Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hello You

Hello You

Hello again! Sandra here sharing with you the first of three layouts
using this month's
Scrappy Chat Designs kit... “Hello”

I loved this kit!
It comes with gorgeous Pink Paislee and Heidi Swapp papers, a bottle of IZINK ink, a Double Scoop gelato stick, my favourite new stamp from Kaisercraft, title stickers, TINBY METALLIC MELTS..... oh it goes on!

Here is my first layout... Hello You..
and I thought I would do a step by step for you on how I put it together.

For all of my layouts this month I used sketches from a fantastic source...
 Page Drafts
I love using sketches and find they help with kick starting my designs , and also getting the most out of my papers .
 Em Stafrace designs some fantastic sketches that can be used for single photo layouts and those tricky multi photo layouts.
For this layout I used Sketch Number 11_2

I used 2 black and white photos which are 2.5 inches by 3 inches
(6.5cm x7.5cm)

*Firstly I trim the barcode strip off the Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Adore Paper

*then, cut the doily in half and lightly ink edges with black ink

 Cut the script paper into 2 pieces
both 2.5inch across and 6 inch down

(approx 6cm x 15 cm)
and then ink them with black ink  

These will join together to create one long strip of patterned paper.

Cut arrow paper to size...
3 in by 6 in

(approx 8cm x 15cm)

and then ink with black ink

Trim orange “fleur de lys” pattern paper
6in across and 2in down
(15cm x 5cm)

cut in half at around the 3inch mark .
and ink with black ink.

Trim green ‘chevron’ paper to ¾ inch by  3inch

 (2cm x 8cm)

and ink with black ink
Arrange all the cut pieces.. including the doily onto the page as seen in the photo.
as you can see I “tucked” the orange pieces either side of the arrow paper and stick down.

Randomly stamp background with a script stamp ( I used Kaisercraft) and also with your ink/paint splat stamp from the kit using black ink.

Make Rosette flowers using the green triangle paper (15cm x 1.5 cm)
and Orange paper (I used 2 pieces and joined them together AFTER scoring  to make a larger strip of paper)
2 x 2.5cm x 15cm

punch 2 small circles for the centre of the rosette..
and ink with black ink.
attach to these and your photos to your layout

ink title using the  stickers and colour with  black ink

and adhere to your layout.

By now you should have some scrap pieces of paper

Now it’s time to create those paper beads!

On the back of the patterned paper mark out triangles
make a mark on the top of the paper every 2 cm
Then on the bottom of the paper measure in ONE centimetre and then make a mark every 2 cm
Using a pencil and a ruler draw down from the top left corner down to the ONE centimetre mark.
Then draw a line from the ONE centimetre mark to the next mark on the top of the paper.
you have created your first triangle.
Then  continue on creating triangles as in the photo below.

then cut out all of the triangles.

then using a skewer wrap your paper around it.. wide side of the triangle first....

Keep winding, making sure to use constant pressure, until you reach the tip of the triangle.

using a bit of glue (I use readily available white crafting glue)
stick down the tip to the rest of the bead.

I continue creating beads along the skewer until I have enough for what I need.
(tip.. insert the skewer into a block of florists oasis to keep it upright while drying)

cut paper twine to length and attach only one side to the layout (I used a stapler) then thread on the paper beads and then attach the other side)
Repeat on the other side of the banner to create a banner.

Add some journalling and your layout is complete!

I hope you enjoyed my step my step project.
don't forget to check out Beck's videos and keep checking back here to see what Heather and Renee have in store for us using this kit
( oh.. and I have another 2 layouts up my sleeve to share as well!!)
Inspiration Plus!!
For more information to purchase the Hello kit click the link here
and don't forget to share with us what you create with the Hello kit (OR ANY SCD kit!) with us over on our Facebook site or leave a link in the comments section here.. we would LOVE to see what you create!)


  1. Sandra - you are so inspiring! Sensational work!!

    1. thank you so much Chantal....xx