Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tuesday Tutorial – A Quick and Easy Layout

Hello all you Nerds!  Welcome back to another Tutorial Tuesday on Scrapbook Nerd.

This week I’ve been playing around with Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life patterned papers, and some various embellishments from the Scrapbook Nerd Store. For this tutorial I decided to pull out my Heidi Swapp Screen Inks, as well.

For my tutorial, I’m sharing this quick, and easy layout that can be created in under an hour.

Here’s a peak of the layout:

What you will need:

  • Patterned papers (three different papers – I used the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life collection)
  • embellishments – journaling/title block from cut-apart paper, other bits of ephemera (I just cut pieces from patterned paper for my embellishments)
  • word thickers of your choice (I used the Amy Tangerine Grace Phrase thickers)
  • Heidi Swapp Art Screen and inks (you can easy substitute stencils and inks)
  • Two sheets of white cardstock
  • Your photos

Step one:

On a piece of white cardstock, lay down your art screen and apply the ink.  Do a fairly large area so you have enough to work with. When I first started out, I knew that I wanted to use the art screen and ink, but in my head it looked different. I was wanting just a large area as a background behind my patterned paper, but I couldn’t get it to look right, so I tore it into a smaller piece to place behind my photo.  Go ahead and tear your stenciled image large enough so that it will peak out from behind your photo. Adhere the photo to the stenciled piece.


Step Two: Cut two strips from two different patterned papers. One will be one inch and the other 1/2 inch.  Lay both these strips at the bottom of the second piece of white cardstock. Cut your third piece of patterned paper into a square (ish) large enough so that your photo and your stenciled image to fit onto.  Adhere to your layout on the right side.

Step Three: Place a Journal/title square on the lower left side of your photo(s) On the lower right side of the journal square place a word from your thicker sheet.

Step Four: Place embellishments in the upper left corner, and the upper right corner of your photos.  I cut my embellishments from some of the patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine collection.  Layer smaller embellishment pieces in, as needed. Add another word thicker to your embellishment cluster on the upper right corner of the photo.

Step Five: Add journaling, if desired, and enjoy your layout.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and checking out my tutorial.  We’d love to see your finished project so be sure to share it with us on our social media pages.

Mixed Media cards

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It’s Joy here today sharing a new mixed media project with you.
We recently started a new card swap over on our Facebook Friends page and the theme for this swap is birthday cards. I decided to make a masculine card with a bit of a watercolour background and some stamps.

I created a time-lapse video for you to see how I’m creating these cards on mass for the card swap.

Sunday Card Share @ Mixed Media birthday card Sunday Card Share Sunday Card ShareLet me know what you think and if you have any questions post them in your comments.
Thank you for stopping by the SN blog today, have a great week!

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Sunday card share #70 – Sending Hugs

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Welcome and happy Sunday.
I’m excited to share my card with you today, I have been working with some new supplies from Avery Elle and Studio Katia and they just make me happy.
My card share today is easy to make and has just a little bit of sparkle. I think this card took me 15 minutes to make (I didn’t time myself 🙂 ).Avery Elle - Love Puffin stamp & die. Sunday Card Share @

I started with a standard A2 size card base and I cut a second piece 1/4 inch smaller for a small border. I added some plain modeling paste over heart patterned stencil and set it aside to dry.

I did all of my die cutting in one stage after I stamped the cute little puffins.
Avery Elle - Love Puffin stamp & die. Sunday Card Share @

I really like the font of the hugs die by Avery Elle, I hope they make more words
in the same font. I cut the shadow in vellum and the word hugs from plain black cardstock and then layered them together. I also layered two of the stitched square dies together as a base for the puffins. That stitched detail is awesome.
Avery Elle - Love Puffin stamp & die. Sunday Card Share @
I felt like the background of the card was enough ’embellishment’ for this card and I could have stopped after gluing all the pieces together but I wanted a bit of sparkle. The Studio Katia Majestic Fusion sequins are perfect for adding a little something without adding more colour. I adhered those with some Matte Gel Medium and then called it done.

Thank you so much for stopping by the SN blog, if you have any questions let me know in a comment below. Take care and I’ll be back next Sunday.

Paige’s February Friday Recap

Good morning,

Another week gone by, and I had fun sharing my new projects with you. This week I was successful in getting away from only using white cardstock as my backgrounds – in three of four layouts, I used coloured cardstock and/or patterned paper.

