Monthly Archives: June 2017

My Mind’s Eye Hey Mister with Barb

Hello, everyone.  Can you believe we are at the end of another week?  Were you able to get any playtime?

I did.  This week I’ve been playing along with the My Mind’s Eye Hey Mister collection.  For those of you who know me, you know I have three grown sons who still make it onto my scrapbook projects, along with my husband.  I’m always searching for decent masculine collections that don’t feature top hats and moustaches.  Well, this collection fits that bill! I love the mix of colours in this collection along with the added copper foil accents both in the papers and the embellishments.

Project One: Sharp Dressed Man

I took this photo for a portraiture assignment for a photography class I was in.  I love how everything in this collection came together to showcase the photo. Some of the icons in this collection have a very hipster vibe to them.

This layout was featured in the tutorial for this week.  I shared how I made my dimensional title using my silhouette.  Be sure to scroll down to check it out.

Project 2:  Father’s Day Cards

With Father’s Day coming up, I decided to make up a batch of cards for us to give to all the men in our lives.  This collection comes with 3×4 pocket page cards, which I found to be perfect to use as the backgrounds for the cards.  Then I simply just added some embellishments to complete these cards very quickly.

Project Three: Hey Dude

I often find that masculine collections are either too young, or way too old to use for my boys.  It’s hard to find that balance.  I really love how this layout turned out and how versatile this collection is. Don’t you just love the doggie icons that are a recurring theme in Hey Mister? So cute!

Thanks for checking out my reveal post this week.  I hope you’re able to find some crafting time this weekend.


Creating a Dimensional Title

Welcome back to the Scrapbook Nerd Blog and another Tutorial Tuesday. This week I have a quick tutorial for you on how to create a dimensional title using your silhouette.

On my layout, I wanted to create some depth in my title. What I was going for was a shadowbox effect. To do so, I wanted to just have an outline of my letters.

First, I went into my silhouette and chose a font that was fairly basic and blocky.

Once I made it the size I wanted, I then went to the offset window.  I clicked on offset and then clicked on square corners.  Then on the “distance” slider I moved the slider to make a narrow border around my letters.

Once I had the outline the size I wanted, I duplicated the title 8 times. (in the end I only ended up using 7 of the layers.)

Then I cut.

Using just the letter outline, I glued one on top of the next.  I used 7 layers, but  for more depth you could easily add more.

I found it easiest, and more precise, to keep the bottom layer stuck to the silhouette matt and glue the other layers on top from there.  That kept everything from shifting around and allowed me to easily slide a layer while the glue was still wet.

For the bottom layer, I cut one of the titles on red cardstock.

The red letters were adhered to my layout first, and then the layers of the outlined letters were adhered on top.

I love the finished effect!

Here’s a look at my completed layout:

For this layout I used the My Mind’s Eye Hey Mister collection, which you can find in the Scrapbook Nerd Store.

Sunday card share #82

Sunday card share #82 – Father’s day card

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Hey there crafty friends,
Welcome back to another card share, today it’s all about Distress Oxide Inks.
These inks are so easy to blend and I’ve tried the oxide inks on several different kinds of paper. In fact, the panel on this card was made with a cheap index card and it looks great.

Sunday card share #82 - distress oxide inks, father's day card
Because Distress Oxide Inks are a dye & pigment ink fusion we can blend without creating a muddy look and the inks sit on top of the previous layer which also helps when we stamp with Distress Oxide Inks. 

I blended Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, and Faded Jeans onto a 5×7 index card and then dried it with my heat tool. I then added some stamped images over top of each colour with the same three colours I used in the blending. After the stamping was dry, I flicked some water over the entire panel and let it sit for a minute or so. I took a paper towel and picked up the excess water and then let the panel dry.

I die-cut the panel with the large stitch rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and then got working on the wood veneer sentiment. I added some black ink to an old Studio Calico wood veneer alphabet and I adhered it to the card front. I then adhered the ink blended panel to the black card base with double-sided foam tape for some dimension.

Sunday card share #82
With some leftover bits, I die-cut some small hearts for the inside of the card for some embellishment.Sunday card share #82 - distress oxide inks, father's day card

I hope you enjoyed the card share today and that you found some inspiration.
Happy Sunday!

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