Louise created this bright layout using Heidi Swapp's Vintage Chic papers, combining them with a mixture of Prima for interest. She's based it on a Pagemaps sketch, adding her own touches to personalise it further.
The Heidi Swapp Colour Pop products are amazing and such fun to work with! Since it comes with a resist pattern, you can easily swipe some colour on and watch the colours and patterns pop up from the white papers! The possibilities are just endless. Iris Uy shows us here how she utilized different lines from the Heidi Swapp collections to create this fun and colourful page.
Here is another layout from Iris using the same Heidi Swapp collections... pretty amazing colours right?
Gail Lindner is a long-time Aussie scrapper who is always inspired by photos and the stories she wants to tell. For her daughter's first day of school, she wrote her a letter and wanted to include it on a scrapbook layout. She knew she wanted to use soft, pastel colours and the Heidi Swapp Serendipity line was perfect! Gail converted the photos to black and white to suit the soft colour palette. She used a simple grid design with the photos and a block of cardstock which she then embellished using colours pulled from the patterned paper. The cardstock "flaps" lift up to reveal the heartfelt journaling.
This stunning page was created by Missy Whidden from Florida, USA. Missy has been married for 13 years and has two beautiful daughters, ages 6 and 4. Missy is a stay-at-home mom and a fitness instructor. She began scrapping in the summer of 2006 when her mother-in-law asked her to help create a scrapbook for her husband. Missy was instantly hooked and began scrapping all of their travel photos. Missy’s first daughter was born a few months later, and she scrapped every photo she took of her! Missy now looks at scrapping as a part of her daily therapy. She loves paints, mists, washi tape, patterned paper...it's all just amazing!
Talented Heidi Swapp design team member Kim Jeffress has created this gorgeous card, layout and file album using a combination of ranges from Heidi. With her eye for colour, layering and design, Kim has created these beautiful and special projects in her inimitable style. You can see more of Kim's stunning work on her blog here.
The new invisible range that Heidi Swapp introduced at the latest CHA, has been such an inspiration to Steph, and reignited her creative juices. She has used Heidi's Classic Vintage 12 x 12 Paper and then applied Chalk over the surface to reveal the pattern underneath. The beauty is you can use multiple chalks or different color applications and mix and merge them together to create a unique background for your artwork. Here Steph used Green, Pink and Blue chalks to compliment Heidi's Fresh and Free Line.
This is a layout Suz has been wanting to do for some time now – the special code she and her daughter created to help teach her to write, long before she started school. She would spell out the words Phoebe wanted to write, using verbal prompts to remind her what letter it was… C is a sideways smiley face, N is ‘up down up’, M of course is ‘up down up down’.
Suz has used Heidi Swapp’s stunning new invisibles as the complete background for this page as well as the Invisibles Alphas, both of which she coloured in different shades of Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks and ordinary VersaColour inks to achieve this beautiful sunny ‘chalky’ effect.
One of the many beautiful things about the new Heidi Invisibles is their total versatility. Not only can you colour them any shades you want to match your photos or embellishments, you can also use a variety of different mediums to achieve different effects. Above Steph has used chalks, Suz has used inks, and here the talented Ngaire Bartlam has achieved this deep rich shimmery effect with Glimmer Mist.
Thanks so much Ngaire – we’re loving having you as a guest DT!
We love this layout by Anthea Peterson, using Heidi's Fresh and Free Paper Line. The colour palette is so easy on the eye and Anthea's design is light and carefree, like the butterflies she has created with. The layout is supported by the transparent Heidi Swapp Ghost Clock which just adds that extra interesting element to the page.
This amazing Journal by Sheree Power is as innovative as it is creative. Sheree has altered Heidi's Memory Book and as you can see the result is stunning. We loved the detail on the spine, the little embellishments which give it that whimsical, feminine touch.
Not only can the Fresh and Free Range be used for feminine creations, but here Ros Madley has demonstrated how gorgeous it can look for little boy layouts too. I love the way Ros has altered the little bird, and used Heidi's Invisible Ornate Journalling Frames for the title.
And finally, what would a Heidi Swapp post be without some examples from the talented Heidi herself. This is a beautiful example of how to use the invisibles for a beautiful effect – see how the colours in the photo just pop against the green background. Heidi has also used her Invisibles Alphas, toning them in so that they almost fade into the background, and some fabulous black and white embellishments finish this off perfectly.
