Okay, G45ers, get ready to be wowed in Graphic 45 Sneak Peak-French Country Day 4! Introducing the brand new French Country 6×6 Paper Pad that includes gorgeous patterns and solid colors! This paper pad is simply stunning and it coordinates perfectly with all of the French Country papers and embellishments! Let your imagination run wild with these amazing designs only from Graphic 45!
And now it’s time to introduce you to the new coordinating cardstock embellishments from French Country! You wont believe your eyes! Behold these incredible die-cut cardstock Flowers! Just imagine the possibilities!
These are gorgeous! I am so excited for these additional embellishments with this collection! What will they come up with next? Come back tomorrow to find out!
You just can’t find anything easier than these simple Snowflake Rosettes by Tim Holtz! They are not only simple, but absolutely stunning once finished! If you are familiar at all with creating rosettes at all, you will be tickled with the ease these snowflakes go together to create beautiful embellishments for scrapbook layouts, ornaments, banners, cards, party favors….. you name it!
658255- Mini Snowflake Rosette (2″ and 1 3/4″ assembled)
Each Decorative Strip die measures 12 5/8″ and is compatible with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines (with the Extended Spacer Platform and a pair of 13″ Cutting Pads) and the Sidekick Machine (with a pair of 13″ Cutting Pads). All items sold separately.
This die is also compatible with the Cuttlebug machine (with extended plates) and Spellbinders Grand Calibur (using the Grand Raspberry Plate).
Tip- Ink the outside edge before folding to create frosty highlights.
In this video, you can see how to cut, fold and put together the Snowflake Rosette. I chose to do mine in a darker paper from Tim Holtz and Idea-ologyPaper Stash Holidays Past-item 93021.
I love scrapbooking, but I must love taking pictures more, because I have literally HUNDREDS of photos still waiting to be put on pages, which makes this “Toadally” easy layout using the Silhouette Cameo wonderful, since I just don’t have the time to create fancy pages all of the time. I mean, who really does? Maybe a feature page once in a while, but heck, I would rather have my photos in books where the memories can be looked at instead of tucked away unnoticed in a box somewhere!
If you are in the same boat as I am, then I highly recommend getting together with some of your neighbors, friends or family to have a scrapbook exchange! I have mentioned this before, but I am telling you again, that it is very beneficial because you only have to come up with one idea, duplicate it times the number of people in your group. My group currently has 9, so when we exchange, I come away with 9 different ideas (including the one I did)! It’s great!
There have been a couple of women in our group who don’t really scrapbook, but they want to do their books, so their pages have been pretty simple. That is okay because I can always add embellishments if I want to spice them up a little more! The whole point is to share ideas, layouts and each others company for a couple hours every 3 months!You can determine with your group how often you want to meet.
For my pages I used my Silhouette Cameo and purchased the Frog, Log and Dragonfly from the Silhouette Store. Total cost for those images was $2.97. Not to shabby. I love that I can just purchase the images I want!
I purchased the pattern paper at our local Scrapbook Expo last month in packs of 25 from Doodlebug Design. I LOVED the frogs and had my layout epiphany when I spotted it. Unfortunately, I just did not have the time to do EVERYTHING I had planned for the layout, but that is just how life goes. I can add to it later (if I remember). For the exchange, I don’t usually go all out anyway, because it’s a lot of work for that many pages.
I was so excited to receive my designer samples of the Die D-Lites from Spellbinders because low and behold, there were the S2-002 Cattails! PERFECT to use with my layout! I also used Spellbinders S4-385 Little Leaf Set on the log. Add a little ink, some eyes and red card stock behind the mouth as well as some photo mats to break up the pattern, and I called it good! In the end, all I really want is something fun to feature my “Toadally” cut grandkids!
Since we are in the hottest month of summer, Quickutz Pool Party release from Lifestyle Crafts comes when cool refreshments are welcomed most. These dies are perfect for scrapping your backyard pool or vacation photos and/or creating summer party invitations. This collection has a summer treat for everyone! See HERE to order yours today!
You can have fun in the sun with the Pool Party Collection even while sitting in your work space on a cloudy day!
