Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrappy Notebook Tutorial

Today I wanted to share with you a fun tutorial to make Scrappy Notebooks. They make the perfect little gift or journal for someone.

Supplies Needed:
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Scrapbook Paper and Embellishments
  • Paper Cutter
  • Craft Glue Dots (they're stronger)
  • 1/8 in Hole Punch (smaller hole than regular hole punch)
  • Scrapbook Pliers (usually come in an embellishment tool kit)


Step 1. Using the pliers, unbend the ends of the spiral.
Some spirals are harder to bend than others.


This spiral was easy to bend....


Step 2. Take out the spiral by twisting the spiral out of the holes.


Step 3. Cut your paper to size to match the cover of the notebook. This one was cut down to 4x6.


Step 4. Place glue dots on the back of your paper making sure not glue dots are on the edge of where your notebook's holes are. It makes it more difficult to hole punch or put the spiral back in when the glue dots are in the way of the holes.


Step 5. Decorate cover how you'd like adhering with glue dots. Glue dots are better than a regular glue stick because it will last longer since the notebook will be handled more than a scrapbook layout would.


Step 6. Turn your cover over and punch holes through the paper, using the existing holes as a guide.


Step 7. Place cover back on top of the rest of the notebook and twist spiral back through the holes making sure the spiral goes through the whole notebook.


Step 8. Bend back the ends of the spiral in place using the pliers so that the spiral stays in place.

Finished ends of the spirals look like this....


Step 9. Now you're finished! These make great little gifts and can be easily made with any size spiral notebook!




Saturday, September 25, 2010

30th Scrappy Saturdays

Link up your scrapbook related projects - doesn't just have to be layouts (anything that uses something scrapbook related) for Scrappy Saturdays! You have until Thursday, September 30th  to link up your scrapbook projects. (I decided to do that since Saturdays are busy days for people to spend time with family and get errands done.) Then on Friday, October 1st I'll do a post sharing my favorites from Scrappy Saturday- Friday Favorites!

Here's what I made this week:

Remember these digital signs I made a couple weeks ago....I made them digitally just to give the customer an idea of it.


Here's the one I made tbis week using actual scrapbook paper at the store. It was really difficult finding buttons and scrapbook flowers that matched just right so I ended up using paper flowers



Let me know what you think!


Rules:
  1. Grab our party button below so everyone can get in on the fun.
    OR
    Be a follower of Scrappy Gifts - I will follow you if you link up and I will leave a comment on your scrapbook project. =D I'd love if you left a comment about mine, but not mandatory.

  2. Link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.




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Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Favorites #29

Thank you for everyone linking up. I love looking at everyone's ideas and creativity. Here are this week's Friday Favorites. Can't wait to see what you have for tomorrow's Scrappy Saturday!

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Love the accordian pieces she did.


Just love the whole look of this, such adorable photos too!


Love the papers she chose for this!


Love the colors and the weaved section in the die cut square area


The frame really adds a lot to this. Love the squared off sections.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

29th Scrappy Saturdays

Link up your scrapbook related projects - doesn't just have to be layouts for Scrappy Saturdays! You have until Thursday, September 23rd to link up your scrapbook projects. (I decided to do that since Saturdays are busy days for people to spend time with family and get errands done.) Then on Friday, September 24th I'll do a post sharing my favorites from Scrappy Saturday- Friday Favorites!

Here's what I made this week:

Digital Layout to Reflect on September 11th



Let me know what you think!


Rules:
  1. Grab our party button below so everyone can get in on the fun.
    OR
    Be a follower of Scrappy Gifts - I will follow you if you link up and I will leave a comment on your scrapbook project. =D I'd love if you left a comment about mine, but not mandatory.

  2. Link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.




Other Link Parties

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Favorites #28

Thank you for everyone linking up. I love looking at everyone's ideas and creativity. Here are this week's Friday Favorites. Can't wait to see what you have for tomorrow's Scrappy Saturday!

If you've been featured today or a previous week, Grab the I was Featured on Scrappy Gifts button!

 

Love the pocket she put in the card to share notes from several loved ones. Each embellishment she used is so beautiful and gives the whole card the right touch.


Love the 3-D Look of this; makes the perfect Halloween decoration.
  
 
Love the pumpkin and witch pieces shes used. Great dimension she added to the title by sanding.


Love each of the pieces she used to make this layout so cute and perfect.


So creative she used rub-ons on this! Love the verse too.
 
 
Wish I had something like this, nice and high to keep away from my toddler. Simple details she did to this to make it perfect for her craft area.
 
 
 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Guest Post - Dawn's Craft Place

Today, please welcome, Dawn a creative scrapbooker and crafter.

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My name is Dawn, from Dawn's Craft Place and I am here today at Scrappy Gifts as a guest today. I was so excited to be asked and really thought about what I could share. I am new to paper crafts and blogging, almost three years at crafting and just had my first anniversary the end of March for one year blogging.

I am a really big scrapbook maker, love my layouts! But, I must admit my favorite gifts to give are my unusual scrapbook ideas.

                                   Here are a couple examples of a unique album I made.



Today I am going to share a quick tutorial to put together a unique album anyone can make.

I started with a small wooden shadow box I picked up at the Dollar store.



The next  few steps were pretty simple...I used Gesso to put a base coat on the box, as you can see I wasn't very neat just got a coat on and let it dry.You could also use paint if you have that. What is a project without some distressing? Of course I used Tim Holtz inks to dirty up or give the aged look.
That paper clip is just a great way to hold my sponge pieces so my fingers are not filthy and then I keep one for each color.



I decided to use a little foam to give some of my pieces some dimension.I used Mod Podge to attach the foam and to add some shine to the embellished paper. Are you still with me here?



I chose some of my favorite Graphic 45 paper and cut out a few squares and then pulled out an old aged paper pack I ripped out of a journal. These are great for books and projects and cheap if you find them on clearance and don't like the covers.
I cut strips that would fit into the square boxes, and accordion folded them so I could add the scrapbook things I wanted to personalize.




Here is what I made , I showed the pages open and might...might I say give this as a gift or keep for myself. I will use plain stickers cut out with  a punch to put stories or journaling on the empty pages.
I also used trinkets from my stash and supplies , such as: coins, stickers  ribbon, flowers, fabric, and tulle.
So what do you think of my mini scrapbook album?
Hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to leave a comment or contact me through my homepage.
A big thank you to  Maryanne for allowing me to guest post today at Scrappy Gifts. I am really honored.
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How super creative is that!!!! Wow Dawn, you're amazing. What a great idea to showcase some favorite memories and even mementos. Thanks so much for being a guest today.

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