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12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!! Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing four or five prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 51 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on Facebook (LIKE THEIR PAGE) and say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine or CSM. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on Facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more than once if you enter your name under more than one blog post! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#1 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is fromHeartfelt Creations Merry and Bright Creative Essentials Glistening winter scenes filled with freshly fallen snow, pine boughs draped with shiny holiday…

Hi, there everyone, Nathalie DeSousa with you today with a very fun and colorful Christmas layout that celebrates those Sweet Good Times the season brings. For today’s post,  I wanted to work with lots of colors to document a picture of my kids building their gingerbread house.  So, I pulled my Vicki Boutin mixed media products and started working on the background for this page. It all started with a foundation paper that had been gessoed;   I played with some Vicki Boutin Art crayons to create the watercolor background on the page.  The color combination was inspired by the mints that are slowly showing around our house lately. While the background dried, all the gingerbread houses were cut from Caramel colored cardstock using a cut file from Handipaper, and then backed with white mixed media paper.   In addition, the small mints that surround the cutouts were created by stamping the circles…

Happy Sunday everyone! Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog creating a shiny SHAKER card. I’m still relatively new to stamping and card making. I tend to go all in and try to use as many products as I can. Thankfully, Therm O Web understands and always has amazing corresponding products that feed my need for “lots of details”.  Their Gina K. Designs Premium cardstock has been a game-changer for me; it’s smooth, high-quality finish has helped to elevate my stamping and embossing…and then they have foil – how did I ever create without foil before? Here is how I created this very happy, shiny shaker card: Step 1- STAMP Stamp the sentiment, “Thanks Snow Much”. Stamp and emboss snowflakes with Gina K. Designs Baby, it’s Cold Outside stamps. I used Clearsnap, Top Boss, ink and silver embossing powder. Step 2 – FOIL Using a laminator add Gina K. Designs…

Noreen Smith is on our latest web show designing SHAKER CARDS featuring all kinds of fabulous products by Creative Memories.  Grab your coffee, pull up a chair and get ready to SHAKE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERFMCTG08Xw&t=15s SUPPLIES Creative Memories Frost Accents Paper Pack Creative Memories Bronze Shimmer Cardstock Creative Memories Tape Runner and Foam Squares Creative Memories Peekaboo Pockets Creative Memories Original Border Maker System Creative Memories Midnight Star Cartridge Creative Memories Embossed Bow Punch  Creative Memories Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen Creative Memories Gemstone Custom Cutting System Here is a look at the finished products! Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

#hellodecember Isn’t is sneaky how December creeps up on you like that? You think it’s so far away and then the first of December is here and you are already feeling like you have dropped the ball on finding matching family pajamas and getting photos in time for the Black Friday sales! Well, my friends – I am here to tell you that you are not alone. However, I am beginning to embrace the frantic. So, here I come December!! Away we go! As always, the holiday season means I am in my craft room creating projects from tags to cards to mini scrapbooks. Today’s project is a card along with a gift for a special someone. I created this card by starting out with the Wood Texture Paper Stack from Stampin’ Up! I am really enjoying the plaids and wooden elements in the décor aisles so I wanted to…

Today on our blog, we welcome our regular contributor colouring artist Betty Hung. Betty has designed this FREE December colouring card just for you! – CLICK HERE to download your card. Here is Betty’s version of the card. She has coloured and created the card using Chameleon Pens. Visit Betty’s blog – Color Art – for more colouring inspiration. SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door

Yahooooo – Hello Wednesday! Every single Wednesday we give away a prize to one of our lucky followers! Today we want to give away a FREE ONE-YEAR subscription to the BEST scrapbooking magazine EVER!!! (I could be just a bit bias :)) One lucky winner is going to receive a one-year subscription to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is a technique-rich paper crafting magazine that features scrapbooking, card making, hand lettering, Bible Art Journaling, stamping, home decor, and mixed media projects. With a gorgeous overall design and book-like print quality, each quarterly issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine will be cherished as an inspirational resource in your craft room for years. To enter to win this prize package 1. FOLLOW Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on Instagram -CLICK HERE OR – Follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube – CLICK HERE 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post – SAY DONE! You have until…

I love a good collection and Simple Stories never disappoints. Their new “Merry & Bright” Collection has an abundance of yummy pieces: chipboard, stickers, frames, tags, wash tape and paper. Everything coordinates making layering and and creating embellishment clusters a dream. This layout is actually a large “Z”. If you squint you can see it. I was inspired by an advertisement I saw in a magazine. The page is comprised of three embellishment clusters built on three cardstock circles to create a colorful photo stack. I used an assortment of the “Bits & Pieces”, Chipboard Stickers, card-stock stickers and washi tape to create three photo-stacks.  Along the bottom, I decorated a card-stock border sticker with little words. Then I mounted the vintage car on a couple of Pop-Up Dots™ by Glue Dots to give it some height. Layering these elements creates interest, depth and a bit of whimsy.  It looks like my…

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There’s a new baby joining my family!  Hey crafters, Nicole Wright here and no it’s not me!  My great nephew will be here in a couple months and I needed a card STAT for the baby shower.  Let me set the scene… I need a quick card because I have left it to the last minute.  My Brother Scan N’ Cut2 is perfect for making this quick card in just 15 minutes.  I whipped through the cuts and went straight for the animals.  I mean you can’t go wrong with a giraffe.  I select the cuts and adjust my size to fit my standard card.  Load my scrap paper onto the cut mat… in the middle because it’s sticky there. I cut the words in both patterned paper and black to create a shadow.  Why not… I’m already cutting right.  Then I do the same with the giraffe.  I cut the patterned…