Notes from the Sea Mini Album

Today I’m sharing my design team post for The Crafty Scrapper. This month, I made a mini album using Prima’s new French Riviera collection and embellishments from Maya Road.

I started with a Maya Road chipboard album that I painted and inked to get an aged gray-blue color that matches the Prima papers. For the cover I layered various papers – from the Prima collection and from my stash of vintage books.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Notes from the Sea Mini Album ~ Prima, Maya Road

Here is a close-up of the embellishments – including a compass I made using a Maya Road wood frame charm. I printed a compass image, then distressed it with ink and adhered it to the inside of the charm. I used a Maya Road mini arrow charm and then painted the top piece of the frame with Distress Paint.

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Here is a look at some of the inside pages...

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Mother’s Day

While I was making my Easter cards a couple of months ago, I started thinking ahead to upcoming holidays – Mother’s Day being one of them. I used some of my pastel hued scraps to put together the base for this card.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Mother's Day

Then I added a layer of sparkly tulle and several pink flowers. I dug through my stash of alpha stickers to find the perfect tiny letters in a complementary color.

 

 

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Treasure Box from Beneath the Sea

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – a mystical treasure box that I created using papers from Graphic 45’s Voyage Beneath the Sea collection along with a G45 ATC Book Box that I altered.

First, I prepped my box by cutting a window in the front so you can peer inside at the treasure it holds. I added a design to the front using embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. Then I painted the box using a mix of Tim Holtz sprays and paints to achieve a weathered, watery effect. Once my box was prepped, it was ready for embellishing!

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Graphic 45 ~ Mermaid Treasure Box

I started by fussy cutting several of the designs from the steampunk-mermaid-inspired papers. Then I started layering the paper embellishments with shells, Petaloo flowers, and Maya Road metal embellishments.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Graphic 45 ~ Mermaid Treasure Box

Here is a look at the...

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Hoppy Easter

I love making Easter crafts. After Christmas, I’m ready to pack away all the red and green and bring out the spring colors. Easter crafts are the perfect way to brighten my mood when it’s still a little chilly and dreary outside.

I made a set of these sweet Easter bunny cards for all the little munchkins this year.

Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com~ Easter bunny card

I used papers from the new Bo Bunny Soiree collection and some older My Mind’s Eye paper that I have in my stash.

Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com~ Easter bunny card

I used up some ribbon scraps that I had left over from other projects.

Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com~ Easter bunny card

I found the adorable bunnies at Joann’s.

Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com~ Easter bunny card

Wishing you a Happy Easter with family and friends!

 

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Pretty in Pink Layout

Today I’m sharing my latest creation for The Crafty Scrapper design team: a layout I made using the new Julie Nutting “Belle Vie” collection and Maya Road goodies.

I started with one of the 12×12 papers from the collection – “Floral.” Because the pattern on this paper is a little busy, I masked an area in the center using craft paint to really make my photo stand out. I cut out the quote from another paper in the collection.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Pretty in Pink layout ~ Julie Nutting Belle Vie

I used Glossy Accents to draw random circles around my photo and then sprinkled on the glitter. For even more sparkle, I added a few vintage sequins and a couple of the new Tim Holtz mirrored hearts.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Pretty in Pink layout ~ Julie Nutting Belle Vie

To give my layout an anchor, I layered a couple of beautiful organza and silk ribbons from May Arts. I made a fluffy ruffle, which I stitched to the layout...

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