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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Rambling Rose Card Set by Jo Simons

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Hello paper peeps!
Jo here today to share with you a couple of cards I have made using the super awesome Rambling Rose Card Makers pack

These cards were so easy to make as everything was in the pack.
I simply made some embellishment clusters from the ephemera in the pack and then added them to some patterned paper and my card base.

Super quick, super easy
For my second card I did add the Rambling Rose Corner Die to fancy up the middle of my card.
A couple of doilies and some Glitzin Glamour on the butterfly and you have some cards ready to go.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your beautiful comments on our blog and Facebook page.
Until next time
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Scrabook Papercraft Expo - Craft Giraffe Classes in Depth with Sneak Peeks

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Hi everyone

It's just on 3 weeks until the premier Scrapbook and Papercraft Event in Australia
This year we are once again proud to be sponsoring classes in 
and have an awesome tutor lineup in both classrooms with 

Let's get to know our tutors and what our first 
classroom will be doing.

In Craft Giraffe's Classroom you will get to have a play with our soon to be released 
and our next Ultimate Crafts collection release The Ritz designed by Sue Smyth

CLASS 1: 9.30am - 11.30am with Tracey Cooley

Tracey will be using the THEATRE range of papers from the RITZ collection to help you create a stunning set of five cards.  These are gorgeous in real life and you will be in love with them too. To make these cards you will be using array of gorgeous decorative dies, embossing folders and hot foil stamps from the collection. Along with the 6x6" paper pad Tracey has also chosen an embossing folder and decorative die, from the collection, as well as a heap of other goodies to take home with you that you used in class.

How good do these sneak peeks of Tracey's cards look?

CLASS 2: 12.00pm - 2.00pm with Anita Enright

The GATSBY range of papers will be showcased by Anita in this class.  You will create a one page scrapbooking layout, and there is also two bonus cards that you can create in class or can take home with you as you will have everything you need to complete them. 
The layout incorporates a 6x4" portrait photo and is perfect for any type of photo you want to use, boy, girl, family, travel etc. You chose.
Anita has incorporated some texture into this layout using a stencil and more stunning dies and hot foil stamps from the Ritz collection.  As part of your class kit, as well as a 6x6" paper pad, you will also get a stencil, decorative die and some bling to expand your Ritz collection as well as a few other pressies.

Take a closer look at Anita's layout.

CLASS 3: 2.30pm - 4.30pm with Kerrie Gurney

Kerrie chose the EVENING COCKTAIL range for you to create a two page scrapbooking layout.  This paper range focuses on blacks with gold and Kerrie will definitely make your creation shine.  
Kerrie  is gifting you along with the 6x6" paper pad, a decorative die, hot foil stamp and roll of foil to take away with you.
Photo Requirements 1 x 4x6" portrait 4 x 3x4" landscape or 3 x 4x6" portrait or 4 x 3x4" landscape or add them later as you will be creating photo mats.

Here are some more closeups of Kerrie's class. 

Class cost is only $50 which includes gifts from 
your teachers to take with you.

Plan your classes now so you don't miss out. 

INTRODUCING: Goodbye Static Pad

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Introducing the Couture Creation's Goodbye Static Pad.
Get a nice clean professional finish to your heat embossing every time. 

Why use a Goodbye Static Pad? 
This little pillow is filled with fine powder to remove fingerprints etc from your card stock before stamping your image for heat embossing. This means your embossing powder only sticks where you want it to so you end up with a nice crisp clear image. 
Click HERE for a quick video on how to use it. 

Look for this product at your local stockist or ask your local store to order it in for you. 

Product Code – CO725662.


Monday, 22 May 2017

Vintage Tri-fold Card by Adriana Bolzon

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Hi there everyone, Adriana  here today on the Artdeco Creations blog with another project created with the new release collection - 
Ultimate Crafts - Artdeco Creations "Rambling Rose"
This paper collection was designed by the talented Australian 
designer "Sue Smyth" and it has been a very popular collection.

Here is my project a tri-fold decor piece.
Capturing the vintage feel in the papers and adding some foiling to the outer edges by using some normal foiling sheets, tacky glue and bone scorer.

Using the papers from the 
ULT157701 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose 12x12 paper pad.

I cut three panels of the wooden panels paper from the
ULT157701 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose 12x12 paper pad with the
Couture Creations Vintage Sign Nesting Die C0723956 
Inking the edges - these will be the back of my panels of my project.

For the front panels I cut three more pieces from of the
 ULT157701 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose 12x12 paper pad .

Using Couture Creations 2Way Glue Pen C0724037,
and a piece of the Couture Creations  Gold CO725355 Vintage matte Foil roll. I gently dabbed some glue around the edge of the papers and place the foil on top of the glued edges.

