‘Chasing Dreams’ with Sassyscrappers

Hello everyone! With the beginning of a new month I thought I would share with you all the projects I created for February with Sassyscrappers

I had the joy of working with the Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes.Swoon! Haven’t seen it yet?? Check it out here.

I really tried to mix it up this month and found myself creating lots of different projects.First of all was my pocket pages.I created page inserts using elements from the collection and using smaller sized photos over the top.

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I was super happy how these turned out.They had a really delicate vibe!

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Here is a closer look at the inserts I made-

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Next up was my Butterfly layout.If you follow my Instagram you will remember how I went on a fussy cutting adventure-

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I now have hands as strong as steel!

But once my layout came together I knew it was totally worth it.Those Butterflies are so pretty!

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Next I thought I would give my planner a makeover….as you do.Theses papers and stickers etc are SO versatile and I knew they would look amazing in a planner set up.

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My final project for the month I decided to make some postcards.I kind of got the idea after I made the inserts for my pocket pages.For the back I used stamps from Kaisercraft, they gave a great effect.

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So that was what I’ve been up to.How about you?

I hope you enjoyed todays read,

Until next time,

Kylie xoxo

A ‘POSH’ Tuesday…..

Hello my lovelies! I hope you are all well.This week with the Sassyscrappers design team I have created a very simplistic layout using the new ‘Posh’ collection by Simple Stories Now you all know my love affair with Simple Stories! Swooning! Here are just some of the beautiful products in the range……..

This range has a fab collection for scrapbooking as well as for your planner.Yasssssss!

Here is a little look at my completed layout-

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The little ‘extras’ I’ve used for this layout is the cross stitch heart, (I’ll talk more about this in a minute), as well as a soft watercolour background.I have lots of you tell me that you are scared of mixed media.You really shouldnt be! There are such fab products on the market today that enable you to create such fantastic results with minimal effort.These are the two products I have used behind my layout-

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I’ve used Prima Color Bloom spray in ‘Gold Foil’ and the ‘Pastel Dreams’ watercolours.Both of these products are by Prima Marketing and available on the Sassyscrappers website.

I’ve used Lemonade as the peachy background.A helpful tip if you are starting out! Don’t forget to add Gesso to your page prior to any mixed media application.Also the more water with your paint the softer the result! The splatters on my layout are using the Gold Foil Color Bloom spray.

Here are a few closer pics-

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Now I know you will all want to know how I applied the cross stitch heart. I bought this template in a Spotlight sale.Best money I ever spent….But I believe it was an Amy Tangerine brand if that helps! Super easy to use!

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I totally love the Gold Foil spray!

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I hope you like this weeks project and it inspires you to have a go with some watercolours and mixed media.Don’t forget you can find all supplies via the Sassyscrappers website here ….Oh and the Color Bloom sprays are currently on sale. (Did I say that out loud??)

Keep creating and don’t forget to follow along with more of my adventures on Facebook here- Paper Sweetpea

And on Instagram here- Paper Sweetpea

Much love,

Kylie xo

A Sassy September

Hello friends!

I’ve been so busy I haven’t updated for a little while.I hope you are all well.Today I thought I would show you the fun projects I have completed for September for the Sassyscrappers design team.I used a couple of different collections this month, so let’s take a little look~

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Sweet little snailmail booklet using ‘Take Me Away’ by Pink Paislee You can watch a process video here

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Altered journal using ‘Take Me Away’ by Pink Paislee (Flowers from my stash).

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Layout using ‘Take Me Away’ by Pink Paislee

Snailmail using ‘Gather’ by Maggie Holmes design.

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Snailmail pocket book using ‘Gather’ by Maggie Holmes designs.

So there you have it.I had quite a busy month and thoroughly enjoyed creating these projects.I hope they have inspired you to create your own.

Don’t forget you can find supplies at Sassyscrappers

Keep creating!

Kylie xo

‘Cute Girl’ Scrapbooking layout

Hello friends! It has been a while since I last updated my blog.I blinked and July somewhat disappeared.

Today I am sharing with you a project completed with the Sassyscrappers Design Team.I have completed a Scrapbooking layout using the new ‘Cute Girl’ collection by Crate paper

When I first saw this I died! No really……I truly LOVE everything about this gorgeous range and can’t wait to share more projects with you including some Snailmail.Here’s just a few pieces of the range-

Now was I right or was I right??Adorable! And this is only some of it.

Anyway, here is a look at my layout-

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I love adding a touch of Shabby Chic in my themes and this collection lends itself perfectly for that.I don’t know why but corrugated cardboard is my latest big thing.I love the textures you can create with it.The flowers and bird cage chippy were from my stash but they went beautifully with the theme.I added a touch of pastel colour to the ‘My Girl’ wooden tag for a softer effect.

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So there you have it! Feel free to ask any questions and you can also catch my latest adventures via Instagram here

Keep creating and have a wonderful day!

