Pam Bray Designs: A Girl With Flair

Sharing creative ideas through mixed media, stamps, embossing powder, charms, chipboard, stencils and designer collections

Hi everyone!!! 
It is that time…let the Christmas tag making begin!!!
Who doesn’t love snowmen!

Photo 1: Die cut one snowman from the Snowman Box Die; adhere scarf and snowman together. Photo 2: Apply embossing ink to snowman; apply Marshmallow Rock Candy to top; place carefully into melting pot. Turn melting pot on and allow embossing powder to melt. 

Repeat for scarf using Berry Mojito Rock Candy. (Allow embossing powder to cool before removing form melting pot.)

Photo 3: Place Argyle Stencil on tag; apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to top.
Photo 4: Apply Antique Linen Distress Ink to top of prepared tag.
Photo 5: Lay Bubbles Stencil on prepared tag; apply bead gel to top with palette knife; dry. Lay Speckles Stencil on prepared tag; apply Picket Fence Distress Paint to top. Dry.

Photo 6: Cut piece of pattern paper to fit behind tag; adhere together.
Photo 7: Add prepared snowbank and snowman to top of tag.

Die cut tree from Woodland Thinlit Die from pattern paper;  adhere under snowman.

Adhere pattern paper to foam; die cut “Peace” from Vintage Tidings Thinlit Die. Add to prepared tag. 

Die cut arms, hat, and nose of snowman from matboard and pattern paper; adhere pieces to snowman. Add black gemstones. Die cut Paper Snowflakes from pattern paper; add to front of tag. Place enamel dots in center of snowflakes. 

Tie metal “winter” adornment to tag with twine. Die cut Crochet Thinlit Die from pattern paper; adhere under prepared tag.

Adhere metal store adornment to top of tree

Finish tag with ribbon.

Make one or make a trio…it is always fun to create Christmas in July! Enjoy Pam

Supplies:
Ranger Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
Ranger Glossy Accent
Ranger Picket Fence Distress Ink
Sizzix #664178 Crochet Thinlit Die
Sizzix #6600978 Woodland Thinlit Die
Sizzix #661605 Vintage Tidings Thinlit Die
Sizzix # 66159 Paper Snowflakes, Mini
Sizzix # 664511 Snowman Box Die 
Sizzix #656492 Matboard
Stampers Anonymous Stencil: Argyle, Bubbles, Speckles
Wild Whisper Winter/Christmas Collection
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Berry Mojito and Marshmallow Rock Candy
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Eggnog Crème Aroma
Enamel Dots
Black Gemstones
Winter and Star Adornments
Golden Glass Bead Gel
XL Chipboard Tag
Ranger Melting Pot
Embossing Ink
Blending Tool
Xyron Adhesive
Foam Adhesive
Natural Twine
Teal and Burgundy Ribbon

Delicious Meal Planner Mini Album with Authentique

Happy Days are here again!!! School is back in session! I am  sharing how to create a monthly “Delicious” Meal Planner Mini Album that might help your days ahead become easier! The pages are filled with Recipe Cards or pages for shopping list. It gives you space for those Sunday through Saturday meal planning and other special events. 

Begin by covering a 6″ x 6″ chipboard mini album with Authentique Delicious pattern papers! Tie red netting ribbon from May Arts Ribbon around the bind. 

Add alphabet stickers to the outside cover along with one of the banner flags from the Delicious Element Sheet. 

Adhere a few pieces of metal utensils to cover with a few spiral flowers created from the Delicious pattern paper. 

Add a fussy cut journal and tag from the Delicious collection to the front cover. 

Add the “Favorite Recipe” Element to top of mats along with more of the spiral flowers from the Delicious Collection! 

Inside Cover: Create a pocket to add extra recipe cards or note to. 

Create Sunday through Saturday insert pages using 6″ x 6″ chipboard pages inside of album. Covering each inset page with Delicious pattern paper and parts from the 8″ Calendar Blank Collection. 

Here are a few inspiration fill pages that are placed between the prepared Daily Inserts. You will be able to  filled with pockets with our favorite recipes for and day of the week along with being able to add notes that are placed in the sleeves. 

You can created a Sunday through Saturday once a week planner or create a planner that you are able to change the meals around in through out the month. 

