06 Feb

Radio Friday: digital layouts and a week of stamped cards

06 February 2015: this week's Radio Friday showcases digital layouts, a week of stamped cards, a freebie wallpaper, a sketch and a moleskine mini-album.

It’s that time of the week again! Radio Friday is here! As always:

Radio Friday is a selection of five links taken from our weekly newsletter PAPERCUT WEEKLY. If these links inspire you, intrigue you, or make you want more, think about signing up to the newsletter (link at the bottom of the post).

Let’s get it started!

ONE. This week over at Paislee Press, Caylee Grey created a moleskine cahier mini-book. I’m absolutely in love with it. The images show each spread of Caylee’s book and I can’t help thinking this is a great way to document on the go.

TWO. Lucy Abrams is a daily go-to source of card-making inspiration. This week, Lucy created a card a day using Clearly Besotted stamps. I would link to each and every card, but Lucy’s already done that with her recap.

THREE. Basic Grey are giving away a desktop wallpaper with a February calendar on it. It’s gorgeous and would probably work on tablets as well. (I haven’t tried that yet though…)

FOUR. If you haven’t heard of Retro Sketches yet, you should probably pop over there now and check out their amazing archive of sketch inspiration. They also announced sketch #151 this week.

FIVE. Last, but not least, Em Stafrace posted on her blog againFinally. I miss Em’s digital inspiration. Lucky for us, she’s opened up her own digital store called The Nifty Pixel last month and it’s an amazing space as well.

That’s it for this week, so until next time… Don’t forget: you can sign up to Papercut Weekly at anytime. You’ll automatically start receiving the next one.

04 Nov

Sneak Peek & Freebie: FUN & FUNKY CHRISTMAS

Today, our Christmas classes have gone on sale! This is super exciting since I was actually filming them with Donna just three weeks ago, and I can’t wait to try some of the techniques out myself. (I have to say, I’m particularly taken with the postcard.)

You might have noticed I said “classes”. We’ve launched two: however, there’s a catch!

The full ‘Fun & Funky Christmas‘ is four weeks of jam-packed Christmas gift making, card making, advent calendar making and even table decoration making. There’s over an hour of video tutorial (probably closer to 90 minutes), and a multitude of handouts that you can take with you on any device you like.

The ‘Fun & Funky Advent Calendar‘ is just the advent calendar project. This is week two of the full course. The advent calendar is so large with so many details and so many instructions, some people might just want to tackle this one.

Which is why we’ve split it up. We want to give you as many options as possible for learning exactly what you want.

That’s enough talk though.

We’re giving you a freebie today!

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been designing and building the PDF handouts that go with the two November classes. And today, you get to download one for yourself!

This is day one of the Advent Calendar. Most of the handouts (for both the Christmas class and Natalie’s Flashy Cards Fast) are gorgeous like this. They’re easy to read and print off.

When you press the image below, you’ll see that the images on the PDF are a little dark and the font not always sharp. This is because this is a low-res PDF, which means it’s easier to download quickly. When you’re in the class, you get the option of a low-res PDF or a hi-res PDF. Hi-res PDFs are best for printing.

** Note: there is no material list, since the whole Advent Calendar uses a similar set and the list will be a page on its own. However, if you’re looking for the materials, most of them are from Stampin’ Up!