Saturday, 19 May 2018

May monthly planner spread ~ Travellers Notebook ~ May Kit

Hi Everyone,

Morgyn here with my last blog post for Scrapping Fun Kits.  It has been so much fun working with Raelene and the team, but like all good things it must come to an end.

I am using my travellers notebook planner to decorate my monthly spread for May. 

I really liked the zebra straw that came in this months kit but couldn't work out how I would be able to use it on a page.  Then I thought maybe if I cut it up the middle it would be flat enough?  So i sliced up the middle and flattened it out a little but it was still a tad bulky so I pulled the back couple of layers off and voilà perfect to attach to the top of my pages.

Next I fussy cut out the butterfly and attached that int he top left corner, there was a space with no numbers so it fitted nicely in there.  Next I added the beautiful butterfly washit tape to the bottom right corner and I finished it off with 2 half strips of the black and white chevron washi to mark a couple of important dates for May.

Thats it for this one, nice and quick and easy.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn  xx

Monday, 7 May 2018

Remember Kindness ~ May Moodboard Challenge ~ Scrapping Fun Kits

Hey Everyone,

Morgyn here sharing my take on this months moodboard challenge.  I am creating in my travellers notebook for this challenge.

May is the Awareness month for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (zebra), Fibromyalgia (purple) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (blue) among other things.  Raelene (Scrapping Fun Kits) was inspired to create a Moodboard for May featuring the colours of awareness for each of these conditions.

I used the large pattern paper from this months embellishment kit as my background piece.  I then mixed come texture paste and black gesso together and used it through this stencil thats been sitting in my stash unused for the longest time. I really love how this turned out.

Next I used this 'beautiful' die cut piece and a fussy cut butterfly to create a little embellishment cluster to the bottom left.  I added a sequin from my stash.

Next I added another fussy cut butterfly and some more purple sequins to the top right corner to balance it out.  Finally I used the 2 wood veneer words from the kit to finish off the page.

I would love it if you popped over to my YouTube channel and watched my process video.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn  xx

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Card, tags and Labels... Oh My! ~ Scrapping Fun Kits ~ April Kit

Hi everyone,

I have a bit of a different project to share with you all today.  This months Scrapping Fun Kit was based around a S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).  At first I didn't know what I was going to create, but after looking at all the cute little pieces I realised I could make a few things.

First up is this little card I made for Sam to give to his best buddy (he is turning 6 soon).

I used the black star paper as my background piece, then cut out the 'to the moon and back' card as my large focal piece.  I added the cut apart start and a couple of sequin stars from my stash.    I didn't have any yellow alphas so I coloured some white ones in with a marker and finished off the title.  This card took all of about 6 minutes to complete (including cutting time) I love a nice quick project.

Next up I wanted to make a little tag that I could put on his gift, so I cut out a tag shape from some cardstock.  Added 2 strips of washi tape to the bottom then fussy cut the rocket ship and added a couple of sequins.  The blue twine was left over from a previous kit.

I still had this adorable wood veneer  (shout out to Jodi at Corbett Creations) pieces that I really wanted to use.  I thought for a bit then realised they would be perfect as folder labels for our homeschool subjects.  I cut down some white card stock to 2x3 inches attached a strip of washi tape to each, glued down a wood veneer and added some alphas from my stash - it doesn't get much easier than that, and they look so adorable!

I do have a short process video up on my channel if you want to watch me make all this goodies.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx

Monday, 2 April 2018

Little Easter Bunnies ~ April Moodboard Challenge ~ Scrapping Fun Kits

Hey Scrappers,

Morgyn here with my take on the latest moodboard challenge over at Scrapping Fun Kits.
This is such a awesome mooboard, mainly because I love purple and of course the adorable billbies.

I decided to use my travellers notebook for this layout, if you haven't given this size a go, do yourself a favour and grab one (you can get this one in the basic's kit) it's really fun to work with.

I knew the perfect photos to document for this layout, my 2 little bunnies from Easter 2017.  Roman was only 5.5 days old and so tiny. I used the purple paper from this months Scrapping Fun Kits Easter kit to mat my photos (it's the same paper as in the moodboard... too perfect 👍)

I designed this little eggy boarder in Silhouette Studio then cut the white part out of cardstock and all the little eggs from some scraps of purple and pink paper (I love finding ways to use up scraps).

*I will leave a link to silhouette file below*

I found a whole sheet of heats in my stash and used them as some little photo accents.  Then added in my title using this super cute puffy alphas, before finishing off the page with a doodle boarder.

