Thursday, December 30, 2010

NEW from Ranger

Tim Holtz Color Wash has arrived at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

An acid-free, non-toxic, water-based dye developed for use on paper, fibers, fabric and more. These earthy and bright spray dyes will colorize paper, fibers, fabric, wood, paper clay and other absorbent surfaces. Ideal for paper crafters, mixed media and fabric artists alike.

Available in 2 oz. spray bottles in 12 colors.
• 12 earthy and bright colors
• Water-based spray dyes
• Acid free
• Non-toxic
• 2 oz. Spray Bottles

Here is a video from Tim Holtz to tell you all about it!
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NEW from Basic Grey

Scrapbooker's Paradise has the NEW collection from Basic Grey!


Playground games, passing notes, secret crushes and kissing tag! All were sure to bring the butterflies. Blushing pinks, ice cream pastels and blowing bubbles blue of BasicGrey's Hopscotch will bring butterflies back and you'll want to set them all free using this silly fun collection! Get smitten with Hopscotch!

12x12 Patterned Paper

12x12 Collection Pack

6x6 Paper Pad

Buttons, Brads, Pieces and Bloomers
Rub On Book and Elements

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NEW from Kaiser Craft

Scrapbooker's Paradise has the gorgeous NEW collection from Kaiser Craft


12x12 Patterned Paper

6x6 Paper Pad

Rub Ons



12x12 Patterned Paper

6x6 Paper Pad

Printed Ticket

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NEW from Echo Park

The BE MINE collection from Echo Park has arrived at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

12x12 Cardstock

12x12 Collection Pack

Stickers

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NEW from Doodlebug

The SWEET LOVE collection from Doodlebug is here!

12x12 Patterned Paper

Stickers

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Birthday Poppies


Hello there!  I hope you are enjoying the holidays!  I find this to be an exciting time of year even at my age.  I've been thinking about resolutions as the New Year approaches.  I honestly am shocked at how fast this year flashed by.  I look forward to 2011 with great expectations and I am excited to see how it plays out!

Enough babble, because really I do have a card to share with you.  I have decided to really focus on birthday cards, because they seem to be the ones I use the most, and despite all the cards I make, they are the ones I'm always running short on!



This was a fairly simple card.  I worked with Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge #312.  The card base is from Coredination's "Core Impressions with Jillibean Soup" paper pack, and I sanded it to expose more of the core.  The image is from Hero Art's Delicate Blossoms set, and I just love these poppies!  So graphic and yet so delicate!  In fact I just love all the linear design elements on this card!  I pulled "Happy Birthday" from one of my go to Flourishes sets; Tag Lines.


I coloured the poppies with Copic markers then inked the edge with Antique Linen distress ink, since the white cardstock seemed a little stark.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it into a tag, sponging a little ink around the edge as well. The ribbon is Caramel Twill tied in a bow and the tag and button are secured with Caramel string.  I love all the different varieties of coordinating ribbon American Crafts has!
Before I sign off, let me wish you a fabulous and Happy New Year!  May it be the best ever!  A year of accomplishments and happiness in every endeavor, that brings treasured memories and lasting joy.  Make 2011 the best it can be! 


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Ribbon Flowers

Hello!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Today I have a tutorial on how to create ribbon flowers.


Here is a video for you (If you're reading this through a blog reader or Feedburner, click here to return to the blog to view the video!)



SUPPLIES
Bazzill - White Cardstock
Provo Craft - Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Fiskars - Scallop Border Punch
Making Memories - Butterflies
American Crafts - Assorted Ribbon
Imaginisce - iRock Tool and Compact Jewels
Misc - Pearls and Black Pen


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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Here Comes 2011!!

Good Morning!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family!

I wonder how many of you are out braving the crowds to get some fabulous Boxing Day sales, teehee. I plan on heading out to find a nice Christmas Tree for super cheap. Hopefully, next Christmas we'll be decorating our own home and putting up our own tree!


Anyhow, on to the next holiday!

Every New Year for the past few years, we've been going to my Aunt's house for their New Year's party... they celebrate New Year in a special way by giving gifts on New Years Day instead of on Christmas Day. So, all her kids and their kids come over New Years Eve and stay overnight.

I like to start my scrapbooks for each year with the first page being photos from New Years Eve & Day.... so, I thought I'd get a jump start on the page this time around!



Items Used:
Paper - Reminisce - Real Magic Collection - Fantastical Fireworks
Snowflakes - dollarstore Christmas tree decorations
"2011" - random bling numbers
"Happy New Year" - Sticko Label Lingo
Ribbon - random Christmas ribbon (check out our large assortment of ribbon!)
Bracket - Bazzill Chips - painted white then spritzed with Radiant Rain Shimmer Mist


So, there it is... all shiny and shimmery and sparkly... waiting for my photos from our New Years celebrations, and a little journaling too. Have a wonderful New Year!!!


Friday, December 24, 2010

A Christmas Video for You!

We want to take a moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas!  May all the blessings of the season be with  you and yours over the holidays. 

Here's a quick video featuring our Design Team wishing you the best of the season!  You'll discover our talents extend beyond papercrafting!!!


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Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New from October Afternoon

Scrapbooker's Paradise has THREE new collections from October Afternoon!
 12x12 CARDSTOCK
October Afternoon 12"x12" pattern papers are printed double-sided on 65 lb cover-weight cardstock. Printed using only soy-based inks. Acid and Lignin free.

