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Welcome to my last post for 2017. It is Karan Gerber here to host the blog for one last time for 2017.   It just so happens that my last post for the year ends up on New Year’s Eve and today I am sharing with you a card using some fabulous stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations. I incorporated paper from the Blazing Poppy paper collection   to create this card and used inks from Ranger and Clearsnap ColorBox. Here is a peek at my card I put together for you today: I wanted my sunflowers to look festive so I colored my flowers using Rose coral chalk ink from ColorBox and used Aged Mahogany on the tips The card base size is a 8.5 x 11 piece of card folded in half I cut two papers from the collection for the base and I distress them, I searched for a A2 panel…

Hello my card making and papercrafting friends, Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog coloring on black cardstock to create a STUNNING effect. To Create this cards I used Chameleon Color Tone Pencils Chameleon Color Tones Pencils are specially designed double ended pencils you just flip to blend! These unique artist quality pencils take the guesswork out of choosing different colors for blending and shading and they eliminate the hassle of sifting through dozens of colored pencils to find the right shades, as the right shade is on the other end and all you have to do is flip to blend! 25 Pencils / 50 colors Artist Quality Made In Austria Highly Pigmented Intense Colors Ultra Smooth Consistency Permanent Break Resistant 3.8mm lead Pre-sharpened Chameleon Color Tones Pencils are a wonderfully convenient system that allows you to do MORE with less! Each pencil has two colors that have…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans- Katelyn Grosart here today on the blog! Christmas is almost here and I’ve started to create some Christmas Cards. I usually don’t even think about creating Christmas cards until it’s too late and Christmas has passed, but this year, I’ve started early. Hopefully I will end up getting more created, but at least right now, I know I have two. I hope that my Christmas Cards will inspire you to recreate them for your loved ones and friends.  Using the Sugarplum Collection, Holly Decorative Punch and Poinsettia Punch from Creative Memories. As well as Fitted Circles die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here are the Christmas cards that I created.For the December 25th Christmas card, I combined the Poinsettia punch, Holly Decorative Border Punch, Sugarplum Embellishments, Sugarplum Designer Paper Pack and the Sugarplum Variety Mat Pack all from Creative Memories, to create…

Hello Friends its Karan Gerber here with you today on the Creative Scrapbooker blog sharing a Christmas card with you using Heartfelt Creations paper, stamps and coordinating dies. What i love about the collections from Heartfelt Creations is how easy it is to create gorgeous cards by just adding a few die cut images. I am working with the papers from the Festive Holly Collection Stamps and dies also from the Festive Holly Collection and the small poinsettias are from Celebrate the Season Today I am using distress inks from Ranger and Zig Clean Color Brush Markers from Kuretake to color my images. Lets get started; stamp out your images on canson water color paper using Archival Coffee Ink. Begin to color with the zig makers. I used the following colors.Next die cut outthe  above images, then stamp poinsettias from Celebrate the Season on canson watercolor paper using Archival Coffee…

Hello everyone!  Karen Ellis here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today.  For my turn on Tuesday’s with the Team, I am happy to share with you a project close to my heart – cards of thanks and remembrance. Some of you may know that I am a reservist member of the Canadian Forces- CIC Branch.  I work with our youth Cadet Program.  This time of year is very special to me.  I am honoured to wear the uniform and support our country’s youth. Last month I attended ScrapFest at the CreativFestival in Toronto with the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  It was a fabulous event that had not only some wonderful paper crafting vendors, but sewing and needlework vendors as well.   One of the booths there represented Quilts of Valour – Canada Society.  This is a great organization that provides quilts to Canada’s injured forces members.  I have provided this organization…

EEK… Halloween is coming and all things spooky!  Hello my pretties Nicole Wright here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog sharing this rich Halloween inspired card with this bold punch of colour. I have fallen in love with the Clearsnap carrot dye mini ink pad!There’s a fun team up this week with Xyron and Clearsnap.  I got a little yummy box of Premium Dye Mini Ink Pads and to my delight there was Carrot and Coal in there. I used the Carrot Premium Dye Mini Ink Pads ink and blended, blended and more blending.  BAM… Now that’s a rich orange.  I hauled out my Stamp Platform for precision!  I wasn’t about to the ruin this inky masterpiece! In July I was in LasVegas so of course I had to go to Viva Las Vegas Stamps where I found lots and lots… and lots of yummy stamps including the Tree Writing Collage.  I cut my “Wicked Halloween”, perfect for the Sticker…

Kim Gowdy is on our web show today walking you through how to create die cut inserts. This is a relatively simple technique that gives your project an added sense of depth and slightly more texture. This technique is even easier if you have coordinating dies for your stamps so you eliminate any tedious fussy cutting. No Talkie Before Coffee Here is the card that Kim will be stepping out on our webshow. The Art Impressions stamped image of the happy lady spinning in her office chair was stamped and then cut out with a coordinating die. Kim then used the coordinating die to cut out where she would like to place the image on her card. Next she simple adhered the die cut stamped image into the space – creating a die cut insert.  Pretty simple. If I confused you – it will all be clear after you watch…

If you love stamping, love stamps, and LOVE getting a new stamp in the mail each month – you need to get hooked up with Technique Tuesday! They will completely inspire you with their beautiful creations and monthly releases! Technique Tuesday releases new product every month! On the first of each month they reveal 10-20 new products. You can join a club to be added to their regular shipping list and recieve their latest and greatest stamps. There are 4 different monthly release clubs. Customers can purchase from these programs at retail price or join an auto-ship program that will give them discounted pricing and member benefits. The Clubs Memory Keepers Studio – clear stamps created with scrapbookers in mind. Fresh Cut Studio – steel dies under $10 that complement the Memory Keepers stamp set theme for the month. The Greenhouse Society – Floral and nature inspired stamps and coordinating…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! It’s hard to believe that Fall is now here and the leaves have started to turn. With Fall here, it means that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So with that in mind, I decided to create a Fall themed project. By using the Fall is in the Air Collection from Echo Park Paper, an Oval die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L as well as a few products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create my “Give Thanks” Altered Frame. Make sure to grab your favourite Fall beverage as I share with you below how to recreate this altered frame in the comfort of your own home.To start, you’ll need an oval frame in any colour of your choice except white. With your frame in front of you, lightly dabbed on some Picket Fence Distress Paint from Ranger Ink.…

Hey crafty peeps… Nicole here and I get to share this fun tutorial on  Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Hey crafty peeps… Nicole here and I get to share this fun tutorial on  Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Ranger with all these vibrant Mini Archival Inks and stretch beyond Jet Black. This tutorial is an experiment for me and I love the results the Mini Archival Inks create.  These crisp colors provide a detailed stamped image allowing versatility even when watercoloring.The Mini Archival Inks are just the right size for adding ink in select areas of the rubber stamps.  Allowing me to ink and build each stamped image.  Each ink is easily cleaned off the Archival Cleaner. Dry your stamp with some paper towel then add more color to the leaves and petals cleaning between. The new Tonic Stamp Platform was the perfect tool to…