Here Heidi has used her Bracket Mega Mask onto of her Invisibles sheet, so that you get the effect of a die-cut paper but still have a 12x12 sheet to slip into your album. The parts of the Invisibles not inked just looks plain white although you can still just see the sheen of the design.
Here Heidi has used one of her new patterned paper ranges – Summer Sun to beautiful effect with her Mixed Up chipboard alphas to create a fun and summery page with ease.
Heidi says scrapbooking is FUN and she's brought out some stunning new products to reinforce that notion. Check out her 'invisibles' are intriguing and exciting - we can't wait to get a hold of some, and her patterned paper ranges are light and breezy and perfect for our summer pages. There's new chipboard alphas, stamps, stickers and more!
Heidi Swapp is the queen of versatility and 'little treasures' as far as Donna is concerned! A layout just doesn't feel finished without a little Heidi located somewhere on her pages. In this example however, Donna has shown that Heidi Swapp embellishments are enough to complete a layout without the need to mix manufacturers. Here she has used a transparent butterfly overlay to set the 'feel' of the page then used a Glossy Extras frame to highlight the photo. Layering various other products creates added interest and of course, where would a Donna Wild layout be without the all important Bling!?
The Heidi Swapp Carefree range is pretty, light and very sweet to use on your scrapbook pages as Mel has demonstrated here with this layout. Several layers of patterned papers from the range were positioned behind the photograph and journaling was added down the right hand side by cutting a sheet into small strips. The white title is a mix-up of Heidi Newsprint and Centre of Attention chipboard letters, while the pretty pink felt butterfly was layered over a Clear Extra butterfly for extra dimension.
To create the swirl at the bottom of the page, Mel has used a chipboard shape (Technique Tuesday, Flora & Fauna), inked it well using an ink pad and added several layers of embossing paper to give a very luscious and beachy feel to the layout.
Overhearing some words that her son Alexander said, Nicole realised how 'worldly' he has become as he has grown and what better way to bring the 'wordly' theme to a scrapbook page than by using the World Traveller collection from Heidi Swapp.
Nicole has proven that this range has far more application than just travel pages and what she loved most about the range was the gorgeous masculine colours. The clear overlay accents have a fun feel to them and the papers come with journal tags attached. It was easy to use and creates a gorgeous project with ease!
Suz has used Heidi Swapp's Dream Dining Room range of patterned papers and embellishments to celebrate a favourite old photo - probably one of the last ones taken of her parents before her dad died. It was the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary and the starkness of the black in the embellishments just seemed to work with the warmth of the touches of pink and blue.
When Nic H thinks of Heidi Swapp she thinks of a minimal style with lots of pretty detail. Heidi Swapp's products reflect this with the large blocks of colour and bold patterns. Nic chose the Runway line of papers, knowing full well that it would suit some pictures she had of her daughter beautifully. She cut strips from several different patterns and turned them horizontally to make a division she across her page and then layered photos, journaling, titles and embellishing carefully.
There are some finer details that are easier to see in real life, such as a gem border running just below the photo and the way the damask butterfly is gently folded to add dimension.
This layout entitled 'Step by Step' comes to us all the way from Manilla (Philippines) and was created by the talented Iris Babao Uy. Iris' layout stood out to us with it's bold Pink, Black and White contrast which is of course, "very Heidi"! We love the simplicity and attention to detail of this beautifully feminine page.
Leeanne O'Connor has also really captured the spirit of Heidi Swapp products in this stunning layout entitled 'Cousins'. Leeanne has used a huge variety of Heidi Swapp products from felt butterflies to overlays and the unmistakable Heidi Swapp bird and butterfly mirrors.
Two Peas member Brook kindly shares with us this sweet, fun layout featuring the Heidi Swapp Butterfly overlay. Here Brook has trimmed the edges of the overlay allowing her to position it on her page on a slight angle. By adding a few scraps of patterned paper underneath the butterfly, Brook has contributed a little extra colour without taking anything away from the main focus...the photos!
What a fabulous way to create a layout with so many photos! Kelly Goree has created this layout using Heidi Swapp's World Traveller range. The kraft/black and white theme is simply stunning and adding the colour photos really makes them pop. Thanks for sharing, Kelly!
two brand new patterned paper lines, lots of transparent elements in the form of clear extras, ghost frames, and mini overlays. something gorgeous in the form of a mini album with a mirrored cover, and lots more. we love that she's always 'up to something!'
by the way - click on any pic to see it bigger.
