Wednesday 26 February 2020

Shabby chic card with family blessings

Hello, fellow crafters
Today I am sharing a shabby chic-style card with you.

I have shown my first project for Fabscraps, using the fabulous Family blessings collection.
I just had to make some cards. Some I cannot show yet, but today I am sharing this one to show how versatile the papers and other elements in the collection are - you can combine it with so many other elements.

I started with a 15cm square card base from one of the Fabscraps card-making kits and added a mat cut out from one of the collection papers with beige textured print. The edges were distressed before I adhered it to the card base.
Next, I used blush cardstock that was also distressed along all for edges. I used a piece of thick box to lift the pink cardstock, for dimension.

After adding a piece of rose lace on the left side, I added lots of fussy-cut elements from the page with designs for cutting out (part of the lovely card-making kit pack), a satin ribbon rose from the same card-making kit, die-cut leaves, mulberry flowers, fussy-cut gold-foiled vellum leaves, a small chipboard heart, a dragonfly heat-embossed using one of the stamps from the Blooming beautifully stamp pack in the card-making kit, a Spellbinders die for the doily and, lastly, two metal words from the Family blessings collection.

I encourage you to get your hands on this collection and start creating beautiful projects.
You can find the papers and other elements of the collection here in our online store, by following the link.
Thank you for visiting. If you are inspired by this, please leave me a comment - I love hearing your thoughts. 
Happy crafting, until next time.
Marie Smith

Hydrangea teapot

Hello, fellow crafters
Most crafters enjoy a variety of crafts. From time to time, it is nice to make a three-dimensional item.
Today I am sharing a teapot I made while creating with the Heartfelt Creations teatime stamps, dies and papers.

I used a cut file for electronic cutting, available from for the teapot.
The flowers were made using Heartfelt Creations cottage garden hydrangea stamp and die set.


Thank you for visiting.
Happy crafting, until next time.

Rosabella love mini album

Good morning, crafters
Today I am sharing a few sneak peeks from a mini album that I really enjoyed putting together. It is perfect for preserving memories on so many topics - love, mother, marriage, engagement, sisters, friendship, pregnancy photo s, just enjoying life, gratitude ... and so I can carry on.
I used special techniques such as crackle paste on chipboard frames on the cover and one inside page.

Fold-open flaps were adorned with lacy dies from Heartfelt Creations.

The lacy strips on the papers were fussy-cut to create interest on pockets into which you can insert photos, tags, tickets, etc.

Mixed media embossing powder was used to embellish the chipboard door.
the fine white twigs were cut using Lady E designs herbs and leaves die set.

Foiling with tacky glue and rose gold foil was applied through our very own design mesh stencil.

What theme will you use these papers for? Please leave me some love and comments below. It is inspiring to hear your thoughts.

You can order this kit in our online store

If you were inspired to copy, please consider buying your supplies from where your inspiration came from. The papers are available in our online store

Happy crafting, until next time.
Marie Smith

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Family blessings photo folio

Family blessings. First thoughts when you hear the collection theme and see the beautiful papers, stamps, embellishments and more, are about memories.
So, here it comes - my first project as brand ambassador for Fabscraps. This project is a folio photo album, intended as a gift, with extra little surprises inside.
This fabulous collection is definitely a favourite and a must-have for all paper crafters, no matter whether you prefer scrapbooking, cardmaking or off-the-page projects. Everything in the collection makes your fingers itch to create all kinds of paper projects.
Follow the Fabscraps Facebook page for lots of amazing inspiration projects by the rest of the brand ambassador team, and for the blog to see details about this project. I cannot wait to see what the other ambassadors have been creating.

For This Project You Will Need:
·        FabScraps Family blessings papers C121-002; 003; 004; 006; 008; 009; 011; 012
·        For the cover: Stiff cardstock in white or soft pink:
o   21x21cm scored and folded at 18cm
o   21x25cm scored and folded at 3cm and 7cm
o   For the “box” inside: 25,5cmx17 cm scored and folded as follows: (after scoring, cut away the areas marked in dark)

·        For flaps for photos on the inside left of the cover:
o   16x20cm, scored on the 20cm side at 18cm so that a folded flap of 2 cm is formed
o   11x12cm scored on the 11cm side at 9,5cm so that a 2cm folded flap is formed
·        For fold-open elements onto which photos can be attached:
o   28x19cm scored at 14cm to form folded card of 14x19cm
o   30x6cm scored and folded zig-zag at 10cm and 20cm
·        Double-sided tape and Fabscraps clear glue
·        Flowers, die-cut leaves and satin roses for embellishment of cover
·        Fussy-cut flowers from the collection for embellishing the box inside
·        Pink ribbon
1.      Cover:
1.1   Join the 2 pieces of cardstock so that the 3cm-folds overlap to form a strong spine for the folio.

1.1   Fold folio closed and adhere ribbon to the outside top and the spine on the right-hand with double-sided tape for tying a bow to keep the folio closed.
1.2   Cut paper pieces to fit all areas on the inside and outside of the cover (4 of 17,5cm wide x 20,5cm high; 4 of 2,5cmx20,5cm and 2 of 3,5cmx20,5cm). Adhere the pieces for the outside and inside of the cover, except the inside left.

2.   Flaps on inside left of the folio:
2.1     Cut printed paper to cover the flaps on the left inside cover (cut 0,5cm narrower and 0,5cm shorter than the cardstock flaps.
2.2     Adhere the 2cm flap of the large flap to the top back of the printed paper.
2.3     Adhere printed paper to the small flap and adhere the 1,5cm flap to the right-hand back of the small flap. When both flaps are adhered to the inside cover, they will look as follows:

3. Box inside (for inserting fold-outs and gift): Fold on the score lines to form a box. Adhere to the inside of the folio. Decorate with printed paper and fussy-cut flowers and butterfly.

4. Fold-outs: Score and fold as described under what you will need. Cover all panels on them with printed paper (cut 0,5cm narrower and 0,5cm shorter than the cardstock.

5. Embellish the front cover with flowers and die-cut leaves.

Happy crafting, until next time.
Marie Smith