February 28, 2014

School Rocks - 2-page layout


Hi y'all, Carolyn here with Friday's Layout and I dug into my archive for a layout to share with you today.  I chose a 2-page layout from last spring:

School Rocks

TIP:  I love creating one or two page layouts for my grandchildren's scrapbook, and doing what I love, I created a 2-page layout for my grandson's book to commemorate his graduating from high school in 2013...

Supplies used:
  •  Scrapbook paper from Close to My Heart - retired.  a school theme.
  •  The card stock from my personal stash that I purchased at Wal-mart (yayyy Wal-mart!!)
  •  Adhesive; and pen is overlay from editing software I use online
  •  I faux stitched the titles and banners.
If you have any questions please leave us a comment.  You can also join our facebook group where there is always something fun going on.... 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a blessed day!

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February 27, 2014

Bow Easy Product Review

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a product review on the Bow Easy.

My tip will be coming at the end of this post.

You can make seven different bow sizes with this one product:  3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4", 2, 3/8", 2 3/4".   I've had mine for a couple of years and really love it.   Back then it cost $5.95.  I'm not sure how much they are today.

To make a bow:  Wrap your ribbon around Bow Easy, holding the tail with your free thumb.  (I'm left handed, so my right thumb is securing the tail in this picture.)

Push leading end through the rabbit hole (space under the ribbon).

Pull through and over the top.

Leading ribbon edge goes through the loop and then pull tight.

Ta-Da!  Cute small ribbon.   Just slide off and put on your project.

What's that you say?   You didn't quite get how this works?  Or, you're right handed?
Here's my tip:  Go to YouTube.  So many great training videos available.

Here's a YouTube Video for You:

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.   If you have any questions, leave a comment below and someone will get back to you.

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

~Marilyn - Marilyn's Crafts

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February 26, 2014

Birthday Gift Bag & Tag

Hey kids!  It's Cindy, back on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today to share with you a birthday bag and tag set.  My son was invited to a birthday party recently and this is the bag/tag I created for his friend.

TiP:  Use more than one color cardstock or patterned paper in the letters of titles.

8x10 white gift bag
Birthday Bash Cricut cart - buffalo @ 5", connor @ 1 1/2", '6' @ 2", tag @ 2 1/2"
The Paper Studio - Little Boys & Their Toys stack - patterned papers
Glossy Accents - to make his nose shiny
black bling - his eyes
silver bling - wheels
pop dots
Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot
Sew Easy floss - coral reef

I like to personalize little kids cards or gift bags if I have the time :-)

I hope I've inspired you to get crafty today :-)  If you have any questions please leave me a note in the comments.  If you're on facebook drop by the Scrapbook Blessings Club page and join in the fun there, too!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a blessed day!

Cindy---In Love with PAPER

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February 24, 2014

Die Cut Monday

Hello Teresa here from Fresh and Renewed.  Welcome to Scrapbook Blessing Club so glad you could join me here. Today, I am going to share with you how to use a Cricut overlay you may have laying around instead of a Universal Overlay for one of the newer Cricut Cartridges. You won't find my post on my regular blog for the reason my project is actually a huge secret. I am in charge of making all the invitations and d├ęcor for my Daddy's surprise 80th birthday party. So I sure hope you enjoy the video tutorial.

TIP: Cut scrapping costs wherever you can! It is not a cheap hobby!

And here is my photo of the invitations...

Thanks so much for joining us today and don't forget to enter our challenge. Fun Folds for Cards.
I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.      

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

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February 23, 2014

SBC Guest DT


We have a wonderful guest DT to for you today. She was one of our top 3 DT picks for challenge #10 with her cute snowman card.

Hi ladies, my name is Sher. I live in the USA with my husband and my two sons. My sons are now 20 and 23, and I can happily say they have been the biggest blessings in my life other than my husband of 23 years. I've always been a stay at home mom/housewife and its been a joy. I love to scrapbook, stamp, and to make cards, and other various crafts. Lately I have been enjoying mixed media. My blog is: www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com
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February 22, 2014

Simply Homemade Saturdays- DIY Heat Emboss Pad

Hi Friends, Sandy here for our new SBC Simply Homemade Saturdays.  The SBC DT will now be featuring easy, do it your self tutorials for you, outside the realm of paper crafting. This can be knitting, floral arrangements, home decor, paintings, soap making, organization and anything else that the DT can dream up that is homemade! 

