Monthly Archives: July 2014

Canvas wall art with a Video

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Hello bloggers,
It’s time for another how to with the Nerd Girls. We’re a couple of days late in posting, sorry ūüôĀ we had some technical errors with your editing software. Today Joy is sharing a process video to create some wall art for your home or as a gift.

Today’s project is part of our Summer Camp challenges over on the SN forum.
Challenge #2 is Camp Fire Songs Р Using song lyrics or title on your project.

We hope you check out the challenges, join in and link up your projects.

Scribbly Bird canvas for by Joy

Start to finish – process video – wall canvas from Scrapbook Nerd on Vimeo.

Happy crafting!

Nerd Girl Projects

Barb had a lot of fun working with the Fancy Pants Nautical collection.

The Fancy Pants Nautical Collection is a collection that works perfectly for all your summer photos, whether it be photos of the beach, summer picnics, or¬† travel.¬† It’s full of fun, bright colours with a great nautical twist.

For her first layout, Barb added a little bit of texture using a little bit of texture effect, which can be found in the Scrapbook Nerd store. In order to achieve a wavy, watering effect, she spread some texture effect onto two corners of the page, and then took a comb and ran it through creating a wavy pattern. Fun!

For her next layout, Barb decided to add texture to her title. She tells us, “I really love the wood grain paper in this line and had to use it for my background.
I didn’t need to us a lot of embellishments on this page since silhouetted a photo of a sign and used that as my main embellishment.

For added texture, I cut a template on my silhouette and used it, along with texture effect, to make my title. Once it was dry, I added some colour to it.

Her third project shows off more of the Fancy Pants Nautical Collection, and the fun picnic and food icons in this line. Keeping with the texture theme, she used a Tim Holtz template along with the Texture Effect, once again.
“I added texture on this layout using Texture Effect. I used the Tim Holtz Rays Layering Stencil. Once the texture paste was dry I stippled on yellow ink. I prefer adding my colour afterwards as it gives the texture paste a lot more dimension with the white bits showing through.”

For her final project, Barb shows off just how fun, and colourful this collection is. It’s the perfect collection for all those beach layouts!

Using one of the photo frames that are part of the collection, she made a cute shaker box as an embellishment for her page.  You can see the video tutorial on how she made the shaker box HERE.

Found in our Gallery

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Our Gallery is hopping right now, full of inspiring projects, and new ones being added by our members daily. If you’re looking for some inspiration, and motivation, just visit our forum and gallery right now. Why not join in on our summer camp challenges for your chance to win some prizes.

This gorgeous layout was made by Forum and Gallery Member, Laura. She created it for one of the summer camp challenges on using triangles.

Congrats, Laura, on having your layout chosen for our “Made by a Member” feature and for winning yourself a Scrapbook Nerd gift certificate.

Want to have your project featured here? Upload your projects to our gallery. It’s that easy!

Rolled Paper Birthday Card


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Sarah Moore for Scrapbook

We all know that 6×6 paper pads are perfect for card making, but¬†the size of the pattern makes them perfect to create custom made embellishments for any project. I used a 6×6 pad to embellish a Tim Holtz Stamp by rolling paper and adding it to the stamped image.

I made this card using a fabulous Tim Holtz stamp, a Faber-Castell Big Brush¬†Pen¬†and a 6×6 paper pad! You can find all of these items in the Scrapbook Nerd Store.

  • I started out by choosing my papers that I wanted to use.
  • Stamp the image twice, onto two separate pieces of paper.
  • Cut the frosting part of the cupcake off the second image. Colour with a medium of your choice. (I used a Faber Castel Big Brush Pen – that can be found at Scrapbook Nerd – ¬†that I scribbled onto my craft mat then picked up with a water pen for a fun watercolor look.)


  • ¬†I cut them into 1×6 inch strips, then each strip was cut in half so I had 1×3 pieces. This gave me the thickness I was after once the pieces were rolled.

  • Before rolling,¬†curl the end of the strips¬†with your fingers back and forth to soften the starting edge.
  • Roll tightly.
  • Once they’re rolled, I¬† suggest using hot glue to seal them, because I found the other adhesive just wasn’t strong enough!
  • Once they’re all rolled, just use the glue gun again to secure them onto the stamped cupcake.
  • ¬†Add the Frosting piece.
  • Finish off by adding another rolled piece for the candle.

Now you have an adorable 3D stamped image to add to your card.

Here’s a couple close ups:

Nerd Girl Projects

Michelle Gallant

Michelle had a lot of fun working with the Fancy Pants As You Wish Collection. This collection has a rich, vibrant colour palate paired with fun and eclectic patterns. As with the other Fancy Pants collections, this one comes with so many embellishment choices, making it such a versatile collection to use.

Let’s Go on an Adventure



On this layout, Michelle brilliantly uses the patterned chevron paper by just cutting it apart and piecing it together on the dark wood-grain paper. The result is very eye-catching!

