Friday, June 21, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Alice
Hi there, another parchment project to share with you…
All the flowers petals, leaves and butterfly are cut out with a 4-needle tool instead of scissors.
Each individual piece is assembled together with foam tape and glue.

Trace the pattern on the vellum paper with white gel pen.
After tracing the pattern, turn over
vellum paper and emboss with a small ball tool.
Use a 4-needle cutting tool to cut
all the traced pattern as shown.
Use brown and pink card stock as background.
I used a 5”x7” frame for the whole picture.
Actual piece of artwork is display at the shop.
 Do drop by the shop to find out more about the parchment class.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Ridz
Hi everyone
I'm sure you remember that Father's Day is just around the corner.  This accordion style album is so simple to do and yet so versatile.  It can work as a card, a simple journal, or fill it up with pictures and turn it into a mini album. If you use a thicker cardstock (or just layer more papers), you'll make it really sturdy enough to stand like a frame for his desk. 

I hope this will inspire you to give a handmade gift to that special man in your life. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Dewi
Mothers' Day is just over. If you celebrated it, how was your day? Personally I had a makan frenzy of Hongkong desserts for lunch and local entrees like satay for dinner. My mother always says, "Eat your desserts first!" and we all know mothers know best!
Nonetheless, the memory of spending the whole day with my family was priceless. And that brings me to this week's project : Keeping the memory in a simple layout.
This week I have used one of my favourite brand , Websters and this is the Love Is kit. I love how well coordinated they look once I put them together. I have only to add flowers from the same brand and more that were ‘leftovers’ from the previous projects.
One of the most frequently asked question about putting a bunch of flowers together is how to coordinate and pick the right flowers. My answer is quite easy actually. I always hold on to these 2 pointers. The first is to pick the flowers according to the colours that you see in your layout. The second pointer is to have a good number of small to big flowers. That’s it! It is as easy as that. You can then just play around with its placement and the number of flowers that you deem fit for the layout.
I do hope that you will immortalise your Mothers’ Day memory in a simple layout or even an album. Memories are experiences that are uniquely yours <3 font="">
With that I bid adios and till the next project, keep on scrapping!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Roza
Mother...the highest & priceless title.
In conjuntion with Mother's day here's 3 very simple zig zag card ideas.
Materials used: Plain card stocks
Patterned papers by KCK
Rub ons
KCK peel off stickers
pearl strings
Flower brads(KCK)
Smallest card measures 6 1/2" X 9"
Score at 3" & 6"
Fold down score markings & draw a slanted line from top right hand corner.Cut off & punch with desired border punchers.
I kept this simple with just a strip of scrap patterend paper & green flower ribbon.
The largest is an album card.4 pcs in all,each measuring 5" X 7 1/2".Score at 1/2" on each side before attaching all pieces together.Once attached,draw a slanted line from the top right corner.
Glue on desired patterned paper & embellish.

Try it yourself & give your mum a gift to treasure....

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Ridz
Mothers Day Mini Album
Wikipedia says that “Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.”  This year, I’m honoring our dearly departed Mom by making a mini album in her memory for my sisters.
While it is sad for us to lose someone so dear, I must say that making this project has brought many many happy memories and I’m really glad that I ventured into it. 
I’ve used a variety of products from Glitz Designs from the Happy Travel and French Kiss line.  There’s the 6x6 designer paper, chipboard album, cardstock stickers, peek-a-boo transparencies and die cuts.  Lots of yummy goodness here!
It’s very simple to make a mini album when you have all these supplies ready.  Do check out what other complementing products Krafer’s Paradise have for you.
I’ve used the papers to cover the blank chipboards that come with the album.  The die cuts that came in this pack were so pretty so I’ve also added pages by sticking them side by side to make a bigger page. 
To complete the project just add flowers, adages, a poem and you’ll have a simple yet meaningful album to share with your loved ones.  I’m sure my sisters will be pleased to receive this album.

I hope this will inspire you to make projects you can share with the moms in your lives.



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Weekly Inspiration by Alice

Weekly Inspiration By Alice
today I would like to share with you a few wedding cards for the special occasions.  These cards can be sued as an invitation card or Congratulating the couple for the joyous occasion.
Material used for this card – red color card stock, patterned vellum paper, ribbon, “Xi” rubber stamp, glitter glue and small rectangle buckle. Card size: 18cm x 13cm. 

“Xi” is stamped on a pink color cardstock and colored the flowers using colored pencils. Apply the glitter glue onto the word and cut out the image.  Used foam double sided tape and stick to the right side of the card. This can be used as an invitation card or a Congratulating card.

