Jill has turned a canvas panel into a gorgeous celebration of the Christmas tree. She has used the Martha Stewart Starry Sky punch with golden glitter paper and used the stars to decorate the night sky and the tree.
Martha Stewart is an American business magnate , author, magazine publisher, and television personality but in the paper crafting world we know her as the lady who brings us the most stunning punches and paper crafting tools around. This week Leanne has been playing with her favourite MS punches and has two cards. She has then carried the techniques, designs and punches through to create an off the page project as well. The punches work so well with any type of project, paper collection, card or layout.
This elegant butterfly card feature Prima paper and cardstock punched butterflies. Layering up the butterflies adds dimension to the card. The versatility of the border punches means you can use the punch in it’s entirety or just they can be subtly added beneath another element as Leanne has done on this card.
This card featured the MS pre cut doilies which are a quick addition to any project. Leanne has also used the deep edge punch to create a special decorative border down the sides of the card.
Leanne used an IKEA lamp to create this beautiful lamp that any little girl would love. It features a pre-cut doily, foliage and butterfly punches. Leanne loves to layer up the punched butterflies then scrunch to top layer to give the butterfly a sense of movement.
Adding the punched foliage around flowers helps to frame and highlight the flowers.
Betsy Clark aka Miss Betsy has used Martha Stewart border punches to create borders and frames on her beautiful cards. Betsy is a huge fan of Martha Stewart punches and uses them on many of the stunning cards she creates. Thank you Betsy for sharing your work with us.
The very creative and talented Camilla Ekman has used an around the page punch to create the beautiful background for this layout. The punched edge adds an extra detail to the layout and works so well with all the other elements on the page. Thank you for sharing your layout with us Camilla.
Martha Stewart brings out the coolest gear for us crafters. There’s a great variety to pick from. Leeann decided to play with the embossing powders as she is a bit of a newbie when it comes to stuff like this. Leeann stamp and embossed a couple of winged images straight onto the cardstock. She decided to step it up a little bit and heat embossed the chipboard bird and cage and used the red embossing powder on the star.
The end result is definitely cool with a raised surface. Leeann also used a couple of Martha Stewart punches, birds on a wire and a heart shape.
Suz decided to give her Tim Holtz tree of life a new look and covered it in dozens of butterflies cut from the gorgeous Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly. She cut them from a variety of similarly toned green and blue patterned paper as well as Tim Holtz Kraft papers and some golden Hambly transparencies.
Deciding to gild the lily even further, Suz treated each butterfly with a different finish – using her Martha Stewart Embossing Powders for a smooth glazed look or covered in different coloured glitters for extra sparkle. This is such a pretty idea and there are endless options ringing in the seasons with different looks – perhaps Martha Stewart snowflake punches for wintertime or poinsettia for Christmas!
Virginia Lu created this stunning card using the red embossing powder by Martha Stewart. Thanks so much for letting us share one of your creations.
You may be sick of hearing this; but Louise really loved getting this brief! If there is one thing Louise never fails to scrap or journal about, is her New Years resolutions/words/thoughts! There are a few that she hasn't been able to achieve this year but they are still on the 'to do list'! One of which is 'learning to draw'.
Louise would really like to take formal drawing lessons! However in the meantime she does what she calls 'cheating' and uses her favourite Aussie Scrap Source stamps and mixes them up with some doodling. For these particular layouts Louise has used one of her favourite Martha Stewart Stamps. She has then added some colour with the Hero arts water colours, and a touch of doodling.
The Prima mini alphas have also been coloured using the Hero Arts water colour paint. The background colour was achieved with a combination of Tattered Angels Chalkboard glimmer mist and the Hero Arts water colour paints.
Lou couldn’t help but do a second page, and with this particular layout she has scrapped her new years hopes for her little scrappy friend Jessica!
Martha Stewart Crafts’ Punch All Over the Page Starry Sky punch was the starting point and inspiration for this page by Danielle Quarmby. Just the name of the punch brought to Danielle’s mind the Van Gogh painting ‘Starry Night’ and she used that masterpiece as her layout’s inspiration. Just as the name indicates, these punches can be used anywhere on the page by means of a nifty magnet system, and Danielle has used the punch repeatedly in a cascade of stars across the page.
