Thursday 10 September 2015

Nevermore Paper Packet Blog Hop

Welcome to our Special Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months feature paper pack called Nevermore. We have all been creating with the brand NEW Nevermore Products that have been released 1st September. If you have arrived here from Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner
then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.

I started with the Nevermore Paper Packet and decided I didn't want to do a typical "Halloween" page. I LOVE the old world/steam punk style of the grey pages. I created the Double-Page Layout at a recent Scrapbooking Retreat with photos taken at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast we took on a holiday last year. The photos have an "old world" look to them because they were taken at the Wild West Gold Rush Country at Dreamworld. I think they are a perfect fit for the paper. 

I decided to use the stamp set that is exclusive this month called Hello, Life—Scrapbooking
we are going to do an exclusive blog post for this in a few days so watch this space and come back then to see more ideas using these stamp sets. 

This is what I laid out first. I used the 12" X 12" Eggplant Cardstock 
to mat the photos and the one front photo I double-matted it. I backed in the grey paper (with the orange on the back) and sanded the edges (with the Sanding Kit) then I matted in 12" X 12" Black Cardstock. All from the Nevermore Paper Packet.


On the opposite side I did the same. 2 in 12" X 12" Eggplant Cardstock and 1 with the grey and 12" X 12" Black Cardstock double-mat. Then I put the zip strips from the top of the two sheets of old world Nevermore Paper Packet and decided it needed some shimmer trim. The Purple Shimmer Trim and Pink Shimmer Trim weren't  a good match for the 12" X 12" Eggplant Cardstock so I made my own personalised shimmer trim. 

I used the Silver Shimmer Trim and coloured in with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Peony Purple Marker
You have to be careful to wait until it dries before touching it or have a tissue handy to hold it with, or your fingers will get messy. 

It is hard to get a good photo of the shimmer trim because it just reflects the light so much. 

To finish the page off, I used Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and the Hello, Life—Scrapbooking Stamp set for the happy and arrow and the NEW Eggplant Exclusive Inks™ Pad for the circle stamp on white Daisy paper and then I fussy cut it out with the Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors

 I really love this Happy font. 

To finish off the Wanted page. I made a pennant with the "Good" stamp. I added the extra stamps next to the Good to read - Good Times, Good Memories, Good Life. Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
on the 12" X 12" Eggplant Cardstock from the Nevermore Paper Packet.

To create the Journal Box I stamped the tag looking stamp on both sides of my piece of 12" X 12" White Daisy Cardstock with Eggplant Exclusive Inks™ PadThe white card was a little stark against the grey page, so I used Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and a Sponge Dauber to create a tea stained aged look.

NB: The whisper dauber got a purple tinge to it when stamping over the eggplant.

I was really really happy with how this page layout turned out and I really love the Nevermore Paper Packet particularly the 12" X 12" Eggplant Cardstock and Eggplant Exclusive Inks™ PadEven if you don't celebrate Halloween, this is a great paper pack to own and love!

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. I hope you get Inspired and fall in love with Nevermore like we all have.You can only get Nevermore paper during the life of the Holiday Expressions Catalogue so you only have 3 months left to buy it. Get it now to avoid disappointment. Go to your consultants website to purchase today. 

 I'm really interested to hear what you think about my pages, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Nevermore Australasian Blog Hop is 

  Come back to see me again soon.


  1. Very cool layout Vandra. Love the photos.

  2. Love your crafty tips - especially using the ShinHan markers on the silver shimmer trim. The photos work so well with the papers and your layout is awesome. Thank you!

  3. Fantastic layout, I would never have thought to colour the shimmer trim with the ShinHan markers. Great to see your happy family photos.

  4. Great layout & so many techniques.