Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sunday card share #47

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Hello crafty peeps,
I hope your summer is going well so far, I know I have been enjoying the weather and some time with family here were I live.

I am really enjoying the 3D stickers that Doodlebug releases with their collections, I’ve been using them on cards myself. I created a scene for today’s card share with Huey’s House sticker, some distress inks and a border punch.

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I started by creating the background sky with some distress ink, then used a couple of stamp from Prima to add some texture to the background. I then grabbed a favourite border punch to create some ‘grass’ . I punched three layers for the grass and used a strip of washi tape at the top of the grass which served as the base for the dog house to sit on.
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The sticker is so cute and for some reason I thought is called for a hello sentiment.
I couldn’t resist the cute dogs from Doodlebug and next weeks card will feature Sparky. ūüôā

I hope you found some inspiration today, we’d love to see what you are creating so pop on over to the Scrapbook Nerd Friends page on Facebook and share your projects with us and the fellow members.

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Nathalie’s Friday Share.



Hello, and welcome to this week’s project share!!

It has been a lot of fun sharing my projects with you all this week; here is a recap of all the projects:


This layout used Simple Stories’ Sunshine and Happiness collection to document my daughter’s first zip-lining adventure.




This layout was created as a sample for the SIlhouette Savvy series (Tuesday Tutorial),

CREATE - Silhouette Savvy tutorial

the completed layout



This layout documents my son’s adventures at his 9 grade retreat. ¬†It is inspired on his ideas and stories.




I wanted to capture and document my niece’s passion for reading, and climbing to the top bunk of my son’s bed. ¬†So I created a stack of books using Crate Paper’s Bloom Collection.



I hope this serve as inspiration for your own projects.

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions about any of the projects, or just to say Hello!.

Till next time,

Happy Crafting!!

Nathalie @ Canadian online paper craft supply store

Free Cut Files

Our summer camp is still running and we are having lots of fun with all the challenges! You can check them out HERE in our forums, or HERE on our Friends and Fans Facebook Page.  We know that you will feel inspired to get busy.

As part of our camp, Nathalie has created some awesome cut files that we are offering FREE to all of you.

The first one you can see here, on her layout “Together”.


The second one is this great file, and perfect for your summer vacation photos.


You can find them both in the Scrapbook Nerd Store.

We would love to see what you create using these cut files, so be sure to link it up in our gallery or on our Facebook page.

Silhouette Savvy – Creating compound designs


Hello everyone!,

Nathalie here, I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful weather, and using the extra daylight to create beautiful projects.

For this tutorial – and continuing with the Silhouette Savvy series -, we will be exploring how to create a compound design by welding shapes together using the Silhouette Studio program. ¬† For this project we will be using the new cut file, “Camp Glamp”, designed by the Cut Shoppe, and available for free at the Scrapbook Nerd store.

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Many times when we look at a cut file, most of us only think on how the single image would fit into a project. ¬†However, by following a few steps, the single image can be transformed to fit your project’s needs, and create a new unique cut file.

The heart image of  the cut file was multiplied two times  to create a new cut-file of three linked hearts.  Here is a small video on how the cut-out was created on Silhouette Studio by welding images together (this process can be applied to any cut file shape):

I hope you enjoyed the video; just in case you missed a step, I am adding a small point form list of the procedure steps:

  1. Trace the shape / shapes that will be used on the project  (for more information on how to trace an image, please refer to the previous Silhouette Savvy tutorial).  Make sure that each shape is traced individually.
  2. Select each individual image, highlight the individual image, select modify (or right button click on the mouse), then select Make Compound Path
  3. Repeat step 2 for each  shape that will be joined/ welded on the design.
  4. Arrange the images, to your liking, making sure that the edges that will be welded together either overlap, or are touching together.  Images will be welded, only if they are touching.
  5. Select all the shapes that will be welded (they will all be highlighted), select modify (or right button click on the mouse), then select Weld.
  6. Now the image is ready to be cut.

By following these steps, you will be able to create new cut files from your existing images and cut files, like the one i have created for this project.