I am a scuba diver and my family loves water sports, so I am always on the hunt for dies that pertain to water, beach and summer because I still have literally a couple hundred water pictures I haven’t put in albums yet! Even if I just put them in divider sheets, I like to have a couple cute embellishments on a journaling sheet that goes with the photos, and the 2 x 2″ dies provide just the right size embellishment for that. I can also cut up the border dies for smaller projects. Adapting the dies to your project is a lot of fun and helps you get the most from your die! I mean, who ever said that a 12″ boarder die has to be used on a 12 x 12″ page? NO ONE! Cut it up and use it on smaller projects!
Summer is always crazy hectic, so I am usually playing “catch up” on my scrapbooking in the dreary winter months. It always makes me happy to work on summer pages during those cold months because I can remember the warmth of the sun while putting the photos of dripping wet, smiling, sunburned faces on layouts! It’s all good!
Here are some very cute ideas using some of the Pool Party Collection from the Lifestyle Crafts‘ design team that I am sure you will enjoy! Thank you design team!
So, now that you have some ideas to start with, it is now up to you to create your own fabulous cards, and other projects with these incredibly cute dies!
Keep in mind that the Pool Party Collection is a Limited Edition, so you don’t want to wait! Get yours now!
Okay, so the “Men in Black” take off may not be the best way to describe Want2Scrap Silhouettes-Embellishments In Black, but they since silhouettes are usually classy and black and men in black suits are generally classy, you now can see where I made the connection. Well, maybe only if you think like I do (and I’m a little off today).
So, back to the Silhouettes….. These are GREAT! I really like using them. Reasons?
#1-they come pre-packaged so I don’t have to do the work of cutting them out and have more leftover scraps of black cardstock, nor do I have to buy a die for something I just want one of!
#2-You can use them alone, OR if they have a chipboard counterpart, you can use them on top of the chipboard for more dimension!
#3- You can’t go wrong with black. These make fabulous scrapbook embellishments or decor. Heck, you can use them for whatever you like! They are EASY!
Do you remember a while back when I did the framed birdcages? Well, I used the Want2Scrap Charlie’s birdcage Silhouette with it’s chipboard counterpart. I didn’t have a silhouette to use with the other birdcage, so I had to paint it. Much more messy.
Here’s a refresher:
This is the one I used the Silhouette on. Clean, simple, fast. No drying time!
This is the one I had to paint. It was messy and I had to make sure the paint didn’t collect in the corners. I also had to make sure the paint didn’t run and make the chipboard stick to my table cover.
You really can’t tell the difference from a distance, but using the Silhouette was definitely more efficient!
There is something mysteriously romantic about silhouettes. There is an outline, but the details are left to the imagination. They simulate shadow and there is always mystery about a shadow. Add a little “bling” for interest.
Want2Scrap‘s Silhouettes are great quality for a great price! You simply can’t go wrong. You can see our selection of Silhouettes HERE.
We have reached the final day of Spellbinders Summer Spectacular Blog Frenzy. We have very much enjoyed the last eight days of the sneak peak and hate to see it end, but we know there are only 19 more days until EVERYTHING is released at the summer CHA Show! Whoot!
We will have all the new Spellbinders products viewable on July 17th and available for Pre-Order! Just remember, these products will NOT be available for shipment until approximately mid-August.
So, without further adieu, let’s get started on today’s featured items being introduced by Spellbinders wonderful designers!
Heidi Blankenship shows us a elegant button that she created from LF-015 Grand Decorative Circles One and shrink plastic! She did the same thing with the tower embellishment. It is amazing that it holds all of the detail even after shrinking! Her button turned out lovely as well as her French Frills card. LOVE IT!
Holly Simoni did an amazing job on her Enchanted book with S5-118 Venetian Accents and S5-119 Venetian Motifs. I am totally in love with the detail on these dies! I will also have to keep an eye out for damaged books to recycle into art projects like this one. It really is enchanting!
Our final designer for this season’s blog frenzy is Christine Emberson. Her cards using the S5-123 Asian Accents and S5-124 Asian motifs are divine! I love the foil accents she used. These dies are also on my Must Have list. I am addicted to the accents an motifs because they are all so intricate and elegant.
