Love Handmade Cards

Hello Everybody,

Yes, yes, yes, Lauren and Teddy on the A2Z Scraplets blog today to bring you our latest creations for your viewing pleasure!!!

So we have three cards today for you, all with A2Z Scraplets on them and other pretty things too.  We do love pretty.

This would be our favourite, it is so pretty, using paper from Kaisercraft small pad and covered with mesh ribbon, we used a painted brickwork chippie from A2Z Scraplets across the middle of the card for wonderful dimension, added lace and some bobble trimming.  Then used a Memory Box Grand Heart and La Rue Heart (double layered and embossed with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Powder).

Some foliage with Memory Box Pine Sprigs cut from a coordinating paper and Memory Box Fabulous Phlox for the flowers.

An angled view gives you an idea of the various textures and the great dimension achieved using the A2Z Scraplets under the heart.  Loads of texture with the chipboard, various fibres and trimmings and of course the Stampendous embossing powder.

So here is another one, in blue with so many stars to match the A2Z Scraplets star flourish.

This card looks so much better in real life, so sparkly and pretty with all the added glitter and stars.  Again a Kaisercraft paper for the background, embossed with a Sizzix Embossing folder and with added texture paste using Memory Box Stencil Stars Starry Night with glitter sprinkled over while wet.  Ribbon, bow and stars added to this.

The A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Star Set of 2 Flourish is embossed with Stampendous Embossing Powder Shabby Blue with two layers of powder (one melted and then more embossing fluid added and more powder added and melted.

And I have saved a good one to last, so pretty in purple with silver and glitter galore!!

Oh yes more pretty paper from Kaisercraft, embossed with the stars and swirls embossing folder from Sizzix and added texture paste using Memory Box Stencil Stars Starry Night with glitter sprinkled over while wet.  Lace and ribbon added and those beautiful stars cut from glitter paper.

This time I have made my own mix of embossing powder for the A2Z Chipboard Star Set of 2 Flourish using Adirondak Eggplant and Wild Plum with silver glitter and some silver and white embossing powders added.  All these powders were just regular size EP and I did not mix them very well, so the finished product has a variant in colour finish.

Hope you like what we have for you today, see you soon!!!

Lauren and Teddy

More Cards from Teddy

OH Woo Hoo, we are here at last, late, but still on the day.  Teddy has been so busy with Melbourne Cup Sweeps and having fun that of course he left it to the last minute to post.  Silly boy makes me shake my head, but keeps me amused.

Well we have been playing with chipboard from the lovely A2Z Scraplets and it is just wonderful to be able to make a feature for a card with only a little work.  Chippie is fabulous and we think the best designs are from A2Z Scraplets.

So we made you a card of course.

How cute is this, a Christmas Card by us with non-traditional colours.  Back to sewing on our paper, we do love that and die cut from Kaiser Doily, the pretty Christmas Trees and the A2Z Scraplets chippie of the tree, gorgeous.

The Chipboard tree is decorated in  Stampendous Shabby white embossing powder then decorated with sequin stars.

The base papers are from Kaisercraft A Touch of Gold.

So then Teddy made you another card, just for your viewing pleasure today.

So pretty in pink of course in our own style.  Two papers from an old Kaiser 6 1/2 inch pad, the edges distressed and then the lovely pink and silver ribbon and bow.  Some swirly Bling  and lovely flowers that have been inked and then glittered.

The Chipboard again from A2Z Scraplets is covered in Silver Embossing Powder. So quick, so easy and stunning.

Hope you like them :)

Hugs :)

Lauren and Teddy :) xx

Quick and Simple Cards

Hello Everybody,

Yes you lucky people have Teddy and Lauren on the blog today, how exciting, and we can hear you asking what we have for you today.

Well, let.. me.. tell.. you! We made some cards, quick and simple, easy peasy and still pleasing to the eye!!! Hahahaha Teddy is so funny.  We had our A2Z Scraplets chippies all ready decorated and ready to go, but alas, you know us, we have misplaced them!!!!  AND we have moved so that everything is in Chaos Central (more than usual) and the dies are all still packed away, (Teddy fainted at this point) so we went looking for something that would be suitable for an audience such as you!!!

