Friday, 26 August 2016


| Altered Shadow Box Trio
Fabscraps DC88 002 Chippie – Love You To The Moon And Back
Fabscraps DC88 008 Chippie – 2x Fairy Wings
Fabscraps C88 005 Merry Weather
Fabscraps C88 007 Blossom
Fabscraps DS055 Filigree Frame Stencil
Fabscraps MC88 001A Carders Pack
Fabscraps MP3 016 Pink Rhinestones
Fabscraps teal flower
Fabscraps ribbon rose buds
Three 6x6 inch square wooden shadow boxes
Glitter – teal
Microbeads – teal
Mist - teal
Glitter glue – pink, plum and teal
Chalks – plum, brown, teal
White acrylic paint
Heavy white Gesso
Plum paper roses
Glossy accents
Glue gun
Foam dots


·                Adhere corresponding fairy wing die cuts to both sets of fairy wings.  Remove from frame, cut both pairs in half and chalk all edges with plum. Set aside
·                Coat your title chippie with at least 3 coats of white acrylic paint and once dry, cut from frame.  Use your teal ink and a paintbrush to carefully paint just “moon”.  Lightly brush the top and bottom edges with plum.  Coat with glossy accents and set aside to dry

Shadow Boxes

·                Spray the outer rim of your boxes with teal mist and leave to dry
·                Paint the inner edge frame with several coats of white acrylic paint and allow to dry
·                Measure off strips of C88 005 (polka dot side up) and cover the outer edges of your shadow boxes.  Remove excess pieces by sanding
·                Measure the insides of your box and cut: central box – C88 005 and two outer boxes – select the greenish hued pages from your carders pack.  Distress all these edges.  Using your DS055 stencil, apply a coat of heavy white Gesso to just the two outer squares.  While still wet, sprinkle with glitter and microbeads.  Set aside to dry, then adhere them inside your boxes
·                Arrange how you’d like your boxes to be displayed and adhere the sides together using Tombow.  Allow it to dry completely overnight


·                Select two photographs and fussy cut the subject person.  Adhere the fairy wings chippies underneath the photographs
·                Fussy cut elements (fairies, flowers, bird, butterfly) from C88 005 Merry weather and also from pages from your carders pack (select both plum and teal elements).  Chalk all edges using brown
·                Arrange photographs as you would like them across your three boxes and adhere using Tombow
·                Then arrange your fussy cut elements inside the three boxes – teal in the outer boxes and plum in the centre.  Adhere all elements using Tombow, and save one or two to adhere with foam dots for added dimension

Finishing Touches

·                Adhere your selection of Fabscraps flowers and paper roses in the corners of your boxes, swipe with heavy white gesso
·                Adhere some Fabscraps gems inside the boxes, around your flower clusters

·                Swipe your fussy cut flowers with corresponding coloured glitter glue

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Make A Wish Layout Tutorial by Dana Tatar


Friday, 12 August 2016

C85 Shabby Rose Collection Dreamer Layout by Bev Code


Supply List:
Paper: C85 Shabby Rose Collection
Stencil: DS 05 50 shabby rose clock stencil
Chipboard: DC 85 002 chipboard Dreamer
Accents: metal, dew drop
Ink: Tim Holtz mini pad
Other: Spellbinder die cut, beads cardstock, sew easy ink roller, Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Heartfelt Creations flower shaper kit, copic marker


STEP #1: Pull your paper choices....  cut some shapes/ layers and you plan to use them. I chose some circles... one solid and one ring with the full sheet background for starters.

STEP #2: I decided that I'd layer the circles per above.

STEP #3: Next I thought it would be great to add more colour, depth and texturing to the page by stenciling the circles.

STEP #4: I added even more stenciling and also added ink to the edges of the circles to pop each layer.

Here is the close up of this section.

STEP #5: I chose this photo which needed matting top showcase the photo and I pulled the chipboard Dreamer title.

STEP #6: I copic coloured the chipboard and to make the title pop I added paper backing.

STEP #7: I die cut flower pieces using Heartfelt Creations dies... but you can punch them also. I then shaped them using the Heartfelt Creations shaping kit.

