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Theme week with the designers

Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team

Hello scrappy nerds, Gisele here bringing you some fun projects the design team created following the theme/mood board. What’s a theme board, well it is something to get you motivated and inspired to create. This week’s was an awesome one and I know you are going to love it:) 

So isn’t it beautiful? I love all the colours, blues, greys, white, red and even creme. The textures are also wonderful to the bead boards on the cabinet or the scallop on the top shelf, the snow on the branch where that blue jay is, to the ribbed and cable knit blanket on the sofa. If the animals or nature  inspire you, there is a deer or 2, the blue jay, the sunset or sunrise too,   I love everything about this board. so from that, you take whatever gets your juices flowing. If you need a sketch, there is one further down this blog post by Milena.

So I have 2 projects inspired by the mood board. First up is a Happy 2018 Year card using the Pinkfresh  December Days collection. 

My next project is a 12×12 LO, using Echo Park, a Perfect Winter collection.

You will see that I have some chipboard and stickers from the collection, some Simple Stories words, and some older AC Thickers from my stash (CAR). My photo is matted with the same collection.

Isn’t that owl precious?? He is a sticker that some foam dimension was added on the back to give dimension.  Then to it, a bit of pattern paper and part of a chipboard border for him to perch on. You can also see the * which was in the AC Thickers I used in the title. A gorgeous snowflake which I added some of my favourite: NUVO Crystal Drops in white for more interest. I love the drops as you can make them the size you want and added it anywhere. They are like enamel drops but you decide what size you want.  I love that. More flexibility and also economical too!

It is a winter LO as I got my car just after Christmas, so the pictures are winter, I added a tag(from December Daily by Pinkfresh) and red floss/twine to it from my stash. More stickers from the collection, the house was backed with foam to pop it a bit and the Nuvo Drops in white was also added there as the sticker showed white specks on the roof. So I just need to follow the dots LOL.

Now, the completed LO, hope you like it 🙂 I went with the colours of the mood board and added some nature elements as well.

Our next designer, Marie Clark. One of Mari’s favorite collections for the holidays this year was the Pink Fresh Studios December Days collection. This collection was so versatile and the colors fit the color theme perfectly. Mari has used the one of her favorite collections for the holidays this year: the Pink Fresh Studios December Days collection. This collection is so versatile and the colors fit the color theme perfectly. Mari has used the Carabelle Studio stamp as part of the layout since she is documenting a celebration of fun creative accomplishments in 2017. This “artsy” stamp fits the journaling perfectly. The photo is backed with many layers of paper and tags as a mat to create more dimension and visual interest on the layout. There is also a bit of machine stitching in gold thread on the layout. This collection has so many fun die cuts, chipboard pieces and papers!! It can be used for non-holiday themed projects.

That teacup cluster is so cute!!

Lots layers and you can see that border stamp from Carabelle Studio too. 

The complete view of her LO so gorgeous. I also loved that she used a black and white photo. Great tip if your photos are in colours you would prefer were different because you want to use certain papers…

Milena Woodiwiss is up with a wonderful sketch followed by her LO. Simple but elegant. 3 cluster areas for that visual triangle, journaling and 2 photos.

The mood board made her think of winter and she loved the reds and blue in it. And then once she saw the Scrapbook Nerd ‘Winter Joy’ cut file in the shop, she knew it would be perfect for this sketch and this mood board. Milena used the cut file instead of a the angled piece at the bottom of the sketch. She filled the snowflakes and used the embellishments from Echo Park’s “A Perfect Winter” collection. She used gesso mixed with a bit of water for the splatter background and some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Moondust for the middle of the snowflakes. Now she feels like  going to go snuggle up in front of the fire with a warm cozy blanket!

You can see the Scrapbook Nerd cut file and all the layers here.

The full LO; beautiful 🙂 Love how she used the cut file and the pops of red and white, so Canadian eh?


Nathalie DeSousa is up next with a fabulous layout with a cut file background.

This page was created using Echo Park’s “A Perfect Winter” collection, and one of Paige Evans cut files (the cut file is called flower something, but it looked like snowflakes to me!). Nathalie played with the cut file to get the idea of snowflakes falling, and tied in all the color in the embellishments (all from the collection)  Layout by Nathalie DeSousa using Echo Parks, A Perfect Winter collection.

Thanks, design team members for the gorgeous work from that mood board. I feel I should do another project!!
Check our store  Scrapbook Nerd as new things are popping into the store for all your scrappy needs and wants. Have a great scrapbook week everyone 🙂

Gisele J - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

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THEME WEEK at SCRAPBOOK NERD: another use for your Christmas papers… and using a mood board.

Hey all you scrappy nerds, Gisele here with some scrappy goodness. This week is theme week to get you to try a mood board as inspiration. How beautiful is this board? If you have never played with a mood board, then maybe this is your cue. You use colours, or textures, or patterns… from this picture board to inspire your LO or card.

