We’ve added some new products for May, including some stunning products by Heidi Grace and Kaisercraft.
There are two new collections from Heidi Grace: Tweet Memories, a bright collection with birds, birdhouses and florals running through the collection;
and Daydream, a perfectly sweet and whimsical collection. It features flowers, butterflies and hearts with plenty of soft pinks, blues and creams.
Here’s a short video of the collection being introduced at the CHA conference in 2012.
Visit our shop to see the full range of Heidi Grace products in stock.
We also have two new ranges in stock – Suga Pop, is a fun and sweet collection from Kaisercraft. It’s a pretty range with greens, pinks and blues making up this children’s themed collection.
The Hopscotch collection is bursting with colour and fun. With funky design elements found across all the pages including pennants, bicycles and friend quotes, this collection is a great way of getting your teenager to be creative.
Visit our shop to see the full range of Kaisercraft products in stock.
A ‘scraplift‘ is taking another person’s scrapbook page design and copying the layout and position of all the papers and embellishments but using your own photos and stash to do so.
In the example below I’ve taken a layout, entitled “Hang About”, that I completed several years ago using papers and stickers by Basic Grey.
I’ve used bands of papers and trims across the page. The photo has been framed within a circle and I’ve used a journalling sticker on the bottom right corner of the photo. The chipboard letters forming the title are arranged around the circle and then I’ve cut out some shapes from the patterned paper to use as embellishments. The bird I’ve sat so that it looks like it’s perched on the lettering so that your eye is drawn to the title.
The flower embellishment I’ve positioned to the right of the page towards the top so that it forms a triangle with the bird and the journalling sticker.
Trucks & Polish
In “Trucks & Polish” I’ve recreated the same layout, this time using papers from My Minds Eye.
As you can see a scraplift doesn’t have to run in the same direction, because my photo is portrait rather than landscape I’ve turned the layout by 90° so that everything is going down the page instead of across it. However, everything is still in the same position, the patterned paper runs down one side and then I’ve sewn some thread down the other side in place of the fancy trim from “Hang About”.
flower embellishment has been cut by hand from a spare piece of the patterned paper then stuck in place using silicone glue for added dimension
to help give the viewer a feel of how dirty you get at truck shows I’ve ‘dirtied’ the page by gently rubbing ink pads around the edges
The photo is still placed within a circle and the embellishments are still lined up with the trim. The journalling block has also moved with the layout so that it is at the bottom left of the photo.
If you were to turn this new layout anti-clockwise by 90° you’d see that it is almost exactly the same, the only slight different is that the tow sets of embellishments have been shifted to the left slightly (oops!). That doesn’t matter though, these little changes are what makes the layout unique to you.
You can of course go totally wild and change everything about the layout, the idea is that the original layout gives you a starting point for your page.
Why don’t you try scraplifting my layout – upload your creations to our Facebook page, it’d be great to see what you come up with!