Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L & CardMaker Facebook LIVE

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You won’t want to miss this special Facebook Live event with our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®! Join us on the CardMaker Facebook page on Thursday, June 8th, at noon EST. If you can’t make it, remember that you can view our live videos any time by simply clicking on the video section on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

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Card Challenge Corner: Heartfelt Love for Dad

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Express your love and gratitude to a special dad in your life with a handcrafted card made especially for him. For this week’s card challenge corner, make a card just for dad in a style that will suit him. And please share a photo with us of your project either on our Facebook page or Instagram and tag us with #cardchallengecorner!

PS. The adorable card shown above is by designer Michele Boyer and is featured in our summer issue! Click here to order the issue or better yet, click here to purchase a subscription!

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Kat’s Celebrate & Decorate

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Good morning everyone! Kat popping in today to share how I use my paper-crafting supplies in a different way. I love to use my pretty paper products to wrap gifts. I know I love receiving pretty gifts as they always make me feel like the giver really cared about me. So, I try to convey those same feelings with the gifts I give.

For today’s project, I chose to wrap my gift in a mason jar. I wanted to create a pretty tag to go on the mason jar that the recipient could save.

To begin, I fussy-cut a flower from patterned paper. Then I stitched alphabet stickers on top and layered the tag with a glassine bag full of pink sequins. As a finishing touch, I glued on some cute buttons that I’ve been hoarding for a while. The tag was easy and simple to make, but I think it adds a nice touch and makes the gift seem more personal.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Kat

Supplies: Fancy Free patterned paper from Pink Paislee; alphabet stickers from American Crafts; buttons from Studio Calico; sentiment sticker from Cosmo Cricket; glassine bag and sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps; twine from My Mind’s Eye.

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Heather H.’s Technique of the Week

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Good morning! Heather H. here to share a quick card-making technique with you. I am combining a favorite technique of making multiple cards at the same time (Since you’ve already done the work of planning what to do, you may as well make some different color combos and get more cards for your time!) along with a way to stamp a focal sentiment on a patterned background and help it pop a little. Here are the two cards I made:

I had been itching to try out the new Triangle Turnabout stamp so instead of using patterned paper, I made my own background using different color combos with different inks. The first one is a soft pastel tone:

The second one is bolder and brighter in color which meant helping my sentiment pop was even more important. I stamped it twice with my MISTI so that I would get a dark impression, then stamped the banner portion again on white cardstock, fussy cut it out, and paper pieced it over the top. I did this on both versions of the card. I also used a white gel pen on the bolder one to fill in some of the outlines around the letters, the leaves and the dots.

I matted the softer one on a dark gray cardstock, and the bolder one on black cardstock, then mounted them both on white top-folding card bases.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Heather

Supplies: Triangle Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th; You Will Never Regret Being Kind stamp from Lil’ Inker Designs; MISTI stamp-positioning tool from My Sweet Petunia; ink pads from Altenew and Imagine.

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Creative Space: Kat Benjamin

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Good morning, everyone! Kat here to give you a quick tour of my scrap room. A small disclaimer: I am a “cluttery” person and my room is small. So even though I tried to clean it up some before I took the pictures for today’s post, you’ll still probably find it to be a bit messy. Sorry about that—I’m keeping it real, though. 🙂

When you first enter the room, you will notice a few things:

  • A bright chair that my husband absolutely hates, but that he loves to sit and read in while I’m scrapping.
  • The corner of the dog bed. Moose is almost always by my side in the scrap room. It’s on the bottom floor of our townhome and is one of the coolest spots in the house.
  • A giant stack of subscription boxes. I almost moved them out of the way for the picture, but in case there are other people like me who have these giant stacks, I want you to know it’s okay!
  • A couple of years ago for my birthday, my husband and niece made a wooden sign for me that says “Krafty Kat.” I also have some artwork from my younger niece hanging above the chair. These personal touches make the room (and me) feel special.

This is a closer look at the shelf behind my desk. I have lots of paints and spray mists and baskets of randomness. I’m on a few different manufacturer design teams, so I try to have a basket/box for each of them. This makes it a little bit easier when I work on my projects.

This is my favorite corner of the room. I love my shelf with some of my favorite layouts displayed. My sewing machine, typewriter and Raskog cart get the most use; I stand in this corner a lot.

Finally, this is my view from my desk. I like to binge watch Netflix while I craft. The paper lanterns are left over from my wedding five years ago. I’m so glad I was able to incorporate them into my room. The layout on the wall is one of my favorites—it holds a picture of my late grandmother and me on my wedding day. She’s also where I get my crafty gene from, so it’s a good way to honor her.

Kat

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Mark Your Calendars!

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You won’t want to miss this special Facebook Live event with our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®! Join us on the CardMaker Facebook page on Thursday, June 8th, at noon EST. If you can’t make it, remember that you can view our live videos any time by simply clicking on the video section on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

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Heather P.’s U Inspire Me

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Hello! Heather P. here today with a card I created for the “U Inspire Me” theme challenge. Ever since my daughter was a little girl, I have been in *love* with Pottery Barn Teen’s linens. They have some of the cutest, trendiest bedding for girls, and I am a sucker for bright colors with bold patterns. She’s a little outside of their target demographic, but that doesn’t bother me one bit. 🙂

My card today is based on this beautiful duvet cover in navy, teal and white:

Photo from here

Isn’t it gorgeous? To create my card, I started with a piece of navy cardstock and stenciled it using a leaf stencil and white ink. I then die-cut the shape from the edge of the stenciled panel.

Next, I adhered a piece of teal patterned paper to a white card base. The sentiment was then stamped in black ink, and the die-cut panel was adhered on top with foam tape. I stamped one of the paint tubes with black ink, then die-cut it. To finish up, the tube of paint was adhered to the card front using foam tape, and yellow enamel dots were added for an extra pop of color.

Thank you so much for stopping by—I hope you have an awesome day!

Heather

Supplies: Cardstock, Pattern Play paper pad, Leaf Lattice stencil, Work of Art stamp and die sets and Hello & Thanks Label die set from Reverse Confetti.

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Card Challenge Corner: Let’s Color with Gelatos!

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Gelatos are acid-free pigment in a compact stick form and they are so much fun to use! In our summer issue, Colleen Schaan shares her tips and tricks for using these nifty coloring tools. Use the article as inspiration to use Gelatos on one of your cards this week and then share a photo with us on our Facebook page or Instagram and tag us with #cardchallengecorner.

Complete instructions for Colleen’s cards can be found in our summer issue available here!

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Memorial Day

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Remembering America’s heroes today

and saying thank you to all who have served!

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Fresh Take on a Past Design

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Hey friends! Stephanie Gold back with a fun technique that I have used in the past and I really love. The idea is to have a portion of your card stamped in an outline and a portion of your card stamped with color filled in. Here is an example of an envelope/card set I made using this technique last year:

And here is today’s brand-new project:

To create this card, I started by stamping floral images in black on both the aqua and white cardstocks. Leaving the aqua cardstock as an outline, I filled in the images on the white cardstock using coordinating stamps.

Piecing them back together, I adhered them to a kraft card base with a twine wrap to accentuate the split in the image. The card is finished off with a stamped sentiment on the bottom.

Do you ever get inspired by previous projects you have made? How do you switch things up for a fresh take on an “old” design? Thanks for stopping by! Much love everyone.

Xo, Stephanie

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Supplies: Cardstock and ink from Papertrey Ink; Brushed Blossom stamp set from Concord & 9th; Beautiful Day and Bold Blossom stamp sets from Altenew.

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