2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Looking for some ideas to get your crafty friends for Christmas or perhaps even add to your own wishlist?! Look no further than! :)
1. Glass Media Mat and Tool Kit
Designed by Tim Holtz for Tonic, the Glass Media Mat, Media Edge, and Scraper are the perfect foundation for all of your creative projects. Easy to clean glass, an area for mixing color, and a permanent ruler grid will inspire every crafter to let out their inner artist!
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A must-have for stampers, the Stamp Platform has revolutionized the way we create. With an easy to clean acrylic lid, rubber and clear stamp duality, a non-slip base, and high strength positioning magnets, stamping is faster, easier, and more precise than ever before. Check out its little brother, the Travel Stamp Platform, for a cute, on-the-go size!
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This set of 4 paper trays is sleek, slim, and holds up to 100 sheets of cardstock. Showcasing your paper neatly, your creative space will be organized and beautiful. Easily set up your new trays and place them snugly into popular cube storage options or on your desktop. It’s a dream-come-true for paper lovers!
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Easily and comfortably trim cardstock and paper with this guillotine trimmer designed by Tim Holtz for Tonic. It includes a 6” ruler on the top and bottom edges, a grid pattern with popular paper-size markings, and a paper guard to protect your fingers and hold your paper, trimming your projects will be a breeze.
comfort trimmer
Easily punch out personalized titles, monograms, and more with We R’s Word Punch Board. This set includes 26 letter punches and an alignment guide base with a storage compartment, you’ll have everything you need to easily create custom words. It’s as easy as A-B-C!
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Bright, richly pigmented, and impressively blendable, Distress Oxides designed by Tim Holtz are perfect for direct-to-surface work, stamping, stenciling, and more. Their dye and pigment ink fusion is water-reactive and produces a unique oxidized look you won’t see elsewhere! has all of the Distress Oxide colors, including the newest 2018 Fall release.
distress oxides
This snack-sized die cutting machine is perfect for small projects or the first-time die cutter! In a vintage-inspired color palette, this machine looks great and packs a huge punch. Cut thin dies 2.5” x 4.5” or smaller, easily and quickly with this tiny workhorse.
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Easily clean your stamps with the bestselling shammy. It’s simple, reusable, economical, and a bright color that makes it easy to find when you need it. The best part? No harsh cleaners are needed - just add water, wipe your stamps clean, and lay to dry!
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Give your inks a designated, orderly spot in your space with this solution that swivels! Quickly find the ink you need with this practical organizer that holds 48 ink pads and 56 reinkers. It also has an attachable carry strap and travel covers for on-the-go and looks stylish in your space.
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Simplify your creative process and beautifully organize your 12 x 12 paper in these paper holders. This affordable space-saver fits into Expedit or Kallax cube storage and holds up to 200 sheets of craft paper. See your stash and easily grab what you need with this accommodating solution. This bundle comes as a 3-pack!
paper holder image adhesive rolls and sheets come in sizes ranging from ⅛” for super small adhering to 8.5 x 11” sheets for larger projects. Easy-to-use, affordable, and heat resistant, these archival adhesives are awesome.
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Available in a kaleidoscope of singles and color layering groups, hybrid inks are the ideal blend of dye and pigment ink, giving you vibrant, rich, waterproof impressions. Plus, with correlating reinkers available, you’ll never run out of your favorite color!
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You’ll get clear, crisp, timeless impressions when crafting with the exclusive line of Designer Stamps. Made out of high quality photopolymer, these clear stamps feature a variety of unique designs from heartfelt sentiments to original icons and more, plus they’re made in the USA!
Photopolymer Stamps
Make your New Year’s Resolution organizing your craft space! With these diverse clear craft storage options, you’ll spend less time searching and more time crafting. Totally portable and easy to use, you are going to love this affordable storage solution.
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Craft Daubers are clear, stackable, and super cute. With sponge-tips, you’ll find blending, distressing, and applying ink, paint, glue, and other mediums easy and breezy. Reusable and high quality, this crowd-favorite is a must have for mixed-media and stamping.
clear craft daubers
Create artistic, airbrushed effects easily with these Stencil Blending Brushes! Each round brush is reusable, designed to blend without streaks, and has super-fine synthetic bristles to produce the same high quality effects time and time again. Perfect for card makers and mixed-media savants.
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Protect your layouts and other memorabilia for generations to come with crystal clear, acid-free, universal page protectors, available in a variety of sizes.
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32 feet of sticky, photo-safe adhesive rolls smoothly from these affordable adhesive rollers that have a snap-on cap for transport and are famous for not gumming-up.
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This timeless line of must-have Nested Die Sets are the foundation for any die cutter’s arsenal. Wafer thin & compatible with all of the most popular manual die cutting machines, you’ll find yourself reaching for them time and time again.
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Conquer every project you’ve imagined with the Platinum 6 Bundle, available in a variety of options including staple die shapes in a variety of sizes, a die cutting machine, and a handy Tool N One, this bundle has everything you need to start your die cutting journey (or upgrade) on the right foot. Get ready to create some fun DIY projects with this popular offer.
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Just imagine all of the projects you can conjure up with these exclusive Sizzix bundles (available in a variety of options). Start off right with literally everything you need to die cut: a Sizzix Big Shot machine, a pair of exclusive Ocean Sparkle Cutting Pads, an extended multipurpose platform, and a variety of classic nested die shapes. This versatile bundle will make all of your DIY, scrapbooking, card making, and other projects easy, fast, and fun.
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Take a creative journey with the ever-popular Vagabond II from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. Perhaps the most fashionable die cutting machine on the market, the Vagabond II is stylish and packs a huge punch. With solid steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, and a high quality torque motor with auto shut-off (that’s right, no more cranking!), this machine will have you saying “where have you been all my life?” Get it now in this convenient bundle that also includes dies, embossing folders, a die pick and storage envelopes!
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This machine is everything that Sizzix fans love about its smaller sibling, the Big Shot Plus, but it’s bigger and more powerful! With the ability to cut materials up to 8.5 x 11”, the Big Shot Plus is essential for the serious die cutter. This Designer Bundle includes the Big Shot Plus Machine, a variety of staple nested dies, exclusive Ocean Sparkle Cutting Pads, an Extended Platform, and a booklet full of ideas.
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Here’s a new and fabulous tool for paper crafters that allows you to add glamorous foil accents to all of your projects. The Glimmer Hot Foil system is an accessory to the Platinum 6 Die Cutting machine and makes it simple to add sheen, shine, and pizazz to your projects. This bundle features the Glimmer Hot Foil system, the Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine (which also works with regular die cutting projects!), foil, dies, and the plates needed for the system. Get ready to add a “how’d you do that?!” effect to all of this coming year’s projects!
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I don't know about you, but I've added quite a few things to my wishlist! Pretty please Santa, I've been extra good this year! :)

