Guest Designing for Studio Forty

Hi there! I am very excited today as I ama guest designer on the Studio Forty blog. I recieved the pretty clear stamps long ago from Monika. It was really hard to choose which one the use first, as there are so many possibilities.
My first project is a 12x12 scrapbook layout. I am still in Valentine's Day mood so I used many hearts, red & pink on my project. First, I placed few paper stripes on the white cardstock, then I made two string art diamond with matching threads. 


After this I placed my photos, I started to create DIY embellishments with Studio Forty stamp sets. I used the Words in circles stamps with black ink and fussy cut the prints. I also created two title cards using Life is Sweet stamp set. I really like the fonts of the sentiments. 



After all I adhered stickers from the Cool Words sheet. They are truly cool and love how they cheer up my page.


My other project is a card along a handmade matching envelope.


I stamped the leaves from Botanicals stamp set on a light green patterned paper. The result is simply stunning. Then, I fussy cut few flowers and gathered them in the middle of the card.


For the center I created my title with Life is Sweet stamp set and gold embossing technique.
To finish off my project I folded a pink envelope and created a matching insert with Botanicals stamp set.


I really hope you like my new scrapbook layout and card and you find inspiration. Thanks for having me as a guest designer today! 
Happy crafting Studio Forty Fans! 
Flóra

Meeting Maggie Holmes - Crate Paper


Hello! I am back with a new scrapbook layout made with Crate Paper products. Today, I would like to share with you a very special photo what I documented. I was extremely lucky to meet Maggie Holmes in January on the CHA. What else could I use for this photo then her newest collection, Chasing Dreams.


I was thinking a lot which paper to use as a background, but in the end I decided Portrait paper. This busy contrasty paper is out of my comfort zone but I really wanted to try.


I needed big colorful elements to compensate the monochrome background so I fussy cut many flowers from the Garden Club paper. I arranged them around a photo to drive the eyes to the focal point. I mainly adhered the flowers with foam tape which gives depth to the layout.


One of the fussy-cuttable paper is Monarch. I cut out two bluish butterflies as also the photo contains blue, so needed to add some.

For embellishing I used the cute parrot with bird cage what is my favourite from the Chipboard Sheet. I also scattered Vintage Buttons on the page. They also helped me to create the visual triangle. I couldn’t resist to add a bit of gold on my project, but this time I was low-key. I must tell you that I added the puffy textil heart in the last moment (while I was taking photos of the page), but I am very satisfied with my decision.


These days I don’t write long journaling but this project is an exception. I chose one of the empty frame under to photo to keep my thoughts.

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Everyday Magic - Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Girls! Today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout. This time I used the bright Pinkfresh Studio Live More collection. I used the Embrace and Focus 12x12 patterned papers. I really love the marble effect on them, it's so cool. After I cut out some part of the Focus' pattern and adhered on the Embrace paper I placed my photo. This photo was taken at CHA when I met with Kinnari. 


For embellishing I used many different elements. One of my favourite from Live More collection is the Copper Foiled Puffy Alpha Stickers. I also added lots of Die Cuts and Chipboard Stickers.These are also spiced with copper foil.



I also created a 3D flower with my Silhouette. For this I used Live More 6x6 paper pad, as it has smaller patterns as 12x12 papers. The branch cut files are from Inna Moreva. 


I love how it turned out. Hope you also find inspiration here today! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Flóra

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams cards - Crate Paper

Hi there! I am very excited to share with you my first project made for the Crate Paper blog as a Design Team member. Today I want to show two pretty cards made with the wonderful Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. I love the beautiful spring colors of the papers and the pretty butterflies and flowers in many types of embellishment packs.


For the first card I used a prize ribbon die cut from the Ephemera pack. In the collection you can find a matching paper called  First Place  which contains many prize ribbons. They are perfect to fussy cut so I completed my card with one. I chose for my title XO, so this card can be used for any occasion. For this I used Chasing Dreams Dreamer Foam Thickers because I am a big fan of glitters. I also add a cute chipboard bird and a shine Rhinestone heart. Love all the tiny decorations of Chasing Dreams.



In the center of the second card is a magnificent Fringe Butterfly. I am so happy that Crate Paper included them in this new line. I think this is my favourite from the whole collection so far. Behind the butterfly I created a patchwork style background from different patterned papers and die cuts. I added few Phrases Stickers as well. I  chose them consciously because this card was made for one of my friends.




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I can’t wait to create more with all of these beauties from Crate Paper Chasing Dream collection. Thanks for stopping by today!
Flóra