Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Washi Tape Class... the ladies pages!

I always love at the end of a class looking at the ladies pages and seeing how they have made them their own. There are always a couple of pages I don't manage to photograph but here are most of them.

I love the colours Carol has chosen to tie in with her photos and I love how she has managed to fit lots of photos on the page as well. Brilliant!
Jennys page has a great triple layer washi flower on it! Lovely idea.
Karen looks like she is wearing a hat in her page where she is holding the owl from Harry Potter!
Su did a great page to remember her parents back in 1996. I love how she has created a border around the chipboard journalling shape.
Sue wasn't happy with her page so is going to adapt it at home, hence no title
Penny added a washi tape border to her photo and changed the washi tape flower. See the close ups below for more detail.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Washi Tape Page

Ok so normally I wouldn't use quite so much washi tape on one page and I probably wouldn't normally end up with such a vibrant page but I wanted to use as many Washi tape techniques as possible in this class so the ladies had something to refer back to so they can use just one or two on future pages!

So here is my page and afterwards I'll go through the 8 techniques just so that you can get some different ideas about wonderful Washi! I'll post the ladies pages tomorrow so you can see how they made the page their own.
 Technique 1 - Washi Tape Titles - Stick tape to card three widths side by side and die cut title. Go round edge with pen to help lift from page
 Technique 2 - Washi Tape Border - I have used lots of colours here but you could use just one tape to make your border for a cleaner look
 Technique 3 - Washi Tape Punched Border. - Stick tape to card and punch with a border punch. For a different look once punched peel up the Washi tape and restick down parallel to the punched edge for a shadowed effect.
 Technique 4 - Washi Tape Embellishments - Here we have brightened up a humble paper clip with two lengths of washi tape wrapped around it. Wouldn't it look cute with a whole line of these in a row?
 Technique 5 - Washi Tape Ribbon Frill - Stick the washi tape to some ribbon overlapping about 1/3 and then stick to your page pleating as you go. You get a lovely ruffled effect on the ribbon. I would probably stitch over the tape to help make sure it is extra secure and for extra interest.
 Technqiue 6 - Washi Tape Banner - Wrap lengths of Washi tape around a string and 'v' cut the ends
 Technqiue 7 - Washi Tape Flower - Punch two 1 1/2" circles from card. With the wider tape pleat around the edge of the circle so only 1/4 of the tape is on the circle and 3/4 hanging off. Follow the circle as you pleat around (red tape below). For the narrower tape reverse so 3/4 is on the card and only 1/4 off. This will mean you need tighter pleats to enable you to follow the circle around (green tape below). Trim once a full circle is completed. Stick two layers together.
 Technique 8 - Washi Tape Button - Cover a regular button with Washi butting the edges up and matching the design so it looks like one continuous pattern. Tuck the excess under the button. This is easiest with a flat backed button and using the back on top so you have a flat surface to stick the tape to. Use a needle to re-make the holes in the button (my button had 4 holes originally but I remade just 2) and thread string through and tie a bow.
The tapes used can all be found online here :)

Monday, 13 January 2014

Cre8tive Crop Class Sneak Peek

I have loads of photos of pages from last years crops that I haven't got round to putting on here... it is on my to do list! But for today here is a sneak peek at the crop class for this Saturday. If you are able to get to Fareham, Hampshire this Saturday 18th January we would love for you to join us on our scrapbooking day. You can come and do your own thing all day or if you would like to learn something new the class is all about Washi Tape. The page includes 8 different ways to use Washi Tape! Here are the sneak peeks...........

Friday, 10 January 2014

Only 4 Days Left....

to sign up for the Basic Grey Page of the Month programme for 2014! Click here to pay your deposit.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Basic Grey Page of the Month Sign-Up Now Open!

Sign-up for the sixth year of this brilliant kit programme is now open! I can't believe we have been running this kit for 6 years now... time flies when you are having fun!

If you would like to join us this year find out what it's all about below and if you have any questions please get in touch or comment below. You can pay your deposit online here. I've also included some images of pages from this years kits so you can see the sort of thing you would be able to make.

Page of the Month is a year-long program designed exclusively for you. Each month, you will dig into a page kit filled with Basic Grey's latest products, all expertly coordinated to complete a well-designed two-page layout and a single layout using the generous leftover supplies

The POTM Benefits

Printed instructions. Full colour images and step-by-step instructions are printed and included with each kit.

Exclusive Basic Grey papers and newest collections.

All kits are coordinated with Basic Grey’s most current collections, along with papers designed exclusively for POTM.

Lots of left overs to complete further pages.

The Details

Shipping. Kits are shipped two months at a time, every other month. See below for schedule.

POTM runs March 2014-Feb 2015

Cost of kits remains the same as last year - £18.99 per month (two months payable together) and £2.99 shipping for two kits

Pay for the whole year in advance and save £1 per kit!

New sign ups require a £15 deposit. This is a year-long kit programme so if you were unable to complete the year unfortunately your deposit wouldn’t be refunded.

At the end of the year the deposit is either deducted from your last payment or carried forward if you want to carry on for a further year.

POTM Kit Includes

Approximately ten 12x12 double-sided papers (two each of five designs)

Two embellishments

One sticker sheet (alpha, element or title stickers)

POTM Calendar

March/April ships on or before 15th March 2014

May/June ships on or before 15th May 2014

July/Aug ships on or before 15th July 2014

Sept/Oct ships on or before 15th September 2014

Nov/Dec ships on or before 15th November 2014

Jan/Feb ships on or before 15th January 2015