Stitching on Paper

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Welcome to Studio Scrapping with Amy! This video walks you through the different options for sewing on paper from using a sewing machine to hand stitching to faux stitching to stamping. You’ll see all four styles and get to decide which is best for your project. If you have any questions, please visit my blog at http://amyulen.com/
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Artbooking in August #2

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Artbooking Blog HopWelcome to Week 2 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop!

If you are joining me from the super talented Scrappin’ Katy, you are in the right spot.  This week, 36 Close To My Heart Consultants are taking on the challenge to create a scrapbook layout, card, mini-album, or gift item using the new Artbooking Cricut Collection.  I gave myself the added challenge to “shop my stash.”  I put away all my new products and dug deep to come up with papers I haven’t used for years.  They are so old, I can’t remember the name of the kit!  That really is one of the things I love best about Artbooking, it is breathing life into papers I was getting ready to donate to my school.

Sunburst Overlays 1Artbooking Overlays

Of the 700 images on the Artbooking Cricut Collection, nearly 90 are full or half page overlays!  The overlays range from themed for holidays/seasons to geometric shapes used for everyday projects.  The Cricut book suggests that you cut the overlays at 11″ for a full page layout, but don’t forget that you can use the Real Dial Size to cut your overlays to fit your projects.  That’s exactly what I did for this Hello card.  I designed my card in Cricut Craft Room, but you don’t need it to modify the size of your overlays.  Simply hit the Real Dial Size button and set your dial to 3″.  This will give you a 3″x6″ sunburst overlay to fit the front of your card.

Sunburst Overlays 2My final card measures 3.5″x6.5″.  I placed the sunburst overlay onto a rectangle of blue patterned paper and mounted them both onto 3.25″x6.25″ White Daisy cardstock.  I used foam tape to adhere it all to my card base.

Sunburst Overlays 3Since I used our older, lighter weight paper, I cut the sentiment several times to make the title stand out more.  This experience reminds me that I really love the weight of our patterned paper!

Giving Overlays Character with Stamping & Stitching

Sunburst Overlays 4Whenever I cut overlays out of cardstock, I feel like they are a little flat.  I want to add some dimension to the overlays through stamping or inking.  In the case of the sunburst overlay (page 81), I added stamping using the Patterned Pennants (D1534) stamp set.  I masked the center of the sun and the border of the overlay so that only the rays of the sun were stamped.  I love the contrast that this provides even though I stamped tone-on-tone with Buttercup ink

sunshineCard05This stamp set also had the perfect sentiment to use with the overlay!  On my next card, I’m going to move the “You’re a ray of” to the left a bit so it doesn’t overlap the “sunshine.”  But, frankly, I spent way too much time on this card to change it now!

Sunburst Overlays 5So, you may be asking, what took so much time?  Hand stitching!  Our new Stitch Guide (Z1852) made it really quick work of punching holes, and the new 15″ Foam Mat (Z1859) is amazing!  Even so, stitching by hand takes time.  It was totally worth it though, because I love the look of this card!

Sunburst Overlays 6Thank you so much for visiting my blog; please feel free to leave a comment and say “Hello”!  Then click on over to the start of our blog hop at Rebecca’s Stamp & Scrap Studio!  If you get lost along the way, be sure to visit this link to see the entire list.

4 Stitching Techniques Tutorial

Watch the following tutorial to learn 3 more techniques to add stitching to your projects in addition to hand stitching!


CTMH Studio J Tutorial #21 (True Friend Frames with Photoshop Layered Template)

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Welcome to Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen! This video is the fourth in my Photoshop series and comes with FREE downloads! You’ll find the downloads under the Freebies tab at http://studioscrapping.blogspot.com/.
I hope you will follow my blog while you are there. In this video, I briefly show you how I created my own background paper and photo clusters using the FREE clipping mask download from my blog. I hope you’ll post your completed layouts on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/studioscrapping.
Leave a comment here with some love to let me know how you like the download. Please visit http://www.youtube.com/createwithamy
and become a subscriber so that you don’t miss any of the videos in my Photoshop series or the free downloads!


CTMH Quick Tip #10 (Ordering Online & Newsletter)

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Welcome to Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen! This video shows you how to enter my current (June 2012) mystery hostess contest by joining my online gathering, Last Call for Stampaganza! I also show you how to register for my newsletter which will go out on or near the first of each month. As always, you’ll find more information on my blog at http://studioscrapping.blogspot.com/.
I hope you will follow my blog while you are there.


CTMH Studio J Tutorial #20 (One Photo in Multiple Wells)

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Welcome to Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen! This video shows you how to quickly bring a focal photo to life by dropping it in multiple photo wells. I absolutely love how easy it is to enlarge photos with Studio J! Please visit my blog at http://studioscrapping.blogspot.com/
for more details. I enjoy seeing what you have learned from my tutorials, so I also hope you’ll post your completed Studio J layouts on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/studioscrapping.


CTMH Studio J Tutorial #19 (3D Text)

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Welcome to Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen! This video is my application video for teaching at the Close To My Heart 2012 Extravaganza. I love Studio J and want to share all my tips and tricks with my fellow consultants at Convention. In this video, you will learn to layer three different text colors to create a highlight and shadow for your titles. Please visit my blog at http://studioscrapping.blogspot.com/.
I also hope you’ll post your completed layouts using this 3D technique on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/studioscrapping.


CTMH Studio J Tutorial #18 (Photoshop Layered Template)

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Welcome to Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen! This video is the third in my Photoshop series and comes with FREE downloads! You’ll find the downloads under the Freebies tab at http://studioscrapping.blogspot.com/.
I hope you will follow my blog while you are there. In this video, I show you how to resize your photos and create a clipping mask in Photoshop Elements using the FREE downloads. I hope you’ll post your completed layouts on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/studioscrapping.
Leave a comment here with some love to let me know how you like the download. Please visit http://www.youtube.com/createwithamy
and become a subscriber so that you don’t miss any of the videos in my Photoshop series or the free downloads!


CTMH Studio J Tutorial #17 (Photoshop Collage)

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Welcome to Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen! This video is the second in my Photoshop series and comes with FREE downloads! You’ll find the downloads under the Freebies tab at http://studioscrapping.blogspot.com/.
I hope you will follow my blog while you are there. In this video, I show you how to resize your photos and create a clipping mask in Photoshop Elements using the FREE downloads. I hope you’ll post your completed layouts on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/studioscrapping.
Leave a comment here with some love to let me know how you like the downloads; it was my first attempt, so be gentle! Please visit http://www.youtube.com/createwithamy
and become a subscriber so that you don’t miss any of the videos in my Photoshop series or the free downloads!


CTMH Studio J Tutorial #16 (Stitching Patterns)

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Creating Stitched Patterns on Cardstock!
Welcome to Studio Scrapping with Amy! In this video, I scraplift a design from the CTMH art department using stitching to create a pattern on cardstock. I also show you how to crop/resize borders to get a perfect scallop edge, add extra matting to a focal photo, modify the intensity of paper by changing colors, create a bow and “wrap” ribbon around paper, plus place Stickease on two pages.


CTMH Studio J Tutorial #15 (Studio J Memberships)

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An Overview of Studio J Membership Options
Welcome to Amy’s Creative Corner! In this video, I share with you the various Studio J membership options and show you how to get the most bang for your buck with Studio J! Please visit http://www.youtube.com/createwithamy
and become a subscriber. Also, leave a comment and let me know what you think and/or what you would like to see in upcoming tutorials.


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