Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Peek-A-Boo Card

Hi everyone! I thought today I would share a new card I made using Urban Lily papers and an Urban Lily secret keeper window. First off let me start by saying that I love these little windows. They are like little peek a boo frames that you can alter in all different ways. I used a mixture of tattered angels glimmer mist and Martha Stewart inks to mine. I also added a little bit of bling for a finishing touch. These are great on both layouts and cards and add that unique touch to your designs. They also come in all different shapes and designs!

Supply list:
pp-Urban Lily Linen and Linen Dot
Urban Lily Secret Keeper Window
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Martha Stewart inks
rubon-Pink Paislee

Saturday, May 28, 2011

When the papers are just perfect by Petra

what do you do?
I found this this paper Linen dot from the Everyday Lily Collection and I just fell in love ♥ The paper already had one of the frames so I grabed a pen and just made the other so I could fit both my pictures. I added some butterflies in black also. I also got some fun PSA stamps in my DT-pack and I just added them randomly along the right edge. The title På Stranden means At the beach.


Urban Lily: Everyday Lily collection - Linen Dot ULP334

PSA stamps, black pen, coloring pens, MS Butterfly punch.

Now I would love to see other layouts where you have used the paper "almost as is" ♥

/DT-Petra Offrell aka Pysselpetra

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Good Monday morning everyone!!!
My very first post for the Urban Swank Team and I'm very excited to be here!

Today I'm sharing with you this layout of my niece, Malayah using this
this wonderful paper.  One of the reasons  I love about UL papers is that's it's easy and fast.
Like this patterned paper, it goes well with my nieces' photo. The combination of colors are perfect.
I used  cut out letters and flowers and used pop-dots to adhere onto my layout for dimension.
 I matted my photo using tags from HO3 and Teresa Collins, 
then I added a little journaling and highlighting it with a regular sharpie highlighters.

I am looking forward to and so thankful to be able to share with all of you! 

Have a great week everyone!!!!

Adora Concepcion
Urban Swank DT Member

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shabby Chic by Mandy

Hello everyone, my name is Mandy Harrell aka Craftysprinkles!! This is my first official blog post for Urban Swank as a DT member and I am sharing a layout I created using the Everyday Lily collection, along with a Secret Keeper window and pieces from the Urban Cuts. 

The photo is of my oldest daughter and I included some journaling for her inside the Secret Keeper.  I titled the layout "I Hope You Dance," from the song by Leann Womack.  The papers I used were Sushi, Sushi Stripe, and Sushi Dot.
 To get this finish on the Secret Keeper window, I just used some pink mist on the inside and painted it with light pink crackle paint.
 Here is a close up of the Urban Cut Alphabet.  I mildly distressed the edges with a knife tool.
 I cut butterfly from the Sushi Dot paper and decorated it with glitter glue and rhinestones.

 My daughter no longer lives with me, so some of these questions are things I might ask her when we talk.  I used a tag from the Urban Cut Accents and trailed some glitter glue for added detail. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Hi everyone! Today is my first blog post as an Urban Swank designer and I am so excited! Not as excited though as when I received my box of Urban Lily products! I love to fancy paper cut, so the Urban Lily papers are a dream come true for me. For my first design I decided to used several different techniques. First off I knew that I wanted to glimmer mist the "Lola" paper as soon as I saw it. I loved the center design but wanted to add some color. I used little pieces of masking tape to tape off the center so that only the surrounding area would be misted. I love the way it turned out! What do you think? I also cut out the letter b from the Urban Cut Alphabet sheet and used an orange copic to color it in. I cut out the little bird from the Urban Cut Accent sheet and then used two of the ATC cards for background mats. I also cut one of the photo cards in half and used it as an additonal mat. To give this design just a little bit of bling I added some rhinestones to the crown and frame. I hope you enjoy my first design for Urban Swank, and I can't wait to get to working on some more!

Supply list:

PP-Urban Lily Lola
Urban lily ATC cards
Urban lily Urban Cut Alphabet Sheet
Urban lily Urban Cut Accent Sheet
Urban lily photo card
Chipboard square-Urban lily
Glimmer Mist-Tattered Angels
letters-American Crafts and Doodlebug
button-Jenni Bowlin
number stickers-making memories
vintage crocheted flower

Monday, May 23, 2011

Badge by Eli

Guys!!!!!!!!! I'm so exited! It's my first post as Urban Gurl! You know, my English isn't so good, so  if  I can't explain well, you have to tell me, ok? I need your help!
Now, as first project, I show you a little thing.
When my big package with Urban Lily products is arrived, I was preparing my luggage to go to Scrapbooking National Meeting here in Italy. I couldn't resist.... I had to use it! So, quickly, I prepared my personal badge: here it is!

I choosed two photo cards, Posh and Polka Dot, layering them. I rounded the corners and I stitched together with a green wire.
I cut a flower from paper Mini Book B&W and, as a center,  I used one of the circles from Hyperactive paper.  I sewed them and I also added a pearl to give a touch of light.

For the name, I cut out the letters from Alphabet paper, leaving a little white board and I sewed again.
Finally I added a brad on the "i"  and a pin on the back.
See you next time!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

First Post and a Little Technique

PP:Urban Lily
Mist:PK Glitz

Hi everyone! It's Janet here and this is my first blog post for Urban Swank and I have to tell you that I am super excited to be on the DT with all my fellow super talented Swanky Gurls!!!

Today I have a layout that I created using some of the gorgeous Urban Lily papers.
I found this photo of my Mom and my son Jonathan from Mother's Day 1987 and just had to scrap it.
The photo was taken at the Cozy Restaurant where we go every year on Mother's Day.

I cut out the circle from the Pink Flamingo paper to use as my focal paper to house my photo.

I matted my photo with the Honey paper and one of the Memory Photo cards.

For my journaling I used one of the Accents from the Urban Cut Collection

I then embellished my page with some butterflies and some pretty Prima flowers.

Do you see that pretty scalloped edging on my round background paper? How did I do it you ask? Well I'll tell you...........I used a border punch!

Let me explain how I did it.

Cut a strip of pp about 1-1 1/2" wide and then border punch it.

Then cut in between each scallop.

Run adhesive along the backside of your circle and adhere each "scallop" where you want it and viola....you are done!

I hope that you have enjoyed my first post and maybe even learned a little something.:)