Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fabulous Cork Tutorial!

Hi ladies (and any gents reading this as well!) Tara blogging today with a fantastic tutorial using cork.  Who would have thought that this great medium could be used for scrapping as well!? 

The sheet included in the Scrap That! October Kit is perfectly thin enough to do just about anything you would want to do with a piece of paper.  I had so much fun experimenting with my cork and found the following cool uses:

As a matting behind a photo
Painted and used as a piece of background 'paper'
Stamped and cut out to use as an embellishment
Punched with any of your punches to create flowers, circles, etc
Punched with your border punches to create decorative trim

The possibilities are endless. I decided to take it one step further and see if I could create a 'fan flower' that everyone had been asking about in a few of my previous layouts.  Although a titch brittle when 'bent' the cork can be reinforced with a sheet of cardstock or patterned paper and transformed into a gorgeous fan flower as shown in my tutorial below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have fun creating your 'cork' blooms!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Presenting "Autumn Rain"

Our Fall kit is full of warm fall colors with a splash of vibrant teal.  Ou October kit features the Scribble Scrabble Sweete Shoppe Collection with gorgeous accent papers from Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante.
This month's technique item is cork!  Cork is popping up everywhere and Tara Orr has a wonderful tutorial to share with you on the many uses of cork.

We love to support artisans on ETSY and this month we have included some gorgeous teal bling from ETSY scrapshopaholic.  We have a wonderful tutorial on our blog with step by step instructions on how to make your own bling!

Due to the popularity of our kits we have added 15 more this month, so be sure and sign up for your subscription before they are all gone!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Autumn Rain"

We are so pleased to share this sneak peek of our October Kit "Autumn Rain" with you.  The kits will go on sale September 30th.  We are a few days late this month because we had a really hard time getting all the product in - but finally it's here and the kits are all packed up and ready to ship!

"Autumn Rain" is a beautiful combination of Fall colors with a splash of rich teal thrown in.  Our technique item this month is cork!  Be sure and check our blog for a fantastic tutorial on how you can use cork to create a super cool look.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

September Kit Colors Contest Winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our September Kit Colors Contest. Drum Roll please.....................Congratulations to Karolina Wycislik who won the October Scrap That! Kit "Autumn Rain." We adore the photo on her "Beautiful Girl" LO and this page has so many interesting elements. By keeping the background white, the shabby elements really stand out. We love the intricate 3D paint work and the vintage elements in the bird and twine. The subtle hints of blue add just enough contrast and the banner is super sweet. Congratulations Karolina!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Scrap That! Launches a Mini Album Kit!

Hello Everyone, it's Tara Blogging,

 I am a happy blogger today because I have great news to share!

Scrap That! is pleased to present our very first mini album kit featuring Basic Grey's Cappella Collection and paired with a gorgeous Edgy Album from Bo Bunny. I had the pleasure of being asked to design the albums for this MINI ALBUM Kit Club and of course, I accepted!! So... you will be seing a LOT more mini albums in my upcoming repitoire of projects (they are so addicting)

Well.... are you ready to be dazzled? Rich browns, sweet cream and soft neutrals are the stunning palette of this kit. Old world elegance, ripe with tradition. Each kit comes with detailed step-by-step instructions for you to recreate the same mini as show below or you can create your own masterpiece with the beautiful kit contents.

Here is the full kit - LOVED working with this soft line so much - very versatile and gorgeous for any occasion. I chose to do the mini as a gift for my bff and showcase her new baby Aveline.

Here is a close up of some fussy cutting (love this technique) as well as those gorgeous crochet doilies that have made their way into each and every one of my latest projects. I inked the alphas and finished with glossy accents.

What a little doll!! Some beautiful Prima blooms, vintage lace, velvet leaves....

Close up of all the beautiful textures. On the alphas here I used some distress paint and ink.

Mom and Dad with their new babe. Love these shots! For the butterflies you can either use a punch or simply trace out a butterfly shape from another piece of patterned paper (I used one from Basic Grey Ambrosia Collection) and cut out from your paper pad.

