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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

 

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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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New Sketch Reveal and a Challenge

Scrapbook Sketches from scrapbooknerd.com

Milena our sketch designer has another fabulous multi-photo layout sketch to share with us.
Remember you can use the sketch as is or you can turn the sketch on its side or change the photo size to suit your needs. Make sure to scroll down to see three different takes on this sketch.

scrapbooknerd.com layout sketch 41

First up, Milena created a fun layout about her daughter. She used the Dream On collection from Pinkfresh Studio. We really love the pop of navy in that collection and the layering that Milena added with pattern papers, puffy stickers and cut apart pieces from the collection.
Live layout by Milena using sketch #41 from scrapbooknerd.com
Next up, Nathalie created a Traveller’s Notebook spread with the sketch in mind. Nathalie flipped the sketch to the left to get a vertical row of photos. You’ll notice she was able to keep some of the layering pieces/embellishments pretty true to the original sketch.
Traveller's Note book page by Nathalie DeSousa
The last take on the sketch is from Joy.
Joy used the main section of the sketch where the photos are to inspire her card. Focusing on one portion of the sketch really helped the idea for this card come to life. The cute little-watercoloured bears are so fun!
Card based on a layout sketch

Thanks for stopping by the SN blog, if you have any questions the team is just a comment away.
We hope you got inspired and join in on the sketch challenge in our Facebook Friends page
You could win a $10.00 gift certificate for linking up your take on the sketch.
Deadline to enter your project is Sept. 30th, 2017.
You could win!
scxrapbooknerd.com supply listMilena’s layout – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On Collection

Nathalie’s Travellers Notebook page – Fancy Pants – Dream Big collection and
Fancy Pants – Golden Days

Joy’s card – Studio Katia – Kobi Bear stamp & die set, Tim Holtz watercolour paper and
Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills pattern paper
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Sunday Card Share #87 – Girl Squad

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Hi there, Joy here and I’m sharing 3 cards with you for today’s card share.
This week I dug into the new Pebbles collection, Girl Squad. I really like the positive messages in this collection, the cute icons, and the die-cut pack has some awesome pieces for both scrapbooker and cardmakers.

My first card is all about the Choose Joy die-cut, I embellished the floral wreath with some Nuvo drops before adding it to the pretty floral paper. The glitter strip at the bottom is a piece of American Crafts glitter paper.  I hope you can see the Nuvo drops in the detail photo below.

Card number two has some of those cute girl icons I spoke about and another ephemera die-cut. This card came together quickly using scraps from the first card.

I added a doodle border around the die-cut and used the leftover piece of glitter paper from the first card to add some ‘shine’ to this card. I’m not sure if you can see the Wink of Stella I added to the word shine but it looks pretty cool in person. 

These days I’ve been liking a little border around the outside of my cards, a little space that makes an impact. I think it makes things pop and it ties things together with a bit more white.

Card 3 features another die-cut from the ephemera pack. This 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch card has a few layered pattern papers and some more Nuvo drops. I used some plain white paper and a stitched circle die from Lawn Fawn for a resting spot for the sentiment and floral piece. I have some more cards using the Girl Squad collection but I’m going to save those for another post. 😀 Happy Sunday everyone.

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Sunday card share #86

Sunday card share #86 – Make Today Amazing

Hey there you,
Thanks for stopping by the SN blog. I’m back with another card share, this week I used all the pretty things…well not really, but I did use pretty papers and die-cuts.

Card Share featuring PinkFresh Studio, Indigo Hills collection

This is one of those cards that just came together quick and easy. I sat down grabbed the 6×6 paper pad from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection along with the die-cut pack and spread everything out on my desk.

I picked three floral papers; cut them into 1″ strips, layered them in a wonky way, then headed to my sewing machine for some stitching then set that aside to work on the card base.
I used an A2 white card base and stamped some pink splatter on the space where the focal image of this card will rest and then I adhered the paper strips.

