A Thank You Jelly Bean Card

by Lesley Oman on 6 June, 2014

Hi there everyone,

Here’s a little bright and cheery card to bring some sunshine into your life just now! Full of jellybeans! <3

Inspired by the greeting sticker, i wanted to create a little jar of sweeties, so I fussy cut a bunch of coloured jellybeans using some jellybean soup staples paper – i just love these little white polkadots. To create the jar i used the Spellinders label 9 die – but cut off the pointy end to create more of a jam-jar look.

 

I cut the shape in both white card and acetate, and stuck the beans haphazardly with some on foam pads to create dimension. Then i used a little bit of glossy accents to stick the acetate to the raised beans. For a lid, I cut a rectangle of paper and used an embossing tool to make indented lines to resemble grip marks on the lid.

Another fun thing about this card is the greeting (Hero Arts Stamp) is in a peek-a-book strip. This is when you use pattern paper to cover the card but leave a strip of the card uncovered. This is a great little sneaky cheat if the paper you want to use isn’t quite tall enough to cover the whole project. :-)  I took the striped paper and cut off a thin pink strip to use at the top and bottom of this peek-a-boo strip. I love the way this looks on the final card.

have fun my little jellybeans. x

 

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“Love You Five” Scrapbook Layout

by Lesley Oman on 3 June, 2014

Hi everyone,

This page is a little outside of my comfort zone as I wanted to use a busier pattern for the background, but I love the finished piece. Above all, i am in love with the fact that i have scrapped one of the stories in our lives. It started with a simple family exchange of “I love you” – “I love you too”, but then it grew into a fun story of how Piper has translated this now she recognises counting.

For this layout I have used jellybean soup products and this page was ideal because of those numbers. I found it was a fun way to incorporate the theme of numbers into the page and still look great!

 To make the number 5 stand out i cut out some thin circles using punches and circle dies, and i also used a ‘love you’ script sticker. On the left I used a ‘love you’ stamp to stamp five lines of greeting, but then used individual letter stamps to add the words ‘one, two, three, four and five’. At first this was stamped on a rectangle, but it was a bit dull so i cut the paper to make it look like these were little flags.

Here’s the journaling:

“It started as a quirky conversation but quickly escalated into one of your playful characteristics. Right now you can’t say ‘i love you’ without ending up with ‘i love you five’. In fact I’ve noticed recently that you skip right there, and i just LOVE it! “

Thanks for visiting,

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Shaker Cards: The Easy Way – Video Tutorial

by Lesley Oman on 20 April, 2014

Whilst tidying, I accidentally stumbled upon a new technique for making shaker cards – so easy that you won’t believe your eyes! I am definitely going to be using this again and again and again. Check it out!

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Washi Tape & Die Cuts – Technique Video Tutorial

by Lesley Oman on 1 February, 2014

Hello everyone,

I am sharing a video today and yes, I am very aware that this is a Christmas card, but guess what, thats just the way I roll sometimes!

:-)

This was my first video with my new camcorder and microphone, so hopefully I can make some adjustments over time to make sure the videos look their best! Any feedback is appreciated in the comments below.

This video may be to showcase a Christmas card, but the technique can be used for any kind of card, or even integrated into a scrapbook page. I hope you enjoy it.

 

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