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Design TeamGeneralKim EwinsMintay

Mintay Cozy Evening Cards by Kim Ewins

Mintay Cozy Evening Cards

Hello, hello dear crafting friends, Kim here with you today to share another creation, (or two)! Here are my Mintay Cozy Evening Cards.

This month I am using the very beautiful Mintay ‘Cozy Evening’ Collection, designed by Karola. This collection is very easy to create with, offering you endless possibilities!

Today, I am here to show you two cards I have made using this beautiful range.

Mintay Cozy Evening Cards

 

To create these two cards I started with 2 pre-folded card bases. I then cut two white card stock sections to matt the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening paper – 04. (Totally love this paper design!)

 

 

For Card 1 I cut a piece roughly 9cm x 4.5cm from some leftover Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening paper -02, I stuck some cardboard to the back of this piece and stuck it in place. Next I added chipboard, lace and some fussy cut elements cut from the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening paper -09. Lastly I added in my sentiment and a few Prima – Poetic Rose Say It In Crystals

 

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Mintay Cozy Evening Cards

 

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For card 2, I fussy cut two frames from the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening paper -06. I stuck cardboard on the reverse of both of these and then stuck them in place. I then crafted this little half door from some leftover scraps. Once happy I glued this into position. I also quickly added in some lace to the lower section and some chipboard above the frames on the card, and also a small piece of muslin inside my little doors.

Next I fussy cut some lovely elements from the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening -09 and also a few more flowers from the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening paper -04 and using glue, I stuck those in place on top of the muslin. I added in some Maya Road Rose Ribbon and also some Prima Poetic Rose – Say It In Crystals. Lastly I added my sentiment.

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As I said earlier this Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening collection is simply gorgeous!

Do yourself a favour and check this collection out!

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my cards or maybe you have just enjoyed looking a little more closely at them…..?

I will return very soon with more, using the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening Collection.

Thanks for stopping by to view my Mintay Cozy Evening Cards.

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Kim X

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Debra JamesDesign TeamGeneralPicket Fence Studio

Picket Fence Studio Stamps Card Back in Town by Debra James

Picket Fence Studio Stamps Card Back in Town

Hi there, Today I have another card my Picket Fence Studio Stamps Card Back in Town.

Here I am using the stamps from Picket Fence Studio – ONE HOT CHICK.

Picket Fence Studio Stamps Card Back in Town

Once again I left the images uncoloured shooing to use them as Line Art and let the images be the focus of my card.

I stamped the chicks in Black Ink- once onto my card and once onto masking paper.

I cut out the masks and placed them onto my chicks and then got onto my background.

I used the SKYLINE stamp from MFT- You’re Super and stamped it 3 times across the card base using inks in rainbow shades of colour.

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I stamped the sentiment that comes in the Stamps Set with Black Ink.

Another one layer card easy to copy and reproduce.

Happy Crafting, Bye for now, Debra, x

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Mintay Cozy Evening layout Little Man by Kim Ewins

Mintay Cozy Evening layout Little Man

Hello! Kim here with you today to share my Mintay Cozy Evening layout Little Man. This is my first layout, using the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening Collection.

This is a stunning Collection featuring beautiful soft warm tones along with some beautiful designs.

The layout I am sharing today features a sweet photo of my daughter-in-law pictured with her littlest man, Angus. As an active 2 year old, it’s not often you can capture these, sweet little moments!

Let me show you my ‘Little Man’ layout.

Mintay Cozy Evening layout Little Man by Kim Ewins

To create this layout I took the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening paper 02, and carefully tore the paper (as pictured below).

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I then took the Mintay by Karole Cozy Evening paper -05 and stuck the top ripped section and the bottom ripped section to this paper. I used double sided tape as I didn’t want the edges of the ripped sections stuck down as I wanted to roll them back a little.

Mintay Cozy Evening layout Little Man by Kim Ewins

Once happy I then added some lace and muslin, tucking it just under the torn edges and sticking down with glue, once happy with placement.

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Next, I matted my photo using the ripped out section I had left over from the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening -02 paper. I also added a piece of cardboard to the back of my photo , giving it a little height and to add dimension. I then added in a few more lace trimmings, a gorgeous Large Green Tara Flower and Fronds from the Green Tara Botanical Garden Flower Pack – Natural, to which I added a little water colour paint.

Then taking the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening paper – 09, I fussy cut the little macrame hangings out and stuck those in place. (My Daughter-in-law, makes the most beautiful Macrame wall hangings!! She is very talented, so this little element suits this page so, very well!)

I then added in my chipboard title and a couple of chipboard elements.

Lastly I decided to add in some Prima Marketing Art Ingredients Art Stones – White and also some of the super pretty Prima  Poetic Rose -Say It In Crystals

 

Mintay Cozy Evening layout Little Man by Kim Ewins

 

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Mintay Cozy Evening layout Little Man by Kim Ewins

 

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This is truly a gorgeous collection, the papers are brilliant quality and the designs are just stunning!

The Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening Collection makes crafting very easy! Be sure to check this collection out!

I do hope you have enjoyed looking and reading about my layout? I will be back real soon with another project to share with you all.

Thanks for stopping by to view my Mintay Cozy Evening layout Little Man

Kim X

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AnnabelleBella BlvdDesign TeamGeneralMelinda SweetmanVideo Tutorial

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Layout Love You Melinda Sweetman

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Layout Love You

Hello my scrappy friends, Melinda here with you today with another share my Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Layout Love You. This layout is another using the Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day collection. This one is titled Love You and features a photo of each of  my boys with their Great-Pop.

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Layout Love You

I started with the 12×12 paper Fruity Hearts and really wanted that to shine! As a background that paper felt too much so I decided to go a half and half design! A good match for that busy pattern was the B side of the So Berry Sweet paper. With the tone on tone pink it was a great match but not as busy!

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With that sorted and my photos & title (the “Love You Heart” acrylic piece by Annabelle) already chosen I got to move onto the fun stuff of adding more! To break up those 2 papers in the background I added a scalloped border cut from the Fruit Salad paper right on the join, overlapping the hearts. On top of that I stuck a black border sticker from the Doohickey sticker sheet.

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Layout Love You

To make the photos pop I have added 2 paper layers. For that I used Lemon Fresh and Slice of Life, tearing one of the edges of the orange. In order to add a little more interest I popped up the black layer and photo on foam.

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A little unsure of where I wanted to go I tested out a bunch of different ephemera pieces, stickers and Bella-Pops stickers. In the end I ended up choosing tags and rainbows as my main embellishments and created a diagonal design on my page. My tags ended up being cut from pattern paper so I could add the “right” colours. I’ve used Slice of Life (the pink tag) and Fruit Salad (the yellow tag) and created re-enforcers by punching 2 more papers. And I included the rainbow from the “Follow The Rainbow” Bella-Pop sticker.

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Layout Love You

Finally, to finish off my layout I have added some of the gorgeous Annabelle Silver Glitter Butterfly‘s along that diagonal line. Next my journalling, which I used a white gel pen for. I was going for subtle! And then finally some white ink splatters along that same diagonal line.

I have a process video for you to follow along if you’d like, just watch below!

PROCESS VIDEO COMING SOON

And that ties up my shares for September with the Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day collection! Make sure you head to the store to grab some for yourself before it all sells out!! I hope you have enjoyed my pages this month and I look forward to sharing more inspiration soon!
Melinda

 

 

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AnnabelleBella BlvdDesign TeamGeneralMelinda SweetmanVideo Tutorial

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Full of Sass Layout by Melinda Sweetman

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Full of Sass Layout

Hello, hello and welcome to the Anna’s blog again today with my Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Full of Sass Layout! Melinda here with you sharing another 12×12 layout using the Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day collection. This one is titled Full Of Sass and totally sums up my youngest child lol

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Full of Sass Layout

I started this page using the September monthly sketch challenge as inspiration so my strip of 3 photos worked perfectly! Sketches are such an awesome place to start a layout and can be interpreted in so many different ways!

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I wanted to use another dark paper for my back ground, I love the way the bright colours just pop! Using the B side of the Orange You Glad paper I added a layer of white gesso where the sketch suggested. As I wanted hazy edges I used a combination of a brush and my fingers to smudge the gesso on. Then came the colour!! For this I chose 2 Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers, Guten Tag Teal and Time Travel Teal. One is a little greener than the other and they work beautifully together. I used mostly the packaging technique to apply the colour but also used a paint brush here and there.

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Sticking very closely to the sketch I added in my Annabelle acrylic title “Full of Sass” under the photo strip. And then added a couple of Doohickey Stickers to “finish” that area off.

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Again, sticking to the sketch, I started to pick and choose lots of the ephemera and stickers from the Doohickey Sticker Sheet to layer up around my photos. For lots of interest and dimension I have used a combination of foam adhesive and wet glue (because nothing likes to stick to gesso!) to stick all the pieces in place.

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I managed to sneak in another of the Bella-Pops!! I used the row of rainbow hearts from the Follow The Rainbow set. And later, I added in some more of the hearts from the I Pick You set! These are just so adorable!!

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Full of Sass Layout

Following the sketch made this page come together very quickly and easily and I really love all that colour on that bold back ground paper! If you have never scrapped on something dark I really want to encourage to have a go! Black use to scare me too lol

Bella Blvd Squeeze The Day Full of Sass Layout

I do, of course, have another process video so you can see my process and you can see that on the link below!

PROCESS VIDEO COMING SOON!

I’d love to see how you interpret this months beautiful sketch challenge so make sure you load up your entries into the Anna’s FB Community group!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope I have inspired you to either play along with this months challenge and/or even grab a dark background! I can’t wait to see your creations!
Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda

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