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It’s that time of year. You’ve got to do your Christmas Cards. I am here to tell you: Don’t be ambitious.  Be realistic. You need a card that is a) beautiful b) quick and c) has a wow factor. That’s this card. Say hello to… Well. Simply – one glittery bulb using Stampin’ Up! products. You can make these in bulk quickly. Step one: Stamp using versamark your image onto watercolour paper.  I chose this delightful Stampin’ Up! Happy Ornament stamp set. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. I usually do this in batches of 10. Step two: Watercolour using your Stampin’ Write markers and an aqua painter.  See last months Creative Scrapbooker Magazine post on how to do this.  Let air dry or use a heat gun. Step Three: It’s concoction time.  To achieve this “glittery bulb” look, I took a piece of transparency and poured some Crystal…

In the world of sticking stuff together, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L has built a solid foundation of products you can trust. There are a number of exciting new releases in the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L booth. The beloved E-Z Runner now has a BIG brother called the E-Z Runner Grand! That’s 150 feet of Permanent strips adhesive runner!! And it easily pops open for refillable cartridges. You will be thrilled to hear about 2 new adhesive runners: Ultra and Micro E-Z Runners. The Ultra is super strong high tack that has instant bond, perfect for adhering 3D projects like boxes.  The micron is a really ‘skinny’ line of permanent strips, that will stick down tiny bits like letters and intricate paper cuts. The Donna Salazar line has expanded with a number of new “Girlie Grunge” releases, which mixed media artists and paper crafters are excited to see.  There is new…

The Brother ScanNCut is still one of the most talked about electronic cutting machines in the industry. The excitement is about the NEW ScanNCut 2, which was released in the United States in the Fall and will be released in Canada in the next few months. Some of the new features of the ScanNCut 2 include: a 300 DPI scanner has RGB recognition so you can create your own cut files 12″ x 24″ scanning a wireless network ready to transfer files online Stand-Alone machine library of over 1000 cut files plus 15 built in fonts SVG data and PES data readability (for embroidery) German Carbide blade The demo table was always busy, and even I tried out a little hand lettering, scanning and cutting! The popularity of the ScanNCut has risen because of its ability to cut a huge variety of materials, such as fabric, vinyl, thicker cardboard, plastic,…

Hi all! It’s Cathy Caines here to share some fun Halloween projects featuring Stampin’ Up! The ghosts and goblins have been out to play in my backyard since September began. I love to create for Halloween!!   It could be that I get giddy at the thought of candy or that I have an excuse to search Pinterest for cool costume ideas. Regardless, if you have Halloween on your mind, here are some fun ideas using Stampin’ Up! products. First, you need a banner – this banner was created using the Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit. I used white Staz-On and stencils to create the word ‘BOO’, as well as rubbed it around the edges. This gave it a more spooky feel but chalk would also do the trick. My daughter would say that treats are the most important thing and most definitely the priority. I couldn’t agree more. I created this…

Perhaps the booth with the most “buzz” at CHA was the Brother™ ScanNCut.  Being the newest electronic cutting machine in the industry has earned the Brother ScanNCut a spot in the Hot Top 20 followed by a first place award! The ScanNCut is a revolutionary new home and hobby cutting machine with the convenience of a 300 DPI built-in scanner and can be used with or without a computer.  The creative possibilities for crafters are endless! You can cut a variety of material, from fabric to plastic and of course paper. Quilters also love this machine! You can cut very intricate designs easily. There were lots of great demo’s happening throughout the show. For those of you who enjoy using original drawings and art or lettering, you can scan and cut your own personal designs: You can also scan and cut stamped images. A fun application is to cut…

For today’s CHA tour, we are visiting a booth filled with so many wonderful stamps and dies:  Impression Obsession. Let me tell you, the name of this company fits….because after looking at all these gorgeous dies and stamps, I was obsessed!  I want them all!!!! The rubber stamps have such beautiful detail. There are also many wonderful clear stamp sets. I was astounded by all the amazing cards on display. The newly released Valentines stamps and dies are on my shopping list! When you see all the stunning cards made with these products, then you want to use them all! The cupids are a hot seller! And don’t you just LOVE this heart flourish die? Here is a really fun display of a chalkboard stamping technique: Wow.  Decisions, decisions….time to go to their website and make…

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly here and I’m so excited to share the wonderful experience the Canadian Scrapbooker team had at last weekend’s Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow in Anaheim, California.  Let me tell you, so many companies have new products and collections that will make you a very happy crafter!  I will be blogging here daily for the next week to give you an inside look at the booths and projects that impressed our team. Today, we will peek inside the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L booth.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L has re-designed their packaging and also updated their website.  Click HERE to visit their website where you will also find a link to their fantastic blog that has tons of inspiring projects and tutorials.  Not only do they have awesome adhesive, they now offer crafters 3D Foam Designer Shapes.  Five new shapes were debuted at the tradeshow: …