As our tutorial this week, a have a card for you, a Happy 2018 Year card.
Choosing Christmas papers for another theme. Here I have used Pinkfresh December Days collection.

I cut a frame off this paper:

Next, used a circle punch to punch out a sentiment from the ephemera tag in this same collection.

Choosing other circles of ephemera and some I punched gold circles slightly larger than the ephemera.

Playing with placement of ephemera:

Adding some stars as another embellishment, not glued down yet.

Adding 2018 AC Thickers (Together) and some stitched holes:

Next up, stitching:

Now placement and gluing done ephemera and circles and stars. Added some dimension to the sparkle circle to make it stand out.

And voila, our finished card, forgot to mention I added a gold frame as well to compliment the alphas and the ephemera:

Another view:

Hope you were inspired by my card to try a mood board and using themed papers for other uses. Stay tuned later this week for the designers take on theme week. If you have not visited the store yet, please take a spin over there as new things are coming in. Check it out here: Scrapbook Nerd . Catch you later this week for the designer reveal and Happy 2018!

 

Scrapbook Nerd Girl Digest | Week in Review

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by the Scrapbook Nerd blog today!  Hopefully you are finding some normalcy in all of the holiday chaos!  The Nerd Girls are still busy creating and having fun with all of our goodies from the shop.  We have lots of inspiration for you this week

Let’s start with this amazing layout by Nathalie. This layout was created using one of Paige Evans’ cut files and a bit of cross stitching. Nathalie used Crate Paper’s “FA LA LA” collection, and some stickers from MME’s “Oh Joy”collection. All the colorful colors matched the picture of Nathalie’s littles in front of the Christmas tree

There are so many fun details on this layout, including some stamping and journaling.

The cross stitching on this layout is absolutely sublime.

Next we have some adorable cards by Gisèle Julien. These cards are made with the Crate Paper “FALALA” collection as well, and some Nuvo Drops in white. You can see some added stitching with white floss.  Love that detail!

Mixing it up with some pocket scrapbooking, we have team member Milena. Milena is catching up on summer layouts!! This page uses the Bella Blvd. “Mind Your Manners” collection. This is a clean, simple sketch designed for quick scrapping while getting many photos on the page.

Milena did some journaling by typing on her layout.  This adds a nice clean touch to the layout!

This is the sketch that Milena used for her layout.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing products in the shop!!

We hope you were inspired this week by our Nerd Girls!  We wish you a wonderful holiday season!  Take lots of photos!!

XXMari

SCRAPBOOK NERD CREATIVE TEAM PROJECTS OF THE WEEK

Hello scrappy nerds, Gisele here to show you our design team scrappy projects. We have some wonderful creations for you again this week.

Starting off with my Traveler’s Notebook take instead of a December Daily using Crate Paper FALALA collection.

Next up is Mari Clarke with her layout that include products from Turn the Page as well as Distress Oxide Ink in Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber. She has also sprinkled some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine on the background. This layout includes products from a favorite creator, Paige Taylor Evans. This collection from Pink Paislee is gorgeous!!

Milena Woodiwiss is up with this fabulous card. Who would’t want to received this on their birthday?

There are so many of her favourites represented in this card. She used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks for all the backgrounds. She loves these inks! They blend together so beautifully and when you spray a bit of water on them and the result is so lovely. The sprinkle background and cupcake is done using the Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout Stamp. And sprinkles. She loves sprinkles on almost anything!!

Nathalie DeSousa has stunned us with this flutter of butterflies. How amazing are they??

She loves paper, so chosing a favorite was hard. But she was  totally in love with the Paige Evans Turn the Page collection. So she used a bit of mixed media, and fussy cut all the butterflies from the 12×12 paper pad to create this page about her daughter (she is not a baby anymore ;( )
She loved all the quotes included in the embellishments in the collection

I also had fun with this next layout using some Simple Stories. So much so that I have almost nothing left of this collection happy Harvest.

This one is entitled Hello Fall using the Simple Stories happy Harvest and Nuvo Drops Ripened Pumpkin, Nuvo Drops Caribbean Ocean, Nuvo Drops Emerald City. Flair from my stash and using a pumpkin punch by EK Success.

I hope you have enjoyed the design team’s projects this week and hope it gives you inspiration. We certainly had fun playing with paper. We just can’t help it 🙂

Please visit our Scrapbook Nerd  store for anything scrappy on your wish list. Lots of goodies have come in. Christmas is not that far away, anything scrappy on your list?

Gisele J - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team Weekly Digest

This week the creative team has been having fun creating an interesting assortment of fun and cool projects.

Up first we have Nathalie. Nathalie loves to document stories about her children; the focus of this layout is her son!