Chris found this damaged set of draws at her local store, picked them up for a bargain and transformed them into a pretty storage unit for her daughters hair ties and clips.
Chris wanted to seal the Carefree range of papers she used on this project so she applied a thin layer of ribbon stiff over the top of the paper squares. Once it was dry she added the machine stitching for effect. Chris used ribbon to tie the gorgeous little Chandelier Crystals to her project. The clear embellishments were simply attached using a clear glue.
Combining both the Runway and Carefree ranges Chris has created this stunning piece of wall art! Chris created the entire project onto a piece of the double sided paper, she used machine stitching to secure the Dots overlay onto her project and once it was all complete she then adhered it to a canvas. A few sequins from her own stash completed the project.
Again, Chris used both Runway and Carefree ranges to construct this card. They compliment each other so well and the cupcake from the Color Me Luxe range was the perfect embellishment for the card. Chris also stamped the background paper with the Hero Arts Old French Writing stamp using the Cyan Versa Color ink. Attach some tiny clear jewels, a piece of ribbon and the card was complete!
Carefree is undoubtedly Suz Doyle's favourite from the Heidi Swapp ranges, and here she shows how easily it all fits together. The Rounded Florals, the Mirrored Butterflies and Gem Brads have all also become firm favourites in Suz's stash - wonderful ways to 'perk' up any layout.
Did we mention Suz loved the Carefree range? Here she has combined the soft Carefree palette with a Hambly ScreenPrints overlay and a gorgeous aqua Michael Miller fabric which provides both shimmer and texture. Some Bling Flowers and Cherries embellish the flourish on the patterned paper giving the layout a whimsical feel
Here Suz tried her hand at the World Traveller range, and where she found the background paper not quite colourful enough for her she inked the white flourishes in each corner with a rainbow of pinks, blues and yellows. Jenni Bowlin Tickets, a touch of Tim Holtz Grungeboard and some of Heidi's beautiful Chandelier Crystals finishes off this layout beautifully.
Finally you may recognise this layout from the Issue 68 of For Keeps Creative Paper where Suz has an article featuring these gorgeous Heidi Swapp products. Yes more of those mirrored butterflies and the clever scalloped edge of the Runway patterned paper finish off this cute layout about her daughters' barbie dolls.
Check out this stylish layout by Ros Madley. Ros has layered and paper pieced Heidi Swapp's Runway range to create this very smart layout! Thanks goes out to Ros for sharing her lovely work with us on the blog.
The World Traveller range showcases this stunning photo with simplicity and subtlety. Thanks to Julie Hayward for sharing this wonderful piece of inspiration.
Now who better to showcase Heidi Swapp products than Heidi herself, and we happily received her permission to showcase some of her recent layouts on our blog. Here she shows that World Traveller patterned papers surely aren't just for travel photographs, recording her youngest son's first steps on some here. We love that she's pulled out the foam stamps for this layout as well - remember them?!
On this layout Heidi has used the brown butterfly overlay and gold metallic rub-ons on patterned paper from the beautiful Carefree range as well as some of her fabulous Glossy Extra' from both the World Traveller and the Carefree lines. The photo is just gorgeous.
Lots more product from the Carefree range on this layout suit these sweet photos of Capri just perfectly.
Heidi says right now she's loving combining her products with BasicGrey's Recess line. On this layout she confessed she handcut the vine one of her Carefree range of papers to embellish BasicGrey background paper. She also used the very cute Dots mask in the corner to add extra interest and another 'oldie' but goodie, the orange Summer decorative tape is the perfect finishing touch.
Finally, another stunning, warm combination of BasicGrey Recess and Heidi Swapp - more of the Dots mask, alongside crimson chipboard alphas and shapes make a beautiful colour combination. Here she has also used a Fontwerks stamp for the bracket shaped frame. We also love how she has just repeated smaller copies of a photo she obviously rightly adores.
Heidi Swapp is one of those manufacturers that has made a point of staying relevant...their products cope well on a layout whether it be in big or little doses. This layout by Donna just goes to show that a few small HS treasures are all you need to make a page shine. Oh, and a little Bling! never hurts either.
For this layout Mel has combined several Heidi Swapp products, including decorative tape (an old time favourite product), jewels, dot stickers, journalling tabs and chipboard flowers. The jewels have been placed over the top of the dot stickers to create eye catching texture to the page.
