Monday, 4 March 2013

"Positive Affirmations for Life" Snazzy DT Project #1 Prima Engraver Collection by Astrid

Hello everyone, welcome and thank you for visiting!!! Astrid here and I am guessing that as I am the 4th in line for showing you this month’s DT kit that by now you will know that we are show casing the most wonderful Prima EngraverCollection!!!




I had so much fun creating my first project, it almost made itself with these lush papers. The hardest bit was cutting into them, they are soooooo gorgeous.

However, needs must, so cutting into them I did, and this is what I came up with: A Positive Affirmations for Life tag card. This is what I used:
Two papers from the collection: Atlas and Roulette. I also used a #12 Ranger Tag , a piece of Ranger Manila Card Stock, Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the Sizzix Alterations Tattered Doily Die also by said Mr Holtz and a piece of vintage seam-binding which I died with Antique Linen and a tinsy bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Then I used all of the stamps to embellish my card, some of the roses and words cut out from the packaging the stamps came in. Prima always make the most gorgeous packaging for their stuff! I also used one of the clear stamps that comes with this collection but is not actually part of the kit, but then at the cost of £2, that's not a big deal...
So this is what I did: I scored my tag 3” from the shaped side and 2.5” from the other side, this gave me a basic gatefold card. Next I cut the doily die from my manila cardstock and adhered it to the shaped side of the tag.I then covered both the inside and the outside with the papers and edged everything with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink. When that was done the fun of embellishing began. I’ll let the photos tell the story.
Here you can see some of the detail of the doily and the lush flowers. I used computer generated words for "Affirmations", and for the word "Living" this was cut from the packaging.


Here is one of the yummy brads that I used to help close my booklet.



 Here you can see the inside of the booklet. The butterfly is one of the stamps which I cut out. The words are all from the packaging apart from the word Memories which was one of the stamps. Another doily makes the pocket for the tag, the embellishments on it are all stamped images cut out. The closure is a little magnet hidden under the heart on the left.



Here are some more close ups:




And here finally are the front and back side of the tag. Again, it was covered with the papers, stamped on and embellished with stamps and words from the packaging.




Last of all, here you can see the tag inside its pocket.

Well that's it for today, hope you liked what I made and remember, if you want to be in with a chance to win this super collection, leave a comment here. Oh and just if you are wondering, clicking on the thumbnails below will take you straight to the products in Snazzys online shop!!

Thank you for visiting and I will be back later on in the week with another project.
 

35 comments:

Susie Bentz said...

Astrid - this is absolutely outstanding!

Sue said...

Oh Astrid, you have made a beautiful project here, not only in the design but in the warm muted colour palette that you restricted yourself to.
You could have easily added colour on the inside, but my goodness it is a feast for the eyes like it is.
Smiles:)
Sue

Elly said...

Your booklet is stunning. I can't believe, that i just bought two paperlines fom Prima, but you guess...not this one. It's on my next list, i swear! (:o)

Sarah said...

Beautiful booklet and tag in my favorite color palette.

Margyz Paper Games said...

Such a stunning booklet Astrid. I love the Engraver papers you used and you embellished it beautifully. Totally gorgeous. ox Marg

marda said...

This is fantastic..now I get to see the whole piece. Love the colors. Just placed a big order on-line... should have seen this first and these Prima items would have been added. Next time for sure.

Marisa Job said...

What a fabulous project!!! Great instructions too!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully designed and made Astrid. Thanks for walking us through it in such detail.
Xox

Susanne said...

This is stunning....I love it! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day :) Hugs Susanne

Redanne said...

A gorgeous little booklet, those papers really are superb and I love all the sentiments you used from the packaging too. x

chrissies said...

Wonderful ideas and so inspiring.

Love Chrissie xx

Paula Whittaker said...

I adore your tag card and this is of no exception....wonderful project x

isisimaginings.com said...

Very beautiful!

Maryann said...

Sooooooo gorgeous work again Astrid. This is so awesome and perfect for a male too, which is something I find really hard to make, but even hubby just said here, that this was actually pretty cool, and that´s quite a compliment from him at least LOL. But I must admit, I love it a lot too. Stunning work again hun.

June Macfarlane said...

Simply brilliant work Astrid. I love what you have done with this one
hugs June x

snazzyoriginal said...

Thank you for all the lovely close ups. There are so many beautiful details to admire in this project it is great to be able see them so clearly xx

Dorthe said...

My dear Astrid, this is a gorgeous tag booklet - as you know I adore your colour tones, and the doily die makes the most beautiful edge for the front,and inside as pocket.
I love the papers and stamped butterfly, as well as the most beautiful tags and flowers.
You are making magic dear friend.
Hugs from Dorthe

Rita said...

I'm loving this Astrid, the colours and the way you have put your own design on to it just makes it look Fabulous. Hugs Rita xx

Noel said...

I have to say this is amazing and beautiful....my style! Well done! TFS Noel

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely lovely work ...

Margie said...

I love the way you used the packaging in your project - great way of getting extra value from your stash! I've been looking longingly at this collection and now, after seeing what you've done with this, its a "must have" for me.

Kim Nath said...

Gorgeous work, I always enjoy your lovely, inspiring art!

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning creation Astrid as always. This collection is very attractive! Nicola x

Michelle said...

Wow Astrid, this is amazing, I love what you have done with this collection and the way you have even used the packaging. Thanks for sharing your project and for bringing me to this lovely site. I will be visiting here on a regular basis now too.

Michelle E xx

cotts said...

Astrid I really enjoy your work - this is a lovely booklet and my taste for sure! You have sold the paper line perfectly! TFS

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Oh Astrid this is lovely! All of the DT members projects are just gorgeous. What a fabulous paper collection!

craftimamma said...

Hi Astrid, I'm late getting online tonight but what a beautiful project was waiting for me to view! I love the monochromatic colour theme and you've made wonderful use of the papers and stamps in the collection for your tag card. Brilliant how you've incorporated some of the packaging too (I have mine squirrelled away for the future too, lol). Beautiful embellishments with the brad and dyed seam binding. Altogether a fabulous design as always.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

dorel said...

It is amazing and so beautiful !

Maryanne said...

I've just discovered your blog, Astrid, and I just love your work! This card is just beautiful! I love how you used the doily die as the edging and then as the pocket inside!

butterfly said...

So enchanting... the papers look ravishing in your hands, Astrid - I think I could look at Engraver projects forever! The doily cuts are beautifully used for added detailing, and the butterfly looks just perfect.
Alison x

Minxy said...

What a gorgeous 1st project, I love the use of the doily die and the lovely tatty seam binding.I look forward to the rest of your projects x

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Wow!! I thought this was a card - great surprise to find there was even more Beauty here!!

Geraldine said...

gorgeous project, love that collection.

Gillian .... said...

Love the use of the doily die, beautifully designed Astrid. x

CreativSpirit said...

I love the way you've decorated this lovely little book Astrid. Enjoy your visit to Australia to see your little grandchild.