It is really meant to get our lives more efficient and to create our shopping experience to be easier. 

I hope you are inspired to create yourself a monthly meal planner for yourself or for a gift giving idea! 

Remember to fill the Meal Planner with fabulous ideas! Enjoy Pam
Supplies:Authentique Delicious CollectionAuthentique 8″ x 8″ Blank CalendarAuthentique Spectrum Paper PadMay Arts Red Net RibbonSmall Kitchen UtensilsXyron Creative StationXyron Mega Tape RunnerPop Dots

Happy September…Fall is in the air and it time to get outdoors!What better way to celebrate with Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team but to create projects with an “outdoor” theme!I created a Blooming Outdoor Notebook to go with the junk journal pages that I created last month. (Details at the end of post)

 Die cut two pieces from mat board using Pocket Notebook. Trim off one section on each piece. Adhere both pieces together.

Cover outside covers and bind of prepared Pocket Notebook with pattern paper. 

Repeat on the inside covers and bind of Pocket Notebook.

Circle punch image from Epherema paper; adhere to inside of cover to form pocket.Add small tags inside.

Add small scallop border to back inside cover. 

Decorate cover with paper doily and circle Epherema piece. 

Fussy cut one of natures beauties that we see outdoors…the dragonfly. Adhere just the body to front of Epherema piece so it will look like the dragonfly is in flight. 

Add chipboard and flowers to top of Epherema image along with fussy cut dragonfly. 

Add twine bows to prepared notebook…

Die cut “journal” out of pink card stock. Add to front of notebook. 

Add the detail insert journal pages inside of Junk Journal Pocket Notebook. Find details HERE for the journal insert.
Supplies:Sizzix/Eileen Hull Notebook Die #660331
Sizzix/Eileen Hull Journaling Words Thinlit Die
Sizzix/Eileen Credit Card Sleeve Thinlit Die and Tags
Ciao Bella Microcosmos 12 x 12 Paper Pack
Ciao Bella Microcosmos A4 Paper Cards Pack
Xyron Creative 1.5 Sticker Maker with Permanent Adhesive
Xyron Mega Tape Runner with Permanent Adhesive
May Arts Ribbon: Tan, Purple and Green TwineChipboard Wreath
Clear Gemstones
Paper Doilies
Thin Crochet Trim
Circle Punches
Border Scallop Punch

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 May Your Day Be Happy…
What better way to be happy but to get a bit inky!!!
I am sharing a mini tutorial on how to create a mixed media art journal page using Ranger Distress Inks and Markers along with my newest Sensation Stamp Set from Wild Whisper!

Begin by stamping the May Your Day Be Happy Sensations Stamp Set multiple times on the journal page using jet black ink from Ranger.

Mask off the stamp images and ink journal page with several colors of distress inks using a blending tool. Repeat until you get the back ground colors that you are happy with.

 Sensations Collection Includes
Sensations 12 x 12 Designer Paper in both 12 and 6 sheet packs
Sensations Flair
Sensations Stamp Set
Sensations Bronzed Anther Embossing Powder

Stamp background images on prepared background with jet black ink and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.

Apply distress inks using water pen to images.

Continue with changing distress inks to finish flowers and dragonflies.

Color smaller leaves and flowers with inks and markers using water pen.

Adhere small printed Epherema piece to prepared journal page.

Stamp sentiment with ink on white card stock; ink to match the journal page. 
Adhere to prepared art journal page. 
Happy Art Journaling! 
 Enjoy Pam

Supplies:
Wild Whisper/Pam Bray Designs Sensation Stamp Set
Blank Page Muse/Pam Bray Designs Memories Stamp Set
Ranger Distress Ink: Abandoned Coral, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber
Seedless Preserve, Broken China, Ground Express
Ranger Distress Markers: Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Ranger Dylusion Creative Journal 
Ranger Water Pen
Small Journal Epherema Piece

It is time for SCHOOL! We  love to take those first day of school photos whether our kids are able to go to their local school or like us having virtual school! I am sharing how to create a that first day of school layout!  

Did you know there are some fabulous sites that you can get layouts and card sketches to work with? Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a “free” sketch layout each month but there are other sites like A Cherry on Top or Page Maps that has both card and layout sketches to name a couple more. Some also have challenges using sketches! 

