Jenn Mason joins Julie for the first segment and shows us how construct and decorate a small, accordion fold album using watercolor paper. There's a good reason for this, as you'll see when you watch the show.
Jenn is the editor of Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. It's a great magazine, so don't forget to check out their website, which is full of FREE information.
Kathy Kromer, from the Michaels design team joins me on the next segment.
I love Kathy's project. It features a technique Julie used on the previous show, except Kathy uses paint instead of oil pastels. She also shows us how to make a photo transfer with packing tape. I wonder if anyone else remembers a product called "Decalit". It looked very similar to ModPodge. You would brush about 6 layers of this medium onto printed paper; wrapping paper for example. Each coat had to dry so it was a little time consuming. When you finished applying the Decalit the piece of paper was then soaked in water to soften. The layers of Decalit dried clear like tape, so once the paper had softened you'd rub the paper away leaving the print on the "plastic". At that time, plaster molds were trendy, so we'd create the molds then place the "decal" on the mold. A little bit of crafty history there. You'll have to check out the segment to see which of Julie's techniques I was referring to........ This is another sample she brought to show us.
The next two are "Julie Julie" segments. We always enjoy these. Manufacturers send us their projects and we get to share them with you!
On the first segment we were showing how to personalize items we use every day: Coffee mugs, smart phone covers, pens, key rings and more! I think I even suggested we make name tags for ourselves.... lol
For the next segment, I showed how to use the i-Top, bradmaker from Imaginisce. We love this tool. You can custom make brads for paper craft projects, quilting and all kinds of fabric based projects. One of the things I like to do with it is to make brads with baby photos. Use a circle punch to punch a photo a little smaller than the diameter of the brad you're using. Then use the specialty i-Top punch to punch the flowery looking shape from acetate. Attach the photo to the top of the brad with a glue dot then seal it with the piece of acetate by following i-Top directions.
I had a fabulous "find" to share at the end of the show. No, it's not a purse, it's a - well, you'll just have to watch the show and see.
You'll also find out what is so special about this pad of paper.
If you've watch the shows a lot over the years, you've probably heard me talk about "Quarter" cards. I mentioned them again during the Imaginisce segment. Thought I'd clarify. If you cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper in half, lengthways you'll end up with 2, pieces of paper that are 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score then fold in half to create 2 cards. These are the perfect size for all kinds of cards! I'm using a Westcott trimmer here. It's wonderful for card making because both a cutting and scoring blade are always on the trimmer....
You can find instructions for most of the projects on our website and don't forget to check projects from past Scrapbook Memories shows. Manufacturers are responsible for sending us the instructions, so if you don't find the instructions you're looking for, shoot them an e-mail and ask them to send them to you. They'll like the fact that you liked their project and it lets them know you're watching the show!
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One of the things scrapbookers are always looking for is ideas. So, if you're looking for even more ideas, check out my website www.juliemcguffee.com/craft_lane_ designs I was spring cleaning - again - last week and I filled some USPS "if it fits it ships" boxes with scrapbooking magazines from 2003, 2004 & 2005. Colors and paper prints may have changed since then, but the ideas never go out of style. You'll be surprised at how many of the ideas we refer to as "new" have been around a long, long time. They've just been re-discovered and updated. Enjoy! Y'all come back now..........