Thursday, December 30, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies!

We are always on the lookout for unique, one-of-a-kind or handmade items to include in our kits.  Scrap That! loves to support ESTY artisans.  The gorgeous butterflies found in the "Don't Stop the Carnival" kit were all handmade by Kaye's Kreative Korner.

We loved these butterflies so much that we've been working with Kaye to come up with a different design to coordinate with an upcoming kit. You can expect more of these gorgeous butterflies to flutter by one of your pages soon!

You'll find one small, one medium and one large butterfly in each kit.  Each one is painstakingly cut, crafted and glittered.  They add such wonderful dimension and pop to projects as you can see below.

Monday, December 27, 2010

"Don't Stop the Carnival"

It feels like Christmas morning all over again with the release of the Design Team creations using the January "Don't Stop the Carnival" Kit.

The colors and patterns in this kit bring to mind the bygone era of the Big Top.  With black, tan and red, stripes, glitter and worn newsprint you'll imagine yourself enjoying an afternoon at the Carnival.  This kit is loaded with 10 papers from the My Mind's Eye Union Square collection! The cutting and layering possibilities are endless.

Tara Orr

Be sure to stop by their blogs to see close ups and details!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On Sale Now! "Home for the Holidays" Mini Album Kit

From our home to yours - Scrap That! is pleased to present this beautiful holiday mini album featuring the gorgeous Noel Collection from Bo Bunny. If you love traditional holiday colors with a vintage feel - you will love our "Home for the Holidays" kit which also comes with a complete step by step guide with full color photos to help you recreate the album show below!

For those of you who don't normally do mini albums because they seem too intimidating or time consuming, you're in for a treat! Scrap That! has included Bo Bunny's coordinating die cut paper pad with this mini album kit! Not only do you have each page pre-cut to fit properly with each die cut album page, you have the background paper already chosen for you! All that's left to do is add your photos and desired embellishments and your mini album is complete!

This adorable mini album only took 2 evenings to complete and we are so pleased with the end result. The fact that you can complete such a wonderful keepsake or gift for someone in such a short amount of time is an added bonus! We all know how crazy our lives can get right around the holidays!!

“Home for the Holidays” Kit Contents

Bo Bunny Edgy Album
Bo Bunny Noel Paper Pad
Bo Bunny Noel Combo Stickers
Bo Bunny Noel Cutouts
1/5 Queen & Co. Grass Green Pearls
1/5 Queen & Co. Classy Red Pearls
2 Making Memories Deco Brads
1 Making Memories Glitter Bling Frame
4 Maya Road Chipboard Snowflakes
1 Maya Road Chipboard Flourish
10 Prima Craftable Flowers
6 Prima Heirloom Leaves - Ginger
3 Shabby Flowers
1 Kaiser Craft White or Ivory Pearls
1 Bo Bunny Lace Petal
1 Ranger Stickles - Holly
2 Heidi Swapp Gold Stars
Length of Green Ric Rac

If you would like to order a "Home For The Holidays" Mini Album Kit, please visit the Scrap That! STORE or send an email to Scrap That! and we'll take care of you!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Introducing a New Design Team Member!

We are honored to have Lisa join the Scrap That! Design team.  Her work is beautiful and unique and you can find her recent projects on her blog.  http://kaye2222.blogspot.comBe sure and stop by and leave her a warm welcome!

Lisa will be starting with our January kit so mark your calendars for the release of our January Kit on Dec 26th!


My name is Lisa Blastick  (aka kaye222) the reason I go by Kaye is because it is my middle name and 2 is my favorite number.  I have been scrapping since May 2006 and I started to scrap because of my Mother.  She has kept family photos for many years and some of the photos she doesn't remember everything about the photo and what happened because some of the photos were before her time.  That's when I decided that I wanted to send to the following generations photos that have a bit of me in them. So at first I did many layouts with photos and journaling so that whoever read the knew things about the photo and who was in them.  Over the years, I have taken it to a different level, now I see each layout as a piece of art.  I try to journal but sometimes it does get away from me,  However, I do tend to place a bit of the information in the album at the beginning or end.  

