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Watercolor Paper Originals by Inks by Cheri

Watercolors and inks are such a beautiful trend right now and I'm really excited about our new line of digital downloads that let you print all these beautiful art papers over and over and use them for paper crafting. 
INKS by CHERI - Printable Watercolors for Download
 Cheri creates all her artprints by hand using the real deal: paints, brushes, inks and passion on watercolor papers. When I saw her paintings I instantly fell in love with her use of color and free flowing patterns. I just had to have them.
INKS by CHERI - Printable Watercolors for Download

So we got to work, taking the originals and reproducing her prints to offer as digital downloads. These papers are so addicting. I've never been so excited about a line of papers in my life

INKS by CHERI - Printable Watercolors for Download
First thing I just had to do was use her Variegated Rose design to make watercolor daisies with the Daisy Flowers. Each petal looks hand painted.
I printed the new digital papers onto matte photo paper that I found at Office Depot. It was just the right weight for these and they printed true to color.
I also added simple words to the front of some prints to make artcards. Simply beautiful.
INKS by CHERI - Printable Watercolors for Download


Take a look at the first in a series of prints from
Inks by Cheri.
Join us in our  MyScrapChick Makers Group on Facebook and we'll be sharing info on papers, techniques and all the fun things to do with these wonderful digital art papers.

3 Small Papercrafted Albums to Save Your Summer Memories

When you have a handful of photos and small keepsakes from your summer days here's some fun creative ways to keep them all together in a special place.
Seed Packet Memory Album 
by Nancy @ The Nickel Nook
"This is a super fun file that I will use over and over again!
I use these envelopes: on cards, in minis, as minis, etc.
They can hold photos or journal spots or ephemera.
Today I have used it as the base of my mini album."

Svg cutting files used: Seed Packet Envelope

Frog Critter Book 
by Nancy @ The Nickel Nook
Here's a fun album for the those summer photos of the kids splashing in the pool. They'll love having their own book of all those special summer memories.

Svg cutting files used: Frog Critter Book

Summer Photo Album
 by Shirley @ Scrappy Sam Designs

Shirley shared this little word album for those special photos taken thru out the summer months. This is fun and special way to share them with family and friends.

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Patriotic Wreaths and Decor for DIY Paper Crafts

8 Papercrafting projects for the 4th of July and any patriotic holiday using cardstock and your cutting machine.
 Links included below photos to My Scrap Chick cutting files used and links to each designers blog where you will find more photos, assembly info and instructions for each project.
From the Design Team at My Scrap Chick
Easy 3D Pop Up Letters for 4th of July Table Top
by Julies Creations
Svg cutting file used USA Pop Up Letters
Rosette Wreath without the Glue Gun
by Marlene at Scrappin Cookie
Svg cutting files used: Rosettes with No Glue Gun
Patriotic Pinwheels and Bows Wreath for 4th of July
by Julie at Julies Creations
Svg cutting files used: Pinwheel Star and USA Banner and Paper Bow Layers 3D
Patriotic Star Wreath
by Shirley at Scrappy Sam Designs
Svg cutting files used: Storybook Wreath
USA Pennants and Banner
by Tracy at Paper Closet Designs
Svg cutting file used: USA Banner
Americana Bouquet with Patriotic Daisies
by Shirley at Scrappy Sam Designs
Svg cutting files used Uncle Sam Hat Box and Daisy Flowers-4 Set

Patriotic Birdhouse Trio
by Shirley at Scrappy Sam Designs
Svg cutting file used: Birdhouse Trio &  Prim Pillar 

Layered 4th of July Door Wreath
by Cheryl at Dragonfly Designs
Svg cutting files used: 4th of July Tag and Easy Rosettes
See more patriotic cutting files from MyScrapChick here.
Wishing you a fun and safe 4th of July!

