Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Butterflies Everywhere!

Hi all, it's Tara blogging today. 

Ok, so we all LOVE butterflies!! I used a LOT of them on my layouts this month and decided that you should all have them as well!!

I'll often cut these out from patterned papers or find them all over the web and then save them to my computer, compile a sheet of the ones I like, resize to 5x7 and then print on a piece of white cardstock and fussy cut out.

So HERE is the file for the butterflies found on ALL my pages and mini album from this month!


Monday, August 30, 2010


The Scrap That! Kit Colors Contest!
This contest is open to anyone.  All you need to do is scrap a layout using the three main colors of our monthly kit, and then post it to our gallery and your blog by September 15th.  Easy right?  The winning project will receive one of our kits valued at $35.  

Friday, August 27, 2010

Butterfly Dreams Design Team Work

Scrap That! is truly blessed to have such a talented design team.  Every month we are blown away by their artistry and creativity and this month is no exception!  Take a peek at their wonderful creations here!

Butterfly Dreams

The Scrap That! September Kit is here!  Is it September already?  It's hard to believe that this is already our 5th kit.  We are so thrilled and delighted with the success of our kit club.  We honestly strive to offer the best and most current products, and the most packed kits we possibly can.  We appreciate the support of all our wonderful subscribers, and we look forward to welcoming new subscribers as we continue to grow.

Stay tuned next month for another special launch :)  Nope.  Sorry - no hints yet...........

Main Kit
Sampler Kit

Embellishment Add-On Kit

Paper Add-On Kit

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scrap That! "Butterfly Dreams"Kit

We are so excited to share the September Scrap That! collection, " Butterfly Dreams".  This kit is  FULL of awesome goodies, including blooms, pearls, lace, bling and our signature product, Ranger Stickles.  Only 4 days until the Design Team reveals! 

Don't forget.......all new subscriptions and renewals received by September 4th will be entered into a draw to win a Zutter Distrezz-it-All!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Feather Flowers by Vicky

Vicky here blogging today. This is a layout of my daughter at 6 months "Beautiful" (using old MME papers from my stash) and a brand new flower tutorial "Diva Feather Flowers" that I created.

This layout also features embellies from my Etsy shop NOW OPEN! My shop is listed under my full name vickyalberto at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto. Lori will be featuring some of my scrappy supplies in upcoming Scrap That! kits so stay tuned!

To get started you'll need 7-8 short craft feathers, one medium and one large punched paper flower (any die cut with separated petals will do), tweezers, water for misting (or color mist instead of inking the edges) and glue. My flowers are 2 and 3 inches for these. You'll also need a brad or decorative center of choice.

Step 1: As with most of my flowers, ink the edges and then slightly water mist. Using your tweezers, twist and push the petals towards the middle then give it a slight pinch into place. Let completely dry.

Step 2: Slightly unravel the petals of your flowers and glue feathers in the petal separations of the larger flower. Let dry.

Step 3: Glue the medium flower onto the large feathered flower and then also glue a few feathers to fill in blank spots. Let dry.

Finally, add your brad or decorative center and you're done!

I hope you enjoy making these fun little embellies and thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out my other flower tutorials on my personal blog at http://simplypaperandcreativity.blogspot.com/ - they are all listed on the top right side with quick links. Happy scrapping!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Making False Pleats

Happy Monday everyone! LG here sharing a very quick and easy tip to create pleats on your layout design. I decided to do these kind of pleats because I find it hard doing the actual pleats if you don't own a sewing machine. Here is the sample of the pleats we are trying to achieve:

Several strips of patterned paper preferably from the same paper
Border punch
Distress ink pad and blending tool
Trimmer or scissors

Step 1: Cut several strips from one patterned paper and punch one side using your desired border punch.

Step 2: Cut them into small pieces. You can use the punched design as guide when cutting. You can make the same sizes or random sizes. Then distress all the sides of each piece. This will give a shadow illusion to your pleats.

Step 3: Adhere the 1st layer of pieces one by one making sure that there are spaces in between. Feel free to be concise or just paste them in random. Experiment!

