May 2016 ~ Hello Gorgeous

For the last week of May with the Sassyscrappers design team, I found myself creating with the ‘Hello Gorgeous’ collection by My Minds Eye again.

This time I decided to create a very simple, yet sweet flip book for sending mail in.IMG_0683.jpg

Lately I have loved adding layer upon layer, fussy cutting and using foam tape to raise and add interest to my projects.IMG_0679.jpg

From side on you can see the effect of this! I also added some gold,metallic string as a background feature.

Inside was again very simple…..

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The pocket on the inside cover would be ideal for storing your letter or cards in.Whilst the right side lifts up to reveal a cute little pocket….IMG_0674.jpg

I add some detail stitching (very carefully) with my sewing machine.IMG_0689

I love that less is often more with details.This wasn’t an overly embellished little booklet but I still think it would be lovely to receive.IMG_0685.jpg

Thanks for reading today.I’m excited for what projects are created in June!

Keep creating!

Kylie ( Paper Sweetpea )

Products Used:

Hello Gorgeous by My Minds Eye.

Available at Sassyscrappers

 

 

 

From my desk…..Snailmail Inspiration

Today I have been making my way through my outgoing mail to penfriends and I thought I’d share this simple little folder I made as some inspiration for you.

I chose a classical theme using hues of pink,black and silver.I had a very ‘Tre Chic’ visual in my mind.Using polka dots and florals, layering flowers and silver glitter string as backing I was really happy how the front cover came out.IMG_0643.jpg

On the inside featured a pocket on each side.Perfect for putting your letter or cards,tags etc into.Again I stuck with classical theme in the same hues.Added little details such a string and a diamonte border helped to finish off this project and add interest to the eye.

I added a polka dot flair,(made easily from a cupcake liner!), and more fussy cut blooms to the next page.Little word stickers,co-ordinating flags and string backing completed the overall design!IMG_0650IMG_0651

Now all that is left to do is send it on to its new home! I hope you enjoyed reading today and don’t forget to check me out on Instagram  here

or if you feel like seeing some of my tutorials you can do so here

Keep creating!

Much love,

Kylie xo

May 2016 ~ Fancy Free Card

This week as part of the Sassyscrappers design team I made a very sweet layered card using the Fancy Free collection by Pink Paislee

Such a pretty range of papers,stickers and die cuts!For this project I used the following-

Before I show you how I made it, here is the finished result!card 1IMG_0628.jpg

The first thing I did was fold a 12 x 12 sheet of paper in half and cut to the desired size.Then I took to fussy cutting some flowers and leaves.I really loved these blooms!IMG_0613.jpg

Next I cut varying designs of paper into random sized squares and rectangles ,making sure they weren’t too large!IMG_0614.png

I then began the process of gradually layering these pieces together for the front of the card.I did this in sections, and gradually with each few layers added, I started raising them by using foam tape.IMG_0617IMG_0618

Eventually once I was happy with the effect it looked like this.IMG_0619.jpg

You can see by raising the layers of paper with foam tape, it gives the effect of dimension.Then I started to position the flowers, leaves and other diecuts in and around the layers of paper stacked.Some of these pieces I also used foam tape to raise them off the base as well.You can really see it taking shape now!IMG_0620.jpg

I really like the little details sometimes and find it is what really finishes your project.I added a sweet gold bow and tag………IMG_0622.jpg

Some detailed border lines with a fine tip marker…..IMG_0623.jpg

And some flicks of white mist paint………and YES! I got it everywhere but where I wanted it the first few goes…..You are not alone friends.IMG_0625

I loved this project as it is a great way for using up some of your little off cuts of paper.If you are like me you have PLENTY of those stored away!IMG_0629

I hope you enjoyed my little project today!

Keep crafting!

Much love,

Kylie xo ( Paper Sweetpea )

 

Sweet memory book

One of the fun collections I worked with this month for Sassyscrappers  was the ‘Hello Gorgeous’ range by My Minds Eye Such a pretty collection full of florals and a hint of vintage theme.Vintage isn’t normally my style but its fun to work outside your comfort zone right??

Lately I’ve had a lot of fun creating memory books as a keepsake gift. This book I made is smaller than some I’ve made but still holds lots of detail.

I kept the front cover fairly simple IMG_0597.jpg

But inside featured lots of fun layers-

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I love the soft added touches of glitter on some of the stickers and ephemera.

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Inside the front cover I added a deep pocket.Perfect for storing tags,photos,cards etc.

Inside the first page also features a pocket which I thought would be great for storing a little letter.I really loved the vintage pieces on this page

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The next page featured room for a little keepsake photo and a pocket for a gift tag.But you could also store concert tickets etc as a keepsake.

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One element I love with this style of book is the accordion or dual fold pages.It can fold two ways.On the back flip side of things I added some cute die cuts and a pocket, to centre around a tea party theme.A delicious flavoured tea bag can be slid into the pocket.

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I only added just a few pages to this book but you could easily add a lot more to suit your taste.You can check out my YouTube video on how I made this cute book right here.It shows a lot more detail for you….Memory book tutorial

 I hope you have fun making your own! Don’t forget you can follow along with my paper adventures via Instagram here- Paper Sweetpea

Until next time….Keep creating!

Much Love,

Kylie xo