19 August 2009

Great Tool

The Ultimate Crafters Pro Companion & Instructional DVD
Here is a great tool that everyone should have!

The Ultimate Crafters Companion & Instructional DVD

You can use it to make cards, envelopes, practically anything you want to make out of paper.


02 February 2009

A Cute Tutorial

A big hello to everyone! I wanted to share with you today a REALLY simple tutorial using some Kaisercraft patterned paper. The tutorial is 'How To Make A Sunny Boy Container'. If you're visiting from the USA, these are also called Sour Cream Containers.
Depending in what size container you want, will depend on the size paper you use. I am using a 12cm x 15cm piece of paper from the Kaisercraft 'Sakura Park' range which is available HERE.

You need to put adhesive on the two long sides and one short side, leaving one short side with NO adhesive. If you are using double sided tape like I have here, remove the backing and bring the short side with the adhesive towards the end with no adhesive. It will look like a toilet roll at this stage. Don't worry, it's not going to stay like that very long LOL. Take one end and 'squeeze' together and flatten the edges to create a sealed end. At this stage, you would add your goodies, whether that be chocolate, lollies, candy, whatever you like, but you need to do it NOW before we seal the other end.

Here's the trick to creating the unique shape, you need to 'squeeze' and 'flatten' and 'seal' the other end the OPPOSITE way to the first end we did.
And there we go, a Sunny Boy/Sour Cream container. I put the ends through my paper crimper, to give it a 'professionally sealed' look. If you don't have one, you can always just score the ends.

And this paper is perfect for the upcoming Valentines Day. The reds, blacks and white in this range is stunning. I have added a simple heart on a scalloped circle which I tied though a hole I punched in the top.
A great idea for party bags, as wedding favours, or a thank you. They take less than 5 minutes to make, and look so cute. To see the complete range of papers in this range click HERE

Have fun with this,

06 January 2009

Tool of The Month

I thought we would start out with a "Tool of The Month" post! There are so many tools out there these days I think we can get a little overwhelmed with choices and prices!
So this month I have chosen ...

The Silent Setter
by Provo CraftI have had one of these since it first came out and LOVE IT! Being a mother to 3 young children, I tend to do my scrapbooking at night when the little people have gone to bed! I found I was finding it hard to punch eyelets and holes in my projects without letting the neighbours dog know along with just about putting a whole through my table!

This kit comes with what you see there in the picture, along with a little container of eyelets to get you started! There is no hammering, no noise, nuthin! You simply push down on the handle to make your whole and to set your eyelet! The size of this kit is great also, It comes with me to many a scrap night out with the girls and any tool that is under $20 is a bargain to me!

You can find this Silent Setter here!

04 January 2009

Welcome to Scrappamania's Blog

So it's a NEW YEAR now we see and it's time to get serious about our scrapbooking & crafts don't you think? Well not too serious but you know what we mean! Over the next week the FAB new team here at Scrappamania will be giving you some much needed inspiration to start off those projects that may have been left behind with 2008!

So keep an eye out and be sure to check back soon!
Looking forward to a great new year sharing our ideas and projects with you!