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Scrap the Boys | January 2021 | Dirty Feet are the Happiest Ones!!

Hey and hello my scrappy friends and a very big Happy 2021!! I hope that however you welcomed the New Year you are not paying too heavily for it today lol

My first share for 2021 is my take on the beautiful mood board for Scrap the Boys for January 2021.

I was totally inspired by the colours in the mood board for this page and actually pulled a back ground that I had already started on without any actual plan for!

I had pre-stamped this white card stock background with Heidi Swapp Toner Ink using some Tim Holtz and PinkFresh Studio stamps and left it to await the “right” page. When I saw this mood board I chose orange foil and then used blues and teals over the top.

I seriously LOVE how this background came together! Like, seriously! And the most interesting bit is that I probably wouldn’t have chosen this colour scheme with out the mood board prompt.

When I finally decided on my photo the rest of my page came together pretty quickly! I added some Heidi Swapp foil to some alpha stickers to get a perfect match and also pulled out a bunch of Minc stickers, paper and ephemera pieces to add and layered things up until I was happy. You can see my process on the video link below!

I can’t wait to see how the mood board inspires you this month! Head over here to load up your take on the challenge. And over here to see the other amazing DT creations for more inspiration! And here are a few close ups for you!

I hope you have enjoyed and I look forward to sharing more with you soon! Fingers crossed for coming up with a plan AND sticking to it for 2021 for me lol Happy scrapping!!
Mel
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K+ July Challenge | Create Art

Hey, hey my scrappy friends and welcome back! It admittedly has been a little while since I blogged anything but here I am for a new month of challenges.

I’m kicking off July with my take on the fun K+ challenge for July and I oh so love this mood board and my finished page!


TBH to start with I was stumped – I have never been to India, I have never done a Bollywood thing in my life and I got all caught up in the actual “Bollywood” theme. And then I looked at the moodboard differently. I simply approached it as a mood board, what inspires me? What jumps out at me? What do I love about it? And then it was easy! Bright, bold colours and (of course!) GOLD!


It’s tricky to see it in the above photo but I have a big gold mandala design in my background that I have used the Foil Quill in my Cameo to create. It is not super obvious in the photo’s but looks great IRL!


So, I have my gold element, time for bold, bright colour! I had a request recently on YT for some Minc action so I pulled out my foil colours and chose blue, pink and orange and then picked paints to match.


Nothing fancy on my back ground, just lots of bright splatters with the 3 colours I chose. And, of course, gold ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 


While that dried I Minc’d my title alphas, going with gold (create) and one of each of the colours (art). I just LOVE how this turned out! Oh, FYI, when I put stickers through the Minc I just stuck those to some baking paper, popped that into the carrier folder with the foil on top and voila!

Getting into the groove of Minc’ing I decided to add more shiny gold! I pulled out some Minc stickers and foiled those in gold too. They had too much white border so I ended up sticking those to white cardstock and trimming after they had been Minc’d.


If you’d like to see my process (and how I went from one design idea to my finished design) please either pop over to my YT channel or simply click play below! I hope you enjoy!


Thanks so much for stopping by but make sure you head over to the K+ blog too for ALL of the incredible DT inspo over there. The girls on this team are oh so creative!!


Until next time, happy scrapping!

Mel

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{ScrappingClearly} Project Life 2018 ~ WK 2 Insert

Hello ScrappingClearly friends!! Today I am here once again sharing some more Minc inspiration!

Here is my page front


This is an insert in our 2018 Project Life album and I am super happy with how it came out. I mean, what better reason to use beautiful pink foil on all the things than when you are documenting a My Little Pony themed Birthday Party, right?!


I’ve used the 6×6 Minc Paper Pad paired with the pink foil for the bases of almost all of my cards for this spread but I also pulled a 3×4 card cut from the Teresa Collins “Alpha” 12×12 paper from the Urban Market collection.


For both the front and the back of the spread I have used quiet a range of different things including my foiled 6×6 papers (all in pink foil), some Cocoa Vanilla Studios “You RockRubber Charms, a puffy sticker from this pack by Heidi Swapp, an ephemera piece from the Pink Fresh Studio “Boys Fortephemera pack, a mini Insta frame by Heidi Swapp and most of the rest of my pack of chipboard heart stickers by Studio Calico.ย 


Like I said, quiet a range, quiet a mix but I am really happy with the end result! Oh, and I almost forgot, I added in a few of the Pink Fresh Studio “Boys FortPhrase stickers. I love the little pops of black throughout the spread!


My boy had done alot of the writing on the invites himself so I had an extra (perhaps an intentional “error” ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and wanted to include that also to see just what his almost 8 year old writing looked like.


I’m not loving that washi tape – it covers up the writing and is way too bold for what I wanted – I will find something else and fix it up ๐Ÿ˜‰

And that, my friends is another page in our 2018 album – I think the total is now like 5 or something lol – but it is another in there!!

I do have a short process video of this coming together if you’d like to see! Just click play below and enjoy!


Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda
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{ScrappingClearly} Minc Mini Album

Hello and welcome to my blog on this Monday!! Already! I for one could have added a couple of extra days to our weekend as I was lucky enough to be away, just my hubby and I, celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary! No crafting but lots of wine tasting for me, how about you? Did you get your craft on?!

Anyways, today’s share is for ScrappingClearly and it is VERY different for me! Like, VERY!!! Kylie sent me these lamination labels in the Minc range and I had ZERO idea what to do with them until one day, bam! Inspiration struck! A mini album! So that is where this mini album started – some labels!!


