August 31, 2014

Challenge #28 Anything Goes....really anything!

It's time for our next challenge! Anything Goes

Our sponsor for this  challenge is (drum-roll please)....

Yep, we are sponsoring this mini challenge!
Stash prize package of goodies worth $20 

A little about our sponsor...
ScrapBook Blessings Club is a Tutorial/ Techniques/Tip blog. We have a great bunch of crafters excited to to share with you all their "tricks of the trade".  What a minute?!?!?! SBC??? That's right, our name changed from ScrapBook Blessings (which, once upon a time, was a small crop group in Youngstown, Ohio) to ScrapBook Blessings Club! A place where you can come and find tutorials, techniques and tips for the everyday at- home crafter, from beginner to advanced.

Just a little info...We have a daily format to inspire you in creating fun, exciting paper crafts. Also, we will have a challenge twice a month! Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, a video tutorial from YouTube will be posted. The design team will showcase what they did with the video. 

If you would like to be a SBC Sponsor, please email Sandy at, on the subject line, please write SBC Sponsor.

So I hope you take the time and look around. The first place to checkout is our Design Team button, come and meet the design team, they are a great bunch of crafters. Then check out our great Tip/Tech/Tutorial button for a list of great posts for you to see. 
Ready for the challenge?!?!  ANYTHING GOES!!! Yep, your imagination is your guide!
And for inspiration, click Tip, Tutorials and Techniques page at the top of the site. There is a list of fabulous tutorials that you can choose from.  So the SBC DT wants you to try something new!

And now to our DT's creations using previous challenge card techniques for these new projects.

Carolyn - Granny Ma's Creations

Diamond Fold Card

Cindy- In Love with PAPER

Brenda - Disney Girl

Diamond Fold

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 To find more information on how they did that, please click on their name/blog or the challenge under their picture. Thanks for playing along.
We hope these design team projects inspire. 

Your challenge:
Anything goes: cards, banners, layouts but if you use on of he previous SBC challenge tutorials, you will get an extra chance entry for this challenge sponsor.

This challenge ends on Saturday, Sept 6th at 10:00 pm 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!

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August 30, 2014

DIY Cake Carrier

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a DIY Cake Carrier project.  I've seen these cake carriers all over the Pinterest board.  It appears to me that they were all created using vinyl.  Vinyl definitely works, but I much prefer working with Square1 printable.

Finished Cake Carrier

Here's what you'll need :

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August 29, 2014

Portrait Scrapbook Layout Page

Hello and welcome to all my followers and crafty friends. Ange here today for SBC to share with you a single portrait layout that I made with a photo of one of our grandchildren.

MY TIP- When using a large single photograph, to make it the point of interest have a black background and limited embellishments. In this layout I did a flower cluster.


Flower Cluster on Layout

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August 27, 2014

Get Well

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today.  I've got a get well card to share today.

TiP:  Keep your colors bright and your design fun for a Get Well card that is sure to cheer someone up :-)

5" square cardbase in white
Meljen Designs digi - Daisy Pitcher
watercolor pencils
DCWV - The Spring Stack - green patterned paper
yellow organza & grosgrain ribbons
TPC Studio- Greetings sentiment stamp set
pop dots
Diamond Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today :-) 

Cindy---In Love with PAPER

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August 26, 2014

Tuesday - Cards @Scrapbook Blessings Club


Hi there friends in the crafting world, Carolyn here to share a couple Christmas cards I recently made...

But first the TIP:  Create your Christmas cards ahead of time, saves on the stress.


Christmas Village Church from here.
The image was stamped on white card stock, and than die cut with a oval die.  Each scallop on the mat I applied Liquid Pearls and attached a ribbon on bottom.  Place it over a snow-flaked embossed mat and all attached to white card stock base. Sentiment from Stampin! Up Teeny Tiny Words.  Glitter glue applied to roof of the church; and I used Wink of Stella glitter pens to color in the stained glass window, plus the windows.  Door is also colored in with Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Photo download from a search on Internet that I printed out, and applied glitter/stickles to areas in photo that had glittered.  And created a easel card using my Silhouette Cameo.  I believe the photo was printed out and than cut out with my Brother's Scan 'n Cut machine.  

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

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August 25, 2014

"Dies" Tutorial ~ SBC DT


Hello Friends !

Annette here for the Scrapbook Blessings Club  to share with you Monday's Project "Dies".

Firstly: My Tip Of The Day
Before removing Die once it has been cut, with a large Pin,  push all of the perforated cut
pieces out of the Die before removing the actual Bow from the Die itself. I have found this process much easier rather than taking the Bow from the Die and trying to remove the little cut outs afterwards.

Now onto my Tutorial:

At this point I would just like to mention that these particular Dies are my most favourite of all Dies. I use these Dies on a constant regular basis, its very classy and adds loads of glamour to any projects.

  • The Dies I am using today are the Sue Wilson Bow Dies 
  • Finishing Touches ~ (Classic 3D Bow) and Finishing Touches ~ (Lattice 3D Bow)
  • Using Kaisercraft Cardstock in two contrasting colours I have chosen the small and large Bow Dies from both designs as well as the little back Bow Tag and the small Bow Tie plus the boarder strip
  • I place the Classic 3D Bow Dies on the White Cardstock and the Lattice 3D Bow Dies on the Black Cardstock adhering them firmly with Sticky Tape (I am using the white Tie Strip to bind the Bows together so I only need the 1 White Tie Strip)

  • Once this process is done I run each Bow through my Sizzix with a shim about 12 times to ensure all of the little pieces are cut properly. If the Lattice cut outs have not embedded and cut through correctly I place them back in the Sizzix and run them through several more times and just keep checking that the Lattice cut outs have cut properly.
  • Before removing the Bows from the Lattice Dies, I always use a large pin to push the little Lattice cut out pieces through first. Make sure you have all the Lattice cut outs pushed through before removing your Bow from the Die.