Whimsical Cards by Missy Whidden

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hey, friends, Missy Whidden here with a couple cards featuring the new Whimsical collection. I used two of Paige’s cut files on these cards along with a little mixed media.
For the first card, I cut Paige’s Branch cut file on papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad. I really love the deep pink, orange, and golden yellow color mix. I used a white cardstock base for the card so the colors would pop. I jazzed up the background with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and a few coordinating colors of Shimmerz sprays. I fussy cut flower clusters from Paper 03 and layered them in between the branches. I went simple with the sentiment and used a Sticker. I added foam adhesive under it to add dimension and tucked in metallic gold thread before gluing everything down.

For the second card, I cut Paige’s Beautiful cut file on white cardstock. I backed all the letters with papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad and one of the 2x2 Paper Pads. I used more 6x6 papers to create a few layers behind the cut file. I smudged white gesso on the background papers before painting on blue, purple, and yellow watercolors. I wanted flowers behind the cut file, so I fussy cut some from Paper 14 and layered them around the edges of the card. To add more detail and shine, I machine stitched around the edge of the paper layers and tucked in metallic gold thread under the cut file.

How often do you make cards? The Whimsical collection is perfect for cards and it’s fun to mix in Paige’s cut files, too! I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try. Thanks so much for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 03Paper 146x6 Paper Pad2x2 Paper PadsStickers; Cut files: Branch and Beautiful by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock
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Good Day Layout for Silhouette Blog

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hey there! I have a new layout up on the Silhouette Blog sharing how to easily back cut files using a Cameo instead of cutting each and every piece by hand!
Good Day by Paige Evans
I made a process video so you can see how this is done:
First, I cut my Floral Butterfly Outline cut file from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Then I ungrouped the shape, deleted all of the not needed inner pieces, put the similar shapes into groups, offset them to .065, and then deleted the inner images (it's all in the video above so it makes more sense ;). I put all of the grouped shapes into 2", 3", or 4" squares and then trimmed patterned papers to 2", 3" or 4" squares to mirror what was shown on Silhouette Studio with the 1" grid lines on the cutting mat.
It took the Cameo about a minute to cut all of the backing shapes whereas cutting them hand would have taken hours! Literally such a time saving machine! I adhered the shapes to the back of the cut file group by group using liquid adhesive. Flipping the finished backed cut file is always a TA DA moment! I love backing cut files :) I carefully machine stitched around the left edge of the butterfly.
I backed the left half of the butterfly with the blue floral Paper 14 then adhered the backed butterfly onto the rainbow ombre hearts B-side of Paper 16. I tucked a photo of Jane into the left half and trimmed the excess corner. Next I fussy cut a whole bunch of butterflies from Paper 21 and adhered them at the top, bending up the wings for dimension. I also added five Butterfly Charms into the mix then I machine stitched through each butterfly (just the paper ones, not the metal charms ;) and trimmed the thread ends.
For the title I applied a sentiment Rub-On to scratch white cardstock, fussy cut it out, and then added it to the bottom of the photo. I slid on two Tassel Paper Clips and placed a gold foil scalloped border Sticker underneath the picture. Two Ephemera Die Cut butterflies were added above the photo and I placed a couple more butterfly Puffy Stickers. To finish I wrote journaling with a blue pen all around the left half of the butterfly.
I hope this new technique for backing cut files with the Cameo inspires you to back even more cut files quickly and easily!

