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A Little Halloween Decor for You!

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Monday's die cutting project. We will be using the Cricut machine today for these projects, yep there is more than one today. 
First, I have my tip of the day for you... Don't Procrastinate! The holidays are coming faster than you can blink. Even the stores already have Christmas up and it is still Sept! So we got it get crackin' on those holiday projects now. So here are some of the projects I did for our next holiday, Halloween, using the Cricut and the basic Accent Essentials and Plantin School Book Cartridges that came with my machine...

First is this easy to to paper bag...

The gift bag was made using the cut from Accent Essentials Cartridge and end caps feature for the handle from PlantinSchoolBook cartridge.Need Pattern paper for the bag, ribbon and some adhesive to put it all together. Pattern paper gives you a great design on bags and boxes without out needing all those other tools like stamps, ink…

Its Almost Here!!!!

YES!!! Its almost here!!!  We are going to be celebrating the OFFICIAL launch of the Scrapbook Blessing Club Tutorial Blog and Facebook Groupthis Saturday and Sunday!!!
We have a great "party" planned for you. First off, we have an awesome blog hop with a ton of prizes to give away! And after you you met the new design team and are done hopping, you can head over to the Facebook Group for a fun game of Scrapbook Bingo (this starts at 10am CST so make sure you get your words in before hand, they will be posted on the blog this Monday the 30th) and our SBC Scavenger Hunt (this game will start at 12 pm EST).  So come over to the group to win some great prizes, hint... paypal money is involved so you can buy some more crafting goodies!
***to play with the games at SBC Facebook Group, you will have to be a member, but the design team will be on and be accepting memberships as fast as we can throughout the whole week and on Saturday!
Also, we have a launch party event Facebook pa…

Bridal Shower Layout

Hi friends!  Marilyn here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Friday's Scrapbook Layout.   I have a confession to make:  this is my FIRST layout - ever

First, I have my tip of the day for you.... Scrapbooks are a blessing.  Seriously, the memories we document today will be treasured beyond our lifetimes.

Onto today's project...

Instead of having these photos tossed and forgotten in a shoe box, I now have this great and lasting keepsake.

Here is what you need:
12" scrapbook design paper.  Mine came from K&Company "SW Spring Blossom."Cricut cartridges:  Pretty Pennants, Storybook, SweetheartsCardstock:  black, orange, yellowTwineFoam TapeBling (gems and such)AdhesiveWhite gel penFamily Photos

Layout Recipe:

Page Banner
Cut a piece of twine the length of your scrapbook page.  Pull through a dollop of glue and lay onto your scrapbook page.  Make two bows and glue to each end.Cut banners from Cricut Pretty Pennants cartridge at 1 1/2" [Bnr…

Recollections 3 in 1 Punch review

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Thursday's Product Review. We will be looking at the Recollections 3 in 1 punch. 
First, I have my tip of the day for you... keep your craft receipts handy, in your craft desk or cabinet, just in case what you bought has to go back. This happened to me recently. I bought a punch that didn't cut right and was able to exchange it the next day. I didn't have to go hunting through my home receipts.
Onto today's project... Today is a video review that I made. I purchased it from Michael's with a 40% off coupon, making it $18 plus tax. Below I will demonstrate how to use the punch right out of the package.

Quick Recipe for the card... cardstock- white A2 base, yellow mat paper cut @5x3.75" , glitter flower pattern paper cut @ 5 1/8x 3.50"adhesiveink padsRecollections 3 in 1 punchgold ribbon 
I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question please leave it in the comments, an…

3-D Halloween Frame

Hey kids!  It's Cindy and it's Wednesday--half-way to the weekend!!  I'm going to share a fun, home décor project with you today.  I love to decorate for Halloween! 

I cut this chipboard frame and covered it with patterned paper using the Happy Hauntings Cricut cart @ 6".  I used a cereal box for my chipboard :-)  Use your deep cutting blade @6, max pressure, low speed, with multi cut set to 2.

