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January 2008


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Project 17 by Caroline Scattergood

Scrapbook Layout

Main products used: Imaginisce "For Peeps Sake"

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Project 17:

Papers used: For Peeps Sake – Tiptoe Through Tulips, Pretty new Dress, Drapin’ Daisies

"For peeps Sake" Embellishments used: For Peeps Sake sticker sheet, Butterfly Blooms, Polished Pebbles Brads, Raindrop Brads, Ribbon and little blooms from the stack' Snag ‘em Stamps – Flowers for single flower around outside,

Other Material used: Bare Chipboard Alphabet for ‘baby’, Distress Crackle Paint "Peeled Paint" to paint the chipboard letters.

Designer's note:  I have so many photos to do of all my three children that I am alternating between years ago and the more recent in a bid to catch up.  This is one of Abi, who is now 15!   The Tim Holtz Crackle Paint worked really well.  The thicker it is applied the larger the cracks are and the more cracks appear.



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Project 18 by Caroline Scattergood

Chick Card

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Products Used: (all from Imaginisce "For Peeps Sake" collection): Pretty new Dress paper, Drapin’ Daisies paper, Ribbon from Ribbon & Blooms Stack, Snag ‘em Stamp "Chick", Polished Pebble Brad, Butterfly Bloom, Smaller bloom from Ribbons & Blooms stack

Other: Doodlebug Sugarcoated Cardstock – Yellow

Designers Note:  This card was made using the fab little Snag ‘em Stamp-Chick.  I stamped onto the yellow Sugarcoated paper to add a little bit of colour and some bling.




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Project 19 by Caroline Scattergood

Chick Card 2


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Products Used: (all from Imaginisce "For Peeps Sake" collection):

  • Drapin’ Daisies paper

  • Pretty new Dress paper

  • Hot Chicks paper

  • Snag ‘em Stamps – Chick

  • Small blooms from Ribbons & Blooms stack

Other: Doodlebug Sugarcoated Cardstock – Yellow

Designers note: Used the Chick stamp again – I love him, so cute!  Die-cut frame mounted onto chipboard and die-cut circles.  Used my sewing machine and did a bit of doodling too.


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Project 20 by Caroline Scattergood


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Products Used: (all from Imaginisce "For Peeps Sake" collection):

  • Tiptoe Through Tulips paper (reverse of that used in 12x12 layout)

  • Die-cut flowers from Spring Fling paper, Hot Chicks paper, Drapin’ Daisies paper (reverse to that used before)

  • Ribbon from Ribbon & Blooms stack

  • Snag ‘em Stamps "Chick"  and "Flower" used on shrink plastic (see picture below).

Designers note: Used the lovely blue reverse of the Tulips paper for the covers of this notebook, which were sewn into place.  Die-cut flowers were attached using basic brads and the lovely Snag ‘em Stamps were used on shrink plastic to create lovely hangy bits on the rings.  Finished off with the lovely For Peeps Sake ribbon tied to the spine.



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Project 21 by Caroline Scattergood

Surprise Box

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Products Used: (all from Imaginisce "For Peeps Sake" collection):

  • Spring Fling Paper for the lid

  • Butterfly Bloom

  • Small Bloom from the Ribbon & Blooms Stack

  • Ribbon from the Ribbons & Blooms stack

Other: Doodlebug Sugarcoated Cardstock – Yellow

Designers note: This is a lovely little box to make up for a special gift – maybe for Mothers Day or Easter.  Big enough to put a handful of choccies in!  When the lid is pulled off the box opens to reveal the contents.




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Project 22 by Caroline Scattergood

Pencil Pot


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Products Used: (all from Imaginisce "For Peeps Sake" collection):

  • Butterfly Blooms

  • For Peeps Sake papers, die cut into circles

  • Ribbon from the Ribbon & Blooms stack


Designers note:  I have had this tube hanging around for ages and thought this paint would be ideal to use on it and what better use than a Pen Pot.  I really like this paint and the effect it gives.  It’s quite thick but needs to be applied thickly in order to appreciate the cracks and crackles!  I attached a normal peg onto the side by making a hole in the tube and peg and attaching with a large brad and also securing with glue. 

So not just a pen holder but a useful note holder too!  My daughter has already bagsied it for her desk.  I’ll have to see how many cups of tea its worth, lol !



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Project 23 by Karen Mortensen



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Project 24 by Karen Mortensen

Valentine Mini Book


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Project 25 by Louise Brigden

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Project 25 Instructions

Products used: Basic Grey "Two Scoops" Collection

  • Make a 9.5cm x 11.5cm side-fold blank in a colour that compliments your chosen papers.

  • Chalk the edges.

  • Cover it in Two Scoops paper – I used Creme Brulee.

  • Now layer another, smaller rectangle of Two Scoops Paper on top –I used Mint Chocolate Chip. Leave a slightly deeper border at the bottom.

  • Take the elegant flower from the Two Scoops chip sticker set  and fix it in position, as shown. Then add the little curly border to the bottom of the card –also from the chip sticker set.

  • Add four Two Scoop pink brads at the corners of the inner rectangle, attach a paper insert and your card is complete.

Tip: Don’t feel like you have to always add a sentiment to your cards, I often leave them sentiment free, this card could now be used for a choice of occasions or even just to say Hi.



