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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Were you a lucky one???

Hi! Were you lucky enough to get your hands on this months kit????
I hope so because it is drool worthy!!!!!!!!!!

So I thought I would help your creativity by sharing this layout with you!!!!

I LOVED the sticker strips!!! I just cut them into smaller pieces and they worked like washi tape!!!!

I have added lots of paint work to create my background and used the sticker strips, one of the tags, the cute cherry on top button, the twine and the alphas. i have added a little bit of black and white washi tape from my own stash and a cut out butterfly!

Hope you enjoy your kit. I will be back soon with some more to share, Eb xx

Friday, 23 November 2012

November Release...Contents and Sale Night

Hello lovely followers of APOCD!

We are pleased to announce the sale of our next kit

Here it is and I must say I am LOVING it! Our kits are only $38 plus postage and handling. The RRP of combined contents is well above this price.

Kit Contents

Papers - The Cake Mix:
  • Glitz Design 'Cashmere Dame - Banner' Patterned Paper
  • Glitz Design 'Cashmere Dame - Chevron' Patterned Paper
  • Glitz Design 'Cashmere Dame - Floral' Patterned Paper
  • Studio Calico 'Classic Calico - Timesheet' Patterned Paper
  • American Crafts 'Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic - Cozy Court' Patterned Paper
  • American Crafts 'Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic - Little Moments Lane' Patterned Paper
  • American Crafts 'Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic - 6th & Main' Patterned Paper
  • 1 x Blue
  • 1 x Kraft Cardstock
  • 1 x White Cardstock 

Embellishments - The Filling:
  • Glitz Design - 'Teeny Alphas - Tiffany Blue' 
  • Studio Calico - 'Yearbook - Alphabet Stickers'
  • Fancy Pants - 'Hopscotch - Tape Stickers'
  • 2 x American Crafts - 'Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic' Tags (assorted designs)
  • 1 x Pink Paislee 'Heidi Swapp - Instaframe'
  • American Crafts - Elements Large Jewel Brads

Other - The Icing on the Cake:
  • 1 x Hot Pink Chevron roll of Washi Tape
  • 1 length each of 'The Twinery' twine in Blue, Lime Green, Hot Pink and Black
  • 1 length of green chevron ribbon
  • Strip of yellow tickets
  • Selection of small brads
  • 4 x Green Tara mini black roses

The Cherry On Top:
  • Packet of 3 'Cherries' handmade by 'A Piece of Cake Designs'

Don't miss out, I think this one will go quickly!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

STEP BY STEP and a must see TUTORIAL...

Hi again, I am back to share a step by step with you and a tutorial on how to make your own stamps!

                                                                 Here is my layout!

Are you ready to go!?

Step 1: Use some white cardstock and a template of your chaoice and add some misting. I have used a chevron mask by WOW and tattered angels "Aquamarine mist" I have just sprayed randomly and have not covered the entire page.

Step 2: Use your Echo Park paper that contains the various tags I have used and cut them out.

Step 3: Add in another layer of masking . This time I have used a lettering stencil and some pink paint. Lay the stencil sideways in the spot you want it to go as I have. Dab over with pink paint. Don't worry if it doesn't turn out perfectly. Once it is dry you will draw over the letters in black pen. 

Step 4: Now start with your photo and begin placing the tags you have cut out out previously  in the same spots as I have. I have also used small strips of the pink paper underneath these tags. Also the balck and white strip is from the barcode area of the paper.

Step 5: To colour the manilla "MY LIFE" tag I have just rubbed a stazon ink over the top. You could do the same or mist , paint, whatever you like in whatever colour you have available. 

Step 6: Now, once you are happy with the placement of all the strips and elements you can adhere them in place. 

Step 7: Tear of a piece of your washi tape and then tear into half so you have two zig zag pieces and stick them as I have on your layout. I have also added a small piece of red and white chevron tape. You could add something else if you don't have anything similar. I have also cut off a barcode from one of my papers and used that too!

Step 8: Add your button, brad , hearts and twine. I have attatched my twine with staples but you could use glue or tape if you prefer. 

Step 9: I have used the pink "Basic Grey" letters to add a small title.

Now the fun part!

I found this cool way to make your own stamps and I gave it a go!!!

So here are mine, although I didn't have a small wooden block to adhere to. But I am loving them so i hope to make more!!!
So easy and I have all this foam I bought years ago!!!
Here are mine and where I used them on my layout!

I hope you enjoyed this layout! See you next time! Eb xx
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