Close to My Heart “You Are My Happy” Trifold Cards

Hello everyone and another special welcome to my new followers.

I was looking at Pinterest yesterday and came across instructions for a trifold card.  I have never really done these cards before, preferring to just do standard cards as they are so quick and easy.  However, when I saw the instructions and how easy they are to do I was inspired to try with some scraps of my Chantilly papers and I had purchased a pack of 12 x 12 Colonial White cardstock so it was a lot easier to cut up the card and get the creases right.

This month there is a special deal for National Stamping Month where if you spend $75 you can get the ‘You are My Happy’ stamp set for just $15.  This is really great value as the set normally costs $77 and along with the stamp of the month set at $5 you can get all these stamps for $20 with a value of over $100.  I can’t believe how generous Close to My Heart is!  Anyway the images in this stamp set are cute and quirky and fitted in really well with this card.  I have also used a sentiment from the same set on the front of the card and the birthday greeting is from the Card Chatter – Birthday set.  I am really loving these stamps as they give a nice crisp image and are so easy to place just where you want to put them.

If you would like to purchase these stamps or any other Close to My Heart products you can visit my website here

I found the instructions for the Trifold cards here: http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2010/03/technique-class-trifold-cards.html

Here is my version

Close to My Heart Trifold Card Close to My Heart Trifold Card Close to My Heart Trifold CardMaterials used:

Cardstock – Colonial White

Cardstock – Desert Sand

Chantilly papers

You are My Happy Stamp set

Card Chatter – Birthday Stamp set

Outdoor Denim ink

This is a great way to finish off your scrap papers as well.

I hope you all have a great day and Happy Stamping

Patricia

 

 

More fun Rugged Baby layout

Welcome back.

As I promised here is the other half of the fun layout I did the other day.  All I have done is invert what I had done in the previous page.

 

 

 

 

 

Single page fun Rugged layout

 

And here is the double page layout together.

Double page layout

 

When I scrapbook, my layouts are very dependent on what photos I have.  I work on sets of photos at a time and then decide on how many photos I place on each page.  Sometimes I only have 1 photo on a page and other times I might be able to fit about 4 or 5 photos.  I don’t always have the same layout on each page of a double layout, but I will try and have at least one element that links the two pages together.  I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and the facebook pages such as Christine’s Creative Capers, but my layouts always seem to end up being my own creations, which I guess is a good thing as it means that I am working on my own creativity and individuality.  I have personally found going to a class where they do one specific layout tends to hinder my own creative style.   But everyone is different and it is a matter of finding out your own personal style.

Another aspect I have tried to do with this album is to have elements linking throughout and keep the range of  colours to a minimum.  For this album I have mainly used the Rugged Baby Additions as well as cloud and yellow cardstock and tried to use different elements to link the whole album together.  I have used another addition from Creative Memories (which I will show in another post) as the colours in that addition also worked in really well with the Rugged range.  I also have used my Border Maker to have another design feature to link the album together.

I hope this helps explain how I design my layouts

Happy Scrapping

Patricia

Pinterest Inspiration

Hi there

Following on from my Facebook digital art I decided to do a layout for Pinterest.  I have got a lot of inspiration for my crafts from Pinterest and this is my acknowledgment of the influence it has on my creations.  I have still managed to make the page pink, despite Pinterest having a red logo.  If you haven’t guessed it yet my favourite colour is pink and if I can I add pink somewhere I will.  A rose also managed to sneak in on the page as well.   I have copied and pasted the logos of Pinterest from a Google search. For further information about how I achieved this layout please head over to my Digital Creations page.

Pinterest Digital LayoutHappy crafting

Patricia