I am a married woman for over 22 years and I have 4 beautiful children.  I also have two Italian Greyhounds.  So I have years of photos and new ones to scrap.  Therefore I may never finish scrapbooking...which is great for me since I am very passionate about making a new piece of art to share with my future generation to come.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Magic Release

The Holiday Magic Kit is one of our most beautiful to date, and we are sure you will agree that the Design Team did an amazing job with it! All of our subscriptions have been filled and we have a few kits left over. Email us today to order before they are gone!

Holiday Magic Main Kit Contents

6 IOD Night Divine Papers
1 IOD Gold Music Notes Foil Paper
Bazzill Basics Forest Green Cardstock
Bazzill Basics AMM Barkley Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Birchtone Dark Cardstock
Daisy D’s Timeless Holidays Papers
1 Sheet IOD Night Divine Elements 
1 IOD Night Divine Die Cut Pack
1 Bo Bunny Cranberry Rose Trim
1 Prima Gala  Holiday Poinsettia
1 Prima Winter Branches, Grapes
1 Handmade Green Organza Flower - ETSY

1 Ranger Stickles Holly
4 Prima Snowdrop Holiday Celebration Flowers
4 Bazzill Flower Pot Flowers - Red Carpet
3 Making Memories Mini Gold Brads
Length of Green Tara Lace
4 Pieces May Road Chipboard 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tips for the "Winter's Walk in Paris" Kit by Tara Orr

Hi Ladies!! This month the November kit features some pretty amazing papers - and pretty neato products.  Rather than focus on one particular tip I thought I'd take a few of my projects and offer tips on each one....


Sorry, this photo is huge!!

1. Ok, I've had several comments about the 'stamped' edges of this layout... SUPER easy.  I have a really small circle punch from Stampin' Up.  All I did was go around the entire border and punched half of the circle. Upon completing I inked around the tips and it honestly does look like a die cut page.  Quick and simple.

2. Altering your fantastic paper is a little intimidating. You don't want to 'wreck' it (I actually did!)  Anyhow, I found that if you mist the paper, it gives a little more of a solid looking colour.  Mind you, I used 'brown' mist so it might look a little less severe if using lighter colours? I found that I prefered the 'inked' look much more.  I used distress inks rather than alcohol inks as I found they blend a little softer.  Start at the outside rim of your page and blend inwards using a circular motion with your blending tool.  If you concentrate more on a particular area it will result in a darker shade.  In addition, if you want to introduce a different colour (as I did) simply use the same technique as above. I actually used the yellow catseye inkpad directly on my page (and when mixed with the blue resulted in a gorgeous green) as I found the ink blender soaked up too much of the ink for this type (for the distress inks like Tim Holtz they seemed fine)? 

3. Faux stitching.  I'm sure you've all tried?  I LOVE the look of stitching on pages.  I even went out and bought an inexpensive machine so that I could try this technique and I've yet to set it up.... too much of a hassle.  But, you can easily achieve a similar look with a journal pen (I prefer white stitching to darker, but both look fantastic - I've used both on my page above) and a paper piercer.  Simply go around with your paper piercer in whichever shape you would like to 'stitch'.  I normally just do around the borders of my projects or photos but you can do anything from a flourish, title, etc.  It may make it easier to draw in lightly with a pencil beforehand.  After you have poked all your holes, connect the dots with your journal pen and c'est tout!

4. If you find that your alphas are too punchy... ink them darker or paint them!

5. Add dimension to your projects!  I made simple fan flowers (as seen in previous cork tutorial) and used as a base for my hot air balloon tag.  It adds a unique dimension to the card that an otherwise card would lack.

More dimension is seen here where I've simply rolled the edges of my papers.  This is also a fantastic tip for revealing the reverse side of gorgeous double sided patterns of paper.

