Envelope Cards by Zsoka Marko

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hello crafty friends, Zsoka back today with some new projects I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team! When I saw this adorable new Envelope cut file I knew I had to use it right away.
I resized the envelopes so that the square is slightly bigger than 4.25" and cut them from Paper 03 and Paper 10 from the Whimsical collection. I used my Crop-A-Dile to add eyelets so I can close the envelopes properly with the help of some twine. I also added a Tassel Paper Clip and Heart Charm to both cards so they don't look so empty. I then created two 4.25" square note cards. Originally I wanted to glue these down but then I realized it would be better to leave some space for a message on the back of each card.

This first one has a pink patterned paper base to which I added a wide strip of white cardstock. I chose some Rub-Ons for my sentiment. I added a few hexagon paper pieces that I had left from a previous project. Last but not least, I placed a Floral Die Cut and another sentiment on the card.

I chose a vibrant yellow-white stripe paper (Paper 09) for background on my second card. I layered Floral Die Cuts in opposite corners. I cut the Thankful cut file from a purple scrap paper, and glued it on my card. To finish it all off I added one of the sentiments from Paper 08.

I hope you like my easy card/envelope idea and want to give it a try! Who are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Thank you so much for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 03Paper 05Paper 08Paper 09Rub-OnsFloral Die CutsTassel Paper ClipsOH MY HEARTHeart Charms; Eyelet setter: Crop-A-Dile; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Envelope by Paige Evans
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DreamBox by The Original ScrapBox

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Original ScrapBox was kind enough to send me their brand new DreamBox to test out! Three words to sum it up: SO.MUCH.STORAGE! I wasn't even able to fill the entire thing up which means I have room to grow which is more than awesome!
Here is me opening up the DreamBox:
What is the difference between the WorkBox 3.0 and the DreamBox you may ask? Here is a blog post with everything you need to know for comparison: https://www.theoriginalscrapbox.com/blogs/news/dreambox-vs-workbox-3-0
You know I love things in rainbow order! I finally got my ribbons out of ziplock bags and into these cute jars that come with the DreamBox. The metal poles are PERFECT for storing washi tape.
Paints, sprays, and baker's twines adorn the right cabinet shelves so now I can see them at all times which means I will use them more.
I mainly scrapbook by collection and have used ziplock bags since the beginning. These plastic bins are so much nicer and easier to see and access and tote from the shelf to the desk. Win win all around!
I love how everything is see through so I don't need to open up the drawers to see what's inside and I don't even really need to label anything because there it is!
I filled the buckets with lots and lots and lots of things! Like these large stencil brushes.
In the center I had so much storage I didn't even know what to do with so I filled in some of the shelves with colorful words. When I do get more stuff (and that's definitely "when", not "if" lol) I can replace the words with more plastic bins.
The left cabinet mirrors the right cabinet and I've got lots of little bits and embellishments stored here.
Yarn. Threads. Beads. Oh my!
A whole drawer full of punches.
Roller stamps. Embroidery threads. Mixed media crayons.
Ribbon spools, sticker books, a vase for a pop of color.
Glitter glue. Glitter. Silhouette Sketch Pens.
There is a small round hole in the center for cords to reach through so I'm all hooked up with the Silhouette Cameo and sewing machine!
A bin for scraps because I can't seem to throw even the tiniest bits away!
There is a light that comes in the crown piece so I can scrapbook during these darker winter days. I've also got my typewriter, die cut machine, and another basket of embellishments underneath. The table can be set to sitting or standing so you can scrap whichever way you prefer!
They really thought of everything! It's a scrapbooker's Dream(Box!) come true!
Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by!

My Passion Layout by Lucile Peignon

Hello everyone, it's Lucile! Today I present to you my first layout with the new Whimsical collection! I was so excited to use this collection, it is so beautiful! I love flowers so I decided to make my layout around a floral arrangement. I used the Branch Leaf and Branch Leaves cut files.
For starters I cut the B-side of Paper 21 slightly smaller for my background and framed it with Paper 16. This is the first time I have made a frame for my layout and I think it really adds something nice. Then I cut out several flowers from Paper 03. I started to glue the flowers with 3D foam squares to form a diagonal.

Then I cut with my Silhouette Cameo different foliage and branches to put around my flowers. I use three different cut files and I cut them in several sizes and from two different green papers, Paper 13 and Paper 20. I tucked the leaves under my flowers and I also added dies cuts of leaves from the Floral Die Cuts pack.

Finally, I stuck my picture in the center of my diagonal and matted it with Paper 04. Then I added some Ephemera Die Cuts and Chipboard Stickers with a scrapbooking theme. I add "my passion" using the Foam Mini Thickers.

I hope that this layout inspires you, I had so much fun making it!

Instagram: @dejolieschoses18 / YouTube: Lucile Peignon / Facebook: dejolieschoses18 / Pinterest: dejolieschoses18

Spellbinders Holiday Wishes Card

Sunday, November 18, 2018

To begin I die cut two or three of each snowflake from smooth white cardstock then I painted over them with my new favorite Pastel Dreams watercolors by Prima. Once the snowflakes finished drying I adhered them with a glue dot to a smooth white cardstock card base, placing adhesive on only the middle or an edge so the snowflakes lift and bend off the card base, creating lots of dimension and shadows.
For more texture and to help the little pieces of snowflakes around the edges stay in place, I machine stitched with white thread around the border then I trimmed off the excess snowflakes.
To finish I added a Crate Paper fabric button to the center snowflake, cut a "holiday wishes" sentiment sticker in two, and tucked the halves under the button. I hope you like this non-traditional colored holiday card and are inspired to check out the Shapeabilities Yuletide Snowflakes in the Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken / Spellbinders!

SUPPLIES: Snowflake metal dies: Spellbinders; Manual die cut machine: Platinum by Spellbinders; Watercolors: Pastel Dreams by Prima; Button, sentiment sticker: Merry Days collection by Crate Paper

Scrapbook.com 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 Scrapbook.com! :)
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.
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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! Scrapbook.com has all of the Distress Oxide colors, including the newest 2018 Fall release.
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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!
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Scrapbook.com 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, scrpabook.com 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.
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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! :)
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