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Friday, 30 March 2012

Still going



Tam here again and I'm still going with the March kit!  So many lovely goodies in there.

This was a quickie page - I fell in love with the grey and white striped paper and wanted it to stand out, so I left the embellishments to a minimum.  A few scraps of patterned paper and ribbon and a splash of mist completed the page.




It's almost time for the April kit - have you used up your March kit yet?  I dare you to complete a quickie page with your kit over the weekend!

Friday, 23 March 2012



Hello!  Tam here with another project from the March A Piece of Cake Designs kit.

You may or may not be aware that I am the lucky mummy of three little boys, so pink scrappy supplies can sometimes send me into a panic!  Luckily, I had an engagement party to go to a couple of weeks back, so I used some of the lovely pinks in the kit to make a lovey-dovey card.



You might spot that I used the doiley as a mask with some white mist on the background of the card.  I love the lacey look it gives.  The dimensional flower stickers were perfect for accents, and I made one of the Elle's Studio banners into a tiny flag with a toothpick to form my sentiment.  Some punched hearts and handcut scallops completed the card.

When I had finished, I placed the card in the middle of the doiley and folded the edges of the doiley around the card to create a lovely lacey envelope.  A little bit of double-sided tape held it all together.



Cards are such a great way of using up bits and pieces of your kit!  Have you made any cards with your kit?  Make sure you share them with us on the APOCD Facebook page!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Layers are Yummy!



Huge Hello Everyone!!

Hope your ready for your middle of the week inspiration hit :)
I know I am!

I can't express how much I have falling in love with this March Kit for A piece of Cake Designs!

Even with this Splashes of pink I really have come to love this delish colour combo!
Really has helped me embrace and thrive in these colours :)

I want to share with you today two layouts i have created using the yummy kit

First Release - March Kit-

This first layout has the sweetest photo of my Niece Maddison and Nephew Zander with their beautiful Mummy Janelle






Loads of colours and really love how it captures the love 

Next i want to show you a layout i created after finding this super sweet photo of my niece Maddison,

She is a real poser and loves the camera....i couldn't resist ....  







How sweet does Maddison look soaking up the sunshine :)

Hope your all having a fantastic week and looking forward to playing with this Scrumptious kit!

I have one more sneak peek to share with you all .....


I think you can already tell ...hehe bit of a big peek...lol :)





This is my layout layout for this March, so in total i have created 5 12x12 layouts and scraps to spare!
totally bang for your buck! :)

Looking forward to seeing what you create with the March kit from A Piece of Cake Deisgns!

Now for the April kits sneek peeks this coming week!

So Exciting!!

Hope you all have a fantastic week and wonderfully creative weekend!

{{HUGS}}
Samantha


Friday, 16 March 2012

Inspiration with Sprinkles

Huge Hello Everyone!

I'm back to show you all another layout I created with the yummy March kit
from A piece of Cake Designs :)

I thought after the explosion of pink in my last layout, I would play it down a bit for this layout :)

I couldn't resist using the black wood grain for my background, makes all those other bright colours POP right off the page! YAY!






Locklan honestly has "Laughter like Butterflies" I'm sure you can understand what I mean :)
I really love how these colours have been married together with the black helping to make the layout really grab your attention.

Sort of like Locklan ...always grabbing my attention...lol

I have a few sneaks for you....some other layouts i have been working on.....



Lots of colours bursting out of this March kit!
can't keep it contained :)

Want to play with these yummy papers too?
Pop over to A Piece of Cakes Designs store to grab a kit today ...

  First Release - March Kit-
  

Hope you all have a super creative weekend!!!

{{{HUGS}}}
  Samanatha

Sunday, 11 March 2012

March kit recipe layout!


Welcome to A Piece of Cake Designs very first recipe - a step-by-step guide to recreating a layout from the design team.

If you use the kit contents and follow the instructions, you will end up with a layout just like this one:





Of course, you can swap out papers and embellishments to suit your own photos or style, and make changes along the way to create something that is uniquely yours.  Whatever you do, please leave a link here in the comments to your layout, or share it with us on our Facebook page.  We'd love to see it!