Daisy Tutorial for Shasta Daisy

The number of pieces needed for the beautiful paper Shasta Daisy are few. The papers I use are solid 65# card stock. It's a little lighter weight than the 110# cardstocks and much easier to work with. Yet it still creates a sturdy paper daisy that will last a long time.
I bought my papers at Joann and Hobby Lobby in large muli color packs of 25 and 200. With Hobby Lobby's 40% Off coupon you can save big time on The Paper Studio Cardstock Pack. It comes in a 200 value pack for regular price of $12.99. I also picked up Parklane's 25 pack of white from Joann during a sale. I plan to make a LOT of these flowers to give away in bouquets.

Forming the 3 Petal Layers...

1. Cut all your pieces for the Shasta Daisy.
2. I use a long narrow knitting needle to gently mold the petals but you can also do this with just your fingers by gently pinching along the edges.
3-4. Press the base of petals up from the center to form a cup shape from the petals.

Forming Stamens for the Center Cone...

5 - 6. Hold the stamens in the center with one hand and use your fingers on the other hand to push stamens up creating a cone shape.
7. When you get a bit of cone shape you can roll it between you fingers to getter a better crease around the bottom.
8. Repeat the same process with all the stamen pieces. You can add a few more stamens if you like to get an even fuller denser look to the final cone.

9.  Get all your stamens formed before gluing together.
10. For the stamen in the very center, pinch along the outside bottom to form a closed piece.
11. Use a hot glue gun, add one tiny dot of hot glue to the bottom of the center and then adhere it to the center of the next stamen layer.
12. Continue stacking the stamen layers from smallest to largest.

Putting the parts together...

13. Use a dab of hot glue on the bottom center of the daisy petals to adhere them together. I like to stagger the centers a little as I go.
14. Adhere the cone to center of daisy.
15. Add a bit of hot glue to the back sepal as shown.
16. Overlap the spikes of the sepal as shown, forming a cone. When glue has cooled you can gently curl the very tips of the spikes back to give it a natural look. 
17. I used 22 gauge floral cloth stem wire for the stems. Using a pair of needle nose pliers I form a flat circle on one end.
18. Add a small puddle of hot glue to the back of the daisy, attach the circular form of the stem to this and hold in place while the glue cools and dries.
19. Slip the wire thru the hole in the sepal. Add a few bits of hot glue round the edges.
20. Push the sepal up to the bottom of the daisy to adhere it.

Adding Leaves to the Arrangement...

21. I use my scoring tool to crease along the center of the leaves and then gently folded just a bit to give it shape.
22. Add a thin line of hot glue along the fold line.
23. Place a stem wire along the glue.
24. After putting together you arrangement of daisies add a few leaves here and there. One leaf per stem seems to look just about right so that makes adding leaves to the bouquet even easier.
DAISIES in 4 Varieties Cutting Files
Cutting files in SVG, AI, DXF and GSD
The various daisies are all constructed in the same way, but by changing up the size and order of the center cones along with changing colors you get 4 varieties. To make this easy for you to figure out there is a separate file for each variety with the sizes needed.

Three Cups of Tea - Shape Cards for Paper Crafting

You can't go wrong with tea and coffee cards.
Here's 3 of our personal favorites from
My Scrap Chick's Design Team.
A Cup Full of Get Well Wishes
The black and white papers for this tea cup work perfectly with a stamped image.  The stamp is called Sugar Crash and is from an older Stampabilities Set but Sue also does lots of other colored images from the House Mouse so be sure to visit her blog, you'll love her colored versions of these little characters.
Svg cut files used:
 Tea and coffee are popular subjects for card makers.
The title of the book "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortensen was inspired by a saying told to Greg by Haji Ali... 
"The first time you share tea with a Balti,
you are a stranger.
The second time you take tea,
you are an honored guest.
The third time you share a cup of tea,
you become family."
Cherry Teacup Card
Kristin's teacup is a cute easel card that folds flat for sliding into an envelope and popping in the mail. Perfect for sharing a cup of tea with a friend across the miles.
Svg cut files used:

 A cup of tea or coffee,
it's more than just a hot drink.
It's a cup of comfort on a cold day.
A cup friendship when shared with others. 
A cup full of healing to someone
who is under the weather. 