  1. Winter Wonderland – I used the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa collection to document my kids and their friends outdoor adventures.
  2. Pirate Loot – In this layout about my son’s mystery mail delivering treasure, I enjoyed pulling out the more masculine pieces of the Hazelwood collection. Also, I posted a tutorial here on the blog about using the new A/C Thickers Alignment Guides to created an arched title.
  3. Dog-Gone Cute – We have a new puppy, named Wrigley. Wrigley went for his first grooming last month and it was cuteness overload when he came back all brushed out and sporting a bowtie. In this layout, I used the Hazelwood collection and created a title on my Cameo which I then stitched and watercolored.
  4. Darling Boy with the Sweet Bowtie – Yes, I sometimes do multiple layouts of the same subject. Wrigley’s grooming photos warranted a second layout, and this one looks quite different using the bright and bold colours of the Cool Kid collection, and a fun and varied title.Thanks for looking, and hope you are enjoying a lot of fun creative time!Paige @ Canadian online paper craft supply store

Using the New A/C Thickers Alignment Guides

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Happy Tuesday,

In my last Scrapbook Nerd order, I had purchased the new A/C Thickers Alphabet Alignment Guide Tool. This package comes with five different shaped/sized guides in a convenient storage package.

In the past, I have used a ruler and/or placed Thickers on wax paper to lay out a title, but the ease of the arch and the wave shaped guides appealed to me. For this layout, I wanted to place one word above my photos in an arch, and another in the opposite arch underneath.

Place the ruler where you want the title to go and then place the letters on either the top or bottom guide line.

Then you simply press the Thickers down when you have the correct alignment and slide the ruler out.

Because my title wasn’t very long the arch is not very pronounced, but I really like the ease of use and the way it turns out centred and balanced.

I really like this tool, and look forward to using it again.

What are some of your favourite tools? Canadian online paper craft supply store

Sunday card share #69 – Using Up Thickers on Cards

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Hello Everyone,

A few weeks ago on the forum, there was a great discussion about how to use up packages of Thickers once the most used letters are gone. I wanted to try using some of mine up on cards, so set about to use up some old papers from 6×6 paper pads and mostly used Thickers.

For the birthday cards, I used number Thickers.

And then in honour of Valentines Day, I wanted to make some cards that could be used to express love to friends or family. For these cards, I used thin dies to cut out a shape, placed the Thickers on the back of that shape (trimming around as needed) and then raised up the negative with dimensional adhesives.

I hope you are able to go through your ‘almost used up’ alphas and use them as a design element on your cards or other projects.

Enjoy your Sunday and Family Day if you are in Ontario!

Nathalie’s Friday Share


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Hello there!

I hope you all have enjoyed a LOVE filled week.   This month i was lucky to have different collections to play with, but  i think that overall the theme for  this month’s reveal was love and simplicity.   So let me give you a quick run-through all the projects:

  •  XOXO  

The page is all about the special bond my two youngest children have for each other.   The project was created using Simple Stories’s “Love and Adore ” collection, a bit of hand stitching, and watercolor.


  • LOVE 16 –  Tutorial on creating Paper Rosettes.

This month’s tutorial was all about showing you a way to create paper rosettes that could be used in your projects.   My choice of project is a layout about my husband and I on the day of our 16th wedding anniversary.  To highlight the Love theme in this project, I chose to work with Simple Storie’s “Love and Adore” collection,  and Crate Paper’s “Heart Day” collection.



I am fascinated with taking selfies whenever i can get my hands on my nephew (trust me, he is hard to catch).   For this project I chose Pinkfresh Studio’s “Life Noted” and “The Mix #1” collections.   A hand stitched large title became the focus of this page.



You can say, I love large bold floral designs.  I love to fussy cut the images to create layouts with them.  In this case, the large floral paper from American Crafts’s “Hazelwood” collection was perfect to document a picture of my sister and my niece.




My last project of this month highlights the beautiful “Winter Wonderland” collection from Simple Stories.  A large snowflake image (created with a cut file from The Cut Shoppe.   The design of the page is simple, but with lots of details around.


I hope you can draw inspiration from this group of layouts for your personal projects.   Remember to stop by the Scrapbook Nerd store to check what the ladies are bringing in.

If you have any questions on how any of the pages came together, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Till next time!

Nathalie @ Canadian online paper craft supply store

Paper Rosettes for Valentine’s Day


Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

We hope that you all spent time with your loved ones today <3

Since today is all about love, i set to create a project using paper rosettes.   I was inspired by the embellishments from Crate Paper’s Heart Day collection, to use rosettes in a layout.  So i am giving  my Cameo the day off, and instead pulled out some strong glue, and some knock out punches for this tutorial.

For the paper rosettes created for this project you will need paper strips of 1×12 in dimension, or if you are working with 6×6 paper pad all you have to do is glue to strips of 1x 6 in together (at about 1/4in from one of the short edges on one side only).


This step is optional:   To create a more embellished edge on your rosette, cut strips of about 1.5 to 2 in in width, and use a punch or knock outs to create a border.



If you have a scoring board then create scoring lines on the strip at about 1/4 in intervals.   In my case, I used my paper trimmer’s scoring attachment to create the score lines.