1. Start off with a neutral coloured yardstick.  I used the B-side of the Dear Lizzy 'Reindeer Ride' paper which is a lovely vanilla colour.  You could also use the kraft cardstock that came in the kit.

2. Now THIS bit is fun!  You will need to create a hexagonal template.  You might be lucky enough to have a stencil around (would you believe I have one somewhere but I can't find it?!), but if not, use your word processing program to draw a 4cm hexagon.  Print it out, cut it out, and then trace it onto a sturdy piece of card.  Cut THIS out to use as your template.  

3. Choose three or four papers from the kit - I used the Pebbles 'Prince Charming', Pebbles 'Sparkling', Crate Paper 'Delivery' and the aqua cardstock.  Use your hexagonal template to trace five or six hexagons on each paper, and then carefully cut them out.

4. This is a good time to put your title in place so you can arrange the hexagons around it.  Using the Basic Grey 'Sugar Rush' alpha stickers, spell your title out in the bottom left corner.  

5. OPTIONAL: Add some interest to your title by twirling some twine over the letters and securing with staples.

6. Arrange your hexagons in the bottom right quarter of the page in a random pattern.  Don't get too fussy about things here ;)  Once you're happy with how they are arranged, stick them down.





7. Add a Dear Lizzy dimensional flower sticker to one or two of the hexagons, just for fun :)

8. Arrange your photo(s) above the title, adding a smidge of wash tape.

9. Cut out an Elle's Studio tag and wrap some twine around one end, securing at the back with tape.  Cut a piece of green ribbon a little shorter than the tag and snip the end to match the tag's shape.  Stick these, slightly overlapping, above your title.

10.  Cut another piece of ribbon in the same way and stick it above your photo on the left hand side.

11. Write your journalling above your photo(s) on the left, or in any other space :)  You can add a couple of brads to the space here if you like.




12. OPTIONAL: Splatter some mist in the white space at the top of the layout.

You're done!  Make sure you share your layouts with us by linking up in the comments, or upload a photo to the Facebook page!

Share a Piece of Cake with Sam


Huge Hello Everyone!!

I 'm back and I'm very excited to finally show you all my first layout with
March's Kit from A Piece of Cake Designs!



  First Release - March Kit-

Now, at first I sort of felt a little bit worried with all the pink...but as you know me I just took it
as a challenge and I really LOVE what has come out of this kit so far :)

My first layout is called  "Pure Fun"









I love how all these colours can work together as long as you have sort of balance,
With all the happy brights I feel this layout really captures the pure fun of silly photos
that my boy, Ash and I have :)

This March Kit is just pack full of punch!
Got to love a wicked colour combo! Thanks Raquel!

Now to get back in the kit and play with some more Scrumptious Papers!!
Want to play too??

Just follow the links in the sidebar to secure yourself  a kit filled with goodies!

Happy Sunday!

{{HUGS}}
  Sam 

Friday, 9 March 2012

Cup of tea and A Piece of Cake with Sam


Huge Hello Everyone!!!


Well I'm super excited to be posting my first post on the A Piece of Cake Designs Blog :)


Today I would like to share with you all some inspirations on adding to the March Yummy Kit
with some of your own handmade Decorative Masking tape!

This will be some thing extra to add to the delicious Washi Tape provided in the kit.


What you need is:

  • Masking Tape
  • Paint
  • Ink
  • Texture/pattern Stamps
  • heavy plastic (store age) 
  • a little bit of imagination

I have used the colours from the March Kit as inspiration to the paint colours I chose.

  
First Release - March Kit-


Now sit back and I'll show you have easy this cool technique can be :)






Hope this movie has inspired you to create and play with paint :)

Next step is to create a layout using your handmade masking tape :)

Would you like to see what I have created with mine??

Here is a sneak peek :)

   


Do you like??
If you would like to see the whole layout, I'll see you on Sunday :)

I really loved splashing the colours around with March's kit, I'm sure you will too!
Colours to suit any layout!

Hope you all have enjoyed this as much as I have, I'll see you all real soon :)

Have a Fantastic Weekend!