Step 4: Adhere the 2nd layer of pieces on top of the 1st layer making sure that you adhere them in between the pieces of the first layer. Curl the edges using your fingers.

Thats it!!! Very easy right?

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Special Offer From the Scrap That! Kit Club

All subscription renewals, and all new subscribers received between Friday, August 13th (a very auspicious day) and September 3rd, will be entered into a draw to win a Zutter Distrezz-It-All!

This handy little gem is something ALL scrappers should have!

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Brilliant Bling Tutorial!! by Sandi Smith

Hi everyone...This is my first ever attempt at a tutorial so please
feel free to leave any comments or suggestions to make it better!


Transparency Sheet Ranger Dimensional Pearls (Liquid
Pearls, Scribbles or any Fabric Paint will work fine) Tape Scissors
Exacto Knife Printer Printed Pictures of bling (Click HERE for the ones I use)
OR Leftover
Transparency sheets from used bling

OK...Here we go....this is really very easy!

Step 1:

Print your bling images and tape the transparency sheet over the
image you want to copy. Using your liquid pearls,carefully follow
the dots on the image. Be careful not to place the dots too close
together. For those who prefer to use the leftover bling sheets,
just follow the indentations in the sheet for your design. The dots
will have peaks but to give them a more rounded, flat look, gently
flick underneath the paper before they dry. I usually go a couple
of inches and then tap the paper. You can use one color or use a
couple of colors to compliment your project. Let dry 1-2 hours,
depending on how large your dots are.

Step 2:

Once the dots are dry, using your scissors, carefully cut
around the design. I sometimes use my Exacto knife for the little
places in between. You will not notice the transparency sheet once
it is placed on your LO. To fasten it to my project, I usually use
a glue dot behind an embellishment. All done!!

I have seen other tutorials where you scan your new crystal flourish, and place your
sheet on the printed image. Great idea for those who have a
scanner(not me). Or if you are really good, you can draw your own
flourishes. If the above images are not big enough, you can always
enlarge them in Microsoft Word. Making your own bling is a project
that improves with practice so don't be discouraged if your first
attempt is not perfect. Here area couple of layouts where I made my

You can visit my blog at:  http://sandi-smith.blogspot.com/

If you have any  questions, feel free to contact me! Thanks for Looking!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

EXTRA EXTRA! Read all About it!

Scrap That's August "Paper Girl" Kit goes on sale today!  This kit is PACKED with product to make your scrapbooking dollar go further.  This month's technique item is fabric, and we have included two awesome tutorials by our own Karen Wilson to show you how to make your own stunning blooms.  This has been one of our most popular kits to date and we have a limited number left available so be sure and grab one before they are gone!
August "Paper Girl" Main Kit

August "Paper Girl" Sampler Kit

August "Paper Girl"Paper Add-On Kit

August "Buttons Blooms & Bows" Kit

August Embellishment Add-On Kit

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Paper Weaving

Got scraps??? For today's tip, I will show you a simple way to maximize your scrapbook patterned papers by using your leftover scraps, mainly strips or rectangular pieces. In this project, we will use several pieces of colored patterned papers to produce a woven paper mat that we can use on a layout or a card.

Weaving is one of the most ancient forms of human creativity. Baskets and textiles would not have been possible without weaving. This project will give everyone the experience with working with the basic concept of weaving. The good thing is, we can also apply it to paper crafts!

Basic Materials:
Cut strips of patterned papers from your leftover scraps. Since my example will be for a card, the strip size that I did is 6"x0.5". The number of strips will depend on how big you want your woven matt. (You can always add as you go along)
liquid glue
your basic folded card
other embellishments or photos you would like to add

Before I started weaving, I distressed all the edges of my paper strips. This will add dimension and details to the project. Use a darker shade of Distress Inks to give the illusion of shadow and depth.

Start weaving, glue each section as you go along to make everything properly settled. You can go as long or as wide as you want too.

Once you have your desired size, just run it through your trimmer to cut the excess sides or you can just leave it as it is to show an unfinished project. That will definitely look great on a layout!

Thanks LG" for sharing this awesome tutorial with us!