The strip of paper will look like an accordion after all the scoring has been completed.



Now using strong glue, or silicone glue (hot glue) simply join the edges short edges together.  In some cases you might have to tuck in one of the folds to achieve a perfect accordion circle.



You will also need a small square or circle scrap of about 3/4 in  to help keep the rosette together.   Make sure you have your choice of glue ready at this stage (i used Scotch tacky glue to keep the rosette together, until i could reach the glue gun).


Now using your fingers apply some pressure to the center of the accordion circle, until the accordion collapses into what resembles a circular fan.    Make sure that the small piece of paper is ready to be glued to the center of the fan.


Using the glue of your choice ( i would recommend silicone glue) attach the small piece of scrap paper to the close center of the rosette (preferably in the back), and hold it in place until the glue has completely dried.  You could also add the small piece of paper to the front of the rosette, in that case, make sure it is cut into a small circle or figure, as it will become the center point of the paper rosette.



To complete the rosette (this is optional), add a small piece of decorative paper, a brad, an enamel shape, stickers, buttons or what you chose to the center of the rosette.
These rosettes are super easy to create, and are easy to use in cards, layouts, and general crafts.


Since we are on Valentine’s Day, I used papers from Simple Stories’ “Love and Adore” collection,  and Crate Paper’s “Heart Day” & ” Snow and Cocoa” collection to build the rosettes.  I picked different papers that had a lot of pink in them.


I chose to put the neutral (black and white rosettes) at the bottom of the cut-out heart shape on the layout, and added the pink rosettes on top of the black and white ones.   In addition, I chose to just add centers to the rosettes that will be more prominent on the layout.



I only filled one half of the heart with rosettes, and used the other half to document a picture of my hubby and I on our 16th wedding anniversary.  Here is the final layout:



The rosettes bring a festive look to the page, and add lots of dimension to a project  (this layout fits tightly inside a page protector).  I hope you give it a try, and use up those paper scraps.   Like i mentioned they are perfect to create cards, and other projects.

As always don’t forget to contact me if you have any questions.

See you all soon!


Nathalie @ Canadian online paper craft supply store

Photo Play’s – Cooper & Friends with Cathy

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This week I am sharing the layouts I created using Photo Plays – Cooper & Friends Collection. This collection has fun papers that reflect life with a furry 4 legged family member. My furry buddy is Nevada, we adopted her about 10 years ago from the Humane Society, and she is a constant companion in pretty much all we do. Along with the colourful papers there is stickers and die cuts that show the funny moments and love that a dog adds to your life. Be sure to pick up this great collection to showcase your 4 legged family member .

Project #1 Love Paw from the silhouette store, cards, tag, sticker from the collection.

Project #2 Little strips of words are a card from the collection I cut up, die cuts and paper from collection, striped brown paper from my stash

Project #3 Patterned paper from the collection. Tag is explained in my tutorial on this blog.

Project #4 Patterned paper and die cuts from the collection.

Project #5 Patterned paper and word die cuts from the collection, white bubbles from the silhouette store,  alpha’s, cardstock, vellum paper backing can be found in the Scrapbook Nerd online store.

Project #6 Patterned Paper, stickers, die cuts from the collection, cardstock, alpha’s from the Scrapbook Nerd online store.

Thanks for looking

Happy Crafting!


Stitching Card Pattern on a Tag

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Photo Play – Cooper & Friends Collection 

I enjoyed pulling out my silly dog photo’s and using the Cooper & Friends collection to document some of Nevada’s antic’s. Our little furry girl is a big part of our family and she has her share of photo’s to be scrapbooked! These papers are the perfect addition to showcase  your precious photo’s of your furry buddy!

I love the look of sewing on a project, and I had a cute, easy, pattern of a dog that I have used on  cards before, so I put it on a tag to add to this layout.

The products you will need, the pattern with instructions, embroidery needle, thread, scissors, tape, foam board and a tag.

Line up the pattern over the tag and punch the holes.  if you are using ink or mist etc do now and let dry before you start to sew. Follow the pattern instructions , for this one basically it is ….. with about 18 inches of thread in the needle start  from the back and thread up through, tape the end of the thread to the back, across in a straight line pull needle down and through, one hole to the left up and across down, one hole to the left up and across down, continue until you have completed the circle, tape thread end to back and cut thread. Be sure to pull the thread tight but not so tight that you bend the tag.

Continue with the pattern instuctions, upon completion the back will look like this.

For the eyes you could use threaded beads, or you could colour in the eyes. I chose to use very small black rhinestones .

Add any embellishments and add to your project!

I have made cards with this technique, but never before thought to add to a layout. Take a look at what you do when you make a card is there something that could be used for a layout? Pinterest has tons of free patterns for this super easy stitching to be used for cards or layouts .  Why not give it a try?

Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting!