Lately, I really enjoyed looking at chalkboard craft and that sparked an idea to create with the American Crafts Chalkboard Paint.
Here is the layout that I'll be sharing a simple step-by-step today!
First, use a wet wipe and dip into the gesso. Spread it all around the patterned paper.
Once the gesso is dried, used a new wet wipe and spread the chalkboard paint evenly by forming a square frame in the middle.
Next, sew all around the square frame. I sewed twice for mine.
After that, trim 1.5" of the patterned paper and adhere it onto a white cardstock. I have also decided to use the white and gold glitter tape to enhance the edges. All I did was to adhere the tapes under the patterned paper.
I used some white mist and splatter the edges. It looked awesome on the chalkboard paint.
After all that, I used the polka dot black & white patterned paper to just paste it in the middle of the painted chalkboard paint. Be sure you trim it a little smaller so you can see the paint and the white thread.
I absolutely love the gold rub-ons and decided to use them on the layout as well. TIP: Be sure to cut the words/images before you rub it onto the layout. You will avoid the rest of the images get "rub" onto the layout that way. And of course it is easier for you to plan your placement too!
Here is the completed layout again. I added a silhouette die-cut flower, vellum & chipboard shapes to complete my layout.
Here are some close-ups:
Once again, thank you for letting me share with you today! Hope you enjoyed today's simple step-by-step! Happy Scrapping :)
It all started a few months back.... I was so surprised to receive an email from Natalia one fine day. She asked if I was interested to be part of the BLINKS OF LIFE Creative Team. I had to read the email again, just to be sure! LOL. I am such a fan of her work, especially her Project Life spreads. She designs beautiful paper products and stamps! And of course I said YES! What an honour! I would love to say a BIG thank you for having me to be part of this amazing journey and also a HUGE congrats for starting something so great in this scrapbooking industry! All the best!
Today, it is the launching day of these two beautiful kits. Presenting to you...
SUMMER BREEZE And today, I would love to share with you my layouts that I have created with Le Jardin & Summer Breeze kits. I had tons of fun making these layouts for this month. These kits are filled with beautiful papers, so well coordinated with the embellishments. The colours are just awesome. I absolutely love these kits!
THE BEST DAY EVER :: This layout is created mainly with Le Jardin kit. Since Katelynn is born, I am very attracted to graphic lines & triangles. All I did was to cut the papers into diagonal lines and at the bottom I patched two of the papers together. And layered the triangles just behind the photo for a fun look to it! 'Give Love Where You Are' stamp has to be my favourite! So glad that the black, white & red + hint of gold work so well on this layout. Supplies: Le Jardin
2 LOVE YOU:: This man, I love him dearly! With his support, I can enjoy what I do right now. It all started with long strips of papers left in my pile, that's how I got the idea to piece them together. I love that it has the 'quilting' look to it. I so adore the My Mind's Eye O Happy Day 12x12 chipboard in the Le Jardin kit. When I saw the days of the week, I knew I have to use them on this layout. Supplies: Le Jardin // Summer Breeze
TOGETHER:: I enjoy motherhood a lot. So I thought a layout of me and Katelynn would be awesome. For this layout, I picked out all the pink pretty papers & placed them in horizontal lines. Added stitches as well. Just how I love it, a girly layout just for us! Supplies: Le Jardin // Summer Breeze
THE CUTE CHEEKY STAR :: Oh yes, she is one cute little cheeky gal! She always knows how to make her presence known. Just love her for that! Supplies: Le Jardin // Summer Breeze
For this layout, I have used the Digital Cut file on my layout. And my best 'friend', the Silhouette Cameo does the cutting for me. Those stars are just perfect for background designs & it is very versatile for a lot of theme as well. Supplies: Le Jardin Digital Collection
OH HAPPY DAY :: Katelynn received a bouquet of flowers from her dada last V-day and she was so amused by it. And of course I had to create a layout just to remember that special day!
Yep, created graphic lines for this layout too! I created a little lift by adding foam tape at one of the patterned papers at each corner so I can slot the photos in between. Those flowers on the MME Oh Happy Day 12x12 chipboard are just so appropriate for the photos. They are perfect! Love! Supplies : Le Jardin // Summer Breeze
Hello again!! First of all, thank you so much for playing along with the 'Open Book' blog hop last week. So excited to see many of you came by my blog and left lovely comments on the new collection. I have to agree with all of you that it is indeed a beautiful collection especially with the touch of gold! So without further a due... the blog hop winner for Maggie Holmes 'Open Book' collection is ...
