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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Mayra's Designs
 
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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.

Design Team Spotlight - Julie

 
Julie is our featured Designer today.

We asked each of our Design Team members questions about their paper crafting. Julie really opened up and shared some great info. It's so nice to have an opportunity to know the paper artist behind the blog. Enjoy reading more about Julie...


 
 
 
Bird House Trio
These make very cute gifts, but also work well for home d├ęcor"
See photos on Julie's Blog
What are your go-to paper crafting products that you can't live without?
First – go-to paper crafting products that I can’t live without.  Hmm.  My my.  Where to start.  I have an overflowing craft room.  Well, maybe an overflowing craft basement and I can’t live without any of it, so really this list is looooong:   I need at least a million sheets of 12x12 paper ‘cause you never know what color, pattern, texture you’ll need for any given project and the closest LSS is 50 miles away.  I need the same number of 6x6 pads for cards and paper piecing.  I need my Silhouette, of course.  I can’t design without it – and everything that goes with that – mats, blades, scraper, vinyl, glitter, sticky backed paper, etc.  I need sharp, pointy scissors, a few different choices of glue, glue dots, Gloss Accents, ribbon – lots and lots of ribbon;  twine – twine in every color, button, rhinestones, pop dots, enamel dots, stamps – hundreds of stamps (probably thousands, but who’s counting), embossing powder, heat gun, spray inks, water color paints, gesso, Copic markers.  Geez. I could go on all day, and this is just the first question! But I better move on to question #2.
 
 
What type of cutting machine do you use?
I began my journey into electronic cutters with a Cricut, then a Cricut Expression2, then a Cricut Imagine, but my absolute favorite-haven’t-looked-back-since is my Silhouette Cameo.  I hardly touch my Cricuts anymore.  Anyone want to buy about 100 Cricut cartridges?
 
Tulip Time
Julie says she likes this file because "it’s so pretty, and has a place for some stamping"
See photos on Julie's Blog
 
What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?
My favorite types of projects – I make lots of cards, but with my Silhouette, I think I prefer 3D projects.  I love it when I make something and people say, “you made this out of paper?”  I know I was successful when I hear that!



Rainy Day Kids
 
Describe your style.
 I always have trouble with this question.  I guess I’d say “matchy, matchy”.  I like to use patterned papers, but like them to match.  I like things to blend.  And, I think my style can be eclectic.  But, visit my blog and judge for yourself!

Other favorite designs of Julie's
Butterfly Easel Card – I was first attracted to My Scrap Chick for their wonderful easel card designs, and they are still some of my favorites.
Sundae Easel Card – this is just turns out so darn cute!
Santa’s Sleigh – I tried many different SVG sleigh files until I finally found one I liked. This one is my absolute all-time favorite.

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Muddy Paws Inky Fingers
 
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