The mini album also came with some cool chipboard flourishes. I cut mine slightly to create the number '3'. Love the contrast of this page - the black - still looks fantastic with the rest of the album with the fussy cut blooms and beautiful, soft ribbon.

I hope that you've enjoyed this album as much as I enjoyed creating it. I look forward to working with this new medium - mini albums - more frequently as they make such wonderful gifts and memorable keepsakes. With the step by step instructions, the albums are very simple and quick (quick for you - not me - LOL!)

We're already busy planning our next few months' - staying true to our classic style and leaning a little towards the vintage/rustic feel that I call my own. You won't be disappointed in these gorgeous mini kits.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mini Album Launch!

Scrap That! is pleased to present our very first mini album kit!  This album has been beautifully crafted by our very own Tara Orr and features the BasicGrey vintage inspired Cappella collection.  Rich browns, sweet cream and soft neutrals are the stunning palette of this kit. Old world elegance, ripe with tradition.   

Watch our blog for more detailed photos when we launch the kit September 15th.

Our mission is to nurture your creativity by providing the best products available, at a reasonable price so you get the most out of your scrapbooking budget. We hope we have succeeded!

Monday, September 13, 2010

We've Been Having so Much Fun!

Scrap That! launched our little kit club in May of this year and we can't believe how quickly our subscriber-ship has grown in 5 short months!

Every month we strive to bring you the fullest kits we possibly can to help your budget go further.  It has been so much fun shopping and putting together each and every one of our kits. Many hours of researching, planning, purchasing, and assembling goes into each kit.

We have had so much positive feedback, and some wonderful compliments, which makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside!  

We've been having SO much fun that we are launching another monthly Scrap That! Kit!  

That's right!  Every middle of the month we will release a mini album kit packed with the quality items you have come to expect from Scrap That!, and step-by-step assembly instructions that you can choose to use or not.

Design Team member Tara Orr has a vast portfolio of mini album projects and we feel extremely fortunate to have her designing the monthly mini album for you.

To celebrate the launch of our first mini album kit, we are offering a special introductory price of $27.99. This kit includes well over $35 worth of product!

Here is a little sneak peek of what's in store for you when these kits go on sale on September 17th.  We only have a limited number available so be sure and grab one before they are gone!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

And the Lucky Lady is Mary Morgan!

Congratulations to Mary Morgan who won this fabulous bag of Swag!!
Thanks to everyone who took a look and became a follower!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Design Tip--Rolled Papers

Good Morning! It's Karen, here with you today, providing you with a neat design tip.=)

So I have seen a technique alot lately...rolled papers on layouts. I always say it looks so neat and I will try it out but never get around to it, well I did it! Finally!

Gather your Supplies:
*papers of your choice(the length I used was 1 inch wide by 3 inches long)
*pen, rub on tool, anything with a thin tip
*Glue dots

Lets Start:
1. Take your strip of paper, wrap one end around your tool and start rolling it, keeping it as tight a roll as you can.
2. When you reach the end, place a glue dot on the inside of the paper and this holds the tightness of the roll.=) (Pardon the dirty nails, I have been glimmer misting alot this weekend.)
Here's what it should look like!
And here is the layout I used these on.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and super easy tip! If you try it out be sure to post it in the gallery so we can all see!=)
Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Layout Tutorial - Buddies For Life

Hello everyone!  This is Janis blogging for Scrap That! today.  I have prepared a tutorial on how I created my "Buddies for Life" Layout using the September Butterfly Dreams Kit.  Except for the Prima swirl pearl blings and Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Alphabet Stickers, everything is from the kit.  Do forgive some of the pictures though as it was night time (while the kids were sleeping LOL!!!) when I did my layout!

