Showing posts with label Scrapbooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scrapbooking. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Paper Bag Scrapbook

Do you remember how I helped plan a monster themed baby shower? Well with all the pictures on my camera I decided to do a scrapbook for my amazing friend. I wanted to do something small and cute so I did a Paper Bag Scrapbook.

All you need is three paper bags. I folded one in half to see the halfway mark and I used my sewing machine  and sewed up the line. I made sure I doubled sewed the edges. For a three bag book you will end up having 12 pages and three open pockets from the top of the bags. I used some monster paper, solid cardstock, and  some fun baby boy paper I had on hand.

CD of all the pictures with a custom CD case out of the monster paper

It was so fun to scrapbook again since I haven't done it in a while. The whole book only took me an afternoon. I hope she likes it!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Movie Theater Ticket Stubs Scrapbook Page

I like to save my movie ticket stubs. I usually save them in my wallet. I didn't know what I could do with them until one day when I was at Brooke's house she suggested we craft. We decided it would be fun to scrapbook the tickets.
I had collected many tickets stubs and some of them had faded. I decided to cut small rectangular strips of paper all the same size and write the title of each stub whether they had faded or not, the date and the state where I saw them. We used Brooke's handy dandy Cricut to cut out a title for the layout. I cut out a "popcorn bag" using red and white striped paper and zig zag cutter.
To make the popcorn, Brooke and I cut out small circles out of yellow paper and layered 2 or 3 of them to look like popcorn. With playful placement, a fun and easy scrapbook layout was made!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jaime's Favorite Crafting Tools of the Trade

This fun theme was all Brooke's idea. I wanted to share with you the products I LOVE to craft with. Click the product pictures to be taken to's superstore where you can purchase them! (disclosure: we're an affiliate of; we'd receive a few cents if you bought something from from the product links in these posts) Also, click my project pictures to go to the blog post about them.

Herma Dotto Dots Roll Dispenser with REMOVABLE adhesive.

This thing is a lifesaver. I love how strong it is as well as being repositional within the first few minutes of sticking something down. I need that, because I am indecisive and rather...un-straight when I am papercrafting. I love when I pull something up that I can wipe the excess adhesive away and it doesn't leave a mark! I used this adhesive here (and in all of my scrapbook pages) :


Martha Stewart's Circle Cutter

I love this circle cutter. I have wrestled other circle cutters before trying this beauty (which was cheaper than just about any other!). Finally, I found a circle cutter that works. I love the results. See? Aren't they great?

Tim Holtz Scissors

During a National Scrapbooking Day celebration on, I won a door prize. It was filled with all kinds of goodies, including these scissors. I love them and use them all the time:


Finally, what is a crafter without her trusted glue gun?

Mine is just as nasty, or even nastier than yours! Of course it is used on tons of projects, like this one:

What are your tools of the trade?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Iron Craft 2: Scrapbook Layout

The Wayward Girls had a great time at the beach. We crafted one night and I had a lot of great ideas: dying the feathers, painting the feathers, making a wind chime using the top of the baby food jar, cutting out a feather using Aluminum foil tape, cutting out flowers using the shrinkadink, using the feathers as a mask on a card with paint. All of these endeavors failed in some way or other. At the end of the night, I had made nothing! I was a bit frustrated. When I got home I decided that I needed to go back to my crafting roots and make a scrapbook layout.


I used all of the secret items!  

Paper by Heidi Swap. The light blue looking paper is actually gray.

I'm happy with the end product. Plus I got to scrap about Brooke's shower.

Have you used any different methods in scrapping lately?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wayward Girls' Scrapbook Sketch

My crafty roots are in scrapbooking. As my mom shared, I've been scrapping for a while. My sister, Jordan, challenged me to make my own scrapbooking sketch this past week. I'd like to share my first sketch with you:

 I made my sketch with one of my latest scrapbook layouts in mind:

I would be flattered if you used my sketch. Please link up if so. If we get 5 layouts or more by next Tuesday (5/31/11), I'll do a random drawing for some scrapping goodies!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cricut Techniques

This post is the 3rd in a series of 3 posts about Cricuts. To read the first installment, Cricut Basics, check here. The second post is Cricut Beginnings. Here is the third and final installment. Enjoy!

