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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Sunday, August 17

Designer Spotlight: Melissa


Melissa is our featured designer today.  Browse a few of her projects from the past few months. We also asked her questions about her paper crafting to learn a little bit more about her creative world. 

Melissa happily shared that information and you will likely find helpful tips in her following answers.  





Nativity Tags
3 Nativity Sets
These sets have so many characters and are whimsical and fun!
They are the best Nativity cut files I have ever come across. 
What are your go-to paper crafting products & supplies
that you can't live without?

1. My Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive is a must have. It is perfect for putting together all my 3D projects. It has just the perfect drying time for me - it doesn’t dry so quick that I can’t make adjustments, but it also doesn’t require me to hold something in place to dry for long periods of time either.
See the full details on Melissa's Blog

2. I like dimension, so I have to have my pop dots and my ink pads. Both of these add dimension to a product in two different ways. Inked edges give depth to your colors. And pop dots allow you to add layers.

3. Patterned Paper from my favorite companies - Doodlebug Design, My Mind’s Eye, Graphic 45, Echo Park, and Carta Bella are probably my top 5 brands that I use the most. I use many other brands as well though.

4. My Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen - Especially when my cut file includes eyes. It is the white pen that makes the eyes come alive.

5. And most importantly is my Cutting Machine - I had a machine recently that had broke down after much use and my crafting basically came to a halt until I replaced it. I had been dabbling in paper crafting for many years; but when I bought my first machine, I found my niche in the paper crafting realm!


What type of cutting machine do you use?
My newest cutting machine is the Silhouette Cameo. I have had it a month or so and I am very much enjoying it. My last machine was the Sizzix Eclips. That machine was also a very nice machine to have!

"Be Mine" Gable Box
Gable Box
Melissa Favorites: The Gable Box and Pour Box - The gable box because it is super simple to put together being one piece and the pour box because it is unique. Both boxes can be easily decorated for many different occasions.
See details for this project on Melissa's Blog.
 
Sweet Easter Treat Box
Pour Box
See details on Melissa's Blog
 

What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?
("I had to share my favorite 3 :) ~ Melissa)

Cards - I enjoy making my own cards. There is nothing better than giving a card to someone else that I have personally made. I love to see the smile it brings to someone else.
3D projects - These are what bring a smile to my face. I think it is incredible to start with a flat piece of paper and see it take shape.
I also have to add tags here. I like taking such a small piece of paper and giving it life. I always feel like tags are miniature pieces of art.


Sweet Scarecrow
Fall Treat Boxes
"I actually enjoy all of the fall season and not just Halloween. I think the Scarecrows in the Fall Treat Box set are adorable. The faces on these files can be used for the treat boxes or they can be sized to fit on cards or other projects."
 See details on Melissa's Blog
School's Out!
Fruit Vol. 1
Sunflower Greetings

Melissa Favorites: The many card kits such as Winter Faces, Spring Faces, Gift Card Holders for Christmas, Sunflower Greetings, the Crab card, the Turtle card, and so many more. I do not like making multitudes of the same card, but sometimes it is a necessity. It is nice to have so many wonderful choices of cards that have all the pieces already there for you - just cut and assemble
See details for this card on Melissa's Blog
 
Little Bunnies Carrot Box
Carrot Box & Spring Bunnies
See details on Melissa's Blog
 
 

Scaredy Cat says Boo!Scaredy Cat
I am a huge fan of all the fun projects that can be made at Halloween and MSC has many cute Halloween files, but my favorite has to be the Scaredy Cat file. It just makes me smile!
See more details on Melissa's Blog


Describe your style.
I don’t know that I could pinpoint one particular style that I lean toward. Creating for me is a mixture of the materials I have before me, the potential recipient of my project, and the message I want to convey when the project is complete.


We so enjoy Melissa's projects and hope you stop by her blog for more inspiration.
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I Like To Create

 
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Wednesday, July 2

4th of July Papercraft Celebrations

Showing the red, white and blue in these
patriotic themed projects from the design team.


See all the details and closeups on Kristin's blog....God Bless America Rosette & Star Card
 
DT Kristin created a star spangled card combining simple elements from various sets.
 
 Cheryl has the closeup details on her blogpost....Happy 4th of July... 
 DT Cheryl welcomes guests to her home with this beautiful paper wreath on her front door
 
Shawnee tells how to create this 4th of July Card on her blog.
DT Shawnee combined warm colors with the red, white and blue and added blue buttons to get a real country feel to her patriotic card.
Lace Borders 
 
Kristin's quick and easy 4th of July Star Card
DT Kristin creates this quick and easy 4th of July handcrafted card using
Quick Cards
4th of July Tag (sentiment only)
 
Julie's lighthearted Patriotic Firefly card from her blog.
 A lighthearted firefly is the star of this patriotic card by DT Julie.
 
We celebrate July 4th, 1776 as the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
 
We do not take our freedoms lightly. We are thankful and well aware of how blessed we are. And we are also well aware that we need to constantly strive to protect and maintain those freedoms, both from without and from within our country.

Thursday, June 19

Designer Spotlight: Mayra

Today we are showing off Mayra's projects for the design team and taking a small glimpse at her creative side. Read her answers to a few questions we asked about her creative paper crafting and enjoy this short preview of her projects.


 



What are your go-to paper crafting products & supplies
that you can't live without?


I love , love embossing powders, and distress inks  ! I think it is a wonderful ,and fun way to enhance any die cut !