I chose to back the cut out with some vellum (just behind the word Create), and color the letter space with gold paint.  To create the mat behind the cut-out, i used watercolor on a gessoed yellow cardstock.   Once i glued the background, I used different embroidery thread to hand stitch the edge of the cut-out.

a close up to the details in the heart cut-out..

Finally I added my picture, ephemera, and a few butterfly cut-outs all around the page.  Here is the final layout created with this welded image.

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the completed layout

I hope this serves as inspiration to use cut-files in a new way. ¬† Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the “Camp Glamp” cut file, ¬†it is available for free at the store.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the layout, or if you are having issues with the welding process on your Silhouette program.   Also let me know if there is something you will like to learn about your Silhouette and its software.

See you soon!!

Nathalie @ Canadian online paper craft supply store

Paige’s Friday Share


Welcome to this week’s Friday share!

Here is a recap of my week’s projects:

  1. I documented this trip to the spa with friends with papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee’s Fancy Free collection.Our Friendship is a Work of Art
  2. This layout used a cut file from our free summer cut cut file collection. It is the model for the Got Wood? challenge over on the forum, using the wood grain background paper as well as wood veneer embellishments. The paper is from the Crate Paper Wonder collection.Happy Together
  3. My next layout used Pink Paislee’s Outfitters collection to highlight my boys during a camping trip to Algonquin Park.
    Adventure Awaits
  4. My last layout of the week hosts the Summer Camp Challenge #8 – Stargazing. This challenge invites you to use stars on your project. For me, as the mother of two boys, stars are a staple in my stash. I feel that they add a feeling of action and momentum as well as visual interest and texture.Summer Memories
    Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week!


Paige @ Canadian online paper craft supply store

Canvas Banner Embellishment Tutorial




Hi, It’s Paige here, back with a week of reveals and today’s tutorial.

This year I got the Pink Paislee’s Outfitters Collection to document summer excursions and camping trips. I really liked the new canvas banners they included in the collection. I notice that the new Crate Paper Cool Kid kit just coming out also includes canvas banners in their collection.

I have a very adventurous, outdoorsy husband and two active boys, so I’m always pleased to find masculine themes and embellishments, and these definitely fit the bill.

Once I had these canvas banners, I wanted to be able to make more and customize the sayings. Also I thought that these could make nice gifts to other scrapbookers and card-makers.

So, I started by cutting a row of plain canvas at a height of 3.25 inches. Then, I cut rectangles ranging from 2-3″ wide. The width varied based on the shape I was planning to make as well as to accommodate various widths of the stamps I planned to use.
canvas banners 2Next, I selected the stamps that I wanted to use, mostly sticking with a travel theme. I began by using a few of the Stazon inks, thinking that they would hold up best. I used black, red and gold.canvas banners 3

I had some scrap fabrics that matched the red and gold inks and I decided to back or trim some of the banners with these fabrics.canvas banners 5

I also experimented with the Hero Arts blue ink, and while it isn’t as bold as the others, I like how it turned out.

canvas banners 4

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Next, I chose some thin (3/16″) dowels (I found them at the Dollar Store) and cut them with strong scissors to fit just a bit beyond the canvas.

canvas banners dowel

I then folded the top of the canvas over the dowel to see where I needed to sew. I used my sewing machine (though hand stitching would work too) to stitch a row, forming a small pocket for the dowel.canvas banners sew

Lastly, I took some plain white baker’s twine to wind around each side of the dowel.


For very little expense and a short amount of time, you too can make customized canvas banners to suit your layouts or cards.

canvas banners complete

Happy Creating! Enjoy your week.


Paige @ Canadian online paper craft supply store

Sunday card share #46

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Welcome to another Sunday card share,
I was introduced to Christmas is July years ago online and since then I make several Christmas cards throughout the month. I usually end up using one of those card designs for my Christmas cards in December.

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I stared with the tree die cut and decided to add some foiling, then more foiling and more foiling. ūüėÄ I may have gotten a little carried away but I do really like the way this card turned out.

