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A Little Halloween Decor for You!

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Monday's die cutting project. We will be using the Cricut machine today for these projects, yep there is more than one today. 
First, I have my tip of the day for you... Don't Procrastinate! The holidays are coming faster than you can blink. Even the stores already have Christmas up and it is still Sept! So we got it get crackin' on those holiday projects now. So here are some of the projects I did for our next holiday, Halloween, using the Cricut and the basic Accent Essentials and Plantin School Book Cartridges that came with my machine...

First is this easy to to paper bag...

The gift bag was made using the cut from Accent Essentials Cartridge and end caps feature for the handle from PlantinSchoolBook cartridge.Need Pattern paper for the bag, ribbon and some adhesive to put it all together. Pattern paper gives you a great design on bags and boxes without out needing all those other tools like stamps, ink…

SBC Launch Party Oct 5th and 6th

Hi Friends, I am so excited to announce great things are coming at the Scrapbook Blessings Club!  I am a part of a great design team and so excited for this new journey!


YES!!! Its almost here!!!  We are going to be celebrating the OFFICIAL launch of the Scrapbook Blessing Club Tutorial Blog and Facebook Groupthis Saturday and Sunday!!!
We have a great "party" planned for you. First off, we have an awesome blog hop with a ton of prizes to give away! And after you you met the new design team and are done hopping, you can head over to the Facebook Group for a fun game of Scrapbook Bingo (this starts at 10am CST so make sure you get your words in before hand, they will be posted on the blog this Monday the 30th) and our SBC Scavenger Hunt (this game will start at 12 pm EST).  So come over to the group to win some great prizes, hint... paypal money is involved so you can buy some more crafting goodies!
***to play with the games at SBC Facebook Group, you will have to be a member, b…

Its Almost Here!!!!

YES!!! Its almost here!!!  We are going to be celebrating the OFFICIAL launch of the Scrapbook Blessing Club Tutorial Blog and Facebook Groupthis Saturday and Sunday!!!
We have a great "party" planned for you. First off, we have an awesome blog hop with a ton of prizes to give away! And after you you met the new design team and are done hopping, you can head over to the Facebook Group for a fun game of Scrapbook Bingo (this starts at 10am CST so make sure you get your words in before hand, they will be posted on the blog this Monday the 30th) and our SBC Scavenger Hunt (this game will start at 12 pm EST).  So come over to the group to win some great prizes, hint... paypal money is involved so you can buy some more crafting goodies!
***to play with the games at SBC Facebook Group, you will have to be a member, but the design team will be on and be accepting memberships as fast as we can throughout the whole week and on Saturday!
Also, we have a launch party event Facebook pa…

Bridal Shower Layout

Hi friends!  Marilyn here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Friday's Scrapbook Layout.   I have a confession to make:  this is my FIRST layout - ever

First, I have my tip of the day for you.... Scrapbooks are a blessing.  Seriously, the memories we document today will be treasured beyond our lifetimes.

Onto today's project...


Instead of having these photos tossed and forgotten in a shoe box, I now have this great and lasting keepsake.

Here is what you need:
12" scrapbook design paper.  Mine came from K&Company "SW Spring Blossom."Cricut cartridges:  Pretty Pennants, Storybook, SweetheartsCardstock:  black, orange, yellowTwineFoam TapeBling (gems and such)AdhesiveWhite gel penFamily Photos

Layout Recipe:

Page Banner
Cut a piece of twine the length of your scrapbook page.  Pull through a dollop of glue and lay onto your scrapbook page.  Make two bows and glue to each end.Cut banners from Cricut Pretty Pennants cartridge at 1 1/2" [Bnr…

Thank You card

"I have today's post over at ScrapBook Blessings Club, you can click HERE to see the video tutorial for how I made this card below for Thursday's product review, featuring the Recollections 3 in 1 punch." 
Linking up to:
Crafts 2 Challenge You- sparkle and glitter
Docerela- anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers- sparkle


Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,

♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

Recollections 3 in 1 Punch review

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Thursday's Product Review. We will be looking at the Recollections 3 in 1 punch. 
First, I have my tip of the day for you... keep your craft receipts handy, in your craft desk or cabinet, just in case what you bought has to go back. This happened to me recently. I bought a punch that didn't cut right and was able to exchange it the next day. I didn't have to go hunting through my home receipts.
Onto today's project... Today is a video review that I made. I purchased it from Michael's with a 40% off coupon, making it $18 plus tax. Below I will demonstrate how to use the punch right out of the package.


Quick Recipe for the card... cardstock- white A2 base, yellow mat paper cut @5x3.75" , glitter flower pattern paper cut @ 5 1/8x 3.50"adhesiveink padsRecollections 3 in 1 punchgold ribbon 
I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question please leave it in the comments, an…

Hi Lighting & Low Lighting

Here is a new to me technique... It is called "Hi Lighting & Low Lighting". I tried both techniques.  Who would have thunk how cool bleach could be, lol!  This challenge inpiration can be found at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV Challenge 67.

My two cards...
Quick Recipe: Kraft card baseAutumn Pattern PaperLeaf Image and Sentiment- both from Mark's FPStampsPolka dot ribbonBrown pearl bradwhite and black embossing powderdistress markers- brown leafbleach- green leafleaf punchblack pearl pen- for black "beads"
Also Linking Up To:
Colorful Creations- Fall colors
Lexi's Creations- Autumn Colors
Make My Monday- flowers or trees
Kraft Journal- color challenge
Challenges 4 Everybody

Oct Cupcake Treat

Inspiration challenge at Speedy TV... cupcakes!  Here is the card that I made for the challenge...


 Quick Recipe:


Cupcake image and sentiment both from MFPStampsPattern paper, white base and orange cardstockColored pencils- image and ppWink of Stella clear pen- shimmer on cupcakeGlossy Accents- black heartsBlack Pearl Pen- corner accentsscallop circle punchLinking up: ABC Challenge- tic tac toe- pp/masculine/use a punch

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day, 
Sandy
♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥

A Washi Card

Hi Friends! I am joining up with She's A Sassy Lady today to bring you a new-to-me card technique...Washi Tape.  I used it once on a card challenge and that was only using two strips, lol.  This time I decided I wanted to try the criss cross patch work design using Washi Tape.

So here it goes....
First, I placed the tape over the front of my first layer, criss crossing. I didn't do the bottom because I was going to cover it with a pattern paper.

 Next, trim the base layer by cutting off all the extra tape.  Below are my card base and layers. I did add black when I put the card together. Black is my new "pop" of color.

 Here is the card with the mats and base adhered together

Quick Tip: when I am using my markers, I will stamp two images. One is to "test" the colors to see what will match with my papers and in this case, to see which circle punch would fit this image. The second is the image I will put in on my project.

 Finally, I attach my sentiment using popdot…

DT Call

Hi Friends!  We are having a DT Call here atScrapBook Blessings Club!  I know it is short notice with out official launch being Oct 5th!  However, everything behind the scenes is moving so fast, and we would love to expand our team now!

We are looking for DT members who love to share tips, techniques and tutorials. This is a daily "teaching" blog sharing what we love to do with all crafters from beginner to advanced.


If you are interested in joining our DT, please read the requirements below: ~Must have an active blog

~Be willing to make 1 creation weekly/bi-weekly depending on number of Design Team

~Participate in every challenge, projects due prior to challenge announcement

~Be willing to comment on challenge participants entries (Challenges are 1st and 3rd Sunday of       the month) using a number system

~Have your projects posted to our DT blog on time, may do written post or video

~ Promote ScrapBook Blessings Club whenever possible via social media-blogs, facebook, message bo…

Blog Hops

Hi Friends!  Two hops here at SBC today!

First off, please join up for the Tutorial #2 Challenge found HERE. Ends Sept 30, up to 3 entries, nice prize to one lucky winner!

Now, if you are looking for Sept Calendar Girl Blog Hop, jump over to HERE.
If you are hopping for the All About Babies Hop, then you want to click HERE.

My hope is that you visit all three!  I am glad you joined me this weekend.

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Circle Card Challenge

Hi Friends!

Today starts the next tutorial challenge hosted by The Scrapbook Blessings Club facebook group.  Just request an invite for the group. We have a great bunch of crafters that love learning new techniques!

 The first one is using a die cutting machine.  You can use manual or electric (if you weld your circles together).  The second is the "old fashion way", using just paper, scissors and glue.
Here is my first card using a machine...


Here is my second card using the "tag" technique that I cut out with my paper trimmer...


(the design for this card was for a challenge for Colorful Creations... use your favorite products, in this case: my cuttlebug and circle dies, Memento ink, embossing powers/gun, sparkle/glitter, ribbon.  AND to use something that you are not comfortable with, so I used my Stamp Around set from Inkadinkado (I bought it awhile ago and  tested out of the box and never touched it again.  I also used a stick pin which is my first time.  Overall …

Big News

Hi Friends!  I am excited to share with you that there are BIG exciting things happening for Scrapbook Blessings in the near future!  I just have to tell you all a little before I bust!

Scrapbook Blessings is going to become a Tutorial/ Techniques/Tip blog. I have a great bunch of crafters excited to be the design team for SBC.  What a minute?!?!?! SBC??? That's right, our name will be changing to....ScrapBook Blessings Club!!!

Just a little info...We will have a daily format to inspire you in creating fun, exciting paper crafts. Also, we will have a challenge twice a month!

Actually, we have our current pre-launch challenge going on right now.  You can check it out HERE.  There is even a linky for you to link up your challenge post. Don't have a blog?  No problem!  You can join our Facebook group HERE to post your entry.

Our first challenge winner was HELEN H.  She is a Facebook group member and received a JoAnn's gift card along with a goodie bag.

 Our official launch date i…

3-D Halloween Frame

Hey kids!  It's Cindy and it's Wednesday--half-way to the weekend!!  I'm going to share a fun, home d├ęcor project with you today.  I love to decorate for Halloween! 

