Tip of the Day: Making a Luggage Tag from Xyron

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Beth Kingston from Xyron shares a great tip on how to make your own custom laminated luggage tag. With a few simple supplies and your Xyron Creative Station, you can easily create a lovely tag that shows off your personality. Beth walks us step-by-step through the process.

We’d like to thank Beth for stopping by and sharing this tip with us. Make sure to check out all the great Xyron products at Xyron.com; you’ll soon be planning all the great things you can create!

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School Carnival Layout and Video Tutorial

School Carnival layout and video tutorial by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #scrapbooking #scrapbookingprocessvideo #cartabellapaper

Becki-Adams-headerHey scrapbooking and stamping friends, Becki here. It’s my favorite Inspiration Station week, video week! I love making and sharing videos with you. This week I have a scrapbooking process video to share with you. Even though I’m really looking forward to fall (remember this video and this layout); I’m also savoring our summer memories.

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This layout is about my son’s end of the year school carnival. I chose the Beach Day collection by Carta Bella Paper.

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As I mention in the video, I live in Idaho so I have no “beach” photos. I stretched this collection to create a layout about a school carnival instead of a “beach” themed layout.

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In this video I also share a quick storage tip. Make sure to listen for the tip at the beginning of the video.

Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I hope you enjoy the video and that it inspires you to document a few more summer memories. I’ll see you next week!

Tip of the Day: Creating a Cork Coaster from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Pauline and Lorraine from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team are here today to share how to create a lovely cork cup holder. It’s a great way to use those vintage lids from everyone’s favorite classic Mason jars!

You’ll find both of these wonderful women ready to share lots of inspiration at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Lorraine will help you create fun projects in the Creativity Center, and Pauline teaches the Latest & Greatest Workshops where beautiful projects are made. Both of them specialize in nurturing your own creativity while having a great time!

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Creative Uses for Stamps

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Hello cardmakers!

How often do you look at your stamps in a new way? Today I have a stamp that is supposed to be used as flowers for a bicycle basket, but instead I used them as corners. They aren’t perfectly straight corners, but I thought they would make a great whimsical frame to house my sentiment on this card!

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The stamp set I used is the Pedal Pusher stamp set by Papertrey Ink. Here is a card with the flowers and leaves used on the bicycle basket. The card is by Melissa Phillips. You can see they are adorable in the basket, but when stamping them onto a scratch piece of paper to decide what colors to use one day, I happened to view them as pretty corners. Do you ever see something different when looking at a stamp?

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Isn’t this card by Melissa so cute? Here are a few more cards I made with that set.

Using a ruler, I lined up the corners as best I could, stamped them in pink, then the leaves, and last I used a couple of hearts to fill in missing spots and a little dot with yellow. The sentiment is from the Pedal Pusher set also. In the background, I used a die from My Favorite Things, the Die-Namics Four Way Chevron Cover Up die, and backed it with polka dot paper.

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The card is finished with a gold paperclip, a little piece of seam binding, and a few clear sequins.

Be sure to send me a link of a stamp you used differently than it was meant to be used! I’d love to see how you are being creative with your stamps and getting more use out of them! Have a creative day,

Danielle

Tip of the Day: Die Cutting Information from Crafter’s Companion

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Have you ever been confused about the plates and accessories used for die cutting? Or ever wondered what the differences are between metal shims, magnetic sheets, rubber sheets, and cutting plates? Michelle Peard, Educational Specialist for Crafter’s Companion, walks us through each one and what they are used for, making it easy to die cut and emboss.

Make sure to visit crafterscompanion.com for more information, and stop by their blog at blog.crafterscompanion.com for all kinds of tutorials and inspiration!
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Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Take Me Away Collection

Adventure Awaits by Paige Evans

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My second collection with Pink Paislee called Take Me Away released last month and I’ve been having a blast cutting and pasting with it and thought I would share a few different techniques I’ve used featuring this collection!

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ADVENTURE AWAITS by Paige Evans

I recently guest designed with the lovely UK-based monthly kit club called Like Forever which featured Take Me Away. There was also a free cut file included which I used as the focal element on this page. I die cut the title from one of the patterned papers in Take Me Away then used spray adhesive to attach it to a cardstock background with a bit of mixed media. I spent some time hand stitching around the title and then finished up with a photo and lots of layers.

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This was another layout made for Like Forever and another free cut file! I hand stitched the hexagon background cut file and then filled in most of the sections with patterned papers and embellishments from Take Me Away. Treat each section like its own little piece of artwork and your layout will come together in no time!

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CUTIES by Paige Evans

I recently taught my first class using Take Me Away so I wanted to share some of my favorite techniques I turn to time and time again including backing an intricate cut file with lots of patterned papers!

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LOVELY & FUN by Paige Evans

More fussy cutting for the win! There are several floral papers in Take Me Away that are perfect for cutting out, which I did here, and had fun tucking and layering them underneath a pair of photos.

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TAKE ME AWAY by Paige Evans

This globe cut file is from Kerri Bradford Studio and I loved cutting and piecing the papers together to make an overall rainbow of color and whimsy!

I enjoy browsing the internet and blogs and finding projects that use Take Me Away to pin to my Take Me Away Pinterest Board! If you’ve got a project made with it, I’d love to see, so paste the link in the comments below! THANK YOU!

Tip of the Day: Transformed Record Album from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Dave Gordon from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows how he used an old record album found in an antique shop to create the perfect book to capture memories from a trip to Savannah. This tip will inspire you to keep your eyes open for unique albums at flea markets, antique stores, and garage sales.

Dave is the host extraordinaire at the crops at Stamp & Scrapbook Expos. You’ll have so much fun crafting with him, so plan a crafting weekend getaway at an Expo near you!
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