Hello there!  We have our last July monthly challenge layout today.  This one is from Jan:

Using the cream cardstock that was trimmed to approx. 8 1/2 x 11″ and the Sizzix Tim Holtz Mixed Media die(660220), she die cut all around the edge.  This was die-cut uneven and in some places torn on the edges.  To die-cut a larger sheet like this you will need a wider machine such as the Spellbinder’s Grand Calibur, Craftwell’s Cut N’ Boss, Sizzix Pro (13 1/2″ wide) or the Sizzix Plus (8 1/2″).   If you don’t have one of these wider format machines, just cut your paper in half, die cut the edges, except for the inner edge, then tape the two pieces together on the back side.  This cut line can always be camouflaged with papers or embellishments.  The die-cut paper was then sprayed with different coloured ink sprays and paint splattered.  The patterned paper pieces were die-cut with Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangle Thinlits set (661189).

Hope you enjoyed this month’s layouts!  We can’t wait to show you our August creations!

We have just received these at the store!

A “Fold” above the rest!
This bone folder is amazing!

Unlike traditional bone folder materials such as 
plastic & metal, Teflon gives the folder non-stick qualities & is used by book binders, graphic artists
& crafts people for creasing, burnishing & gluing materials together.  If you run it down the paper 
as you score your card you will not “shine” your
paper as with the typical bone folder.
More key benefits:
  • Non-stick, will not leave a burnishing mark
  • Heat Resistant up to 600ºF or 315ºC
  • Chemically inert, non-corrosive, & non-contaminating.  This makes it an ideal tool for conservators!
  • Acid-free
  • Strong!  Will not worn down, discoloured, or stained with age. In fact, once you buy one you will never another one.

Other uses:
  • pressing down folds 
  • burnishing
  • sticking layers
  • folding, creasing, & scoring paper & fabric
  • card making
  • handmade books
  • book repair & conservation
  • origami
  • ribbon curling
  • paper quilling (paper filigree)
  • burnishing transfers
  • tailoring
  • stained glass art
  • dimensional paint techniques
  • gift wrapping
  • removing pieces from molds
Thanks for stopping by,
The Urban Scrapbook


  1. Your layout techniques are always so original and inspiring Jan. Almost everyone who came in to shop the kit, pointed to your page and wanted to know how. Great explanation here today too. Awesome! x K


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