Gather your supplies:

Shabby Green Door - On the Wings of a Dream Flutter
Shabby Green Door = On the Wings of a Dream Songbird
Shabby Green Door = On the Wings of a Dream Brocade
My Mind’s Eye Blue Damask
My Minds Eye Bella Bella Bellezo French Boutique
Basic Grey Cappella Fancy Doily
Prismatics Suede Brown Cardstock
Brown ribbon (about 8" length)
6 fabric leaves
Tara Layered Pink and White Flowers
Tara White Flower
Prima Mocha Lace and Pearls Ribbon
Twines (brown and white)
Basic Grey Nook and Pantry Alphabet Stickers
ZVA Pearl Blings (mine were left over pearl blings)
Queen & Co. Pearls
Ranger Crackle Paint (Old Paper)
Ranger Distress Stickles (Worn Lipstick)

Circle Cutter
Paper distresser
Edge Puncher (I used Martha Stewart Crafts' Doily Lace Edge Punch)
Hole Punch/Big Bite

Tattered Angels Creme de Cocoa Glimmermist
Jo Sonja's Opal Dust
Prima Marketing Butterfly Stamp
Tsukineko Brown Ink

1.  Prepare flower embellishment.

     a.  Get 6 pieces of fabric leaves.  Mist with Glimmermist Creme de Cocoa and apply Ranger
          Crackle Paint on the sides/outline of the leaves.  Let dry.

     b.  Adhere leaves on a 2" diameter circle forming a flower.  Top it off with the Tara White Flower
          and the Tara Layered Pink and White Flower.

     c.  Top off the Tara Layered Pink and White Flower with Opal Dust and Worn Lipstick Stickles.
          Let dry.

2.  Prepare circle frame.

     a.  Cut out 6" diameter circle using My Minds Eye Bella Bella Bellezo French Boutique Pink
          side.  Distress outline.
     b.  Cut out 5" diameter circle using My Mind’s Eye Blue Damask.  Distress outline.
     c.  Adhere the 5" over the 6" circle.  Punch holes on the outline of the 5" circle using hole
          puncher/big bite.
     d.  Adhere on the 6" circle outline the Prima Mocha Lace and Pearls Ribbon
     e.  Loop around the 6" circle outline the white twine.  Make running stitches around the 5" circle
          using the brown twine.  Final circle frame should look like below.  Set aside.

3.  Prepare ruffles. 

    a.  Cut out 1" width strips of Songbird paper. 
    b.  Punch edge using Doily Lace Edge Punch.
    c.  Fold pleats out of the strips as shown.

4.  Cut out 9"x9" out of Flutter paper (I measured my 9"x9" from the bottom left part).  Cut out the
      bird/journal image.

5.  Conceal the cut out portion using scraps of Flutter paper.  Distress edges.

6.  Adhere pleated strips on the outline of the 9"x9" Flutter paper.  Set aside.

7.  To make your base, adhere the Basic Grey Cappella Fancy Doily over the Prismatic Cardstock. 

8.  Adhere the Flutter paper with pleated outline on top of your base.  It should look like this:

9.  Adhere bird/journal cutout from Songbird paper on top right portion of Flutter paper.

10.  Cut out lace pattern of the Brocade paper (about 7") and adhere on lower left portion.  Adhere
       brown ribbon on top (note that I adjusted the length to 8" on final layout).

11.  Adhere circle frame, photo, flower and bird/journal cutout from Songbird paper.

12.  Add title on top right portion using alphabet stickers.

13.  Add journaling on the bird/journal cutout from Songbird paper.  Add stamped butterfly image.

14.  Add swirl blings and pearls as final touches.  Here's my layout:

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Have fun creating,

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September Swag Bag!

Want to win some free swag?  What a silly question! Of COURSE you do!

Simply "Follow Scrap That!" (if you don't already) and leave a comment by September 8th, 2010 and we'll  choose a random winner to receive all the yummy goodies shown above.

Laser cut flourishes, paper blooms, doilies and awesome Walnut Ink!

Chipboard Key Album from Maya Road, Papers from Studio Calico - Anthology Collection, Ranger Stickles......

Some gorgeous Petaloo blooms, buttons and bling.

Easy enough? Good luck!!!!