Tea Cup Layout by Lorilei Murphy

Hello! Lorilei here today! Hope you are having a good day! Paige has the most adorable Tea Cup cut file in Silhouette. My daughter has been enjoying a cup of tea most afternoons while she does homework or studies, so I snapped up this design.
I cut the tea cup as it is from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I then removed the tiny flowers from inside the tea cup and cut it again the same size. Lastly, I added a border to the outline of the teacup and cut it from white cardstock. I ended up with three versions of the cut file. I added patterned paper from the Whimsical 6x6 Paper Pad (Paper 05) behind the tiny flowers. The mini hexagons did a nice job of spacing out the color to make the different flowers stand out. I backed the handle and saucer with Paper 08.
I backed the 2nd tea cup I cut with purple ombre paper just in the top of the cup (where the liquid would be) this will allow me to slip my photo and tea packet into the cup. I glued all the tea cup cut files together except for the top portion and the inside of the teacup. Once I decided on placement for my layout, I attached the tea cup to the background with some foam.
I slipped my photo and tea packet into the cup and added a few pop dots and some adhesive to secure them. I fiddled around for quite awhile on where to add the string tag for the tea. As you can see I settled on attaching it to the top of the layout and let the string trail down to the cup. I printed out some journaling, added a few of the sticker washi tapes from the Sticker Book to that area, and stapled it to the layout. I decided to cut some white butterflies from Paige's Butterfly Border cut file to use as accents. I adhered the butterflies with pop dots and layered a few of them on top of each other for more dimension.
To finish off the layout I cut one of the sweet cards from Paper 13 and tucked it by the photo. I also cut a sentiment from Paper 08 to create a cluster spot at the bottom of the layout to balance the top cluster. A couple more strips of washi from the Sticker Book and I was done!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 08Paper 136x6 Paper PadSticker Book; Cut files: Tea Cup and Butterfly Border by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock

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Lovely Layout by Donna Espiritu

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hello, everyone! Donna here with a new scrapbook layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team.
I was quite excited when I started this layout because it's my first time using Paige's newest paper collection, Whimsical! It's super gorgeous I didn't know which paper to use first. After much thought, I settled with using the 6x6 Paper Pad and one of the 2x2 Paper Pads to back the Flower Group cut file.

I splattered the white cardstock base with watercolors first, trimmed the bottom and left edges half an inch before adhering it to one of the papers in the 12x12 Paper Pad which I used as a mat. Then I adhered the backed cut file in place as well as the photo using foam tape for a bit of dimension. I embellished the layout with StickersEphemera Die CutsRub-Ons, and Enamel Shapes. Lastly, I used a colored pen to write my journaling.

That's all from me today! I hope you liked my layout and it inspired you to create something today!

SUPPLIES: WHIMSICAL12x12 Paper Pad6x6 Paper Pad2x2 Paper PadsRub-OnsFoam Mini ThickersEphemera Die CutsPuffy StickersEnamel Shapes; Cut files: Flower Group by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstockwatercolors
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Whimsical Layout by Stefanie Ried

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hello and welcome! It's me Steffi and today I will show you my next layout with the gorgeous Whimsical collection. One of my favorites! Ok... all collections from Paige are my favorite, haha :)
I made this layout for a workshop in Munich at the cute shop Scrappies. They celebrated their 10th anniversary with a workshop weekend. Perfect for some layouts with this beautiful new collection.

This is another layout with a big circle. I love the pink ombre paper from the B-side of Paper 17. I cut out the flowers from Paper 03 and I used a thin copper wire for the circles. I decorated the wire with Enamel ShapesRub-Ons, and the cute Foam Mini Thickers.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Happy Scrappy Place Organization Class

Monday, November 12, 2018

I have a new class up at Big Picture Classes called Happy Scrappy Place all about organization!
 Here is the official class description: In the Happy Scrappy Place class, Paige shares a look inside her craft room and tips for how she says organized and inspired. Discover tips for keeping your most-used tools accessible, organizing paper and cardstock, displaying your layouts, curating your space, and more! Your happy scrappy place should bring you joy and motivate you to create something every day. Learn how to make your space work for you in this class!
What you'll learn:
- How to get and stay organized and also how your space can keep you inspired day after day
- How to organize the things you need and reach for most often like tools, current scrapbook collection, and themed supplies for holidays like Christmas and Halloween, as well as storage tips for keeping all these things organized and easily accessible 
- Tips for paper and cardstock storage
- Tips for miscellaneous storage for odd-shaped and tiny-sized objects, as well as how to customize and alter things for your space
- How to display and store 12" x 12" layouts
- How to store and display handmade books and mini albums for easy access to flip through time and time again
- How to curate your space and help make it bring you joy!
Hope to see you over in my Happy Scrappy Place class!
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