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Step by Step paper crafting tutorials @ scraobooknerd.com

Step by Step paper crafting tutorials


Hello everyone,
It’s Joy here this week for an installment of Scrapbook Nerd Academy.
I love to use my scrappy supplies to make cards. This week I challenged myself to limit my supplies and not use any stamps. Let’s get to it, I’ll show you how.

Cards by Joy for ScrapbookNerd.com

For this card I started by using 1. washi tape to mask off a 1/4″ border on a white card so I could use Tattered Rose distress ink to colour the paper instead of adding a layer of paper. I used the ink pad directly on the paper. 2. After removing the washi tape I added some tissue wrap (or stamped tissue paper, if you would like) 3. Cut a wide banner approx. 3″x4″ and adhere, then choose a small banner sticker or cut one from pattern paper and adhere to the larger banner as shown. 5. Then I adhered a doily to the right side over the banners and cut the excess off on the right side. 6. Next choose a focal image (I use an ampersand), then add a sentiment. 7. Add a decorative border to the bottom of the banner under or on top of the doily.

Cards by Joy for ScrapbookNerd.com

For card #2 – 1. choose a few stencils and ink (I used 2 colours) 2. decorate the card front with stencils and ink  3. Using a small paper bag (or cut one on your digital die cutter) layer 2 small strips of pattern paper approx. 3/4″ x 3″ & 3/4″ x 4″  4. Choose a chipboard shape to layer over the paper strips. 5. Cut a banner piece from a plain pattern paper for your sentiment, then adhere  6. embellish with a few wood or enamel dots

We are almost finished, let’s move to the last card.

cards by Joy for ScrapbookNerd.com

Start by choosing a pattern paper, then  2. adhere a piece of tissue wrap (or tissue paper) tear the edges for some extra texture if you wish  3. Choose a large chipboard embellishment/flower or coloured stamped image and mount in on a pattern paper  4. Ink the edges with Distress ink
5. Adhere your focal image to the card front on top of the tissue paper  6. choose a sentiment sticker or stamp one and adhere it on top of the focal image as shown.

I hope you enjoy making these three quick cards. They were quick for me because I limited my supplies, which meant most of my decisions were made. I just had to worry about the design.

Here’s a look at the full cards….

I am thankful for you card by Joy for ScrapbookNerd.com card three card two

Have an awesome weekend everyone. Get crafty and see you next time


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