Friday, April 24

Print Party Trio

Time to plan your spring and summer parties with the best handmade party favors from
From Mustache Bashes, to nail parties, to purse parties you can bet your guests will be pleased with adorable handmade party favors whipped up in a jiffy at a fraction of the cost of store bought favors. Plus your guests will be more than excited to hear you made it yourself. 

What? No time to plan your favors and need something professional in a quick hurry for that last minute party? Not to worry!! Check out these great printable party sets I just designed for you!!

Kristin Courtney put the finishing touches on them with some pretty ribbon and got some great photos just for you!! And best of all, she only used her scissors, printer and some copy paper she had lying around! No cutting machine needed for this quick and easy project. So easy your kiddos can do it!!

If you love these quick and easy printables let us know by purchasing this set for only $1.00 this week thru April 30th.

 Set includes a PDF to print right from your home printer 
and full color JPGs in 300 dpi for use with print and cut machines.
All photos by Kristin Courtney. Thank you Kristin!!!!

I have plans for more boy, baby and many more themes around the corner!! And for all my machine lovers out there, our next sets just may include cutting files. :) Your purchase of this set lets us know how much you love it! :) So hint hint wink wink shop shop hugs hugs!! Kristi :) 
By the way, all party stuff is on sale for $1.00 for a limited time. Take a walk thru the Parties and Birthday aisle.

Monday, March 9

My Scrap Chick Belly Box Tutorial

Meet our newest addition to the Belly Box lineup, My Scrap Chick.  She's our thank you gift to all of you after our big Belly Box giveaway on facebook where so many of you helped promote our popular Belly Boxes. We want everyone to win so we came up with this idea to share a belly box for free.


T U T O R I A L  for Belly Boxes....
Cut out all your pattern pieces. Pre-fold all the score lines for the box back and box front.  The box back will be a valley fold, the box front will be all mountain folds.
Now is a good time to ink the edges if you plan to. After inking I find it easiest to add all the parts and pieces to front and back sections of the box before putting them together. This allows me to work with the sections laying flat on my surface.
Once the front and back are decorated with the parts, flip the box front (belly) over as shown. The decorated side of the box will be face down. Add glue to the inside box bottom then attach the front flap of box back.

Now your box should be one piece as shown above and you are ready to glue the side tabs. This is a good time to re-crease all the folds and tabs before glueing.
Flip the entire box over as shown and add glue to the side tabs.

Fold up the sides and the belly front and adhere tabs to box front. Then do the same with the tabs for back of box.

And now your box is ready to fill with goodies.


Now keep in mind, we just love the pink and black but this cute chick would be cute in any color you like. It's fun too, to mix things up with printed papers. Whatever you choose, have fun!!

My Scrap Chick Belly Box is available free HERE at

Tuesday, January 20

No more white edges on print and cut images.

Print and cut images are a great time saver and fun option for paper crafters. They work great as embellishments or as the focal point of handmade cards, scrapbook pages and party decor.
We're all passionate about making our cards and projects look just perfect. Here's a little trick to help hide all those white cut marks along the edge and create a polished look. This is especially helpful when you plan to add your print and cut image to a dark background.
This is also a  really useful technique for those times your cutting machine leaves a bit of a white outline. It will save a lot of ink and paper not having to recut.

The image above is a print and cut with a brown outline. You can see the white edges that look prominent against a dark background.  And on the tip of the cone you can also see where I left a bit of a white outline. Below shows the same image after applying the quick fix. 

All the white cut marks disappear. Even the tip of the cone where there was white left along my cutting outline is now gone quick as a wink.
And here's the easy fix.....
Use a copic marker or any colored marker with a bullet point to do this. Pick a color that matches closely to the image's outline. The Kawaii images I'm using here have brown outlines so I chose a brown copic marker.  Run the edge of marker around the edge of the image.

Using the wide edge of the marker lets you quickly run along, coloring the edges. The fine tip of the bullet point is great for getting in the corners and small spaces. I always work from the back of the print and cut so I have more control. This also helps prevent getting accidental marks on the front.

Use this easy fix anytime you want to add a beautiful finished look to your print and cut images.
Cutting files used here are from MyScrapChick's  Kawaii Treatkins™


Thursday, January 1

Paper Bouquets

A big splashy bouquet full of well wishes is always a welcome gift. And this colorful PAPER bouquet will never wilt or drop it's petals.
We used our 3D stars, Easy Rosettes and Snowflake Rosettes to make these cheerful bouquets. Adding glitter to the snowflakes and rosettes added a touch of glitz!

We also added printed quotes mounted on cardstock and tucked those into the mason jars. You would be amazed at how simple and quick it was to put this all together. If you're wondering how to attach these pretties to a paper straw along with a few other tips check this tutorial on the previous post.

