Think Halloween…

October 14th, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Mini-Book Kits, Scrapbook Project Kits, Scrapbook Store Announcements No Comments »

Looking for a fabulous new Halloween mini-book?? This month’s Zutter Club project usus the beautiful My Mind’s Eye “The Spider’s Web” collection with lots of personality… mini folders and skull coasters as well as fun May Arts ribbons.  The kit will be in the store after next Tuesday’s class.  Check it out, it won’t stay in stock for long!! Here’s a little sneek peek of the cover…

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My Monthly Zutter Club is held on the third Tuesday of the month at The Scrapbooker’s Dream, in Tewksbury, MA.  There’s always some kind of fun technique using the Zutter Bind-it-All, and of course fun papers and embellishments… If you’d like to join in the fun, but can’t attend the class check back soon for details of how you can be a part of the club and have your kit shipped to you automatically every month.  As with all of the kits, every project will come to you with elements pre-cut and ready to assemble with full color instructions!!  If you look through the store, you’ll see that many of the kits are actually my monthly Zutter kits!! Most can actually be “Zuttered” for you if you don’t have the BIA machine…  With the auto-ship program, you’ll subscribe to the club, and your kit will ship to you the same week as the class so that you won’t miss any of the fabulous projects… Details coming very soon…

Adhesives

July 31st, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Mini-Book Kits, Scrapbook Project Kits, Scrapbook Store Announcements No Comments »

I’ve gotten several questions about adhesives, and what I use when I’m making the albums… Well, the short answer is, it depends!  I have several different adhesives that I use, depending on what I’m trying to glue down, and what I’m gluing to…

My main-go-to adhesive is my ATG gun, it’s large, and seems awkward when you look at it, but it’s wonderful when you want to stick paper to paper. It’s fast and SERIOUSLY sticky.  It is essentially 2-sided framing tape, and once it’s down it’s not going anywhere! I have the yellow which uses 1/2 inch tape, and it looks like this:

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When I’m using small letters, or when I have small embellishments that will go through, I still go to to my Xyron 150 (AKA the “X”), but I only use the refill part… I don’t use the actual X anymore, it’s not necessary and I save adhesive when you don’t lose as much on the front and back edges when you use the refill alone.

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My newest favorite adhesive is Zip-Dry… I avoided it for a long time because I couldn’t imagine using a wet-glue on paper projects (I actually use Mod-Podge on lots of projects, but it’s a totally different medium). I thought that it would buckle and do odd things to the paper… But I was at CKC Manchester, and ran into a few friends from the LSS in one of the vendor’s booths, and they had it for a great price… My friends told me that I “had” to try it, so I bought 2 bottles… Now I use it all the time!! It’s become my go-to whenever the ATG is too big (and sometimes when it’s not!).

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So, when you’re looking at the various projects and wondering what adhesive I’ve used, 99.9% of the time, it’s one of these three!

Sneak Peek!!

July 13th, 2009 Julie Ann Posted in Scrapbook Mini-Book Kits, Scrapbook Project Kits, Scrapbook Store Announcements No Comments »

Here’s a little sneak peek of the newest kit to be available in the store this week!! This adorable Exploding Box Mini-Album is a fun project to make, and a great conversation piece!! When you take the cover off, the album “explodes” out and lies flat with 3 inside layers for photos and or journaling… The fabulous My Mind’s Eye papers are so pretty, you can use it for almost any occasion.  The scrapbook mini-album kit comes with everything you need to create the beautiful box!  All the base papers come pre-scored, so all you need to do is assemble and add photos! 

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