Monday, 28 December 2015

TUTORIAL - Scrapbook Album with Repositionable Photo Mats


In this tutorial, I show you how to create my most interactive style of mini album with "repositionable photo mats". 

The album contains many tags and pockets, but what's special about it is the end user can decide whether to position full-size 4" x 6" photos vertically or horizontally, making this a truly versatile album. The album has 3 large removable waterfalls that can be repositioned, rotating pockets and swingtabs. 

The album covers measure 9-1/4”w by 9”h with a 3” spine. There are 5 two-sided base pages for a total of 10 pages each measuring 8-1/2"w x 8-1/2"h.   The paper stack I used to make this album is titled  “Meadow by Susan Winget” (K&Company), but any papers can be used. It has a chain closure and fabric-covered spine.


The tutorial is in PDF format and contains 56 pages of extremely detailed step-by-step instructions with about 280 photos that show how I created the album from start to finish. You will learn how to create each of the interactive pages, how make the covers and spine, how to bind the pages into the album, how to make the chain closure and how I embellished the album. Measurements are included for each piece you will need to construct the album including the binding, covers and spine.


In addition to the written tutorial, I'm including free links to my series of unlisted ONLINE VIDEOS that show how to make the album as I create a brand new one from start to finish. 



Below is a video that describes the album and the tutorial as well as some more photos of the interactive pages.



(If you have difficulties running the video, you can view it on my YouTube channel at



Page Style: Repositionable Waterfall



     





Page Style: Rotating Pocket



    




Page Style: Swing-Tab


    



Page Styles: Single Pocket and Double-Pocket



  




To purchase: Please visit my Etsy shop to purchase the tutorial (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheScrappinRabbit). Don't have an Etsy account? No problem. Simply email me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com and I will send you a Paypal invoice and upon payment, will send you the tutorial by email within 24 hours.


Terms of use: 
By purchasing this tutorial, you can make as many of these repositionable albums as you wish for personal use. You can also make and sell the repositionable albums you make. If selling albums online, please credit me by including a link to my website: “Tutorial for making this album is available from www.scrappinrabbit.com”.
However the tutorial and videos are protected by copyright and may NOT be reproduced or redistributed for free or for profit. 


Classroom Licence - $29.99
If you would like to teach classes on how to make this album, a “Classroom Licence” is available for $29.99. You can teach as many classes as you wish.  Note: Students each need to purchase a tutorial. Student tutorials can be purchased at a special price if ordered and paid for by the purchaser of the Classroom Licence. Contact me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com if interested.

Christine
scrappinrabbit@gmail.com

Saturday, 21 November 2015

A Tag for All Seasons

28 tags... 14 styles... 25 occasions

A Tag for All Seasons 
E-book (Instant PDF Download)

In my new e-book, I show you how I made tags for practically every occasion of the year. There are fourteen different styles of tags and thirteen of the styles are interactive meaning some have flaps, some have pockets with smaller tags in them, some have "pages" and magnet closures, some have photo mats that slide out, and some stand up on their own easel. You can use these tags as embellishments in your scrapbooks, add them to gifts, or use them as greeting cards.

There is a “chapter” for each style of tag with step‐by‐step instructions that appear in the same order as the photos. All of the measurements are included. At the beginning of each chapter, there is a photo of the completed tag and the list of materials I used to make it (embellishments, punches etc.). You likely won’t have the same papers and embellishments, so use what you already have on hand to customize your tags. I made two tags in each style for different occasions so you can see how they look with different papers and embellishments. This is a great opportunity to go through some of those leftover scraps of paper and other tidbits in your stash.

I made my tags in the following themes: family, baby girl, baby boy, Christening, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthday, Easter, summer, 4th of July, autumn, Halloween, winter, Christmas, New Year, love, Valentine's Day, wedding, 50th wedding anniversary, school, graduation, friends, inspiration, travel and all-occasion. 

My tag styles include:

Simple layered tag
Tag with a pocket
Crisscross Easel Tag
Tag with magnetic insert
Accordion tag with strap closure
Flap easel tag
Waterfall tag
Tag in pocket
Horizontal slider tag
Shaker tag
Vertical slider tag
Double-pocket tag
Folio tag
Easel tag with pocket
Below are just a few photos of some of the tag styles you will learn to make using your own embellishments. The video further below shows each of the tags.