8x8 PAPER PAD
October Afternoon paper pads containing 34 sheets of 8"x8" pattern papers (17 different designs). These pattern papers are printed single-sided on 65 lb cover-weight cardstock. They are perfectly sized for mini-books and card-making. You'll also love combining the smaller patterns from the 8"x8" pads with the larger patterns from the 12"x12" papers. Printed using only soy-based inks. Acid and Lignin free.

WORD STICKERS

12x12 CARDSTOCK

8x8 PAPER PAD

DIE CUT


WORD STICKERS
and
12x12 CARDSTOCK

8x8 PAPER PAD

ALPHA

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New from Paper Crafts

Scrapbooker's Paradise has the latest special edition magazine from Paper Crafts

CARD CREATIONS - FAVORITE OCCASIONS TWO

If you find yourself needing cards for the most popular occasions, Card Creations: Favorite Occasions, Volume 2 is the magazine for you! This volume is packed with cards for the top five favorite card making occasions: Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, Love and All Occasion.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

One Last Christmas Card!!!

Hi all, well I have one last christmas card to share.........It's a fairly quick and easy card, so I hope you all like it!!! Since this is my last post for this year, hard to believe that 2010 is almost over and we will be in 2011 shortly, so anyways, I just want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! I will be back in the new year........so on to todays post........







Products Used

Cardstock- Red & Green
Glitter Ritz-Warm Highlights Glitter
Distress Inks-Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Fired Brick & Aged Mahogany
Misc. Red Rhinestones

I absolutely love the glitter on this card, this is one of my favourite techniques, I think it just makes the
card so pretty......and of course it doesn't show up like it looks!!!   So here's a short version of how I made it........I brayered the glossy cardstock with all the distress inks, then used my Scor Tape for the adhesive and burnished the glitter on. Once that was done, I stamped the Christmas Text Stamp with the StazOn and cut it out with my Labels 8 die. Added a bow and then of course, I just had to add some bling........so I used some red rhinestones. That's pretty much it for this card. These would be quick to make if you need a few extra cards for Christmas and I still have a few cards to make......lol.....I should have them done by Christmas!

So don't forget about our Playing in Paradise Sketch Challenge.......you have until Dec. 31st to play, we would love to see what you all come up with!!!

We also have FREE SHIPPING going on until Dec. 31st on all orders over $50 at Scrapbooker's Paradise Online Store!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday...Sizzix and Tim Holtz dies!


Hi there!  I hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the last few days before Christmas.  I personally love it...in the way that it is a part of that feeling...you know what I mean.  It's getting closer...only 5 more sleeps!

Today I wanted to give you a quick tutorial on how to use Sizzix and Tim Holtz dies in your Cuttlebug.  It's entirely possible and if you've passed up on these fabulous elements because you didn't have the right machine...well, maybe you do.  Sizzix dies will work in both the Cuttlebug and the Big Shot!

I have two projects to share with you!


OK, so here we go!

For my project, here are the main tools I used.

Tim Holtz Scrollwork edge die
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die
Sizzix Snowflakes 3 die
Cuttlebug
2 "B" plates
Bo Bunny Midnight Frost 6x6 paper pad










I thought I would show a photo of the Scroll work edger die.  You can see the design in the black foam.  This foam is quite thick and hides the blade, and it will compress quite a bit, enabling you to cut up to 6 sheets of cardstock and 8 sheets of designer paper! 



You will want to place your paper design side up on the "B" plate.

Your die will be placed "blade" side down on the paper.  While it is an edger, you can place it at any point, however, I placed mine near the edge to conserve paper!






Then you will place your second "B" plate on top of the die, and run it through.

You will notice the white "A" plate is not included in the sandwich, because the dies are about the same thickness as the "A" plate, they make up the difference in the size of the sandwich.






What a gorgeous edge!  Now, I want to cut some snowflakes!










I place the scroll cut piece on the B plate, then the snowflake die and then the second B plate.







Here's the finished card!

Paper: Blue, White, Midnight Frost DP, Clear cardstock

After I cut out the snowflakes I adhered the dark blue panel to acetate, and placed gems in the centre of each snowflake (on the acetate) and along the scroll work edge.  I popped the panel up on foam tape over a light snowflake pattern from the same pad.  I tied the ribbon around the edge and mounted the entire section on blue card stock and called it done!  The sentiment is from Warm Winter Wishes by Flourishes and is cut with the small Labels 4 die.  Here's a closer look;



Now..I since I used the "negative" on the previous card I still had two snowflakes left over, so I made another card!

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

This time I decided to cut a flourish in Tim Holtz's Grungeboard.  Tim's Grungeboard is a softer, more plyable chipboard and it cuts beautifully with the dies!  Think of all the chipboard shapes you could cut yourself!  I sprayed the flourish liberally with glimmer mist and while it dried, I ran the designer paper through the Cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder.  I sewed snowflake buttons to the snowflakes from the first card, and attached them to the flourish with glue dots.  The sentiment was stamped and the flourish attached with glue dots finished it off!    Here's a close up of the fabulous shimmer!

That's all I have for you today!  I hope the next time you'll give these fabulous dies a second look!  And if you grab them before the end of the month you'll get free shipping if your order tops $50.00*!
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