Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Design Tip: Border Punch Uses

Hey ladies!!! Here's a quick design tip for you guys as several ways to use your border punches, which are my absolute fave addiction.
They add such great effects and dimension depending on how you use them!
Tip 1: Use to create your own die shaped background paper.

Tip 2: Mat a shape with it. Punch 12 inch long strips of paper with a border punch, cut apart between the design and adhere to the back of your shape. Note: Being careful to overlap each piece a bit so it looks neater and blended well.
Tip 3: Punch a long strip and crinkle it up and adhere anywhere to your page. This creates a great dimension. Especially for a layout placed in a shadown box! Awesome!!

K thats all for now ladies.
Back to Vacation Mode til the 8th--Coeur' D Alene, Idaho!! Gorgeousness!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Scrap That! Double Page Trio Class

We are pleased to announce the "Scrap That! Double-Page Trio Class"
This JAM PACKED  class will be at The Scrap Yard in Calgary on Sunday, June 26th from 1-4 p.m. 
There are ONLY 10 spots available for this class.
You will be creating THREE  12x12 Double-Page layouts with our "Don't Stop The Carnival kit featuring the the My Mind's Eye Union Square collection! 
This kit is LOADED with 10 papers and the colors and patterns bring to mind the bygone era of the Big Top.  With a palette of black, tan and red, bold stripes, touches of glitter and old worn newsprint you'll imagine yourself enjoying an afternoon at the Carnival.  

Three 3.5x3.5 photos
One 5x7 horizontal photo

One 5x7 vertical photo
Seven or Eight 2x2 photos

Two 4x6 vertical photos
Two 3.5x3.5 photos
One 3.5x7 vertical photo

You don't have to use the word "Paris", you can adapt this to anything you like.

If you don't have photos ready for the class, come and create the layouts and add your photos later.  There are only 10 spots available so sign up early.  Just click on this Scrap That! link and sign up. All you need to bring is your basic tool kit, some brown distress ink and an edge distresser. 
The Scrap Yard is located at 380 Canyon Meadows Drive SE Calgary (403) 271-2225.  If you have any questions please email Valery Klassen at

Card Tutorial..."Afternoon Tea" June Kit

Hello everyone,

My name is Robin Shakoor and I am honored to be the guest designer for June.  Today, I will be sharing my card tutorial with you made using the June main kit.


Create the card base.  Trim card stock to 5 3/4 x 10, then fold in half using a bone folder.

Trim 6 strips to 1 1/2 x 4 1/2.  (3 strips from blue patterned paper, 3 strips from light green patterned paper)

Punch edges of each strip using scalloped edge punch of your choice.  Here I used Threading Waters by Fiskars.

Starting at the bottom of the card base, layer your punched strips.

Here is what your card base will look like once you have finished layering your strips.

Cut image from patterned paper and trim.

Glue cut image on brown cardstock and trim so you have a thin mat.  This will make your image stand out on the card base.

Place your matted image on your card base as shown.

Cut dog images from patterned paper.  For those of you new to fussy cutting, this is an easy image to cut for first timers.  You can use either scissors or a kraft knife.

Ink edges of your cut image.  Adhere your image to the card using foam squares.

Apply stickles to the crown and punched holes.  Set aside to dry. 

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you give this card a try.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dusty Attic!

Hello Fanatics!

Oh my goodness I had the pure pleasure this past weekend to sort through piles and piles of GLORIOUS Dusty Attic pieces from our latest pre-order. (or scrap crack as I like to call DA!)

There are some really fabulous NEW pieces on the Dusty Attic website - so off you go to take a look!

Email your wish list to us at: and we will get back to you with pricing.

Pre-Order Closes this Friday, June 17th

Seriously! Who can resist these amazing frame sets?

Art Deco Frame Set DA0545

Mistra Hoolihan added the fabulous COGS to the Art Deco Frame - what an awesome result!

Baroque Frame Set (Circle) DA0545

Just LOOK at this elegant Baroque Frame on this Layout by Maiko Kosugi


Email your wish list to us at: and we will get back to you with pricing.

Pre-Order Closes this Friday, June 17th

Friday, June 3, 2011

June Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrap That! June Reveal Blog Hop!
First stop on your “hop” is this blog, so if you are here you are in the right place!

We have SEVEN AMAZING blogs for you to visit today, each with a some beautiful projects
that were created using the Scrap That! June Kit "Afternoon Tea".

First of all, you will need to visit all SEVEN blogs in order to qualify for a prize :)

**When you visit each blog be sure you leave a comment and become a follower (if you aren't already)
so we know you have joined in. **

Once youʼve done that, youʼll need to swing by our * facebook page, and LIKE us, and
then head over to our *social community and become a MEMBER.

All qualifying entries will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE, a Scrap That!
Paper Crafting Kit!

Once again, TO QUALIFY:


Now head on over to Ivana's blog to get started on all the hopping fun!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Kit Sneak Peek!
Hope to see you here, June 3rd at 10 am MST as we kick off our monhtly blog hop! Hop along with us as we show off the talented DT's creations with this month's kit, and give you some awesome chances to win! The hop starts here, so be sure to join in!

You have until June 5th to play along, so mark it down in your calendars - You won't want to miss this!