All summer long, as part of our 100 Days of Summer Fun, we will be sharing photo prompt/tips, activities, challenges, giveaways, inspiring ideas, and more. Visit us each week to see what we've got going on to celebrate summer!
This week, Cathy Zielske designed four free printable cards for you! Print these cards and use them in pocket pages, on cards, in mini albums or on your layouts. Download the cards here. Enjoy!
Hello! Virginia here to share a quick and easy way to draw attention to your photos. I love the look of layered embellishments on my scrapbook pages so why not extend that look to my photos too! Have you tried layering the actual photo? Just print out the photo in the same size twice and cut one of the images about 1/4 inch smaller all the way around.
Glue the 2nd image or pop it up if you want a little extra dimension.
On my page, I like how the layered photo highlights my daughter’s smile. As a scrapbooker mom to a tween who doesn’t willingly like to be photographed, I’ll jump on the opportunity to highlight this when it happens, ha!
Hello SCT friends! As you may know, I love using my scrapbooking supplies for more than creating layouts and cards. Décor pieces, party favors/decorations, gift-wrap – all come from the supplies in my studio.
Last week I needed a hostess gift…fast. I knew that she liked to cook and garden so herb plants seemed logical to me. The problem was that they didn’t look very nice in their natural pots and I didn’t have time to hunt down other containers and replant. My solution? Scrapbooking supplies.
So today I’m going to show you a really EASY way to dress up some herb plants.
Start with your plants and two pieces of 12X12 scrapbooking paper. You’ll also need some twine, glue dots, and a gift tag.
Place your plant in the center of the paper. Stick two glue dots along the edge of the pot along two sides and fold the paper up like a taco so that the edges stick.
One at a time, fold the point up toward the pot edge while tucking in the excess paper. This will create a fold (or pleats) on either side. Adhere the fold to the container with more glue dots.
Wrap twine around the paper to secure the folds and attach a tag.
Your plants are ready for giving! This would also work to create a seasonal or themed centerpiece. Simply change out the type of plant and/or scrapbooking paper!
Thank you for checking in today. I hope you try this idea and please share your work!
Good morning and happy Friday SCT friends! Did you see our post yesterday by the talented Michele Boyer featuring the Chubby Chum stamps and dies from Paper Smooches? Then we have a treat for you! Our friends at Paper Smooches would love to share a set of these stamps and dies with one lucky winner!
For an opportunity to win this sweet Chubby Chums set, please leave a comment below by Thursday, July 16th! Good luck!
Please also take a moment to visit Paper Smooches on facebook and leave them a great little "thank you!" love note. Kim would love to hear from you!
As part of our 100 Days of Summer with SCT we provided some fun photo prompts HERE! We would love to see your layouts based on these prompts so be sure to send them to us at "email@example.com" and put "photo prompt" in your reference line!
Have a wonderful weekend friends!!! If you have not yet downloaded our summer issue, you can do that HERE!
Hi everyone! I’m Michele Boyer and so excited to be here on the SCT Blog for Card Café Thursday! The card I’m sharing today features an interactive bear with a cowboy hat that tips up and down in true "howdy" form.
Supplies: Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals, Noggin Toppers and Notebook Paper 2 stamps; Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals dies; My Favorite Things Black Licorice hybrid ink and Tiny Triangles stencil; Copic markers (E40, E42, E43, R01, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG07, 0.3 black Multi-Liner, R85 Various Ink); Natural hemp cord; Wendy Vecchio Embossing Paste; Gold Wink of Luna pen; Mini brad; Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins; Crochet Trim; X-Press It ¼” foam tape; Kool Tak clear foam squares; WRMK Corner Chomper
It’s easy to include a small moving part with just one brad and a bit of foam tape.
After stamping, coloring and die-cutting the bear, stamp the hat twice, cut out each and color (1). Using a paper piercer or large needle, poke a hole in the bear’s hand as well as the left side of one of the hats (2).
Insert a small brad through the hat and then the bear and close the prongs (3). Apply two thin strips of foam tape to hat.
Remove adhesive paper from tape, align and adhere second hat (5). Hat should easily tip up and down (6).
To create the background, I mixed a bit of pink Copic Various Ink into a quarter-size dollop of embossing paste and spread it over a triangle stencil. Once dried, I used a gold Wink of Luna brush to add a border to two sides of each triangle.
To adhere the bear to the background, determine the bear’s placement and poke a hole to align with the brad. Open the brad prongs, insert through the background paper and close prongs. Place a bit of adhesive behind the bear to anchor him/her to the paper. By adhering the brad through the background paper, the bear and hat are a bit more stable with the hat remaining free to tip easily up and down.
I hope you’ll give this easy interactive technique a try. Thanks for joining me today! :)
Hello friends! Not sure if you've seen, but we have not one but TWO different calls for artwork submission coming due! We are working on a special card issue releasing this fall and we would love to see all your creative cards! We are also hard at work on the fall issue and our reader's gallery is always a favourite! For more information on these calls and our easy submission process, be sure to visit our website here!