Sunday, April 27, 2008

Step by Step - Using an Overlay

Hi there, this post is the first in what I hope will be many inspirational posts on "how to", "step by step" or "hints" on using products that we stock at Scraploot. We will supply you with links to these products in the shop, and we will offer as much information as possible, but of couse if you have any questions all you need to is leave a comment on the bottom of a post and the Design Team will be more then happy to answer them for you.

OK so first up I thought I would show you just one way on how to use these gorgeous Overlays from Fancy Pants, one of the new CHA releases we have in the shop.

Materials list

White Bazzill Card stock
Fancy Pants Overlay
About a Boy paper Chillin
About a Boy Paper Wild Child
Fancy Pants Journaling Cards
Bella Chipboard Alphabets
Black Ink
3 photos

OK First off you need to sort out the placing of your photos, here I lay the overlay on top of my card stock to get a rough idea of where I want everything placed on the layout
next step is to Sand all of the edges of the photos.
then trim off 2 strips of the patterned paper, I have the bolder pattern in a wider panel, about 2 inches wide, and the more plain colour is a smaller strip, about 1 inch wide. Then ink all of your edges.
Place some double sided tape on your bolder pattern of patterned paper, then take off the backing and gently place it on your card stock, repeat this also with your main photo. Place your overlay on top of these and gently move your patterned paper and photos around till you get an idea of where you want these placed, **TIP**keep in mind about the patterns on the overlay. Once you are happy with the placing of the patterned paper take the overlay off and stick it down, place the thinner strip of patterned paper over the top of this bolder pattern and then place your main photo on the layout. Repeat this again till you have placed all of your photos onto the layout.
Next I wanted to stitch the overlay to the card stock (of course you don't have to do this, you could use Pritt Gel to adhere the overlay) **TIP** you don't want to go lumpy under the overlay, it will make attaching it to your card stock too difficult.
Attach your journaling card, I used double sided tape first then a couple of staples. Journal on your card.
Add your title to the page.
then embellish it how you wish, here I have used some buttons out of my stash **TIP**Fancy pants have also released some funky looking buttons that co-ordinate with their new releases
and some felt I cut out and sewed around.

I hope you take up the challenge of an overlay, if you do please leave a link here and I will have a looksee!!

till next time HAPPY SCRAPPING


Thursday, April 24, 2008


It might not be your birthday,
but it is our

3rd Birthday!

And to celebrate, the presents are on us!

From Thursday 5PM, 24th April 2008 until 7pm on Sunday 26th April 2008
we are having a store wide Celebration.

Purchase over $50 before postage and you will receive a 15% discount
** thats a 20% to 25% saving on RRP **

and that’s not all

we need to clear some oldies but goodies from our stock, so

in addition to the discount on orders over $50

all orders over $100 will receive a stash of goodies to the value of $15

all orders over $200 will receive a stash of goodies to the value of $25

now that’s a present!

Discount only applies to orders placed from 5pm 24th April until 7pm Sunday 26th April 2008
Discount will be calculated during checkout.
Stock clearance stashes are at the discretion of Scraploot

Friday, April 18, 2008

Upcoming classes...


01/05/2008 7pm to 9:30pm Class 1 with Sue CD FOLDER
Make a fabulous CD folder to store those treasured memories on a CD, what a great gift idea as well. Sue has two samples for you.

03/05/2008 10:30 - 1:30 with Sheree MOTHERS DAY ALBUM
Get yourself organised for Mothers Day with the wonderful mini ablum. Class Fee includes the blank Creative Imaginations album.

Check out the website for more details and prices...
Hope you can join us for these fun classes
Sue and Craig

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lucky winner and more NEW stock...

Well the trucks just keep on rolling up to the door and delivering more new yummy stock....

this week we recieved

Worth a look, are the new papers from Webster's Pages, new to Scraploot.

What are the 7 wonderful sins of scrapbooking - 7 Gypsies of course. New releases including the wonderful Nottinghill Collection of papers, brads, clips and gaffer tape. Then there are new 97% complete tags and stickers sheets, and some fabulous new hardware - handles and paper clips.

and there is more still to come....lots and lots of new stuff to choose from so dont forget to check out the shop frequently....

Ok and now on to our LUCKY competition winner...

Congratulations to Rhonda Harvey aka Arby, for your fantastic entry in the Lucky Competition. Rhonda has added many different dimensions to her layout and bought them all together with a fantastic result.

This is her fab page that she created for this competition.... a huge CONGRATS

thats about all for now till next time
Sue and Craig

Monday, April 7, 2008

So much NEW stuff...

WOW there has been so much new stuff arriving i just dont know where to start... LOL the house is looking like a huge warehouse at the moment with all the boxes that keep arriving daily...So here is an update on all the new stuff that has come in recently.....

Drum Roll...big announcement. K&Co have found a new home - here at Scraploot. We have started off with Berry Sweet and Rough and Tumble ranges.

New ranges from Crate Paper will not disappoint. Kaitin for girls and Static for boys, is available with Blue Hill arriving later this week.

So what is 12 x 13??? Sassafrass Lass's new ranges are 12 x 12 patterned papers with a coordinating strip, hence the 13. These collections are a must with one for the girls and one for the boy.

From Creative Imaginations we have some wonderful new ranges. Be sure to spend some time looking through these as well as the new trims, you won't be disappointed. We have also topped up Antique Cream, Blue Bell and Sweet Pea ranges.

Animal Crackers from Making Memories fabulous for babies and toddlers with a range for both girls and boys with patterned papers, diecut papers and embellishments.

From Scenic Route the Grafton Collection is now available as well as new plain chipboard Butterflies and Crowns.

So as you can see we have been extremley busy getting it into the store as fast as possible... there are still quite a few more things arriving over the next few days hopefully so dont forget to keep on checking out the store for all the gorgeous new stuff arriving....

While you are at the store dont forget to check out our awsome gallery this month the DT girls have been busy working on pages with a Bird theme... here are some of their gorgeous pages that they have designed for this theme...

Adorable Little You: By Anthea
Baby #3: Anthea
Grandma: Anthea
A Room With A View: Julie
Bruno: Julie
Have a great week everyone
Take care
Sue and Craig