6. If you feel your project is missing something - add another layer!  I love adding  tons of 'stuff' to my projects.

7. Be resourceful/thrifty.  I loved the worn look of these papers by My Mind's Eye.  So much so that I kept the headers on each paper!  I simply inked around the edges and it almost looks like a die cut shape!  I added some twine (cheap) to complete the rustic feel of the page. With your bling flourishes, don't be affraid to alter them.  Cut them in half so you have 2!  I TOTALLY hacked this bling - so that it would fit on my card primarily, but I also wanted to use it on each side.

I hope that some of these tips will prove useful to you when you're designing your next page or project!  Happy Scrapping! ~TARA~

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Magic

Crisp white mornings, a cozy fire, twinkling lights, the smell of pine and fresh baking.  Surrounded by family and friends, the holidays are a magical time of celebration.  We are so pleased to present our "Holiday Magic" kit featuring the Night Divine paper collection by IOD.  With rich, romantic colors, and floral elements, this collection transcends the holidays and can be used for themes such as, heritage, romance/wedding and Winter!   Please be sure and check back with us on the 26th for the full reveal - and order your kit before they are all gone!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to our Beautiful Blog!

Hello Lovely Followers!

We hope you like our new blog "look" as much as we do!

Take a look at this amazing LO over at Pink Paislee using the Parisian Anthology papers.

You will find the entire Parisian Anthology paper collection, along with beautifully coordinated embellishments in our "Winter's Walk in Paris" kit.  Also included is the support of our design team. If you have any questions, need advice or have questions on that new tip or technique you've been meaning to try, they are your go-to girls!

These resist papers are so versatile and the possibilities are endless! They feel like cardstock so you can use them for any type of crafting project. So why not give our November kit a try?

Don't forget .....if you sign up for a 6 month subscription between now and December 31st you will receive a FREE Scrap That! embellishment add-on!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekend Getaway

We have teamed up with Get Scrappin' to host an amazing weekend getaway in April of 2011.  

Your admission will include two nights accommodation, a welcome reception, meals, a free class, fantastic gift bag, on-site spa services and much, much more!

Check back soon for all the info ~ it's going to be amazing!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November "Winter's Walk in Paris" Kit

We have been seriously delinquent bloggers lately! But we are back! Some of you may have already stopped by our gallery to see the design team work using our November collection.

Embellishment Add-On Kit

Main Kit

"A Winter's Walk in Paris" Collection features the amazing Parisian Anthology papers from Pink Paislee.  These resist papers are so incredibly versatile and feel like cardstock so you can use them for any type of crafting project. Special ink resist designs on the front and a coordinating pattern on the back allow you the freedom to stretch your creativity! Coordinating papers from My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Portobello Road compliment perfectly.  This month’s technique item is ink!  Create your own specialized paper color by blending ink onto your page with the included ink sweeper and Cat’s Eye Inks. This kit includes some gorgeous Prima bling and blooms as well as beautiful alphas from American Crafts.

Here are just a few of the terrific creations from the Scrap That! Design Team:

"Beach Day" by Tara Orr

"I Turn to You" by Ivana Camdicz

"Pretty Darling" by Vicky Alberto

"We Three" by Lori Brown

"Girly Girl" by Karen Wilson

Be sure and stop by their blogs to see other projects and closeups!  

We have opened up 12 more subscriptions this month - so you'll never miss a kit again. Subscribe for 6 months and receive one FREE embellishment add-on kit! Email:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween in Wonderland October Mini Album Kit!

It is with GREAT pleasure that we can finally present to you, the October Mini Album Kit from Scrap That! - Halloween in Wonderland.

With its famous vintage flaire and bold & bright colours, Graphic 45's Halloween in Wonderland papers were the perfect fit for this month's album kit. I am so excited that I had the opportunity to work with this gorgeous line and this wonderful mini album.

The endless fussy cutting possibilities and inspiring patterns in these papers make designing your pages effortless when combined with the beautiful and unique embellishments included in the kit.

If you would like to order this Mini Album Kit, which includes step by step instructions, head on over to the Scrap That! Store or email:  (kits are limited)

Enjoy the weekend!!