Parchment Wedding Cards

 These two cards are made from parchment vellum paper with peach color crayons colored on the vellum and lavender essentials oil are applied for fragrance. Flowers are traced with white ink and embossed. Tie a small bow onto the card as shown. 
Another parchment card to share, the background with lace like and the doves are separate piece of work. Doves are traced with white ink, embossed, cut out and stick on the background. I have used wordings stickers on it.

Hope you like the cards today and wishing everyone a good week ahead.
If you are keen to learn how to make this card, do drop off your contacts at the counter and will get in touch with you soon.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Roza
Hi scrappers....don't you just love weddings??

The happy bride & groom,all the yummy food & a burst of colourful decor!

Had mine some 18yrs back & I sure had tonnes of memorable photos.One too many albums so I decided to take some of my favourites & create an accordian file to store my priceless moments.

Materials used:
6pcs of 6 1/4" X 9" envelopes(cut off about 1/2" on top)
Webster pages papers
Peel off stickers
Prima say it in pearls
Prima ribbon embellishment
Pearls & gems
Tim Holtz ideology ornate plate

I started out by glueing the 6 envelopes together on all 3 sides leaving the top free for photo mat slotting.

Distress all corners of envelopes.
Front & back envelopes need to be glued completely,then past on patterned paper.

Once the accordian file has taken shape,cut off a piece to act as a cover for your file & add embellishments.I basically added say it with pearls & a small doily & left the gorgeous paper as is...once I got all my embellishments on,I then decoupaged the cover just to give it a good shine.Place a magnet underneath the cover for closure.
I placed an ornate plate bearing the year I got married on back of file. 

There are 4 photo mats for pictures & 2 slots left intentionally empty for some of my favourite love letters & cards.
I had cut out some of the little butterflies,cake prints from my paper stash & added some pearls to give it a glow.
This is a really quick & simple project.Try it out & have fun!!Till next month,happy scrapping!



Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Dewi
Hello there!
Weddings are always a joyous occasion and as crafters, I am sure you itch to play a part in it. Well, for this week, I have gathered some ideas for a guest book set-up. Here goes:
I simply love Websters!
In this project there is actually a bit of coordination and foresight. A lot of the papers were mainly used in the guest book itself. The board, however, needed a bit of scraps from your last projects ( a good opportunity to used your leftovers and nic-nacs!)
Since the guests will be penning down their well wishes, I thought it is more sentimental if they were to do it the more traditional way… through letters. Thus the mini envelopes.

The guest book has the idea flowing in it too.

The cream flaps that you see will have Instax photographs pasted under them and so the flaps act as a protector AND doubles as spaces for the guests to pen down their wishes. Saves a lot of papers and cost, I tell you! Hehehe!

Ok so much for technical stuffs, I will end off with a pictorial summary of this week’s project. I hope this week’s project has inspired you.  Till next month then, keep on crafting!





Sunday, March 10, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Ridz
He’s proposed and you’ve said yes and now it’s a whirlwind of planning.  What could be important (other than THE dress) than to ask your best girlfriends to be your bridesmaids.  This week I’d like to share with you a Will-You-Be-My-Bridesmaid gift.
It’s a simple box that I made but with a slight twist :
First you present her with this question.  (I’ve purposefully made the tag bigger than the box to make sure the question is not lost)
Then she opens up the box and finds a box of Hershey’s Kisses in two flavours.
Then she’ll piece the “puzzle” under the Kisses to the question “Will you be please be my bridesmaid?”  Of which I’m sure she’ll say yes because she’s been asked in such a sweet and cute way!
After that both of you can play tic-tac-toe on the box!
You can vary the size of the box by changing some of the dimensions.  The box on the right is 4x2.5 inch and is 3 inches high.
Hope you enjoyed this project and that it will give you other ideas on what you can do with the humble handmade box.
The papers I’ve used are from the Webster Pages Everyday Poetry collection.  Check them out at Krafers Paradise soon!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Roza

Hi there,
It's been a while & here I am again with a rather large
 10"x10" album
I'd like to call, Celebrating love.
Materials used:
-Teresa Collins 10"x10" fabrication linen cover.
-Be my valentine papers from We R Memory keepers
-Glitter borders by KCK
-"Sweetie" bling stick on by KCK
-Prima flower
-Key Rings
Front cover depicts a gate fold which opens up revealing a glitter slot for love letters/cards.
To create an enlarging effect,
I've cut each page about 1/4" bigger starting with the smallest at 6 1/2"X8".
Since this is a rather large album so there's ample space for plenty of pictures & journaling.
I chose to call this one "Celebrating Love" as
I've used pictures of my honeymoon dating 18yrs back...
It's really simple to put together as I've only punched out 4 holes and bound it with key rings.
I've also cut out little birdies from the paper stash, rose, buds, added ribbons & laces for the cover.
It's a simple & fun project. Hope you'll try it out & share it with us.
Gong Xi Fa Cai