Hi Paper Bakery Fans! Mary Ann here today with another scrapbooking tip.
I love using stickers on my scrapbook pages, but I don’t always like the look of just a flat sticker. Sometimes I want a little dimension to add some depth to the page. So what do you do if you only have a flat sticker?? Easy…
First add foam dots or foam squares to the back of your sticker.
Next add just a small amount of powder (such as baby powder) to the back of your sticker, making sure it covers the sticker completely. A thin coat is all you need.
Tap the sticker to remove any excess powder. Now remove the protective backing from your foam dots/squares. Your custom made 3-D sticker is ready to add to your layout.
Gidday, I’m Leeann Pearce from Western Australia and I’m very excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for “the paper bakery”… this month!
Ok so Now you know where I am from I can tell you a little bit more about me… Married to Quentin and we have three totally gorgeous girls. Whom grace all my scrappy pages, they are holly (9) storm (8) and jorja (2.5). I am currently a design team member for Aussie Scrap Source, Basic Grey and Hambly screen prints. I absolutely love designing for them all. I started scrapping back in 2004 so I have been cutting and glueing for a while now and still LOVE it!
feel free to check out my blog to see more of my work…
Now onto the scrappy stuff – march add on kit
My first project using the march add on kit was inspired by this sketch that Grace provider for us all. And I am so in LOVE with this Line by My minds eye…the weathered boards paper and the Polaroid paper…. YUMMY!!!
I loved the newspaper that was in this kit and decide to adhere it to another sheet of paper and gave it a white wash. And used this as a matt for my page. Adding more texture to it by distressing the edges and machine stitching a border. I also used one of the printed transparency over the large banner and just added a few punched shapes and alpha.
“Bull clip photo stand”
For my next project I turned a bull clip into a funky photo stand. I Love using office supplies and finding fun ways to alter them. All you do is measure the width and length of the bull clip and then cut some paper to size and adhere. cut one of the Polaroid frames from the pattern paper and adhere a photo, machine stitch for detail adhere wood banner. Use a bit of scrap cardboard and layer photo. Finish of by adding some twine, ribbon and a sentiment.
So I hope I have given you a couple of new ideas and some fun things to do with the march add on kit. I will of course be back later in the week to share the rest of my projects.
thanks so much for popping by
Happy Friday Paper Bakery friends!
Today, I would like to share my take on the March Sketch #2.
Here is the original sketch.
I really took liberty with this sketch and loosely used it for my layout. I really love to use key elements of a sketch and turn my project into something entirely brand new.
For my layout, I loved the 3 circular elements on the sketch. I used this idea, and expanded on it.
and some close-ups.
I used more of the delicous papers from the February Project kit, paper and twine from the March Add-on kit, and some goodies from my own stash (background paper, alphas, and MME diecut).
Get those projects in and win some PB goodies!
Thank you for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend.
Hello paper crafters, it’s Mary Ann here today with a layout I made with “Antique Garden”, the March add-on kit.
I used the custom tag that comes in the kit, but I altered it a bit, and cut off the bottom part that had the fabric scrap. Of course I saved that piece for another layout! I added the chipboard “O” to today, and the “R” at the top would be for Ruth. That’s my grandma Ruth in the photo, I miss her so much.
Next I cut a few of the doilies from the pretty My Minds Eye paper, used a foam square to give it some dimension, and then added them back to the paper. It’s hard to tell in this photo, but one of the overlays from the kit is on top of the old black and white pic.
I used this weeks sketch for my layout, but as you can see, I switched sides for the journaling and title.
It’s fun to use a sketch, and I love that you can even make it your own if you’d like with just a small change. This sketch challenge is good through May 1, why don’t you give it a try?? We’d love to see your creations and you could win a prize!!
Happy Wednesday!! Amanda here to share with you my take on the March Project Kit “My Favorite Things” Sarah put together the cutest kit with this one, lots of yummy MME and that canvas album is to die for! I thought that it would be a little fun to switch things up a bit though, so I took that fabby album apart and put it back together to make a fun little tote bag!
This was surprisingly easy, and it involved absolutely NO SEWING!!! I didn’t photograph my steps, but I will try and explain them for you a bit here. If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments and I will be sure and check back and answer any you have.
The canvas album pages, when you take out the middle seam holding them together, are 6×12. Once I had them apart, I took out one side seam, and the top seam. This gave me two 6×12 pieces that opened on the side and the top. I simply took my hot glue gun, and overlapped the two side seams and that gave me a 12×12 tote bag!
From there, I cut the papers included in the project kit and the add on to 6×2 and 12×2 depending on the paper size. It took 2-12×2 papers or 4-6×12 papers to go across the bag. Once that was finished, I took some of the fun embellies included in both kits and decorated it up, and don’t forget to hot glue your straps back in!!
It was so much fun putting this together, and I plan on using it as a cute little gift bag. The awesome part is, that there is still enough of the original album left that I can either make another bag, or a album!
Sarah puts these amazing kits together that make it so easy to stretch those creative muscles! Can’t wait to see what you all create with this months kit, make sure you share you projects on our Facebook page!!
Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!