Kylie xoxo

June-Sassyscrappers Designs Team.Project 4

Hello everyone! June is coming to a close and for my last design project with Sassyscrappers I am again using the ‘You are here’ collection by Simple Stories.This is a great collection to use if you are documenting your travels or holidays! I love the collection of papers,stickers etc.You can see them all here

This week I wanted to make a mini travel journal.I’ve never lied about how slack at journaling I am.I always start with great intentions and then never get round to finishing.This little booklet is a way of keeping a few special photos of your travels and making a few short journal notes as well.You could also keep receipts,tickets or anything else that was special about your trip, and because of its size you aren’t committed to journaling page after page.Here are some pics of the finished result-

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I wanted the finished book to look as though it was ‘busy’ and full of interesting things.I also wanted it to look uneven.You can see I have cut all my pages to different sizes.I start small at the front and gradually get larger.I have bound the pages together by using my sewing machine and stitching down the centre.You will see this soon.

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You can see here all the different sized papers and the tabs added around the edges, really help with the effect I was after.

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The first inside page on the left I wanted to have look like a postcard! I think the simplicity helped achieve that.The page on the right, I’ve left room for adding a holiday snap.The first introduction to your little book.

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You could line this page with a map of where you are staying but I thought the enamel marker dots and string was a fun addition for the theme.

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Next I included a paper tab for holding another photo and ticket on this page.You could also place receipts etc here.

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Next is the middle of the book.This photo gives a great view of how I stitched the book together.The inclusion of these next few pages are for journaling. I will be filling these in later.

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I allowed three pages for documenting, but if you are savvy at journal writing, you could add more pages to your book.

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These last few pages I have dedicated to photos.The stickers and bits & pieces from this collection are so fun to highlight your project with.

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I hope you have enjoyed this weeks project.This would also be a fab, deluxe postcard to send to someone.The possibilities are endless!

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Thanks for reading! Have a fun week!

Kylie xo

Paper Sweetpea

June ~Sassyscrappers design team.Project 3

Hello again!

For this weeks project with the Sassyscrappers  design team I am working with one of my very fave brands Simple Stories and their new ‘Bloom & Grow’ collection.As it is Winter here in Australia (and a yucky one at that) I loved using all the cute little accents to remind me of Spring!Here are a few quick snaps of the outside of this little book.You will see that I have used some rings to bind the pages together.

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For this design I used some plain brown cardstock as a base for my pages.I think it gave it a really nice rustic appeal.For those of you wanting to know measurements I cut each piece of brown card to 6″ x 6″ or 15cm x 15cm. Using the 6″ x 6″ paper pad from this collection, I cut 1cm or 10mm off each side prior to gluing to the brown cardstock.

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I have to say I love all the cute little bits and pieces in this range.How seriously cute is that wee Garden Gnome??

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When you first turn the page of the front cover, you will see I have added a little pocket.I plan to add some gift tags or stickers into this.I have also used zig zag stitching done on my sewing machine as little borders throughout the whole book, for the rustic appeal again.

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This next page I added a little space to put some seedlings to send.(And yes they are Sweetpeas of course!) I thought it added a nice touch considering the theme of the mail.

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NOTE: I’m not sure whether I would send seedlings internationally.I plan on sending this within Australia as I’m not sure if some countries,customs laws may frown upon this.But you could still use this tab for placing tags,photos,stickers….Anything you like.

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On the next two pages I have added some simple,yet generous sized pockets for placing your letter and other goodies into.

‘Lettuce Turnip the Beet’…..So cute and quirky!

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I hope you like my project for this week.To conclude it I tied some co-ordinating pieces of ribbon to the rings.I think it gave it a fun,country vibe!

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You can buy all your supplies for this project via the Sassyscrappers website

Here are a couple of other projects that have been on my creative desk recently too, I hope they give you some inspiration for your next project!

Keep creating!

Kylie xo

Paper Sweetpea

.P.S.- Don’t forget to check out my Etsy store here

June~ Sassyscrappers design team.Project 1

I can’t believe we are in June already.Whaaaatt??

This week as part of the Sassyscrappers design team I am using products from the Hello Sunshine collection by Cocoa Vanilla.I love the Summer themes and colours.

I had so many ideas for these goodies, and this was the finished result!

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Again I’ve been playing with layering cardstock,adding stitiching and spray mist for texture.I thought the faint application of the spray mist added the effect of clouds to the cover.

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Inside the front cover finds a cute pocket for putting your mail or cards in.I love the denim look paper in this range.

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To the right side here you will see I have added a little paper slot for putting gift tags in.I love making tags!You can personalise them any way you please!

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In the centre of the book features a fold up pocket or envelope.This is great for storing any goodies you like into and I think it adds an element of fun to your project!

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Since it was a Summer themed booklet I also added my own fun photograph!

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This was a lot of fun to make.I hope you will try also! You can follow my YouTube video tutorial here

Thanks for following along, don’t forget to tag me in your creations on Instagram paper_sweetpea

Keep creating!

Much love

Kylie xo