Monthly Archives: September 2015

Decorating fabric gift bags

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Step by Step paper crafting tutorialsHilo Scrapbook Nerds,

Hilo Scrapbook Nerds,
This week I’m working with the Crate Paper Confetti collection and at first glance you might think the collection is just for birthday’s & celebrations. It is if you want it to be ūüôā
I have some everyday kind of projects using this collection and I hope you enjoy seeing how to use this (dare I say…) yummy collection.

You have to check out the b-sides of the pattern papers you might be surprised.

This morning I have a video to share with you using some of the ‘other’ products in this collection. The muslin bag and stencil kit, which I think is perfect for a present topper, small goodies, a gift card or a little RAK (random act of kindness) for a friend.

Process video – decorating fabric gift bags from Scrapbook Nerd on Vimeo.

Thank you for watching and I will see you on Friday with some more projects ūüėÄ

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Sunday card share #20

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Hello again friends,
I have a question for you this week, do you mix cream tones with white on your projects?

There seems to be a divide amongst the crafty friends I asked this past week. The ones who said they didn’t like it seemed to be very adamant ¬†that the two colours should not be mixed, ever. Then¬†there were a few that said they don’t mind the mix.

As you can see, from my card below I don’t mind cream coloured papers mixing with white. ūüôā
The old book text that I used in the background in real life is very yellowed & brittle. I toned down the yellowing with some plain white paint. I used my hands to apply the paint and as I rubbed the paper it ripped, ¬†I went with it and glued the torn paper to the white card base and I really like how it looks…I love those happy accidents.

Sunday card share - Sending Smiles card by Joy

Products used: standout stickers and pattern papers from the Crate Paper Confetti collection

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See you again next Sunday ūüėĬ†

Stephanie’s September Projects

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I had a blast playing with the Treasure Map collection by October Afternoon this month. I created three 12×12 layouts and still have some product left over – so keep your eyes on the Scrapbook Nerd gallery for another project or two!

The first layout I made was a travel-themed layout, using a photo I snapped while on holiday in Belgium. The True North paper I used as my background is a must-have!


Speaking of backgrounds … on my next project, I played around with ombre ink and the Kelly Purkey New Adventures stamp to add some colour to my background. You can read the full tutorial right here.


And last, but certainly not least, I decided to play up the beach vibe of the Treasure Map collection and scrapped this fun photo of my husband snorkelling in Hawaii …


Don’t forget – you can find more design team projects (and some fun challenges!) over on the Scrapbook Nerd forum. We’d love to see you there!

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Playing With Ombre – Pops of Colour


Hello everyone! Stephanie here, the newest Nerd on the block, with a really simple tutorial on how to go about adding a pop of colour to your layouts.

I began by putting together a simple 12×12 layout using products from October Afternoon’s Treasure Map collection¬†‚Ķ¬†but when I finished adhering my photo and the embellishments,¬†I couldn’t help but feel that the layout lacked a bit of pizzaz. I decided to use the¬†Hero Arts ombre ink pads and the Kelly Purkey¬†New Adventures stamp set to add a bit of colour to the off-white background.


The ombre ink pads have 3 separate strips of colour. If you were stamping one single image and wanted it to have an ombre effect, you would shimmy your stamp from top to bottom to make sure the stamp picked up a little of all three shades. Instead, I used a star stamp (small enough to fit into each strip) and carefully stamped one shade at a time onto my background.



Here’s how it turned out …


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Sunday card share #19

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Hello friends,
My card this week is simple and only uses pattern paper and a standout sticker from the Crate Paper – Confetti collection. If you are not a stamper this card is very easy to recreate with whatever supplies you have on hand.

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So have you had some time to craft this week?
I would love to see what you are making, share your cards using the link up below.
See you next Sunday.

NerdGirl Fleur’s September projects

I had so much fun playing with the Simple Stories Say Cheese 2 and Enchanted collections!  I am a Disney girl at heart and love anything Disney.  Although, as you will see, they can be used for more than Disney projects. You can find more details on these projects on the Scrapbook Nerd Forum.

I started with a layout, I had this idea to use the hoops from the Crate Paper collection as a Mickey Mouse head and I love how it turned out.


Then I finished off a Faux midori I made for my son’s Cinderella theatre camp.


I also used the Say Cheese collection to make a Disney Planner with my Gold Color Crush.


I used the Enchanted collection for the Clipboard tutorial on Tuesday.


And I also used the Enchanted collection for my personal planner pages.


I still have lots left to play with and can’t wait to finish my Disneyland planner and use it at Disneyland in 2016!

