Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Snap Journal

It was bitterly cold on Saturday, but we had a wonderful class with
some very crafty ladies. Here are the photos as promised.

On the front cover we did stamping, masking and spraying.
We even used a bit of coloured texture paint.
(The texture paint is a Dala product.) 

 Remember to sew a button to the front cover and use a ribbon or
string from the back cover to close up the journal.

On the inside front, glue down the embellished envelope.

For the page on the left, cut out a few flags from card stock.
 Doodle the washing line and the borders around the flags.
Write down a quote.

For the page on the right we used Dala ink to colour the artist
water-colour paper. Some stamping, tissue tape and a bit of
glimmer mist were added to finish off the look and to create some depth.

On the corrugated paper we used acrylic paint and a foam stamp.
The edge was brushed with a sponge brush and the same acrylic paint.

The swirly stamp was stamped with white Brilliance ink and the tree
was stamped with black Archival ink.

Join the two seed envelopes with an off cut piece of paper to ensure they are stable.
Doodle all around the edges.

Dala Sunpaint was used to paint the canvas paper. Stamp on the canvas when the paint
is dry and use the same image to stamp onto old book paper. Cut out the images
and glue them down onto the canvas sheet. On a piece of raw canvas,
stamp a quote using black archival ink.

Remember you can do a lot of stitching or doodling to finish a look of each page.

 Glue down some card stock strips on both sides of your plastic pockets.
Make a hole template and use it on each page to mark the holes.
Punch the holes and assemble the book using metal rings.

Remember, this is your book, do as you please and enjoy the process.

Monday, June 11, 2012

9 Quick cards.

All the cards were made using paper from October Afternoon.

These are all 6"x 6" cards. The card stock is Bazzill's French Vanilla.

The colour of this craft paper works wonderfully
with the October Afternoon paper.
It enhances that antique look of the paper.
Having said that...... my grade 1 school books had pictures like this!!

Use the small off cuts of paper that lies around to
add a little something extra on the card.

Remember you can use the same layout with different paper.
Enjoy your card making.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Papier Plesier generic invitations

Hi Papier Plesier crafters!
I am sipping an aroma filled cappuccino while I type this blog post for you! I am super excited to share the news that our Papier Plesier classes are really in demand and I decided to make some easy and quick invitations for friends who would like to invite their friends or work colleagues before all the seats are filled!

You will need plain brown or white manila envelopes, dazzles or tattered angels glimmer mist, chalk and doilies!

The first step is to “bedazzle” your doily! I laid mine out on my favourite PINK Fiskars craft mat and sprayed the doilies pink with the Dazzle spray. Let it dry for a few minutes and then I folded it in half. I then adhered the bedazzled doily heart to the envelope.

I then used my Making memories Alphabet stamp set and stamped the word Papier Plesier onto the doily. Finally I typed up all the information of the event and printed it onto cardstock.

I then used my Cuttlebug machine with one of the dies and cut out a card.

I added ribbon and placed the invitation into the envelope!

I can now hand it out to all who will be attending!

Make sure to book your seat for the next Papier Plesier class.

Enjoy your crafting time