Monday, February 15, 2010

Some Card Ideas for the new Spring Flutter Kit!

I finally got a chance to play with the new Spring Flutter Kit and it is scrummy. It's packed with papers, stickers, buttons, ribbons and loads more, costs €19.00 and if you mix it with some coordinating cardstock it'll be enough to create loads of cards and layouts.

I teamed it with some Colorcore Cardstock in Love Potion and Sugar-n-Spice and the papers and embellishments matched perfectly. Here's a few cards which were very quickly made:

Flutter Kit Cards

The first card is a 135mm x 135mm white base covered with a 135mm x 135mm piece of Love Potion Cardstock, sanded around the edges. Then stick a 125mm x 125mm piece of ladybird paper down onto the cardstock and a strip of the Umbrella Thermo paper about quarter of the way up from the bottom. The letters of the word "LOVE" are cut with the Vintage Findings card for the Making Memories Slice and again I sanded the edges. The tiny cute butterfly is from the Flutter Kit of Design Shop Stickers.

Love Card

The Umbrella Card was made using a 135mm x 135mm white card blank. To that, stick a 135mm x 135mm piece of Sugar-n-Spice Colorcore Cardstock. On top of that stick a 130mm x 130mm piece of green paper, it's called Butterfly Flutter and it's in the kit. Next cut a 125mm x 125mm piece of Umbrella Thermo paper and stick that down. After that all you need to do is take 3 assorted buttons from the kit and stick them in the top left hand corner. Thread one of them with string (it's in the kit too!) and finally finish it off with a tiny flower sticker from the Design Shop Stickers. If you think that the centre of the card is a little bare, well I've left it blank so you could add a sentiment or coloured stamped image.

Umbrella Card

Kits are still available and you can purchase online here! There's also a matching 3 ring binder Flutter Album in 12" x 12" in the range here!

Flutter 3 Ring album



Tuesday, February 09, 2010

February 18th Crop Night - Meet our Guest Tutor, Mina

If you're looking for a range of papers and embellishments to get you crafting this Spring then look no further than our Spring Flutter Kit packed with papers, stickers, ribbons, trims, brads, blossoms and buttons from the brand new Making Memories Flutter Collection 2010.

Flutter Kit copy

Priced at €19.00 it includes 3 sheets of patterned paper, 1 sheet of diecut paper, 1 sheet of Thermography paper, 1 sheet of Foil printed paper, 1 sheet of Design Shop Stickers, 3 yards of assorted Ribbons and Trims, 10 felt stickers (not shown), 12 assorted themed brads (not shown), 12 buttons, 5 blossoms, and 2 felt flowers. Kits are shipping on Friday but you can preorder yours now.

February 18th Crop - 2 Workshops to choose from!

Workshop 1 - Introduction to Scrapbooking with Annamarie

If you've ever wanted to try scrapbooking this Workshop is for you. It brings you through the basics of scrapbooking, including materials used, layout options, basic techniques and finishes off with you creating your first 12" x 12" scrapbook layout.

Cost: €25.00 including all materials (just bring a scissors, pencil, ruler, acid-free glue and a selection of photographs)

Workshop 2 - Painting with Distress Inks with Mina

If you're a fan of rubber stamping and would like to learn the techniques for colouring in your stamped images with Distress Inks to achieve beautiful shaded effects then our Workshop with Mina on Thursday 18th February 2010 in Whitehall Parish Centre is for you. Learn the techniques and create a card with Mina Hartley, a talented card maker and papercrafter who specialises in teaching her techniques throughout Northern Ireland. Check out her blog to see some of her beautiful cards and altered projects.

Here's a sneak peek of her Workshop project:

Sneak Peek

Cost: €25.00 including all materials (just bring a paintbrush)

Both Workshop will take place from 7pm to 9pm in Whitehall Parish Centre, The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9 on Thursday 18th February, 2010.

Places at both workshops are limited and tickets must be purchased online in advance for Mina's Workshop. Workshop places for the Introduction to Scrapbooking can be reserved by emailing

Looking forward to seeing you there,