Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Review of the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider

For those of you who don’t peruse my online scrapbooking website on a regular basis (www.TheScrapbookPeople.com), I feature “Mo’s Weekly Share” every, well…week.  This week’s share is a review of the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.  I really love this product, as you will be able to see in this silly little video my daughter helped me produce.  I hope you enjoy!  If you don’t, I don’t wanna know.

 

Paper Baseballs For Your Baseball Layouts

I posted this video on Youtube over a year ago, but I figured now is the perfect time to re-visit this idea.  Why?  Because it’s baseball season and what better time to share again?!

You will need:

  1. White cardstock
  2. Circle cutter, circle punch or circle template
  3. Journal pen

I used the Fiskars 1 1/2″ circle punch and made a few circles out of white cardstock.  Then, using part of one of the circles as a guide, I drew in the “stitches” with a journal pen in an arc pattern.  That’s it!  These cute baseballs are so easy, you can knock out a ton of them in no time flat!

Adorable and Easy Binoculars for your Scrapbook Page

These binoculars are absolutely adorable and the simplest thing to make EVER!  All you need are:

  1. Circle cutter, template or punch
  2. White Scrapbook Paper
  3. Black Scrapbook Paper

To get started, use black paper and cut 2 circles that measure about 2 1/2″ in diameter.  Then cut 2 circles from white paper at 2 1/4″ in diameter.  To connect the lenses of the binoculars, use the black paper again and either cut a 2 1/4″ circle or a square.  Whatever strikes your fancy.

Adhere the white circle on top of each of the two larger black circles.  Using either the extra black circle or square (whichever you decided to make), connect the two lenses.

Voila!  You have your adorable and simple binoculars!  Now all you need to do is decorate the lenses.  Here are some ideas:

  • Adhere a sticker to the white paper BEFORE you cut and then cut out the circles (for instance, an animal at the zoo – just make sure the sticker is large enough to fit inside both lenses).   After you complete the binoculars, you will see half of the sticker in one lens and the other half in the other lens.
  • Circle cut a photo where your subject is far away.  Just be sure to make the photo a bit smaller than the white lens.
  • For a birthday layout, stick down the subject’s age (40, 50, 60, etc).  Put one number in each lens.
  • Using mini-alphabet stickers, spell out the name of a place you went on vacation or the title of your layout.
  • Be adventurous!  Create larger binoculars by making larger circles.

Use your imagination and have fun with it!  Note: the video states that I used 1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″ circles, they are really 2 1/4″ and 2 1/2″.  Sorry!

Peek-A-Boo Titles Part II

As a follow-up to my Peek-A-Boo Titles from last week, I will show you another fun way to do Peek-A-Boo Titles.  All you need is a page out of your scrapbook and a circle cutter, circle template or large circle paper punch.

Take your scrapbook page or paper and choose a spot where you would like to make your circle.  In this video, I have chosen the bottom right.  My circle is 3.5″ in diameter, but you can use whatever size you wish.  I used a circle cutter, but if you don’t have one, a paper punch or a template will do just fine.

Place your page on top of a cutting mat and create your circle.  Now, on the page before and the page after create either a title, place a photo or add some embellishments.  Make sure it is in the same spot as your circle so that when you turn the page, you will be able to see your handiwork.  It’s like a little window!  Again, this project is fun, easy and FAST!!!