      




(If you have difficulty viewing the video below, you can watch it on my YouTube channel at

The e-book is in PDF format and contains 70 pages of extremely detailed step-by-step instructions with lots of photos that show how I create each tag from start to finish including what embellishments I used and where I placed them on the tag. Measurements are included for each piece that needs to be cut. 

Please note I use imperial measurements (inches). Unlike my mini album tutorials, there are no videos accompanying this e-book.

To purchase: Please visit my Etsy shop to purchase the e-book. (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheScrappinRabbit?section_id=21658558). Don't have an Etsy account? No problem. Simply email me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com and I will send you a Paypal invoice and upon payment, will send you the e-book by email within 24 hours.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Enjoy!

Christine
scrappinrabbit@gmail.com

Sunday, 8 November 2015

How I converted my Extended Platform into a Magnetic Platform (Sizzix Big Shot or Big Kick)

In the video below, I show you how I converted my Big Shot Extended Platform to a magnetic platform for just $1. (Be careful when trying this for the first time - I am not responsible for damage caused by anyone to their machine or dies - I'm just showing you a tip that works for me.)

Friday, 9 October 2015

TUTORIAL - Crisscross Scrapbook Album



In this tutorial, I show you how to create my "Crisscross" scrapbook mini album. The album cover measures 9-1/4”w by 6-3/4”h with a 3” spine. There are 6 two-sided base pages each measuring 8”w x 6”h. The album contains many tags, pockets and flaps and there's lots of space for photos without cropping. There is also a waterfall and a folio that can hold 4"x6" photos.
The paper stack I used in this album is titled  “Que Sera Sera” by K&Company. In the videos that accompany the written tutorial, the Christmas album used as a demo is made with My Mind's Eye "Vintage Christmas" stack.

The tutorial is in PDF format and contains 70 pages of extremely detailed step-by-step instructions with over 300 photos that show how I created the album from start to finish. You will learn how to create each of the pages, how make the wrap-around covers, how to bind the pages into the album, how to make the buckle closure and how I embellished the album. Measurements are included for each piece you will need to construct the album including the binding, covers and spine.

In addition to the 
written tutorial, I'm including free links to my series of unlisted ONLINE VIDEOS that show how to make the album as I create a brand new one from start to finish. 


One of the videos shows how to tweak the album to make it in a vertical format like the one below:




You can refer to the videos anytime as I plan to leave them online for as long as the service provider can host them. Below are videos that show my completed albums, and a few additional photos.

(If you have difficulty viewing the videos, clicking on the links will take you to my YouTube channel where you can view them.)

Album I make in the tutorial
K&Company Que Sera Sera


Album I use as a demo in this tutorial
My Mind's Eye - Vintage Christmas



Here are a few photos of the covers and the first couple of pages

  



  








To purchase: Please visit my Etsy shop to purchase the tutorial (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheScrappinRabbit). Don't have an Etsy account? No problem. Simply email me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com and I will send you a Paypal invoice and upon payment, will send you the tutorial by email within 24 hours.

Terms of use: 
By purchasing this tutorial, you can make as many albums as you wish for personal use. You can also make and sell the albums you make. If selling albums online, please credit me by including a link to my website: “Tutorial for making this album is available from www.scrappinrabbit.com”.
However the tutorial and videos are protected by copyright and may NOT be reproduced or redistributed for free or for profit. 


Classroom Licence - $29.99
If you would like to teach classes on how to make this album, a “Classroom Licence” is available for $29.99. You can teach as many classes as you wish.  Note: Students each need to purchase Personal Use or Commercial Use licences. Student licences can be purchased at a special price if ordered and paid for by the purchaser of the Classroom Licence. Contact me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com to purchase.



Tuesday, 22 September 2015

How to remove die cuts from intricate Spellbinders dies without tearing the paper

I recently bought a Bigshot so I'm still a newbie. The first time I tried cutting with my newly acquired Spellbinders die "Labels 42", my paper would stay stuck in the intricate shapes especially in the corners and would tear while trying to take it out. My paper was good quality, so how disappointing was that!

I read somewhere that placing waxed paper between your paper and die solves the problem - the design pops right out! So I decided to give it a try... and it works!