Teacup Birthday Card
Shirley made this frilly teacup card in the birthday girl's favorite colors. She also enlarged the card a wee bit so she could tuck in a gift card. How sweet is that?
Svg cut files used:

We have a whole category for Tea & Coffee designs. And if you love coffee designs you'll also love these new cup wraps from Tracy at Paper Closet Designs.

Mini Coffee Cup Wrap
and Stand with Gift Card Holder
Svg cut files used:
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Beautiful Cards using the Freebie Friday Designs

Today's post features beautiful cards from our design team using designs that started out as "Freebie Fridays."
Every week since 2008 we have sent out a newsletter with a "new" freebie design and cutting files. It's a great way to try out our designs, file setup and the download process.
Each freebie is available for a week at no charge. You simply add them to your account just like any regular purchase and checkout free. After that you can login to your account at MyScrapChick at anytime, whether it's today or next year, and then download the files right to your pc.


Apple Blossoms and Trifold Card

Thinking of You Card

Julie combined 2 Freebie Friday designs to create her beautifully elegant card and added her own circle cutout with a stamped greeting.
Svg cut files used:
The designs shown in this post are no longer free but you can get all the new ones coming each week. Just sign up for the newsletter and enjoy all the great designs to come.

Apple Blossoms and Box in a Card

Get Well Bouquet Card
This adorable Box in a Card uses the same Apple Blossom as the previous design so Julie is finding a lot of ways to use the same flower design for different projects.
Svg cut files used:
Apple Blossom Flower and A2 Box in a Card

Checkered Border Card and Good Words Set

Mothers Day Card
Kristin used a Freebie Friday card that came with a card base, front layers and a simple posie. She used the same cutting file for the posie and resized it to make 2 more for a corner bouquet. The lettered greeting was also a freebie at one time and it works perfect with her Mothers Day Card.
Svg cut files used:
Checkered Border Card and Good Words Set 2.
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11 Projects from Our Design Teams Spring Facebook Hop

The Design Team had our first ever

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 You can find all the links right below to each of the Designers Facebook page.  The hop may be over but the inspiration still remains. Look at all these wonderful designs below.

A Recipe Box

 Follow Christi @ Scrapping For Tranquility  on Facebook

A Recipe Box For all those wonderful mothers and grandmothers out there for mothers day!
You can find the link here: https://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=711
I also used the apron trio- Frills tag and downsized it and you can find it here:https://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=1094

 Bread Gift Box and Preserves Card 

Follow Nancy @ The Nickel Nook on Facebook

I am sharing two cut files today that work together beautifully. The first is the Bread Gift Box(https://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=2044), which is such a lovely way to present a loaf of bread. Alternately, it could be filled with cookies or muffins. To go along with the box, I have created a card using the Canning Jars - Preserves file (https://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=814). Nothing goes better with bread than a jar of jam, right? Notice the fun strawberry paper...it's my favorite jam! :) These were so much fun to put together, and they'd make such a lovely gift!

Garden Gate Easel Card

Follow Debb @ Clicker Sisters Gallery on Facebook

I have made a Spring Card using the Birds and Garden Gate Easel Card https://www.myscrapchick.com//product.cfm?product=802, only I put it on a square card base instead. Then I used the Cherry Blossoms and Cherry Blossoms Branch from the Japanese Flower Girls file https://www.myscrapchick.com//product.cfm?product=318. I then made an envelope using the Square Scalloped Envelope file. https://www.myscrapchick.com//product.cfm?product=154

Follow Kristin @ Paper Creations by Kristin on Facebook

For my project today, I started with the PIE BOX W/ WINDOW FRAME (https://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=128) and decided since this was a Spring Theme, to search the MSC store for more cuteness....and there is a lot of it!
I added BELLE BIRD (https://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=1002), SPRING BORDER (https://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=1326), and SPRING FLOWER (https://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=151). This is such a cute, little box and so simple to put together. Add little candies, small cookies or whatever fits!.

Flower Pot Card

Follow Mike @ DeZinesByEM on Facebook

For today's project I used the Flower Pot Card from MSC which can be found here: https://goo.gl/aG4Fik.

