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Hello CSM friends! Thanks for dropping by to see how this sweet “HELLO” card came together. I used several fun products from MultiCraft’s Forever in Time products. Neutrals Cardstock, 6×6 paper stack; “Vintage 2”, Laser-Cut Wood Stickers and Epoxy Alpha Buttons. The papers have some gorgeous patterns and their size is perfect for card making! One of the key principles of design is repetition. For my card, I chose to repeat elements from the patterned paper – the rose image, the colours and the circle shape of the roses. My Chameleon pens were the key ingredient to matching the colours. I used them to colour the laser-cut wooden rose & leaf,  as well as the epoxy alpha, even on the wood I was able to get nice blending of colours! …and I can’t even tell you how yummy it was to colour on the epoxy buttons! The colour was perfect…

Hello everyone, Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I’ve been playing a lot with Brea Reese watercolor inks. They are very bright and beautifully transparent. The glitter inks are just yummy. They are perfect for making the galaxy paintings that you see all over Instagram and Pinterest. Brea Reese watercolor inks are dye-based ink and they dry quickly. They are very concentrated…a little goes a long way. If you put them in a paint pallet they will dry in the pallet and when you come back later with a wet brush you can re-activate them. To make this card download a mermaid tail and turned it into a stencil. You could use any large silhouette type shape with this technique. Large flowers work well too. To begin, trace the tail onto watercolor paper. Use the rough side of 140 Lb, cold pressed watercolor paper. Paint the inside of…

Hello everyone, Cathy Caines here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. We must celebrate! Indeed we do! We have many things to celebrate including the carry over of the Celebrate You Thinlet Dies into the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Since it’s introduction in the Sale-a-Bration catalog, I have made too many projects to count with these thinlet dies. When I heard they would carry over I was over the moon!Today’s projects were created combining the Celebrate You Thinlet Dies as well as the sans serif sentiments of the We Must Celebrate Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. I love mixing and matching different stamps and dies.To create the above card, you must first make the multi-colored background.  With your Aqua Painter, dip each colour into the refill ink one by one resulting in a multi-colored wash. I would recommend drying each colour with a Heat Tool…

Nicole Wright is on our web show today with an easy way to create glitter backgrounds for your next homemade card.  Adding glitter has never been easier! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG1dHu66EME Nicole used the following supplies: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets and E-Z Runner Grand Ranger Distress Glitter Stampers Anonymous Flower Jar Stamp Set Sizzix coordinating Framelits Like what you see? Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube – CLICK HERE Happy Scrappin’ Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

Good morning and happy Monday! Kim here with a quick birthday card share today! This month I challenged myself to use the April Sketchy Challenge as a starting point for a card. Even before choosing my products, I knew I wanted to make the triangle accent from stamps! I created a paper mask from my Impression Obsession stamped image so I could easily overlap my stamped design making it look like one continuous image – I love how it turned out! I took a black marker and ruler to divide the two sides. I created three layered areas using stamps, stencil and Clearsnap Chalk ink! I fussy cut the bird image and layered it with the Impression Obsession die cut pine boughs and a little black tread. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment was a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for taking the time to check out my card, try one of our…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Winter has definitely hit the west coast of Canada this week and we even ended up with a white Christmas. With the cold weather here, I decided to create a winter note card . For my note card, I’ve used a variety of products from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Super Stock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L as well as a few products from Ranger Ink, to create this fabulous Warmest Wishes winter note card. To start, cut a piece of Super Stock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine that measures 3 3/4” x 3 3/4”. Using a blending tool with foam as well as Broken China Distress Ink and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink from Ranger Ink, blend the inks over the entire surface of the cardstock. With the ink dry, dab a bit of Brushed Pewter Distress…

Deck the Halls with Christmas Sweaters by Cathy Caines The holiday season is upon us and I am in full swing. I am so ready for the magic of Christmas and all the simple joys it brings as I enjoy the wonder of the season through the eyes of my children Jane (7) and Jack (5). I am wishing you and your families the very best this holiday season – from my family to yours. About a month ago Stampin’ Up! released their new line of alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends. Ever since the release, I have been coloring just about everything. However, the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Sweaters stamp set is by far my favourite. The markers seem to bring the sweaters to life.Before making any projects, I coloured several of the images while catching up on The Americans TV show. Once I found myself back in my craft room,…

Kim here again with another CSM Spotlight! This week we want to introduce you to a wonderful business based in Evergreen, Colorado…Elizabeth Craft Designs. This family owned business designs and manufactures products that are ideal for all your scrapbooking, card making, mixed media and paper crafting needs! Elizabeth Craft Designs is passionate about their products and are committed to providing high quality, crafting tools for the trade. Their design team is fabulous, they aim to teach and inspire their crafters and social media followers! I encourage you to check out this creative team, their finished projects are beautiful! You can often find Els out in the “front lines” teaching and sharing these wonderful supplies…we just LOVE a “hands-on” owner. She is the heart and soul of this company! I had the pleasure of meeting her at one of our Technique Taster recordings in Calgary. She joined us and shared some…

We are thrilled to spotlight a company that is near and dear to ALL of our creative hearts! After all, whether you are a scrapbooker, card maker, mixed media artist, planner or art journaller…we all need to stick things down! Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L can get all your creative ideas stuck down! Who they are. 3L Consumer Products A/S has 40 years of designing adhesives for the creative industry. In 2004 they launched the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L brand. The line focuses on crafting adhesives that are safe to use and vigorously tested! These easy to use adhesives will suit all of your creative, paper crafting needs. So much to choose from! You are sure to find the specific type of adhesive for your projects, and if you aren’t certain, the company blog is full of information to help you make an informed, creative decision. Think outside the box. When…

Hello everyone! Kim here with a spotlight on Echo Park Paper Co.! I love being able to share my love of great companies with you here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s blog! Let’s do this! What you may not know is that Echo Park was founded in 2010. I was a bit surprised to learn that they are still a relatively new company, I feel that they have been around forever! That is a sign that they are doing it right! It’s a sign that they are providing quality products year after year and staying on top of the industry trends! Echo Park’s goal is simple – create easy to use crafting products while incorporating fun designs and bright colours! NAILED IT!!! Although this fun company started out creating papers, they have quickly expanded to albums, dies, stamps and stencils. There current catalogue features over 2000 products! I recently found…