[FOR SCRAPBOKERS/ CARD MAKERS ONLY] 7 New Tools you haven’t seen but will LOVE!

For those of us who live a good part of our lives in the craft room… We know 🙂 The right tool??? … it can change your life (That’s right, I’m looking at you, Misti) But it can be hard (and expensive!) to try and keep up with all the new items, products, tools, and doodads…

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Alcohol Lifting Ink from Tim Holtz

If you’ve ever wanted to play around with YUPO paper and alcohol inks, this is the video lesson for you. Alcohol Lifting Ink and YUPO Paper Tim Holtz goes through different techniques on how to use the alcohol lifting ink with YUPO paper and alcohol inks. He shows you how to apply the ink to the…

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DIY Matchbox and Template

Make your adorable matchboxes in two different styles. Be sure to scour your stash for some fun papers to make these cute matchboxes. Ready to be stuffed with a little gift or small card or both, these will delight anyone who receives one. Here are the instructions for the blue and black box featured here:…

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Too frightful Halloween Card

Send this Frightfully Wonderful Card for Halloween. Love the colors and the shading on this Halloween Card. Using Silhouette software “Tombstone” shape for the card itself with a little tweaking. The haunted house shape is terrific and love the dotted edge on the letters “BOO”. I also tried something different… I used Tim Holtz Distress…

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Fabulous Fall Color

Fast and easy stamped fall leaves. Use your ink pads, sponges and a few other supplies to replicate beautiful fall colors. Make small leaves and have them “drop” down the side of your page. Use in a card like this one or punch holes in big ones and use as napkin rings for Thanksgiving. You…

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Dull Paper Cutter no More

Tired of your paper getting a shredded edge? No clean cuts and having to do one piece at a time? Learn how to sharpen your own paper cutter and get back that nice clean edge you’ve been missing. You can do it in just 4 easy steps. Here are three of the steps to get…

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Sweater Weather Cards

Learn how to align die-cuts for awesome projects. Grab your die-cuts and make some wonderful cards for fall. Here are 4 steps in the process. There are 7 steps all together. Step 1:  Die-cut approximately 22 diamonds from 4 to 6 different patterned papers.  I chose to add chalk ink to the edges to make…

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Camping Card and Background

Learn how to make an awesome background on any page.   The amazing color blending on this camping card looks incredible. Think it took hours of applying and careful blending techniques? Think again. All you need is a couple of ink pads and a brayer. In this step by step tutorial, Split Coast Stamper Michelle…

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Wonderful Art Bookmarks

These bookmarks get 5 stars. Using a few supplies, some blank bookmarks ( or make your own out of card stock) you can transform plain paper into these beauties. The instructions go through using different types of pencils to draw the designs, color and then wash to achieve the watercolor effect. But I think you…

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Join the Lollipop Guild

Grab a punch and make these in no time at all. Here’s another fast and easy card that you can make in two shakes of a monkey’s tail (my mom used to say that…don’t know where she got the monkey but, you don’t ask that kind of thing as a kid). Match the punch size…

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Birds Celebrate Card

Get all your birds lined up in a row for this cute card. These birds are quick and easy to do, thank goodness. It should take you no time at all to make up a batch of these for future use. Just think….. birthday’s, anniversary, celebrations, and just because. Change out the greeting, the color…

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(Video) Organize Your Stamps and Dies

Be able to find anything you have in a flash with this system. Trying to keep your stamps and dies together? Can’t find the ones you want? Has the cat batted them across the room and now they’ve scooted under the table? Bending down to retrieve things is a pain. You need to get organized…

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(Video) Working with Colored Pencils

Stamping and colored pencils go very well together. Take a look at this stamped image. It has been colored in with pencils. Take a moment and watch this video that teaches some easy ways to add beautiful artistic color to your pages. All handmade by you. Using colors that completment your paper and photos. And…

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Cute Cat Card

Wiggly and bouncy card made easy with punches. Cute Cat Card…. now say that fast three times in a row! This absolutely adorable kitty card is made from….punches. Yes! That means it will turn out like the photo 🙂 Grab up your scrap paper and make this cat any color you want. What about white…

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Sizzix Vagabond do’s and don’ts

Learn the ins and outs of Sizzix and the Vagabond Sometimes you don’t know what you need to know, you know? This video explains some of the extra things you might want to get for your Sizzix, especially if you don’t have one yet. Larger dies? You need this extra thing that she explains here…

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Fun with Sizzix

Lot’s of options with one of these. the big Sizzix machine is pretty awesome. You can emboss paper, perfect for adding texture on a scrapbook page or card, cut out your own paper embellishments, like the fence they demonstrate here. Add a little ink on the edges to distress and quick and easy. Lot’s of…

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Another Pop up for you to try

Make this Pop-Up card with all your goodies. It’s okay. You can make cards with your scrapbook supplies too you know. Call it expanding your horizons, stretching your limits, engaging your creative side and capabilities. Or just face it, we all have plenty of stuff and can easily save the 5 bucks for a card…

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How to make punches fun!

Bonus ways to use tools you already have. Step into any scrappers creative room and you will see lots of tools. It’s make the process more fun and enjoyable. Hey, we don’t wash clothes on a rock anymore do we? And it’s always exciting to be able to use our tools for more than we…

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Washi Tape Wonders

Washi tape and binder clips colide! Washi Tape.  Nobody knew what washi tape was a few years ago. Now there are blog posts galore all about the wonders of washi tape. And it is very versatile. Washi tape has been stuck on, covered and placed on so many things, it’s surprising the White House hasn’t…

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(Video) Walk through a Craft Room

Take a peek inside this beautiful craft room. This is a gorgeously beautiful room. Nice layout and everything handy to grab and easy to spot. Sometimes “out-of-site” really is “out-of-mind” and we end buying more of the same things we had before only to find them in 2 weeks and say, “I knew I had…

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