Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Halloween is Coming!

By now everyone has gotten their kiddos off to their first day of school!  That means Fall is coming and Halloween soon thereafter.  Here are some fun Halloween tags and embellishments you can use on your kids' goodie bags or use as favor tags at your Halloween Bash!  

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Facebook Contest | Win a $25 Gift Certificate

It's time for a little contest!  We are giving away a $25 gift certificate just for telling us about your favorite Scrap Bits products.  Contest will end on Wednesday, February 15th.  

The Rules:

  1. Visit our shop on Etsy at
  2. Find your favorite item
  3. Visit our Facebook page at
  4. Post a link to your favorite item on our wall along with a brief description of how you would use it.
  5. Now share that post with your friends and ask them to "like" your post.
  6. The person with the most "likes" will win the gift certificate
We can't wait to see all of your creative ideas!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Creative Packaging Ideas

Just a few creative packaging ideas for you.  You can find it all in the Etsy Shop . . . from personalized stickers & tags to treat bags & boxes.  At Scrap Bits, you will huge assortment of creative packaging products for every special occasion.  Check out our yummy paper treats and graphic goodies!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

How To: Print on Die Cuts

I am asked this a lot, so I decide to give a quick HOW TO on printing shaped die cuts & cards.  This is just one little trick, I am sure there are others.  Please leave a comment with your cool tricks!

Here Goes:
Most printers can accommodate larger size card sizes like 4 x 6 or 5 x 7, but some printers may have difficulty feeding smaller card sizes. If your printer cannot accommodate smaller card sizes we recommend trying the following:

  1. In your word processing program, type your text exactly how you want it on your die cut.
  2. Print out your text on a regular piece of paper.
  3. Now position your die cut over the printed text and adjust for any the spacing and/or sizing to be sure it fits nicely in your shape.  It is helpful to hold the paper up to a window to get light through the paper.
  4. Attach your shaped card/die cut to the 8.5x11 sheet of paper with a small piece of double stick tape or a repositional glue stick.  Again use the light from the window.
  5. Now run your sheet through the printer.  Since your printer is used to feeding the 8.5 x 11 size, it should pull the sheet through along with the smaller cards.
  6. Gently remove the die cuts from the paper.  Repositional glue was created to be able to stick and remove things while doing craft projects, but you need to be careful with smaller die cuts and letters not to rip them.  
  7. Set the die cuts glue side up to dry.  Repositional glue dries quickly and doesn't usually restick without another application, but set them glue side up just to be safe.
That's it!  Happy Printing!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Scrap Bits is featured in Wedding Style Guide Autumn 2011 Issue

About a month ago I was contacted by Wedding Style Guide Magazine looking for high-resolution images of my kraft price tags for a feature they would be doing in an upcoming issue.  I was so excited!  I sent in my photos right away and I must admit, it sort of fell off of my radar.  Imagine my surprise yesterday morning when I opened up my email to find a copy of the printed page that is in the Fall Issue of the magazine that is on sale RIGHT NOW!

Here it is page layout.  See my tags right there in the center?

A good number of my customers are brides looking for the perfect little touches to add to their wedding favors or escort cards.  I help brides all over the world to design custom stickers for favor bags, blank tags like these for stamping in a variety of sizes and unique die cut escort cards!  I love to help couples celebrate their big day and I have always been a big believer in the notion that it is the little things that have the most impact.

It is all in the details!
These tags are available in my Etsy Shop along with many, many other great blank tags, printed tags, business cards, die cuts, wedding favor bags, packaging and more! 

Many, many thanks go out to Wedding Style Guide for showcasing Scrap Bits (especially Emma).  Now since this is an Australian based magazine, how do I get my hand on a physical copy?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Graphic Design Portfolio

Check out my new design portfolio!  This new site will be dedicated to my graphic design work only!  I am still loading previous work, but you can start to get a feel for the overall layout and content.
Click on the banner above to take a peek!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Guide Guide for the Circle Lover: an Etsy Treasury

My Mini Christmas Wreath Die Cut Frames were featured today in theme related Etsy Treasury. 16 gift ideas for the Circle Lover! Many thanks to Dalim for including me. If you have an extra minute, check out her Etsy Shop.  The vintage inspired jewelry is amazing!

These mini wreaths are die-cut from a 80lb cardstock (same color both sides). Great to for making gift tags, cards or in to frame photos in your scrapbook layouts. The ideas go on and on . . .  The frames shown here are 2" square in Bazzill Canvas PARAKEET GREEN cardstock, but I can cut them in any size or color you need. See my cardstock selector to view the colors I currently have in stock.