Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Travel Pages

                       Are We There Yet?

When it comes to Holiday and Travel Scrapbooking, we are so quick to Scrapbook all the beautiful scenic and action shots that we forget about the most "charged" part of the Vacation and that is the Car Trip!

Whether it is a drive up the coast for a Beach Vacation or a hired car in the countryside of Italy, the question always remains: "Are We There Yet?".  I love the crazy behaviour that an impending holiday brings out in everyone in the confinement of a motor vehicle, the debates over whose music is played or the silence as everyone plugs in their ipods or smart phones, the silly competitions about finding number plates and makes of cars along the way, the sing-a-longs, the laughter, the snoring, the grumbling as the 'kids' loose cell phone reception, the shared conversation, the Family bonding.  Surely these are Scrappable Moments to Treasure!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Project Idea

         Concertina Card - 8 Cards in 1!

                                      with the

            FabScraps Shabbylicious Paper Range


This Concertina Card consists of 8 mini Cards that are 3.5 X 3.5" square inserted into 8 mini Envelopes made on the Envelope Punch Board.  The envelopes are then gummed together on the flaps (using a Thombo gluestick) and folded in a concertina fashion.

I cut two pieces of chipboard (4 X 4") and covered and decorated them and then adhered them to the concertina envelopes to serve as a front and back of the card. I decorated the 8 mini Cards and inserted them in the envelopes.

Using the Yummy Shabbylicious Range of Fabscraps Paper, this pretty project is ideal to use as a card from a group (eg family, bible study, book club) to one person. 

Happi Creating xoxo

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Super Quick and Easy Card Design

                            with the Envelope Punch Board

This amazing tool is quite difficult to get your hands on as it sells out as soon it hits the shelf!  It not only punches  envelope templates, but also makes bows, boxes, tags, file folders and more. I have used this tool to make the bow on this card and for those of you who have the tool and are punching bows, the measurements for the bow on this card is as follows: for the bottom(tail of the bow) 10cm X 4cm punched at 5 cm on either side and the loop of the bow is 15cm X 4cm punched at 7.5cm on either side. I have used a flattened bottle top to hold the rose and pin.  This card looks stunning in black and white and bling for a 21st card and in ivory and cream for a wedding card.

I have used Authentique's Flourish Range! Thank you Authentique for your inspirational paper designs!