Create your own super cute mini album using Heidi Swapp foto folders. Simply adhere a pack of these together using double sided tape and add some wide Strano ribbon down the side to hide the spine as Mel as demonstrated here. Add some Heidi Swapp writers block squares (capri), Scrapbook scenery stickers (dots 2) and some Heidi Bling to compete the cover.
We'd also like to thank Janelle Wind for sharing her scrumptious little mini album with us. Janelle has demonstrated yet another use for the large Heidi Swapp photos corners, showing their versatility when working on a project.
This layout comes to us all the way from sunny California, USA. Moriah Bettencourt has beautifully demonstrated the enormous versatility of Heidi Swapp products. We love the mixed-font title using Heidi's Ghost Letters and the way Moriah draws our attention to the central photo using a clear frame and Bling! circle frame. Just beautiful, Moriah.
This stunning Heidi Swapp altered playing card by Ching Tan grabbed our attention immediately. Ching has used an array of products including Heidi Swapp florals, stamp and bird sticker. We were amazed at how this HS playing card although small-ish in size easily matches the fullness and creativity of a full-sized layout.
This eye catching layout by Janelle Wind demonstrates a fabulous way of using the Heidi Swapp photo corners - as arrows! We also loved Janelle's super cute photos and colour combination combined with a mix of Heidi Swapp alphabets.
nobody does scrapbooking eye candy quite like heidi swapp and as ever these releases are just stunning. Here's a preview of what she has created to grace our scrapbook pages in the near future, beginning with a couple of 12x12 paper ranges.
Heidi Swapp's 'Love' frame kit is just so beautiful and girlie - Donna was thrilled to accept this particular dt challenge. Most of what you see in this layout is taken straight out of the kit. The rubons that adorn the two chipboard frames are definitely Donna's favourite, with the jewels and decorative tape coming a very close second!
Molly Twoddle. How cute is that?!
Donna put this adorable photo frame together, literally in 10 mins. Seriously. It took no time at all to adhere a couple small strips of SEI pp, rub-on some simple sentiments from the frame kit, tie a ribbon, add some tape and jewels and last, but not least a ghost heart. This is a fabulous gift idea and would look great sitting on a desk or with a magnet attached...on the fridge.
In Mel's words "I just love the versatility of the Heidi Swapp Frame Kits. For my challenge layout I chose the Preppy kit because I was really drawn to the scrumptious mix of red and blues with a splash of white. The kit was filled to brim with frames, tissue flowers (so nice to work with), ribbons, clips, bookplates, brads plus more. I still have a generous amount of product left after completing this layout that will be fabulous for cards or to add to other projects in the future. Such a great challenge!"
For this layout Mel has mixed the kit with some of her favourite Jenni Bowlin papers and added some machine and hand stitching. The frame has been mounted with 3D dots to help add a nice dimension to the page.
Finally, here's another little work of art Maxine created from her frame kit that slipped off our first post! Max found that this last little funky bright yellow HS frame was the perfect size to create a square card. To funk it up even more Maxine punched holes in the lower left corner, adding some arrow rub-ons to the pattern.
Even though Chris chose the 'travel' frames to create with she found that they matched perfectly with the new Basic Grey Infuse range and both were a fantastic combination to compliment these black and white photos of her mother in the Australian Army. She cut one of the frames to measure the same size as another, distressed the edges of the frames and overlapped them to create this layout.
Chris found that the rub-ons contained in the travel frame kit also related to the photos she was scrapping.
Chris found the small frame in the kit was perfect for creating a special keepsake for her sister. Her sister is sure to adore this hanging frame containing the cute photo of her neice and nephew. Chris has used bits and pieces left over from packets of Basic Grey rub-ons, Cherry Art chipboard and Deja View papers to create this keepsake. The hero arts 'love you lots' sentiment finished it off beautifully.
Jaimie decided to use the HS frames instead of paper on her Summer LO. She sanded the frames, used the rubons, ribbon, ghost words and decorative tape provided in the kit and then layered the frames so that they sit under her photo.
The addition of Sass Lass Sew Fine paper fit the colour scheme perfectly - Jaimie said what better way to cheer yourself up in the middle of Winter than to scrap pages of your Summer memories!
