Hi Paper Bakery Friends!
It’s Gina back here today to share with you one of my favorite techniques for using up leftovers from my kits. For the following projects I used extras I had leftover from the March SCRAPBOOK kit called Daylight Savings!
When I really want to stretch my kit I use leftover punched pieces that I may have from a prior project and paper strips. Using paper strips to create a visual design is a great way to use up your kit. To create my first layout I layered several paper strips together in a horizontal fashion along the right side of my layout.
Family Forever and Ever Layout
I used paper strips in different lengths and widths and layered them together.
Because I had so much going on on the right side, I kept the left side of my layout minimal so that the layout would not seem too cluttered. It is always a good rule when working with several patterns to allow your layout to have ‘white space’.
To finish off my layout and frame my photo I used a few punched star pieces that I had leftover from another project.
For my second project I cut a chevron background file using my Silhouette Cameo and then backed several pieces with paper strips
in a diagonal fashion.
Love xoxo Layout
I used a variety of pattern papers but also left some pieces of my design empty to allow the background cardstock to show through.
I added some journaling below my photo and also tucked behind on a small shipping tag. I embellished my layout using
a fun combination of wood veneers and chipboard pieces included in the kit.
I hope you found some inspiration here for using your paper scraps creatively, effectively, and efficiently! Stop by again tomorrow to see more fabulous projects from the design team!
Happy Easter Everyone!! I hope you’re enjoying some quality family time this weekend!!
Today I’m going to show you how to use your masks and how to make your own There’s a lot of different ways to use stencils. You can use ink, paint, gesso, and in this case, modeling paste mixed with that amazing bright yellow chalkboard paint that came in the Daylight Savings Mixed Media kit!
Sometimes when I’m just using a sponge and some distress inks on my stencil, I will just hold it in place, but if I want more control I use washi tape. It’s great because it holds the stencil in place beautifully, but doesn’t wreck your paper when you take it off!
In this first picture, I have masked off my area that I want to stencil with that fabulous exclusive stencil that came in my kit.
I then took a big blob of modeling paste, and added some of the yellow chalkboard paint and just mixed it together. The modeling paste will dilute the intensity of the yellow, so just keep mixing it in until you get the color you want.
Now, another way to stencil is to make your own using products you already have…like the negative chipboard from the Daylight Savings Scrapbook Kit. I knew that I wanted to use that big “family” chipboard on my layout, but the color of it didn’t really go, so I popped out all the letters and put them away to use on another layout, cut it off the bottom of that chipboard sticker pack, and taped it to my layout! There were a couple negative spaces that I didn’t want on my layout, so I just placed some washi over top of them first.
Then I taped the chipboard down on my layout very well so that it definitely won’t move around while I’m applying the modeling paste.
And VOILA! A super fun title with some amazing texture! You can totally wipe your homemade stencil down and keep it in your stash to use it again too!
I’m really happy with this layout, and it was made completely from scraps (except for the base paper) from the Scrapbook and Mixed Media kits! I have to say, that I have had soooo much fun playing with the chalkboard paint this month. It has added so many pops of fun color to my pages and projects this month! I just LOVE this kit!
Here’s some close ups:
Those fabulous wood veneer feathers are from the shop…sadly, they’re sold out…maybe if we beg Sarah enough she’ll get some more in!! They’re one of my favourite veneer sets!
I absolutely LOVE the flair in this month’s kit! Did you know that some of the fabulous Paper Bakery flair is exclusive to kit subscribers?! Just another perk of getting monthly scrappy happy mail! I’m kind of loving attaching the flair with modeling paste too! Gives it some really cool texture! And do you see the cool animal print stencil? !
And I’m very happy to report that my sewing machine (which was never broken) is fixed!! lol Sometimes I think that creativity doesn’t always allow for practicality! I thought it was broken because it wouldn’t wind the bobbin…it was because I was putting the spool of thread where the bobbin is supposed to go! Sadly, I did this 3 or 4 times the first time…then I went to see if I could get it to work last night and tried it the same way a few more times!! lol I felt a little silly when I realized what I had done…but very happy that I could stitch on my layouts again!! yay!!
Well, that’s all for me today! Have a VERY good Easter Weekend!!
Image Source: Escape with me
Hi there, Paper Bakery friends:
It’s Valerie here today and I hope you all have a fantastic Easter or Springy weekend ahead of you. As the weather getting warmer, we start to see more springy projects around. I decide to do a Mood Board while we are waiting for our April kits to be revealed.
I know we are all waiting for the April kit, but when the weather gets nicer also means in a mood to crafts. Because I bet you have tons of spring related photos right now ready to be scrapped. I know I do. So I hope you can take on this challenge and created something springy this weekend.
Here is the detail:
You can take any 3 Pastel colors combo and create a layout, card, mini album or home decor. (But have to be newly created) and include at least one element from this mood board, such as telephone, camera, heart, balloons, flowers…etc
And come back to leave a comment with a link to your project then we will draw a lucky winner for a prize.