  • Now I have my Die Cuts ready to assemble.
  • With my Double Sided 6mm Adhesive Tape cut small strips and attach them to the Bows which should be right side up as well as the Bow Tag and Boarder. (See in picture)
  • The Small Bow Tie Piece should have the Double Sided Adhesive 6mm Tape placed the full length of the strip which goes on the back not the face side of the Cardstock

  • Now they are ready for attaching the Lattice pieces.
  • Layer the Lattice Die Cuts on top of the White Die aligning them up perfectly.

  • Once attached firmly, to achieve a nice curve, I roll my fingers on the insides of the two Bows until they start to curl up in shape

  • Once this process is complete I then place a small amount of Double Sided Adhesive to the Centre Backs of the Bows

  • Now roll the ends of the Bows back into the centre and each tab should meet right in the centre back of the Bow. Press down firmly to ensure they stick down well. With a double lot of Cardstock the Bows tend to be a lot stiffer and require extra attention at this point, otherwise they will just come unstuck.
  • Once this process is complete, with your Bows right side up, place a small piece of Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the larger bow in the centre.

  • Take your small sized Bow and place it in the centre and press down firmly with your finger
  • Once you have your Bows mounted ~ wrap the White Tie around the Bows to firmly hold the Bows in place and also this will finish them off.

  • Your Bow is now finished and ready to create your project with.

Thank you for visiting my Die Tutorial today and I hope you have enjoyed this project.

For any questions you may like to ask, please leave in the comments section and I will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

I hope you can also join us at our Scrapbook Blessings Club and be blessed with this Tutorial.

As always, any comments are very much appreciated. 
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

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

Annette ~

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August 23, 2014

Restaurant Style Salsa

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today.  I've got a recipe for salsa for you.  I found this recipe on Pinterest.  It's from the The Pioneer Woman's blog.  Ree's a blogger and she has her own show on the Food Network.  This is the best salsa recipe I've tried (and I've tried a lot of them) :-)

Tip:  Follow her recipe and measure carefully.  Let it sit in the fridge over night if possible.

Restaurant Style Salsa


  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (more To Taste!)
  • 1/2 whole Lime Juice
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August 21, 2014

Digital Scrapbook page for Thursday Product Review

Good morning, Carolyn here with a product review.  I will have to confess - I thought I had signed up for Friday - Layouts this week and when I rechecked again, oops, Product Review.  So I will be reviewing the software I used to create the page layout..

TIP:  don't be afraid of learning how to use new editing software. 

I used two different software in creating this:
  • Abode Photoshop Elements ver. 12
  • (free software)
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August 20, 2014

Birthday Card - Using Tagxedo

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a birthday card that incorporates some subway art.  I found a fun (free!!) and easy online application from Tagxedo.Com that lets you create your own subway art.

First, here's my finished birthday card:

A2 sized card
See the Subway art in the center of the owl?

Here's how to do it:

Step 1:  Go to
Step 2:  Select the orange "Create" button on left.

Step 3:  Select the Load Button on the left column.

Step 4:  Type the words that you would like to have included in your final subway art.  Enter the same word more than once and it'll appear larger that the rest.  When done, select Submit button on right.

Step 5:  Go to Theme and select a color choice.

Step 6:  Go to Orientation.  I chose H/V (horizontal and vertical) for mine.

Step 7:  Go to Shape.  I chose the circle.  This made all my words group together in a circle.  I could have chosen "Invert" which would have caused all the words to appear outside of a circle.

Lots of fun shapes available!  You can also upload your own shape.

Step 8:  When you are happy with how your Subway art appears, choose the Save | Share button and save to your computer.

Now that I had my Subway art nicely grouped in a circle, I imported it into my Silhouette software and made it the center of my owl.  The circle subway art is popped up with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will give Tagxedo a try.  It's free - so have fun!

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

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August 19, 2014

Fun Fold Card

Hi  to all our fellow crafter's, Ange here on the SBC blog today. I've got a fun fold card for you today.

This is one of my favourite card folds I would like to share with you today a "Criss Cross Card", it has so many ways to decorate it, jazz it up with flowers and embellishments or just keep it simple for a thank you!

Tip: You can decorate it with flowers and embellishments, color the image and attach it to the front of the card or just keep it simple as an invitation card, the invitation could be your card insert.

I will start by giving you the step by step instructions:

My Criss Cross I have made with a Sherri Ann Baldy Digi Stamp I have colored with my Copic markers.

My Criss Cross Card-All Decorated and Finished.

Here is a link to a utube tutorial video for those of you who like to follow along with a video.

Cardstock: The base of this card is made from 2 x 6" Square Cards.
Image: Sherri Ann Baldy Digi Stamp.
Copics: Image was colored with Copic Markers and the colors used can be found on my blog at Ange's Treasures.
Sentiment: The sentiment at the top of the card was from K&Company.
Flowers: Enthaily.
Pearls: Kaisercraft.
My Stash: Paper, Die Cut Shapes.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you to make this fun fold card.

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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