Monday, December 20, 2010

Scrapdango Cards

These are two cards I made with the December Spice kit from Scrapdango. I have one more that is a gift card holder tutorial that will be in the newsletter that I'll share later.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

More Scrapdango Projects

Here are some more layouts done with the December Spice kit from Scrapdango.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ornament Tutorial

My tutorial this week at the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog is for this ornament.

Start with a chipboard circle (you can buy these in craft stores as coasters or pick one up for free next time you're out to dinner somewhere). Cut rectangles out of pattern paper 1-1/2" x 2-1/2".

Place the rectangles on your cutter and trim into rectangles.

Ink the edges of your rectangles (I used Creamy Brown Chalk Ink and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink). Put some Glossy Accents on your chipboard circle and start adhering the trianges with the centers slightly overlapping. Your rectangles will hang over the edge of the chipboard circle.

Roll over the rectangles with a brayer to make sure they are well adhered.

Trim the extra paper with a craft knife or your scissors (I am dangerous with a craft knife, so I just use my scissors).

Place a loop of ribbon on the back of the chipboard circle, adhering with Glossy Accents. Adhere another piece of pattern paper over the back of the chipboard circle and trim. Ink the edges on both sides of the circle and the chipboard edge itself.

Cut letters from corrugated paper (just an old box that I tore off one side of the cardboard) or cardstock. Ink the letters. I found it easiest to put some ink on my craft sheet and rub the letters into the ink.

Adhere the inked letters to a die cut circle of pattern paper. Add Glossy Accents to the letters (I "borrowed" this idea from one of Tim Holtz's Christmas Tags).

Put some Glossy Accents in a circle shape in the middle of the front of the ornament. Lay the gold trim down in a circle (I found it helped to snip between each section to get the trim to lay down flat).

Place some foam circles in the middle of the gold trim and adhere the "joy" circle once the Glossy Accents have dried.

Be sure to link up any projects you make inspired by this tutorial.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Scrapdango December Reveal

It's time for the December kit reveal at Scrapdango. I worked with the Spice kit this month which contained papers from the WeRMemory Keeper's Merry January line. Although this line is a winter line, it is very versatile and can easily be used for non-winter projects.

Since it's a winter line, I'll show you my winter layouts first. I printed some photos from my polar bear trip that I hadn't scrapped yet.

Be sure to check out the gallery to see what the other designers have created with this kit and the Sugar kit.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Color Challenge

I'm a little late posting this here, but last Thursday's challenge at the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog is to use blue on a layout or card. Your project does not have to be monochromatic, but it should be predominantly blue. I thought the Bo Bunny Midnight Frost Collection would be perfect for a blue challenge. I know a lot of us have received some snow recently so this is a perfect chance to use those new snow photos. Of course, if you’re still working on summer layouts, you’re sure to have some photos with blue water that would also work well with this challenge. Can’t wait to see all the blue projects filling the gallery.

Your Challenge: Create a traditional paper layout (8×8 or larger) or card (A2 or larger) that is predominantly blue.

Scrapbook Express will be giving a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant from this month’s challenges. This is the second challenge for the month of December. There will be 4 challenges this month. Members can submit one entry per challenge giving them up to four chances to win the $25 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on Friday, December 31st, 2010 as a New Year’s surprise. Projects must be new for this challenge. Projects cannot be combined with any other Scrapbook Express forum challenge. By submitting to the challenge, participants give the right to the Scrapbook Express Blog team to post pictures of their entries on the winning announcement post.

Participants must have a account (it’s free) and will need to join the Scrapbook Express Flickr group. Participants should upload their projects and tag them with the corresponding challenge date seDEC9. (It’s important that it is tagged). View the projects, chose “Send to Group” then “Scrapbook Express”.

Participants will have until the following Wednesday at midnight MT (Dec. 15th for this challenge) to upload entries for the current week. In order for a gift certificate to be given, there must be at least 15 different entries for the month.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Paper Strip Flower Tutorial

I posted this tutorial on the Scrapdango Blog but thought I would share it with you here too.

This fun flower is made from the paper strips on the Crate Paper Restoration papers in the Scrapdango November Sugar Kit. I thought it was so nice that the strips you cut off on these papers actually had patterns on them and it seemed a shame to throw them away.

Start with cutting off all the 1/4" strips from the pattern papers (I decided to do them all at once so I could save them all).

Cut the strips into 3" pieces and punch a circle from some scrap paper (this will be used as the base). This produced an approx. 3" flower. Not all the strips were the exact size so it gave it a less uniform look. You could make the strips whatever size you want your flower to be.

Start adhering the strips on the circle base forming into a flower-type shape. You can layer as many as you want. The middle where they all intersect gets a little thick if you use too many.

Punch a hole in the center with a Crop-A-Dile and insert a big brad (punching the hole takes down some of the depth in the center). Crumple your flower and ink a bit on the edges if desired. I decided to add another cricle cut from the Restoration papers to the flower before the brad for a layered look.

Now adhere to your project.
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