Sunday, July 29, 2012

L-U-C-A-S Mini Album for Scrappin Studio

Hi there, I'm back again with another Scrappin Studio Project. Hope you had a great week, more than half a year is gone and in a matter of months we are closing 2012! Scary how time flies. And scary how fast babies grow too, it feels like only yesterday when my boy was a helpless infant and today he is a demanding toddler! Today I'm sharing a mini album entitled L-U-C-A-S, a tribute to my boy and this yellow car which he loved. (I say 'loved' because the car has since been replaced by many others and is also, sadly missing a wheel!)

I started by cutting cardstock and papers into 5" x 6" sizes, all are from July's main kit and add on kit: Elmwood Park and Capture the Flag. Then I used remnants of the papers to embellish. The main idea was to spell out L-U-C-A-S so I started with the lettering pages and then decorated behind each with photos etc.

The lettering are achieved by fussy the cutting the letters from this pp:

Basic Grey - PB & J - Thermos
I then used the canvas ribbon (from Capture the Flag kit) as the cover centrepiece....

Below photos are how I decorated each page behind the lettering pages....

Last step - simply punch a hole at the top left corner and use a ring or chain to hold the pages together. Finally here's how the album look like page by page.

Now I'd like to share a simple tutorial on how to make the canvas ribbon bloom. You will need; needle, thread, ribbon with some width, buttons and twine to decorate the centre and some glue dots to adhere the bloom to paper.

  • Step 1: Gather the edge of the ribbon into a fan shape, thicker ribbons are easier to work with, this canvas fabric is perfect!
  • Step 2: Thread a needle and thread through it section by section till you have enough to become a bloom.
  • Step 3: Sew up at the joining section and knot it - this will be the behind.
  • Step 4: Flip to the other side and you're almost done - add finishing touches to the centre with buttons or other embellishments.

Hope you like this album and bloom :) Feel free to check out the awesome Scrappin Studio kits!  Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dad's 60th Birthday!

Hi there fellow scrappers! Here is my first Scrappin Studio post and I’m working with the delightful Elmwood Park and Capture the Flag, Studio Calico’s July’s main kit and add-on kit. Both are simply adorably playful and fun ... they make me think of playgrounds and carnivals in the summer! And gosh those wood veneer tweety birds are to-die-for!

I'm going with a more classic theme with this post as I decided to scrap this photo taken with me dad and brother last December at dad’s 60th birthday. As you can see, at 60 (centre), he is still more fashionable than me and bro together! Ok this pic was actually taken back in December last year but I haven't had the oppurtunity to work on it hehe.
Slightly rustic layout with a touch of cute with the wood veneer tweets. I added emphasis to the photo with some stenciling using distress ink (Tea Dye) and punchinella. (Lace ribbon, sentiment rub-on, cream prima bloom, ink, sticklers and liquid pearls not from kit)

I placed the tweety birds on a piece of paper that came with the graph stamp! *recycling*
Adorable mini envelope from Capture the Flag add-on kit. 
The toothpick flag stickers are so awesome!

The wonder of the SC kits are that they works in many ways, I usually scrap with monotones with max of 3 to 4 colors so it works for me as well! In addition to the gorgeous SC kits, I’m experimenting with my new Sizzix Eclips... I created the layout title and the 2 layered flowers using SC papers and the Decorate Your Life cartridge. Guess what, you can also get the Sizzix Eclips from Scrappin Studio here *wink*

Satmping with the graph texture mini stamp, then alphas cut using Sizzix Eclips. 

Flowers are cut using Sizzix Eclips, distressed and layered and decorated with buttons from Capture the Flag add-on kit. I sneaked in a Prima bloom as the last layer.

Check out these gorgeous kit here! Thanks for dropping by :) Do visit the SS blog for more inspiration from the Design Team :) Have a splendid Sunday folks!

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