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Capturing the last moments of Fall with these festive Autumn Place Card Settings.  Hey crafters, Nicole here with these easy to create home décor table settings.  Sitting here in a white blanket of snow missing those crisp autumn mornings.  Using some Ranger Ink Oxides Inks to create this awesome Layered leaf Sizzix die cut you can create some awesome realistic leaves. Add an extra layer with the Stampers Anonymous Falling Leaves stamp set by designer Tim Holtz.  Stamped with Ranger Ink Mini Archival Ink Pad Kit #1- Green colour really pops against the chipboard Sizzix die cut Place Card & Flower by designer Eileen Hull. You can really see the texture in the leaf here.  When blending Ranger’s Oxide Ink Ground Espresso right over the embossed leaves you can see all the veining.  Adhere the leaves quick and easy with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Dots Large. Do you still…

Hello everyone – Karen Ellis here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I’ve been getting ready to attend ScrapFest / CreativFestival this weekend in Toronto with the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and thought I’d share a sneak peek of something that I will be doing with the event participants on the show floor – making our own washi tape with Ranger Paints and Gel Press Plates. We’ll be creating the washi tape for this layout project that I’ll be teaching in the Interactive Studio at the show.  It’s simple and easy to do and uses plain ol’ masking tape that I’m sure you have somewhere in your stash at home. Here’s what we’re doing: Products Used Masking Tape  – placed on transparencies/non-stick surface Gel press Printing Plate – Gel Press 4” Soft Brayer – Gel Press Acrylic Paint – Ranger Ink Small Paint Brush / or blunt end for mark…

Hello there! Nathalie DeSousa with you today with a new project that celebrates Fall and it’s glorious colors.  It is not a secret that Autumn happens to be my most favorite season. It is the cozy feeling, the clean cool air, the beautiful nature, and of course the phenomenal colors.  So, I combine a few of my favorite Fall feels with some Vicki Boutin for American Crafts products in this new page call Autumn Fun. Fall Sunsets are some of the most beautiful, so I borrow the colors to create the background for this page.   Well when we think Fall, we think leaves, so I used one of Vicki’s new stamp and die sets (Shine) to create the embossed leaves in the background, and then used her Watercolor set to recreate the sunset on the background.  While the background dried, a few more leaves were stamped and color using the…

Hello friends! Tracy McLennon here, and I am loving that Autumn is right around the corner in my neck of the woods. Cooler days, changing leaves and of course pumpkin spice everything. To celebrate in a crafty way, I created this Take Life One Cup At A Time card, with a fall colour scheme. I started my creation by stamping this fabulous Art Impressions image onto white cardstock using black Archival Ink. Then I added colour using Chameleon Pens. I did so using some simple bold shading for more of a cartoon look. Then I simply fussy cut around the images leaving a narrow white border. I inked the edges of all of my patterned and cardstock layers using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink. Using patterned papers from the Hello Fall collection from Carta Bella, I hand cut leaves that were about 1.5” long and 1” wide. Then I added them…

What screams Birthday more than that confetti look!  Nicole here and I am sharing this fun stamping technique with a variety of Stampers Anonymous Stamp Sets and Rangers new Alcohol Lift- Ink.  This is an easy stamping technique that will work for any stamped image. I used Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats and Crazy Things stamps for this quick Birthday Card.  Select an assortment of Ranger Alcohol Inks and Yuppo.  Load the Alcohol Ink Applicator with Alcohol Inks and a couple drops of Blending Solution. Dab the Alcohol Ink randomly around the Yuppo paper.  Use a twisting motion while applying the alcohol ink to the Yuppo.  It takes no time to dry so you can pop it right onto the Stamp Platform. Make sure you position your stamp where you want it and load it on the Stamp Platform.  Use the new Alcohol Lift-Ink to load your stamp.  With the stamp loaded…

Hi there! Nathalie DeSousa with you today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magzine blog to bring you a bit of inspiration using Vicki Boutin for American Crafts paper collection and mixed media products. We have been enjoying beautiful and rather warm days here in Toronto, and one of our favorite things to do on days like these is to go out for walks around our neighborhood.   So when I found the card with the title sentiment, I quickly pulled a picture of my mom and daughter enjoying their company while walking around.  SUPPlIES: American Crafts – Vicki Boutin – All the Good Things collection:   7×10 paper pad, cardstock stickers, watercolor stickers, glitter foam Thickers, rotary stamp American Crafts  – Vicki Boutin – Mixed Media collection:  Foundation paper,  gesso, watercolor set, art crayons (cool, warm, and neutral sets), iridescent glaze, Circle stamp and die set, water brushes American Crafts white textured cardstock…

Anyone up for a bright summery project today?  Hello friends Nicole Wright here today sharing a detailed tutorial on this Painted Burlap Canvas.  You may have seen this in the current issue of the magazine.  I thought I would share a more detailed tutorial using Dylusions Paints.  These bright acrylic paints add a bold look to any project. Apply Ranger’s Dylusions Paint directly to Super Stock Card Stock using a sponge covering your paper.  I used a baby whip to smear around the Dylusions Paint.  Blot some Tangerine Dream randomly.  Then layer your stencil and using a sponge add Dylusions Paint Fresh Lime.  Repeat this using random colours and stencils for your all your floral die cuts. Yes, you can ink on Burlap with Dylusions Paints.  Add random colours of Dylusions Paints using a sponge.  Layer any stencil you want and use your sponge to ink through your stencil.  Move your…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring Therm O  Web DecoFoils and Gina K Designs Foil Mates and Simple Stories ‘I Am’ paper line. I had SO much fun playing with the foils and Foil Mates from Therm O Web.  My foiled masterpieces paired beautifully with the patterned paper and stickers from Simple Stories I Am collection (which have foiled accents) to create a cute scrapbook layout with a couple of photos of my baby boy. Here are the some of the Therm O Web products I used.  I was initially a little nervous, thinking that there might be a learning curve on how to achieve the best results, but oh my goodness, so easy!!  All you do is lay a piece of foil over the patterned cardstock or transparency, run it through a laminator, and presto, instant shine! And here’s the Simple Stories I am collection…

Happy Tuesday! Kim here with a fun Aloha layout I finished up not too long ago. Do you ever find a collection of papers and embellishments and immediately know what photo[s] you would use with it? I LOVE when that happens, because that’s a big part of the creative process taken care of…sometimes the hardest! This was just the case when I saw the Sun-Kissed collection from Creative Memories! We were fortunate to get to Hawaii for the very first time in February…this paper pack and matching embellishments screamed ALOHA to me! I instantly knew what I wanted to do with this layout, so it came together quite quick…which is so not my norm! I started out with a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Superstock, my favourite base to work on. It’s 110lb cardstock and is a wonderful sturdy base to layer on. I trimmed it down so that I could…

Hello and welcome back crafty friends! Tracy McLennon here, and today I have a little liquid gold inspired layout to share with you. My layout is inspired by my husband’s love for craft beer. I don’t like beer myself, but what I do enjoy is exploring these fabulous local businesses and the art and design that goes into their craft.As soon as I set eyes on these fabulous stamps from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection….I knew I had to have them for just this reason. Even just as the stamp alone, don’t they look fabulous?I created my layered background and then did a few simple mixed media steps in order to frame the area where my matted photo would be. A little blending and splattering, and let dry. Then I stamped the beer mug and beer bottle onto the layout itself in black ink. This ends up simply as a…