Enjoy the Journey


Michelle tells us “I was very excited to work with the Fancy Pants As you Wish collection this month but when I saw the pattern paper with the map on it, my first thoughts were what am I ever going to do with this!

I decided to be bold and use it as my background. It was very scary for me as I usually use a neutral or white background. I really like how it turned out! So go ahead and try something different on your LO’s next time you scrap. What’s the worse that could happen?”

Spa Night

Texture tutorial by Michelle Gallant for scrapbook

If you feel like you’ve seen these next two projects before, you have. Michelle shared a tutorial on each of these two layouts earlier. Since they were part of her Fancy Pants As You Wish project reveal, and they were both so gorgeous, we just had to include them here again.

Michelle’s use of the Heidi Swapp triangle stencil works perfectly with the chevron paper, creating a great geometric feel to her finished project. Don’t you just love the way the rich colours of this line pop off the dark background?

To see Michelle’s tutorial on how she completed this project, CLICK HERE

Love Life

Love Life for

On her last project, Michelle used the Heidi Swapp stencils to create her own background. Then she layered some of the gorgeous photo frames and journaling cards, that come with this collection, behind her photo.

To see more on how she created her background, CLICK HERE

The Wonderful World of 6×6 Paper Pads


Are you a paper addict? If you’re like me, you have a lot of older paper collections that you still have in your stash. You know you’ll still use them, but then you see all the new collections coming out that you’re dying to get your creative hands on. The guilt of having all that paper sitting, waiting to be used starts playing on your mind as you longingly look over all the new collections. You feel that you really shouldn’t be spending your crafting budget on more paper. You’re torn.

The solution may be an easy one. 6×6 paper pads.

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Don’t forget to visit the Scrapbook Nerd Online Store¬†today to get in on the 6×6 Paper Pad Sale.


Making Handmade Embellishments

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Fleur Smith, Scrapbook Nerd Design Team For this week’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make some handmade embellishments that you can use on your next project. It doesn’t take much to make your own embellishments and it’s even easier with the 6×6 paper pads. For all these embellishments I used the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 6×6 pad and 2 sizes of scallop punches.


Layered Flowers

First up flowers. There are a few different ways to make some fun flower embellishments and I will show you two ways. For the first flower I used 2 different size scallop punches.


First punch the 2 different sizes from different patterned paper, using two different sizes of the scalloped punch.


Using scissors, cut in from each scallop slightly (not all the way into the middle).


Once all your cuts are made, layer the two layers together .


Add a fun embellishment in the middle – I used a button and badge from the same collection.


Folded Flowers


For the second flower punch four scalloped circles from the same patterned paper, using one size of the scalloped circle punch.


Fold the circles in half.


Layer the half circles on top of each other as shown gluing as you go.


Finish it off with a fun embellishment in the middle.



Party Dresses

My third project is a fun dress made from one large scalloped punch.


Punch from patterned paper.


Cut as shown (top has 4 scallops bottom has 8-9 scallops.


Layer the leftover pieces on the bottom to make it more dimensional.
Add a fun embellishment around the waist – I used the bows from Crate Paper


Ice Cream Cone

My last project is perfect for summer layouts. An Ice cream cone.


Cut three scallop cirlces from different patterned paper and a triangle shape from a patterned paper (this will be the cone)


Fold the scallop circles in half and layer them on top of each other to make the scoops then add them to the top of the triangle cone.



If you would like to give these a try, we would love to see your finished projects. Share them with us on or forums and in our gallery.

Scrapbook Nerd’s Summer Camp

Scrapbook Nerd Summer Camp 2014

Scrapbook Nerd’s Summer Camp is the best place to be this summer.¬† For July and August, our Design Team will be hard at work to help us all keep inspired and creating beautiful projects.¬† There are new challenges being posted weekly, and prizes to be won.

The challenges so far:

  • Using a photo(s) that remind you of summer
  • Use the lyrics of a song
  • Make your own embellishments
  • Use Triangles on your project
  • Journaling – Capture a day using numbers

Join us this Friday evening for a one-hour challenge where you will have one hour to complete a project according to the challenge.

Come join us in the forums to join in on the fun. It’s not too late.¬† Deadline for all challenges are August 31st.

You can find it all HERE in our forums! Hope to see you there.



Made By A Member

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Have you checked out the Scrapbook Nerd Gallery lately? There are so many great projects being uploaded. This week, we are highlighting this great layout by Forum Member, Paige. It’s such a fun, and vibrant summer layout with all the primary colours against the white background. It’s a great way to use all those journaling cards!


Because her project was spotted this month, and featured in our bi-monthly “Made-by-a-Member”, Paige will be receiving a Scrapbook Nerd Gift Certificate. Watch your email, Paige.

You, too, could have a layout featured on our blog and win a Gift Certificate to our store. Just upload your projects to our GALLERY. The next layout selected could be yours!