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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

Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team Weekly Digest

Hello all you Nerds!  We are at the end of our kick-off week for the new Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team. We hope that you’ve been inspired so far.

Gisèle Julien

Gisèle has been playing with the Echo Park Go.See.Explore collection and created this fabulous layout of her travels from this past summer when she took an Alaskan Cruise. She is not afraid of colour and the result is this eye-catching layout!

For this project she used Echo Park GO.SEE.EXPLORE 6X6 paper pad and enamel shapes, Simple Stories (SNAP) stickers, jellybean word sticker (Wednesday), American Crafts Thickers (Subway), CTMY cardstock (outdoor denim) unknown background paper, enamel dots, chipboard, twine, re and yellow tags.

Nathalie

Nathalie is also documenting her travels from this past summer when she took a trip to her native Ecuador.  She stepped out of her comfort zone to hand from the edge of a bridge – just to get this amazing photograph!

This page was created using American Crafts 1Canoe2 collection – Creekside -, and an alphabet cut file from the Silhouette Store.

 Barbara

I have also used the 1Canoe2 Creekside collection for my layout this week, which was featured in the tutorial from earlier this week. I have to say that I am in LOVE with this collection.  It is great for outdoors, travel, Fall, everyday – you name it!

I also got to play with my We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy sewing machine to create the trees on this layout.

products used 1Canoe2 Creekside, We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy, Pink Paislee Outfitters

Thanks for  visiting the blog today and for checking out some of our Creative Team’s projects. I hope you’ve been inspired to get crafty!

Barb @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Sewing with the We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy

Tutorials and creative tips

Hello Nerds!

Welcome back to another Scrapbook Nerd Academy!

When I saw the We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy at CHA in January, I was so excited!!  I couldn’t wait until it hit the market and I could get my hands on it.  When they came in, I was dying because it sat there for a while, just looking at me, but I couldn’t find any time to sit and play with it.  Well, the past couple of weeks I’ve made some time and have been having lots of fun with it.

The Stitch Happy is a sewing machine that has been designed for us paper crafters.  It sews through paper and other mixed media type projects.

I knew that on my first project with this machine, I wanted to create a stitched shape right onto my background paper. So, here’s a look at how it all looked when I was finished:

I used the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine to stitch some trees. For this project I have used the One Canoe Two Creekside Collection, which I’m in love with!!

The first thing I did was to search some tree images in the silhouette store.  Once I found ones that matched what I was looking for, I resized them and then cut them out. I then positioned them onto my background page where I was wanting them.

I traced them with my pencil, and them removed the tree die cuts from the page.

Using the We R Memory Keepers mint green baker’s twine, I sewed over all my pencil lines with the machine.

Once I was done, I had to go back and erase some of the showing pencil lines. (it looks like I missed some of them so I will need to go back and touch it up.)

Once that was done, all I needed to do was put my page together.

I really love how it looks and how it adds so much texture to my page.  I can’t wait to create more projects with my machine!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our tutorial today.  I hope you have a creative week!

Barb @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Meet Our New Creative Team

 

Introducing Mari Lee Clarke

We are thrilled to have Mari Clarke join the Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team.

Mari is a very busy lady, wearing many hats.  By day she is a high school teacher and counsellor, which keeps her very busy when school is in.  During her free time, Mari is a lover of all things creative and crafty.  She has been a painter and crafter for decades and that now translates into her love of mixed media on her paper crafting projects.

Mari is currently on the JustNick Design Team and is also an avid YouTuber with her own YouTube channel where she showcases her process videos, scrapbooking, Project Life, mixed media, art journaling and haul videos.  You can find her YouTube channel HERE.

Mari lives in Arborfield, SK, and her favourite place to be is anywhere her family is.  She is the mother of two adult children who are still the inspiration for many of her projects.

When not crafting you may see Mari meeting new people and hearing their stories over a cup of Tim’s.

Welcome to the Scrapbook Nerd Team, Mari.  We look forward to being inspired by you over the next few months!

Meet Our New Creative Team

Introducing Milena

Milena is new to the Scrapbook Nerd Design Team – but not new to Scrapbook Nerd.  She has been part of our Inspiration Team for the past few years as our sketch designer.  Many of you have been inspired by her sketches and have used them as a jump-off point for your projects.

Milena is going to continue to inspire us with her sketches, and will also be sharing her beautiful projects with us, and inspiring us through tutorials.

Milena and her husband, Dave, have two beautiful daughters who are 20 and 16 years of age.  They have been a great part of Milena’s inspiration and the main subject matter of her projects.

Milena began scrapbooking over 17 years ago. She struggled with finding the time to devote to her creative endeavours while her girls were younger, but is now enjoying a little more freedom to create.

Milena is primarily a Scrapbooker, but is beginning to branch out into card-making, stamping, and mixed media.

We are thrilled to welcome Milena to the Design Team and are looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us.

You can see more of Milena’s projects in the Scrapbook Nerd Gallery or on the Scrapbook Nerd Instagram page.

