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A New Take on Halloween || Combining cut files and mix media


Hello Everyone!!!


Can you believe we are about to celebrate HALLOWEEN!!  I know, time has flown this year!.  With this is mind, I started to dig through my picture files to check all my Halloween memories (as my teens do not dress up anymore!) to create a layout that brings Halloween with a twist.



For this project, I wanted to combine my love for cut files and mixed media in one page, so I thought about using mixed media to back the cut file.    As you can see, cut outs can easily be brought to life with just a few simple splashes of color, and not only patterned paper.



The pumpkin cut file comes from a free file from Paper Issues, and my choice of media this time was Distress Oxides in Black Soot and Orange Marmalade.  I simply used the cut out to lightly draw the shape on the cardstock, and then tried to add the mixed media inside the image lines.



Once the background dried, the cut out was stitched on top of the mixed media, and the background for the page was then formed.



Next a few pieces of ephemera, and embellishments from Pink Paislee’s Spellcast collection complete the look of this page.  The following video can give you a more in depth look at how a bit of mixed media can be used to back a cut out in your layouts:




I hope you enjoyed the video, and that it inspires you to experiment with different ways to back cut outs other than paper.   There are so many new  mixed media products and paper lines available at the Scrapbook Nerd store, take a few minutes to check the  store out,

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


See you all soon!


Nathalie D - designer at scrapbooknerd.com






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Prima Marketing Amber Moon 12×12 paper pad

Distress Oxides – Black soot  and Spiced Marmalade

Pink Paislee – Spellcast collection – 6×6 paper pad, alphas, clear stickers, cardstock stickers, ephemera,


Mixed media on Monday’s

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I love getting messy in my art journal, paint all over my hand and apron the whole nine yards.
This is one of my favourite things to do, just pull out some supplies and give it a go.
Today’s mixed media inspiration is an art journal page that I created with some Carabelle Studio stamps and Dina Wakley paints….I even recorded it so you could see the process.

mmwed1-copy mmwed2 mmwed3

I hope you got inspired and give this simple foiling idea a try on your next project.

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com


Tags as a Foundation Tutorial


Hello All!

I love tags! I really, really love tags – all shapes, sizes and colours. And therefore, I have more tags than I need, and wanted to focus on using some on my layout (I typically use them on cards, or sometimes stuck behind papers on a layout).

I am using Maggie Holmes “Bloom” collection on this layout, which perfectly complements this photo of my husband and his Mom on Mother’s Day.

Collect Beautiful Moments

I started the layout by cutting a 1/2″ off two sides of the pink PP and adhering it on the black cardstock for framing. I then took a 4″ wide piece of gold star vellum and attached it with my tiny attacher to the bottom of the pink paper. I backed the photo on a lovely sheet of green and black floral and rounded the top corners.

Then I worked on creating the tags using lovely papers and embellishments from the collection, varying them for colour, shape and placement on the tags.

Tags 1

Next, I worked on the title, using three different products.


Lastly, I added ribbon to the tops of the tags, and used my Heidi Swapp roller date stamp to get the date on to the bottom of one of the tags.

Tags 2

I invite you to watch my (first-ever) process video about this layout here:

New Video image for SN_edited-1Thanks for watching!

Paige @ scrapbooknerd.com


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Have you ever thought about starting an art journal?
It’s a really great way to try things out before adding new techniques to layouts, canvases or other projects. I consider it a testing ground, a place I create in that has no rules, no mistakes and often no plan of what I will create. I just go for it 🙂

As you’ll see in the video below, things don’t always work out exactly as I hoped but we can work with them making them part of the design or it can get covered up with another page element. I really enjoy the process of creating in my art journal; it’s not complicated, there’s no pressure and getting messy is quite fun.

If you have any questions please post them in a comment, I’m happy to help out where I can.
Thanks for taking a look, I hope you enjoy it!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com