When you work with layouts you can go literal with the sketch or use it as a jumping off point like I did with my layout! I added a collection of journal cards and paper to create the patter of thirds from the layout. 

 Added a place for a photo where the Title is shown. 

Add small cards and border strip where the flowers are shown to be. 

Add a the school banner from the Scholastic to top of layout using pop dots and natural twine bows. 

If you aren’t a Scrapbooker that is okay; you can use the same sketch idea to create a card or maybe some altered work. Really a sketch is the jumping off place for your creative style. Enjoy, Pam


Supplies: Authentique Scholastic Collection, May Arts Natural Twine. Xyron Mega Tape Runner with Permanent Adhesive, Pop Dots, Flowers

Enjoy the Journey…Rule the World Mixed Media Tag.
 I created an easy tag by using products in my stash that you might also have in yours. 
I also included a few new ones that are easily available or that you might incorporate a product you have in your stash.
I began by running a piece of mat board through my Xyron Creative Station Light using permanent adhesive.
Photo 1: Apply Barn Door and Wild Honey Distress Ink on craft mat; mist with water and dab 5×8″ white card stock through inks. Dry. Adhere to prepared paper to top of adhesive mat board.
Photo 2: Die cut tag from prepared mat board.
Photo 3: Stamp dragon fly, sentiment and background images to top of prepared of tag.
Photo 4: Lay Bubbles Stencil on top of prepared; apply Barn Door Distress Ink to top using blending tool.
Photo 5: Apply Picket Fence Distress randomly to top of stencil; dry.
Photo 6: Color dragonfly images in with Distress Markers.
Photo 7: Distress edges of prepared tag with Distress Tool; apply Wild Honey around distress edges of tag.
Photo 8: Print “Rule the World” sentiment by getting a download from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies! (Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and Pam Bray Designs is offering Digital Designer Paper and Sentiments). Add to top of tag with pop dots.
Photo 9: Apply embossing ink randomly around edges of prepared tag; add Bronze Anther Sensation Embossing Powder to top. Heat Set. (Bronze Anther Sensation Embossing Powder is my newest embossing powder that is available with Wild Whisper it is a part of my Sensations Designer Collection)
Photo 10: Apply Barn Door and Wild Honey Distress Ink to mat; mist with water and drag seam binding ribbon through ink. Dry. Add ribbon and metal brad to top of tag. Enjoy the Journey and always remember to Rule the World! Pam
Supplies:
XL Tag Die
Blank Page Muse Memories Art Background Stamps
Blank Page Muse Large Dragonfly
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Digital Sentiments
Wild Whisper Bronze Anther Sensation Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Inks: Wild Honey and Barn Door
Ranger Distress Markers: Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Tea Dye
Ranger Archival Tuxedo Black Ink
Ranger Picket Fence Distress Ink
Stampers Anonymous Bubble Stencil
Blending Tool
Distress Tool
Metal Brad
Seam Binding
Xyron Creative Station Light with Permanent Adhesive
Embossing Ink
White Card Stock

Hi Authentique fans! Are ready to learn how to create a fun organizational boxes using one sheet of paper! 
How you decorate it though is all up to you! 
Authentique Scholastic Collection is perfect for those back to school gifts for teachers but if you are one of the many that are schooling at home it would be a good way to organize your students supplies! 

One Sheet Box Design Directions

Photo 1: Score on 4″ and 8″ marks on scoreboard.
Photo 2: Flip paper; score again on the 4″ and 8″ marks on scoreboard.
Photo 3: Score paper diagonally at each corner.
Photo 4: Fold vertical and horizontal score lines. Pinch corners on scored line. Make sure that you rub the edges good to get a crisp fold.

Photo 5: Punch holes at the diagonal fold edge.
Photo 6: Run ribbon or twine to pull edges together; tie in bow.

You can leave it just as simple as tying it together at the top…or…

You can decorate some of the squares with the Epherema Cards that come in the Scholastic Collection and some scallop border strips. 
(Add an extra square to the bottom to give additional support to the box.) 


Add a cute banner to the top by adding it to a short skewer.
 Fill with hour favorite supplies.

Have you seen Authentique Masquerade Collection? 
OH MY…
it is never to early to create start Halloween decorations and the organizational box is perfect for all those Halloween Treats!

