Re-purposed Old Books for Fall

Have old dusty books just sitting around? Re-purpose them into a fall decoration this year. We all have them. Old dusty books that no one reads, that no one will take home with them, that everyone has pawned off on you because they don’t want to look at them anymore. The spines are broken and…

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Art Journal How To’s

Coffee Art Pages made with simple scraps. Using scraps of paper, distress paints and ink markers, turns ordinary note pages into a masterpiece. This video shows step by step how to make this awesome looking Coffee Art Page that says “Take life one cup at a time”. A very fun project with clear directions. This…

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(Video) Black and White Scrapbook Layout

Make awesome pearls to embellish your page. Have an amazing photo you want to feature? Watch this video and see how to showcase that one photo through easy paper piecing and embellishments to make an amazing scrapbook layout. Loving the “pearls” that curl around the photo and give it that touch of elegance. Beautiful! Go…

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Easy Scrapbook Album Any One Can Make

Forget about fancy paper folding, or cutting or gluing. Pull this easy scrapbook album together in minutes. Any one can make this. Remember those file recipe holders that your mom and grandma had in their kitchen? Well , now you can turn that into a mini scrapbook album with pull out pages. This would make…

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Cute as a Button Pumpkin Card

Use buttons to create a 30 minute Fall Card. For all of you who complain that you don’t have enough time to get your projects done, here’s one that can be completed in less time than it takes to talk about it. Dig through your stash of buttons and pull out orange ones or black…

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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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Mummy Drink Carrier

Get ready for Halloween with this cute drink carrier. The Mummy Walks! Or in this case, holds drinks or cones of treats or even bags of treats or would make a cute holder for goodies after a kids Halloween party. Love all the black spiders and the stamped “webs”. Here is a list of the…

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Halloween Haunts Layouts

Ghostly layouts for your Halloween Scrapbooks. Every year Disneyland and Disney World host Mickey’s Halloween Party on select days at the parks. You can pick up a special ticket, get treated to characters decked out in Halloween garb, snag yummy treats and basically have a grand old time “trick-or-treating” Disney style. These scrapbook page layouts…

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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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Scary Two Page Layout

Don’t be afraid to try this layout for Halloween. Check your stash and make sure you have enough Halloween colors to get started on these two-page layouts. The standard orange, black, gray, and yellow colors along with a Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart makes for some devilishly cute pages. You could add some…

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Fall Box Cards

Create awesome looking box cards for fall. Give these to someone and watch them swoon. Make a few more and set them up as part of your fall decor. Get ready for the compliments 🙂 Take a peek at the list of items needed for these. Supplies: Wavy Banners Metal Die Fall Banners Sentiment Stamp…

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Using Scrapbook Bundles

Grab a Scrapbook Bundle pack and have fun. You’ve all seen them at the local craft store. Cool packs of paper bundled with embellishments, stickers, cut-outs, chip boards, and various other things. Sometimes it’s hard to envision what to do with these. Here are a couple of Dad page layouts that use a scrapbook bundle.…

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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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Use Punches for Disney Characters

Use a few punches to make an adorable Eeyore! Did you go to the Happiest Place on Earth this summer? Planning to take off and see the Halloween Party, or spend some time during Winter break and enjoy all the beautiful decorations ( it’s worth it to go just for that). If so, you need…

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(Video) Amazing Pop-Up Scrapbook

These are some of the coolest pop-ups for a scrapbook ever. This was made for the Close to My Heart contest. Entitled: Make-a-Wish Pop-Up Interactive Scrapbook it is truly amazing. A fairy princess castle pops up from the middle of the page in this book and a ship pops up from the left side of one…

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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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Pumpkin Tree Ornaments

Use up your scraps and make this pumpkin tree. Fall is coming and with it Halloween and Thanksgiving. While both holidays are fun and have great decorations for each, it’s nice to be able to make something that will last all fall and not have to be taken down in a month. This cute pumpkin…

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Awesome Craft Room

Take a walking tour of a gorgeous craft room. Full of natural light, lot’s of windows, big spaces, it’s a scrapbookers dream. Loving the gallery wall for pictures and art. Check out all the wonderful storage ideas and get started on your own space. Have a wonderful tour. And the nice thing is…. it doesn’t…

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Shaking up a Shaker Card

Shake up a little with this shaker card. Get your pool goggles on and dive right in to this card. Fun fish, “bubbles” and little shaker elements make for a fun project. You could even make this for one of your scrapbook pages, just be sure to be extra nice to it so your fish…

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