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The very talented, Annette Allen,  designed this gorgeous card featuring Pink & Main!  It is so stinking cute! Here are her directions just for you!!!! Die cut the Holiday Scene on white card stock. You will not need all the pieces. I left out all the Christmas dies to create a camp scene instead. Die cut the designer paper on the background die and adhered to the base as the background scene. Now it is time to adhere your 3D card together so you can build your scene. Stamp the sentiment on white card-stock. Die cut your images using the coordinating die set. Stamp your sentiment on a separate piece of white card-stock and die cut using the sentiment strip dies. Die cut all sizes of the trees from the Holiday Scene die set multiple times. Now it is time to build your scene. First, add your colored image to…

Hello Creative Scrapbookers! I’m Jayme Loge, a proud member of the Creative Scrapbooker team, and I’m delighted to share some layouts and cards I made with Simple Stories adorable spring and Easter line, Hip Hop Hooray! I had a lot of fun playing with these papers and was so happy to scrapbook 4 years’ worth of Easter and spring photos. You can watch my daughter grow and change with each layout. The first layout shows my preschool Avery hard at work coloring eggs. I wanted to add a bit of mess to my layout to echo what was going on at the kitchen table, so I added some pigment powder to my embossing paste (from Ranger) and applied some through a stencil (Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz) and some just smudged around. The Hip Hop Hooray stickers and Bits & Pieces are perfect for adding quick finishing touches- LOVE that! Next…

It’s been 5 weeks since the birth of my third child, Claire. It’s about this stage when you are craving some of your old routines. For me, that’s crafting. It can be incredibly hard to find that inspiration and get back into your creative self especially with limited time. It’s always nice to be pushed by challenges or to be inspired by someone else’s work. Keeping it simple has always been a great way for me to get my juices flowing. For this month’s project, I have used the By the Dock Bundle by Stampin’ Up!. You can find this bundle in their Occasions Catalogue. Living on the East Coast of Canada means that I am always pulled towards anything nautical so this stamp set and coordinating framelits are a must-have item. The first step I did was to water colour several images from this stamp set. This time I…

Hello everyone Annette Allen here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog with a cute little OH HAPPY DAY card featuring a variety of supplies by Pink & Main! Here is how I put it together : Make card from white cardstock (4.5×5.5) Lay your Pink & Main stencil directly on the card base and spray with Ranger Distress Oxide Spray. Set aside and let dry or use a heat gun to dry faster. Stamp images on white cardstock and color. Die cut colored images with coordinating dies. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock. Trim around the sentiment. Die cut the Frame on white cardstock and spray with Ranger Distress Oxide Spray. Set aside and let dry or use a heat gun to dry faster. Adhere the dried frame on the card base. Using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares adhere the images in the center of the card.…

The winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a FABULOUS article written by our Frugal Scrapbooker – Connie Nichol – all about Repurposing Dictionaries.  There are cards, art journaling pages, and layouts all featuring a number of different ways to use dictionary pages on your projects.  I love it! Here is an example of one of the cards you will find designed by Connie Nichol. Connie’s card features Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stencils Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamps Ranger Grit-Paste Glue Dots Adhesives Be sure to grab your copy of the winter issue today! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking SUBSCRIBE TODAY! to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

  Hi Creative Scrapbooker Fans!!!! Pam Bray here sharing “Dream Big Dreams” Mixed Media Card featuring Wild Whisper A Girl With Flair Watercolor patterned paper and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Rock Candy Embossing Powder. Creating the background paper for this mixed media card is super easy using a Gelli Art Press Printing Press, DecoArt Paint, and brayer.  1. Begin by applying Titanium paint to the top of the Gel Printing Press;  move around with brayer. Add a bit of paint here and there to achieve the colors on the press you like. 2. Press white cardstock to the top; pull off and set to one side. Repeat with a clean piece of cardstock. 3. Stamp background collage stamp to top of the prepared paper using Titanium White and Cadmium Red to the top. 4. Stamp here and there. Adhere prepared paper to Wild Whisper Watercolor Paper to green cardstock. Adhere…

Hello everyone, Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I am so excited to share with you my blog post for February. It involves a gorgeous Hydrangea stamp along with a few other stamps and dies from the amazing Heartfelt Creations. This amazing company constantly creates stamps and dies to inspire.  Of course, I broke out my pigment inks and I now have a totally awesome collection of Tsukineko’s, StazOn, Pigment ink. If you are like me … and love to incorporate window plastic or transparencies to your projects, this ink will blow your ‘”stamping on window plastic” mind :). I will also share with you a delightful little cleaner that will clean this “relatively, new ink” off of your rubber stamps and your clear stamps and “nourish your stamps” at the same time. Let’s check it out! Using the “StazOn ink” of your dreams, stamp the…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! It has been snowy and wet here on the West Coast of Canada and I have already started counting down the days until Spring arrives. So for today’s project, I’ve created this fun and bright The Journey is the Start Card. To create my card, I’ve used stamps, inks and Paints from Ranger Ink ,  Super Stock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my card at home. To start, die cut a 4” Stitched Rectangle from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of Super Stock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Next, you’ll need the Honeycomb Small Dylusions Stencil from Ranger Ink. Place the stencil on the rectangle piece as desired and use a blending tool with foam…

Hello everyone! It’s Kerry Engel, here today to share with you an adorable card that is just begging to be touched. Between the embossing, stenciling and flocking this card is full of texture-therapy; for the maker and the receiver. Cards for any occasion are my favorite ones to keep in my stash. This cute little die-cut owl could be used on a multitude of occasions and I find his tummy is just the right size to hold a sentiment. My favourite trick when putting together more detailed die cut items is to use 3D Foam Squares under key areas. I used the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to raise my owl’s head up and away from his body. Therm O Web Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets cut like butter and emboss like a boss. To create this adorable Owl I used the Therm O Web Deco Foil Flock Transfer…

Kerry Engel has been a busy little elf creating Christmas cards for this holiday season. Recently, she created a super fun card featuring the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Merry Misfits stamp collection. Here is the card she designed. Kerry created the background using Kuretake Gansai watercolours. Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Sparkle Stencil. Ranger Texture Paste. Ranger Stickles. Kerry glued everything down using Glue Dots Adhesives. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Kerry! You can send it to me 🙂 The Merry Misfits stamp set is calling my name! You can send it to me 🙂 Kerry is a MORNING crafter! Every morning before she heads off to work she takes some time in her craft room. Once or twice a week she shares what she has been working on,  within the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Instagram Stories. Be sure to follow us on Instagram so you won’t miss what is cooking at…