Thursday, July 29, 2010

Scrap That! August Paper Girl Kit

Well, in case any of you have not had a chance to swing by our gallery and see the STUNNING work from our DT using the August Paper Girl kit, well here it is!  I can never say it enough, I am so privileged to have such a wonderfully talented group of artists representing Scrap That!

We have had tons of positive feedback and compliments on this kit, and people are lining up for it!  The kit will officially go on sale Monday - so if you don't want to miss out, email:

Be sure and visit the DT blogs to leave some love, and view close ups of their amazing work! :)

Vicky Alberto
Karen Wilson
Darien Anderson
Janis Medina-Maghinay
Tara Orr
Lady Grace "LG" Belarmino

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

August Kit Sneak Peek!

Fresh, Summer, Pretty, Girlie, Sunny.....these are just some of the words to describe the August Scrap That! Kit

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ruffled flowers

Hi there, this is Vicky blogging today. OK, so I have been researching techniques to manipulate paper to create ruffled flowers for a LONG while now. These take a bit of patience but turn out wonderfully so here it goes...

I am going to show you how I did the lilac one using heavy cardstock because heavier two-sided cardstock is the easiest to manipulate. The other two I used lightweight cardstock - I like them better but the paper tears easily when dampened. My flowers are 3 inches in diameter but you can make them any size!
Step 1: You need to gather 3 large punched/cut flowers, 1 medium and 5 small. It really doesn't matter what punch or die cut you use as long as there is a bit of separation between the petals. You also need a pen or pencil, tweezers, plain water mister and I forgot to put adhesive in the image - but that's a given right?
Step 2: VERY lightly mist the large and medium flowers, then using your tweezers gently twist and push the petals towards the center. Be careful not to overly wet them or they will rip. Right before you take the tweezers out give it a gently pinch to keep in place.
Step 3: Set aside to dry.
Step 4: Lightly mist the 5 small flowers. Then using your pen end, cup them around and roll then against the pen to get a good cup shape formed. On one of them pinch it to create your flower center.
Step 5: Glue the 4 flower cups into each other and press with pen end. Remember to off-set your petals. Then glue your center in. Set aside to dry. NOTE: This makes a pretty little rose on its own... just add leaves or a green star-like punched flower underneath to simulate a baby Prima rose.
Step 6: Lightly unravel your 3 large and the medium flower and glue them into each other, the medium one on top. Remember to off-set the petals again.
Step 7: Lightly push back the petals of the mini rose and glue it into the middle of the larger flowers. You can add leaves, or attach to a paper vine/flourish. You can also create "leaves" by putting a green pointed petal flower underneath. I just inked white cardstock.
Then you're done! I love the elegance of these flowers. You can also Glimmer Mist, add Stickles or simply ink the edges as I have done. I over inked the centre to show you the definition but I like them better more lightly inked in the center to look more natural.
I really enjoyed creating these. NOTE: I actually used the pointed flower base to create the pink one below. Like I said use whatever punch or die cut you have because once twisted they all look nice. Have fun and don't forget to show me your results! All I ask is that when possible you please give credit where due (to ANY artist) because tutorials do take a lot of effort to produce. Thank you. For more flower tutorial, please visit my blog at

Thursday, July 8, 2010

...Another fabric flower tutorial=)

It's Karen here with you again.=)
I have another tutorial for fabric flowers!! Hmmm ya'll should get to thinking "why all these fabric flower tutorials???"...wink wink;) You all will find out soon enough.

This one requires alittle sewing but nothing major AT ALL!

K onto the point of this post!

*pretty center(pearl/brad/etc.


Cut 2 strips of fabric, one being 1 inch wide & about 14 inches long, the 2nd strip being 1/2 in wide & 6 in long.

Take your longer strip, fold over one end of the strip and secure it with a stitch.

Then run a stitch across the entire bottom of your strip.

Once you're done running your stitch, pull the thread, this will make your fabric gather.

Secure the back with a few stitches, this should be what your flower looks like when you're done.

Repeat the above steps with your shorter strip. This will give you two blooms in the end.
Attach the smaller one on top of the large one with a few stitches, adhere your center..Voila!! A quick and easy fabric flower!

K off to bed now.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fabric Flower Tutorial

Good morning to you all! This is Karen and I am going to share something with you. As I am sure you have all noticed, handmaking flowers has taken the scrapbooking world by storm. So guess what!?....I put together a tutorial that will show you how to make a flower out of fabric in just a matter of minutes!

Supplies needed:
*Hot glue gun
*a puuurdy center(button, brad, pearls)


Cut a strip about 1 inch wide and 20 inches long of fabric(it doesn't have to be perfectly cut as you can see) =) Cut a 2 and a half inch circle from cardstock(this will be what you adhere your fabric to). **I like to cut my circle from coordinating cardstock just in case your paper peeks thru your fabric.

Place a dollop of hot glue in the center and adhere one end of your strip.

Start working from the center out, slightly twist the fabric as you go around. Work fast as hot glue only gives you a few secs before it dries. **Only put down a bit of hot glue at a time or it will dry before you get a chance to put your fabric down.

Once you are done you will probably have alittle bit of extra fabric, just place a dot of glue to the back of the circle and fold the fabric back.

Lastly embellish your center, whether it be with a decorative button or pearls. Tada! You've got yourself a handmade flower, done in justa few minutes!

Here's a layout which I used this type of flower on.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Can't wait to see all our flowers!
Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July.