** All entry will close on May 3rd at 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)**
Hope to see your beautiful works.
And don’t forget to play with our Sketch challenge this weekend.
Good day everyone! Tegan with you here today and I am showing off a couple more projects using the super fabulous March SCRAPBOOK kit called Daylight Savings! I really love the supplies in this kit as usual- tons of cool wood veneer and cute patterned papers just to name a couple! I love that this kit has a spring-like color palette and the clock accents are fabulously unique! It was a perfect combination for a layout about my little yorkie that loves to watch and wait out the back door!
I added my own black cardstock so that the triangles that I hand cut out of the patterned paper in the kit would pop off the page. I really like how it turned out- it kind of reminds me of a stained glass window. I love the Simple Stories chipboard and the cool clock wood veneer that are included in this kit too! Yum!
And here is a close up of the gorgeous floral chipboard alphas that are included in the kit as well! I love the way that they pop against the black background! Don’t you love the little epoxy hearts and the clock flair button? Those are included in the kit as well!
One more project before I go! I used one of the super cute “printables” that subscribers receive to make the following fast and fabulous card! I matted the yellow printable onto some adorable rainbow gingham paper (also in the kit!) and layered some more of the Simple Stories chipboard pieces on top. And voila! Fast, easy, and fabulous!
Thanks for stopping in today everyone! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the March SCRAPBOOK kit Daylight Savings! Have a great day!
Hello Paperbakery fans, today I am here to share some fabulous projects I made using the march mixed media kit. I also have a tutorial on how I made the scrapbook layout. So lets start with a couple of easy peasy projects using the chalkboard paint. Of course if there’s chalkboard paint in a kit you are more than likely to make a board for your home. I made these two using a couple of old photo frames.
Lets check them out!
To start of I did prime my frames with white and applied 3 coats of the yellow chalkboard paint – for the best result!
My chalk art was totally inspired from Google chalk-art images. Yep it’s that easy. I hope you give that bright yellow chalkboard paint a workout.
Next up is this page with a few detailed shots, I created using products from the March mixed media kit and the March scrapbook kit.
Step 1: Start by trimming down a white piece of cardtstock to measure 11″ x 11″. Paint the background using the yellow chalkboard paint. Repeat a couple of times. Allow to dry.
Step 2: Adhere painted cardstock to dark background paper or cardstock. Machine stitch a border all the way round.
Step 3: Use a chalk stick and create a thick boarder inside the stitched boarder all the way around.
Step 4: Trim a random piece of cardstock to measure 5.5″ x 12″. Using a glue stick cover the entire piece with glue and them press the Chevron tissue paper down on it.
Step 5: Trim the excess off.
Step 6: Add some machine stitching to the top and bottom for extra texture and detail.
Step 7: Copy and save this picture to your computers and print out.
Step 8: Cut out 3 of the printed feathers and glue to the back of the pattern fabric from the kit. Allow to dry then cut out again. Machine stitch each feather for extra detail.
Step 9: Start to piece the page together once everything has dried. Adhere everything down with a strong glue.
So there you have it….I super fun page using the March mixed media kit and the March scrapbook kit. It sure is a lot fun to try different things with the kits and creating pages using mediums is always fun too. I am going to make a few more frames as i love this idea of using then for special occasions and also some fun cute photo shoots coming up!
Thanks for popping by, see you all again soon:)
Hi! Shelly here to show you my projects using the Daylight Savings Mixed Media kit.
I created this LO with the March Mixed Media kit. I also used some past scrapbooking kits. I love the canvas sheet included in the kit! I cut out parts of the Canvas sheet with the Sizzix. One of them is the banner shape used here. I also used the chevron tissue paper. The flair in this kit was adorable!!
I cut some stars out of the canvas and painted them with the metallic paint and added polyerathane. They made a cute little necklace. I will probably add some other trinkets to this necklace or possibly make it into a bracelet.
I also worked on this board message center with chalkboard paint. I used about 5 coats, it probably needs about 5 more, but I got impatient!! Does anyone else get that way with mixed media? I used the Fresco Flakes on this. I put down a coat of gel medium and added the flakes, then went back and added another coat of medium. I thought they would be a mess to work with, but honestly they are easy and give projects the best texture! I also used the stencil with chalk. It is obviously removable, but I thought it looked cool.
It’s also time for another sketch challenge here at Paper Bakery! Design Team member Sarah has done up a layout to show off the new sketch:
Here are the details you need to know to play along with us using the sketch challenge:
1.) We will have a new Sketch Challenge every two weeks. Play along for your chance to win a $10 voucher to the Paper Bakery Shop.
2.) Make a layout or project inspired by the sketch. Be creative and have fun! We would love to see what you create using a Paper Bakery kit; however, using a kit is not required for you to play along.
3.) Take a picture and link it up on the sidebar of the Paper Bakery blog using the INLINKZ widget by the due date.
4.) Winners will be randomly selected, and we will post them on the Paper Bakery Facebook page and on the Paper Bakery blog.
