Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another tip!

Are you one of those people who procrastinates? Don't feel bad, so am I! Today's tip is for those of us who missed out in the original size 12x12 pages/protectors, which Creative Memories stopped selling in September 1st. Did you recently find an old album in your closet you had forgotten about? You can use the True 12x12 pages in the old album, but the corners stick out just a little bit. If only there was a way to make them fit better!

Ah, there is! What you will need for this is a straight trimmer or rotary trimmer (I prefer the rotary myself), your pages and page protectors, photo tape, and a pencil. Start by measuring 1/4" from the outside jeeping on your page. Then, using your trimmer, cut off the jeeping at that point. Then, reattach the edge using the photo tape, bringing the page area so it is completely overlaping the 1/4" section. It should now be the same size as the old 12x12 pages. For the page protectors, just use the rotary trimmer to cutoff 1/4" of the page protector, on one of the open sides.

I hope this tip helps someone out there complete their albums!

Till next time,

- the Scrap Keeper, Vanessa

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's in the Cards...

So lately I have been pretty busy. So busy in fact that I don't get much scrapping done. When I do get a chance to scrapbook, I tend to make cards, since they are pretty quick and fun, easy to do in small sections of time.

First up, I have a few cards that Heather McCarty designed based on the Halloween Spooktacular Project Ideas. They were quick to put together, and we had a good time working on them. We made them at our unit meeting last week.

Card #1

Using the Candy paper from the Spooktacular Kit, score at the 4" point with the Rotary Tool and scoring blade (make sure the candy piece run across the long edge. On the front, use the tearing tool to tear an 8" piece of cactus cardstock, about 2" wide. On top of this, place a 1" x 8" piece of "black" cardstock. Using the Halloween Micromaker (included in the kit), punch 3 ghosts out of any paper (I used the purple-orangey colored paper here.)

Card #2

Begin with an 8x8 piece of black cardstock (included in the Spooktacular kit), score at 4". Cut a piece of the spooky tree paper at 3.5 x 7.5", so that the tree and moon show. Use your tape runner to attach this to the black base. On top of this use the orangey paper to cut about a 2-1/2" x 4" rectangle, and attach to the card. Then take the bluish paper and tear each edge with the tearing tool. Finally, using the Halloween micromaker, punch two cats and attach using a precision point adhesive pen. Write a fun saying on the orange rectangle.

That's all for now!

Till next time,

- The Scrap Keeper, Vanessa