I pulled out some more bits from not only my latest kit from Kylie but some older goodies she sent me – seriously these DT kits she sends just keep giving!! I have used lots of different bits and pieces are here are the direct links to all of the goodies I have pulled that are available in store:

Heidi Swapp Minc Lamination Labels
Heidi Swapp Minc Tags
Heidi Swapp Minc Chipboard Frames
Heidi Swapp Minc Alpha Stickers
Heidi Swapp Minc Pink Foil
Heidi Swapp Minc Mint Foil
Heidi Swapp No Limits Stix
Heidi Swapp Puffy Stickers
American Crafts Clothespins
American Crafts Clips
Studio Calico Chipboard Heart Stickers
Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – “Flutter” 12×12 Paper
C’est La Vie ephemera piece

At this point I am going to say, make sure you have a cuppa with you – I have photos of each page to share and a little “this is what I used” so sit back and enjoy!


What I love about the “cover” is all the different angles and the bits and pieces poking out and around all the sides with nothing being exactly square or neat!



For this I have used 3 pieces from the Minc Tags pack and one of the AC clips. I used a combo of the pink and mint foils as well and so I am not repeating myself on every photo I have used pink foil on the mint coloured pieces and mint foil on the pink pieces ๐Ÿ˜‰


The acetate tag is from the C’est La Vie ephemera pack. I have used the Minc Alphas (mint foil), one of the Heidi puffy stickers (there is another on the back as well!) and I pulled apart one of the Heidi Stix to just use the one camera.


The base here is one of the laminated tags and I very simply added in one of the AC chippy hearts.


Before I say anything else this is one of my all time absolute favourite photos of my littlest guy. I just LOVE it!! We have this in colour on our wall as a big canvas <3<3<3

For this one I have used aย Minc Tag and pink foilย (really hard to photograph!) for the page base. A fussy cut butterfly from the Flutter paper and another of the AC clips.


My next laminated tag, this one paired with a AC clothespin. Another of my all time faves!!


My base is one of the Minc Tags. The pink stripes are printed and then the green is foiled. I added another of those adorable AC clips here too.

I’m sure by now you have noticed that I have not at all overthought this process and kept it pretty simple from page to page. I really feel that having my photo’s in black and white and printing them all to 2″ x 3″ made making decisions so much easier!


Another of the laminated tags. I felt the florals and his gorgeous squishy face was enough for this so didn’t even bother adding anything else!


A non-photo page! Another tag from the Minc Tags package and another AC chippy heart. Oh, and pink foil.


I totally and completely forgot we managed to get this photo until I printed them out for this album and oh my stars!! I should have known back then (he was 8 or 9 days old!) he was going to be my mischievous little man!! However, another laminated tag and another fussy cut butterfly from theย  Flutter paper. Oh, and I trimmed this photo too ๐Ÿ˜‰


I had a few different ideas for these frames but really love what I ended up deciding to do!! So, this has 2 photo’s and 2 of the Minc Frames as the page base and I have simply adhered those back to back. I added another of the AC Clips as a place to hang this page from the ring and voila, done! The front has the text which is foiled in pink…..


and the back has the stripes which I foiled in mint. I will say it again, the foil is really tricky to photograph well but the mint colour is way more mint and pretty than this photo indicates!


This piece is actually what inspired me to choose the photos I chose to work with! My little family of 4! We are far from perfect but we love, we laugh and we have each other and that is enough โค This came from the Minc Tags set and is a minty colour and I have added pink foil. And an AC chippy heart.

And that is my album in it’s completion! I really, really love it! Mini’s are not my “norm” but sometimes it is super fun to step away and challenge yourself. I really do adore my end project and so too do my boys, so I’m calling that a win!!

I do have a video of my process and you can see that below and you will see how much I didn’t really over think the process or make it complicated.


I hope you enjoy and I hope I inspire you to get your creative on!!

Have a fantastic Monday and I’ll be back again later in the month!

Melinda


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{ScrappingClearly} Gift Tags with the Minc

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog today! Today’s share is for ScrappingClearly and I have something a little different to share with you but it’s something quick and easy and it made a great gift!!


Yep, lots of little tags which I made for my Mum for her birthday. And before you ask, yes, this is what she asked for!! My Mum crochet’s and has found herself with enough beautiful things to last a life time (a bit like us with our paper, right?!) and has decided it’s time to sell some off and wanted tags to go on them so with that in mind off I went!!


I started with the GORGEOUS Minc paper pad – brightsย –ย these colours are divine!! and got designing on my computer in Word. A very simple design and if you are interested the font I used is called PN Octopus Socks Script. I had my document printed onto the card through a laser printer so I could Minc away.


I chose the holographic foil – it’s “neutral” enough to go with all the colours and oh so pretty, I love it!! Because I have the 6″ Minc I had to cut my pages down to fit into the carrier thingy – yep, technical ๐Ÿ˜‰ so had to do multiple runs through the Minc. You will notice in the close ups some of the foiling is not perfect, I think that was the print and not the Minc itself or the foil as I have not had a single other issue with either! I am quiet happy with the less than perfect look, I mean, I don’t often do neat and perfect in either my scrapping or real life ๐Ÿ˜‰

I die cut all of my tags using a metal die from my stash but you could so easily use another tag as a template and hand cut, use a cameo or simply just freehand some tags or any other shape that appeals to you.


I used a paper punch from my stash paired some of the offcuts from around the tags and also some vellum to create some very simple embellishments for each tag (you could of course use ANY type of printed vellum as well, that would look great too!), lightly stuck the layers together and ran them through my sewing machine. A little bit of glue and my final touch was some twine.

Like I said, a pretty simple project but Mum loved it and it was fun to put something a little different for together!

There is a process video for this – it’s not very long – but I hope you enjoy!


Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, happy scrapping!

Melinda