Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday Tip

Good morning! I thought I would get an early start on my tip today! Last week I mentioned layering a piece of cardstock behind a piece of patterned paper to give it a nice finished look and some support to the page. If you want to be a bit more frugal, and/or you don't want that much weight added to the page you could cut the middle out of the cardstock. You would still have that nice framed finished look, but also have less weight to the page and more cardstock to use on photo mats.

Just line the cardstock up to 1 inch on your paper trimmer. From the ruler on the arm, make a cut from the 1 inch mark to the 11 inch mark. Now rotate the cardstock and make this cut on all 4 sides. You should come out with an 11x11 inch piece of cardstock, and a frame to put behind your patterned paper. I hope this makes sense... just drop me a comment if you have any questions.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Tip

Well, this is my first Tuesday Tip and I wanted to think of something grand, but I think I was thinking too hard! lol Here is my tip for today:

If you use a patterned paper for the background it is a good idea to back it with a piece of coordinating cardstock. Just trim 1/4 inch off of two sides of the patterned paper so the cardstock makes a nice border around at. This border gives the layout a nice finished off look as well as adds some sturdiness to the page.

Another tip next Tuesday! Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It was nice and sunny today, but still too icey to go outside. I love to look at pictures of others crafters' work spaces and thought I would share mine with you. I have never quite decided how I would like everything organized so it is not perfect, but I enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!