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Have you tried creating a watercolor effect on a scrapbook page or a card lately? For some reason when people say “watercolor” I get all nervous – like only highly trained artists can create a fun watercolor effect. I am also very guilty of purchasing all kinds of fancy things with the word watercolor on them in hopes that they might some day turn me into a watercolor artists!  LOL! Okay I just solidified to you all that I am slightly crazy! The Web Show When Kelly Klapstein filmed this webshow with us a few months back I was excited!  Easy watercolor effect is only a STAMP away!!! YAHOOO! Pair that up with ink, the Brother ScanNCut and some Tombow Dual Brush pens and voila! You got yourself an EASY, ANYONE can re-create card! I love it. The Supplies The base of the card is Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock. A…

Technique Tasters Web Show #96 – Distress Crayons Stencilling Technique  – is probably one of my favourite videos we videoed with Christy Riopel. Ranger Distress Crayons had just entered the scrapbooking scene at the time and although I had purchased all that were available, I really had no idea how to use them. This short little video opened up a whole world of possibilities and in true Christy style – she made the technique look so very simple that even I can’t seem to screw it up! The Project The Supplies Ranger Distress Crayons. You can purchase these crayons individually or in sets of 6. Today there is a total of 10 sets of 6 colours. YUMMY! Art-C self adhesive stencils come in a large variety of sizes and shapes and sentiments. They are truly easy to use and THEY STICK! I love that – no worrying about your medium…

Els Van de Burgt is back on our show creating super cute BonBon boxes with a variety of different products and some super fun and easy to follow techniques. BonBon boxes are the cutest little packages meant to hold party favors or other little treasures! You can fill them with chocolates, candy, sequins, necklaces – you name it! Els walks you through a number of different design ideas to create a variety of different themed boxes. SUPPLIES The base of the Bon Bon box is an Elizabeth Craft Designs die. Run this die through your die cutting machine and you have your box. Elizabeth Craft Designs dies work with most die cutting machines and really do cut like butter. For these BonBon boxes Els used Elizabeth Craft Designs soft finished cardstock for the base. This cardstock is heavy enough to handle plenty of different mediums while at the same time…

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…

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…

Kelly Klapstein is on our show today creating this metallic-like finished fishy card. Kelly put together this card using products from Heartfelt Creations Under The Sea collection Sakura Gelly Rolls Art-C gold metallic paste Susan Weckesser for Clearsnap ColorBox Color Pop Mini ink pads Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z RunnerSo easy to get this great effect. Watch as Kelly creates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muya953jF_c Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Christy Riopel was a regular guest on our biweekly SHAW TV series that we also turned into web shows for our YouTube channel. In this show Christy demonstrates all different kinds of ways to use stencils on your layouts as well as creating your very own custom spray. SUPPLIES:  FabScraps patterned paper, Stampin’ Up! cardstock, ink and adhesives, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive. Photo by Rose Koziel. Grab a coffee, if you are like me –  a kleenex and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bre8y0asnwQ&t=22s Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love…

Kim Gowdy is back on our show today creating embellishments using a border punch. A different way to look at your border punch system. Here is the cutest little album she created. Featuring products from… Creative Memories Original Border Punch system, BoBunny patterned paper, Ranger distress ink and Stickles, Tim Holtz Idea-ology word stickers, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner.  Watch Kim create! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxcgxCuaPl4&t=6s Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hello everyone- Donna Salazar here! I’m so excited to be sharing a video tutorial with you today as a guest blogger for my friends at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! In this tutorial I’m sharing the basics for using the Gel Press with stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. I will also be showing you several different projects ideas for all the gorgeous prints that you can make on the Gel Press and finally I’m sharing a few of the steps that I took to create an 11×14 canvas. I hope you enjoy it!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UTP9IWhqRE Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~ Too see more of Donna’s work visit her blog – Donna Salazar Designs SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!