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Posted 4/24/2012 by amytangerine in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 305,620
March 2007
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Loc: Venice, CA

Posted: 4/24/2012 9:36:16 PM
Would love to hear your top 3 techniques at the moment. Mine are:
1. using Instagram photos (I print them to 2X2 and think it's a great size.
2. misting. i need to stop myself from using on every page.
3. sewing on paper. it's still a favorite.

Your turn!

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PeaNut 156,343
July 2004
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Posted: 4/24/2012 9:38:56 PM
1) using my Sil
2) stamping somewhere, someTHING
3)fussycutting, either from my pp, or whatever I stamped.

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Pea with a Pen

PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
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Loc: Southern California

Posted: 4/24/2012 9:40:24 PM
Mine would be

1. Inking

2. Cutting stuff out of pattern paper and using it.

3. Instead of using pattern paper, mess up cardstock with paint (or another medium), or distress/emboss it some way.


PeaNut 53,649
October 2002
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Loc: NorthCentral PA

Posted: 4/24/2012 9:40:56 PM
1. Distressing/Inking just about everything (you should see the dog)
2. Sewing on pages
3. Water distressed flowers and leaves


PeaNut 522,298
September 2011
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Posted: 4/24/2012 10:24:47 PM
1. misting Mr. Huey while using the SC mask
2. Stamping (especially with Ali Edwards stamps)
3. Using washi tape as embellishments


PeaNut 533,578
December 2011
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Posted: 4/25/2012 2:25:23 AM
1. Inking
2. washi & Ribbon
3. chalking(shading) die cuts

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PeaNut 154,126
June 2004
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Loc: Arkansas

Posted: 4/25/2012 2:35:04 AM
2. Paper tearing.
3. layering

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PeaNut 471,601
June 2010
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Posted: 4/25/2012 5:09:00 AM
1. Stamping in journalling particularly with Ali Edwards stamps.

2. Mr Huey mists and SC masks.

3. Tone on tone punched shapes!

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December 2008
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Loc: Wiesbaden, Germany

Posted: 4/25/2012 5:13:58 AM
1.inking (be is spray, dripping, distressing edges, ect.)
2. Using my Prima Distressing tool on just about everything
3. Washi tape!

I have been trying to add in a bit of sewing and cutting from the PP. In fact I spent like 2 hours cutting tiny flowers out of this pattern. It took forever to get enough for my 2 page spread, but it turned out awesome!

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PeaNut 27,168
January 2002
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Loc: Hanging out by the state line

Posted: 4/25/2012 10:49:28 AM
1.Misting (just started and love the look)
2.Using fabric in including canvas on pages
3.Alcohol inks (sometimes I just play with them to see what can be done)


PeaNut 526,939
November 2011
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Loc: Sanford, NC

Posted: 4/25/2012 11:13:11 AM
My favs:
1. Using my Tim Holtz distress tool
2. Using my slice and making 3D flower
3. Using lace and making flowers


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December 2009
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Posted: 4/25/2012 11:25:22 AM
bqba - question for you.....

Water distressed flowers and leaves

can you tell me more? Do not know about this one and I love flowers and distressed stuff

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PeaNut 530,045
November 2011
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Loc: Ohio

Posted: 4/25/2012 11:33:37 AM
1) washi tape.....got to use it to justify the large number of rolls I have recently acquired
2) stamping...again, more stamps than any one person could ever use & I just can't stop buying them
3) using sketch maps...last several pages I have done were based on sketches and I like how they have turned out and our different than what I would have come up with myself

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Baby Pea Step

PeaNut 527,306
November 2011
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Posted: 4/25/2012 1:41:04 PM
Still favorites - distressing inks, layering papers and embellishments all over the page!
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PeaNut 14,286
April 2001
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Posted: 4/25/2012 1:49:27 PM
I am also using Instagram a lot lately.

Misting over masks, or just the page.

Lots of layers seems to be one of my fav things to play with right now.

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February 2009
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Posted: 4/25/2012 2:41:17 PM

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PeaNut 22,267
October 2001
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Loc: Branford, CT

Posted: 4/25/2012 5:05:48 PM
stamping for sure - especially with all the new Studio Calico stamps.
diecutting with my Cameo
modeling paste and stencils (I don't do this as often, but I LOVE it!)


PeaNut 544,682
February 2012
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Posted: 4/25/2012 5:56:25 PM
1. Inking
2. Layering
3. Stamping
But that can change as soon as something else catches my eye.

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PeaNut 294,429
January 2007
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Loc: Indiana

Posted: 4/25/2012 6:26:43 PM
Since we're choosing techniques:

1. "Black magic" -- stamping something on black paper using white ink, and then coloring over all or parts of it with colored pencils.

2. Tracing around the outside of letters with a black pen to make them stand out. It's a cleaner look and gets all of the cracks and crannies instead of inking the letters (which is hard to do if it was a sticker).

3. The old stand-by of crinkling paper to make it look old and distressed before I also get out the inks/sprays/sandpaper.



PeaNut 53,649
October 2002
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Posted: 4/25/2012 6:29:46 PM
@Duchess: Here are a few of the techniques that I have used:

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December 2009
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Posted: 4/27/2012 6:23:30 AM
bgpa---thank you. I have bookmarked this and will be absorbing those links.

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April 2009
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Posted: 4/27/2012 6:44:20 AM
1. Leaving white space on my main photo and having journaling/titling/embellishment creep up onto the photo. (I didn't realize I do this but a friend pointed it out and I do it on almost every page)

2. Foam tape. Dimension, just do it.

3. Washi Tape. I too purchased a bit of it lately and don't want it to be the guilt inducing stamps, grunge board, ribbon, alcohol inks of 2012.

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October 2004
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Posted: 4/27/2012 7:18:30 AM

Distressing/Inking just about everything (you should see the dog)


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PeaNut 39,057
May 2002
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Posted: 4/27/2012 7:57:56 AM
Mine are:

1. distressing page edges with the TH edger/crumpling paper/inking paper

2. tearing paper

3. layering

4. bonus technique: making paper flowers out of dictionary paper, map paper--just about anything you can inagine

And this with an edit:

[Distressing/Inking just about everything (you should see the dog)]

You should see my cat who likes to sit on top of scrappy layouts! She is great at distressing! LOL!

This is a great thread!



PeaNut 386,711
August 2008
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Loc: AR

Posted: 4/27/2012 8:03:29 AM
1- misting
2- sewing
3- diecutting with my Cameo



PeaNut 305,620
March 2007
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Loc: Venice, CA

Posted: 4/27/2012 1:48:00 PM
loving this list!

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PeaNut 251,919
March 2006
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Loc: Toronto, Ontario

Posted: 4/27/2012 2:54:30 PM
Inking - I believe this is my all time favorite technique. Nothing goes without ink!

Die Cutting with my Cameo - That sucker gets used every time I scrap!

Dimensional Adhesive - Love the look of making things POP!

Embossing - I have alwasy loved the look of embossing, but have used it mostly on cards in the past. I'm now trying to incorporate it more into my scrapbooking layouts and I'm loving the results.

Stamping - Since I discovered Nichol Magourik's blog, I'm addicted to stamping.

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Posted: 4/27/2012 4:05:57 PM

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January 2006
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Posted: 4/27/2012 5:41:28 PM
Right now I can't seem to stop using the following on LO's and cards:

1. hand-stitching...time consuming, but love the look
2. border punches...keep discovering new ways to use these
3. pop-dots...love some dimension

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July 2002
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Posted: 4/29/2012 9:12:50 AM
how do you print the Instagrams?

1. Paint
2. Mists
3. paint/ink splatter

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