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Cocoa VanillaDesign TeamGeneralMelinda SweetmanVideo Tutorial

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days by Melinda Sweetman

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days

Hi scrappy friends, I’m so glad you could pop by the blog today to see my next creation using the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studios Midnight Collection. Today’s share is another scrapbook page and funnily enough, more Snapchat Photos lol! Here is my Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days. 

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days

As you can see I have started with a white cardstock background and before I did anything I applied a coat of the Prima Art Basics Clear Gesso and let that dry thoroughly.

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days

I saw a layout recently somewhere (I’m sorry I can’t remember who or where!) that had used strips of patterned paper down the side and I loved how that got lots of different patterns onto the page without completely overwhelming the page. I have used a ruler to tear strips (not measured but approx 1″ to 1 1/2″ wide) from 2 patterned papers – Inky Depths and Moonlight and used 2 strips of each paper (backs and fronts) to layer on the right hand side of my page, distressing the edges before sticking together.

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days

I had these little photos of myself and my youngest being silly with Snapchat filers and had the idea of photo strips so mounted those onto some white cardstock scraps to create 2 strips. I worked out where they were going on my white cardstock and got to work on my background using one of the brand new Distess Oxide Inks in Spun Sugar (oh my stars, this colour is just gorgeous and goes so beautifully with this collection!!) and the ever reliable packaging or smooshing technique after I had done some stamping and heat embossing in gold.

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days

I then repeated this process in the top left where I knew my title was going.

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days

When that was completely dried I added some splatters with the Spun Sugar and a little more stamping with Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans and my background was complete!

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days

Time to get sticking and embellishing! I have using a combination of ephemera pieces and a few stickers from the accessory sticker sheet. Oh, also adding in a flair badge and some messy gold thread.

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days

I used 3 of the words from the Die Cut Titles pack in the Midnight collection to build my title. Zoe, this pack is amazing – you are a creative genius lol

After all of my bits were stuck down I used a gold pen from my stash to add my journalling and date and my page is done!

Once again, I have another process video and I hope you enjoy for my Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days !

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days by Melinda Sweetman
Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout The Sweet Days by Melinda Sweetman

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Mel x

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Stamping Bella Floral Forest Stamps Card Hello by Debra James

Stamping Bella Floral Forest Stamps Card Hello

Hello everyone, Debra here with this weeks card.

I seem to be on a bit of a “HELLO” card design at the moment, lol…

Once again I used the FLORAL FOREST Stamp from STAMPING BELLA and did some spotlight colouring for you. Stamping Bella stamps are available from Anna’s HERE

Stamping Bella Floral Forest Stamps Card Hello

I stamped my image with black ink onto watercolour card and then using my MFT Hello Word I die cut into my stamped panel.

I loved the colours of my previous card I created a few posts back and so reached for ZIG Clean colour Brush pens for my colouring medium again.

Once I had coloured the letters and added some foam onto them  I placed them back into my stamped card panel.

Stamping Bella Floral Forest Stamps Card Hello

I added a piece of plain Black card to frame my stamped image before glueing down onto my card base.

This card is just another way for you to colour those large stamps if they sometime look a little intimidating .

Thanks for stopping by to view my Stamping Bella Floral Forest Stamps Card Hello, until next time, Cheers Debra, x

 

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Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic with Video Tutorial by Melinda Sweetman

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic

Hi everyone and welcome to the Anna’s Craft Cupboard blog this week! I’m so excited to be sharing with you my creations using the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studios Midnight collection which you can find in store! My first share is, Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic, a scrapbook layout that I challenged myself to use the frames from this collection and am so impressed with my efforts getting as many used as I did!

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic

I started with the absolutely gorgeous Sunset Strip patterned paper for my background and knowing I was going to have most of my design along the bottom third of the page got to sprinkling some mists on my background. I have used some gold mist from my stash and Dylusions White Linen and love how the colours pop off both the darker blue background and those very pretty pinks and peaches.

I pulled out the frames from the chipboard pack along with the frames from the ephemera pack and started laying them out until I got a design I was happy with.

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic

I have used 3 of the square frames for 3 photos lining those up vertically so I had patterns next to each other I was happy with!

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic

A few stickers from the Midnight Accessory Sticker Sheet and some more chippy pieces to add some embellishment clusters.

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic

And, of course, those florals. Swoon! I couldn’t resist! The 2 by the photos are from the sticker sheet and the smaller one in the top left is ephemera pieces layered together.

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic

I have backed one of the bigger frames with some vellum from my stash so I had a home for my journalling and my title. The title was built with a combination of Thickers from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection and also gold embossing using the awesome Elle’s Studio Title Builder Vol 2 stamp set. I love how the title and journalling fit so well together.

