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™


Enjoy!

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
JensCraftCorner.blogspot.com
 
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 ChaskaCardCompany.blogspot.com


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
HARVEST and HALLOWEEN
DESIGN CONTEST.

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

Saturday, October 11

Harvest & Halloween Design Contest

Gather up your
HARVEST & HALLOWEEN
Papercraft Project Photos

Enter for 5 chances to win some sweet treats from
MyScrapChick.


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 https://www.facebook.com/MyScrapChick. 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.

Sunday, October 5

Delicious Autumn Colors and Cutting Files

When you think autumn you think of color! Our designers, Cheryl, Becki and Kristin, provided beautiful samples of various color palettes for the fall season. Each one used the large box from the Blessings Trio.  It's a great example of how one file can have so many looks with just different colors and papers.
 

Large fall gift box in warm whites and brights. From the Blessings Trio.
Warm whites and brights.
The lighter warm colors for the base and panels along with richer colors for the paper acorn accents provide a beautiful holder for the spray of autumn leaves.  Cheryl's Blog

Large Fall Treat Box in Autumn blues and browns. From Blessings Trio
Classy blues on browns.
The touch of blue is a nice addition to the traditional colors of fall. This classy color combo makes a nice host and hostess gift.  As Becki says, "Perfect to fill and take with you to Thanksgiving dinner..."   Becki's Blog
 
 


Large Fall Treat Box in bright Autumn colors. From the Blessings Trio
The Clean & Bright Fall Colors.
The bright colors just speak smiles and of good things inside. Kristin's Blog


My Scrap Chick Blessings Trio

Monday, August 18

Tina is a member of our Design Team and today we are sharing some of her recent project photos.

We also asked Tina to also share a bit more about her paper crafting life. It's always fun to discover more about the person behind all that paper.  She answered a couple questions we've been asking each of our designers and hope you enjoy learning a bit more about these creative souls.


What are your go-to paper crafting products that you can't live without?
 
 
 That is a tough one, as I need many products to put my creations together… I love paper and can never quite have enough… no matter how much I have, I never have the right color!!  Never!!
 
Grab Your iPod
 
 
Details on Tina's Blog 











What type of cutting machine do you use?
I started out with the Cricut Expression Machine and loved it, but I kept seeing the most unique items using single downloads, I bought the Silhouette Cameo and have not looked back… although still learning how to use all the different features… I have about a 100 cartridges, I probably will never use again…
 
 
Sugar Scrub
 
 
Details on Tina's Blog  
 
 


 
 
 

What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?

My favorite type of projects are definitely 3D items… I love to build things!  I love puzzles, and some projects are just like puzzles… sometime they look just like the picture and other times, they don’t fit no matter what I do!!  I also love playing with vinyl… it makes everything look better!!
 
 
"Hi There" Card
 
 
Details on Tina's Blog  

 
What are your favorite MSC designs?
 
I love the MSC patterns… all of them.  It’s hard to pick just a couple of them… I love the Belly boxes, as they are a complete gift when completed.  They go together so quickly, and fun to make
 
 
Belly Box for
No Pudge Brownies
 
 
Details (and Recipe) on Tina's Blog 

 
 

Describe your style.

My style is simple!  I like cutesy, and elegant.  Everything has to match, and have a bow.  Hahahahaha… sometimes I need to just let the project sit a day or two and then embellish if needed!
 
 
Birthday Owl Treat Topper 
Details on Tina's Blog 

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