Nathalie used papers and embellishments from the new Pinkfresh Studio’s “Boy Fort” collection which is perfect for documenting this story. The gorgeous mixed media was created with the Decadent Pies palette from Prima Marketing.

The title comes from the Pinkfresh Studio The Mix1 puffy stickers combo.

Next we have Gisele’s fun project.

Gisele created a 12×12 layout using the 6×6 paper pad and ephemera from Pink Paislee “Spellcast”.

She also used some Little B washi feather tape, a web shaped cut file from the Silhouette online shop, a leaf punch (used on “Creekside” from One Canoe Two).  The bats were a Dollarama find!

The fun details to this layout are so awesome!!  The photos are precious…such a fun story to document!

Mari created a tutorial project earlier this week, demonstrating ways to mix up the size of layouts in scrapbooking albums.  This is a 9×12 layout. This size can be mixed in with other layouts in the 12×12 album.

This project was created using papers and embellishments from Pink Pailee “Turn the Page”.  A patterned paper vertical strip on the left and then a perpendicular horizontal strip attached creates a place for the photo, journaling, and title to sit. The title “Latte” was created with Pink Fresh Studio puffy alphas.

This collection has so many fun pieces, including die cuts and phrase pieces to create fun clusters on projects.  This is a simple and easy design to create…especially for the times when perhaps simple and easy is what fits into the plan.

Next, Nathalie created this wonderful layout using the free cut file Stellar Shapes new to the shop this week. This layout is absolutely stunning!! Click here for the cut file.

The mixed media behind the cut file and photo adds so much interest to this layout!

The addition of the handwritten journaling in white is perfect beside the photo!

Mari created a fun little card project using the MFT Happy Pawliday and Handwritten Holiday stamp sets and the Knit Picky 6×6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!!

Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team Weekly Digest

Creative Team Projects

The Creative Team has been hard at work this week creating some beautiful projects to share.

Gisele created this gorgeous fall page using Simple Stories Vintage papers and embellishments;
American Crafts thickers, Daiquari, Simple Stories alphas (station) and a tag by 7 Gypsies
(unknown: bling shapes, “IN” alphas, flair button).

Fall - Gisele Julien

Gisele Julien - fall layout close up

 

Nathalie created this stunning page that was inspired by the “Observed” paper from Pinkfresh Studio’s Escape the Ordinary collection. It features a cut file from the Cut Shoppe, and her babies while on vacation in Ecuador (This is one of the pictures she took while hanging off the bridge!)

Nathalie DeSousa - Adventure

Nathalie DeSousa - Adventure Close Up

 

Barbara has been enjoying the One Canoe Two this month. On this card she used some of the cut-apart paper and then added a cork butterfly from the One Canoe Two Hazzlewood collection.

Barb Clayton - Prayers Card

Barb Clayton - Prayers Card Close Up

 

And, lastly, I created a tutorial and card sketch using the new Concord & 9th Oh Hello Turnabout Stamps with some Gina K card stock and coordinating inks.

Milena - Turnabout Card

Milena - Turnabout Card Sketch

 

I hope you’ve had a wonderfully crafty week and that we were able to inspire you in some way.

Milena W - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

 

 

Discovering Turnabout Stamps

Tutorials and creative tips

 

Today I’m going to be working with a 4.25”w X 5.5”h Card Sketch instead of my usual 12×12 LO sketch.

I really wanted to use the new Oh Hello turnabout stamp by Concord & 9th for the background area. In order to use this stamp you need a stamp positioning tool to help keep the stamp in the same position.

Your first step is to ensure your stamp is positioned correctly on your stamp positioning tool. Very carefully line the stamp up with the image on the back of the packaging and place a small X on the stamp that corresponds with the X on the packaging.

Stamp Position

Next make yourself a template out of a scrap of 6×6 paper. Put the paper in the corner of your stamping tool and position your stamp over the template so the x’s line up and close your stamp positioner so that the stamp adheres to the cover. When making a card with this turnabout stamp, I find it easiest to use a 6×6 piece of paper and then cut the stamped image to fit the card.

Stamp Position

Place your paper in the corner of your stamp positioner where you had the template, ink up your stamp with your first colour and stamp away. Don’t be afraid to make more than one impression if your coverage isn’t perfect. That’s what makes the stamp positioner so handy.

Next, and this is important – you rotate your piece of paper. You can go either clockwise or counter clockwise but just be sure to rotate it in the same direction every time. You are going to stamp a total of 4 times with a different colour each time, being sure to ALWAYS rotate in the same direction between impressions.

4 rotations

Isn’t that pretty?

