Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tutorial: Getting More from your Worn Out Overlays

Tutorial: Getting More from your Worn Out Overlays

I’m sure that you must know by now that I love a good worn paper, frame, tag - anything really. I love the dimension and realism it gives our designs and scrapbook pages. I love making those overlays and I love using them to create
elements for my kits. I especially love seeing them in your work, and seeing how creative you are with those overlays!

As much as I love seeing that white worn edge, I really want to show you some other ways that you can use your Worn Out Overlays. Here is a Worn Out Tag for you to play along with. It coordinates with these tags.  I’ll be using this tag for my examples today. Open it in your software and play along if you would like.


By using different blend modes and different overlays or styles we can get many different looks from the same tag overlay.

First, I’m going to show you a very realistic chipboard look using these tags. Grab one of my Krafty Papers . Clip it to the mask layer and it looks something like this.


Now change the blend mode on the overlay to multiply. Then duplicate the overlay layer.Now we have a nice grungy chipboard tag. This would work great on the Element Shape overlays or the Frame overlays too!


Now let’s try to get another look with this same tag. Revert the tag so it’s back to the original that you downloaded.

Open up a paper and clip it to the layer mask. I’m using a paper from my Serenity kit.


That looks good as it is, but my kit has some worn chipboard in it, so it doesn’t quite fit well with the rest of the kit. So now I’m going to take that same Kraft Paper and clip it to the overlay layer.


That fits the kit look much better. I might go in with a grunge brush and erase a little bit of the edges that are folded over to make it look a little more realistic.

You can clip a different pattern to the edges or you could even use a layer style or filter to give it a unique look. This one uses an Alien Skin Brushed Metal filter to make this look like an old metal tag.


I can take a new paper and clip it to the mask. Then duplicate the paper layer and clip it to the overlay layer and change the blend mode of the overlay layer to difference and I get a tag that looks like I’ve inked the edges…


Try taking 2 coordinating papers this time. Clip one to the mask layer and the second to the overlay layer. Now duplicate the overlay layer and move it above all of the other layers. Change its blend mode to multiply. This looks like
one of those double sided papers that paper scrappers use.


Hopefully I’ve given you lots of ideas on new ways you can use your Worn Out overlays. I’m sure you can think of many more! Try it with my Worn Out Flowers too!


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

50% off 24-hour sale PLUS 2 FREEBIES!!

Hi Scrappers and Designers!

It's advent time at the Orchard and that means a HUGE sale! Today is my turn to have my ENTIRE store on sale for 50% off!! I've been working hard at loading up some of my products from SM - plus a few new things for this month, so be sure to check it out!

Have you been collecting all of the daily Advent freebies? I have one for you too - and it's a CU freebie!!

Click on the image above for the link. Download is available for 24 hours only. It will expire on 12/22/11. If you have any problems downloading the freebie, please email me at happyscrapgirl AT live DOT com or PM me at SO.

Please note: All sales, specials and promotions are based on Eastern Time Zone. Coupons, Plum Perks and sales cannot be combined.
My Facebook Fans can get the full alpha for free here...

Wishing you all safe and happy holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Paper Pretties and Krafty Goodness (plus a FREEBIE!!)


Have you heard about ScrapOrchard’s Advent Promotion? Here’s how it works!

Every day a different designer’s store will be on sale for 50% OFF! That is right- their entire store will be on sale for 50% OFF- but only for 24 hours (sales based on Eastern Time Zone)!!!

So you have to shop fast!! Get those wishlists made up ahead of time! You won’t know who’s store is on sale next !  You might be able to guess though, lol!  Just take a look at the calendar below!  I can’t tell you yet which day will be mine, but maybe you can guess it!  Don’t worry – I’ll send out an extra special newsletter to let you know when it’s my turn!

Every day ScrapOrchard will send out a newsletter announcing the sale of the day and we will include a little freebie for you to download. The downloads are only good for 24 hours as well- so make sure you download them right away!! Sign up HERE

It’s the most wonderful sale of the year!!

Here is the Advent Calendar and just some of the Freebies you can collect each day!