Cricut Techniques
Once I started researching a little for this post I realized how little I know how to do! I do have a few helpful hints from the experience I have that will help you get started. I have included some websites at the bottom for even more advanced techniques such as cutting out fabric, how to make a mat re-sticky, etching glass, etc.

  • If you have paper you're nervous about cutting (ie you only have one sheet of the exact right shade), try it on a test piece of similar paper first.
  • You paper can be any size. Someone asked me once if it has to be the same size as your sticky mat and the answer is no. It only needs to be bigger than the image you're cutting. Sometimes if a paper is really thick and small it will move though while the blade is cutting.
  • The best advice I have for what pressure to use is to use your Cricut! You will get a feel for what pressure is best. If it leaves deep marks in your mat- too much pressure. If it doesn't cut all the way through- not enough pressure. Don't be afraid to speed it up either. Don't neglect your blade depth either.
  • Try buying them online (Amazon!) they're much cheaper.
  • If your mat is becoming unsticky on one side rotate it around it will work exactly the same going in backwards into the machine.
  • I hate wasting paper so I always try to squeeze more cuts onto a piece of paper. Use the arrows around the "cut" button to position where to start the cut.
  • It's called "Kiss" cutting and it's not as intimidating to cut as it seems. Kiss cutting is when you cut vinyl lettering with your Cricut without going through the backing.  I would suggest watching a YouTube video
  • On my machine I use Speed 3, Pressure 2, and Blade Depth 3. I have seen other suggestions. You made need to play with your machine to see what doesn't cut through the backing.  
  • You don't really need to get transfer paper. You can use clear contact paper or masking tape to line up letters. 
  • Always cut the letters out on scrap paper first to you can see if the letter size needs to be adjusted.
I hope you have enjoyed my Cricut series! It's not huge but it will get you started! Here are the websites I was talking about with more information with some advanced techniques:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cricut Beginnings

This post is the 2nd in a series of 3 posts about Cricuts. To read the first installment, Cricut Basics, check here. Check back next week for the last installment, Cricut Techniques, for some tricks!

Cricut Beginnings:
So you have a Cricut. Now what? I have had my Cricut about 3 and a half years and since then I've gotten 7 cartridges. The most versatile font I have is the Calligraphy Collection font but I love all of my fonts. The one that comes with the machine is George.

Cricut cartridges range from $29-$79 depending on sales. Usually you can't use coupons on Cricut products. You can get Lite Cartridges which started out as a Walmart exclusive but you might be able to find them a few other places.

Cutting mats (the mats that the paper sticks to which goes through the machine) go un-sticky after a while. I always have these on my wish lists. Blades go dull after a while it just depends on how often you use them (which after I type this seems kind of obvious).

As promised here are some pictures of the pages I have created since starting my 3 years in 3 months scrapbooking journey. I used my Cricut on all three of these pages:
Cherry Limeade ( a Lite cartridge from Walmart)
Cherry Limeade
Calligraphy Collection and George Cartridges
**Don't forget about this week's giveaway!

We've got the craft organizer up for grabs,

  1. Be a follower of the blog AND
  2. Comment on any new post this week (before the end of Sunday).

Every comment is another entry, and every post this week is eligible! The winner, to be drawn at random, will be announced next Monday!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

3 years in 3 months challenge: intro

Brave Brooke here and I have to be pretty brave to be taking on this challenge! We have a baby girl joining our family in three months. Before I got married I scrapbooked all of my husband and my dates and trips. I lived in Utah with my super crafty sister Just Jaime at the time. After I did not keep up my diligence. Hence I am stuck here. I really need to be up to date when the baby arrives because of course we'll have a lot more pictures after that! To add more to do: I haven't done my wedding album yet. So here we go on embarking on the:

Wish me luck! Stay tuned for more scrapbooking!

