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Creative Team Weekly Digest

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Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of inspiration courtesy of the amazing Scrapbook Nerd Design team.

First up is Gisele with a sweet and colorful layout about her grand-nieces.   She is a master at combining colors and designs in one page.  For this page, she is using Photoplay Paper’s “I Love Gymnastics” collection along with a few embellishments from Amy Tangerine, Bella Blvd, and JIllibean Soup.

The colors of this page are the perfect background for the picture of her adorable girls.


Next up is Mari with this gorgeous card. She created this Valentine’s card using Yupo paper and Ranger Alcohol Inks; these products are so much fun and so easy to work with. Using the Alcohol Blending Solution, Alcohol Inks and a straw, Mari created the rainbow of colors on the card front. She used a die to cut the card front out. She added the silver glitter die cut using the MFT Mandala Die. Some hearts were cut from glitter paper using a heart punch from her stash. The card front was added to an A2 white card base. A sentiment was added to the inside using the Hero Arts “You Are Loved Messages” stamp set.

This card is truly a work of art.

Be sure to watch Mari’s process video to see how she created her beautiful card.


Joy created a few projects using one of this month’s free cut files (LOVE SONG) .   First she used one of the cut file’s images to create this simple layered tag.


She then used some of the other cut file images to create this rather masculine card ( just in time for Valentine’s Day!).  Thanks Joy for sharing your projects with us.



Finally, Nathalie’s Tuesday Tutorial was a new entry to the Silhouette Savvy Series.   Her focus was on showing how easy it could be to create a one-of-a-kind background by simply welding some of the cut file images together.

She then proceeded to show us  how she put the layout together by combining some homemade marbke paper with the beautiful Simple Stories “Romance” collection.

That is all for this week!  AWESOME work ladies!!!

See you all very soon!

Nathalie D - 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)

Sunday Card Share # 62

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Hello Everyone!

It is starting to look a lot like the Holidays, every where you look.  So why not add some holiday inspiration to our Sunday Card Share space ( I will be bringing you some inspiration to this space for a few weeks).

This week i wanted to bring you some ideas on how to highlight  cut-outs (cut files) by using foiled backgrounds.



These cards were created in a short amount of time with the help of the Silhouette Cameo,and a foiling machine. The cut files come from the Silhouette Store;  for both cards, I used white card stock to create the cut-out for  the cards.  While the Cameo was cutting the image, I used foil to cover a sheet of  toner  rich paper ( I simply print an entire sheet black in a laser printer, making sure that i set the  printer’s toner to maximum).




The foiled paper was then cut to within the edges of the cut-out card stock piece.   Both pieces of paper were attached together by using some strong tape adhesive.  Finally, this piece is attached to a card base of choice ( I am using a card base made of patterned paper, in this card).




Since the cut-outs in the cards are nicely highlighted by the foiled backgrounds,  the sentiment was kept simple.  I chose to attach some phrase stickers using foam adhesive, this not only adds dimension to the card, but brings some emphasis to the sentiment.




The last step to complete these  cards is to create envelopes to contain them.   These envelopes were created from pattern paper using an envelope punch, but you could use a Silhouette cut file, or simply find a pattern on the internet.
These cards came together in a very short time with the aid of the cutting and foiling machine. The combination of both cut outs and foiled backgrounds  do create a very striking look on the cards.

I hope this serves as inspiration to use either or both die cut and foiling machine when creating cards.  They do save a lot of time, and there is a large source of designs available.

As always, let me know if you have any questions on  how these came together.
See you all soon!Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Simple Stories So Rad

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Hello, everyone. Barb here.
I have had a fun time this month playing with the Simple Stories So Rad collection. It’s hard to find good boy collections in the paper crafting industry, but Simple Stories hit it out of the park with this one. It’s a great mix of colours and graphics that is great for boys of all ages.

Project 1 – Anytime Anywhere

As soon as I saw all the gaming icons in this collection, I knew it would be perfect for my guys.! I got a big kick out of the old-school icons too.




Project 2 – Text Me!

Along with all the old-school icons, are current images. I had this photo of my son on his phone while we were on vacation.  Funny thing I that he didn’t even bother to look up when I was taking pictures. Isn’t that quote fantastic??



Project 3 – You Must Be Dreaming

I had this photo of my son. He had fallen asleep in the car, on our way home from purchasing a new set of headphones. I had to take a picture of it. It’s been sitting on my phone for a while, so when I saw the headphone images in this collection, I knew just what I was going too do with it!


After finishing these three layouts, I decided to make some cards with all the left overs.  The first card was seen in the Tutorial posted earlier this week – making a shaker using the WRM Fuse Tool.




I love how quick a card can come together by using the journaling cards!

Thanks for visiting the blog today.  I hope you’ve been inspired by this collection, as I was.

Barb @ scrapbooknerd.comScrapbookNerd.com

Sunday card share #11

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Welcome back friends,

I dug deep into my stash for this weeks card share. With a old (but still fun) stamp called Swimsuit Stanley and and old embossing folder from Cuttlebug this relatively quick card came to life. The hardest part was the colouring. I am by no means a watercolour expert and yes I did colour outside the lines but little Stanley turned out pretty cute…..I think 🙂

Absolutely adore you card made by Joy at scrapbooknerd.com


Now it’s your turn!!
Calling all card makers – link up your new or old cards using the linkup below. I would love to see what you have been making.