Yes, I know!! We had to be very inventive, so we got out a couple of those lovely small Paper Pads from Kaisercraft and WHALLA!!! Instant pretty cards!!

TA-DAH!! a pocket card, yes it opens just like a card and you can write inside, the front is just folded down and held with a brad, and the tags are from the pop out die cut sheet in the paper pad.  What a brilliant idea!! So quick and easy and very pretty!!!

So Teddy and I were on a roll so we made another card!!!

This one is from a gorgeous paper pad and is all geometric in mustard, black and white (Teddy’s favourite today) called A Touch of Gold.  Two sheets of paper, and several pop out die cuts from the pad and we are done.  Add a little bling of course!!!
Now you see you do not even really need to be an expert paper crafter to make beautiful cards, just cut, pop things out and glue them down and you have stunning cards that anyone would love to receive from you!!!
Hope you like them :)
Hugs  Lauren

Every Occasion Carda

Hello Everybody,

Yes you have Lauren and Teddy up on the A2ZScraplets Blog site again this week.  How lucky are they to get us two weeks in a row.  Teddy knows it is so hard for you to be without us for three weeks, so we did an extra one last week… Oh my we are so good to you :)

I love the simplicity of this card, it is a 5″x5″ base with red Christmas Paper attached.  Then I have die cut a 5″x5″ panel with the Poppy Stamps Die Merry Christmas Background Style 1065.  I have positioned the die to the left of the panel, so that there is a border on the right.
The wonderful A2Z Chipboard HOHOHO is embossed with Stampendous Aged Scarlet Embossing Powder.  I must learn to go the longest direction as I sprinkle as there are so many wonderful elements in it that some get missed when I go side to side the narrow way.  Still looks great though.
Just a close up of the embossing and different it can be over a large area.  More practice I feel will make me happier with my results, although I am pretty happy anyway, love these embossing powders, is like fine through to Ultra Thick powder all in the one bottle, with different colours of powder and glitters as well.  It is fantastic.
Oh and a lovely thank you card with the brand new (to me) Poppy Stamps Die Fancy Thanks.  Love that scripty writing.  The base of the card front and the base are both  die cut with a piece from the  Memory Box Dies Distressed Addington Collage, giving that lovely swirly effect.  The beautiful butterflies on the vine is a Memory Box Die Waltzing Butterflies and the extra foliage is from Memory Box Die Botanical Stem.
A close up of that lovely scripty Thanks and the flower made with Memory Box Die Petal Party, because you know how much I love making my own flowers and they are so easy when you just have to crease the petals a little to give some shape.
Hope you like these two offerings, hope you get some ideas or some inspiration from seeing them.
Thanks for looking, Lauren xx

Everyday Occasion Cards

Hello Everybody,

Lauren and Teddy up on the A2Z Scraplets blog today and we are going to show you a couple of cards with mobs of flowers and are made especially for special occasions.

So these are the cards that I made just for you to get some inspiration from.  I hope you like them.

Ohhhhh…… This one is Teddy’s favourite, a Cascading Z Fold Card we think, with a die cut lace border at the top (cut with Kaiser Lacey Borders) and all panels covered with patterned paper and some doilies.  The flat flowers, the tags and the sentiment come from packs of Kaiser Collectables, such fast embellishing with no effort.
I have added 3D roses and cherry blossoms (because I love them so much) and ribbon right across the bottom of the card.  All finished with flat back pearls and Ranger Ice Stickles.
Love the tags (dressed up with flowers and ribbons) and the sentiment piece from the Kaiser Collectables.  So easy, so quick.  No mess from stamping if you are not so confident too.
Oh and the second card is one I have been dreaming of for a long time and Deb created the Chipboard Sentiment for me, love it.
I have used a 5″x5″ card base and cut a piece of Kaiser Paper Pad cut to size and torn top and bottom, then stitched around including tears.  This is then attached to the card and the tears are rolled open.  I have done a few stencil leaves over the base.  The three chipboard pieces, the Two Becomes One and the Vine Flourish (cut in half for the two corners) have been embossed with Stampendous Shabby White (love that stuff, so pretty), and then glued to the card.  You can also get Stampendous Embossing Powders from My2Angels Shop on the Gold Coast and internet
Then I have rolled the tears more and filled the space with pearl beads of different sizes.  Added 3D roses and cherry blossoms to the chipboard swirl on the two corners.  The flowers are all touched with Ranger Ice Stickles.
This last photo gives a closer photo of the embossed flourish and the pearls in the paper tear as well as the Ice Stickles on the flowers.
Oh yes I love pretty, oh so pretty.
Hope you like today’s effort and get some ideas from them.
Thanks Lauren