This is probably old news to experienced die cutters, but I was so thrilled I decided to post a video for other newbies like me :-)

(If you have problems viewing the video, you can see it on my YouTube channel at:
https://youtu.be/cdM2H1P3dzw)


Thursday, 10 September 2015

FREE Tutorial - Vintage Scrapbook Layout

TUTORIAL: (FREE PDF download)

Sometimes the hardest part of scrapbooking is staring at a blank 12x12 piece of cardstock and deciding where to place and how to layer your embellishments. This vintage layout is elegant and so easy to make!  In this written tutorial (sorry no videos on this one!), I show you step-by-step how to create the vintage layout in the photo. This is one of my favourite vintage themed scrapbook pages that I designed and sold in my online shops in the past.

The instructions include lots of photos that show how to layer and place papers and embellishments. You may use embellishments you already have in your stash.  As you work through the instructions for this layout, I indicate measurements and also provide tips to help make things easy.

And if you want to make the large beaded lace flowers shown in this layout, check out my tutorial at www.scrappinrabbit.com/2013/05/how-to-make-flowers-out-of-lace.html

Once you've completed this layout, you'll be able to make more in no time. Below are two more layouts I made based on the same tutorial. Feel free to ask questions or send me your comments.

Enjoy!

Christine

DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL (PDF)







For more tutorials, visit www.scrappinrabbit.com/p/tutorials.html.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Its time for a tea party!

I finally finished a scrapbook mini album I started a few months ago. Sometimes the ideas jump around my head and I don't have time to finish one project that I start another. That's what happened with my Tea Party mini album that I just completed this morning. 
I used lace on the front cover and made my own bling swirl using a die-cut and strands of clear crystals. Below is a video I posted to my YouTube channel.

Now on to those other projets I need to finish...




Thursday, 16 July 2015

Using paper tole in your scrapbook layouts

I remember when I first started doing paper tole years ago. Paper tole is when you cut and layer parts  of an image over a background to create a three dimensional look. Designs start to "pop out" as each new layer is added. Paper tole is such a fun and relaxing craft and lends itself so well to scrapbooking page layouts.

I want to get back into paper tole and designed some very easy, yet beautiful, scrapbook borders and tags that would look awesome in baby scrapbooks. I now have 2 sets available in my store if you'd like to take a gander, and I'm hoping to add some more soon.  

Please stop by my store and check it out...
 







Bath Time - Baby Girl 3D Paper Tole Set




Bath time - Baby Girl ($1.99 US)
Skill level - Very Easy

(I also have this set in a baby boy theme - go to *Shop 3D PAPER TOLE

With this set of digital templates and instructions, you can make an adorable 3D title border and tags for your baby girl-themed scrapbook layouts using the paper tole technique.



The title border features adorable bears at bath time. Paper tole makes parts of the bears and some of their accessories "pop out".  The colorful templates include images for the title and 6 different tags.

On the first photo, I layered my finished title and tags over cardstock, then embellished with flowers, ribbon and punched borders. Add whatever embellishments you have on hand to customize your work. Below are 4 more tags I constructed with the templates and cardstock.
 
 
 (Thanks to Cheryl Seslar Designs for some of her artwork.)

Cutting lines appear directly on the printable templates and the step-by-step instructions tell you where and what to cut so it's easy to do the paper tole technique.

You can view a demo of how to use the templates and instructions at http://www.scrappinrabbit.com/p/3d-paper-tole.html.

This set is a digital download. After purchasing, you will have access to a zipped file containing two separate PDF documents: the instructions and the image templates. (Double-click on the zipped file to open the folder and save the PDF files to your computer.) You can print as many sets as you like.


Add to Cart

Once payment is received, you will be redirected to the download site (E-Junkie) where you can access a link to download the zipped file. Contact me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com if you encounter difficulties with the download or if you have any questions about the instructions and templates.


Bath Time - Baby Boy 3D Paper Tole Set



Bath time - Baby Boy ($1.99 US)
Skill level - Very Easy

(I also have this set in a baby girl theme - go to *Shop 3D PAPER TOLE

With this set of digital templates and instructions, you can make an adorable 3D title border and tags for your baby boy-themed scrapbook layouts using the paper tole technique.

The title border features adorable bears at bath time. Paper tole makes parts of the bears and some of their accessories "pop out".  The colorful templates include images for the title and 6 different tags.