REMEMBER..
decorate with as little or as much as you want. 
Each organizational box will be unique in  each of Authentique Collections! 
I added a fun Masquerade Mask to the top of my Halloween box along with some of the Elements from the Masquerade Collection.

Like I said earlier… 
Authentique Collections will make each of your organizational boxes unique. 
Enjoy Pam

Supplies:
Authentique Masquerade Paper Collection
Authentique Scholastic Paper Collection
Sizzix Masquerade Die
Scoreboard
Red Silk Ribbon
Small Hole Punch
Small Skewer
Adhesive

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question/This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Pam Bray Designs – Scrapbook Flair Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Autentique Products.

Memories Bloom Junk Journal Pages 
I hope you are as excited as I am about this month projects from Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team…
YEP….JUNK JOURNAL PAGES!!!
You can either gather up all your favorite scraps of paper, Epherema cards, ribbon, etc.  to create with or do like I did for my pages…
I got a beautiful paper pack full of beautiful cut apart Epherema pieces and papers to work with from The Funkie Junkie called Ciao Bella Microcosmos.
You will need your Eileen Hull  Pocket Notebook Die #663638Notebook Die #660331Tiny Book Die #664423Journaling Words Thinlit Die and Credit Card Sleeve Thinlit Die and Tags from Sizzix to create your pages.

 

Begin by folding pattern paper than lay the largest paper on the Pocket Notebook Die; this will be the base page for your journal.
Repeat with the Notebook Die  and Tiny Book Die. Set those two pages to one side.
Die cut one small pattern paper using  the Pocket Notebook Die.
(Just make sure that the paper fits inside the side metal blades.)
Adhere on left side and add to front of page to form an extra page.
On the extra page…
Adhere small piece of pattern paper to the top, bottom and left side of page to form a pocket on front of page.
Adhere one of he Epherema cards to front of pocket.
Add crochet trim to front of pocket.
Add watch Epherema to front of pocket with pop dots; tie twine bow around stem.
Fussy cut tags from Epherema Card Sheet; bind together with small brad.
Slide inside of pocket.
 
Back side of the extra page and First Page
 
On back of the extra page that was added; add small Epherema Card.
Create a pocket on the First Page from pattern paper; add small border strips, scallop border and fussy cut butterfly to formed pocket.
Die cut Love from pattern paper; run through Xyron 1.5 Sticker Machine; add to top of Epherema Card.
Fussy cut two tags from Cut a Part Sheet.
Cut two twine pieces; mist with water.
Clamp and dry to create a crinkle look of your twine.
Add tags to pocket when twine is dry.
Die cut second Pocket Notebook Die from pattern paper; adhere to the back of the First page on the fold side, top and bottom to form pocket. 
Cut small journal card from Epherema Sheet; slid into pocket. 
 
Second and Back Page 
Fussy cut pattern paper; adhere to page to form pocket on Back Page.
Fold a piece of pattern paper to fit inside of pocket; place inside.

 




On Back Page; create a diagonal pocket with border and scallop strip.
Add small fussy cut tag to bottom of page.
Add two tags to pocket.
 
Decorate Notebook  page with circle punched pieces.
Adhere only a bit on the side and bottom to form a pocket.

 

 

Create and add tags to pocket.

 

 

Die cut Credit Card Sleeve from pattern paper; add foam adhesive to 3 sides of die cut.
Add to inside of Notebook Page.

 

                          Add one larger and two small die cut tags to inside of credit card sleeve. 
Back of Notebook Page; create a pocket and add small Epherema Card inside.

 

Adhere Notebook page to Pocket Notebook Page.
  (Do this carefully by using a bit of wet adhesive)
Tiny Book Page
Decorate Tiny Book Page with paper doily and fussy cut image for outside of page.
Die cut label from Credit Card Die; adhere on two side to create a space to slide a tag under.
Add fussy cut sentiment to inside page.

