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It is always a treat to have our very own designer Kelly Klapstein on our web show Technique Tasters #114 – Making Waves and Words with the Brother ScanNCut. On this show, Kelly will walk you through a variety of different techniques she used to create this Bon Voyage card. The techniques include – stamping, drawing and cutting with the Brother ScanNCut, creative lettering AND the addition of BoBunny Glitter Paste – which just happens to be a personal favourite of mine. Thanks Kelly! Kelly put together a variety of different products to create the title, the stamped image and my favourite – the glitter wave at the bottom of the card. Products Used The Brother ScanNCut cut out AND drew a number of elements on this card. You definitely want to check out how the ScanNCut also draws with just about any pen.  BoBunny patterned paper along with some fabulous…

Wondering over to the Spellbinders blog I came across their incredibly talented design team including Yana Smakula. Yana is from Ternopil, Ukraine and her work blew me away! Here are just few samples on the Spellbinders blog that I found that I instantly fell in love with. Here is a close up look at some of the detailed layering on the Happy Birthday card. Simply stunning. Monthly Video Series I was super happy to find that Yana has now started a monthly video series featuring Spellbinder products. You will want to subscribe to this on YouTube. Here is the first video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkUeUL8DtPo Intricate Dies Yana has a gift for layering intricate dies so it only seems fitting that she is a perfect match for Spellbinders. Their intricate die collection is mind blowing. Here are just a few examples of what you will find over at Spellbinders  The Great Canadian Scrapbook…

What an absolute treat it was to have Els Van de Burgt from Elizabeth Craft Designs on our web show Technique Tasters #113 – Creating Backgrounds for Cards. Els is the owner of Elizabeth Craft Designs and has been creating, teaching and spreading the love of paper crafts for years. On today’s show Els pulled out a number of her very own products including cardstock, dies, stamps and adhesives. Along with Tim Holtz for Ranger oxide inks and Sakura Pigma Micron PN pens to create this beautiful card. Oxide Ink Effect The cool oxide water effect you see in the background is all the rage right now. It looks rather intimidating, however, as you watch the video you will discover that it is really rather simple to create and fool proof! The other cool fact about this technique is that NO two creations look the same. Products Used To create…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. We had a lot of celebrating going on in my family this year. Our oldest daughter has graduated from the University of Alberta. Creative Memories Cap and Gown Collection provides a lot of inspiration for layouts and cards. This collection also has a coordinating album – which I love.  Super quick and super easy.  In this layout I used the Variety Mat Pack to create a faux pocket page.  The only additional item I used was Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Creative Photo corners.  I adhered stickers on cardstock and fussy cut out the stickers and mounted them on foam squares to create some dimension.  You did it card I like the challenge of trying to create fun cards from Variety Mat Packs and stickers. I layered the 4×6 card on the 4.5×6.5 card and used stickers, Scrapbook Adhesives…

Technique Tasters Web Show #112 – Scanning and Cutting with the Brother ScanNCut 2 On todays show Kelly Klapstein pulls out her Brother ScanNCut 2 electronic cutting machine. This machine does so many incredible things to take your scrapbooking to an entirely different level. Kelly walks you through scanning and cutting while she puts together this super cute card. Products used include… Brother ScanNCut 2Make a Splash collection from BoBunny featuring the super cute penguins Lola & SkippyTombow Irojiten pencil crayons The beautiful Definitely Dahlia stamp from Stampin’ Up! There are so many different elements on this card – from stamping, to scanning, to colouring to cutting with your Brother ScanNCut. After watching this video you will definitely find tons of inspiration for your next project. Watch Kelly  as she walks you through each step highlighting the above products . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKbVad5VnZw&t=37s Like what you see? Be sure to check out our…

There really is nothing more relaxing than colouring! Each and every month we offer our followers a FREE card  template designed by the SUPER talented Betty Hung!  This month’s card is a fun underwater theme with a fish perfect for you to colour. Betty designs these projects so that once you are finished colouring them you can turn them into cards to give to someone special! Create one a month for a year supply of cards to keep on hand! Here is July’s card template!CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD your FREE Colouring card. Here is Betty’s take on the card.Betty used Stabilo Woody 3-in-1’sand Stabilo 68 High Quality Fibre-Tip pens to design her project.Wondering what Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencils are? Check out this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znppRwyy3A4 Visit Betty’s  blog – Color Art – for more colouring inspiration . Happy Colouring everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door

With so many amazing products to play with from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue, it was difficult to decide what stamp set I wanted to show you this month.  However, after months of grey skies seeing the sun streaming through my window was the inspiration I needed.  Heck, even seeing the yellow weeds (Ahem. Dandelions) growing in my front yard was a welcome sight. Of couurse, I’d much rather see daisies. Stampin’ Up! has released a daisy stamp set and co-ordinating punch.  It makes it unbelievably easy to make a gorgeous flower bouquet at the tips of your fingers!I’ve created this card and favour box using my water colouring techniques of crushed curry refill ink and an aqua painter.  It’s so easy that you don’t even have to go inside the lines while colouring.  To create this look, I used water colour paper and heat embossed the daisy stamp using…

Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here! With the start of a new month – brings us our monthly sketch challenge. Here is July’s sketch… Six photos on one page! This is a great layout for telling a visual story. Clustering the pics tightly on the left and keeping the right side empty balances the design. Succulent Summer LayoutMy daughter and I have a lot of succulents. The Simple Stories Summer Days Collection was perfect for our springtime ritual. I created the “succulent” title and white border (based on the sketch) on my cutting system. I filled in the flowers with different papers from the collection. I stained the title and edged things with green Clearsnap ColorBox ink to finish it off. Supplies: Simple Stories Summer Days collection, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Clearsnap ColorBox ink. Art Journal PageThis page is just layers and layers of Ranger oxide inks. I colored the cut…

Basic stenciling technique that will take your next card or project to new heights. On our web show today Kelly Klapstein  is using stencils, texture paste and paint to do just that! She makes it look so easy! Here is the card Kelly will be creating. Using supplies from Heartfelt Creations – The beautiful Winking Frog collection – that will have you smiling as you turn the pages in this patterned paper pack. Tombow- Dual Brush pens are the perfect choice to add hand lettering or doodles to your project.  Art-C – has an entire line of self adhesive stencils along with coordinating stamps. Perfect for adding texture on any of your projects.Watch Kelly  as she walks you through each step highlighting the above products . Adding texture to your cards using stencils, texture paint and paste is so fun and the results always have that WOW factor! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpjeHMfrLc&t=25s Happy Scrapbooking…