Meet Our New Creative Team

 

We are so excited to announce that we have a new Design Team that will be sharing their amazing talent and creativity with us. Each of these ladies have amazed us with their projects. We are looking forward to being inspired by each of these ladies and know that you are in for a real treat. Join us each Friday for the next few weeks where you will get to know each new member.

It’s always sad to say good-bye to our out-going team. They have been a true pleasure to work with. Thankfully though, goodbye doesn’t mean forever as we know that they will be forever part of the Scrapbook Nerd family!

Introducing Gisele Julien

Gisèle Julien taught in New Brunswick for 32 years and is now retired.  Gisèle’s  1st trip after retirement, was, what else, a scrapbooking cruise to the Caribbean!  She is very involved with volunteering with Project Linus: blankets for children in crisis. She loves to spend time with her great-nieces who are usually her scrapbook subjects. Her other favourite subjects are trips, and family get togethers.

Scrapbooking has taken over her passion to create and to preserve family memories. It has been a big part of who she is since 2005 when this craft was introduce to her by a colleague. She has always been involved in crafts of some kind so this has fed her creativity.

Gisèle has had the pleasure of taking classes from many international scrap designers and enjoys attending crops and Paper Crafting events whenever she can.

Gisèle is an avid scrapbooker who has been published in The Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine (now know as Creative Scrapbooker)  and the e-magazine Ready Set Create.  She has also been a designer for other online and retail stores.

You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Free Cut File | 12×12 layout – SWEET CHARM –

Hello there!

Nathalie, with you today,  bringing you a bit of inspiration using the newly released  “X to my O” cut file.   This new file was designed by the Cut Shoppe exclusively for Scrapbook Nerd, and you can find it in the store for free.

I played a bit with the original design, and separated the files, so that i can cut the outer circle out of patterned paper, while choosing to create a stitching guide for the xo pattern.

 

For this page, I reached for MME’s On Trend 2 collection, so the stitching was completed with the colors of the papers in the collection.

 

Once the stitching was done, I cut the circle from one of  the papers in the collection, and used a bit of foam tape to attach it to the stitched mat.

 

The picture of my niece on her 8th birthday was then placed inside the bottom corner of the circle, and then I used various embellies from the collection to create a cluster at the bottom corner of the picture.

A simple title at the opposite corner of the cluster complete the layout.   I just love the texture and dimension on this page, and it all was created based on the new “X to O” cut file.   So stop by the Scrapbook Nerd Store to pick up your free copy of the cut file.   Remember to tag @scrapbooknerdca whenever you share your finished projects using this cut file onto social media.   We love to see how you use the files!!

As always, I am a comment away if you need assistance or have a question on how this came together.

See you soon!

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

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MME On Trend 2 collection – 12×12 paper kit, 6×6 paper pad, cardstock and chipboard stickers, ephemera pack, and enamel dots

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Free Cut File | 12×12 Layout – H2O PLAY –

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today -it has been a while since my last post!-, bringing you some inspiration using the “All Angles” cut file.   This new cut file was designed by Ashley Horton from the Cut Shoppe exclusively for Scrapbook Nerd, and it is now available for free at the store.

 

 

This cut file is great to document all types of memories.  Since we have had a super packed summer season, there are plenty of pictures to document, so I chose to put a Summer/water spin to the cut file.

 

 

First, I used Distress Oxides to create a watercolor background effect on white cardstock.   While that dried, i created the cut out for the page, by adding an offset to the image, and then just cutting about half of it only.

 

 

I backed every other one of the triangles with papers from Bella Blvd.’s Secrets of the Sea collections, but opted to also glue some of the negative triangle cut outs as open flaps here and there -a bit of foam adhesive was used to create dimension on the page-.

 

 

Once the background was completely dried,  it was trimmed by about 1/4 of an inch on each side, and then it was completely glued  to one of the papers from the Secrets of the Sea girls collectlion.  The cut out was then attached  on an angle on the page.

 

 

To bring the colors of the water to life, the palette on the clusters and titles for this page were kept to blue, yellow and s few green spots.    Since I wanted the picture and background to stand out, I kept the clusters small, and just to the negative spaces on the page.  Here is the final layout:

 

 

The combination of the mixed media, and the angular cut out are just perfect to document this summer/pool memory.  Now that you have seen the cut file in action, it is time to stop by the store to pick up your free copy of the file.   I cannot wait to see what you create with it.  Remember to tag @Scrapbooknerdca on any of the social media outlets whenever you share your creations!

As always, I am a comment away if you have any questions on how this came together.

 

Take care!

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

 

Material used:

AC white cardstock; Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea collection (boy and girl); Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea collection puffy stickers (girls): Secrets of the Sea collection (boys) die cuts; Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea (girls) 6×8 paper pad; Bella Blvd. Acrylic word -Play-; Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Broken China; Pinfresh Studio IN the Mix 1 collection – layered chipboard stickers.