Click here to grab yourself the Silhouette file for the eggy boarder

You can check out my YouTube Process video here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn   xx

Thursday, 29 March 2018

An Autumn Day ~ Scrapping Fun Kits ~ Travellers Notebook

Hi Scrappers,

Sharing my latest travellers notebook spread with you today.  I am using my Kraft notebook from the Scrapping Fun Kits, basic kit and the Autumn Travellers Notebook kit.

I started with the green and purple piece of paper for my background and built the rest of the page up around that.  I cut out the arrow die-cut then used the kit alphas for the 'notes' label.

I matted my photo with the red die-cut piece. I popped a tag behind the photo for my journaling, using the kits washi tape along the bottom of the page to fill in the gap of the smaller paper.

On the left side of the page I added the red boarder strip to match the red mat behind the photo.
To finished off the page I added a couple of circle embellishments.

This page together so easily and only took 15 minutes, it helps that the kits are so nicely coordinated.

IF you would like to check out my process video you can find it here and if you would like to subscribe to Scrapping Fun Kits you can follow the link here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn  xx

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Easter mini album - Scrapping Fun Kits

Hi Scrappers,

I am sharing a little Easter project with you. I wanted to do something a little different to document Easter this year, so I decided to make a mini album and this months Scrapping a fun kit was perfect to embellish this little mini.

I made the mini album from scratch (you can see my process video here).  I used this cute bunny paper from the kit to cover the outside, then added my title (both from my stash and the kit)

For the inside pages I used some light green card-stock to create the pages, flaps and pockets. I lined the inside covers with another piece of paper from the kit, then finished off the first 2 pages with some cut apart pieces.

The middle pages I made a lift up flap and a little pocket. I used a cut apart piece to fit in the pocket for some journaling and a photo.  Embellishments from the kit and also from my stash, love the pink puffy bunny sticker!

For the back page I added these cute bunny train stickers to the bottom of the page and added another title.  Again finishing off the inside back cover with the easter egg paper.

Don't forget to check out my full process video here.
You can subscribe to Scrapping Fun kits here.

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

X-Press It Creator Project ~ Birthday Decoration ~ ONE!

Hi Scrappers,

Morgyn here sharing my latest crafty project with you.  My little man is turning one in a few weeks so I thought I should get a crack on making some decorations for his party.  As soon as I saw the gold leaf in my X-Press It creator box I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

I got all my supplies ready (I will lave a supply list at the bottom).  I used Word to make the word ONE in really large letters, each letter was  about 65%  of an A4 page.  I printed them, then cut out each shape to use as my templates.  Next step was to cut the templates from cardboard (I used some old packaging, cereal boxes etc). 

Once I had those cut out I also cut some strips of cardboard at 1.5 inches in width, I scored each side at 1cm to create two folds in each strip.  These were going to form the sides of my letters.  I attached some X-Press It high tack double sided tape to each edge of the strips.

Now came the tricky part, attaching the side to the letter front/back.  I snipped little cuts in the parts that were going to form the corners and rounded parts of the O, these gave the cardboard some more flexibility to bend around.  I stuck down all of the edges to the back of the letter before sticking the top part on (this worked out the easiest way).

Once each of my letters were made I applied a layer of Gesso to the whole thing. 1. to cover up an blemishes/printing on the cardboard and 2. to give the paint/glue something to stick to.

Once the Gesso was fully dry (I may have used my heat gun to speed it up a little) I got out my paints and brushes (from my X-Press It creator kit - they are really nice brushes to use). I mixed together some teal, blue and white paint to make a colour to match some other decorations I am using. Then I masked off parts of the letter and painted them teal, re-masked and painted a black strip as well.

Now the fun really begins!  Adding the gold foil, now I'll be honest this wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but after a few test pieces and a fair bit of mess I got into a bit of a rythem and by the 3rd letter it was going on (almost) perfectly.

The finished result!

I really love how these came together, the hardest part was all the cutting at folding in the beginning.  But it was totally worth it to have this neat handmade sign for his 1st birthday.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx

List of supplies
~ Microsoft Word, printer, paper, scissors, paint brushes and old cereal boxes
~ X-Press It Gold Leaf
~ X-Press It Double sided tape
~ X-Press It Masking tape
~ X-Press It Gold size glue
~ Dylusions paint; Polished Jade, After Midnight, White Linen and Black Marble
~ Studio Heavy Gesso