TiP:  When cutting the patterned paper for the back side of the frame you will need to use the flip feature on your Cricut.

I fussy cut the witch image from one of the patterned papers.  She was too cool--couldn't help myself...LOL!  I popped her up with some dimensional pop dots.

I added a tulle bow and some sequins with Glossy Accents. 

I attached the stand piece with Terrifically Tacky tape.  (side view of frame)
Teresa Collins -Haunted Hallows stack- all patterned papers
Happy Hauntings Cricut cart
pop dots
black tulle
Glossy Accents
Terrifically Tacky…

Circle Cut-Out Card

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Tuesday's card project. We will be making the following card using a few easy techniques.  First, I have my tip of the day for you.... No drinks on your desk.  First hand experience, I just knocked mine over!!!
On to today's project... This is the video that I did showing your how to make out an easy Circle Cut-Out Card. Hope you like it...
Here is the final card again. I did make one change though. I decided that the Happy Halloween Stamp was too busy and wouldn't photo nicely, so I decided to make my own banner using my Signo white pen on black card stock. Quick Recipe: cardstock: white card base (A2), orange card stock (5.25x4) and black scrap card stockadhesivecircle cutterchipboard framepumpkin focal embellishmentwhite signo ink penCuttleBug and swirl embossing folderorange and black bakers twineexacto knifesanding block
I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question please leave it in …

Personalized Stationary - Die Cutting Monday

Hello everyone,

Today starts our new round of design team posts. Every day we have a different project for you. Mondays are projects using die cut machines and I am bringing you a very useful project: DIY personalized stationary.

This is an actual gift I am sending to a dear friend of mine whose birthday was a few weeks ago.

When using die cut machines, it helps if you try to sketch out what you have in mind. They are fabulous and have many images we can use to cut (electronic and metal die cuts). When I sketch what I have in mind first, it helps me map out what colors I will need and even if I end up with a different product from the sketch it helps get myself organized.

Visit her blog at to learn how to make this.

Direct youtube link:

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

A Washi Card

Hi Friends! I am joining up with She's A Sassy Lady today to bring you a new-to-me card technique...Washi Tape.  I used it once on a card challenge and that was only using two strips, lol.  This time I decided I wanted to try the criss cross patch work design using Washi Tape.

So here it goes....
First, I placed the tape over the front of my first layer, criss crossing. I didn't do the bottom because I was going to cover it with a pattern paper.

 Next, trim the base layer by cutting off all the extra tape.  Below are my card base and layers. I did add black when I put the card together. Black is my new "pop" of color.

 Here is the card with the mats and base adhered together

Quick Tip: when I am using my markers, I will stamp two images. One is to "test" the colors to see what will match with my papers and in this case, to see which circle punch would fit this image. The second is the image I will put in on my project.

 Finally, I attach my sentiment using popdo…

Easy Distress Flowers

Hi friends!  I wanted to share with you some fun things that will be happening at our Launch Party Oct 5th. Along with our blog hop here, we will also have a couple fun games for you to play. One is a scavenger hunt, where you get to "hunt" on the DT blogs and answer some questions (clues will be provided!) also we are having a Scrap Bingo!  Over 60 words to chose from, maybe you will be the lucky one to yell Bingo!!! For prized you will get the option of paypal money or a goodie stash bag! Also there will be a bunch of prizes from our DT during our blog hop!

So if you would like to join up or to see our Party Invite, you can head over to Scrapbook Blessings Facebook Group. We would love to see you there!

Here is my second try at a video tutorial I needed to get a new camera because of the shaking but I don't think it is too bad...

Here is a picture of the two cards that I did...

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Faux Tiles with Glossy Accents

Hi friends!  As we are getting ready behind the scenes for our official Oct 5th Launch Party, I thought I would share with you a "Blast from Past" tutorial today.
Also, we have a couple sponsor slots open for 2014, if you would like to partner with us, please email me at and please check out the DT Call going on right now and our current challenge: Circle Easel Cards. Both end on Sept 30th.  Whew, a lot going on now at SBC!!!

