Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Special Offer: 2 For 1 on Papers .... And Beach Boys Layout

Beach Boys Layout ~ By Design Team Member Louise

For this layout Louise has used the Summer's End Collection again but this time using the patterned paper as the base and a single black and white photo to give a very different look.

Supplies: Fancy Pants Summer's End Papers : Abundance and Growing, Bazzill cardstock, chipboard banners, American Crafts alphas, Orange star ribbon, Orange Paint.

A close up showing the chipboard banners

You can see more of Louise's work here.

So, we are still celebrating our new Design Team here at SJ Crafts so this week's special offer is....

 2 for 1 on selected 12" x 12" Papers

The collections in the offer are:


No code required, just add the paper you want to buy to your shopping cart and checkout as usual. I will add another sheet of the same design to your parcel when I pack your order. So if you order quantity 1, you will receive 2 sheets!

This offer is for UK delivery only and runs from 7pm today (28th sept) to 7pm on Sunday 2 October or until stock lasts.

P & P free when you spend £15 or more!!

Thanks for stopping by! x

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Summer's End Layouts ~ By Louise

I know Louise was very nervous about taking on her first Design Team contribution but I have to say I think she has done an awesome job!!

I sent her a selection of products including the new Summer's End collection by Fancy Pants designs, some assorted Bazzill cardstock and Jenni Bowlin Chalkboard Stickers.

Today I will share her first layout which I hope will give you a few ideas. This layout tells the story of a photo shoot with a 7 year old in charge of the camera!!

A great idea for using the fall frames paper is to make journalling spots. By cutting them out and postioning them along the page they provide an ideal area for telling the story.

Louise carefully hand cut the individual doily shapes out of the changing paper and used them as a line of embellishments under her photos! This really draws the eye along the pictures

The Jenni Bowlin alphas make a great title, framed by the Summer's End Chipboard Banners.

Other tools and supplies used: Martha Stewart Butterfly and scalloped circle punches.

I'll be back tomorrow to show you Louise's second layout and I will have a great offer for you too!

You can see more of Louise's scrapbooking on her blog!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Easel Cards ~ as seen at the Demo!

I hope everyone who came along to the Open Day last Saturday enjoyed themselves. Jenny's Easel Card Demonstration was very popular and I think all the ladies watching picked up a few new tips, techniques or ideas to go home and try.

As promised here are the cards Jenny made ....

This super cute easel card is the Christmas Cat's whiskers Stamp Set 

Jenny used the Christmas Bears clear stamp set and MME Breaking Free paper to create this twisted easel card.

A close up of the dimensional die cut & punched snowflakes

I think this one is probably my favourite ~ the image is from the Elfs 1 stamp (not yet on the website but will be very soon) and the paper is Fancy Pants Designs Little Sprout (in the sale!!)

The last card is the other image from the Christmas Cats stamps. These stamps really are such good value for money at £5.95!!

The other main supplies for all cards are nestabilities, promarkers and stickles.

To see more of these cards and also Jenny's tutorial for full instructions on how to make easel cards pop over to her blog.

Our next Open Day is on Saturday 29th October, full details can be found here, a date for your diary!!

Friday, 23 September 2011

My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas

The beautiful new collection from MME has arrived and is on the website now!

12" x 12" Papers & Chipboard

I'm loving 12 Days of Christmas because it's modern, bright colours and it's festive but what I really like is that the b sides of the papers are neutral patterns suitable for everyday scrapbooking.

the b sides of the papers!

There's matching rhinestones, stickers and ribbon too!!

Click here to see the collection!

The 15% discount offer runs until 11pm tonight! See the home page for the code to enter whilst shopping!