Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sunday card share #23

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Welcome back for another Sunday card share. I am still crushing on the Basic Grey Barista collection and the coordinating sticker sheet, you can check it out here.
I backed one of the frame stickers with some pattern paper, added some vintage photo stencilling to the background, then layered a few more stickers and added a wood veneer heart to the large sentiment sticker.

I would love to see what your’ve been making, link up your creations below with Inlinkz.
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Happy Sunday!
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Stephanie’s October Projects

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I had such a blast playing with some of the awesome Halloween products available in the shop. Crate Paper’s After Dark collection is the perfect mix of spooky and whimsy, and the Hocus Pocus line from Echo Park has a creepy, steampunk feel to it. Here are some of the projects I put together …

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Halloween prize ribbons are a great way to spruce up a treat bag! You can find a full tutorial for these ribbons right here.

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Next up, I made this layout documenting our annual tradition of heading out to the pumpkin patch – rain or shine.

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And last, but certainly not least, a layout about my wrestle with Halloween … I want to celebrate it to the fullest, but I have some reservations.

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Thanks for taking time to stop by today! I hope my projects have inspired you to document your family’s Halloween festivities. Be sure to swing by the forum tonight and join in our Masquerade  Ball crop – it’s going to be a blast.

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Make Your Own Prize Ribbons

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Hi everyone! This week, I (Stephanie) will be sharing some fun Halloween-inspired projects to get you into the trick ‘o treating spirit! I’m kicking things off today with a really quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own prize ribbons. Prize ribbons have popped up in several collections over the last year or two – Maggie Holmes and Elizabeth Kartchner are big fans, just to name a few. They’re an easy embellishment to make & a perfect way to spruce up a card, gift bag or layout. Let’s get started!

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Step One: You’ll need to cut out several circles in an assortment of sizes. You can use dies, punches or your Silhouette machine to do this. For added variety, include some circles with scalloped edges.

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Step Three: Cut a long strip of patterned paper, then slice in half. Using scissors, cut out a triangle in the centre of the strip to create peaked edges. Adhere to the back of your circle.

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Step Four – add a sentiment to the middle of your ribbon.

And that’s it! Easy peasy, right? 🙂 I hope today’s post has inspired you to pull out your Halloween papers and create a prize ribbon or two of your own.

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Sunday card share #22

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Have you ever been inspired by a collections sticker sheet?
Well my card this Sunday and next came about because I really liked the 6×12 sticker sheet in the Basic Grey Barista collection. If you are familiar with the collection you can check it out here… it’s made for coffee lovers and people who like a nice neutral colour palette.

I’m mixing it with the new Pink Paislee collection Cedar Lane, a few die cuts and a little bit of stencil work in the background. Sunday card share @ scrapbooknerd.comHappy Sunday! See you next week.
Be sure to share your cards using the link below.

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Nerd Girl Fleur’s October projects

This month I used the Crate Paper Wonder collection along with some Pink Fresh embellishments.  I loved the fall colors in this collection and even though it’s not a fall collection I think it was so versatile you could use it for anything.

First Up I created this sweet baby card for World Card Making Day.

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Next up I made two layouts. For the first one to create my title, I layered the Happy chipboard on top of the Pink Fresh dipped fabric tags. So pretty.

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For the second layout I layered lots of papers and added words down one side of the photo, I love how this one turned out.

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I used the fun wood veneer frame that comes in this collection to make a wall hanging for my hall.  I love this, it makes me happy.

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I am using this American Crafts Gold and blue clipboard year round in my office for each season.  Right now it’s fall and I made some fun fussy cut leaves.

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As always I used it for my planner too, love how this week looks.

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And lastly I made a few midori notebooks for my son’s Into the Woods Midori.  I loved making all these shaker pockets this month with my Fuse tool.

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I can’t believe we are halfway through October all ready and soon it will be November.  Happy crafting 🙂

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Fussy Cutting!

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FC1One of my favorite things to do when I play with paper is to fussy cut, If you don’t know what that is it’s just cuting out the images from the paper to use on your projects.