A2Z Blog Post my first

Hello Everybody, I did forget to blog this for you.  It is my very first DT post for A2Z Scraplets (the best chipboard downunder).

Hi, Lauren here with my first share for you.   Hope you are keeping warm on the eastern half of Australia with the temperatures taking a dip again after that fantastic snow in Tasmania.

So I have made you a couple of cards.
Love this style of card, with loads of texture in a 5″x 5″ card, not too big, but loads of room to add all the lovely details and elements.  I have used two chippies from the wonderful range of A2Z Scraplets, the one at the top would be my all time favourite (but they all get a chance to be my favourite) Swirly Corners Medium and comes in a set of two.  The wonderful Congratulations at the bottom is just that, a script word for cards and layouts.
My background is texture paste on Memory Box Texture Honey Comb designer Stencil (88521), and when dry the background was sprayed with Ranger Pearl Mist Cappucino.  I have coated the chippie with Gesso and then painted with Ranger Distress Paint Victorian Velvet.  Embossed parts with  Stampendous Aged Bronze, then sprayed over with the Cappucino and re-heated as I love how the painted areas bubble and fizz just like the aged embossing powder does.
Yes I love to make flowers and the two larger ones on this card are made with Memory Box Fabulous Phlox (98511)
I love the richness of many textures and layering.  The butterfly is Memory Box Isabella and Pippi dies, such a lovely small butterfly.
Another full picture of the card to show the almost dandelion look of the Memory Box Chandra Stem (99090) to which I have added different size pearls.
A close up of the Chipboard Swirl and the richness of the Stampendous Aged Embossing Powders.
So I made another card to share with you, not as much work involed in this one, but still very pretty (yes I have to admit I love pretty).
A Wedding Shower card, with lacy borders, pearls, ruffled ribbon (tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wocnUTILmk and a lovely bow, all in tones of cream, gold and a touch of pink.
I have used a medium out of Umbrellas Set of 5 shapes (found at this link http://www.a2zscraplets.com.au/umbrellas_set_of_5_shapes.html  Started with Gesso, then embossed with Stampendous Shabby Rose Embossing Powder fairly thickly and while molten I have stamped a script stamp into it with StazOn ink and then reheated to get a marble effect.
Butterfly is Memory Box Isabella and Pippi
Thanks for stopping by and reading. I hope you are staying warm and getting lots of papercrafting done.

Hello Everybody!!

Teddy and I have been doing some crafting and what is better we have been doing some blogging.  Wet Spring here, bad hailstorms on Thursday and showers ever since, night time mostly, very heavy rain.

So we made you a card.


This card was made for a card swap on Willow’s Card Swaps on Facebook, it is an Aussie only site, so saves postage :)

My usual 5″x5″ square card that is to a sketch and so simple.  I have used washi tape and one of my favourite stamps by Lucy, (Kaszazz these days)  I also used to washi tape to make it fit into a challenge on the Aussie Creative Crafts and Challenges site that I admin on (Teddy is the creative director).  The Challenge is Double Up or Two of a Kind, (2 types washi tape)  How clever is that??

Well we hope you like it, so much fun sometimes to make something totally different :)

Hugs :)

Lauren xx


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