Friday, June 11, 2010

Finished Layouts from June Workshop!

Thanks so much to everyone who came to last night's Workshop in Whitehall Parish Centre.  It was a packed house and I hope you all enjoyed the layouts.

We used the new Pink Paislee 365 Collection to create two layouts and the bright reds, greens and blues were perfect for holidays photos!  We completely sold out of all the kits but you could use the layouts as a template to complete your own Summer layouts.  The gorgeous "FRANCE" chipboard letters are available in four different patterns and they would look good on any project!

June Workshop Layout 1Accordian Flower

The scalloped edge at the top of the layout above was created using four 2" punched circles cut in half and then overlapped across the top of the layout.  We also created an accordian flower by cutting a 1" x 12" strip of paper and creating tiny accordian folds along the full length of it before gluing it to a diecut shape with a cork button on top.

June Workshop Layout 2Crepe Paper Flower

Layout 2 featured a crepe paper flower, created by twisting a length of crepe paper into a rose shape before gluing down onto the layout.

Our next Crop is July 22nd 2010 at 7pm in Whitehall Parish Centre and full details will be posted on the blog and forum nearer to the time.


Friday, June 04, 2010

June Scrapbook Workshop - Thursday 10th 2010 at 7pm

We're getting set for all those Summer holiday photos with our June Workshop which will be held next Thursday June 10th 2010 in Whitehall Parish Centre, The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9.

June 2010 Kit

This month we're using the gorgeous new 365 Degrees Collection from Pink Paislee to create two bright and colourful layouts, great for scrapping those photos you took at the beach or by the pool. The papers and embellishments are packed with reds, blues and greens so if you've holidayed in France or Italy or are planning to this Summer, then these layouts will be perfect for you.

The Workshop costs €25.00 and includes a kit (worth €12.50) containing:

  • 1 sheet of diecut paper - 365 Degrees Believe
  • 5 sheets of patterned paper - 365 Degrees Dream Big, Imagine, Be Free, Daydream and Think Big
  • 1 pack of 365 Degrees diecut Punch Out Tags
  • 1 pack of 365 Degrees Ribbon Pleats
  • 1 Bazzill Basics Mini Bracket diecut shape
  • Crepe Paper and a Cork Button

The Workshop is suitable for beginners or experienced papercrafters but as we're going to be completing two layouts you will need to be familiar with using a paper trimmer to get both finished. We'll also be making crepe paper and accordian flowers which are great techniques you'll love!

For anyone who's never been to a Workshop before, we'll explain the format:

7.00pm - 7.15pm Registration/Shopping

7.15pm - 8.15pm Workshop Part 1

8.15pm - 8.30pm Break for tea/coffee and home-baking

8.30pm - 9.30pm Workshop Part 2

9.30pm - 9.45pm Time to tidy up your crop space, Workshop complete!

During both parts of the Workshop, Annamarie will give you step by step instructions and one-to-one guidance through the techniques involved in creating the layouts. You don't need to bring photos with you as these can be added at a later stage but if you think you have suitable photos then of course bring them with you.

Here's a couple of sneak peeks of the layouts:

Sneak Peek 3 Sneak Peek

To complete the layouts you'll also need the following (Note: We have all of these items (except the punch) for sale in the shop online or on the night)

  1. A paper trimmer and scissors
  2. Adhesive suitable for gluing paper to paper
  3. Adhesive suitable for gluing fabric to paper e.g. Scrappy Glue or Aleenes Tacky Glue
  4. Small foam pads e.g. 5mm x 5mm
  5. A 1.5" or 2" circle punch or circle cutter (we will have one that you can borrow too)
  6. Ranger Distress Ink (we used Antique Linen) - we can lend you one!
  7. If you wish to bring photos, we used one 4" x 6" and one 5.5" x 3.5" portrait style photo in the first layout and one 4" x 6" and one 4.5" x 4" landscape format photo in the 2nd layout. All photo measurements include a white border.


We hope you'll be able to join us and if you'd like to book a place please email or telephone/text 086-2065346.