Here's the big announcement:
To celebrate 50 followers this weekend we will be hosting a link up party. Gather your crafts and your friends and we can all share. We're really excited to see what you can do and pass some ideas and inspiration around!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Faux Shadowbox Scrapbooking Tutorial and Kit Winner!

The winner (determined by of the Faux Shadowbox Scrapbooking Kit is:


Congratulations! Kim, send your mailing address to waywardgirlscrafts at gmail dot com so I can send you your prize!

There's still time to win the last two of our launch week giveaways:

Remember, each entry should be in a separate comment. So if you're following us (thank you!), you still need to leave a comment on the entry so we can enter you in the drawing!

This is a two page layout (LO) for it you will need:
  • 2 pages of the same patterned paper (PP) and 1 in a contrasting color
  • 1 accent color of card stock
  • Exacto knife
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Embellishments ( I used 6 eyelets, stickers, and words I cut out)
  • 6 foam squares
  • Pictures (duh!)
 Step 1: Trace around the pictures on one of the sheets of PP that are going to be the background for your two pages. With the ruler and pencil draw a line on the inside of each edge you will be cutting on to the pictures can be mounted from the back of the pages. Cut out the sections.

Step 2: Cut the contrasting PP a quarter or half inch larger on all sides than the picture ( 4.5-5 X 6.5-7 inches). Use the cut out from the background paper to trace on the contrasting PP. Cut on the lines.
Step 3: Mount the contrasting PP on the background around the holes. I put eyelets on the edges of the frames at this point. Turn the background paper over and put foam squares around the edges of the picture and place the pictures carefully on the holes.
Step 4: Add embellishments!

Here's my finished product:
Here's a few things I learned while doing this:
*If you stack the background PP and the contrasting PP you only have to cut once.
*Make sure the edge that the picture will be sitting on is wide enough for your foam squares or you will see them from the front.

Have a great Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Scrapbooking Layout Kit Giveaway

Welcome to day three of our launch week! 

My name is Brave Brooke, which is a nickname I have had since I was in preschool. I have been married for 3 years to my awesome police man. We are expecting a baby girl in June and couldn’t be more excited. In high school, I dabbled in many media of visual art, garnering national honors. I love expressing myself creatively and love to beautify my surroundings-sometimes a little obsessively. Now I enjoy couponing, scrapbooking, decorating my home, knitting, reading, and any and all crafts for the little girl coming in a few short months! I always have a to-do list that I am working on-sometimes 2 (or more).

Today the giveaway is a customized scrapbook layout kit! Next week when we announce the winner I will be doing the full mini-tutorial on how to do a Faux Shadow Box (and yes I just made that up).

This giveaway has ended. The winner is announced here.

Here's what my layout looked like:

The customized scrapbook layout kit you could win includes:

-Three sheets of patterned and one solid card stock pieces of 12 x 12 paper
-8 eyelets
-Foam squares
-Embellishment stickers (not pictured)
-Words cut out by my Cricut of your choosing (stay tuned in the weeks to come for some awesome Cricut posts!!)

So to enter for this kit you get:

  • One entry for commenting on this blog post.
  • One entry for becoming a follower of our blog, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it.
  • One entry for following us on Twitter, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it. (even if you started following us yesterday, you can comment today for an entry)
  • One entry for Liking us on Facebook, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it. (Even if you liked us yesterday, you can comment today for an entry)
  • One entry for blogging about our new blog, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it (with a link to your post!).
  • One entry for asking us a question about ourselves, new blog, crazy dreams, whatever.
Keep checking back to meet the last of the sisters and our mom, to see what else we're giving away, and to see if you're a winner! The scrapbooking layout kit winner will be announced next Wednesday!
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