The Blueberry flocking powder from Martha Stewart Crafts is used to create the swirls all over the background paper, along with water-soluble crayons. Layered doily and gemstone stickers, also from Martha Stewart Crafts, have been sprayed with chalkboard mist and add to the star-filled night sky of the layout background.
Suz used Martha Stewart’s pretty ‘Flower Box’ Punch Around the Page set on BasicGrey’s gorgeous Indie Blooms papers and embellishments in the above cards. These punch sets are so easy even she can use them (as she admits she’s often a little ‘punch’ challenged)! They create an intricate floral border that can be layered over each other and the tiny punched shapes can be kept and used on other projects.
Suz also went to town with her favourite Martha product – the glitters. These are fabulously fine and come in every shade of the rainbow – and a few more besides. Glitter imbues everything it touches with a slightly festive spirit (even when it’s not christmas) and makes these designs even cheerier.
Pearl Lui created this funky layout with the sweet heart feature at the top right, using the heart version of Martha Stewart Crafts' Punch All Over the Page. You can find Pearl's inspiring work here.
Martha Stewart produce wonderful edge punches, both in a standard size and also in the deep edge. They provide an easy way to add that extra ‘something’ to embellish a page. You can create a lovely layered look as Sue has done with lots of strips of paper that have been border punched with different patterns or do something a little simpler.
To create her page, Sue used the gorgeous MME Stella & Rose collection and started with one of the plainer backgrounds. Sue then chose co-ordinating papers and cut them into different width strips. She border punched the strips, inked them and layered them, adhering to the bottom section of her base paper.
If you only have boy photos to scrap, don’t be put off by the pretty scallop and doily lace edges. Sue shows that by using the right papers, you can definitely use them. Martha Stewart edge punches are quite easy to use. Start in the middle of your paper and move to each side, using the ‘edge guide’ to align each punch with the last.
A clever feature of many of the edge punches, is that their sides fold up for easy storage. A feature Sue loves as she can afford to add a few more to her drawer!
Iris has one big love affair with Martha Stewart Punches. She uses it to dress up her pages and add texture. A few sheets of patterned paper are transformed into beautiful shapes by these dies.
When Iris was asked to design with Martha Stewart products, she thought she was only going to be playing with punchers... to her surprise, Martha Stewart came up with these beautiful delicate gem encrusted vellum butterflies! It was a beauty in its own, but Iris glammed it up further by rubbing different coloured inks on the wings to create these colourful winged beauties adorning her page.
The above layout was created by Pearl Lui and we love the way she has created a gorgeous layout with a simple but clever design to showcase a gorgeous bunch of flowers she was given for Valentine’s Day. Pearl wanted to keep the layout relatively light and airy so it wouldn’t overpower her picture. She chose to use the super cute Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard collection and Martha Stewart punches to create her page.
Pearl loves hearts, pennants and stitching in layouts and she has used the Martha Stewart studded heart all over the page punch to create a window and has slipped a torn book page behind it. Such a cute technique.
Pearl has cleverly pleated some of her paper on the layout below her photo and finished it off using the Martha Stewart lace heart edge punch, which is very effective. Thank you so much Pearl for allowing us to share your lovely page.
As a scrapbooker, Mary Ann Jenkins always LOVE to try all the newest supplies the scrapbooking world has to offer, but she also always want to remember why she started this hobby over 20 years ago - to keep a record of her family's life. This layout, "Why I scrapbook" is a message to her daughter about how important it is to Mary Ann to remember not just the big things, but the just as important little things.
Mary Ann Jenkins has 3 awesome boys, 1 sweet little princess, and a wonderful husband that are the subjects of her many scrapbook layouts.
Brianne Nevill created this layout entitled “True Colors” as a tribute to the magazine staff at ScrapStreet. This page has become one of her favourites not only for the huge variety of colour but also because she absolutely adores these fun photos of her friends. Brianne is inspired by bright, loud colours (just like her personality). She loves the butterfly punches by Martha Stewart and have used them on several layouts. This is just one of the many pages of Brianne that has been embellished by the use of Martha Stewart Punchers.