Well, that is it! Once again we have had such an incredible Sneak Peak from Spellbinders! A big thank you to all of the designers who participated, as well as to Spellbinders for allowing us to join in sharing their fabulous innovative products!
Not to sound like a broken record, but one last time I would like to remind you that you can Pre-Order all of the items shown on our Blog Frenzy by clicking HERE which will take you to our Pre-Order Category! You do NOT need to place more than one order if you continue to see items throughout the Blog Frenzy. You may add to your existing order by contacting us through email or by phone!
I am VERY anxious to get a hold of many of these and start playing! I have already started my list. What about you?
We would LOVE to hear your comments of the Blog Frenzy!
We are moving along now and can’t wait to get started on Spellbinders Summer Spectacular Blog Frenzy-Day Five! Each morning I can’t wait to get to work so I can see what is new for the day, so I can pass it on to all of you! I love sharing!
Don’t you just love the new Cut, Fold and Tuck dies? I was sure that there was no way they could top those last time, but they have proven me all wrong. Today’s die template shown below, can be used with or without their cut edge to create amazing results. Each set also comes with accents and corners to help finish the look.
Today’s first designer Teresa Horner goes patriotic with her assigned Cut, Fold and Tuck die S5-139 Puzzle Effect. I gotta have this one for sure! She has created some very cute decor with this die and the ol’ red, white and blue. To bad we won’t have these to celebrate this upcoming 4th of July!
Cute little ornament too! Thanks Teresa!
Latisha Yoast has more holiday spirit, but we’re looking ahead to Christmas with her projects! If you are looking for the perfect tree die, you won’t have to look any further! S4-339 2012 Holiday Tree is stunning! She has matched it with S5-122 Robbon Banners LG for a beautiful card and layout that will have you wanting to scrap your holiday photos now. Great job Latisha!
And now, I know you are dying to see what licensed designer Donna Salazar has had up her sleeve. Pull our your inks, bling and girly grunge items and get ready! You are going to LOVE these! S5-149 Shapshot is fab for all scrappers who love cameras. You also get some popular slang words to keep you in the groove.
S5-150 Pockets and Swirls is right up my ally! I love jeans and this die reminds me of the pockets of my favorite comfy Levi’s. Add the swirls and some favorite bling and how could you go wrong? There is no way! Donna shows us this in her layouts and wall hanging. I love all of the elements of her projects. Way to go Donna!
Sad sigh….We’ve come to the end of today’s blog frenzy. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiring projects from more gifted designers. We are more than half way through. Only 3 days left! You don’t want to miss a single day!
**Just a reminder: If you would like to be one of the first to receive these items, you can place a pre-order! You do NOT need to place more than one order if you continue to see items throughout the Blog Frenzy. You may add to your existing order by contacting us through email or by phone! Unfortunately, theVIP Coupon is NOT valid on Pre-Orders.
It’s finally here! Spellbinders Summer Spectacular Blog Frenzy-Day One is finally here! We have been looking forward to this for months! Today we start an incredible 8 days of sneak peaks of Spellbinders upcoming Summer CHA die release.
Spellbinders is introducing a fabulous new like of Nestabilities called Majestic Elements! These intricately detailed nesting die templates are perfect on their own as single elements or combined and layered for endless possibilities! They have three new designs and are excited to share two with you! Mix and match them for 20+ different options from solid tags to larger frames and elegant accent pieces. Beautifully detailed dies as never seen before!
You can get a better idea of what these amazing dies are and how they can be used by viewing the following videos:
Now, on to the incredible projects created by today’s gifted Spellbinders designers! This is my favorite part of the blog frenzy!
We start today with the amazing talents of designer Becca Feeken. Her projects were created with Majestic Elements die S4-383 Marvelous Squares shown below.
2. 1 3/8″
3. 2 1/4″ (emboss area)
4. 2 5/8″
5. 3 3/8″
6. 3 7/8″
I love her ornate ornaments as well as the gate fold card.
To see Becca’s video tutorial on how she made the card, click HERE to visit her blog!
We move on to the next special designer, Kazan Clark who made great use of another Majestic Elements die S4-384 Exquisite Circles. You will love her stunning romantic layout and matching card!
