Monday, December 30, 2013

One of a Kind - A New Collab!

I hope everybody had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with your loved ones. I think I ate too much, but I couldn't complain :). I'm here to show you the last kit of the year, and it's a lovely, exclusive collab with Fanette Designs called One of a Kind:

To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

You can purchase this as a bundle or separately: kitalphas, borders, and journaling cards.

As always the CTM were busy creating these wonderful inspirations for you:

CTM Tanpopo has prepared this QP just for you loyal blog followers:
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If you visit Scrapyrus Designs Facebook page you will receive this (make sure to 'like' it first):

Lastly, our newsletter subscriber will get this extra gift:

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Scrapyrus Designs' closing sale @ Mscraps

The time has come for a new adventure and Scrapyrus Designs will be moving to a new store soon. This means that the Scrapyrus Designs' store at Mscraps will be closing December 31st. Don't miss out on this Store Closing Sale! All products 35% off (excluding bundles).

Make sure to watch out for more news here on the blog or on facebook to find out where Scrapyrus Designs is moving to. We can't wait to reveal the new store to you.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Make Your Own Washi Tape - Tutorial

Hi everyone! I'm here with my very first tutorial ever, and it's about how you can make your very own washi tape using Scrapyrus Designs products.

Sometimes you have this one layout mapped out in mind and you know you'll need a washi tape (or two) but the kit does not come with one, so this is where you can learn how to make your very own tape.

Washi tape has been very popular this year, traditionally and digitally. It comes in various sizes and color. The lovely thing about a washi tape is its translucence so it is important to remember this while making your own tape. I'm using Photoshop for this tutorial so I hope you can adapt this to your own software(s).

1. Open your favorite Scrapyrus Designs paper. I'll choose this one from The List (pardon my desktop background there):

2. Create a new layer:

3. On this new layer, create the tape shape using the lasso tool and fill it using the paint bucket tool:

4. Now the important part. Double click on the background layer and switch it around with the shape.
Right now the background layer is on top of the shape. Keep it selected and open Layer > Create Clipping Mask:

5. You can see your tape now, but it's not ready yet.

6. Now merge the two layers together, don’t flatten it. Adjust the transparency to your liking. I usually go between 75-85%, depending on the patterns. Then add shadow and you're done!

I made several masks to get you started:

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This tutorial is also available as a pdf that you can download here. Thanks and have fun!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mscraps 12 Days of Christmas and your special delivery!

Today is Scrapyrus Designs' turn in the Mscraps 12 Days of Christmas, and the gifts are for you!

To start off, the Scrapyrus Designs store @ Mscraps is on sale for the next 24 hours. 40% off and an extra discount is on its way to Scrapyrus Designs newsletter subscribers.

Subscribers to the Mscraps Newsletter will find this freebie template by Scrapyrus Designs in their mailbox.

Moving onto a new product: these calendar templates are in the shop at -40% as well. They are really great for creating your own calendar or a fantastic gift for someone.
And it includes different languages!

But that's not all, it's time for your special delivery. Have you marked your calendars? Well now you can.

If you download all three parts, you'll have a lovely full calendar for 2014, created back to front with Scrapyrus Designs products. You just need to pop in a couple of your own pictures and print it.

Part 2 is available on the Scrapyrus Designs Facebook page.
Part 3 is sent out today to all Scrapyrus Designs newsletter subscribers.

And as a special extra : a tutorial on how to put together this lovely calendar. 
(This tutorial is also included in the above calendar product in the store.)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mark your calendars!

Scrapyrus Designs has prepared a surprise for the holidays! Three packages are getting wrapped up just for you so keep your eyes open for a special delivery here on the blog, on our Facebook page and in our newsletter in the upcoming days.

Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter so you get the third package. You don't want to miss them!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The List - New Release!

The big holiday is coming soon, are you on the good list or the naughty one? I hope you've been good! This new release is a fun addition to scrap your holiday memories:

To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

You can purchase the kit, journal cards, borders and alphas separately or as a bundle at MScraps and My Scrap Art Digital.

Let's take a look at what the CTM has whipped up with this kit:

And exclusive to My Scrap Art Digital you will get this gift if your purchase the kit or bundle:

Also if you're all signed up with Scrapyrus Designs newsletter, you'll receive this for free!

That's all for today!Have a very lovely weekend everybody!

More Christmas Candy freebies!

Friday the 13th ... we're hoping these quickpages can make it your lucky day. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gallery Pick

Hi there, Stefanie bringing you my gallery pick from the Mscraps gallery.

Congratulations to JETJEZ.

I love that she took a kit about loss and relationships and created a stunning page about an everyday baking moment with her daughter. Love the brushwork foundation and the photo mask adding a little messy element just like baking can be. The use of strings and sticks add a fabulous sense of dimension. The pops of pink draw the eye to the spots of jam in the photos. A fabulous eye catching layout. Well done.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday 50% off and a freebie

This week's special is Explore
You can get it for 50% off, but please note that this special price is only available for one day.

Explore is available as a full kit, journal cards, borders and alphas from the Mscraps store.

Some new and old inspirational layouts from the Scrapyrus Team and the Mscraps store CT.

And the lovely Tanpopo has made this freebie quickpage for you:

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