Congrats Jasmine! Be sure to email me your mailing address to email@example.com so we can mail you the goodies!
Before I sign off, I have a layout to share created with the beautiful 'Styleboard' collection by Maggie Holmes. I absolutely adore these bright pieces in the photo overlays (hello & heart). And that's how my idea started to flow. I decided to use circle as the main design and so glad I did. This layout is pretty simple to assemble. Stickers and photo overlays. Everything turned out the way I wanted it to be. Pops of bright colours on a white background!
Once again, thank you so much for coming by and have a great week ahead!
Today, we are introducing Maggie Holmes' newest collection for Crate Paper 'Open Book' collection!
Maggie's newest collection has her signature style that we all love so much, but with a hint of Fall season flavor and a rich, saturated color palette. There are also some fabulous new icons and unique new embellishments!
In this collection, you will find lots of vintage finds and sweet colorful icons with a focus on storytelling. Capturing and recording your most treasured memories was the inspiration behind this new collection, and Maggie's desire is that you will enjoy telling the stories of your own life using the products from the line.
Throughout the collection you'll see accents of gold foil, embossed details, lots of glitter and pretty phrases. It's an eclectic mix of icons, florals, words and ephemera that you will find easy to mix and layer with.
Here's are sneak peeks at some of Maggie's new Open Book products...
Gosh. I am in awe with everything!! Gorgeous!!
And for this special day, we are doing a blog hop to celebrate the release of this new collection and hope you will join in on the fun! Each of us, the design team members are sharing different sneak peek images. We are each doing a giveaway as well! Yay!
Yup, I am giving away a sampling of the new Open Book collection here on my blog!! To enter the giveaway ... be a follower, leave a comment here on this blog post. I will draw a random winner on Monday (August, 25, 2014).
Next up... on the blog hop is Amanda. Be sure to hop along so you can see all the pretty pictures and enter each giveaway. You can enter to win on all of our blogs, that will definitely increase your chance to win!
After you visit each of our blogs, be sure to visit Maggie's blog to see the full reveal!!
Hello again! I absolutely adore the prize ribbon designs that are found in Styleboard collection. It gives a very fun look to the collection. I thought it would be fun to create my own version of prize ribbon using the Styleboard die set - yes, with the bow die set!
This is a wafer die that you can use over & over and works with most die cutting platforms.
Here is the prize ribbon that we are making today. Cute, rite?
The above picture is to show you how I arranged my plates and papers that I rolled them onto my Big Shot die cut machine. For the prize ribbon, we are using the base of the bow. You'll need 4 pieces to assemble. TIP: To secure the die onto the patterned paper, I used washi tape. Here I cut two papers at one go. Just be sure you roll it a couple of times before you remove the plates.
TIP: The papers will get stuck onto the die. What you have to do is to use a piercing tool / needle to gently poke thru the little hole to release the papers.
Next, apply adhesive in the middle of the piece.
Fold each end inward to form a bow.
Here is what it will look like.
Next, snip a 'v' at each end with a precision scissors.
Here is what you will get. To form the prize ribbon. You'll need to arrange a 't' with the first two bows. Then, you overlap by crossing the third & the fourth pieces on each other.
Ta daa... here is the completed prize ribbon. I added the alphabet sticker 'K' in the middle and cut 3 pieces of paper ribbons and added them at the bottom of the rosette. Here is a look of my completed layout.
I really like the backgroundbuild page. All I did was just to layer photo, patterned papers and some chipboard & vellum shapes.
Once again, thank you for letting share with you today! Happy crafting!
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Background Build Page
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Inspiration Paper
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Cardstock Stickers
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Die set
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Frames
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Roller Date Stamp
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Vellum Shapes
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Chipboard Shapes
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Thickers - Chipboard
Maggie Holmes Signature 6x6 paper pad
Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Jessy Christopher. I am a stay at home mummy from Malaysia who loves paper & pretty things! Loves Jesus. Love my hubby & my beautiful baby girl, Katelynn + my two fur-babies.