2. 1 7/8″
3. 2 7/8″
4. 3 3/8″ (emboss area)
5. 3 5/8
6. 4 1/4″
Isn’t this just a fantastic sun catcher? Hard to believe it is out of paper & foil! LOVE IT!
The last designer featured today is the delightful Julie Overby. She has used LF-016 Grand Decorative Ovals One (Yay! more Grand dies!) and S4-371 Les Papillions (aka butterflies). She has definitely captured the feel of summer with her wedding card and fun summer colors in her butterfly card!
1. 3 5/8 x 4 3/4″
2. 4 1/2 x 6 1/8″
3. 5 1/2 x 7 3/8″
4. 6 3/4 x 8 5/8″
Approximate sizes: (listed as shadow and then detail)
1. 2 1/4 x 2″ and 2 1/4 x 2″
2. 2 x 1 5/8″ and 2 x 1 5/8″
Well, that is all for today’s Blog Frenzy! This is a great start! For the next 8 days we will be participating in the Spellbinders Summer Spectacular Sneak Peak, so be sure to NOT miss a day!
In case you are wondering when you can purchase the items that have previewed, we have them available for Pre-Order NOW! Click HERE to view all of our Pre-Order items. The products included in the Blog Frenzy are expected to start shipping approximately mid-August.
**Remember, if you would like to be one of the first to receive these items, you can place a pre-order! You do NOT need to place more than one order if you continue to see items throughout the Blog Frenzy. You may add to your existing order by contacting us through email or by phone!
Hope to see you with us tomorrow for more exciting sneak peaks from Spellbinders!
Summer is a busy time, so if you are looking for layout ideas, check out my easy layout using Quickutz Bloom & Grow Collection! Cutting these Cookie Cutter dies will be a little time consuming, but if you have kids or grandkids that want to help, this is a great opportunity to let them run the die cutting machine, while you do the assembly! You will want to run several colors through using the Bouquet die so you can mix & match the flowers.
That is one of the great things about dies, they are pretty kid friendly as long as there is adult supervision. Let the kids have the left over pieces that you don’t want to let them create their own masterpiece. This is great creative time together for those hours during day when it is to hot to do anything else!
I really fell in love with this collection as soon as I opened my box of goodies. With all the flowers and flourishes, how could I not? Seriously, these can be used for spring & summer activities, weddings, showers, formal, fun, layouts and cards. I am thrilled to have them to design with! I mean, there is ALWAYS room for flowers & flourishes in my scrap space and these are delightful!
PS-005-00205-DCWV Le Tres Chic Stack
PS-005-00206-DCWV Le Tres Chic Solid Cardstock Stack
MS-003-00100-DCWV Le Tres Chic Solid Cardstock Mat Stack
MS-003-00096-DCWV Chateau Lavender Solid Cardstock Mat Stack
DR0312-Quickutz Whimsical Frame
DC0251-Quickutz Whimsy (border)
DA0311- Quickutz Sugar Cookie Alphabet
EF0010-Quickutz Jubilant (embossing folder)
If you’re wondering where the label came from, it is the inside piece from the Whimsical Frame. It was just to pretty to throw away, so I embossed it and used it on the layout as well! Turned out to be a beautiful label. I love it when I can make embellishments from the discard pieces! It makes me feel like I actually get 2 designs in one die! Super bargain!
Have your creativity wheels started spinning with what you can do with these? Pull out the die cutting machine and adhesive and get busy!
I can’t believe the month is getting away from me so fast! I just realized that I have been a bit of a slacker! It is past time to introduce this months featured Becky Fleck Page Map Potpourri die set from Spellbinders (see HERE). My sincere apologies to those of you who have been waiting!
You receive six fun dies which include one large pinking edge square and 5 smaller shapes. Spellbinders dies cut, emboss and stencil with a single die template.
This would look great on a scrapbook layout or cards for baby and young children as well as teens!
I really like the tiny embellishments and pinked edges are always fun! Thanks Becky!
It’s that time of year when school bells are ringing and yellow buses are back on the road and homework is part of the nightly routine. Mom’s are exhausted just trying to get the kids out the door and peanut butter is a staple for sack lunches. Before you sent the kids out the door for the first time, you will want to capture the first day on your camera and we have all the needed products that will help you scrapbook those school day memories! Just check out our School category!