Gently rubbing the top of the foil with a bone scorer. 
I love the distressed look of this technique and it is an easy way to use foiling without any heating tool.

Once all done - I attached all the three panels together with a some small piece of paper from the wooden panel paper sheet.

Front side with Matte gold foiling edges.

I then cut three panels of the wooden panels paper from the
Couture Creations Vintage Signe Nesting Die C0723956 , the next size down.
Inking the edges - using a Circle nesting die cut a circle out of one of the panels.
I attached them all with Foam tape underneath.

Decorating the outer panels with lace and ribbons
Also team up with the Decorative die - 

Using the stamp set from the
Ultimate Crafts "L'Aquarelle" stampset ULT157796
Ultimate Crafts "L'Aquarelle" paper pad ULT157761
 I stamped the flower from the stampset onto some of the paper pad and added some colour inside the flowers with inks, then fuzzy cute them out.

Adding the flowers and foliage around the edges.

Rubbing some more Glue and golf foiling around the diecuts.

I have also a bonus card that I created as well, using the same technique of applying some glue from the 2 way glue pen and rubbing the gold foiling sheet around the raised edges of my embossed card. Again, it is not completely covered with all gold foiling but it is just a very simple way of adding some gold foiling to projects. It leaves a very distressed and vintage feel to any card or project.

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Thanks for looking
Cheers and 
Big hugs Adriana XX

Friday, 19 May 2017

You Are Beautiful Inside and Out by Guest Designer Cathy Cafun

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Hi everyone, my name is Cathy Cafun and I am so happy to have been invited by Artdeco Creations to be the Guest Designer for the month of May.

A little bit about me:  
I live in Brisbane, Queensland and was introduced to Paper Crafting 11 years ago.  Since then it has become an all-consuming passion and is a large part of my daily life.

If I had to describe my style, I would say it is predominantly shabby chic/romantic, but I am very partial to the grungy distressed look when creating masculine layouts.  My pages, cards and BTP projects always have elements of texture and dimension and I find any form of mixed media, fussy cutting, layering and distressing a wonderful way to achieve this.

I hope I am able to inspire you with my creations using the beautiful L'Aquarelle Collection of co-ordinating papers, dies, embossing folders and stamps.
Today I am sharing a layout and was inspired by the gorgeous purple toned flowers on one of the papers from the 12x12 L'Aquarelle Paper Pad, which has a beautiful array of 24 different flora and fauna vintage themed designs (2 of each design) with lovely co-ordinating watercolour background papers.

"You Are Beautiful Inside and Out" Layout

I started by using the L'Aquarelle Rolling Mesh Stencil design to mask my background with Anna Griffin Embossing Paste, and whilst the embossing paste was still wet I sprinkled with Couture Creations white glitter from the Be Merry Collection, which is superfine and gives a lovely shimmer effect.
For a distressed/shabby look, I tore a section of text print paper, then tore a few smaller mauve pieces to layer underneath, which I embossed with the Antiquity Embossing Folder.  I also used the sanding block to sand the edges of the Inspiration Card.

One of my favourite techniques is fussy cutting, so when I spied these beautiful mauve flowers, they were calling out to be fussy cut.  It is fiddly, but well worth the effort!!  I also fussy cut some stamped and clear embossed fern leaves from the Fern Flowers and Flourish Stamp Set and a butterfly from the Spread Your Wings Stamp Set. 

To add a touch of contrast to my flower clusters and to tie in with the masked background I die cut the Chirping in the Eaves Background Die from white cardstock and cut out the 2 sweet little birds.
I love to add white accents to add a touch of softness to my layouts.  I altered a few of the Jewelled Florettes by adding touches of glue to the edges of the petals, then dusting with white glitter.  I also used the Turbo Glue Pen to adhere some Prills to the flower centres to add a bit of texture. 

"LOVE" Card
The watercolour papers in the collection are so pretty, that I decided to create a card by layering the mauve and aqua green pp's, then sanding the edges for a soft and dreamy look.

To keep in theme with the soft and dreamy look, I diecut the Floral Bunting Background Die to use as a stencil to mask the top right and bottom left of my card.  I then layered one of the Inspiration Cards and a fussy cut butterfly to the centre, then topped the butterfly with a metal embellishment from the Metal Framed Trinkets and Cabochons Pack.
To create a few embellishments for my clusters,  I diecut 2 of the Watercolour Bloom Die in white cardstock, then altered by coating with Madagascar Liquid 3D Pearl Drops mixed with a touch of water.  I also stamped a couple of flowers from the Fern Flower and Flourish Stamp Set in black ink, embossed, then fussy cut.  
To finish off, I used the left over watered down 3D Pearl mix to lightly splatter around the flower clusters.

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I hope you enjoyed my 2 projects created with the beautiful L'Aquarelle Collection.  Keep an eye out next week for a couple more projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting.

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