Hi Everyone!  Sherri here - It's my week to post on The DOO BLOG, and I came up with this CRAZY DOUBLE GIVE-A-WAY IDEA!!!

I taught a Vintage Look / Layered  Layout Class with Prima's BEAUTIFUL  "Romantique" paper line at the store last month.  I had lots of fun with some very talented ladies who enjoyed the class, and their finished projects were just BEAUTIFUL!   ( If you are not lucky enough to live nearby -you can always "SHOP THE DOO" on line too!)

I posted a SNEAK PEEK of the class/layout on my blog, and it has had OVER 400!!(WOWZERS!!) views so far!! 

Since it seems to be VERY popular -  I thought I would share the FULL layout photo with everyone here - and as an added bonus - I've posted the directions below for you too!!  ( Give-a-way #1)

This layout can be re-created with any paper line, that offers small paper embellishments that can be cut out and layered - so let your imaginations run wild!!

BUT - MORE GREAT NEWS!!  As an ADDED BONUS - Scrap-a-Doodle Doo will be GIVING AWAY the COMPLETE KIT for you to re-create this layout - a $25.00 VALUE!!   (Give-a-way #2!!!)  
Here is all you need to "DOO" to WIN!!

1. "LIKE" Scrap-a Doodle Doo's Facebook Page ( if you do not already)

2.  Leave a COMMENT on The Doo's Facebook Page saying "I LOVE THE DOO" 

3. BECOME a FOLLOWER of this BLOG ( if you are not already)

4. Leave a COMMENT on THIS POST BELOW letting us know you are a OFFICIALLY a DOO Blog and Facebook Follower by leaving the following comment:  "I WANNA WIN IT!" - and please feel free to leave any other "Bloggy Love" too!  :-)

YOU HAVE UNTIL MAY 1st to ENTER and ONE WINNER will selected by a random drawing, and will be Announced on May 3rd.  
 ** Due to shipping charges - this contest is only open to US Residences - but everyone is welcome to LIKE and FOLLOW THE DOO!

GOOD LUCK to everyone and I hope you enjoy these 2 great GIVE-A-WAYS by Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

I selected a photo of my husband and me from our first trip to Disneyland, before our 30th Anniversary Disney Cruise to Hawaii, last October. I thought the orange of his shirt worked well with the colors of the papers, but really any photo will work.  I decided to manipulate the photo in Photoshop and printed it with a "soft focus" and I like the way it came out.  I think a photo printed in Sepia would be nice too!

Here are the materials / products used:  ( ALL Purchased at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!)

(3) 12x12 Prima Romantique patterned papers: (1) each Ha'Penny(base) / Crumpet / Gazette
30" orange and white bakers twine
(1) 12x6" pc Garden Green Bazzill
(1) 12x6" Melon Bazzill
(1) Gold Glitter Dot
(2) Vintage brass buttons
(1) Med size Doily
(1) Lg Manilla Tag
(3) small Green cardstock leaves, (3) small Melon cardstock leaves cut using Tim Holtz's Die
(2) punched butterfly
(4) die cut flower shapes -using Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Die
Tools NEEDED : 12 x 12 Paper Trimmer, Small Sharp Scissors, Liquid Adhesive, Score Tape or Red Line Tape, Favorite Tape Runner, 3D Foam or Glue/Zap Dots, Pencil with eraser
SUGGESTED ADD ONS – Can be purchased from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo: Butternut Squash Glimmer Mist, RANGER Distress STAINS - in the following colors: Tarnished Brass, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo.                                                                                
INSTRUCTIONS:  BASE is Ha'Penny - INK EDGES with Peeled Paint.  INK edges of Doily with Peeled Paint Distress Stain -then SPRAY lightly with Butternut Squash Glimmer Mist and let dry.  You can give the feather a quick spray too, and make it sparkle! Let dry. CUT MATS as follows:
Melon - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"
Green - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4"
NEXT Cut out the following elements from the GAZETTE Page - large pc with numbers - THIS WILL BE THE USED TO MAKE THE FLOWER. *(If you purchased a kit – the flower has been pre-cut for you!) Cut out the Music square, the strip of Admit One tickets, the long ruler etc. that you see – or that you would like to use. Take the Small Alpha Letters rectangle piece and WET the upper right corner and "smush/fold" down as shown.  Take the Cacao en Chocolaad, the Gipsey Countess, and the 1876 elements and make banner ends on the right sides. CUT out the long graph paper like strip that has the blue boarder* and WET this pc @  1 1/2" in from the left and fold/"smush" as shown. INK the edges of EVERYTHING with either Peeled Paint -or Rusty Hinge or a combo of both. You can even INK some of the edges with the Tarnished Brass (GOLD) Stain too! INK some of the brighter squares with TEA DYE Distress Stain –right over the top of them to make them look a little more VINTAGE.  Punch 2 butterfly shapes out of the extra paper.   ( These will be included - punched out in the kit)  SET ALL ASIDE.
NEXT take the CRUMPET Paper -and cut off the 2 floral strips -make an @ 1 1/2" deep "V" cut on the right end to make a "banner" or 2 pointed shape - INK EDGES with Peeled Paint.  CUT the remaining piece to 8 1/2"x10" and ink the edges of the blue square side.   