I layered the five die-cut pieces to create the sentiment cluster you see above. After it was all stuck together I added some foam tape for dimension and stuck it on top of the paper strips.
Easy peasy right? I think I will be using this design again.

I hope you found some inspiration in today’s post.
Happy crafting!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Sunday card share #85 – You’re awesome

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Hey there everyone,
I’m happy to be back sharing another card with you today and as you can probably tell, I’ve been working with Distress Oxide Inks again. I just really like making my own coloured backgrounds.

The colour combination I used for this card is Broken China, Iced Spruce, and Faded Jeans and I thought they would be great for a masculine card.
I used a blending tool to apply the inks to the watercolour paper until I was happy with the look, I then misted the card front with water and dried it with my heat tool. I applied another layer of ink blending and then flicked water onto the panel to get some bigger water marks, I then left it dry. 

I wanted there to be some silver on this card somewhere so I ended up adding some Clear Wink of Stella to the black die-cut star. I punched two circles from some scraps of pattern paper to layer underneath the robot…it really needed another punch of colour.

I used my vintage typewriter for my sentiment, which I found on a search on Google, it’s a favourite go to of mine when I don’t have the right sentiment stamp. I finished off the card with some enamel shapes and a black cardstock A2 size card base.
I refer to this style of card as ‘scrappy cards’ because I use scrapbooking supplies to make them and there is usually no stamping required. I get a bit inky while making the background and I use up embellishments and paper scraps that have been sitting in my stash for a while.

See you next Sunday!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

Products Used:
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink
Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink
Crate Paper – Cool Kid Rubber shapes

Black Cardstock
Distress Watercolour Paper
Clear Wink of Stella pen

Paper scraps from the Crate Paper Boys Rule collection
Vintage Typewriter
Enamel Shapes

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Stormy Kitty card - Doodlebug Doodle-Pop sticker

Sunday Card Share #84 – Kitten Smitten

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Hello crafty friends,

I can’t seem to resist the Doodlebug Designs Doodle-Pops stickers, I snag them as soon as they arrive in the shop. They’re so cute, the price is great, and they are so darn cute!
DId I say that already?

I created a set of cards for today using 2 Doodle-Pops from the Kitten Smitten collection (Stormy & BItty Kittens) and various 6×6 papers from my stash. Sunday Card Share featuring Doodlebug Doodle-Pops stickers
Let’s take a closer look; for this first card, I created a 3″x4″ card for a little scene.
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I think the kitty looks like it’s sitting on the floor in a living room somewhere, floral wall paper and all.  The scene was easily created with pattern papers and I used my typewriter for the sentiment. I found some pink striped paper for the card front and adhered that and the 3″x4″ card to a standard A2 card base, which is 4.25″ x 5.5″.

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Card #2 a happy birthday kitty card uses the other kitty on the Bitty Kitties sticker sheet.
Birthday Kitty Card - Doodle-Pops 3D sticker

I fussy cut a tiny party hat and present from some birthday themed paper to add a little something to this card. I used another white A2 card base and adhered the numbers paper to the front and added a doodle border with a black pen, I then cut a circle from some coordinating paper to highlight the bitty kitty as it was getting lost on the colourful background, and again I used my typewriter for the punny sentiment. As a last little embellishment, I added some epoxy shape stickers.Birthday Kitty Card - Doodle-Pops 3D sticker
Card # 3 I think is my favourite. Grey, pink and white is such a classic colour combo.Stormy Kitty card - Doodlebug Doodle-Pop sticker

I die-cut a Stitched Nested Square using the Studio Katia die and added a bit of the grey paper to the bottom to look like the kitty is sitting on some carpet. I used the same paper for some thin strips at the top and bottom of the card front (1/4″ strips) and the Hello paper was cut to
3 3/4″ and adhered on top. The sentiment on this card is from a My Favourite things stamp set called Cat-itude
Stormy Kitty card - Doodlebug Doodle-Pop sticker

I hope you enjoyed seeing this sweet little card set, thank you for stopping by the SN blog.
Happy crafting!

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