Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 2011 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for January 2011 is
Sandy Ang

I'm a crafter from sunny, little Singapore who loves playing with paper. It's a light-weight, inexpansive and easily available material. Yet it offers opportunities to create endlessly interesting three-dimensional shapes. My sources of inspiration are varied ranging from : product packaging, through haute couture fashion to origami techniques and paper toy design.

I make lots of shaped cards, home decor and gift items. All using paper as a base and with unique handmade paper embellishments. And enjoy sharing my how-to through step-by-step tutorials on my blog.

Thanks Artz De Scrap for the chance to be your January 2011Inspirational Scrapper.

Gift House Tutorial & Challenge

Supplies :
Heavy weight pattern papers - a 12"x5" piece (house)
two 4"x4" pieces (roof and pot holder)
Chipboard alphas

1. Copy this house template and cut out. You can use the 0.5" label edge of the paper as the glue tab.

2. Crease along the foldlines and glue the tab to form the house.

3. Fold a 4"x4" paper in half for the roof - add some trim to the long edges if you like.

Plant Holder
1. Copy this holder template for a 2" size pot.
2. Cut the along diagonal lines inside the circle.
3. Push the diagonal tabs away to open up the circle.
4. Crease along all other foldlines to form the holder. Glue the corners to secure.
5. Insert the pot and mark the pot rim line on the tabs

6. Cut the tops of tabs off along the marked rim lines.

7. Insert into the bottom of the house and mark the space between the piers.

8. Cut out the marked space between the piers
9. Your project is complete ready to be presented as a gift!

Here are our takes on this Gift House tutorial & challenge.
Cabbie's Gift House

Felicia's Gift House

Vicki's Gift House

Now that you've seen all of our takes, do share with us your creative ideas on the challenge!!! You have till Monday 14th February 2011 Midnight Eastern Time.
International scrappers are most welcome to join in.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January to June 2011

How's the 1st day of 2011?? First of all, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! =)

Since December 2007 where our 1st challenge and tutorial were up, many have supported us by participating in our challenges and as sponsors for our RAKs for the participants. All of us at Artz de Scrap are grateful for all the support we get from scrappers. Thank you so much!! Please do continue to support us!

An announcement to make this beginning of 2011...
We shall be combining the monthly challenge & tutorial as one. Hence, the inspirational scrapper's work will inspire the challenge for the month.

Here's how it works:
- Inspirational Scrapper and Tutorial will be featured on the 15th of the month.
- Scrappers are to use the tutorial to create a project for the challenge. Feel free to interpret the tutorial as you like to come up with your very own project.
- Challenge will run from 15th of the month to 13th of the next month.

Without further ado, here's a sneak peek of the January tutorial...

Stay tuned to January's Inspirational Scrapper, tutorial and challenge which will be posted on 15th January!!