Today, I wanted to show you how to make a Heat Embossing Pad to protect your table and your fingers!
But first my tip for you: You know how they say duct tape fixes everything, well...scotch tape is a crafters secret weapon. So keep a roll on hand!

Now onto our Simply Homemade project!

I needed a mat that I could use my embossing gun with so I decided to try and make something.  


First, I used very heavy/thick chipboard.  This one was the back part of an embellishment pack. 

Next, take some aluminum foil (I used name brand, it is heavy and as flimsy as the generic).  Cut the size of the board plus a little extra for folding.

Then I folding the foil around the cardstock, like I was wrapping a present.  I taped the flaps down on the back side.

Now I have a great heat embossing board. 

The reflective foil helps the powder/gun heat up faster, and I don't have to worry about my fingers or my table.

Now you can't get any easier that that! Give it a try and let me know what your think!

I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you. You can find more inspiration and projects at my blog: A Working Mom's Joy. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.      

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


Hello Friends...we would love if you check out our Design Team Call...Here is the link with all the details...check it out and apply to join this wonderful team...we are looking for 7 new designers...hurry call ends 2/22.

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
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February 21, 2014

Friday Layout - Papa's Love

Hello my scrapbook friends, Cristina here to share with you one of my recent layouts I made of my dad and my daughter when she was little.

First my tip: Bring out those old photos and create a wonderful layout to cherish the memories. I think sometimes we tend to just use current photos that we forget the wonderful old ones.

I love this layout of them together. He adores my daughter so much till this very day he calls her his little princess.

Papa's Love

Supplies used:
Tim Holtz - Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Black Soot distress pads, Bubble layering stencil.
JilliBean - paper line
I also used Ranger ultra thick embossing powder on the butterfly to give it a glossy look.

Hope you enjoyed my layout, make sure to join us in our current challenge.

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

Cristina - VintagePink39
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February 20, 2014

Product Review Day!: Stencils and Embossing Paste


Good Morning..Teresa here from Fresh and Renewed! I am going to share how to use embossing paste and a stencil today. Come join in the fun!

Tip: Make sure you wash your stencil and tools immediately after using. It does dry quickly.

I am working on making a variety of cards to send to my daughter to use as generic cards when she needs to send one out. She recently told me "with such a crafty mother, I should not have to buy cards that I really don't like anyhow." LOL! Then proceeded to ask, "You wouldn't mind making me some cards would you?" Well what's a mother to do except get busy making cards? So here is my first attempt at using embossing paste and stencils. I think I could really get into this!

First here are my supplies I used:

Then I applied the paste on the stencil...so very sorry I forgot to take a picture of applying the paste.
Here is the paste after I applied the silver embossing powder.

And the final card.
Supplies Used:
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste: Translucent
Top Boss Embossing Mini Ink Pad
Zing White Embossing Powder
Inkadinkadoo Embossing Buddy
Hampton Arts Acrylic Block
Stampin Up Sterling Silver Embossing Powder
My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 6x6 papers
Kraft Cardstock
Paper Smooches "Salutations"
The Crafter's Workshop Balzer Designs " Mini Pattern Strips"
Twine (from my stash)
Thank you so much for joining me today. All in all the embossing paste and stencil technique is super! I really like it and will continue to build my stencil and paste collection. In fact the paste was not even mine, I borrowed it from a friend cause I really wanted to try this technique.

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by, Teresa
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February 19, 2014

Birthday Card

Hey there, Cristina here from the Scrapbook Blessings Club. I will be sharing my oldie but goodie card I remade for an upcoming birthday. We made a similar card awhile back at a StampinUp party and I really liked the color combo and look I decided it would be great to do it for my friends birthday.
Tip - Always try and make duplicates if cards so that you have them handy.
StampinUp - Fresh Vintage, Curly Cute stamp sets, Real Red stamp pad, Real Red & Marina Mist card stock, tag punch. The card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
(love these 2 stamp sets)
Using the Curly Cute stamp set you can create the same card for different occasions. Thank you for stopping by and as always, comments are appreciated. I hope you have a blessed day!

