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Hello everyone, Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog playing with Dare 2B Artzy! While demoing and doing make’n takes in the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine booth in  Dallas at the Stamp & Scrap Expo I had the absolute pleasure to meet Cindy Sartain, owner of Dare 2B Artzy, stamps, dies & stencils. Their booth was directly across from ours &  oh, my goodness …. I fell in love at first sight with her products.  Of course, I had to bring some home to introduce her stamps to my ink 🙂 I have created 2 awesome quick & easy cards using two of her sets and one of her stencils. I kept the techniques so simple & fun that if you follow my articles in the fabulous, quarterly book,  “Creative Scrapbooker Magazine” (you know it is “way” past  “just” a magazine) you will probably know how I  achieved…

Hey crafty friends! Tracy McLennon here, and today I have a fun little card to share featuring some great new products from Ranger’s Simon Hurley create. collection. These stamps are just too freaking cute! I started my card by cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock to 4×5.25 and then stamping the Splinter background stamp onto it using the Woof ink pad. Then using a blending tool and the same ink, I darkened the edges a bit to create a bit of a shadow. I stamped the animals, tree, and trampoline images onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. I added colour to the images using Chameleon Color Tone Pens, and then fussy cut them out. Die cut one of the Heartfelt Creations Hand-Stitched Accents frames from white cardstock. The stamped kraft cardstock gets adhered to the white cardstock card base. Then using multiple layers of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L…

Goodbye March. Hello April. The snow is starting to melt in Canada and soon you’ll see families thinking about hikes, bikes and well, fishing! The Best Catch Bundle from Stampin’ Up! caught my eye from day one of the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue release. I absolutely adore the little images and the sentiments geared toward Dad. My first project began with stamping multiple images on watercolor paper. I heat embossed the image with clear heat embossing powder. This gives a big enough ridge around the image to help segregate colours when water colouring. I used Stampin’ Up! refill ink with an aqua painter to colour the images. I love the effect of multiple stamped images and also sentiments. Being that the card has a fishing theme, the water colour wash backgrounds suits the stamped images perfectly. To create the wash, simply use some refill ink or a Stampin’ Up! Marker…

Hi friends- Eileen Hull here from sunny and warm Virginia! Yesterday it hit 70 degrees out and it seems I caught a touch of spring fever. I decided to make a thank you card in pretty pastels to celebrate spring. Using Dies to Make Stamps I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me happier than finding multiple ways to use my dies.  I decided to go through my Thinlits collection and create stamps from some of my favorite elements. I also used a frame shape from the Trinket Box die and was happy that it fit perfectly on the front of an A-2 card! Such a fun way to use your dies. My ColorBox Blends inks by were used to stamp the design – Blends are an applicator, inker, and re-inker all in one. They have ten times as much ink as a stamp pad. Blends are a Crafters…

Such an EASY and Basic watercolor technique for card making and scrapbooking! Watch Nicole Wright in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v70SFBG5Rag SUPPLIES USED Brea Reese Watercolor Paper Brea Reese Watercolor Ink Brea Reese Liquid Metal Pigment Ink Stampers Anonymous Stamps Ranger Archival Ink  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner Grand Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Super Stock 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

Adhering intricate dies AND an EASY color blending technique that will take your card making to the NEXT level!!! Grab a coffee and watch Kim Gowdy in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp4C85RUXOA SUPPLIES USED Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Elizabeth Craft Design Stamps Chameleon Color Tone Pens Chameleon Color Tops Clearsnap ColorBox Archival Ink Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Super Stock 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

Inside each and every issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine our stamping genius, Cathie Allan, shares stamping tips, techniques and tricks with all our readers.  With over 30 years of rubber stamping experience, Cathie truly is an ocean of paper crafting knowledge. We are so lucky that she calls Creative Scrapbooker Magazine home. The Spring 2019 issue, which is hitting newsstands today, is no exception. In this issue, Cathie will walk you through creating your very own tinfoil metallic embellishments.  You will be addicted!!!! Here is the gorgeous card Cathie put together for her regular column, “It’s All About Rubber”. The background was created using a variety of Clearsnap ColorBox Dyestress inks. All the stamps and dies are from Heartfelt Creations.  And those floral tinfoil metallic embellishments were designed using Heartfelt Creations dies, an embossing folder and Clearsnap ColorBox pigment ink. You need to get your hands on the Spring 2019 issue of Creative…

Life is tough sometimes. For those going through hardships, we often don’t know what to say or do. Usually, we can’t do very much besides be there and listen. For those times, a card can be a great way to show love and support. Sympathy cards are never fun to make. I really believe Stampin’ Up! has done a great job finding the words we all want to say in the Beautiful Promenade stamp set. The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is photographic paper. It’s perfect to create cards quickly. For this particular card, I was going for a vintage floral feel. I distressed the edges of the cardstock first with the open edge of my scissors and then matched the ink with the cardstock sponging over the edges. “Houston, we have a problem” – I accidentally ripped the top of the card while I was distressing and instead of…

Good “almost” Valentine’s Day to you all. Creating a message of love for someone that is dear to you takes that message to an entirely new level. Your message becomes a keepsake that your loved one will treasure for many years to come and possibly if your loved ones are like my husband …. it’ll be cherished forever! You can spend hours on a handmade card or you can use extraordinary products to make it look like you spent hours.  “Painting with glitter” is a simple, fun technique that always takes a card to the next level. You can do the whole card as a “glitter painting” OR you can simply add a glitter, painted embellishment. In the spring issue of “Canadian Scrapbooker” 2011 I shared this technique in my “It’s All About Rubber” article. Since then our publication has gone international and therefore the name of this wonderful magazine…

Today on our blog, we welcome our regular contributor colouring artist Betty Hung. Betty has designed this FREE January 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 Sakura Gelly Roll Pens along with Sakura Koi Watercolor Brush Pens. Visit Betty’s blog – Color Art – for more colouring inspiration. SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door