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The plain white background let’s the foiling stand out and I think this design will be good for bulk card production later this year when I make my all my Christmas cards.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you got inspired.
Joy @

Friday Share


Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Share!

Here is a recap of my week’s projects, plus one more.

1-You are My Happy 

Using stamps from Jillibean Soup’s Healthy Hello and Mushroom Medley collections.

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Using Jillibean Soup’s Healthy Hello Collection


3-Hi (Shaker card Tutorial)

Using Jillibean Soup’s Shape Shaker products, and Mushroom Medley collection.

lauras dt card

4-Dad’s Girl-illa

Using Amy Tangerine’s Finders Keepers Collection.

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Using Amy Tangerine’s Finders Keepers collection.


6- Chill

Using Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection



Thank you for letting me share with you this week!

Have a great day!



Shaker Card Tutorial

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Hello Nerds!!
I am here to share with you on how to make a card, a fun card—Shakers!!¬†With Jillibean Soup’s Shape shaker products, it is super easy, and really fun.

lauras dt card

First step, collect your supplies: card base, patterned paper, die cut pieces, metal dies, shape shakers, sequins, adhesive,¬†For my tutorial, I used Jillibean Soup’s Mushroom Medley, Pea pods, small circle shape shakers, and small circle die.

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Take 2 (or more–your choice!) coordinating papers, and cut to size to fit your your card base. ¬†In my case, I cut one piece smaller than the other.

lauras dt card

I then adhere the pieces together. You can use your tape runner for this, or whatever adhesive is of your choice. I am very friendly with my sewing machine these days, so I sewed my pieces together, as you can see in the photo:

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lauras dt card

Place the metal die onto your your paper, place onto your die cut machine’s platform, and run it through your machine. I have a Cuttlebug, and it required a ¬†shim (extra cardstock over the platform). I ran the it through my ‘Bug a couple of times, to ensure the die cut through the papers, as my papers are more of cardstock consistency.

Once cut, your will have a die cut through your papers.

lauras dt card

Next step requires taking a shape shaker and fill it with desired amount of sequins. I used heart sequins and little die cut/confetti butterflies.

lauras dt card

Once your shaker is filled, take a piece of cardstock large enough to cover the back your shaker, making sure that it covers it entirely AND has space for you to adhere to your card base. remove the protective adhesive barrier from the shaker and attach.

lauras dt card

I then used my ATG to put adhesive all over the little piece of cardstock, ensuring that the shaker will not move

lauras dt card

Place shaker into card base.

lauras dt card

Attach embellishments; decorate.

lauras dt card

I added different die cuts from my collection pack.

lauras dt card

I added a sentiment.

lauras dt card

There you have it. A fun shaker card.Super easy, super fun.
I hope you all enjoyed my little tutorial, and I hope it encouraged you to give this a try. Thank you for letting me share!

Lauralaura Canadian online paper craft supply store

Mixed Media on Monday

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Hello everyone!
Today I have a special post for Mixed Media on Monday.
Over the past weekend I attended a few classes with Dina Wakley to learn some new techniques to add to my creative arsenal. (This post is in now way affiliated with Dina
It was a fabulous weekend, Dina really challenged us & we all made a lot of art.

Art journal page.

For the first time in my adult life I tried drawing faces (seriously) after learning how from Dina. There was a real marked improvement from the start of class to the last face we painted. Such a big difference. It’s something I have to work on so I can get better at it.

I have 96 more to go as Dina committed all us to drawing 100 faces. ¬†ūüėÄ
Dina style faces

We made are own papers, learned the power of a mark and used some of the papers we made to add layers to tags and journal pages.Dina syle papermaking marks with dina Dina_styletag

After returning home and getting some sleep, I made an art journal page Dina style with a few of the techniques I learned in class.
art journal page by Joy

If you ever get a chance to take a class with Dina Wakley, I would highly recommend it.
Dina is not only a talented artist, she is so funny, she makes learning easy and the techniques doable so you can go home and replicate it. (This post is in no way affiliated with Dina 

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Thanks for stopping by the Scrapbook Nerd blog today. Have a great week everyone!