You can fussy cut out letters to make titles for your layouts or cards…

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You can fussy cut images from the papers – this usually works best on the 12×12 size papers…

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One of my favorites is cutting up floral paper and using it to make layers of flowers on my layouts, here I made a fun shaker pocket…

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You can also cut out scenes and images to make borders or just to add interest…

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And lastly you can freehand cut and make things like hearts or leaves.

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Fussy cutting adds so much fun and character to your projects.  I would love to see your fussy cutting projects in the gallery this month.

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Sunday card share #21

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Hello crafty friends,
The card this week is from a challenge over on our forum from World Card Making Day, we had to case a posted sketch. The card panel with pink and grey was made using left over paint from another project, I used a piece of cardstock to pick up what was left on my craft mat.
I hand cut the diamonds and loosely sketched around them with a black pen.
I love being able to use scrap pieces of paper or a left over panel to create cards, makes me feel good to use things that would have been thrown out 🙂
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Link up your cards below, I would love to come check them out. Happy Sunday!

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Simple Stories – We Are Family

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This week I played around with the Simple Stories We Are … Family collection. I really enjoyed working with this line. I love the darker and more vibrant colours, and the fun mix of icons.

We Are Blessed

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My first reveal project was also my tutorial this week. I used the Therm O Web Deco Foil to add small touches of foil to my background paper. You can see the tutorial in the previous post.

I’m not a floral person, but I have to admit that I enjoyed the smaller floral pieces in this collection. It really lends itself to the down home feel.

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As soon as I saw the paper with all the embroidery hoops on it, I knew what I wanted to do with it. I grabbed my scissors and started cutting. Then all I needed to do was add some of the stickers, diecuts, and wood veneer pieces.

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I had some pictures of two of my boys saying goodbye when the youngest was leaving to move into residence. I wanted to showcase their relationship without it being too girly. I new this collection would work well as it’s so versatile. The vibrant colours and loving sentiments paired with dark wood accents make it a great collection for any age group or gender.

If you haven’t checked out this collection yet, be sure to do so. We know you’re going to love it as much as we do.

There’s no place like home when you’re creating with We Are…Family!

 


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Hello Everyone! Welcome back to another Scrapbook Nerd Tutorial Tuesday.

As you can tell by my last couple of tutorials and my latest projects, I’ve been just a tad obsessed with foil.  I still love being able to touches of foil to my projects and am having a great time experimenting  with the different Therm O Web Deco Foil products.

This week, I’ve been playing around with the liquid adhesive and using it to add accents to printed images on the patterned paper. So, I thought I would do a quick tutorial on how I did this.

Here’s my finished project. I’ve added touches of foil to the flowers and the berries.

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I started out with the Simple Stories We Are Family patterned paper. I chose a paper that had a bit of “shading” that I could use as my guide.

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Taking the liquid adhesive, I applied it to the “shaded” areas of the flowers and to the berries.

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Once the liquid adhesive was dry (I sped up the process using my blow dryer) I simply applied the foil to the adhesive – turquois to the flowers, and red to the berries.

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I loved the end result and how it just added a touch of foil to my background paper.

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octdt1If you haven’t tried using any of the wonderful foiling products out there, yet, you really need to.  Just be careful, because it’s very addicting!

Thanks for looking. Have a great crafty week everyone!

 


Crate Paper Confetti collection with Joy

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Hello friends,
My projects this week were inspired by some old photos from my mother’s side of our family. These photos are from the late 1930’s we think. My grandmother and her friends and the location is unknown. I wanted the papers to support the time period of the photos and I knew that Crate Paper would be a perfect fit.
The florals and distressed papers work so well and you can find those in all of the Crate Paper collections. 🙂
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This butterfly is from the hardware embellishment pack & I used my old typewriter for my journaling.Crate Paper Confetti Verna 1930s 3 Verna 1930s 4
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These muslin bags were fun to make. I used the stencil included in the kit, paint & mist to create the circle background, and a few die cuts from the ephemera pack. I attached everything with the tiny attacher staples, glue dots or pop dots.

Muslin goodie bags decorated with acrylic paint, mist & paper die cuts from the Confetti collection

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