Monthly Archives: June 2014

Do You Know What Today Is?

Today is June 30th – the last day of June.
That means it’s your last day to post your layouts to our forum for our June Texture Challenge. You don’t want to miss out on a chance to win a $20 GC to the Scrapbook Nerd Store. Be sure to upload your layouts to qualify.

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It is also the last day to get in on the no-tax event … and the last day to get in on the sale of 15% off on our favourite texturizing products. texture sale

See you in the store!

Made by a Member

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 Recently member Giselegj uploaded this fun project to the gallery. A washi tape covered accent table, seriously fun! What a great use for those rolls of tape I’m hoarding 🙂 This colourful project could be added to any creative space, kids playroom or family room. Fabulous idea Giselegj.

Washi tape table by Giselsgj in the scrapbook gallery
Because your project was spotted this month you will need to watch your email for your gift certificate. Thank you for sharing your project Giselegj.

You can visit Gisele’s gallery to see more of her projects in the Scrapbook Nerd gallery.
Happy crafting!

Nerd Girls project

Michelle Gallant

Hello everyone,

On my last project I used a Heidi Swapp Mask to add some texture to my layout. Today I’m sharing another fun way to use them. You can create your own background paper with them!

Love Life for ScrapbookNerd.comI just placed the stencil at random spots on my paper and inked with 2 different colors of distress in and a sponge applicator!
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A few close ups!

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Next time you make a project, get out your stencils/masks and create your own background. Give it a try, you will love the results.

Simple Texture


Step by Step paper crafting tutorials @

Step by Step paper crafting tutorials

Hello bloggers,

Today we sharing some simple ways to added texture/dimension to your projects with a good old basics, pop dots and cardstock. All of the products used in these projects can be seen at the bottom of the post. Let’s get to it, shall we. easy texture

Above are the cards I made using some basic supplies; cardstock, pattern paper, pop dots, stamps, ink and glossy accents. Below as the steps I took to make the ‘You Rock’ card on the left.

First I took a standard A2 card (4.25″ x 5.5″) and cut stars into the top layer of the folded card. You can use an electronic die cutter or manual die cut shapes to do this.

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Next, choose some pattern paper to back the stars and punch circles in appropriate sizes to fully cover the star shapes. I used the handy & small Plus 4mm glue runner to trace each star to adhere the yellow easy texture IMG_2419

I did use double-sided pattern paper, so I had to cover the inner front side of the card with white cardstock. Alternatively you could adhere the front panel to a card base.
Using the All Boys – stamp & die combo I stamped out & die cut the guitar with Black Archival ink and used foam tape to pop it off the page.

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To create my sentiment I used the Ali Edwards – Handwritten Alpha stamp set to create my sentiment then attached everything to the card front.


Here are some detailed shots of all three cards. Even though the icons in the stamp & die combo are male oriented, a simple change in colour makes them usable for girls too. I used pop dots on the back of the word ‘cool’ and some Martha Stewart texture paste for this card…

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For this next card I used glossy accents to highlight the ‘Happy Days’ printed on the pattern paper. Simple, right?
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Hope you are inspired to use your basic supplies to help create some texture and dimension on your next project. Happy crafting!

The Countdown has Started


Morning bloggers,

The 2nd Annual Scrapbook Nerd Summer Camp starts in 9 days!
It’s totally FREE to join too.
Scrapbook Nerd Summer Camp 2014
Your camp counsellors have over 15 challenges ready to inspire, there is over $100.00 in prizes to be won! Participants might even find a RAK in their mailbox. 🙂 Learn tips & tricks, create using one of the DT tutorials and have fun hanging out with other campers this summer.

Campers have until the end of the summer to link up projects to completed challenges.
It’s easy to share your projects in the forum; either upload to the Nerd gallery or upload your picture to your preferred photo hosting site and share the link in the challenge thread.

See you July 1st 2014 in the forum.

Texture – Stencils & Mist

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Hi everyone Michelle here, this month I did a quick tutorial on using stencils and paint. Have you seen these awesome new Heidi Swapp stencils in the store? They come in a little package of 6 stencils.
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Since I’m all about triangles lately, I decided to go with this stencil. Isn’t it cute?

3x4 Triangle stencil by Heidi Swapp at scrapbook So this is what you’ll need: Guesso or paint, inks/mists, your stencil and something to spread it. I like this palette knife set (and they are in the SN store). If you don’t have any you can use anything flat, like an old credit card.
texture tutorial by Michelle Gallant for scrapbook nerd.comWhat I did was put some guesso on a scrap piece of paper and added a few drops of mist to color it. Then you can put your stencil on your LO and spread the paste over it.
Texture tutorial by Michelle Gallant for ScrapbookNerd.comAnd here is the finished LO! I just added some journalling cards behind my photo, cut out some chevrons from the chevron paper and added a few embellishments.

Texture tutorial by Michelle Gallant for scrapbook

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you give this technique a try.

Michelle Gallant



Hello bloggers,

Do you find that you get busier in the summer? Maybe not busier but just out of the house more, ya know, enjoying the summer weather & activities. With school almost finished here in Southern Ontario your schedule may be getting busier and your crafting time might start to dwindle. The great outdoors will call your name eventually 🙂

While you are enjoying those outside days remember to take your camera or use your cell phone to capture some of the memories. We even suggest a little notebook for; quick journaling, reminders of things you want to capture, quotes from your kids and family or the score of the soccer game.

We obviously have summer on the brain already, looking forward to shorter work days (maybe) and longer summer nights….even a campfire & roasted marshmallows.  Whatever you are up to there are some fabulous new summer collections available for road trips, camp outs, weddings and more.

Made by a member

made by a member scrapbook

Congrats to Runzalot81! Your layout jumped out at us while we were browsing the
Scrapbook Nerd gallery. We like her pattern paper choices, little flag embellishments and the visual triangle she created to help draw the eye into the photos. Great job Runzalot81. Watch your email for your SN gift certificate.

To see more from this member please visit her gallery here.

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f you would like to be highlighted in one of our made by a member posts, simply upload your projects to the Scrapbook Nerd gallery.

Not a member? It’s easy & quick to sign up and it’s free!

We love new members (our current ones too 😀 ) and we appreciate your participation.
Membership has it’s rewards; you can earn loyalty points in two ways and earn gift certificates for See how you can too here.

Happy crafting,

The Inspired Nerd with Sarah Moore

Welcome to another week of inspiration from the Inspired Nerd. In this edition, we are sharing with you the projects Sarah has created using the Bella Blvd Lucky Starz Collection, and the October Afternoon Daily Flash Snapshots Collection.

Here’s a little sneak of the projects you’ll find inside this week’s edition:

First up Sarah worked with the Lucky Starz Collection. You’re going to love seeing these fabulous projects with this fun line!


Next Sarah worked with the October Afternoon Daily Flash Collection. Here’s a taste of what she created:

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Be sure to check out more of the inspiration by Sarah in our current edition of The Inspired Nerd Newsletter by clicking on the link:

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