Tips for Creating Paper Bouquets

See how to easily use paper party straws like "florist picks" plus create extra tall "picks" and arrange it all in a mason jar.
Attaching straws to 3D Puffy Star....
Add height to your arrangement by creating taller picks using 2 paper straws together....
Using craft foam and mason jars to make your arrangement stay put....
Now that you have your straw picks all done up and the mason jar is ready, begin arranging your paper items into a bouquet by inserting the straws into the foam. Trim the ends of the straws as needed just as you would when arranging flowers. The craft foam will hold your arrangement in place. Top the jar off with a little more paper shred to cover the craft foam.

Saturday, November 1

Harvest & Halloween Design Winners

First place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest was this beautiful fall centerpiece done by Jen at Jen's Craft Corner.  We all loved Jen's happy, feel good, fall theme.
Harvest Treat Bag Toppers Paperpiecing
Jen's fall characters using the Harvest Treat Toppers and a basketful of autumn paper leaves.

Be sure to visit Jen's blog and leave some love and congrats.

 Second place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest with the most likes on the blog was
Allie Gower at

This is the spookiest Haunted House easel card, am I right? Allie entered even more projects that were really awesome. Take a peek at this busy crafters blog.
Third place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest with the most likes on facebook was
Beth at Beth's Beauties. It was one of our favorites too.

Beth really nailed it with her Steampunk Potion Bottle. The papers and labels are perfect for this spooky bottle of....ah..hmmm....I'm not sure what's in there but it must be good, right???
Beth will share with you all the details and papers she used in her blogpost.
Fourth place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest and one of the design teams top picks
is the BOO! Treat Tag by Millie at Crafting with Creative M

You'll have fun visiting Millies Blog and seeing all the creativity she's been up to.
 Fifth place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest and one of the design teams top picks
comes from Barbara at Paper Piecing by Babs.
Barb used a mix of MSC files including the Ho Ho Ho pillow box and added some cute fall printable tags. These would be sweet treats to put one everyone's holiday plate, don't you think? With a mix up of quotes and tags it would have guests talking and comparing their quotes. Fun!!!
Thank You.

We had such fun looking at all the projects from our customers and appreciate all your entries.

Tuesday, October 14

Spooky sweet inspiration for Halloween treats.

Our design team always comes up with such Boo-tiful Halloween treats. Stop for a spell and take a peek at their Spook-tacular ideas. Okay, I'll stop, I know this is starting to sound corny....

candy corn treat box in svg, knk, wpc and gsd
Candy Corn Gift Box  by Kristin.
Designed using Halloween Treat Boxes
Visit her blog
Paper Creations by Kristin

Frankly You're Sweet Treat Box by Saundra
Designed using Frankenstein Treat Belly Box

Visit her blog Luv Scrappin Together
Cutting files in svg, knk, wpc, gsd to create Fall Cards from MyScrapChick
Fall Card by Melissa
Designed using Fall Card

Visit her blog M. Miranda Creations
Cheryls card using action wobbles
Frightening Cute fall card by Cheryl
Designed using Harvest Treat Toppers and Cards
Visit her blog at Dragonfly Designs.
 And if you're in need of a few more cute titles or quotes here's a few that might just work like magic.....
  • Spook-tacular
  • Eat, drink and be scary
  • Ghouls Night Out
  • Boo-tiful
  • If the broom fits, ride it.
  • Laughter shakes the sawdust out of stuffed shirts. (For scarecrows)
  • You put a spell on me.
  • "I'm so happy that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year!" said no teacher ever. 
  • Frightfully Delightful
Don't forget to enter your designs for Fall and Halloween in our

You could win a $50 shopping trip to MyScrapChick and $10 Paypal cash.

Saturday, October 11

Harvest & Halloween Design Contest

Gather up your
Papercraft Project Photos

Enter for 5 chances to win some sweet treats from

Halloween Inspiration  Paper Creations by Kristin

1st prize for Best overall design
$50 shopping trip to MSC & $10 Paypal cash.

2nd prize for People's Choice on My Scrap Chick's blog.
$25 shopping trip to MSC
Based on voting. Use Linky tool at bottom of this post.

3rd prize for People's Choice on My Scrap Chick's facebook page.
$25 shopping trip to MSC
Base on most likes.

4th & 5th prizes
MSC Design Team Favorites.

$10 shopping trips to MSC

Entry Rules:
  1. Project should have a Harvest or Halloween theme featuring the use of My Scrap Chick products. 
  2. Must be a recent project done within the last 30 days.
  3. Enter every day if you wish, but limit to one entry per day.
  4. Use of watermarks for your own personal blog are perfectly okay, but please avoid using watermarks and advertising from other companies. We may delete photos or submissions that promote other companies or contests.
  5. FACEBOOK ENTRIES: Upload your photo directly to our wall at In the post add a bit of information about your project and type in the hashtag #msc-halloween.  This will help us keep track of entries. You may include a link to your blog in the post but posting to your blog and then tagging us won't allow others to like and vote on your project.
  6. BLOG LINKY ENTRIES:  Use the linky tool below to add your photos. Naming it.