On the first photo, I layered my finished title and tags over scrapbook paper and cardstock, then embellished with flowers, ribbon and punched borders. You can see below another set I made with the same templates. Add whatever embellishments you have on hand to customize your work.
 

 

  


 
(Thanks to Cheryl Seslar Designs for some of her artwork.)

Cutting lines appear directly on the printable templates and the step-by-step instructions tell you where and what to cut so it's easy to do the paper tole technique.

You can view a demo of how to use the templates and instructions at http://www.scrappinrabbit.com/p/3d-paper-tole.html

This set is a digital download. After purchasing, you will have access to a zipped file containing two separate PDF documents: the instructions and the image templates. (Double-click on the zipped file to open the folder and save the PDF files to your computer.) You can print as many sets as you like.


Add to Cart

Once payment is received, you will be redirected to the download site (E-Junkie) where you can access a link to download the zipped file. Contact me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com if you encounter difficulties with the download or if you have any questions about the instructions and templates.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

TUTORIAL - Double Paper Bag Not-so-mini Scrapbook Album



Download my recipe album inserts: Kitchen Helps | Favorite Recipes

In my tutorial, I show you how to create my "Double Paper Bag Scrapbook" not-so-mini album. This album is made with 12 paper bags and has lots of room for your precious memories. There are many flaps and pull-out tags. I used the beautiful paper collection by Tim Coffey (K & Company) called Country Garden, but you can use any paper to customize your album.

The double format of this album makes it versatile - if you want to use this album to record your family's genealogy you could use the top stack for Mom's side of the family and the bottom stack for Dad's relatives. It can be used to record events throughout the year, and also makes an awesome holder for recipe clippings!

The album measures 12" high by 9-1/2" wide, and is 3" thick. It has a wrap-around cover covered in fabric and a buckle closure.

The tutorial is in PDF format and contains 65 pages of extremely detailed step-by-step instructions from start to finish with 260 photos I took as I was creating the album. I show how to create each of the pages, how make the wrap-around covers, how to bind the pages into the album, how to make the buckle closure and how I embellished the album. Measurements are included for each piece you will need to construct the album including the binding, covers and spine.

In addition to the
written tutorial, I'm including free links to my series of unlisted ONLINE VIDEOS that show how to make the album as I create a brand new one from start to finish.



You can refer to the videos anytime as I plan to leave them online for as long as the service provider can host them. Below are videos that show my completed albums, and a few additional photos.

(If you have difficulty viewing the videos, clicking on the links will take you to my YouTube channel where you can view them.)

Album I make in the tutorial
K&Company Cottage Garden
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le47_ruLu7Y)


Album I use as a demo in this tutorial
Tim Holtz - Ideology


OTHER ALBUMS I MADE BASED ON THIS TUTORIAL

Graphic45 - Place in Time
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q27DTVJ5zH4)



Twin boys album with a slightly different cover
DCWV - Baby Boy Stack
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMIztfVremo)


My newest Recipe Album with 
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home paper stack



Here are just a few photos of the covers and the first couple of pages





There are three large tags in the front pocket.

 


There are two large tags in each of the two main sections of the album so you can write a title or describe the contents of each.






The pages on the left have a flap that folds up with a built-in pocket and tag.




The pages on the right have a flap that opens to the right to reveal more tags. Each paper bag has an extra large tag in the opening on the right.





      
ORDERING AND TERMS OF USE

To purchase: Please visit my Etsy shop to purchase the tutorial (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheScrappinRabbit). Don't have an Etsy account? No problem. Simply email me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com and I will send you a Paypal invoice and upon payment, will send you the tutorial by email within 24 hours.


Terms of use: 
By purchasing this tutorial, you can make as many albums as you wish for personal use. You can also make and sell the albums you make. If selling albums online, please credit me by including a link to my website: “Tutorial for making this album is available from www.scrappinrabbit.com”.
However the tutorial and videos are protected by copyright and may NOT be reproduced or redistributed for free or for profit. 

Classroom Licence - $29.99
If you would like to teach classes on how to make this album, a “Classroom Licence” is available for $29.99. You can teach as many classes as you wish.  Note: Students each need to purchase Personal Use or Commercial Use licences. Student licences can be purchased at a special price if ordered and paid for by the purchaser of the Classroom Licence. Contact me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com to purchase.