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic

A couple of finishing touches using a flair badge from the Midnight collection and a few more stickers from the sticker sheet and my page is done!

If you haven’t yet got your hands on this stunning collection make sure you head over to the shop to get some, it is even more beautiful in real life!

If you would like to see this page come together I have a process video as well so I do hope you enjoy!

Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic by Melinda Sweetman
Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic by Melinda Sweetman

Thanks for stopping by to view my Cocoa Vanilla Midnight Layout Snapchat Magic. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Melinda x

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49 and MarketDesign TeamGeneralKim EwinsMaya RoadMintayNuvoPrimaStep By Step TutorialTonic Studios

Mintay Secret Place Gift Box by Kim Ewins

Mintay Secret Place Gift Box

Hello…hello, Kim here to share another of my projects, my Mintay Secret Place Gift Box, created using the stunning Mintay ‘Secret Place’ collection.

Today I am sharing a gift box I have put together.

Let me show you….

Mintay Secret Place Gift Box

To create this gift box I purchased the main body of the box from officeworks, I then covered the box (only on one side), with a very thin cardboard. Using the flattened box as a template. I stuck the thin card onto the box using glue and then let it dry.

Mintay Secret Place Gift Box

 

Mintay Secret Place Gift Box

Using the Mintay ‘Secret Place’ paper 03 and some other little left over pieces of the papers I covered the box. I also fussy cut the hot air balloon from the Mintay ‘Secret Place’ paper 09 adding some cardboard underneath it to give height I then added some 49 and Market Botanical Potourri – Bottle Green flowers and tucked in some Maya Road small rosette ribbon  

Mintay Secret Place Gift Box

Then I added just a few Prima Marketing Art Stones and also a single Prima Marketing Art Ingredients- Melange Pebble.

 

Mintay Secret Place Gift Box

 

Mintay Secret Place Gift Box

To fill in any white areas left, I painted on some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Aloe Vera and then using the mousse again I dabbed a little on my sentiment and stuck that into place.

Mintay Secret Place Gift Box

 

Sometimes it’s nice to jazz up something that is rather plain and boring. Using the Mintay ‘Secret Garden’ collection made this average box come alive with colour!

I do hope you have enjoyed reading this about my Mintay Secret Place Gift Box and I hope you get inspired to create?

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Kim

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49 and MarketDesign TeamGeneralKim EwinsMintayNuvoTonic Studios

Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum by Kim Ewins

Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum

Hello again…..Kim here with another project, my Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum, created using the super, lovely collection from Mintay, ‘Secret Place’

Today I have a special share.

The layout I am sharing is created for a very special day coming up on the 17th of November 2018. This is my daughter’s wedding day. A little while ago she asked if I could create a layout of her fiance’s mother. Jake’s mother passed away when he was 14 years old.

The layout I have created is to sit on a chair, (framed) at their wedding ceremony, (where she rightfully belongs!)

I thought this was such a beautiful and thoughtful idea from my girl

Here is what I created using some of the gorgeous Mintay Secret Place collection, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Aloe Vera, 49 and Market blooms & a few other goodies!

 

Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum

To create this layout I used the Mintay Secret Place paper 05, then I took some pink cardstock and ripped a section 30cm x 12cm, lightly painted it with gesso and stuck into place using glue. Then taking the left-over pink cardstock (a section big enough to matt my photo, then using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and a palette knife I smeared the paste roughly over the cardstock. Once this was nicely dry I stuck cardboard to the back of this section and stuck down on my base. Then I added more cardboard to the back of my photo and stuck it down.

Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum

I then added fussy cut flowers from the Mintay Secret Place 01 paper, and also some fussy cut elements from the bonus sheet from the Mintay Secret Place paper pack. I then added plenty of blooms from the 49 and Market Botanical Potpourri Bottle Green packs and I also added in 2 gorgeous pink blooms also from 49 and Market. Using some Art basics 3D Gloss Gel I added some Finnabair Art Ingredients Art Stones. Once the glue dried I added a little pink ink over the art stones, while I had the ink out I splashed a little extra around. I also added some chipboard and snuck in the title ‘Mum’. I also found a few pearls and stuck those at random.

Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum

 

Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum

 

Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum

 

Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum

 

Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum

I must say it was a real pleasure to create this layout for my future Son-In-Law…..something I hope he will always treasure.

The colours in the Mintay Secret Place collection went perfectly with Jake’s favourite photo of his mother, Pauline.

I am very sure she would have been amazingly proud of the man you have become.

 

I do hope you have enjoyed looking at my Mintay Secret Place Layout Mum today, make sure you head over to

Anna’s Craft Cupboard and checkout the fabulous stock on offer….very on trend, if I do say so, myself!!!

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Kim

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