13 Feb

Radio Friday: valentine’s day and creative documentation

13 February 2015: this week's Radio Friday showcases new Prima product, fifty-fifty cards, a Midori Traveler's notebook and a valentine's love note.

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. Hip Kit Club is one of the newest kit clubs on the block, but their creative team is just amazeballs. Kim Jeffress made something really special with the February kit, and we’ve got scrap-envy because of it.

TWO. It’s not a Valentine’s Day week without a Valentine link! Crate Paper CT member, Rebecca Luminarias, created some Valentine Love Notes to give out to her loved ones.

THREE. Louise Nelson is a grungy inspiration. She’s been playing with Prima Marketing’s new micro beads this week, and we absolutely love the effect they create on her layouts!

FOUR. We’ve got another link from Paislee Press this week. (Their posts are just awesome.) Jamaica Edgell was inspired by the Pinterest colour block business cards. She wanted to create hand-made “fifty-fifty” pocket cards that could be used for all sort of purposes: journaling, memorabilia, filler. The sky is the limit!

FIVE. I am in awe of people who are making mini-albums and journals and generally being creatively awesome in their documentation of January. Marie Lottermoser has taken a Midori Traveler’s Notebook and used it as her go-to notebook for January: it has lists, it has plans, it has memories and records moments.  She’s making one for each month of 2015.

BONUS. Not on the above image, but we couldn’t not share this post. Our one and only card teacher, Natalie Elphinstone, has been experimenting with Project Life over the last couple of months. She moved into the full 12×12 size to document her daughter’s first day of prep. The title card alone (shared below) is worth a visit to the blog!

BONUS Radio Friday link: Natalie Elphinstone's 12x12 'First Day of Prep' layout.

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.

27 Oct

WEEK OF NATALIE: the end! (Featuring Amanda H)

TwirlThe final card from the Natalie Appreciation Card-making Challenge is from Amanda Hartmann, who was also inspired by Twirl!

Amanda says: So much beautiful inspiration in every post on Natalie’s blog, which made it hard to choose just ONE layout to be inspired by! However I chose this layout, primarily for its soft pretty colours and for the GOLD. One MUST use gold right now! To create my card, I replicated some of the the colours, with the white background, pink and pale blue papers and finished with gold and wood embellishments. I also loved the way Natalie layered tulle and vellum with machine stitching, so I also used that technique on my card. Even the cloud and scattered hearts are inspired from elements on Natalie’s layout. I hope that my Mum will love the card for her upcoming 60th birthday!

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20 Oct

Tarrah is inspired by ‘Twirl’!

Blogging team member Tarrah has not only created a beautiful card based on Natalie’s Twirl, she also filmed her process!

It's OK To Shine CardTarrah took Natalie’s layout and used it as an inspirational sketch, while maintaining some of the beautiful qualities found in the layout.

We’ve sped up the video so you can see this amazing under-ten minute card in just one. Want to make cards quickly too? Flashy Cards Fast is still discounted!

18 Oct

Amanda R is inspired by ‘Adventure’!

AdventureToday we’re featuring Amanda Reddicliffe who created a card inspired by Natalie’s ‘Adventure’ layout (on the left and a few more pictures via this link).

Amanda says: I was inspired overall by Natalie’s beautifully balanced and bright layout. The photo itself is darling, but to create a card that is inspired by this layout I pinched my fave parts of the layout – the dark border, bold papers, the touches of vellum, the love hearts peeking out from behind the photo, sewing and of course the square alpha’s she used.

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13 Oct

On Sale NOW: Flashy Cards Fast!

You may have noticed that we’re slightly preoccupied here at Papercut Labs. Two more of our classes are launching next month, and between sickness, work trips, dental emergencies and tech problems, we’ve just barely finished the last class!

However, today marks something special. Today is the start of THE WEEK OF NATALIE. (Really nine days.) Natalie Elphinstone is teaching our inaugural card making class, and we’ve got a jam-packed week of Natalie for you.

Starting today.

A video went live this morning covering the basics of the class.

And now, you can book in! With an earlybird special! [this is a link]

Just click the link above and it’ll take you to the product page which has more information about the class AND a discount for everyone who signs up to the class over the next nine days.

But wait, there’s more!

Week of Natalie Prize (with title)

Simply by commenting on this post (OR on Natalie’s giveaway post at her blog), you can win this fabulous prize. So what are you waiting for? Comment away.

** Competition is open until Wednesday 22 October 8pm AEDT. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.