Archive for January, 2013

31 Jan 2013

Our Favorite LOVE Stuff

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Just a mix of some Valentines’ products that caught our eye and stole our hearts.
Whether you’re making a Valentine for your true love, best friend or the munchkin in your life… these products would be a great addition to your cards.

♡ Glitter Tape
♡ Heart Stamp
♡ Be Mine Paper
♡ Wood Hearts and Arrows
♡ Fourteen Crate Chipboard 
♡ Washi Tape
♡ Heart Jewels
♡ Wood and Shell Buttons




30 Jan 2013

Times Up 02: with Stephanie

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Stephanie is back with another tip for how she gets her layouts done during her daughter’s naptime!


Time to complete– 20 minutes, broken into 2 days, 10 minutes each day.

Tip: I made a “kit” of my favorite Dear Lizzy,Basic Grey, and Crate Paper supplies. I picked various embellishments I liked, took them out of the package, and put them in a baggy. When it was time to get to work, I simply pulled embellishments from the bag and surrounded the photo with clusters of the embellishments. Clusters look like more work than they really are, it is an easy way to add visual interest to a layout if you have limited time.  –Stephanie

28 Jan 2013

Creative Techniques 02: with Wilna

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Hi there! Wilna here! I am so happy to bring you this little fun tutorial on playing with moulding paste.
It’s a great way to add some texture to a page and i love the tone on tone effect.

Step 1: I took some plain white card stock and added some paint splatters using Mister Huey’s Pinstripe color mists. The supplies you need is some moulding paste and a craft stick.

Step 2: Spread some of the moulding paste in a top and bottom strip using the craft stick. Let it dry for about 2 minutes.

Step 3: Using the back of a tick needle or a thin sharp object, lightly draw in the moulding paste. The paste is wet enough still to “erase” and do it again if you make a mistake.

Step 4: Once the paste is dry, you can add your embellishments and finish the page.

25 Jan 2013

Layering Tips: with Anna Maria

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Anna Maria is going to share some of her tips for layering on her projects… Take it away Anna…

Everything you have :: a few words about layering.

I have thought that I shall start from sharing with you something that is a common feature of my works, still not so much complicated. I have decided to acquaint you with a “layering” technique, or creating the composition of a work on various, multiple layers.

The layers in my works are structured on various planes – these are diverse, applied layer by layer media and paper elements. Today I would like to focus on the latter, leaving the media for some other time.

What materials can be used to create layers.

The answer is – anything you have at hand, any available paper scraps, pages from notebooks, clothing labels, tracing paper, tissue paper, fabric, tags, labels, stickers, paper bags, envelopes, threads, and any other possible “rubbish”.

There are countless possibilities – you are limitied only by your imagination and the contents of your drawers.

To create the layers of the work described below, I used: a fragment of a folded paper bag, some pages torn out of a notebook, scrapbooking paper, tags, ATC, stickers from “5th & Frolic” collection and tangled threads.

How to create layers and what is essential to make them.

Layering means applying subsequent elements of composition onto one another. I prefer working “from detail to whole”. I strat with a picture. Then, using some glue or double-sided adhesive tape, I attach subsequent layers of paper under the photo. Sometimes I try to align the elements along the edge of the picture, other times I concentrate on creating a really big mess. Remeber that not all the layers must closely adhere to each other. It is sufficient if they are attached to each other in two or three places. Thanks to this, the whole work will seem more dimensional. It is also cool to stick some little 3D sponges underneath the final layers (as I did in my work). Then, the effect of dimension is even more visible, which makes the work even more interesting.

As soon as all the layers are arranged and glued, I attach them to the base. Later, I add some elements such as a title, journaling, stamps – you are always bound to find some free space that asks for a sticker or a stamp. You should follow these suggestions with no objections.

Why layering produces such amazing effects.

I do not really know how to answer this question myself. When I look at such dimensional works, I have an impression that thanks to subsequent layers the whole structure is much more interesting. Something is hidden behind something else, some other thing is being pushed to the foreground as if it wanted to say: “I am more attractive”, “My colour is nicer”, “Pay attention to me first!”. You might think that I am a bit round the bend, but these are the impressions I really get while admiring this sort of works. They talk to me, they appeal to me. Their speech leads me through the whole work, starting with the dominant elements (which is usually the photo – the main element of the composition), until the tiniest, the least noticeable details, such as miniature stamps or almost invisible, pastel colour spots. Dimensionality is an instrument that allows me to enter the word of travelling through subsequent layers, and I really think it is wonderful.

And the most important thing about it is that it is so incredibly easy, which is something I hope I have proven to you in this article. You do not need much to have your layout look attractive – you do not need en excess of materials, you might even use scraps and fragments of previously cut papers. It is also a perfect way to create hiding-places for your souvenirs, or private notes.

