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Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team Weekly Digest

 

Hello Everyone!

Can you believe it is December already!!!  Time has flown by, and now we are heading towards Christmas and a new year.

As usual, the Creative team has been active this week, bringing lots of inspiration and beautiful projects.  Here is a recap of what the Nerdy girls have been up to.

First up is GIsele;  she is already in the Christmas mood with this beautiful layout that features  her little nieces in some cute poses.

 

 

Gisele is using Crate Paper’s FA LA LA collection (the acrylic stars come from her stash) to document those adorable pictures…   Just beautiful and festive, Gisele!

 

Mari is up next with this beautiful Fall inspired pocket page.   She has combined papers and cut-apart cards from Carta Bella’s Hello Fall collection to document some of her family’s Fall activities.

 


Just love how she has combined the papers and embellishments from the Hello Fall collection in this lovely page.  Always inspiring to see pocket pages!

 

 

This week’s tutorial was a new, and updated version of an old Silhouette Savvy Series.  Nathalie showed us in her video tutorial how to create the stitching guide of her layout using the new Silhouette software version.

 

 

She opted to handstitch and water color the title to match all the colorful papers and embellishments from Bella Blvd’s Advent collection.   Remember to check the  previous blog post to see how you can add stitching to your pages, too!

 


Finally, it is the first of the month, that means a new free cut file is available at the store.   The JOY cut file is perfect to document your Holiday season, and/or all those especial winter memories.

 

 

Nathalie has created this layout using My Mind’s Eye “Oh What Fun” collection, and Simple Stories Winter Wonderland paper (as the base for the layout).    Her little niece just shines in this page.   Don’t forget to stop by the store to pick up your free cut file download.

 

Thank you all for joining us today.   Now to start our Holiday season!!!

Nathalie D - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

 

Waterfall Album Tutorial

Step by Step paper crafting tutorials @ scraobooknerd.com

Step by Step paper crafting tutorials

Good morning Nerds!

Today I am sharing a how to on creating a super cute and super easy waterfall album made from paper bags!! Yep! They aren’t just for lunches anymore!! As soon as I saw the kit from carta bella in my pizza box I knew I was making a mini album with it! I admit I don’t do mini albums…I love them when other people make them but I struggle with the smaller scale. However it couldn’t have been any easier!! The papers and embellies in the All Bundled Up line made this go together in a snap! But first…let’s make the album!

Paper bag book by Kim scrapbooknerd.comYou will need…
2 paper bags
Bone folder

sewing machine ( I used a machine but you could also do this by hand)

Assorted papers and embellies to decorate as you wish

The example below uses only 2 paper bags and will create an album with 4 different length pages.

1. Take your paper bag and measure the length.

(I used bags 11″ long.)

Divide the length by 5.

This will give you the width of the first page which will be 2.25″ for my example.

length 11″ / 5 = 2.25″

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Lay the 2nd bag on top of the first bag keeping the folds aligned

 Carefully sew along the crease to form the spine of the album.

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Once you have sewn your spine your waterfall paper bag album should look something like this album in the photo. Embellish pages as you wish.

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Tips:

Don’t be afraid to use your punches to clean up the edges of the bag and create “peek a boo” interest.

I made page 3 into a pocket by gluing the top and bottom edges only of the “bottom” of the paper bag

The “insides” of the bags make great pages but if you need more space for photos or journalling you could add another “waterfall” page inside the pocket. The gusset of the bag allows for lots of room!Paper bag book by Kim scrapbooknerd.com

 

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Give this a try and be sure to link your projects back here!
Thanks for letting me share!! WAAAHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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