Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hand Stitching with Lee-Anne!

   Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a tutorial on how I created this layout with the February Creative Kit for My Creative Scrapbook. 


 

 Basic Supplies

  Adhesive (liquid, tape runner and scotch tape)
  Card stock (white)
  Embroidery Floss (I used light pink, medium pink, and red)
  Embroidery Needle
  Foam Pad
  Scissors
  Paper Piercer
  Paper Punches (heart shaped punches in 3 different sizes - small, medium, large)
  Paper Trimmer
  Pencil
  Ruler

 Kit Supplies (from the February Creative Kit)

  Ephemera (love word)
  Foam black alphas
  Patterned Paper (XO paper, small heart paper, red and white dotted paper)
  Ribbon (red and white stitch)
  Sequins (5 pink)
  Stickers (Be Mine heart sticker, heart balloon, three hearts, xo border strip)
  Wood pieces (5 hearts, two arrows)

 Instructions

  Begin with a 12 X 12 inch piece of white card stock.


























 Cut the XO patterned paper so it measures 7 inches by 12 inches. Adhere to the bottom of
 the white card stock.



























 Adhere the xo sticker strip above the XO patterned paper and to the left and right edge of the white card stock.





































 Mat photo with red and pink patterned paper.

 Add heart balloon sticker to the bottom left of photo




























and the three heart sticker to the bottom right of the photo.




 Cut the red ribbon approximately seven inches so that it will tuck behind the photo. Adhere.




























 Center the photo and adhere it to the background.

  Using a ruler, add the word "sibling" to ruler and center it to the photo. When it is centered,
 place the alphas down over the photo and red ribbon.


























 With the letters L O V E from the ephemera pack, tuck them underneath the black foam alphas adhering them down with a dab of liquid adhesive being sure to center the letters.



















 With a pencil and a ruler, draw vertical lines on the top edge of the white cardstock at 1 inch, 3 inch, 6 inch, 9 inch and 11 inch.





 With the paper piercer and the foam pad, pierce holes about 1/4 inch apart on the vertical lines.



  With the embroidery floss, select three strands and thread the embroidery needle. With a backstitch, sew though the pierced holes. Beginning from the left edge, I sewed mine in red, medium pink, light pink, and red. Secure the cut threads on the backside with some scotch tape.




















 Punch the heart paper with two sizes of heart paper punches. I punched four large hearts and four small hearts.







 With a tape runner adhesive,  add some adhesive to the large punched hearts and stack the smaller punched hearts on top and fold the small paper hearts in half to give more dimension.

 Adhere the punched dimensional hearts to the layout as shown on top of the hand stitching.



























 Punch the red patterned paper with the small heart paper punch. Adhere them on top of the hand stitching as shown.
























 Adhere the wood hearts with liquid adhesive on top of the hand stitching.

 Adhere the pink sequins with a tiny dab of liquid adhesive and adhere to the hand stitching.

 Adhere one wood arrow to the left of the photo with a dab of liquid adhesive.
 Adhere another wood arrow to the right of the photo with a dab of liquid adhesive.


 Add the "Be Mine" heart sticker to the photo as shown.








































The layout is now complete.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and try hand stitching. Machine stitching would also be perfectly fine. It adds a homemade feel to the layout.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sequin Fun with Monique!

Hi everyone! So happy you're here again to see another of my tutorials for this month. As I got the chance to play with the February Creative Kit as well as with the Main kit I made another quick tutorial, but now using the Creative kit!

I love the PhotoPlayPaper "Love Notes" collection in this kit so much and when I saw the die-cut frames and the bags of sequins that are included in this kit I just knew what I wanted to do!!

Here's the page I made and see what I did with the sequins and one of the frames:


Let me quickly show you what I did to create this page. I placed everything I thought I wanted to use on my dining room table and got started:


I really love the little bags of sequins and decided to adhere the one with the pink sequins behind one of the frames. 


Using my sewing machine I stitched the plastic bag closed:



And cut off the top:


Next I put a little of adhesive behind one of the frames and glued the bag behind it (the size of the plastic fits exactly behind the frame with the little hearts):


Next I adhered one of the stickers on top and it was ready to use on my page!


I arranged all the die-cut frames on my white cardstock background together with three extra squares I cut:


I placed my photo, the frame with sequins and a large (cut out) heart on top and voilĂ  the base of my page is ready!


Next I just went wild with all the die-cuts and stickers and this kit. Here are a few close-ups of my finished page. 

First the frame with the sequins how it turned out in the end, with two more stickers on top and also an extra bit of machine stitching:


The heart I hand cut from the sheet called "Lovenotes". It had "Happy Valentine's Day" on top but as that wasn't appropriate for this photo I chose another sticker to adhere on top:




And this is it! Hope you liked it! Can't wait to see what you'll do with the February Creative Kit! Don't forget to share on our facebook page Inspiration Central

If you're looking for more information about this kit or about one of the other three February kits from My Creative Scrapbook then please hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook website. If you want to see what everyone created with the kits, please visit the DT Gallery!

And last but not least the photo of the My Creative Scrapbook February Creative Kit:


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

xoxo
Monique

You can find more of my work here: Instagram / Blog

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sketch Fun with Yvette!


Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans!!!  Today I'm sharing a step by step tutorial that I created using the February sketch! 

 

Here's a look at the fabulous sketch designed by Laura



I started my layout off by using a small plate to create a circle. Once I had the circle cut out, I added some machine stitching around the perimeter and then adhere the circle onto my white cardstock base.   



I popped my photo up with foam tape adhesive for some added dimension and add the strips of patterned papers to the bottom of my page as shown in the sketch.      


Next, the embellishments. I chose a couple of larger cardstock shapes from the ephemera pack and arrange them on the left hand side of the photo.  Next, I move down to the bottom of the page and create a smaller cluster using a couple of ephemera pieces.  I also added this cute button I had in my stash, to the center of the flower.


At this point, I felt like something was missing.  The area at the back of the circle needed a pop of color, so I decided to use a one inch circle punch to make several smallest circles, which created this beautiful scalloped border...how I'm happy:))))
  


Also included in this month's main kit a package of foil & foam phrase stickers, perfect for using as titles. So as so as I saw the Best Friend phrase I knew I wanted to document this photo of my sweet and dearest friend Maria. Our friendship started over 25 years age when we met while working for the same Dentist:)))


To finish the layout off I added some paint spatter and a few gold sequins around the page.

Thanks for stopping by :) Yvette xx

I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!


Friday, February 16, 2018

Step By Step with Aimee!


Hello friends! Aimee here and I have another step by step tutorial for you today. This layout is somewhat simple but I really wanted to focus on 2 things. First, the picture of my sweet daughter and second, journaling of what her favorites were at that time (which is hidden). This picture of her was taken in the Spring so I wanted all of the elements of the Creative kit to reflect that.


Here is a look at the fabulous February creative kit that I used for my layout...


I started out with a sheet of white 12x12 cardstock and pulled out some of the softer "springy" die cuts and frames.


I started this process by adhering the two frames down on to the cardstock with the pink one overlapping the greenish blue frame.


Next, I took a piece of 8 1/2" x 6 1/4" white cardstock and folded it in half to make a card base. I matted my picture with the pink flower pattern paper and adhered to front of card base.


For the inside, I adhered this printed list of all her favorites from a couple of years ago. Years from now, she will enjoy looking back on what she liked and disliked at the time.


After my picture was adhered down, I started building up clusters around the page. 


Next was simply adding some pink sequins.


Here are some close-ups of the clusters on the layout.





And here is the finished layout...


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and by now are enjoying one of the fabulous February kits!  My Creative Scrapbook