OK, now on to some things for my ScrapOrchard Store!  I have a bundle of my Paper Pretties – it’s bundled at a great price & I’ve added an extra 20% off for the Fresh Fruit Sale! 


Each of the sets are available individually as well…  (oh 20% off of course!)

I can never get enough of great craft papers so I’ve added a set of Krafty Papers to my SO store.  They add GREAT texture to your papers, and since they are in full color, they are perfect for scrappers too – Krafty Papers are a perfect neutral to compliment your LO’s!

I’m so obsessed with Krafty Papers lately that I’m pretty sure I’ll be wrapping all of our Christmas gifts with it this year – and tying it with some bakers twine.  Is that going too far with my obsession?? Heehee! 

Here is a brand new little freebie for you – a little bit of Krafty goodness… CU or personal use.


Have a great weekend!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Blend your Text–Plus a Freebie!!

I have 2 re-releases in this week's fresh fruit at the Orchard. They are both 20% off!

Text Path Blenders Bundle
This Text Path Blenders Bundle includes Text Path Blenders 1 and Text Path Blenders 2. They will help you blend your text into your digital scrapbook page using a non-destructive method. Parts of the text will appear to be faded or erased on your layout, but you can still go back and change the type whenever you would like. It's easy to make these more or less distressed based on your journaling needs.

Text Path Blenders 2
These new Text Path Blenders 2 will help you blend your text into your digital scrapbook page using a non-destructive method. Parts of the text will appear to be faded or erased on your layout, but you can still go back and change the type whenever you would like. It's easy to make these more or less distressed based on your journaling needs.

All sales, specials and promotions are based on Eastern Time Zone. Coupons and sales cannot be combined.

I also a free sample available that goes with these blenders.  It’s a great way to test them out and see just how easy they are to use!!


Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

$1 Farmer’s Market Sale–NEW $1 products just added!



I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I know a lot of you have been busy with Black Friday shopping.  I hope you scored some great deals! 

Speaking of great deals – it’s time for my Farmer’s Market sale products to be changed up!  I’ve just switched out 11 products in the sale- all on sale for just $1!  This is a HUGE savings for you – and it will be the only time ever that these items will be on sale for this CRAZY LOW price!  So if you’ve had your eye on them – this  is the BEST time ever to pick them up!


Here are all of the products currently on sale.  If you missed one from earlier this week, don’t worry – you can still catch it on sale for 20% off (price shows when you click on the product).

Bead Happy 2Candy Stripe AlphaCurvaceous

Fabric Flowers 2Grunge BrushesHappy Patterns 2

Happy Place AlphaHingesMagical Alpha

More Than Just CurvesPage Edgers 2Paper Pretties

Photo EdgersSense of AdventureSomewhere Rainbow Alpha

Texture Files CardstocksUltimate Date MaterialVintage Frames 2

Worn Out Overlays2Worn Out Tags


Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

$1 Farmer’s Market Sale!

Have you heard about Scrap Orchard’s Farmer’s Market sale? It is a HUGE twice a year event!!! Everything in the Farmer’s Market category will be *just* $1… YES, I said ONE DOLLAR!!! How CRAZY is that???

It’s a great way for us to thank YOU for supporting our businesses and give you a chance to get those items you’ve had on your wish lists.  I am so thankful for all of my wonderful customers!

I’ve loaded up my SO shop with LOTS of items for the sale, including 2 NEW products, CU, alphas, text paths and so much more – 20 products total. For JUST $1. Yup, you read that right!

And guess what? On Saturday morning – I will be taking at least 10 of those products and replacing them with 10 DIFFERENT products – for $1!!

You’ll have the chance to pick up 30 Happy Scrap Girl Designs products for just $1 each – but be sure to check out the sale before Friday and then AGAIN on Saturday to see which products have changed!


This will be the LOWEST price ever for these products – they’ll never go on sale this low again. SO if you even think you might want them, grab them before the sale is OVER!


All sales, specials and promotions are based on Eastern Time Zone. Coupons and sales cannot be combined.

Here are my 2 NEW products for this week – check out my store see all of the other $1 products!  You may need to click on the products to see the sale price in the store.

Mark your calendars to check back Saturday to see the sale products change!!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!

Thank you again for all of your support!