Friday, 6 September 2013

September Blog Hop ~ Kiwi Lane Designs

I am really excited to be part of the September Blog hop, hosted by Kiwi Lane Designs !!!

I was sent these awesome templates to work with ..

These templates are called brackets and there are 4 in a pack and come with a ring, which makes them great for storing..

This is my first time using templates and at first i was a little unsure of how i would use them in my projects, but once i started using them on my paper the ideas started coming..

A couple of things i like about Kiwi Lane templates, firstly the shapes are detailed enough, without being too detailed that makes cutting out impossible, secondly the templates are see through, so if you would like to "fussy cut" you can easy do that and lastly they are great for layering!!

I made 2 projects with the Bracket templates, here they are ...

I love to layer, and working with the templates makes achieving that look so easy, i think they look great together.

For this tag, I stuck with the idea of layering the templates to make some fun accents, by fussy cutting my paper. 

I will definatley be using the templates on my future projects..

Here is the line up for the Blog Hop!!!

  1. Kiwi Lane
  2. Staci Jones
  3. Tammy Smith
  4. Erin Colby:
  5. Deborah Johnson
  6. Kristy Mackeen:
  7. Scrappin' Madge-
  8. Claire Hartburn
  9. Leslie Prinkki
  10. Melissa Dehne
  11. Charissa Miller
  12. Roselyn Riley

A lucky winner from one of the participating blogs will win this awesome prize .....

please note : paper will only be awarded to US or Canadian resident and if a winner outside of those areas wins a $25.00 gift code to the Kiwi Lane shop will be issued in replacement.

give-away closes : Thursday 12th September

To enter, Stop by the blogs participating in the hop and leave a comment , one winner will be drawn at random !!

Good Luck 


  1. Great Projects Claire. I just love the bracket templates.

    Tammy S.

  2. Thanks for the inspiration. I have got to try all the layering. Thanks

  3. What fun projects. Love how you matched the points of the brackets in your layering!

  4. I LOVE LOVE your tag how super cute is that??? The layering is perfect!!! I also loved your card, great way of showcasing this set of templates.
    It was great being in this hop with you!
    Loves-Scrappin Madge

  5. I love the layered look--I need to do more often! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I really like your tag! I really need to start using my templates outside of layouts... Cute idea :)

  7. Super cute card and tag- great layering!

  8. love all the layers, esp. with the mixture of textures!

  9. Clever use of the brackets templates.

  10. Love the layout but I was really excited to see the tag. I just purchased that stamp. Some scraplifting is going to be going on.

  11. Loving the way you've used these Claire, fab makes x

  12. Wow! so amazing!!! I love the layered look and fussy cutting! I've never heard of it, but now of course will be creating with it!!

  13. Since I'm not a scrapbooker, I really like seeing projects like yours. Great job! They're both gorgeous.

  14. Great projects using these brackets.

  15. I love the tag...what a great way to mix it up.

  16. u will "defiantly" be using the templates!!! Funny!!!!

  17. Wow! That second card has LOTS of details. Love them both :-)

  18. Your projects are awesome! I am not the best at layering, so I love how the templates help me achieve that look without me having to think too much about it! :)

  19. I love these projects. I really need to break down I buy the Bracket sets. I love how you use them in these projects

  20. I love the way you cut the bracket and made the picture of the camera be right in the middle. I guess that's what you call "fussy cutting." :-)

  21. I love brackets and this really helped me to get more ideas. Thanks!

  22. Wonderful projects! That tag really steals my heart! Love it! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  23. Love the layering of the brackets on your card. Really gives it dimension and interest!