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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Crate Paper Kit

Tanyah asked me to see if I could come up with a kit for $5 - well I tried very hard but went over budget a little, however I have managed to make two layouts and a card for not much more. Sometimes patterned papers can be enough to create wonderful layouts without using embellishments, throw in a packet of co-ordinating chipboard shapes and you are away. The Crate Paper 'Paper Doll' collection is just beautiful, very pink, very girly, however, you don't have to limit yourself to just the little girls, it is still suitable for the olders girls.

Kit contains:
  • 2 x pale card stock
  • 1 x Double Sided Patterned Paper
  • 1 x Sheet of Chipboard Shapes

Products Required from home:
  • Layout 1: Four 3" x 2" photographs
  • Layout 2: One 6" x 4" photograph
  • Dimensional Magic
  • Adhesives
  • Journal Pen
  • White and Brown card stock for card
  • Sentiment for card
Sweetie - Layout 1:

Step 1.
Take your sheet of patterned paper and cut it into two halves and put aside one of the halves for another layout. Next, cut a 2cm strip off the top of your remaining half and put it aside. Now cut 1cm off the right hand side of your patterned paper and discard.
Step 2. 
Place a selection of the chipboard shapes across the bottom half of your patterned paper in the order that you would like them (do not stick down). Carefully draw a line around the top of the shapes leaving approximately a 5mm gap between the chipboard and your paper. 
Step 3.
Remove the chipboard shapes from your patterned paper and set aside. Now you can cut around the patterned paper being careful not to cut off the doodled line as this will remain on your paper as a feature. Using your pink card stock as your layout base, adhere the patterned paper to the top of the card leaving approximately 5mm border around each side and continue to doodle around the remaining three straight edges.
Time to adhere your chipboard shapes - using different thickness mounting tape to give a layered effect. You can also use some dimensional magic/glossy accents to highlight parts of the chipboard shapes.
Step 4.
Now you can adhere your photos across the cardstock, I have trimmed mine down slightly to allow for evenly spaced gaps between each photo.
 Step 5.
Using your 2cm strip of patterned paper, turn it over to the opposite side and doodle around it. I have used a Fiskars scallop border punch on one edge of mine as well as the doodling. I have also added dots of dimensional magic/glossy accents across the paper strip for enhancement. Adhere the strip to the card stock approximately 3cm below the bottom of the photographs which leaves you enough room for your journalling. Place a few more of the chipboard pieces to the side of your strip and again use varying thicknesses of foam mounting tape to stagger the height for a layered effect. You can also decorate the chipboard with the dimensional magic/glossy accents.

Step 7.
Lastly, it's time to journal in the remaining gap between the photos and the strip of patterned paper.

Little Princess - Layout 2:

Step 1.
Using the remaining half of your patterned paper cut three strips and a heart shape.
  • Strip 1 (pink side up) 21cm x 4cm
  • Strip 2 (pink side up) 20cm x 2cm
  • Strip 3 (green side up) 19cm x 5cm
  • Heart (hand drawn) 9cm tall x 9cm side
You can doodle around the edges or ink and distress them. I have used the Fiskars scallop border punch on the smaller pink strip.
Step 2.
Using your white card stock as the layout background, adhere the strips and heart as shown.
Step 3.
Adhere your photograph over the overlapping both the green strip and the heart.
Step 4.
Position the remaining (except the little doll which needs to be saved for the card) chipboard pieces onto the layout and use variable thicknesses of adhesive foam tape to stagger the height and give dimension to your layout. Again I have added dimensional magic/glossy accents to some of my chipboard to enhance the pieces. Place your 'Little Princess' title piece overlapping the photograph and journal below it.

Happy Birthday Card:
This sweet little card was made using the very last chipboard piece which I'd saved because it was just too darn cute! I also used the last strip of the patterned paper, some spare brown and white card stock in my stash and another stash item being the birthday sentiment rub-on.

Step 1.
Cut and fold your brown cardstock into the size card you require. Cut a piece of white card stock the same width but 1cm smaller in height and adhere it to the brown cardstock leaving a 5mm gap top and bottom.
Step 2.
Using the very bottom strip of the patterned paper where it has both the green and the pink together, cut it down to go across the length of your card and then doodle around the edges. Again I have used the Fiskars border punch and doodled the scallops and little dots then covered the dots in dimensional magic/glossy accents.
Step 3.
Adhere the little doll chipboard piece using thick foam tape to raise it off the card for extra dimension.
Step 4.
Place your sentiment just above the patterned paper strip, I used a random 'happy birthday to you' rub-on that I had in my stash.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful, simple and very inexpensive kit!
Happy Scrapping...



Shazz said...

VERY VERY cute kit....VERY cute

nic said...

Just stunning Melinda...xxxooo

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Melinda! I love what you have done with this range. I have bought it because its just so irresistible. Thanks for the ideas on how to use it. Alz :)