Jaimie saw the potential to make a journal for her daughter with two of the frames in the HS Summer Frame kit. She trimmed down two frames to the same size and decorated the front and back cover with rubons, ribbon and Sew Fine paper. Plain notepaper was cut down with sections marked by craft cardstock, HS Surfer girl tape and the index tabs and inserts provided in the frame kit. The addition of the floral makes for a perfect little girls journal.
The remaining small frame was embellished simply with rubons, index tabs, chipboard heart and some machine stitching and now sits proudly on Jaimies favourite handbag to show off her beautiful children.
These have been around for a while now, and you might be forgiven for thinking they're a bit old, a bit dated, a bit 2006. Our design team might have too - until they started having a play for themselves, and teaming up the contents with newer papers and alphas. The rules of this challenge were simple - use the contents of a frame kit of your choice. Make whatever you like with it. Team it with your choice of papers and alphas, but pretty much all embellishments must come from the kit.
Maxine Hazebroek created all of the projects you see below from the Heidi Swapp Easter Frame kit.
Maxine turned this small frame from the HS Frame Kit into a gorgeous fridge magnet. Punching holes in the bottom of it allowed her to use the jump and tags included in the kit. She used the Hero Arts stamp to add decoration to the white tags. The Queen & Co flower sequins are an added extra.
The potential for these Heidi Swapp Frame kits is endless. They are jam packed with so many goodies, and like everything Heidi, a joy to create with.
The options for these frames continue. Here Maxine has embossed and sanded over the top of the green frame. She has also covered another frame and used it as a corner on the top right side of the layout. Check out her close up shots below to see more detail.
Caz loves that the Heidi Swapp Frame Kits come full of matching goodies ready for you to whip up a number of layouts.
She has cut down 2 of the larger frames to create giant photo corners for her photo in her layout below. The edges were sanded in keeping with the distressed look of the background paper. One of the smaller frames has been used to highlight the second part of the song title which fits this photo of Caz's daughter perfectly.
Caz layered the delicate paper flowers and added a yellow button to its centre to match the daisies that are in Jordan's hair.
Heidi Swapp produces one of the most extensive and versatile ranges of embellishments, alphas and accessories in the scrapbooking industry. It's fair to say that in most of our Design Team layouts, you would be able to find something Heidi.
Here are some layouts produced by our Design Team with almost all things Heidi, as well as some recent pages by Heidi Swapp herself which we are very proud to be allowed to share.
We officially welcome Jaimie Emmerton to the Aussie Scrap Source design team with this fabulous layout designed by her.
The Heidi Swapp range was perfect in every way to showcase this gorgeous photo of Jaimie’s daughter. The soft pinks of the paper, decorative tape and flowers is teamed beautifully with the bold red and black letter stickers to create a lovely girly feminine page.
Donna was keen to scrap this photo that focusses on her daughter's first lost tooth. She knew that this style of photo was the best way to showcase Bella's new smile and was thrilled to discover that Heidi's 'Sassy Sweet Big Flower' patterned paper would essentially balance the photo when trimmed. Donna has added a bunch of Heidi Swapp products to finish the layout in her usual style, although she especially loves the Bling.
A big thanks to the talented Rachel Eadie for this layout. She loved these beach photos of her son Danen (taken at Couran Cove) and wanted to keep the layout simple. Heidi Swapp products are so versatile, she says she seem to use something from her range on every layout (-see!) and they don't 'take away' from the photos. The decorative tape is ideal - which Jaimie used here instead of patterned paper - it has a great effect and was perfect for this layout. Rachel added some stitching around the border to finish it off.
'She' by Kim Henderson is just so typically 'Heidi' and girly that we simply couldn't do a Heidi Swapp feature without selecting this particular layout. It contains a variety of Heidi Swapp products, from chipboard alphas to masks, yet remains uncluttered and extremely feminine. Very Heidi indeed!
We stumbled across this gorgeous layout by Trisha Ladoucer from Alberta, Canada and were quite impressed with the way Trisha filled this page with all kinds of journalling and embellishments. It is slightly 'collage-ish' in nature and features some beautifully hand-written journalling. It is also great to see that this manufacturing guru (Heidi Swapp) is still mixing it up with her customers at scrapping events all over the States.
And last but certainly by no means least, who better to go to for the best examples of the use of Heidi Swapp products, but Heidi Swapp herself? We thank her for allowing us to share these two wonderful layouts she just 'whipped up' recently.