Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kit Club Tuesday

HI friends!

We have one last layout to share with you today, using our June Kit Club contents.


Elaine used the bolder cardstock background to help draw the eye to her subject (AKA sweet Falyn) in the photos, this is a super effective yet simple trick - give it a try on your next layout!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sketch-y Friday with Team B

Hi there and happy Friday!

Today we are sharing our very last sketch for June, incredible how quickly this month came and went!  Here is your sketch....


And here is your Team B inspiration!




Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until June 29th, at midnight to participate in any of this month's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You may take some artistic license with your adaptation of the sketches, however if you choose to use a double page sketch for a single page layout you may only enter once per sketch, not once per side.

If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

 *note - If you are playing along using Flickr the team will no longer be leaving comments, due to changes in Flickr policies and passwords.  However, we will be checking out your entries for sure and you are definitely eligible for the prize draw. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there!

These photos were submitted by Kit Club Member, Laura Shaver, and we thought it would be super fun and inspiring to share them with you so that you can see how our clubbers are using their goodies!



Gorgeous, right?  Are you feeling inspired yet?  We sure are!

Thanks for visiting, and thank you Laura for sharing!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

File Folder Mini Album | Tutorial

Hi there!


Laura here today sharing a fun and easy mini album using a plain office supply file folder. Then of course, we will make it pretty!


Start by laying your file folder wide open onto your table. 


Then fold the bottom up at the 4 inch mark. You will want to score your folds for a nice clean look.
 

Now fold from the left hand side toward the centre, the goal is to have the outer edge of the file folder  aligned with the centre fold. Note - your tabs will go over the centre seam if you are doing htis correctly.


This is a side view for reference.  { Yes it is upside down ;) }


The right side of your file folder will look and fold slightly differently, as this is where the tab is.  Basically you want to fold it over so the section that you have already folded sits nicely over the right side of the folder.


The edges on the left side should all be evenly lined up to one another.


  The right side of the fold / last page will  be wider than the others.


Now for the fun part!  I used some My Mind's Eye "Nostalgia" collection that I had just a few scraps of, as well as some brads, stickers and die cut shapes.  Using one of the larger scraps. I added a panel of patterned paper to the front of my mini album, and layered up some embellishments on it, as well as a scrap of Dear Lizzy ribbon.


I used my largest scrap to cover the back of my album, cutting it an inch wider than I needed it so that I could wrap it around and over the edge of the front of my album.  This turns it into more of a book style album.


Here is the inside view now.


And this is the first two pages, after I decorated them. I added a brown patterned paper matt to  each page.


And the third and fourth pages. The pockets are a super fun way to tuck in mementos from an event or trip.  I did add a bit of adhesive to the right side of the pocket on the fourth page so that anything I decided to tuck in will not fall out the side.


Another look at the front.


The side view, I love a chunky mini album!


This whole project came together really quickly.


I love that I was able to use up some scraps to create this cute project!

Stay crafty!
Laura
xo

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi there!

We have another amazing layout created by Elaine to share with you today!


This perfectly balanced and embellished page was created using our current Kit Club contents.

Thanks for checking us out today!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Loopy Border | Freebie Cut File

Hi there!

Laura here sharing a new Silhouette and SVG freebie cut file today!  Click on the image to be taken to my download page!

https://app.box.com/s/ow07aywfcqek0o1c55yq38x8t8ctd0sc

Enjoy!
Laura
xo

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Crop Reminder

Hi there!

Here are the details for our upcoming crop...


When: Saturday June 27th 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 
Where: Salvation Army Church
33 Diana Ave. Brantford, Ontario

Cost of the crop is ONLY $25+hst and includes snack, lunch, refreshments and a small gift for all attendees!

Bring your supplies and get ready for a day of scrappy fun. 

  
Registration Required. Register Here.

Cancellation Policy (Effective May 15, 2015)
Crops:  24 hour notice of cancellation is required for full refund.
Only 50% refund will be provided in the case of less than 24 hour notice being provided.
If payment was not made to secure the crop space in advance, a cancellation fee of $12.75+hst will be charged with less than 24 hours notice of cancellation.
Retreats:  Retreat payments are non-refundable.

Looking forward to seeing you all, thanks for visiting! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sketch-y Friday with Team A

Happy Friday!

It is time for another sketch-y Friday challenge from us, here is your sketch....


And here is your incredible Team A DT inspiration!





Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until June 29th, at midnight to participate in any of this month's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You may take some artistic license with your adaptation of the sketches, however if you choose to use a double page sketch for a single page layout you may only enter once per sketch, not once per side.

If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

*note - If you are playing along using Flickr the team will no longer be leaving comments, due to changes in Flickr policies and passwords.  However, we will be checking out your entries for sure and you are definitely eligible for the prize draw. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi friends!

The school year is winding down and we are all looking for great ideas for Teachers gifts, right?  Well our very own Elaine, has created some gorgeous gifts for just this occasion and we thought you may be inspired to create some, too!





You can click on each image to enlarge them on your screen.

Aren't they just amazing and thoughtful gifts for a teacher?

And for more information you have to check out the latest issue of Scrapbook and CArds Today...


It is filled with gorgeous projects and so much more;
 
· Ali Edwards continues her “spark your story” series;
· Clever ideas for saving memorabilia;
· Trend watch: the ever popular gold foil;
· Lettering techniques;
· Seasonal cards, layouts and more!

This incredible magazine is free with minimum purchase and is available beginning tomorrow!

Thank you for visiting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Loopy Flower Tutorial | Tips and Techniques

Hi there!

Laura here with a fun flower tutorial to share with you today.


To get started you will need a scrap of patterned paper, a 1 inch circle punch, a brad, adhesive, a paper trimmer, and a 1/8th inch hole punch (or piercing tool).

Cut your patterned paper into 1/2 inch strips and a little over twice as long as you want your finished flower.  For example, my flower measures about 2 inches so my strips are 4.5 inches - giving me a half inch overlap when creating my loops.

I used 6 loops on my flower but larger flowers may need more loops to make them appear fuller.

Add a little adhesive to one end of the strip.

Overlap the ends to form a loop.

Hole punch or pierce the centre of your strip.

 Like this.

Hole punch o pierce the centre of a 1 inch circle that has been punched from a coordinating colour.

 Feed your brad through the punched and pierced circle.

Start layering your loops to fill in your flower.

 Like this.

 This is what the front should look like, you may want to play with the placement of the loops to straighten them out.

 And this is what it looks like on my tag.  These loopy flowers would look adorable on a card or layout - or event a little present! What do you think?

Thanks for visiting today!
Laura
xo