Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Gifts Paper Crafts

Class will be at the Findlay YMCA on Thurs. Dec 10th, 7pm-9pm

We will be making papercraft items that make great gifts!

The 3 projects are the Perfect Bound Portfolio, Badge Book and

Gift Card Holder. Class fees are $15 for YMCA members and $20

for non-members. You mush register at the Y to save your space!

Monday, November 9, 2009

#1 in a Series of POPs Tutorials

Wow, where has the year gone?!!! Only one post from me this year, yikes.

Now I am starting a series of POPs tutorials. I have done a few before, like the Single Panel Card, and Paper Ribbon Bound Book. The ideas for these tutorials come from a collabortative effort from members of and can be found in the post titled POPs. A pdf and word file are available for download in the post.
What is a POP?
P.O.P. stands for Pound of Paper. It is a paper product offered by Club Scrap. They define a POP as a pound of paper cut into bits and pieces, most often they are packaged as a kit collection and can be added a la carte to any paper kit. In my experience they come in sizes 5x7", 4x6" and 3x5", with some exceptions. So, if you are thinking, "That sounds like a pack of scraps", you would be correct. One thing to keep in mind, Club Scrap papers are 80lb cardstock with occasional text weight and translucents mixed in.
Now, onto the project of the day: Multi-use paper stand.

This project can be used for business cards, post-it notes, picture stand, note holder, etc...

Multi-use paper holder is so easy, I feel guilty making it into a whole tutorial, but here goes:

Supplies List:

5x7 POP (yep, just one!)
Scor-it Board, or CS grid ruler and bone folder
CS grid ruler
Bone folder
CS Bookbinding, padding and laminating adhesive(CS glue)
Paper trimmer
Ink, stamps and scraps for embellishing

Step 1:
Place the POP horizontal with the right side facing up and score at 1".

Step 2:
Place the POP horizontal with the wrong side facing up and score at 3" from the oppisite end of the first score.

Step 4:
Fold and crease on the two score lines. You should end up with a paper in a Z shape.

Bare bones, this is how the holder stands up and holds business cards.

With and exta score and fold at 3/4" you can make a flat base for the papers to sit on

Using a 1/4" x 3" strip you can reinforce the holder so that if the papers are heavy, like business cards the holder won't go flat.
Embellish the front and back with layers of scraps, stamps, inked edges, ribbon and any other favorites!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New! Scrapbooking Services: Let me do the scrabooking for you.

Erin Wooden-Nagy,
FFC Independent Crafter
Pages of Pictures
Price List

Having trouble finding the time to make your own scrapbook pages? Photos piling up in shoe boxes? Let me help you preserve your memories with scrapbook pages designed with your photos in mind. All of your pages will be put together with Club Scrap’s quality products. They are all acid free and archival so that your memories can be shared for lifetimes to come. Feel free to make special requests for your pages; including: quotes, titles, colors, themes, or any other embellishment. Because your handwriting is such a personal touch, I will encourage you to do some journaling on each page with a photo safe pen/marker that I will provide for you. Any journaling, thoughts or other information about the pictures you can send to me in a word document to be printed and displayed or hidden on the page. All consultation time is free of charge.

· Minimum of 12 pages, the pages can be all one theme/color collection or papers chosen to coordinate with individual photo sets.
$60 for the first 12 pages
12”x12” pages
A journaling pen will be included for you to use
All pages will be complete and include:
All photos cropped (if needed) and matted
6 Page protectors (1 protector for every 2 pages)
As many photos as can fit on the pages (various sizes)
· Additional pages
$8 for every 2 pages
All photos cropped (if needed) and matted
1 Page protectors (1 protector for every 2 pages)
As many photos as can fit on the pages (various sizes)

· Albums are available from me, made of genuine leather, for $39.95, or you may purchase one on your own for me to use.

Please call or email for a FREE consultation appointment at my place or yours!