Good morning! Only 17 more sleeps! 17 more sleeps until ScrapFest in Kitchener, Ontario. ScrapFest is a two-day event (Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, 2011) which features classes, cropping, shopping and more! Part of the “more” are make and takes which many designers, stores and manufacturers provide for Scrapbook & Cards Today. The best part of the make and takes is that they are FREE – an awesome theme of Scrapbook & Cards Today.
Two of the make and takes which I will be providing at both ScrapFest and CreativFestival (Saturday, April 16, 2011 in Toronto, ON), are some springy fridge art and a birthday card. The first make and take includes one butterfly and two birdhouses – your choice of colour. All are magnetic and are useful for displaying spring photos and artwork. You could also hot glue gun them to wreaths or branches and add a touch of spring to your door or decor.
The next make and take is a 6” square card which features the newest Core’dinations Core Impressions cardstock (Basic Grey Whimsy Collection) and Jillibean Soup patterned paper (Blossom Soup). We will also be using the Everywhere Punch by Fiskars to create the circle windows.
Supplies: Core’dinations cardstock and Sand-It Gadget tool, Jillibean Soup patterned paper and kraft paper, Unity Stamp Company stamp, Tsukineko ink, Fiskars Everywhere Punch (circle), paper crimper and layering tape, Stampin’ Up! cupcake punch and label punch, Creative Impressions ribbon, and Xyron Sticker Maker (to adhere ribbon).
On Saturday, April 9, 2011, at ScrapFest, I am also teaching a class from 5:30pm until 7:30pm using the new “It’s the Little Things” collection by Fancy Pants and the new Core’dinations Core Impressions (Fancy Pants) collection. Fortunately/unfortunately, this class is already sold out. While creating this double page layout, based on a sketch from Becky Fleck’s new book Scrapbook PageMaps 2, I discovered a few things about rub-ons:
- Always cut the rub-on and backing sheet that you want to use from the main sheet rather than trying to rub off the item from the main sheet. The backing sheet allows you to move the rub-on around the project without the fear of it accidently attaching to your work.
- Never place a rub-on near a photo without the backing sheet until you know EXACTLY where you want it. Rub-ons will adhere very quickly to photos!
- If the rub-on is light in colour and the photo or patterned paper shows through, adhere the rub-on the cardstock or kraft paper, hand cut and then adhere to the project. To add extra dimension, use foam layering tape underneath.
- If using a “Date” rub-on, stamp the date to a sheet of cardstock or kraft paper first, then add the rub-on next. This way you get the date exactly where you want it.
- When storing unused rub-ons, be sure to place them back in the storage bag with the backing sheet. Store in a cool place out of direct sunlight.
Supplies: Core’dinations cardstock, Sand-It Gadget tool and Dust Buddy, Fancy Pants patterned paper, rub-ons, and cardstock stickers, Cuttlebug/ProvoCraft paper twilling die, Sizzix border die, Stampin’ Up! button embossing die, Xyron Sticker Maker, Fiskars layering tape, Tsukineko ink, Glue Dots, Font: Mason, other: kraft paper, sewing machine, thread and date stamp. This layout is based on a sketch by Becky Fleck from Scrapbook PageMaps 2.
I hope to meet up with you at ScrapFest or CreativFestival in April. If you can’t make it, be sure to drop by my blog (Only in Hollywoodstock) after the events to find out how it all went. It’s going to be a happy and creative spring!
~ Sarah Hodgkinson