Need a quick Christmas pressy idea??

Hello there, lovely scrappers!! I have been wanting to try this idea out for a long time now – I can remember my mom wearing such jewellery in the 70´s, except her necklace was made out of smooth leather beads. I used to love that neclace and it has been haunting me (in a good way) ever since!!

As I am a paper girl, I naturally chose paper (Sassafras) instead of leather for my jewellery.

 This is how I did these pieces:

First gather your materials together. I used a piece of Sassafras scrapbooking paper for this purpose. Other than that you will need a glue and a sealant (I used Glue n´ Seal from Ranger, as it does both), a paint brush, scissors, jewellery findings for earrings and a necklace and jewellery pliers. For the necklace I used small golden beads, a black fake leather ribbon and lock pieces. For the earrings I needed two fish hooks and two head pins.

First cut approximately 15 cm long „flags“ out of your patterned paper. Make sure the widest part of the flag is narrower than the pin so that you have enough space to build the loop later.

Now cover the inside of the flag with Glue ´n Seal.

Then use a needle as a rolling aide and roll the flag into a bead starting from the wider end. If the glue dries along the way, apply some more to make sure the paper sticks properly together.

Then quickly remove the needle from the bead and leave the bead to dry. I wanted to make sure I wouldn´t get any sealant into the bead holes before threading all the pieces together. That is why I applied the sealant in the very end of the process, but if you are careful you could do as you finish each bead.

Now make a  loop in the end of your head pin and combine the hook with the bead part and your earring is done. Repeat for the second piece and the earrings are all set.

Apply the sealant over the paper pieces and let dry. The layer looks quite messy in this picture but when dry it totally disappeared and the finished piece looks really fine from the surface as you can see in the lower photo.

Then off to the neclace. You create the beads the same way like for the neclace, but naturally will need a couple of more :). Then thread them through the leather band and add a bead in between for additional detail. When the band is full, add the lock pieces and cover the beads with the sealant. Let dry. That all! Your present is done in no time!

This is how the neclace looks like when finished. And the best thing is that it is not heavy to carry! And depending on the colours you choose it will always look different!

 You´d be surprised, what gorgeous beads you can make out of very bold, pattern heavy papers; so no more storing those yucky papers out of sight, use them to make beads 🙂

Hope you give this a try!

Have fun!
Sanna

Let´s Scrap365!!

Hello lovelies!!! I am really excited to share the cover of the latest blooming marvellous issue of SCRaP365 with you today!!

It is jam packed with a host of floral delights from Kim Price, Gabriella Pollacco, Els Brige and many more!

Alongside all the prettiness we have a fabulous misting tutorial with Eila, Lisa points us in the right direction with arrows, I´m bringing some bling ideas for layouts, Tracee dips into Sunset Shades and Kim W shows that neon doesn’t have to be blinding!

There are lots of wonderful articles and projects including our fantastic readers‘ layouts in the gallery and Sandra’s debut!

PLUS we have the FANTASTIC Cricut Explore to give away to one lucky winner…as well as a
plethora of other gorgeous goodies 🙂

AND if you live in the UK you can have this beautiful bumper issue sent to your door with FREE p&p…yes that’s right FREE p&p!!!

So I suggest you get those orders in soon, lovelies!!! You will not regret it!!
xoxo, Sanna

Quirky Kit blog hop w/ Scrap365

Hello there, lovelies!!! Scrap365 have joined forces with the fabulous Quirky Kit girls to show you just how economical, exciting and inspirational subscribing to a kit can be!!

Quirky Kits have a choice of three kits – Main, Lite and Embellishment; all of which are delivered bi-monthly.

Leonora and her team have kindly given us the beautiful ‚It’s My Party‘ Main Kit to give away as a prize:

The DT have all been playing with one or more of the current Quirky Kits to show you just how versatile they are; and how they suit any style of scrapping!

So let’s get started. First off we were given a sketch to use as a jumping off point. I like to use sketches as a starting point here and now. I tend to use the sketch as it is, not just picking some details and get inspired by those. I really liked this one, because it has lots of white space on it and all the tiny photos are clustered together with the papers and embellishments.

Other than that I really liked the A4 size!! And it also perfectly fit my photos 🙂 !!! Here is what I made. You might notice I didn´t use a flower…why?..well, it is a boy page..

I have also created a little card based on the same sketch using some leftover pieces from the previous layout. And there is still so much product left over that I can easily create 1 or 2 layouts and/or several cards!!

Just in case you were wondering, I used the Shiny Happy People Quirky Kit Lite for my layout and card 🙂 .
Here’s a list of all the girls that are playing along today. Please make sure that you:

1) leave some love on every hoppee’s blog
2) like Scrap365 on Facebook and
3) follow the Quirky Kits blog

so that we can put you into the draw to win the MAY/JUNE ‚It’s My Party‘ Main Kit!! The draw for the winner will be made (and announced) at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 4th!! Here are the blogs you need to hop thru:

Ali
Leonora
Sian
Eila
Kristin
Lythan
(Sanna – you are here)
Natalie
Steph

Good luck everyone and have fun hopping!!!!
xoxo, Sanna

Summer fun – Scrap365

I have been stalking our mail man for days now. Why? Well, I just cannot wait for the new Scrap365 issue to arrive :). Love it! In case you don´t know the magazine yet, here is a direct link to their website and you can put your subscription in over here 🙂 :). Here is the current magazine cover (hope I got you interested now :)…).

I have one article in this issue and if you look closely, you can see my layout on the cover ;-). There is also a little step-by-step tutorial up over at the Scrap365 blog today, so I will just share a little teaser photo here for now. For the tutorial please hop over to the Scrap365 blog!!!

 

I hope you like the step-by-step and get inspired to scrap and even put in a subscription for this magazine. It is packed full with all kinds of fabulous tutorials and ideas, so you really don´t want to miss out!!

Happy scrapping,
Sanna

Amazing food – Scrap365 Tuesday Tutorial

Hello there! I´m very thrilled to share a video Tuesday tutorial with you today, as this one is kind of special, being a part of a Scrap365 magazine article (Issue April/May 2014) and all. Enjoy!

And  here a photo of the current issue cover WITH A DIRECT LINK to the mag website :). So go on and put your SUBSCRIPTION in today – it is a great bi-monthly magazine with tons of inspiration in it! You will love it!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna