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A gift for the one you love

January 29, 2011

Today, I have a really quick and easy valentines gift to show you.  They are so simple, you can whip them up in no time, and give them to all your loved ones, filled with their favorite treats this valentines day.

Valentines gift by Karen Shady

Materials used: Love notes collection, specialty paper-admirer (PS132), patterned paper-adore (P606), foil sticker embellishment pack (EM944) rub ons (RB889)

other: cricut, martha stewart punch, string, tag, double sided tape.

You simply take a large scalloped circle ( I cut mine on my cricut, but you could also just use a plain circle shape, using a plate, or saucepan lid as a template) Cut the cirle in half, you need 1 half for each cone. Fold the half sheet into a cone shape, and attach at the back with double sided tape. Then simply decorate it as you desire, and fill it with your loved ones favorite treat.

A big thankyou to my son Jack for being a fabulous model :)

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Card Making

Cards for Mum…

January 28, 2011

Hi, its Karen here again with more ‘Love notes’  to share with you.

With the year steaming ahead, it wont be long before its mothers day again. So I decided to use the Love notes papers to make some Mothers day cards. I have created a little window card first, and have used one of Kaisercrafts ‘rub on sentiments’  for the message inside the card.

‘A card for Mum’ by Karen Shady

materials used: Love notes patterned papers, dreamy (P607), love song (P605), adore (P606), printed chipboard (CB120), rub ons (RB889), rub ons-english rose (RB887), Kaisercraft paper flowers, lipstick, pink & white, pearls-snow (SB794) other: spellbinder die

For the next card, I have made a little bookplate, by cutting a shape with my die cutter, painting it with Kaisercrafts ‘antique white’ paint, and rubbing randomly around the edges with some metalic rub on. I then used Kaisercrafts  mini clear stamp “Mother” as the sentiment for the card.

‘Love you Mum’ by Karen Shady

materials used: love notes paper collection  , love song (P605), promise (P604), organza ribbon-pink (RI614)pearls-snow, rose, Kaisercraft paper flowers-pink, dusty pink, mini clear stamp-Mother (CS915)

other: string, spellbinder die, martha stewart punch.

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I think it’s love?

January 27, 2011

Hi there,

Today, I want to share with you a layout I did of my Daughter. She has always had such a love of animals. And as a little girl, bought home all shapes and forms of little creatures, claiming they needed her to look after them. We have had injured birds, kangaroos, stray dogs, and cats, orphaned lambs,  baby chickens and ducks, even blue tongue lizards. This layout shows her playing with her Nan and Pops dogs, you can see how much they love eachother :)

‘Puppy loveby Karen Shady

materials used: Love notes collection patterned paper, dedicate (P603), love song (P605), adore (P606), dreamy (P607), promise (P604), wooden flourish (FL316), Kaisercfraft flowers-lipstick, white, pink. Pearls-hot pink (SB787), Ink-hot pink (IP713), mini alphas-black & white (MA501).

other: martha stewart punch, fiskars punch, spellbinders die, magnolia die, cardstock, string, buttons, ribbon.


Again I chose to use the softer colours in this collection, I added a small amount of light green to the mix also, and am happy with the result. The wooden flourish words look great coloured with Kaisercraft ink. I used ‘hot pink’ for mine

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Beyond the Page

Love notes and home decor…

January 23, 2011

Hi, Nerrida here.  My girls kept eyeing these little drawers off for a Jewelry box for their room, so I gave in and made them using the new Love Notes range (with a little bit of English rose thrown in just so it would all co-ordinate with their bedroom).

The roses are hand-made using the Tim Holtz instructions on his blog and then covered in gloss.

The sides of the unit have the Thelma paper from the English Rose Collection on them.

Jewelry box by Nerrida Mitchell. Materials used: Love notes papers – Love song (P506), Promise (P604) & English rose paper – Thelma (P597), Pearls – Rose (SB706), Metallic Gold paint (KC050), Other: Prima vine branch, chipboard mini hearts.

Kerryn here…. I picked up these mini album stands from the Kaisercraft Robina outlet while holidaying on the Gold Coast last year.  I had been waiting for the right project to use them on and the hot pink and black of the Love Notes collection gave me the inspiration I needed.

I think I had my teenage niece in mind while creating these.  All teenagers these days seem to have a mobile phone, so I thought I’d create something cool and practical that wasn’t going to take up alot of space.

I used my binding machine to make this address book that has plenty of room to store all that important contact information.

“Phone & address book holder” by Kerryn Lawson

Products Used : Love Notes patterened paper – Together (P608), Affection (P609), Adore (P606), Love Notes Die cut elements (DC332), Love Notes chipboard (CB120), Love Notes foil seals (EM944), Mini album stand – 2 pack (SB2068), Organza ribbon – Pink (RI614), Alpha stickers – Hot pink (AS216), Paper tags & shapes – White (EM923), Mini alpha stickers – Black & White (MA501), Rhinestones – Hot pink (SB702 ), Grosgrain ribbon – Monochrom (RI601), Paper blooms – Fairy floss  (F640)

Other products used : Bazzill, binding machine

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Card Making

For the one you love

January 23, 2011

Hi everyone, Nerrida, Camilla, Kerryn and Lesley here.  A card or mini album made with the Love Notes collection is the perfect way to celebrate those special people in your life.  These ‘gifts’ of love are ideal for Valentines Day or any other occasion. Here are just a few ideas we thought we’d share with you.

Nerrida’s cards are soft and pretty.  With the focus on flowers and love these cards will be perfect to use on Valentine’s Day.

Card by Nerrida Mitchell – Materials: Love notes papers -Dedicate (P603), Together (P608) & Affection (P609), Die cuts (DC332), Foil seals (EM944), Paper flowers – snow (F601).

Card by Nerrida Mitchell – Materials: Love notes paper – Affection (P609) , Printed Chipboard (CB120), Die cuts (DC332), Foil seals (EM944),  journal tags (JT612), Pearl flourish – black (PL518), Paper flowers – snow (F601).

 Card by Nerrida Mitchell – Materials: Love notes paper – Adore (P606) & Dedicate (P603), Printed Chipboard (CB120), Die cuts (DC332), organza ribbon pack (, lace pack – black (EM929), Paper flowers – snow (F601),  Pearls – blush (SB716).

Camilla’s card is striking.  An out of the ordinary card base shape teamed with the black ribbon make for a dramatic card that will suit many an occasion as well as Valentine’s Day.

Card “Love” – Camilla Ekman: Papers Love Notes collection: Affection (P609), Adore (P606); Clear Stamps – Love Notes (CS769), Grosgrain Ribbon – Natural (RI612)

Other: flowers and leaves

Kerryn’s cards are unique and beautiful. She has added some quilled embellishments to help enhance the themes of her cards.

“Love Notes cards” by Kerryn Lawson

Products used : Love Notes patterned paper – Dream (P607), Promise (P604), Adore (P606), Affection (P609), Love Notes specialty paper Secret (PS131) & Admirer (PS132), Love Notes clear stamps (CS769), Love Notes rubons (RB889), Love Notes diecut elements (DC332), Pearl brads – Pink Ice (EM932), Paper tags & shapes – white (EM923), Ink – Rose (IP712), Black rubons – Happy birhtday (RB838), Organza Ribbon – natural (RI613).

Lesley has made a special mini album for her husband using their wedding photos and vows from 15 years ago. She has created the mini album using the Love Notes Patterned Paper Affection (P609). This paper is made to coordinate with the Display Frames but it is so versatile on its own as well.  The sections cut up perfectly to give 4 x 3 inch pages for a mini album (6 x 4 inch sections cut and folded in half).

 “You and Me Mini Album” by Lesley Cooper – Materials Used: Love Notes Collection Patterned Paper Affection (P609), Admirer (PS132), Secret (PS131); Die Cut Elements (DC332); Rub Ons (RB889); Pearl Strip (PL506); Flowers (F601); Mini Alphas (MA501); Other: metal charm, floss, vellum 

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