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Scrapbook Nerd Academy

general Michelle Gallant Nerd Academy Tips & Tutorials


Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a little tutorial using some layering and stitching techniques.  I’m using the Teresa Collins Life Emporium collection today.  One of my favorite collections this year!

First I started with a triangle punch (love my triangles)

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After I punched out some triangles (I used 5), I put the corner of the triangle back in the punch to punch out a little bit to make it look more like an arrow.

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And here is what they look like when done

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The next thing I did was cut out a bunch of random sized rectangles to add some layering behind my photo.  I find this works better if you don’t over think it.  Just cut some out and don’t worry about the sizes.  Then stagger them behind your photo and stick them down!

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So now I’m ready for my stitching.  This is the template I used.  You can find it in the store.  It’s pretty awesome!

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Just choose where you want your title, punch out the holes in the template (I just use a needle) and then stitch in the title.

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You can finish off your title by adding other alphas if you want.

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Then you’re at the fun part!  The embellishments!  I popped up some words and added them to the side of my photo.

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And I just love the cork and vellum embellishments in this collection.

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Then I added some punched out hearts. And here is the finished LO!

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