Lawn Fawn Friday!

We’re taking a page from Lawn’s Fawns blog and hosting our own Fawny Friday today, showcasing some adorable clean and simple cards that Wendy made using some of her fave stamps. Hope you feel inspired!

EDIT: Lots of interest in the “Season’s Greetings” card, which was inspired by an awesome tutorial by Lawn Fawn Design Team member Chari Moss. Watch this video from the Lawn Fawn Youtube channel to see how Chari made her card.

Check out Meghan’s tag in the post below, also featuring Lawn Fawn + Hero Arts stamps! 🙂

AccuCut Showcase – May Flowers

I was so inspired by one of the cards we made in our May Flowers card class the other night that I had to try one of the techniques on a layout. 

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Don’t you love the embossed photo? I scrap-lifted that idea from Pam Whelan at our Scrapbook Retreat last weekend. 

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I made a heart shaped mask with one of our AccuCut Heart die-cuts and then stamped the Hero Arts Poppy Background stamp inside the masked off heart on the teal paper. I also die-cut a second heart with a scrap of the background paper and stamped that as well, popping it up with foam tape and overlapping the masked heart for dimension. The flower (Hero Arts Small Sweet Petals) is stamped on the script pattern paper and coloured with Distress inks, cut out and popped up.

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These letters were die-cut from the AccuCut Jill’s Chunky Uppercase Alphabet in chipboard and a grid pattern paper. I stamped the Daisy Reverse Pattern Background stamp over the grid with Fired Brick Distress Ink before die-cutting, then affixed the paper to the chipboard and inked the edges with Pumice Stone. Love those cute little tiny Carolee’s Creations alphabet letters – they come in a huge variety of colours and we have tons in stock.

That’s it for today – check our Facebook page later for a peek at the fours cards we made in our May Flowers Card Class. Hope you all have a great long weekend!

August 2010 Spotlight Week 1

The Blog is back from summer vacation and we have our first August Spotlight to share with you, featuring the talents of Stephanie Roberts. We spotted Stephanie’s talent when she submitted some cards to our Facebook Mojo Monday Gallery and we thought it was high-time we featured a card maker for our Monthly Spotlight. 

Check out this beautiful card that immediately caught our eye, it’s never too early to start planning your holiday cards… 

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Stephanie created this showstopper with her Ranger ink blending tool, using Faded Jeans Ink for the sky line and Antique Linen with a touch of Vintage photo for the Sand. Because of the way Stephanie applied her ink, the Bethlehem image from A Muse looks like it’s aglow – a perfect card to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 

We’ll be back on Monday with our monthly challenge, kicking off August with a Prize Giveaway so be sure to pop back to find out how to enter! 

June 2010 Spotlight – Week 2

This Friday we have another great layout to show you, made by Natasha Connolly – the talented lady we’re featuring during our June Spotlight here on The Paperie Blog.

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One thing I really liked about this layout was that the circle was adhered to the background paper on a bit of a slant – it adds interest to the page and the colours help the photo to stand out. Thanks for sharing another sweet layout with us Tash – can’t wait to see what you send us next week!

Hope you’re all having a great day on this beautiful Friday afternoon – have a wonderful weekend!

June 2010 Spotlight – Week 1

This month we have another talented scrapbooker to feature for our June Spotlight, Natasha Connolly of Marystown. We were admiring Natasha’s layouts at our Spring Retreat last month and were impressed by her clean designs. Check out this adorable layout of her son eating every little kids favourite veggie…

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Sometimes all you need to make the perfect layout is the right paper and a good title. The pictures look great sanded and the focal picture is matted and embellished with the ideal sticker for emphasis.

Stay tuned to The Paperie Blog, we’re aiming to get back on track with our Blog posts for June, so keep checking in on Mondays, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s for our Mojo Monday Challenge, our AccuCut Showcase, and the weekly June Spotlight featuring Natasha Connolly!

Have a great weekend everyone!


April 2010 Spotlight – Week 4

Welcome back for another spotlight on The Paperie Blog, featuring the talents of Karen Young from Marystown. Have a peek at another sweet baby layout starring little Lauren…

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Love Karen’s use of the number doily at the bottom of the page – the soft colours work well with the title and compliment Lauren’s outfit as well. I love Karen’s layouts because they translate easily to any size – I typically work with 8×8 and I can easily alter this sketch to suit that size. Throughout Karen’s Spotlight this month I’ve noticed that she uses white space exceptionally well and I love that she doesn’t cover every square inch of her layouts in “stuff”. When in doubt, less is more!