3D Paper Train
"The 3D Paper Train Set is such a great centerpiece, and decor project . It can be personalized , adapted to any holiday or celebration theme !"
Details on Mayra's Blog

What type of cutting machine do you use?
I own the Silhouette Cameo,  and the Cricut Expression . I mainly use the Silhouette Cameo .


Country Village House Boxes
"I love the Country Village House Boxes ~ just perfect to decorate and give as a gift !!!"
Details on Mayra's Blog


What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?
My two favorite type of projects to make are anything 3D ( party decor, favors, holiday decorations) and Scrapbook layouts .


Elephant Belly Box Trio
Belly Boxes are one of Mayra's favorites. "Super cute and easy to put together !!!
I feel guilty at times , because all the work is already done for me -
the card , the belly box, and treat bag topper !!! "

Details on Mayra's Blog

Describe your style.
My style is a little bit of everything . I love to make fun projects , and combine files together . I love to add lots of detail ( sometimes a bit too much lol ) .


Full Cup Treat Holders
"I love these , great design , and so many fun ways to use these !!"
Details on Mayra's Blog


Cup of Cocoa and Easel Card Collection
"I love the Easel cards. Everything is done, all you have to do is
glue everything together and you have a super cute card !!!"

Details on Mayra's Blog
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Designer Spotlight: Shawnee


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

It's fun to learn more about the person behind all the paper and glue so we asked Shawnee some questions about her paper crafting and other favorite things.





What are your go-to paper crafting products that you can't live without?
I love my ATG gun, my white gel pen, my Cuttlebug and my Silhouette Cameo



Garden Gate Easel Card  Details on Shawnee's Blog 
 
 
 Lamb Belly Box Trio  Details on Shawnee's Blog 


What type of cutting machine do you use?
I typically use my Cameo but also use my Cricut as well.

2 Layer Birthday Cake  Details on Shawnee's Blog 
 
 
Canning Jars & Preserves  Details on Shawnee's Blog 

 What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?
Cards-Pages, etc. I love to make cards and 3d projects.

 
Canning Jars & Preserves  Details on Shawnee's Blog 

Describe your style.
I describe my style as simple. Being a mom of 11, I don't have a lot of crafting time. But when I do, I like to keep things easy so that if others want to try them they can.

 
Flowerpot Easel Card  Details on Shawnee's Blog 
Teacup Easel Card  Details on Shawnee's Blog 
 
 
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Design Team Spotlight: Christine


Christine is our featured Designer today.

We asked each of our Design Team members questions about their paper crafting. It's always fun to learn more about the real people behind all those adorable projects. Wouldn't it be fun to get together over coffee and talk about paper and glue and craft rooms....by the way be sure to take a peek of the photos for Christines sunny craft room on her blog.
 
What are your go-to paper crafting products that
you can't live without?

Cut Files (MSC), cute paper, great working adhesive, fonts, stamps and ink.


Geometric Card Essentials
See details on Christine's Blog

 
What type of cutting machine do you use?
Silhouette Cameo

A2 Cake Card
See details on Christine's Blog
 
 
What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?
 Cards and altered items.
 
Tulips Card
See details on Christine's Blog
 
Describe your style. 
Mostly clean and graphic, but I do like to go shabby as well.
 



More of Christine's favorite files....

I love Word Borders.  They are so useful and functional. 

The Spa Gift Set is so cute, I can hardly take it! 

My daughter adores and collects cows, so Moo 4 You is perfect! 

Again in the super useful category are the Caption Bubbles.  And same for 55 Words, just essential product for me.


 
 
 
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Thursday, June 12

Design Team Spotlight: Kristin

Kristin is our Design Team Coordinator at MyScrapChick . She schedules the project  posts on facebook, answers questions for the DT and keeps things running smooth. Her passion for paper crafting and photography is evident in her own projects. Kristin also helps us with the majority of our recent designs by putting the new projects together and then taking the product photos for the site.

We asked her a few questions about her paper crafting and we know you'll find her answers helpful and interesting. Plus she is sharing photos of her 5 favorite MyScrapChick products and what she likes best about each one of them.





POUR BOX
"So simple to put together and can be decorated in so many ways!"
See on
Kristin's Blog



What are your go-to paper crafting products
that you can't live without?
For me, adhesive is the most important. I have tried many different tapes and glues and my most favorite is Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. It dries quickly, but also gives you just enough time to move the card stock just where you need it and holds together great. My next favorite item(s) are all my ink pads (I use Stampin' Up brand) that I use to ink the edges of my paper piecings along with my finger daubers. I love my white Gelly Roll pen too, for highlights!
DISPENSER BOX
"Another simple and great design to add your own personal touch to match the occasion."
See on
Kristin's Blog



 
What type of cutting machine do you use?
I use both the Silhouette Cameo and the Sizzix Eclips.  I love them both, but if I had to pick a favorite, I would choose the Eclips for cutting and the Cameo for the software program.


PICNIC BASKET & SANDWICH
"So adorable and a cute design."
You really MUST see these posts on
Kristin's Blog!!!!

What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?
My most favorite project(s) to create are cards and any 3D type item, but I love little gift boxes especially.
"Cute and simple and makes a great gift if you make a set stamped with everyday sentiments and envelopes added."
See on
Kristin's Blog!!!!
 
Describe your style.
I really don't have a particular style, I just make whatever comes to mind or what I need for a specific occasion.  My projects are usually fun and simple and not too fancy.


HAPPY HEALING CADDY
See on Kristin's Blog
 





Paper Creations by Kristin
Kristin's blog is a beautiful photo gallery full of inspiration and ideas.