STEP #8: Next you pick some accents... above is some chose to pick from. 

STEP #9: I went with the layered flowers with a dew drop centre and twine tied the metal accent to the flower cluster. I added some pearl border to the layout.

STEP #10: Here is the finished section with the double matted photo, stenciling and the clustered section.

STEP #11: I also added a 2nd cluster of flowers with a die cut flourish accent. Also I cut the grey print to create a paper border and darkened the mat to make it pop.

STEP #12: In this view you can see how the layers, colour changes and stenciling gives added depth to the piece.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Natural Beauty Layout by Dana Tatar
C86 Mother Earth Collection

For this layout you will need:

Floral Bulbs (C86 001)
Botanical Bulbs (C86 002)
Postcards (C86 004)
Wild Olives (C86 005)
Berry Bliss (C86 008)
Natural Beauty Chipboard Word (DC86 002)
Branches of Leaves Stencil (DS 052)
FabScraps Metal Filigree Embellishment
FabScraps Cream Ribbon
Cardstock Tags (Light Pink, Dark Pink)
Flowers (Blue, Pink, Cream)
Leaves (Green, Red)
Dye Ink (Green, Blue, Purple, Brown)


1. Tear the Postcards pattered paper in half. Apply brown dye ink to the edges of the paper. Adhere the Postcards 1/2 sheet onto the right side of a piece of Wild Olives patterned paper.
2. Use the Branches of Leaves Stencil with a black pen to add leaves to the left side of the Wild Olives patterned paper. Once the outline is complete, turn the stencil slightly and apply several shades of green dye ink over the stencil. Glue star-shaped flowers cut from the Floral Bulbs patterned paper around the stenciled design. Glue a bee cut from the Floral Bulbs patterned paper to the top right corner of the page.
3. Attach a piece of cream ribbon in a zigzag pattern to the right of the torn edge of the Postcards patterned paper. Distress the ends of the ribbon.
4. Cut a piece of Botanical Bulbs patterned paper slightly larger than the photo. Cut several individual postcards from the Postcards patterned paper. Lightly distress and ink the edges of these papers with brown dye ink. Make a photo mat with these papers and several pink cardstock tags. Attach to the layout over the cream ribbon.
5. Attach flowers and leaves around the photo, between and on top of the layers of paper.

6. Color the Natural Beauty Chipboard Word with blue, purple, and brown dye ink. Apply a layer of glaze to the chipboard. Attach the chipboard word to the bottom left corner of the page. Add a small blue flower and a cluster of leaves cut from the Berry Bliss patterned paper.

C86 Mother Earth Collection

 Altered Canvas - by Lisa-Marie Watling


Fabscraps C86 001 Floral Bulbs
Fabscraps C86 003 Natures Garden
Fabscraps DC85 004 Chippie – Forever Blessed
Fabscraps DC85 014 Chippie – Filigree Rounds
Fabscraps DS052 Stencil – Branches of Leaves
Fabscraps M86 001A Carders Pack
Fabscraps DC86 008 Chippie – Birds
12 inch circular canvas
Burgundy cardstock
Watercolour pencils
White craft paing
Gold crackle paste
Chalk inks – olive, brown, teal, straw
Clear and Copper embossing powder
Multi matte medium
Tombow glue
Foam tape
Green glass beads
Glossy accents
Glue gun

Canvas Base

·                Adhere C86 001 Floral bulbs (striped side facing) to your canvas base using multi matte medium.  Allow to dry completely before sanding off the edges (save these offcuts for later)
·                Use DS052 Stencil to apply gold crackle paste to three portions of your canvas (top right, bottom right and left centred)
·                Once completely dry, use the same stencil to apply a few leaves in brown chalk ink
·                Stamp smaller flowers and phrases using olive and straw
·                Chalk the edges of your canvas using olive


