Sunday, May 22, 2016

Spellbinders Basic Scrapbooking with Dies Tutorial

My Spellbinders tutorial today is very quick and easy - sharing how to start using Dies on your layouts/scrapbook pages - nothing too hard but definitely effective! Scrapbooking is such a wonderful way to be the 'Memory Keeper' in the family, recording those precious times for the generations to look back on.  There are so many wonderful Scrapbookers around - it can be daunting for those of us starting out...

Spellbinders Products:
Other: Liquid Glue; button; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Sanding Block; Washi Tape; Cosmo Cricket: Alpha Stickers; Corrugated Cardboard; May Arts Ribbon - Sheer ribbon; 2 x 4"x6" photos (portrait); 12 x 12 Patterned paper.

1. Cut/emboss the photos using Pierced Rectangles #5 #6 (#1 being the smallest) using the Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.
NOTE:  Make sure you use Respositional Tape - or Washi Tape to hold the Dies in place so the spacing is even.

2. Using a Sanding Block and circular motion, lightly sand around the pierced edges, you can see this adds the impression of another layer and makes the photos a little nostalgic - or distressed.
3 Cut patterned paper approx 10" x 6", adhere to patterned paper.  Attach a strip corrugated cardstock across the base of the blue paper using double sided tape.
4. Layer the distressed photos onto a panel of patterned paper, angling each one towards the outside edge.
5. Adhere double sheer bow to where the photos join, adhere a button and heart using liquid glue.
6. Randomly add Washi Tape to the corners of the layout - making each piece a different length and making sure you tear not cut the tape.
7. Add the sentiment stickers above the lower portions of Washi Tape.
8. Add various size buttons using liquid glue, finishing with name and date.

It is as simple as that - and the results are sure to make you more than happy with your layouts - Spellbinders has so many different Dies that help display your memories so beautifully.

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{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


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