Monthly Archives: February 2015

Chickaniddy Twirly Girl – with Nerd Barb

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Hello everyone. It’s another very cold day here in Southern Ontario – a perfect day to stay inside and play with all your pretty supplies.

This week I’ve been playing around with the Chickaniddy Twirly Girl Bundle Pack. I’m not used to doing really girly projects, since I’m the mother of three boys, but it’s been fun working in pinks for a bit.

The Nerd Girls have also been playing around with dies this month – whether it’s pre-printed dies, manual dies, or machine cut dies.

On my first layout I used the papers to cut some printed die cuts from, as well as the stickers. My title was die cut from some older quick kuts dies that I have.


My second layout was on the blog earlier this week as part of the tutorial where I showed you how I made my own Rub Ons. You can see that Blog post by clicking here.

Still focussing on dies, I used a few of the printed dies from the Crate Paper Open Road and from the Shimelle line.


My third layout was inspired by a layout I saw on Pinterest earlier in the week that used this great Silhouette cut file.


Most of the products used on my layouts were from the Chickaniddy Bundle Pack that you can find in the Scrapbook Nerd Store by clicking on the link below. You can also find the printed die cuts used by clicking on the links.

There is a sale on all die cuts – metal, and pre-printed, in the Scrapbook Nerd store right now. Hurry in to get yours before the sale ends.

Make Your Own Rub-ons

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Welcome to another Tutorial Tuesday! What better way to keep warm on these cold winter days, then to play around and learn new things!

Today’s tutorial is all about how to make your own rub ons.

First, here’s a peak at my finished layout:


On this layout, I made my own rub on for the title.

Here’s what you need to get started:
Clip art, or computer graphic ready for printing
Wax Paper
Cardstock of any colour
Popscicle Stick

How to:

First you need to have your title or graphic on your computer and ready for printing. Before printing you need to reverse your image to a mirror image, also known as flipping horizontally. I do this in my word programme. To do it in Word, under the page layout tab, click on “rotate” and then click on “flip horizontally”.

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Next, cut a piece of wax paper larger than your 8.5×11 sheet of cardstock. Adhere the wax paper to the cardstock. Place the adhesive around the outside of the cardstock, leaving yourself some room to cut the wax paper from the cardstock once it has gone through the printer.


Trim the wax paper to fit.


Place the paper into the printer, wax paper side up. Print using the photo paper setting.


Once it’s printed, carefully cut your image on the wax paper from the cardstock. Be very careful not to touch the ink and be sure to cut enough of a border around the image to give yourself lots of room to handle the wax paper.

Carefully place your image, ink side down, onto your project. With your stick, and being careful not to move the image or it will smear, rub the image onto your project.



Just think of all the possibilities you could do on your next project!

If you try this, share your project with us, either by linking up in the comments on this post, or on our facebook page. We’d love to see what you come up with.

Kim’s February DT Reveal

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Kim @ ScrapbookNerd.comI had a great time playing with the All Bundled Up line from Carta Bella this month!
This one is super simple and I just let the yummy papers take center stage. I cut the patterned paper into strips and just laid them on a diagonal. Embellished with the most delicious snowflake dies from MFT and Quickutz (Lifestyle crafts) as well as the beautiful bow die from My Favorite Things.

This is a page about my daughter’s haircut…
You had been bugging to shave your hair and get a hair tattoo. So much to grandma’s dismay, I let you do it! I was worried about the kids at school teasing you but you RAWKED it!! It is so you. It suits your funky quicky personality and unique sense of humour. I love that you are confident enough in yourself to set yourself apart from the rest and be true to yourself. Love you and the new do! December 2013

Be YOUnique scrapbook layout by Kim

Well I can’t do a layout for one without doing one for the other!
Here is my daughter Caitlin…beautiful inside and out!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful colours of the papers in this collection! Also used the jumbo beautiful bow die from My Favorite Things and the swirled border die from Quickutz (Lifestyle crafts)

BeYOUtiful layout by Kim

As soon as I saw the kit from carta bella in my pizza box I knew I was making a mini album with it! I admit I don’t do mini albums…I love them when other people make them but I struggle with the smaller scale. However it couldn’t have been any easier!!

Paper bag book by Kim

Well…because I got a LITTLE excited while playing with this yummy paper line, I kinda went a little trimmer happy and cut up all of the paper in my kit. I had a few strips left over so I used a few to create these quick and easy cards…
die cut cards by Kim at


Last but not least, a fun layout with all of my bits and scraps…I even used the bar code strips!! Waste not want not!! LOL!! This is Team Dirty Girls taking over the slopes at Chicopee…There is no one louder, faster or having more fun!! TDG!! WAAHHHHOOOOOOOOO!!

Winter layout by Kim


Waterfall Album Tutorial

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Good morning Nerds!

Today I am sharing a how to on creating a super cute and super easy waterfall album made from paper bags!! Yep! They aren’t just for lunches anymore!! As soon as I saw the kit from carta bella in my pizza box I knew I was making a mini album with it! I admit I don’t do mini albums…I love them when other people make them but I struggle with the smaller scale. However it couldn’t have been any easier!! The papers and embellies in the All Bundled Up line made this go together in a snap! But first…let’s make the album!

Paper bag book by Kim scrapbooknerd.comYou will need…
2 paper bags
Bone folder

sewing machine ( I used a machine but you could also do this by hand)

Assorted papers and embellies to decorate as you wish

The example below uses only 2 paper bags and will create an album with 4 different length pages.

1. Take your paper bag and measure the length.

(I used bags 11″ long.)

Divide the length by 5.

This will give you the width of the first page which will be 2.25″ for my example.

length 11″ / 5 = 2.25″


Lay the 2nd bag on top of the first bag keeping the folds aligned

 Carefully sew along the crease to form the spine of the album.


Once you have sewn your spine your waterfall paper bag album should look something like this album in the photo. Embellish pages as you wish.



Don’t be afraid to use your punches to clean up the edges of the bag and create “peek a boo” interest.

I made page 3 into a pocket by gluing the top and bottom edges only of the “bottom” of the paper bag

The “insides” of the bags make great pages but if you need more space for photos or journalling you could add another “waterfall” page inside the pocket. The gusset of the bag allows for lots of room!Paper bag book by Kim







Give this a try and be sure to link your projects back here!
Thanks for letting me share!! WAAAHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


Monique’s Reveal

Hey Nerds!!  How has the your week been so far, hope it was great!

This week I got to play with Echo Park Agenda…I love it!

The colors are amazing and go with anything.

Here I created a layout using the awesome pattern paper & embellies!




Here are a few more projects I created using this kit!

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And here is a cute card I created…


Come join us on the Forum for some fun challenges!!

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Love is in the Air – Day 4

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Hello Nerds, It’s time to share the fourth project in our countdown to Valentine’s Day.
Joy created this beautiful mixed media canvas for a friends birthday. She used acrylic paints, texture paste, stencils & rub-ons. The heart was made with torn pieces of tissue paper layered and glued to a paper heart that was cut on a Silhouette Cameo.

Do more of what you love canvas by Joy Do more of what you love canvas by Joy Do more of what you love canvas by Joy