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Mission Statement
Thank you for checking out my blog. I started this blog to create a place where people are able to find inspiration and share ideas. I find myself surfing the web looking for inspiration that is unique and different. If I find an interesting tutorial I'll share it with you. I will include a "live" link back to the original blog, store or web site so that you may have the option to visit and learn more about the designer and other services, class or kits they may offer. By posting tutorials I am hoping to help inspire people that are interested in creating something fresh and new.

Terms of Use for my Personal Designs or Patterns.
When listing completed projects on eBay, blogs, etsy, facebook, personal websites, forums or online venues, or if using these patterns for a project submitted to magazines or other publications, it is required that credit be given to Corrine Paul in a reasonably visible way. Example; “Pattern used from Corrine Paul"

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cocktails & Dreams Blog Hop August 1st

Welcome to Gill's Cocktails & Dreams Blog HOP!!

My name is Corrine and WELCOME to my blog. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think of my project. If you have time, please go to this blogs FACEBOOK page and click LIKE!! I post blog hops and other updates on my Facebook page.


My Project: 12 x 12 Two Page Layout

My camera kinda takes wierdo pics sometimes.
The background paper is BRIGHT YELLOW!!

I made the pattern for the waves and I used my Creative Memories cutter for the sand. The PARADISE title pattern, flamingo and coconut tree are is a pattern set from Scrappin Bug Designs:

When we travel I pick up brochures, etc and I save tickets, stubs from museums and anything else along the way. I left plenty of room on the pages so I can stuff all my memorabilia picked up along the way around the photos and I will use the waves as pockets. Sometimes I buy a map of the area and cut it up and stuff highlighted spots on the map behind my photos too.

Page Design by Corrine Paul

1. Gill

2. Becky


4. Corrine<~U R HERE

5. Lisa G

6. Jessica

7. Jenn P

8. Alethea

9. Valerie

10. Jacki

11. Shannon -

12. Angela (AJ)


14. Emily

15. Maria

16. Lisa P

17. Lisa T P

18. Haidee

Please leave a comment on all the blogs


Friday, July 29, 2011

Sand N Sun 12 x 12 Two Page Layout

Sand N Sun
12 x 12 Two Page Layout

Page Design by Corrine Paul
Patterns used by Scraptastical Kreations

I used the umbrella pattern from SK "Just Beachy" pattern set. I actually cut 4 and then cut sections to make this umbrella.

I used the sand castle and girl pattern from
the Scraptastical Kreations "Just Beachy" Pattern Set.

I used the referee pattern from Scraptastical Kreations
40-Love Pattern Set. I did cut it it one step shorter to fit on the page where I wanted it. I added a pair of sun glasses.

I used a small punch for the swirls on her bathing suite

Thank You~

Haunted Halloween 12 x 12 Two Page Layout

Haunted Halloween
12 x 12 Two Page Layout

Page Design by Corrine Paul

Misc Font

Bat and FrankenBeary Pattern by Scraptaskical Kreations

Haunted Halloween Pattern Set

Creative Memories Cutting System
Misc Decorative Scissors

Thank You

Saturday, July 23, 2011

4 x 4 Mini Match Book Album w/ Tutorial

Album Design by Corrine Paul
Sun pattern by Scraptastical Kreations;
"Just Beachy" Title Pattern

I altered the Just Beachy Title pattern so that I am using the sun portion only for this project.

You can Google Mini Match Box Album Instruction/Pattern and you will find several different versions of this album. I made then several sizes but this is what works for me.

I cut one 8 1/2 inch long and 4 inches wide strip for the outer cover.

For the flips measure 1 inch bottom flap and 3 1/2 inch upper flap (title cover page)

Inside pages (shades of blue) are 3 1/2 inch long and 3 1/2 wide.
Photo mat (suns on white page) are 3 inches long by 2 3/4 wide.

I used a 1 inch circle punch and made 3 tabs. I put them on the 3 inside pages.
I printed nautical terms using different fonts and place a different one at the top of the five inside pages.

I inked all edges before assembling

I made a little sail boat for the front cover and tied a ribbon through the holes.
Top flap folds down and tucks into bottom flap like a match book.

Thank You~

Just Beachy 12 x 12 Two Page Layout

Just Beachy
12 x 12 Two Page Layout
Page Design by Corrine Paul

Just Beachy Pattern Design by Scraptastical Kreations:

Sewn Sun, Waves & Sand

Sewn photo mat and/or journal box

Hand cut title

Hand cut bear and sandcastle

Hand cut girl and boy bear

Thank You~

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Vintage Card

Card Design by Corrine Paul
Cake pattern by Scraptastical Kreations
From the "Let's Celebrate" Pattern Set

Paper used: Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird" 6 x 6 Mini Deck

Thank You

Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's My Birthday Blog Hop July 22, 23 and 24

Hello, my name is Corrine and WELCOME to my blog.
My project for this hop is listed and the bottom of this post.
Enjoy the HOP~

Welcome to RACHELLE'S "It's My Birthday" Blog Hop.

July 22-July 24th

8 am-11:30 PM

Thank you for joining and helping us celebrate RACHELLE'S birthday.

To be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Creations By Rachelle" and also like Rachelle's page on Facebook =

You are invited to visit this blog's Facebook page at:

This hop runs from July 22-24th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!

Complete Line Up





YOU ARE HERE~ Corrine-











Day One:

Happy Birthday French Fry Gift Box

Gift Box design by Corrine Paul.

Bear pattern created by Scraptastical Kreations from the Berry Sweet Kids pattern set. I added socks and appliques on her dress.

I plan to put a decorate bag of chocolate inside~

Click link to see the Tutorial

Day Two:

Card Design by Corrine Paul
Cake Pattern by Scraptastical Kreations:

From the "Let's Celebrate" Pattern Set

Day Three:

Card Design by Corrine Paul
Bear Pattern by Scraptastical Kreations

From the "Berry Sweet Kids" Pattern Set

Thank You

French Fry Happy Birthday Gift Box w/Tutorial

Happy Birthday
French Fry Gift Box
Box Design by Corrine Paul
Bear Pattern by Scraptastical Kreations

SK pattern from the Berry Sweet Kids Pattern Set

I found a freebie french fry container template online to use, OR you could ask your favorite drive through to give you a clean container and carefully release the seams and use as your template

To make things easier for you, use double sided paper

As you can see I didnt use double sided paper and I didnt like the plain white

So I cut another one and slipped in inside

My edges were not mating up so I made trim

Using coordinating paper to design the front

I used the bear pattern from Scraptastical Kreations
Berry Sweet Kids pattern set

I added white socks to make her a little taller

I cut circles and for the scalloped edge I used my circle punch and punched out circles and attached them to the sides. I also used a Happy Birthday stamp.

I loved decorating her dress

Now all I need to do is put a decorative bag of chocolate inside and give this my my friend for her birthday

Thank you

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ocean Wonders~Under the Sea 12 x 12 Two Page Layout

Ocean Wonders
Under the Sea
12 x 12 two page layout

Page Design by Corrine Paul

Pattern used: Ocean Wonders

Pattern Design by Scraptastical Kreations


I altered the bears in the Ocean Wonders pattern by changing the BEARS into MEN.
I cut the bear hair off and used the inner ear pattern as the man's ear.

For the man's hair I used the hair pattern for the horse from the
Western Days Pattern Set by Scraptastical Kreations.

If I make this pattern again I would make a wet suite by using black for body, legs and arms. Maybe the wet suite going halfway down the leg. That would be CUTE~

Thank You