See you Sunday!

{{HUGS}}
Sam  

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

March kit inspiration + recipe sneak


Hey, Tam here with my first bit of inspiration from the gorgeous March kit.  I really love how Raquel has chosen people with *completely* different styles for the design team - and hopefully you can be inspired by both of us!

The aqua cardstock in the kit was so lovely and I really wanted to keep this layout simple to highlight the vivid colour.  I added a bit of interest to the background by cutting a chevron pattern from the offcut cardstock and then mounting it on dimensional foam.  Don't you love the effect?

(You can click on the picture to see a larger version)

I can be a bit challenged when it comes to twine, so here I used a tiny bit dipped in glue to make a heart embellishment.  I really love how it turned out - I'll be doing that again!



And the Elle's Studio pennant tags are the perfect little finishing touch along with a cute little exclusive Cherry button!

And while I'm here, how about a little sneaky-peek of the layout I'll be providing the 'recipe' for.  I'll be giving you the low-down on this one so you can use your A Piece of Cake Designs March kit to create a layout just like mine, or even use the instructions as a starting point to create your own unique layout.


Stay tuned to the blog, as Sam will soon have some inspiration to share with you too.

Miss last nights sale? There are still some scrumptious kits available

There are still some March Kits available on our website at www.apieceofcakedesigns.com.au

These kits are AH-mazing value at $38 + postage, included you get:

Kit Contents

Papers - The Cake Mix:
  • Basic Grey Kissing Booth 'Kissing' Paper
  • Crate Paper Paper Heart 'Delivery' Paper
  • My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart/Be Happy 'Follow' Paper
  • My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart/Be Happy 'Adorable' Paper
  • American Crafts Dear Lizzy 'Reindeer Ride' Paper
  • Basic Grey Granola 'Wholesome' Paper
  • Pebbles Inc. Ever After 'Sparkle' Paper
  • Pebbles Inc. Ever After 'Prince Charming' Paper
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Hot Pink Cardstock
  • Aqua Cardstock

Embellishments - The Filling:
  • American Crafts Thickers - Amy Tangerine - Goodness, Slate
  • Basic Grey - mini mono alpha
  • Dear Lizzy - Remarks Dimensional Stickers
  • Small assortment of rhinestone brads.
  • Elle's Studio - Inspiring Pennants
  • Green 'You are Here' journal spot.

Other - The Icing on the Cake:
  • 1 x Large Round White Doiley
  • 1 x Pink Flowers 15m roll of Washi Tape
  • 2 yards each of 'The Twinery' Pink Sorbet and Honeydew Twine
  • 1 yard of green American Crafts Ribbon
  • 1 yard pink American Crafts Ribbon
  • 1 yard 'I love you' American Crafts Ribbon

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


All chosen and packed with love by me :) 

Also  ...


A step by step recipe to create a gorgeous layout by Tam will be coming VERY soon! This means you can use your purchased kit to create the same page using Tam's instructions   :)

How cool is that!?!

Well I am off but looking forward to sharing lots of inspiration using the March Kits with you this week 

xxx


Monday, 5 March 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

First Release Kit Winner!


Email me your details to raquel@apieceofcakedesigns.com.au

Thanks to all those who entered, don't forget that tomorrow you all have a chance to snap up one of our yummy kits at our sale! :)

xxx

March Kit Reveal :)

Well our first release is set and ready to go for the sale tomorrow night at 


And here is a close up of the kit which will be for sale tomorrow! Hope you like it as much as I do :)


Just a note for those interested in purchasing a kit tomorrow night. Being our first sale and the first time our website cart and inventory check is going to get a work out, I am unsure of how the site will handle the traffic at 8pm. If there are any issues I will be there to try and resolve them at the time of sale. As these kits are limited in number the hope is that the website will continue to update its inventory levels as it is supposed to. Basically, I am just requesting your patience and understanding if there are any issues :) 

Can't wait for tomorrow night! Looking forward to sharing what fantastic work our lovely DT have been behind the scenes creating for you also 

See you all at the sale, xxx
 
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