 

Slide tag,
Back Page
Decorate with pattern paper, doily and Epherema Card.
Next Page….
Well…more to come!
First Page for the Memories Bloom Junk Pages with lots of hidden cards, journal pages, extra pages, tags and so much more!
All of these are easy to access when needed.
Enjoy creating Junk Journals and follow along with Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team to get more creative ideas using her dies and other products HERE!
Join us on over Eileen Hull’s Fan Group HERE  to see more fabulous projects from her amazing and talented fan base!!! 
Pam

Supplies:

Sizzix/Eileen Hull Pocket Notebook Die #663638
Sizzix/Eileen Hull Notebook Die #660331
Sizzix/Eileen Hull Tiny Book Die #664423
Sizzix/Eileen Hull Journaling Words Thinlit Die
Sizzix/Eileen Credit Card Sleeve Thinlit Die and Tags
Ciao Bella Microcosmos 12 x 12 Paper Pack
Ciao Bella Microcosmos A4 Paper Cards Pack
Xyron Creative 1.5 Sticker Maker with Permanent Adhesive
Xyron Mega Tape Runner with Permanent Adhesive
May Arts Ribbon: Tan, Purple and Green Twine
Clear Gemstones
Paper Doilies
Thin Crochet Trim
Circle Punches
Border Scallop Punch

DISCLAIMERS
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question/This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Pam Bray Designs – Scrapbook Flair Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Eileen Hull Designs Products.

Hello everyone!
Do you love dies!!!
Join the club ….
SO DO I!!!
I want to encourage today to use your dies to think out side the box…
You don’t always need to use them in card making or scrapbooking
BUT… 
you can challenge yourself to create home décor pieces like the Hello Frame I created. 
I bought an inexpensive frame and covered it pretty pattern paper from Authentique.
Die cut a doily and stamped Hello using black ink in the center and adhered it to the top of the prepared frame with my Xyron Adhesive. 

Die cut pretty flowers and stems and adhere to the corner of the prepared frame. 
(I used Diamond Press Dies and Stamps for my Hello Frame.)
Diamond Press creates unique products that can be purchased on HSN or in their online Shop…
HERE!

Add finishing details by punching out and layering circles together and adding enamel dots to centers of the flowers! 
BUT WAIT…
THERE IS MORE…
How about a refrigerator magnet!
YEP…
YOU HEARD RIGHT!
Die cut you favorite flower die out using pattern paper; adhere layers together!
Add die cut leaves and stems to the underside of the flower. 
Adhere to top of circle magnet. 
WHALLA LA…
REFRIGERATOR MAGNET!
I hope you are inspired today to create fabulous projects using your dies and stamps that you have in your stash!
Enjoy Pam

Hello everyone!!!
Have you seen all of the slimline cards lately!
Well I have 
SO…
I came up with one using my Sensations Collection from Wild Whisper
AND….
created a slimline folio with it! 
BEGIN…
by cutting a piece of pattern paper to measure 12″ wide by 8 1/2″ long; score at the 4″ and 8″ marks.
Fold to create the slim line card.

Scallop punch one edge of the Cut Apart Epherema piece.
Add  to front of slimline card to create enclosure
Add clear gemstones.
Fussy cut one of the doilies from the pattern paper; add ribbon underneath. 
Add to front of slimline card with pop dots. 
Add second center of doily to top of first with pop dot. 
Fussy cut butterfly add to top of doily. 

Tie in pretty bow. 
Stamp Hello and leaves from the Sensation Stamp Set with black ink. 
Color small flowers in with markers

Circle punch random size circles to place one front to slimline card. (Make sure to slide a few under images that already placed. 
Fussy cut larger flower from Sensation Stamp and leaves from cut apart sheet; adhere to front of card. 

Add one of the Sensations Cut Apart Epherema pieces to inside cover of card.
Add one of the fussy cut butterflies to card. 

Middle section of inside of card has a hidden gift card. 

To form cut piece of pattern paper to 7 1/2″ wide by the width of the gift card you are using; go slightly so the gift card will fit nicely in center of card. Fold. 
Cut honeycomb from Sensations Cut Apart Paper to form closure; adhere behind prepared gift card. 
Adhere to inside middle of Slimline card. 

Add gift card. 

Fussy cut images from Sensation Pattern Paper; add to bottom back slimline page. 

Tie close when done. Enjoy making super easy Slimline Cards with Wild Whisper Sensations Paper. Pam

Supplies:
Wild Whisper Sensations Designer Paper Collection
Wild Whisper Sensations 4 x 6 Stamp Set
Ranger Jet Black Ink
Scallop Border Punch
May Arts Burgundy Ribbon
Scoreboard
Xyron Mega Tape Runner
Pop Dots