Cristina - vintagepink39

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February 18, 2014

With Sympathy

Hey kids!  It's Cindy for the Scrapbook Blessings Club today.  I've got a sympathy card to share with you.  I think this type of card is the hardest one for me to create.

TiP:  Keep the design simple and not dimensional so it can be mailed off quickly without a trip to the post office.

A2 cardbase in white
The Paper Studio - Stonewashed Stack - patterned paper
Core'dinations - blue paper
Cuttlebug embossing folder- Diamond plate
Lyrical Letters Cricut cart - sentiment @ 2"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - circle 4@3/4" - using the border feature
Tim Holtz sanding tool- to make the embossing pop
tiny white brads

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you have any questions on this project just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.  You can also join us on Facebook.  There is always something fun going on :-) 

Have a blessed day!

Cindy---In Love with PAPER

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February 17, 2014

Go For The Gold - USA!

Hello, Friends!  I'm so excited and happy for our USA Winter Olympians.   I was inspired to create a "Gold For The Gold" card in their honor.  Tip:  Find your inspiration this week and make a card.

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"
Card Recipe:
  • Mat 1 (red) = 5.25" x 4"
  • Mat 2 (white) = 5" x 3.75"
  • Mat 3 (blue) = 4.75" x 3.5"
  • Mat 4 (blue border with stars) = 4.75" x .5"; glitter pen used on stars to make them "twinkle".

  • Sentiment = computer generated
  • USA Map = outline of USA filled with internet USA flag.   White offset added.  Image is 2.24" x 3.6".

Inside of Card
Inside of Card:
  • Mat 1 (blue stars) = 5" x 3.75"
  • Mat 2 (red) = 4.75" x 3.5"
  • Mat 3 (white) = 4.5" x 3.25"

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

~ Marilyn - Marilyn's Crafts

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February 16, 2014


The prize for this challenge comes from:  Wags and Whiskers

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Wags 'n Whiskers are fun whimsical designs with adorable kids and their furry friends. Available in both digital and rubber stamps. We also have a bi-weekly challenge for a chance to win free stamps!

 One lucky winner will receive a 4 digital stamps of their choice.....Good Luck!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Are you ready for our next fun challenge? The DT is sharing with you their take on some Funky, Fancy and Fabulous Card Folds.  Here is a great tutorial to show you and awesome card folds, like 16 of them?

Here are the inspiration pieces created by SBC DT making their own Funky, Fancy and Fabulous Cards using these awesome card folds.  You can also find the tutorials that the SBC DT has done in recent months, under the page at the top of the blog... TIPS, TUTORIALS, and TECHNIQUES

Marilyn - Marilyn's Crafts
Zig Zag Fold - Tutorial 

Carolyn -  Granny Ma's Creations

Cristina - VintagePink39

Cindy ---In Love with PAPER  
Diamond fold

Sandy- A Working Mom's Joy


Circle Side Step Card
Lynne aka Her Craftiness

Square Scalloped Easel Card

We hope these card folds inspired you along with the great design team projects. Your challenge:

Create a FUNKY, FANCY OR FABULOUS CARD FOLD technique card

any card fold will do, just make sure it follows the challenge theme, so that means NO basic single folded in half card without something funky, fancy or fabulous to it

This challenge ends on Saturday, March 1st at 9:00pm EST.  Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. 
If you do make a project using the featured technique, 
your project and blog may be showcased on the SBC Facebook group.

And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!
SBC Design Team

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A Note from the DT...

Thank you for visiting us here at the Scrapbook Blessings Club! We ask that you please do not copy photos or projects as your own. Also, we would love for you to leave a comment for us and consider following. We hope you were inspired and learned something new today!

ScrapBook Blessings Club You Tube Team