 This is a quick and easy project to cut and assemble, in fact the hardest part was choosing what colors and paper I wanted to use. If you have followed any of my latest posts you will know that some of my favorite color combos right now are purple and yellow.
The fun part of this card is it looks just like a flower pot, but if you pull on the flowers the center removes to reveal the hidden sentiment or greeting. I thought this was very clever and unique. To give the project some shine I added my favorite embellishment, sequins. I started with the small yellow sequins in the center of the flowers and then moved on to the flower base.

 Queen Bee and Her Littles

Follow Shirley @ Scrappy Sam Designs on Facebook

I used "Bee Belly Box Trio" found here:
https://www.myscrapchick.com//product.cfm?product=727,  for the belly box, and the faces and wings of the little bees.
The Bee Belly Box is about 8 inches tall.
I also used the carrot from "Carrot Patch Box" found here:
https://www.myscrapchick.com//product.cfm?product=537 for the little bee bodies. The little bees are about 4 inches tall.
You can find all the details on my blog here: (4/20/18) https://scrappysamdesigns.blogspot.com/2018/…/queen-bee.html

Vintage Birdhouse on a stand.

Follow Tracy @ The Paper Closet on Facebook

I made this Vintage Birdhouse on a stand. For my project I used three files from MSC
To get all the details for this project visit my blog https://ideacloset.blogspot.com/…/easy-vintage-birdhouse.ht… Now for the fun stuff!!!

Tic Tac Donut Board Game

Follow Cyndy @ Cyndy G's Time Made for Me on Facebook

I made a Tic Tac Donut board game. I cut the base of the board out of chipboard using the Latte Cup Card (https://www.myscrapchick.com//product.cfm?product=932) and Dandy Dunker Donuts (https://www.myscrapchick.com//product.cfm?product=2034). I added a pocket on the back using one of the A2 Envelopes (https://www.myscrapchick.com//product.cfm?product=536) sized down to fit on my board.

 Springtime Rainboot Box

Follow Marlene @ Scrappin Cookie on Facebook

For my Spring Project, I created a SPRINGTIME RAINBOOT BOX and filled it with SPRING goodies - Garden Gloves, Shovel, and Seed Pockets.
To create the box, I used the My Scrap Chick Elephant Treat Box (2pc Box Only) and enlarged it. The Rainboot and Flower are from the My Scrap Chick Rainboot Shaped Card. Instead of adding the flowers to the top of the rainboot, I added only one to the buckle strap of the rainboot.
As a final SPRING touch, I added a small butterfly from the My Scrap Chick Flutter of Butterflies file.

Peter Rabbit Pop Up Letter

Follow Els @ Els Schutte on Facebook


 Family Pedestal Set

Follow Jill @ One Grey Cat Designs on Facebook

I'm SO excited to share my Facebook Hop Project with you! For the Facebook Hop I decided to make a set of three Pedestals. I know, I know...three? Well, yes. Because I had an idea in my head and well sometimes you just have to go with it! I went to a retreat a few months ago and I found this sheet of paper that had several 2x3 “Family Sayings”. The Paper name is “Family Time” and it’s manufactured by Bella! This sheet of paper is the only paper I used for the base, other than the brown.
Now onto my project! If you look at my photos you will see that I had a LOT of ground I wanted to cover. I wanted to use a 2 x 3 Family Time Saying, I wanted to use a “Family” photo, and I wanted to incorporated our last name in it somehow. I think I covered all the bases. And this paper allowed me to do that! I found the PERFECT Family quote! I found a photo of the three of us (yes, there are four in the photo but the boyfriend isn’t really in the family yet! lol) AND I was able to incorporated the letter “C” into the project as well!
The files I used for my project are as follows:
I’ve been considering adding some leaves to my project, and if I do I will be using the following file:
I worked on my project at a Crop that I go to each month, and several of the people there saw them and fell in love with them! And I have to be honest, I think I’m going to make another set with photos of my cats on them…just because! I’ll be sure to share that one when I’m done with it!

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