Now to assemble the card. First I cut a piece of coordinating green card stock to 4″w x 5.5″h and adhered it in the middle of the front of the card. I then cut the stamped background piece to 3.75″w x 5.5″h and adhered it in the middle of the green card stock. I used my Big Shot to die cut a heart and a banner piece. I inked up my sentiments with Versarmark ink and heat embossed with white and adhered to the side of the card, cutting off any excess that hung over the edge and mounting with dimensional adhesive. I finished the card off with some Morning Dew Crystal Nuovo drops and let it dry.

Oct 17 Card

 

I love that these stamps give you a multi coloured background that lines up perfectly. The sentiments come with the Turnabout Stamp and are the perfect fit.

Milena W - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

 

scxrapbooknerd.com supply list

Oh Hello Turnabout Stamp

Gina K Inks

Gina K Paper

Versamark Ink

White Embossing Powder

Stamp Platform (mine is discontinued)

Nerd Girl Weekly Project Digest

Hello scrappy nerds, it’s Friday, Gisele here to give you a wrap-up of our  Scrapbook Nerd week. It was Canada’s Thanksgiving here on Monday, so a short week for those working. 

Lots to talk about: I posted a tutorial on Tuesday about a card I designed: Endless Possibilities.

Here’s the card:

I used the Simple Stories Vintage Blessings to create the card. It was designed to push yourself to alter or add to your project, the possibilities are endless.

The other design team members have also been busy designing some amazing work for you with the following.

First off was Nathalie DeSousa creating this gem:

This layout was created using the Family & Co. collection from Fancy Pants Designs, and the Trendy Trellis cut file from the Cut Shoppe. It was her ode to Fall and all its colours.

Next up, Milena Woodiwiss was grateful for fall with this LO and sketch:

The background paper is Chic Tags. Cardstock is American Crafts. All other paper and embellishments are Amber Moon by Prima. Fonts are American Typewriter and Bebas.

Barbara Clayton created 2 cards:

1st card: She used some of her left-over bits and created some Fall cards. Using the One Canoe Two Creekside collection, I’ve fussy-cut some of the images from the patterned papers and used them to accent this gorgeous tag!

2nd card: For this card, she pulled out her Stitch Happy sewing machine, from We R Memory Keepers, and sewed around the edges of the card. Then she did some more fussy-cutting to add some embellishments.

Hope we have inspired your week and that you create some great scrappy projects. Until next time, have a great scrappy day 🙂 

TUESDAY TUTORIAL: ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES


Hi, Gisèle here with a card tutorial.

When working on a scrapbook LO or a card, think outside the box. Look at your scrappy materials and see if you can alter them by changing how it is given to you. Example: inking, hand or machine stitching, fussy cutting, making it 3D, using a punch, stamping, adding an embellishment to the item can change your whole perspective. Think of it as an opportunity to be a scrappy designer.

I am using the Simple Stories Vintage Blessings to create this card.

1- I have altered my card by choosing 2 cut apart cards. The heart one has been pierced ready for stitching and will be placed on the pink card. I will use foam on the back of the heart to give it a 3D dimension.

 

2- Adding some hand stitching to the heart and choosing a coordinating coloured floss. 

3- Then, not stopping there, I took my Stampin’up bow punch and punched a bow using coordinating pattern paper to repeat the paper scheme. 

4- Before calling it quits, I added an enamel dot to the bow in a coordinating colour.

5- All mounted and popped up for a 3D on the other pink cut apart card as I wanted a pink border to go with the heart.

6- Repeating the enamel dot from the bow as well helps the flow of the card. Also adding the sentiment and ribbon to the finish the card.

So my completed card changed a lot, by altering and embellishing the items that were in its original form. 

I would love to see what you create, so please show us in our Facebook group.
Thanks for dropping by and have a great scrappy day. 🤓

Gisele J - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

Free Cut File | 12×12 Layout and Cards – FALL Faves

We love Fall, we love cut files, and we love FREEBIES!  We love them so much that we have combined all three and are providing you with a new Fall cut file designed by Ashley at The Cut Shoppe.

This gorgeous new cut file will be the perfect addition to your projects this season.  All you have to do is follow this link over to the Scrapbook Nerd Store where you can download your free cut file.

Nathalie is showing us how she has used this file in this gorgeous project that she created.
She combined the cut file with the new Faith Illustrated collection, “Gratitude Documented” to highlight a picture of some of her family during an Autumn walk.

Fall love 12x12 layout by Nathalie DeSousa using Fall Favs FREE cut file

She even shared a quick process video on how this page came together, as follows:


For all you card makers out there, Joy has also used the same cut file for a few cards below.
Cards made with Fall Favs exclusive FREE cut file

We hope you enjoy this cut file.  Be sure to share your finished projects with us on our social media pages, by tagging the store (@scrapbooknerdca), and using the hashtag #scrapbooknerdca.  We would love to see what you do with the cut file.

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