need:

Mapped paper C87 004
Travel Outdoors paper C87 005
Stencil DS 054 C87 range
Sight Seeing chipboard DC87 007
Flowers: papers from Carders Pack MC87 001A, white card, enamel dots
Other: craft box, ribbon, white gouache paint, black and purple stamp ink, muslin cloth, glue


Your base is a craft box with lid.
For the bottom part of the box, from the Mapped paper C87 004 cut out rectangles 2mm smaller than your sides and base. Glue them on.
For the lid part of the box, from the Travel Outdoors paper C87 005
cut out rectangles 2mm smaller than your sides and base. Glue them on.

With white gouache paint apply a couple of layers onto Sight Seeing chipboard DC87 007 until it is uniform in colour. Separate the top half of the phrase from the frame and fold the frame in half at 90o – you might want to put a layer of glue on the bend so that it dries at an angle making it easier to attach to the lid later on.

While the box and the chipboard are drying, prepare your flowers. I used Silhouette cut files to make flowers using papers from Carders Pack MC87 001A. I also used plain white card to cut additional floral elements.

Once the box is dry, cut strips of ribbon and attach them on the inside of the box using glue.

Using Stencil DS 054 C87 range and inks, add ‘stamps’ on top of the lid.

Glue the chipboard to the lid. On top, assemble pieces of muslin cloth, flowers and floral embellishments to create dimension and cover the glued-on chipboard frame.

Once they dry, your box is ready to store souvenirs from your sight seeing adventures.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


For This Layout You Will Need
   FabScraps Floral Dreams – C88 001, C88 007, C88 008
   Fabscraps crystal bling
   Mists, cotton, muslin [cheesecloth], stamens, transparency clocks, gesso and flowers

1.              Use C88 008 as your background 12x12 paper for this layout.
2.            Tear various strips from C88 007 and C88 001 and layer – some layers will be have torn edges and some will have straight cut edges for variety and texture.
3.            If you look close you can see that I have used five paper layers in places as the base of my layout – doesn’t include the additional layering around the main cluster/embellishment area.
4.            I covered in clear gesso using a paintbrush and spreading a little more with my fingers.
5.             Dry and then spray and dribble mists to compliment your background papers.
6.            I have given my scissors quite a workout with a sheet of C88 001 and cut out numerous images of the gorgeous flowers on this paper.
7.             Looking at my layout you can see that I have layered cut out flowers, fabric flowers, muslin, stamens and other smaller miscellaneous flowers in the green tonings.
8.            In the bottom left hand side embellishment cluster I have added a printed transparency clock, muslin, flowers, stamens, cotton, built up an embellishment cluster and added a sentiment title ‘smile’ using a metal die cut out.
9.            Arrange everything and adhere and don’t forget to add a little Fabulous FabScraps bling.
10.        All done.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Garden Spade – A Beautiful Day

-Tanya Cloete-

For This Project You Will Need:

·         FabScraps Mother Earth Collection paper range : C86 007 & 008
·         FabScraps Chipboard Pieces : DC 86 004
·         FabScraps Carders Pack MC86 001A (Leaves)
·         Silhouette Cameo
·         Black & Burgandy Cardstock
·         Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot, Fired Brick & Peeled Paint
·         Ranger Embossing Powder White
·         White Gesso
·         Metal Embellishments, Flat Pearls & Rhinestones, Gauze, Ribbon & Trims

1.  Silhouette Cameo:
·         Cut a garden spade from sheet 007, 008 and from black cardstock as per the picture. Ink the edges with black soot. Assemble accordingly:
·         Cut 4 primrose flowers (different sizes) from sheet 007 & 008. Cut the inner section from black cardstock.  Ink the edges with black soot, fired brick and peeled paint. Also curl the edges a bit and assemble. Add the flat pearls in the centre.
·         Cut 6 leaves from burgundy cardstock.
2.  Fussy cut a few raspberries from sheet 008 and ink the edges with black soot.
3.   Ink one of the leaves from the Carders Pack with peeled paint. Snip into 4 pieces.
4.  Paint the metal embellishments with white gesso and leave to dry.  Add the pearls and rhinestones as per the picture.
5.  Emboss chipboard piece 004 with white.
6.  Arrange the rest of the embellishments as per the picture and glue!
7.   All Done!