I cut this chipboard frame and covered it with patterned paper using the Happy Hauntings Cricut cart @ 6".  I used a cereal box for my chipboard :-)  Use your deep cutting blade @6, max pressure, low speed, with multi cut set to 2.

TiP:  When cutting the patterned paper for the back side of the frame you will need to use the flip feature on your Cricut.

I fussy cut the witch image from one of the patterned papers.  She was too cool--couldn't help myself...LOL!  I popped her up with some dimensional pop dots.

I added a tulle bow and some sequins with Glossy Accents. 


I attached the stand piece with Terrifically Tacky tape.  (side view of frame)
Recipe:
Teresa Collins -Haunted Hallows stack- all patterned papers
Happy Hauntings Cricut cart
pop dots
sequins
black tulle
Glossy Accents
Terrifically Tacky…

Circle Cut-Out Card

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Tuesday's card project. We will be making the following card using a few easy techniques.  First, I have my tip of the day for you.... No drinks on your desk.  First hand experience, I just knocked mine over!!!
On to today's project... This is the video that I did showing your how to make out an easy Circle Cut-Out Card. Hope you like it...
Here is the final card again. I did make one change though. I decided that the Happy Halloween Stamp was too busy and wouldn't photo nicely, so I decided to make my own banner using my Signo white pen on black card stock. Quick Recipe: cardstock: white card base (A2), orange card stock (5.25x4) and black scrap card stockadhesivecircle cutterchipboard framepumpkin focal embellishmentwhite signo ink penCuttleBug and swirl embossing folderorange and black bakers twineexacto knifesanding block
I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question please leave it in …

Personalized Stationary - Die Cutting Monday

Hello everyone,

Today starts our new round of design team posts. Every day we have a different project for you. Mondays are projects using die cut machines and I am bringing you a very useful project: DIY personalized stationary.

This is an actual gift I am sending to a dear friend of mine whose birthday was a few weeks ago.

TIP:
When using die cut machines, it helps if you try to sketch out what you have in mind. They are fabulous and have many images we can use to cut (electronic and metal die cuts). When I sketch what I have in mind first, it helps me map out what colors I will need and even if I end up with a different product from the sketch it helps get myself organized.




Visit her blog at lepaperstudio.blogspot.com to learn how to make this.

VIDEO TUTORIAL:
Direct youtube link: http://youtu.be/qGYzK9EM5rM

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
Luisa

A Washi Card

Hi Friends! I am joining up with She's A Sassy Lady today to bring you a new-to-me card technique...Washi Tape.  I used it once on a card challenge and that was only using two strips, lol.  This time I decided I wanted to try the criss cross patch work design using Washi Tape.

So here it goes....
First, I placed the tape over the front of my first layer, criss crossing. I didn't do the bottom because I was going to cover it with a pattern paper.

 Next, trim the base layer by cutting off all the extra tape.  Below are my card base and layers. I did add black when I put the card together. Black is my new "pop" of color.

 Here is the card with the mats and base adhered together

Quick Tip: when I am using my markers, I will stamp two images. One is to "test" the colors to see what will match with my papers and in this case, to see which circle punch would fit this image. The second is the image I will put in on my project.

 Finally, I attach my sentiment using popdo…

Easy Distress Flowers

Hi friends!  I wanted to share with you some fun things that will be happening at our Launch Party Oct 5th. Along with our blog hop here, we will also have a couple fun games for you to play. One is a scavenger hunt, where you get to "hunt" on the DT blogs and answer some questions (clues will be provided!) also we are having a Scrap Bingo!  Over 60 words to chose from, maybe you will be the lucky one to yell Bingo!!! For prized you will get the option of paypal money or a goodie stash bag! Also there will be a bunch of prizes from our DT during our blog hop!

So if you would like to join up or to see our Party Invite, you can head over to Scrapbook Blessings Facebook Group. We would love to see you there!

Here is my second try at a video tutorial I needed to get a new camera because of the shaking but I don't think it is too bad...

Here is a picture of the two cards that I did...

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
Sandy

Faux Tiles with Glossy Accents

Hi friends!  As we are getting ready behind the scenes for our official Oct 5th Launch Party, I thought I would share with you a "Blast from Past" tutorial today.
Also, we have a couple sponsor slots open for 2014, if you would like to partner with us, please email me at  Cleosan52@yahoo.com and please check out the DT Call going on right now and our current challenge: Circle Easel Cards. Both end on Sept 30th.  Whew, a lot going on now at SBC!!!

Here is what I did along with a little tutorial with one of my favorite craft tool... Glossy Accents.

I was able to achieve a wonderful tile look with my digi stamp.  First, I colored my image with simple colored pencils and then using mineral spirits ( I got this huge bottle at Walmarts for $5 in the paint section) and a paper nub, blend away.
I blended my colors to get a rich wonderful look. The best part is I didn't spend a fortune to get the look I want.  I then did the unthinkable... I cut my image into little blocks...gas…