Top 5 Products from Creativation 2017

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Hey Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Last month I was able to attend the Creativation Show (formerly CHA). I absolutely loved every minute of the show and wished I could have stayed for the entire show. While I was there I picked 5 products to put at the top of my “must have” list. I don’t know about you, but for me, having a “must have” list helps me from buying everything when it hits the store shelves.

The first product on my “must have” list is: patterned paper from the Little By Little collection by Shimelle and American Crafts. There is on particular paper that caught my eye and I fell in love with right away. (I share all those details in the video.)

The second product on my list is DecoFoil Gel by Thermoweb. If you love the foiled look, this is a product you’ll want to have in your craft room. I can’t wait to try this stuff!

Number three is inflated ephemera from American Crafts and Amy Tangerine’s now On A Whim collection. The fourth product I wanted to share with you is washi tape, I know, that doesn’t sound very exciting but this washi tape is a little bit different because you can color it. This washi comes from the new Dear Lizzy collection, Lovely Day

Last but certainly not least Bella Blvd released a new line of acrylic words. I love the script font and can’t wait to use all of the words. Aren’t they adorable?In this video I show you a little bit more about each of these products:

What new products are the top  on your “must have” list? Do you limit yourself of just shop until you drop?

Tip of the Day: Pasting and Glittering from Stampendous


Monica from Stampendous shows how to apply glitter using a pasting technique. Monica’s step-by-step tutorial makes it easy to apply glitter to a stencil image. You can create something stunning in just minutes!

Visit for all their great products, and watch for them at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you!

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Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Half Circles


One of my favorite techniques is to punch shapes from LOTS of patterned papers (the more patterns and colors on a layout I can use the better I say!) and then cut those shapes in half! Today I am featuring half circles!

WILD SMILE by Paige Evans

On this layout I punched 1″ circles from all three of my Pink Paislee collections (Fancy Free, Take Me Away, and Oh My Heart) and then cut them in half. I arranged the half circles into concentric rings on a pink paper background and sewed them in place.


On this layout I created banners by punching 1″ circles, trimming them in half, and then arranging them into curved rows. To emphasize the banner effect, I sewed along the tops of each row and then bent up the half circles for dimension.

BRAND NEW by Paige Evans

I spent some time punching circles from a lot of different scrapbook collections, cut them in half, and then layered them to create a sort of floral effect!

KERRY PARK by Paige Evans

Similar to the first layout shown in this post, I created concentric circles from lots of half circles and sewed them down so they’ll stay put forever and ever. 🙂

VENICE CANALS by Paige Evans

Here I used a similar technique but used a square instead of a circle and then arranged them into rings around a central photo. I love stitching the small papers in place and then bending up the papers to create dimension!

I hope you are inspired to try this easy and fun technique. Once you start, you won’t want to stop!

Tip of the Day: Creating Photo Templates from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo


Lorraine from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows us how to create our own templates for cutting photos and papers into the exact size we need. By using these clear templates, we can easily see where to cut and get the image that we want to scrap. Lorraine also shares a great tip for working with the templates, so enjoy watching her demonstrate a no-stress approach to making cuts in the size you need.

You can find Lorraine in the Creativity Center at Stamp & Scrapbook Expos helping scrappers learn new techniques and nurture their own creativity. She’d love you to stop by and say hello, grab a seat, and create a project with her! Visit to find an Expo near you.
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Tip of the Day: Transferring Pictures to Wood from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo


Pauline Steffensen, one of the talented instructors you’ll find at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, demonstrates how to transfer your own image to a wood surface. With a few very basic supplies and your own picture, you can create a treasured décor piece. This process creates a beautiful and unique way to display photos!

Visit so you can plan to create with Pauline – you’ll be so glad you did!

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Tip of the Day: Cutting Perfect Wafer Thin Dies from Nicole Petersen


I love designs that come with coordinating dies; they are so much fun to create with! We’re happy to have Nicole Petersen join us today to share a tip on how to easily position those thin dies so you get a perfect cut every time. You are sure to use and appreciate this tip.

Make sure to check out all the workshops at upcoming Stamp & Scrapbook Expos for all kinds of tips and techniques; you’ll be so glad you did!

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Tip of the Day: How to Make Your Own Paper from Gel Press


Sally Lynn MacDonald from Gel Press demonstrates how to use the Gel Press Mono Printing Plates to create your own gorgeous papers. Sally shows how to use multiple colors along with techniques to create texture on the paper. You will be amazed at the beautiful papers you can create that are uniquely your very own!

Stop by for more information, along with their blog at for lots of project inspiration.

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