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The kids are back to school and Mama (that’s me!) has been making getting into the craft room a priority. I’ve been slowly opening all my new stamp sets and products. Sometimes I just get organized or clean up and other times I get messy. Today I got messy with the brand new Blossoms in Bloom Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. I purchased this bundle because I really felt that it could make beautiful cards fast. I wasn’t wrong. I began this project like many others as I die cut several pieces at once. It didn’t take long for me to notice that the die shape of the blossom outline was gorgeous on almost any background. It’s the star of the show for both my cards! I used the purple posy ink on whisper white cardstock similar to how the products were intended to be paired together. I…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! For today’s blogpost, I’m sharing with you my Hello Dear Friend Card. To create my card, I’ve used the Hello Autumn Collection from Carta Bella Paper Co.  Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock Cardstock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, Dies from Elizabeth Craft DesignsInk from Ranger Ink 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, you’ll need the black plaid pattern paper out of the Hello Autumn Paper Pack from Carta Bella. Die cut the 4” Stitched Indented Rectangle from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of the paper. Die cut the 1 ½” Diagonal Stitched Fishtail from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of the same patterned paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle and fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail and rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending…

Do you remember paper-tole from the 80’s? It was a very fussy art form that involved layering identical prints to build a 3D pictures. I love to make dimensional cards and there is a quicker and easier way to get a suede-paper-tole look and not waste anything! How to make two 3-dimensional cards at once: leave one Therm O Web Deco Foil Toner Card Front intact. use a second Therm O Web Deco Foil Toner Card Front to cut out a large flower for a 3D flower. layer the remaining pieces of the second card to build a stunning 3D floral cluster. Foiling made easy: Therm O Web Deco Foil has partnered with Unity Stamp Co. to create an exclusive line of Toner Card Fronts. The Toner Card front is made for foiling. You can have a lot of fun changing up the foil colours but for this set, I…

Well, what a weird summer it has been. While most weddings this year have been rescheduled or postponed around the world, here in Newfoundland there are some scattered lovebirds tying the knot. It’s so nice to try to get back to some normalcy. I think we can all agree, it’s great for the soul to have a reason to celebrate. Throughout the past few months, I’ve been stamping images and watercolouring while watching TV with my husband. The Bloom and Grow Polymer Stamp by Stampin’ Up! is one of my favourites. I absolutely love the font pairings on this stamp set! This card begins with a sponged blue background. I like having a blue background on most of my cards to help anchor any images.  I use a simple technique of sponging onto a white card base with the retired Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise ink. Since I do this so…

Hi everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to show you a fun way to make quick, pretty watercolour backgrounds for cards and tags. SUPPLIES:  Ranger Distress Ink, Kelly Creates Sentiment Stamps, Black permanent ink pad, Stamping block, Watercolor paper, large paintbrush, water, trimmer, adhesive, card stock Step 1: Rub your ink pad across the top of the watercolor paper. Step 2: Add a lot of water to your large brush and ‘paint’ the ink downwards. Dip your brush into more water if needed. Step 3: Let dry completely Step 4: Stamp your sentiment. I chose black ink, but you could use different colors. Step 5: Adhere to a folded cardstock base. This simple technique has limitless watercolour combinations. Use one ink pad or two, or more! Stamp your sentiment for any special occasion or just inspirational words to brighten someone’s day. Breathe. Write. Relax. . Visit Kelly’s website for all…

Hey everyone! Cathy Caines here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! I had so much fun putting this project together for you this month. I was completely inspired by the new Stampin’ Up! Game On stamp set. My family are ‘gamers’ so I knew that this stamp set was going to be a huge hit in my world. While none of us play chest anymore, I couldn’t help but create with the chest pieces first. It was very evident to me that the background of this card should resemble a game board. The Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes framelits has a one-inch square that brings this idea to life. We do play Yahtzee and Monopoly, and well, many games with dice. It could work for any age group. I often struggle with using black in my cards are a dominant colour but the Bricks and Mortar 3D embossing folder made…

SPA DAY! At home!!!! I found this super cute project Kim Gowdy designed from 2017 featuring Art Impressions and I just had to re-share. How wonderful would these be to receive in the mail! I think I am going to make one for my Mom and the gift card is going to be for my Dad giving her a massage! GIGGLE GIGGLE! Right now – I appreciate Art Impressions stamps EVEN MORE! They make me giggle. and we could all use some giggles amongst all the worry. Be sure to pop on over to their website and find a stamp or two that makes you giggle. Then make a card and mail a giggle to someone you love! We can’t go to our favourite massage therapist right now….BUT we can still send MAIL! Now more than ever! May today be filled with warm cuddles with your family. Stay Home -Stay…

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…

Hello everyone, Kelly Klapstein here today playing with some of my Kelly Creates products to bring you a cute little Halloween card. When it comes to Halloween, I am more into the ‘cute’ spooky projects than the scary ones. Let’s just say I have an overactive imagination and avoid anything gory! For this Halloween “Boo” card, I’ve included a template for you to trace and draw a bat along with practicing hand lettering. – CLICK HERE – to download your copy. I used the following Kelly Creates supplies: Deluxe Lettering Kit Black Fineliners Bullet Tip Metallic Jewel “Gold” pen Project pad You’ll also need scissors, adhesive, and a paper trimmer. Step 1 – Download and print the PDF template. Cut out the bat and trace it onto black card stock with a pencil. Step 2 – Cut out the bat from the black card stock in Kelly Creates Project Pad.…

Download your FREE October Coloring Card TODAY! Did you say pumpkin spice? Why yes you did!!!! Oh how we love this gorgeous illustration by the VERY TALENTED coloring and illustration artist Betty Hung. Betty has designed this FREE October coloring card just for you! – CLICK HERE to download your card and start COLORING! Here is Betty’s version of the card. Betty drew the illustration and colored it  using a variety of products by American Crafts Kelly Creates including Kelly Creates Fineliner Black Pens These Fineliners are perfect for journaling and fine details! Each pen features a fine mono-weight tip in different sizes: 005, 01, 03, 05, 08, 1.0. Kelly Creates Aqua Brushes Get that beautiful watercolor effect with Kelly Creates Aqua Brushes. Each brush features a water-based dye ink that flows freely through bristle brush tips to create gorgeous watercolor lettering. This package includes 10 watercolor brushes in a…