ASSEMBLY:  Remember –your Base is Ha'Penny. Now WET the top right corner of the 8 3/4" x 10" pc of blue square from CRUMPET and fold down and crumble as shown. **ADD this pc @ 1/2" from the left side of the base and @ 1" from the bottom ** BUT -DO NOT ADD ADHESIVE on the TOP RIGHT SIDE so that you can slide in the journaling tag later.  ADD the sprayed/dried Doily to the left edge of the base with the top on the edge on the top of the blue square piece.  ADD the GREEN WEB Ribbon @ 1/2" from the bottom of the page - using SCORE TAPE.  Add the 1" x 12" graph-like strip from GAZETTE that has been water distressed(left edge folded as shown) on the center of the Web Ribbon - and up against the RIGHT edge of the base  ** I used liquid adhesive to do this..  Add the 2 flower strip piece that you made the large "banner" with @ 3 3/4" from the bottom of the page.  Use Foam Dots to add the Cacao en Chocolaad "banner" in between the ribbon and the 2 flower strip.  

Now let’s Distress the 6 small leaves and MAKE the TIM HOLTZ DISTRESSED FLOWER – First RUN the piece you saved from the Gazette page through the Cuttlebug using the DIE to create the 4 pieces of the flower. INK the front of the petals with TEA DYE STAIN – and the edges with PEELED PAINT – you can even hit some or parts of the edges with TARNISHED BRASS.   Start with the smallest flower  - Bend or roll the ends of each petal back or under.  Take the next larger flower and just bend ONE SIDE of each petal under (the same side on each one.) Take the point petal flower and use a Q-tip to roll each petal back/under. Use your fingers to curl the edges of petals of the Large flower under.  Take each flower and place them one at a time, on a folded up “wad” of paper towels, or any soft foam you may have.  Press the soft eraser end of a pencil into the center of each flower, and squeeze around it the eraser to form a dent or a cup, bending and adding dimension as you go.  Glue layers together as shown – I used SCORE TAPE.  Add Gold Glitter Dot to center with liquid glue.  TO MAKE THE LEAVES (shapes vary) INK fronts of  Melon with Rusty Hinge and GREEN with Peeled Paint, INK edges with Vintage Photo – and add a little Tarnished Brass to the edges too. BEND –or roll edges of the leaves back to create a 3D effect.   
FINAL ASSEMBLY:  Place –DO NOT GLUE - the DOUBLE MAT on the Layout as shown and begin to slip the other paper elements, that have been inked with or edged with Stain, UNDER and around the mat. Place the flower, feather and leaves as shown. Once you get everything where you like them –( I usually take a picture with my phone at this point! -  then you can then GLUE everything down. I used my finger to curl the “Gipsey Countess” as shown, and only glued the parts of the elements that would be slipped under the Mat –leaving the edges slightly lifted from the page. I used SCORE TAPE to glue down the base end of my Feather under the flower –and used it to add the flower as well.I added the leaves to the layout with Liquid glue on the edges that touched the base, in 3 groups of 2 –one of each color, around the flower. Next FUSSY CUT the deep colored roses from the GAZZETE Page and add to the top left corner of the Mat with Foam Dots.   ADD the 2 Vintage buttons with thick 3D glue dots as shown. 

Take the manila TAG – ink the edges with Peeled Paint Stain – ink the entire front of the tag with TEA DYE. When dry – add journaling to the front that will be exposed – and any additional or secret journaling to the back of the tag.  Replace the white string on the tag with an @ 4” piece of the Baker’s Twine  – then tuck in as shown.

Cut the remaining piece of Baker’s Twine in half.  Starting at the bottom right of the flower - add a drop of glue and tuck it under the flower or one of the leaves.  Take it down in a few places with a tiny drop of glue – adding a loop somewhere along the way, and tucking the end under the strip with the ruler.  Take the last piece of Baker’s Twine and starting at the top left of the flower – add to the layout – with a loop, the same way – see photo for guide.

BUTTERFLY – Punch these from scraps / leftover paper. You need 2 – I inked the edges of the one with the Peeled Paint and the Brass, and the front of it with TEA DYE.  I cut a strip of a 3D Glue Dot to glue them together on the body and folded the wings up a little on the top one – then added them both to the layout as shown.

I hope you like the layout and are inspired to try to re-create it!

GOOD LUCK to all  - please don't forget to follow the 4 EASY STEPS above to be entered to WIN a KIT of your own!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

date Tuesday, April 9, 2013

8 comments to “CRAZY DOUBLE GIVE-A-WAY! *Instructions included!! ”

  1. MommyScraps
    April 10, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    Wow Sherri, gorgeous layout and WAY generous give aways!!! Love it!!!

  1. Pam W.
    April 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Awesome giveaway. I wanna win it!!!

  1. Sherri Caramico
    April 15, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Don't forget - you have to do 1-4 and leave a comment here on the blog letting us know you did!! Good Luck - spread the word too! :-)

  1. Sherri Caramico
    April 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    WOW - this post has had over 100 views - but only one entry comment! If you want to win this KIT -valued at $25 - be sure to follow the 4 steps to be eligible! Here they are again - GOOD LUCK!:

    1. "LIKE" Scrap-a Doodle Doo's Facebook Page ( if you do not already)

    2. Leave a COMMENT on The Doo's Facebook Page saying "I LOVE THE DOO"

    3. BECOME a FOLLOWER of the DOO BLOG ( if you are not already)

    4. Leave a COMMENT on THE CONTEST POST on THE DOO BLOG -letting us know you are a OFFICIALLY a DOO Blog and Facebook Follower by leaving the following comment: "I WANNA WIN IT!" - and please feel free to leave any other "Bloggy Love" too! - THANKS ~ Sherri

  1. Susan Karch
    April 18, 2013 at 8:40 PM


  1. Sherri Caramico
    April 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Yeah Susan!! Good luck to you and to Pam W too! Who else wants a chance to WIN??!!! Don't forget to become a "follower" here, LIKE The DOO on Facebook and leave a comment in both places!! GOOD LUCK!

  1. pattyg
    April 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    I WANNA WIN IT! Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Sherri Caramico
    May 4, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Please call THE DOO at 201 818 7060 to CLAIM your PRIZE!!

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