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NerdGirl Fleur’s Clipboard/MAMBI Cover tutorial

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Hi all, Fleur here with you today for a quick tutorial on making a dry erase clipboard for your room or office using the MAMBI Happy Planner covers.

To do this project you will need a clipboard, some patterned paper, some washi or glitter tape and a MAMBI planner cover.


Start by covering your clipboard, if you want, with patterned paper, I am using the Enchanted collection from Simple Stories.


If your clipboard is bigger than the 12×12 paper just add some washi tape or glitter tape at the top like I did.


Choose one of the pretty MAMBI Happy Planner covers to use as a dry erase board (because it’s laminated you can use dry erase markers on the them and wipe them off). I chose this pretty heart one that comes in the extra covers pack.


Add a title with stickers.  This is going to be my To Do list above my desk so I added some fun gold puffy stickers with strong glue.


To finish off the clip part you could cover it with washi tape like I did here, add ribbons, glitter, the options are endless.


There you have it a super easy and cute dry erase board for your home or office.


Thanks for stopping by today.

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Sunday card share #18

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Hello everybody,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. My card this week uses some Crate Paper Craft Market die cuts, tags & stickers. Crate Paper products lends it’s self so well to the vintage side of things. I love using vintage photo distress ink on the edges of the papers to add to the vintage feel, it also helps all of the parts come together.

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What have you been making this week?
I would love to visit your blog to check out your cards, share a link below.

See you next week.

Echo Park Teacher’s Pet

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Hello, again, everyone. I’m back today to share three projects I made using the Echo Park Teacher’s Pet collection. I have really enjoyed working with the Echo Park Teacher’s Pet collection. I love the fun colours and the charming school icons! I have also had a blast playing with the Therm-o-Web Deco Foil products and adding a little bit of foil accents to my projects!

Teacher’s Pet

I dug into my stash of old school photos of my youngest son for this layout. I just love that the colours of this collection, while they are still fun, aren’t bright primary colours. I knew that they would be perfect for this black and white school photo.

Hitting the Books

I featured this layout earlier this week, in a tutorial on how to use your stencils with the Deco Foils. I love how this turned out and can see a lot more reasons, now, to break out my stencils.
You can find the tutorial here: Foiling with Stencils


I love that this collection works equally well for younger and older students.

Lost in a Book

If you haven’t had a chance to check out this collection, or the Therm-O-Web Deco Foil, be sure to have a look in the Scrapbook Nerd store.

Adding Foil with Stencils

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Barb @ Hello everyone.¬† I have been having so much fun, this month, playing with the Echo Park Teacher’s Pet collection and the Therm-O-Web Deco Foil. Have you had a chance to check either of them out? If not, you must! The Teacher’s Pet collection is a must have for all those school photos that pile up, and playing around the Deco Foil is so much fun! I have to admit, I’m just a tad obsessed with foiling right now!

In playing around, I was experimenting with my foils, the Deco Foil liquid adhesive, and my stencils. I was thrilled to see that you can use the liquid adhesive in the same way you do with the texture paste. How cool is that? So, I thought I would show you how I did it.

Here is my finished layout. The star spray was created using the liquid adhesive, and a star stencil. Once the adhesive dried, I just added the foil. books1 What you need: books2

    • paper and embellishments of your choice for your layout. I used the Echo Park Teacher’s Pet collection
    • Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive
    • Deco Foil – I used three different colours on my project
    • a stencil
    • a tool to spread the glue with – I used an old gift card


    1. Place your stencil onto your paper on the desired spot. Squeeze glue onto the spreading tool. Holding the stencil still with one hand, spread the glue onto the stencil, being very careful not to go over the edge of the stencil.  If this happens, wipe it immediately. Any place there is adhesive on your paper is where the foil will stick.

books3 books4 2. Carefully lift the stencil from the paper. Allow to dry.¬† This could take about an hour or two to air dry. When the adhesive is clear, it is dry.¬† I sped up the process with my hairdryer set on a cool heat setting.¬† It only took about 5 minutes to dry with the hairdryer. books5 3. Once the adhesive has dried, the fun begins. Cut your foil into small squares. You don’t need much. If you’re using different colours, like I did, cover areas that you don’t don’t want foiled with some type of non-stick paper. I used old sticker backing paper. Simply rub the foil onto the area you want foiled, using your finger tip. Remember to keep the foil side up! books6 books8 books7 books9 Continue until you have foiled all of the stenciled area. books10 How fun is that?

Complete the rest of you layout as desired. Here are a few close-ups of my finished project. books14 books13 books12 books11 books1 Thanks for joining us today for another tutorial. I hope that it inspires you to get crafty today!