The International Scrapbook Garden

Frosted Trees

13 Arts, 13@rts, 7 Dots, Scrapbook Kits, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello friends! Lisa here, back to share with you another layout I created
with the January kit 'Kisses and Snowflakes'.

'Frosted Trees'

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This time I worked with the 7 Dots Studios papers from the 'Northern Lights' collection.
I used some of the tags and cut out some pieces from one of the 13 arts papers, and then
added some vintage ephemera, lace some twine from my stash,
and lots of flowers from the Main kit and Extra Bloom Add on.

Here are a few close ups:

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I really love to create messy backgrounds with watercolors and sprays, so before I start, I coat
the whole page with clear gesso. After that is dry, I applied some modeling paste through
the Prima stencil, added some stamping with the Kaisercraft stamp and splashed around
the Shimmerz purple spray from the Mixed Media add on.

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Here is a list of all the products I used:

7 Dots Studio paper 'Frayed Knot'
13arts paper 'Freedom'
Prima Stencil
Kaisercraft stamp P.S. I love You
Shimmerz 'Grape Escape' Spray
Prima Fluid Chalk Pink
Prima Fluid Chalk Green
White and Purple ribbons
Snip Art Chipboard
Creative Embellishments Heart Chipboard
Creative Embellishments Snowflake Chipboard
Prima 'Zella Teal' flowers
Petaloo flowers
Silver Snowflake Brads
Dovecraft Pink gems
Kaisercraft pearls
Prima Metal Hearts

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I am really enjoying this kit...have you got yours yet?
See you soon,
Lisa xo

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Love You Teen Card

Maja Design, Scrapbook Kits, Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment
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This month's Tool Shed Kit: Winter Adventures and Fairy Garden papers are perfect for cards for teens or young adults in your lives.  I can't even begin to tell you how much amazing stuff is included in the main Tool Shed Kit!

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Once again, I am pressed for time for a card.  So I wanted to go for a simple card using three pieces of 6 inch x 6 inch paper.  I selected a denim piece, an ivory piece with denim colored stars and the piece with the masculine images.  Once again, I am working on a grey card background to really make the denim colors pop!

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I cut three pieces from the papers.
The background at 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches.
The contrast at 5 1/4 inches by 1 3/4 inches
The piece that is placed horizontally, which is the back of the denim piece I previously cut - just a tiny amount of waste paper that is 4 inches long.
Finally the image I wanted from the final piece.

Next I distressed all of the edges with my scissors.  To be honest I need a new blade for my paper cutter.  Distressing is awesome to cover those ragged edges!

I inked the edges with the Prima Chalk ink, included in the main kit, in "Farmers Jeans".
It really gives an excellent contrast.

I then adhered all of the background pieces together.  I do this in case I don't like how it looks.  I can always change it before committing to the card.  After this background was put together I used the KaiserCraft spray in denim.  For this card I wanted a bit of a grungy look so I didn't even test spray.  So what you see is what I got after "priming"!

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I then adhered the image to the card using dimensional tape.  While the mist was drying, I took a denim star and adhered a wooden heart and xoxo from the kit to the heart using tacky glue.  I also tied a bow in the twine included and adhered it to the card.

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 Finally I put the love wooden piece in the upper corner.  Allowing the entire front to dry.
Once everything is dry and I make sure it is sturdy, I used dry adhesive to adhere the entire piece to the grey card.

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This kit is simply amazing.  I can hardly wait until the weekend to play some more with all of the wonderful papers.

Have you checked out our mood board and contest on Facebook?  Be sure to check it out and check out the kit at the store....... AMAZING!

~ Victoria

Love You Most

Kaisercraft, Pion Design, Prima, Scrapbook Kits, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello, everyone!  Laurie here on the blog today, and I'm so excited that the new The International Scrapbook Garden kits are here! My Kisses and Snowflakes Garden Kit just arrived a few days ago, and I have been going through everything, giving myself time to see what's there and figure out how I want to use all of the gorgeousness that Tracie curated.

In the meantime, I created another layout using the Autumn Hayride kit. And even though this is a fall-themed kit, this layout uses summer pictures! Yes, this kit is that versatile! And yes, I even have a process video to share with you. You can view it on my YouTube channel here.

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I was able to use a lot of the Prima Amber Moon ephemera and enamel dots on this layout, and that large sequin butterfly is Prima, too. Just gorgeous! And I love how those flowers are colors that could be fall but could also be summer.

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The papers I chose were the Pion Design paper with the sunflowers, and then there was a Kaisercraft paper with strips that had a strip of pears that I thought was very summery. So I was really impressed with the way this kit was able to translate through the seasons.

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I have yet to use it to make a Christmas/winter layout, but some of the other talented design team members have already done it, so it is possible!

Don't forget to visit The International Scrapbook Garden shop to get your hands on this kit and the brand new kits, too! And stay tuned to the blog because we'll all be sharing projects with the new kits very soon.

Thanks for looking!

Laurie