Graphic 45An ABC Primer Collection is shipping now! A happy-go-lucky paper collection that pays homage to the vintage schoolhouse and classic nursery rhymes of times gone by. Recall fond memories from a simpler time when learning took place in a one-room schoolhouse, and cozy afternoons were spent studying the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. This collection includes :
An ABC Primer 12×12 Paper Pad, An ABC Primer 8×8 Paper Pad, An ABC Primer Chipboard Tags 1, An ABC Primer Chipboard Tags 2, and stamp sets in collaboration with Hampton Arts-An ABC Primer 1, An ABC Primer 2 and An ABC Primer 3.
DCWV‘s Grade School Paper Stack and Grade School Mat Stack are perfect for younger kids, and the High School Mat Stack is stylin’ for the older ones!
QuicKutz offers a large variety of school related dies that can help you embellish pages for all of your children from Pre-School – Collage!
I no longer have young school age children but if I can give any advise, it would be to record those days as soon as possible because you don’t remember things like you think you will and you don’t get any more time once they leave! There are still only 24 hours in a day and other things will fill in that time before you know it (like grandchildren)!
Heartfelt Creations artists are once again bringing us another outstanding collection which includes five gorgeous stamp sets with coordinating die! The Decorative Basket Collection is expected to start shipping next week! It is sure to be a favorite!
The stamps that are included in the Decorative Basket Collection are:
The exclusive Spellbinders die made just for Heartfelt Creations that coordinate with this stamps set is the HCD 714 Decorative Layered Basket Die. It includes 3 dies.
Approximate Die Sizes:
1. Decor Basket: 3 1/2 x 2 3/4″
2. Layer Basket: 3 7/8 x 2 7/8″
3. Leaf Spray: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8″
I was inspired yesterday while reading Tim Holtz‘s Blog. He mentioned that one way he gets past a creative block is to organize! He finds stuff he forgot about and becomes inspired! Well, I decided that my space could use a bit of tidying up, and I found some little things I had forgot about that I could use on my project for today’s blog! I also used some of my brand new stuff that I have been dying to try!
I used the Decorative Layered Basket Die (available next week!) on my card below. I used the solid basket die to cut printed paper then used the decorative die to cut a marbled card stock to layer. I did have to run the decorative die through my Cuttlebug Machine 2-3 times to make sure it cut through all the way as it is more intricate.
Other items used in this project were from Spellbinders and Donna SalazarCreative Book Pages Two. Paper from Teresa CollinsWorld Traveler 6 x 6 paper pad. Flowers were made using the smallest flower and leaf from Heartfelt CreationsBotanical Floral 2 then cutting with SpellbindersRose Creations Die set. Other embellishments- mini brads, label from Making Memories, adhesive acrylic sentiment, sanding block for distressing embossed edges.
It was fun to go through and find stuff that was stashed away for a while! It felt like I had something new and it was already paid for! That’s always a good feeling!
DCWV has come to my rescue many times when I want to scrapbook, but just don’t have the time or brain function to create intricate layouts! I love their 12 x 12 Paper Stacks because you don’t have to use a lot of embellishments to make a beautiful layout. Their designers have done all the work for me! You can have a fabulous layout in no time at all!
So easy, but I love the effect! Some of us just can’t stress about the layouts, but want to get our pictures into the albums! DCWV helps with that, especially for beginner scrapbooker’s who don’t want to be overwhelmed with hundreds of products out there! Just start with paper!
Thank you all so much for your patience! Many of you have called or emailed with your concerns as to why you can not find us on the web! We apologize for your frustration and the inconvenience of not being able to shop or check on order status! Our server has been down for several hours both yesterday and today until they could fix the problem!
We are hoping the problem has now been resolved so that you will be able to locate our site when needed! We consider ourselves very lucky to have such amazing and concerned customers! We want to give you the best service possible and we appreciate your patience and understanding when things like this happen!
Our Newsletter went out today with some awesome specials, so you will want to be sure to look at your emails!
We have 3 different DCWV 12 x 12 Paper Stacks from the last CHA that are on sale for $13.99 while supplies last!