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Project 26 - Memories Wall Hanging

by Tracie Hudson

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Project 26 Instructions

Products Used: Imaginisce "Loves Me" Collection

The Loves Me collection from Imaginisce is perfect for creating your Valentines cards and Love layouts, but it also is very adaptable to be used for other themes too!
The papers I used to create this wall hanging were a perfect match for these old photographs I found of myself gardening as a child.
Initially I was going to create a garden themed layout but whilst looking at the photographs I remembered my happy childhood days spent playing in the garden. I decided that I would create a wall hanging based upon the word Memories.


I printed the word Memories directly onto the patterned paper and then adhered this to 6mm thick chipboard - using my craft knife I then cut it out. As the paper has a white core I decided to use sandpaper to distress the edges and let the white core show through. I then applied white acrylic paint to the edges and blended this in using a wet wipe.


  • I cut a further strip of chipboard long enough for my chosen word to sit upon. This was then covered with patterned paper - again distressing the edges using sandpaper and white acrylic paint. The letters were then adhered into place.

  • Four frames were cut from chipboard before being covered in coordinating patterned papers from the collection.
  • I adhered my photographs into place and then covered the reverse with more patterned paper.
  • The edges were distressed in the same way as the rest of the project, using sandpaper and white acrylic paint.
  • Blooms from Imaginisce Loves Me and Prima were fixed into place using Polished Pebbles from Imaginisce For Peeps Sake.
  • The frames were then hung using organza ribbon which was also tied to form a bow.
  • Additional ribbon was tied to either ends of the chipboard word to complete the wall hanging.




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Project 27 - Play Together

by Tracie Hudson

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Project 27 Instructions

Products Used: Imaginisce "Loves Me" Collection

This layout was created using product from the Imaginisce Loves Me collection.

The title for this page was created using Heidi Swapp Clear Stamps. Each word was stamped on to white cardstock using black ink.

The letters were then hand cut and adhered to the page using 3d foam pads to add dimension and depth to the page.

I used a frame from a sheet of Loves me Lickety Splits to draw focus to the photograph and even more focus was achieved by the addition of paper circles.

Imaginisce Loves Me Rub-ons were applied to add a gentle edge to this fun page of my friends children playing together.




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Project 28 - Love U

by Tracie Hudson


Project 28 Instructions

Have you ever stood looking at something and thought to yourself "I wonder how I could utilise this to create something else"? I really hope other paper crafters out there do this - because I find myself constantly doing this!!

From sweet wrappers to old boxes - plastic containers to broken toys - I am always looking to see if I can create something else from something we would normally throw away!

This little mini book of love was created using papers, embellishments and ribbons from the "Loves Me" Collection by Imaginisce, embellishments from K&Co Smitten range  and a couple of plastic milk cartons!


  • I began by washing the cartons in a mixture of Bicarbonate of Soda and water - this will eliminate any smell!
  • To create the pages of my book I cut out all of the flat and even surfaces from the milk cartons. The plastic is very pliable and is easily cut using scissors.
  • Using the largest of the hearts from a pack of K&Co Smitten Adhesive Rhinestones as a template, I cut out 5 heart shapes from the plastic.
  • I then used these as templates to cut further paper hearts from Imaginisce Loves Me collection of patterned papers
  • The papers were then adhered to the plastic using double sided tape - taking care to apply to areas where the tape would be hidden by embellishments. The papers show through the plastic covers and as they are double sided they help to make this a quick and easy project to complete.
  • I created additional chipboard embellishments by cutting words from the patterned papers and adhered these to chipboard. Once dry I cut them out and inked the edges before positioning into place.
  • My photographs were adhered on top of the plastic and additional embellishments from the Imaginisce Loves Me Collection and K&Co Smitten range were applied.
  • I also used my Dymo machine to create additional journaling but this could be achieved by using computer generated text.
  • The pages of the book are held together using a bookring which was decorated using ribbons from the Loves Me collection.
Who would have thought a simple milk carton could be adapted so easily to create a little book of love?
Try using the plastic with your Sizzix machine....the results are plastic fantastic!



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Project 29 by Karen Mortensen


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Products used:




  • Cut your Bazzill into size 210mm x 300mm, fold to make a card sized 210mm x 150mm - this is your base card. Ink the edges with black ink.

  • Paint the edges of the "Love" page coaster with white acrylic paint and wipe over to give soft distressed edges all around.

  • Cut a piece of Waffle Cone paper to mat the coaster on. As a guide I allowed two lines from the design on all four sides. Round the edges with a corner rounder punch and ink the very edge with black ink (just run the edge along the ink pad). Adhere the coaster onto the Waffle Cone.

  • Tear a number of squares and oblongs from the two papers. Go around the cupids. Tear so that you get the white paper edge. Ink the edges of the Cupid's Arrow pieces with black ink, and the edges of the Waffle Cone pieces with red ink - use a paint brush to brush the ink on.

  • Arrange all the pieces on your card as you want them and stick into place. Top with the matted coaster.

  • Ink the edges of two heart buttons, the red heart with black ink, and the pink heart with red ink. Cut a piece of metallic gold ribbon into a narrow width and thread through the two buttons. Adhere above the centrepiece.

  • Ink the edges of the "Adore heart lightly with red ink and stick below the centrepiece - again just run the edges along the ink pad.

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