Here is what I did along with a little tutorial with one of my favorite craft tool... Glossy Accents.

I was able to achieve a wonderful tile look with my digi stamp.  First, I colored my image with simple colored pencils and then using mineral spirits ( I got this huge bottle at Walmarts for $5 in the paint section) and a paper nub, blend away.
I blended my colors to get a rich wonderful look. The best part is I didn't spend a fortune to get the look I want.  I then did the unthinkable... I cut my image into little blocks...gas…

SBC updates: DT call/ Sponsors

Hi Friends! Hope you are having a great day.

We are doing a lot of things behind the scenes to get ready for our Official 5th SBC Launch Date! First off I want to thank our Challenge Co- Admin. Luisa for the great work she has done with our blog. I love the fresh and new look here at SBC. And the badges she has made for the blog and winners are terrific!  Thank you again Luisa!

Next, we have a DT Call open right now. You can click HERE to see that post or scroll down the page. This is open until Sept 30th.  So, if you love making tutorials or sharing your favorite tips and techniques, or if you love doing challenges and would like to be on the Challenge Design Team, please email me at and put SBC DT Call in the subject line.

Thirdly, we are receiving excellent sponsorships for the rest of 2013 and 2014 (even one for 2015!). Our calendar is filling up fast (...half way there!)  So if you/your store, someone you know or even the design team that you are on, would lik…

Tutorial Challenge #2- Circle Easel Card

There is actually two videos for you to use.  The first one is using a die cutting machine.  You can use manual or electric (if you weld your circles together).  The second is the "old fashion way", using just paper, scissors and glue.

Here is my first card using a machine...

Tutorial #1

Here is my second card using the "tag" technique that I cut out with my paper trimmer...

(the design for this card was for a challenge for Colorful Creations... use your favorite products, in this case: my cuttlebug and circle dies, Memento ink, embossing powers/gun, sparkle/glitter, ribbon.  AND to use something that you are not comfortable with, so I used my Stamp Around set from Inkadinkado (I bought it awhile ago and  tested out of the box and never touched it again.  I also used a stick pin which is my first time.  Overall I think this is one of my favorite cards.
Tutorial #2

 I have a 3rd "mini" tutorial...  Making a circle easel card very fast! All you need is a bowl…

Weekend Hops and Challenge!!!

Hi Friends!  Two hops here at SBC today!

First off, please join up for the Tutorial #2 Challenge found HERE. Ends Sept 30, up to 3 entries, nice prize to one lucky winner!

Now, if you are looking for Sept Calendar Girl Blog Hop, jump over to HERE.
If you are hopping for the All About Babies Hop, then you want to click HERE.

My hope is that you visit all three!  I am glad you joined me this weekend.

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

All About Babies- Diaper Cakes

Welcome to the “All About Babies” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!
If you are coming fromPam, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start atMIRANDA'S BLOGso you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

We will be showcasing anything BABY projects! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too!  Miranda will be giving away a Michael's or Joann's gift card.  Winner's choice!  To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop telling us what is your favorite summer time activity!  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!
For my project today, I created 
a Diaper Cake
This was for my cousin and her little boy, Brennan.
A stuffed animal is an easy cake topper and something for the baby to have!
Using the Cricut, I cut out shapes and the letters for the b…

Sept- Calendar Girls Hop

Welcome to our September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "September, light the candles of your sweet 16!!"
Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise of Lorby's World ( The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

September, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days: Classical Music Month ~ Jearise Fall Hat Month ~ Baby Safety Month ~ Self Improvement Month ~
1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator ~ Lynne 2 Labor Day ~ Janet 2 National Beheading Day ~ 3 Happy Birthday Janet Smith ~ Lynne 4 Newspaper Carrier Day 6 Read a Book Day ~ Laura 8 Grandpare…