Archive for December, 2011

Studio J – Easy to learn videos!

Studio J is a great scrapbooking option for those who do not have the time to scrapbook.  It is so easy to use and below are some great how-to videos that will make it even easier!

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How to: Step by Step Basics

 

How to: Personalize Your Layouts

 

How to: Focus on Your Photos

 

How to:  Photo Editing Tool

 

How to: Perfect Placement

 

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Girl’s Altered Journal

This was the journal that I was talking about a couple days ago.  It was a gift for my 5th grade daughter’s last minute gift exchange for a girl.  This was the easiest one I’ve made yet because of the paper my daughter picked out for it.  The back is a solid of the pink paper.  I didn’t plan to add the tab but the paper was hanging over a bit so in my attempt to fix it I made a bigger problem when I cut the notebook.  The tab was my solution and I thought she could put her name on it.  We made due with what we had for this gift, filling a bag with this journal, the decorated paint can that I posted a couple days ago, and some lip gloss.  I wasn’t sure about it but it was what we had.  Stephanie came home and said the girl that got it loved it so I guess it was okay!

 

 

Decorated Coaster Set

I just love adding my own little touch to things.   This is just a plain coaster set but I added rubons to give them some extra flair.  It’s very simple to do to make change something from ordinary to extraordinary.  These were a grandparent gift for Christmas with pictures of the new babies.  I had to get a little creative to come up with an idea for the fourth coaster since there were only three babies.  I like how it turned out as a complete set.  Scrap supplies are DCWV vellum quote matted on cardstock, and misc. rubons from my stash.

 

 

Decorated Mini Paint Cans – Great Gifts

I got these mini paint cans at the Target Dollar Spot and knew I would have a use for them.  The top one was used for a teacher’s gift.  The second can was part of a gift exchange for my daughter’s 5th grade girl gift.  We also made a journal which I will post in a couple days.  These are Christmas, but you can decorate them for any occasion.  All supplies are from my stash and I used the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for my diecuts.  I also added a tag with ribbon to the handle of the can.

Christmas Gift Bags

The girls and I made these cute little gift bags for teacher gifts this year.  They were quick and easy to make the girls had fun helping.  I think the paper is DCWV.  All the embellishments are just misc. from my stash that I’m working to use up.  I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut cartridge.  I cut the gift bag on p. 115 at 5 3/4 (the largest it would cut).  It wouldn’t cut 2 on one sheet but you can trick it by cutting one, then reinserting the mat so the paper is switched around and cut it again.  As long as you have 6″ of paper you are good.