And here’s Sarah’s layout:
I really hope you can play along with this fab sketch! I can’t wait to see what you create! Link it up so I can come and visit your neck of the web and say hi!
TGIF!! So glad you all made it through the week!
I’ve so enjoyed creating with the Daylight Savings Card Kit. Earlier in the month I shared a card using this kit and also using our current sketch and just as a reminder you only have 2 days left to play along so……….. HURRY!!
Anyhow I wanted to share 5 more cards that I made and you are going to see how different each one is. Hard to believe that they were made with the same kit but that’s how awesome the kits are that Sarah puts together!
On this first card I also used the Paint Splatter stamp and sequins from the store.
On this card I just had to use the camera stamp from this kit because it was perfect for the patterned paper!!
The wood veneer speech bubbles and also the speech bubble paper made me think of a cell phone so I cut out a phone on my die cutting machine and decorated it with the veneer and the stickers.
The exclusive stencil is awesome!!!! I used it here with some distress inks to make the background for my card. It’s a MUST HAVE!!
This last card was easy to put together by using one of the Chevron Kraft Cards that come in the kit and then decorating it with one of the tags and then I used 2 pieces of chipboard from the Daylight Savings Scrapbook kit and that adorable burlap bow. The cute little epoxy hearts can be found in the store right here
Thanks for letting me share my cards with you!
Hi Paper Bakery readers, it’s Gina here and I would like to share with you how I incorporate the ombre trend into my projects. The ombre trend is very popular right now in both the fashion and scrapbooking industry. Using the March Daylight Savings Scrapbook Kit I am going to show you two ideas to get you started.
To create an ombre effect with embroidery, start by choosing 3 or more gradual colors. For my project I chose to work with white, gray and black.
I used a stencil to poke the holes for my project. Then, I started threading them in order using the white thread first, and then the gray, and then the black.
Here is a look at the stitching and full layout:
Happy 2gether layout
I also added some simple stitching to my title. Because I wanted the stitching to really stand out I kept the rest of my design modest.
I also created a card using the same ombre technique.
Because of the large title I decided to keep the card simple and just added two borders and machine stitching.
Thanks for joining us today! I hope you enjoyed my project. Come back tomorrow for more design team inspiration!
Hi everyone! Sarah Moore here to show you a fun frame I altered with my Daylight Savings Mixed Media Kit. This kit was full of sooo many fun things I had a blast creating with it! I mean, how cool is a kit that comes with chalkboard paint AND chalk?!
I started off with an old frame I had kicking around the house that I didn’t really like anymore…I knew it needed a good refreshing!
(this picture was after I sanded it)
After it was sanded, I painted it with a couple coats of white acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I used Claudine Hellmuth Matte Medium and strips of the chevron tissue paper that came in the kit and covered the frame with the tissue paper. I really love how it turned out!
With the glass in the frame, I sanded it, then I applied 4-5 coats of the chalkboard paint. It was still a little translucent after, so I just popped a white piece of cardstock in the frame to make it look more opaque.
Then I adhered the alphabets with glossy accents, drew a heart with the pink chalk and outlined it with the metallic paint that came in the kit, and voila!
I also have a few layouts that I made using the Daylight Saving Scrapbook Kit and Mixed Media Kit. I’ve also used a few products from the store for this layout. I just LOVE that “Art is In Me” stamp set in the shop. I used it to alter the pink tag poking out from behind my photo. I just randomly stamped it without an acrylic block without always reapplying ink to give it a fun textured look! I also can’t get enough of those triangle sequins! They’re sooo fun!!
My last layout is kind of a modge podge of the last couple kits! I’ve used a project life card from the February Capture 365 Kit,and a canvas tag from February’s Mixed Media Kit. The rest is from this month’s Scrapbook and Mixed Media Kits, including the Exclusive Printables! As soon as I saw the “Unbelievable” printable, it totally reminded me of that EMF song from the 90′s, so that’s where I went with my title. I’m totally listening to that song as I write this post!! LOL
I’m totally in love with the flair in this month’s Scrapbook kit!!!
Well that’s all I have for today! Thank you so much for stopping by!! Don’t forget to play along with our sketch on the sidebar for a chance to win a store credit!!
Hi all, Happy happy Sunday. I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday ahead of you. It’s Valerie here today to share my work using the March Daylight Savings Capture 365 kit with all of you.
I have to tell you, the colors and designs in this month’s kit are very different from what I usually get for myself. But I am very glad I get to work on those unique designs just made for the Paper Bakery kit.
The color scheme and designs are so lovely and perfect to work for any Anniversary, travel, date nights, girls nights, teens, proms and even wedding related scrapbooking, mini album or even pocket style scrapbooking spreads.
I used the kit to document the week when my niece was here visiting us last summer. Because the sassy colors are just perfect for this teenager girl. And I absolutely love how they came together in this spread.
And here is another close up. Hope you like this month’s kit as much as we do.