In my following works I intend to lead you through some more stages of applying layers and I hope you will take to this scrapbooking technique for real.

Thanks for your attention, I cannot wait to see your “layering attempts” – please, share them here, on this blog!

Anna Maria


24 Jan 2013

Hello & Welcome!

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above layout by Wilna stay tuned this week for a video tutorial for this layout
Today I am officially launching Paper Party and I am thrilled you are here! It will be a fun place to be inspired and also to share your projects! Read about the Join The Party page and read how you can get involved here at Paper Party.
Pull up a chair and stay a while…
Subscribe or Like us on Facebook. This week I will have a giveaway and other inspiring projects from our designers.

There are also fun series from our designers:
Wilna Furstenberg: Creative Techniques
Stephanie Howell: Time’s Up
Anna Marie Wolniak: Layering



Thanks for stopping by!

24 Jan 2013

Mood Board: Lovely Love You

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This was a fun project I put together for Two Peas in a Bucket and my first Garden Girl video. We can find inspiration for our color scheme, titles and elements on our pages in lots of places besides other scrapbook pages. This mood board inspired different parts of my page and I share how in the video below.

18 Jan 2013

Time’s Up 01: Stephanie Howell

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This is the first of a fun series with Stephanie Howell called Time’s Up. Since she is a busy momma of 4 darling girls she is going to share her tips for getting layouts done fast and still looking good. 

So Crazy
Time to complete- 30 minutes in one chunk of time.
Tip- Pick one area of the layout to do a more detailed looking embellishment cluster. It is easy and fast and looks “fancy”.
My title area is my detailed area. In reality,it took about a minute. I added trailing flowers and leaves to add to the “wild” theme.
Supplies: patterned paper: Crate Paper (pink background), Dear Lizzy (blue bird paper, vellum,arrow paper); doily- craft supply; border punch-Jenni Bowlin; stickers-Dear Lizzy (alphabet stickers,love sticker,ampersand,blue and pink border stickers), journaling spot-Jenni Bowlin;flowers-BasicGrey(metal), Dear Lizzy(glitter, blue and pink), enamel dots-My Mind’s Eye, chipboard accents-Dear Lizzy (Polaroid), gold fern-Michael’s

09 Jan 2013

Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Blog Hop

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Today I am sharing some sneak peeks of my new collection of craft products: Lucky Charm. Here is some fancy schmancy lingo I wrote about it.

American Crafts is thrilled to announce it’s 6th collection from scrapbooking designer Elizabeth Kartchner, “Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm.” Beautiful paper with a cool mix of blues, mint, orange-red and yellow, with a pop of pink in the each of the pretty florals. Lucky Charm was inspired by jewelry charms so you will find your favorite “lucky” icons here and there. As well as dreamy clouds, star-maps, hot air balloons, and darling umbrellas. Some of the new products sure to get you excited include the roller phrase-only stamp. Scrapbookers loved the Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, so in this collection you will find a new stamp that is full of just the fun phrases. There are also awesome Diecut Cards (4″x6″), striped square buttons that look like candy, a perforated sticker book, tissue fringe flags, fringe garland, printed clothespins, and a colorful Daybook. Of course, a Dear Lizzy line wouldn’t be complete without some Lizzyesque icons including jars, kites and handwritten phrases. Here is a sneak peek of the Die cut cards. There are eight 4″x6″ cards that come with phrases and basic patterns.

How cute is that pink horse paper??!

Below you will see a new product that was fun to design… it’s a perforated sticker book. Full of phrases, journaling spots and elements for any project.
To see a sneak peek of another product continue on the blog hop to Ann Marie Loves Paper!

Be sure to head over to my other blog: Dear Lizzy for a giveaway of the entire Lucky Charm collection.
xo, Lizzy

08 Jan 2013

Creative Techniques 01: with Wilna

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Hi there! Wilna here with a fun embellishment tutorial. This is an awesome way to combine some stickers and stamps.
Step 1:
I used some white card stock and used some of Dear Lizzy’s 5th and frolic embellishments and stamps and stacked them on the page in a line.
Step 2:
Next, I used some Mister Huey’s color mist (pin stripe) and a custom mixed pink mist and splattered on the embellishments.
Step 3
Using my Silhouette Cameo, i created the title (font: Pacifico) and cut it out. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the title.
Step 4:
Finish the page with journaling and I stitched around the edges. I love the soft look of this page. The row of embellishments makes for a very interesting element.

03 Jan 2013

How to: Dye Bottle Brush Trees

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If you love misting then you will love this project. I shared all the details over at my Dear Lizzy blog on how to make these colorful bottle brush trees.
Check out the video tutorial as well!