·                Coat your larger C86 014 filligree round chippie with at least 3 coats of white craft paint.  Once dry, use your watercolour pencils to colour the various aspects of this chippie.  Coat with glossy accents once it has dried completely
·                Adhere bird die cuts from your M86 001A carders pack to both of your DC86 008 chippie birds and then coat both with glossy accents.  Set aside to dry
·                Coat your DC85 004 Forever Blessed chippie with white craft paint.  Once dry, apply random dabs of embossing medium and sprinkle with copper embossing powder; heat emboss.  Brush randomly with teal chalk ink to create a rusted look; coat with glossy accents and set aside to dry


·                Cut a 8 ¾ inch circle from C86 002.  Chalk the edges with olive and distress
·                Cut a 8 ¾ inch circle from some burgundy cardstock and adhere it to the back of your circle above, to the top right of the circle so that a smaller portion sticks out
·                Cut a few strips from a floral page of your carders pack; chalk with brown and distress. 
·                Arrange your strips and your cut circle pieces onto your canvas base and adhere with tombow
·                Adhere your photograph to the back of your dried filigree chippie
·                Adhere your photograph (using foam tape) to the lower portion of 8 ¾ inch circle set on your canvas base

Finishing Touches

·                Fussy cut flowers, leaves and dragon flies from C86 001 leftover pieces, C86 003 leftover pieces and from one piece of floral paper from your carders pack
·                Apply embossing dabber to just the flowers on these pieces, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat emboss
·                Arrange all your fussy cut pieces around the left and right of your filigree chippie frame – be sure to tuck some underneath the chippie.  Adhere two dragon flies onto the chippie itself
·                Adhere one bird on the left hand side of your filigree chippie and the other to the top left portion of the 8 ¾ inch circle set
·                Finish off by adding a few randomly placed glass bead clusters

·                Use a strip of ribbon around the outermost edge of your canvas and adhere with a glue gun

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

C86 Mother Earth Collection -
Watering Can -
by Bev Code


Supply List:
Paper: C86 Mother Nature Collection
Template: Watering Can pattern from Pinterest
Accents: Flowers. lace, beads, leaves, ribbon


STEP #1: Creating projects that come with a free template are awesome. They take a bit of time to assemble and then decorate but look so fabulous when done. This watering can started with the template below. I actually printed the pattern direct on the print paper that I sized to 8.5" x11".

STEP #2: Be sure to print on the wrong side.

STEP #3: Hand cut the pieces apart. 

STEP #4: Assemble the pieces gluing firmly and let it dry.

 STEP #5:  Now is the decorating the watering can. This is the fun part. Grab lots of your stash accents and decorate to your taste... add a little or a lot.... isn't it adorable. Here are the views of my project from all sides for you to see.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

C87 JOURNEY IN TIME COLLECTION  - by Michelle Frisby
Journey is the reward 

For This Project You Will Need

   FabScraps  Carder’s Pack – MC87 001A
   FabScraps Stickers – ST87 001
   FabScraps Stencil DS 054
   FabScraps metal adornments
   Muslin [cheesecloth], flower, gesso, corrugated cardboard, stencil, modelling paste, tag, string, peg, brown ink, easel board, sentiments, paintbrush

1.              Use a small easel board as the base for your project.
2.            Cut the bottom ornate edge off one of the label shapes in the carder’s pack MC87 001A. Ink edges and adhere to the top of the label shape for extra strength.
3.            Adhere a piece of corrugated cardboard to your easel board and then adhere your label shape on top of it.
4.            Using the stencil and modelling paste – apply modelling paste to the word ‘Paris’.
5.             Select a sticker from ST87 001 and adhere to the top right hand side corner.
6.            Adhere a selection of the aeroplane shapes from the Carder’s pack MC87 001A to make them sturdier.
7.             Adhere to the left hand side of your panel, not layer embellishments, metal adornment, tag and string.
8.            Cut out ticket ephemera and adhere to small tag, adhere flower and sentiment and you are done, well one side of your easel board.
9.            Turn your easel board around and start the process on the reverse side.
10.        Adhere sticker to bottom left hand side of the label, adhere and layer ephemera, add a metal and a peg.
11.          Randomly apply some white gesso with a paintbrush.

12.        All done.