19 Dec

Trimming the Tree with Tarrah!

Trimming the Tree Detail

Hi everyone! Tarrah back with you today to share a Christmas themed layout that I created as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! To keep up with the hop and where it lands each day: visit our information page. And don’t forget to join the crop event for chances to win the giveaway prizes.

So where are you in the hop? DAY TWELVE! Make sure you check the blogs that have already provided inspiration.

Monday, 8 December 2014: Papercut Labs
Tuesday, 9 December 2014: A Piece of Cake Designs
Wednesday, 10 December 2014: Kellie Stamps
Thursday, 11 December 2014: Heidi Swapp (via Kim Jeffress)
Friday, 12 December 2014: The Scrappery
Saturday, 13 December 2014: Seriously Scrapbooking
Sunday, 14 December 2014: Maya Road (via Angella Peardon)
Monday, 15 December 2014: Stampin’ Up!
Tuesday, 16 December 2014: Scrapmatts
Wednesday, 17 December 2014: D-lish Scraps
Thursday, 18 December 2014: Studio Calico (via Natalie Elphinstone)
Friday, 19 December 2014: Papercut Labs << YOU ARE HERE

I made a process video while I created my layout also.

I have mainly used the Heidi Swapp ‘Believe’ collection on this layout. It’s one of my all time favourite Christmas collections. I have also added some Christmas themed wood veneer from Words or Whatever Chipboard.

Trimming the Tree

I love to layer all different size and shaped papers to give dimension and add interest. I also add embellishments for extra decoration.

Trimming the Tree Detail

I quite often hide my journaling on my layouts by writing or typing my journaling on to a shipping tag, I then use a pocket or tuck it behind the papers.

Trimming the Tree Detail 2

Thank you so much for stopping by the Papercut Labs blog today…I would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

Tarrah x

01 Dec

Vintage Christmas Tag by Tarrah

Hi there, everyone! It’s Tarrah here with you today to share a cute tag I created recently. I have been scouring Pinterest for some Christmas Craft inspiration lately and I came across this beautiful Christmas Tag created by Karen Shady. I loved the vintage look to this tag!

Created by Karen Shady

I decided to create a Vintage Christmas tag of my own and keeping up with the Papercut Labs 12 Days of Christmas events and challenges, my tag below meets challenge number 12: Must Be Xmas-y!

Products used for my tag:

Ranger Manilla Tag
Heidi Swapp ‘Believe’ Papers and Ephemera
Tim Holtz Vintage Sticker and Mini Staple
Jenni Bowlin Studio Chipboard Button
Words or Whatever Mistletoe Wreath Chipboard
Teresa Collins Stamps
Versacolour and Staz-On Inks
Kraft Bitty Bag
Paper Doily
Grosgrain Ribbon

Vintage Christmas Tag

Created by Tarrah McLean

When I first grabbed the paper doily to add to my tag, I felt it was too white looking so I toned it down a little with some Versacolour Grey ink to give it more of a vintage look. I also inked the edges of the tag and the chipboard wreath in Versacolour Pinecone Ink as well.

I made a process video while I created my tag. You will see in the video that I go to use all different elements on my tag but I end up choosing some different elements and add those instead!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Papercut Labs blog today. Have a great day!

24 Aug

Introducing the 2014 Teachers!

The video says it all. I introduce the teachers for the rest of the 2014 teaching year! We have a class for everybody.

Please note that the video has links that will open up a new window or tab in your browser to take you to related content. The video is available in HD – which I would recommend using. (P.S. Sorry for the lateness of this video.)

18 Aug

Making actual paper flowers

This post is for my aunt (hi Lesley!) who asked how to make the paper flowers that I posted a couple of weeks ago. The inked paper flowers didn’t have a tutorial on how to make the flowers. However, the video above shows how you can make paper flowers. They’re not quite the same as the ones we posted earlier, but if you ink the tops of the paper before you roll them, you’ll get something really close. (Video’s original source is A Beautiful Mess.)