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CUT to YOU | Let’s Get Crafty

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog today! I’m sharing my latest DT project with you for CUT to YOU! Yep, I said project and not page again!
I actually created this a little while ago as a gift but couldn’t share it until this month as the cut file was one of the fantastic freebies Gwen offered for iNSD! Did you manage to snag yourself this cut file for free? If not head over here to the Etsy store and you buy it now!
This is the project I created and it is actually in a frame by Ikea called “Ribba”. The inside dimension of the frame is about 9″ square and I thought the perfect size for an OTP project that wasn’t ginormous or too heavy!
I started by cutting the title and the scissors on some smooth white cardstock keeping in mind the limitations of the inside of the frame.
I decided to back the whole title with some vellum, except for the heart in the middle of the ‘A’ as I had come up with an idea for the background that did not involve any mixed media lol The person this was gifted to is a (very talented!!) quilter so I used her craft to inspire my background for this!
I have pulled out an older 6×6 paper pad by Shimelle and cut a heap of 1″ squares to create my background. Without much rhyme or reason, other than not having 2 of the same pattern next to each other, I randomly stuck down the squares to form a kind of quilt like pattern onto some cardstock. To really go with that idea of quilting I also used my sewing machine and did a zig zag stitch on every line, both horizontally and vertically.
With the main part of my design good to go I got to work on my scissors! I’ve used the same pink from the heart in the ‘A’ to back the handles. (cause who wouldn’t love a pair of pink handled scissors?!)
Next I have created my own holographic paper for the blades. This was really easy to do with my Minc machine and the Minc mist! I simply painted some of the mist onto some scrap paper, let that dry thoroughly and then ran my scraps through my Minc with the holographic foil and voila!! I love how these scissors came out!
Time to put it all together! I used foam adhesive around the whole title and also behind the scissors and then used my wet adhesive to stick it all to my “quilted” back ground.
I have recorded my process for this as well so I do hope you enjoy!


This was a super fun project to create and it would be so easy to replicate! And using different papers you would get a completely different look so next time you have a gift to give, maybe you could think a little outside the norm!


I hope you have enjoyed and I shall see you next month my next share!
Happy scrapping!
Melinda
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PL 2016 catch up!

Hello again!

I just thought I would pop in and get a start on sharing our 2016 PL album since we are in week 24 already and I am only up to week 7 so I don’t feel like it’s too late to catch up sharing here!!

I will go chronologically and link to the weeks that I have already shared/blogged πŸ™‚

Ok, so first up, our 2016 cover page you can see here.

On the back of that page I have enlarged a photo of the 4 of us to fill 2/3 of the page protector and along the bottom I have made 4 3×4 journal cards for a little journalling for each of us – as some of this is personal I haven’t photographed but I love how it turned out!

WEEK ONE

Since week 1 was only a 3 day week (I do like to keep all of the year in the same album/s) I only used 1 page protector in design E. Again I wanted to use up more of the Wild and Free collection by Glitz designs πŸ™‚


WEEK TWO

I used the Shimelle True Stories collection here – both the 6×6 paper pad and the 12×12 paper pad mixed in with some stickers, some print and cut labels and some Amy Tan vellum alphas. The alphas were mounted on some white paper and fussy cut. I also decided that my pages needed some stitching and added in some using some shiny silver thread in a simple straight stitch πŸ™‚

Β Left hand side

Β Right hand side

Title card

Week Three can be found here. I did this week as a DT page for Scrappingclearly using the fun Life In Color range by Simple Stories πŸ™‚

WEEK 4

I have used here Shimelle Laine’s newest collection Starshine. When I started putting this week together I only had the 6×6 paper pad so for the most part I have used only that πŸ™‚ I did add in some pretty glitter foam thickers and some October Afternoon Mini Market alphas.

Left hand side

And some close ups’s of the left hand side

Β A piece cut from the 6×6 paper pad cut apart sheet

The flower was a gift from a friend at the last retreat I went on and it just went perfectly πŸ˜‰ Thanks Angela πŸ˜€

Right hand side

A flip pocket on the right hand side. Love these things, perfect for adding in just one more photo or some extra journalling!

Another flip pocket – this is the “title” card I decided to do as there were some more personal words I wanted recorded here. I don’t mind if someone flipping through the album takes the time to read them but it’s something I feel isn’t necessary to share on the world wide web. I decided that my own more personal feelings/thoughts should be recorded somewhere that is not my diary so my boys as they get older can see the Melinda version of Mum πŸ˜€

Week 4 also has an insert which have used a G design PP for and also the Starshine collection this time paired with not only the cut apart pieces from the 6×6 paper pad but a couple of sticker sheets that were on my desk from a goodie bag recently received at a retreat πŸ™‚


Week 5 can be found here. I used the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely range and put this week together for a fun iNSD challenge over at Scrappingclearly.

WEEK 6

I went pretty simple with this week – I’m not really sure why I did but I’m calling it done πŸ™‚ I have used the Kiwi PL edition and decided to pull on the orange and tealy/aquay/blue colours in the kit.
Β Left hand side
Β Right hand side

Title card
Filler card – I saw this on my FB feed during the week and it was just too appropriate for me to not use!

So, that is where our album is currently sitting with “completed” weeks. I have an insert to do for week 6 – my big boy started year one and my little boy started Kindy Kids – 3 year old kindy so these things MUST be documented!!

I have photo’s in page protectors up until week 14 and photo’s and cards in page protectors up until week 11 so hope to get some more time to play with our album! I have discovered the more I create the more I WANT to create so yay!!Β 

If you would like to see more of my process or have any questions please let me know in the comments or pop over to my FB page here and ask away!!

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and extra special thanks to those that leave comments, I love getting feedback πŸ™‚

Happy scrapping!
MelindaΒ 
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I made stuff!!

Hi hi!

Just thought I’d quickly show you what I managed to create while away at retreat last weekend. Not my most productive weekend but also not my least productive so I’m happy!!

First up here is a 12×12 and PL style page for Jacobs 2015 album. I used the Simple Stories “We Are Family” range that was in the retreat kit challenge. I love this range!


And the facing page in his album also from the same range, same kit πŸ™‚


Next is our week 38 using the Simple Stories “Daily Grind” range.



And our week 39 using the Shimelle “Lovely” PL kit paired with the Shimelle “True Stories” stickers and the Shimelle rub ons.Β 

Oh, I only just noticed that one of those hearts have moved O.o

And then our week 40 using Simple Stories “Summer Vibe” 6×6 paper pad.Β 


I actually purchased some of the bits from this range for this paper, I just love it and decided rather than hoard it I would use it!

I did get another project completed but that is the frame I created for my little coloured fairy which is currently making her way to her new home so I will share after she has arrived but here is a sneaky peek!


And lastly, I got about 3/4 of the way through completing a DT project for Dusty Attic and again, I can’t share it yet but here is a sneaky peek!!


So, thank you so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!

Hopefully I will be back today with days 1 and 2 of our DD for 2015 using the gorgeous kit from The Stamp Spot πŸ™‚

Mel
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